Treks are all about having fun and being out in nature on a long walk that takes you through scenic routes and unforgettable experiences that shape your journey and somehow boost the joy of reaching the destination. Perhaps you are a sporty chap looking for an adventure to escape the same old cement and concrete to find fresh approaches with a variety of foliage in your feat. Come to think of it, what better than a journey to a beautiful destination through various scenic landscapes, all while enjoying nature at its purest and best form.
India is known for the variety that it has – be it culture or landscapes. So unsurprisingly the country has various trekking destinations to offer too. Most are hills and mountains with their tops facing right towards the sky and ambitiously pointed upwards. The ascent and altitude hints at a climate colder than the sea level in any season, particularly in winter. The snow-clad regions boast of beauty of the winter wonderland and white as far as the eye can see — glimmering beauty to be enjoyed.
Dayara Bugyal trek
Located in Uttarakhand,this is one of the easiest treks which makes it perfect for beginners. The trek is about 8 kilometers long and could take a week or more to finish. The snowfall in early and mid winters transforms this into an extremely beautiful sight to see. The final point is basically a meadow by the name of Dayara presenting an elevation for the trekkers to enjoy the views from top, especially in winter season.
Chopta Chandrashila trek
Located in the gorgeous Garhwal Himalayan hills, the Chopta Chandrashila trek proves to be an easy trek with only a few challenging bits to face. It starts from Chopta, Uttarakhand and the duration of the trek is five days. The trek offers trekkers an opportunity to have a panoramic view of the majestic hills and during The winter the snow is a definite beauty. The best watch to explore on the Chopta Chandrashila trek is usually from May to November.
Brahmatal trek is a 6 day trek, is for a fact, the only one that takes you to an Alpine lake during the winter season, and it is in Chamoli district in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand. It is a trek with moderate difficulty level. A good time to visit would be September to April. The Brahmatal top that actually has the Brahmatal lake is at an elevation of 12,000 feet above the sea level. The total distance covered on the trek would be about 24 kilometers.
Nag means snake or serpent so basically the name of this trek means the Serpent’s Peak. The name is because of the trail leading to the peak that follows a maze like path that is not straight through dense forests. It is located near Mussoorie in Uttarakhand. The height of the peak is 3000 meters above the sea level. A variety of species of birds can be seen while trekking. It is for about 2 days and you have to cover 9 kilometers distance only. There is snowfall in the winter season. The actual time to go to Nag Tibba is January February.
Har ki dun
The Har ki dun trail is especially famous for being one of the oldest treks in India and it gets its name from being The Valley of the Gods. The valley is shaped like a cradle, surrounded by green lush planes and hills. It is located in the Govind Ballabh Pant National Park at an elevation of 11,675 feet above sea level. The trek duration is 5 to 6 days.
Hampta Pass trek
Hampta Pass is a part of the Himalayas and is at an elevation of about 14000 feet above sea level. With a noteworthy crossover of landscapes, the Hampta pass trek is very well known for the spectacular views of the Spiti valley along the trail. It is of moderate difficulty level. A good time to go there would be from June to September.
Kuari Pass trek
Kuari Pass trek gives trekkers a good tour of the plains of the Himalayas. No difficult challenges along the way means it is safe for beginners. The altitude is around 13,000 feet above the sea. During the winter season, the whole trail is clad in thick white snow with barely any ground to see but the scanty vegetation or the grand oaks suggest the landscapes.