Winter Treks, Uttarakhand

Best Winter Treks of Uttarakhand

Situated in the lap of Himalayas, Uttarakhand offers plenty of trekking option in winters which are full of the snowy path and magnificent view of snow clad mountains.

If you are searching for winter treks near to Delhi - NCR then Uttarakhand is the place where you can go. Trekking in Winters around Uttarakhand Himalayas can makes you winter season memorable and refreshing for the new year. 

List of some of the most popular winter treks in Uttarakhand

Top 5 Winter Treks in Uttarakhand

Tips for Winter Treks or Snow Trekking in India

Snow Trekking in Summers or Winter Snow treks are most rewarding and enjoyable experiences, but it is very important to be well-prepared and take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe and comfortable journey. Here are some tips for trekking for snow treks:

  1. Never do solo winter trek: Always try to go in a group with local experienced guide for snow treks. As trekking route may not be visible due to snow, so local guide can help you during the trek.
  2. Book with authentic company: Always book the winter/snow trek in advance with registered and experiened trekking company, which has local guides.
  3. Always Dress in layers: Wear multiple layers of clothing to help regulate your body temperature and stay warm. Use a base layer made of moisture-wicking material to keep your skin dry, a middle layer for insulation, and an outer layer that is wind and water-resistant.
  4. Protect your body parts from Cold: Keep your hands, feet, and head warm with gloves, socks, and a hat. Choose clothing and gear that is specifically designed for cold weather.
  5. Stay hydrated: It is important to drink plenty of water, even in cold weather. Dehydration can be a problem, especially if you are sweating under all your layers of clothing.
  6. Weather forecast: Check the weather forecast before your trek and plan accordingly. Make sure you have the right gear and clothing for the conditions you will be facing.
  7. Use trekking poles, Gaiters, Spikes: Trekking poles can help you maintain balance and stability on slippery or uneven terrain. They can also help reduce the strain on your legs and knees. Gaiters and Spikes for shoes are optional and will be useful when there is more 2 feet of snow on the trail.
  8. Take small breaks during trek: It is important to take small breaks to rest and warm up, especially if you are feeling cold or tired. Find a sheltered spot out of the wind, and take the time to eat a snack and drink some water.
  9. Stay safe: Always let someone know your route and expected return time, and carry a first-aid kit and a communication device (such as a phone or radio) in case of an emergency.

Snowfall is the key reason why trekkers visit Himalayas during winters. The view changes drastically and its pure bliss. The sunsets are magical and bonfire discussion adds up to the beauty. Only easy and short treks remains open during winter season but do not go gentle.The temperature dips to around -10 degree celcius above 3000mtr of altitude and it takes more time to traverse the trail.