Winter Treks in Himachal

Winter treks in Himachal Pradesh are the most adventurous activity to do in Himachal. Not only trekking in Himachal but you can also experience other adventure activities like rafting, camping, paragliding, etc.  Winter treks in Himachal have some of the most beautiful landscapes. The campsites of Himachal offer a beautiful view that seems straight out of a  Christmas card.

Himachal Pradesh witnesses heavy snowfall in winters and it is also one of the top destinations for snow in India. There are many winter trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh where you witness the most pristine snowy mountains.

Himachal Pradesh gets extremely cold in winters where you can expect the temperature between 0 to 15 degrees Celsius in the day and it will drop even lower at night time. Himachal witnessed snowfall in the month of December, From December to  March, you can go for amazing snow treks in Himachal.  

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Here is the list of top winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass is nestled at an altitude of 4270 m above sea level. The trek is easy to moderate grade in Himachal. Trekkers love the excitement of climbing the pass over many ledges, it almost appears to get to the pass but never really sure until you actually get there.

Hampta Pass trek starts from the Kullu Manali Valley to the top of Chandra Valley of Lahaul.  The best time to do the Hampta Pass trek is in the month of June to October. This trek requires at least 4-6 days to complete.

Kheerganga Trek

Kheergangha is one of the most popular winter treks in Himachal Pradesh. It acts as a  paradise for nature lovers, this beautiful place attracts many tourists or trekkers throughout the year. It is nestled at an altitude of 2950 m above sea level.

Kheerganga is one of the easy grade treks in Himachal Pradesh.  It is the most suitable trek for beginner-level trekkers. The total trekking distance of the Kheerganga trek is 24 km in which you need 1-2 days to complete.

Prashar Lake Trek

Prashar lake trek is another famous winter trekking destination in Himachal. It is located in the Mandi district of Himachal. The beauty of this beautiful winter trekking destination is untouched and unspoiled not every trekker knows about this bowl-shaped lake of the Dhauladhar range in Himachal. 

Prashar Lake trek is one of the best weekend getaways for the trekkers or tourists of nearby cities and states like Delhi, Punjab,  Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, etc. The best time to visit this trek is in winter, it is the perfect winter trek in  Himachal. January and February is the best time to do this trek.  The sunrise is the most beautiful part of this trek.

Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund trek is a short 15-17 km trek in Himachal Pradesh.  It is one of the best winter trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Beas  Kund trek starts from the Solang Valley. It is another easy trek in Himachal  Pradesh which is the perfect trek for beginner level trekkers in which no need to have any prior trekking experience. 

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Pin Parvati  Pass trek is a long expedition that gives trekkers a massive dose of adventure,  beauty, and a sense of achievement. The Pin Parvati Pass trek starts from Phulga village of Kullu and the trek ends at Mud Village of Spiti. July and August are the best months to visit the Pin Parvati trek. The total trekking distance of Pin  Parvati Trek is 110 km that requires at least 10 days. Pin Parvati Pass trek is situated at a height of 5319 m above sea level. It is one of the most difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh.

Triund Trek

Triund trek is one of the best winter treks in Himachal  Pradesh. It is also known as Crown. Triund Hill is located in the lap of Dhauladhar Mountain which is surrounded by Kangra Valley on one side and the Dhauladhar on the other side.  May, June, September, October, and January to March are the best months to visit on this trek.

Triund trek is a famous weekend getaway for travelers or trekkers of nearby cities and states. It is easy to moderate grade trek in Himachal Pradesh which attracts all levels of trekker to this place. The total trekking distance of the Triund trek is 6 km. Triund is a beautiful hamlet situated at an altitude of 2828 meters above sea level.

Indrahar Pass Trek

Indrahar  Pass trek is situated at a height of 14,245 m above sea level. It is located on the border of Kangra and Chamba districts. Indrahar Pass trek is an easy to moderate level trek in Himachal Pradesh.

Amb Andaura railway station is the nearest railway station and Kangra airport is the nearest airport to reach Indrahar Pass trek. September and October are the best months to visit the Indrahar Pass trek. The path passes by the placid crystal blue waters of Lake Mankiani and Kareri.

Kareri Lake Trek

Kareri lake trek is a perfect weekend getaway in Himachal which is surrounded by alpine trees and some beautiful mountains. It is elevated at an altitude of 2950 m  above sea level in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Kareri Lake is a freshwater glacial lake trek that takes you through the most beautiful views because it has lush pasturelands, dense conifers, and exotic perennial flowers.

Kareri lake trek is also a perfect trek for bird watchers.  It is a paradise for bird-watching lovers. Kareri Lake is also known as Kareri  Dal as the local peoples pronounce it. Kareri Lake is located at a distance of  9 km from Dharamshala. Kareri Lake trek's total distance is 27 km on one side and it requires minimum of 3 days to complete this trek. It is one of the easiest treks in  Himachal.

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