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Take these winter treks before the snow melts

Updated: Jan 09, 2017 20:55 IST      
Take these winter treks before the snow melts

New Delhi [India], Jan 09 (ANI): Winter is here and if slithering through the days in a hibernation mode is all you have planned for this winter, you might want to reconsider it.

Here's a great offer. It is time to be a winter jock this season. If you thought winter is not an ideal season for treks, ixigo the meta search engine recommends these beautiful and enthralling winter treks in India which will for sure prove you wrong.

These snow treks with all-white landscapes are going to provide you with some incredible experiences which you don't read about in the storybooks.

Chadar Trek, Leh-Ladakh

Because ice skating on the rink is too mainstream.

Hit the trekking experience of another level altogether with one of THE MOST DANGEROUS TREKS in the world. Walk on the snow blanket of frozen Zanskar River through the whirly passages of snow-clad mountains. The magical charm and beauty of the snowy valleys are unparalleled. The temperature of the region drops as low as -20-degree celsius by the night. You might want to work on your stamina before you embark on this exhilarating journey.

Altitude: 3,322 m

Level: Difficult

Duration: 9 days, 8 nights

Trek length: 70-100 km

Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand

A trek to the mystery lake.

A lake filled with 200 human skeletons, perched in the lap of Mt. Trishul! You ought not to miss the spooky yet exciting trek to the Roopkund Lake. The mysterious meanderings of the skeleton lake have fascinated many trekkers and travellers. The trek trail goes through beautiful Rhododendron forests, mountain rivers, and scenic meadows. If you are an avid trekker, put this fascinating winter trek in Uttrakhand on your list.

Altitude: 5,029 m

Level: Moderate

Duration: 8 D/ 7N

Trek Length: 53 km

Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand

A whiplash with snowy delights.

One of the easiest treks in the Himalayas, Kedarkantha winter trek is a delight for those who like the snow. The trek spans through astounding landscape passing through beautiful hamlets, snowy courses, and breathtaking views of majestic Himalayas. Feel yourself lucky gazing at the great mountain ranges, such as Swargarohini, Bandarpunch, and Black Peak. It is a great getaway trek from Delhi. Do not forget to make a snowman.

Altitude: 3,850 m

Level: Easy

Duration: 6D/5N

Trek Length: 20 km

Nag Tibba Trek

Trek all the way to the humble abode of Nag Devta.

Humming with a rich diversity of birds and animal, Nag Tibba trek is a visual treat for the first time trekkers. Be a spectator to the splendid views of Chanabang and Doon Valley and the great Gangotri Peaks. It is a circular trek which at no point overlaps the trail. Hence, enjoy a myriad of delighting nature scenes. Another great thing about this trek is its exquisite camping sites.

Altitude: 3,050 m

Level: Easy

Duration: 3D/2N

Trek Length: 20 km

ChoptaChandrashila Trek, Uttarakhand

Lo, and behold the beautiful panoramas of the Garhwal region!

Chandrashila Trek is an all-season trek that provides you with all-embracing views of the Garhwal Himalayas and the beautiful views of Nanda Devi, Kedar, Trishul and Chaukhamba peaks. Chopta, 'the Mini Switzerland of India', is where you will get a chance to surpass breathtaking pastures laden with snow. This winter trek in India takes you through Tungnath, where the highest temple of Lord Shiva is situated.

Altitude: 4,023 m

Level: Easy

Duration: 5D/4N

Trek Length: 20 km

Brahma Tal Trek, Uttrakhand

Return to the blue lagoon!

A rare and exceptional winter trek, Brahmatal Trek could be the best trek of your life. A good dollop of snow and a beautiful lagoon nestled between the snow-capped mountains are enough reasons to go for this winter trek. The trails wind through verdant forests and beautiful meadows, which will sure take your breath away. The views that this trek offers will leave you gaping out of wonder and delight.

Altitude: 3,352 m

Level: Moderate

Duration: 6D/5N

Trek Length: 30 km

Harki Dun Trek, Uttrakhand

Arrive at the amphitheater of Gods!

Boy! This trek is a bundle of joy with its beautiful valleys and amazing views that feel straight out of a fairytale. The arduous trek is a delight in winter springs with everything covered in an ivory sheen. Walking through the snowy trail, one can see the lofty mountain peaks rising on either side of the valley. This winter trek should be on every trekking enthusiast's list.

Altitude: 3,566 m

Level: Difficult

Duration: 8D/7N

Trek Length: 77 km

Goecha La Trek, Sikkim

Perch in nature's lap.

Cradled between the imposing peaks of Sikkim, Nepal, China, and Bhutan, lies a land of unparalleled beauty which invites trekkers and adventurists. Embark on the daredevil Goecha La trek that passes through scenic Yuksom-Dzongri pass and grand views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Feel close to nature as you pass through the forests of Rhododendrons to the valleys wrapped with lichens and moss.

Altitude: 4,206 m

Level: Difficult

Duration: 10 D/9 N

Trek Length: 60 km on one side

Kauri Pass Trek, Uttarakhand

A snow-laden paradise!

The greatest discovery of Lord Curzon, Kauri Pass in Uttarakhand is one of the best places to trek in December. The trek begins from Joshimath which is an evolved hub for trekkers and pilgrims. Behold the imposing views of the stalwart Himalayan peaks and confluences of the buzzing rivers. Walk through the luxurious Himalayan meadows called 'Bugyals' and the verdant Oak and Deodar forests where you may even find the pug marks of a leopard or the Himalayan Black Bear.

Altitude: 4,268 m

Level: Moderate

Duration: 4 -6 days

Trek Length: 33 km

Still planning to stay indoors this winter? Let's hope not. Be a sport and build some endurance before you set about on these intriguing winter treks in India. If not now, when?(ANI)

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