5 Top Winter Treks in Uttarakhand
If the thought of setting out on a breathtaking adventure amidst snowy paths and magnificent views of snow-clad mountains gets you excited, well, then trekking in Uttarakhand during winters is for you.
Whether you are a beginner or a pro in trekking, Uttarakhand has something for you. You can’t help but get pleasantly awestruck after exploring nature’s eternal glory, the dreamy winter landscapes of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand with some of the most thrilling treks that lets you experience snow and camping under the heavenly stars during winter. In short, Uttarakhand allows you to experience experiences that you, for sure, are going to cherish for the rest of your life.
Here are 5 of the most popular attractions when it comes to trekking in Uttarakhand. Keep these 5 in mind when planning for things to do in Uttarakhand. The last thing you’d want to do is wait till the final second of the trip to Uttarakhand for trekking to start planning and preparing for it.
When it comes to trekking in Uttarakhand, there are countless reasons why almost every trekker keeps the Kedarkantha winter trek in their bucket list trek. And it’s totally justifiable because you don’t come across a winter trek as mesmerizing as the Kedarkantha winter trek every two days. It also gives you a chance to camp around frozen Juda ka Talab which was once a place for meditation of Lord Shiva.
Named after Lord Brahma, it is believed, according to mythology, that this is the place where Lord Brahma meditates. The heavenly journey through snow-covered valleys stretching across the horizon, icy trails against clear azure skies, frozen streams shimmering in the sun and snow-clad forests of mighty oak trees and rhododendron will make almost all your life’s worries dissolve momentarily amidst the grand scheme of things ahead of you.
Popularly identified as the Curzon trail, the Kuari Pass winter trek attracts thousands of adventure seekers from all across the globe when it comes to trekking in Uttarakhand.
The reason it’s also known as the Curzon trail is because it was first explored by a former governor-general of British India, Lord Curzon, in 1905. Its picturesque valley, Rhododendron trees, and alpine oak forests make it an extremely popular trek during winter in Uttarakhand.
If you want the luxury of being able to enjoy breathtaking views without putting in much hard work while trekking in Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek is for you. In winter, Dayara Bugyal is one of the most lovely alpine meadows treks in India. The campsite on the trail of this trek looks incredibly gorgeous and spectacular. Snow hiking, forest trails, & magnificent mountain views are some of the major highlights of this trek.
If you are a beginner, or maybe taking your family along, then this trek is perfect for you as it is relatively easier to climb as compared to other treks in Uttarakhand. However, if you are an experienced trekker reading this, don’t let this discourage you from trying Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek as you can literally go on this trek ten times without getting tired.
Chandrashila, which means ‘Moon Rock’, located at a height of about 3,690 metres above sea level, is the summit of the Chandranath parvat on which the Tungnath temple is located. The majestic Chandrashila summit acts as a standpoint that offers a 360-degree, paradisiacal view of the Mighty Himalayas. On your trekking tour, you will come across the 100 years old magnificent Tungnath Temple, which is also the highest Shiva Temple in the world.
The enthralling lake Deoriatal is one of the most popular attractions for shutterbugs. Interestingly, there is a mythological story behind it. It is believed that the five Pandavas from Mahabharata were thirsty and they came to Deoriatal for water and there faced a test of wisdom.
Whether you are a Mountain Lover, Nature Lover, Bird Watcher, Photo Lover, or Peace watcher. This trek has something for you.
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There you go. These are 5 of the top things to do in Uttarakhand. Which of these 5 trekking places in Uttarakhand did you find most interesting? Also, comment down below and let us know which is your favorite place when it comes to hiking in Uttarakhand/trekking in Uttarakhand?
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