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Winter Treks


The climatic conditions of India are diverse because of its geographical positioning and various topographies on the planet Earth. There is no general weather that the country can be said dominates the entire year. Like its diverse states and cultures, it also has a number of climates. It entertains six significant kinds of weather. Few regions also have microclimatic conditions. According to the standardized world methods and systems, the country usually is cold in the months of January, February and December, in March, April and May it is hot, during the span of June to September, it is rainy and the left months of October and November constitute post-monsoon period.


Most of the winter treks in the Himalayas are in the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand. These states experience unpredictable weather conditions. There are cold, alpine and glacial mountain trails at there north and east. During October some of these ranges will be surrounded by the chilly environment during day and night time. Snowfall can be around three meters. Let's have a look at the winter treks now.


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Top Winter Treks

All Winter Treks

Trek Name No Of Days Cost View Details
Chadar Trek 9 Days Rs 54500/- View Details   
Devkyara Trek 10 Days Rs 22450/- View Details   
Gangabal Lake winter expedition 5 Days Rs 9850/- View Details   
Hampta Circle Trek 4 Days Rs 8800/- View Details   
Kilimanjaro Expedition 8 Days Rs 302500/- View Details   
Monpa Trail 8 Days Rs 42000/- View Details   
Sar Pass Trek 6 Days Rs 10500/- View Details   
Singalila Ridge Trek 7 Days Rs 18000/- View Details   
Stok Kangri Winter Expedition 12 Days Rs 85000/- View Details   
Talle Valley Trek 6 Days Rs 22450/- View Details   
Snow Leopard Trek 12 Days Rs 95000/- View Details   
Sham Valley Trek 6 Days Rs 16500/- View Details   
Sandakphu & Phalut Trek 7 Days Rs 12450/- View Details   
Prashar Lake 2 Days Rs 3150/- View Details   
Brahmatal Trek 6 Days Rs 9600/- View Details   
Dayara Bugyal Trek 6 Days Rs 8950/- View Details   
Kuari Pass Trek 6 Days Rs 9750/- View Details   
Nag Tibba Trek 2 Days Rs 3950/- View Details   
Har Ki Dun Trek 7 Days Rs 9750/- View Details   
Pangarchulla Summit Trek 7 Days Rs 12450/- View Details   
Sandakphu Trek 5 Days - View Details   
Kedarkantha Trek 6 Days Rs 9500/- View Details   
Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek 5 Days Rs 8950/- View Details   

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Treks By Season

6 Days
USD 230 / INR 15599/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : May-Oct
8 Days INR 35500/-
Location : Nepal
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time :
16 Days
USD 1010 / INR 75000/-
Location : Nepal
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : May-June, Sept-Nov
12 Days
USD 670 / INR 50000/-
Location : Arunachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
19 Days
USD 3000 / INR 225000/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Ultimate Difficulty
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
8 Days
USD 290 / INR 21500/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : July-Sept
5 Days
USD 133 / INR 9950/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : June - Sept
5 Days
USD 200 / INR 14500/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : June-Oct
7 Days
USD 220 / INR 15550/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : June-Sept
8 Days
USD 400 / INR 29450/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
20 Days
USD 2200 / INR 165000/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Ultimate Difficulty
Best time : July - Oct
8 Days
USD 1400 / INR 105000/-
Location : Bhutan
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : Apr-June, Sept-Oct
10 Days
USD 300 / INR 22450/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : All year
12 Days
USD 980 / INR 72500/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Ultimate Difficulty
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
6 Days
USD 170 / INR 12450/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : April-June, Sept-Nov
9 Days
USD 450 / INR 31450/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
5 Days
USD 132 / INR 9850/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : December-March
9 Days
USD 420 / INR 30550/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
13 Days
USD 1350 / INR 95000/-
Location : Sikkim
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : April-May, Sept-Oct
4 Days
USD 120 / INR 8800/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : May-June, Sept-Jan
13 Days
USD 880 / INR 64000/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Ultimate Difficulty
Best time : June-Oct
10 Days
USD 330 / INR 23450/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : June - Oct
16 Days
USD 1850 / INR 135000/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Ultimate Difficulty
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
7 Days
USD 190 / INR 13450/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : July-Aug
16 Days
USD 1030 / INR 75550/-
Location : Sikkim
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : March-May, Sept-Oct
10 Days
USD 370 / INR 26950/-
Location : Sikkim
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : April-May, Sept-Oct
14 Days
USD 1800 / INR 135000/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : July-Oct
13 Days
USD 810 / INR 59600/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : July-Oct
3 Days INR 10/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : May-Oct
8 Days
USD 4000 / INR 302500/-
Location : Tanzania
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : June-Feb
6 Days
USD 220 / INR 15500/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : March-Oct
15 Days
USD 1250 / INR 95450/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : July-Sept
11 Days
USD 800 / INR 57900/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
2 Days
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Easy
Best time : July - Oct
14 Days
USD 700 / INR 48500/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : June-Oct
8 Days
USD 600 / INR 42000/-
Location : Arunachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Easy
Best time : Nov-Apr
11 Days
USD 1900 / INR 140000/-
Location : Russia
Difficulty : Ultimate Difficulty
Best time : June-Sept
22 Days
USD 2400 / INR 180000/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Ultimate Difficulty
Best time : July-Sept
10 Days
USD 400 / INR 30000/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : Apr?May, Sept?Oct
4 Days
USD 180 / INR 13150/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : Aug-Sept.
21 Days
USD 1850 / INR 135000/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Ultimate Difficulty
Best time : May-Oct
11 Days
USD 540 / INR 39950/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : June-Oct
13 Days
USD 1280 / INR 94000/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Ultimate Difficulty
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
4 Days
USD 130 / INR 9000/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Easy
Best time : April - Oct
10 Days
USD 870 / INR 65000/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : July-Sept
8 Days
USD 550 / INR 40000/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : June-Sept
8 Days
USD 205 / INR 14950/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
8 Days
USD 300 / INR 22000/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : March-May, Sept-Nov
11 Days
USD 720 / INR 52650/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : June-Sept
8 Days
USD 260 / INR 18550/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
11 Days
USD 620 / INR 44150/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : June-Oct
7 Days
USD 480 / INR 34500/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : July-Oct
9 Days
USD 250 / INR 18500/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : June, Sept-Oct
4 Days INR 15000/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : July - Sept
3 Days INR 9750/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : July - Oct
6 Days
USD 150 / INR 10500/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : May-Oct
6 Days
USD 310 / INR 22450/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : May-Oct
17 Days
USD 1500 / INR 110000/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : June-Sept
7 Days
USD 245 / INR 18000/-
Location : West Bengal
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : Sept-May
5 Days INR 10/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : July-Sep
7 Days
USD 240 / INR 17450/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : June - Sept.
6 Days
USD 300 / INR 22450/-
Location : Arunachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : Oct-April
5 Days
USD 400 / INR 25000/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : June-Oct
20 Days
USD 1600 / INR 115000/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Ultimate Difficulty
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
7 Days INR 15000/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : July - Sept
8 Days
USD 500 / INR 36450/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : July-Sept
6 Days
USD 150 / INR 10500/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : July-Sept.
7 Days
USD 185 / INR 12950/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : July-Oct
12 Days
USD 1350 / INR 95000/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : Jan-Feb
6 Days
USD 250 / INR 16500/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Easy
Best time : All Year
7 Days
USD 135 / INR 12450/-
Location : West Bengal
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : Oct-May
2 Days
USD 50 / INR 3150/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Easy
Best time : All Year
8 Days
USD 225 / INR 16450/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : June-Sept
12 Days
USD 740 / INR 54500/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : July-Sept
7 Days
USD 210 / INR 14750/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : July-Sept
12 Days
USD 637 / INR 45650/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Ultimate Difficulty
Best time : July-Sept
8 Days
USD 220 / INR 15450/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
18 Days
USD 1200 / INR 85000/-
Location : Nepal
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : March-May, Sept-Oct
7 Days
USD 205 / INR 14950/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
6 Days
USD 135 / INR 9600/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : Nov-April
13 Days
USD 1030 / INR 75000/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : May-Oct
6 Days
USD 125 / INR 8950/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Easy
Best time : Sept- May
6 Days
USD 175 / INR 12900/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : July - Sept
4 Days
USD 135 / INR 9850/-
Location : Kashmir
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : May-July, Sept-Nov
2 Days
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Easy
Best time :
6 Days
USD 125 / INR 9750/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : Nov-March
9 Days
USD 270 / INR 19500/-
Location : Ladakh
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : May-Oct
2 Days
USD 55 / INR 3950/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Easy
Best time : All Year
4 Days
USD 95 / INR 6750/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : May - Oct
11 Days
USD 270 / INR 19500/-
Location : Sikkim
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : April-May, Sept-Oct
11 Days
USD 550 / INR 38500/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Difficult
Best time : July-Sept
7 Days
USD 140 / INR 9750/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : March-May, Oct-Dec
15 Days
USD 1250 / INR 92000/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Ultimate Difficulty
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
8 Days
USD 260 / INR 18950/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
4 Days
USD 95 / INR 6850/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : May - Oct
7 Days
USD 215 / INR 15450/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Best time : May-June, Sept-Oct
5 Days
USD 160 / INR 9950/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : July-Sept
7 Days
USD 170 / INR 12450/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : April-May, Sept-Dec
6 Days
USD 170 / INR 12450/-
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : May-Oct
5 Days
Location : West Bengal
Difficulty : Moderate
Best time : Oct-May
6 Days
USD 132 / INR 9800/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : May to June; Sept to Oct
6 Days
USD 120 / INR 9500/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Easy
Best time : Oct-April
5 Days
USD 120 / INR 8950/-
Location : Uttarakhand
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best time : Oct-May

Winter Treks in India

The Himalayan Ranges are a major part of treks in India. They are the central focus of passionate mountaineers or mountain lovers, and also serve as the natural defense wall for India. It is also the Earth's most massive and highest ranges. The Himalayan Belts are icy in Tibetian Plateaus and north of Central Asia. They have gusty winds, which makes climbing on these high altitudes extremely challenging. Because of this, North India usually remains occupied in hot summers. This is the reason why most of the citizens from Northern plains of the subcontinent, seem to love going to mountains during a period of vacation. Therefore, before landing on the discussion about some of the best winter treks in India that we provide, let's widen up our vision about the winters in India and particularly in its Northern states of the subcontinent, as it is our major focus, being the trekkers of the great Himalayas.


The five Himalayan states of Arunachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir at northern states and also West Bengal at its north, all laden with beautiful snow. Thunderstorms, Rainfalls, along with colder atmosphere are all parts of these and other regions. The Himalayas are a significant contributor to the formation of Taklamakan and Gobi deserts of Central Asia. The ranges also prevent winter disturbances of the west, making the Kashmir cover with snow and Punjab experiencing rainfall. They are the barrier of winter's gusty winds and so makes Northeast India and Bangladesh's temperature drop. The Himalayas are thus said to be as the "The Roof of the World", which is also adorned with the glaciers covering the greatest area and permafrost at the poles outwards. Asia's ten largest brooks flow from The Great Himalayas. In East, the two Himalayan states of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim undergo abundant snowfall, along with rare snowfall happening in the extreme northern states of West Bengal which is concentrated on Darjeeling.


Winters are the best time for some who are with comforts of the world, whereas for the "few" (which are actually the "several" in India) who are marginalized and people below the poverty line. For them, it can be a situation of life and death. This is apparent for those who are especially in the Northern states of the subcontinent; the states that are covered with mountains or are around such regions. The temperature drops severely, affecting the complete lifestyle of both the luxuriant ones and also for the one with no time for thinking about their lifestyle at all. The regions like Ladakh and Kashmir, which undergoes a heavy snow-fall, have to deal with frozen water, road blockage, flight, and train delays, etc. Nevertheless, winter for most of the commoners, in India, is a time to cuddle deep inside one's blanket and watch one's favorite movies along with hot beverages and a diverse range of paranthas and pakodas. It is a time to have frozen ice-cream with the loved-ones for some. For some, it is the best time to challenge oneself every day and exert themselves more into physical activities and other sports.

With this, coming back to the trekking and hiking; climbing on the snow-decorated mountain ranges of the Himalayan Belt, has been more often than not a dream for almost all the world's most passionate, professional, enthusiastic mountaineers. At such times, the Himalayan peaks not only become highly adventurous but also, extremely eye-pleasing and beautiful. The magnificent Himalayas give the trekkers a handful of opportunities to hike, ascend and descend through the narrow, sloppy and slanting altitudes, through the ridges, edges, and narrow passes. All the expeditions during the winter months, at all the major Himalayan states of the nation,   are between the easy winter treks in India to the difficult winter treks in India. They are for everyone and are equally thrilling and majestic.

Three of the most famous winter treks are highlighted below, from our winter trek list:

1. Kedarkantha Winter Trek, Uttrakhand

The pathways filled at both sides with gorgeous rhododendrons, fringed pine trees, vast lush green meadows, myriad butterflies and snow-laden peaks and Himalayan mountain ranges, the Kedarnath trek is one of the most charming treks if you are planning for a winter expedition. This cold and chilly winter trek starts from the small remote village of Sankri which is also a kind of isolated one as it is deep within the Garhwal ranges. It is also one of the best trekking trails for first-time trekkers. You'll be spending the night at campsites which will be near the frozen ponds, beautiful meadows, and beautiful landscapes. This trek is best experienced between the months of October to April and is a 4-day long journey.


2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal

One of the famous but less opted treks of Nepal is an easy and moderate altitude trek of Annapurna Base Camp. The rich culture, sloppy terrains, moderate climate, add to the beauty and thrill of this trail. The best time to go for this less than intermediate route is between February to May and September to December. During the February and March months, the high passes, through which one climbs, fills up with the aroma of full-bloomed orchids, rhododendrons, and various other flowers. You'll get a clear glimpse of Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli, which are other minor yet loved ranges of the area. The waterfalls and hot springs just make the whole excursion worth it.


3. Kuari Pass Winter Trek, Uttrakhand

A very divergent kind of trek, the Kauri Pass Trek is a winter trek which is starts at the south of the Tibetan Border, that is, from the Chamoli district of the Grand Himalayas. This district is a beautiful place called, Joshimath and is a hub of pilgrims and adventure-trek-lover. The word Kauri is associated with the "doorway", that is, the doorway to one's inner self. Too many enthusiastic climbers, the trail is a pilgrim of discovering one's inner-self. The mountain is a revered one and thus the feeling of a kind, soothing spirituality tends to be developed as one reaches closer to the peak and nature. One connects to not only themself but the environment around him. You'll walk from the depths of oak and deodar jungles and will be able to get a very close view of the Nanda Devi Mountain range.

Concludingly, Trekmunk is a group of professionals who are passionate about winter treks, as they make us encounter challenges and keep us warm in the depths of the snow-capped terrains and the Himalayan peaks. It gives one not only the thrill but memories that last forever.





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