12 Winter treks in India which are beautiful and less explored. We all are looking the day when things are getting normal. Every year we use to plan at least a trip to ourselves in the lap of the mountains. There were no summer treks for us this year, hence let’s lookout for some beautiful treks for the coming Winter

Kodaikanal-Munnar Winter Trek

Prominently known as the Kashmir of South India, Kolukkmalai is a part of the Kurangini Mountain Ranges. The trek is thru the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate on the sharp edge that ascents over the fields of Tamil Nadu, you trek thru Kodaikanal –Vellakavi- Kumbakarai Falls -Kurangani-Central Station-Top.

Photo of Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in
Photo of Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in

Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila

This trek starts from the Sari village of Rudraprayag , Uttrakhand, and is famous for the beauty of the Deoriatal lake situated at 7800 feet.The trekking route is full of beautiful Meadows. Chandrashila Peak is well knowns for its 360-degree view of Mighty Himalayas include Nanda Devi peak.

Photo of Tungnath, Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in
Photo of Tungnath, Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in

Saurkundi Pass

It offers an opportunity to enjoy the timeless beauty of Kullu valley with Segli, Maylee, and Longa Thatch as the beauty spots. Daura Thatch can be literally called the small Siachin where one can experience nature and chilling spine cold nights. Longa Thatch fascinates the trekkers with their sweet grasses, wildflowers, and a variety of birds.

Photo of Saurkundi Pass, Riyara, Himachal Pradesh by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in
Photo of Saurkundi Pass, Riyara, Himachal Pradesh by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in

Circuit Lamayuru Trek

The trek passes thru old and vintage beautiful villages, old monasteries, landscapes, and all the isolated villages hidden in the mountains. Highlights of this trek are the monasteries at Lamayuru, Mang Gyu, and Alchi. It Crosses 6 different passes, namely Kanji La, Pikdong La, Barmi La, Murgum La, Kiupa La and Singe La hence it is a perfect trek to plan.

Photo of Lamayuru, Leh by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in
Photo of Lamayuru, Leh by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in

Spiti Left Bank Trek

It is one of the most beautiful treks in Spiti valley where you pass thru the highest villages in the world witnessing the scenic views of the valley surrounded with snow-covered peaks. The trek route starts from Langza the village famous for fossils, and takes you and passes thru Hikkim, Komic, and ends in Komic exploring all the small villages.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Circular Road, Lakkar Bazar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in
Photo of Spiti Valley, Circular Road, Lakkar Bazar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in

Naggar to Malana Trek

Malana a cluster of around two hundred stone houses and around 1500 inhabitants – lies below the Chanderkhani pass of the Kullu valley.The village known for upper Malana called as Dhara Bhed and lower Malana called as Sora Bhed shows a unique culture.

Photo of Malana village, Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in
Photo of Malana village, Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in

Triund and Indrahar Pass trek

Indrahar pass is at the height of 4,324ft and is one such mountain pass that induces trekkers around the world. It is located at Dhauladhar Range nearby Dharamshala. Other than exploring and discovering the natural beauty and charm of Indrahar Pass, we can also do camping around the Lahesh Caves on our way to the trek.

Photo of Indrahar Pass, Dhar Alangari, Himachal Pradesh by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in
Photo of Indrahar Pass, Dhar Alangari, Himachal Pradesh by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in
Photo of Indrahar Pass, Dhar Alangari, Himachal Pradesh by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in

Chandranahan Trek

A sacred and relatively unknown Lake in Himachal Pradesh.It is amazingly beautiful, quite large, and a series of 4 lakes. This lake can be visited from Janglik in 5 days or it can be explored as a part of the Buran Ghati trek which takes you to the Kinnaur valley in Himachal.

Photo of Chandranahan Meadows Public School, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in
Photo of Chandranahan Meadows Public School, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in

Rudranath and Kalpeshwar trek

The trail offers beautiful views as it passes through thick woods, green meadows , flower beds valley and ridges, They are two of the “Panch Kedars” and popular among pilgrims. The trail from Kalpeshwar to the high meadows involves long stiff climbs, along with the dense forests .

Photo of Kalpeshwar, Urgam, Uttarakhand, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in
Photo of Kalpeshwar, Urgam, Uttarakhand, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in

Dzkou Valley and Japfu peak trek

This trek is considered as one of the beautiful and pleasing valleys of Nagaland, Dzkou Valley is a mesmerizing visual treat of emerald green hills and meadows, lush forests, meandering streams, and colorful flowers that is spread across the valley.

Photo of Dzükou Valley Trek, Kohima, Nagaland, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in
Photo of Dzükou Valley Trek, Kohima, Nagaland, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in

Gokarna Beach Trek

The place is all the more alluring as it offers you the best of both the worlds – trekking on the coastal sea along with the hills. Gokarna is also known as the “Golden Route “ trail. The trail involves walking thru the beautiful beach along with the rocky hills on one side and far-stretching the Arabian Sea on the other side. The route passes through many beaches starting from Kudle beach to OM beach ( popular for the shape of Om) , moving ahead till the crescent beach (also called as half Moon shaped beach ) and ends at Paradise beach . Walking thru the paradise beach is relatively difficult as the route is full of rocky hillocks.

Photo of Gokarna Beach, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in
Photo of Gokarna Beach, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Sheetal Vibhuti escapingsoul.in

Sandakphu Gurdum Winter Trek

Sandakphu, the world-famous trekking paradise, from where you can enjoy the clear views of Himalayan Giants like Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Kumbhakarna, Pandim, and Chomolhari.

Sandakphu Gurdum Winter Trek
Sandakphu Gurdum Winter Trek

I would definitely recommend trekking for all who need a break, rejuvenate and refresh their mind and souls.

You can also refer below link for more trekking places and recommended group.

https://www.yhaindia.org/

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