Enjoy Snow Trekking in the Himalayas
The picturesque Himalayas have always been renowned as a great destination for all trekking enthusiasts. It has some of the most breathtaking glaciers, landscapes, forests and lakes that make trekking an unforgettable adventure activity. This particular enchanting trekking destination allures snow trekking enthusiasts from around the world, to witness the stunning beauty and scale the mighty snow-capped mountain ranges. It is an absolute heaven for the trekkers because they get once in a lifetime chance to see nature at its best. During your trekking, it is guaranteed that you will be hypnotized by the awe-inspiring beauty of the gushing rivers, flora and fauna at almost every turn of your trekking vacations.
Prominent Places to Enjoy Snow Trekking In the Himalayas
If you are looking forward to enjoy an ultimate snow trekking holidays in India amidst the serene surroundings and tranquil environment, then here are various prominent trekking destinations in the Himalaya region that you must definitely explore:
Chopta Chandrashila Snow Trek
Chopta Chandrashila snow trek is one of the most splendid, quaint and easiest trekking spots in the Himalaya region. The mind blowing beauty of the Himalayas is really a great treat for the eyes. Chopta is located on the Gopeshwar-Ukhimath road at a distance of about 40 kms. Chandrashila literally signifies “Moon Rock” is nestled at an altitude of 4000 meters above the sea level and signaling peace magnetizes the visitors. According to some legends, Lord Rama after conquering the evil-king Ravana meditated at this magnificent place. This particular trek can be started from mid December and mid March.
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As you walk through this wonderful trekking destination, you also see several beautiful places such as the Kedar Peak, Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba Peak. You can start your trekking activity form Ukhimath and stroll through the Deoriatal, Chopta and Tungnath to reach on the top of Chandrashila and get mesmerized by the spellbinding view of the Himalayas. At Tungnath, you can pay your homage to the almighty in one of the highest Lord Shiva temples in the world.
Roop Kund Snow Trek
Snow trekking on the Roop Kund trek is another enthralling option that you must definitely experience. The trek starts from Lohajung and passes through various places such as the Didina, Bedni Bugyal, Kalu Vinayak, Patar Nachauni and Ali Bugyal. Some of the popular attractions of this trek are the skeleton lake (Roopkund), Nanda Devi Raj Nanadghungti peak. You will definitely get a taste of an exciting adventure as you will be required to climb from, 6000 ft to 15000 ft in just 3 to 4 days. The journey for this trek can be commenced from mid December and mid March.
Snow Leopard Trek
The snow leopard trek is one of the perfect places to enjoy the excellent snow trekking in the Himalayas. It is nestled in the stunning region of Ladakh at a height of 4600 meters. This great trekking destination is a home to many rare species of wild animals like the snow leopard, Pallas cat, big horned, red foxes, wolves, wild yak and stone martens. While trekking, you must not miss visiting nearby Hemis National Park that is renowned for the wide array of animals and dry jungles of juniper.
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The magnificent scenic beauty of the trek makes it an ideal destination for the photography enthusiasts to click the wonderful pictures and cherish them for the longer period of time. You can also take the help of the experienced guides who with their knowledge can guide you to cross the challenging terrains in a hassle-free manner. Do not forget to double check the important essentials for this particular trek as the weather conditions can change drastically with the temperature falling to the minus 20 to 30 degree Celsius. You can make a plan for this particular trekking from mid November to mid March.
Dayara Bugyal Snow Trek
This splendid snow trek is nestled in the alluring state of Uttaranchal at a height of 10,000 ft to 12,000 ft. Bugyal generally means ‘high altitude grass’ in the regional dialect of the mountains. The place is a heaven for the trekking enthusiasts as it boasts of some of the best ski slopes in India. You can get a chance to trek through the sprawling open land and dense forest at various places. Most of the trekkers generally start trekking from the Barsu village and stroll down via Raithal to witness the bewitching beauty of both the routes. During trekking, the trekkers can get an opportunity to witness beautiful flora and fauna such as the snow fox, mountain crow, bear, deer, Monal bird and eagle. The right to make a plan for trekking on this particular trek is mid December to mid March.
Frozen River Snow Trek
Have you ever imagined trekking in the frozen river? If not, then you can experience it by getting on the frozen river trek. It is considered to be one of the toughest treks, but after the end, you will really have a memorable experience that you can never ever forget. Many snow trekking enthusiasts from the different corners of the world flock to this particular place to enjoy trekking in the majestic frozen river. A large part of the trekking is carried out on the ice (Chaddar), however, at some of the places; the trekkers can climb the icy rocks or trails of the magnificent Zanskar Mountains. The trekking usually commences from the Chilling, one of the beautiful and larger villages in the Zanskar valley and comes to an end at Padum. The frozen river snow trek can be started from mid January to mid February.
Therefore, snow winter trekking in awe-inspiring Himalayas not only provides you a chance to appreciate the extremes of nature, but also provides a much needed refreshing break from the monotonous lifestyle.