Those searching for a trekking campaign in the Himalayas would now be able to inhale a moan of help with the lifting of the prohibition on trekking in Uttarakhand!
The Uttarakhand High Court forced a restriction on all trekking exercises in the Himalayan territory of Uttarakhand, referring to ecological concerns. This created a scene in the trekking network as Uttarakhand was a noteworthy trekking goal in India. Besides, this request implied a monstrous redirection of voyagers which would normally make a beeline for Uttarakhand to other Himalayan states like Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir! This antagonistically affected the jobs of local people who were significantly subject to the voyagers and trekkers.
Upon bids and petitions, the High Court loosened up the total prohibition on trekking in Uttarakhand! Phew! Here is an underlying rundown of trekking experience in the Himalayas that you can attempt with no stresses (we will compose a subsequent blog with a refreshed rundown of opened treks also)!:
- Brahmatal Trek
Of course, the first and foremost is the splendid Brahmatal Trek, one of the best treks in India! Amongst the first treks in Uttarakhand to have reopened after the High Court order, the Brahmatal Trek is known to be one of the best winter treks in India, ideally undertaken in December – March period! The Himalayan trek is famous for the many splendid natural phenomena that the trek will introduce you to – like the sight of the frozen lake, rivers roaring alongside your path, sprawling forests of Oak and Fir, vast stretches of snow-covered meadows, quaint little hamlets on the way, and of course, breathtaking views of the various Himalayan peaks, so beautiful that it is almost unreal. With an easy level of difficulty, the Brahmatal is the best trek in the Himalayas for beginners and avid trekkers alike!
2. Kedarkantha Trek
The magnificent Kedarkantha Trek is a close second amongst all the spectacular winter treks in India open in Uttarakhand. This Himalayan trek takes you to a splendid height of 12,500 ft atop the Kedarkantha Peak. The best time for the Kedarkantha Trek is in the winter season, with the snow starting from December and lasting as late as till April! The trek has astonishing things to offer to its takers – including the breathtaking panoramic view of the snow-covered Himalayas and vast meadows carpeted in pristine white snow. The Himalayan trek explores the forests of the Kedarkantha peak and lets you uncover the rare alpine flora and fauna. The hike to Juda Ka Talab is the icing on the cake for this splendid trek in the Himalayas. The difficulty level of the Kedarkantha Trek varies from season to season. Autumn and summers are great months for beginners to undertake this trek in Uttarakhand, however, the trek can become slightly challenging during the winter season.
3. Kuari Pass Trek
The Kuari Pass Trek is one of the most splendid adventure treks reopened in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. It is another precious jewel in the crown of winter treks in India. One of the best treks in India, especially in the Himalayas, the Kuari Pass trek is ideal for beginners looking for an expedition in the great outdoors for the first time! The trek is of an easy level of difficulty, and the best time for the Kuari Pass Trek is from Mid-December to early March, through thick layers of snow and glistening white Himalayas! This trek in Uttarakhand takes you to a height of 12,763 ft in the Himalayas and covers a grand total 33 km of distance spread over 6 days! And remember, since you will be trekking in one of the coldest places in India, it would be best to have your trekking equipment ready! You can even get trekking gear on rent if you need!
4. Nag Tibba Trek
Take the splendid Nag Tibba Trek for the best experience of Himalayan trekking in Uttarakhand! Starting from Dehradun, the beautiful capital of Uttarakhand, the Nag Tibba Trek takes you to a stunning height of 9,910 ft over a two day period! Known as one of the easy treks in India, this trek in Uttarakhand is ideal for beginners with an easy level of difficulty! The famous Mussoorie weather is replicated in Nag Tibba as well, and can be found to be agreeable throughout the year! The high altitude of the trek ensures that the weather remains pleasant throughout the year. The temperature varies from 6 degrees during the nights in December, to 25 degrees, during the days in the summers. If you decide to undertake the Nag Tibba Trek during peak winters, you will start coming across patches of snow just ahead of the base camp.
5. Chandrashila Trek with Chopta, Tungnath, and Deoriatal!
The Chandrashila Trek starts from Haridwar in Uttarakhand and takes you to up to the Chandrashile Peak to a glorious height of 13,000 ft in the Himalayas! Visit the holy Tungnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the magnificent Deoriatal Lake, located at a height of 8000 ft in the Himalayan peak. If you like the snow, then the best time to take the Chandrashila trek is during the winters – between December and April. You will encounter snow right from the beginning of the trek. However, if you undertake this trek during the spring months, you can feast your eyes on the rare Alpine flora which will be in full bloom, especially since most of the trek passes through forests. The temperature here varies from -4 degrees in the winter months to a maximum of 11 degrees in summer months and you can choose your time of visit accordingly!