Top 6 Easy Winter Treks in Uttarakhand & Himachal

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Winters are almost here in North India and so will be the vacations soon. I thought after sharing the series of snowfall places near Delhi sometime back, why not share a list of some easy winter treks in Uttarakhand & Himachal which one can hike in winters to enjoy snow as well as solitude midst nature around on those treks. I have specifically pulled out only top 6 easy treks from a long list posted in DoW Community to at least help you start with your bucket list and once you cover them, you can refer the comprehensive list already present in DoW Community. Season trekkers or more serious hikers can look into this comprehensive List of Winter Treks in Uttarakhand | Easy to Moderate

Easy Winter Treks – I walk a lonely snow road to Prashar Lake
Easy Winter Treks - I walk a lonely snow road to Prashar Lake

3 Easy Winter Treks in Himachal

  1. Trek Name: Bijli Mahadev
    Trek Location: Chansari, Kullu, Himachal
    Trek Highlights: Snow and views around
    Number of days required: 1-2 days
    Trek Difficulty Level: Easy
    Max Altitude: 2450 Mtrs
    Trek Length (Round trip): 6-8 Kms
    Preferred Guides and Porter Contacts: Easily available at the base village, rest please check or add to the List of Trekking Guides in Uttarakhand & Porters 
  2. Trek Name: Triund
    Trek Location: Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
    Trek Highlights: Dhauladhars, Snow and views around
    Number of days required: 1-2 days
    Trek Difficulty Level: Easy
    Max Altitude: 2800 Mtrs
    Trek Length (Round trip): 18 Kms
    Preferred Guides and Porter Contacts: Easily available at the base village, Dharmkot or McleodGanj, rest please check or add to the List of Trekking Guides in Uttarakhand & Porters 
  3. Trek Name: Prashar Lake
    Trek Location: Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
    Trek Highlights: Prashar Lake, Dhauladhars, Snow and views around
    Number of days required: 1-2 days
    Trek Difficulty Level: Easy
    Max Altitude: 2700 Mtrs
    Trek Length (Round trip): 20 Kms in winters
    Preferred Guides and Porter Contacts: Easily available at the base village, Baggi, rest please check or add to the List of Trekking Guides in Uttarakhand & Porters
Views from Tungnath Snow Trek
Views from Tungnath Snow Trek

3 Easy Winter Treks in Uttarakhand

  1. Trek Name: Chandrashila/Tunganth
    Trek Location: Chopta, Uttarakhand
    Trek Highlights: Snow along with Great Indian Himalayas on clear weather day.. all over from kedar range to nanda devi and west.
    Number of days required: 1 day
    Trek Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate
    Max Altitude: 3680 Mtrs and 4000 Mtrs
    Trek Length (Round trip): 10-13 Kms
    Preferred Guides and Porter Contacts: Easily available at Chopta/Ukhimath, rest please check or add to the List of Trekking Guides in Uttarakhand & Porters
    Note: Chandrashilla might not be possible in extreme winters and abundance of snow
  2. Trek Name: Deoriatal
    Trek Location: Sari, Uttarakhand
    Trek Highlights: Chaukhamba in al majesty, snow
    Number of days required: 1 day
    Trek Difficulty Level: Easy
    Max Altitude: 2450 Mtrs
    Trek Length (Round trip): 3-4 Kms
    Preferred Guides and Porter Contacts: Easily available at Chopta/Ukhimath/Sari Village, rest please check or add to the List of Trekking Guides in Uttarakhand & Porters
  3. Trek Name: Har Ki Dun
    Trek Location: Sankri, Uttarakhand
    Trek Highlights: Views of Swargrohini, Jaundar glacier,
    Number of days required: 4-5 days
    Trek Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate
    Max Altitude: 3500 Mtrs
    Trek Length (Round trip): 54 Kms
    Preferred Guides and Porter Contacts: Please check or add to the List of Trekking Guides in Uttarakhand & Porters

Reflections to die for in Deoriatal…
Reflections to die for in Deoriatal

Conclusion

I hope above list of easy winter treks in Himachal and Uttarakhand will help you in your up coming winter trip in Himalayas. Have you been to these places before? If yes, do share your experiences with us and in case you have any direct contact of a guide or porter for these treks, it will be great helps for both the local guide and

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19 Comments

  1. Hi Dheeraj,

    Me and my friend are planning for a winter trek from Dec 24th to Dec 28/29th we are beginners could you please suggest us best place for trek we have 5days ex Delhi in hand, more over we need to use public transport/taxi if you can provide us the suitable itenary it will be handy…

  2. Gaurav Chaudhary on

    Hi Dheeraj,

    Tons of appreciation for the countless informative stories and articles on DOW!
    Can you please help me decide a 3-4 days budget self trek starting from Delhi in mid of November. I thought of Chopta-Tunganath but isn’t it too mainstream? Would love to spend some time in a not so crowded place. I plan to do it with a friend without any tour operators. Would be engaging the local porters and organizers. Any suggestion/advice is much appreciated.
    Thank You

    • Thank you so much Gaurav 🙂 🙂 … I will suggest Chopta – Tungnath. It is not that main stream I will say as it looks, especially in winter months. Having little company always helps on treks rather having no company but this is my personal preference 🙂 🙂 … Apart from that in case you wish to under take and offbeat trek, then Nag Tibba and Har Ki Dun are other two. You can get connected with porters/local guides in the links mentioned in the article above.

      • Gaurav Chaudhary on

        Thank you for the suggestions Dheeraj. Highly appreciate. Nag Tibba was great. Had gone there in mid April. I think i’ll stick to Chopta-Tungnath.
        Thank you once again…

  3. Gaurav Jain on

    I have done kuari pass trek this January with trek the Himalayas and it was one the of the best trekking experience that I have had

  4. Ankur Sardana on

    Hi Dheeraj,

    I am planning to camp at Hatu around 15th April. Can I get a local porter and tent etc. from Narkanda. Do you know anyone whom I can contact for the same. Your guidance will be much helpful.

    Regards
    Ankur

    • HiAnkur, You should surely get a local porter but car will go up to the top at Hatu now, so why do you need a porter? Regarding camp, you will need to take your own from Delhi or Shimla.

      • Ankur Sardana on

        Hi Dheeraj,
        Thanks for your reply. I need a local guy who can provide me camping equipment as I don’t know how to set up a tent.
        So just wondering if local guys in Narkanda can help me with the same after paying some amount.
        I will be traveling alone.

        Regards
        Ankur

        • Hi Ankur,

          Well, if you buy a tent like Quechua T2, T3 or even rent them, it will just take 5-10 minutes to learn it. Narkanda will surely have guides or porters around and you can check that from the village OR in the market of Narkanda at restaurants. However, you will not be able to get any renting equipment at Narkanda.

  5. Nice list. Have completed Bijli Mahadev and Parashar Lake. Also, Chandrashila/Tunganth and Deoria Taal.
    Triund and Har ki Dun are on my list.

  6. Adway Chavan on

    Every time I plan a trip with my family or friends, I look for adventure sports or trekking locations nearby. This article is very helpful for trek lovers like me. I would love to go for a small trek like Deoriatal.

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