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Winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

Winter treks in Himachal Pradesh offer some of the most spellbinding landscapes you can find. The pine forests and green valleys are blanketed in snow, and the campsites offer views that seem straight out of a Christmas card.

Apart from winter trekking in Himachal Pradesh, there are many other exciting adventures like rafting, paragliding, camping, and more that you can book in Himachal Pradesh. Check out Top Adventures in Himachal Pradesh.

Snow trekking in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh receives wonderful snowfall in the winter, and is a top destination for snow in India. Tourists flock to Manali, Solang Valley, Dalhousie, Kheerganga and other winter destinations to experience snow. You can avoid the crowds and see the most pristine snowy mountains with snow trekking.

What to carry for winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

Winter in Himachal can get quite cold. You can expect temperatures to stay between 0-15 degrees Celsius in the day, and it may drop even lower at night. While your operator will provide you with all the camping equipment you need, you’ll have to carry your own personal clothing and gear. Check the packing list that your operator sends you, but make sure you have the right shoes and jacket. Apart from that, carry thermals, and warm gloves and a hat.

Best time for winter treks in Himachal Pradesh, India

The snowfall in Himachal usually begins by December. From December to March, you’ll can go for wonderful snow treks in Himachal Pradesh. Read our blog about Top Easy Snow Treks in India to find treks for beginners.

Top Triund winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

Located about ten kilometres from the bustling city centre of McLeodganj, this trek in Kangra Valley is an easy but gorgeous adventure and is one of the top winter treks in Himachal Pradesh. There are rocks to scramble over, peaks swathed in mist, and cold air all around. This adventure gives you breathtaking, 180-degree views of some of the most famous peaks in India. If you’re a beginner, this is one of the top winter treks in Himachal Pradesh.
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Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
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Top Kasol-Kheerganga winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

Nestled in the midst of the lush Parvati Valley, the Kasol-Kheerganga treks are popular for their laidback charm and hippie culture. In the winter, the landscape is covered in snow, and peace prevails all around. You’ll pass charming Himachali villages, walk through pine-scented trails, cross rickety wooden bridges and trek along clear streams. This trek makes for a perfect weekend getaway and is one of the top winter treks in Himachal Pradesh.
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Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
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Top Kareri Lake winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

The Kareri Lake trek starts from McLeodganj and winds upwards into the mountains. It is a fairly easy trail, except for some steep sections and rocky outcrops. The trail takes you past streams and meadows, to a serene crystal lake. You’ll be able to camp next to streams and fall asleep to the sound of gurgling water.
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Top Lamadugh winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

The Lamadugh trek can be done in one day, or as a relaxed overnight trek if you want to take it slow and enjoy one night of camping. It is an easy trek that is suitable for beginners or families with kids. The trail begins at the famous Hadimba temple, and leads you through pretty pine and oak forests to the meadows above. From here, you’ll be able to see Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, and other snow-topped peaks.
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Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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Top Prashar Lake winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

Prashar Lake is said to have been created by the Pandavas to honour Rishi Prashar. It is a pretty blue lake surrounded by mountains. In the winter, the snow covers all the land around, so that you’ll have wonderful views anywhere you look. There is a famous three-storey temple on the banks of the lake, but the highlight will be the towering peaks around. Make sure you don’t miss views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges in the morning.
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Top Thachi Valley winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

Thachi Valley is one of the top off-beat treks in Himachal Pradesh. The valley has streams, waterfalls, apple orchards, and lush greenery in the summer, and is covered in snow in winter. As you walk through, you’ll also pass quaint villages and meet the friendly locals.
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Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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Top Dalhousie winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

Thachi Valley is one of the top off-beat treks in Himachal Pradesh. The valley has streams, waterfalls, apple orchards, and lush greenery in the summer, and is covered in snow in winter. As you walk through, you’ll also pass quaint villages and meet the friendly locals.
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Top Manali winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

Manali offers you a mix of great views, winding trails, pine grove walks, and good food. In the winter, you have the added fun of seeing the snow-covered landscape, building snowmen, and having snowball fights. Most short treks around Manali include the famous Hadimba temple, Jogni waterfall, and Vashisht hot springs.
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FAQs about winter trekking in Himachal Pradesh

Do I need experience to go for winter treks in Himachal Pradesh?

There are many treks in Himachal Pradesh that are suitable for beginners. You can go for these even if you have never done a trek before, even in winter.

Which are the best snow treks in Himachal for beginners?

If you’re a complete novice, choose a short overnight trek like Triund, Kheerganga, or Lamadugh so that you can see what winter treks in Himachal Pradesh are like. Longer treks like Beaskund, Kareri Lake, Thachi Valley or Prashar Lake will give you 2 nights in the Himalayas, with three days of fun.

Is it dangerous to go for winter treks in Himachal Pradesh?

Any adventure sport has its share of risk. However, if you are relatively fit and have no major health conditions, you should be fine. Do ensure that you follow the instructions of the trekking guides on the trek, because they know the landscape best.

What bag do I need for a snow trek?

A backpack is your best friend on a trek. Make sure you pack your clothing in waterproof/plastic bags, and ensure that your bag has a rain cover. Most operators offer porter service (sometimes at an additional cost), so you won’t need to carry your own backpack. A small daypack will suffice, but it should have a rain cover too. Avoid hard suitcases or duffel bags on a trek.