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. Here are some of the top winter treks in Himachal Pradesh to book now.
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 snow treks in Himachal Pradesh. There are rocks to scramble over, peaks swathed in mist, and cold air all around. Trekkers visit sacred mountains, ancient temples and quaint 'pahadi' villages hidden in valleys, waiting to be explored. This adventure gives you breathtaking, 180-degree views of some of the most famous peaks in India. The Triund trek will take about four hours to complete and the view of the evening sky from Triund is a good enough reason to pitch a tent here for the night. If you’re a beginner, this is one of the top winter treks in Himachal Pradesh.
The Kheerganga trek is one of the most iconic top winter treks in Himachal Pradesh. You’ll be exploring the green paradise that is Parvati valley and heading up to Barshaini, and then Kheerganga. You’ll pass charming Himachali villages, walk through pine-scented trails, cross rickety wooden bridges and trek along clear streams. You’ll also get a chance to visit the hot springs nearby for a soothing dip in the therapeutic water, which is perfect on a cold day. This trek makes for a perfect weekend getaway and is one of the top winter treks in Himachal Pradesh.
The Chanderkhani Pass is one of the top winter treks in Himachal Pradesh. You trek through snow-clad meadows and pine and oak forests, a perfect Christmas adventure. The splendid views of the snow-covered peaks of the Pir-Panjal range and the Parvati range make this trek one of the most picturesque adventures in Himachal Pradesh. Perfect for a short trek, the Chanderkhani Pass Trek takes you high up to a pass at about 12,000 feet and into the big peaks of the Himalayas. The route to the pass lies along the top of a ridge, and negotiate some tricky descents, crossing a snow-filled gorge, and walking beside the gushing Beas river. Suitable for fit beginners and seasoned trekkers both, the Chanderkhani Pass trek is a must-do winter trek in Himachal Pradesh.