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Best Snow Treks in Himalayas

Overview

As our country folk would know, “The Himalayas” are a mountain range that is studied as the historic treasure of our country. It divides the hills of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan plateau. The range is one of the planet’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest. It has over 100 peaks over 7,200 m (23,600 ft) in elevation in the Himalayas. The Himalayas are spread over five countries: Bhutan, India, Nepal, China and Pakistan. The control of the range in the Kashmir range is in conflict among India, Pakistan, and China. The Himalayan range borders on the northwest by the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush ranges, on the north by the Tibetan plateau, and on the south by the Indo-Gangetic plain. The world’s major rivers, the Indus, the Ganges, and the Tsangpo-Brahmaputra, rise in the locality of the Himalayas. Their consolidated drainage basin houses over 600 million people. The Himalayas influenced the culture of South Asia and Tibet. Mostly Himalayan peaks are infused in Hinduism and Buddhism(Treks). 

How to get there

AIR

The best airport to go to the Great Himalayan National Park is at Bhuntar in Kullu, about 60 km away. Grab a plane from Delhi to get to Bhuntar.

RAIL

The closest railway station is Joginder Nagar, near Mandi located about 143 km. Trains from Delhi, and Chandigarh frequently come towards Joginder Nagar(Treks).

ON-ROAD

Buses are going from Kullu on NH21 through Aut. There is no direct road path to the park after getting Goshaini or Neuli from Aut. Hence, take the eastern route from Aut on the Kullu-Manali highway and take the road path from Beas River into the Banjar valley. Many private buses go from Aut. On coming to Banjar, take the next bus or taxi to Tirthan valley.

Best time to visit

The Best time depends on the weather you want to experience in the Himalayas. For experiencing snow, the best time would be from January to February, in the Lower Himalayas. The Middle Himalayas, above 10000 feet, might not be possible to go at all during winters.

If you wish to enjoy greener landscapes and comfortable weather, the best time would be April to June and September to October. Also, you can visit some high altitude regions which are more than 3700 meters/12000 feet.

Let’s dive into the best snow treks in the Himalayas!

Kedarnath Trek

This trek is regarded as one of the best treks for freshers. With abundant snowfall, it becomes a paradise during winters, and all you can see is the peaks covered by a thick layer of snow. It is a great spot for beginners to get the taste of snow trekking adventure and for naturalists to take in amazing beauty. It is located at 12,500 ft, the trail covers a distance of around 20 km with wide views of snow-covered pine trees. Though the trail is easy, average fitness is needed as one needs to carry their backpack and climb down with thin air, which may be hard to breathe.

Sar Pass Trek

With diverse terrains and nature’s beauty, Sar Pass Trek is a perfect trek spot for freshers. The trail passes through thick forests, lush green grasslands, old age villages, and snow-capped mountains make the setting.

A range of adventures for trekkers, Sar Pass Trek, situated in the perfect lands of Parvati Valley, is full of fun and thrill. The trek starts from Kasol, a paradise for trek junkies from all around the world. The city’s majestic and offers all kinds of shelters from budget hotels to luxury places and lots of variety of food serving restaurants. If you are looking for something adventurous and manageable, Sar Pass Trek is the best destination to begin your trek journey.

Chadar Trek

This trek provides the most distinct climbing experience of all the Himalayan treks in India. Topping the list of adrenaline junkies, combing through the frozen Zanskar River tests agility and strength. The trek commences at the Zanskar river and gets chilli and the suggested time for this trek is February. Starting from the village of Chilling, on the trail trek, you will meet locals that stay near tents and know more about their hard lives in one of the most uninhabitable regions in the world. If you finish this trek by fighting against the dangerous terrain and harsh weather conditions, it will be one of the greatest trails of your life.

That’s all folks! Make sure to try all our suggestions. Until next time.

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