It is the amazing time of the year when you start feeling the nip in the air. Even in the cities, we begin to feel chilly as November draws closer. However, it is a wonderful adventure to obtain the experience of snow trekking in the mountains. Uttarakhand and Himachal act as a magnet for those who want to spend some quality time in the Himalayas. There are quite a few famous treks in India which are on everyone’s bucket list. If you wish to go with your family, including your children then Winter treks in Uttarakhand like Brahmatal and Kuari pass are good, to begin with.

We also recommend you pay close attention to know the basic mountain acclimatisation rules under professional guidance. It is crucial because once you set foot in the outdoors; you are entirely on your own. As we are all familiar with the weather and the terrain in the mountains are always changing.

Brahmatal trek or Kuari Pass Trek, best winter trek of Uttarakhand

Brahmatal Trek Situated in the lap of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand offers a plethora of trekking options. Brahmatal trek is gaining a lot of popularity in the trekking world. Every year, the winter months bring in a significant number of enrolments. Revealing the charming peaks of Mt Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti and being part of this trek can test your ability to withstand the bitter cold. A quest to fulfil your dream of being one of the best winter treks in India is like a dream come true.

Why should you go?
First of all, it makes a fabulous winter trek, if you view the stunning images of the Brahmatal trek. As you ascend higher, vast undulating carpet meadows, the massive Himalayan mountains, and the enormous forest covered in the snow of Uttarakhand Himalayas will entice you to the core of it. Snowfall is the key reason; trekkers want to visit the Himalayas.

Two frozen lakesBekaltal and Brahmatal. These lakes are not small; they are fairly large. The surrounding had got a perfect winter setting. Even walking on the lake will give you a chilling experience. Your friends may laud about this trek on their bucket lists. However, considering all the challenges, we encourage you to embark on this trek in the winter. The routes from Dec-March to the Brahmatal trek are under the thick blanket of now therefore, it is a good window for seasoned trekkers.

Frozen lakes of Brahmtal Trek 

Nestled in the depth of Uttarakhand, the Brahmatal trek has all the prerequisites of a good snow trek. The campsites are often buried under freshly fallen snow. The brahmatal trek route begins in the Lohajung village and provides a glimpse of mountain life. The entire panorama of mountains including Chaukhambha, Mandir, Mana, Nilgiri, Neelkanth, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Maiktoli and mountains stretching to the Panchachuli range is visible as you approach the peak’s summit. You even see the famous Roopkund trail spread out in front of you like a map of Google Earth. 

Kuari pass Trek  is a gateway to high mountain passes located in the Garhwal region. It is also known as the Lord Curzon trail because Lord Curzon was the first one to explore this trail in 1905. It is quite an old trek and rose to prominence when three pioneers of adventure used this passage for exploration.

The magnificent Himalayan peaks, including such as Mt. Kamet (7756m), Mt. Trishul (7120m), Chaukhamba (7128m), and the most majestic Himalayan Peak Nanda Devi (7817m) are seeable on the Kuari Pass trek. Other peaks, such as Nanda Ghunti, Dronagiri, Neelkanth, Hathi Ghoda Parbat, etc., offer an equally beautiful vista. In 6 days, trekkers cover a distance of 33 km. The best time to visit Kuari pass is from November to Feb. This trek is best enjoyed during the winter months.

Winter treks in Himalayas

Why should you go?
Good reason: Kuari Pass trek in Uttarakhand will commence in Gulling and end at the Khullara campsite. From the start of the 2nd day of the trek, Nanda peak follows you throughout the trek. A backdrop of mountain peaks adorns these breathtaking views. Located in the Nanda Devi National Park, this region offers stunning rhododendron trees, pasture grasslands for sheep and cattle, and some nomadic huts. This trek is very notable because of the wildlife and landscapes. Also, the Kuari pass trek claims to be on the list of best snowfall places in Uttarakhand.

Best winter Treks in the Himalayas

So, finally who is the winner?
As a beginner, the Brahmatal trek has been one of my personal greatest experiences. Both treks are unique in their way and are among the favourite of many trekkers. Though I truly feel the Brahmatal trek is hands down better with the views.

Brahmatal Trek - Best winter trek in Uttarakhand

When I started my adventure journey in 2016, I can recall looking at different treks to take as my first high-altitude trek experience. After doing some research, I discovered this trek and immediately decided to book after viewing the stunning images and information on Nomad Adventures’ Brahmatal trek package.  Snow-covered trekking can be a bit daunting, but with the proper precautions, the experience gets a little less challenging.

The views are transformed by the landscapes covered with snow. Frozen waterfalls and the majestic calm of the mountains are truly the highlights of snow treks. Camp next to frozen lakes and explore freely on them to experience the spirit of adventure. I was just in amazement.

Both treks range from easy to moderate in difficulty, but the most important thing is to be physically and emotionally prepared to handle the intensity of winter cold. You can conquer one of the best winter treks in the Himalayas with the correct equipment and a positive attitude.

Hope this information has helped you in choosing your snow trek. You can write to us at if you want more information.

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