Winter is here and we all want to witness that white snow carpet. But where can we witness the best of nature this winter, here is a list of top treks where you can witness that white beauty of nature.
The Deoriatal-Chandrashila trek starts from the Deorital Lake in Sari. The place receives first snow during the month of December and the place becomes almost like heaven and you will love it. You will pass through Chopta and Tungnath (world's highest Shiva temple) before you rich Chandrashila. From Chandrashila you can view the Nanda Devi range. This is an easy /moderate trek a great experience for first time trekkers.
Prashar Lake Trek is located at a distance of nearly 50 km from Mandi and is one of the most peaceful and amazing offbeat hikes in Himachal Pradesh. The place gets literally wrapped up in snow in winters and the majestic view of golden rays, kissing the high altitude peaks at a distance is one of the most fabulous sights one can ever see. The destination of the trek is a beautiful lake with deep blue waters and a beautiful temple alongside it. An easy trek and you won't be disappointed if you decide to take on it this winter. The total trek distance is 8 kms from Baagi village to Parashar lake
Nag Tibba or serpent's peak is the highest peak in the Nag Tibba range, which is a prominent range of the Lower Himalayas. At a height of approximately 9,924 feet above sea level, the trek is mostly characterized by picturesque and scenic views, it gets even better during the winter when everything you see has turned white and it seems like the peak has been just created a day before. Nag Tibba is one of the best winter treks in India for beginners and draws hundreds of tourists from across the globe to its threshold. The place is said to be the mythological abode of Nag Devta and is full of mesmerizing flora and a mix of Deodar and Oak forests humming with a rich diversity of birds and animals. It's an easy trek which covers a distance of approximately 16 kms.
Roopkund (locally known as Mystery Lake) is a high altitude glacial lake in Uttarakhand state of India, lies in the lap of Trishul massif and famous due to hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The location is uninhabited and is located in Himalaya at an altitude of about 5,029 metres. The trekking distance is around 50 kms and it would require some physical preparation before you go for this trek, however the beautiful view that you will get on this trek would not disappoint you in any way.
Sandakphu is best done in winter, though most people do it in other seasons. Too bad. For Sandakphu is the only trek in India that lets you see four of the tallest mountains in the world: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse. The highlights of this trek are Monasteries, snow capped mountains, Tiger Hill, view of Kanchenjunga peak. This trek can be done by anyone, u see the big mountains all through the day as you walk the ridge between Sandakphu and Phalut. The trek dips in and out of Nepal multiple times.