‘Life should have mountains in it.’

Well said!

If you are waiting for the magnificent view of the mountain road and you wish to trek on the highest mountain road in snow, book your seat for the first winter batches of your favorite Himalayan winter treks in India. Before COVID, the commercial Himalayan treks witnessed a massive crowd approaching Hampta Pass Chandratal trek, Kheerganga Trek, Kedarkantha winter trek, Spiti Valley Winter Trip, etc. However, now, it is necessary to keep a check over the number of people joining these treks. Are you eagerly waiting for winters 2020 for the view of snow-capped mountains?

Now with COVID 19, as we have to follow the trail of social distancing, it is imperative to control the crowd for your solitude and serenity.  Many states have opened up the treks and travel, that was standstill due to widespread coronavirus. In Unlock 5.0, we are expecting more ease in travel and adventure tours to operate with a few restrictions.

As with many trekkers, it is a part of their winter schedule to set off to the mountains during winters for a week or two. Therefore, winter treks in India are the usual way to revive their life for one or all, keeping in mind the safety and offbeat crowd.

Best Offbeat Winter Treks

Here are The Lesser-known Treks in the Himalayas to visit.

Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha peak is a beautiful ridge peak to experience a miracle in the way of god. The trek is full of heavy snow. Kedarkantha Trek is the best winter trek of 23 kilometers where you will come across the sheer beauty of the mountains towering majestically. With their snow-capped peaks and the continental glaciers molding around them, you get a chance to witness the beauty of the top peaks- Swargarohini, Black Peak, and Bandarpoonch. After trekking halfway, you will reach the famous Kedar Valley.

Kedarkantha is a trek that will leave you wonderstruck with its high elevation and beauty of snow-laden mountain landscapes. If you wish to see the magic of Himalayas then, the best time to visit the Kedarkantha trek in winters, when it turns to magical snow dazzling with greenery. The Kedarkantha winter trek route is moderately challenging for beginners, but if you are indeed an adventure enthusiast then, book the Kedarkantha trek package online and embark on your dream in the mountains.

Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult

Best time of visit: Winter months -December to June

Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga lies in the northern part of Parvati valley, the village in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Kheerganga’s panoramic sky is like a relief to the eyes. Of course, for the trekker’s legs. Here, you will visit the holy temple of Lord Shiva, which is known for its hot water spring. It is such a perfect experience to have a divine bath in hot spring water amid snow-covered mountains. This trek surely tests your endurance in its long and winding path and leaves a lasting impression.

Standing atop mountains, feeling the cool breeze, and the inner beauty of nature, Kheerganga trek is something one should experience once in their lifetime.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Best time to visit: June to January

Chandratal Lake Trek With Hampta Pass

Chandratal Lake Trek is a splendid trek located in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh at an elevation of 4,300 m. Chandratal Trek is truly nature’s call; it begins from the valley of Kullu-Manali. Moving forward, you will come across the varied forms of flora and fauna and forests of pine.

Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal charms the adventurers’ hearts with panoramic skies and lush greenery. This place offers you a much-needed break from your busy lives. The trek then progresses to Hampta pass, a high altitude pass often covered in snow. Beyond the pass, you experience the trip to the enchanting Chandratal Lake, also known as ‘Moon Lake’ because of its beautiful crescent shape.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Best time of visit: June to November

Chadar Frozen River Trek

To what extent do you love the thought of stepping on the frozen sea?

If there is a paradise, it’s in Chadar. It is a unique lifetime experience of walking on a frozen river under the crystal clear sky surrounded by high ranges on all sides. Ice slides, waterfalls, and caves, along the flowing turquoise river, are just worth a magical experience.

Chadar Frozen River Trek is one of the lesser-known treks in India, but it is a mountain trek with astonishing views that you should not miss. It is the most exciting experience in Ladakh for a trekking enthusiast. The veil connects the village of the Zanskar valley deep in the mountains to chilling. Therefore, to the frozen Zanskar sea. Due to its remoteness from the contemporary world, the chadar trek is one of the most unbearable regions in the world, and jointly the most amazing places to check out once in a lifetime.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Best time of visit: December to February

Prashar Lake Trek

Prashar Lake is one of the offbeat treks that you should definitely visit. The high altitude of Prashar Lake offers you a spectacular view of snow-capped mountains and gives you a glimpse of peaks. The lake is at an elevation of 2730 M above sea level, and the best part is that it revolves around the parameters of the lake. It is a quaint trek exposing you to some beautiful vistas as you trek.

The enormousness of the mountains makes you feel so little and humbled and the sheer stamina of the scenery makes all your plans go for a toss.  The trek offers you magnificent views that can leave you feeling nothing short of baffled and bewildered.

Difficulty level: Easy

Best time of visit: December to February

Reasons to Choose Winter Treks with Low Crowd

Eventually, the best treks have an eager crowd attracted to them. Nevertheless, this year there are numerous reasons for you to choose a few unconventional journeys with a low number of hikers.

Untainted hidden beauty

Better than the commercial treks

Low crowd

An extraordinary sense of achievement

Better safety

Low risk of spread of COVID-19


Here is the list of astounding winter treks that are unexplored, but at the same time, they will give a good snow experience in winter months. So, get started with the best experience of the winter trek packages and experience the brand new explored trails.

 Happy trekking!!!