Himalaya is a range of mountains surrounded by India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and China. It is one of the highest ranges in the World. It is famous for glaciers, valleys, streams, flora and fauna. Himalaya signifies “Hima” as “snow”, “laya” means “home.” As the name says, it is home to snow. The mountains are covered with snow and look all white. The rivers are freezing due to extreme cold. Himalaya is one of the most loved locations for varieties of activities.
Activities to do in Himalayas
Himalaya is home to beautiful scenic places, hilltops, trekking zones, monasteries, temples, historical locations etc. From planning for adventure to spiritual activities, there are many options to choose from. There are famous places in Ladakh, Manali, Nubra Valley, Alchi mountain range etc. Many Buddhist, Hindu and Tibetian temples are 1000 years old.
Snow Trekking in the Himalayas
People who love winter and adventures should plan a trip to the Himalayas and get lost in its beauty. The fascinating view of trees standing among the snow-covered land looks like heaven. Here is a list of some sites you must visit.
- Sar Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
- Nag Tibba Trek, Uttarakhand
- Sandakphu Trek, Nepal
- Chadar Trek, Ladakh
Sar Pass Trek
Sar Pass trek is a stunning spot for those who love adventures and snow. It is in the Parvati valley of the Kullu district. The name “Sar” means “lake” in the local language. When you trek through the place, you will come across many frozen lakes in the area. The height is 14,000ft; it is a total of 48km.
The mountain is a tempting and amusing sight to enjoy; especially the beauty of the Parvati valley. The temperature falls from 0 to -2 at night. Nothing can stop Winter trek lovers from enjoying it. The beautiful scenery of snow-covered mountain peaks, passing through trees covered in snow, iced land, morning fog.
Nag Tibba Trek
Nag tibba is the highest peak in Uttarakhand. The Nag Tibba got its name from “snake god”. According to locals, they pray to Snake god to protect their valley. It is a height of 9,914 ft. The total distance of the Nag tibba trek is 16km and takes over two days to cover.
It is a perfect spot for those who love adventure. The surrounding presents a delightful view of the snow-covered Himalayan range. During winter, October to December is the best time to visit. Tourists who love snowfall; this is the most reasonable time.
Sandakphu is in the Indo-Nepal boundary. It is a height of 11,950 ft. The total distance is 46km in length; that will take seven days. Sandakphu is the only place in the World that gives the perfect views of three mountain ranges in a line.
Mt. Everest and along with mt. Lhotse is the 4th and mt. Makalu is the 5th highest peak in the world. To enjoy the fascinating view of all the peaks at once, Oct to December is the best.
Chadar Trek is situated in the Zanskar River in Ladakh. The height is 11,400ft and 105km distance. The name Chadar means “sheet of ice”. The trip will cover many scenic spots. The best time to visit is January- February. The frozen rivers, snowy land, white mountains attract everyone.
Himalayan ranges are home to beautiful trekking which attracts people all around the world. It looks like heaven on Earth. The forest, grassland and especially snow mountains, frozen lakes. Winter treks are equally famous as summer treks.