Almost everyone in this pandemic is very bored sitting in the house and watching television, playing games, surfing on internet, etc. Everyone now at the moment is dreaming of moving out and have lots of fun with friends and the loved ones. But due to current scenario, everything just seems so unrealistic and a plan failure!
Everyone, even me, right now is thinking about moving out somewhere, where there is snow, lots of exciting things, natural scenes, greenery, lots of adventures with great food! Everyone is craving to just travel somewhere with a dozen of friends with whom we can enjoy every bit of life.
So let’s take a look at those places where ee can visit this winter even in pandemic
1. Dayara Bugyal Trek
The Perfect Winter Trek For Beginners The Dayara Bugyal trek is a gem locked away in the Himalayas awaiting trekkers to unlock its majestic beauty. With each step on the trail, trekkers witness the most mesmerizing alpine meadows, with snow sparkling like scattered diamonds.
This is a trek I love simply because it’s such a relaxing climb and yet gives you such grand returns. You never expect such views and experiences on such an easy trek! And in winter, it’s even prettier (if that’s possible) with the meadows blanketed in shimmering white snow.
Given the ease of the climb, this trek is especially good for families and beginners in winter. But don’t let that stop you if you are an experienced trekker — you can go on this trek ten times and you won’t tire. I would also recommend it to those who have already seen it in another season. It’s a completely different trek in winter.
2. Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek
To be spellbound by the natural splendour of the Garhwal Himalayas, take a snow trek to Deoriatal Chandrashila Snow Trek along with Chopta trek, that offers you the best of trekking in Uttarakhand. Not only will you get a chance to surpass breathtaking pastures laden with snow, anyone can take this trek due to the easy terrains and comfortable trails. The first bit of the trek comprises a walk up to Deoria Tal Lake at 7999 ft surrounded by dense thickets all around. This trail does not comprise of much snow which explains the easy start to the trek. The sight of the lake reflecting the mighty Chaukhamba Peak, located nearby, is a vision worth marvelling at.
3. Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha (not to be confused with the popular Temple Kedarnath) is a 6-day long trek in Govind Pashu Vihar National Park in Uttarakhand (6 when including the travel days from Dehradun to the base camp and back). Kedarkantha is easily one of the most popular treks in India — popular amongst seasoned trekkers and beginners alike. It has endearing campsites, a thrilling summit climb, and one of the best winter experiences in the Himalayas. Most trekkers treat it as a bucket list trek, and they’re completely justified because it’s not every day you come across such a perfect winter trek.
4. Har Ki Dun Trek
Har ki Doon is a seasonal trek. In December, it gets inundated with 5 feet deep snow that authorities have to close its gates. Come March, the gates reopen for trekkers. The weather is pleasant and perfect for camping and trekking. This is one of the oldest trekking trails in our country. What I’ve noticed is that those who haven’t trekked there don’t know much about it, and those who have been there have fallen in love with it. I’m not sure what it is – whether it’s the charming riverside trail, the warmth you are welcomed with at the villages on the trail, the intimidating view of the surrounding peaks, or the visit to Ruinsara Tal. Whatever it is, it never fails to impress.
5. Kalsubai Peak / Mount Kalsubai
At a distance of 12 km from Bhandardara, 165 km from Mumbai & 174 km from Pune, Kalsubai Peak is a mountain peak in Sahyadri Hills in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The peak of Kalsubai perched at an altitude of 5400 feet (1646 m) and it is the highest peak in Maharashtra you must include in Maharashtra packages. Mount Kalsubai is a famous trekking destination in Maharashtra. The trekking route attracts large number of visitors, some to conquer the highest peak in Maharashtra, some trek to Kalsubai to visit Mandir and offer prayers to local deity Kalsubai. The temple houses an old well, where the water level never drops below 3 feet. A religious fair is organised by the locals at this temple during Navratri.