Snowfall at Har Ki Dun and Kedarkantha treks. See latest photos!

Snowfall at Har Ki Dun and Kedarkantha treks. See latest photos!

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By Latika Payak

2023-11-15

The minimum temperature on treks is dipping below 0°C and treks have started witnessing their initial snowfalls.

This week, the Har Ki Dun and Kedarkantha experienced a handsome dusting of snow.

“We witnessed a snowfall at Har Ki Dun and at Boslo campsites. As a result, the entire valley got covered in snow!” shares Trek Leader Gagandeep, who was leading the Nov 7 group of Har Ki Dun.

The presence of snow usually raises the difficulty level of treks. But that isn’t the case so early in the season.

“It’s easy to trek in fresh snow. You get a good grip. And the snow is not too much; it melts quickly when the sun is out. So we did not face any tricky sections due to snow this time,” Gagandeep adds.

The case was similar on the Kedarkantha trek where Trek Leader Rahul Paul was pleased to see the higher altitudes of the mountain covered in snow.

We’re now at the beginning of winter. It will take a few more good snowfalls for the blanket of snow to thicken on treks. That’s likely to happen by January. So, if you’re planning to trek in snow, plan it accordingly.

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Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.