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.
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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.