Snowfall at Kuari Pass leaves trekkers thrilled

Snowfall at Kuari Pass leaves trekkers thrilled

Category News

By Swathi Chatrapathy


Nov 28, 10:00 a.m.: It has been snowing since yesterday at Kuari Pass, leaving at least 6 inches of snow across the Khullara and Taali campsites. Trekkers opened their tents this morning to witness the landscape draped in snow, something every trekker dreams of. 

Given that it is the onset of winter, this snowfall was expected. The temperatures have been dropping almost -8 degrees every night. Additionally, winters in Kuari are known to be notoriously cold, much colder than other winter treks.

Currently, all our trekkers are safe and happy on the trek. Even though one team did not get a chance to go to the summit because of the sudden snowfall, all trekkers were in high spirits after witnessing a snowfall. The climate right now is still cloudy, and another wave of snowfall may be on the horizon. 

Upcoming trekkers must come geared up with the right layers (at least 5 layers for the winter). Keep in mind that snow also raises the difficulty of the trek by a notch. Fitness is key to having a comfortable trek. 

If you’d like to trek in snow or even witness a snowfall, plan your winter trek soon (choose Jan and Feb for higher snow!)

View winter treks

Swathi Chatrapathy

Chief Editor

About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.