New Batches Opened For Winter 2019 Treks

We have opened new batches for winter treks in the Christmas season — from mid-December to the end of December.

We have opened different routes with different campsites for some of these treks, to make sure that the trails aren’t crowded. The alternate routes have been chosen only after seeing how pretty they are, and making sure of a great camping experience. So don’t worry while choosing the routes. Just see if the dates suit you and sign up for the treks.

Note: Route 1 treks will go on as scheduled. There are no changes in those. 

Jan Wall - Brahmatal-santhosh A
We have opened new dates for Kedarkantha, Brahmatal, Deoriatal, Har Ki Dun and Mukta Top. Picture taken at Brahmatal in winter by Santhosh A

Below is a list of the new dates opened.

Kedarkantha Route 1

(Route 1: Kotgaon – Khujey – Bhuja Dhadhi – Kedarkantha Summit – Munaila / Bhuja Dadhi – Sankri)

Kedarkantha Route 2

(Route 2: Gaichwan Gaon – Julota – Lower Pukhrola – Kedarkantha Summit – Julota – Gaichwan Gaon)

Brahmatal Route 1

(Route 1: Lohajung – Bekaltal – Brahmatal camp – Brahmatal Top – Khorurai – Lohajung) 

Brahmatal Route 2

(Route 2: Lohajung – Drive to Wan – Tilbudi – Brahmatal camp – Brahmatal Top – Bekaltal – Lohajung)


Har Ki Dun

Mukta Top

To sign up for these treks:

  1. Click on the dates that suit you.
  2. All of these treks and routes will have snow from mid-December onwards.
  3. The new routes are as beautiful as the other routes. So don’t worry about the change of routes.

If you have any questions, drop in a comment below. We’ll help you out!

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33 thoughts on “New Batches Opened For Winter 2019 Treks

  1. Hello swathi ,
    We are 6 family members ,we have booked for chandrashila trek on 17 dec .
    But now we are confused that we should opt for bhrmatal trek ,plz guide us .
    Last year we have done kedarkantha on the same dates

    1. Hi Amar, I think you’ve made the right decision choosing Deoriatal, especially if you’re going with family. It gives you the luxury of leisurely time and rest / exploration time at the campsites, which can really help the family bond. Brahmatal is a little tougher and tighter in terms of the schedule. In terms of beauty, they are both stunning at this time of the year! So I would say, stick to your plan. 🙂

  2. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after looking at many of the articles
    I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m
    certainly happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking
    back frequently!

    1. Hi Tejas, we will send you an email once we open batches for the Pin Parvati Trek. We haven’t run it in the past 2 years, and are not likely to. You can read about it here –

      In the meantime, I suggest you do the Pin Bhaba Pass Trek, it is in Himachal as well. You can read about it here – It is a close cousin of the Pin Parvati Trek.

      In fact, this comparison of the two treks will give you a good idea of what to expect –

  3. Hello swati,
    We r a group of 5 people (around 25 yrs of age),never done trekking but are fit in general..which winter trek should we opt for?

  4. I’m planning a easy to moderate trek in February with my wife for our 27th anniversary. We follow strict jain diet. Which options do you suggest at that time?

    1. Hi Rajen, what a lovely way to celebrate your 27th anniversary! 🙂

      Yes, we can arrange Jain meals for your wife and you. I suggest going for the Dayara Bugyal Trek or the Brahmatal Trek.

      In February, the mountains are in transit from monsoon to spring. There will be a snow cover. It is a wonderful time to trek 🙂

  5. Hey
    Can you suggest me for my first snow trek
    Confused between dayara bugyal and brahmatal
    Much excited for brahmatal but
    can we expect camping in the snow if yes then on which trek?

    1. Hi Anjali, both treks offer an excellent snow experience. If it is your first snow trek, I suggest you do the Dayara Bugyal trek. It has beautiful views of Mt.Bandarpoonch and the Gangotri range. Further, the campsites are beautiful! There are some thrilling climbs to high points, and some of the best alpine meadows in Uttarakhand. Check out the dates here The batches in December are filling fast, we have batches in January as well.

    1. Hi Dr Jenish, if you’re planning a winter trek, then Deoriatal or Dayara Bugyal will suit you well. They’re perfect for first timers, with just the right amount of climbing and the right amount of leisure time. So go for one of these two. 🙂

  6. Hi Swati. I am currently considering a winter trek during the third or fourth week of December but not able to decide which trek I should do. I have previously done Roopkund last year. What do you suggest?

    1. Hi Abhro, I would suggest going for Mukta Top or Dayara Bugyal. They’re both fantastic winter treks with no crowds (that’s a big bonus on winter treks). You could also consider Sandakphu, which will give you a very different experience from Sandakphu, as it shows you a Nepali way of trekking. So choose from any of these. 🙂

  7. Dear Swati

    We are group of 4. Two adult two children age 18 &15 years . I plan for trekking in July 20 in North India . This would be first time we would be trekking. Could you please suggest which trek we should consider.

    1. Hi Rashmi, if you’re trekking in July, then Bhrigu Lake and Beas Kund are very good treks you can do with your children. They are both 4 day treks in Himachal and take you through few of the loveliest grasslands of Himachal, where you’re surrounded by snow-capped mountains. It gives you a good camping experience as well. Keep in mind that both of them involve fairly steep climbs. Nothing too difficult, but all four of you will have to train physically by running and strengthening for at least a month / 45 days before the trek.

  8. I do the bramatal-trek in december.
    Is there the possibility to leave unneeded luggage in the base-camp in Lohajung?
    I don’t need the drop off option and have it with me on the mountain I want to leave it on the base.

    1. Hi Simon, we do have a facility for you to leave extra luggage behind at Lohajung. Most trekkers do have excess luggage that they like to leave behind. You just have to hand it over to the Trek Leader on the first day. There are no charges for this.

    1. Hi Bandana, Kedarkantha is a great trek in February. It’s like a snowy wonderland. But keep in mind that it’s peak winter and the temperatures usually drop to -10 and -15 degrees in the evenings. You’ll have to carry enough layers and work on your fitness for at least two months in advance.

  9. I am 18 ,can i travel alone to kedarkantha trek , are group leaders present there ? whats the size of group ? i m really hesitant to go alone

    1. Hi Kaanch,

      If you are going for your first high-altitude trek, then I would strongly recommend going with well-trained professionals, no matter which trek you opt for. Not only is it safer, would also learn many essential skills required to survive and enjoy the outdoors.
      A full sized Indiahikes batch, with 18 trekkers, is accompanied by a certified Trek Leader, Guide and 3-4 local support staff throughout the trek.

  10. I am a fan of your blog and I follow you guys on YouTube as well.
    I am 25 and please advise me for a challenging trek done by India Hikes?
    Love to go with you guys and be a part of it.

    1. Hi Alan, thanks for the encouraging words. 🙂 We have lots of challenging treks, especially if you’re a very fit and experienced person. But our suggestions depend on when you might want to trek. The best thing to do would be to check this page, use the filters and see which trek might suit you –

  11. Hi …I did chopta chandrshila in the end of January last to last year …it was beautiful…I am.planning to do a similar kind of trek in December end or January…can you suggest me a similar kind of experience…a snow covered trek…

    1. Hi Prashant,
      I’m glad to hear about your experience on the Deoriatal Chandrashila trek. I’d suggest Dayara Bugyal for your second winter trek 🙂

  12. Hi there,

    I am attending a wedding and will be in Delhi until 12/5 or 12/6. My return flight departs from Delhi on 12/13. Which trek do you recommend based on my time frame? I am in good shape so anything that is not too advanced would be fine for me.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Rachel,
      Keeping your time constraints in mind, we would recommend going for the 7th December batch of Kedarkantha. It’s a beautiful trek and you would be back in Dehradun by the evening of 12th December 🙂