• 8 winter trekking tips for the Indian Himalaya

    Despite its extra challenges winter trekking can be fun. For starters, the air is crisp and the visibility is better in winters. With fewer people out trekking, there is a far greater onus on serenity and self-reliance.

  • Kullu to Bijli Mahadev Temple (Himachal Pradesh) winter trek

    Bijli Mahadev is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. At an elevation of 2452 metres, the temple overlooks Parvati valley. This temple is unique because the ‘Shiva-Lingam’ in the temple is occasionally struck by lightning and it shatters into pieces. The acting priest then uses butter as an adhesive to put the lingam together.

  • Baagi village to Prashar Lake (Himachal Pradesh) winter trek

    Prashar Lake lies 50 km north of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India. Along the lake is a three-storied pagoda-like temple dedicated to sage Prashar. Built-in the thirteenth century, legend has it that the temple was built by a baby from a single tree.

  • Triund to Snowline Cafe (Himachal Pradesh) winter trek

    Snowline café is a small tea shop, 3 kilometres from Triund on the Triund – Indrahar Pass trail. Nestled on a ridge it has a panoramic view of Indrahar pass and the Dhauladhars. A well-marked yet narrow trail with a sheer drop leads to the café.

  • Mcleodganj to Triund (Himachal Pradesh) winter trek

    A winter trek to Triund is can be an easy or moderately difficult endeavour depending on the amount of snow that season. Triund is a 6-kilometre trek over a wide and well-marked trail. Nevertheless, a winter ascent comes with its share of challenges.

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