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Kedarkantha an Ideal Trek for beginners

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The Kedarkantha trek is a 6 days and 5 night’s round trip trek which starts and ends at Dehradun. The difficulty level of the trek is moderate and is a great option for all those who do not have much experience trekking.

Kedarkantha Terrific Snow Trek for Beginners

With the advent of the New Year, I, like a billion other people, decided to turn my life around this year. And what better way to do that, than escaping right into the lap of Mother Nature i.e. The Himalayas to break free from my boring, mechanized, city life and rejuvenate. Because of my quest for adventure and unforgettable experiences, and my lack of trekking experience, The Kedarkantha trek seemed like the perfect option. The Kedarkantha trek is a 6 days and 5 night’s round trip trek which starts and ends at Dehradun.  The difficulty level of the trek is moderate and is a great option for all those who do not have much experience trekking. Kedarkantha is a beautiful rounded peak situated in the picturesque tons river valley. It is located in the Singtur range of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India and is elevated at a height of 3800 meters above the sea level.

DAY 1: I was travelling from Delhi with a few friends but we were lucky enough to meet some of our trek mates on the train itself which gave us more time to interact before the trek began. Upon reaching Dehradun, we easily found the Cab that was to take us to the camp site at Sankri. The drive was absolutely beautiful and gave us a taste of what lies ahead. Driving along the tons river was definitely a highlight of the trip. Upon reaching Sankri we were divided into groups and allocated our tents for the night.

DAY 2: The next day of Kedarkantha trek we began with a 6 AM wake up call, followed by super fun exercise session. Today was a little cloudy and the entire setting looked straight out of a travel magazine. (One of those 1000 things to do before you die articles) After a heavy breakfast of cornflakes, masala chai and paranthas, we began our trek at 8 AM sharp. We trekked through dense pine forests with some sensational views. Our Kedarkantha trekking instructor familiarized us with several techniques to minimize breaks and reaching the next camp site in time. From spotting wild boars, hares and langoors to drinking the sweetest water from the brooks, this day gave us memories that we will cherish forever. Upon trekking for a few more hours we reached our next camp site at Juda ka Talab.  As the sun set and the stars came up over this picturesque view of snow clad mountains and the lake in the centre, we made our tents and food. Although I should’ve been exhausted from all the walking and trekking, sleep did not come to me for a long time. I kept thinking about this poem by Sanober khan:

“I do not want to sleep,

For fear I might miss the twinkle of the brightest star.

For fear I may never know,

How the moon glimmers in the darkest hour.”

DAY 3: I woke up early in the morning to see the magical sunrise at the Juda ka Talab with the golden glow spreading over the snow clad peaks and reflecting over the lake spreading warmth all over the clearing. A morning this beautiful always makes me retrospect, makes my city life problems seem so trivial, and makes me want to believe in a god for only he could’ve thought of something as divine as this. Today was a comparatively lighter day. We were given ample amount of time to enjoy and explore the wilderness. Being a photography enthusiast I managed to get some fantastic shots of the scenic beauty around me. After a lunch of delicious dal chawal and Aaloo Sabji, prepared by our cook Mr. Atar Singh ji (with our help of course), we trekked for 4 hours to reach the next campsite  that is the Kedarkantha base camp.

DAY 4: Today, after an early breakfast, we started trekking to summit the Kedarkantha peak. We cleared several meadows covered in gorgeous wild flowers and grazing cattle. Despite the exhaustion, the feeling of summiting a peak is so exquisite, that it almost instantaneously filled us with energy. The mountain was summited with the 15 of us running full speed towards the top, yelling on top of our lungs! The view from the peak was, for lack of a better word, DREAMY! We had the best lunch of our lives in this mesmerizing setting of snow clad peaks around us and only the sound of our laughter filling the air. After observing, exploring and photographing this peak, we spend the night camping at the base.

DAY 5: We followed a stone market trail in Hargaon which led us to a dense pine and walnut forest. The minute we entered the forest, all our senses were heighten. We could smell the fresh fragrance of the leaves, we could hear the birds chirping, I also spotted a carcass of a wild boar I think! The walk was always accompanied by the jokes and funny banter between us. We got a few glimpses of the Har-ki-dun valley also and spent the night at Sankri.

Day 6:  This was the last day of the trek and we were driving back from Sankri to Dehradun. We had to say our goodbye’s to our trek instructors here only. As we drove through the same scenic road between Sankri and Dehradun, I thought of how many changes I see in myself in only 6 days. Everything from my appearance to my thought process has changed drastically. The air in the bus was filled with hope. Hope of staying in touch, hope of meeting again in the future, hope of having many more such life altering experiences! It was indeed my best new year’s resolution..YET.

Here are our Upcoming treks for Kedarkantha Trek and Kedarkantha Winter Trek batches

DEPARTURES (All departures for Kedarkantha Trek are ex Sankri)

1st Batch : 8th October – 13th October 2016  

2nd Batch : 15th October – 20th October 2016  

3rd Batch : 22nd October – 27th October 2016  

4th Batch : 29th October – 3rd November 2016  

5th Batch : 5th November 2016 – 10th November 2016 

6th Batch : 12th November 2016 – 17th November 2016 

7th Batch : 19th November 2016 – 24th November 2016 

8th Batch : 26th November 2016 – 1st December 2016 

Kedarkantha Snow Trek Winter Batches 

1st Batch : 17th December 2016 (Open)

2nd Batch : 18th December 2016 (Open)

3rd Batch : 19th December 2016 (Open)

4th Batch : 20th December 2016 (Open)

5th Batch : 21st December 2016 (Open)

6th Batch : 22nd December 2016 (Open)

7th Batch : 23rd December 2016 (Open)

8th Batch : 24th December 2016 I (Open)

9th Batch : 24th December 2016 II (Open)

10th Batch : 25th December 2016 I  (Open)

11 th Batch : 25th December 2016 II  (Open)

12th Batch : 26th December 2016 (Open)

13th Batch : 27th December 2016 (Open)

14th Batch : 28th December 2016 (Open)

15th Batch : 29th December 2016 (Open)

17th Batch : 31st  December 2016 (Open)

18th Batch : 1st January 2017 (Open)

19th  Batch : 2nd January 2017 (Open)live streaming film The Great Wall 2016 online

20th Batch : 3rd January 2017 (Open)

Tosh Valley Trek – Animal Pass – Renok Adventures

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Tosh Valley Trek – Animal Pass

Tosh Valley trek is a popular small trek in the Parvati Valley which leads to the Pin Parvati Pass Trek and Animal Pass Trek. The Tosh Nallah meets the Parbati river at Pulga coming from the North. The Tosh valley Trek starts in a narrow valley but as you trek it opens up and you come across several beautiful meadows along the Tosh Valley Trek. The Tosh valley trek takes you to the beautiful view of Tosh Glacier and snowcapped peaks Papasura (6451m) & White Sail (6446m)

Trek Duration : 5 Days 4 nights

Destinations Covered in the Tosh Valley Trek : Bhuntar, Barsheni, Kasol, Animal Pass, Tosh Village

Tosh Valley Cost : Rs 11500 + 4.5% Service Tax (Bhuntar to Bhuntar) 

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation (Camping)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg) (Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner)
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek guide
  • Permit Fee
  • Transport from Bhuntar and return

What’s Not Included :-

  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason
  • Unscheduled stay due to landslide

Fixed Departures for Tosh Valley Trek 2016

  • 10th September 2016
  • 17th September 2016

Brief Itinerary Tosh Valley Trek 

Day 01: Drive from Bhuntar to Tosh Village and Trek to Buddha Ban (3020m – 5 hours)

Day 02: Buddhaban – Sharam Thach (3505m – 5 to 7 Hours)

Day 03: Sharam Thach – Shamshi Thach (3800m – 4 to 5 Hours)

Day 04: Trek upto Animal Pass Lake and return Sharam Thach (3505m 6 to 9 Hours)

Day 05: Trek from Shamshi Thach – Tosh and drive to Bhuntar (6 hours )

Detailed Itinerary : Tosh Valley Trek – Animal Pass

Day 01: Drive from Bhuntar to Tosh and Trek from Tosh village – Buddha Ban (3020m – 5 hours)

Arrive at Bhuntar then take transport to reach Barsheni and meet our team and then start the short drive to Tosh Village to start the trek enroute stop for breakfast and freshn up. The drive from Barsheni to Manikaran is on beautiful curvaceous road and takes around an hour and a half. The Tosh Valley Trek trail starts from above the Barsheni village with a beautiful view of Parvati Valley Dam and picturesque confluence of Tosh and Parvati River. Tosh Valley Trek starts with a gradual climb from the Tosh village along the raging Tosh river through dense forests of Pine, Oak, Deodar etc to reach Buddhaban meadow which is our campsite.

As you reach Buddhaban campsite, enjoy the scenic surroundings and natural sprigs. You may also try your hands on bouldering at huge rocks.

Day 02: Buddhaban – Sharam Thach (3505m – 4 to 5 Hours)

We will start with morning exercise and sumptuous breakfast and proceed to Tosh Valley Trek. The trekking trail climbs from Buddhaban campsite towards the tree line to continue towards open meadows and clusters of Rhododendron and Juniper. After trekking for good 4 to 5 hours we will reach our campsite at Sharam Thach.

Day 03: Sharam Thach – Shamshi Thach (3800m – 4 to 5 Hours)

After a good sleep after getting used to the sleeping bags we start our Tosh Valley Trek with morning exercise and breakfast. After the steep climb you may encounter patches of snow which is going to be a challenging and once that is crossed the rest to the todays trekking trail will be an easy one. Continue on Tosh Valley Trek along the gushing Tosh River. After a short descent, you arrive at Shamshi Thach a beautiful campsite at the base of the valley with amazing views of Tosh Glacier in the north and Kullu Makalu Peak in the east. After enjoying the views during the height gain we return to camp for a hot cup of Tea.

 Day 04: Trek upto Animal Pass Lake and return Sharam Thach (3505m 6 to 9 Hours)

After our morning routine we get ready for the exploration of the Tosh Valley Trek towards the Animal Pass lake (4260 meters) it’s an arduous trek of around 5 to 6 hours which offers the great views of snow clad peaks of Papsura, Dharamsura and Devachan. Trek little further to have the mesmerizing view of Deo Tibba Range.

Day 05: Trek from Shamshi Thach – Tosh and drive to Bhuntar (6 hours )

Start early though it’s a long day but all downhill trek to Buddhaban. Be ready with your backpacks this is your last day of Tosh Valley Trek (Animal Pass Trek). We will trek back to Barsheni Village you can either take a transport to Bhuntar or stay in Barsheni for complete relaxation.

Dzongri Trek

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Short on time and still want to savor the majesty of West Sikkim trek in Himalayas then the Dzongri Trek is the best. The Dzongri trek is the shares the same trek route to Chaurikhang the HMI Basecamp and Goechala Pass Trek. Dzongri Trek starts at Yuksom the erstwhile capital of Sikkim, after crossing four cantilever bridges and through thick pristine forest of Sikkim Himalayas takes you to the highest point of at Dzongri Top around 15000 ft from where one can imbibe the splendor of Kanchenjunga National Park and jagged mountain peaks like Kabru, Kabru Dome, Frey Peak, Renok Peak.

Dzongri Trek – A short Trek to Altitude above 4000 m

 

 DZONGRI TREK ITINERARY

  • Day 1 Dzongri Trek : Drive from NJP to Yuksom
  • Day 2 Dzongri Trek : Trek from Yuksom to Bakhim (3000m, 6 Hrs)
  • Day 3 Dzongri Trek : Trek from Bakhim to Dzongri (4030m, 5 Hrs)
  • Day 4 Dzongri Trek : Dzongri Exploration Day
  • Day 5 Dzongri Trek : Trek from Dzongri to Bakhim (4030m, 4 Hrs)
  • Day 6 Dzongri Trek : Trek from Bakhim to Yuksom  (1875m, 5 Hrs)
  • Day 7 Dzongri Trek : Drive from Yuksom to NJP

TREK DURATION: 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation (Camping & Hotel Stay)
  • Meals while on trek(Veg)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Leader, Guide and support staff.
  • Transport from NJP and return (as per Dzongri Trek itinerary)

DEPARTURES

  • Batch1: 16th April – 22nd April 2016
  • Batch2: 30th April-6th May 2016
  • Batch3: 14th May – 20th May 2016
  • Batch4: 28th May – 3rd June 2016
  • Batch5: 11th June – 17th June 2016
  • Batch6: 25th June – 1st July 2016
  • Batch7: 10th September – 16th September 2016
  • Batch8: 24th September – 30th September 2016
  • Batch 9: 8th October – 14th October 2016
  • Batch 10: 22nd October – 28th October 2016
  • Batch 11: 5th November – 11th November 2016
  • Batch 12: 19th November – 25th November 2016

Dzongri Trek Cost: Rs 10750 (Ex NJP) + 3.63% Service Tax

Dzongri Trek Itinerary
Day 1: New Jalpaiguri railway station to Yuksom

New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) is located in the Jalpaiguri District which is considered to be the Gateway to the Northeast. All major cities and towns are connected to NJP via the Indian Railways. The closet airport is Bagdogra Airport which is about 16km from NJP. From NJP we take a taxi to Yuksom in Sikkim. This journey will take us approximately 6 hrs. Yuksom is a beautiful town in West Sikkim which was once the capital of Sikkim. Overnight stay in Yuksom

Day 2 Dzongri Trek : Trek from Yuksom to Bakhim (3000m, 6 Hrs)

This is the first day of the trek. After walking across open fields we enter the beautiful valley of the Rathong river. En route appreciate ancient Oak, Conifer and Bamboo forests and the luxuriant ferns and delicate orchids that line the trail . Yuksom (1760m) marks the entrance to the Kangchenjunga National Park. Just after leaving the village you can see Bakhim on a ridge high above the confluence of the Rathong and Prek Rivers, which will give you an idea of how to pace yourself for the day. We trek through Oak and later Rhododendron forests. Bakhim has a forest rest house and a tea and snack stall. We will rest for a while and enjoy the view of the Yuksom Valley.

Day 3 Dzongri Trek : Trek from Bakhim to Dzongri (4030m, 5 Hrs)

 

The trek from Bakhim to Dzongri via Tshokha involves quite considerable altitude gain. We continue walking until we reach the bridge over the river Prerak. Prayer flags in the distance are an indication of the start of the Goechala trail. Trek from Bakhim to Tshokha and till Phedang is quite steep, it’s a well laid out path with wooden logs. At 12,000 feet and a source of water nearly Phedang is a perfect place to stop for lunch. We then continue for Dzongri. Through this leg of the trek you will be reaching over 13,000 feet, so headaches are not uncommon due to the thin air. In about 6 -7hrs we reach Dzongri. Overnight stay at Dzongri.

 

Day 4 Dzongri Trek : Dzongri Exploration Day

Today is the exploration day and we trek to Dzongri top early in the morning to get sunlit view of Kanchenchunja massif benicar generic. Experience how the golden rays of the sun interact with this magnificent mountain range. After enjoying this spectacular view we retrace our steps to Dzongri campsite. Dzongri Top is the highest point on the Dzongri  trek from where we will get a 180 degree panoramic view of the Kanchenchunja range. If we start early at 4am we can reach the top just in time for the sunrise.

Day 5 Dzongri Trek : Trek from Dzongri to Bakhim (4030m, 4 Hrs)

We trek back with amzing views of snow clad peaks of Himalayas as close as we were in heaven for a day. You could literally see the mountain peaks waving goodbye from behind the clouds.

Day 6 Dzongri Trek : Trek from Bakhim to Yuksom  (1875m, 5 Hrs)

We followed the same trekking route from Tshokha, Bakhim and trek back to Yuksom, putting an end to a spellbinding Dzongri Trek.

Day 7 Dzongri Trek : Drive from Yuksom to NJP

We drive back from Yuksom to NJP with a mosaic of frozen memories of the Trek.live streaming film Logan 2017 online

 

 

 

Indrahar Pass Trek

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Indrahar Pass is a mountain pass in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. Located at an altitude of 4,342 metres (14,245 ft) above sea level, near the tourist town of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, Indrahar pass forms the border between Kangra and Chamba districts.

It is part of a very popular trekking route from Dharamshala. It attracts substantial tourist traffic during the trekking season between May–October.

Indrahar pass trail starts from our very own little Tibet of India- Mcleodganj , then further we start from Dharamkot we start our trek towards Triund.. Triund trekking trail is steep ascent and takes around 4-5 hours of trekking through dense forest..You can see beautiful views of Dhauladhar range and Kangra valley from Triund meadow…

Small trek from Triund hill to Laka Got is important for acclimatization to the steep rise in altitude.

Early morning we start for the Indrahar Pass Trek..From the Indrahar Pass you can have the amazing views of majestic peaks of Pir Panjal range of central Himalayas.

After crossing the Indrahar Pass the trekking trail is a steep descent till Chatta Paroa, and the we proceed having a look at the meadows of Mandara to reach the beautiful village of Kuwarsi. Later Drive to Chamba Town..


Trek Duration : 5 Days 4Nights

Destinations Covered during Indrahar Pass Trek : Mcleodganj, Chamba, Triund

Cost per Person: Rs 8000 + 4.50% service tax per person(Ex Mcleodganj to Chamba)

Early Booking Cost per Person: Rs 6500 + 4.50 % service tax per person (Ex Mcleodganj )
What’s Included :

  • Accommodation (Camping during the trek)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Trekking Equipment (Tents & Sleeping bags only)
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff

What’s Not Included :

  • Trekking Poles, Jackets, Boots etc
  • Any Deviation or detour
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason

DEPARTURES (All departures for The Indrahar Pass Trek are ex Mcleodganj )

  • 1st Batch :2nd October 2015 (Full) 
  • 2nd Batch :11th October 2015 (Open)

 

Indrahar Pass Trek Itinerary Brief

Indrahar Pass Trek Day 01: Trek from Mcleodganj to Triund

Indrahar Pass Trek Day 02: Trek from Triund hill to ILaka Got/Lahesh Caves (5 Kms, 4 Hrs)

Indrahar Pass Trek Day 03: Trek from Lahesh Caves to  Indrahar Pass and Return (10 Kms, 7Hrs)

Indrahar Pass Trek Day 04: Trek from Lahesh Caves to Mcleodganj (12 Kms, 6Hrs)

 

Indrahar Pass Trek Detailed Itinerary 

Day 01:  Mcleodganj

Trek from Dharamkot to Triund Hill (9 Kms, 6 Hrs)

Mcleodganj and explore this little Tibet of India and Dalai Lama’s abode. Mcleodganj offers great environment to connect with nature and a chance to imbibe the Tibetan culture. Have your breakfast and we will start walking towards Bhagsu Nag and from Dharamkot follow the well laid trekking trail towards Triud. Triund trekking trail is steep ascent and takes around 4-5 hours of trekking through dense forest of oak, pine, rhododendron and deodar trees. We will have our packed lunch at a beautiful spot on the triund trekking. Arrive at Triund hill and check into forest lodge or set up our camp. You can see beautiful views of Dhauladhar range and Kangra valley from Triund meadow.

Day 02: ILaka Got (Laka Glacier)

Trek from Triund hill to ILaka Got / Lahesh Caves (6 Kms, 4 Hrs)

After breakfast we trek from Triund to Lahesh Caves crossing SnowLine Cafe and Ilaga Got. It is steep climb on a rocky route. We reach Lahesh Caves where trekkers can stay inside the caves if they are vacant otherwise we will pitch our tents.

Day 03: Indrahar Pass

Trek from Lahesh Caves to Indrahar Pass Trek and return. (9 Kms, 7Hrs)

After an early breakfast we start the Indrahar Pass Trek. If we start early then we get enough time to enjoy the stunning views from the Indrahar Pass. From the Indrahar Pass you can have the amazing views of majestic peaks of Pir Panjal range of central Himalayas. If you want to enjoy snow trekking then till June you will be trekking through snow glaciers.  After crossing the Indrahar Pass the trekking trail is a steep descent till Chatta Paroa where we will camp today.

Day 04: Mcleodganj 

Trek from Ilaqa Got to Mcleodganj (12 Kms, 6Hrs)

After few kilometers of downhill trek through the thick forest and marked trail we descend to Dharamkot and our trek comes to end with mosaic of beautiful memories.

Triund Trek – A weekend Trek

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Triund trek is one of the popular weekend treks in Dhauladhar range. Triund trek starts from Mcleodganj and further can be extended up to Indrahar Pass Trek

Triund trek is one of the popular weekend treks in Dhauladhar range. Triund trek starts from Mcleodganj and further can be extended up to Indrahar Pass Trek. The entire triund trek is full of thrilling adventures for the first time trekkers in the Himalayas and all the experiences are rewarding. The Triund trek is one of the most popular treks in Himachal Pradesh trekking circuit.

 

High, snow-capped Himalayan peaks tower nearby. This attractive lodge is located at the far end of Triund.

Trek Duration : 2 Days 1Nights
Destinations Covered during Triund Trek : McLeodganj, Dharamkot, Triund, Snow Line
Cost per Person: Rs 2200 + 4.5% service tax per person  (Ex Mcleodganj)
What’s Included :

  • Camping in Triund: All accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals during Trek includes : Day 1: Lunch and Dinner Day 2: Breakfast (Vegetarian with eggs in breakfast)
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff

What’s Not Included :

  • Personal expenses..
  • Any kind of transportation
  • Any other transportation not Included in Inclusions
  • Porters to Carry Bags
  • First aid medical kits
  • Personal gear.
  • Cost escalation due to unforeseen events
  •  Anything which is not mentioned in the Inclusions

 

DEPARTURES (All departures for The Triund Trek are ex Mcleodganj)

Triund Trek Itinerary Detail

Triund    (Triund Trek)           DAY 1

Arrive at Mcleodganj

Triund is situated at an altitude of 2827m. We start our trek early and make sure we reach the top before it gets dark. Approximately, for an individual, it takes around 3-4 hrs to reach the top, after reaching the top, we experience the scenic views of the mountains and the sunset. .Explore the region. An overnight stay in tents awaits you at Triund.

Mcleodganj (TRIUND TREK)       DAY 2

TREK FROM Triund TO Mcleodganj

After having breakfast, follow the same route on the way back to Mcleodganj..

 


Chopta Tungnath Trek

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Join Renok Adventures on the Chopta Tungnath Trek which takes us through one of the most breathtakingly beautiful part of the Garhwal Himalayas.

The Chopta Tungnath trek takes us to one of the most breathtakingly beautiful part of the Garhwal Himalayas. We start from Okhimath, and pass through Deoria tal, Chopta and Tungnath to reach the summit of Chandrashila for a great view of the Indian Himalayas. Maximum altitude reached on the Chopta Tungnath trek would be around 4000m at the summit of Chandrashila.  This region is a protected sanctuary for musk deer, and is rich in flora and fauna. Tungnath is famous for being the highest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. On top of Chandrashila we will be able to see Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Nandadevi and Trishul peaks.

Chopta Tungnath Trek Duration : 6 Days 5 Nights

Destinations Covered : Chopta, Deoria Tal, Tungnath, Chandrashila

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation (Hotel, Camping)
  • Meals(during trek)
  • Trekking equipment
  • First aid medical kit
  • Qualified and experienced trek guide and support staff
  • Transport from Haridwar to Okhimat and return from Chopta to Haridwar as per itinerary

Cost per person : INR 9000 + 3.5% service tax (ex Haridwar)

Itinerary Detail

Rudraprayag/Devprayag Day 1 – Rishikesh to Rudraprayag/Devprayag

 We depart from Rishikesh in the morning. Reach Rudraprayag/Devprayag in the evening. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag/Devprayag.

Deoria Tal  Day 2 – Drive to Ukhimat. .Lunch. Trek starts at Sari village. Ends at Deoria Tal

We depart early for Ukhimath by road.At Ukhimat we have lunch. After lunch we take a short drive to Sari village. At Sari village we get our first experience of trekking in Uttarakhand.We pass through forests as we trek uphill to reach our destination- Deoria Tal (2400 metres). Overnight camp at Deoria Tal. Deoria Tal is a beautiful lake which gives a 300 degree panoramic view of great peaks like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Yellow Tooth, Kedar Range, Kalanag, etc.

Banagher  Day 3 – Trek continues from Deoria Tal to Banagher ( 5hrs approx)

This trek takes us through thickly forested areas of the Garhwal Himalayas. It takes around 5 hours to reach Banagher. Overnight camp at Banagher.

Chopta  Day 4 – Banagher to Chopta

 

 Trek from Banagher to the high meadows of Chopta. Overnight camp. Chopta(2900m) known as ‘Mini Switzerland’ of the Garhwal Himalayas, is situated amidst thick forest of Pine, Deodar and Rhododendrons.

Chandrashila, Tungnath  Day 5 – Chopta to Chandrashila and back to Chopta.

 We trek to Tungnath(3680m). Tungnath is the world’s highest Shiv temple. From Tungnath we climb to the Summit of Chandrashila(3950m) and back to Chopta. At Chandrashila we get a spectacular view of Nandadevi, Trishul, Kedar Peak, Chaukhamba, Bandarpunch, etc.

 Rishikesh  Day6 – Drive from Chopta to Rishikesh(8-9 hours).

We drive back from Chopta to Rishikesh(8-9 hours). At Rishikesh our Chopta Tungnath trek ends. Trekking in the Himalayas has never been so much fun!!!

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The Malana trek

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Join Renok Adventures on this 5 day 4 night Malana trek to the ancient and mysterious village of Malana through the magnificent Chanderkhani Pass.

chanderkhani

The Malana village is a small community of tribal people who have a unique culture and their very own government. Legend has it that Alexander the Great during his invasion of India penetrated as far as this village where few soldiers who were left behind from his army intermarried and developed the society. The Malana trek takes us through the Chanderkhani Pass to Malana on of the most beautiful parts of Himachal Pradesh.

Trek Duration : 5 Days 4 Nights
Cost per Person: On Demand

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation (During the Malana Trek)
  • Meals
  • Trekking equipment
  • First aid medical kit
  • Qualified and experienced trek guide and support staff
  • All Transport from Manali as per the Malana trek

Itinerary ( Malana Trek)

Day 1 – Drive from Manali to Nagar. Trek to Rumsu

On the first day of the Malana Trek, we will drive from Manali to Naggar from where we will start our trek. Manali is the adventure capital of India  and other famous treks like the one to Hampta Pass start from here. The distance is 25 kms by jeep. After that, a trek will start from Naggar to Rumsu. Stay overnight in a camp near Rumsu village.

Day 2 – Trek from Rumsu to Chandarkhani base camp

After breakfast, our trek will start for the Chanderkhani base camp. We trek to the base camp through a forest of oak, poplar, pine, meadow of wild flowers and Rhododendron bushes. Overnight stay at Chanderkhani base.

Day 3 – Chandrakhani Base camp to Malana Village

Today we trek for around 6 hours to reach the famous Malana village. We cross the spectacular Chandrakhani Pass (3600m) on our way. Malana has its own lifestyle and social structure which is distinct from the rest of Himachal and India.

Day 4 – Trek from Manala to Jari.

This will be a downhill trek which should take us around 4 hours. The beautiful Pin Parvati range can be seen on our way to Jari.

Day 5 – Drive from Jari to Manali

We drive to Manali from Jari in the morning. Reach Manali in the afternoon. Manali Trek ends.

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Goechala Trek – Best of Sikkim Trekking – Renok Adventures

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Join us at Renok on the Goechala Trek through rhododendron forests to the snow-capped peaks and glaciers below the awesome summit of Kangchenjunga .

Goechala Trek – Great views of Mt Kanchenjunga

Goechala Trek gives you the best views of Kanchenjunga – the third highest mountain in the world, provides an inspiring backdrop for the Goechala Trek. Until the discovery of the height of Mt Everest in the 19th century, Kanchenjunga was considered to be the highest mountain in the world. Viewing its huge flanks rising high above the foothills, it is not hard to understand why, while the many 7000m peaks complete an impressive panorama.

Yet there are more than mountain views to whet the appetite of the seasoned trekker. The trails lead from steamy, subtropical forest with bamboo, luxuriant ferns and orchids to temperate forest bands with ancient oak and rhododendron trees before heading to the alpine meadows that afford uninterrupted views of the East Ridge of the mighty Kanchenjunga.

Trek Duration : 10 Days 9 Nights

Cost per Person: Rs 14500 + 4.5% per person (Ex NJP Including Transport)

Book Before 31st January 2017 Cost per Person: Rs 13500 + 4.5% per person (Ex NJP Including Transport)

 GOECHALA TREK ITINERARY

  • Day 1 Goechala Trek :- NJP to Yuksom(5,800ft).
  • Day 2 Goechala Trek :- Yuksom (5,800 feet) to Sachen (7,200 feet).4 hours.
  • Day 3 Goechala Trek :- Sachen (7,200 feet) – Tshoka (9,650 feet). 4 hours
  • Day 4 Goechala Trek :- Tshoka(9,650 feet)- Dzongri(12,980 feet) via Phedang (12,050 feet). 5-6 hours
  • Day 5 Goechala Trek :- Dzongri(12980ft) to Dzongri top and back.
  • Day 6 Goechala Trek :- Dzongri to Lamuney via Kockchurang(12096ft).6-7 hours.
  • Day 7 Goechala Trek :- Lamuney(13,693ft) to Goechala(16,000ft) and back to Kockchurang.10 hours.
  • Day 8 Goechala Trek :- Kokchurang to Tshoka via Phedang. 6-7 hours.
  • Day 9 Goechala Trek :- Tshoka to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen. 6 hours.
  • Day 10 Goechala Trek :- Drive back to NJP.

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation (Camping & Guest House Stay in Yuksom)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • Transport from NJP and return (as per Goechala Trek itinerary)

What’s Excluded :-

  • Permit Fee for foreigners.
  • Meals during transit or in Yuksom.
  • Mineral Water or Soft drinks.
  • Any tips or gratuity paid.
  • Anything which is not a part of our inclusions.

DEPARTURES

Batch 1: 15th April 2017 – 24th April 2017
Batch 2: 29th April 2017 – 8th May 2017
Batch 3: 13th May 2017 – 22nd May 2017
Batch 4: 27th May 2017 – 5th June 2017
Batch 5: 10th June 2017 – 19th June 2017
Batch 6: 24th June 2017 -3rd July 2017
Batch 7: 2nd September 2017 -11th September 2017
Batch 8: 16th September 2017 – 25th September 2017
Batch 9: 7th October 2017 – 16th October 2017
Batch 10: 21st October 2017 – 30th October 2017
Batch 11: 4th November 2017 – 13th November 2017

DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1: New Jalpaiguri railway station to Yuksom

New Jalpaiguri Railway Station(NJP) is located in the Jalpaiguri District which is considered to be the Gateway to the Northeast. All major cities and towns are connected to NJP via the Indian Railways. The closet airport is Bagdogra Airport which is about 16km from NJP. From NJP we take a taxi to Yuksom in Sikkim. This journey will take us approximately 6 hrs. Yuksom is a beautiful town in West Sikkim which was once the capital of Sikkim. Overnight stay in Yuksom

Day 2: Yuksom(5800 feet) to Sachen (7250feet). 4 hours

This is the first day of the trek. After walking across open fields we enter the beautiful valley of the Rathong river. En route appreciate ancient Oak, Conifer and Bamboo forests and the luxuriant ferns and delicate orchids that line the trail . Yuksom (1760m) marks the entrance to the Kanchenjunga National Park. Just after leaving the village you can see Baktim on a ridge high above the confluence of the Rathong and Prek Rivers, which will give you an idea of how to pace yourself for the day. Sachen is located at about 7200 feet above sea level. At Sachen we will find a lot of Log huts were we will spend the night.

Day 3 :- Sachen (7,200 feet) – Tshoka (9,650 feet). 3 ½ – 4 hours

The trek from Sachen to Tshoka involves quite considerable attitude gain. We continue walking until we reach the bridge over the river,Perk. Prayer flags in the distance are an indication of the start of the Goechala trail. We trek through Oak and later Rhododendron forests. On the way we pass through Bakhim. Bakhim has a forest rest house and a tea and snack stall. We can stop and rest for a while and enjoy the view of the Yuksom Valley. From Bakhim, Tshoka, is about an hour. From a distance you will see a trekkers hut on a plateau.This is Tshoka. Overnight stay in Tshoka.

Day 4 :- Tshoka(9,650 feet)- Dzongri(12,980 feet) via Phedang(12,050 feet). 5-6 hours

On the fourth day we have a steep climb. You will be surrounded by Rhododendron forests all around. After about half an hour in to the trek the trail changes to a well laid out path with wooden logs. In some time we reach Phedang. At 12,000 feet and a source of water nearly Phedang is a perfect place to stop for lunch. We then continue for Dzongri. Through this leg of the trek you will be reaching over 13,000 feet, so headaches are not uncommon due to the thin air. In about 6 -7 hrs we reach Dzongri. Overnight stay at Dzongri.

Day 5 :- Dzongri (12980ft) to Dzongri top(13681ft) and back.

Today we start a steep ascend to Dzongri top which will take up about an hour. This is the highest point on the trek from where we will get a 180 degree panoramic view of the Kanchenchunja range. If we start early at 4am we can reach the top just in time for the sunrise. Experience how the golden rays of the sun interact with this magnificent mountain range. After enjoying this spectacular view we retrace our steps to Dzongri.

Day 6 :- Dzongri(12980ft) to Lamuney(13,692ft) via Kockchurang(12096ft).6-7 hours.

Beyond Dzongri, the peak of Pandim looms above the Prek Valley. Below the mountain peaks are countless hanging glaciers and snowfields that define the upper reaches of this impressive alpine valley and the route to the GoechaLa, providing a taste of the days to follow. The hanging glaciers and moraine fields leave little doubt that you are in the midst of the high mountains while the alpine meadows are particularly attractive during May. From camp, head east from Dzongri to a series of cairns above the Prek Valley. From the ridge, a steep descent though rhododendron forest leads to the riverbed before heading up along the boulder-strewn riverbed to a bridge over the Prek River. The trail leads to the meadows at Thangsing(3930m). Overnight stay at Thangsing.

 

Day 7 :- Lamuney(13,693ft) to Goechala(16,000ft) and back to Kockchurang.10-12 hours.

The trek to the rarefied climes of the GoechaLa is rewarded with unrivaled views of the massive East Ridge of Kanchenjunga high above the Talung Glacier as well as views of the high ridges and peaks that enclose the upper Prek Valley. Looking north there is a vast mountain region yet to explore, but for now the GoechaLa is as far as you are permitted to go. The pass is often shrouded in mist and cloud not long after sunrise, so an early start is necessary.

The trail heads along the far side of the lake and through moraine before crossing a sandy section alongside the Onglakhing Glacier. From here, you can see the pass at the head of the valley. However, the trek through the lateral moraine is tiring – more so if there has been a recent snowfall.The Goecha La is marked with fluttering, colourful prayer flags, framing the peak of Kanchenjunga.

Lead the same trek towards Lamuney and then move forwards to reach the destination for the day- Kockchurang. You can choose to set up your tent near the bank of the river or you can also reside in the trekkers hut.

Day 8: Kokchurang to Tshoka via Phedang. 6-7 hours

From Kockchurang we trek back to Tshoka via Phedang the way we came. It is going to be downhill walk only but you will be tired and happy at the same time as you have been to Goechala.

Day 9: Tshoka to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen. 6 hours.

We retrace our steps back to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen and reach Yuksom our base camp for Goechala Trek Trek. Next day we take a cab back to NJP.

Day10 . Back to NJP
We drive back from Yuksom to NJP.

 

Pindari Glacier Trek – Renok Adventures

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Pindari Glacier trek is an easy trek in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. This trek offers well-defined trails with only one minor pass crossing en route to the Pindari Glacier. The views from the pass– the Dhakri Khal (2830m) – are particularly impressive and include the many snow-capped peaks that form the southern rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The views from above the Pindari Glacier are also striking, particularly for the first-time trekker.The Pindari Glacier is the source of the Pindar River which meets with the Alaknanda River at Karnaprayag. Pindari Glacier trek is situated at an altitude of 3353 Metres which makes it an easy glacier trek in comparison to other glacier treks.

The best time for this trek are the Pre Monsoon Season: May to June and the Post Monsoon: Mid August to October

Pindari Glacier Trek Details

TREK DURATION: 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS

DESTINATIONS COVERED ON THE PINDARI GLACIER TREK: Almora, Bageshwar, Kathgodam, Loharkhet, Khati Village

 What’s Included

  • Accommodation (Camping & Hotel Stay)
  • Meals while on trek(Veg)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • Transport from Kathgodam and return (as per  Pindari Glacier Trek itinerary)

What’s Not Included

  • Meals in Govindghat and during the drive
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason
  • Unscheduled stay due to landslide

DEPARTURES

COST PER PERSON: RS 14,500 + 4.5% Service Tax per Person (EX Kathgodam)

Pindari Glacier Trek Itinerary Detail

KATHGODAM  (PINDARI GLACIER TREK) DAY 1 – DRIVE FROM KATHGODAM TO Khati VIA ALMORA (220 Kms, 10 HRS)

 Pindari Glacier trek starts from the Loharkhet. We pick you up early in the morning from Kathgodam Railway station and drive from Kathgodam to Khati Village via Almora Bageshwar and Loharkhet . We will reach Khati in the evening. Overnight in Khati Village.

DHAKURI TOP (PINDARI GLACIER TREK) DAY 2 – TREK FROM LOHARKHET TO DHAKURI TOP (10 KM, 5 HRS)

Today we will begin our Pindari Glacier trek from Loharkhet after having breakfast.Through the first day savour the Great Himalayan Range , including the peaks of Trisul, Devtoli, Maiktoli and Nanda Khat that form the southern rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. From Loharket (1760m) the trail winds through an evergreen forest of oak and horse chestnut before ascending to the small temple at Taladhakri (2300m). This is the halfway point on the ascent to the Dhakri Khal. Beyond Taladhakri the trail ascends across meadows and rhododendron forest that bloom by late April. The gradient lessens towards the Dhakri Khal. The meadow of Dhakri (2680m) lies just below the pass. Overnight stay in tents.

KHATI VILLAGE (PINDARI GLACIER TREK) DAY 3 – TREK FROM DHAKURI TOP TO KHATI VILLAGE (9 KM, 4 HRS)

Today’s trek is easy and a rewarding, peep into village life at Khati Village. Khati is the largest and last village on the Pindari Glacier trek and Kafni Glacier trek. Khati village is situated on the banks of Pindar Ganga River at an altitude of 2210m. Enjoy your stay in Khati Village by interacting with villagers and visiting the Khati Village temple.

PHURKIA (PINDARI GLACIER TREK) DAY 4 – TREK FROM KHATI TO PHURKIA TOP (16 KM, 9 HRS)

We start the Pindari Glacier trek with a good breakfast in Khati Village. Today’s trek is long. There are few small Dhabhas which run during the season where you can have Maggi and tea. The trek from Khati Village to Phurkia via Dwali is picturesque and full of natural beauty. Overnight stay in Tents.

ZERO POINT (PINDARI GLACIER TREK) DAY 5 – TREK FROM PHURKIA TO ZEROPOINT TO PHURKIA (10 KM, 8 HRS)

Today is going to be a big day. We start early for Pindari Glacier Zero point after breakfast. The views on trek from Phurkia to Zero point are superb, on your left views of Mt Baljuri, Mt Panwali Dwar are stunning. The point from where the Snout of Pindari Glacier is visible is called the Zero point.After enjoying the beauty of trekking in Himalayas visit Pindari Baba Ashram and trek back to Phurkia. Overnight stay in Tent.

KHATI VILLAGE (PINDARI GLACIER TREK) DAY 6 – TREK FROM PHURKIA TO KHATI VILLAGE (16 KM, 6 HRS)

Trek back to Khati village to Khati Village to enjoy one more day stay with hospitable villagers of Khati and share your stories of your trek.

LOHARKHET (PINDARI GLACIER TREK) DAY 7 – TREK FROM KHATI VILLAGE TO LOHARKHET (10 KM, 5 HRS)

After breakfast it’s the time to say goodbye to Khati Village and start the trek to Loharkhet via Dhakuri. We will have our lunch at Dhakuri with stunning views of Mt Maiktoli and then trek downwards to Loharkhet.

KATHGODAM (PINDARI GLACIER TREK) DAY 8 – DRIVE FROM LOHARKHET TO KATHGODAM (210 KM, 10 HRS)

Today’s is just to reach road head where our Jeep will be waiting to drive us to Kathgodam with treasured memoriesof the Pindari Glacier Trek.

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The Dayara Bugyal Trek

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The Dayara Bugyal trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Uttarakhand, situated at an elevation ranging from 10,000 – 12,000 ft.

Bugyal in the local mountain dialect means “High Altitude Meadow”. The Dayara Bugyal trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Uttarakhand, situated at an elevation ranging from 10,000 – 12,000 ft. The vast meadow, Dayara Bugyal, is second to none in natural beauty in Uttarakhand. There is an immense possibility for Nordic as well as Alpine skiing since during the winter it provides one of the best ski slopes in India spread over an area of 28 sq/kms.

Dayara Bugyal Trek Cost:  Rs 7600 + 4.5% service tax per person (ex Barsu to Raithal)

Early Bird Trek Cost:  Rs 7200 + 4.5% service tax per person (ex Barsu to Raithal) till 30th April

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation (Camping / Guest House)
  • Meals
  • Trekking equipment
  • First aid medical kit
  • Qualified and experienced trek guide and support staff.

What’s Not Included :

  • Mineral Water and Beverages
  • Transportation
  • Meals in Uttarkashi and During the Drive
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusions

Itinerary Detail (Dayara Bugyal Trek)

Day1: Arrive at Camp Bugyalsarai, Barsu

Arrive at Camp Barsu by late afternoon and relax with a hot cup of tea. The camp overlooks the Himalayan peaks of Gangotri I, II and III, Jaunli, Draupdi ka Danda and Srikanth. Bonfire, dinner and overnight stay in tents. Barsu is the starting point for the Dayara Bugyal trek.

Day 2: Trek from Barsu – Barnala

Have an early breakfast and get ready for a trek to Barnala lake (2700 m) about 5 hours away. Lunch enroute. Reach Barnala by late afternoon. Explore the forest around the lake and do some bird watching. Bonfire, dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 03 Trek from Barnala – Dayara Bugyal

Have breakfast and prepare to trek to Dayara. The bugyals( (meadows), spread over 28 sq kms, are grazing grounds for sheep and cattle and have a 270 degree view of the Himalayas. Spend rest of day walking around the meadows.

Day 04 Trek from Dayara Bugyal  – Goey.

This is the last day of the Dayara Bugyal Trek.Wake up to a lovely sunrise and walk a little higher for a nice view of Bandarpoonch (6500 mtrs). After breakfast, start walking back to Goey, approx 3 hrs. Reach Goey by late afternoon.

Day 5 – Trek from Gohey to Road head and Drive back to Haridwar.

Leave for Haridwar.

Other Treks near near Dayara Bugyal Trek is Dodital Trek  and famous Roopkund Trek