Category: Himachal

5 Things To Keep In Mind Before Choosing Your Next Trekking Location

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Well, you’ve been working for a while now, and you think you need a break, and want to go for a trek. But which trekking location should you head for? Take the following factors into account, and we’re sure you’ll have your answer by the end!

1. Past Experience

How much have you trekked in the past?

If you’re an absolute beginner, something small or easy like Dodi Tal or Chopta-Chandrashila should be perfect.

The route to Tungnath-Chandrashila. Chaukhamba peeks out in the background.

 

If you’ve done a couple of treks, perhaps Har Ki Dun or Dayara Bugyal catches your fancy!

And if you have quite some experience, perhaps you should answer the call of Stok Kangri, Rupin Pass, or Goecha La.

The final trail before ascending Rupin Pass.

2. Fitness Level

How fit are you? Ideally, you should be fit for any trek. Work out a month in advance in order to make sure you’re prepared.

If you’re in good shape, then most treks can be undertaken by you. Even Kuari Pass can be done by trekkers who don’t have that much experience, yet are fit.

The winter trail to Kuari Pass, with Hathi and Ghodi Parbat in the background.

3. Weather and Season

Most Himalayan treks like Hampta Pass and Kashmir’s Great Lakes are doable in May and June, but there are some treks that are known for the particular seasons they thrive in. If you’re going in April, think of Chopta-Chandrashila. The rhododendrons are in full bloom at Chopta and the route to Tungnath, and you might even encounter some ice and snow near Chandrashila top!

The pink rhododendrons aka Buransh, at Chopta.

Come July and August, and the famous Valley of Flowers beckons you. The flowers are in full bloom, and monsoon treks hold a charm of their own.

The carpet of flowers in the Valley vary from month to month.

September, October, and November, though cold, are the best months for catching a view of the snow capped peaks. The skies are at their clearest, so I’d recommend Nag Tibba or Kuari Pass.

Kathian Campsite on the Nag Tibba trek.

 

Come December and January, and we have the classic winter treks, namely Kedarkantha, and the Chadar trek.

4. Number Of Days At Hand

How many days do you have? If it’s a long weekend trip, then something like Kheerganga and Bhrigu Lake may be more up your alley.

Bhrigu Lake in the Kullu Valley is as mesmerising a trek as any.

 

But if you have a good week to 10 days, go for a trek like Roopkund in Uttarakhand, or the Great Lakes in Kashmir.

Kishensar (Sar means Lake), on the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek.

 

For something in between, try Chandrakhani Pass near Manali!

5. Budget

If you’ve got a humble amount saved up, then Piang Neru or Khar Myundari may be just what you’re looking for!

Jhameer Campsite on the Piang Neru trek.

And if money’s not an issue, try Pin Parvati Pass or Pangarchula Peak trek.

Pro tip: The lesser the days, the cheaper it will be.

 

Well, we just offered you a variety of choices, and how to decide them, so are you any closer to making up your mind?

10 Trekking Tips You Can’t Miss Out On

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If you’re a beginner to trekking, here are 10 trekking tips that should help you prepare for your first trek! And even if you’re experienced, it’s never too late to brush up on some information.

Trekking Tip 1: Double check everything.

Equipment matters. You don’t want to be out on a hike, and when you need something important, you don’t have it. It can be the difference between life and death. Trekking usually takes place in remote locations, where facilities are scarce, so there’s a good chance you won’t find what you’re looking for.

Even if it is available, why would you want to waste money and buy something you already have?

Tosh Valley.

 

Trekking Tip 2: If hit by AMS, descend.

Mountains can be your best friend, but also your worst enemy. Acute Mountain Sickness hits when you don’t acclimatise properly. Presuming you’re past the point of acclimatising and are already facing symptoms of altitude sickness, the best solution is to descend. While Diamox etc. can help curb the symptoms and effects, removing the cause(high altitude) is the most logical solution.

 

Trekking Tip 3: Prepare adequately.

Make sure you’re physically and mentally fit to go for a trek. Fitness can make the difference between making a trek really easy to complete, or really difficult to manage. You don’t want to be left lagging behind!

Trekking Tip 4: Climb high, sleep low.

Once over 3000 meters above sea level, climb slowly, sleeping no more than 300 m higher at the end of each day. Going higher during the day is fine as long as you go down to sleep. It’s a good idea to reach your destination for the day and then go for an acclimatisation walk somewhere high around, thereafter returning to camp.

Trekking Tip 5: Start early, reach early.

It’s a rule I follow religiously. Early morning usually makes for glorious weather, with astounding views. Plus, if you start by around 5 or 6 AM, there’s a good chance you’ll be at your intended destination by 12 PM or max, 2, just in time for lunch. Plus, the weather usually gets cloudy and rainy post noon, and it’s never fun to trek in that.

Morning views on the Chopta-Chandrashila trail. 

Trekking Tip 6: Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but photos. Kill nothing but time. Keep nothing but memories.

Global warming is consuming our planet at a rapid pace, and the Himalayas have one of the most fragile ecosystems in the world. Add to all this, the throngs of tourists visiting them each year, and you have at hand a disaster waiting to happen.

In light of all these, it is our prerogative that we keep our ecological footprint to a minimum. We leave them as we would like to find them. We do not harm the flora and fauna. We take away nothing but experiences.

A moment of reflection at Kedarkantha.

 

Trekking Tip 7: It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.

This one applies to both trekking and mountaineering. If we keep wasting time thinking about how much further the destination is, we make it mentally tiring for ourselves. So it’s best to concentrate on the next step, on the immediate present, and where to put our foot next.

This one’s for the mountaineers! The West Face of Deo Tibba.

 

Trekking Tip 8: Take care of your feet.

Your legs and feet are your most valuable companion on any trek, and that’s why it’s really important to pay attention to them. Make sure to wear the right socks, and the right number of layers. Break in new shoes before taking them for their first trek. Get comfortable in them. Lace them up to the top to reduce chances twisting your ankle.

Trekking Tip 9: When you reach a destination, set up camp first before anything else.

Before doing anything else, it’s necessary that you pitch your tents first. When you do that, you have a base to function out of, out of which you can organise all other activities like cooking. In the event of unforeseen weather, you have a place to take shelter.

Campsite at Piang Neru.

 

Trekking Tip 10: “Aur kitni aage hai?/How much further?” is always a bad question to ask, and one we hate answering 😛

We all know “Bas thoda aur/just 10 minutes more” is a blatant lie we tell just to keep you satisfied, so why make us say it 😛 ?

First Time Trekking Experiences At Hampta

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We recently interviewed Kratika Jain, a digital marketer from Ahmedabad. In a candid chat, she tells us about her first time trekking experiences to Hampta Pass in July. Read on!

Q: How did you start trekking?

A: Actually, this was my first time trekking, and it all happened rather quickly. Quite a lot of my friends were doing it, and I couldn’t handle their pictures, it was too beautiful, and I really needed a break from my job as well! The satisfaction of the mountains couldn’t be felt in a city like Ahmedabad, and I really wanted to get away. So I quickly opened up Google and started looking for a trek to do.

Q: How did you end up choosing Hampta Pass?

A: I simply searched which trek was popular during July, and Hampta Pass popped up!

Above Jobra Campsite

Q: What was Hampta Pass like, for you?

A: It was easy to moderate, even though it was my first time trekking, but the last two days were quite difficult(during the pass crossing and descending). Even the day we crossed Hampta Pass, we walked for 12 hours. I thought to myself, “Oh shit I’m killing myself !”, but looking back when we finished it, it was a really nice experience, and at that point, I realised that we(the group) had actually done something exciting in life!

Q: How did it feel when you reached the pass itself?

A: Actually, I wasn’t feeling that good, since there was still some portion of the trek remaining. When I reached the pass, I was jubilant, but then thought “Oh shit, abhi aur chalna hai(I still have to walk more!)”.
Then, on the final day, my feelings were the exact opposite and I was thinking “Oh damn, it’s the last day”, and then we felt like it was too short, we wished it was longer. Suddenly all my energy came back that day and we wished we could do it all over again!

Q: Sounds like it was quite a task managing the trek. What inspired you to keep walking?

A: You see so much natural beauty and variations in weather, which you would not get to see in a crowded city like Ahmedabad. The scenery is amazing and beautiful, sometimes it’s flowers, mountains, waterfalls, sometimes it’s rivers. It all inspires you to keep going!

Q: Speaking of rivers, how’d you find the river crossing at Jwara?

A: At first, I felt like not doing it, then I felt a lot of adrenalin during the actual crossing itself, and then I felt like doing it again! It was adventurous, but thankfully I was never scared.

Q: Once you cross Hampta Pass, you come to Spiti and Chandra Tal. How did you like those?

A: It was absolutely beautiful! I had never seen mountainous landscapes, especially since it was my first time trekking. My immediate reaction was “Why don’t they shoot Bollywood movies here? Why do people go abroad to countries like Thailand? Spiti is equally, if not more beautiful”. The truth is, Himachal is really unexplored. That is because of its inaccessibility. But it is this same inaccessibility that allows this region to remain peaceful, calm, and serene. By contrast, we saw Rohtang Pass on the way back, and wahan pe to mela laga hua tha!

Chandra Tal

Q: Being an Indian woman, was there any hurdle you faced while informing your family about going for the trek?

A: I just told my family, don’t wait for me, agar mai waapis nahi aayi! They were asking for a phone number to contact me in case of an emergency, and were shocked to learn ke waahaan pe signal hi nahi aata. They could not comprehend that there are still regions in this country jahaan pe signal nahi aata! All jokes aside, they were mostly fine, they just wanted me to stay in touch, since it was my first time trekking.

Q: Was there any particular event from the trek which stood out for you?

A: The truth is, I wasn’t in a good condition, and desperately wanted a break from my life. I wanted to move out of the city and go to the mountains. So this trek was a big break for me, and genuinely a life changing experience, which I felt I needed. So I would describe the entire trek as an event that stood out for me. To top it all, the Renok staff were really nice and supportive. The group members too were very cooperative. Some of the group members and guides are now friends of mine!

 

Q:Do you have any advice for first time trekkers?

A: What I witnessed on the trek was that people were scared of the altitude, saying “No, mujhse nahi hoga(I will not be able to do it), I can’t do this” etc. If we keep this sort of mindset, we will not be able to concentrate on the trek and enjoy it, enjoy the scenery all around. For those for whom it’s their first time trekking, I have to say this. We should soak in every moment, because every moment is unique, memorable and enjoyable, and we should not forget this in our tiredness!

Q: Finally, has this trek had any lasting effects on you?

A: Apart from being in touch with all the group members, I have realised a lot of things about the mountains.
Trekking is not boring, ever, and it probably won’t be for anyone. Anyone can go for it, people from all walks of life, age, etc., so everyone can disconnect from their individual backgrounds and connect together to the mountains. Trekking also helps you get to know yourself as a person, and nothing can be better than staying with nature.
I felt so much positivity when I returned from Hampta Pass, it’s been life-changing for me. Whenever I’m faced with a negative situation in life, I think of the mountains, and I channel positivity through them into me.
When I returned from Hampta, I kept telling my family and friends the tales of my trek, and now they’ve started to grow bored! Even now, I am in the same mood, dreaming of the mountains. Ab to keeda lag gaya hai(I’m hooked to the mountains now), to trek once or twice during the year.

 

It looks like Kratika had a gala time. Do you think Hampta Pass could be your calling too? Head on over here to find out!

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.

Trekking in Himachal

5 Easy Trekking in Himachal

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If you are an adventure enthusiast or an ardent trekker, then the lofty peaks of Himachal can take you on a refreshingly memorable journey of the lifetime.
To challenge your endurance and passion for treks, we at Renok Adventures bring you 5 easy treks to leave footprints in the salient mountain ranges of Himachal.

Want to go for your first trek??

Here is the list of 5 Easy Trekking in Himachal:

With its perennial rivers, green pastures, mighty hills and friendly folks, the state of Himachal Pradesh overflows with the beauty of nature in abundance. But Himachal is just not about Kullu-Manali, Shimla or Dharamshala – the destinations most popularly frequented by the honeymooners or family vacationers.

If you are an adventure enthusiast or an ardent trekker, then the lofty peaks of Himachal can take you on a refreshingly memorable journey of a lifetime.

To challenge your endurance and passion for trekking, Renok brings you 5 Easy Trekking in Himachal to leave footprints in the salient mountain ranges.

Hampta Pass – The Beginners Delight  

The Hampta Pass Trek connecting Kullu and Lahaul & Spiti valley at 14400 feet, is a gradual ascent from Jobri and is ideal for first time trekkers who wants to start trekking in the himalayas .  Trekking through the pine, oak and maple forests, crossing the Hampta River, racing over the vast grassy meadows, and finally making your way through rocks and boulders will bring you amidst glacier snouts and snow clad mountain peaks.

This trek has to offer all the scenic beauties of Himachal and all the adventure that you have waited for.

Altitude            : 14400 ft

Season            : June – October

Duration          : 5 – 6 days

 

Chandratal Lake trekking in Himachal

Chanderkhani Pass Trek  

Chanderkhani Pass Trek or Malana Trek famous trekking in Himachal and is calm and divine with a spellbinding view of the Deo Tibba peak, Pir Panjal and Parvati ranges. The legend in this region goes that the presiding deity released a basket of Gods here, making it known as the Valley of Gods.

Commencing the trek from Naggar, you can circle the range as you climb gently and return (a little more steeply) via Malana. The forests of chestnut, deodar and pine flank your path and lead into the higher alpine meadows. Malana town with a history lets you experience the culture and life of the hill folk.

Altitude            : 11800 ft

Season            : May – June, September – October

Duration          : 5 days

 

Indrahar Pass trekking in Himachal

Indrahar Pass Trek

When you’re looking for a thrilling journey to experience nature’s most beautiful landscapes, deep gorges, silvery streams, blue lakes and Deodar forests, a trek to Indrahar pass in the Dhauladhar range is what we recommend. It is also the route for the Gaddi shepherds in summer. McLeod Gunj, home to the Dalai Lama is where you begin the climb up to Triund. Indrahar pass also offers a magnificent view of the Manimahesh Kailash and Pir Panjal ranges. Do not forget to stop for a refreshing camp at the tranquil Minikiani and the Kareri lakes on your way down!

Altitude            : 14,245 ft

Season            : June – October

Duration          : 5 – 6 days

trekking in Himachal

Beas Kund Trek 

Possibly the best initiation into trekking in himachal is the Beas Kund trek to the source of the River Beas, a glacial tarn at 12,000 ft. Following the upper Solang valley through the forests of spruce and oak and finally coming in view of the majestic Hanuman Tibba and other peaks gleaming in the sun will fill you with a sense of achievement.

The delicate mountain flowers, the coarse moraine and the gentle and mirthful hill folk complete your experience during this trek.

Did you know that the name ‘Beas’ is derived from ‘Vyas’, the legendary author who penned down the epic ‘Mahabharata’?

Altitude            : 12,000 ft

Season            : April – November

Duration          : 4 days

trekking in Himachal

Churdhar Peak

Also known as Chur Chandani, means ‘a mountain clothed in the moonlight’, this tallest peak outside of the Himalayas is another reason to trekking in himachal besides the splendid flora and fauna

Starting from Nauradhar, the trek takes you through the most spectacular views of the Sirmar valley. The monal, pheasant and other birds are common sightings. Atop the summit is perfect for a view of the entire Badrinath and Kedarnath valleys. Walking among alpine flowers, mountain herbs (Hanuman is known to have found the lifesaving herb here), the forests and the uneven moraines is an exhilarating experience.

Altitude            : 12,000 ft

Season            : All year round

Duration          : 3 days

 

 trekking in Himachal
Churdhar Peak (source)

 

What is your first pick to venture for a riveting trekking in Himachal experience?

Know more, come trek with us!!

Here are the list of our 10 Best Treks in India 

Bhrigu Lake Trek – Beautiful Short Trek near Manali – Renok Adventures

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Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu Lake trek is a short trek near Manali which takes you to pristine lake Bhrigu Lake located at an elevation of around 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. It is located to the east of Rohtang Pass and is around 6 kilometres from Gulaba village.
Trek Duration : 3 Days 2 Nights

Destinations Covered during Bhrigu Lake Trek : Gulaba, Bhrigu Lake

Bhrigu Lake Trek Cost per Person: Rs 5850 + 4.5% per person (Ex Manali)

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation during Trek(Camping)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Permits
  • Transport from Manali as per the Itineray
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.

What’s Not Included :-

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

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Bhrigu Lake Trek Fixed Departures 2017

  • Batch 1: 6th May 2017 (Open)
  • Batch 2: 13th May 2017 (Open)
  • Batch 3: 20th May 2017 (Open)
  • Batch 4: 27th May 2017 (Open)
  • Batch 5: 3rd June 2017 (Open)
  • Batch 6: 10th June 2017(Open)
  • Batch 7: 17th June 2017 (Open)
  • Batch 8: 24th June 2017 (Open)
  • Batch 9: 1st July 2017 (Open)
  • Batch 10: 8th July 2017 (Open)
  • Batch 11: 15th July 2017 (Open)
  • Batch 12: 22nd July 2017 (Open)
  • Batch 13: 29th July 2017 (Open)
  • Batch 14: 5th August 2017 (Open)

Itinerary Detail Bhrigu Lake Trek 

Bhrigu Lake Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Drive from Manali to Gulaba and trek upto Rohli Khel (9500ft)

We will meet at Manali Mall bus stand at 9:00 AM and start the drive to Gulaba village the base of Bhrigu Lake trek. After quick briefing session we will start the Bhrigu Lake trek. The Bhrigu Lake Trek start through apple orchard and dense forest of Deodar and Pine trees and after few hours of the trek the stunning vistas the Kullu Valley welcomes you.  After 5 hours of trek we reach our today’s campsite of Rohli Khel. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 2: Trek from  Rohli Khel to Bhrigu   (14000ft)

After an early morning sumptuous breakfast, we begin our trek to Bhrigu Lake and few hours of trekking enjoying the views which Bhrigu Lake Trek offers we cross a stream and start ascending a ridge after crossing it you reach the Brighu Lake. After spending some quality time we return back or proceed further to Pandu Ropa campsite.

Day 3: Trek from Panduropa to Vashisht

After breakfast, we start our downhill trek through a small meadow towards ridge with steep descend to reach Vashisht where you can take bath at famous hot sulphur springs. We drive back to Manali. Our trek ends with mosaic of beautiful memories.

Pin Parvati Trek

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The classic Pin Parvati Trek is takes you from Parvati Valley in Kullu district to Pin Valley in Spiti of Himachal Pradesh. Pin Parvati trek is one of the tough treks in Himalayas with lots of challenges and trekking distance of over 100 kms.
Trek Duration : 11 Days 10Nights
Cost per Person: Rs 24,500 per person (Ex Manali)
What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • All Transportation as per trek Itinerary

DEPARTURES (All departures for The Pin Parvati Trek are ex Manali)

1st Batch : 15th -26th September 2015
2nd Batch : 2nd -13th October 2015

Brief Itinerary – Pin Parvati Trek

Day 1 Drive from Manali to Barsheni Village and trek till basecamp at Rudranath.

Day 2 Trek from Rudranath to Khirganga

Day 3 Trek from Khirganga to Tunda Bhuj (3200m, 5 hours)Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Day 4 Trek from Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan (3400m, 5 hours)

Day 5 Trek from Thakurkuan to Mantalai (4100m, 6 hrs)

Day 6 Exploration Day + Acclimatization

Day 7 Trek from Mantalai Lake to Base Camp (4550m, 6-7 hours)

Day 8 Summit Day: Trek over Pin Parvati Pass to Pin Valley side basecamp (5350m, 8 hours)

Day 09 Trek from Pin valley basecamp to Wichurang Thatch

Day 10 Wichurang Thatch to Mud Village

Day 11 Drive from Kaza to Manali (9 hours drive to Manali)

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

Posted By : Jai Govind Meena/ 12 3

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..

 


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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