Category: January

Manali Snow Camping & Trekking – Renok Adventures

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Thinking of Snow Camping then Manali is the perfect destination for it. Manali which is very popular during summers as everyone heads to Manali to escape the severe heat wave in northern planes but to experience the real beauty of Manali the best to visit is in winters when the entire landscape is under carpet of snow. This Manali winter trekking and Snow camping is a unique trek where you enjoy the beautiful landscape and indulge in activities like Snow Camping, Trekking etc.

Manali Snow Camping & Trekking

Destinations Covered  : Manali, Sethan, Khar Myundari Trek

Duration : 4 Days 3 Nights

Cost per Person: Rs 7500 + 4.5% per person (Ex Manali)

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals during the Trek
  • Permits
  • Transport as per the itinerary for Manali Weekend Trek
  • 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

DEPARTURES (All departures for Manali Snow Camping Trek are ex Manali)

1st Batch : 24th November 2016 (Open)

2nd Batch : 10th December 2016 (Open)

3rd Batch : 25th December 2016 (Open)

4th Batch : 30th December 2016 (Open)

Brief Itinerary (Manali Snow Camping and Trekking )

  • Day 1: Assemble at Meeting Point and Drive to Setan Campsite
  • Day 2: Trek from Setan to Khar Myundari
  • Day 3: Trek from Khar Myundari to Prini Cottage
  • Day 4: Drive from Prini to Manali

Detailed Itinerary (Manali Snow Camping & Trekking – Khar Myundari Trek)

Manali Snow Camping Day 1 

Day 1 : Assemble at Meeting Point and Drive to Setan Campsite

First of all we will assemble at our meeting point SBI ATM on Mall Road outside Government Bus Stand. We will then drive to Setan Campsite. The Setan Campsite is situated above the Setan Village which is around half and hour drive from Manali. The campsite offers fantastic views of Pir Panjal Range on one side and Dhauladhar range on other side.

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Manali Snow Camping Day 2

Trek from Setan to Khar Myundari (5 Hours)

After a sumptuous breakfast and morning exercise we trek to our Snow Camp at Khar Myundari which is around 5 hours. The trek is through soft snow upto your knees and one have to use Gaiters and good trekking shoes. Khar Myundari Snow camp is a beautiful campsite with 360 degree views of snow clad peaks of Dhauladhar Range and Pir Panjal Range. Camp amidst snow and enjoy the sky full of stars. Kedarkanta_DSCF0169_20160323

Manali Snow Camping Day 3

Trek from Khar Myundari to Prini Cottages at Manali  (5 Hours)

Wake up to the morning sunshine and get ready to trek down to Prini where we will be staying in cottages. You will come to know what luxury means after spending the night in tents & Sleeping bags. We will have our graduation ceremony and after trek celebration at Prini Cottages.

Manali Snow Camping Day 4

Drive from Prini to Manali Bus Stand  (5 Hours)

This day is free to explore the Manali on your own you can check out at 12 PM and drive to Manali bus stand for your return journey. Our Manali Snow Camping & Trekking trip comes to an end with beautiful memories.

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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Summiteers

 

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)

20th Batch : 3rd January 2017 (Open)

Hatu Peak Trek

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Hatu Peak is situated at an elevation of 3400m and only 8 kms from Narkanda town. Hatu Peak offers 360 degree view of the snow capped Himalayan Peak. Hatu Peak Trek takes you to the top through thick Pine, Spruce and rhododendron forests. Along the Hatu Peak trekking trail you will come across sprawling meadows, Gujjar settlements and beautiful pond. Hatu Peak trek is an easy trek suitable for family camping and trekking.

Morning View during the Hatu Peak Trek
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Hatu Peak Trek Duration : 6 Days 5 Nights

Destinations Covered during Hatu Peak Trek : Narkanda

Hatu Peak Trek Cost per Person: Rs 2850 per person (Ex Narkanda)

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • Wildlife Sanctuary Fees

What’s not Included :

  • Transport
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions

 

DEPARTURES (All departures for Hatu Peak Trek are ex Narkanda)

Every Saturday: Min Two Trekkers

Winter Trek Batches

Hatu Peak Trek Itinerary

 

Day 1 Shimla serves as major bus link from all metros and from Shimla it takes two hour to reach Narkanda. Check in to hotel/camp and explore the surrounding area one can also go to Karena peak for acclimatizing trek. Briefing about the Hatu Peak trek and enjoy the bonfire under the open sky.

Narkanda: situated at an attitude of 2708 meters on the Hindustan Tibet Road (NH – 22), Narkanda offers a spectacular view of snowclad mountain ranges. This is an ideal retreat for the tourists who seek seclusion in mountains. It commands an unique view of the eternal snow line, the inviting apple orchards and dense forests. Narkanda is famous for Skiing & Winter sports. During these days the slopes come alive with skiers. The skiing at Narkanda was started in 1980 and since then HPTDC is conducting skiing courses every year.

Day 2 Get up early and have sumptuous breakfast and start the trek to Hatu Peak. Hatu Peak trek starting point is about 1 kilometer from Narkanda at intersection point. Initial trek is through the thick forest and after trekking for about 3 kms you get the uninterrupted views of Himalayan mountain range. Hatu peak top is a vantage point gives you panoramic views of The Great Himalayan Range and you can visit sacred Hatu Mata Temple. After spending quality time at the top trek back and relax in hotel.

Day 3 After break fast drive towards Shimla for your onward journey.

Auli Skiing Thrilling Winter Adventures Sports

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Auli Skiing – Thrilling Winter Sports

Auli Skiing famous Ski slopes makes Auli a small town 16 km from Joshimath is an ideal winter adventure sport destination. A 3 km long Auli Skiing slope ranging from a height of 2519 to 3049 m is a major attraction. The Auli Skiing resort run by GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam) has snow beaters which beat the snow to keep the slopes fit for skiing at all times. You can enjoy Auli Skiing without worry about going back to the top, there is a a 500 m long ski-lift which carries skiiers back to the slope top.

Auli Skiing Duration : 6 Days 5 Nights

Destinations Covered during Auli Skiing : Haridwar, Deoprayag, Joshimath, Auli

Auli Skiing Cost per Person: Rs 12950 + 4.5% Service Tax per person (Ex Haridwar)
Groups Size: Only 15 participants per batch to keep it more focused

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation (Guest House in Joshimath/Camping)
  • Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return.
  • Accommodation (Home stay/ Guest House)
  • Chair Car Ticket
  • All meals in during your stay in Joshimath
  • Skiing Equipments (Skii, Boots & Sticks only)

What’s Not Included :-

  • Ski lift charges
  • Personal Equipment like Skiing Goggles, Gloves, Jackets etc
  • Mineral Water and Meals during Transit
  • Any Kind of Detour

DEPARTURES

  • 23rd – 28th January 2017
  • 5th – 10th February 2017
  • 12th – 17th February 2017
  • 19th – 24th February 2017
  • 19th – 24th February 2017
  • 26th Feb – 3rd March 2017
  • 5th – 10th  March 2017
  • 19th – 24th March 2017

 

Auli Skiing Destination

The Uttarakhand state provide immense opportunities for Trekking and Adventure sports like skiing, White Water Rafting, mountaineering and other sports. Some the best meadows with best slopes for skiing are situated in Uttarakhand which are covered under seasoned snow. For the avid skier there are ski slopes as long as 20 Kms are available and their some of them at the altitude equal to highest point in Alps.

Auli Skiing Best Season : Early January to March

Auli Skiing Equipment: We provides modern ski equipment. All Auli Skiing Participants are advised to bring good quality Skiing Clothing like Ski cap, Jackets, Gloves for personal use. Here is the list for Auli Skiing Essentials List.

Auli Skiing 6 day Package: We conduct 6 day Auli Skiing Courses at Auli under the guidance of qualified ski instructors.

Auli Skiing Intinerary

Auli Skiing Day 01: Arrival Joshimath
Our representative will meet you at Haridwar Railway Station and start the drive to Joshimath (270Kms) early morning. Reach Joshimath and relax in guest house after long and tiring drive to Joshimath.

Auli Skiing Day 02: Auli (skiing)
After an early breakfast you will be introduce to our experience and certified Ski Instructors and then a theory class about the basics about the Skiing. Understanding the theory part is as important as doing it at the ski slopes and after the class we will go actual skiing. Its takes time to get used to walk on snow with Ski’s and its different experience altogether. During your practice you will fall, roll, bang and have lot of fun in fresh snow. We will end our day with trying few moves with Ski and Ski Sticks to see how much you utilized your day.
Auli Skiing Day 03: Learn to Maneuver  with Ski 
After first day’s practice you will gain confidence to walk over the snow with skis but today is the day to learn maneuvering over the fantastic Auli Snow Ski Slopes. Learn how to move forward with ski and applying breaks on your own. Once getting the hands on experience practice is the key to bring the perfection. Discuss with team mates today’s learning over the lunch breaks.
Auli Skiing Day 04: Skiing lessons – Practice Practice & Practice
Practice what you learnt over the flat snow surface and once you gain confidence then move to gentle slopes. Learn to move forward with ski stick and apply brakes. Once your instructors is convinced about your progress you can move to advance slopes where you will gain a good speed and it will be the test for your maneuvering techniques.
Auli Skiing Day 05: Practice at Advance Slopes
Today is the last of our course and it’s time to test your newly learned skiing skills at advance slopes. Advance slopes are much longer with high gradient. Sweat it out under the wathcfull eye of your ski instructor and enjoy the day to the fullest. In the evening we will have a graduation ceremony where certificate of achievement will be honored.
Auli Skiing Day 06: Return to Haridwar
After an extensive learning experience its time to head back to Haridwar for your onward journey. We are sure even in your dream you will practice the moves which you learned over these days in Auli.

Khalia Top Trek

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Khalia Top trek is an easy trek and considered best beginners’ trek. Khalia trek provides you an opportunity to experience the Himalayan flora, fauna & pristine Himalayan outdoors. Located near small town of Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district of (Kumaon region) Uttarakhand. Munsiyari is situated at an altitude of 2250 meters and Khalia top is the highest point at an altitude of 3500 and gives you uninterrupted views of the snow-clad peaks including Panchachuli, Rajrambha,  Hardeol, Nanda Kot, and Nanda Devi all standing tall and marvelous views.
Khalia Top Trek Duration : 5 Days 4 Nights

Destinations Covered during Khuliya Top Trek Trek : Khathgodam, Munsiyari, Almora

Special Offer (Book Now): Rs 9500 per person + 3.5% Service Tax (Ex Kathgodam)

What’s Included :

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

DEPARTURES (All departures for The Khuliya Top Trek are ex Kathgodam)

  • 1st Batch   :  6th – 10th February 2016
  • 2nd Batch : 13th – 17th February 2016
  • 3rd Batch : 20th – 24th February 2016 (2 slots Left)
  • 4th Batch : 27th  –  2nd February 2016  (Full) 

 

Khalia Top Trek Detailed Itinerary:-

Day 01: Drive from Kathgodam to Munsiyari:-

Arrive at Kathgodam Railway station and start the scenic drive to Munsiyari. Munsiyari is a small town located at an altitude of 2250 Metres (7380 Feet) above from sea level in Pithoragarh district and about 290 Kms from Kathgodam. Drive to Munsiyari from Kathgodam is scenic one. One can see various trees of Chir, Deodar, Pine, Oak and rhododendrons. You pass through Almora, Bageshwar Kausani, Choukhori and Thal check it out. The road winds itself all the way up to Kalamuni top at a height of 9027 ft before descending into the glorious Munsiyari valley surrounded by snowcapped peaks.

Day 02: Trek from Munsyari to Bhujani (10000Ft.)

The trek to Bhujani is 4 kms takes about 5 hours. We walk through rhododendron and oak forests and climb up to 10000 ft. The trek to Bhujani is a steep and gradual climb to the campsite. The Bhirti falls enroute is an added attraction. The campsite is amidst the oak forests with the stunning view of Panchachuli peak. You can experience the thrill of Valley crossing half up the trek. Overnight camp at Bhujani.

Day 03: Trek from Bhujani to Khalia Top (11500Ft.)

The trek to Khalia Top is 6 kms long and takes 5 hours. As you leave Bhujani the open sky with vast meadows beckon you. Khalia top is a vast meadow in the Kumaon Himalayas and it offers a panoramic 360 degree view of the mountain ranges and the snowline that covers them. Overnight camp at Khalia top.

Day 04: Khalia to Balanti (9600 Ft.)

The descend from Khalia top to Balanti is gradual. Once you leave the skyline the oak forest surrounds you and the greater Himalayan ranges loom ahead in front. Overnight camp at Balanti.

Day 05: Drive from Balanti to Kathgodam

From Balanti the road head is 2 kms walk and takes about 2 hours to reach and you drive back to Kathgodam. Reach Kathgodam in the evening take return transport for your onward journey.

Other Famous Treks in Uttarakhand (Kumaon Region)

Roopkund Trek 

Pindari Glacier Trek 

 

Winter Kuari Pass Trek – Snow Trek with 360 Degree Views

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Kuari which means “doorway” is a Himalayan high mountain pass situated in the Garhwal region of northern India, south of the Tibetan border and on the western rim of the “Nanda Devi Sanctuary” Biosphere Reserve and falls in the Chamoli district.

The Winter Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari which means “doorway” is a Himalayan high mountain pass situated in the Garhwal region of northern India, south of the Tibetan border and on the western rim of the “Nanda Devi Sanctuary” Biosphere Reserve and falls in the Chamoli district.

The Winter Kuari Pass Trek found fame in the early 1900’s when intrepid adventurers and mountaineers such as Lord Curzon, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman used the passage in their pioneering explorations of the region.The Kuari Pass trek is  known as The Curzon Trail (named after the former British Viceroy Of India “Lord Curzon”).

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The views on the Winter Kuari Pass trek are often cited as the best in the Indian Himalayas. It is not hard to discover why. To the north of the Winter Kuari Pass trek is the Chaukhamba Range, while the summits of Mana (7272m), Kamet (7756m) and Abl Gamin (7355m) extend to the Tibet border.

In the middle foreground, a number of spectacular peaks including Dunagiri (7066m) and Changabang (6864m) enclose the Nanda Devi Sanctuary while to the west the snowcapped ranges extend to Gangotri.

Trek Duration : 6 Days 5 Nights

Destinations Covered during Winter Kuari Pass Trek : Haridwar, Joshimath, Chitrakhana, Khullara,

Kuari Pass Trek Cost per Person: Rs 7850 + 4.5% Service Tax (Ex Joshimath)
What’s Included :

  • Accommodation (Camping during trek & Guest House)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Trekking Equipment (Sleeping bag, Mattress, Tents)
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.

 

What’s Not Included :

  • Meals during the drive and in Joshimath
  • Mules to carry personal Luggage
  • Insurance
  • Any kind of Cost Increase due to Natural Reason
  • Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return
  • The transportation cost from Haridwar to Joshimath and back will have to be borne by the trekkers, the total cost of transportation one way is Rs. 6000 (to be shared among 5-6 people, i.e Rs. approx Rs.1000 per person one way) – to be paid directly to the driver. Trekker can opt for our transport, which we can organise for them, or the trekkers can make their own arrangements and reach Joshimath.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions

DEPARTURES (All departures for The Winter Kuari Pass Trek are ex Joshimath)

1st Batch : 1st January 2017 (Open)

2nd Batch : 2nd January 2017 (Open)

3rd Batch : 3rd January 2017 (Open)

4th Batch : 7th January 2017 (Open)

5th Batch : 14th January 2017 (Open)

6th Batch : 21th January 2017 (Open)

7th Batch : 28th January 2017 (Open)

8th Batch : 4th February 2017 (Open)

9th Batch : 11th February 2017 (Open)

10th Batch : 18th February 2017 (Open)

11th Batch : 25th February 2017 (Open)

12th Batch : 6th May 2017 (Open)

13th Batch : 13th May 2017 (Open)

14th Batch : 20th May 2017 (Open)

15th Batch : 27th May 2017 (Open)

16thBatch : 3rd June 2017 (Open)

17th Batch : 10th June 2017 (Open)

18th Batch : 17th June 2017 (Open)

19th Batch : 24th June 2017 (Open)

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath. Stay in tent/guesthouse/homestay.

Day 2 Drive & then trek from Joshimath to Dhak and Trek to Gulling Camp

Day 3 Trek from Gulling to Tali Forest Camp 

Day 4 Trek to Jhandidhar and Kuari Pass and Return to camp

Day 5 Trek from Tali Forest Campsite to Dhak via Tugasi and Drive back to Joshimath

Day 6 Joshimath to Haridwar

Detailed Itinerary

 Dronagiri from Kuari Pass trek

Day 1 Joshimath

 Today’s journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is about 260 kms long and takes around 10 hours. Joshimath is a hub for pilgrim tourists traveling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib. Check in to guest house at Joshimath.

Day 2 Drive & then trek from Joshimath to Dhak and Trek to Gulling Camp

To start the Kuari Pass trek we first drive to Dhak village.At this village we will start our trekking adventure to the Kuari Pass. We trek through a hemlock, oak and rhododendron forest for 3km before a short descent to the meadow and campsite at Chitra Kantha (3310m).

The impressive snow-capped ridge, including Chaukhamba 1 (7138m), can be seen beyond Joshimath. The shepherds living between here and the Kuari Pass Trek are from Rishikesh or Haridwar and graze flocks of sheep and goats throughout summer. There is a small spring line at the head of the meadow for replenishing your water supply.

Day 3 Trek from Gulling to Tali Forest Camp 

We will start our day early with a few stretching exercises in the morning followed by breakfast. After this our trek leader will brief us about today’s trek schedule. Today we will trek for around 6 kms to Tali Top through green vegetation and red rhododendron flowers which turn red during the blooming season in April & May.

Tali Forest Campsite during Kuari Pass Trek

Climb up through the forested ridge of Rhododendron, Spruce and Silver Birch above Chitra Kantha. It takes around an hour to reach a prominent ridge top (3500m) and a further 30 minutes around to an open meadow where it meets the well-defined track from a place called Tapovan.We will camp at the alpine meadow at the end of Tali top.

Day 4 Tali top to Kuari Pass via Khullara and back

We will start early as this is the longest day on the Kuari Pass Trek. First leg of today’s trek is a gradual ascend till Khullara top and from there traversing through the snow patch we reach Kuari Top. At Kuari Pass top winds will gush past you. Savour the unending vistas of great Himalayan peaks including the famous Nanda Devi.

Views from Kuari Pass Top

Nanda Devi (7816m) is the highest peak completely within India. It is surrounded by a huge circle of mountain walls with only one outlet, where the Rishi Ganga forges a route through deep, almost impenetrable gorges before flowing into the Alaknanda River. Given these natural defences, it was not until 1934 that the first mountaineers were finally able to reach the base of Nanda Devi. Return to Tali Top through the same route and enjoy camp bonfire and sumptuous dinner at Tali campsite.

Day 5 Trek Tali Forest Camping to Dhak and Drive Joshimath 

After having breakfast we trek downhill beside the Rishi Ganga River till the road where the taxi will take us to Joshimath. Auli which is not accessible by road during winters which is famous for its skiing slopes and is home to winter skiing resort run by GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam). The Auli resort run by GMVN has snow beaters which beat the snow to keep the slopes fit for skiing at all times. GMVN also conducts 7 and 14 day skiing courses at Auli.

Day 6 Joshimath to Haridwar

Today we start driving early to reach Haridwar with a beautiful mosaic of memories  to keep us company. If we reach Haridwar on time then you can take part in Ganga Aarti at Har ki Pauri. Trek ends.

for a more detailed itinerary check out Winter Kuari Pass Trek 

Kedarkantha Trek – Renok Adventures

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Kedarkantha Trek is a classic winter trek. The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers to experience scenic beauty and capture the life of remote villages

Kedarkantha Trek is a classic winter trek. The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers to see the scenic beauty and experience the life of remote villages of Garhwal Himalayas. Kedarkantha Trek lies in the Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The drive to Sankri (From where the Kedarkantha trek starts) is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Mussoorie, Barkot, Purola, Mori, Netwar, Motwat along the Tons River Kedarkantha trek is one the easiest treks in the Himalayas to enjoy thick snow cover. The Kedarkantha trek campsite is great for birding and surrounded by beautiful snow peaks.

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Trek Duration : 5 Days 4 Nights

Destinations Covered during Kedarkantha Trek : Barkot, Sankri, Govind Wild life Sanctuary

Cost per Person: Rs 7200 + 4.5% service tax per person (Ex Sankri)

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Wildlife Sanctuary Fees
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.

What’s not Included :

  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and return.
  • The transportation cost from Dehradun to Sankri and back will have to be borne by the trekkers, the total cost of transportation one way is Rs. 5500 (to be shared among 5-6 people, i.e Rs. approx Rs.1000 per person one way) – to be paid directly to the driver. Trekker can opt for our transport, which we can organise for them, or the trekkers can make their own arrangements and reach Sankri.
  • Meals during transit.
  • Personal Expenses
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions


DEPARTURES (All departures for Kedarkantha Trek are ex Sankri)

Kedarkantha Snow Trek Winter Batches 

1st Batch : 3rd December 2016 (Close)

2nd Batch : 10th December 2016 (Full)

3rd Batch : 17th December 2016 (Open)

4th Batch : 18th December 2016 (Open)

5th Batch : 19th December 2016 (Open)

6th Batch : 20th December 2016 (Open)

7th Batch : 21st December 2016 (Open)

8th Batch : 22nd December 2016 (Open)

9th Batch : 23rd December 2016 (Open)

10th Batch : 24th December 2016 (Full)

11th Batch : 25th December 2016 (Closing Fast)

12th Batch : 26th December 2016 (Full)

13th Batch : 27th December 2016 (Closing Fast)

14th Batch : 28th December 2016 (Closing Fast)

15th Batch : 29th December 2016 (Closing Fast)

16th Batch : 30th December 2016 (Open)

17th Batch : 31st December 2016 (Open)

18th Batch : 1st January 2017 (Open)

19th  Batch : 2nd January 2017 (Open)

20th Batch : 3rd January 2017 (Open)

21st Batch : 7th January 2017 (Open)

22nd Batch : 9th January 2017 (Open)

23rd Batch : 21th January 2017 (Open)

24th Batch : 22nd January 2017 (Open)

25th Batch : 25th January 2017 (Open)

26th Batch : 28th January 2017 (Open)

27th Batch : 4th February 2017 (Open)

28th Batch : 11th February 2017 (Open)

29th Batch : 18th February 2017 (Open)

30th Batch : 25th February 2017 (Open)

31st Batch : 4th March 2017 (Open)

32nd Batch : 11th March 2017 (Open)

33rd Batch : 18th March 2017 (Open)

34th Batch : 25th March 2017 (Open)

35th Batch : 1st April 2017 (Open)

36th Batch : 8th April 2017 (Open)

37th Batch : 15th April 2017 (Open)

38th Batch : 22nd April 2017 (Open)

39th Batch : 29th April 2017 (Open)

40th Batch : 6th May 2017 (Open)

41st Batch : 13th May 2017 (Open)

42nd Batch : 20th May 2017 (Open)

43rd Batch : 27th May 2017 (Open)

Kedarkantha Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Kedarkantha Trek: – Dehradun to Sankri (6450ft)

Day 2 Kedarkantha Trek: – Sankri (6450 ft) to Juda Ka Talab (9100 ft)

Day 3 Kedarkantha Trek: – Juda Ka Talab (9100ft) to Kedarkantha Base (11,250 ft).

Day 4 Kedarkantha Trek: – Kedarkantha Base (11,250 ft) to Kedarkantha Peak and back to Kedarkantha Base.

Day 5 KedarkanthaTrek: – Kedarkantha Base (11,250 ft) to Sankri and Drive to Dehradun (6450 ft)

Kedarkantha Trek Itinerary Detailed

Sankri (Kedarkantha Trek) DAY 1- Drive from Dehradun to Sankri (6450 ft, 10 hrs)

We will arrange the transport and they will meet you at Dehradun railway station to pick you for long but scenic drive Sankri via Mussoorie, Barkot, Purola, Mori, Netwar along the Tons River. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay.

Juda Ka Talab (Kedarkantha Trek) DAY 2- Trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab (9000 ft, 4 hrs)

After morning exercise we will have our breakfast and start the trek around 8 AM for our next camp Juda Ka Talab. We will camp beside the small pond surrounded by Pine and Oak trees. One can have beautiful views of snow clad peaks from Juda Ka Talab campsite.

 

Juda Ka Talab - Kedarkantha Trek

 

Kedarkantha Base (Kedarkantha Trek) DAY 3- Trek from Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base (9000 ft, 7 hrs)

Get up early morning to see the golden glow of snow clad peaks. Post breakfast start the trek to Kedarkantha Peak base which takes around 4 hrs to reach Kedarkantha Peak base. Enjoy hot lunch and explore the area.

Kedarkantha Base (Kedarkantha Trek) DAY 4- Trek from Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Peak and back to Kedarkantha Base.

Today is a long day trek up to the summit of Kedarkantha peak, have your lunch with amazing views of snow clad peaks of Yamunotri and Gangotri ranges. After spending some quality time at the peak we trek back to nearby camping site at the Kedarkantha Base.

Sankri (Kedarkantha Trek) DAY 5- Trek from Kedarkantha Base to Sankri (9000 ft, 8 hrs)

Trek down from Kedarkantha Base to Sankri via Hargaon on well marked trail by stones. Trek down through thick forest of Pine and Maple trees and at some places you will have open views of beautiful Har Ki Dun valley.  Drive back to Dehradun to catch your train to Delhi with kaleidoscopic memories of the Kedarkantha Trek

 

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Chadar Trek – Sheer Thrill of Trekking over Frozen River

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Join Renok Adventures on the Chadar Trek as we weave are way through the Frozen Zanskar. The landscape on this unique 8 day trek will leave you spellbound.

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During the winter ,Ladakh, is isolated from the whole country due to heavy snowfall. The only way to Ladakh is by air from Delhi. In winter the temperature goes down to 3o below zero and the mighty  Zanskar river freezes. This seven to eight day trek from Chilling to Naerak over the Zanskar is both challenging as well as an unforgettable experience. The landscape acquires a pristine grandeur in winter as the trail enters into the gorge of the Zanskar.
Trek Duration : 9 Days 8Nights

Destinations Covered during Chadar Trek : Leh, Tilad D, Gyalpo, Naerak, Dibb

Chadar Trek Cost : Rs 22,500 (Ex Leh) + 4.50% Service Tax  

What’s Included :-
  • Accommodation during Trek(Camping) and 2 day stay at Leh in Guest house as per itinerary on sharing basis.
  • Meals only while on trek (Veg)
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • Tents & Sleeping bags
  • Transport from Leh and Return as per Itinerary

 

What’s Not Included :-
  • Wildlife Fee if any (There is no fee currently) 
  • ALTOA Fee
  • Mineral Water
  • Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.
  • Mineral Water & any kind of beverages
  • Airport Transfers
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Meals in Leh

DEPARTURES (All departures for The Chadar Trek are ex Leh)

  • 21st  to 29th January 2017
  • 28th to 5th February 2017

Itinerary Detail (Chadar Trek)

Leh Day 1 – Arrival at Leh

Arrive at Leh and check into a hotel. Leh is a high altitude desert and it takes at least a day to acclimatise to these conditions.So rest in your hotel room and in the evening roam around Leh market. Leh is a culturally rich place. There are dozens of monasteries and ancient temples that you can go around. Overnight stay in Leh.

Tilad Do Camp Day 2 – Drive to Chilling roadhead and trek to Tilad Do camp 3100m

Post breakfast we will drive to Chilling from where we will start our Chadar Trek. The drive to Chilling – the starting point of Chadar trek is an adventurous drive. The ride is along the river Indus via village Nimu the place  which is the confluence of  the river Indus and the Zanskar. To reach camp one needs to cross the frozen Zanskar.

Gyalpo Day 3 – Trek to Gyalpo camp 3170m

After morning stretching exercises and breakfast our instructors will brief you on how to trek on the Chadar Trek.  The Frozen Zanskar is hard as rock and slippery in the winter and trekking on this river can be quite challenging. We will stop for lunch prepared by our staff on the Zanskar which is an experience in itself. After passing Shingra Koma, you reach the camp-site for the day at Gyalpo, where tents have already been pitched by the porters.

Tibb Cave Day 4 – Trek to Dib Cave 3225m

Today we will start our trek after a nutritious breakfast.Today’s stretch of the Chadar Trek is around 14 km. Our destination for the day is Dib Cave. Dib Cave is big cave which provides shelter. We welcome you to the cave with a hot cup of ladakhi butter tea. Overnight stay at Dib Cave.

Nyeraks Camp Day 5 – Trek to Naerak Camp 3390m

Today we trek over deep gorges under the frozen Zanskar. You can hear the sound of water flowing beneath it. After trekking for a few hours we reach a huge waterfall. An old, dilapidated bridge on the river, which villagers claim to be  more than 1,000 years old, marks Naerak.

Dib Cave Day 6 – Trek to Dib Cave 3225m

Naerak to Dibb: The same way back? Well technically ,yes. In fact the Chadar changes by the minute, and the colors and perspectives all change. Overnight stay in Dib Cave.

Gyalpo Day 7 – Trek to Gyalpo 3225m

We continue walking in the gorge, which is inaccessible in any other season and we come across some stunning frozen waterfalls.

Tilad Do Day 8 – Drive back to Leh from Tilad Do

At the end of an outstanding frozen river Chadar trek through the Himalayas, you are back to Leh. Overnight stay in Leh.

Leh Day 9 – Take your Flight to Delhi

List of Essential items for Chadar Trek 2016

  • Backpack (Min 60 Ltrs) with Rain Cover
  • Trekking Shoes. (Quechua Forclaz 500 M Wenge Men Hiking Boots (43))
  • Gum boots
  • 4 Pairs of Full sleeve shirts/T-Shirt and Track Pants (1 should be waterproof/windproof)
  • 4 Pair of cotton socks. 3 pairs of wollen socks.
  • 2 Full Sleeve Sweater (Quechua Forclaz 50 Fleece, Men’s Large (Black))
  • One Heavy Down Jacket (Quechua Warm Down Ski Jacket, XXL (Black)
  • Thermal Inners -2 Pair
  • 2 pair water proof hand gloves
  • 2 Pair woollen Gloves
  • Sun Cap
  • One Scarf
  • Light towel
  • Lip Balm
  • Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
  • Water Bottle 1 Lt
  • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
  • Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
  • Personal Medicine Kit
  • Dark Sunglasses (U/V protected)
  • Walking Stick (At least one)
  • People who were spectacles- Should avoid contact lenses and use use photo chromatic glasses
    instead

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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
Barsu on the Dayara Bugyal Trek
Barsu on the Dayara Bugyal Trek

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
sunset at Barnala
sunset at 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
View from Dayara Bugyal
View from 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.
Dayara Bugyal Trek
Dayara Bugyal Trek

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.

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

Nag Tibba Trek

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Nag Tibba Trek  Nag Tibba Trek

 

Nag Tibba Winter Trek

 

The Nag Tibba trek is a short and easy weekend trek to Nag Tibba (Serpent’s Peak) near Mussorrie. At over 3000 meters it is the highest peak in the Nag Tibba range of Garhwal Himalayas. Nag Tibba Trek is an ideal weekend trek which can easily covered over any extened weekend.

3 Reasons which makes Nag Tibba a Weekend Trek Delight and Winter Trek

  1. Short Travel Time: It takes just 3 to 4 hours to reach base of Nag Tibba Trek from Dehradun which in comparison to any other trek in Uttarakhand is very less.
  2. Snow Snow Snow: Nag Tibba in winters is covered under heavy snow, so if you want to enjoy snow trekking then trek to Nag Tibba this winter trekking season.
  3. Stunning views of Greater Himalayas: From Nag Tibba one have uninterrupted views of himalayan peaks like   Bandarpoonch, Gangotri group of peaks and Kedarnath peak to name a few.
Nag Tibba Trek Cost: Rs 5500 + 4.5 % Service Tax (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Trek Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg – 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner & 2 Breakfast )
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • Transport from Dehradun to base and Return

What’s Not Included :

  • Meals during Transit
  • Mineral Water
  • Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusion head
Nag Tibba Trek Fixed Departures Dates
    • Every Friday (Min 4 Required)  

Nag Tibba Snow Trek Winter Batches 

1st Batch : 12th November 2016 (Close)

2nd Batch : 17th December 2016 (Open)

3rdBatch : 19th December 2016 (Open)

4th Batch : 23rd December 2016 (Open)

5th Batch : 24th December 2016 (Open)

6th Batch : 25th December 2016 (Open)

7th Batch : 30th December 2016 (Open)

8th Batch : 31st December 2016 (Open)

9th  Batch : 1st January 2017(Open)

10thBatch : 2nd January 2017 (Open)

11thBatch : 3rd January 2017 (Open)

12th Batch : 6th January 2017 (Open)

13th  Batch : 13th January 2017 (Open)

14th Batch : 20th January 2017 (Open)

15th  Batch : 27th January 2017 (Open)

Nag Tibba trek Itinerary

Nag Tibba trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Dehdradun by 6.00 am. Depart for Panthwari via Mussoorie–Kempty falls–Nain-Bagh. Expected arrival time at Pantwari 12 noon. Trek from Pantwari to Kathian (6 Kms 7 Hours)
Day 2: Trek from Kathian to Nag Tibba Top. Explore the area (at the left side slope from the summit one can get a terrific view of the Himalayan ranges namely Swargrohini range, Gangotri ranges, Banderpoonch etc. ) and come back to Kathian (6 Kms).
Day 3: Trek from Kathian to Pantwari and Drive back to Dehradun (4 Hours trek)