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Chandrashila… Revisited

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The mountains were calling me again, and alone this time. On Tuesday, the 4th of April, I felt the call. Two days later,  I was off for Chandrashila.
This was going to be quite a… fast paced experience, so to say. Overnight local buses and roughing it out in shared cabs. But after 4 trips over the span of 2 years, central Garhwal has started to feel like home. It welcomes you with comforting arms. Though I had climbed Chandrashila 2 years back, in the exact same season actually, this time was different. I was a novice then; I had some experience under my belt now. But consequentially, I was also a lot more aware of the risks. And maybe a little worried, too. The past two weeks, it had snowed heavily in the Himalaya, and I was concerned about the level of snow I was going to encounter.
But oh well. We take it as it comes, that is the nature of trekking. After a 17 hour commute, I was at the road head, Chopta, by 2 pm. Chopta is a small settlement. Two buses pass through once a day, and that’s it. There is no electricity here. Solar panels provide momentary illumination at night, it all depends on how much sunlight you get during the day. Chopta is known as a mini Switzerland, though this designation fails me. The flowers are in bloom this time of year, so if that’s your thing, go for it.
Anyway, I took a room, had food, asked around for a guide, then slept by 8 PM.
If you want to be at the summit by sunrise, you have to start trekking by 3 AM. And so I woke up at two. It wasn’t that cold, but the first thing I did was rush outside and see the weather. Clear, starry, moonlit skies.
That spurred me on.
At 2:40 AM, someone knocked at the door. It was Pratap Singh Negi, my guide. We were off by 3, on schedule. As we got higher on the route, you could see the valley all the way down till Rudraprayag, the moon had lit it all up.

It was so bright, you almost didn’t need a torch. Armed with my DSLR, I took a few shots of the valley. And then, at 4:30 AM, the moon started turning orange.
I just stopped and stared at it in wonder. And then it started to set. Before my eyes, it sunk lower and lower on the horizon, while turning an ever so dull shade of orange, and then poof. Gone. It was pitch black then, and the stars came out. I was straining my eyes to see if the peaks of the Garhwal Himalaya were visible, but then I looked higher up in the sky, and a cloud of sorts caught my eye. It wasn’t the Milky Way, but it was just as spectacular. I pointed my DSLR up at the sky and snapped a 30-second exposure.
And then we moved on. Situated at 3,400 meters, Tungnath, which comes on the way to Chandrashila, is the highest Shiva temple in the world. We reached Tungnath by 5 AM, and the sky started to lighten up, and the Garhwal peaks came into view.
What I had missed in 2015 because of cloudy weather, I saw now in its full glory. The deal with peaks is, they really inspire you to keep moving. So we trudged on. But this was to prove a much more difficult climb as compared to 2015, because now I faced my worst enemy yet, which I had never encountered in this much quantity on any of my treks:- Black ice.
Black ice is essentially a semi-thick layer of slippery ice that covers the entire path, and you either have to break it or make your way around it. There is no in between. If you step on it, you WILL slip and fall (like I did).
Perhaps the most “oh-crap” moment for me was when my guide, who was using one of my trekking poles, stumbled. The pole slipped from his hand, off the edge of the path. Watching it slide down helplessly into the abyss was.. frightening.
But we kept going, the sun wasn’t going to wait for us.
Also back in 2015, due to a large amount of snow, there was no proper route to Chandrashila top, so we had to essentially climb straight up. But there was a route this time, and I didn’t know it. So a guide was necessary.
Some way along the route, the small temple at the top came into view. At this point, Pratap asked me very innocently, “Bhaiyya, dhar se chaloge?” (Will you take the ridge?). I thought he knew best, but hell no, I didn’t know what I was getting into. With a 45 degree incline, a drop of 300 meters 3 feet to my right, and snow, I was pretty much cursing him from the start to the end of this 40-meter section. You couldn’t turn back because it was too steep… there was no way but up.
But then we got close to the top, and the peaks of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary came into view, and we started rushing.

 

 

We reached the summit at 6 AM, 3 hours after starting off.

Nanda Devi came into view, and all was forgiven.
I gave Pratap a tight hug and set about clicking away. I had the best weather possible, and the best view of the peaks, ever. We spent an hour at the summit because the view was so good.
Compare this to 2015, when I was able to spend just 10 minutes at the top because a blizzard was coming on. Anyway, we started back at 7. Descending was more precarious than the ascent, and I actually had to climb up the side of the path to avoid the black ice, proper climbing, three-point contact and all. Chopta came into view again by 9:30 AM, and after a brief halt there, I set off back for home.
The same roughing out plus a two-hour jam in Haridwar meant I reached home in Delhi at 3 in the morning, 54 hours after starting out.
It was the best birthday gift ever.
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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)

Leh Ladakh Tour from Srinagar

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Ladakh is a must visit place and in everyone’s bucket list. Ladakh is best enjoyed by a road trip. The hard core adventure junkies prefer Manali to Leh Road Trip where as the Leh Ladakh Tour from Srinagar is equally enjoyable and with comfort of driving on a smooth road. Our Leh Ladakh Tour from Srinagar takes you from Sringar to Leh Ladakh through Zojila Pass and  Drass, Kargil to Leh and we visit breathtakingly beautiful places like Leh, Sarchu, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley etc.

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SAFARI DURATION( Leh Ladakh Tour from Srinagar ) : 8 Days 7 Nights

DESTINATIONS COVERED IN THE LEH LADAKH TOUR FROM SRINAGAR: Srinagar, Kargil, Drass, Leh, Pangong lake, Nubra Valley

COST PER PERSON (Deluxe): Rs 26,500 per person( Includes all transportation from Srinagar to Leh)
COST PER PERSON (Economy): Rs 21,500 per person( Includes all transportation from Srinagar to Leh)

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation during Leh Ladakh Tour from Srinagar. Does not include accommodation in Srinagar.
  • Breakfast and Dinner (buffet).
  • Permits. (Foreign Nationals need to get their own permit)
  • First aid medical kits .
  • Group Leader (Local) during the Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari
  • Transportation as per Leh Ladakh Tour from Srinagar by Xylo/Innova/Tempo Traveller

What’s Not Included :-

  • Mineral Water & other Beverages
  • Tips and other Gratuity
  • Cost incurred because of reason’s which are beyond our control
  • Airport Transfers
  • Monastery Fees
  • Entry Fees of any kind

 

Stay would be in Camps at Kargil , Pangong Tso, Good Hotel in Leh & Beautiful Homestay in Nubra Valley  

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FIXED DEPARTURES (Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari)

  • 18th June- 25nd June 2016
  • 25th June – 2nd July 2016
  • 2nd July – 9th July 2016
  • 9th July – 16th July 2016
  • 16th July- 23rd July 2016
  • 23rd July – 30th July 2016
  • 30th July – 6th August 2016
  • 6th August – 13th August 2016
  • 13th August – 20th August 2016
  • 20th August – 27th August 2016
  • 27th August – 3rd September 2016
  • 3rd September – 10th September 2016
  • 10th September – 17th September 2016
  • 17th September – 24th September 2016
  • 24th September – 1st October 2016

Itinerary for The Leh Ladakh Tour from Srinagar

Kargil Day 1 Drive from Srinagar to Kargil Leh Ladakh Tour from Srinagar starts.

Today we start Leh Ladakh Tour from Srinagar via Zozila Pass, our first Leg of our grand Leh Ladakh Tour from Srinagar to Leh stopping at Kargil for a night. We cross the Zozila Pass (3528 m) and Drass (3350 m) the second most coldest inhibited place in world. Upon arrival at camp Kargil check in at camp and enjoy the evening tea then we will explore the camp surroundings.

Leh Day 2 Kargil to Leh.

We leave early in the morning for Leh, through Namik la and Fotu La. Lunch at Khaltse and after Lunch we drive to Leh passing through Magnetic hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib & Confluence of river Indus and Zanskar. Upon arrival in Leh check into the hotel and take complete rest to get acclimatized to High altitude.

 

Leh Day 3 Sightseeing around Leh

Today is rest day and acclimatization day to the high altitude of Ladakh. To enjoy your Leh Ladakh tour acclimatization to high altitude is very important. Have your breakfast in your hotel and take complete rest to acclimatize to the Ladakh high altitude unique environment in evening we will have briefing session about the trip.

Nubra Valley Day 4 Leh to Nubra Valley

After an early breakfast we start our Leh Ladakh Tour, we drive to Nubra Valley through the Khardungla- Pass (the highest motorable road in the world at 18,390 ft). Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldorma (LUDMRA) or the Valley of Flowers. It is situated to the North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. We explore this beautiful valley and the villages and monasteries surrounding it. Overnight stay at beautiful homestay managed by local Ladakhi family. Enjoy the delicious dinner prepared by them and all ingredients sourced from their own farm which surrounds their beautiful home.

Nubra Valley to Leh Day 5

After breakfast at the camp, we visit the sand dunes in the Nubra valley and enjoy a small camel safari. Later we drive back to Leh. In the evening you can either rest or take a walk to the local market with us. Overnight at hotel.

Pangong Lake Day 6 Drive from Leh to Pangong Lake.

After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass (5486 Mtrs). Pangong lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m) is a long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometres at its widest point and over 130km long . The picturesque lake is bisected by the international border between India and China. We spend the night on the shores of this beautiful Lake with the Milky Way to keep us company.

Leh Day 7 Pyongang Lake to Leh

Leh Palace

Today we drive back to Leh enroute visiting Thiksey Monastery (An impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village). Overnight stay in Leh.

Departure Day 8 We depart from Leh

We will help to arrange a taxi to transfer to domestic airport to catch the flight for your onward destination, Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari concludes.

Alternate Options : Travel to Manali in two days

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.

Roopkund Trek – Renok Adventures

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Roopkund Trek the Himalayas with Renok Adventures

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If you have gone for a trek anywhere in the Western Himalayas then you must have heard about the famous Roopkund trek. Roopkund is to treks what David Beckham is to football. It would be hard to match its combination of pristine high altitude lakes, meadows(bugyals), spectacular mountain views, alpine camps, secluded villages and pristine oak and rhododendron forests.

Roopkund Lake is a glacial lake at an altitude of 5029 metres which lies in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in NDBR (Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve). It lies in the lap of Mt Trishul masstif in which the Trishul I is highest mountain with a height of 7120 metres.

Trek Duration : 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS

Destinations Covered during Roopkund Trek : Kathgodam, Lohajung, Didna Village, Ali Bugyal, Ghora Lotani, Bhagwabasa, Bedni Bugyal

Cost per Person: RS 10500 + 4.50% Service Tax Per Person(Ex Kathgodam)

Early Booking Cost per Person: RS 9950 + 4.50% Service Tax Per Person(Ex Kathgodam) (valid till 31st March 2017)

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation (Camping during Roopkund Trek)
  • Meals while on trek(Veg)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Leader, Guide and support staff
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What’s Not Included :

  • Meals In Lohajung
  • Any meal during transit
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason
  • Unscheduled stay due to landslide
  • Luggage carrying charges.” color=”violet”]

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Brief Itinerary (Roopkund Trek)

Day 1 Drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung
Day 2 Lohajung to Didna Village
Day 3 Didna Village to Ali Bugyal
Day 4 Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani
Day 5 Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa
Day 6 Bhagwasa to Roopkund Lake to Bedni Bugyal
Day 7 Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung
Day 8 Lohajung to Kathgodam

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DEPARTURES for Roopkund Trek

Batches of Roopkund trek in May 2017

  • 1st Batch    :  6th May to 13th May 2017  (OPEN)
  • 2nd Batch   :  13th May to 20th May 2017  (OPEN)

Batches of Roopkund trek in June 2017

  • 3rd Batch   :  3rd June to 10th June 2017  (OPEN) 
  • 4th Batch    : 17th June to 24th June 2017 (OPEN)

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Detailed Itinerary (Roopkund Trek)

Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung

Arrive early at the Kathgodam Railway station. Various overnight trains run from Delhi and other cities(For more information click here). We will meet you at the station. We begin our drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung (Starting point for the Roopkund Trek ). Although this drive is long it is very scenic for the most part as we will be driving along rivers before turning right into the beautiful Pindar valley. En route you will be crossing Almora. Founded in 1568, Almora, is a district in the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand . Overnight stay in forest guest house/tents.

Day: 2 Lohajung to Didna Village

The trek to Roopkund Lake starts from Lohajung to a village called Didna. This will be our first camp of the Roopkund trek. Initially the trek is a steady climb up to the Lohajung pass and then downhill to the Bedni River popularly known as the “Bedni Ganga”. We then cross a bridge and then start climbing through oak & bamboo forests to the village of Didna. We will cross the village and continue walking up to a meadow where we will camp for the night. Overnight in tents.

Day 3: Didna village to Ali Bugyal

We get up early in the morning and do some stretching exercises. It is essential that we stretch ourselves properly to avoid muscle problems through the trek.

Today’s stretch of the Roopkund trek is a steep one through oak trees and large stands of bamboo. You will after this climb start enjoying the stunning views of Garhwal Himalayan peaks and reach the alpine grazing meadow called Ali bugyal. AliBugyal is as beautiful as Bedni and lies on top a hill and from there you can enjoy the views of unending vistas in all directions. This is probably one of the finest camping sites in the Garhwal Himalayas. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 4: Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani

Today is a comparatively easy day. Walk while listening to chirping birds and admiring the beauty of our surroundings. After few hours of trekking you will be on other side of the ridge and the view from this point is absolutely Fanta bullous. Ghora Lotani on the Roopkund trek is a brilliant campsite and offers you great views all around. We should reach the campsite by the afternoon with enough to relax and acclimatize to the weather conditions and altitude. Overnight camp at Lotani.

Day 5: Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa

The day’s snow trek will bring you to an altitude of 14,500 ft from 12,500 ft. This part of the Roopkund Lake trek is to be considered as high altitude trekking and you can feel the effects of this during trekking from Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa. Shortness of breath, mild headache and tiredness are some very common in high altitude trekking. Trek slowly and steadily, stop for water after every hour for 2 to 5 minutes. A steep and zig zag route takes you to Kalu Vinayak. Compared to the beauty of Ali Bugyal, it is hard to imagine a more desolate, boulder strewn campsite than that of Bhugu Basa (4100m). It is exposed to icy northern winds that whip around the stone shelter huts. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 6: Bhagwabasa to Roopkund Lake.Back to Bedni Bugyal via Bhagwabasa

The D day of the Roopkund Trek is here. We will start the day as early as 5 AM. We will start early as during early hours snow is tough due to lower temperatures and it’s easy to negotiate without getting your shoes drenched in water. Roopkund Lake is a 5 km gradual up-hill climb from Bhagwabasa. We will have steep climb towards the end of the trail to reach the Roopkund Lake. It would take about 3 – 3½ hours to reach the Lake. A further trek of around half an hour takes to the highest point of Roopkund Lake trek Junar Gali. Then we head back for our campsite at Bedni Bugyal. The views from the alpine camp at Bedni Bugyal extends west across the main Himalaya Range as far as Gangotri, while the peaks of Trisul and Nanda Ghunti provide an awesome backdrop.

Day 7: Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung via Wan.

Return trek from Bedni Bugyal via Wan. You would see the end of meadows after a few minutes. On a clear day, you would be astonished by looking at the Trishul on your way back from Bedni Bugyal to Wan at Kanakdhar. There is a steep descend and then a short climb from Bedni Bugyal. On our way we will go through a Rhododendron forest. You would have a steep descent for the Neel Ganga. On reaching Wan we drive to Lohajung. Overnight stay at Lohajung.

Day 8: Lohajung to Kathgodam

After getting to the base camp at Lohajung and finishing the Roopkund trek, you might think of spending a day at Lohajung. This is a great place to relax and chill out and our rewarding trek.Early morning start drive towards Kathgodam. At Kathgodam our trek ends.

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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..

 


Sandakphu Trek

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The Sandakphu trek is an absolute delight for trekkers as you can see the panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas including four of the highest peaks

The Sandakphu trek is an absolute delight for trekkers as you can see the panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas including four of the highest peaks in the world Kanchenzongda, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. The Sandakphu trek has well laid trekking trail located in Singalila Wildlife Sanctuary and Sandakphu Trek is the highest point of West Bengal. Best time to do Sandakphu trek is May to June and mid August to October.

 

Trek Duration : 7 Days 6 Nights

Destinations Covered during Hampta Pass Trek : Manali, Hampta Pass, Chandra Tal

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.

DEPARTURES (All departures for The Sandakphu Trek are ex Darjeeling)

  • 1st Batch : 10th June -14th June 2015
  • 2nd Batch : 16th June-20th June 2015
  • 3nd Batch : 22th June-26th June 2015
  • 4th Batch: 6th September-10th September 2015
  • 5th Batch: 13th September-17th September 2015
  • 6th Batch: 2th October-6th October 2015
  • 7th Batch: 11th October-15th October 2015

Cost per Person: Rs 8950 per person (Ex Darjeeling)

Sandakphu Trek Itinerary Detail

Tonglu     (Sandakphu Trek) DAY 1

DRIVE FROM DARJEELING TO MANEYBHANJANG VIA GHOOM (11KMS, 6 HRS)

We will start our trek after an early morning drive from Darjeeling to Maneybhanjang a small Buddhist Sherpa village. Our first camp will be at Tonglu and trek to Tonglu is through dense forest and hillside covered with wild flowers and breathtaking view of Kanchendzonga and its neighbouring peaks like Kabru north, Sleeping Buddha etc. Overnight stay in tents.

Kalipokhari (SANDAKPHU TREK) DAY 2

 TREK FROM TONGLU TO Kalipokhari (15 KM, 6 HRS)

Start our trekking after an early morning exercise and breakfast through farmlands and small village inhabited with friendly villagers. You will find the rhododendron flowers in abundance along the trek route. Overnight stay in tents or huts at Kalipokhari.

Sandakphu (SANDAKPHU TREK) DAY 3

TREK FROM Kalipokhari TO Sandakphu (10 KM, 5 HRS)

Sandakphu is situated at an altitude of 3636m and is around 58 kms from Darjeeling and commands some the spectacular views of Kanchendzonga massif and other near by Himalayan peaks. The initial trek descends to the “Valley of Poison” – Bikhebhangang and then steep climb to Sandakphu which takes around 3-4 hours.

Phalut (SANDAKPHU TREK) DAY 4

TREK FROM Sandakphu TO Phalut TOP ( 20 KM 9HRS)

Phalut is the highest point in the Singalila Range and trek from Sandakphu to Phalut is most fascinating part of the entire Sandakphu Trek. Silver fir forest and rhodendron makes most of the beautiful scene.

Rammam (SANDAKPHU TREK) DAY 5

TREK FROM Phalut TO Rammam via Gorkhey (13 KM, 6 HRS)

Start your trek through beautiful dense forest of Pines, Chestnut, Hemlock, Oak etc till the trail reaches the meeting point of two streams called Gorkhey. Gorkhey is small beautiful place where you can enjoy your packed lunch after a bath in the stream. After enjoying our lunch we will trek further towards Rammam.

Rimbik (SANDAKPHU TREK) DAY 6

TREK FROM Rammam TO Rimbik (19 KM, 7 HRS)

The trekking trail from Rammam to Rimbik is almost level walk for around 9 Kms and then it descends to small village called Sirikhola and then after 1 Kms of steep trekking we reach Rimbik. Overnight stay in tent of trekker’s hut.

Darjeeling (SANDAKPHU TREK) DAY 7

Drive from Rimbik to Darjeeling (54 KM, 3 HRS)

Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari

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Join Renok Adventures on the Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari which takes you from Manali to Ladakh visiting places like Leh,Sarchu,Pangong Lake,Nubra Valley.

Ladakh is a barren high altitude desert in one of the most remote regions of India. The beauty of its barren and rugged landscape, unique flora and fauna and culture have much more to offer than just a good holiday. Our Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari takes you from Manali to Ladakh through some of the highest motorable roads in the world as we visit breathtakingly beautiful places like Leh, Sarchu, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley etc.

SAFARI DURATION( Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari) : 8 Days 7 Nights
DESTINATIONS COVERED IN THE TRANS HIMALAYAN JEEP SAFARI: Manali, Leh, Jispa, Pangong lake, Nubra Valley
COST PER PERSON: Rs 27,500 per person + 4.50% Service Tax ( Includes all transportation from Manali to Leh)
EARLY BIRD BOOKING COST PER PERSON: Rs 26,500 per person + 4.50% Service Tax ( Includes all transportation from Manali to Leh)

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation during Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari. Does not include accommodation in Manali.
  • Breakfast and Dinner (buffet).
  • Permits. (Foreign Nationals need to get their own permit)
  • First aid medical kits & Oxygen Cylinder
  • Group Leader (Local) during the Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari
  • Transportation as per Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari by Sumo/Tempo Traveller/Xylo

What’s Not Included :-

  • Mineral Water & other Beverages
  • Tips and other Gratuity
  • Cost incurred because of reason’s which are beyond our control
  • Airport Transfers
  • Monastery Fees
  • Entry Fees of any kind
  • Emergency Rescue

Stay would be in Camps at Jispa, Pangong Tso, Hotel in Leh & Homestay in Nubra Valley  

Check out Photos on our Facebook Page  Post by Renok Adventures.

DEPARTURES

    • 10th June 2017 – 17th June 2017
    • 17th June 2017 – 24th June 2017
    • 24th June 2017 – 1st July 2017
    • 1st July 2017 – 8th July 2017
    • 8th July 2017 – 15th July 2017
    • 15th July 2017 – 22nd July 2017
    • 22nd July 2017 -29th July 2017
    • 29th July 2017 – 5th August 2017
    • 5th August 2017 – 12th August 2017
    • 12th August 2017 – 19th August 2017
    • 19th August 2017 – 26th August 2017
    • 26th August 2017 – 2nd September 2017
    • 2nd September 2017 – 9th September 2017
    • 9th September 2017 – 16th September 2017
    • 16th September 2017 – 23rd September 2017
    • 23rd September 2017 – 30th September 2017
    • 30th September 2017 – 7th October 2017

 

Itinerary for The Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari

Arrival Day 0 

Report at Manali and check-in into a hotel .The day is free to acclimatize and to explore Manali. You can enjoy you r stay in by relaxing in Old Manali and enjoying the lively atmosphere.

Jispa Day 1
Drive from Manali to Jispa. Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari starts.

Today we start our Manali Leh Jeep Safari Leg of our grand Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari to Leh stopping at Jispa for a night. We cross the Rohtang Pass (3978 m) and Keylong (3350 m) the district head quarter of Lahaul and Spiti. Upon arrival in Jispa we will set up our camp for an overnight stay. Jispa is an ideal location for the over night stop during Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari because of its altitude which is around 3300m beyond Jispa all stopovers are above 4ooo m which pose a risk of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Sarchu is between Baralacha La to the south and Lachulung La to the north, at an altitude of 4,290 m which very high in comparison if you stayed at Manali (2000m) last night.

Leh Day 2 – Jispa to Leh.

We leave early in the morning for Leh, through Baralacha la, Nakeela and Lachang la Pass 16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang. After Lunch we drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and highest plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft and the Indus Valley. Upon arrival in Leh check into the hotel and take complete rest to get acclimatized to High altitude.

Leh Day 3 – Sightseeing around Leh

Today is rest day and acclimatization day to the high altitude of Ladakh. Ladakh Jeep Safari first leg from Manali to Leh is very tiring because of road and 5 high altitude passes. Have your breakfast in your hotel and take complete rest to acclimatize to the Ladakh high altitude unique environment in evening we will have briefing session about the trip.

Nubra Valley Day 4 – Leh to Nubra Valley

After an early breakfast we start our Leh Ladakh Jeep Safari, we drive to Nubra Valley through the Khardungla- Pass (the highest motorable road in the world at 18,390 ft). Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldorma (LUDMRA) or the Valley of Flowers. It is situated to the North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. We explore this beautiful valley and the villages and monasteries surrounding it. Overnight stay at beautiful homestay managed by local Ladakhi family. Enjoy the delicious dinner prepared by them and all ingredients sourced from their own farm which surrounds their beautiful home.

Nubra Valley to Leh Day 5

After breakfast at the camp, we visit the sand dunes in the Nubra valley and enjoy a small camel safari. Later we drive back to Leh. In the evening you can either rest or take a walk to the local market with us. Overnight at hotel.

Pangong Lake Day 6 – Drive from Leh to Pangong Lake.

After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass (5486 Mtrs). Pangong lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m) is a long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometres at its widest point and over 130km long . The picturesque lake is bisected by the international border between India and China. We spend the night on the shores of this beautiful Lake with the Milky Way to keep us company.

Leh Day 7 – Pyongang Lake to Leh

 

Today we drive back to Leh enroute visiting Thiksey Monastery (An impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village). Overnight stay in Leh.

Departure Day 8 – We depart from Leh

We will help to arrange a taxi to transfer to domestic airport to catch the flight for your onward destination, Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari concludes.

Alternate Options : Travel to Srinagar in two days

The other option is to take our customized itinerary from Leh to Srinagar via Darachik – The Red Aryan Village. The other options for sightseeing are Hall of Fame near Leh, Kali Mata Temple, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib (built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev). A drive of another 4 km will take us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. It’s been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up!! We drive further through a picturesque landscape as we reach the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar River 4 km before Nimmu village.

 

Roopkund Trek

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Probably the most famous trek in all of India. The Mysterious Roopkund Lake in Uttarakhand lies above 5000m and the trek to it is beautiful.