Category: Winter Treks

“Winter has its own charm: The Kuari Pass Trek, Himalayas”

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This trek, popularly known across the country as the Winter Kuari Pass, proved to be a test for physical and mental fitness, enjoyment, amicable acquaintances, gaining a sense of personal achievement, and, of course, getting closer to Mother Nature.

“Every mountain top is within reach. All you need to do is have faith in yourself and keep climbing”
DECEMBER 26-31, 2015:
KUARI PASS WINTER TREK
My quest for adventure coupled with the passion for exploring new destinations led me to enroll for the winter trek in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh. This trek, popularly known across the country as the Winter Kuari Pass, proved to be a test for physical and mental fitness, enjoyment, amicable acquaintances, gaining a sense of personal achievement, and, of course, getting closer to Mother Nature. The name “Kuari” essentially means doorway and is a Himalayan high mountain pass located in the Garhwal district of Himachal, south of the Tibetan border and on the western rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary biosphere reserve. It basically falls in the Chamouli district of Uttarakhand. This famous trek is also known as the Lord Curzon trail, named after the former British Viceroy of India – Lord Curzon).
Day 1: There are daily overnight trains from Delhi to Haridwar. Trekkers/trekking groups try and reach Haridwar early morning as that is the main assembly point from where the trek coordinators take over and ensure that everyone has arrived. Appropriate transport is provided (bus, tempo traveler, jeeps) depending on the number of people who have registered for the trek and then begins the 10-11 h long journey from Haridwar to Joshimath. As we drive through Rishikesh and gain altitude, one gets the feeling that something dramatic is about to happen soon. You may not necessarily be the protagonist, but I can assure you will definitely be part of all the action and reaction – you heard me, right! I am referring to high-altitude sickness, which in most cases is accompanied by vomiting, headaches, frequent pit stops, and well! more puking. I’m not being rude or judgmental here as this is common in the mountains and could happen to anybody. As far as my bus journey was concerned, I accidentally boarded the wrong bus with a couple of trekking groups who were traveling together from Mumbai and Delhi. There were close to 20-25 folks in this bus. I was actually wondering where my group was, but luckily when we halted for breakfast around 10:00 AM, one of the trek coordinators approached me and asked me to trade places with another individual on another bus. On inquiring further, I understood that the group through which I had registered was aboard that bus and I was the only person missing – like I always say, adventure never leaves me alone.When traveling in the mountains, it’s best to not stuff yourself; however, you can’t afford to miss out on the hot paranthas from “pahadiyon Ka tawa,” “aloo/chole ki sabji,” and masala “chai.” In my opinion, if you miss this opportunity, it is considered as “pahadi khane ki tauheen.” I had one aloo parantha and some sabji – just enough to get me through the next 3-4 hour uphill drive. The rest of the drive was normal with 2 more stops, one for lunch and the other for evening tea.During this long and somewhat tiring journey, one can see the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers at Devprayag; both these rivers form the great Ganges. The distant mountain ranges are a treat to watch at sundown and you can try and capture the beauty from either your camera or better still, in thy mind – the latter will have the landscapes captured far better, I bet!

 

Just as I thought the evening couldn’t get any better, I received a very “pleasant” surprise at around 7:30 PM when the bus reached Joshimath. For some reason, all of us got off the bus (possibly to stretch our joints and catch some fresh air). What followed was utter chaos and we were left to wonder where we would eventually be staying for the night. There seemed to be some miscommunication amongst the trekking coordinators onsite and to make things worse, our trek leader was unavailable and had conveniently handed our responsibility to another coordinator. We were furious and some of us felt we made the biggest mistake of our lives by registering via this trekking group. After about 45 mins-1 h of shouting, disagreement, and Furore, the bus driver complied with our demands, and was asked by the coordinator to drive us further to Govindghat, approx 25 km from Joshimath. Apparently, our hotel booking was done at Govindghat as the ones at Joshimath was overbooked. This portion of the drive was particularly painful as the roads were narrow and rocky (possibly because of landslides that are common in mountain areas), and as expected, all of us were dead tired and starved. Room arrangements at the hotel were quite good with provision for hot water. Dinner was amazing and lived up to everybody’s palette.

 

Day 2: After breakfast, we were driven down to Dhak Village – our starting point. Basic instructions about do’s and don’ts were provided to us by our trek leader as we were about to begin our ascent to over 2000 m. I trekked for 6-7 km crossing villages, flat grounds and green fields, and some steep climbs to reach the first campsite at Gulling (2600 m). One cannot ignore the sheer beauty of the mountains during the ascent and photograph enthusiasts have their cameras ready for landscape pictures, and of course, selfies and groupfies. Needless to say, I am one amongst them and that can be proved by the number of photographs in my album. I reached our first campsite by 3:30 PM and settled in. It was exciting for me to see our tents being set up from what looked like the center of the valley surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks. I took a panoramic 360 degree view of the mountain ranges and breathed in the fresh thin cold air. Within one hour of our arrival at the campsite, we were given hot tea and biscuits and were told by our trek leader to get ample rest during the night as another day of high altitude walking lay ahead of us. As I stood there sipping on my tea, I continued to gaze at the peaks, some over 7000 m (Dunagiri) and remained awestruck by the mesmerizing beauty that surrounded me. Mountains definitely have their own charm. Temperatures began to plummet as it was almost dusk. When in the mountains, it’s advisable to discover ways for the body to acclimatize to the weather and prepare for the upcoming high-altitude walks. With this theoretical perspective, I decided to walk around the camp to keep myself warm and adapt to my surroundings. Most of my companions resigned to their tents and layered themselves appropriately to fend off the cold. I joined them an hour later following which we got to talking and knowing each other better. Our group ended the night on a high by playing a game of dumbcharades and having a sumptuous dinner.

 

 

Day 3: This was the shortest trekking day as I climbed from 2600 m-3000 m to reach the second campsite, Bhurtal. Along the way, I stopped for 30-40 minutes to have snow fights and take group pictures in various poses. Snow does excite everybody and for a few moments, everyone forgot about the fatigue that they experienced to reach there. The ascent to Bhurtal was mainly through densely populated rhododendron forests with puddles of snow everywhere. Before I knew it, I reached the second campsite. This was meant to be my base for the next 2 nights. It was around 12:30 PM when I reached there and we were served lunch (Chinese pulav). The second campsite was larger compared to the first, and if I’m not mistaken, those flat grounds are termed “bugyals” or meadows in the mountains. Approximately 70% of the surroundings were covered in snow and tents were set up for the different groups; mine was right at the edge of the “bugyal” and I was fortunate to have a perfect spot for a campfire for the night. I helped my group-mates in gathering sticks for the same. The second half of my day was spent in trekking to Bhurtal lake. This lake was half frozen and provided the much needed eerie feeling as it was located in the dense forest, where the sun’s rays hardly reached. Moreover, it was already 4:30 PM and the temperatures started to decline. After this short hike, I returned to my campsite and was served hot vegetable soup followed by an early dinner, after which our group sat by the campfire and had some fun. Some of the guides joined us by the fire and shared mountain stories as we heard them with utmost attention. As I saw the moon rise from above the distant peaks, the starry night lit up and Oh! what a spectacular sight it was! I wished I had the necessary means to capture that imagery, but then again, the scene is still so clearly etched in my mind that I wouldn’t ever dare forget it. Having to bid adieu to yet another eventful day, I tucked myself into my sleeping bag and dozed off.

 

 

Day 4: The longest trek (~8 km either way) in 6-8 inches of snow through forests, mountain ridges, and snowed-in meadows were the main highlights of today. There was only one “lakshya” in everyone’s mind – to make it to the Kuari top situated at an altitude of 3640 m. I started my uphill journey at 8:15 AM and was determined and confident of reaching the top by noon. The journey wasn’t easy as we seldom got the chance to walk on even grounds; the winding paths, sharp turns, and added weight of the clamp-ons under my shoes summed up the thrill (and possibly chill) quotient. I took a short break at one point from where several peaks including Dunagiri (7066 m), Lampak 1, 2, and 3 (~6100 m), Hathi-Ghoda (6727 m), and Bandarpooch (6316 m) could be viewed. Finally, I made it to the top by 12:40 PM, and standing there at a height of 3640 m, I wanted to shout out loud and let the world know about my achievement. Trust me! The feeling cannot be described in words and one needs to be physically present at that very point to experience what it feels like to be on top of the world. It changes your entire perspective of life as such and makes you earnestly respect the real beauty of Mother Nature. There is wonder in whatever you see. I spent an hour there, had my packed lunch, clicked some “victory” pictures, and got prepared for my descent. The weird and partly dangerous quotient about mountain weather is that it’s completely unpredictable. During my descent, the winds changed course, which made it slightly difficult to walk. The idea was to cross the mountain ranges with minimal stops along the way and reach the forests. Another wonderful experience!

 

Day 5: The last day of my adventure – I started my descent from the second campsite post breakfast around 10:00 AM and reached Dhak Village by 2:30 PM. At 12:30 PM, some of us happily engaged ourselves with the village kids to play a game of cricket. We were defeated on 3 occasions; nonetheless, it was great fun and the village kids loved our company.

 

 

Back in the city, I look back at these days and cherish each and every moment. I found peace in the challenges that I faced in this journey, made new friends, and took back several memories to last a lifetime. Mountains have their own way of charming people and one needs to climb one to believe it.

 

Originally posted at Tripoto.com by our trekker Tushar Chatterji

Snow Leopard Trek

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Snow Leopard Trek in Hemis National Park gives you the best opportunity for Snow Leopard Photography and ideal months are February and March. Snow Leopard the most elusive cats can be spotted throughout the Hemis National Park and near Rumbak there are several spots famous for Snow Leopard Photography. Snow Leopard Trek in Ladakh gives you an opportunity of spotting other famous wildlife of Ladakh like Nyan, Tinetan Argali, Himalayan Blue Sheep (Bharal), Napo, Uriel, Asiatic Ibex, Red Fox, Tibetan Wolf and many others.

Snow Leopard Trek – Photographers Delight

 

Snow Leopard Trek
 SNOW LEOPARD TREK ITINERARY

  • Day 1 Snow Leopard Trek: Arrive at Leh and Rest for Acclimatization
  • Day 2 Snow Leopard Trek: Drive to Zingchen & Trek to Rumbak
  • Day 3 Snow Leopard Trek: Trek from Rumbak to Yurutse Via Stok La
  • Day 4-7 Snow Leopard Trek: Snow Leopard Trail Exploration Days
  • Day 8 Snow Leopard Trek: Drive back to Leh
  • Day 9 Snow Leopard Trek: Return Flight to Delhi

TREK DURATION: 9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation (Camping & Guest House Stay)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Camping Equipment
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced guide and support staff.
  • Transport from Leh  and return (as per Snow Leopard Trek itinerary)

What’s Not Included :-

  • Porters to Carry Personal Gear
  • Foreigner Permit Fee
  • Airport Transfers
  • Mineral Water & any kind of beverages

DEPARTURES

  • Batch1: 20th February 2016
  • Batch2: 5th March 2016

Snow Leopard TrekCost: Rs 39750 + 3.6 Service Tax (Leh to Leh)

Snow Leopard Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive at Leh and Rest for Acclimatization

Arrive at Leh & transfer to your hotel after the welcome tea. Rest for acclimatization and after lunch join our local crew for a briefing session and after that you are free to explore Leh market on your own but please ensure that you keep it physically light. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2 Snow Leopard Trek: Drive to Zingchen & Trek to Camp

We drive on Leh Manali Road and after crossing the bridge at Phey start the snow leopard trekking towards the Zingchen Gorge. This gorge forms the entry gate to the Snow Leopard’s high altitude home in Hemis National Park. Enroute the snow leopard trekking trail once can see pug marks and signs of other wildlife. Camp at wildlife study camp. Trekking time: approx 5-6 hrs. Elevation: 12,400′

Day 3 Snow Leopard Trek: Wildlife Viewing

During the winter months snow leopard descend to lower altitude so there are high chances that you will see signs of Snow Leopard during today’s full day tracking of snow leopard. Hemis National Park is home to other wild life of Ladakh like Blue Sheep, Argali, Ibex, Tibetan wolf and other migratory birds. After the full day exploration we return to camp share our experiences over the hot cup of Tea and Snacks. Overnight Camp.

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Photo Credit: Dudley Zoorexrex, USA

Day 4-7 Snow Leopard Trek: Snow Leopard Trail Exploration Days

We will be trekking to nearby sites where Snow Leopard have been sighted recently and visit village Rumbak  and stay overnight in cosy Ladakhi Homestays.

Day 8 Snow Leopard Trek: Trek to Zingchen and drive back to Leh

It’s time to say goodbye to the superb hospitality of Ladakhis and trek down to same snow leopard trail to the road head drive back to Leh. In the evening we will meet at bonfire to share our experiecens and feedback.  Overnight in a hotel.

Day 9 Snow Leopard Trek: Return Flight to Delhi

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Beas Kund Trek with Renok Adventures – birthplace of River Beas

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Beas Kund Trek is a short trek in Himachal Pradesh near Manali and one most famous trek in Manali trekking circuit is trek to the source of the Beas River is Beas Kund Trek.

Beas Kund Trek – The Birthplace of River Beas

Beas Kund Trek is a short trek in Himachal Pradesh near Manali and one most famous trek in Manali trekking circuit is trek to the source of the Beas River is Beas Kund Trek. Beas Kund trek is short trek but it is full of stunning views of glaciers and snow clad peaks. The Beas Kund trek start with a short drive to Solang Valley famous for adventure sports and skiing slopes. The Beas Kund trek goes through some of the beautiful campsite of Bakarthach from the view of falling glaciers is unmatched.

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Destinations Covered during Beas Kund Trek : Manali, Solang Valley, Beas Kund

Trek Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights

Cost per Person: Rs 5800 +4.50% service tax 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 :

    • Any Kind beverages & Mineral Water
    • Mules/Porter for backpack
    • Cost escalation due to any reason.

Beas Kund 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)

Beas Kund Trek: Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Manali to  Dhundi Village and trek to Bakarthach (5-6 Hours  , 5 Kms )

Day 2: Trek from Bakarthach to Beas Kund and back to Bakarthach (6 Kms 5 Hours)

Day 3: Trek from Bakarthach to Dhundi/ Solang Valley & Drive to Manali (8Kms 5 Hours)

Beas Kund Trek: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Dundi Village via Solang Valley and Trek to Bakarthach (5-6 Hours, 5 Kms)

We will meet at SBI ATM (Mall Road Govt Bus Stand) at 9:00 AM and start the short drive to Solang and start the trek to Dhundi Vaillage a small Village along the Beas River. Trek from Dhundi to Bakarthach and reach the beautiful campsite by early afternoon and enjoy the majestic views.

Day 2: Trek from Bakarthach to Beas Kund and return to Bakarthach (6Kms 5 Hours)

Witness some of the most stunning views of Hanging glaciers during the today trek from Bakarthach to Beas Kund. After trekking for around 4 to 5 hours through snow and boulders we get the first view of sacred lake of Beas the source of the river Beas. Beas Kund Trek gives amazing views of trekking peaks of Ladakhi Peak, Friendship Peak and Shitidhar Peak.

Day 3: Trek from Bakarthach to Dhundi & Drive to Manali (5 Kms 5 Hours)

We trek back from Bakarthach to Dhundi to Solang Valley which is famous among the the tourist who want’s to enjoy adventures activities like Zorbing, Paragliding, Snow Boarding etc. We drive back to Manali via Solang Nala to Manali Bus Stand where you can travel to your destination or extend your stay and relax in old Manali.

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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
source: 1000lonelyplaces.com

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.

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

 

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 

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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.

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Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek

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Deoriatal trek starts from Sari village and takes you to Deoriatal Lake from one can have awesome views of Mount Chaukhamba.

Deoriatal Trek – Chopta long Weekend Trip

Cost: Rs 4500 per person

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation (Camping & Guest House)
  • Meals while on Trek (At Deoriatal & Chopta)
  • Trekking equipment
  • First aid medical kit
  • Qualified and experienced trek guide and support staff

Itinerary Detail

Day1: Haridwar to Deoria Tal Trek

Early morning departure for Ukhimath, enroute we will stop for breakfast and meet n greet session. We will stop for a photo session at Devprayag the confluence of river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. After lunch we take a short drive to Sari village. At Sari village our trek begins .We pass through forests as we trek uphill to reach our destination- Deoria Tal (2400 metres). Overnight camp at Deoria Tal. Deoria Tal is a beautiful lake which gives a 300 degree panoramic view of great peaks like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Yellow Tooth, Kedar Range, Kalanag, etc.

Day2: Deoria Taal – Chopta

In the early morning we descend from Deoria Taal to Sari village and stop for breakfast. Thereafter we drive from Sari village to Chopta through dense forest and meadows. Spend the day at leisure exploring the beautiful surroundings of this oft referred “Switzerland of Garhwal Himalayas” area and If lucky, catch a rare glimpse of “Monal” State bird of Uttarakhand, brown fox and musk deer. Overnight camp stay at pristine meadows. Stay in Camps or Guest House

Day3: Chopta – Haridwar

After breakfast start driving to Haridwar. We will reach Haridwar by 7:00 PM. Catch a bus for Delhi for onward journey.

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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