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Essential Trekking Training for an Easy Trek

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Essential Trekking Training for an Easy Trek

At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant and to make your body accustomed to that environment you need to physically prepare your body for high altitudes.

Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Km in 6 hours. This works out to roughly 1.5 km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6 km per hour. You can train yourself to run 3 km in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember to always start this schedule with a warm up exercise. 

 

Essential Trekking Training for an Easy Trek

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Rohtang Pass Permit 2018

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 Rohtang Pass Permit 2018

Rohtang Pass is getaway to Ladakh and Lahaul & Spiti Every year Tourist throng to Rohtang Pass every summer season. To get to Rohtang Pass you are required to take Rohtang Pass permit. As per the new regulations 600 Petrol and 400 Diesel vehicles allowed to go Rohtang Pass everyday. Rohtang Pass Permit can be obtained on first come first serve basis everyday including Sundays and holidays at Tourist Information Centre, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m but Rohtang Pass Permit can only be taken one day in advance.

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Once you get the Rohtang pass permit then next day vehicles will be allowed to cross Gulaba Barrier from 6 AM to 12 noon only. At Gulaba other than Rohtang Permit you have to pay Rs 50 as congestion charges.

Rohtang Pass remains open from June to October and remain closed due to snow. Rohtang Pass connects the Kullu Valley to Lahaul & Spiti Valley and Ladakh. With in few years Rohtang Tunnel will be open which will bypass the Rohtang Pass. Rohtang Tunnel is a road tunnel being built under the Rohtang Pass from Solang Valley to Tandi in Lahaul connecting Manali Leh Highway.

Documents Required in Original for Rohtang Pass Permit

  • Valid ID Proof
  • Valid Pollution Under Check (PUC) Certificate
  • Vehicle Registration Date (Age of vehicle not to be more than 10 yrs)

Daily Permit Limit :
(i) Petrol Vehicles = 800
(ii) Diesel Vehicles = 400

The permits can be obtained online in two time frames:
(i) 10:00 hrs (200 Diesel and 400 Petrol)
(ii) 16:00 hrs (200 Diesel and 400 Petrol)

• In a week (Tuesday to Monday) only 3 permits can be obtained for each vehicle.

No Vehicles are allowed on TUESDAY as the day is marked for maintenance of Rohtang Pass. Permits can only be applied for next 6 days from the current date. Printout is compulsory for all permissions.

Rohtang Pass Best Time to Visit

Rohtang Pass best time to visit is from June when it normally opens but it usually crowded and there is lot of demand for Rohtang Pass permit and the vehicle cost is very high this is the best time to visit Rohtang Pass. In June if you go to Rohtang Pass then on the both side you could see snow as high as 8 feet.

 

 

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10 Best Summer Treks in India for Beginners

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Summers have arrived and when the entire India is suffering from the heat wave it’s the time to head towards Himalayas where it’s always the winter season. We are fortunate enough to have 70% of the entire Himalayas right from Jammu and Kashmir to Assam in North East India and they offer great trekking option to everyone from a beginners to expert in mountaineering. We at Renok Adventures Operate more than 25 Treks in Himalayas and here is the list of 10 Best Summer Treks in India for beginners.

Best Summer Treks in India for beginners

 

Har Ki Dun

Best Summer Treks in India for beginners

 

The Har Ki Dun means Valley of Gods is a treat for first time trekkers and nature lovers. Har Ki dun is a moderate trek which takes you to the one of the least explored places in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and best suitable for first time trekkers in Himalayas and also who are experienced in other parts of Himalayas. Sankri serves as the base for Har Ki Dun Trek which is common to other treks like Kedarkantha Trek, Ruinsara Lake Trek etc.

 

USP of Har Ki Dun Trek: Get an inside view of local culture through staying in local homestays

Max Altitude:  3900 m

Duration in Days: 7 to 8 Days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: March to June and September to December

Nearest Town: Dehradun

Sar Pass

Best Summer Treks in India for beginners

 

Sar Pass is the Best Summer Treks in India for beginners and an ideal trek for beginners through thick forests, alpine meadows and Himalayan villages which will take you to an altitude of 13,800 ft and offers an amazing views of snow clad peaks. The Sar Pass Trek starts from Kasol which is famous among the backpackers. Kasol is also a starting point for many treks in the Parvati Valley like Tosh Valley Trek, Animal Pass Trek, Sara Umga Pass Trek and many more.

USP of Sar Pass: Best Trek in the April and Best Snow Trek 

Max Altitude: 4,220 m

Duration in Days: 5 to 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: June to Mid November

Nearest Town: Kasol 

Bhrigu Lake

Best Summer Treks in India for beginners Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu Lake trek is a short trek near Manali which takes you to pristine 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 this trek offers some of the best campsites.

USP of Hampta Pass Trek: Short Trek near Manali takes to an altitude of 4300 Meters

Max Altitude: 4300 m

Duration in Days: 3 to 4 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: June to November

Nearest Town: Manali

Indrahar Pass

Best Summer Treks in India for beginners

Indrahar Pass Trek 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.

USP of Indrahar Pass Trek: Stunning crossover from Mcleodganj to Chamba 

Max Altitude: 4342 m

Duration in Days: 4 to 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: June to Mid November

Nearest Town: Mcleodganj 

Hampta Pass

Best Summer Treks in India for beginners

Hamta Pass Trek connects the village Hamta or Hampta in Kullu valley to Spiti valley and this trek offers the dramatic change of landscape from lush green kullu valley to barren spiti Valley.  Generally this trek is combined with a night of camping at Chandrataal which adds to its charm.

USP of Hampta Pass Trek: In 5 Days you get to see Green Valleys, High Altitude Pass, Barren Land of Spiti

Max Altitude: 4400 m

Duration in Days: 4 to 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: June to Mid November

Nearest Town: Manali

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Valley Of Flowers 

Best Summer Treks in India for beginners

Valley of flowers trek is Best Summer Treks in India for beginners and best monsoon trek of around 55 kms combined with an arduous trek to Hemkund Sahib. The Valley Of Flowers is a 11 kilometre valley full of high altitude Himalayan alpine flowers liek Blue Poppy, Germenium, Brahma Kamal, Cobra Lily etc. Best Time to visit Valley of Flowers is from July to August.

USP of Valley of Flowers Trek: Valley of Flowers can be done by any age group from 5 years to 70 Years

Max Altitude: 3900 m

Duration in Days: 4 to 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: July to Mid September

Nearest Town: Joshimath

Roopkund Trek 

Best Summer Treks in India for beginners Mt Trishul

The Roopkund trek is full of breathtaking meadows and amazing views of the mighty Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti. Adding to all this scenery is the mystery of the Roopkund Lake with its human skeletons.Why are there so many human skeletons here? Why don’t you go out there and find out for yourself ;-).

USP of Roopkund Trek: Most Famous trek to Lake full of Human Skeletons 

Max Altitude: 5030 m

Duration in Days: 7 to 9 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Time: May to October

Nearest Town: Kathgodam

 

Dayara Bugyal

Dayara Bugyal trek is a wonderful trek which starts at Barnala near Uttarkashi and ends at Hanuman Chatti after crossing the Darwa pass. This trek is a picturesque bird watchers paradise with birds like Monal, Koklas, Whistling Thrush, Babbler, Wagtail etc. quite common.

USP of Dayara Bugyal Trek: Amazing views of DKD2, Black Peak and Best Trek for Bird Watching and Star Gazing

Max Altitude: 3890 m

Duration in Days: 7 to 8 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: June to October

Nearest Town: Uttarkashi

Pindari Glacier 

Best Summer Treks in India for beginners - Pindari Glacier Trek

The Pindari Glacier trek is in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It’s an easy trek which starts from the picturesque village of Khati. The Pindari Glacier is the source of a Pindar Ganga which is a tributary river of The Alaknanda. This Glacier is 3 km long and situated below Mount Changuch. During this trek you get amazing views of peaks like Maiktoli, Panwali Dwar, Nanda Kot.

USP of Pindari Glacier Trek: It’s surrounded by Changuch, Nanda Bhanar, Nanda Kot, Baljur, Panwali Dwar 

Max Altitude: 3990 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: May to October

Nearest Town: Kathgodam

Kuari Pass 

Best Summer Treks in India for beginners

The Kuari Pass trek is also known as “The Lord Curzon Trail” is one of the most beautiful treks in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. The Kuari Pass trek which gives you spectacular views of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and a host of 7000m snow-capped peaks that extend into Tibet. A Shorter version of the Kuari Pass trek can be done in winters as well.

USP of Kuari Pass Trek: 360 Degree views of Greater Himalayas. 

Max Altitude: 4500 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Best Time: May to October

Nearest Town: Joshimath

 

Triund Trek in Spring best treks in india

What Should You Know About Triund Trek in Different Months?

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Triund trek is one of the most popular, beautiful and easiest trekking routes in northern India. This scenic wonder lies just 7 km from the town of McLeodganj, and it takes only 4 hours for beginners to reach the hilltop.

 

Triund Trek in Different Months

 

If you’re planning to visit Triund, it’s important to consider some things. Open throughout the year, this trek feels different in every month. Here are some important things you should know about trekking in Triund in 2018.

 

Triund Trek in Winter

 

December

 

During the month of December, many first-time trekkers and college-goers visit Triund. Since it’s an easy trek, cold weather is not much of a deterrent for Triund trek in December. Know more!

 

January

 

During the month of January, cold weather lets you keep your head held high among dense clouds, and your feet grounded in white snow. Know more!

 

February

 

During the month of February, the snow starts melting, and the temperature rises to make overall weather pleasant. Know more!

 

Triund Trek in Spring

 

March

 

The snow-capped landscape makes it mesmerizing to see Dhauladhar in the backdrop of a Triund trek in March. Know more!

 

April

 

A Triund trek in April is as good as it can get. In fact, it is considered to be the best month to visit Triund. Know more!

 

May

 

Due to amazing weather, a Triund trek in May is often in the bucket list of numerous amateur and first-time trekkers. Know more!

 

Triund Trek in Monsoon

 

June

 

Since June sees a few showers, before the arrival of monsoon in full flow, it’s not advised to stay overnight in a tent. However, you can book a room in the Forest Guest House. Know more!

 

July

 

Though monsoon brings its hassles, it also makes the entire Kangra valley lush green, and gives clear views of the magnificent Dhauladhar range. Know more!

 

August

 

If you’re on a short trip in Dharamshala or McLeodganj, a Triund trek in August shouldn’t be missed. Though you might find the roads slippery and muddy, the magnificent views of the snowy Dhauladhar range and lush Kangra Valley will make the effort worth it. Know more!

 

Triund Trek in Autumn

 

September

 

A Triund trek in September is an excellent choice. The snow-capped mountains form the backdrop of your trek, and make it a memorable experience. Know more!

 

October

 

October is one of the best months to visit Triund. Though the temperature can change rapidly, it’s the most pleasant month overall. Know more!

 

November

 

November is one of the best months to visit this scenic trek. However, the second half of November can feel pretty cold as temperature dips sharply. Know more!

If you’re looking for someone to help you plan an amazing trekking experience in Triund, get in touch with someone from our team. Just click here.

Triund Trek in Autumn

What Should You Know About Triund Trek in November?

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Triund is one of the most peaceful, beautiful and popular trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh. Just 7 km from the Main Square in McLeodganj, it takes about 3-4 hours for beginners to reach the top of Triund hill. If you’re looking to plan a 3-4 day trip in Dharamshala or McLeodganj, a Triund trek in November should be on top of your list.

 

It’s worth mentioning that November is one of the best months to visit this scenic trek. However, the second half of November can feel pretty cold as temperature dips sharply. Thus, you should carry warm clothes and prepare yourself accordingly.

 

Triund Trek in November

 

Triund Trek in November

 

November is an exceptionally good month to visit Triund. Due to pleasant weather, road conditions are good, and you don’t even have to worry about rains. A lot of trekkers prefer staying overnight in camps or tents. You can easily rent camping equipment and tents once you reach the top. Many locals offer these at reasonable prices.

 

In the last stretch of Triund trek, your stamina may be tested. The last few hundred metres are pretty steep. Thus, you should be careful and carry a stick to stay firm on the ground. In the month of November, you can enjoy clear skies allowing views of snow-capped Dhauladhar range and the famous Dharamshala Cricket Ground.

 

Hundreds of trekkers visit Triund in the month of November. Whether you’re planning a Triund trek in November or during the monsoon season, it’s recommended to consult professionals and experts. This allows you to have a great trekking experience while ensuring your safety. To get in touch with someone from our team, just click here.

Triund Trek in Autumn

What Should You Know About Triund Trek in October?

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Triund is a beautiful and peaceful trekking destination. It’s an easy trek located only 7 km from the small town of McLeodganj. To reach the top, most amateur and first-time trekking enthusiasts take approximately 4 hours. If you’re planning a 3 to 4 day trip in McLeodganj or Dharamshala, a Triund trek in October will be an amazing choice.

 

In fact, October is one of the best months to visit Triund. Though the temperature can change rapidly, it’s the most pleasant month overall. However, it’s important to carry warm clothes and prepare yourself for a cold night.

 

Triund Trek in October

 

Triund Trek in October

 

In the month of October, you don’t have to worry about rains or chilly weather. The road conditions on the trail are also good. During this period, most trekkers prefer to stay overnight, and you can plan to do the same. Camping equipment and tents are easily available at the top. Locals rent them out at reasonable prices.

 

It’s worth mentioning that the trek can seem pretty steep in the last few hundred metres. It tests your stamina, and requires you to be careful. From the top, clear skies will give way to views of lush Kangra valley and snowy Dhauladhar range. Don’t miss the aerial view of the much-famous Dharamshala Cricket Ground.

 

A Triund trek in October is always an excellent choice. It’s always better to plan the trek with seasoned trekkers and professional support staff. These people make sure you don’t experience any issues and have the most amazing time on your trek. If you want to get in touch with our team of experts, just click here.

 

Triund Trek in Autumn

What Should You Know About Triund Trek in September?

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Dhauladhar is a beautiful and mesmerizing mountain range, with hundreds of boulders forming the mountain’s much-famous rocky terrain. A Triund trek in September is an excellent choice. The snow-capped mountains form the backdrop of your Triund trek in September, and make it a memorable experience. In fact, September is one of the best months to visit Triund.

 

Located at a reasonable height of 2,843 metres above sea level, Triund is a pretty easy trek for first-time trekkers. During the month of September, you will be fascinated by clear skies allowing mesmerizing views of the snow-capped mountains and lush valleys. It’s also a good period to plan an overnight stay in Triund.

 

A short 7 km trek from the city center in McLeodganj, it takes approximately 4 hours to reach the hilltop. You will be amazed by the abundance of alpine flora and clear air on the way. If you’re planning to visit Triund, here are some things you should know.

 

Triund Trek in September

 

Triund Trek in September

 

Since September is considered to be a very good choice to plan a trek in Triund, you might come across many trekkers. Both the hilltop and the way may seem packed with tourists. Since it’s near the end of the monsoon season, you need to be careful of unexpected showers. It’s always better to be prepared. You should carry a spare set of clothes along with a raincoat.

 

On reaching the hilltop, it’s quite easy to rent camping equipment and tents from locals. These are available at affordable prices. There’s a small tuck shop selling water, snacks and simple lunch and dinner. If you’re planning a trek in Triund, let our experts plan it for you. We make sure you have an amazing trekking experience while ensuring your safety. Just click here.

Triund Trek in Monsoon

What Should You Know About Triund Trek in August?

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Triund is one of the most amazing treks in Himachal Pradesh, and offers mesmerizing views of the Dhauladhar range and Kangra Valley. Just a 4 hour trek to the top, it’s approximately 7 km from McLeodganj’s city center. An easy trek, this one is quite popular among first-time and amateur trekkers. If you’re on a short trip in Dharamshala or McLeodganj, a Triund trek in August shouldn’t be missed. Though you might find the roads slippery and muddy, the magnificent views of the snowy Dhauladhar range and lush Kangra Valley will make the effort worth it.

 

Triund Trek in August

 

Triund Trek in August

 

The first half of August sees many showers. Due to this, road conditions on the trek may seem tough, and test your patience. During this period, staying overnight in a camp or tent doesn’t seem like a good choice. However, you can book a room in the Forest Guest House. Bookings need to be done from the registered office in Dharamshala. Due to muddy and slippery roads, you shouldn’t carry too many items. A light backpack with water bottles and first aid kit should suffice. It’s also good to carry a stick to stay firm on the ground.

 

The last stretch of Triund trek can seem challenging. It’s pretty steep, and often tests your stamina. Throughout the way, you will have amazing views of snow-capped Dhauladhar range and lush valleys, which look even greener during the monsoon season. You can also catch a glimpse of the Dharamshala Cricket Ground with a bird’s eye view.

 

During the rains, it’s even more important to consult professionals and experienced trekkers. If you let them plan the trek, it allows you to ensure safety, while making the most of your trekking experience. If you want to get in touch with someone from our team, just click here.

Triund Trek in Monsoon

What Should You Know About Triund Trek in July?

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One of the most popular and easiest treks in the country, Triund hill is set at a height of 2,843 metres above sea level. It’s about 7 km from the main city center in McLeodganj, and takes approximately 4 hours to reach the top. If you’re on a 3 to 4 day trip in Dharamshala or McLeodganj, a Triund trek in July shouldn’t be missed. Though monsoon brings its hassles, it also makes the entire Kangra valley lush green, and gives clear views of the magnificent Dhauladhar range. Here are some important things you should know.

 

Triund Trek in July

 

Triund Trek in July

 

In the month of July, the monsoon is in full flow, and road conditions on the trail may seem challenging. Most trekkers avoid staying overnight in the tent. However, you can always book a basic room in the Forest Guest House. Bookings have to be made from the Forest Office in Dharamshala. Since roads can be slippery and muddy, it’s better to carry a light backpack on the trek. You should also carry first aid kit and a stick to help you stay firm on the ground.

 

Though the trek is pretty easy, you need to be careful in the last stretch. It’s quite steep and tests your stamina. On reaching the top, and even on your way, you will be able to see mesmerizing views of the snow-capped Dhauladhar range and lush valleys. The aerial view of Dharamshala Cricket Ground is also pretty fascinating.

 

During the monsoon season, it becomes even more important to plan your visit with experienced trekkers. This allows you to fully enjoy the trek, while ensuring your safety. If you’re planning a Triund trek in July, get in touch with someone from our team. Just click here.

Triund Trek in Monsoon

What Should You Know About Triund Trek in June?

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One of the easiest and most straightforward treks in Himachal Pradesh, a trek to Triund hill takes about 4 hours. It’s located around 7 km from the small town of McLeodganj. If you have too much time to spare in Dharamshala or McLeodganj, it’s always a good idea to plan this trek. You can even book a tent on reaching the top. There are a couple of small shops selling snacks and water. However, if you’re planning a Triund trek in June, you need to be careful of the rains.

 

Triund Trek in June

 

Triund Trek in June

 

Since June sees a few showers, before the arrival of monsoon in full flow, it’s not advised to stay overnight in a tent. However, you can book a room in the Forest Guest House. These are basic rooms, and bookings can be made from the Forest Office in Dharamshala. Walking on muddy roads can be difficult. Therefore, you shouldn’t carry too many things on the trek apart from a light backpack, first aid, water bottles and a stick to avoid slippery ground.

 

The last stretch of the climb is pretty steep. However, once you reach the top, the effort will seem worth it. You will be able to see the Dhauladhar range is all its glory. The rains also make sure you get amazing views of the lush Kangra valley. Don’t forget to miss the aerial views of Dharamshala Cricket Stadium.

 

During rains or monsoon season, it’s highly recommended to plan the trek under guidance and supervision from experienced trekkers and support staff. They make sure you don’t experience any issues, and have a great time on your trek. If you’re looking to plan a Triund trek in June, get in touch with someone from our team. Just click here.