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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)

Pangarchulla Peak Trek via Kuari Pass – Renok Adventures

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Pangarchulla Peak Trek via Kuari Pass

Kuari which means “doorway” is a Himalayan high mountain pass situated in the Garhwal region of northern India, south of the Tibetan border and on the western rim of the “Nanda Devi Sanctuary” Biosphere Reserve and falls in the Chamoli district. The Pangarchulla Peak is challenging peak 4700 meter high peak among the high peaks of India. Trekking during the summer you start through colorful Rhododendrons in full bloom and then through the pristine snow.

The views on the Pangarchulla Peak are often cited as the best in the Indian Himalayas. It is not hard to discover why. To the north of the Pangarchulla Peak is the Chaukhamba Range, while the summits of Mana (7272m), Kamet (7756m) and Abl Gamin (7355m) extend to the Tibet border. In the middle foreground, a number of spectacular peaks including Dronagiri (7066m) and Changabang (6864m) enclose the Nanda Devi Sanctuary while to the west the snowcapped ranges extend to Gangotri.

Trek Duration : 6 Days 5 Nights

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

Pangarchulla Peak Trek Cost per Person: Rs 8250 per person (Ex Joshimath) + 4.5% Service Tax

What’s Included :

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

What’s Not Included :

  • Meals during the drive and in Joshimath
  • Mules to carry personal Luggage
  • Insurance
  • Any kind of Cost Increase due to Natural Reason
  • Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return (Rs 2000 extra bothways) 
  • Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions

DEPARTURES (All departures for The Pangarchulla Peak Trek are ex Joshimath)

  • 1st Batch : 7th – 12th May 2016
  • 2nd Batch : 14th – 19th May 2016 (Full)
  • 3rd Batch : 21st – 26th May 2016 (Full)
  • 4th Batch : 28th – 2nd June May 2016
  • 5th Batch : 4th – 9th June 2016 (Full)
  • 6th Batch : 11th – 16th June 2016
  • 7th Batch : 18th – 23rd June 2016
  • 8th Batch : 25th – 30th June 2016

Brief Itinerary – Pangarchulla Peak Trek

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

Day 2 Drive & then trek from Dhak to Gulling (6 Hours, 7Kms) 

Day 3 Trekking from Gulling to Khullara (3 Hours, 6 Kms) 

Day 4 Trek from Khullara to Pangarchulla Peak Summit and return(9 Hours, 13 Kms)

Day 5 Trek Khullarar to Auli via Tali Top and Gorson Bugyal (6 Hours, 12 Kms) 

Day 6 Joshimath to Haridwar

Detailed Itinerary – Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Day 1 Joshimath

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

Day 2 Drive & then trek from Dhak to Gulling (6 Hours, 7Kms)

To start the Kuari Pass trek we first drive to Dhak village.At this village we will start our trekking adventure to the Kuari Pass. We trek through a hemlock, oak and rhododendron forest for 3km before a short descent to the meadow and campsite at Chitra Kantha (3310m). The impressive snow-capped ridge, including Chaukhamba 1 (7138m), can be seen beyond Joshimath. The shepherds living between here and the Kuari Pass Trek are from Rishikesh or Haridwar and graze flocks of sheep and goats throughout summer. There is a small spring line at the head of the meadow for replenishing your water supply.

Day 3 Trekking from Gulling to Khullara (3 Hours, 6 Kms) 

We will start our day early with a few stretching exercises in the morning followed by breakfast. After this our trek leader will brief us about today’s trek schedule. Today we will trek for around 6 kms to Khullara through green vegetation and red rhododendron flowers which turn red during the blooming season in April & May. Climb up through the forested ridge of Rhododendron, Spruce and Silver Birch and then open space of Khullara. [divider height=”20″]

Day 4 Trek from Khullara to Pangarchulla Peak Summit and return(9 Hours, 13 Kms)

We will start early as this is the longest day on the Pangarchulla Peak Trek. First leg of today’s trek is a gradual ascend and then an arduous ascend to Pangarchulla Peak.  The climb takes around 6 hours to reach summit and by 12 AM you should reach on summit. Pangarchulla Peak gives breathtaking 360 degree views of Garhwal Himalayas.

Day 5 Trek Khullarar to Auli via Tali Top and Gorson Bugyal (6 Hours, 12 Kms) 

After having breakfast we trek downhill to Auli via Tali Lake & Gorson Bugyal. You will reach Auli by late afternoon. Overnight camp at Auli or overnight stay in guest house.

Day 6 Joshimath to Haridwar

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

for Winter Treks check out Winter Kuari Pass Trek 

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 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.

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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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.

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.

Camping in Himalayas with Bonfire

Top 10 Weekend Treks From Delhi

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The best part about Delhi is not just the shopping and street food but the fact that it is located so conveniently that you can plan a trek in the Himalayas even over a weekend.

There’s nothing like fresh mountain air, stretching of the limbs and a little adventure to get that zest back into your life. The best part about Delhi is not just the shopping and street food but the fact that it is located so conveniently that you can plan a trek in the Himalayas even over a weekend. Here are 8 Himalayan Weekend Treks From Delhi that will make you get out of that car, metro, auto and hop onto the train to roam the Himalayas over the weekend.

Top 10 Weekend Treks From Delhi

Parashar Lake Trek, Himachal Pradesh

top weekend treks from delhi

The Prashar Lake Trek is one of the most delightful and famous weekend treks near Mandi region of Himachal Pradesh.  Prashar Lake Trek is easy trek with a scope for varying the duration to suit ones time with adding nearby exploration. Prashar Lake trek is best Weekend Treks From Delhi to do on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Altitude: 2722 M
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Best Season: Dec, Jan, Feb & March
  • Starting Point: Mandi
  • Difficulty Level: Easy 
  • Trekking Distance: 11 Kms
  • Temperature Range: 0 – 20 degrees Celsius

Nag Tibba Trek, Uttarakhand

The Nag Tibba trek is a short and easy weekend trek to Nag Tibba (Serpent’s Peak) near Mussorrie. At over 3000 meters it is the highest peak in the Nag Tibba range of Garhwal Himalayas. Nag Tibba Trek is an ideal weekend trek which can easily covered over any extened weekend. It is the Best Weekend Treks From Delhi which is at short travel distance and takes you to an altitude of 3000 meters

  • Altitude: 3022 M
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Best Season: Dec, Jan, Feb & March
  • Starting Point: Dehradun
  • Difficulty Level: Easy 
  • Trekking Distance: 19 Kms
  • Temperature Range: 0 – 20 degrees Celsius

Khar Myundari Trek, Himachal Pradesh

khar myundari trek - Best weekend treks near Delhi

  • Altitude: 2860 M
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Best Season: All the year round
  • Starting Point: Manali
  • Difficulty Level: Easy 
  • Trekking Distance: 13 Kms
  • Temperature Range: 0 – 20 degrees Celsius

Khar Myundari starts from Setan which around 1 hour drive from Manali. This trek takes you to the beautiful campsite beside the lake and offer great views of Kullu Valley and Himalayan ranges like Dhauladhar on one side and Pir Panjal on other side. This is becoming the best Weekend Treks From Delhi people.

Bijli Mahdev Trek, Himachal Pradesh

Weekend Treks From Delhi

  • Altitude: 2460 M
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Best Season: All the year round
  • Starting Point: Naggar
  • Difficulty Level: Easy 
  • Trekking Distance: 15 Kms
  • Temperature Range: 0 – 20 degrees Celsius

Bijli Mahadev is one of the sacred temples of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located on top of  Mathan hills. It is a 15kms trek from the foot of Kullu. The real charm of the trek lies in the interior of Kais Wildlife Sanctuary, which lies on your way when you take the trail from Bijli Mahadev to Naggar.  There is even a 12 km long motorable road; trekkers can opt for any.

Triund Trek , Dhauladhar Range

Triund Trek Weekend Treks From Delhi

  • Altitude: 2975 M
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Best Season: All Year Round 
  • Starting Point: Mcleodganj
  • Difficulty Level: Easy 
  • Trekking Distance: 16 Kms
  • Temperature Range: 0 – 20 degrees Celsius

Triund, the jewel of the Dhauladhars is a popular weekend trekking destination in Himachal. Its quite packed because of it popularity as Best Weekend Treks From Delhi. This short but interesting trek starts from Tibetan settlement town of Mcleodganj and passes through Dharmkot. The route has well defined forest trails with the cover of pine, rhododendron and oak trees. Enroute get a view of the Galu Devi temple and the Snowline Café (strategically located for the rumbling stomachs) that finally leads up to Triund. The main Dhauladhar range suddenly makes an appearance and the peaks of Mun, Rifle Horn, Arthur’s Seat and Slab look stunning. The Kangra Valley view followed by an evening under the starry skies counts as one of the best memories of the trek.

Hatu peak Trek, Narkanda

Best Trek near Shimla - Weekend Treks From Delhi

 

  • Altitude: 3300 M
  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Best Season: May-Jun and Sep-Nov and Jan to March for Snow
  • Starting Point: Narkanda
  • Difficulty Level: Easy 
  • Trekking Distance: 16 Kms
  • Temperature Range: 0 – 20 degrees Celsius

It’s a tailor-made trek for those short of time and can be done in a day. The entire walk from Narkanda is under the cover of conifer, deodar, fir, spruce and moru. And the variety of trees doesn’t end here- walnut, kharsu oak, rhododendron and horse chestnut continue to flank your path. Half way up the ridge is a tiny pond reflecting light and leaves. These meadows are where the Gujjars and their herds camp in the summer. The 360 degree view with the snow-capped peaks, sprawling valleys and rustic villages perched in the hills await you at the peak. If you have a night to spend, then the grassy meadows of Jorbagh are just the place to rejuvenate before returning to the buzz of the city.

Chopta Tugnath Trek , Uttarakhand

Chopta Tungnath Trek Weekend Treks From Delhi

  • Altitude: 2900 M
  • Duration: 2 to 3 Days
  • Best Season: All the year round
  • Starting Point: Ukhimath
  • Difficulty Level: Easy 
  • Trekking Distance: 12 Kms
  • Temperature Range: 0 – 20 degrees Celsius

The Chopta Tungnath trek takes us to one of the most breathtakingly beautiful part of the Garhwal Himalayas. We start from Okhimath, and pass through Deoria tal, Chopta and Tungnath to reach the summit of Chandrashila for a great view of the Indian Himalayas. Maximum altitude reached on the Chopta Tungnath trek would be around 4000m at the summit of Chandrashila.  This region is a protected sanctuary for musk deer, and is rich in flora and fauna. Tungnath is famous for being the highest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. On top of Chandrashila we will be able to see Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Nandadevi and Trishul peaks.

Lansdowne Trek, Uttarakhand

Weekend Treks From Delhi

  • Altitude: 1780 M
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Days
  • Best Season: All the year round
  • Starting Point: Lansdowne, Uttarakhand
  • Difficulty Level: Easy 
  • Trekking Distance: 12 Kms
  • Temperature Range: 0 – 20 degrees Celsius

It’s not without a reason that the British loved this town with its pine covered trees, cool fresh air and the view of the snow clad peaks of the Chaukamba and Trishul mountains. There are plenty of trekking routes to choose from and all of them are charming, easy and incredibly beautiful. Walking up to Tiffin Top for a glorious view of the Himalayas or just walking about this quaint small town is a magical experience of a weekend trek that you will be glad you took.

Benog Tibba, Uttarakhand

Weekend Treks From Delhi

  • Altitude: 2240 M
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Best Season: October to April
  • Starting Point: Mussoorie, Dehradun
  • Difficulty Level: Easy 
  • Trekking Distance: 15 Kms
  • Temperature Range: 0 – 20 degrees Celsius

Starting from the queen of hill stations- Mussouri, this trek can be covered in a day with about 20 km of walk through the most beautiful landscapes, forests and sanctuary. Your path starts from the Clouds End and winds past beautiful forests, the colonial Savoy Hotel, French lines of a chateau and many enthralling sceneries. The hill is surrounded by forests and provides a view of the snow clad Himalayan Peaks. The famed Jwala Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga stands overlooking the Aglar River and the Doon and Yamuna valleys that lay sprawled below. The Benog Wildlife Sanctuary has some rare and endangered species and if you’re lucky enough the almost extinct mountain goat (ghoral) will let you have a glimpse on your way up the hill. The other famous trek near

Chakrata, Uttarakhand

Weekend Treks From Delhi

  • Altitude: 2118 M
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Best Season: Through the year
  • Starting Point: Dehradun
  • Difficulty Level: Easy 
  • Trekking Distance: 14 Kms
  • Temperature Range: 0 – 20 degrees Celsius

The Garhwali hill station of Chakrata (92 km from Dehradun) is a quaint serene hill station located between the Yamuna and Tons rivers and is surrounded by panoramic sights of nature. It was named Jaunsar Bawar after the Jaunsari tribe that inhabit this place. The lush green Yamuna valleys, the hilly town and the calm surroundings makes the Chakrata a paradise, lesser known to the crowds. You can make a trek to the magnificent Tiger falls just 5 km of rock path through a green forest path. Another route from the  Chakrata is the Devban peak at 3025M and offers an exceptional view of the Himalayas. The unspoiled, quiet and naturally beautiful town is ideal for a weekend recovery form Delhi’s hustle and bustle.

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Tarsar Marsar Trek

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The Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek in Kashmir encompasses a journey of two beautiful lakes surrounded by the peaks of the Kolahi Mountains. The twin lakes, which flow in opposite directions, are separated by a mountain and known for their almond shape. What makes this trek special is its breathtaking beauty and serenity.

The Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek  is a week long experience spanning six nights and seven days. The trek will go up to a height of 4,100 metres. It will certainly be an enjoyable experience for those fond of trekking and communing with nature.

Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek  –  Brief Itinerary

Day 1 –Srinagar to Aru Valley

Day 2 – Aru Valley to Lidderwat

Day 3 – Lidderwat Valley to Seikiwais

Day 4 – Seikiwais to Tarsar Lake

Day 5 – Tarsar Lake to Marsar Lake

Day 6 – Tarsar to Sonamous

Day 7 – Sonamous to Sumbal Village

TREK DURATION: 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation (Camping & Hotel Stay)
  • Meals while on trek(Veg)
  • Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.
  • Transport by Sumo/Qualis from Srinagar

What’s Not Included :-

  • Meals during transit
  • Mineral Water or soft drinks
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason
  • Unscheduled stay due to landslide.

DEPARTURES

Tarsar Marsar Trek in June Departures

  • Batch 3: 13th August – 19th August 2016

COST: Rs 12500 (Ex Srinagar)+ 4.5% Service tax

Early booking Cost Per Person: INR 11950 + 4.5% service tax

Detailed Itinerary – Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek

Day 1: Srinagar to Aru Valley

Arrive early at the Srinagar station. We will use the vehicles to embark on the first part of our journey. We then begin our three – hour drive from Srinagar to Aru Valley. Aru Valley is the first camp in our trek. On reaching there, we will set camp for the night.

Day 2 : Aru Valley to Lidderwat

We will proceed from the Aru Valley on foot along a trail that follows alongside the River Lidder and opens into the lush green meadows of the Lidderwat Valley. It is an excellent campsite for overnight camping. Here we shall spend six to seven hours soaking in the greenery. Since we have so much time at our disposal, we can even set up a campfire in the later hours of the evening.

Day 3 : Lidderwat Valley to Seikiwais

Today’s climb is a steep one involving a lot of ascending. We first head to Hamwais, where we will cross the river. While crossing, we will battle another steep ascent to reach Seikiwais – a beautiful meadow base-camp. The track has numerous clear streams providing drinking water. The Seikiwais is one of the best campsites of the entire trek. Here we will have a relaxed night after the long, stressful climb.

Day 4 : Seikiwais to Tarsar Lake

Once again, we ascend to reach the Tarsar Lake. The view along the way is beautiful, full of numerous wild flowers. We will stop here for three to four hours to relax in the shade of the surrounding Alpine tress and breathe in some of those heady fragrances.

Day 5 : Tarsar Lake to Marsar Lake

A steep walk alongside the Tarsar Lake will lead you to the Marsar Lake. Here we will enjoy watching the nature and listening to the melodious chirping of birds. After taking a dip in the fresh water, we will head back to the Tarsar Campsite. Camping alongside this lake is a beautiful experience.

Day 6 :Tarsar Lake to Sonamous

Today we trek along a steep goat track to reach the Zazmarg Valley. This valley is surrounded by mountains and scenic beauty. On reaching the top of the Sonamous, you can feast your eyes on a breathtaking view. Then, a steep descent of about an hour will take you to the Sonamous Namdas village, which will be our last camp on Tarsar Marsar trek.

Day 7 : Sonamous to Sumbal Village

On our last day of the trip, we will head out from Sonamous and move toward Sumbal, where a steep six-hour descent will bring us into the midst of the mesmerizing Sumbal village. This is where Tasrsar Marsar trek ends and after spending a few hours here, we head back to Srinagar.

Other Options of Trekking In Kashmir : Kashmir Great Lakes Trek 

Auli Skiing Thrilling Winter Adventures Sports

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Auli Skiing – Thrilling Winter Sports

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

Auli Skiing Duration : 6 Days 5 Nights

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

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

What’s Included :-

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

What’s Not Included :-

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

DEPARTURES

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

 

Auli Skiing Destination

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

Auli Skiing Best Season : Early January to March

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

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

Auli Skiing Intinerary

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

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

Khalia Top Trek

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

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

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

What’s Included :

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

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

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

 

Khalia Top Trek Detailed Itinerary:-

Day 01: Drive from Kathgodam to Munsiyari:-

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

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

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

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

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

Day 04: Khalia to Balanti (9600 Ft.)

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

Day 05: Drive from Balanti to Kathgodam

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

Other Famous Treks in Uttarakhand (Kumaon Region)

Roopkund Trek 

Pindari Glacier Trek 

 

Trekking in Himalayas

10 Must Things to Do When Trekking in Himalayas

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Planning to go for a trek in Himalayas here is the list of 10 must things to do before the trek. No matter whether you are going in an organized trekking in Himalayas or self organized these are the must things to do before the trek.

10 Must Things to Do Before or during Trekking in Himalayas

Planning to go for a trek in Himalayas here is the list of 10 must things to do before the trek. No matter whether you are going in an organized trekking in Himalayas or self organized these are the must things to do before the trek.

1) Thorough Research on your Trek
It’s mandatory that you do your thorough research about the trek. You need to know about the place you will be trekking, weather conditions, the terrain, average trekking distance between camps, Difficulty level, Time etc and plan your trek accordingly.

2) Carry the Right Trekking Equipment
No once can predict the weather on mountains especially when trekking in himalayas. So hope for the best and be prepared for the worst. Hence carry proper gear and trekking equipment’s.

Rainwear, torches, trekking poles, caps, mitten, gloves, sleeping bags or tents being some of the essentials. When trekking in snow do carry proper snow boots & Gaiters.

Trekking in Himalayas
Photo Credit : Kavita Manhas

 

3) Pack Proper Clothing
It’s rightly said that “THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BAD WEATHER, ONLY BAD CLOTHING”. By wrong clothing, footwear and trekking equipment you are inviting trouble during the trek. These things can lead to injuries so pack as advised. Check our list of Trek Essentials.

4) Carry a first aid kit
A first aid kit must be the first thing you should pack for your trek. Needless to say, you should always carry basic medicines and ointments while trekking. This will avoid you from stopping in the middle of the trek due to some injuries!

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5) Pack your backpack correctly
Got all your stuff ready for the trek? Packing your backpack properly can make your trek comfortable, efficient and can even save your life! Read our guide ‘Backpack Infographic’ to know how to pack your trekking backpack in the right manner.

6) Avoid Alcohol & Smoke 
Avoid alcohol and smoke before your trek in himalayas. At 6000 feet above sea level, you exhale and perspire twice as much moisture as you do at sea level and alcohol further dehydrate the body.

 

7) Never plan your trek without a guide when it’s your first time
It’s always better to go with an experienced trek leader. As Himalayan Trekking trails are tricky, it is advisable that you don’t go solo for your first attempt. Choose the right company/ group of people or take a local guide along.

8) Keep yourself Hydrated
Your fluid requirements will increase significantly when trekking in Himalayas because in Himalayas the climate is Cold and Dry. Drink good amount of water before you feel thirsty. During your trek you should have Water stops every 1 hour and try and drink little and always remember “When in mountains never share your water with anyone”. This is the habit to be developed to be self sufficient.

9) Keep it light on stomach 
When you are on trek in Himalayas take extra care because even a good doctor is helpless without his equipment. So avoid eating heavy meals while on the trek. Carry simple and easily digestible foods so that you get instant energy.

10) Know Your Limits
If you don’t have the habit of walking long distances, you can try to cover short distances and take breaks. Fatigue is a common problem that most people usually face while on an excursion. You are the only one who is aware of your physical strength and endurance, so always keep your limitations in consideration.

No matter How hard it was during your trek in the himalayas but once you return you will come to know how enriching experience it was.

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Winter Kuari Pass Trek – Snow Trek with 360 Degree Views

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

The Winter Kuari Pass Trek

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

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

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

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

Trek Duration : 6 Days 5 Nights

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

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

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

 

What’s Not Included :

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

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

1st Batch : 1st January 2017 (Open)

2nd Batch : 2nd January 2017 (Open)

3rd Batch : 3rd January 2017 (Open)

4th Batch : 7th January 2017 (Open)

5th Batch : 14th January 2017 (Open)

6th Batch : 21th January 2017 (Open)

7th Batch : 28th January 2017 (Open)

8th Batch : 4th February 2017 (Open)

9th Batch : 11th February 2017 (Open)

10th Batch : 18th February 2017 (Open)

11th Batch : 25th February 2017 (Open)

12th Batch : 6th May 2017 (Open)

13th Batch : 13th May 2017 (Open)

14th Batch : 20th May 2017 (Open)

15th Batch : 27th May 2017 (Open)

16thBatch : 3rd June 2017 (Open)

17th Batch : 10th June 2017 (Open)

18th Batch : 17th June 2017 (Open)

19th Batch : 24th June 2017 (Open)

Brief Itinerary

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

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

Day 3 Trek from Gulling to Tali Forest Camp 

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

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

Day 6 Joshimath to Haridwar

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1 Joshimath

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

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

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

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

Day 3 Trek from Gulling to Tali Forest Camp 

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

Tali Forest Campsite during Kuari Pass Trek

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

Day 4 Tali top to Kuari Pass via Khullara and back

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

Views from Kuari Pass Top

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

Day 5 Trek Tali Forest Camping to Dhak and Drive Joshimath 

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

Day 6 Joshimath to Haridwar

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

for a more detailed itinerary check out Winter Kuari Pass Trek