Bagini Glacier runs down northwards from Changabang & Trishuli peaks and then the Bagini river turns westwards where it is joined by Dunagiri Glacier waters running down from Purbi-Dronagiri ridge. Further west, it is joined by the Lampak stream and finally flows into the Dhauli-Ganga, just north of Jumma Village.
Region: Uttarakhand Duration: 9 Days Cost per person: INR 14,900 Grade: Moderate Max Altitude: 14,816 ft. Approx Trekking: 43 Kms.
Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath. Day 2: Joshimath to Jumma & trek to Ruin village Day 3: Ruing Village to Dronagiri Village Day 4: Dronagiri village to Longatulli Day 5: Langatuli to Basecamp Day 6: Base camp to Bagini Glacier and Back to Basecamp Day 7: Base camp to Ruing Village Day 8: Ruing Village to Joshimath Day 9: Joshimath to Rishikesh.
Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath (8-9hrs. Drive)
Drive to Joshimath from Haridwar is about 256 km. If you arrive Haridwar in the morning, drive to Joshimath through Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudrapryag, Karnprayag. You can have breakfast and lunch on the way.
Day 2: Joshimath to Jumma & trek to Ruin village
The trek starts from a non-descript village called Jumma which is an hour ride from Joshimath. Tapovan, Reni, Lata, Suraithota, Phagti are many villages which fall on the way. In between Suraithota and Jumma, the road is on par with the Dhauliganga River, which makes it a good watch in autumn. The trail starts with a steel suspension bridge over the Dhauliganga after which the ascent of Ruing begins.
Day 3: Ruing Village to Dronagiri Village
The trail from Jumma to Ruing is a well-laid path through the forest sometimes meandering up and sometimes down. At a distance of around 3.5mtrs from the Campsite, we reach the beginning of the landslide zone. The trail is dusty and full of mudslides, small streams crisscrossing your path.Once we reach there, a cemented pavement awaits in silent anticipation to take us to the Village. The scene is straight out from a Swiss alpine landscape. The horizon is dotted with the snow-laden peaks of Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat. For once we forget this is not a trek but a walk in the Swiss Alps.
Day 4: Dronagiri village to Longatulli
After leaving Dronagiri we reach a meandering path which leads us to a high ridge from where the first view of the Rishi peak is visible. Bagini nala too is first visible from here. After we leave the village we will reach a concrete bridge over the Bagini Nala.
Day 5: Langatuli to Basecamp
After crossing that bridge the path again takes a meandering turn upwards. Further an hour more we reach the camping ground of Longatulli which is again a very good campsite.
Day 6: Base camp to Bagini Glacier and Back to Basecamp
Bagini lower base camp is reached after a sound 3 hours hike on a rocky trail from Longatulli. Bagini lower campsite is a plain plateau. Few stunning peaks that can be observed from this place are Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi Pahar. From Bagini Advanced Base camp the route to Changabang base camp again ascends. The road is full of a moraine, and we will spot a number of crevasses on the bagini glacier.Changabang Base Camp is a huge amphitheater. The peaks which are visible from here are Hathi, Ghori,Satminal, Dunagiri east,Garur peak, Trishuli, hardeul, Rishi, Kalanka, Changabang.
Day 7: Basecamp to Ruing Village
After Breakfast, we trek all the way back to Ruing village through Dronagiri Village. Overnight camp at Ruing Village.
Day 8: Ruing Village to Joshimath
Today we descend down to Jumma to drive back to Joshimath. Overnight stay at a hostel.
The Buran Ghati trek is built to perfection. It feels like a wormhole between two worlds– one green and verdant with meadows and hills and the other rough, jagged and majestic.
This trek is suitable for those who have some trekking experience and have followed the fitness schedule regularly. The minimum age requirement to be eligible for this trek is 12 years.Buran Ghati is a moderate to difficult trek. The 1628 ft climb to Dunda can be challenging and requires a decent level of fitness. On this trek, your mental strength is as important as physical fitness. At the top of the Buran pass, you will see the main obstacle ahead- a 400-meter vertical ice wall. This stretch is a great adventure but one must tread carefully.
Region: Himachal Pradesh
Duration: 8 days
Highest altitude: 15,000 ft
Average temperature: Daytime: 13°C-18°C; Night time: 0°C-7°C
Cost per person: INR 13,950
Day 1: Reach Diude/Janglik; 9-10 hours drive from Shimla. Day 2: Diude/Janglik (9,200 ft) to Dayara (11,075 ft) Day 3: Dayara (11,075 ft) to Litham (11,737 ft) Day 4: Expedition to Chandranahan Lake (13,900 ft) Day 5: Litham (11,737 ft) to Dhunda (13,365 ft) Day 6: Dhunda (13,365 ft) to River campsite (11,800 ft) via Buran Ghati (15,000 ft) Day 7: River campsite (11,800 ft) to Barua (6,700 ft) Day 8: Buffer Day
Day 1: Reach Diude/Janglik; 9-10 hours’ drive from Shimla.
Report at the road ahead of the trek in Diude/Janglik.
Day 2: Diude/Janglik (9,200 ft) to Dayara (11,075 ft)
The trek starts from Diude. The trail till Dayara is covered with beautiful flowers– yellow, white and purple and myriads of sweet-smelling herbs. Every little stream is covered with bright yellow flowers.
Day 3: Dayara (11,075 ft) to Litham (11,737 ft)
These streams are all over the place, glistening as they go on their way. The trail takes you through a dense forest of oak and pine before a nights halt at the Litham valley.
Day 4: Expedition to Chandranahan Lake (13,900 ft)
Chandranahan lake is set in a glacial nest surrounded by prayer pillars and other symbols of spiritual adoration. The lake is considered sacred by many locals. The view of both sides from the Buran pass is exquisite! After spending some time at the lake we turn back to the campsite. This short excursion will help you acclimatize for the trek ahead.
Day 5: Litham (11,737 ft) to Dhunda (13,365 ft)
The 1628 ft climb to Dunda can be challenging and requires a decent level of fitness. Continue north-east along the Pabbar River which originates from the slopes of the Buran Ghati. Pass through Khubrini Thach and leaving the tree line behind climb steeply through boulders to enter Dunda Thach, located at the foot of the pass.
Day 6: Dhunda (13,365 ft) to River campsite (11,800 ft) via Buran Ghati (15,000 ft)
Out of the Dhunda campsite follow the ridge and hop over boulders towards the base of the pass. From the base, it is an hour long climb to the top, mostly on snow. Buran Ghati at exactly 15,000 ft is a thrilling climb. Descending on the Buran Ghati trek is quick and very soon you lose all the altitude that you have gained. It takes about 2 hours to get to the end of the snow line. You also lose about 3,000 ft in altitude. Out of the snow line, the descent takes you down a ridge with junipers and lovely flower crested shrubs. Descend for another hour to get to a stream that needs to be hopped over. Across the stream, the first farmers’ huts appear. This is where you camp for the night.
Day 7: River campsite (11,800 ft) to Barua (6,700 ft)
The trail is well marled from river campsite. Take the lower trail descending into the valley. The trail passes through grasslands & forest of pine trees. Arrive at kahrcham by the afternoon. You deserve to spend some easy time after an arduous trek. The campsite itself is very beautiful. Enjoy the evening at the campsite.
Day 8: Buffer Day
This day will only be used if the need arises during the trek. You are advised to keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
From beauty to adventure this trek has it all.So let’s get going folks!
Himachal never disappoints any visitor who reaches here seeking adventure and hardcore trekking. Himachal boasts of Himalayan elegance and natural beauty. It proudly challenges the seekers of the offbeat tourism spots. Churdhar is one such awesome destination where you can quench your thirst of experiencing nature at one of its best faces. At a modest elevation of just under 12,000 feet, Churdhar is the highest peak of outside Himalayan range. Very few know that it is from the top of this peak George Everest made his astronomical reading of Himalayan Mountains. Churdhar is also called Chur Chandni, which means mountain dressed in the moonlight. From the summit, you get a panoramic view of the lowland tracts on the south and snow clad ranges, including the peaks of Badrinath and Kedarnath in the Garhwal region towards the north. For almost six months, the north face of the mountain is snow-clad, and below that the flanks are covered with verdant forests. The Churdhar peak is only marginally higher than the long east-west ridgeline separating the rivers Tons and Giri.
Duration: 2 days
Cost per person: INR 4250
Best season: May to November (Except Monsoon season)
Day 1: Drive from Chandigarh to Nauradhar (2175 meters) and then an easy trek from Nauradhar to Jam Nallah (2855 meters) Day 2: Moderate trek from Jam Nallah to Churdhar Peak (3655 meters) and return Day 3: Trek back from Jam Nallah to Nauradhar and then we drive back from Nauradhar to Chandigarh
Day 1: Drive from Chandigarh to Nauradhar (2175 meters) and then an easy trek from Nauradhar to Jam Nallah. (2855 meters)
Nauradhar is a small town where one can purchase basic essentials. Trek starts right from the center of this town. First 2 km is a bit steep, and after that, it is a gradual incline through a forest of pine trees till Jam Nallah, our first-day camping site
Day 2: Moderate trek from Jam Nallah to Churdhar Peak (3655 meters) and return
During a trek of almost 5 hours, you don’t feel tired as the striking views, like that of the Kedarnath and Badrinath peaks, ranges of Lahaul and Spiti, a thick forest full of chirping noises, Gujjars with their cattle and many more, keep your energy level up. Also, a few other charming spots and temples, that you come across while you are on the way to Churdhar, make the journey unforgettable. After that, we start our descend towards the campsite.
Day 3: Trek back from Jam Nallah toNauradhar and then we drive back from Nauradhar to Chandigarh
We descend down from Jam Nallah to Nauradhar. It would take 3-4 hours to reach Nauradhar from Jam Nallah. Later we drive back to Chandigarh from Nauradhar
Camping in Jaipur is one of the most fabulous experiences one can ever have.There are stunning campsites, picturesque landscapes and mindblowing activities which leaves people awestruck.Want to experience it?Then take a look at this:
Jaipur is well – known for its amazing camel safaris.So, why not combine camel safaris with camping from Dawa to Kakkoo? You can enjoy a 1N/2D camping and camel safari from Dawa to Kakku near Bikaner, a beautiful safari spot in Thar desert.Start your tour by reaching Dawa, a remote village with plenty of typical village sights and the place has really clean sand dunes around.The camel will take you up to 14 kilometers a day.Indulge in a charming ride to Kaku and on the way, you will meet different types of people involved in their trade and daily activities.Visit some mud huts where typical tribes are living; the place is really beautiful though in spite of its extreme tough climatic scenario.
You can also visit the iconic city of Jaipur and some of its most exotic tourist destinations followed by a visit to one of the most famous Sariska National Park where you will get a chance to witness the exotic wildlife. After the wildlife encounter, you will continue your journey to Jaipur to behold the royalness of the city where you can indulge in trekking, camel, elephant safari at Amber Fort and also indulge in Diwali Maha Aarti. Witness the lively atmosphere and simple fireworks.
One of the ideal destinations for camping in Jaipur is Aravalli Hills.The dense forests, the tranquil atmosphere, and the lush green meadows make it worthwhile. The sandy terrain of Rajasthan provides us a good opportunity for enjoying hot air balloon trips, parasailing, gliding etc.Kite flying is considered as one of the most thrilling adventure sports in Jaipur.There is also an international kite flying competition held there.Buy a colorful kite and get to know what the fun is all about!You can also bicycle through the streets of Jaipur and indulge yourself in watersports.
There is an ample number of ways to lose yourself in this beautiful city.Explore it to your heart’s content.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, also popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, or Annapurna Panorama Trekking is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks that meander through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region. Invigorating through some rhododendron forests, Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama while providing you the opportunities to get close to the local Culture.Poon Hill Trek is obviously best known for the views from Poon Hill.
Being popularly known as the Photographer’s Paradise, you can capture some of the best snaps of impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poon Hill offers you the striking panorama of the huge Himalayas including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is just unmissable. A provocative glimpse of high mountains surrounding you can mesmerize anyone who’s the part of this awesome trek. In addition to that, Poon Hill Trekking will also let you witness terraced slopes, warm villages, beautiful paddy fields, and wonderful culture and lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs and Magars. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are two of the largest Gurung settlements in the Annapurna Region.
You will hike 2 days to Ghorepani (which used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water (pani in Nepali) for their horses (ghoda in Nepali). You will experience sunrise at Poon Hill, with breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary, including Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Hiunchuli. Along the trail, you will hike through bamboo and rhododendron forest which will be in full bloom in the spring if you trek the Himalayas in March-April.
Enjoy the energizing fresh mountain air while you are totally enthralled with the breathtaking view of the dramatic Annapurna and Fishtail range. Hiking in the serene mountains is truly a blessing and it is made even better with the presence of the Himalayas. The sense of joy that comes to you while you see the snow capped mountains is indescribable; you must experience it for yourself.
200 km west of Kathmandu is the unbelievably beautiful city of Pokhara, a six hours bus ride or twenty-five minutes flight from Kathmandu, it is the main-gate way to the Ghorepani Poon hill trek. From Pokhara there is another one and half hour drive to Nayapul where your trek of the lifetime starts. As you walk the rugged trails, you will enjoy the beauty of nature as you cross small beautiful mountain streams, green hills that overlook the white Himalayan peaks and eventually watch the sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range which is blissful.
This short but spectacular trek will make you fall in love with the Nepal Himalayan Mountains, and make you want to see more.
Did you have enough of the spicy momos, hot paranthas, and tangy savories?Are you bored after visiting the crowded tourist spots in Delhi?Is your soul getting excited just when the word ‘Adventure’is mentioned?Then you must definitely have a look at the following super-cool camps around Delhi.
Camp Tikkling, Gurgaon
With a gamut of activities that take care of interests of all ages, Camp Tikkling arranges for activities like paramotoring, paintball, zorbing, and jummaring among others. It is a rather unexplored one among various destinations for camping near Delhi.
Damdama Lake, Gurgaon
One of the well-known adventure camps near Delhi, boating, rock climbing, commando net, balance walk and spider net are some of the activities you can indulge in at Damdama. Since the island is surrounded by the Aravali mountain range on one side, you can also go trekking here.
Camp Wild Dhauj, Gurgaon-Faridabad Border
One of the popular camps near Delhi, Camp Wild Dhauj has all the possible camp facilities ranging from adventure sports to comfortable tents and delicious food. Adventure activities at Dhauj include rappelling, rock climbing, flying fox, hiking, mountain biking, ATV rides and zorbing. DJ nights and bonfire are also conducted to complete an amazing winter night.
Camp Mustang, Sohna Road
A picturesque location surrounded by the Aravalli hills and vast farms, this is the perfect place to camp with family or friends, get together, hold events etc. Look forward to trekking, rock climbing, shooting, team building activities, zorbing, cycling, farming, obstacle courses, village walks, astronomy and rocketry and a lot more.
Kanatal, near Dhanaulti
e middle of this picturesque adventure camp near Delhi. Experience the adrenaline rush with activities like Tarzan swings, Mowgli walks, rock climbing, rappelling, valley crossing and commando crawls. Also, you could trek to the Kaudia forest or the Surkhanda Devi temple. If you just want to unwind, bonfire; barbeque night and outdoor games are a must-do here.
Well, you’ve been working for a while now, and you think you need a break, and want to go for a trek. But which trekking location should you head for? Take the following factors into account, and we’re sure you’ll have your answer by the end!
How fit are you? Ideally, you should be fit for any trek. Work out a month in advance in order to make sure you’re prepared.
If you’re in good shape, then most treks can be undertaken by you. Even Kuari Pass can be done by trekkers who don’t have that much experience, yet are fit.
3. Weather and Season
Most Himalayan treks like Hampta Pass and Kashmir’s Great Lakes are doable in May and June, but there are some treks that are known for the particular seasons they thrive in. If you’re going in April, think of Chopta-Chandrashila. The rhododendrons are in full bloom at Chopta and the route to Tungnath, and you might even encounter some ice and snow near Chandrashila top!
The pink rhododendrons aka Buransh, at Chopta.
Come July and August, and the famous Valley of Flowers beckons you. The flowers are in full bloom, and monsoon treks hold a charm of their own.
September, October, and November, though cold, are the best months for catching a view of the snow capped peaks. The skies are at their clearest, so I’d recommend Nag Tibba or Kuari Pass.
Come December and January, and we have the classic winter treks, namely Kedarkantha, and the Chadar trek.
4. Number Of Days At Hand
How many days do you have? If it’s a long weekend trip, then something like Kheerganga and Bhrigu Lake may be more up your alley.
But if you have a good week to 10 days, go for a trek like Roopkund in Uttarakhand, or the Great Lakes in Kashmir.
For something in between, try Chandrakhani Pass near Manali!
If you’ve got a humble amount saved up, then Piang Neru or Khar Myundari may be just what you’re looking for!
If you’re a beginner to trekking, here are 10 trekking tips that should help you prepare for your first trek! And even if you’re experienced, it’s never too late to brush up on some information.
Trekking Tip 1: Double check everything.
Equipment matters. You don’t want to be out on a hike, and when you need something important, you don’t have it. It can be the difference between life and death. Trekking usually takes place in remote locations, where facilities are scarce, so there’s a good chance you won’t find what you’re looking for.
Even if it is available, why would you want to waste money and buy something you already have?
Trekking Tip 2: If hit by AMS, descend.
Mountains can be your best friend, but also your worst enemy. Acute Mountain Sickness hits when you don’t acclimatise properly. Presuming you’re past the point of acclimatising and are already facing symptoms of altitude sickness, the best solution is to descend. While Diamox etc. can help curb the symptoms and effects, removing the cause(high altitude) is the most logical solution.
Trekking Tip 3: Prepare adequately.
Make sure you’re physically and mentally fit to go for a trek. Fitness can make the difference between making a trek really easy to complete, or really difficult to manage. You don’t want to be left lagging behind!
Trekking Tip 4: Climb high, sleep low.
Once over 3000 meters above sea level, climb slowly, sleeping no more than 300 m higher at the end of each day. Going higher during the day is fine as long as you go down to sleep. It’s a good idea to reach your destination for the day and then go for an acclimatisation walk somewhere high around, thereafter returning to camp.
Trekking Tip 5: Start early, reach early.
It’s a rule I follow religiously. Early morning usually makes for glorious weather, with astounding views. Plus, if you start by around 5 or 6 AM, there’s a good chance you’ll be at your intended destination by 12 PM or max, 2, just in time for lunch. Plus, the weather usually gets cloudy and rainy post noon, and it’s never fun to trek in that.
Trekking Tip 6: Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but photos. Kill nothing but time. Keep nothing but memories.
Global warming is consuming our planet at a rapid pace, and the Himalayas have one of the most fragile ecosystems in the world. Add to all this, the throngs of tourists visiting them each year, and you have at hand a disaster waiting to happen.
In light of all these, it is our prerogative that we keep our ecological footprint to a minimum. We leave them as we would like to find them. We do not harm the flora and fauna. We take away nothing but experiences.
Trekking Tip 7: It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.
This one applies to both trekking and mountaineering. If we keep wasting time thinking about how much further the destination is, we make it mentally tiring for ourselves. So it’s best to concentrate on the next step, on the immediate present, and where to put our foot next.
Trekking Tip 8: Take care of your feet.
Your legs and feet are your most valuable companion on any trek, and that’s why it’s really important to pay attention to them. Make sure to wear the right socks, and the right number of layers. Break in new shoes before taking them for their first trek. Get comfortable in them. Lace them up to the top to reduce chances twisting your ankle.
Trekking Tip 9: When you reach a destination, set up camp first before anything else.
Before doing anything else, it’s necessary that you pitch your tents first. When you do that, you have a base to function out of, out of which you can organise all other activities like cooking. In the event of unforeseen weather, you have a place to take shelter.
Trekking Tip 10: “Aur kitni aage hai?/How much further?” is always a bad question to ask, and one we hate answering 😛
We all know “Bas thoda aur/just 10 minutes more” is a blatant lie we tell just to keep you satisfied, so why make us say it 😛 ?
Join Renok Adventures on this 5 day 4 night Malana trek to the ancient and mysterious village of Malana through the magnificent Chanderkhani Pass.
The Malana village is a small community of tribal people who have a unique culture and their very own government. Legend has it that Alexander the Great during his invasion of India penetrated as far as this village where few soldiers who were left behind from his army intermarried and developed the society. The Malana trek takes us through the Chanderkhani Pass to Malana on of the most beautiful parts of Himachal Pradesh.
Trek Duration : 5 Days 4 Nights Cost per Person: On Demand
What’s Included :
Accommodation (During the Malana Trek)
First aid medical kit
Qualified and experienced trek guide and support staff
All Transport from Manali as per the Malana trek
Itinerary ( Malana Trek)
Day 1 – Drive from Manali to Nagar. Trek to Rumsu
On the first day of the Malana Trek, we will drive from Manali to Naggar from where we will start our trek. Manali is the adventure capital of India and other famous treks like the one to Hampta Pass start from here. The distance is 25 kms by jeep. After that, a trek will start from Naggar to Rumsu. Stay overnight in a camp near Rumsu village.
Day 2 – Trek from Rumsu to Chandarkhani base camp
After breakfast, our trek will start for the Chanderkhani base camp. We trek to the base camp through a forest of oak, poplar, pine, meadow of wild flowers and Rhododendron bushes. Overnight stay at Chanderkhani base.
Day 3 – Chandrakhani Base camp to Malana Village
Today we trek for around 6 hours to reach the famous Malana village. We cross the spectacular Chandrakhani Pass (3600m) on our way. Malana has its own lifestyle and social structure which is distinct from the rest of Himachal and India.
Day 4 – Trek from Manala to Jari.
This will be a downhill trek which should take us around 4 hours. The beautiful Pin Parvati range can be seen on our way to Jari.
Day 5 – Drive from Jari to Manali
We drive to Manali from Jari in the morning. Reach Manali in the afternoon. Manali Trek ends.
Stok Kangri(6120m) is a very popular peak among trekkers in Leh. This short trek offers panoramic view of the Ladakh Himalayas from Stok La (4700 mt). Trek through scenic valleys and beautiful Ladakhi villages , passing monasteries and Mani walls. Visit Stok Palace an emblem of the rich heritage of Ladakh.