Why This Trek?
The Thar Desert is an experience everyone should have in their lifetime. Imagine being on top of a camel, trekking through a vast sea of gold. This ocean of golden sand provides the back drop for an authentic natural adventure in the Desert National Park involving a camel trek across sand dunes to a secluded oasis.
On our journey, catch a glimpse of the flora and fauna of this magnificent desert environment. In the evening fall in love with the sunset all over again before being mesmerized by traditional Rajasthani musical performances and eventually falling asleep staring at the Milky Way.
Trip Highlights :-
- Learn how to ride a camel and then steering one through the trek.
- Folk musical performances by local artists
- Experience the cultural diversity of rural Rajasthan.
- Photo stops on the way to capture the flora, fauna and the play of light in the Desert.
Destinations Covered in Jaisalmer Desert Safari : Jaisalmer, Desert National Park.
What’s Included :
- Accommodation (Hotel, Camping)
- Meals(3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners)
- Local Travel as per Jaisalmer Desert Safari itinerary
- First aid medical kits
Here’s a short itinerary of Jaisalmer Desert Safari Trek:
Day 1: Jaisalmer .
Day 2: Drive from Jaisalmer to base camp. Jaisalmer Desert Safari starts.
Day 3: Jaisalmer Desert Safari continues through The Desert National Park.
Day 4: Return to JaisalmerReturn to Jaisalmer
Detailed trek itinerary
Day 1: Jaisalmer
Report at Jaisalmer for our Jaisalmer Desert Safari and check-in into a heritage hotel .The day is free to explore the golden city of Jaisalmer with us. We will take you to stunning Havelis, Gadsisar Lake and the Desert Cultural Center. Gather for a reception and introduction with our CEO’s (Chief Experience Officers) and your instructors at 6 PM.
Day 2: Drive from Jaisalmer to base camp. Jaisalmer Desert Safari starts
In the morning we will drive from Jaisalmer to our Base Camp i.e. Kanoi Village, where CEO’s will take a session on how to ride a camel. Riding a camel is great fun especially when it rises and runs on the golden sand. This is bound to be one of your favourite memories from this trip. During the trek we will have a guided village tour where you get a peek into rural Rajasthan. After this we will break for lunch .Before the sunset there will be a photography workshop “STOP SHOOTING AUTO”. We will reach our camp before sunset. At the camp you can explore the famous Thar sand dunes. Dinner will be served around a bonfire.
Day 3: Jaisalmer Desert Safari continues through The Desert National Park.
We will have morning stretching exercise session at 6:00AM followed by a sumptuous breakfast. The Camel Safari resumes at 7:15AM. On our way through the Desert National Park(A bird watchers paradise) we will be able to spot Desert Foxes, Eagles, Harriers, Falcons, Kestrels, Vultures and if lucky the magnificent Great Indian Bustard. En route you will be visiting a traditional Rajput village and then before sunset we will set up camp in the desert with a bonfire and traditional musical performances by local folk artists.
Day 4: Return to Jaisalmer
<strong>Fitness Required for Jaisalmer Desert Safari</strong>
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.The <strong>Jaisalmer Desert Safari</strong> is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitness<strong>Trekking Experience:</strong> Ideal trek for a beginner.<strong>Fitness Required:</strong> The <strong>Jaisalmer Desert Safari </strong>falls in the category of easy treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.
You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.
<strong>Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required. </strong>
<strong>Week 1:</strong> Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
<strong>Week 2:</strong> 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
<strong>Week 3:</strong> 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
<strong>Week 4:</strong> 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body
Things to carry for Jaisalmer Desert Safari
Backpack (Min 40 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
2 Pair of Socks
1 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !
What is the Jaisalmer Desert Safari?
Jaisalmer Desert Safari is a unique camel safari done in the sand dunes of The Great Indian Desert in Jaisalmer.
When is the best time to go to for the Jaisalmer Desert Safari?
The best time for the Jaisalmer Desert Safari is during the during the months of December,January,February.
What are the temperatures during the Jaisalmer Desert Safari?
During the Jaisalmer Desert Safari temperatures vary between 0 to 20 degree celcius during the winter months.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.
How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 3-5Kms each day and it takes around 6 hours by an average camel to cover that distance.
Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team we will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.
How big are the groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.
What is the minimum number of people required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single person we will proceed with the safari at a loss.
What thing we need to Carry for the safari?
You can follow the list at things to carry.
How many people will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.
What is there in Food menu during the safari?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.
What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trip?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kitsand oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker.Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.
Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.
Can you customize the Safari?
Yes Jaisalmer Desert Safari can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for privatecustomized trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration.
What if a trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.
What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund
What is your Rescheduling Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.
Day 1: Drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung.
Day 2: Lohajung to Didna Village.
Day 3: Didna Village to Ali Bugyal.
Day 4: Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani.
Day 5: Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa.
Day 6: Bhagwabasa to Roopkund Lake to Bedni Bugyal.
Day 7: Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung.
Day 8: Lohajung to Kathgodam.