Region - Garhwal Duration - 5Nights / 6Days Altitude - 12500 ft Grade - Moderate to Difficult Distance - 20 km Kedarkantha Trek is one classic gem of winter treks in Garhwal Himalayas that never stops to attract trekkers with mesmerising views along the climb up to its summit point, lying at the altitude of 12,500 feet. Kedarkantha has been all time favourite trek of many travel enthusiastic and trekkers as this trek takes hardly 6 days round trip from Delhi and almost demands no prior experience of trekking, those who are willing to explore this trek. It takes you far away from the hush of city air into the remote villages of Garhwal in just one night and next day you find yourself in towns of Garhwal Region awkwardly peaceful, unspoilt with time, surrounded by panoramic view of high snow capped peaks. This trek is easily accessible any time of the year and gives trekkers a different serene experience in different seasons. In winters this treks achieves its spectacular beauty, for what it is famous for. The trek passes through the Govind national park and gives you ample time to soak in the vast beauty of this reserved area. This trek starts with narrow trails starting from Sankri and entering into dense forest meadows which sometimes gives you ghetto feelings. Going further and crossing broad Oak tree forest it leaves you out to moor area of forest near to a glacial mountain lake "JUDA KA TALAB" situated at the altitude of 9,220 feet, surrounded by giants pine and oak trees standing tall in so organised way that it makes it prettiest camping site. Next camping site of Kedarkantha Base Camp is just situated at a very gentle slope giving you a perfect sunrise and sunset view along with giant peaks rising just in front of your campsite. After base camp towards the summit, it’s just a roller coaster ride for trekkers as the trail start to elevate quickly and partially visible grasslands and forest starts turning into a white blanket of snow covered highlands in every direction. At the end the summit leaves you at the highest point of rocky snow covered summit from where trekkers are rewarded with astonishing 360 degree bird’seye views of DhaulaDhar ranges and peaks like the Swargarohini and Banderpooch.
Region- Kumaon Himalayas, Uttarakhand Total Duration - 5 Nights / 6 Days Grade - Easy to Moderate Accommodation - Lohajung Best Season - November to April Maximum Altitude –12,250 feet Distance-30 km Adventurous yet soothing, easy yet challenging, picturesque yet moderate; Brahmatal trek is a perfect blend that offers an easy terrain for amateurs and also treacherous trails to adventure junkies seeking an element of thrill. This enchanting trek takes you to a staggering altitude of 12,250 feet through a trekking distance of 30 km. The trek commences at Lohajung, which is at a distance of 210 km. from Kathgodam. It takes 10 hours from Kathgodham to reach Lohajung. The next lap of the trek traverses from Lohajung to Bekaltal and then to Brahmatal. Your onward journey traverses through treacherous trails at Chota Jhandidar and Bada Jhandidar and brings you to Brahmatal summit which flatters you with a front-seat view of grandiose Himalayan peaks which rise above 7,000 metres. In addition, this trek also treats you to a beautiful vista of the Roopkund trek trail including views of Ali Bugyal, Bedni Bugyal, and Junargali.
Region - Leh-Ladakh Total Duration – 8 Nights / 9 Days (Ex Leh) Maximum Altitude – 3500 m./ 11,400 ft. Grade – Moderate to Challenging Best Season – January to February Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 55 Km. Things to Pack: Rucksack 60 ltr, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes and Gum Boot, a warm jacket, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, extra socks (2 pair, cotton or 2 pair, woolen), water bottle(Thermal Flask), torch(with extra batteries), cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, walking Stick medicines that you usually use. Rates are excluding GST of 5% Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements. The Chadar Frozen River Trek The Chadar is a winter trail trek, in Zanskar region of Ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir. In the local language Chadar means blanket, an ice sheet wrapping the River into solid. Temperature decrease creates a solidifying passage on the icy Zanskar river. The Chadar Trek is done on the Frozen Zanskar River which provides an access trail to the Zanskar Valley and is used by locals and tourists during the winter seasons an ideal route of transportation. The walls both side of the riversides rise vertical cliffs up to 600m. high and at some places the Zanskar river is only 5m wide. During the summer this river becomes a perfect location for river rafting expedition and during the winters it transforms into an ice sheet where the Chadar trek is performed. For many years Chadar trek attracts tourist from all over the world and it is one of the most exciting and challenging trek. The trek is approximately 105 km. on feet, an average trekker completes a distance of 15-17 km everyday. At first one have to reach Leh, then Leh to Chilling 3-4 hours drive. Chilling is the last motor able place. From Chilling to Tilat Do is an hour trek. Following day Tilat do to Gyalpo is about 9-10km. and takes 4-5 hours to reach Gyalpo. The other day group has to walk for 5-6 hours from Gyalpo to Tibb Cave. Tibb cave to Nyerek is 9 hours walk. The trek is performed on ice sheet all the way and gives most exciting feel to someone who does the chadar trek. From nyerek we go back to tibb cave and then to Gyalpo, to Tilat do. Tilat do to chilling and take vehicle to reach leh. So one can try to do the chadar trek but have to wait till winter has come and river frozen's . The best time to do the Chadar trek is January to February, when the temperature drops down to -30 to -35 degrees which makes the Zanskar Lake look like a mesmerizing crystal lake. The zanskar locals used the frozen river as for transportation of food material and to reach the nearest town or to their villages. But later this route become an adventurous trek route to those who like to push their limits. Every year many of the people come and experience the toughest and the most adventurous Chadar trek. CHADDAR OVER THE TURQUOISE ZANSKAR IS A FABLED DREAM – Hear Chadar trek story from one our participant. How to Reach LEH Flight is easiest mode of transport. Delhi is center destination. From Delhi there are flights till Leh which fly once daily. Jet Airways, Air India & Go Air offers flight services between New Delhi & Leh. It is very much preferred to make your bookings well in advance as there are surge in pricing after a period of time. Due to snow-capped mountains it’s highly impossible to take road transport. So much preferred is flight. Trek Preparation Chadar Trek is one of the most thrilling & glamorous trek in the world. This trek is done in -15°C and -30°C, which is one of the most challenging aspects of the trek. You need to be prepared mentally as well as physically to survive in an adverse atmosphere. Your fitness is important although trek is not that arduous. You need to cope up the situations, so be strong to handle such extreme weather conditions at this high altitude trek. 3-4 kms of jogging or equivalent workout to this is required. Increase your stamina by doing it every day for 1-2 months. You have to increase your daily walk distance to make sure you do not strain yourself during trek. Additionally you can train yourself by avoiding hot water, warm clothes & blankets in your own city for couple of months before the trek. Plan the trek well in advance and start building your stamina, strength and lung capacity. Acclimatization is important for every Himalayan Trek, though you will get a day for it and the process will go on during the initial days of trek. Try and get acquainted with nature as much as you can. Avoid using heaters while halting in Leh. Drink lot of Liquids (warm water, soup, tea) during trekking days. Embrace the climate & don’t just jump inside blankets. Soon the climate will become bearable & it would be fun.
Region - Garhwal Duration: 6 Nights / 7 days Altitude: 3560 m/11700 ft. Grade: Moderate to Difficult Distance: 47Km. The mountains of Garhwal come with dramatic formations and diverse geographic regions. Streams of crystal-clear rivers formed by the melting of glaciers, lush green meadows, hamlets, pine forests and rugged terrain form the varied topography of this region. But it is perhaps the mythological aspect of the Har Ki Doon trek that makes this onerous journey more special. It would be a heavenly experience to trek along the 'Valley of Gods', and follow the track once beaten by Pandavas on their way to the heavens. So how closer you come to heavens is quite impossible to say, but the panorama of the gorgeous settings amid the snow-clad peaks would be no less than a divine experience. About Har Ki Doon Har ki Doon is a cradle-shaped valley in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. The valley is clad with snow from October through March and one would hardly find anything other than alpine vegetation growing in this region. Since this course is comparatively less vigorous, it would be a great way to begin your trekking experience with Har ki Doon trek this season. The extravagance of nature in the form of a rich variety of flora and fauna is worth capturing and a high definition camera would always come handy for this purpose. Getting There The best way to reach Dehradun is by taking an overnight train or a deluxe bus from New Delhi. The way from Dehradun to Sankri is about 210 km and takes around 11 hrs of journey. This journey would take you through Mussoorie, a scintillating hill station. It would take about 12 hours to reach Sankri and you may relax here to brace yourself for the main trek that begins the next day. At Sankri, a village of around 250 houses, you'd find local people and trekkers preparing themselves at the base camp. The Legend As the age-old story goes, the Pandavas from the Mahabharata once took this route on their way to heaven through Swargarohini, a masiff of four peaks, three of which are clearly visible from several points along your route. It is from here that it derives its title, ' the Valley of Gods'. The Trek Har Ki Doon offers the right course for an ideal trek. Many reckon this 7 day trek as the simplest one for the first time trekkers. The trekking phase begins from Takula, which is about 12 kms away from Sankri, the beginning point. An expansive meadow, Takula would sway your imagination amid the pastures that are filled with wild, fragrant flowers that may stimulate you for the exhilarating trek. Trekking from Takula to Har ki Doon via Osla would is the most serious part of your journey. The gifts of nature that await you all along your journey are equally sensual. Views The entire route would have some mesmerizing views for the trekkers to behold. The distinct spectacle of Swargarohini and Bandarpunch massifs is like having a firsthand experience of the wrath of nature where wilderness becomes synonymous with beauty. You would be able to see the I, II and III peaks of Swargarohini massif while its fourth would lay hidden. Similarly, Bandarpunch has three peaks with its Kalanag or Black peak standing at an imposing height of 6,387m. Apart from these peaks, there are forests and meadows interspersed with inhabited areas where you may get to know about local cultures. Facilities It would be important to acquaint yourself about the basic facilities that you may need for this trek. These include hygienic food, camping, transport and porters who could carry your luggage. On our part, we would be scheduling your travel as per your budget and requirements. A team of highly trained people would be there to assist as well as guide you through your way. And before you are set on the trekking segment of this journey, they would brief you on do's and don't so that you may fend for yourself in case of an emergency.
Region: Mumbai / Konkani / Goa. Total Duration – 06 Nights / 07 Days Style Of Trip – Cycling Grade – Moderate to strenuous Best Season – November to February Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On Ride – All meals included Distance – 600Km Tour start from Mumbai - Gateway Of India, covering around beaches, villages, hillsides-greenery, around coastal route in Maharashtra and Goa. Here you can go through the vibrant coastal side trails, rich in enthralling landscapes, local interaction, cultural experiences, monuments and temples and a distinct array of food. Besides seeing the real Maharashtra or real India at close, we would also encounter a multitude of challenges, making this is a memorable trip for all those who are young at heart.
Region: Manali Total Duration – 3 Nights / 4 Days Maximum Altitude – 4240 m/ 14000 ft. Grade – Moderate to strenuous Best Season – May to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Manali ; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 35 KM. Brighu Lake Trek The Bhrigu lake a magical place in the lap of Mighty Himalayas, located at 4240m. lies in the east of the Rohtang pass. It is one of the most frequented treks of Manali. It is decent route for those with less or without experience of trekking. This trek takes you through forests to high pastures and offers ultimate scenes of the Kullu Manali Valley. The lake is also meant to be spiritual and holy to the locals and is worshipped by the pilgrims on special occasions. The lake is named after Maharishi Bhrigu. It is an ancient saying that the sage used to mediate near the lake for years. Hence it has been rendered sacred due to the locals believe that this lake never freezes completely. The trek starts from Gulaba about 15 kms far from Manali. It is located around 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) far from Gulaba village. It can be reached by trekking either from the Vashishth temple, which is famous for its hot water springs, close to the town of Manali or from Gulaba village. Actually there is no settlement in Gulaba and is an area of the Pir Panjal mountain range. The trail to the lake takes one through dense forests of Deodar Oak and is truly fulfilling. As climbing higher the landscape changes into vast and the great valley of Kullu Manali is in front. Ascending the mountain could be a challenge yet the reward of being at camp is promising. Snow capped mountains all around with stunning natural atmosphere is always eye catching. Reaching up to the camp takes some pleasant hours. The camp at Raoli Kholi offers best evening colours and the magical nights with stars glazing better than any place. The next day commence towards our prime destination Bhrigu Lake. The trail is not so demanding but long enough to tire someone. Climbing over mountain ridges brings again the spectacular scenic beauties that one cannot escape by looking at it. The lake is situated at such height that most of the mighty peaks of the valley are visible. The peaks such as Hanuman Tibba, Manali Peak, Friendship Peak, Ladhakhi Peak and Priyadarshini Range with Pir Panjal range. The Lake is not so big in dimensions but deep and alluring in the lap of huge rocky mountains. Spending some of the quality time at this place would bring tranquility and pleasure to someone came from the busy urban life. Returning back from downhill is always a challenge however being careful and conscious about the situation will help someone descend fine. The trail should be walked and enjoyed well, only then one will feel satisfied by himself being at the mountains. The camp would be reached by the evening. Enjoy the sunset painting colors in the sky while having a hot cup of tea. Next morning capture the beauty around on the way and head back to the roadhead by the same route. Drive back to Manali and depart to your destinations.
Region: Manali Total Duration – 3 Nights / 4 Days Maximum Altitude – 3700 mtrs / 12800 ft. Grade – Easy Best Season – May to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Manali ; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 30 KM. Beas Kund Trek The Beas Kund trek is one of the most popular treks in Manali which takes one to the origin of the river Beas at an altitude of 3700 mts. and to many of the ancient glaciers located around it. Mythology has it that Beas Rishi meditated here and wrote the epic Mahabharata. Beas kund is a magical place, which is surrounded by the peak of Hanuman Tibba, Ladakhi peak, Manali peak, Muker beh, Sheti Dhar peak and the well known Friendship Peak. There are cascading waterfalls on the way and crystal-clear lake called as Beas Kund. The route to Beas Kund starts near Solang nallah. The trail to Beas kund from Solang Nallah is approximately 15 kms long. A jeep road goes up to Dhundi from Solang Nallah where the SASE, Manali, has a study unit. Route to Beas Kund is three days average trek, that will take us through snow fields (in winter) moraines, meadows, over boulders and glaciers. Bakar thatch is a highland meadow and it takes a leisurely walk of 2-3 hours to reach. The route passes through coniferous trees to alpine pastures. The trail is moderate with few climbs in between. As we reach at Bakar thach one could see snow capped peaks, rocky mountains, glaciers and moraines. Bakar thach is the base for all the expeditions and trekking done in this mountain range. The next stop on this trek is Beas Kund a holy lake located in the lap of massive mountain ranges. As we had started, after two hours of gradual trek, the trail goes uphill for a short distance on moraines, and then traverses over a glacier field to the Beas Kund. Beas kund is a serene lake with spiritual beliefs concerned to it. It is a holy place for the locals and is kept clean by every visitors. Legend has it that if someone pollutes the place the weather changes dramatically and sometimes costs the lives of people. After all the lake is holy and polluting around it could be an act of foolishness. At Beas kund spend some quality time in the tranquility of pure Nature. Then trail back same way to the camp at Bakar Thach. Next morning trail down to the road head at Dhundi.
Region – Kullu Manali Total Duration – 3 Nights / 4 Days Grade – Moderate. Maximum Altitude – 3000m/9840ft. Best Season – December to March Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 20km. Hampta is the most spontaneous trek of sights from start to end concluding a complete Himalayan trek. Hampta offers outstanding scenery taking one from loud city bustle to the hush of the lucid valley. The valley is so pure with natural landscapes of forests meadows rocky cliffs meandering streams, a rare pack seen in one. Although this trek is done in summers at great amount but could be done in winters too. In winter the Hampta valley receives immense snowfall, which remains for months winning an ideal route for the winter trek. In winter the trek is done till lower sites because of heavy snow making it difficult to move forward, but it depends on the trekkers enthusiasm how high or far they can approach. As one comes across this much loved trek will be splendid by the vistas of this magnificent valley and will never forget to frequent again. The approach is easy and moderate through wild forests towering high into the sky to remote village of Sethan and forward. The amount of snow is so great that one will find his feet sinking into the snow making it a bit demanding as he walks on the deep white sheet. Never the less one will get familiar to tackle the snow after minutes of stride. The trail comes with a moderate approach till the last point of hike followed by magnificent panorama all the way long. Once approached at stunning village of Sethan you will be lodged into the village house and served with hot cup of tea amongst mighty Himalayan Peaks. Following day tread on the great snowy trail through submerged vegetation with only tall trees standing besides. One can play in snow or do some snow activities such as snow slides, skiing, snowboarding or simply play with the feathery substance. So get ready to join in an easy yet amazing trek in Hampta Valley on a perfect weekend.
Region - Manali Total Duration – 3 Nights / 4 Days Maximum Altitude – 2400m/7874ft Grade – Easy Best Season – December to April Accommodation – Organized Campsite/Rooms Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 13 km. Winter Camping and Hiking Camping in the snow! Sounds like beauty and peacefulness of a pristine winter wonderland. Winters have a profound attraction of extreme cold, snowfall, Icicles and so on the experiences, it is the most adventurous season where one doesn’t have to attain the top to just touch the snow but travel by car or hike for half an hour and he is there, on the snow. The point of trekking or camping in winter is the reach of snowy landscape by just tiny effort. There are no bugs or crowds but only the peacefulness, and in such a lucid atmosphere who doesn’t want to play in the snow? With a little preparation, you will be surprised at how comfortable things can be. Because winter outings offer different challenges than summer camping. You should be prepared for more severe weather and shorter daylight hours by having extra gear and additional skills. So before you leave home, have a plan to splurge into the delightful weekend. Hiking and camping in winter season is a different experience with the mind blowing scenery of the Nature. Winter in Kullu valley is totally different as compare to the summer. Winter in Kullu Manali is very cold and harsh. Winter in Kullu starts with the month of November and ends in February. Winter is difficult but relaxing. The mountains and the peaks are covered with heavy snow. The scenic view of the valley is so great that one can’t go without experiencing it. The landscape is covered with white blanket of snow and the greenery is less. In winter the roads are almost open but if heavy snow falls routes can be closed for some days. After all one can explore walking around in between the snow. Camping is also done in the winter season but with the proper preparation. Camping in the snow appeals to anyone who enjoys the beauty and peacefulness of a pristine winter wonderland. In the winter there is not much crowd and no more bugs. Winter season is so cool that one can’t resist himself playing in the snow. But it needs a little preparation for the winter, though you might be surprised how comfortable it can be spending some time in the snow covered landscape. Winter outings offer different challenges than in the summer camping. You must be prepared for severe weather and shorter daylight hours by having extra gear and additional skills. One can go from the campsite for the day hike to the Bijli Mahadev temple or elsewhere in the valley with brief knowledge of hike in the snow. One should have proper gear to avoid cold. The Bijli Mahadev is 25 km away from Kullu and one can visit the place in a day. Walking on the road alongside of snow covered meadows makes it a pleasant feeling to someone who had never seen snow. After going through beautiful landscape one would be surprised reaching at the top of Bijli Mahadev by seeing the spectacular views of the peaks around. But in the winter one don’t have to climb so high because snow reaches down to the lower places of the valley. So it is worth to come and visit Kullu Manali in the winter season with the unforgettable memories. Things to Pack: Day pack, cotton clothes, trekking shoes, a warm jacket, Feather Jacket, fleece jacket,warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, rain jacket, extra cotton socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel and medicines that you usually use.
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