Region – Kullu and Spiti Valley Total Duration – 4 Nights / 5 Days Grade – Moderately difficult Maximum Altitude – 4227 m/ 14600 ft Best Season – Mid June to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 50 KM. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket,warmer, woollen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, 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 Details Hampta is the eastern – most pass on the Pir Panjal range which divides the valleys of lahul, Spiti and Kullu. This trek route is the shortest line between the Chandra and Beas rivers and was the favored route before the road over the Rohtang Pass was constructed. Hampta Chandra Taal trek is surrounded by magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan, and Indra Kila. Hampta pass is a popular destination for trekkers & campers accessible on foot from sethan about 5 days. This is one of the most beautiful and feasible trek for all trekkers, Leads through the meadow of flowers, pine forest, oak and Rhodo, Over the Hampta pass 4200 mtrs to arid and dry Chandra valley as Compare to kullu Valley. First reach manali, drive to Prini. Trek starts through Prini village, ascending to jobdi nala via taxi offers extensive view of the Kullu valley. Easy walk of two hour to the campsite just after the road head. The trail begins by flat from jobri nala to chhika walking through the forest of Mapple, Silver Fir, Pine and Oak, paved by the grass and stone and fields of the wild flowers. One can have à cup of tea in a small teahouse on the way, which will refresh you. a gentle ascending walk of an hour ends at the first days camp site- Chikka(3500m.). A pleasant meadow between high bluffs, just above the tree line: common to see a couple of gujjar encampments there. Stay at beautiful campsite in chhika. As we start on the following day, after an hour once have to cross the river than hiking through zigzag uphill on snow and moraines brings you to the balu ka ghera camp site after full day trek. Balu ka ghera offers magnificent evening and twilight views that one cannot forget .High altitude valley often have great lights in the evening and mornings. Next day the trail begins to ascend towards the mighty Hamta pass from balu ka ghera to shea gohru camp. As we go higher to 4000m.the oxygen level starts to decrease and weather can cause any situation. The trail is steep incline till the pass on ice, snow, along glacial lakes and rocky valley. After the incline and passing over the hampta pass, one can enjoy the view of magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan, Indra Kila. The view of the north – Lahul and spiti is Amazing.2000 feet straight below is the Hampta stream, emerging from the hampta glacier to the east and flowing north wards to the Chandra valley. Descent is initially very steep, but then it is a lovely walk of about three hours on the alpine grasslands on right bank of hampta to the Chandra River. In between descending down one can have snow slides alongside on the route. As we arrive at shea gohru landscape is quite different and desolate. Shea gohru is located aside of a river and has very cold temperature with strong winds which makes this place coldest campsite of the whole trek. The trail from Shea Gohru to Chatru (3360m) descends towards the left bank of the river and have to cross it once. Soon the Chandra River and distant valley of Lahul/ Spiti come in to view. After 5 hours of descending to river bank slopes down from the high cliffs all around chatru, is an ideal location for the end of the day. Rest at Chhatru till next day. In the morning after breakfast drive to Chandra Taal Lake. Take magnificent scenery of the lake surrounded by bald peaks vast meadows on the banks of the lake, is a perfect site to explore and hang around. Drive back to chatru. Drive to Manali through Chandra valley over Rohtang pass (4050 m.) the gateway between Lahul/ Spiti and Kullu “valley of the Gods” Descending by snake-curved road through the pasture of wild flowers and forest of silver Oak, Fir, Popular and waterfalls will accompany till Manali.
Region: Leh Total Duration – 7 Nights / 8 Days Maximum Altitude – 6153 m/ 20182 ft. Grade – Challenging Best Season – July to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On expedition – All meals included Distance – 50 KM. Mount stok kangri is one of the finest peaks made by mother nature especially for those who have always aspired to be a climber but never have had the opportunity before. For starters, stok kangri is the highest peak in the stok range of the himlayas. Stok kangri is particularly famous as an initial non technical expedition into high altitude mountaineering. It is known to be one of the trouble free 6000 m. trek in the world, never the less a demanding expedition into high altitude mountaineering. Your trek starts with the arrival from Delhi to Leh. Trekking in Leh is the best option for trekking in India and therefore it attracts tourist from every corner of the world. Leh the capital of Ladakh is situated at the height of 3500-3800m.above sea level and the most adventurous place for the passionate trekkers. Spend some time to acclimatize in the local atmosphere. Leh is the place where you get the perfect combination of natural elegance with cultural beauty. The trek starts from Stok village.The whole path to the Stok Village is full of natural magnificence and flourishing green trees. Once we started you will reach Mankarmo in 4-5 hours. We will spend a night at Camp. Next day hike to the Base Camp. The entire trail has engulfed many ridges so you can feel the swift change in the scenery. Base camp is set up in a grassy area, it is a place that gives enchantment to everyone. Staying in mesmerizing location in the tents gives a life time experience. Following day rest and adequate knowledge about all the possibilities and challenges of the trek will be given by the Guide/Instructor. In the morning you will trek to summit Stok Kangri. Ascend climbing for 9-10 hours and you will reach at the top of the ridge. Standing at the summit, you can view to your north the Karakoram Range, the Zanskar Range to your south and the Indus valley below. At your front, the extensive and open ground provides you an imperial feel. This trek offers you the incredible trekking experience that you will never forget. Descend back to the base camp, stay overnight. Back to the roadhead. Depart to you preferred destinations.
Region - Leh Total Duration – 8 Nights / 9 Days (Ex Leh) Maximum Altitude – 3303 m/ 10900 ft Grade – Challenging Best Season – January to feburary Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 45 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 battries), 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 trek is a winter trail trek in zanskar region of ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir. In the local language chadar means blanket. 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 winters seasons. The walls both side of the river rise vertical cliffs up to 600 m 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. First one have to reach leh, then leh to chilling 3-4 hours drive. Chilling is the last motorable place. From chilling to tilat do is I 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 frozens . 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 thing. You need to be mentally as well as physically prepared yourself to survive in such an atmosphere. Your fitness is important although trek is not exhaustive. You need to cope up & be strong to handle such extreme weather conditions at this high altitudes. 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 need to increase you daily walk 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. You will get a day for this. Try and get acquainted with nature as much as you can. Avoid using heaters in room in Leh before the trek. 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: Parvati Valley Total Duration – 5 Nights / 6 Days Maximum Altitude – 4182 m/ 13800 ft Grade – Moderate. Best Season – May to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 48 km Sar pass is one of the most popular trails in Shivalik range. Sar, in local dialect, means a lake. Sar Pass is a moderately challenging trek in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh, situated at an altitude of 14000 ft, it can be considered as a great introduction to high altitude trekking. This trek is also very popular amongst Indian trekkers. Sar valley overlooks the beautiful Parvati valley abundant in natural treasure. The valley is surrounded by snow clad mountains, perennial streams, waterfalls, and lush green forests. It is the seventh heaven for any adventurous traveler and nature lovers. The base camp for Sar pass trek is at Kasol. It is surrounded by snow capped mountains temperate climate and elegant pine forests. It resembles much the beauty of molten gold in the first and last beams of sunlight. It is truly breath taking to watch the sunset or sunrise from this point. Kasol is the base for most of the trekking trails in the Parvati valley. It is also called as the little Israel of India. So Kasol offers a genuine Israeli food and such other cuisines like Indian, Continental etc. Kasol is located near to the Manikaran, a holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Sikhs. Manikaran also has the hot water springs which are known widely. The serene meadows on the way are a sight to see. After driving for about an hour the trail commences. The trail is packed with dense forests, streams, waterfalls and rocky terrain. The trail to the camp is moderate but steep at the end. Camp is at remote village Grahan. It is as picturesque as its predecessors. Grahan is an ancient village with traditional Himalayan houses surrounded by rhododendron trees. The ascent after Grahan is steep and strenuous. Slow and steady pace of walking is advisable as it assures good acclimatization. Minh Thach is the next campsite, where locals used to graze their livestock. Then we reach Nagaru, which is the last camp before reaching Sar pass. It is a freezing site because of the gusty winds and cold nights. After a long and arduous trek, the sight that Sar pass offers seems like an illusion in it’s beauty and spirit. The top of the Sar pass offers a magnificent view of Himalayan Peaks and meadows. The descent down to Bishkeri is moderate through rhododendron forests. Bhishkeri is a striking meadow campsite with multiple flowers and birds species. One can rejuvenate himself by spending a night at this place. From Bishkeri to Barshaini is a exciting downhill terrain through lush green forests. On the way twin villages Pulga and Tulga will pass by. Then cross the river Parvati and climb for a while till road head at Barshaini. Take bus or taxi to Manikaran. From here depart to your preferred locations. Trekking, after all, is about the joy of solitude and silence, as much as it is about forming everlasting friendships. If you are interested in doing this trek, minus the fanfare of fixed departures, you can book with one of the local operators in the Great Wide Open Adventure Travel Network and cross the Sar Pass, with just your own friends for company. The trail is accessible between April to October every year. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket, Gloves, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, rain jacket, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, Walking Stick medicines that you usually use.
Living in metros has many advantages but at the same it also has its own share of disadvantages. Metro dwellers miss out greatly on the natural aspect of life – the fresh air, the clear blue sky, the sweet smell of the earth wet with the first raindrops of the year, surviving on the bare essentials, cool mind to name a few. Trekking is a pleasant deviation from the metro life and is a real stress buster. Other than benefiting physical health, trekking makes one feel oneness with our Mother Nature and helps one to rejuvenate one’s tired mind. When people from across the globe come to the Himalayas for trekking, it’s natural that we Indians should also be exploring the lengths breadth of the Himalayas. Keeping in mind the advantages of imbibing the love for nature at a younger age we have planned a short trekking/ hiking expedition for the kids of junior school.
Region: Nepal Total Duration – 12 Nights / 13 Days Maximum Altitude – 5361 m/ 17590 ft Grade – Challenging Best Season – Feburary to May Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite
Region: Parvati Valley Total Duration – 1 Night / 2 Days Maximum Altitude – 2960 mtrs. Grade – Easy to Moderate Best Season – April to December Accommodation – Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 22 KM.
Region: Kullu and Mandi Total Duration – 1 Nights / 2 Days Maximum Altitude – 2620 m. Grade – Easy. Best Season – December to April Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 15 KM. The Parashar Lake lies 49 km north of Mandi, in the Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. It is believed that the sage Parashar meditated here. Near to the lake’s edge there is a three storied Pagoda like temple which looks very traditional because of the wooden carvings. The view at the lake is serene and the water looks completely blue. Another interesting fact about Parashar Lake is that the lake keeps changing its position, throughout the year. The lake is surrounded by small hills, so one has to walk 500 meters to reach the top and can have the glimpse of the lake and the temple. You will need to descend a bit to reach there. Shoes, leather belt and purse etc to are not allowed into the main temple complex. You can go around the lake and do a Parikrama (walking around). A fair is held here in the in the month of June every year. People gather from all neighboring villages. This lake is fed by small and nearby mountain streams. The trek starts from Bagi village is 7.5 km trekking route. The trek is mostly uphill and one has to pass through the dense forest. The walk through throughout the trek is picturesque because of the long pine trees and beautiful hills. During winters the lake is fully covered with snow and is frozen.
Trek Highlights Region: Manali Total Duration – 7 Nights / 8 Days Style Of Trip – Climbing Maximum Altitude – 18300 ft. Grade – Moderate Best Season – June to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Snow capped peak located in Pir panjal range in Himachal Pradesh, offers a trekking route that simply fascinates adventure lovers in no time to the Ladhakhi Peak. Ladhakhi peak is named after a ladhakhi guy, who climbed is first. This peak is certainly not for beginners. Moderate level of peak which requires a little bit of climbing experience like use of mountaineering equipment and walking in snow and ice. Drive 13 km to Solang Nallah. Trek to Dhundi about 2 hours. Dhundi is a shepherds meadow in lap of high mountain ranges. From this point we hike through green slopes to Bakkar Thach, a Shepherd encampment. It takes 2-3 hours from dhundi to bakar thach. Going through lush green meadows and ridges and wild forests will provide an unforgettable experience. Bakarthach is the base of the all the surrounding peaks like Shetidhar (5200m), Ladakhi (5536m), Friendship (5300m) Manali (5600m) hanuman Tibba (5940m). But for the peaks such as friendship, ladhakhi, Hanuman Tibbathe base camp is fixed near, around or above the beas kund, (a tiny religious lake) To lesser the distance towards peak. We reach at Beas Kund in 1-2 hours from Bakarthach. Set up base camp at beas kund. Following day start ascent and set up camp I. Shetidhar peak is only 30 minutes climbing from here and Ladakhi is around 2 hrs climbing from col. And after col we fix the rope and will climb fix rope, where we have to do some rock climbing from here you can see panoramic view of Dhauladhar and Pirpanjal range with Indrasan peak(6160mts) and Deotibba Peak (6001mts). Once reached at the top click pictures of mighty mountains around. After summated the peak we will be back to camp-1. Head back to Beas Kund stay a night. Next day back to Dhundi and solang.