Expedition Level Treks

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All features of a tough trekking route with more challenges of route, altitude, weather and terrain. Expedition level trekking example are Snow Leopard Trek, Finding a new route, Glacier studies like expeditions. Expedition level treks require high degree of fitness and experience as well. Know how to use mountaineering equipment, basics of rescue and glacier walking / living on glaciers should be known.
1. University students, Scientists are requested to send individual profiles of each member of all treks and climbs done by them. We expect sharing information of medical issues, current medications, if any.
2. Expedition level treks most likely creates situations where men and women share same tent – we expect decency and non-abusive conduct by all members.
3. Expedition level treks consists of heights, glaciers, technical know-how of  ascending and descending, snow and ice rappel, bivouac [Both planned and voluntary ],  Glacier travel both roped up and free walk.
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Frozen River Trek -Lingshed Trek

Frozen River Trek -Lingshed Trek

  Walking on Frozen river of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for adventure lover. The traditional name of the trek is “Chadar trek” the frozen sheet, which was only way Continue Reading →
Gangotri- Badrinath – Kalindi Khal

Gangotri- Badrinath – Kalindi Khal

This is high altitude trek and requires some experience of trekking in himalayas. You will be provided ( using ) mountaineering equipment like ice axe, climbing shoes, ropes, zhumars, carabiners, Continue Reading →

 

Moderate Level Treks

Pindari Glacier

Are either fairly easy medium-duration walks or harder, shorter walks. No experience is necessary, but good health and reasonable fitness are important. Some walking at higher altitude and occasional longer/harder days may be involved, but general underfoot conditions will be fair. A walking day is normally five to seven hours and daily ascents will likely be around 500m to 800m, perhaps with the odd day ascending around 900m to 1000m.

Hemis – Nimaling Plateau

Hemis – Nimaling Plateau

Traveling to Leh From Manali / Chandigarh: 2 days Traveling to Leh from Delhi: 3 Days Day 1: Hemis – Shang : Dive by jeep from Leh to and short Continue Reading →
Stok Kangri Base Camp

Stok Kangri Base Camp

Day 01 & 2 : Drive to Leh from Manali. Manali is overnight travel from Delhi by tourist 2X2 bus / by air to Bhunter airport which is 45km. from Continue Reading →
Nanda Devi Base Camp

Nanda Devi Base Camp

This is a trans-Himalayan trek in the heart of Kumaon Himalayas. Nanda Devi of course, needs no introduction. The second highest peak in the Indian Himalayas and touted by many Continue Reading →
Milam Glacier

Milam Glacier

  Day 1: DELHI – HARIDWAR (By A/C Bus/Jeep over night travel to Haridwar) Day 2: HARIDWAR – GWALDHAM – MUNSIYARI (It is a long Journey ) Day 3: Rest Continue Reading →
Sunderdungha Base Camp

Sunderdungha Base Camp

Day 1: Departure from Delhi to Kathgodam – Arrival at Kathgodam at 6.30 am. Boarding A/C coach in night and as soon as we reach Kathgodam- vehicle is ready for Continue Reading →
Kafni Glacier

Kafni Glacier

Day 1 (New Delhi, India): Arrive New Delhi. Meet himadventures representative. Travelling starts from New Delhi to Bageshwar. Overnight in Bageshwar. Bageshwar is situated at the confluence of river Saryu, Continue Reading →
Pindari Glacier

Pindari Glacier

Day 1: Takeover fron airport and shift to hotel. Have rest and if you are reaching in day-you can use evening for visiting central Delhi. Day 2 and 3 : Continue Reading →
Gangotri – Gaumukh – Tapoban

Gangotri – Gaumukh – Tapoban

Day 1: Arrival New Delhi. Meeting upon at IGI – Indira Gandhi International Airport and transfer to hotel. Day 2: Delhi Rishikesh, 230 kms, 6-7 hrs drive, car Morning breakfast, Continue Reading →
Khatling Glacier

Khatling Glacier

DAY 01: DELHI / RISHIKESH Start early morning for Rishikesh from Delhi by surface. Local sightseeing in Rishikesh. Overnight in a hotel. DAY 02: RISHIKESH /GHUTTU Early morning start of Continue Reading →
Roop Kund

Roop Kund

This is very famous trek as human bones are found at Roop Kund which dates back to 14 century pilgrims which were trapped and killed in bad weather. Impressive view Continue Reading →
Outer Nanda Devi Sanctuary-Kuari Pass

Outer Nanda Devi Sanctuary-Kuari Pass

Day 01 – Arrival New Delhi. Meeting upon at IGI – Indira Gandhi International Airport and transfer to hotel. Most International flights lands in night – if somehow, landing is Continue Reading →
Deo Tibba Base Camp

Deo Tibba Base Camp

Deo Tibba trek is pleasant trek that takes us to the grazing pastures of the Gaddi shepherds and the emerald blue waters of the Chandra Taal Lake (4,480 m) with Continue Reading →

Easy Trekking Routes – Indian Himalayas

As word explains, easy trekking route can be done by a 8 year old, this is gradual walk and doesn’t require much of fitness or stamina. Mostly such routes do not ascend steep and are thoroughly enjoyable by new trekkers who are undertaking Himalayan trekking first time.

Dodi Tal -Trekking

Dodi Tal -Trekking

This plan is for budget travelers – We highly recommend that you take travel and altitude gain as easy as possible. Please do let us know about known medical issues, Continue Reading →
Har Ki Dun Valley

Har Ki Dun Valley

Best Time: Mid April to June & Sep to Oct This trekking trip for adventurous nature lovers, keen to explore a remote Himalayan valley, has all the classic attractions: ascending Continue Reading →
Batal- Chandra Taal

Batal- Chandra Taal

Day 01 : Arrival Delhi – Meet at the airport and transferred to hotel. Most international flights lands in night-stay in Delhi is recommended. Day 02 : Reaching Chandigarh. Hotel Continue Reading →
Manali- Chanderkhani Pass

Manali- Chanderkhani Pass

Day 01 : Arrival Delhi – Meet at the airport and transferred to hotel. Most international flights lands in night-stay in Delhi is recommended. Day 02: Reaching Chandigarh. Hotel stay. Continue Reading →
Sar Pass – Kullu Valley

Sar Pass – Kullu Valley

Himachal Pradesh is richly endowed with diverse attractions for all kinds of adventure sports in addition to picturesque scenic spots. Breathtakingly enchanting trekking areas are spread over Dhauladhar and Pir Continue Reading →
Triund and Trek to Llaka Glacier

Triund and Trek to Llaka Glacier

Day 01 : Mcleodganj to Triund,2800 mtrs, 9 kms gradual trek. The trek offer panoramic views Bhagsu village, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala valley and distant views of Shivalik hills and plains of Continue Reading →
Macleod Ganj to Chamba over Indrahar Pass

Macleod Ganj to Chamba over Indrahar Pass

Day 1 : Mcleodganj (1770m) to Truind (2800m): 9km, approx: 4hours Mcleodganj to Triund, gradual trek. The trek offers you panoramic views of Bhagsu village, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala, Kangra valley and Continue Reading →
Manali – Hamta Pass

Manali – Hamta Pass

Day 01 : Arrival Delhi – Meet at the airport and transferred to hotel OR Travel for Chandigarh. This is aprox 300 kms. of journey- Overnight in hotel. { Most Continue Reading →
Beas Kund

Beas Kund

Day 01 : Arrival Delhi – Meet at the airport and transferred to hotel OR Travel for Chandigarh. This is approx 300 kms. of journey- Overnight in hotel. { Most Continue Reading →

Rupshu Valley over Kongmaru La

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Southeast of Leh this high altitude cold desert is the western extension of the Tibetan Plateau. Previously closed to visitors, this region offers some of the most amazing scenery to be found in Ladakh It is a land of monasteries and high passes, dissected by numerous mountain ridges and traversed by a number of ancient trading routes. We will venture in a mineral wilderness where only a few nomads live, totally reliant on their yak and sheep herds for their subsistence.

ITINERARY FOR RUPSHU VALLEY TREK

Day 01: Delhi. Airport – hotel transfer.

Day 02: Delhi – Leh (3500 m) by plane. Afternoon at leisure in Leh, where we can take a walk to the colorful bazaar.

Day 03: Leh – Hemis (3505 m) by car. Visit of the most famous and oldest monasteries of Ladakh (15th and 17th century), Thikse, Shey and Hemis.

Day 04: Hemis – Shang Sumdo (3850 m) in 4 h. Today we leave the Indus valley. We descend towards Martselang, then go up the valley, which is fairly narrow in some places, then continue along the riverbed to Shang Sumdo. A short and pleasant stage, in anticipation of the next two long following days.

Day 05: Shang Sumdo – Latza Kongmaru (4800 m) in 7 h. We progress along the river whose banks are punctuated with ochre rocks. From Chukirmo village, the track leads into narrow gorges where ponies need to be unloaded twice and go up to the base of Kongmaru La.

Day 06: Latza Gongmaru – Kongmaru La (5050 m) – Langtang Chu (4250 m) in 7 h. From the pass, there are great views north towards eastern Korakoram and China, whilst the southern vista is dominated by the shapely Kang Yatze (6400 m) and the Ladakhi range. We take a ridge trail and descend zigzagging across scree. Afterwards the path easily descends towards Nimaling summer pastures and Markha valley, the most beautiful valley in Ladakh.

Day 07: Langtang Chu – Yakrupal (4700 m) in 4 h. We climb up the large valley, and after crossing a stream follow on along a morainic wall.

Day 08: Yakrupal – Zalung Karpo La (5200 m) – Sorra (4200 m) in 5 h. We carry on upwards until the valley divides and take right. From the pass, we follow a ridge trail leading to another pass, then plunge into the valley.

Day 09: Sorra – Dat (4200 m) in 5 h. We follow gorgeous woody gorges until they widen into a valley. Manis and shortens are spread on the trail leading Sara and Dat rivers. Dat is a green village, where cultivation and vegetation takes every fragment of land.

Day 10: Dat – Yar La (5000 m) – Lungmo Che (4010 m) in 6 h. An easy climb takes us to the pass, where we enjoy a dramatic vista over the Rupshu. Sometimes some “Khyangs”, wild donkeys, go up to the caravans, frightening our ponies.

Day 11: Lungmo Che – Sangtha (4200 m) in 3 h. Then transfer by jeep to Sarchu. The landscape completely changes into a vast arid plain. Tibetan nomads mainly populate the area. The road to Sarchu winds its way up to the Lachlung La pass (5060 m).

Day 12: Sarchu – Manali (2000 m) by jeep. This journey is rewarded by magnificent landscapes. The road goes through amazing switch back roads, pass the blue Suraj Tal lake to Darcha and pass through Rohtang Pass (3954m) the last pass of this journey. The landscape is breathtaking. Rohtang Pass is a very wide pass, and is one of the most beautiful passes in the Pir Panjal. The view on both sides is exhilarating.

Day 13: Manali. Surrounded by snowy mountain peaks, Manali is also known as “Queen of Mountains”. It is a gloriously colorful market place for the surrounding villages. Visit old Manali, Hadimba temple and Vashisht village.

Day 14: Manali – Delhi (Private vehicle).

Day 15: Delhi. Day at leisure. Safety day for your international flight.

Day 16: Delhi. Hotel – airport transfer.

OPYION: You can travel to LEH by road.

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Padam To Lamayuru over Hanuman La

4Day 1 & 2 : Reaching Padam from Sirinagar /Leh

Day 3 : Rest Day ( Acclimatization )

Day 4: Padum-Karsha : Walking Time 2 hrs.> There is a monastery at Karsha belonging to 10th century.

Day 5 : Karsha-Pishu: Walking Time 4-5 hrs.> Karsha 3600m, gradual ascending to village Rinam 3350m. Pishu is at 3470m.

Day 6 : Pishu-Hanumil: Walking Time 4-5 hrs.> Trail skirts around Zhanskar River and usually a level walk. Pidmu 3420m is about halfway. Hanumil 3380m is all about few houses.

Day 7 : Hanumil-Snertse: Walking Time 5 hrs.> Steady upwards to Purfi La 3950m, Coming to Zhanskar River and then steep ascending and descending and again 400m climb for Snertse 3850m. This is a shepherd settlement.

Day 8: Rest Day ( High Pass )

Day 9 : Snertse-Hanuman La – Lingshet: Walking Time 5-6 hrs.> Gradual ascending to Hanuman La 4950m. Descending is steep.Do visit Lingshet monastery which is very old and is close to the era when Budhism was being established in this area.

Day 10 : Lingshet-Base Singge La: Walking Time 5-6 hrs.> Gradual ascending to Netuke La 4280m. There is one more 400m climb of Khyupa La 4300m. It then gradually ascends to base of Singge La 5050m.

Day 11 : Singge La-Photaksar: Walking Time 5-6 hrs.> Climbing steep scree to negotiate Singge La. Gradual descending to Photaksar 4200m but requires patience as one gets too tired by the end of day.

Day 12: Rest Day ( High Pass )

Day 13: Photaksar-Sisir La -Hanupatta: Walking Time 6 hrs.> Gradual ascending to Sisir La 4850m. Spectacular view back of Zhanskar Range. Hanupatta 3760m is gradual descending.

Day 14 : Hanupatta-Wanlah: Walking Time 5 hrs.> Gradual descending, Wanlah 3250m is a small village.

Day 15 : Wanla-Lamayuru: Walking Time 3-4 hrs.> Gradual and wet day as some of the trek goes through watery and vegetative growth.

Day 16-17 : Travel to Sirinagar/ Leh.

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Padam to Manali over Umasi La

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Day 1 & 2 : Reaching Sirinagar from Delhi

Day 3: Camp at Sonmarg for acclimatization.

Day 4 : Reaching Padam from Sirinagar / Leh

Day 5 : Padum-Zongkul Monastery: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> High above the valley floor is situated Zongkul monastery of 11 century at 3750m.

Day 6: Zongkul-Base of Umasi La: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> 4400m high Umasi La base is gradual ascending from monastery.

Day 7 : Umasi La Base -High Camp: Walking Time 7 hrs.> Ascending glacial valley, no creavasses and distance can be covered in 1 hr. to Umasi La 5340m. Route is marked by cairns and flags. Last 100m is steep snoe and ice section. Pass is a small gap in the cliffs. This pass is regularly crossed by monks and they have worked hard to point route in such a high road !

Day 8 : High Camp-Suncham: Walking Time 8 hrs.> The snowfield you were last night is creavassed area, so have to be carefull, steep 300 m descending to glacier floor.Walking is easier.Suncham 3250m is gradual descending and requires bit patience.

Day 9 : Sunchem-Marchel: Walking Time 3 hrs.> Trail leads through several villages, Marchel 2790m support Budhist monastries.

Day 10 : Marchel-Atholi/Gularbagh: Walking Time 8 hrs.> Gradual descending to Shashut 2600m.Atholi 2250m is famous place in the region.

Day 11: Atholi-Shoal: Walking Time 2-3 hrs.> Shoal 2400 is bit grdual ascending and descending.

Day 12 : Shoal-Istahari: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> Steep ascent of 500m, at 2820m Istahari is last main village in J& K state.

Day 13 : Istihari-Kilar: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> Long descending to Shophu Nullah, and village of Kilar 2750m is now well connected with jeeps and buses.

Day 14: Reaching Manali

Day15 : Reaching Delhi/Chandigarh.

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Padam to Leh Over Cha Cha La

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Day 1 & 2
: Reaching Padam from Sirinagar/ Leh

Day3: Rest Day ( acclimatization )

Day 4 : Padum-Zangla:Walking Time 7 hrs.> From Padum trail crosses though Zangla 3370m to well graded trek to Stongde 3500m. A jeep road now covers much of this route.

Day 5 : Zangla-Cha Cha La Base : Walking Time 3 hrs.> Gradual walking but do take rest at base.

Day 6: Rest Day ( High pass)

Day 7 : Base-Cha Cha La-Camp: Walking Time 6 hrs.> Rough scree to negotiate, final 200m are hard and requires patience. But view from top proves that effort was worth. Cha Cha la at 4950m is very famous pass.

Day 8 : Camp- Tilat Sumdo: Walking Time 6 hrs.> River crossings, gradual walk through shepherd pasteur to reach Tilat Sumdo 3750m.

Day 9 : Tilat Sumdo-Base of Rubrang La : Walking Time 5-6 hrs.> Gradual ascending to Rubrang La 4350m. You may encounter Khampa nomads who live a traditional nomadic lifestyle.

Day 10 : Rest Day

Day 11 : Rubrang La Base-Markha: Walking Time 6 hrs.> Climb to Rubrang La 5020m takes two hrs.offers beautiful view of Stok and Zhanskra Ranges from top, Gradual ascedning through a gully, descending is also gradual to Markha village 3850m.

Day 12 -13-14 : Markha-Hemis: These three stages can best be done via Kangmaru La which is in Namling plateau.

Day 15& 16 : Back to Manali.

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Hemis – Nimaling Plateau

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Traveling to Leh From Manali / Chandigarh: 2 days
Traveling to Leh from Delhi: 3 Days

Day 1: Hemis – Shang : Dive by jeep from Leh to and short walk to village Shang.

Day 2: Shang to base of Nimaling ( Kang Maru La ) La ( 5050m ) Long walk besides a tributary and gradual ascending. It can take 6/7 hrs.

Day 3: Rest Day

Day 4: Over La to camp in Nimaling Plateu. Gradual ascent. and descending to Nimaling.

Day 5 : Rest Day

Day 6: Back to Shang

Day 7: Back to Hemis

Traveling to Manali / Chandigarh from Leh: 2 days

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Stok Kangri Base Camp

Stok Kangri

Day 01 & 2 : Drive to Leh from Manali. Manali is overnight travel from Delhi by tourist 2X2 bus / by air to Bhunter airport which is 45km. from Manali. Journey to Leh is dusty,rocky but goes through two high passes Tanglang-La and Lachalunga-La. Tanglang La being 17250 ft. is second highest motorable pass of the world. Entoute our jeep stops at tourist camping place. Over night in tented camping site.

Day 03,04 : Leh -Day for sightseeing tour of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis Monastery. Overnight stay at the hotel. Two days rest should be included when you come to Ladakh- as Leh itslef is situated on high plateu. Guided tour of monasteries is not included in package cost but if required- it is best add on…

Day 05 :Drive to Stok village & start of trek up to Manokarmo – a shepherd encampment- 3/4 hrs. of trekking. We usually suggest people to carry less wt. and walk slow-unless you are having adiquate experience to handle yourself in high altitude. if you are new to such atmosphere- walk with our instructors/guides, take lot of juices/water.

Day 06: Trek to Base Camp. Approx 5 hrs. of walk. If you are reading these lines- do not forget to visit picture gallery to view pictures.

Day07: Come back to Stok Village-same route( Shift To Hotel)

Day8,9: Back to Manali ( By air exit is fine if you had come by road from Manali) We will provide private vehicle for travel back to Manali.Shift to hotel for rest.

Day10: Back to Delhi.

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Markha Valley

Markha Valley

 

Day 1 & 2 : Travel to Manali from Takeover Point and stay for a day for proper acclimatization. Local sightseeing can be undertaken by foot. ( Walking is essential while acclimatize)

Day 3& 4 : Travel to Leh by Jeep / Tourist Bus

Day 5 : Rest Day at Leh ( Stay in Hotel )

Day 6: Spitok-Rumbak: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> Spitok monastery is one of the most importance as being one of the oldest from 15th century. A gradual walk through village Jingchan 3600m to Rumbak 3750m.

Day 7: Rumbak-Yurutse: Walking Time 4-5 hrs.> Spectacular view of Stok Range from Yurutse 4150m.

Day 8: Ganda La-Markha Valley: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> Gandal La 4920m requires steady ascent and slow pace. Scenic view of Zhanskar Range. Through village Kaya 3650 it is gradual walk to Skiu 3700m.

Day 9: Rest Day

Day 10: Skiu-Markha: Walking Time 7-8 hrs.> Trail crosses the river Markha several times. There are army bridges so no problem in crossing river although in past it was a big problem and people have to trek kms. for finding proper place to cross safely. Markha village at 3850m is gradual walk through typical Ladakh trail.

Day 11: Markha-Nimaling: Walking Time 7-8 hrs.> Nimaling at 4650m is steady ascending and descending. Nimaling Plateau is green pasture where you can see permanent encampment of shepherds. This is a place which further provides excess to deep hidden valleys.

Day 12: Nimaling-Chogdo via kangmaru La: Walking Time 6 hrs.> This is not as strenuous as it looks. Stady ascent to La 5050m will require 2 hrs. at most. From there you can see scenic view of Nimaling Plateau which seems like a land out of dreams as this is only green pasture among brown and gray land of rocks and scree. Chogdo at 4050m is gradual but long descent.

Day 13: Chogdo-Hemis: Walking Time 4-5 hrs.> Walking besides stream, this is gradual walk to world famous monastery of Hemis which is said to be having links with Christ and Guru Nanak Dev, a Saint/Guru of Sikhs.

Day 14 & 15: Traveling Back to Manali

Option 2: Do you think it is too much for you ? Instead of compelete circuit- choose this option in which..

Trek Day 1: Hemis – Shang: Drive from Leh and short walk to Shang/Chogdo.

Trek Day 2: Shang to base of Nimaling ( Kang Maru La ) La ( 5030m ). Gradual ascending besides tributary from Kang Maru La.

Day 3: Rest Day

Trek Day 4: Over La to camp in Nimaling Plateu. Gradual ascending and descending. This is rock and scree trail.

Day 5 : Rest Day

Trek Day 6 : Back to Shang

Day 7: Back to Hemis.

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