Dodi Tal -Trekking

Dodi Tal
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, before you sign up. Health care in remote mountains is almost negligible.
Day 1: Delhi – Takeover from Airport and shift to hotel. Most international flights lands in night.
Suggestive: Stay one day in Delhi – to rest, relax and get to know the country.

Day 2: Traveling to HARIDWAR – We start after breakfast and through moderate DELHI traffic -it may take 6 hrs to reach HARIDWAR. In evening-we visit SWARG ASHRAM on banks of sacred river GANGES. Haridwar and Rishikesh are twin cities – they shot into international fame when Beatles landed up here for meditation and experimenting with Indian classical music. They did take lessons in Indian instruments like “Tabla” [ Percussions ] and Sitar [ String Instrument]
Situated on banks of Ganges, this is India’s Meditation and Yoga center. We board hotel, according to package.
Suggestive: Travelers who are on shoe string budget – those groups can meet us here and Haridwar would be the starting point.  Please check DISCOUNTED OFFERS for shoe string budget travelers.

Day 3: Traveling from Haridwar – Uttarkashi ( 1158 m ) This whole route is religious pilgrimage route since centuries – and some temples and ashrams are very old.  Do spend some time in evening on riverside.

TRAVEL MAP – DELHI TO UTTARKASHI

Day 4: Uttarkashi-Agoda – Walking Time 2-3 hrs.
Agoda is a village on the way to Dodi Tal. Its located 7km from Sangam Chatti on the way to Dodi Tal.

Day 5: Agoda-Dodi Tal – Walking Time 6 hrs. May meet trekkers from all over the world, walking through gujjar [ Shepherd ] encampment to Dodi tal 3310m. Do not try to do fishing.

TREKKING ROUTE FROM UTTARKASHI – AGODA – DODITAL

 Day 6: Dodi Tal-Seema – Walking Time 6-7 hrs. Crossing Darwa Pass 4150m and from here you can see mind boggling view of Swargarohini Range. Gradual descending to Seema 3450m.

Day 7: Seema-Hanuman Chatti – Walking Time 4 hrs Gradual walk.

Day 8 :Hanuman Chatti – Travel to Haridwar.

Day 9: Delhi – Travel back to Delhi.

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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 gentle trails through luxuriant oak and conifer forest and past traditional Hindu mountain villages to the alpine meadows where mountain peaks soar above Hari-ki-dun (the Valley of Gods). Har – Ki – Dun nestles in the NW corner of Garhwal near the Satluj – Yamuna watershed and remote western hills of Uttarkashi district. The valley is dominated by Swargarohini (6252 mtrs). Though less known than the famed Valley of Flowers in the Indian Himalaya, the Valley of Gods boasts richness in the variety of flora. Situated in the upper catchment basin of the Tons River, Hari-ki-dun is one of the most fascinating and least visited areas of the Garhwal Himalaya. This area harbours almost all the major groups of the high altitude flowers, birds and animals in the Himalayan zone.

Day 01: Delhi
Arrival in New Delhi, reception upon at Indira Gandhi International airport New Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Overnight: Hotel

Day 02: Delhi – Dehardun by Train – drive Mussourie 2001 mtrs Today after breakfast an early departure to railway station to catch the Shatabdi train to Dehradun (capital of Uttranchal state). Arrive dehradun & 34 Km drive to Mussourie. Mussourie is situated in between Shiwalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills. Which presents a spectacular and snow-clad peaks of Western- Garhwal Himalaya also Doon valley below. Overnight: Hotel

Day 03: Mussoorie: Acclimatization Free day in Mussoorie, visit Mall road: A long promenade, visit Gun Hill by ropeway to have a panoramic view of Himalayan massif of Western Garhwal regions and walk along the ridge. There is also a Tibetan settlement in Mussoorie with Tibetan Market. Overnight: Hotel

Day 04: Mussoorie – Sankari – Taluka (160 km 7/8 hrs drive) Today we drive from Mussourie to Sankari, which is our starting point of trek. The route from Mussourie goes down to Yamuna bridge at Yamuna river and further to Natwar at Ton valley. Natwar which is an entrance of The Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located in Purola tehsil of Uttarakashi district of Garhwal. Natwar, the entrance and starting point of the sanctuary, at a distance of 200 km from Dehradun. This wildlife sanctuary has a large number of mammal species: Snow leopard, Black bear, Brown bear, Musk deer, Bharal, Himalayan Thar. The endangered birds are Monal pheasant, Koklas pheasant, Western Tragopan, Himalayan Snow cock, Golden eagle, Bearded vulture, cuckoos, owls & bulbuls etc. Although there is a jeep road completed to the village of Taluka (elevation 1900 m.) we drive to a point just past Sankri and spend the late afternoon walking the last 8-10 km. to stretch our legs after the drive and to break in our hiking boots! We camp near Taluka amid the wild roses and the deodar trees. Overnight: Tent

Day 05: Taluka – Osla (2559 mtrs.) Trek 13 km, 4/5 hrs.
Today we cross the Siyan Gad by bridge, further trail climbs to Dhatmir village. Later we cross the river towards right side of Ton river. The route is dotted with tea – shops and local Dhabas. Osla has very dense forests of Walnut, Chestnut, Willows and Chinars. Enroute visit the Ghangore Vilalge & local temple.There are fairly 42 well populated village in the area of sanctuary, some are at height of 2900 mtrs. The people are living a primitive life and still in many ways depend of forest for many of their basic needs. The villagers worship the Kauravas and Duryodhana of Mahabharata is the main deity. The temples have beautiful wood carvings.
Overnight: Tent

Day 06: Osla – Har Ki dun (3506mtrs) trek 14 km, 5/6 hrs.
Today after Osla we continue trek to Har Ki Dun. The trail and surroundings is extremely picturesque. Which is 5/6 hrs walk. Little steams crosses our path. As the trail climbs gradually through lush green terraced mountain fields and spotted with varied wild flowers. Har Ki dun has a back drop of snowy mountain peaks. Enroute we will have a wonderful view towards East of Ruinsara Gad: Kalanag peak (6387 mtrs), (Bandar punch 6316 mtrs), Swargarohini (6252 mtrs), Juandar glacier towards North and dense forests. It is one of the most picturesque spot in the Garhwal Hills. That’s why it’s called DEV BHOOMI (valley of Gods). Overnight: Tent

Day 07: Har Ki Dun – Borasu Pass – Har Ki dun 6 km
An ideal base for exploring the valley. Morning after breakfast trek ascend gradually towards Borasu Pass. which divides Har Ki dun with Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh. We wind our way high above the valley to pass and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Later afternoon we retrace down to campsite. Overnight: Tent

Day 08: Hari-ki-Dun – Dev Sach (14 km, 5/6 hrs)
From Hari-ki-dun we go back down the trail but then take the route to Dev Sach (elevation 3000m), a large meadow where local Gujar shepherds graze their buffalo. Overnight: Tent

Day 09: Dev Sach – Ruinsara Lake (12 Km, 5 hrs)
From Dev Sach we walk towards to Ruinsara Lake. The trail takes us through mixed forest and meadows of flowers as well as some beautiful waterfalls. It is a delightful walk through the pine, fir, and juniper to the Lake, considered sacred by the local villagers. Surrounded by rhododendrons and shadowed by the impressive Swargarohini range, it is a perfect picnic spot.
Overnight: Tent

Day 10: Ruinsara Lake – Foot of Bali pass (8 km, 4/5 hrs)
Today we steadly climb to foot or base of Bali pass. A majestic trio of Kalanag, Bander Punch and Swargarohini peaks stands in front of base camp. Overnight: Tent

Day 11: Foot of Bali pass – Bali pass (4800 mtrs) – Yamunotri (3165 mtrs) 9 km, 4/5 hrs
An early morning start trek for an exciting day for crossing the pass. Bali pass is about 4800m, and it is not a glaciated pass. However, it is a rocky. A pass between the Tons valley and the Yamunotri valleys. From pass a magnificient view of Swargarohini peak and below Ruinsara Gad. The route descends through open meadows and later through forests to lead near Yamunotri shrine. After crossing pass the trail is generally downhill to Yamunotri. The source of the river Yamuna. One of the four Dhams Shrines of Hindu pilgrims is dominated by Bander punch (6361 mtrs.). Yamuna is also the daughter of Surya the Sun. According to legend the temple must be built every few years. There is a hot spring at Yamunotri in which pilgrims immerse potatoes and rice in a piece of cloth. The meal, which takes only a few minutes to cook is then offered to the deity & later distributed as Prasad.
Overnight: Tent

Day 12: Yamunotri – Janki chatti (2575 mtrs) – Hanuman Chatti (2400 mtrs): 14 kms. 6/7 hrs trek. Today after Yamunotri trek along Yamuna river fairly downhill to Janki Chatti than further to Hanuman Chatti. Hanuman Chatti is the last motor point before heading to Rishikesh. It’s also a confluence of two holy river Yamuna and Hanuman Ganga.
Overnight: Tent

Day 13: Hanuman chatti – Rishikesh Today we drive to Rishikesh. Evening free. Overnight: Hotel

Day 14: Rishikesh – Delhi Morning free to visit Temples and Ashrams. Late afternoon transfer to haridwar railway station to catch the Shatabdi train to Delhi. On arrival Delhi, transfer to Hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 15: Delhi Departure
Transfer to International Airport.

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Batal- Chandra Taal

Chandertal LakeDay 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. Do visit ROCK GARDEN,ROSE GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.

Day 03: Reaching Manali from Chandigarh.

Day 04 : Stay at Manali for acclimatization.

Day 05 : Travel to Batal by Jeep.

Day 06 : Batal-Chandra Tal: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> It takes a day to reach Batal 3950m from Manali. Pir Panjal and Baralacha La merges at Kunzum La and Batal is nestled in it’s footsteps. Situated at 4250m Chandra Tal is a magical experience for many.

Day 07 : Stay at Chandra Taal

Day 08 : Return to Manali

Day 09 : Return to Chandigarh.

Day 10: Back travel to DELHI.

Option: This is not necessary to go towards Baralacha-la. This option require toughness and experience also. You can come back from Chandra Taal to Manali.Itinarary Will Be: Manali-Batal-Chandertal-Batal-Manali.

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Manali- Chanderkhani Pass

Chanderkhani Pass is a moderate trek not too difficult nor that easy but one of the most beautiful and exciting trek which makes it popular for its trekking journey

Chanderkhani Pass is a moderate trek not too difficult nor that easy but one of the most beautiful and exciting trek which makes it popular for its trekking journey

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. Do visit ROCK GARDEN,ROSE GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.

Day 03: Reaching Manali

Day 04: Trek to Khsadra. Shepherd fields…green meadows.

Day 05: Trek to Bhand Pather. Moderate altitude gaining. 4- 5 hrs of walking.

Day 06: Trek to Futta Soor. Moderate altitude gaining.

Day 07: Trek to tumtu. Easy walkable trail.

Day 08: Trek to Pulang. CHANDERKHANI PASS

Day 09: Trek to Base Camp (Seobagh).

Day 10: Travel for Chandigarh.

Day 11: Travel back to DELHI.

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Sar Pass – Kullu Valley

Sar-Pass

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 Panjal ranges between 1500 nits. to 6000 nits. It is an extremely thrilling experience to go through the low scrub land, paddy field, vast expanses strewn with pine needles, sprawling oak  jungles, the majestic Himalayan cedar trees (Deodar) and the swift rivers with ice cold water. Trekking in Himachal is bound to be a memorable experience because of the complete sense of communion with nature as well as the great warmth of mingling with gentle hill folks

Day 1: Takeover from Delhi airport and if your flight is landing in day- we travel for Chandigarh which is 5-6 hrs drive from airport. Hotel stay at Chandigarh.

Day 2: Travelling from Chandigarh to Report at Base Camp (Seobagh).

Day 3: Acclimatisation & Orientation.

Day 4: Trek to Grahan. Gradual walking in mountains. Stay in tented accommodation. 4-5 hrs walk.

Day 5: Trek to Ming Thach. Gradual walking in mountains. 4-5 hrs walking- stay in tented accommodation.

Day 6: Trek to Nagaru. Short walk-slow ascent. 3-4 hrs walking in high altitudes- stay at tented accommodation.

Day 7: Trek to Biskeri. 3-4 hrs of walking- tented accommodation.

Day 8: Trek to Bhandak Thach. SARPASS

Day 9: Trek to Base Camp (Seobagh).

Day 10: Travel for Chandigarh- 6-7 hrs.drive.

Day 11: Back to Delhi- hotel stay.

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Triund and Trek to Llaka Glacier

Triund

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 Kangra valley. The trek is moderate nature. Triund is a large land of green grass and pasture like. One can see the mighty Dhauladhar ranges just above the eyes. This is the base camp and acclimatization point for trekkers climbing the Inderahar point in the Mt. Dhauladhar.

The day is in leisure to wander about in the Triund vast land. Night at Camp or forest guesthouse.

Day 2 : Early morning walk to Ilaka Snow line, 4 hrs max. Snow line is a 3000m, a natural rock cave shelter.

Back to Triund. Tea or breakfast and walk down to Mcleodganj. reach Mcleodganj in the afternoon.

Includes:
Morning and Evening Tea
1st Day Lunch and Dinner and 2nd Day Breakfast
Accommodation on twin or thrice sharing basis in tent
One bonfire

Package Excludes :
Transport from source to Destination
Any Personal Expenses

Inclusive of: Accommodation during the trekking, all meals all guides, porters, cook, camping Equipment. Cost does not include transportation before and after the trek, accommodation, & meals before and after the trek and kind of insurance.

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Macleod Ganj to Chamba over Indrahar Pass

Dhauladhar Range

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 distant views of shivalik hills and plains of punjab.

Overnight at camp at Triund, .

Day 2 : Acclimatize to the high altitude at Triund, walk around the area.

Overnite camping.

Day 3 : Triund, (2800m) to Lahesh cave (3500m); 6 kms, 5 hrs.

Where the snow line starts, this trek mostly used by Gaddis (shepherds) is a moderate climb begins with rocky path with oak, tosh and birch wood, vegetation enroute ends at the elevation of 3200 km. And snow line starts. Hot lunch will be served at local café before Illaqua. Lahesh cave 3550m a natural rock cave shelter. After finishing the trek, quite evening, relaxing at campsite.

Day 4 : Lahesh cave (3500m) to Chatta Parao (3700m), 7 kms, 6 hrs

It is a day to go across the Indrahara pass. Chatta Parao is at the bottom of the Indrahara pass passing through the soft snow and icy streams usally in the month of May the trek passes over rock faces and and steep climbs. Many peaks i.e. Dromedary, Camel’s slab, Rifthorn, Arthur’s Stool and Mun (4650m), visible on both sides of the pass. There is magnificent view of the Kangra and chamba valleys and a distant view of Middle and Greater Himalays. From Indrahara pass trek heads downwards to Chhatta Parao overnight stay at the campsite at Chhatta Parao.

Day 5 : Chhatta Parao (3700 m) to Kwarsi(2730m), 14 km, 4 hrs

This going to be long and challenging day since passing therough the glacier and steep and narrow trek descend to Chhatta Nullah (stream), which is 6km. Passing through the whole stretch we reach Kwarsi a beautiful Gaddi village surrouned by pine trees and lush green fields. After along tiring day day relax at the overnight campsite in the village known for its hospitable people.

Day 6 : Kwarsi (2730m) to Lamu and Choli village. 8km approx, 4 hrs

Before leaving Kwarsi visit to Shiva village temple, descend to village Lamu. At some spots the trek is narrow. Choli is a village just a km from Kwarsi which is our last destinationof treking. The village has the connective road to Chamba district (50km) and Bharmour (14km).

Do some exercise for fitness before come because you crossing the pass.

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Manali – Hamta Pass

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 international flights lands in night-stay in Delhi is recomended )

Day 02: Travel from Chandigarh to Manali through Kullu.This is aprox 250 kms. of journey which starts from foothills of Himalayas and reaches close to tale of Pir Panjal which is largest Himalayan Range.

Enroute we will stop for tea/coffee and snacks. Our travel is through small towns and villages of Himachal Pradesh which is becoming a role model in tourism and industry growth. ( Hydro Power,Horticulture and Agricultue)

Day 03: Manali to Hamta village

Day 04: Hamta to Chhika (3000 m)
Situated on a grassy bank slopping down from the cliffs, it is an ideal location for the end of the day-march.

Day 05: Chhika to Balu Paddar (3800 m)
The impressive grandeur of immediate surroundings, the nearness of Tokru Shakru peaks, the wonderful coloring of the rocks and mountain side mark the trek.

Day 06: Balu Paddar to Hamta Pass (4270 m)
Over Hamta Pass at a height of 4270 m, get a close view of Deo Tibba & Indrasan.

Day 07: Hamta Pass to Chhatru
Cross the Hamta Pass and visit the Chandra Valley.

Day 08: Chhatru To Chhota Dara (3740 m)
A walk through the rugged valley.

Day 09: Chota Dara to Batal (3960 m)
Batal is situated at the foot of Kunzum Pass, which provides the main approach to Spiti from Lahoul.

Day 10: Batal to Chandertal (4270 m)
Chandertal or Lake Of Moon is of exquisite beauty. It is set on large meadows of alwaiss between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range with an outlet into Chandra River.

Day 11: Chandertal to Batal- Back trek and reaching Manali in evening.Hotel stay

Day 12:Manali to Chandigarh: 250 kms of mountain travel.Hotel stay

Day 13: Chandigarh to Delhi – 260 kms. of travel in plains.

TOUGH OPTIONS: FURTHER TREKKING TO BARALACHA LA

Day 12: Chandertal to Topko Yogma (4320 m)

Day 13: Topko Yogma to Topko Gogma (4640 m)

Day 14: Topko-Gogma to Baralacha-La (5100 m)
Today’s trail takes us through high country streams with myriad streams flowing through green meadows. Ahead lies 5100 m high Baralacha-La camp near a beautiful emerald lake Suraj Tal, source of River Bhaga.

Day 15: Baralacha-La to Manali

Day 16: Manali to Chandigarh: 250 kms of mountain travel.Hotel stay

Day 17: Chandigarh to Delhi – 260 kms. of travel in plains.

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Beas Kund

Triund

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 international flights lands in night-stay in Delhi is recommended )

Day 02: Travel from Chandigarh to Solang Valley through Kullu and Manali. Solang Valley is 17 kms. from Manali. This is approx 250 kms. of journey which starts from foothills of Himalayas and reaches close to tale of Pir Panjal which is largest Himalayan Range.
En-route we will stop for tea/coffee and snacks. Our travel is through small towns and villages of Himachal Pradesh which is becoming a role model in tourism and industry growth. ( Hydro Power,Horticulture and Agriculture)

Day 03 : Rest Day at Solang Valley

Day 04: Solang – Dhundi – 3 hrs trek
A gentle walk along the bank of the river brings us to our camp. Glimpses of Inderasan (6220m ) and Deo Tibba ( 6000m ) are obtainable from here. Overnight camp on full board basis.

Day 05: Dhundi – Bakkar Thach – This is high altitude shepherd fields-please do see images

Day 06: Trek to Beas Kund – This is short climb up the ridge and then plateau of BEAS KUND. Shift of camp to Beas Kund depends on good weather. Packed lunch will be provided for a full day excursion in Beas Kund plateau and we come back in evening to Bakkar Thach-which is a high altitude shepherd field.

Day 07 : Beas Kund-Bakkar Thach : back via same route.

Day 08 : Bakkar Thach – Solang Nala – Manali -hotel stay. Return to Solang and meet our prearranged transport to Manali.

Day 09: Travel back to CHANDIGARH-Hotel stay

Day 10: Travel back to Delhi -Tour Ends.

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