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Region

Uttarakhand | India

Adi Kailash and Om Parvat Duration

Duration

6 Days

Adi Kailash and Om Parvat altitude

Max Altitude

14500 Ft.

Adi Kailash and Om Parvat distance

Trekking Km

400 KM

Adi Kailash and Om Parvat grade

Grade

Easy to Moderate

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Overview

Trek Name: Adi Kailash and Om Parvat

Days: 6

Adventure Type: Trekking

Base Camp: Kathgodam

Season:Summer | Autumn |

Month:April | May | June | September | October |

Country: India

Altitude: 14500 Ft.

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Rail Head: Kathgodam

Stay: Hotel/Guesthouse

Food: Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg)

Location: Uttarakhand

Distance: 400 Km.

Trail Type: Mountain car journey

AirPort: Pantnagar, which is 22 km away from Haldwani

Highlights:

  • +5% GST (goods and services tax).
  • Services Kathgodam to Kathgodam.

Why Adi Kailash Yatra is a Must-Do Pilgrimage

Unique Landmarks

  • Parvati Tal, the sacred lake near Adi Kailash, believed to be a site where Goddess Parvati meditated, enhancing the spiritual ambiance.
  • Om Parvat, the natural snow formation on Om Parvat, resembling the sacred 'Om' symbol, a significant attraction for pilgrims.

Spiritual Significance

  • Adi Kailash is revered as the second most sacred peak among the Panch Kailash, offering a deeply spiritual experience for devotees.
  • Known as Chota Kailash, this pilgrimage allows devotees to connect with the divine presence of Lord Shiva in a serene and sacred environment.

Scenic Beauty

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-covered Himalayan peaks, providing a stunning backdrop for your spiritual journey.
  • Trek through lush valleys, dense forests, and picturesque meadows, offering a tranquil and rejuvenating experience.
Adi Kailash and Om Parvat Informative Video
Who Can Participate
  • Age; 10 years +.
  • First-timers can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover a 4 km distance in 35 minutes without stress.
  • Foreigners are not permitted on this journey. Indians with any Indian Id like a Passport, Adhaar, Driving license or Pan card are allowed.
Itinerary
Kathgodam to Pithoragarh

  • Altitude (Kathgodam): 535 m/ 1750 ft.
  • Altitude (Pithoragarh): 1,585 m / 5,200 ft.
  • Driving Distance: 200 km | 7-8 hrs.
  • Pick up: Kathgodam Railway Station.
  • Lunch on the way.
  • Overnight stay at Pithoragarh.
  • Dinner: Hot dinner will be served.
  • Foreigners are not permitted on this journey.

The journey begins at Kathgodam, with pickup services available from the Kathgodam railway station. The journey would take around 7-8 hours by drive, with a scenic view of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India. Around 22 km, you will get to witness the Bhimtal, later on, Almora the beautiful city. Bhimtal is named after the legendary mythological figure Bhima and is famous for its serene and picturesque Bhimtal Lake.

During the journey, from a slightly different route, we will visit Jageshwar Dham Temple, as it is believed that the darshan at the temple symbolizes the beginning of the Adi Kailash Yatra. During the journey, you will find the hilly mountains and scenic views of the Pithoragarh region. The overnight stay will be at Pithoragarh. Pithoragarh is known as “Mini Kashmir” or “Little Kashmir" for its paradise view. The region is widely known for its unique Kumauni culture and it is also the largest hill town in Kumaon Division.

Pithoragarh to Gunji/Nabi via Dharchula

  • Altitude (Dharchula): 915 m / 3,000 ft.
  • Altitude (Gunji/Nabi): 3,200 m / 10,500 ft.
  • Driving Distance: 170 km | 7-8 hrs.
  • Breakfast at Pithoragarh.
  • Lunch on the way.
  • Overnight Stay at Homestay at Nabi/Gunji.
  • Break at Dharchula to collect permits

On Day 02, after a healthy and hot breakfast, the journey will start for the next destination i.e. Gunji or Nabi. The journey would take around 7-8 hours by drive and sometimes more due to off-road and landslides. By the way, there will be a break at Dharchula. From Dharchula, issuing the Permit for the further process is compulsory as the destination is located on the Indo-Tibetan border. From Dharchula, you have to reach Gunji village via places like Tawaghat, Bundi, and Chelak. The area around Dharchula is characterized by stunning landscapes, with the river adding to the scenic charm. “Kali River” or “Kali Nadi”, is a beautiful spot you will get to witness during the journey. It's a place where the Kali River flows gracefully, offering a tranquil setting that captivates travelers with its natural charm and significance.

In Tawaghat two rivers Dhauliganga and Kali river confluence. A road cuts from Tawaghat to Darma Valley and Panchachuli Base Camp. Next, you reach Malpa, which used to be considered "Pramukh Padav" long ago. Next is Bundi village, from where the snowy mountains and tough climbs start. While moving up, you see a huge snow covered hill sometimes on the left and sometimes on the right. The hill is called Namjungdung and is the presiding deity of the people who live here, whom they consider to be a part of lord Shiva.

After Bundi, the next stop is Chalek, where your Adi Kailash Yatra permit is checked. The route will continue along the scenic route towards the higher reaches of the Indo-Tibetan border. After reaching Gunji/Nabi, we are going to stay in a homestay.

After a tiring off-road journey, getting home away from home is no less than bliss! Along with that, a hot dinner will be served.

Gunji and Nabi are two places from where the next day's journey will be covered. Both places are at some distance. These villages offer a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. Friendly locals and traditional houses and lifestyles add to the experience. Once you reach Gunji, very cold weather can be expected.

Gunji/Nabi to Navidhang and drive back to Nabi/Gunji

  • Altitude (Navidhang): 4300 m / 14,100 ft.
  • Driving Distance(One way): 25 km | 2 hrs.
  • Beautiful view of OM PARVAT.
  • Breakfast at: Gunji/Nabi.
  • Distance will be covered by driving
  • Bad road conditions can be considered

The journey from Gunji/Nabi to Navidhang is relatively short but filled with breathtaking scenery and spiritual significance. It will take around 2-3 hours drive to reach Navidhang.

As you drive, you will be greeted with panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks and lush green valleys. The majestic mountains provide a stunning backdrop to your journey. Along the way, you’ll cross several small rivers and streams, which add to the charm of the journey. The sound of flowing water and the sight of crystal-clear streams create a tranquil atmosphere. Keep an eye out for rare birds and animals that inhabit the area. The changing landscapes provide a visual treat for nature enthusiasts.

The highlight of reaching Navidhang is the view of Om Parvat. The natural snow deposition pattern on the mountain resembles the sacred 'Om' symbol, a sight that is considered highly auspicious by pilgrims.

The journey offers numerous opportunities for photography. Capture the stunning landscapes, vibrant local culture, and the serene beauty of the Himalayas. After taking in the holistic view of Om Parvat, you will return to your accommodation.

Nabi/Gunji to Jolingkong and drive back to Nabi/Gunji

  • Altitude (Jolingkong): 4420m / 14,500 ft
  • Driving Distance(One way): 20-25 km | 2 hrs.
  • Classic view of MOUNT ADI KAILASH and Parvati Kund.
  • Gunji – Kuti(12,300 ft): 1 hr.
  • Kuti - Jolingkong:15 km | 1 hr.
  • Jolingkong - Parvati Kund: 1 km trek.
  • Breakfast at Gunji/Nabi.
  • Pack lunch.
  • Hot Dinner at Home Stay.
  • You can also see Bheem ki Kheti

Today will be the journey of your call. Yes, the journey that we have been waiting for! The journey of Adi Kailash. With the chant Har Har Mahadev, the journey will start from Nabi to Jolingkong for the almighty Adi Kailash Mountain. Although it's a 2-3 hour drive, after reaching the destination you can trek for a while for a better view and to the temple of Lord Shiva.

19 km before Adi Kailash, resides in the Kuti Village. also the last village of the Adi Kailash route. Just in front of Kuti village, you can see a ruined fort on a small mountain, this is known as Pandav Fort or Pandav Kila. It is believed that Pandavas stayed here for some time with their mother Kunti, and the village was named Kuti after the name of Kunti. Even today you can see some parts of this fort here.

One of the main attractions at Jolingkong is Parvati Kund and lord shiva temple, which holds religious significance and is considered sacred by pilgrims. The serene environment around the lake provides a perfect setting for meditation and reflection. En route, you will witness the famous Bheem ki Kheti, believed to be the fields cultivated by Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers from the Indian epic Mahabharata. You will return to your accommodation by the end of the day. Be prepared for cold weather, as temperatures can drop significantly at this altitude, especially during the night.

Gunji to Chaukori

  • Altitude (Chaukori): 1980 m/ 6500 ft.
  • Driving Distance: 180km | 7-8 hrs.
  • Comfortable stay for proper relaxation.
  • Breakfast at Gunji/Nabi.
  • Hot lunch on the way.
  • Hot Dinner at Chaukori Guest House.

On Day 05, you will return from Gunji/Nabi to Chaukori. Enjoy the journey as you descend from the higher altitudes towards the lower foothills. A comfortable stay for proper relaxation with beautiful views of Himalayan ranges. You can take full rest and enjoy the sleep. You can also admire the unique features of Chaukori, which are Tea Gardens. The area around is rich in cultural heritage. The region is known for cultivating high-quality tea. It is also renowned for its spectacular sunrise and sunset views. You may capture the changing colors of the sky against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks.

Chaukori to Kathgodam via Patal Bhuvaneshwar

  • Driving Distance: 230 km | 8-9 hrs.
  • Via route Patal Bhuvaneshwar.
  • Breakfast at Chaukori.
  • Holt lunch on the way.

On the final day, we will depart from Chaukori in the morning to reach Kathgodam. You will reach Kathgodam by late afternoon or evening, depending on road and traffic conditions. Please ensure you have anti-nausea tablets handy for a comfortable and relaxing journey. Along the way, you'll witness the renowned Patal Bhuvaneshwar, a sacred cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Known for its intricate rock formations and spiritual significance

Note- We recommend including a buffer day to accommodate any unforeseen requirements or changes in the itinerary.

This itinerary ensures you enjoy the natural beauty and cultural richness of Uttarakhand while safely concluding your memorable trip with TTH.

Happy Journey!

Note

  • Keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
  • Distance, Altitude, and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off.
  • Keep the original and copy of ID proof handy.

Day-1: Kathgodam to Pithoragarh
  • Altitude (Kathgodam): 535 m/ 1750 ft.
  • Altitude (Pithoragarh): 1,585 m / 5,200 ft.
  • Driving Distance: 200 km | 7-8 hrs.
  • Drive via Jageshwar Dham Temple.
Day-2: Pithoragarh to Gunji/Nabi via Dharchula
  • Altitude (Dharchula): 915 m / 3,000 ft.
  • Altitude (Gunji/Nabi): 3,200 m /10,500 ft
  • Driving Distance: 170 km | 7-8 hrs.
  • Break at Dharchula to collect Permits.
Day-3: Gunji/Nabi to Navidhang and drive back to Nabi/Gunji
  • Altitude (Navidhang):  4300 m/14100 ft.
  • Driving Distance(One way):  25 km | 2 hrs.
  • Beautiful view of OM PARVAT.
  • Bad road conditions can be considered.
Day-4: Nabi/Gunji to Jolingkong and drive back to Nabi/Gunji
  • Altitude (Jolingkong): 4420m / 14,500 ft
  • Driving Distance(One way): 20-25 km | 2 hrs.
  • Classic view of MOUNT ADI KAILASH and Parvati Kund.
  • Gunji – Kuti(12,300 ft): 1 hr.
  • Kuti - Jolingkong:15 km | 1 hr.
  • Jolingkong - Parvati Kund: 1 km trek.
  • You can visit Bheem ki kheti.
Day-5: Gunji to Chaukori
  • Altitude (Chaukori): 1980 m/ 6500 ft.
  • Driving Distance: 180 km | 7-8 hrs.
Day-6: Chaukori to Kathgodam via Patal Bhuvaneshwar

Note

  • Keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
  • Distance, Altitude, and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off.
  • Keep the original and copy of ID proof handy.
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  • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute).

  • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 70 – 90, SYSTOLIC 100 - 140 mm Hg).

  • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute).

  • Should not have Liver and kidney issues.

  • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Heart problems, Hypertension, etc.

  • No pacemaker implant.

  • People with Sinus issues, Epilepsy please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek.

  • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

        Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download Medical & Disclaimer Form

  • Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when they join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and the Ministry Of Tourism (MOT).
  • Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before the trek departure date.
  • This service is exclusive to Indian government employees and is applicable only for treks within India.
  • Do mail at info@trekthehimalayas to apply and mention your booked trek date and trek name.

  • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.
  • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
  • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download Medical & Disclaimer Form

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Pick-Up Information

  • It is essential for everyone to arrive at Kathgodam Railway station (06:00 am). 
  • Once you have reached Kathgodam railway station, TTH will manage the rest of your travel arrangements, if you have opted for TTH's pick-up service, you can select this option during the booking process by adding it as an add-on.

Options to Reach Kathgodam Railway Station (Haldwani)

  1. Take an overnight train to Kathgodam railway station (290 km 6-7 hours) which is well connected to Delhi, Kolkata, Dehradun and Lucknow.

  2. Take an overnight bus to Haldwani Bus Stand, Delhi Anand Vihar ISBT provides bus services to Haldwani (don't go to Delhi Kashmere Gate ISBT) and then take a cab to the pickup point, which is 6 km away and takes 15 minutes.

( We always recommend going for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Kathgodam at least by 05:30 am. )

  1. Take flight to Pantnagar airport, about 27 km, is the nearest airport with direct flights to Delhi, if coming by flight then come one day early.

( If you prefer to travel from Kathgodam to our base camp independently, you can either take a government bus or book a private cab. Your trek coordinator will provide guidance on how to arrange for the bus or cab booking. )

Arrive in Kathgodam by 6:00 pm.

The designated drop-off point is kathgodam railway station).

Please consider planning your subsequent travel arrangements after 8:00 pm.

Kathgodam to Haldwani is 6km, it will take 20 minutes.

TTH offers comfortable transportation through Tempo Traveler, Bolero, or equivalent vehicles. If you wish to upgrade your mode of transportation, please contact your trek coordinator for further assistance.

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Cost Terms

Inclusion

1. Accommodation (as per the itinerary):

  • Guest house/Homestay (Day 1 to Day 5). (Quad/ Penta sharing)

2. Meals (Veg):

  • Day 1 Lunch to Day 6 Lunch as per itinerary.

3. Support:

  • 1 Mountaineering & First aid qualified professional trek Leader.
  • Local experienced guides (Number of guides depending on the group size).

4. First aid:

  • Medical kit, Stretcher, Oxygen cylinder, Blood pressure monitor, Oximeter, Stethoscope.

5. Clock room facility available at the base camp for additional luggage.
6. All necessary permits and entry fees, up to the amount charged for Indians.
7. Transport from Kathgodam to Kathgodam.

Exclusions

1. Insurance (Mandatory).
2. Any kind of personal expenses.
3. Emergency evacuation, hospitalization charge, etc.
4. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusion.

Cancellation terms:

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (any trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same date) to your friend

Note- If a booking is made using a voucher or discount code, the policies related to vouchers and discounts cannot be modified.

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essentials

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Backpack with rain cover/ Trolly Bag ..
Day pack with rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If off-load opted)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Water Bottle / Hydration pack 2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter.
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
T-Shirt (Synthetic quick dry 2 Full & 2 Half sleeves
Fleece T-shirt 2 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece jacket(Upper) 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather / Hollow jacket 1 Nos
Thermal inner (Upper and Lower) 1 Nos
Trek Pant (Synthetic quick dry) 3 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece Pant (lower) 1 Nos
Waterproof gloves Not Required
Fleece / woollen gloves 1 pair
Poncho / waterproof Jacket and pant 1 Nos
Sunscreen 1 Nos
Moisturiser 1 Nos
Chap-stick / Lip balm 1 Nos
Toothbrush and toothpaste 1 Nos
Toilet paper & Wipes 1 Nos
Soap / hand sanitizers 1 Nos
Quick dry towel 1 Nos
Head torch/Hand Torch 1 Nos
Sun Cap Required
Woolen cap 1 Nos
Balaclava 1 Nos
Buff / Neck-gaiters 1 Synthetic , 1 Woolen
Sunglasses UV with dark side cover, People who wear spectacles - (A)- Use contact lenses | (B)- Photo chromatic glasses
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle, good grip)
Floaters / flip-flops 1 Nos
Cotton socks 4 pairs
Woollen socks 2 pairs
Adi Kailash and Om Parvat TrekEssential
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

To register with TTH, visit our website - www.trekthehimalayas.com and create your account. To create your account you will need to use your email address and fill in all the details, set your unique password and your account is ready to use.

  • To book a trek with TTH, you first need to register with us and create an account.
  • Choose the trek that you want to do and click on available dates.
  • You will land at the login page, fill in the required details.
  • Add Participants, choose add-on services click on the Pay now button, choose your preferred payment method, and make the payment. TTH accepts multiple payment options, including credit/debit cards, net banking, and UPI.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from TTH with all the necessary details about the trek, including the meeting point, transportation, accommodation, and other important instructions.
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please send an email to us at info@trekthehimalayas.com or reach out to the numbers provided in the Help and Support section of your Trek Page. We will ensure that your issue is promptly resolved.

To book services such as off-load luggage and transportation, you can find them listed as add-ons. These additional services can be booked at the time of your initial booking. If you miss booking add-ons during the initial reservation, you can log in anytime and easily book 4 days before the departure date add-ons through the platform.

In such a situation, please log in to your account and transfer your trek or date to the desired one within 12 hours or drop us an email at info@trekthehimalayas.com 10 days before the departure date of the trek. After the initial 12-hour period, any changes will be processed according to the cancellation policy.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at info@trekthehimalayas.com or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Family treks differ from regular treks by focusing on ease of difficulty, offering shorter durations for younger participants, Kid-friendly and easily digestible foods, child-friendly activities, maintaining a higher guide ratio for diverse age groups, and implementing additional safety measures for families.

Family Trek with Kids recommendation Only Dayara Bugyal and Chopta Chandrashila Trek.

Minimum age for TTH treks is typically 7 years, though this may vary depending on the specific trek.

Yes, you can take a kids to a high-altitude trek with a parent. Discuss with a trek expert before booking a trek.

Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.

Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.

Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download medical and disclaimer form

Physical Fitness: Ensure your child is physically fit. Engage them in regular exercise, outdoor activities, and hikes to build stamina and endurance. Hydration: Emphasize the importance of staying hydrated at high altitudes. Encourage your child to drink water regularly, even if they don't feel thirsty. Proper Nutrition: Provide a well-balanced diet with sufficient carbohydrates for energy and foods rich in iron to prevent altitude sickness. Adequate Sleep: Ensure your child gets enough sleep in the days leading up to the trek. Quality rest is crucial for altitude adaptation. Educate on Altitude Sickness: Teach your child about the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, and dizziness. Encourage them to communicate any discomfort immediately. Appropriate Clothing and Gear: Dress your child in layers to adjust to changing temperatures. Ensure they have appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy footwear. Positive Mindset: Foster a positive mindset. Encourage your child, and let them know it's okay to take breaks when needed. Medical Check-Up: Schedule a medical check-up before the trek to ensure your child is fit for high-altitude activities. Consult with a healthcare professional about any potential health concerns.

TTH takes special care to provide wholesome and nutritious food for children on treks. Here are some of the foods that are typically served for children:
Breakfast: For breakfast, TTH serves a variety of options like porridge, cornflakes, bread, butter, jam, honey, boiled eggs, omelettes, and pancakes. Children can choose from these options to fuel themselves for the day's trek.
Lunch: For lunch, TTH serves lunch which includes rotis, vegetables, rice, dal, and salad. The rotis are usually made fresh on the trek and are a good source of carbohydrates. The dal and vegetables provide protein and other essential nutrients.
Snacks: TTH provides healthy snacks like fresh fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, cookies, and biscuits to keep the children energized throughout the day.
Dinner: For dinner, TTH serves a hot and wholesome meal which includes soup, rice, dal, vegetables, and a non-vegetarian dish (if requested in advance). Children can also choose from a variety of desserts like custard, jelly, and fruit salad.
Dietary requirements: If a child has any special dietary requirements, TTH can cater to those needs as well. For example, if a child is lactose intolerant or allergic to nuts, the kitchen staff can make arrangements to accommodate those requirements.

Choosing the right trek for a beginner can be a bit overwhelming as there are many factors to consider such as distance, elevation gain, terrain difficulty, weather, and time of year. Here are some tips that can help you choose the right trek for a beginner:

1. Determine fitness level: Assess the fitness level of the beginner to understand their physical capabilities. This will help you select a trek that is challenging but not too difficult.

2. Choose a well-traveled trail: A well-traveled trail will have more amenities such as signposts, water stations, and shelter. It is also safer as there will be other hikers on the trail.

3. Consider the length of the trek: For beginners, it is recommended to start with a shorter trek that can be completed in a day or two. This will help them get acclimatized to trekking and build their confidence.

4. Look for gradual elevation gain: Choose a trek with a gradual elevation gain rather than steep ascents. This will make the trek easier and more enjoyable.

5. Check the weather: Check the weather forecast before selecting a trek. Avoid treks during the monsoon season or winter when the trails can be slippery or dangerous.

6. Research the trail: Read about the trail to get an idea of the terrain, altitude, and difficulty level. This will help you select a trek that is suitable for the beginner.

7. Consult with an expert: If you are unsure about which trek to choose, consult our trek expert Mr. Nitin (+91 70600 59773) between 10 AM to 6 PM (Tuesday - Friday). Mr. Nitin will provide you valuable advice and guidance.

Overall, it is important to choose a trek that is enjoyable, challenging but not too difficult, and suitable for the beginner's fitness level and experience.

It is not recommended for a beginner to choose a difficult Himalayan trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally challenging, especially if you are not used to the high altitude, steep slopes, and rugged terrain. Choosing a difficult trek without the proper experience, fitness level, and preparation can be dangerous and put you at risk of altitude sickness, injury, and other hazards.

If you are a beginner, it is recommended to start with an easier trek and gradually build up your skills and experience. This will help you understand the challenges of trekking in the Himalayas, and also prepare you physically and mentally for a more difficult trek in the future. It is also important to choose a trek that matches your fitness level, experience, and interest.

There is no specific age limit for a beginner trekker. However, it is important to consider your physical fitness, health condition, and personal interests before embarking on a trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally demanding, and requires a certain level of physical fitness and endurance.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are above a certain age, it is recommended to consult with a doctor before embarking on a trek. It is also important to listen to your body and take breaks as needed during the trek to prevent exhaustion or injury.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at info@trekthehimalayas.com or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Yes, you can join the trek. We have fixed departure groups where you can simply book your trek and we will take care of curating a group.

Before you start the trek, it is recommended that you make all the necessary phone calls as during the trek you may or may not receive network coverage, once you come back to the Base Camp, you can reconnect with your family via phone once again. You can share your trek coordinator contact detail with your family members to get the latest updates about your trek batch.

At TTH, we provide wholesome and nutritious meals during the trek. The food is vegetarian and includes a variety of dishes such as rice, dal, vegetables, chapati, paratha, pasta, noodles, and soup. We also offer snacks such as biscuits, and salty, and dry fruits during the trek. Special dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten-free, or Jain food can also be arranged if informed in advance.

If you are allergic to some foods, you need to let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements accordingly.

TTH is a trekking company that prioritizes the safety of all its participants, including women trekkers. They have a comprehensive safety system in place, which includes a dedicated team of experienced and trained trek leaders and support staff who are equipped to handle emergency situations and provide first aid.

TTH also takes specific measures to ensure the safety and comfort of women trekkers. They have a separate tent accommodation for women trekkers, female trek leaders, and support staff. They also provide separate toilet facilities for women and encourage a safe and respectful environment for all trekkers.

Moreover, TTH has a strict policy against any kind of harassment and has a zero-tolerance policy towards such incidents. They have a designated Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to investigate and address any complaints related to harassment or misconduct. Overall, TTH has a good reputation for safety and responsible trekking practices, and women can feel comfortable and safe while trekking with them.

In case you are the only women in the group, we provide a single sleeping arrangement. Also, during the trek, the trek leader will always remain by your side to provide optimum safety and reassurance.

You can reach out to the trek coordinator to inquire about the number of female trekkers and their respective states who have booked the trek. Please note that the trek coordinator cannot disclose personal details of any trekker. Once you've confirmed your booking, a WhatsApp Group will be created for all the trekkers in your batch. This allows you to connect with fellow trekkers before the trek begins.

While many of our treks are led by female trek leaders, however, it is not possible to know which trek leader is assigned to which group. But nonetheless, whether the trek leader is male or female you can be completely assured of your safety and security with us.

Yes, it is possible to trek with periods. However, it is important to take some extra precautions and preparations to ensure a comfortable and safe trekking experience.

Here are some tips that can help you trek during your period:

1. Use menstrual hygiene products that you are comfortable with, such as tampons, pads, or menstrual cups. It is recommended to carry enough supplies for the entire duration of the trek.

2. Pack wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and plastic bags to dispose of used hygiene products.

3. Wear comfortable and breathable clothing that allows for easy movement and reduces friction. Avoid wearing tight or restrictive clothing that can cause discomfort.

4. Carry pain relief medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, in case of menstrual cramps.

5. Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support your energy levels and overall health.

6. Take breaks as needed and listen to your body. If you feel uncomfortable or experience any unusual symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

It is also recommended to consult with a doctor before going on a trek during your period, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking medication. By taking necessary precautions and being prepared, you can have a safe and comfortable trekking experience even during your period.

We provide proper disposal facilities for sanitary pad disposal during the trek.

We offer three person tents with twin-sharing for optimum comfort. A woman trekker will share a tent with another woman trekker and if you are the only woman in the group, you will be given a single accommodation for your comfort and privacy.

Yes, we do provide gears on rent. You can book it using you TTH account directly.

Mountaineering qualified Experienced and first aid certified Trek Leader, First Aid Certify local guide, Cook, helpers and supporting staff.

People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, High blood pressure, Epilepsy (got faints), TB , Heart problem or on higher BMI side are strictly not allowed to go on any Himalayan trek. Apart from this if you had any medical history, please let us know.

No. Alcohol and smoking isn’t allowed while on trek. It is totally misconception that it will keep you warm. Your body need to acclimatize properly and for that eat properly and drink enough water; these things will keep you warm.

Toilet tents provide a convenient solution for answering nature's call in the great outdoors. Dry toilets, in particular, offer a highly sanitary approach. By digging a pit and utilizing mud and a shovel, you can easily cover up your waste. This method ensures cleanliness and hygiene while camping or exploring in the forest. 

Remember to pack essential toiletries to complete your outdoor bathroom kit and maintain proper personal hygiene during your adventures. With these practices in place, you can enjoy nature while also respecting it.

Layer Up From Head To Toe
Eat Full Meals, never sleep empty stomach
You can keep warmee (if you’re more susceptible to cold).
Use sleeping bag in right way and don’t leave free space in sleeping bag.

For upper body
– Thermal layer
– T-shirt (full-sleeves)
– Fleece T-shirt (for extreme colds)
– Fleece layer
– Thick Jacket/Down Jacket
– Waterproof or Windproof layer (outermost layer, when it is snowing or raining)
- For Lower Body
– Thermal layer
– Hiking pants (normal) or Winter hiking pants

Based on how warm you feel you can skip any of the above layers. Your outer later should be windproof since it is windy at high altitude.
The idea behind layering is that the more insulation you have the less cold you feel, and instead of wearing a very thick jacket if you wear multiple layers, your body will be better insulated against the cold.

Yes, we provide micro spikes and gaiters, if required.

Mandatory documents: 2 xerox of ID having address (addhar card/driving license), 2 Passport size photographs, hard copy Medical form signed & sealed by doctor, disclaimer form sign by trekker and high altitude insurance.

No. We don’t but we can suggest you good hotel/Stay nearby pick up location.

Yes, trekker must carry 2 water bottles 1 litre each so they can refill it at campsite for drinking and keep themselves hydrate.

You should buy shoes which has these three features –Good grip, Ankle Support and additional water resistant layers. Generally, we advise Quechua Trek 100, MH 500 and MH 100.

No one is forced to go on. There is always enough staff to split the party according to need and regroup later at the camp. Most people have no trouble reaching the highest campsite. If some members decide not to climb the final distance they can wait for the climbers to come back down the same way or take a lateral path to the descent route.

Adi Kailash Yatra is a pilgrimage to the sacred Adi Kailash, located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India. Revered as the abode of Lord Shiva, it is renowned for its deep spiritual significance and rich mythology.

The best time to visit Adi Kailash Yatra is April, May, June, September, October, November. The weather is relatively stable. 

Yes, permits are required for the Adi Kailash Yatra as it is located near the Indo-Tibetan border. From Dharchula, one can issue the permit and it is compulsory for the further process.

Minimum 6 days. You can keep 1-2 buffer days for any unforeseen requirements. 

There is no official weight limitation for luggage, but it is advisable to carry according to your comfort during the Adi Kailash Yatra, as you will need to manage your own luggage.

Participants should be at least below 70 years old to ensure they can handle the physical demands of the journey.

No, there is no specific body weight limit for the Adi Kailash and Om Parvat Yatra. However, it is recommended that participants be in good physical condition to handle the trek's demands.

It is a combination of both trekking and driving. The journey is almost covered by drive and in certain points trekking is involved. 

Yes, the weather can be quite cold, especially at higher altitudes. It is important to be prepared for cold conditions by packing appropriate warm clothing and gear to ensure comfort and safety during the journey.

Yes, network connectivity can be unreliable in certain areas of the Adi Kailash and Om Parvat Yatra due to the remote and mountainous terrain. 

Trek The Himalayas (TTH) ensures your comfort by providing well-arranged accommodations and healthy meals throughout the Adi Kailash Yatra

TTH offers all three meals that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each meal is prepared with care, served hot, and designed to meet your nutritional needs, ensuring you stay energised and healthy during your journey.