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Ladakh | India

Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition Duration

Duration

9 Days

Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition altitude

Max Altitude

20500 Ft.

Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition distance

Trekking Km

41 KM

Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition grade

Grade

Difficult

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Overview

Trek Name: Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition

Days: 9

Adventure Type: Trekking

Base Camp: Leh

Season:Monsoon | Autumn |

Month:July | August | September | October | November |

Country: India

Altitude: 20500 Ft.

Grade: Difficult

Rail Head: -

Stay: Camping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse

Food: Meals while on trek (Veg + Egg)

Location: Ladakh

Distance: 41 Km.

Trail Type: Summit, Cross over trail | Scale a peak, Start in one valley, traverse the pass, and ends in another valley.

AirPort: Leh (Kushok Bakula Rimpochee)

Highlights:

  • +5% GST (goods and services tax)
  • Services Leh to Leh | Included Transport

Why Dzo Jongo Is A Must-Do Trek?

Dzo Jongo Peak is a hidden gem and an offbeat trekking destination that not many people are aware of. The trek starts at Leh and takes you through the beautiful Markha Valley and what makes this trek more of a mystery is that the Dzo Jongo peak is not visible until you reach the base camp. In fact, in the first few days of your trekking, you will keep wondering where the peak is. Markha Valley is popular for its Kang Yatse 1 and 2 peaks but there is another 6000-meter peak hiding in the valley, slightly taller than Stok Kangri the Dzo Jongo peak.

While the climb to the Dzo Jongo summit is not technical, it is quite a steep and challenging one. The Kang Yatse peaks have a technical climb but the Dzo Jongo doesn't, which makes it a great alternative. The peak is situated just ahead of Markha Valley next to the Kang Yatse Peaks and many routes can take you to Dzo Jongo, the route through Markha Valley, the same trail that takes you to the Kang Yatse Peak is the most popular one. However, we take the route from the Lato side.

Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition Informative Video
Who Can Participate
  • Age; 15 years.
  • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 4,000m/13,100ft.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 6 km of distance in 35 minutes without stress.
  • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.
Itinerary
Arrival Leh

  • Altitude: 3500 m/ 11500 ft.
  • Network: Available (only post-paid).
  • ATM Point: Available in Leh.
  • Stay: In the hotel.
  • Briefing at 5 pm.
  • Trek gear is available in Leh for rent or purchase.
  • Bring a copy of ID proof and 2 photographs, for foreigners copy of your passport and visa, is mandatory.
  • Visiting high-altitude places or passes are not advisable.
  • Alcohol consumption and smoking are prohibited.

This is the beginning of your exciting expedition. On Day 1 you will arrive at the scenic destination of Leh. Leh is set in between the barren mountains of Ladakh, absorbing its beauty. Today you will get acquainted with your team and receive a briefing from our team about the basics of mountain treks and the conditions that you can expect at Dzo Jongo. Leh is situated at an altitude of 3500 meters and the trek goes further upwards here as such it is necessary to give your body adequate time to acclimatize.

It is recommended to drink sufficient water, avoid exertion activities, and let your body acclimatize. Rent gear is available for purchase and rent in Leh and you can purchase or rent anything if required. Today’s schedule is flexible and we will mostly observe how everyone is adjusting to the altitude. Traveling to high-altitude places is not recommended and you should rest as much as possible in your hotel.

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Leh (Acclimatization day)

  • Sightseeing and acclimatization.
  • Prominent monasteries: Shey, Thiksey, Sangam, and Hemis.
  • Stay: In the hotel.
  • Visiting high-altitude places or passes are not advisable.
  • Avoid river rafting, you can plan it after the trek.

 

Today we have an entire sightseeing day ahead of us and we will visit various monasteries and acclimatize at higher altitudes. In Leh Old Town, you can visit the Leh-Palace, which is a legacy left behind by the ancient kingdoms of Ladakh and was built by Drugpa Bumdey - the King. The palace is situated on a high mountain ridge and from here, you will get a bird’s eye view of the entire town.

You can visit the many ancient Buddhist monasteries in the town of Leh. These monasteries are a gateway to serenity away from the bustling city life. Thikse, Namgyal Tsemo, Sangam, and Hemis are some popular monasteries and the perfect place to find some peace and fortitude. Thiksey Monastery was built in the 14th century by monks sent by the Dalai Lama from Tibet. The Leh market is also a great place to shop for souvenirs, the entire market is adorned with many colorful shops. In the evening you can relax comfortably in the hotel.

How-Dzo-Zongo-Looks-On-Day-2

Leh to Lato (Sightseeing Day)

  • Altitude: 4,000 m/ 13,200 ft.
  • Distance: 70 km | 2 hrs.
  • Lato is one of the oldest villages in Ladakh
  • 60 million years ago catastrophic collision took place at Lato.
  • Sightseeing day: Shey Palace, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Druk Padma Karpo School (3 idiots movie scenes shot here).
  • Stay: Guesthouse/Tent.

Today we drive to Lato, which is at a slightly higher altitude than Leh. Lato is situated at an altitude of 4000m and is about 70 km away from Leh. After reaching Lato, we will spend another acclimatization, which is much needed. The drive to Lato is characterized by the same barren landscapes typical of Ladakh along with the backdrop of a clear blue sky. The road to Lato is exquisitely beautiful and gives the perfect introduction to the incredible landscapes of Ladakh.

Lato is one of the oldest villages in Ladakh and is home to one of the oldest monasteries in the Gia village. Lato lies in the same spot, where there was a catastrophic collision 60 million ago. After sightseeing in Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery, and the Druk Padma Karpo School, the school popularized by the 3 Idiots movie, we will drive to Lato. At night we will relax in our guest house/tent and get the adequate amount of rest necessary for trekking the following day.

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Lato to Shiul Sumdo

  • Altitude(Shiul Sumdo): 4,600 m/ 15,000 ft.
  • Altitude Gain: 600 m/ 1,800 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 5 km | 4 hrs.
  • Moderate ascent, walk along the river with 3-4 river crossings.
  • Refill water from the river.
  • Hot lunch provided at the campsite.
  • Stay in tents (twin sharing).

Today is the day our trekking begins. Today we will trek from Lato to Shiul Sumdo. The trek from Lato to Shiul Sumdo takes you to an altitude of 4600 meters and will approximately take 4 hrs depending on the speed of the trekkers. The trek today has a moderate ascent and we have to walk along a river and even cross the river 3 to 4 times before we reach our campsite at Shiul Sumdo.

The river is our water source here and you can refill your bottles from here. If you hike at a moderate speed, you will arrive at the campsite by lunchtime and have a hot lunch here. Tonight we will rest in our camps. The night sky here is simply exquisite, with a spectacle of stars lighting the clear sky. Enjoy your first night camping in Ladakh.

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Shiul Sumdo to Chaksung via Shiul Pass

  • Altitude Changsung: 4,900 m/ 16,100 ft.
  • Altitude Gain: 300 m/ 1,100 ft.
  • Distance: 10 km | 7 hours.
  • Moderate ascent.
  • Cross Shiul Pass at an altitude of 5100 m/ 16700 ft.
  • Refill water on the way.
  • Hot snacks and lunch at the campsite.
  • Stay in tents (twin sharing).

This is an interesting day of hiking, as you will encounter the first high pass today, Shiul Pass. Shiul Pass is situated at an altitude of 4900 meters and it lies en route to Chaksung. It takes 2 to 3 hours to reach Shiul Pass from the Shiul Sumdo campsite. Following a moderate ascent, you will reach the pass and from the top, you can witness stunning views of the Ladakh Range and Karakoram Range.

The entire trek from Shiul Sumdo to Chaksung is about 6 km and it takes 5 to 6 hrs to complete the trek. We will reach the Chaksung campsite by lunchtime and have a scrumptious meal at the campsite. You can also take an acclimatization walk for 1-2 hr after lunch, which is quite essential in high-altitude Himalayan treks. We will camp overnight in our tents.

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Chaksung to Dzo Jongo base camp via Chak Pass

  •  Altitude: 5,200 m / 17,100 ft.
  •  Altitude Gain: 300 m / 1,000 ft.
  •  Distance: 5 km | 4 hours.
  •  Difficult level of ascent.
  •  Cross Chak Pass 5,500 m/ 18,000 ft.
  •  Snacks and a hot lunch are provided at the campsite.
  •  Night stay in a tent (twin sharing).

This is yet another trekking day filled with excitement and adventure. Today we will trek to the Dzo Jongo Base camp and also climb another high Pass, the Chak Pass on the way. While the trek is quite short today, about 4 km, however, the ascent is quite difficult and steep. The terrain gets steeper and steeper as you climb ahead.

Today you will get your first glimpse of the Dzo Jongo peak, which is otherwise well hidden within the Markha Valley. Weather here is unpredictable and changes instantaneously and while trekking to the base camp you can enjoy the stunning views of Kang Yatse and other mountain ranges as they change color with the shifts in weather.

The Dzo Jongo Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 17100 ft and is higher than the Base Camp of Kang Yatse. From the base camp, you will get splendid views of the Markha Valley as well as the Karakoram Range. We will reach the campsite by lunchtime and enjoy our lunch at the campsite. In winter the campsite is usually covered in snow. We will stay overnight in camps.

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Rest day + Training day (Summit night)

  • TTH team will issue you the technical equipments.
  • Learn how to use technical equipments.
  • Briefing and planning for the summit.
  • Don’t exhaust your body, take rest as much as you can.
  • Push for the Summit at 10 pm (Timings may get change).


Today we will rest and accumulate our energy for the summit. Our team will issue technical equipment and also demonstrate their uses for the trek. Today you will practice using the technical equipment for the summit trek. After practicing, take enough rest so that you can be ready for the summit at night.

Our team usually pushes for the summit by 10 PM so that we can reach the summit by early morning and enjoy a spectacular sunset. Gear up in the equipment youre received and get ready for the biggest climb so far, the climb to the Dz Jongo Summit.

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Summit and back to Base camp

  • Altitude: 6,250 m/ 20,500 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 7 km each way | 11-12 hrs.
  • Reach on the Summit by 5-6 am.
  • Reach to Base camp by 11 am.
  • Packed breakfast and hot lunch at the campsite.
  • Carry enough hot water, fewer water points at the glacier (very cold).

 

The summit climb to the Dzo Jongo peak is going to be long and hectic but once you make it to the summit, you will understand that all the arduous climb was worth it. It is around 7 km each way and thus one of the longest and most challenging climbs, which only gets steeper and steeper as you climb.

The first 20 to 30 minutes of the trek involves only a fairly easy walk on the leveled ground and you arrive at your first rest point. The climb from here becomes steeper and after 40 minutes of climbing, you will arrive at the Advanced Base Camp. The trail becomes even steeper and while the trail is not technical, the snow can make the climb quite difficult.

You will spot crevasses on the way to the summit and move slowly and cautiously as the climb to the summit is very steep. You will reach the summit by 5 to 6 AM. From the summit, you can spot peaks like Kang Yatse I and II as well as the Changthang Valley mountains.

As you go through each rest point the path becomes steeper and steeper until you make it to the summit at an altitude of 6250 meters. The sunrise at such a high altitude is almost a surreal experience and one of the biggest defining moments of the trek. After enjoying the spellbinding views from the summit, we will head towards the base camp once again and reach the camp by noon. Have lunch at the campsite and rest for the remaining day at the base camp.

How-Dzo-Zongo-Looks-On-Day-8

Base Camp to Chokdo via Kongmaru La & drive to Leh

  • Altitude: Kongmaru La-5,200 m/ 17,100 ft, Chokdo-3,700 m/ 12,100 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 14 km | 8 hrs.
  • Drive Distance: 60km | 2-3 hrs.
  • Descent to Chokdo (Shang Valley) from KongmaruLa is a little long.
  • The Highest Altitude pass crossing to the trek makes it a difficult day.
  • It will take 3-4 hours to hike for Kongmaru La. Pass.
  • Amazing view of Indus Valley and Ladakh Range.
  • Steep descent and rocky terrain.
  • Stay in Hotel.

Our return journey starts today as we descend from Dzo Jongo Base Camp to Chokdo and cross even another high pass, the Kongmaru La. The Kongmaru La Pass is located at an altitude of 5200 m and crossing the pass makes today’s trek a little difficult. From the Pass, you can enjoy stunning views of the Ladakh Range as well as the Indus Valley. The views of Indus Valley are quite different and you will spot reddish copper and basalt trails leading up the mountains. This is quite a different view as compared to earlier.

The descent from the Kongmaru La Pass is quite steep and it may require roping to descend safely. Further climbing down a rocky terrain will bring you to Chokdo and from here you will drive back to Leh which is approximately a distance of 60 km.

Day 10: Buffer Day

Sometimes it may require more than 9 days to make it to the summit due to unforeseen conditions. We recommend you keep a buffer day in your travel plan. In case of unfavorable conditions, we will wait at the base camp for an extra day and attempt to make the summit once again. However, using a buffer day is a team decision. Also, note that the cost of the buffer day is not included in the package. 30000 INR per day per group is to be paid for buffer day. If the buffer day is not used it can be used for sightseeing and taking part in adventure activities like Rafting in Zanskar, Zip Line, Mountain Biking, Motorcycle tours, etc.

After all the exciting adventures it's time to go back home with lots of memories and your heart filled with satisfaction.

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Day-1: Arrival Leh
  • Altitude: 3500 m/ 11500 ft.

NOTE: The Dzo Jongo Peak expedition is 9 days and touches an altitude of 20,500ft. If you are looking for an adventure in Leh with less altitude but exciting challenges you can try the Markha Valley trek. You can even try our Ladakh Multi Sports Adventure with your friends and family.

Day-2: Leh (Acclimatization day)
  • Sightseeing and acclimatization.
  • Prominent monasteries: Shey, Thiksey, Sangam, and Hemis.
  • Visiting high-altitude places or passes are not advisable.
  • Avoid river rafting, you can plan it after the trek.

Note: Downhill cycling tour around Leh without straining body.

Day-3: Leh to Lato (Sightseeing Day)
  • Altitude:- 4,000 m/ 13,200 ft.
  • Distance: 70 km | 2 hrs.
Day-4: Lato to Shiul Sumdo
  • Altitude(Shiul Sumdo): 4,600 m/ 15,000 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 5 km | 4 hrs.
Day-5: Shiul Sumdo to Chaksung via Shiul Pass
  • Altitude (Changsung): 4,900 m/ 16,100 ft.
  • Distance: 10 km | 7 hours.
Day-6: Chaksung to Dzo Jongo base camp via Chak Pass
  •  Altitude: 5,200 m/ 17,100 ft.
  •  Distance: 5 km | 4 hours.
Day-7: Rest day + Training day (Summit night)
  • Don’t exhaust your body, take rest as much as you can.
  • Push for the Summit at 10 pm (Timings may get change).
Day-8: Summit and back to Base camp
  • Altitude: 6,250 m/ 20,500 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 7 km each way | 11-12 hrs.
Day-9: Base Camp to Chokdo via Kongmaru La & drive to Leh
  • Altitude: Kongmaru- 5,200 m/ 17,100 ft, Chokdo-3,700 m/ 12,100 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 14 km | 8 hrs.
  • Drive Distance: 60km | 2-3 hrs.

Day 10: Buffer Day

  • Buffer day will be used if unable to summit due to of any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Opting for a buffer day will be a team decision, not an individual.
  • Keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
  • Buffer day is not included in the cost.
  • Buffer Day Cost entire group per day (Rs 30,000 per day).
  • Please make any further travel plans on Day 11.
  • If buffer day is not used in the Expedition then it can be used to explore Leh.
    o Rafting in Zanskar
    o Mountain Biking
    o Motorcycle Tour
    o Khardung La visit
    o One-day trip to Pangong Lake
    o full day sightseeing
    o Zipline
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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.
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How To Reach

It is essential for everyone to arrive at Leh (01:00 pm)

 Upon booking the trek, your trek coordinator will furnish you with the hotel details.

Choose any option to reach Leh

  1. The easiest and best way to travel is to fly to Kushok Bakula Rimpochi Airport located in Leh. It is just 4 km away from the main city. The airport is well connected to Delhi and also receives flights from Mumbai, Srinagar, Jammu, Chandigarh, and other general destinations in India. Even international travelers can fly directly from major cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, and Delhi. You can find taxis outside the airport or book a cab to reach the required destination.

  2. There are two road routes to Leh

  • Manali (Himachal Pradesh ) to Leh via Baralacha La, Lachulung La and Tanglang La and It covers a distance of 500 km.

  • Srinagar to Leh via Zoji La, Lamayuru Lunar Landscape and Kargil and It covers a distance of 450 km.

  1. You cannot reach Leh directly by train as there is no train station in Ladakh. The nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi (700 km from Ladakh) which is well connected with Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.

 

For your return journey from Leh, you have the flexibility to choose between road or air transport options. Please note that our services extend only to the hotel, and the standard hotel check-out time is 11:00 am, if you opt for an air transport then please ensure an early check-out in the morning, as all flights operate during the morning hours

It's highly advisable to keep 2 buffer day in your travel plan. If the buffer day is not needed, it can be used to explore Leh.

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Cost Terms

Inclusion

 1. Accommodation (as per the itinerary):

  • Guest house in Leh on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 9 as per the itinerary.
  • Camping during the trek.

2. Meals (Veg + Egg):

  • Day 3 dinner to Day 9 Lunch.

3. Support:

  • 1 Versatile base camp manager: handles communication and deploys extra manpower in emergencies.
  • 1 Mountaineering & First aid qualified professional trek Leader.
  • 1 Experienced high-altitude chef.
  • Local experienced guides (Number of guides depending on the group size).
  • Enough support staff.

4. Trek equipment:

  • Sleeping bag, Sleeping liners (if required), mattresses, and Utensils.
  • 3 men all season trekker tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dining tent, Toilet tent.
  • Camping stool, Walkie talkie.
  • Ropes, Helmet, Ice axe, Harness, Gaiters & crampons (if required).

5. First aid:

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

6. Transportation (as per the itinerary):

  • Transport from Leh guest house to Lato and return as per the itinerary.

7. Mules/porters to carry the central luggage. 

8. Clock room facility available at the base camp for additional luggage.

9. All necessary permits and entry fees, up to the amount charged for Indians.

10. Services from Leh to Leh.

Exclusion

1. Insurance (Mandatory).

2. Food during the transit.

3. Any kind of personal expenses.

4. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.

5. Emergency evacuation, hospitalization charge, etc.

6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusion.

7. IMF permission fee for Foreigners: Approx. 60-80 USD per person. It might be less or more. 

8. IMF permission fee for Indians: Approx. Rs. 3000 per 6 people group. (need to pay in Leh only). It might be less or more.

9. Environment fee: Rs. 600 per person. (as per new Guidelines).

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things).

1- Satellite phone/set phone - a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cell phones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) -  are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. 

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 (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
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, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Small size tiffin/lunch box 1 Nos
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
T-Shirt (Synthetic quick dry) 1 Full & 2 Half sleeves
Fleece T-shirt 1 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather / Hollow jacket 1 Nos
Thermal inner (Upper and Lower) 1 Pair
Trek Pant (Synthetic quick dry) 2 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece Pant 1 Nos
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
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
Antibacterial powder 1 Nos
Quick dry towel 1 Nos
Head torch 1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun Cap 1 Nos.
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Buff / Neck-gaiters 1 Synthetic & 1 Woollen
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 Pair
Cotton socks 7 pairs
Woollen socks 2 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Micro spikes 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
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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.

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 smocking 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.

The Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition is a challenging and exciting trekking adventure that takes you to the remote and scenic region of Ladakh in India. The trek is named after the Dzo Jongo Peak, which is the highest peak in the region, standing tall at an altitude of 6,240 meters. The trek is known for its stunning natural beauty, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. The trek involves crossing high-altitude mountain passes, trekking through barren deserts, and exploring ancient monasteries and traditional Ladakhi villages. The Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition is an unforgettable experience that offers a unique blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty.

The best time to do the Dzo Jongo Peak Expedition is during the summer months, between the months of June and September. During this time, the weather in the Ladakh region is mostly dry and pleasant, with clear skies and moderate temperatures.

The summer months also offer long daylight hours, which are ideal for trekking and exploring the beautiful landscapes of the region. The higher regions of the trek are usually free of snow during this time, making it easier to cross high-altitude passes.

The Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition is a challenging trek that involves trekking through remote and rugged terrain, crossing high-altitude mountain passes, and climbing to an altitude of 6,240 meters. Therefore, a good level of fitness and stamina is required to complete the trek successfully.

You need to have a regular exercise routine that includes cardio, strength, and endurance training for at least two to three months before the trek. Cardio exercises like running, cycling, and swimming can help improve your cardiovascular fitness, while strength training can help you build muscle strength and endurance.

It is also essential to acclimatize properly to the high altitude before attempting the climb. It is advisable to spend a few days in Leh or other nearby towns before starting the trek to allow your body to adjust to the high altitude.

The safety of the Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition depends on several factors such as weather conditions, altitude sickness, physical fitness, and the level of preparation and planning. The Ladakh region is generally safe for trekking, and the locals are friendly and hospitable. However, it is essential to take necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being during the trek.

Acclimatize properly, follow the guidance of the trek leader and the team, stay hydrated, carry the necessary gear and equipment, and dress appropriately for optimum safety.

People above the age of 15 years are eligible for the Dzo Jongo Expedition.

Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition is a difficult grade trek.

To undertake the Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition, you need to obtain several permits from the Indian authorities like the Inner Line Permit, Protected Area Permit, and the Wildlife Permit as the trek falls under the restricted area of Ladakh. Trek The Himalayas obtains all the necessary permits required for the trek.

Dzo Jongo Peak Trek Expedition is a 9-day long trek.

Some other popular trekking destinations in the Ladakh region include Markha Valley Trek, Kang Yatse II, Stok Kangri Expedition, and twin peaks - Dzo Jongo, Kang Yatse II, and Markha Valley Trek.