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Panchkedar Trek & Drive

Max Altitude

13,000 FT

Grade

Moderate To Difficult

Duration

13 Days

Trekking KM.

130 KM

Suitable for:15+ years.
Experience:Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.
Fitness:Cover 6 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

38,000 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Haridwar to Haridwar | included transport
  • Kedarnath, Madhmaheshwar, Tungnath, Rudranath, Kalpnath

Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail Type-
  • Rail HeadHaridwar
  • AirportJolly grant airport Dehradun
  • Base Camp-
  • Best Season
    • Summer Treks (April, May, June)
    • Monsoon Treks (July, August)
    • Autumn Treks (September, October, November)
  • Snow-
  • Services fromHaridwar to Haridwar | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayCamping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse


  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Duration - 13 Days
  • Grade - Moderate To Difficult
  • Max Altitude - 13000 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 130 Kms.

After Char Dham Yatra the Panch Kedar or the five temples dedicated to Lord Shiva are considered significant in Indian Mythology. As per the saga, the five Kedar have relevance from Mahabharta. The legend says that Lord Shiva was unhappy after the Mahabharta war due to wrong practices during war. Also, the Pandavas were in distress due to killings of their brothers (Kauravas) and Brahmins in the war. They wanted to seek his blessings but Lord Shiva did not want to oblige them. So he hid disguised as Nandi in the Garhwal mountains.

When Bhim one of the Pandavas spotted the Nandi, Lord Shiva submerged in the earth and reappeared at five different locations in pieces. These panch spots are the Panch Kedar. It is believed that Nandi’s hump is at Kedarnath, his legs at Tungnath, his mid-torso at Madhyamaheshwar , hair is believed to be at Kalpeshwar and his face at Rudranath . The circuit of these prime shrines completes the Panch Kedar trek.

Apart from its devotional attribute, this wonderful hike has adventure and gives adrenaline rush as you touch every temple. All of these Kedars are located in the western Uttarakhand or the Chamoli district. They are all accessible by roads and stunning trails concealed by deep woodlands. The trek begins from Haridwar and then Joshimath which is the starting point of the long trek.

Each day is a discovery of hidden thrill of the Garhwal Himalayas, eye-soothing meadows, verdant forests of rohdodendrons, fierce Ganges, chirping of birds and lively animals dancing around, all of this adorned by snow-crowned peaks. Camping amidst such wilderness is an exceptional experience that makes us grow as a person. The trek route is easy to grade but provides a different set of challenges of 12 days of survival in the jungle.

It is believed that this Yatra completes the purpose of life. But being a trekker one must definitely not miss on this fun, easy and incredible adventure. Come and walk the path like a nomad for 12 days.

 

Who can participate

    • Age; 15 years.
    • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 6 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.

     

    Note:-

    • Heart problem, Very High blood pressure, Asthma, and Epilepsy cannot be reconciled on these missions. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.
    • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
    • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Haridwar To Joshimath
    • Altitude (Joshimath): 2,050 m/ 6,750 ft
    • Distance - 256 km | Duration: 10 hrs
    • Trekkers will be picked up from Haridwar at 6:30 am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle (cost is included)
    • Arrive at Joshimath approx. by 5 pm - (tea, briefing of the trek & dinner)
    • Breakfast and lunch on the way (exclusive of charges)
    • Accommodation at the guest house
    • Telephone network - Available

The spiritual Panch Kedar trek begins from Joshimath. Joshimath is a small town nestled within the hills of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand that has now become an adventure hub. Frequent buses lead to Joshimath from Haridwar and Dehradun. You will board our pickup vehicle from Haridwar and after 10 hours long journey you will arrive at the start point of the trek. The long journey is spectacular with various tourist attractions coming along the way. The most popular one is Devprayag, the confluence of the River Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river which becomes Ganga later. From Haridwar, it is a scenic uphill drive all the way to Joshimath. The roads to Joshimath from Haridwar are cut along the edges of the mountains, so most of the way you will see the river flowing beside you deep in the gorge below.

 

You arrive at the beautiful town of Joshimath in the late evening. Joshimath is also popular as the winter abode of Lord Badrinath, whose idol is brought down to Joshimath when the temple closes in deep winter. The holy town is also a revered pilgrim spot. Here, you can see the Kalpavriksha, which is about 1200 years old and one of the oldest trees in the country. Joshimath offers stunning views of Mt. Hathi Parvat and other Himalayan peaks and it also serves as the getaway to many Himalayan expeditions, trekking trails, and adventure sports. After the long ride, you will relax in hotel accommodation in Joshimath.

Day 2 : Joshimath To Kalpeshwar via Urgam Village And Back To Urgam
    • Altitude : 2,134 m/ 7001 ft
    • Drive distance:  Joshimath to Urgam - 19 km
    • Trek distance: Urgam To Kalpeshwar - 1 km
    • Overnight stay in homestay/tent

We will start the day with a hearty breakfast and we will take a ride from Joshimath to Urgam village, which is 19 km away from Joshimath. Urgam village is a peaceful habitat at 2134 meters elevation from where you start walking to Kalpeshwar. The altitude so far will be the same as Urgam village. Urgam village is known for its serenity and peacefulness, a place where saints meditate.

 

The entire scenery is revitalizing Kalpeshwar. You will slowly climb up in the diverse forests and animals grazing around. The trail is moderate with a lot of rest. You will be greeted by villagers at every step. It is a short hike to Kalpeshwar, the first temple of the Panch Kedar, and the entire route is decked with mountain scenery. It is believed that Lord Shiva’s hair appeared here. Folklore also has it that Kalpeshwar was the favorite meditative spot for sages like Durvasa and Arghya. While at the temple, also pay respect to the Kalpeshwar tree, it is believed the tree grants all your wishes. From Kalpeshwar, you will also get stunning views of Nanda Devi, Mt. Trishul, and Nanda Ghunti.  150 m behind the temple premises lies the ‘Dhyan Badri’ temple, although not one of the five Badris, this is yet another mystical experience for you. Many people visit Kalpeshwar temple because of the gorgeous views of the untouched mountain valley, the terraced fields of the villages, and the dense woods. After paying your respect at the temple and spending some time in the serene environs, return to the Urgam village, where we will stay the night. It will be a unique experience to have lunch in such a humble environment. The people at Urgam are very warm and hospitable and you can get the chance to interact with them and learn many interesting stories from them. Enjoy your climb henceforth and halt at Urgam\'s culturally rich homestays.

Day 3 : Ugram To Kalgot
    • Altitude: 2, 400 m/ 7874 ft
    • Trek distance: 12 km
    • Overnight stay in homestay/ tent

Welcome the next morning with a healthy breakfast and refreshing sunrays. Urgam is known for its potato and apple farms and you will spot tonnes of big fields, just don\'t trespass them without permission. Just as you begin your day you will be happily surprised to walk through the abundant valley.

The next stop is Kalgot which is a 12 km hike from Urgam but it\'s not tiring. At an altitude of 2400 meters, it is a perfect remote habitat with many waterfalls around it. You can spot them as you walk through the dense forests, watching the dance of the sun and shadows. You will get to witness the beautiful rolling meadows of an untouched Himalayan region.

Kalgot village lies in the Alakanada Valley. The altitude gradually increases as you climb up from Urgam towards Kalgot. You will notice tiny habitats that greet you now and then on your trek as you walk with the sounds of murmuring waterfalls. You may also see banchakki or Gharats in the villages. This is the best opportunity to interact with them and get to know their culture and region. It\'s a refreshing experience to watch their lifestyle away from modernization and absorb its rustic charm. Enjoy your night in the typical Garhwali homestay.

Day 4 : Kalgot To Toli/ Panar Bugyal
    • Altitude: 3,400 m/ 11154 ft
    • Trek distance: 14 km
    • Overnight stay in homestay/ tent

A new day awaiting new experiences. We will start the day early after some refreshments in the morning and head towards Panar Bugyal. Today will be an uphill hike, more strenuous than before. The trail is 14 km long and the entire walk is under the shadows of green woodlands. There will be numerous farmlands and rock paths and there will also be a pleasant breeze to soothe you on the way. You will also encounter lush meadows waiting for you.

The best thing about the trek is that along with spiritual importance each moment is taking you closer to nature. It is the experience of being in the wild. This trail is also a great route to encounter birds like Himalayan Monals, Green Bee Eaters, and Black Drongos. Panar Bugyal as the name suggests is a highland meadow that offers beautiful views of Mt. Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Nanda Devi, and Bandarpoonch.  Sunset is especially beautiful here as the golden rays of the sun hit the snow-covered peaks and paint the sky and the mountains in hues of red, orange, purple, and pink. Needless to say, it is an awe-inspiring experience.

On the fourth day, you will have a real adventure experience by staying in tents underneath the dark sky amidst the cool breeze of the forests.

Day 5 : Panar Bugyal To Rudranath
    • Altitude: 3600 m/ 11811 ft
    • Trek Distance: 14 km
    • Overnight stay in homestay/ tent

Wake up in your cozy tent rooms and take a few breaths of freshness. Today you will hike up to Rudranath. At 2286 meters in height, it is considered as the hardest and the most durable temple compared to the other four ones. The journey to Rudranath will be life-altering.

The natural rock temple has rock-paved pathways surrounded by dense rhododendrons. The climb is 8 km long and a moderate hike.

 

Rudranath Temple lies in the laps of Himalayan meadows, where the face of Lord Shiva is believed to have appeared. Inside the temple, you can see a beautiful stone-carved face that looks almost lifelike. The rock-carved sculpture of Shiva wears a smile on his face, which seems to melt away all your worries. Rudra Ganga flows near the temple, adding to its mystical allure. If you want to visit the temple independently, and not as a part of the Panch Kedar Trek then you should do so in the Hindu month of Shravan, when there is an annual fair held in the region and the entire area lights up and the shrine becomes even more beautiful.

 

From Panar Bugyal take the road that moves towards the ridge on the left. En route, you will find some boulders and views of the snow-capped peaks.  The trail slowly and gradually climbs up the ridge and after half an hour of walking, you will see the Panar meadows below you. The verdant expanse of the Panar meadows and the snow-capped peaks in the foreground is just the perfect scene to enjoy nature’s splendor and capture Instagram-worthy pictures. Continue on the ridge until you reach a section where there are huge boulders on the left and a green valley on the right. As you continue on the path, you will come to a patch where there are huge boulders on each side of the trail with the ridge in between. The greenery all around and the snow-covered beauty will strike you spellbound with their beauty. Continue on the gradually ascending mud trail and soon you will see prayer flags and bells in the distance. It will take about 20 minutes to reach the bells. Following this, the trail descends into the valley with bright flowers and shrubs all around you. After about an hour of hiking, the Rudranath temple becomes visible. 20-30 minutes into the hike and you will come across painted tourist huts, walk past the huts, and in a few minutes, you will arrive at the shrine.

 

Once you reach the Shiva shrine, one of the Panch Kedar\'s you will see the first real views of the biggest Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, and more. Rudranath temple is surrounded on each side by Surya Kund, Chandra Kund, Manas Kund, and Tara Kund. After some soothing moments at the sacred place, it will be time to go back to Panar. Enjoy your night in tents with happy faces.

Day 6 : Toli/ Panar Bugyal To Sagar Village
    • Altitude: 2,350 m
    • Trek Distance: 14 km
    • Packed lunch at Sagar Village
    • Drive to Chopta from Sagar village
    • Overnight stay in Swiss Cottage tents

Having done two Kedar is time to head to the third which is Tungnath. To reach Tungnath you will first hike 14 km to Sagar village. From there you will ride to Chopta village 32 km far. Again the trek route to Sagar village is through dense forests and numerous grasslands.

  

Start your day with a hearty breakfast and take the muddy trail descending towards Panar on the left. The path is a little meandering and soon you will reach the grasslands of Lunti Bugyal, from here take the trail on the left and you will reach a stream in about 45 minutes. The mud trail is well-defined. The trail descends further to a wooden bridge in the forest and another beautiful meadow comes into view, which is surrounded by alpine forests. A few tea stalls line the meadow that serves tea and refreshments to the pilgrims, there’s also a shade to protect the pilgrims from rain and sun. The area is marked by a boundary of colorful flags. Continuing along the meadow, you will enter another forest cover and can witness the forest cultivations done by the villagers. Sagar village soon becomes visible as well. Continue down along the left and you will come across a stream just before entering Sagar village. After the stream, the trail becomes pretty narrow and rocky until you reach Sagar.  At the end of the trail, there is a bus stop, and crossing the road, you can see Sakleshwar Mahadev Mandir.

 

From Sagar habitat, the road to Chopta is a serene ride rising slowly. Chopta is a popular tourist destination hence it is crowded. It is a very picturesque destination that is also a camping site for the Chopta Chandrashila trek. The beauty of Chopta Valley is such that it is often known as the ‘Mini Switzerland od Uttarakhand’. It is also a great spot for birdwatching, often considered a paradise for birdwatchers with as many as 240 species of birds. The most prominent varieties are the Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Griffon, Himalayan Swiftlet, Hill Partridge, and Scarlet Finch. It is an extremely peaceful location to relax after a long tiring day. Enjoy your night\'s stay in tents.

Day 7 : Chopta To Tungnath And Return
    • Altitude: 3680 m/ 12073 ft
    • Chopta To Tungnath, Chandrashila Summit and return (Trek 8 km)
    • Trekking Time: 7 to 8 hrs
    • Water source: none
    • Overnight stay in Swiss Cottage tents
    • Peaks spotted: Mountains of Garhwal and Kumaon, Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Kamet, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, Kedar Dome, Thalayasagar, Gangotri Ranges, Jahanukut, etc.

Today will be an exciting day as you will climb to the highest Shiva temple in the world. Located at 3680 meters elevation Tungnath temple is over 1000 years old.

The route throughout the temple is cement paved with stairs and grills for safety. There are various stalls at the base of the temple that gives the vibe of a pilgrim spot. One thing to note about the trail to the top is that it is entirely decored with rhododendrons that change their colors from red to pink to white as you slowly rise above. We will start in the early hours of the morning so that we can reach Tungnath while it is still daytime and you can enjoy the golden hour from the top.

 

The path is 3.5km long and normally it takes 4-5 hours to reach. Today’s hike is going to be a little grueling as you will have to make sharp turns around the mountains. Chandrashila trek has many hairpin bends and at the 10th bend, you will come to a flagpole section from where you can get a good view of the Chandrashila summit. Ravanshila connects Chandrashila to Tungnath. The temple is seen from a distance that stands right in front of a rocky cliff with infinite beauty around it. The entrance to Tungnath temple is at the 11th bend. Tungnath is where the hands of Lord Shiva are said to have appeared. Tungnath Temple also has a mention in the Mahabharata, according to which Arjun was the first person to lay the foundation of the temple.

 

You can also hike up to Chandrashila which is also a renowned hiking point. Chandrashila is 1.5 km above the temple. This is the highest place from where the ocean of distant pinnacles can be seen. The views from Chandrashila are simply incomparable. The path to Chandrashila starts behind the temple. There will be heavy snow from December to April and gaiters and crampons and sometimes ice ax is a must to climb to Chandrashila. From the summit, you can have a 360-degree panorama of notable mountain peaks like Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti, Chaukhmabha, Dronagiri, and Kedar. On a clear day, you can also discern the peaks like Thalaysagar and Gangotri ranges. En route, you will also spot the flora and fauna of the region. There are a lot of Bhojpatra trees on the trail and you can spot avian species like Himalayan Monals and Griffon vulture.

 

Once you get back to the base, you will stay in swiss cottage tents.

Day 8 : Chopta To Ransi (drive) And Trek To Gaundhar
    • Altitude: 1,765 m/ 5790 ft
    • Drive to Ransi: 52 km
    • Trek To Gaundhar: Altitude- 3,073 m/ 10,082 ft | Distance: 7 km
    • Overnight stay in homestay/ tent

Another exciting day and it\'s time to move to the fourth Kedar. The journey begins from Chopta by road through Kalimath to Ransi, a 52km drive. After which is a 7 km trek to Gaundhar. The route is made of mud and scree. The motorable road ends at Ransi village and the trek starts from here. It is a well-paved path with the Madhyamaheswar Ganga River flowing on the right. It is an easy route as it is mostly downhill and it is since the route is a part of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, the views, and the biodiversity is amazing. You can witness the rich biodiversity of the region with its beautiful flora and fauna. You will encounter numerous butterfly species, lizards, mountain goats, guard dogs, sheep, monkeys, and various bird species as well. The mountain and the forests will give you an amazing opportunity to be close to nature and absorb its peaceful vibrations.

 

Gaundhar is located at an elevation of 3073 meters and is the base camp for hikers who want to reach Madhyamaheshwar. You will witness the holy merging points of rivers Madhyamaheswar Ganga and Markanga Ganga. It is a stunning viewpoint, never to miss. The temple self is set against a beautiful backdrop of green hills and meadows.

 

Enjoy your another tent stay at the Gaundhar camp. Sleep well for the upcoming Kedar next morning.

Day 9 : Gaundhar To Madhyamaheswar
    • Altitude: 3,490 m/ 11,450 ft
    • Trek distance: 10 km
    • Temple visit
    • Overnight stay in homestay

Today we will trek to the Madhyamaheswar Templer, which is often considered the second Kedar and also the fourth Kedar by many. Today is the hardest day of the trek as you will climb uphill all throughout the trek and gain quite a bit of altitude. It is an overwhelming hike of 5-6 hours covering a distance of 10 km to Madhyamaheshwar temple. The temple is 3490 meters in height and is a striking element hidden between the alpine trees of the Garwhal mountains. The shrine is placed perfectly between green meadows and lush forests.

 

After breakfast at Gaundhar, head out on your trekking adventure towards Madhyamaheswar. Start the day early so that you can reach the temple by lunchtime. The trail is quite similar to the previous day but it gets a lot steeper half an hour before the climb. As you climb towards the temple you will witness beautiful grasslands covered by pine trees. The trekking trail is well marked there is no chance of losing the track. All throughout the day, you will notice breathtaking scenery at every juncture and it gets better and better as you keep climbing up. There are also fixed benches along the route to sit down if you get tired. Along the route, you will also spot some shops that sell snacks and drinks. You can reenergize yourself at these points. The final few hundred meters to the temple is a  flat walk and the view that opens up in front of you will leave you in a dearth of words. Once you reach the leveled path, you will reach the temple in a few minutes and you will feel quite satisfied and accomplished after arriving at the mighty temple.

 

Madhyamaheswar temple is thousands of years old and you can get a close look at the ancient architecture. Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of navel-shaped Lingam here. Along with the main temple, there are also two small shrines, one dedicated to Shiva’s consort Parvati and another to Ardhanarishvara - a composite male and female idol of Lord Shiva.  You will halt the night next to the temple. The camping place is stupendous with clear sights of Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, and Neelkanth. Have your hot dinner and rest in your tents.

Day 10 : Madhyamaheswar To Ransi And Drive To Guptkashi
    • Altitude: 1,319 m/ 4,327 ft
    • Trek Distance: 17 km
    • Drive to Guptkashi (35 km)
    • Overnight stay in a hotel

We are coming towards the end of the Panch Kedar yatra trek. Today you will head to Guptkashi which is 35 km from Ransi. Guptkashi has a temple similar to Vishwanath of Kashi that is dedicated to Lord Shiva, hence the name.

 

Wake up early in the morning, to catch the mesmerizing sunset at Madhyamaheswar. If you hike up to the Budha Madhamaheswar, you will get stunning views of the Chaukhambha Massif and Mandani Parbat, the sunrise over these peaks is absolutely beautiful. From Madhyamaheswar, we will retrace steps back to Ransi village, following the same mountain scenery and from here we will drive to Guptkashi. The drive is spectacular with pleasant forests and everything is tranquil.  Guptkashi is located en route to Kedarnath on a ridge. The Mandakini River lies on the west side. The central attraction in Guptkashi is the Manikarnika Kund, a stream where Ganga and Yamuna meet. Gaurikund the starting point of the Kedarnath trek is located 15 km from Guptkashi. If you want to do any last-minute shopping for miscellaneous stuff for the trek, Guptkashi has a market where you can do so. You will stay in hotels at night after full meals.

Day 11 : Guptkashi To Gaurikund And Trek To Kedarnath
    • Altitude: 3,584 m/ 11,758 ft
    • Drive to Gaurikund: 15 km
    • Trek to Kedarnath: 16 km
    • Visit temple
    • Evening aarti at Kedarnath Temple
    • Overnight stay in a guesthouse

The last and the most awaited Kedarnath will finally come to your grace. Kedarnath needs no introduction, it is one of the most visited Dhams of Char Dhams and is a world-famous pilgrimage destination. From Guptkashi it’s a 15 km drive to Gaurikund from where you will start your trek. Gaurikund to Kedarnath is a 16 km long trek, however, the newly laid out trail is slightly longer. A constant stream of pilgrims keeps walking up to Kedarnath every year and you will notice many of them along the way.

 

Kedarnath is located at an elevation of 3584 m is also one of the twelve Jyotirlingas that represent shrines of Lord Shiva all around the world. Kedarnath is synonyms with extravagance, heart-filling elegance between snow-capped peaks, and huge glaciers decored around. You can see the gushing river flowing through the valley and hundreds of humans walking up-down at every moment. From Guarikund start your trek and continue through Rambada Bridge to reach Jungle Chatti, your first stop point. Gaurikund to Jungle Chatti is at a distance of 4 km. If you are tired take a break here, have some water and refreshments and continue on your journey. From Jungle Chatti, the next stop is at Bheembali, which is at a distance of 3 km from Jungle Chatti. There are accommodations along Bheembali as well. The third stop is at Linchauli, which is 4 km  Linchauli, accommodations are available at Linchauli as well. The mountain views from Linchauli are extraordinary and will take all your tiredness away. From Linchauli, it is another 4 km to Kedarnath base camp. From the base camp, you will get panoramic view of the mountain environs and the temple not very far away. 1 km from the base camp is our last and final destination, the revered Kedarnath Dham, which is also one of the Jyotirlingas. You can feel the divine mysticism and the spiritual aura of the place as soon as you set foot on the Kedarnath shrine.

 

You will be spending the night in the lap of the Himalayas with OM chanting and Shiva\'s blessing for the bright future. Make the most of the last high camping of the long journey.

Day 12 : Kedarnath To Guarikund, Drive To Guptkshi
    • Trek distance: 16 km to Gaurikund
    • Drive To Guptkashi: ( 30 km)
    • Overnight stay in a hotel

Like every good thing, the Panch Kedar Yatra too comes to an end and it is quite difficult to describe the feeling as the yatra comes to an end. The return journey home starts from Kedarnath, the finale of the Panch Kedar trip. Wake up early and get ready to witness the morning Pooja of Kedarnath temple. Post breakfast begins your downwards journey from Kedarnath.

 

The last stop but not the least is at Guarikund. The Gauri Kund water body is known for its hot springs. There is a famous Parvati temple as well. According to legends, Gaurikund is where Parvati did penance involving yogic and ascetic practices to win Lord Shiva’s heart and it is believed that Lord Shiva accepted to marry Parvati here and they got married in the Tijuginarayan temple. From Gaurikund you will drive to Guptkashi which will be your last night stay in the mountains.

Day 13 : Guptkashi To Haridwar / Rishikesh / Dehradun
    • Drive will commence at 6 am, reaching the destination at around 6 pm
    • Breakfast and lunch will be on the way at a roadside inn, exclusive of charges.

And the trek ends here as you wake up on the last day of the Panch Kedar Yatra. You will be dropped off at Haridwar, Rishikesh, or Dehradun based on your convenience. Go home with an amplitude of memories of the spiritual and adventurous trip. We wish you a happy and safe journey to your home.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

At first you have to reach Rishikesh, after that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.

Our Pick-up place

Trek The Himalayas Head office, Tapovan Laxmanjhula, Landmark -Nainital Bank opposite Shiv Vilas Hotel

Options to reach Rishikesh

1.  Take overnight train/bus to Rishikesh.

2.  Take overnight train/bus to Haridwar and drive to Rishikesh (35 min drive with normal traffic).

We always recommend to go 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 Rishikesh at least by 05:30 am positively.

3.  Take the flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) and drive to Rishikesh (20 km, 30 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.

  • TTH’s Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles will pick-up you.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek.
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.
  • After morning tea move to Rishikesh (breakfast and lunch on the way)
  • Reach Rishikesh by 6:00 pm
  • Drop off point is Trek The Himalayas Office (Tapovan) Laxmanjhula 
  • Plan your further travel plan after 7:00 pm

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Pure Veg.)
3. Trek equipment’s: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
7. Transport from Haridwar to Haridwar.
8. Mules to carry the central luggage.
9. All road transfers by a Mahindra Max Jeep from Haridwar railway station to Panch Kedar sector & back.

1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Insurance.
4. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
5. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 3000/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 3400/- if you inform us after reaching Joshimath
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.
 

Cancellation terms:

 

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at info@trekthehimalayas.com  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

 

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

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

 

 

If by a rare consequence TTH calls off/cancels a trek:

At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.

 

Note

  • If the entirety of your group fails to reach or cross the pickup point, or abandons the trek, due to any unforeseen circumstances like snowfall or heavy rainfall, landslide, and such, in such a case the voucher will not be issued. You can, however, choose to repeat the trek with us.

 

  • The voucher is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. Vouchers are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of TTH.

 

 

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.

In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.

 

 

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:

  • This is a non-transferable voucher
  • The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  • The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  • To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  • All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  • 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 Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 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.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun cap1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters2 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks1 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Moderate To Difficult

Calculate Your BMI :


Your BMI value is

24.22

Congratulations, your body is in good conditions!

BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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