trek region

Region

Uttarakhand | India

Panwali Kantha Trek Duration

Duration

5 Days

Panwali Kantha Trek altitude

Max Altitude

10800 Ft.

Panwali Kantha Trek distance

Trekking Km

40 KM

Panwali Kantha Trek grade

Grade

Moderate

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10:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs | GMT +5:30
Monday - Saturday | Sunday Closed

12300 /Person

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

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Overview

Trek Name: Panwali Kantha Trek

Days: 5

Adventure Type: Trekking

Base Camp: Guttu

Season:Spring | Autumn |

Month:February | March | April | September | October | November |

Country: India

Altitude: 10800 Ft.

Grade: Moderate

Rail Head: Haridwar/Rishikesh is the nearest rail head to the base camp

Stay: Camping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse

Food: Meals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)

Location: Uttarakhand

Distance: 40 Km.

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

AirPort: Jolly Grant Airport, which is 21 km away from Rishikesh

Highlights:

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

Why Panwali Kantha Is A Must-Do Trek?

Panwali Kantha, perched at an altitude of 3,300 m is a wonderful trekking destination in the Garhwal Himalayas, offering a stunning view of the Char Dham mountain ranges. On a clear day, you can see the Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath Ranges. Other prominent peaks like Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Kedar Dome, Kirti Stambh, and Thalaysagar are also visible as well. This high-altitude meadow is increasingly becoming popular due to its sunrise and sunset views and you will also get to see many varieties of Himalayan flowers and herbs. It is also home to many  *Himalayan wildlife. If you are lucky, you may be able to spot high-altitude animals like Ghoral, Bharal weasels, Himalayan bears, and the rare musk deer. During Spring, the trail is blazing with crimson and red Rhododendron blooms. The best way to approach this trek is from Guttu ending at Trijuginarayan temple. At the end of the trek, you can visit the Trijuginarayan Temple, which has great religious significance. According to the legends, it is believed that Lord Shiva and Parvati married at Trijuginarayan, in the presence of Lord Vishnu.

Panwali Kantha Trek Informative Video
Who Can Participate
  • Age; 12 years +.
  • First timers can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 35 minutes without stress.
  • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.
Itinerary
Rishikesh To Guttu

From Rishikesh, we start early in the morning and drive towards Guttu, which is at a distance of 200 km from Rishikesh and takes about 5 hrs to reach. Guttu is the basecamp for your Panwali Kantha Trek and it is a charming village in the kernels of the Gharwal Himalayas. The drive from Rishikesh to Guttu is a scenic one and en route, you will cross the Tehri Dam, which is the tallest dam in our country and the second-highest in Asia. The picturesque village sits by the Bhilganga River and is characterized by lush green mountains. Ghuttu has often been used as a basecamp for the Panwali Kantha trek as well as treks like Masar Tal and Khalting Glacier. You can expect to reach Guttu by 12 in the afternoon, just in time for lunch. Reaching Ghuttu, check-in the guesthouse and freshen yourself up. In the evening, you can roam around the village area, interact with the locals and get a glimpse into their rustic lives. You can also buy handicrafts items from the village market as souvenirs or as gift items for your dear ones. Rest well today as you will begin your trekking tomorrow in the morning.

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Guttu To Pobhagi

Wake up early and energize yourself with a delicious breakfast and some gentle warm sessions. Today is our first day of trekking and we will head towards the Pobhagi campsite from Guttu. The trek from Guttu to Pobhagi is 11 km and it takes about 5 to 6 hrs to reach the Pobhagi campsite. The trail is easy and is characterized by simple and gradual ascents. En route, you will cross the summer villages of Panwali Kantha and you may spot some Chaniya huts as well. On a clear day, you may be able to see the Bhilganga Valley on your right-hand side. Pobhagi is a beautiful campsite from where you can see the Buransh Forest spread in a blazing burst of red. The onset of spring brings a wonderful cheer to the forests as the Rhododendrons are in full bloom during this time of the year. Sunset over this red forest is a pretty amazing sight to behold. During winters, the routes are covered in snow blankets, which increases the difficulty of the trek. Crampons and gaiters are a must if you want to do the trek in winter. Once you reach Pobhagi, find a nice spot to pitch your tent. At night you will retire to your camps post-dinner.

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Pobhagi To Panwali Kantha via Dyuili Top

Today is the most exciting day as you will trek to the highest point on the trek. Wake up, have a hearty breakfast, stretch a bit and then let’s head towards Panwali Kantha. The distance between Pobhagi and Panwali Kantha is 8 km and it takes about 5 hrs to reach the top. In winters, the Panwali Kantha campsite sees an abundance of snow, and the view, too is awe-inspiring.  If you are doing this trek in the summer months then you will be greeted with an abundance of greenery. The trek can become moderate to difficult if there is snow on the trail. We will reach the Panwali Kantha campsite crossing Dyuili Top and from here the path meanders towards Panwali. The Panwali Kantha top greets you with views of major Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi (7,816 m), Gangotri (6,856 m), Trishul (7,120 m), Kamet (7,756 m), Chaukhamba (7,138 m), Kedarnath (6,940 m) and Kedar Dome (6,940 m). We will reach the Panwali Kantha campsite by afternoon and enjoy a delectable lunch at the campsite. The evening is at your leisure, you can roam around the campsite, absorb the serenity of the environment and watch a breathtaking sunset over the towering Himalayan peaks.  We will stay the night at Panwali Top, watching the spectacular starlit sky at night, and head down in the morning.

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Panwali Kantha To Maggu Chatti

Today we will begin our descent from Panwali Kantha to Maggu Chatti. From Panwali Kantha to Maggu Chatti, the trail is full of ascents and descents, mostly being descent. The trek today is 13 km long and since we are going downhill it takes about 6 hrs to reach Maggu Chatti.  Along your way, you will spot shepherd huts and cattle grazing in the grasslands with the beautiful mountain ranges in the backdrop. From Maggu Chatti to Trijuginarayan, you will also pass through alpine forests where you can spot many varieties of Himalayan flora and fauna as well as a couple of waterfalls, where you can fill your water bottles and relinquish your thirst. As you descend from Panwali Kantha towards Maggu Chatti, the mountain views slowly start receding. 2 km into the trek and you will come across some Gujjar shelters, and further on you can spot the Bhilganga valley in the north-east direction. Trudge along the meadows along the knife-edge of the ridge and after a couple of switchbacks, you will arrive at the Maggu Chatti campsite. This is the last night of your camping in the mountains, so enjoy the experience before you head down to Trijuginarayan tomorrow.

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Maggu Chatti to Trijuginarayan And Drive To Rishikesh

Maggu Chatti to Trijuginarayan is a downhill climb. It takes about 4 hrs and the trek distance is 7 km approximately. It is a forested trail with clearings in between from Maggu Chatti all the way to Trijuginarayan. There are also some water sources along the way from where you can fill your water bottles. A little into the trek and you will come across a water source, keep walking and you will come across a bridge about 2 km into the trek, you can get a beautiful bird’s eye view of the valley below. Further, into the trail, you will come across a big waterfall, this is yet another water source to replenish your water bottles. Soon you will walk into a forested path and if it is spring or summer, the forested patch will be blazing with the crimson Rhododendron blooms. It is a gradual downwards climb through thick woods and soon you will come across a clearing in the forests, allowing you to enjoy the view of Trijuginarayan Village. There’s another stream running here in the clearing, your third water source for the day. Continue steadily on and you will come across a water tank, followed by a walled playground, you are now in Trijuginarayan village, continue on the trail and you will enter the temple premises. Located in the Rudraprayag district, Trijuginarayan is an ancient temple. Legends say that this is the temple where Lord Shiva and Parvati got married. Spend some time in the temple, pay your regards and we will head back to Rishikesh along a scenic route. You can expect to reach Rishikesh by evening.

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Day-1: Rishikesh To Guttu
  • Drive distance: 200 km | Duration: 5 hrs.
  • Altitude (Guttu): 1,500m/4,900ft.
  • Pickup: Rishikesh, TTH Head office, Tapovan.
  • Tata Sumo/ Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle will be provided for transportation.
  • En route, you will see Tehri Dam, the highest dam in India.
  • Stay in guesthouse.
Day-2: Guttu To Pobhagi
  • Altitude: 2,900 m/9,500ft.
  • Trek Distance: 11 km | Duration: 5 - 6 hrs.
  • Witness the gorgeous Rhododendrons bloom in Buransh Forest.
  • Stay in tents (twin-sharing).
Day-3: Pobhagi To Panwali Kantha via Dyuili Top
  • Altitude: Panwali Kantha 3,300 m/10,800ft | Dyuili Top 3,700m/12,150ft.
  • Trek Distance: 9 km | Duration: 5 hrs.
  • Peaks spotted: Nanda Devi (7,816 m), Gangotri (6,856 m), Trishul (7,120 m), Kamet (7,756 m), Chaukhamba (7,138 m), Kedarnath (6,940 m). and Kedar Dome (6,940 m).
  • Watch a beautiful sunset from Panwali Kantha..
  • Stay in tents (twin-sharing).
Day-4: Panwali Kantha To Maggu Chatti
  • Altitude: 2,900 m/9,500ft.
  • Trek distance: 13 km | Duration: 6 hr.
  • Trail comprises of ascents and descents.
  • Water sources on the way.
  • Walkthrough forested trail sections.
  • Stay in tents (twin-sharing).
Day-5: Maggu Chatti to Trijuginarayan And Drive To Rishikesh
  • Altitude (Trijuginarayan): 2,000 m/6,550ft.
  • Trek Distance: 7 km | Duration: 4 hr.
  • Drive Distance: 230 km | Duration: 7 hrs.
  • Water sources on the way.
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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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How To Reach

It is essential for everyone to arrive at Rishikesh (06:00 am)

Pick-up Location - Tapovan, Laxmanjhula, Landmark -Nainital Bank opposite Shiv Vilas Hotel

Once you have reached Rishikesh, 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 Rishikesh - First, you can arrive at Delhi, Dehradun airport or Chandigarh. The journey from these locations to Rishikesh is explained below.

1. Take overnight train/bus to Rishikesh.

2. Take overnight train/bus to Haridwar and drive to Rishikesh (25km | 35 min drive with normal traffic).

3. Take overnight train/bus to Dehradun and drive to Rishikesh (50km | 1hr 20min drive with normal traffic).

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 Rishikesh at least by 05:30 am.

4.  Board a flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) (21 km, 30 min). If you're arriving by air, then come one day in advance.

The designated drop-off point is Tapovan, Rishikesh.

Reach in Rishikesh by 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Please consider planning your subsequent travel arrangements after 10:00 pm.

Note - In July and August month always have a buffer day in your Itinerary due to Monsoon.

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

If you prefer to travel independently to Base camp and don't want to take TTH's pick-up service, you can either take a government bus or book a private cab from Rishikesh. Your trek coordinator will provide guidance on how to arrange for the bus or cab booking.

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 houses in Guttu (Day 1 as per the itinerary).
  • Camping while the trek (Twin sharing basis).

2. Meals (Veg + Egg):

  • Day 1 All meals (including tea, soup, snacks etc.)from Day 1 Dinner to day 5 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), Mattress, Utensils.
  • 3 men all season trekker tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dining tent, Toilet tent.
  • Camping stool, Walkie talkie.
  • Ropes, Helmet, Ice axe, Harness, Gaiters & Crampon (if required).

5. First aid:

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

6. Transportation (as per the itinerary):

  • Rishikesh to Guttu (Day 1 as per the itinerary).
  • Trijuginarayan to Rishikesh (Day 5 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, Upto the amount charged for Indian

10. Trek Completion Certificate.

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 or etc.

6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusion.

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

 1- Satellite phone/set phone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. 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. 

Special Offer

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and cannot complete it, or if you've successfully completed the trek and wish to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times at no additional cost.

Terms and conditions

  • This offer is non-transferable.
  • This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.
  • This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.
  • This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.
  • Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for transportation and trek permit costs.

To reserve a spot for a trek or adventure program, you can either utilize our online booking form or call us at the provided number. For your confirmation, a deposit must be wired, including the initial payment.

 

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 6 pairs
Woollen socks 1 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Micro spikes 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Panwali Kantha Trek 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.

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.

Panwali Kantha Trek is a 40 km long trek.

Panwali Kantha Trek is a moderate-grade trek.

The best time to do Panwali Kantha Trek is during Spring (mid-Feb to mid-Apr) and Autumn (Sep to mid-Nov).

The maximum altitude reached during the Panwali Kantha Trek is 10,800 ft.

During the Panwali Kantha Trek, you will stay in a guest house in the base camp, and on the slopes, you will be staying in tents (twin-sharing).

Here's a list of essential items to pack for the Panwali Kantha Trek:

1. Trekking shoes: A good pair of trekking shoes with a sturdy sole and ankle support is essential for the trek.

2. Backpack: A backpack with a capacity of 40-50 liters is suitable for carrying your essentials, including clothing, food, and water.

3. Warm clothing: The temperature at high altitudes can drop significantly, so it's important to carry warm clothing, including thermal layers, fleece jackets, and a down jacket.

4. Rain gear: The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, so it's important to carry a rain jacket and pants to stay dry.

5. Trekking pants: Lightweight, quick-drying pants that are comfortable to walk in are ideal for the trek.

6. Headlamp or flashlight: A headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries is necessary for navigating through dark trails and campsites.

7. Water bottle: A reusable water bottle with a capacity of at least 1 liter is necessary to stay hydrated during the trek.

8. Sunglasses and sunscreen: The sun's UV rays can be strong at high altitudes, so it's important to carry sunglasses and sunscreen with a high SPF.

9. Basic first aid kit: A basic first aid kit with essential items like band-aids, antiseptic cream, and pain relievers can come in handy in case of injuries.

10. Personal hygiene kit: Toiletries like wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and tissues can help you maintain personal hygiene during the trek.

At TTH, we provide wholesome and nutritious meals during the Panwali Kantha 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.

The trek to Panwali Kantha starts from Ghuttu village. Trek The Himalayas, will drive you from Rishikesh to Ghuttu, the base village for the trek.