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Region

Uttarakhand | India

Ranthan Kharak Trek Duration

Duration

7 Days

Ranthan Kharak Trek altitude

Max Altitude

12887 Ft.

Ranthan Kharak Trek distance

Trekking Km

35 KM

Ranthan Kharak Trek grade

Grade

Moderate

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Overview

Trek Name: Ranthan Kharak Trek

Days: 7

Adventure Type: Trekking

Base Camp: Kathgodam

Season:Summer | Autumn |

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

Country: India

Altitude: 12887 Ft.

Grade: Moderate

Rail Head: Kathgodam

Stay: Camping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse

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

Location: Uttarakhand

Distance: 35 Km.

Trail Type: One way trail | Camping in various locations, starting and ending at the different point.

AirPort: Kathgodam

Highlights:

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

Why Ranthan Kharak is a Must-Do Trek?

While most of the popular trekking destinations in Uttarakhand fall in the Garhwal region, the Kumaon region too has stunning mountainscapes and greenery that will take your heart away. Kumaon remains a largely unexplored part of Uttarakhand and we want you to truly experience its beauty.

The Ranthan Kharak Trek in Kumaon is one such offbeat trek that showcases the vivid natural beauty of the region.

Kumaon, known for its greenery, undulating meadows, and vast Kharaks (clearings) is a treat to the senses and the Ranthan Kharak trek truly portrays the region’s essence. Along the trek, you get to see many beautiful mountain ranges like Nanda Devi and Nanda Devi East, Nanda Kot, Mt. Mrigthuni, Mt. Dangthal, and the Panchachuli Range with its five majestic peaks.

Apart from mountain views, the trek takes you through some of the most dense forests of Kumaon and it’s a great opportunity to witness the rich biodiversity of the region.

The trek is also popular for its clearings or ‘Kharak’ in the local language and we will camp in these beautiful clearings along our way. 

Ranthan Kharak 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
Drive from Kathgodam to Gogina

On Day 1, your pickup is scheduled from Kathgodam Railway Station. If you are reaching Gogina on your own it is advised to start early in the morning as Gogina is quite far away from Kathgodam. It’s a beautiful drive from Kathgodam to Gogina and takes about 10 to 11 hours. En route, you will cross the renowned cantonment town of Almora as well as the picturesque Binsar. The stretch from Kangar to Bageshwar is extremely scenic. The entire road stretch is covered with tall pine trees. About six hours into the journey, we will reach Bageshwar, another prominent location in Kumaon and the last major town along your way. The route then diverts towards Badadi crossing the village of Same, the Saryu River remains at your side. Finally, you will arrive in Gogina towards the evening. It’s a charming mountain village with a few settlements and only 2 or 3 homestays. You can take leisurely walks along the village lanes. At night, we will stay in a local homestay.

Trek from Gogina to Namik

The trek starts from Gogina village and you will cross the lanes of the village for a few kilometres until you arrive at a small bridge crossing post where the mud trail will begin to descend sharply. It is easy to get lost here and venture into another village so follow your trek leader's instructions carefully. The trail here is a mixture of loose rocks and mud so you have to be really cautious while advancing. You will also cross a few sections through big rocks before climbing onto a ledge. On your left are cliffs rising up and on your right, you will see the first sight of Ramganga River, down in the gorge below. The descent keeps getting steeper until you reach the river. There’s a big metal suspension bridge that will take you across the river. Crossing the bridge, the trail ascends sharply and within a couple of hours, you will arrive at the Namik village. The trail is cut in a zig-zag manner across the slopes of the mountain and your physical strength will be tested quite a bit today. You will see some cave-like structures on the slopes, this marks the last leg of your trek today. Don’t miss out on the views on the left, you get to see a bird’s eye view of the stunning valley below. Next, you will enter a forested section of Oak, maple, Deodar and dwarf bamboo trees locally known as ‘Ringaal’ Wild snake berries are a pretty common sight on the trek as well. They resemble strawberries a lot but do not make the mistake of eating them as most of these berries are not edible and can make you very sick. The first signs of Namik village can be seen after you cross the forest. You will cross a government school, a few houses and farmlands en route to your campsite. The campsite is approximately 1.5 km from the village. If you are trekking in Autumn, you will see the villagers sowing the crop while in Spring they harvest it. Watching the daily lives of the villagers in such a remote region is a very interesting thing. Their humble lifestyle fills you with a sense of wonder and humility. The campsite is located near the village temple. You can also chat with the locals along your way, they are very friendly and eager to share their stories with you. Crossing the temple, you will enter a big clearing, this is your Namik campsite. From here, you will get a nice view of the entire village and there’s also a water source nearby. Opposite your campsite, you can see another village, which goes by the name Keemu and on the right-hand side of the campsite, you can spot the Namik Glacier. The evening is free for you to explore the campsite and you can also engage in more friendly conversations with the locals. Rest well, tomorrow we will continue on our journey once again.

Trek from Namik to Bajimanian Kharak

Today, we will head towards a beautiful clearing called the Bajimanian Kharak or the Baji Kharak in short. The trail here is well-marked and a laid out stone trail passing through many forested sections and clearings in between. The first clearing comes as soon as 250 m into the walk and it has many huts in it. These are shepherd huts and depending on the time of the day, you will also see cattle grazing here. Crossing the clearing, we will enter into a forested section. The forest mainly comprises of Oak, Maple and Rhododendron trees and if you trek during spring then you will get to see Rhododendrons in full bloom. Trekking further, you arrive at a small diversion, where you take the path on the right. The route on the left is a shortcut from the Thal Kot Col that you will trek to tomorrow. This route is mainly used for evacuation purposes. After about 800 meters from the diversion,  you will come to a cement bridge with the Pauri Roli stream passing by. You can fill your water bottles here and take a break for a few minutes as well if you want. Post this, there’s a steep climb that will take you to the first Kharak along the trail, the Raj Gailgadi clearing. It's a beautiful clearing line by tall Oak trees and Rhododendrons. This Kharak is also a great location for birdwatchers. If you are lucky, you may spot many species of birds like Barbet, Verditor Flycatchers, Laughing Thrushes, and woodpeckers. You can hear the chirping of the birds as you walk through this clearing. You will come across some more shepherd huts a little further into the trail. There is one big Oak tree in the forest that the locals worship as Golu Devta and you may spot ribbons and strings attached to the tree. 1 km from here, you will arrive at the next big Kharak, the Parava Thor.

Crossing the clearing, you will again enter a forested section with a stream crossing in between and then you will again come across another clearing followed by stepping into the forests once more. Walking some more into the trail, you will arrive at the Parava Thor Kharak. The meadow is distributed into 3 layers and the last section of the clearing will be your campsite, the Baji Kharak. After walking for another half a kilometer you come to a concrete bridge and another 400 m takes you to the Bajimanian Kharak campsite. Towards the southwest from the main trail lies the Balchan Kund. You can take a stroll to the Kund in early evening. Arriving at the Kund, you can hear chirping sounds of birds and the last rays of the sun filtering through the trees. It’s a mesmerizing sight to witness. Monals and yellow martens can be spotted at this site. The locals consider this lake sacred and come here to worship. You will stay the night in tents in the Baji Kharak campsite.

Trek from Bajimanian Kharak to Chophu via Thal Tok

From the Bajimanian campsite, we take a turn towards the western side of the slope, it may appear as if you have taken a U-turn. Start with a gradual ascent through a stone trail. The path follows through clearings lined by dwarf Rhododendron trees. In spring, the trees are blooming with Rhodo flowers and you will notice that the colour of the Rhododendron changes from red towards pink as you keep gaining altitude. After about a kilometre into the trekking, you will arrive at a diversion with one path leading straight and one leading towards the left. We will take the path towards the left. The one that goes straight leads to Sursungri Khal which connects to the trail leading to Munsiyari. The left trail will lead you to a ledge and will be a little easy on the legs for some time. As you keep walking, the Thala Kharak clearing opens up in front of you and from here you can see a U-shaped depression, it’s the Thal Tok. You will need to take this col to reach Chophu campsite.

Walking for about one kilometre on the ledge, you will enter into the meadows, you will spot one concrete settlement before advancing further on the trail. After about half a kilometre of walking in the meadow, you begin to see big mountain slopes rising up on your right and steep trail, follow that. The vegetation that you can see here are small Juniper shrubs. The trail follows a series of switchbacks and after about 500 metres, you will enter Thal Tok. You may spot Himalayan Pikas here. From Thal Tok, it’s again a steep, zig-zag climb to the Chophu campsite. If you follow the trail carefully it will lead you to Chophu Top, however, our campsite is located below a shoulder and diverts a little from the main trail. There’s a water source near the campsite where you can fill your bottles. From the campsite, you have towering mountain views of Nanda Devi, Nandakot, Dangthal, Mrigthuni, Maiktoli and Tharkot in front of you and open views of the entire valley. Monals and mountain goats are also a common sight in the Chophu region.

Trek from Chophu to Parava Thor via Ranthan Top

Today's trek is expected to be long and challenging compared to the previous days. The trail takes you through a well-defined path to Ranthan Top, continuing towards Sudhamkhan and Nanda Kund. Get ready for a mix of ridges and ledges, and notice the change in textures and geographical patterns from the past few days.

We will have an early morning breakfast at the campsite and head out on our journey towards the summit. Follow the main trail and begin to ascend opening up beautiful mountain views. The trail gets steeper and after about 500 metres, you arrive at Chophu Top at 12,330 ft.  From Chophu Top, you will walk on a ridge until you reach Ranthan Top. The path again becomes steep and zig-zag as you move towards Ranthan Top. Once you reach the top, the mountain views that await you are simply extraordinary. On the left lies the majestic ranges of the Garhwal Himalayas while on the left lies the peaks of Kumaon Himalayas.

Explore the ridge, dipping towards a pass and then climbing up again. During summer, you might encounter snow sections in the shadowy North Face of the mountain. Exercise caution as snow-covered ledges can be challenging and risky. June is a safer time to reach Nanda Kund during this season. If trekking in autumn and the weather is favourable, you can consider going to Nanda Kund, which is 4-5 km away. Otherwise, take some time to reflect on your journey and plan your descent back to the meadows. Descend carefully to Thal Tok, following the same trail through the ridge and ledge. Be cautious while descending to avoid slipping. Trekking poles come in handy here for stability. Once at Thal Tok, marvel at the sections you've traversed so far. Cut across Thala Kharak meadow, entering the forest to reach Parava Thor, about 2.5 km from Thal Tok. Among the three clearings of Parva Thor, we will camp at the lower one, which has a water source just 200 meters away.

Trek from Parava Thor to Gogina

Today is the last day of trekking as we return to Gogina village. You will descend via the same trail that you climbed during your ascent. Crossing Namik village once again, you will arrive at Gogina.  Once again take a steep descent to the bridge over Ramganga, cross the bridge and take a steep ascent to Gogina. Spend the night in the serene setting of the village reminiscing your journey of these 6 days.

Drive from Gogina to Kathgodam

Bid adieu to the mountains, we will return back to Kathgodam today. Kathgodam is a long drive from Gogina, so we start as early as possible. You will reach Kathgodam by 8 PM from where you can plan your onwards journey.

Day-1: Drive from Kathgodam to Gogina
  • Drive Distance: 235 km.
  • Drive Duration: 10 to 11 hrs.
  • Altitude Kathgodam: 1,818 ft.
  • Altitude Gogina: 6,415 ft.
  • The most scenic section of the drive takes place from Kangar through a road surrounded by pine coverings.
  • Stay: In a homestay.
Day-2: Trek from Gogina to Namik
  • Trek distance: 5 km | Duration: 6 hrs approx.
  • Altitude: 7,390 ft.
  • Sharp descent to Ramganga River followed by a sharp ascent to Namik campsite.
  • Cross a suspension bridge to descend to the river.
  • Walk through forested patches.
  • Stay: in tents (twin-sharing).
Day-3: Trek from Namik to Bajimanian Kharak
  • Trek Distance: 4 km | Duration: 6 to 7 hrs.
  • Altitude: 9,690 ft.
  • Gradual ascend through forested sections and cross some Kharaks on the way.
  • Spend some time by the Balchan Kund.
  • Stay: in tents (twin-sharing).
Day-4: Trek from Bajimanian Kharak to Chophu via Thal Tok
  • Trek Distance: 9 km | Duration: 7 to 8 hrs.
  • Altitude: 11,720 ft.
  • Gradual ascent followed by a ledge walk, a meadow walk and moraine region at Thal Tok.
  • Stay: in tents (twin-sharing).
Day-5: Trek from Chophu to Parava Thor via Ranthan Top
  • Trek Distance: 2 km | Duration: 8 to 9 hrs.
  • Altitude Ranthan Top: 12,887 ft.
  • Altitude Parava Thor: 9,210 ft.
  • Stay: in tents (twin-sharing).
  • Cross rocky and bouldered section until you reach Ranthan Top.
Day-6: Trek from Parava Thor to Gogina
  • Trek Distance: 7 km | Duration: 5 to 6 hrs.
  • Altitude: 6,415 ft.
  • Stay: in a guesthouse.
Day-7: Drive from Gogina to Kathgodam
  • Drive Distance: 235 km | Duration: 10 to 11 hrs.
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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.

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Pick-Up Information

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

Options to Reach Kathgodam Railway Station (Haldwani)

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

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

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

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

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

Drop-Off Information

  • The designated drop-off point is Kathgodam railway station by 6:00pm.
  • Please consider planning your subsequent travel arrangements after 7:00 pm.
  • The distance from Kathgodam railway station to Haldwani is 6km, it will take approx 20 minutes.
  • TTH offers comfortable transportation through Tempo Traveler, Bolero, or equivalent vehicles. If you wish to upgrade your mode of transportation, please contact your trek coordinator for further assistance.
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Cost Terms

Inclusion

1. Accommodation (as per the itinerary):

  • Guest houses on Day 1 (twin/triple sharing basis).
  • Camping during the trek (Day2 to Day 6).

2.Meals (Veg + Egg):

  • All meals while trekking.
  • Day 2 Lunch to Day 7 Lunch.

3.Transportation (as per the itinerary):

  • Kathgodam to Gogina (Day 2).
  • Gogina to Kathgodam (Day 7).

4. Support:

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

5. 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(if required).
  • Climbing Boots, Gaiters & Crampon /micro spike (if required).

6. First aid:

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

7. Clock room service at base camp.
8. Mules/porters to carry the central luggage.
9. All necessary permits and entry fees, Upto the amount charged for Indian.
10.Services from Srinagar to Srinagar

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.

Kathgodam Accommodation: The stay at Kathgodam on the last day is not included in the trek fee. However we can assist you in booking a hotel or a houseboat for the same, please let us know at least 15 days in advance to the start of the trek. Intimation is by email only at info@trekthehimalayas.com

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

1- Satellite phone/set phone - It 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) -  It 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.

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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.
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Cancellation terms:

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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