Choose Trek

Customise Trek

Suggest me a trek

Rent a gear

Contact us

About us

Volunteer Program

Gallery

Blogs & Articles

Discounts & Offers

Login

trek_name ?>
No departure found. Contact Us

Max Altitude

19,086 FT

Grade

Difficult

Duration

13 Days

Trekking KM.

50 KM

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

38,000 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Dehradun to Dehradun | included transport
  • Rs 36,600 Trek Cost & Rs 1,400 Transportation (All included in the cost)

Help & Support

Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail TypeRound trail. Peak Summit
  • Rail HeadDehradun is the nearest rail head to the base camp
  • AirportJolly grant airport Dehradun
  • Base CampGangotri
  • Best Season
    • Summer Treks (Mid Apr - Jun)
    • Autumn Treks (Sep - Mid Nov)
  • SnowRound th year
  • Services fromDehradun to Dehradun | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayCamping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse


  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Duration - 13 Days
  • Grade - Difficult
  • Max Altitude - 19086 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 50 Kms.

Mt. Rudugaira is located in the Rudu Valley of the Garhwal Himalayas. The Rudu Valley is known for its mesmerizing views of Gangotri peaks. It is also an entry point towards Gangotri massif and Audens Col.

Rudugaira Peak is considered a safe and easy peak. It is best for those who are starting in the Mountaineering field. Also, for trekkers who wish to raise their bar of climbing. With an easy approach, less height is a perfect mountain to gain experience.

The expedition starts from none other than the popular pilgrim destination Gangotri. From Gangotri, the trail slowly rises through dense forests, meadows, and the gushing Bhagirathi River.

The campsites are placed strategically on huge grasslands adorned by big mountains. The trail is such that it goes through variations every day. By the time you start the summit attempt, you have already crossed meadows, moraine, landslides, ridges, streams, etc.

This expedition introduces the concept of load ferry. In which the team shifts all the gear to the summit camp a day before and stats back at the base camp only. Therefore, it prepares one for big mountaineering expeditions. This method of load ferry is primarily for acclimatization.

The summit attempt is a walk through heaven. While it shows scary crevasses of Gangotri Peak but the sight of the first sun rays falling on the Gangotri massif is stupendous. The rest of the climb also keeps adding surprises. Although, the trail also plays with you by showing false summits 3 times. Despite all that the moment when you arrive at the zenith, it is being on the top of the world. Along with the Gangotri sisters, Shrikanth, Shivling, and Bhagirathi sisters cheer you.

Who can participate

    • Age; 15 years.
    • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 4,000m/13,100ft.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.

     

    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 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, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Hypertension etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
    • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

     

    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you 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 Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.

     

    Note

    • 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.
    • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents)    Click here

Itinerary

Day 1 : Dehradun to Gangotri
    • Altitude: 3,100m/10,200ft (Gangotri).
    • Pick up time 06.00 am at the parking of Dehradun railway station.
    • Drive 240 km, 8-9 hours from Dehradun.
    • Breakfast and lunch on the way (not included in the cost)
    • After Uttarkashi keep a warm jacket handy.
    • Local Market and network is available.
    • Full functioning AMT at Uttarkashi.
    • Gangotri is one of Char Dhams of Uttarakhand.
    • Dinner at guest house (included in the cost)
    • Stay in Guest House (double or triple sharing).

Get super excited to start your trek journey. The trek starts from Gangotri the most religious place of India. It is also one of the Char Dharmas. Before reaching here, you will pass Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi is located on river Bhagirathi and also hosts NIM Mountaineering Institute. The drive is long and goes through twists and turns of the Himalayan roads passing through forests and many religious temples.



Gangotri is extremely crowded in March and April due to Char Dhaam yatra. However, it is a beautiful place located on the banks of river Bhagirathi. Once you arrive here, take rest in your hotels. Save the exploration energy for the next day.

Day 2 : Rest and acclimatisation at Gangotri
    • After breakfast visit Pandav gufa, Gauri and Surya kund.
    • Post lunch can visit Gangotri temple or go for shopping.
    • Lunch at guest house.
    • Stay in Guest House.

Wake up in the lap of the religious hub. Today you can roam everywhere and fulfill your exploratory desires. Try to visit Surya Kund, Gauri Kund, Pandav Gufa, etc, all the temples around. Try to connect with the locals and pilgrims and other tourists. Make sure you do not strain your body because it is an acclimatization day and let your body adjust to the height.

Day 3 : Gangotri to Nala Camp
    • Altitude: 3,750m/12,300ft (Nala Camp).
    • Trek: 8km, 6-7 hours.
    • Altitude gain: 650m/2,100ft.
    • Moderate walk with steep ascent.
    • Walk along with the river.
    • Initial trail is with Bhagirathi River and with Rudugaira River.
    • After 2 hours of trek cross the river over a log bridge.
    • Walk in the forest of Pine, Cedar, Rhododendrons and Birch trees.
    • Cross Bhoj Kharak camp (camp for Rudugaira peak).
    • Can see Gangotri III and Jogin II just before the campsite.
    • Packed lunch on the way.
    • Stay in tent (Twin sharing)

Get started towards Nala Camp for your exciting first trek day. The trail is long for 8-9 hours. You start by walking towards the valley. Throughout the trail is side by side Bhagirathi river. Keep walking for another 2 km until you come across a log bridge. Then take a right and enter to Rudragaira valley. This valley is of prime importance in Mountaineering as it shows Audens Col, Gangotri massif, etc. Enjoy the dense forest cover of Pine, Cedar trees around you. Enjoy the dense forest cover of Pine, Cedar trees around you.



The route now starts ascending. Be cautious while you cross the rockfall zone. You will come across Bhoj Kharak campsite also. Observe that the more you climb up the forest cover becomes sparse. To your surprise you will then be welcomed by big grasslands blossomed with bright flowers. Yes, this amazing meadows is your stay for tonight. From the campsite first sight of Gangotri III and Jogin II can be seen.

Day 4 : Nala Camp to Rudugaira Base Camp
    • Altitude: 4,350m/14,300ft (Rudugaira Base Camp)
    • Trek: 7km, 7-8 hours.  
    • Altitude gain: 600m/2,000ft.
    • Steep and strenuous climb all the way.
    • Views of Rudragaira peak, Jogin peak and Auden Col pass.
    • Cross a stream and landslide area.
    • Less water sources on the way.
    • Packed lunch for the day.
    • Stay in tent.

Today will be a short compared to yesterday but will be strenuous. The entire route is uphill with a steep climb. Plus there will be enough stream crossing. There will not be any water sources on the way. Make sure you carry more than 2 liters of water. Just keep walking along the river in the valley. There are risky patches while passing the landslide area. Therefore, walk carefully.



After you get past that you may find a few snow patches. And the trail gets even steeper. Today you will see the first stunning sights of Rudragaira peak, Jogin peak, and Auden Col pass. It will be exciting to see the summit. After a tiring day rest in your tents.

Day 5 : Rest and Acclimatization
    • An acclimatization day at this height is mandatory.
    • Explore and enjoy campsite surrounded by peaks.
    • Can climb a ridge towards Rudragaira peak.
    • Hot lunch at campsite.
    • Stay in tent

After two wonderful days, it is now time to chill. Since you have gained the height of 14300 feet it is important to rest and get acclimatized. You can trudge nearby the campsite. Go for acclimatization walks. But try to remain out of the tents for the whole time. So, that your body will get used to the height.

Day 6 : Load ferry to Summit Camp and back
    • Altitude: 5,000m/16,400ft (Summit camp)
    • Trek: 10km both way ; 8-9 hours
    • Altitude gain: 650m/2,100ft.
    • Initial way is through the meadow after that mixture of meadow, rocky, and moraine.
    • Campsite is on the small flat grassy ground.
    • Load ferry will help participants to be better acclimatized for day 7.
    • Carry enough water.
    • Views: Gangotri peaks I, II, and III, Srikantha, and the trail towards Auden’s Col.
    • Packed lunch for the day.
    • Stay in tent (Rudugaira Base Camp)

This day is reserved for load ferry, where the team shifts its gear and equipment to the summit camp and comes back for the night. This is the typical work high, sleep low technique of mountaineering. This helps with acclimatization for the summit attempt. You will be carrying packed lunch today.



Start by walking through meadows then move left towards moraines. Keep walking for 30 minutes and arrive arrives. Many use this a camp as high camp to reduce the summit camp distance.



The route henceforth is tough. It takes about 4 hours to reach the summit camp from here. The trail is blend of rocks and meadow type terrain. The path is also gradual climb. As you rise higher you rise up to the huge peaks of Gangotri, Sh, ikantha etc. These peaks come to visibility. You can also see the path leaAudenso Audens col.



Soon you will reach flat ground. That is the place of summit camp. The place is a stunning location with all the beauty of high peaks decored around. Load the gear in the camps and start descending to the Rudragaira base camp.

Day 7 : Rudugaira Camp to Summit Camp
    • Altitude: 5,000m/16,400ft (Summit camp)
    • Trek: 5km, 4-5 hours.
    • Altitude gain: 650m/2,100ft.
    • Final briefing and discussion for the Summit attempt.
    • Cross-checking of all equipment.
    • Stay in tent.

Wake up early and get ready to climb the same route as yesterday. Today ybe staying at the summit camp following which will be the summit day.



Follow the exact same trail. Cross the moraines, meadows and rocky patches. Once you reach at the summit camp, re-check all your gear. The team will brief you about the summit attempt. Get full and sleep well. Finally the summit night comes.

Day 8 : Summit attempt and back to Summit Camp
    • Altitude: 5,819m/19,086ft (Rudugaira Summit)
    • Altitude gain: 819m/2,690ft.
    • Duration: 4-6 hours to Summit.
    • Start early in the morning in between 3-4 am.
    • Terrain is mixed of Rock and snow.
    • Steep ascent and average incline is about 50-60 degrees.
    • Mt Rudugaira has three false summits before the actual summit.
    • In any season snow will be there.
    • Have to fallow the main ridge for the Summit.
    • Can see the crevasse lies below Gangotri I peak.
    • Carry enough energy bar, water (Expedition Leader will brief you).
    • Views: Gangotri peaks I, II and III, Bhagirathi peak I, II and III, Srikantha, Sudarshan, Shivling and many more peaks.
    • Stay in tent.

The most awaited day starts quite early at 3-4 am. Get dressed in your gear for the summit push. Most of the climb is steep of 60 degrees inclined. First you cross moraine area and rocky patches. In fact throughout the route it will be rocky but there will enough h snow covered sections.



We start by moving towards left going to a ridge. This ridge will take you enough close to the summit. Even while walking try to look around. You can see the crevasse se area of Gangotri I peak. As the sun comes up, orangish-yellow hue behind the Gangotri form a mind-blowing sight. Something that will stay with you forever.



You may not know Rudragaira has 3 false summits. Hence, it is disappointing at times. There is a large hump which gives a feeling of being arrived at the summit. Another important thing of this peak is that the summit cannot be seen throughout the route or summit camp. Only when one arrives quite closer to the top it will be seen. After the ridge, we take a right and follow a central line to the top.



After almost 5 hours of climb, you will finally be that the summit. The view from the summit is out of the world. The Gangotri peaks stand even close now and celebrate our success with us. You can also get clear sights of Bhagirathi peaks, Sudarshan, Shivling and other peaks. Spend quality time at the top then get ready to climb down.



Follow the same route. In another 3-4 hours, you will reach back to the summit camp. You will definitely have a peaceful sleep.

Day 9 : Summit Camp to Rudugaira Base Camp
    • Altitude: 4,350m/14,300ft (Rudugaira Base Camp)           
    • Trek: 4km, 2-4 hours.
    • Altitude loss: Altitude gain: 650m/2,100ft.
    • Return all the equipment given by TTH for the summit.
    • Hot lunch at campsite.
    • Stay in tent.

Begin your return journey after a memorable expedition. Retrace your steps. Look back the at your summit route. Today will be a short day and fast descend to Rudragaira base camp. Enjoy your stay in the tents.

Day 10 : Rudugaira Base Camp to Gangotri
    • Altitude: 3,100m/10,200ft (Gangotri).
    • Trek: 15km, 9-11 hours.
    • Altitude Loss: 1,250m/4,100ft.
    • Hot lunch on the way.
    • Stay in guest house.

Begin your return journey after a memorable expedition. Retrace your steps. Cross the landslide areas, huge meadows, small streams and steep descend. The path is 15 km long. Enjoy and try re-scan all the wonderful beauty to cherish for a lifetime.



After a long day rest in the guest house.

Day 11 : Gangotri to Dehradun
    • 240km, 8-10hours drive.
    • You will be dropped at Dehradun station in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle.
    • Drop to Dehradun is included in the cost.
    • Breakfast and lunch on the way (not included in the cost).
    • Driving time to Dehradun may increase due to heavy traffic. Make your further travel plan from Dehradun after 8:00 pm.

And today is the last day of the trek. Board the vehicle taking you back to Dehradun. You will reach Dehradun til8 pmpm. So, make your further travel plans accordingly. Sagoodbyeye to all and promise to come back again.

Day 12 : Buffer Day
    • Buffer day will be used if unable to summit due to any unforeseen circumstances.
    • Opting for a buffer day will be a team decision, not an individual.
    • Keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
    • Buffer day is not included in the cost.
    • Rs XXXX has to pay, per day and person.
    • If buffer day is not used in the Expedition then it can be used to explore Rishikesh/Haridwar/ Mussoorie.
    • Rishikesh is known for White water Rafting capital of India, Bungee jumping, Yoga, Ayurvedic Massage, Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Parmarth aarti, and Big ashrams.
    • Haridwar is known for its Pilgrimage, Numerous temples, Har Ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti, Jungle safari in Rajaji National Park, Ayurvedic medicines, and herbal remedies.
    • Mussoorie is known for Mall Road, Shopping, Kempty Falls, Municipal Garden, and Sir George Everest house. Buffer day will be used if unable to summit due to any unforeseen circumstances.
    • Opting for a buffer day will be a team decision, not an individual.
    • Keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
    • Buffer day is not included in the cost.
    • Rs XXXX has to pay, per day and person.
    • If buffer day is not used in the Expedition then it can be used to explore Rishikesh/Haridwar/ Mussoorie.
    • Rishikesh is known for White water Rafting capital of India, Bungee jumping, Yoga, Ayurvedic Massage, Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Parmarth aarti, and Big ashrams.
    • Haridwar is known for its Pilgrimage, Numerous temples, Har Ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti, Jungle safari in Rajaji National Park, Ayurvedic medicines, and herbal remedies.
    • Mussoorie is known for Mall Road, Shopping, Kempty Falls, Municipal Garden, and Sir George Everest house.

     

    Note:-

    • Distance, Altitude, and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off.
    • Keep the original and copy of ID proof handy.

Every expedition plan has a buffer day. This day is used in case of unfavorable conditions when the summit was not possible as per the pre-planned itinerary. To increase the chances of the summit, these 2 days are added. If due to any situation summit was possible then we can wait at the summit camp for 1 or 2 days to try summiting the peak.

 

Using the buffer day will be a team decision. Please note that the cost of the buffer day is not included in the trek cost. In case the team decides to use the buffer day the said cost must be paid. Make sure to already discuss the buffer costs with your team. If everything goes as planned and buffer days are never used then you can utilize them to travel around in Rishikesh, Haridwar, Mussoorie, or whatever suits you. Please remember to plan your travel dates considering the buffer days. Following are some of the activities you can do on the buffer days:

           • Rishikesh is known for being the r White water Rafting capital of India, Bungee jumping, Yoga, Ayurvedic Massage, Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Parmarth aarti, and Big ashrams.


           • Haridwar is known for its Pilgrimage, Numerous temples, Har Ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti, Jungle safari in Rajaji National Park, Ayurvedic medicines, and herbal remedies.


            • Mussoorie is known for Mall Road, Shopping, Kempty Falls, Municipal Garden, and Sir George Everests house.

Day 13 : Buffer day
    • Buffer day will be used if unable to summit due to any unforeseen circumstances.
    • Opting for a buffer day will be a team decision, not an individual.
    • Keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
    • Buffer day is not included in the cost.
    • Rs XXXX has to pay, per day and person.
    • If buffer day is not used in the Expedition then it can be used to explore Rishikesh/Haridwar/ Mussoorie.
    • Rishikesh is known for White water Rafting capital of India, Bungee jumping, Yoga, Ayurvedic Massage, Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Parmarth aarti, and Big ashrams.
    • Haridwar is known for its Pilgrimage, Numerous temples, Har Ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti, Jungle safari in Rajaji National Park, Ayurvedic medicines, and herbal remedies.
    • Mussoorie is known for Mall Road, Shopping, Kempty Falls, Municipal Garden, and Sir George Everest house.

     

    Note:-

    • Distance, Altitude, and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off.
    • Keep the original and copy of ID proof handy.

Every expedition plan has a buffer day. This day is used in case of unfavorable conditions when the summit was not possible as per the pre-planned itinerary. To increase the chances of the summit, these 2 days are added. If due to any situation summit was possible then we can wait at the summit camp for 1 or 2 days to try summiting the peak.

 

Using the buffer day will be a team decision. Please note that the cost of the buffer day is not included in the trek cost. In case the team decides to use the buffer day the said cost must be paid. Make sure to already discuss the buffer costs with your team. If everything goes as planned and buffer days are never used then you can utilize them to travel around in Rishikesh, Haridwar, Mussoorie, or whatever suits you. Please remember to plan your travel dates considering the buffer days. Following are some of the activities you can do on the buffer days:

           • Rishikesh is known for being the r White water Rafting capital of India, Bungee jumping, Yoga, Ayurvedic Massage, Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Parmarth aarti, and Big ashrams.

            • Haridwar is known for its Pilgrimage, Numerous temples, Har Ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti, Jungle safari in Rajaji National Park, Ayurvedic medicines, and herbal remedies.

            • Mussoorie is known for Mall Road, Shopping, Kempty Falls, Municipal Garden, and Sir George Everests house.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

First of all everyone has to reach Dehradun, after that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.

Our pick-up location is Dehradun Railway Station at 06:00 AM

The distance from Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT) to Railway Station is 6 km, without traffic it will take 15 minutes.

 

Options to reach Dehradun

1.  Take an overnight train/bust to Dehradun, and then take a cab to the pickup point.

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 Dehradun at least by 05:30 am positively.

2.  Take flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) (25 km, 50 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.

Trekkers will be dropped at Dehradun Railway station by 06:00 PM, for onward journey from Dehradun it is advised to make arrangements after 08:00 PM.

The distance from Railway Station to Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT)  is 6 km, it will take approx 25 minutes.

Cost Terms

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

1. Accommodation: (as per the itinerary).
• Guest houses on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 10 (twin/triple sharing basis).
• Camping during the trek (Day3 to Day 9).

2. Meals (Veg + Egg):
• All meals Gangotri to Gangotri
• Day 1 Dinner to Day 10 Dinner.

3. Trek equipments:
• Sleeping bag, Mattress, Utensils.
• Trekkers tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dinning tent, Toilet tent, Ropes, Micro spike.

4. First aid:
• Medical kits.
• Stretcher.
• Oxygen cylinder.

5. Support:
• 1 Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader.
• Guide (Number of guides depend on the group size).
• 1 High Altitude chef.
• Support staff.

6. Transportation: (as per the itinerary)
• Dehradun Railway station to Gangotri (Day 1).
• Gangotri to Dehradun Railway station (Day 11).

7. All necessary permits and entry fees, Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals.
8. Porters to carry the central luggage.
9. Services from Dehradun railway station and return.

1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Insurance.
3. Food during the transit.
4. Any kind of emergency evacuation charge, hospitalization fee or etc.
5. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

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

1- Satellite phone/setphone - 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

Insurance is mandatory and can be obtained through TTH or other providers. Non-Indian rates are slightly higher, trek coordinator will share the balance payment link after booking. If you choose not to book through us, we will refund your insurance fee; email us immediately after booking for the refund.

 

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 6,300/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance.
INR 6,500/- if you inform us after reaching Base Camp.
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kg. 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 [email protected]  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

 

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 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:

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.

Map

  • Photos
  • Videos



Reviews

Gallery

  • Photos
  • Videos

Similar Treks

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rudragaira Peak Expedition?

The Rudugaira Peak Trek Expedition is a challenging and rewarding journey that takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes of the Indian Himalayas. The trek is named after the majestic Rudugaira Peak, which stands tall at 19,086 feet and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The highlight of the trek is the climb to the summit of Rudugaira Peak, which requires technical skills and offers a sense of accomplishment like no other. The Rudugaira Peak Trek Expedition is a must-do for any avid trekker seeking a challenging and memorable trekking experience.

What is the duration of the Rudragaira Peak Expedition?

Rudragaira Peak Expedition is a 13-day long trek.

What is the difficulty level of the Rudragaira Peak Expedition?

Rudragaira Peak Expedition is a difficult grade trek.

Do I need any prior mountaineering experience to undertake the Rudragaira Peak Expedition?

Yes, the Rudugaira Peak Expedition is a challenging high-altitude trek that requires prior mountaineering experience. The trek involves climbing steep and technical terrain, including snow and ice-covered slopes, and requires the use of technical equipment such as ropes, crampons, and ice axes. It is recommended that trekkers have prior experience in using this equipment and have completed at least one high-altitude trek before attempting the Rudugaira Peak Expedition. Additionally, trekkers should have a good level of physical fitness and be prepared to deal with the challenges of high altitude, including acclimatization, altitude sickness, and cold temperatures. It is important to go on this expedition with a reputable trekking company that provides experienced guides and support staff who can assist with technical aspects and ensure your safety throughout the journey.

What is the best time to undertake the Rudragaira Peak Expedition?

The best time to undertake the Rudugaira Peak Trek Expedition is during summer (mid-Apr to Jun) and autumn (Sep to mid-Nov).

What is included in the Rudragaira Peak Expedition package?

As per our Rudugaira Peak Expedition Package, the inclusions are:
1. Accommodation (as per the itinerary)
2. Meals (veg + egg). All meals from Gangotri to Gangotri.
3. Trek equipment sleeping bag, mattress, utensils, trekking tent (twin-sharing), kitchen and dining tent, ropes, microspikes.
4. First-aid: medical kits, stretcher, oxygen cylinder.
5. Support: 1 mountaineering-qualified and professional trek leader, guide (number of guides depending on the group size), 1 high-altitude chef, support staff.
6. Transportation: (as per itinerary). Dehradun to Gangotri and Gangotri to Dehradun.
7. All necessary permits, and entry fees (up to the amount charged for Indian nationals).
8. Porters to carry the central luggage.
9. Services from Dehradun Railway Station and return.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring for the Rudragaira Peak Expedition?

The Rudugaira Peak Expedition is a technical trek that involves climbing on snow and ice-covered terrain, so it is important to have the right equipment to ensure safety and comfort during the journey.

Here are some of the essential items that you should bring for the Rudugaira Peak Expedition:

Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy, waterproof boots with good ankle support and crampon compatibility are a must.

Crampons: Essential for traction on snow and ice-covered terrain.

Ice Axe: Used for stability and balance while climbing.

Climbing Harness: Used to attach yourself to the rope and provide additional support while climbing.

Rope: A dynamic rope that can handle the weight of the climber and any equipment being carried.

Helmet: To protect the head from falling rocks and other debris.

Warm Clothing: This includes a warm down jacket, thermal inner layers, and waterproof outer layers.

Sleeping Bag: A good quality sleeping bag that can handle sub-zero temperatures.

Backpack: A durable backpack to carry your equipment and personal items.

Sunglasses: To protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and snow glare.

Gloves: Waterproof and warm gloves that provide dexterity and grip.

Headlamp: A powerful headlamp with extra batteries for use during early morning starts or late night hikes.

How do I prepare for the Rudragaira Peak Expedition?

Preparing for the Rudugaira Peak Expedition requires a combination of physical training, mental preparation, and proper gear.

Here are some tips on how to prepare for this challenging trek:

1. Cardiovascular training: The Rudugaira Peak Expedition involves trekking at high altitudes and climbing steep terrain, so it is important to focus on cardiovascular training to build endurance. Activities such as running, cycling, and hiking are great ways to prepare.

2. Strength training: Building strength in your core, legs, and upper body will help you tackle the steep and technical terrain. Focus on exercises such as squats, lunges, push-ups, and pull-ups.

3. Acclimatization: The Rudugaira Peak Expedition involves trekking at high altitudes, which can cause altitude sickness. It is important to acclimatize properly by spending a few days at high altitude before attempting the trek.

4. Mental preparation: Trekking at high altitudes can be mentally challenging, so it is important to prepare your mind for the journey. Focus on staying positive, setting achievable goals, and staying motivated.

5. Proper gear: Having the right gear is essential for a successful trek. Make sure you have all the necessary equipment and that it fits properly.

6. Consult with a doctor: It is recommended to consult with a doctor before embarking on the Rudugaira Peak Expedition, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

7. Hire a reputable trekking company: It is important to go on this expedition with a reputable trekking company that provides experienced guides and support staff who can assist with technical aspects and ensure your safety throughout the journey.

How much does the Rudragaira Peak Expedition cost?

The Rudragaira Peak Trek Expedition costs 38,000 INR per person.

Is it safe to undertake the Rudragaira Peak Expedition?

The Rudugaira Peak Expedition is a challenging and high-altitude trek that requires proper preparation, experience, and the right equipment. However, with the help of an experienced and reputable trekking company, the Rudugaira Peak Expedition can be a safe and enjoyable experience. It is important to note that trekking in the Himalayas involves some inherent risks, including weather changes, steep terrain, and altitude sickness. It is crucial to follow the guidelines provided by your trekking company, including acclimatization schedules, safety protocols, and weather updates.

What is the altitude of Rudragaira Peak Expedition?

The altitude of Rudragaira Peak Expedition is 19,086 ft.

Are there any permit requirements for climbing Rudragaira Peak Expedition?

To undertake the Rudragaira Peak Trek Expedition, several permits are required as it is located in a protected area. The permits include Uttarakhand Forest Department Permit, Gangotri National Park Permit, Swargarohini Forest Permit. When youtrek with us, Trek The Himalayas obtains all the necessary permit for you.

Book NowDates