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Sundardunga Glacier Trek

Sundardunga Glacier trek Sundardunga Glacier trek
Rs.12,300per person plus 5% GST

calendar9 Daysmountains13,448 ft.distance104Km


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Trek Highlights
  • Spring trail is full of Rhododendron blossoms.
  • It is most stunning and exotic Himalayan trek during winters.
  • The trek is tough during January and February.
  • It is the best trek if you want to avoid crowd.
  • Food is provided.
  • Camping and stay in comfortable tents.
  • Experienced leaders will guide you through this trek.
Inclusion/Exclusion
Inclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Permit & Camping Charges
  • Trekking Gears
  • Safety Equipment
  • Specialist Trek Leader/Team
Exclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Transport to and from the base camp
  • Anything separated from considerations
Short Itinerary

Day 1: Kathgodam to Loharkhet through Bageshwar

Day 2: Bageshwar to Kharkiya via Bharai and Loharakhet. Trek to Khati

Day 3: Khati to Jatoli

Day 4: Jatoli to Kathaliya

Day 5: Kathaliya to Kathaliya-Maiktoli Base Camp

Day 6: Kathaliya to Baluni Top

Day 7: Kathliya to Jatoli

Day 8: Jatoli to Kharkiya to Khati to Bageshwar

Day 9: Bageshwar To Kathgodam

You will be staying in a geust house at Lohajung. Accommodation on all other days will be in tents (2-3 per tent).

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Sundardunga Glacier Trek

Sunderdhunga Valley trek is smidgen vivacious when contrasted with Pindari and Kaphini. Sunder Dhunga is arranged toward the west of the Pindar valley. There are two ice sheets to be specific Maiktoli and Sukhram. This requesting climb offers you a great display. The trek at that point advances to town Khati. It is basic for both Pindari and Sunderdhunga. While Trekking, the summits endure an extraordinary sight of Tharkot (6100 m), Mrigthuni (6856 m), Maiktoil (6803 m) and Panwalidwar (6663 m) and Sundardunga Glacier trek package is worth taking.

Sunderdhunga valley trek, a neighbor of the more acclaimed Pindari and Kafni icy mass treks, is thought to be most excellent trek of the three. Sunderdhunga trek takes after waterway Sunderdhunga upstream from Khati until its source, clearing a path through thick backwoods home to numerous creatures; remote, nearly verging on extraordinary, towns; icy masses and immaculate elevated glades. Pressing more assortment in every kilometer than some other trek, Sunderdhunga is clearly a trek that offers large number of regular shows and Sundardunga Glacier trek best time is between April to November.

  • The impressive view of the Himalayas as you can see the Himalayan range from east to west.
  • There are a number of trekking routes to explore.
  • A perfect place to capture the breathtaking view of the stretching sky with the field covered with white snow.
  • This trek is just opposite to the famous Roopkund trek, which is one of the most attractive factors.
  • The best place to trek and explore during the winters, is the month of December or January.


What makes this trek different?

Sunderdhunga Glacier is a delightful trek yet the prizes, we see, are too little in traverse of 6 days. On the off chance that you are not very beyond any doubt of completing a trek without anyone else, we have options you can attempt.


Trek Itinerary : Sundardunga Glacier Trek

Day 1 : Kathgodam to Loharkhet through Bageshwar

Early in the day touch base at Kathgodam and drive towards Bageshwar, Almora, Binsar. Bageshwar is the base for all treks towards Sunderdhunga, Pindari and Kafni district.

Day 2 : Bageshwar to Kharkiya via Bharai and Loharakhet. Trek to Khati

Time Taken : 5 Hrs

Today we will begin our journey from Bageshwar and move to our first via Bharai and Loharkhet, leaving just 5 kms to trek to Khati. Prior to the expansion of this course Loharkhet used to be the beginning stage of trekking for both Sunderdunga and Pindari area. Infact this stretched out course from Loharkhet to Kharkiya wipes out the need of tiring move to Dhakuri on the first day. The rest of the 5 km trails to Khati takes after a well laid out way through Rhododendron and Oak trees. While in transit to khati you will run over a few falls while strolling through the progress of Kuman slopes. One can have his first look at Khati Village from Dau. Khati is the last unmistakable town enroute to both Pindari and Sunderdunga

Day 3 : Khati to Jatoli

Altitude : 8,036 ft.

Arranged at 7216 ft, Khati is the last real town which bifurcates the courses to Sunderdhunga and Pindari and Kafni ice sheet. The town closes into the development site of a truly necessary PHC of this district. The trail additionally leads into thick backwoods thundering Pindar to your right side and further quelled in correlation Ghat Gad, a little tributary of Pindar, to your left side. Subsequent to intersection Pindar connect you get the primary perspective of the Sunderdhunga waterway additionally ascends into the thin valley. You can have your first coffee break at Ritang town which is 2 kms from Khati. While strolling with moderately simple inclination you will achieve Jatoli town subsequent to intersection a little stream

Day 4 : Jatoli to Kathaliya

Altitude : 10,600 ft.

Time Taken : 7-8 hrs

The trail gets additionally difficult from Jatoli, the landscape more rough and rises steeply from here. Subsequent to intersection the main scaffold the trail gets more extreme than previously and nearly on the midway the valley all of a sudden opens up with the primary clear perspective of PanwaliDwar and Maiktoli edges while crossing through the rock territory along the bank of the river. A shepherd hovel from the furthest side of the stream makes you agreeable to achieve Kathaliya. The place is encompassed by the edges of PanwaliDwar and Maiktoli. The conversion of two streams influencing SunderdhungaTo gad is a stunning site and an ideal place to get some all around earned rest.

Day 5 : Kathaliya to Kathaliya-Maiktoli Base Camp

Altitude : 12,628 ft.

You need to begin the morning while at the same time trekking down to the waterway side and need to traverse enormous bolders. Maiktoli will be to your left side and you can have a reasonable perspective of Baluni Top. The trail is persistent tough from the stream following and keeping in mind that covering very nearly 30 min you will confront an extensive segment of icy mass zone. Subsequent to intersection the icy mass zone through sloppy territory you will discover PanwaliDwarinfront of you. The trek from heer is tranquil charming for another 1-1.5 kms to achieve the valley of maiktoli. Maiktoli is to your left side now ,and the massif of PanwaliDwar in your front. The course back to Kathaliya will be same however you have be careful on the down trail while crossing the ice sheet.

Day 6 : Kathaliya to Baluni Top

Altitude : 10660 ft.

Baluni Top is the best place to see all mountain scopes of Sunderdunga and Maiktolibowl. You need to begin ahead of schedule from Kathaliya to have a stupendous perspective of Vanoti ,Durgakot , Tent Peak , Tharkot ,Maiktoli , Panwalidwar and Baljuri from left to right. The height pick up is sudden and one can without much of a stretch vibe the elevation distinction while in transit to Baluni Top and further to Debi Kund which is relatively another 3 hrs tiring stroll from Baluni Top. Despite the fact that the trail is simple after the underlying climb completes and the in excess of 180 degrees of pinnacle see invites you at the best.

Day 7 : Kathliya to Jatoli

The arrival excursion to Jatoli takes after a similar course which will obeviously take less time that of tough trail to cover 13 kms which isn't excessively overwhelming and can be secured relaxed, while appreciating the environment and taking photos.

Day 8 : Jatoli to Kharkiya to Khati to Bageshwar

The arrival travel from Jatoli to Kharkiya by means of Khati will take 3.5 hours and further 2 hours which is another 3 km slow tough trail to Dhakuri through Rhododendron and Pine trees. After the trek we will make a beeline for Bageshwar.

Day 9 : Bageshwar To Kathgodam

Time Taken : 5 hrs

We will go to the Kathgodam from Bageshwar where you'll have the capacity to design your goal as needs be

Sundardunga Glacier Trek: Essentials

Trekking, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these prerequisites for trekking.

Trekveda Pretrip-Checklist

Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.

Things You Can’t Afford Missing On Trek

1. A Sturdy Backpack/Rug Sack

A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the pivotal thing that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.

2. A Pair of Trekking Shoes

Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting thing that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.


Clothing

Clothing is one of the most important aspect of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus problem. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.

Three warm layers: On high altitude treks, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.

Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denims for the substitute for the trek pants since they’d not add comfort to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.

Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sun-burn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.

Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be added on one’s own concern related to their health and their exposure to the cold climate.


Accessories

Shades: Sunglasses are to counteract snow visual deficiency. While at the same time you're probably not going to discover snow in October, convey a couple in any case.

Sun cap: The sun feels more grounded while at the same time strolling on the mountain slants. Convey a sun cap to shield your head and neck from the warmth, particularly in case you're trekking later in the day.

Engineered hand gloves: One sets of downy or woolen hand gloves. One sets of water evidence/safe, wind verification gloves.

Balaclava: You may utilize woolen scarves rather too.

Socks (2 sets): Apart from two sports socks, you can take a couple of woolen socks for the night as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature.

Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory

Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is boon, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.


Other Essentials to Carry

An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practice you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like, water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.

Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.

Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.

Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuffs into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.


Mandatory Documentation

There are certain rules and laws that you need to abide by, while going for the treks, however Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which is inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paper work.

Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.

  • 1 passport size photos and an original + copy of government photo ID document – required for Sanctuary registration and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Disclaimer form (to be filled by the trekker)

Measures Taken by Trekveda to Ensure the Security of Trekkers

Trekking is altogether a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and adverse, all at once. With high altitudes making it tough to breath, the scenic beauty of those pristine mountains leave you spell-bounded so that you forget to breath for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there are certain aspect of the health that are needed to be considered at the first hand when you make up your mind for the trekking,

Trekveda, by dint of its team of trained professionals, leave no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.

Criteria for Fitness Analysis

Trekking at high altitudes demands endurance and fitness and those who are prone to any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised to not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.

Acclimatization is another important aspect when it comes to getting an adaptation to the climate at the high range treks. A day at rest is not just the rest but a chance to get used to of the place and its habitat.

Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.

Medical Kit for High Range Trekking

An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:

  • Diamox
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Nifidipine
  • Asthalin Inhaler
  • Syringes

Trekking Equipment for High Altitudes

Trekveda provide you all the necessary equipment for trekking from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take time to time for your safety. Micro spikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiters are provided to cover the shows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.

Nutrition and Hydration

Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies on high altitude treks.

We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.

Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.

In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately tell the trek leader.

Keeping up with the pre-defined processes and the guidelines will help you to have a memorable trekking experience.


What Trekveda has to offer in case of medical emergency like AMS, HAPE or HACE?

In case of medical emergencies, Trekveda and its trek leaders bear the sole responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to counter such problems.

Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can be prove fatal if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you encounter/experience any of the symptoms such as persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either.

Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to descend down to the basecamp and then to visit the doctor immediately.

People with AMS are treated with number of medicines such Diamox, Nifidipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a liter of water along with the rest for an hour.

While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS preceding.

It’s suggested to take every single disturbance into the consideration while you’re on the trek.

However, Trekveda is capable of tackling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, specially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t administer the medicine if you’re trekking through an organization, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.

Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.


Risk and Response

A high altitude trek requires an audacious state of mind, however leaving on a bold excursion without computing the dangers is absolute idiocy. That is the reason we have recorded a couple of Risk and the Response arranged by Trekveda to limit or address the dangers in the most ideal way.

Risk: Altitude

Before you begin the trek, it is critical to comprehend the ramifications of high altitude on your body. Know about side effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mellow cerebral pain, queasiness and general distress.

Response: If you feel any of these indications, illuminate the trek pioneer on need and take after his directions. Each campground has as stretcher, completely prepared medical aid pack, oxygen chambers to address the circumstance.

Risk: Weather

Weather is unusual in the Himalayas. Despite the fact that we are constantly attentive about the evolving climate, nobody can ensure a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do comprehend that your security is of most extreme significance to us and we won't continue any further from the campground if the climate isn't ideal.

Response: The choice of the Trek Leaders and Guides to continue or sit tight for the climate to show signs of improvement will be last.

Risk: Injuries

Often, while trekking over troublesome territories, you may have minor wounds like leg sprain, wounds and so forth. Genuine wounds like breaks or real cuts are exceptionally uncommon.

Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are prepared to deal with crises and can handle minor wounds with an all-around prepared medical aid unit. If there should arise an occurrence of genuine wounds, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the closest street head and is directed to closest therapeutic focus.

Risk: Lack of Communication

In the remote zones of the Himalayas, portable systems don't reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the universe of calls, SMS or WhatsApp Messages.

Response: We’d depend on walkie-talkies and sprinters to communicate between the campgrounds and the base camps.

Sunderdhunga Glacier Trek Route

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Via Train

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Anand Vihar Trm Shatabdi, Utr Samprk K Express and Ranikhet Express are the best options among them.

By Bus

Normal transports employ from Kashmiri gate Delhi to Kathgodam or Nanital.

Via Flight

You can get a flight between new Delhi to Pantnagar.

Distance between the Pantnagar to Kathgodam is 34.3 Km.

It will take one hour drive to reach Kathgodam.

Other transportation

Would recommend you to take just government transports from Kashmiri gate Delhi. Private transports handle from outside ISBT and they are not confiding in value.

Shared Taxis or comparable vehicles will get you from Kathgodam Railway Station at 6:00am.

Pre-Trek Preparations

Trekking, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions. To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.


Prerequisites of the Trek

Cardiovascular Endurance and Stamina

Cardiovascular endurance is the primordial thing that this trek asks for along with the stamina to withstand the stringent conditions during the trek. There are number of ways you can increase your endurance level but Jogging regularly with gradual increase in the pace would do the magic in just 2 or 2 and a half months. You can also increase your endurance and stamina through swimming, cycling and much more.

Combining the speed and distance target is the most effective way to get your body and mind prepared for the Trek. If you’re planning to build your stamina in a phased manner then here you should pay heed to:

  • Target completing the distance of 5 km in 35 minutes or less at the beginning
  • Pace up your legs to complete the 5 km in 30 minutes or less
  • Before you begin the trek, you should be able to complete 10 km in 60 minutes or less

Strength

To build the strength is another most important thing and a major requirement for this trek. The whole journey of the trek is like an eternal staircase, the more you climb the better you can have the view. It goes with a climb followed by a flat then again, a climb followed by a flat. All the scenic beauty of the trek demands no less than the power of your legs.

The strength of your legs is something you need to work upon. Here is what you can do to strengthen your leg muscles to bear the pain of the trek.

Doing the squats can help. Goal for 3 sets of 15 repetitions without fail. You can begin with 8 squats in each set at the beginning, subject to your core strength for the exercise.

Flexibility

The more flexible you are the more you have the chances to get the glimpse with lesser hustle. Stretching is another major aspect of the trekking which provides you the much-needed flexibility to climb the altitudes with ease while carrying the backpack altogether is not an easier errand.

Stretching your body at large can bring you the utmost comfort during the trek. Here are some stretching you can do to get the flexibility-Stretch your hamstring, quadriceps, hip flexors, lower back muscles and shoulders. They’ll give strength and help you arrive on the slopes with the relaxed muscles. All these exercises would help you to get through the trek with ease and comfort provided you give an ample time to these.

Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after method which provide not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.

Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,

Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km. in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km. in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km. in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.


Strength Building Exercise

Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be make you suffer less than others who’d not pay the heed.

Flexibility

Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility in your hamstrings, quadriceps, shoulder, lateral sides etc. can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight, can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.

Concentration

To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the key. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the trek.

This also improves your decision-making ability in the direst stressful situations, during the trek.

What you need to know about the trek expense

The trek expense of Rs. 12,300 + 5% GST takes care of all expenses of the trek from Bageshwer to Bageshwer.

Here is what the trek fee includes:

  • Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to the last day of the trek. You will be staying in the guest houses of the respective locations & camping on remaining days of the trek.
  • Meals – All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast till last day of the trek are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  • Camping Charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  • Trekking Equipment – You will stay in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high-altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, micro spikes, gaiters etc. as required.
  • Safety Equipment – First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
  • Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic / advanced mountaineering courses.
  • Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  • Transport to and from the base camp – Trekveda will offer the taxi services from and to the base camp.
  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the journey to and from the basecamp.
  • Backpack offloading charges - If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 2800 + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching the basecamp (Rs. 3500 + 5% GST). Online offloading in advance is possible up to two days prior to the trek start date.
  • Stay at hill station on the last day.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Anything apart from inclusions.
  • Buffer day – It is mandatory to have this extra day as any bad weather or rain will delay your pass crossing. If buffer day is utilized, you will need to pay Rs. 2,500 + 5% GST. This amount is to be handed over to your trek leader.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Cancellation: In case of trek cancellation due to any natural hazard or any other reason (like rain, strike etc.) Trekveda will undertake the whole responsibility of the amount as per its refund policy. Trekveda will provide its clients with a voucher which can be redeemed for any trek in the next one year.

    Or if you wish to call off the trek voluntarily at the last moment, in this case the mail requests at cancel@trekveda.com or contact at +91 7078701964 will be entertained.

    While making a cancellation request, kindly brief the reason in the mail. Cancellation charges will vary as per the request period, which is as follows

    • Prior cancellation 40 days from the start of the trek is 90% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 40 to 20 days from the start of the trek is 45% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 20 to 10 days from the start of the trek is 10% refundable.
    • Cancellation within 10 days from the start of the trek is non-refundable.

    Please Note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded. In the process of refunding the amount, it may take 15 working days to credit on your bank account.

    Note:

    1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
    2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Trekveda.
    3. Trekveda holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
    4. The cancellation policy will be same whether you are cancelling your trek just after booking the trek.
  2. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at the base camp to the end.
  3. Emergency during trek: In case of medical emergency, the trekker will be taken care at the primary stage since we don’t accompany the doctors during the trek, however our trek leaders are trained for the first-aid treatment. Post the first-aid Trekveda will take the liability to send down the trekker to the nearest basecamp or road head.
  4. Fitness: Before you head to plan a Chadar trek, your body fitness needs to be maintained for the high-altitude Himalayan treks since level of oxygen is considerably low at high ranges, thus proper cardiovascular training is a vital component of pre-trek preparation.
  5. Non-liability: Trekveda is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  6. Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted.
  7. Drinking and Smoking during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

We give 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can without much of a stretch withstand substantial snowfall and tempests. They are sufficiently extensive to accommodate 3 individuals on the double with a vestibule to put the knapsacks. Our resting packs are comprised of Heat seeker Pro manufactured protection that can give you comfort in - 10 degrees Celsius. We likewise utilize extra wool liners to have warm effectiveness even in the extraordinary temperatures of - 17 degrees Celsius. In the event that you convey your own resting sack, you will get a cashback compensate gave that you educate us when you have booked your trek.

Bring Poncho (Rain cover) for your backpack and your own. It will protect your belongings from getting damped. In case if you get drenched due to any reason, it’s advised to put off your wet clothes as early as possible because keeping yourself wet at high altitudes can attract unwanted medical complications which may cost you fatal.

No, these are not available for the rent. You need to carry or purchase them before you head for the trekking. Raincoats and backpacks are a few of the most important things you’d need during the trek provided you are trekking in the rainy seasons.

Yes, but it solely depends up on the difficulty level of the trek, for some treks the age limit is below 10.

Certified and experience trek leader, assistant trek leader, Certified guides, High altitude porter, Co-guide, cook, Assistant cook, mules, mule’s men.

We provide highly nutritious food during the trek in order to keep you away from gastro-intestinal problems. No, it’s generally not advised to carry your own food during the trek.

Trekking pole is one of the key component as well as companion during the trek when you’re ascending towards submit. It helps you in balancing through the sloppy treks and slippery streams. Carrying a trekking pole may sound irritating but it’s of major use at the high altitudes.

No, Alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek under any circumstances. Dizziness and other issues may arise due to alcohol, which may attract number of fatal outcomes that would not be good for your health and would hinder the trek experience as well.

You need to do at least 3 layers. Wearing fleece with a warmer along with the jacket would do the needful to protect you from the cold.

Yes, we ensure safety of trekker by providing require medicine and regular health checkup. In addition to this, our trek leaders are the trained professionals which are made to defy all the odds during the trek. Moreover, we ensure the trekkers at the first point via numerous physical and physiological endurance test.

Yes, you can but we shall not liable be for any of your costly equipment. However, carrying your belongings along with you sounds wiser as you don’t know what demand may arise during the trek and if you don’t want to drag the additional weight while trekking you may opt either of the one. You can opt for offloading which will be charged accordingly.

A batch or group generally consists of 15-18 people. However, there might be the change in numbers as per the availability and due to other reasons.

If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.

We provide 6 meals a day. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Brunch, evening snacks and supper. The meals will be nutritious in nature and would give you energy for the trek.

Your basecamp will be your starting point and ending point can be different. You will get this details while booking of every treks respectively.

Trekking Shoes (If don’t have any then bring sports shoes with good grip and have to be water proof), trekking poles, water bottle, sun glasses, poncho, poncho for back packs, Tiffin (Don’t use silver foil).

Water source is natural streams, rivers and water springs in the mountains and it is protected to drink.

Yes, trekking pole is necessary for high altitude treks. Trekking poles provide an additional edge while climbing and support you as an aided limb.

Trekking Shoes will be best choice, if you don’t have any then bring sports shoes with good grip and water proof. Floaters are not advised to use during the trek because of their slippery soles.

A tent will be shared among the maximum of three people, however a number may vary as per demand or the availability of the treks.

Yes, keeping the privacy as the priority we keep the accommodation for both genders segregated. Special cases may be taken into the consideration.

Sudden showers are normal, bring a light rain coat or poncho. This will help you to keep you and your belongings dry which is most important at the higher altitudes.

We provide you with the vegetarian food that’s full of nutrition that would fulfil all your energy requirements during the trek. We avoid serving junk during the trek as it may lead to gastro-intestinal issues in the trekkers.

Yes, please bring these documents: Parental disclaimer, Medical disclaimer and identity proof (Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, driving license etc.)

No, But certified trek leader will look after your health. Our trek leaders are professionally trained to fight against any medical complications at the primary level. In case of emergency, Trekveda takes liability to descend the trekker to the nearby hospital, basecamp or the road ahead.

Yes, a separate tent will work as toilet. However you’re advised to maintain the hygiene by using the biodegradable disposable toiletries and keeping the sanitary napkins and other stuffs in separate zipped bags.

No, due to number of unavoidable circumstances we tend not to make arrangements for bathing at the higher altitudes.

It depends on the trek location and your network providers. However at some treks, it possible to connect to the people while others are left abandoned by the telecom companies.

No, it’s strictly prohibited and may entertain severe outcomes.

My first Himalaya trek it is good more than I expected.

V. Kalyan

Awesome trek leader and staff, food quality is great, 4 day spend well. I will definitely come back for a trek with Trekveda.

Aman Jain

Amazing experience Surendra and team is simply outstanding, well spoken, funny and very helpful. They have proper equipment, tents, sleeping bags and all things are very nicely managed. The food during trek is delicious and very clean, tidy and tasty. I would recommend Trekveda for every trek and Surendra you are a Rock Star.

Sagar Bhagwe

Trek was very good had a very good experience with the camping, trekking and the summit. Trek leader was very strict, but friendly helpful would love to trek again with same person. Overall it was very good experience.

Raja Jaiswal

Surendra, Hukum, Bhuwan was excellent & trek leader. They are very good. food quality was amazing and the staff behavior was excellent.

Karan Kaira

Trek is good, but I miss the snowfall, food was very good & amazing.

Kuntak Banerjee

Trek leader was very good. Suri paji was very good person and the food was very tasty & yummy.

Vipul

Very good trekking experience would love to do trekking with Trekveda and the same leader again. Food was great in taste & variety. Safety equipment was best quality & communication skills each other was great.

Basudev Chaudhary

The trek was amazing, so was the trek team. Trek team was very supporting. Breakfasts was yummy & tasty.

Lavisn Singhal

Well organized and good conduct of staff.

Pradeep Kumar Jagdale

Trek leader motivated us to climb to the mountain and the staff was so friendly. We had great fun and the staff helped in the medical issues every time, and trek became successful just because of the staff.

Revanth

Everything was awesome, the guides were really friendly helpful.

Ponna Anirudh

Wonderful experience with Kadam, Padam & Surrender ji, excellent guidance & motivational person.

Arnav Das

It was my first trek, the experience was awesome, and all the facilities were available. The guiders were very responsible and careful, the food was also good.

Tanay Saha

The trekking experience was really very good, the trek leader and the staff were very joy full, helpful and cheerful, they motivated us the whole trek and because of could complete the trek without any problem.

Ravi Anand

This was first trek and we enjoyed a lot here, the trek leader Surrender bhaiyaa was too good, very co-operative, all the staff was very co-operative. The food provided during trek was very healthy & yummy, overall my experience with trekveda was very good.

Rimpa Nandi

First main point was the food quality provided was excellent at that height of hills. Trek from last camp to Brahamatal was excellent, because we wake up at 3 AM (different experience). We reached to the top before sunrise which was another experience. I liked Trekveda very much for organized team.

Phanikumar Pentyala

Food, trip enjoyed a lot.

B. Suresh

It was good, perfect for medium level trek, specially thanks for kalam ji for awesome photography.

Nikhil Mannan

Well organized and food quality was very good, the staff was very helpful.

Sachin Chayan

Kalam ji our co-guide were very helpful, i enjoyed the trip. Our trek leader was experienced & good.

Rishabh Sahare


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