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Tarsar Marsar Trek

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Rs.12,250per person plus 5% GST

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flagsStart : AruflagsEnd : Sumbal

Trek Highlights
  • The beautiful Aru, a shade of the Kashmir valley makes the expedition peaceful.
  • Two beautiful twin lakes, Tarsar and Marsar.
  • The lakes are notable for its almond shape.
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: Arrive at Srinagar. Depart Srinagar by 2 pm and drive to Aru base camp

Day 2: Aru to Lidderwat (9.5 km, 6 hours)

Day 3: Lidderwat to Shekwas (5.6 km, 5 hours)

Day 4: Shekwas to Tarsar and explore Tarsar (5 km, 4 hours)

Day 5: Tarsar to Sundarsar (5 km, 5 hours)

Day 6: Sundarsar to Marsar and back and then Sonmasti (7.5 km, 6 hours)

Day 7: Sonmasti to Sumbal. Drive to Srinagar and reach by 5 pm.

The prepaid mobile network do not work in Kashmir.

You have to carry ID proof in original and 2 photo copies.

At Day 7, you will reach Srinagar between 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm. You may book your trasportation anytime after 8:30 pm.

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Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek

Trekking in Jammu and Kashmir is nothing less than a dream; Kashmir offers magnificent trekking destinations such as Kashmir great lakes, Tarsar Marsar lake trek.

Waking up in the meadows of Kashmir on your trek to Tarsar Marsar is the lifetime experience for any trekker, Tarsar Marsar lakes trek it like a paradise in Kashmir trekking.

Grasslands, the forest of pine trees and the fragrant in your Tarsar Marsar lakes trek will make you experience the most beautiful gift of Mother Nature.

Tarsar Marsar altitude is 13,500 Ft. the Tarsar Marsar difficulty level is easy to moderate, this seven days trek in Kashmir valley is so mesmerizing.

Tarsar Marsar trek package is worth taking as Tarsar Marsar trek is one of the paradises amongst other treks in India.

Tarsar Marsar Trek best time is between July to September, One can get more snow in July, and Trekking in Jammu and Kashmir is so astonishing and pleasant as it offers the beauty of Himalayas brightly.

Tarsar Marsar trekking is the lifetime experience as passing each destination will lead you in the paradise, and when you meet the lakes that would be so wonderful, you will be able to get lost in the Mother Nature.

The trek demands a fit body, walking through the pine trees that will be beautiful, and the perfect stillness of the lakes will be fantastic along with the camping beside the glacial lakes.

What can be more beautiful than this Tarsar Marsar trek that gives everything in one from adventure to fun?


Difficulty Level : Tarsar Marsar Trek

One who has an experience of trekking can do it quite easily, even first-timers can do it as Tarsar Marsar difficulty level is easy to Moderate, but can get little tricky as there will be steeps and boulders at some places.

The patches with boulder can create a hurdle for beginners to trek towards Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek, but people with a decent fitness can trek to Tarsar Marsar.

Tarsar Marsar trekking could be the most magnificent and incredible journey for the trekkers amongst all the Trekking in Jammu and Kashmir.

Is it suitable for children’s?

Yes, the trek can be favorable for children’s, as Tarsar Marsar difficulty level is easy to moderate.

Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families?

This Himalayan trek is graded as easy to moderate trek so it is not a wise choice to take the family to this trek though first-timers can go just in case they have the ability to not giving up.

Also maintain a decent fitness also, as the Tarsar Marsar Trek has tricky patches, and a well-planned Tarsar Marsar trek itinerary will make it less tiring for the trekkers.

Altitude : Tarsar Marsar Trek

The altitude of Tarsar Marsar Lakes Trek is 13,500 Ft. one can attain the maximum altitude depends on the subject to his endurance and other conditions such as a climate, temperature.

The trek will open up the green grasslands, pine forests, the silent, tranquil lakes, and on the higher altitude, everything will look so mesmerizing.

The things that one has to keep in mind is to take the proper medication with them at the higher altitude, though we provide every possible thing still it is always better to keep your medicines according to your health.

Hydration is the most important when you will trek to the higher altitude, so keep your body hydrated while trekking.

Season : Tarsar Marsar Trek

The best season for Tarsar Marsar Trekking is from July to September; a trek to this admirable destination can be planned between these months as the destination glows the most, whereas in winters this dazzling destination is always wrapped into the blanket of snow.

The Destination offers the splendid view; the landscape is beyond imagination, the gigantic mountains wrapped with snow looks mesmerizing, and the green meadows are ultimate.

Enriched by the glory of nature Trekking in Jammu and Kashmir can be the best experience, where this trekking destination Tarsar Marsar is no doubt a delightful one.

Average Temperature : Tarsar Marsar Trek

During the daytime temperature will be 20 degree Celsius, and in nighttime temperature -2 degree Celsius.

One should bring enough pair of clothes and better quality trekking boots so that a trekker can be covered thoroughly and does not face any difficulty during the stay at this temperature.

There is a vast difference in the mountain temperature, and when it’s about the trek to Tarsar Marsar, so it might be possible that one can encounter a little difficulty during acclimatization.

Therefore, it is essential to bring all warm clothes, and that may not even affect the backpack too much.

What Makes this Trek different?

Tarsar Marsar altitude is 13,500 Ft. the trek is the most fantastic one that offers the unusual mix of Himalaya's magnificence and the excellence inside, the entire voyage of Tarsar Marsar top doesn't provide merely the lifetime experience, but it makes one vanquish themselves.

Tarsar Marsar trek is a sublime trek among others when it's tied in with trekking in Jammu and Kashmir as Kashmir has bunches of goal for trekking and there is no uncertainty that each one is thoroughly entrancing, the Himalayas are the shelter for India, like this trekking in India in the popular.

The most exotic trek that opens up the perspective og green grasslands, and tranquil lakes while in transit towards the Tarsar lake and Marsar lake you will experience the little towns, the Glimpse of culture and politeness people have that will impress you to the core.

Each step will give the amazement in every vista where Tarsar Marsar trek takes you through the massive mountains and the breathtaking view all through the way won't keep you quiet by any stretch of the imagination.

Tarsar Marsar trek will energize you to achieve the goal. The stream flows downwards and upward along with the green grasslands all through the way and the snow applauded mountains, alongside the scene in the entire voyage will treat the eyes of each trekker with the natural gifts.


Trek Itinerary : Tarsar Marsar Trek

Day 1 : Arrive at Srinagar. Depart Srinagar by 2 pm and drive to Aru base camp

Altitude: 7,950 Ft.

Time taken: 4 hrs drive

1st day of your Tarsar Marsar trek will start from Srinagar and head towards Aru Base Camp which is situated at the bank of Lidder and Aru Rivers.

Situated 12 Km of Pahalgam, well-developed tourist spot, where Aru is the base camp for two amazing treks that are The Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek and Kolahoi Glacier trek.

We are going to meet at Srinagar from where we going to drive towards Aru via Pahalgam, and the drive is around 3-4 hrs long drive, one more thing to take in consideration is that there is no guarantee of steady networks throughout the way; therefore you need to close of the communication mediums when you reach Pahalgam.

Later at Aru, you will reach your camping zone beside the river, there will be a lot to do near Lidder river such as fishing, Tarsar Marsar lakes trek will be so beautiful amongst many treks in India.

We will reach Aru in the evening so you will be able to explore the beauty of Tarsar Marsar trek’s first spot.

Day 2 : Aru to Lidderwat

Altitude: 7,950 to 9,150 Ft.

Time Taken: 10 Km trek, 6 hrs

Trek Gradient: Easy to moderate

Water sources: Water can be refilled from streams.

On your 2nd day of the Tarsar Marsar trek, you will be head towards Lidderwat from Aru the path will be followed the Lidder River upstream.

The 9 to 10 km walk from Aru in the soft slope will later make you enter into the thicket of conifers, will reveal the view of the whole Aru Valley.

The trailhead into the forest and you will see some huts of Gujjar’s; between the trail, you will reach the Nandekai village house of seasonal migrating shepherd people.

As you will continue your walk, you will enter the grasslands and the fir trees thickets the place is the part of Gujjar village. Therefore, you will be able to find horse riding folks and cattle grazers.

Soon you will come across a long bridge, the spot will allow you to fill your water bottles, and you can take some rest, and have your lunch if you have carried it from the last camp, from here the second stay the Lidderwat will still be an hour journey.

The whole trail will be curvy before you reach the meadows of Lidderwat, where the river will be so crystal clear, in Lidderwat our camp will be at the peaceful spot, you will get enough time before the sunset to walk around and explore the beauty of Tarsar Marsar trekking second camping spot.

You will be amazed by the beauty of trekking Jammu and Kashmir that offers wow destinations of Himalayas to trek and another tranquil trek in Kashmir valley is the Kashmir Great Lakes the ultimate destination.

Day 3 : Lidderwat to Shekwas

Altitude: 9,150 to 11,000 Ft.

Time Taken: 5.5 Km trek, 5 hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate terrain, continuous ascent for first few hours

Water sources: Enough water sources on the way.

On the 3rd day of your Tarsar Marsar trek, the trek will be of approx. 5 hrs long, in half an hour walk you will be able to find yourself inside a pine forest.

The Lidder River will be in your back far away, and the woods will not be very thick in the further trek, you will be able to find the stretch of Lidderwat grasslands.

On the way, there will be many clear waterways cutting across the path, where you will be able to fill your water bottles.

The next destination you will reach will be Homwas, the little village the home to again Gujjar huts on the other side of you, after crossing the bridge you will find some tea shops you can buy snacks and have a fresh sip of tea in nature.

The best part of the Tarsar Marsar trek will be that you will find the warm welcome in every village you go to, the hospitality will be so amazing and happy.

Along the flowing water, you will later enter the landscape, and the soothing green will again welcome you the stretch pasturelands will be so amazing and mesmerizing in the whole Tarsar Marsar trek.

The little more walk will eventually open up the glimpse of the Shekwas the view will be breathtaking, The hospitality of Gujjar’s will be so wow for every trekker, and this is the beauty of trekking in Jammu and Kashmir and the beauty of nature and the politeness of the natives.

The area is tranquil and green there will be camping near the green beauty, and you will be able to enjoy the Tarsar Marsar Lakes treks in its 3rd spot.

Day 4 : Shekwas to Tarsar and Explore Tarsar

Altitude: 11,000 to 12,500 Ft

Time Taken: 5 Km trek, 4 hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate terrain, continuous gradual ascent

Water sources: Carry enough water; only a few natural sources are available.

On the 4th day of your Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek, you will behold the beauty of Tarsar Lake, and the trail will move through a silken lawn of nature before actually going there you will be able to behold the water beauty of Tarsar Lake, the magnetic attraction will make you witness the enormous lake.

The whole trail towards Tarsar from Shekwas will be of 5 hrs, and there will be ridges in your way to cross so after crossing the ridges it will be of 3 hrs, the more you will walk you will be able to see the glimpse of the lake and successfully by crossing the ridges.

The path will open up the Tarsar Lake the mesmerizing lake after you cross the streams, jumping from the boulders and finally jump into the soothing green around the Tarsar Lake, and there you will camp on the 4th day.

After reaching there, sit back and relax and dip your feet into the soft grass, and behold the beauty of water and the reflection of the sky into it.

By witnessing the beauty of Tarsar Lake you will admire the beauty of Tarsar Marsar trekking, and the trekking in Jammu and Kashmir will be your best experience, trekking in India in the lap of Himalayas is the boon for every trekker.

Day 5 : Tarsar to Sundarsar

Altitude: 12,500 to 13,100 Ft.

Time Taken: 5 Km trek, 5 hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate to difficult terrain

Water sources: Carry enough water; only a few natural sources are available.

On the 5th day, the Tarsar Marsar trek will head towards Sundarsar, and the trek will be of 5 Km from Tarsar that will join Sundersar valley through the Tarsar Pass.

Initially, we go towards the meadows of Shekwas, and Sundersar Valley, the trekking through Tarsar pass will be time saving comparatively.

You will be able to test your stamina on this day as there will be a long walk-on gentle undulation, on the ascent to the pass, the trail will become steeper, but later there will be a gentle slope to Sundarsar.

The most magnificent scene will be the view of Tarsar Lake from the other side of the pass, the entire way is wrapped into the grasslands, and you will also be able to take the pictures as the place will be so wonderful.

The trail will take its exit from the grasslands to the next place after some time there will be a little blundered trail over the stream towards the Sundarsar Lake but eventually, your day will be so remarkable.

The Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek is so astonishing and unusual that will offer everything a trekker wants, the trekking in India or the trekking in Kashmir is not less than a memorable experience.

Day 6 : Sundarsar to Marsar and back and then Sonmasti

Altitude: 12,996 Ft. to 12,725 Ft. to 10,772 Ft.

Time Taken: 9 km trek, 6 to 7 hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate

Water sources: Carry enough water; only a few natural sources are available.

On the 6th day of your Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek, you will ascent through Marsar Ridge, later you will also go through the boulders the path will be little slippery snow patched in the rock crevasses.

After crossing all the hard pathways such as grasses and partly snow sheeted rock with crevasses over the pass now you will descend slightly to the flat surface, the higher point of the ridges will open up the blues of Marsar Lake.

The lake has the same shape as Tarsar Lake and significant as it was, the snow shaded elevation happen to rise offsetting lake, the lake happens to overflow on one side and go down in a glacier stream down to a valley.

The snowmelts from the white peak and the water on one side and another you will witness the Dachigam forests starting.

As you will be able to see the Marsar Lake thoroughly later you will descend back then you will head to Sonmasti the incredible gift to the Himalayas.

You can feel little exhausted as the trail of 6th day will be tiring, but the result of all efforts will be so amazing, the Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek cost nothing but a fit body and the urge of getting an escape in the Himalayas, where trekking in Jammu and Kashmir will give you the ultimate beauty.

Day 7 : Sonmasti to Sumbal. Drive to Srinagar and reach by 5 pm

Altitude: 10,772 Ft. to 6,610 Ft. to 5,231 Ft.

Time Taken: 13 Km, 6 to 7 hrs

Trek Gradient: Easy to moderate

Water sources: Easy to Moderate then drive

On your 7th day, it will be the day to coming back from your Tarsar Marsar Trek so after few river crossing makes this day interesting.

As you descend back to the civilization on the 7th day, you witness the quick change in the scene with meadows giving away to the increasing density of the trees and slowly human beings and other signs of civilization starts.

So you will be able to know that now the Tarsar Marsar trekking is going to over soon.

With the magnificent, beautiful trek comes to an end, and you will drive back to Srinagar and keep the experience of trekking in Jammu and Kashmir with you for life.

Tarsar Marsar Lake 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

Without calculating the challenges and impact on the high altitude trek is an act of foolishness. Calculating the risk before the adventurous excursion can curb your possibilities of facing the unwanted hindrance. Here, Trekveda, has enlisted a checklist of risks and response to face the dangers in the most ideal manner.

Risk: Altitude

Before you head to your trek, it’s of utmost necessity to inculcate the impacts you probably can have due to this high altitudes and its climate. Know about side effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mellow cerebral pain, queasiness and general distress.

Response: In case of any such probable conditions, always let your trek leader know first about your state of being, since they are trained to tackle such conditions at best while in case of emergencies, all the campgrounds have all the medical necessities such as stretcher, medical aid kit, oxygen chambers and a lot more, to handle any unlike situation.

Risk: Weather

Himalayan ranges tend to have an unusual weather conditions, regardless of the fact that we are always attentive to the climate changes but we can never be sure about the natural acts such as snowfall, rain or the scorching sun. In such an unpredictable weather condition, ensuring your own health and safety is the primordial matter. Citing your health and safety as of primary significance we wouldn’t proceed our trail.

Response: The decisions taken by the trek leaders and guides available during the trek on the weather conditions will be final as they would take the decision after examining all the pros and cons of the climate and the safety of the fellow trekkers.

Risk: Injuries

Injuries are quite common during the difficult treks. Having the minor wounds such as leg sprains etc. However, having a cut or fractures are exceptional.

Response: Our trek leaders are generally the trained professionals to tackle some minor injuries and have certification of Wilderness First Aid Responders. We are always equipped with the complete medical aid kit to curb the medical injuries at large. Although, in case of medical emergencies, we often take the effected person to the nearest medical center on stretcher for better treatment.

Risk: Breach of Communication

In the remote areas of the Himalayas or in certain areas of higher altitude, mobile networks are unavailable. During the trek, one is almost cut from their near and dear ones as they couldn’t connect through calls, SMs or any other medium.

Response: However to communicate to between our campsites and basecamps, we use sprinters and walkie-talkies to fulfil our needs since this is the only way accessible to us during the trek to communicate.

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. 12,250 + 5% GST takes care of all expenses of the trek from Aru to Sumbal.

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, microspikes, 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. 4,200 + 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. 4,500 + 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. 2,050 + 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.comor 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.


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