01: Arrive Delhi - Amritsar Arrival Delhi welcome, assistance and
transfer by road to connect train to Amritsar. Upon arrival check into
Day 02: Amritsar Morning depart for
sightseeing of Amritsar visiting famous Golden Temple & Taran Taran.
Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03: Amritsar - Dharamshala (200
KMS 07 HRS) Depart for Dharamshala. Upon arrival check into hotel.
Afternoon visit Mclore Ganj, the local Tibetian Monastery. In case possible
we'll try to obtain permission to have an audience with His Holiness Dalai
Lama. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Dharamshala - Manali via
Jawalaji Temple Early morning depart for Manali enroute visiting
famous Jawalaji Temple crowned with a Squat Golden Spire, contains a blue
gas flame, considerd a manifestation of the Goddess of Fire, Jawalamukhi.
After visiting continue drive with luxury cars to Manali via Mandi and Kulu
valley. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 05: In Manali Depart for full day sightseeing visiting Nagar
Castle, Lord Krishna Temple, Vishist Sulphur Springs, Hadimba Temple,
Buddhist Monastery and bazar. Overnight in hotel.
Manali - Keylong (160 KMS 06 HRS) Depart for Keylong via Rohtang
Pass. Upon arrival check into tented camp. Overnight in camps.
07: In Keylong Depart for sightseeing of Keylong, Khardang and Tayul
Monastery. After visiting return to camp. Overnight in camp.
08: Keylong - Serchu (180 KMS 09 HRS) Drive with luxury cars to
Serchu via Baralachula Pass 4891 Mts, Zing Zing Bar and Nakila Pass. Upon
arrival check into tented camp for overnight.
09: Serchu - Leh (180 KMS 10 HRS) Depart for Leh via Sechunthang
Platue and Tang-Lang La Pass 5325 Mts. Upon arrival check into hotel for
Day 10: In Leh (11700 FT) Depart for
sightseeing tour of Sabu Monastery and Oracle at Ayu and SOS children
village. Afternoon visit Spituk and Phyang Monastery.overnight in hotel.
11: In Leh Full day sightseeing tour with luxury cars to Stok
Palace, Matho, Stakna Shey Monasteries. Overnight in hotel.
12: In Leh Full day sightseeing of Thiksey, Chemre and Tokthok
Monasteries. Overnight in hotel.
Day 13: In Leh Morning
visit Leh bazar and Leh Palace. Walk to Shanti Stupa, Changspa village and
Sanker Monastery. Return to hotel for overnight.
14: Leh - Delhi Morning provide transfer with luxury cars. Upon
arrival assistance and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Delhi Depart for full day sightseeing of Old & New Delhi
visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Government buildings, Qutab Minar, Humayun's
Tomb and drive past India Gate.
Day 16: Delhi - Back Home Our
representative will provide transfer in time to international airport to
connect flight back home.
those fascinated by the unexplored, the mountain ranges of India offer
breathtaking, enthralling trekking routes. In the vast amphitheatre of the
Indian Himalayas and Karakorams, there are limitless possibilities for
trekking, mountaineering, skiing, and river rafting. Within this alluring
arena, the Garhwal and Kumaon regions, occupy the central place, with
special points of interest for the trekker.
apart, the Himalayan foothills are just ideal for trekking, offering
energetic out-door people a different and exciting option for a holiday. The
Garhwal and Kumaon regions of Uttaranchal are the most popular destinations
for trekkers, though Chamba and Manali in Himachal Pradesh, and Ladakh and
Zanskar in Jammu and Kashmir, have interesting trekking routes as well.
and Sikkim in the east also have some trekking routes. While trekking as a
sporting activity does not require prior training or practice, except that
the trekker should be in good physical condition, there are certain dos and
don'ts which should be adhered to. Routes should be carefully chosen, as
some treks may be more difficult, or may involve high altitude trekking. It
is generally advisable to be accompanied by a local guide. Ensure that the
pace of the trek is not too rapid, since this could result in exhaustion,
and would in any case not be enjoyable.
adventure season, which till recently, was confined to the summer months,
now covers almost the entire year, including winter. This has been made
possible by improved equipment and transportation, and the availability of
year-round bookings in areas, hitherto, considered inaccessible. Moreover,
winter treks are gaining popularity as a means of 'getting away' to
relatively lower altitudes.
Precautions and Permits
It is advisable to be medically examined before starting a trek. The first
aid kit for the trek, should include basic medicines and bandages for cuts,
burns, headache, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, and sore throat. Running
water should be used for washing, and washing should be done well downstream
of campsites. Keep a map handy, and set a comfortable pace. Allow for time
to enjoy the panoramic and magnificent sites of the awesome mountains,
rivers, flora and fauna.
Indian nationals need no permission for trekking in any area, outside the
Inner Line. For routes inside the Inner Line, the local District
Magistrate's permission, or that of the Central Home Ministry is necessary.
For foreigners, crossing the Inner Line is not permitted. Treks upto 4900
mts need no permission, and can be undertaken on tourist visas. For treks
above 4900 mts, prior permission is to be taken from the IMF. Camera permits
are also necessary.
Equipment and Insurance
A firm rucksack with broad straps, sleeping bag, foam mattress, comfortable
walking shoes, raincoat, torch, matchboxes, umbrella, and water bottles are
essential. Personal clothing including woollen shirts, pullovers, T-shirts,
feather jacket, longjohns, toilet items, camera and film, should be included
to suit the duration and altitude of the trek, while keeping the overall
weight to the minimum.
This is possible through the standard insurance companies. The IMF, Indian
Air Force, and local authorities should, as far as possible, be kept
informed of the route.
Grading of Treks: The treks
described have been graded according to their level of difficulty. Grade
1: Soft trek, round the year Grade 2: Seasonal / mild trek (April -
November) Grade 3: Tough, high altitude trek (seasonal)
Routes: Some of the Popular Trekking Routes: - The Khatling
Sahasratal Trek (Grade Hard Trek) - The Kalsi Lakhmandal Trek (Grade
Soft Trek) - The Lata Panwali Kedarnath Trek (Grade Mild Trek) -
The Har-ki-Doon Trek (Grade 1) - The Chandrashila Winter Trek (Grade
1) - The Dehradun - Kempty Falls Trek (Grade 1) - The Rishikesh -
Gopeshwar Trek (Grade 1) - The Gangotri - Kedarnath Trek (Grade 2)
- The Kedarnath - Vasukital Trek (Grade 2) - The Kalindikhal Trek
(Grade 3) - The Pithoragarh - Sinla Pass Trek (Grade 3)