Day 2: Govind Ghat To Ghanghria Via Poolna
Day 3: Ghangaria To Valley Of Flowers & Back
Day 4: Ghangaria To Joshimath
Day 5: Joshimath To Dehradun
The trip start from Dehradun . As per latest SOP , you will be permitted to travel a vehicle provided by us . This vehicle is sanitised properly after each trip. We will be driving to Govindghat. Once all the members have assembled, we start from Dehradun and head towards Govind ghat, which is a nine hours drive. We shall start early morning from Dehradun. On the way we get to see rivers, mountains and lush green greenery. This whole route is full of scenic views. By the evening we shall reach Govind Ghat. After a day long drive, it’s time to relax and rest for the day.
Early morning at the Govind Ghat is blissful and refreshing. We shall have our tea and breakfast. Post breakfast, we must prepare ourselves for the trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria via Poolna. It’s a 4 km drive from Poolna and after that the trek begins which is an approximate 9 km trek. This would take around 4-5 hours to trek. A river flows alongside the trek in the entire route. There are plenty of Dhabas on the way. Also this trek is super clean and well maintained by the pilgrims. After this trek we reach to Ghangharia. It’s a small village. Once we reach there you can explore the village and the place around. After all the exploration, it’s time to relax. We spend this night at Ghangharia.
This morning is a special one as today we shall head to see the most stunning meadows of India. We start from Ghangharia and trek to the most beautiful and enthralling Valley of Flowers. We shall start earliest by 6 a.m. so that we get ample time to explore and see the valley. It’s an 8 km trek. It takes approximately 2-3 hours to reach there. The trail to valley is astounding and be prepared to be awestruck by the beauty of this place. This place is going to swept you over your feet by its exotic beauty of its terrain and wild flowers. The most common flowers seen here is the Blue Poppy. The flowing rivers, the mountains, the hovering clouds and a whole big carpet of flowers on earth. This place seems like a paradise. It’s like god has painted a paradise with his own hands. After spending a whole day at the valley, we shall head back to Ghangharia and spend our night back in Ghangharia.
Today we will be moving for different route for descend towards Joshimath. The weather can be impulsive in the afternoon and sudden cloud cover and rain can get you stranded if you do not get down on time. A poncho (light rain coat) and a trekking pole can be handy on the trek . It will be whole descend except a bit steep some trails. Our overnight stay will in guest house at Joshimath . Joshimath it self is very beautiful and base village for many treks surrounding.
After trekking for all these days it is now time to drive back to Dehradun from Joshimath. The distance is 295 kms and it’s an 8-9 hours drive by road. This entire trek is full of beauty and totally meant for the nature lovers and trekkers. Every moment spent on this trek surprises you with its charm. I am sure this place will hold a special place in your heart and will call you again and again. This trek trip ends at Dehradun. We shall all wish good luck and goodbye to our fellow mates from Dehradun.
2 nights Accommodation in Ghangaria village and one night each in Govindghat & Joshimath with sharing basis
Proper food menu is followed based on each trek- its altitude, weather, number of days and health of trekkers. It includes 3 full meals & mid-day + evening meals. (Total five time feed each day during camping) The food menu is planned by the professional trekker & dietitian.
First aid Medical Kit
Permits of treks where permission is to be taken
Qualified & experienced Trek leader, Guide and support staff.
No kind of insurance or medical expenses are included.
Any kind of personal expenses or for porters or ponies are not included.
Any other food & beverage charges other than food menu are not included.
Any other costing involved due to any kind of natural calamity, forced circumstances are out of our control.
Bag offloading up to 10 kgs comes with a fees.(need to pay in cash directly to porter And also confirmation of offloading must be informed us 2 days prior to trek starting day)
Haridwar to Joshimath and return in sharing cab/public transportation
We Recommend you to please read this carefully and bring all Essentials . You can also reach us for more clarification on Things to carry ,We will be glad to assist you .
Govt id card with name and address Backpack (40-60 litres) Can also rent it from campsite .Need to request week before your arrival for confirmation. HOW TO FIND A GOOD BACKPACK Daypack (20 litres) (Mandatory if you offload your main backpack,Please make sure to request for porter for offloading the bag 2 days before your trek) Trekking shoes: No sports shoes. The shoes need to have soles with good grip and ankle . Can also rent it from campsite need to request week before your arrival for confirmation. COMPLETE GUIDELINES FOR SHOES Socks (3 pairs): 2 cotton (for trekking) 1 Woollen (for night while sleep) Sandals/Slippers for walking around in the campsite. Ensure they are light. CLOTHS AND OTHER ESSENTIAL Trek pants 2 (including the one you are wearing) Collared t-shirts (3 including the one you are wearing) Preferably light, full sleeve t-shirts. Full sleeve woollen/ fleece (1) Thick jacket: Carry 1 hollow full sleeve windproof jacket/down jacket. (If you have wind cheater jacket?rain jacket then you can pair it with Fleece jacket )Thermal inners: 1 pair of lightweight (optional ) Raincoat/poncho:1 Can also rent it from campsite .Need to request week before your arrival for confirmation.(Mandatory as it can rain/snowfall anytime in Kedarkantha Trek) Woollen cap/ Balaclava: 1 (Must protect ears) Hand-gloves: Mandatory Sun-cap : Optional Sunglasses: Any dark colour but blue. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness. Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek. Toiletries : Sunscreen – SPF 40+, moisturiser, light towel, lip-balm/chap stick, small soap, toilet paper(Mandatory), wet tissue (Always use dustbin at campsite)Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory Camera: Carry all accessories – Spare batteries, charger, etc. (optional) Put your battery and mobile phone in sleeping bag to prevent the quick drained of batteries Cutlery: Carry a plate, spoon, coffee mug & a lunch box.(Note : This is optional to carry though we provide all cutlery but don’t forget to bring Lunch box)Water bottles: 2 bottles, 1 Litre each. Trekking pole: Trekking pole is mandatory. Can also rent it from campsite .Need to request week before your arrival for confirmation. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes. Personal Medical Kit – Mandatory. (Don’t forget to bring ORS pouch or box And Antacid ) A DETAILED INFORMATION ON MOUNTAINS HAZARD
All these things need to go into one backpack. So make sure they are all light and you carry as less as possible.
Trekking such long distances in high altitudes requires a lot of energy. Our cooks on the trek provide you with as nutritious food as possible. But it should be remembered that a lot of ingredients need to be carried on such high altitudes and it is only human to forget something. We request our members to keep an open mind and enjoy the best of what we can provide.
Let’s look at few food habits you need to follow while trekking:-
Breakfast is the first meal of the day before the beginning of the trek. Complex carbs break down and release energy slowly. This keeps providing you with a constant source of energy throughout the day. Drink at least 4-5 litres of water daily. (mix ORS in water which will maintain the water level) Granola Bars for post-lunch fatigue. (Optional) Trail mixes and granola bars of nuts and whole grains can be used to tackle post lunch fatigue which usually happens 2-3 hours after lunch. They are a good source of carbohydrates and vitamins. Electrolytes for rehydration. Towards the end of the trek, the body becomes dehydrated and depleted of salts and ions through sweating. Electrolytes like ORS should be consumed mixed with water to recharge the body. Carry multivitamin tablets for complications arising due to vitamin deficiency.(optional) Consume hot liquids at night to keep your body warm. (We provide soup at bed time at times )Strictly Avoid alcohol ,It’s prohibited during trek .If we found any banned drugs ,You will sending back instantly and we have rights to file a complain for the same . It is a common myth that alcohol keeps you warm in cold climate,Please avoid it .It makes you susceptible to hypothermia, makes your breathing shallow and accelerates altitude Avoid non-vegetarian food.Non-vegetarian food should be avoided as proteins take a lot of time to digest in high altitudes and cause various gastrointestinal complications. Eggs can be consumed in small quantities. (we do provide boiled eggs at times) Drinking water is not readily available in hills and hence the trekkers are advised to use water wisely and fill their water bottle every time when crossing or walking nearby the river or water springs .
Women safety is paramount. There have been no cases of eve-teasing on our treks. Generally Gender Ratio is 6:4 (M:F)
Our treks are conducted with keeping safety in mind. All the proper gears are provided, the guides are well experienced with the route and the Himalayan terrain.
1. For any trek cancellation, we should be informed at least one week prior to the trek.
2. No cancellation charges if cancel before 7 days of trek start date (100% refund except bank charges and GST)
3. In case the cancellation is not made before one week then you can keep your money safe by informing us and can go for same or another trek on some other date as well. (at least before 3 days no refund if cancelation made in between 3 days of trek staring date )
Season: July- Mid September
Duration: 5 Days
Highest Altitude : 14,700 ft
Trek and Camp under the stars
Exclusive guided trekking with birdwatching
Citadel of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur
Daily sanitization & hygiene protocols maintained