Be Responsible. Trek In Smaller Groups

 

 

We all love the Himalayas, but its our moral responsibility to keep it safe and as beautiful for our future generations. Not just that. Safety is an important factor as well !! With recent uprise in the amount of trekkers trekking in the Himalayas, it has becomes very important that we trek in a smaller group. But how does it help at all ? And firstly, why at all is it necessary ?

Impact Of Trekking On The Environment

Venturing deep into the Himalayas give you a memorable experience for lifetime, but it comes at a cost, not just your time and money, but also at the cost of our fragile nature which is the root of our very own existence !! Listed below are few of the impact of trekking on the environment which we could think of..  perhaps there are lot more

Here I am just listing out the points. Read the detailed article on this link. Impact Of Trekking On The Environment 

 

  1. Pressure on natural resources.
  2. Soil erosion.
  3. Widening of trail and destruction of plants due to trampling. 
  4. Non-Biodegradable waste.
  5. Chemical contamination of food and water consumed by wild animals disturb their mental health. 
  6. Frequent sighting of humans by wild animals disturbs their natural instincts. 
  7. Faecal contamination of soil and water bodies.
  8. Cascading effects. 

 

 

How Do The Group Size Matter At All ?

Lets just take few examples:

 

Phalut is a small remote campsite on the Sandakphu Phalut Trek in Singalila National Park. It has a single trekker's hut built by the Government and a SSB camp to guard the border. The hut can just accommodate 18 trekkers. There is also a West Bengal Forest Hut and it can accommodate 4 odd trekkers, but not generally open to public trekkers. The kitchen of Phalut is run on Firewood Stoves. This place is accessible by motor-able road as well and hence not just trekkers, but also other tourists visit this place, as it offers great views of 4 of the top 5 peaks in the Himalayas Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kachenjunga and Mt. Makalu. It offers a panorama of peaks of more than 26 peaks of Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan. Some of India's biggest trek operators bring about more than 20 trekkers in a single batch, just a single operator. Now add on other small operators and tourists. The quantity of trekkers hit 35 - 40 at times when trekkers even sleep on floor. Imagine the pressure on the kitchen which is run on firewood. How much firewood is required to cook 3 meals for the tourists ?

 

Roopkund is perhaps one of the best treks to do in the Himalayas. Until recently, it was peaceful with few odd trekkers trekking in self organized small groups. Now the scenario is such that in the pre-monsoon season of May-Jun, atleast 100 trekkers camp on each campsite there..Few of the bigger operators bring the bulk and then there lots of other operators who get their groups too, and then the self organized groups.. leave aside the local resources, mules, etc which accompany the groups. Besides, the trekker's hut meant for the trekkers are permanently occupied by bigger companies to cook. What kind of push is it on the Nature to accommodate that huge rush ??  I have no imaginations for it, hence I leave it upto the readers.

There are lots of example treks like Kedarkantha, Kashmir Lakes, Rupin Pass, etc..  With this rate, all the moderate treks will soon become a victim if not regulated, as these are easier to organize for the operators.

 

Its not just about the local resource like firewood. Think about the noise made by a large group in a place which is not used to it, continuously for a season. A place which are dwelling space for wild animals now see almost a permanent settlements in form of tents and trekkers. The impact is such that a huge colony of tents in the Roopkund trek are seen distinctly on Google Earth Satellite view . What about the waste management system ? Where are the human faeces going. How many are correctly practicing proper disposal techniques ? Are all the nature's elements kept intact.  How many trekkers ensure that they do not pluck a wild flower or disturb a wild animal. When the groups size is more, everything starts falling apart. I am not mentioning a disaster situation here..  

 

Bigger group means the problem is multiplied. More Noise, More Water, More Food, More Local Staffs, More Mules, 
More Waste, More Contamination...  everything on a higher scale

 

 

What Should A Responsible Trekker Do ?

Firstly, A responsible trekker should avoid these treks which are already on heavy duty and chose an equally better trek in other region. Secondly, he should chose to trek in smaller groups and do away from crowding. Third, he should follow minimal impact trekking rules, and make his operator too follow it increasing awareness amongst the local guides, villagers and his co-trekkers as much as possible.

Crowding a place does help. It does not give a better experience of the trek as well. The ambience of a trek is spoilt. Trekking is about solitude, freedom, quietness, serenity, enjoying nature, friendship, bonding, self realization, nature... I wonder how does crowding at all makes things interesting and beautiful. If you are going to the mountains to feel it, to experience it, to live it, then crowding is not for you. If for some thing else, like socializing then may be yes - A High Altitude Socializing Party, at the cost of nature. Perhaps its for that reason, I have seen trekkers with trek counts of more than 5 -6 treks, but has not even learnt basic rules of the mountains. Some even do not know how to pack and carry their rucksack as he has always been offloading his bags !! 

 

What if you still want to do the same high traffic trek, as often the most beautiful treks are in demand and becomes a high traffic trek !!

 

Well, in that case, chose your time appropriately. Mostly you can get the information from the internet about the traffic on your preferred time as most of the major companies will have this information on their websites. Use that to plan your dates accordingly. After seeing a crowded place, DO NOT camp in a new place, as that will be the opening ceremony of a new campsite. Chose a season which is less crowded. Form your own small group and trek within it, as it allows you to properly follow the ethical way of travelling. Follow the Leave No Trace policies on your trek.

 

 

 

What Is A Good Team Size  And Composition? 

A good team size is about 10 - 12 members. Remember that local staffs like guide and porters would add to it. So if its a porter driven trek, then the number should further decrease to may be 8. The team should be well balanced with experienced and non-experienced members with designated roles like Trek Leader, Guide, Cook, Trail Sweepers, etc.

 

You should focus on Minimal Impact Trekking, if you want to keep trekking and want to pass it on to your children too !!

IT IS difficult to maintain all the rules of nature and trek, but aren't mountaineers and trekkers meant to be strong  ?? Isn't love for the mountains and nature the first thing for which they are there ?? So why we not follow it ?

 

Further Reads:

Leave No Trace - Camp Eco Friendly - Camping Etiquettes 

Making A Low Impact Camp Fire In Your Himalayan Treks 

Clean The Himalayas - Planning, Effort, Progress, Success Stories 

 

 

 

 
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    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5250m
    • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May End - June, Sep - Early October
    • 🌄 Terrain: forest, bushes, alpine meadows, rocky, snow field
    • 🚩 Starts From: Ransi
    • 🚩 Ends In: Urgum
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Ransi
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL and Vodafone available at the base villages
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    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali
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    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5100m
    • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May End - June, Sep - Early October
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky, crevasse, snow field, glacial moraines
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    • 🚩 Ends In: Joshimath
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Joshimath
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Available in Joshimath and nearby villages. Not on trek
    • 🌐 Internet Option: Available in Joshimath and nearby villages. Not on trek
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    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 6200m
    • 🛑 Grade: Challenging + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: June, July, August, September, October
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, rocky, snow field
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    • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
    • 🌏 Region: India - Ladakh
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Leh
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL postpaid and Airtel in Leh and vicinity and also from the summit
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3g in Leh on BSNL and 2G in vicinity on Airtel
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -7 to 6 on higher camps
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    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Tibetan, Ladakhi
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    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5300m
    • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: mid Jun, Sep
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field, glacier
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    • 🚩 Ends In: Manali
    • 🌏 Region: India - Himachal
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport (KUU), Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Chandigarh
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Manali
    • 📶 Mobile Network: No network on the trekking trail. BSNL available in Kaza. All popular network available in Manali
    • 🌐 Internet Option: No internet in the trek.
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 12 degrees in higher camps. Lower camps temperature can range between 10 - 22 degrees.
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    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian
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    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5130m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, river crossing, river bed walking, rocky
    • 🚩 Starts From: Leh
    • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
    • 🌏 Region: India - Ladakh
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Leh
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL, Airtel and Jio postpaid in Leh and vicinity and from higher reaches, like Kongmaru La
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g in Leh and vicinity on Airtel, Jio. 3g on BSNL
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    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Tibetan, Ladakhi
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    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3800m
    • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow in winter
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL/Vodafone in Sankri and Summit
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri. Wifi at extra cost in Sankri
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 10 during winters, 2 to 15 in summers
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali, Tibetan and South Indian
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    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4810m
    • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rocky, Glacial Moraine, Glacier Crossing, Meadow, Forest
    • 🚩 Starts From: Gangotri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Gangotri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradoon
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Gangotri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL works good in Gangotri. Remaining all popular network works till Uttarkashi.
    • 🌐 Internet Option: Not available on trek after Gangotri.
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 12 Degrees Celcius in higher camps. 12 - 22 degrees in lower altitudes.
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    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali
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    • 📅 Duration: 18 days/ 18 nights, Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5554m
    • 🛑 Grade: Challenging ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, forest, rocky, meadows, icy
    • 🚩 Starts From: Lukla
    • 🚩 Ends In: Lukla
    • 🌏 Region: Nepal - Everest
    • 🎌 Country: Nepal
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla, Solukhumbhu
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Jayanagar or Gorakhpur, Bihar
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Lukla
    • 📶 Mobile Network: In some parts of the trek. Landline and satellite phone also available
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3g till Namche and Mongla. Wifi available in tea houses
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    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Nepalese and Tibetan
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    • 📅 Duration: 9 Days, 8 Nights, Sankri to Janaki Chatti
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4850m
    • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field, rocky
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Hanuman Chatti
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL
    • 🌐 Internet Option: None
    • 🌞 Temperatures:
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    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali
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    • 📅 Duration: 8 Days, 8 nights, Chirgaon to Sangla
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4650m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May June, July, Sep Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field
    • 🚩 Starts From: Chirgaon
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sangla
    • 🌏 Region: India - Himachal
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jubbarhatti Airport, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Kalka, Himachal Pradesh
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Chirgaon
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL till Jakha. After Jakha, you get network after crossing Rupin Pass at Kanda Sangla - BSNL and Vodafone
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 2G, wherever there is network. Good network from Kanda Sangla
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 18 degrees Celsius
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Kinnauri, Nepali
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    • 📅 Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights, Rishikesh to Rishikesh
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3900m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May June, Sep Oct Nov, Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field
    • 🚩 Starts From: Joshimath
    • 🚩 Ends In: Joshimath
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Joshimath
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL
    • 🌐 Internet Option:
    • 🌞 Temperatures:
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu:
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    Everest Base Camp Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 14 days/ 14 nights, Kathmandu to Kathmandu
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5554m
    • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, forest, rocky, meadows, icy
    • 🚩 Starts From: Lukla
    • 🚩 Ends In: Lukla
    • 🌏 Region: Nepal - Everest
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    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla, Solukhumbhu
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Jayanagar or Gorakhpur, Bihar
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Lukla
    • 📶 Mobile Network: In some parts of the trek. Landline and satellite phone also available
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3g till Namche and Mongla. Wifi available in tea houses
    • 🌞 Temperatures:
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    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Nepalese and Tibetan
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    Shang La - Matho La Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 7 days/ 7 nights, Leh to Leh
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5200m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, rocky, snow field
    • 🚩 Starts From: Leh
    • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
    • 🌏 Region: India - Ladakh
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Leh
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL postpaids
    • 🌐 Internet Option: yes, when there is network.
    • 🌞 Temperatures:
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Tibetan, Ladakhi
    Treks On Offer
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    • 📅 Duration: 8 nights, 5 trekking days, Leh to Leh
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3500m
    • 🛑 Grade: Challenging ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jan, Feb
    • 🌄 Terrain: Icy, rocky, snow
    • 🚩 Starts From: Leh
    • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
    • 🌏 Region: India - Ladakh
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Leh
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL And Airtel Postpaid Only
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3G in Leh on BSNL. 4G on airtel
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -17 to -30
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Ladakhi, Tibetan, Indian
    Treks On Offer
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    Har Ki Dun Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 7 Days, 6 nights, Sankri to Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3600m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL, Vodafone at Sankri, Jio at Mori
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4G till Mori. No Internet at Sankri.
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -3 to 15 deg Celsius
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Himachali
    Treks On Offer
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    Kang Yatse 2 Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 12 days/ 12 nights, Leh to Leh
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 6223m
    • 🛑 Grade: Challenging ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jul - Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, rocky, snow field
    • 🚩 Starts From: Leh
    • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
    • 🌏 Region: India - Ladakh
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Leh
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL, Jio and Airtel postpaid in Leh, its vicinity and from the summit
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g in Leh and summit tops
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 6 on higher camps
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Tibetan, Ladakhi
    Treks On Offer
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    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3636m
    • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Oct - May
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, Alpine meadows, Mid Altitude Coniferous Forest
    • 🚩 Starts From: Maneybhanjyang
    • 🚩 Ends In: Srikhola
    • 🌏 Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Maneybhanjyang
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL in Siliguri, Maneybhanjyang and Srikhola. On the trek trail, Airtel. Vodafone and BSNL works on some locations like Chitre, Tonglu, Kayakatta, Molley and Gorkhey till Srikhola
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g in Siliguri, Maneybhanjyang and Srikhola. Limited 2G on the trail. Homestays of Nepal provide WiFi at a small cost of 50 - 100 Rs.
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 7 during winters. -1 to 10 during summers. Upper reaches are colder. Lower reaches are warm
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
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    • 📅 Duration: 10 Days, 9 nights Bagdogra to Bagdogra
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5000m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Mar - May, Sep - Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky
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    • 🚩 Ends In: Yuksom
    • 🌏 Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Yuksom
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone, Airtel, Jio and BSNL till Yuksom. Jio till Tsokha
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g in Yuksom
    • 🌞 Temperatures:
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Tibetan, Nepalese
    Treks On Offer
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    Phoktey Dara Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights Hilley to Sepi
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3800m
    • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jan - May, Sep - Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky
    • 🚩 Starts From: Hilley
    • 🚩 Ends In: Bhareng
    • 🌏 Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Hilley
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL, sparsely
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g and 3g on trekking roadheads. No signal on trek
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 7 during winters. -1 to 10 during summers. Upper reaches are colder. Lower reaches are warm
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
    Dzongri La Trek
    Dzongri La Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 8 Days, 7 nights Bagdogra to Bagdogra
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4170m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jan - May, Sep - Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky
    • 🚩 Starts From: Yuksom
    • 🚩 Ends In: Yuksom
    • 🌏 Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Yuksom
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone, Airtel, Jio and BSNL till Yuksom. Jio till Tsokha
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g in Yuksom
    • 🌞 Temperatures: 5 to -5
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian,Nepalese,Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
    Borasu Pass Trek
    Borasu Pass Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 10 Days, 9 Nights, Sankri to Chitkul
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5450m
    • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Mid May, June, Sep, Mid Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: meadows, moraine, scree, glacier
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Chitkul
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL signals in Sankri. Rare unguaranteed BSNL signals while on trek and pass top
    • 🌐 Internet Option: No
    • 🌞 Temperatures: Campsites are cold and night temperature goes below 0 on higher camps.
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Neplese
    Treks On Offer
    Buran Ghati Trek
    Buran Ghati Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 7 days, 6 nights Shimla to Shimla
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4550m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May June Sep Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, Snow, Forest
    • 🚩 Starts From: Janglik
    • 🚩 Ends In: Barua
    • 🌏 Region: India - Himachal
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jubbarhatti Airport, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Kalka, Himachal Pradesh
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Janglik
    • 📶 Mobile Network: 3G Airtel in Chirgaon, Janglik and BSNL. Airtel from Munirang and Barua Village
    • 🌐 Internet Option: No
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -2 tp 14 degrees
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Garhwali, Himachali, Nepali, Indian
    Treks On Offer
    Dhumdhar Kandi Pass Trek
    Dhumdhar Kandi Pass Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 13 Days, Dehadun to Dehradun
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude:
    • 🛑 Grade: Challenging ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May - Jun, Sep - Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rocky, Glacial Moraine, Glacier Crossing, Crevasses, Snow Field, Hard Ice
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Uttarkashi
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL till Sankri and Taluka. BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone from Gangnani
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri.
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 16 degrees
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali, Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
    Parang La Trek
    Parang La Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 14 Days, 13 Nights, 9 Trek Days, Manali to Leh
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5572m
    • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: July, August, September
    • 🌄 Terrain: snow field, ravine, meadow,
    • 🚩 Starts From: Manali
    • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
    • 🌏 Region: India - Himachal
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport (KUU), Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Chandigarh
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Manali
    • 📶 Mobile Network: All popular mobile networks in Manali and Leh. Limited BSNL in Kaza. None on trek route.
    • 🌐 Internet Option: Not on trek route. Good connections available in Manali, Kaza and Leh on WiFi and all popular mobile networks
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -6 to 20 degrees
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Nepali, Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
    Kashmir Lakes Trek
    Kashmir Lakes Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 9 Days, Srinagar to Srinagar
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4180m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: July, August, September
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows
    • 🚩 Starts From: Shitkadi
    • 🚩 Ends In: Chatragul
    • 🌏 Region: India - Kashmir
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Srinagar
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Shitkadi
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL, Airtel on pass tops.
    • 🌐 Internet Option: No
    • 🌞 Temperatures:
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Kashmiri
    Treks On Offer
    Pangarchula Peak Trek
    Pangarchula Peak Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights, Joshimath to Joshimath
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4575m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May June, Sep Oct Nov, Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field
    • 🚩 Starts From: Joshimath
    • 🚩 Ends In: Joshimath
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Joshimath
    • 📶 Mobile Network: A;l major network untill Joshimath. Partially available ion trek.
    • 🌐 Internet Option: None after Joshimath
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 8 degrees in the winters. 5 - 18 degrees in the summers
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali
    Treks On Offer
    Sandakphu 4 Day Trek
    Sandakphu 4 Day Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 4 nights, 4 Trek Days, Maneybhanjyang to Sepi
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3636m
    • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jan - May, Oct - Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky
    • 🚩 Starts From: Maneybhanjyang
    • 🚩 Ends In: Srikhola
    • 🌏 Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Maneybhanjyang
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL in Entry and Exit points and its vicinity. Rare signals on trek. Ask your guide for better locations for signals.
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3g in Siliguri, 2g in Maneybhanjyang, Bhareng, Gorkhey and onwards.
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 7 during winters. -1 to 10 during summers. Upper reaches are colder. Lower reaches are warm
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
    Nag Tibba Trek
    Nag Tibba Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 2 Days, Dehradoon to Dehradoon
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3000m
    • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jan - Jun, Sep - Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: forest, meadow, snow in winters
    • 🚩 Starts From: Pantwari
    • 🚩 Ends In: Pantwari
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Pantwari
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL
    • 🌐 Internet Option: No
    • 🌞 Temperatures:
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali
    Treks On Offer
    Tarsar Marsar Sundarsar Trek
    Tarsar Marsar Sundarsar Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 7 Days, Srinagar to Srinagar
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4000m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: July to October mid
    • 🌄 Terrain: Alpine Meadows, forest
    • 🚩 Starts From: Aru
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sumbal
    • 🌏 Region: India - Kashmir
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Srinagar
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Aru
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Postpaid BSNL, Airtel and Vodafone. Sparsely on treks
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 2G near towns, 3G in Srinagar
    • 🌞 Temperatures:
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Kashmiri
    Treks On Offer
    Kang Yatse 1
    Kang Yatse 1
    • 📅 Duration: 12 Days, Leh to Leh
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 6401m
    • 🛑 Grade: Challenging + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jul, Aug, Sep
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, rocky, scree, hard ice, soft snow, broken ridge
    • 🚩 Starts From: Leh
    • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
    • 🌏 Region: India - Ladakh
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Leh
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL postpaid in Leh and vicinity and from the summit
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g in Leh and vicinity
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 10 on higher camps
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Tibetan, Ladakhi
    Treks On Offer
    Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 9 Days, Pokhara to Pokhara
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4140m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Forest, Meadows, Rocky, Scree, Glacial Moraine
    • 🚩 Starts From: Pokhara
    • 🚩 Ends In: Pokhara
    • 🌏 Region: Nepal - Annapurna
    • 🎌 Country: Nepal
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Pokhara Airport, Nepal
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Jainagar or Gorakhpur or New Jalpaiguri, India
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Pokhara
    • 📶 Mobile Network: NCell, NTC
    • 🌐 Internet Option: Available
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 15
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Nepali, Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
    Kang Yatse 1 and 2 Climbing Expedition
    Kang Yatse 1 and 2 Climbing Expedition
    • 📅 Duration: 16 Days, Leh to Leh
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 6401m
    • 🛑 Grade: Challenging + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, rocky, scree, hard ice, soft snow, broken ridge
    • 🚩 Starts From: Leh
    • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
    • 🌏 Region: India - Ladakh
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Leh
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL and Airtel postpaid in Leh and vicinity and from the summit
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g in Leh on BSNL and Airtel. 4G in Airtel on high points
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 10 on higher camps
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Tibetan, Ladakhi
    Treks On Offer
    Kalanag Climbing Expedition
    Kalanag Climbing Expedition
    • 📅 Duration: 18 days/ 17 nights, Sankri to Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 6387m
    • 🛑 Grade: Challenging + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May - Jun, Sep - Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rocky, Glacial Moraine, Glacier Crossing, Crevasses, Snow Field, Hard Ice
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL till Sankri and Taluka
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 16 degrees
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali, Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
    Kedarkantha & Har Ki Dun Circuit Trek
    Kedarkantha & Har Ki Dun Circuit Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 12 Days, 11 Nights, Sankri to Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4126m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: April. May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov
    • 🌄 Terrain: Alpine Meadows, Rhododendron forests
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL till Sankri and higher points
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 10 during winters, 2 to 15 in summers
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali, Tibetan and South Indian
    Treks On Offer
    Kalanag Base Camp Trek
    Kalanag Base Camp Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 11 Days, 10 Nights Sankri to Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4800m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: May - Jun, Sep - Oct
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, Forest, Rocky, Glacial Moraine
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL till Sankri and Taluka
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 16 degrees
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: India, Garhwali, Nepali
    Treks On Offer
    Kedarkantha Short Hardcore Trek
    Kedarkantha Short Hardcore Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 3 nights, 2 Trek Days, Sankri to Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3800m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow in winter
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL till Sankri and Summit
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 10 during winters, 2 to 15 in summers
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali, Tibetan and South Indian
    Treks On Offer
    Sandakphu In Land Rover
    Sandakphu In Land Rover
    • 📅 Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3636m
    • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jan - May, Sep - Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows
    • 🚩 Starts From: Maneybhanjyang
    • 🚩 Ends In: Maneybhanjyang
    • 🌏 Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Maneybhanjyang
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL in Siliguri, Maneybhanjyang and Srikhola. On the trek trail, Vodafone and BSNL works on some locations like Chitre, Tonglu, Kayakatta, Molley.
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g in Siliguri, Maneybhanjyang and Srikhola. Limited 2G on the trail. Almost None.
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 7 during winters. -1 to 10 during summers. Upper reaches are colder. Lower reaches are warm
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
    Har Ki Dun Ruinsara Tal Trek
    Har Ki Dun Ruinsara Tal Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 9 Days, 8 nights, Sankri to Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4200m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL & Vodafone
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4G till Purola. 3g Till Mori. No Internet Sankri Onwards
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -3 to 15 deg C
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Himachali
    Treks On Offer
    Har Ki Dun 4 Day Trek
    Har Ki Dun 4 Day Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 5 days, 4 nights including 2 nights at Sankri
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3600m
    • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, Conifer Forest, Snow, River valley, Lakes
    • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
    • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
    • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
    • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL, Vodafone at Sankri, Jio in Mori
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4G till Mori. No Internet at Sankri.
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -3 to 15 deg Celsius
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Himachali
    Treks On Offer
    Phalut Trek
    Phalut Trek
    • 📅 Duration: 5 Days 4 nights, Sepi to Sepi
    • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3600m
    • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
    • 👍 Best Time: Oct - May
    • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, Alpine meadows, Mid Altitude Coniferous Forest
    • 🚩 Starts From: Srikhola
    • 🚩 Ends In: Srikhola
    • 🌏 Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
    • 🎌 Country: India
    • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
    • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
    • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Srikhola
    • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL in Siliguri, Srikhola. On the trek trail, Airtel. Vodafone and BSNL works on some locations
    • 🌐 Internet Option: 4G in Sepi. No internet in other locations
    • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 7 during winters. -1 to 16 during summers
    • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
    • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan
    Treks On Offer
View User Profile for Suman

Every day I keep learning new things, but as of now, I think I can describe myself as a Loyal Himalayan Lover, Avid Trekker, Student Of Mountaineering, Amateur Photographer and an Enthusiastic Anthropologist. I am a Computer Science Engineer by education and previously worked as a Software Developer for premium IT companies. However, I quit the luxury of a high-earning corporate job and left behind the herd to walk towards the spiritual path laid down by the Godly Himalayas. At the age of 27 with no savings at all and being the only son from a lower-middle-class family, it was too young to fight against the family who in turn had to fight against the rules laid down by society. However, with my determination and perseverance, everything became smooth by passing time.

It wasn't easy for me as I learnt the hard way from mistakes - my own and by observing others. I fought 2 major road accidents that broke my right tibia and femur. I underwent 7 surgeries that kept me away from the mountains, but I patiently fought them all to get back to trekking again in the Himalayas with rods and plates in my bones. Despite doctors saying I cannot walk properly ever again to getting back to trekking on the difficult routes again, Life made me understand very clearly what it wants out of me in this World. It wants me to serve the Himalayas and its community, live a peaceful, content and simple life. That's what I have dedicated my this life to. I am not religious, but spiritual. The Himalayas define my road.

The Himalayas today is spammed by mushrooming trek agencies and big companies who take pride in being India's Largest, biggest, oldest, etc. They are exploiting everything for the sake of profit. It is in dire need of regulation by credible Government authorities, Sustainable Tourism Practices needs to be forced upon every organisation, Small Group Sizes needs to be mandated, Fixed camping should be restricted in alpine zones and Negative Ecological Impact Trekking Protocols should be laid down immediately by governing bodies. With all these objectives, I founded Himalayan High in the year 2015. Learn more about Himalayan High on About Himalayan High

Posted by Suman Chowdhury Monday, April 11, 2016 1:52:00 PM