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This is an ideal trip for all ages to get acquainted with the splendours of the outdoors and especially the Himalayas. You would be travelling deep into pristine Himalayan country to experience the way of life in the mountains through interactions with the locals, village visits and visits to ancient and renowned historical sites like Badrinath, Tungnath, Ukhimath, etc. All the days are interspersed with exciting activities that include water activities, rope activities, hikes, etc. All along you would have our experts taking you through the intricacies of each activity to make it more fun and enjoyable.
Embark your journey from Haridwar and drive to Kund which is a tiny hamlet in the Mandakini river valley would harbour us for some time before we foray further into our adventure. On reaching Deoriatal which lies in the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary, one can see the reflections of the robust Chaukhamba peaks in the lake. Chopta has been christened ‘Mini-Switzerland’ because of its grassy prairies and exquisite surroundings. Our next Himalayan haven would be the snow-capped hills of Auli, situated in the Chamoli district. This venture concludes with a visit to Jayalgarh which is endowed with stretches of fields and the gurgling Alaknanda in the backdrop. This trip is modest and in accord with families.

Information:

Region: Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Duration: 7 days
Grade: Moderate
Best season: Feb- Jun & Sep – Dec
Start/end point: Haridwar/ Dehradun airport
Highest altitude: Chandrashila(4000m)

Activities: Hiking, Rafting, River Crossing, Body Surfing, Bridge Slithering, Kayaking, Nature Walks, Cliff Jumping, Rappelling, Valley Traverse, Camping

Please Carry:
Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you start the trip so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags.

1. Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
2. Woollen gloves
3. Woollen cap,
4. Scarf/muffler (optional)
5. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
6. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
7. Raincoat / Poncho
8. Small light weight towel
9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
11. Sun glasses
12. Walking stick / Trekking pole
13. Sunscreen Lotion
14. Lip Balm
15. Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
16. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
17. Personal toiletries
18. Book, if you like reading
19. Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
20. Carry rain cover for your bags
21. Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

All the items : Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trip. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trip.

Also please note this is a comprehensive list & there might be few items which you might not need depending upon the month of travel. Kindly check with us on the final list with us before travelling.

Batch Dates
B.NO. FROM   To  
1 18-Nov-2017 Saturday 24-Nov-2017 Friday
2 20-Dec-2017 Wednesday 26-Dec-2017 Tuesday
3 17-Feb-2018 Saturday 23-Feb-2018 Friday
4 16-Mar-2018 Friday 22-Mar-2018 Thursday
5 14-Apr-2018 Saturday 20-Apr-2018 Friday
6 12-May-2018 Saturday 18-May-2018 Friday
7 09-Jun-2018 Saturday 15-Jun-2018 Friday

Itinery

Day 1: Haridwar/ Dehradun airport – Kund ( Drive/ 6-7 hrs)
A drive of 6- 7 hours from Haridwar through the winding hilly roads and we are in the Mandakini Valley. After lunch and some relaxation time, it’s time to hit the Mandakini River with our water activities team. We hike down to Mandakani River and indulge in river crossing activity under expert guidance. The day closes as you soak in the success of your tryst with the river. Overnight in lodge.

Day 2: Kund- Deoria Tal(2438m)- Ukhimath (1311m) - Kund ( Drive/1. 5hrs & Trek/3-4hrs)
After breakfast we set out on the hike to the beautiful Deoria Tal Lake. We first drive to the village of Sari (45 mins) and from here trek to the spectacular lake. Village life, wooded trails, lush flora and the backdrop of the Chaukhamba peak keep you company through this trail along with tips from our expert. We will arrive at the lake for lunch and spend the afternoon in the riveting natural surroundings. A rewarding 300-degree view of the Himalayan ranges and especially the towering Chaukhamba peak that feels at arm’s length and the reflection of the peaks in the clear waters of the lake make this trek well worth the effort. A small games session keeps the energy level of the group amped, and then we head back to Sari. From here we drive back to the lodge and make a small detour en route to visit the Ukhimath temple.

This beautiful temple is the winter seat of the Kedarnath deity and is an important stop on the Char Dham yatra. The influence of South Indian architecture can be clearly seen in the temple, something to boast about when you get back to school!! At the lodge, we reminisce about the day and then get back to our rooms for a well-earned night’s rest.

Day 3: Kund - Chopta(2680m)- Tungnath(3680m) – Chandrashila(4000m) – Chalkot Drive/ 1. 5 hrs & Trek/ 5- 6 hrs)
In the morning, we have an early breakfast and say goodbye to the team at the lodge before setting of on our drive to Chalkot. From here, we drive (45 mins) to the famous ‘Mini-Switzerland of India’, Chopta, known for a variety of avian life. We spend a large part of the day here, either relaxing in the meadows or hiking up to the Tungnath temple, which takes about 4-5 hours for the return trek. For those of you who like an extra challenge, you can also trek up to Chandrashila, which is another hour from Tungnath temple. Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world. Estimated to be more than 1000 years old, it is rife with history; it is said that the Pandavas of Mahabharata visited the region centuries ago. From Chopta we continue our scenic drive to our camp in Chalkot. We arrive at the camp towards late evening for a rewarding view. It takes a 200 m walk to reach the camp. It is a downhill walk through the dense forest. This area comes under the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary which is a part of Nanda Devi Biophere. We enjoy the evening under the star-spangled sky followed by dinner. Overnight in camp.

Day 4: Chalkot – Auli (3049m) ( Drive/ 4- 5 hrs )
We get up to admire the beautiful views from camp and enjoy a cup of tea. Post a hearty breakfast, we drive to Auli. The ski slopes of Auli (covered in grass during the summers) are a sight to behold and we take fun rides on the chair lift. Overnight in lodge.

Day 5: Auli - Gurson meadows – Auli ( Drive / 30mins & Trek/ 3- 4 hrs)

After an early breakfast , we head from here to the undulating meadows at Gurson with the magnificent peaks Nanda Devi, Dronagiri , Neelgiri, Mana, Neelkanth as a constant company. We enjoy the day exploring this beautiful meadow , and then head back to Auli. It will take about 2 hrs to trek back taking the same trail. The remaining day would be spent indulging in a variety of rope activities like rappelling, valley traverse, rock climbing, etc. under the watchful eyes of our instructors. In the night, we return to the lodge for our last night in this magical place. Overnight in lodge.

Day 6: Auli - Jayalgarh (Drive / 6 hrs)
An early breakfast and we bid adieu to the mountains as we drive down to the riverside camp at Jayalgarh. En route we pass the important prayags (confluences) of some of the holiest rivers of India including Nandaprayag (Alaknanda & Nandakini), Karnaprayag (Alaknanda & Pinder) and Rudraprayag (Alaknanda & Mandakini). Rudraprayag was also the site of the famous hunter, Jim Corbett’s book, The Maneater of Rudraprayag. Once at Jayalgarh, its water, water and more water. This day is reserved for a multitude of water activities – think kayaking, duckie rides, cliff jumping and body surfing. All this will be done with our experienced river guides. After an exhausting day in the crystal clear waters of the Alaknanda, a hearty barbeque fare will be perfect to close. Live music keeps you company as the night sky takes over. Overnight in tents.

Day 7: Jayalgarh- Dehradun airport/ Haridwar
We reserve the best for the last. White water rafting & bridge slithering down the Alaknanda River is a perfect way to end the trip. This is an exciting river trip down the river. The trip comes to a close after breakfast, as you prepare to check out. Transfers will be arranged as per prior booking to Haridwar/Dehradun. Trip ends here.






Rates:
Family of 3: Rs. 86,100/-
Family of 4: Rs.1,09,190/-


We will pick up the participant on the first day of Trek from Haridwar and drop them on the last day of Trek at Haridwar.

Registration:
Please fill up the registration form and pay an advance of Rs.7500/- to confirm your booking. The balance payment should reach our office at least 30 days before the commencement of the journey.

Cheques or DD should be in favour of OUTDOORS UNLIMITED, payable at VADODARA only.

What’s included?
Accommodation as per mentioned below:
Day 1: Overnight stay in lodge (Kund)
Day 2: Overnight stay in lodge (Kund)
Day 3: Overnight stay in tents (Chalkot)
Day 4: Overnight stay in lodge (Auli)
Day 5: Overnight stay in lodge ( Auli )
Day 6: Overnight in tents ( Jayalgarh)

Meals: All vegetarian meals starting from Day 01 Lunch to day 7 breakfast.

Professional guide: All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.)

Transport: as per the itinerary will be provided. We provide transfers to get you to the starting point and back as comfortably and in as less time as possible for you to enjoy the trip. Your transport costs are inclusive of all fuel charges, driver charges, state taxes, tolls and permits and are planned as per the itinerary of the trip.

Camping equipment: 3/4 season good quality tents, Sleeping bags, Camping Mattresses, Camping stools & tables, Mess Tent, Toilet tent & Basic Medical kit

Forest Entry Charges


What’s not include?

*GST
*Accommodation in any other location not mention above
*Any meals/services not mentioned above
*Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
*Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
*Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
*Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather,etc.
*Insurance

Cancellation Charges*:
Minimum: 10%
between 45 to 30 Days: 25%
between 30 to 15 Days: 50%
Last 15 Days: No refund

* Cancellation charges will be applicable on total Program cost.
* Please note that the booking is not transferable.
* Please bring original receipt for claiming the refund.

  • Jain food will be provided on demand as per availability.
  • The amount once paid is non transferable.
  • The balance payment is to be paid atleast 30 days before the departure of the batch. If balance payment is not made on time it would automatically be considered cancelled without any prior intimation and no refund would be given in this regard.
  • Local Cheque/Demand Draft should be issued in favour of OUTDOORS UNLIMITED
  • Outstation cheque would not be accepted.
  • Payment against dishonored cheque/s to be paid in cash with additional charge of Rs.200/- per cheque.
  • No refund will be given in case the participant terminates the tour at any point due to any reason.
  • According to the strength of the group proper vehicle would be arranged and that should be acceptable to all.
  • Participants will have to walk to visit the places that are near to the hotel or where our vehicle cannot reach.
  • Please do not bring valuables in the tour. It will be participant’s duty to take care of their own luggage. Company is not liable for any kind of theft, loss or damage to your luggage.
  • At any point during the tour if any damage is done to the hotel property or bus or at any other point knowingly or unknowingly by any participant the responsible participant will have to bear the total damage charges and will have to settle it on the spot.
  • Tour may be cancelled if there is not enough strength, actual amount paid by the participant towards the trip will be refunded by A/c payee cheque only. No other claims will be entertained.
  • It is the responsibility of participant to collect the necessary travel documents from our office on time.
  • The organisers or any individual connected with it will not be held responsible in case of any accident or any unforeseen natural calamity.
  • The Company reserves the unconditional right to refuse a booking/terminate a passenger on tour in event of unreasonable behaviour at any time.
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  • In case if the tour days increases due to any unforeseen circumstances, the participants will have to pay Rs.400/- per head per day in cash to the tour manager.
  • Outdoors Unlimited has the right to use the participant's name, information and photographs in promotional materials, brochures and press releases.
  • In case if any rescue operation is to be undertaken, it will be charged from the participants on actual basis.
  • In case if the tour is cancelled or abandoned due to any unforeseen circumstances, no refund would be given.
  • Organisers will not be responsible towards any internal disputes arising with fellow participants.
  • Any claim or complaint by the passenger must be notified to the Company in writing within ten days after the tour completion date. No claim notified to the Company outside this period will be entertained and the Company shall incur no liability in respect thereof.
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  • The signing of the booking form by the passengers shall mean acceptance in totality of the ‘Terms and Conditions’ contained herein by the passengers. In case of one or more, but not all passengers signing the ‘Booking Form’, it shall be deemed that the others have duly authorized the concerned signing passenger.
  • Disputes, if any, will be subject to jurisdiction of VADODARA courts only.
 
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