Welcome to Indian Treks
In India we discover wide open valleys, snow capped peaks, high altitude deserts and lakes. We all need a little bit of wilderness and some adventures in our lives. Indian trek is a great way to de-stress and bond with your family and friends or maybe just be on your own; away from it all. For the keen trekker, there is a myriad of opportunities in India's diverse and scenic country. The beautiful area of Uttarakhand, & Himachal Pradesh, provides a superb base from which to try out a wide variety of trekking tours through rain forest patches, across paddy fields, tea estates, mountain, valleys, grassy plains, waterfalls. The river and numerous waterfalls in India are another key attraction that allows hikers and trekkers to enjoy a refreshing dip en-route! In the same area the valley of flower National Park offers some excellent hikes which world heritage site in India and is famous for its wild flowers. characterized by beautiful flowers, grasslands and some high-altitude vegetation.
Useful Facts for Trekkers
Trekking good for your spirit & excellent for your health
Route: Know it intimately. Study it on the best and most up to date maps available. Look for possible points of confusion so you are aware as you approach them in the field.
Weather: Know before you go. What's it supposed to be like? And given weather bods are the only people on Earth to get paid for being correct 50% of the time, know what it could be like by studying the region's weather pattern extremes.
If you're carrying satellite technology, check the weather regularly en route. If not, learn the basic signs to look for in the field that tell you what weather is coming at you, meaning, know your cloud types and what they mean.
Food supplies: Unless you're an absolute pro and/or know how to live off the land, food is the one thing you should overpack. You want to know that you have extra rations should you get caught out for an extra.
Make leg-based cardio part of your routine… As well as doing long walks, you should also work some leg-based cardio into your daily routine. Cycling is awesome for building up muscle in your legs, but soccer, football, squash and swimming are all great too. If you’re more into gym workouts, mix up your spin classes or cycling bursts with squats and lunges (the more weight, the better).
Packing Refuge Based Keep it simple and minimal “A heavy pack is a pack filled with anxiety.” Freud.Keeping your pack weight to a minimum is the key to a successful trek. We recommend people joining any of our treks where you will be sleeping in gites (hostels) or refuges be equipped with the following:
Technical equipment Comfortable walking boots or shoes (3 or 4 season)
Walking poles (definitely two) Clothing suggestions
Fleece Waterproof jacket (or big plastic poncho)
Waterproof over trousers
Lightweight puffer jacket for evening comfort in the higher refuges
Warm gloves and hat (for early starts)
Sun hat or peaked cap
One pair shorts
One pair lightweight walking trousers
Good quality walking socks
Other essential items
40 – 60 litre Rucksack
Light weight towel
Waterproof ruck sack cover or waterproof bags to keep your things dry
Sun block for face and lips (Factor 50)
Personal First Aid kit (plasters, Compeed for blisters, paracetamol)
Roll of toilet paper
Water bottle or Platypus type hydration system – 1.5 to 2 litres
Head torch for use in refuges
Survival blanket (light foil blanket to keep injured people warm).
Optional items Change of clothing to include:
underwear, tracksuit bottoms, dry shirt, spare socks (think of things that you can wear to both dinner and bed so you don’t need to change)
Camera Paperback novel (light!)
Snack bars/dried fruit/chocolate
Waterproof map case
Ear plugs (there will inevitably be snorers in the refuge)
Buff – good for blocking out light and noise while sleeping, keeping your neck warm, holding your hair etc.
Additional items for Independent Groups
Compass, Altimeter, GPS or Mobile phone with GPS
Sleeping bags (just a sleeping sheet – the refuges provide blankets)
Sleeping mattress (refuges provide mattresses and a pillow)
Food (refuges provide breakfast, picnic lunch to take with us and dinner). You might want to bring a bag of oats for breakfast, especially if you’ll be mainly in Spanish refuges.
1. Trekking means the act of travelling on foot to a maximum height of six thousand meters (6000 M) with the purpose of sight-seeing and recreation at various natural and cultural sites in places where means of modern transport are either not available or are purposely not used.
Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.
Do not disturb the flora and fauna. No making pretty bouquets of grabbed flowers and blooms.
No feeding and intimidating birds and other animals.
Do not destroy/ write on archaeological or historical monuments.
Alcohol consumption, Smoking cigarette/ beedi, chewing tobacco strictly not allowed during the event. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. No REFUND will be provided.
The ‘Leader’s’ decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
In case of any injury, sickness, casualties or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims/Insurance (any kind) of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
It is most importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group. Indian Treks reserves the right to change /deviate /cancel the plans/Event/Tour without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained. Any Event cost are not included with any kind of insurances,Medical coverage/benifits.
You need to register with us before coming to the trek so we can get in touch with nearest people in case of any emergency.
Participant below 14 yrs of age will only be allowed for trek/activity with his/her parents/guardian or with their proper writing permissions.
The Supreme Court of India has been pro-actively engaged in India's environmental issues. In most countries, it is the executive and the legislative branches of the government that plan, implement and address environmental issues; the Indian experience is different. The Supreme Court of India has been engaged in interpreting and introducing new changes in the environmental jurisprudence directly. The Court has laid down new principles to protect the environment, re-interpreted environmental laws, created new institutions and structures, and conferred additional powers on the existing ones through a series of directions and judgments.
The Court's directions on environmental issues goes beyond the general questions of law, as is usually expected from the highest Court of a democratic country. The Supreme Court of India, in its order, includes executive actions and technical details of environmental actions to be implemented. Indeed, some critics of India's Supreme Court describe the Court as the Lords of Green Bench or Garbage Supervisor. Supporters of India's Supreme Court term these orders and the Indian bench as pioneering, both in terms of laying down new principles of law, and in delivering environmental justice.
The reasons for the increasing interjection of India's Supreme Court in governance arenas are, experts claim, complex. A key factor has been the failure of government agencies and the state owned enterprises in discharging their Constitutional and Statutory duties. This has prompted civil society groups to file public interest complaints with the Courts, particularly the Supreme Court, for suitable remedies.
Public interest litigation and judicial activism on environmental issues extends beyond India's Supreme Court. It includes the High Courts of individual states.
Prepare your body before hiking in high altitudesTake Your Time
The most important step you need to take when facing a high altitude challenge is to ascend gradually. For multi-day hikes it’s good to get up to some higher areas during the day and then sleep lower at night, gradually increasing the altitude day by day.
Do not sleep more than 1,600 feet higher than the previous night.
You will probably need to slow your pace and find a good rhythm for breathing and walking that works without feeling tired. If you feel you aren’t getting enough oxygen, you should take deeper breaths which will help you get more oxygen to your blood.Drink Plenty of Water & Eat Well
Water will help you to reduce the altitude sickness symptoms. Get a rich high carbohydrate diet before and during your hike.Don't Drink Alcohol
As we just mentioned it’s very important to hydrate your body. Drinking alcohol will only dehydrate it. I’m sure you can wait till next weekend to open that bottle of red wine.
Uttarakhand or better known among the natives as Uttaranchal is famous across India for its holy places. This Devbhoomi (Land of Gods) is situated in the mountainous region of the Himalayas and is also a popular tourist destination. The culture of a place depends upon its inhabitants, environment and its heritage. Uttarakhand has all the things in abundance. In fact, it has every thing that any tourist could want. The most significant donor for giving mass appeal to tourism in Uttarakhand is the state’s rich culture, an excellent intermingling of exoticism as well as the way of life. Frequently thought-out to be the belt of Hindu culture, the Uttarakhand's culture is beyond doubt one of the most vital tourist attractions of Uttarakhand .
Have you ever experienced Trekking in Uttarakhand? If you haven't, then you are seriously missing out! Not only is it a beautiful adventure, but it also an unforgettable experience. The land of the Himalayas presents wonders that are breath-taking. From the Himalayan landscapes to the rich cultural ethos, trekking in Uttarakhand is truly a marvelous feat. Uttarakhand is a mystical land, where reality merges with a legend. To witness the best of Uttarakhand Treks, book a trekking tour from our selection of more than 15+ adventure trekking programs.