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About Jai Govind Meena

Jai Govind Meena is Founder Director of Renok Adventures - the himalayan trekking and adventure specialist. You can find him on Google, Twitter, Facebook,

5 Classic Winter Treks in India

 The peak trekking season in the Himalayas starts from mid may and ends in October but with these winter treks options for trek in the Himalayas one can trek in Himalayas through out the year. These winter treks are at lower altitude and shorter in distance but that doesn’t mean they are the easy treks, some of them are demanding because extreme weather conditions in winters.

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Posted by on November 9, 2014 in Travel

 

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Renok Adventures Reviews

When your trek in the himalayas trusting your trek organizer is must and how you can build that trust by hearing from others who have trek earlier…here are the unbiased Renok Adventures Reviews from across the web on various different social media platform.

Facebook Page Reviews : Renok Adventures Reviews

  • Dhruven Shah

    We did the Hampta pass trek with them…amazing hospitality, great people and awesome fun.
    The best trip I have been for…
    Also…the best food I have eaten on a trip…specially jain!!
  • Vandana Sinha

    We did Manali-Leh…it was great fun..nicely planned trip..full of adventure..liked Jai’s personal touch to all the activities..he is an excellent tour coordinator! Look forward to many more trips with Renok Adventures.
  • Ravi Kumar Kamboj

    We did hampta pass trek on 2nd Oct 2014, our experience was awesome and all the hospitality provided by them was best.
  • Prashant Bhawsar

    Excellent experience while trekking in Himalayas with small group … all were too friendly, food was great & just WOW. 🙂
  • Deepika Gangola

    We did Hampta Pass trek on 2nd-6th oct, was an amazing experience…made me fall in love with Himalayas…thanks to the Renok team..for guiding, helping and motivating us through out journey…enjoyed a lot..while trekking…as well as in evening..playing games…and fighting over rules…looking forward to do other treks with u guys soon… :)…also amazing hospitality..ufff still not able to come out of there…:)
  • Nilanjana Roy

    Did Valley of flowers trek with Renok Adventures was an amazing experience . This year again going for the valley of flowers trek.
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    in the last week

    It was truly one of a kind experience that we had with Renok Adventures (for our Hampta Pass Trek Oct 2nd-6th,2014). We (including my two other friends) are totally impressed by the service they provided, be it the yummy food, the friendly atmosphere or the way each one of us was taken care of. To be honest, when we saw trekkers from other group finding it difficult to find their way back to the camp, we were happy that we chose this trekking group. Even though this trek made us realize that Himalayan trekking is not that easy, we were happy that the guides encouraged us all the time to move forward and thanks again for waiting for the ones at the back.

    We will surely recommend this company to our friends. And not to say, if we plan for more treks in future, Renok Adventures will be our first choice.

    Shruti Chitnis

    a month ago
    I did Chadar trek with Renok Adventures and truly amazing hospitality, great people with full of knowledge and best they trek with you the best trek I have been for…Also the best food I have eaten on a trek to himalayas. Keep Rocking Renok Adventures looking forward for my next trek with you.

    Nilanjana Roy

    6 months ago
    Renok Adventures I love trekking in himalayas with you guys. I did Hampta pass trek & Valley of flowers with and they are unique!! Their Desert Safari in Jaisalmer is a novel way to visit Rajasthan with an adventure twist..camp in sand dunes, riding camel for two days while camel trekking was fun.

    Reviews on Tripadvisor

    The snow on the Himalayas adds majesty to the mountains and the innumerable flower patches of vivid colors add to its beauty. The valley of flowers is filled with the aroma of various alpine flowers a must do trek for everyone…I did it with Renok Adventures a bunch of enthusiastic and beautiful people came across in life !!

    Reviews on Various blogs by our Trekkers

    The good people at Renok Adventures for their support, patience, sucking at Uno and being good sport in general.

    Source: Madhu’s blog 

    ….have heard positive reviews from fellow BCMTian where he completed Hampta pass trek early in peak season.
    Chadar trek – Renok Adventures

    Source: BCMtouring

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Travel

 

Hidden Treasures of India

Best places for travel and exploring in India which are not overcrowded with tourists.

Dzuko Valley, Nagaland 

Dzuko Valley, Nagaland

Dzuko Valley, Nagaland

The Dzuko Valleyis a valley located at the border of the Indian states of Nagaland and Manipur. This valley is well known for its natural beauty, seasonal flowers and the overall flora and fauna. Dzükou derives its meaning from the Angami/Mao word which translates to “Cold Water” referring to the ice cold stream that flows through the valley. It is situated at an altitude of 2438 m above sea level, behind the Japfü Peak located in Nagaland.

Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal

Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal

Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal

Sprawling over 88 square kilometers of unexplored region, Neora Valley National Park is one of the richest biological zones in the entire northeastern belt of India. It was established in the year 1986 and till today, remains the undisturbed natural habitat of unique flora and fauna. The national park enjoys the distinction of being situated over one of the oldest reserve forests in India. Much of the region still remains unexplored, thanks to the inaccessible hilly terrains. Such is the luxurious growth in the area that even sunlight fails to seep in over some of the parts of the park.

Lonar crater lake

Lonar crater lake

Lonar crater lake

A lake created by meteor impact approximately 50,000 years ago. World’s third largest crater lake.

Gandikota

Gandikota

Gandikota

Gandikota acquired its name from the picturesque gorge (called Gandi in Telugu) formed between the Erramalai hills, which are also called the Gandikota hills.This place is also known as grand canyon of India

Abhaneri Step Well – Chand Baori

Abhaneri Step Well - Chand Baori

Abhaneri Step Well – Chand Baori

This is a lesser known tourist destination near Jaipur. Abhaneri Step Well is a water reservoir dating back to 9th century AD. It has beautiful architecture and maze of stairs. Its is around 100 kms from Jaipur in Dausa district of Rajasthan.

Sela pass

Sela pass

Sela pass

Arunachal Pradesh has several high mountain passes, but the standout among them is the Sela Pass. At an altitude of more than 13,000 feet, the gorgeous mountain pass connects Tawang to other parts of the country.

Touphema Village

Touphema Village

Touphema Village

Located about 40 km from the capital of Nagaland, Kohima is the Touphema Village. It is a cultural village where you get to know the traditional life of the Nagas in an intimate manner. You get to stay in quaint huts, enjoy bonfire dinners, cultural dances and more.

Nohsngithiang Waterfalls

Nohsngithiang Waterfalls

Nohsngithiang Waterfalls

Also known as the Seven Sister Waterfalls, they are located a little distance away from the village of Mawsmai. The waterfalls get their name because they are a seven segmented fall. You can see seven separate streams of water falling down from the cliff. One of the highest waterfalls of India, they are spectacle during the rainy season, when they are in full flow.

Chemdey Monastery

Chemdey Monastery

Chemdey Monastery

This is a 1664 Buddhist monastery, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Leh, Ladakh, northern India. It belongs to the Drugpa monastic order and was founded by the Lama Tagsang Raschen and dedicated to King Sengge Namgyal.

Khajjar, Himachal Pradesh

Khajjar, Himachal Pradesh

Khajjar, Himachal Pradesh

This beautiful place bears a very striking resemblance to Switzerland’s topography, the well known romanticizing location. Khajjar is located at the foot of Dhauladkar , in the lap of Himalayas and is 2000 meters above sea

Dudhwa national Park _ Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa national Park _ Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa national Park _ Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa National Park is the only National Park in the entire state. There are various species of wildlife animals and birds that can be seen here along with abundant natural resources and lush green vegetation.

Khatling glacier

Khatling glacier

Khatling glacier

Situated at the river Bhalingana’s source is the Khatling glacier , a panoramic site that just takes your breath away.From the glacier , you can see snow capped peaks and several hanging glaciers in the vicinity.

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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Adventure, Photography, Trekking

 

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Government nod for use of satellite phones in Himalayas

To boost adventure tourism, the government is going to give the much-awaited permission for use of satellite phones by adventurers in the Himalayas on September 27, World Tourism Day.

Kedar-kantha-Trek

Kedar-kantha-Trek

“We have got in-principle approval from the Home Ministry for allowing satellite phones in the Himalayas, where there is no phone connectivity. A policy is being finalised and it is likely to be announced on World Tourism Day,” a senior Tourism Ministry official said.

With the government nod, satellite phones-equipped tourists will be able to contact their relatives in case of emergency while trekking in the remote areas of Ladakh, hiking in Sikkim, or exploring the wilderness of the Himalayas spanning across in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Darjeeling.

There is a long-standing demand from the industry for allowing satellite phones in the Himalayas. However, the official said there are certain conditions being laid down by the Ministry of Home Affairs for allowing satellite phones like monitoring of the calls made from these areas and the type of phones to be allowed.

Adventure Tour Operators Association founder member India Ajeet Bajaj said, “It will be a game changer for Indian adventure tourism industry as it will take the adventure related activities in the Himalayas to a new height”. About the proposed call monitoring provision, Bajaj said “we have no problem at all with it.”

According to the policy to be announced shortly, the adventure tour operators will be provided satellite phones by the government authorities for use and they would be responsible for its correct use as per the established norms. According to industry sources, the Himalayas attract about 2 million domestic and foreign adventure tourists in a year who go for skiing, hiking, camping and trekking. The number will go up with the satellite permission as the Himalayan ranges are missing many global tourists due to poor communication facilities. At present, the ministry is pushing adventure tourism in the country and announced several schemes like bearing the cost of 50 per cent fee of climbers trekking the Himalayas as part of the campaign,” 777 Days of the Indian Himalayas”, launched last year.

Source: Economic Times

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Trekking

 

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Winter treks in Himalayas

Winter treks in Himalayas

Here is the list of options for trekking in Himalayas during this winter season

Chadar Trek

Chadar Trek 2015

Chadar Trek 2015

Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek

Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek

Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek

Kuari Pass Winter Trek

Winter Kuari Pass

Kedarkantha Winter Trek

Kedar-kantha-Trek

Kedar-kantha-Trek

Dodital Trek 

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Kedar-kantha-Trek

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Photography, Trekking

 

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Best places to eat in Jaipur

Whenever my friend visit Jaipur they call me which the best places to eat in Jaipur though Zomato is doing a great job in such situation but still a feedback from a Jaipurite is the best here is the list for foodies of restaurant and eateries which are my personal favorites

  • Spice Court
  • Talk of the Town
  • Handi
  • Copper Chimney
  • Niros Restaurant
  • Moti Mahal
  • Natraj Restaurant
  • Islami Kallu Hotel
  • Rawat Misthan Bhandar
  • Sanjay Omellete
  • Kanha Restaurant
  • Chokhi Dhani
  • Little Italy (Near Statue Circle)
  • Laxmi Misthan Bhandar

  • Saras Parlour JLN Marg

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Posted by on September 16, 2014 in Travel

 

Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek

Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek

Dayara Bugyal Trek in Winters

Bugyal in the local mountain dialect means “High Altitude Meadow”. The Dayara Bugyal trek in Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful treks in himalayan hill state of north India The Uttarakhand, situated at an elevation ranging from 10,000 – 12,000 ft. The vast meadow,Dayara Bugyal, is second to none in natural beauty in Uttarakhand. There is an immense possibility for Nordic as well as Alpine skiing since during the winter it provides one of the best ski slopes in India spread over an area of 28 sq/kms.

Best time for Dayara Bugyal trek:

Post Monsoon

Dayara Bugyal will be covered with lush green grass and alpine flowers of different varieties, if you are a person who loves greenery then from September to Mid October is the best time to go for Dayara Bugyal trek.

Dayara Bugyal in October starting

Dayara Bugyal in October starting

Dayara Bugyal Trek in December

If you want to enjoy the frozen waterfall, lake and solitude then this is the perfect time for Dayara Bugyal Winter trek.

Dayara Bugayal Trek

Dayara Bugayal Trek

Dayara Bugyal Trek Map

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Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Mountaineering, Trekking

 

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