Here is the list of options for trekking in Himalayas during this winter season
Kedarkantha Winter Trek
Hampta Pass is the most delightful treks in the Manali region, located in Himachal. It is a moderate trek with a scope for varying the duration to suit ones time. Hampta Pass Trek takes us over the majestic foothills of the Himalaya, the Pir Panjal Range, crossing at Hampta Pass (14100 Ft.) –
Here goes the itinerary for Hampta Pass Trek
Meet up at Janpath (near Connaught Place) and leave for Manali by Volvo bus. Overnight Journey.
Balu ka Gera (11900 ft) to Siagoru (12900 ft) Crossing Hampta Pass (14100 ft).
This is the most spectacular part of the trek as we cross the Hampta Pass and then descend to our camp site in Siagoru. It will take us approximately 8hrs to reach Siagoru. The ascent on this part of the trek will be moderate.
In the morning after breakfast we leave for Manali via the Rohtang Pass. Trek ends
Dayara Bugyal – The biggest meadow of Uttarakhand
Bugyal in the local mountain dialect means “High Altitude Meadow”. Trekking to Dayara Bugyal is one of the most beautiful places in Uttaranchal, situated at an elevation ranging from 10,000 – 12,000 ft. This vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty in Uttarakhand trekking circuit. The possibility of Nordic as well as Alpine skiing are immense here, since during winter it provides one of the best ski slopes in India spread over an area of 28 sq/kms, one can combine a trek and ski during winter trekking season.
If some one wants to do this trek here is the ideal itinerary
Day 1 Dehradun to Guest House at Barsu
Arrive at Dehradun/Haridwar in the morning, freshen up, have breakfast and leave for Barsu village Lunch on the way. Arrive at Camp by late afternoon and relax with a hot cup of tea and prepare yourself for trekking in Himalayas. The camp overlooks the Himalayan peaks of Gangotri I, II and III, Jaunli, Draupdi ka Danda and Srikanth.
Days 2 Barsu – Barnala (2700 m) 4 km / 4 hr
Have an early breakfast and get ready for a trekking to Barnala lake (2700 m) about 5 hours away. Trek through the dense forest of Pine and Oak trees. Lunch enroute. Reach Barnala by late afternoon. Explore the forest around the lake and do some bird watching. Barnala is great for bird watching, the most common birds here Whistling Thrush, Red Finch, Monal Pheasant, Koklas etc. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 3 Barnala – Dayara (3250 m) 5 km / 4 hr
Have breakfast and prepare to trek to Dayara. Hot lunch on arrival. The bugyals (meadows), spread over 28 sq kms, are grazing grounds for sheep and cattle and have a 360 degree view of the Himalayas. Spend rest of day walking around the meadows. Overnight stay in tents
Day 4 Dayara – Raithal 7 km / 4 hr
Wake up to a lovely sunrise and walk a little higher for a nice view of Bandarpoonch (6500 mtrs). After breakfast, we will start trekking to village Raithal. Reach camp by early evening. Relax with a hot cup of tea and sumptuous dinner with bonfire. Overnight stay in tents.
Days 5 Raithal – Dehradun / Haridwar
After breakfast leave for Dehradun/Haridwar. Lunch on way, arrive by late afternoon and catch train to go home..
Renok Adventures is having a fixed departure on various dates 3rd November, 10th November and 29th December. For more details please follow the link www.renokadventures.com
When I was doing my Basic Mountaineering Course in HMI Darjelling there was one instructor Mr. Bhutia. We used to call him Bhutia Sir – extremely talented and a very good teacher. Whenever he used to teach us he used to repeat these words !!
This pic which I came across (most famous pic on twitter for this week) while reading something on net reminds of everything what Norbu Sir said!!
This is one example which proves that everything is mind!! The other example when I went for Stok Kangri Expedition in Leh Ladakh, India. This gentleman in the pic inspired me a lot..he was with us during the trek and also on the summit of Stok Kangri (6153 Metres).
While trekking we were sitting and their group crossed us!!
And On the Summit of Stok Kangri Trek !! He is there with us!!
Obstacles or blocks or excuse are nothing but creation of our mind !! I think
If they can , We can and You can do