Kheerganga

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Overview:-

This incredible trek takes you to the Himalayas and provides you an unforgettable journey to the sting of the planet, seeing natural and cultural wonders not like anyplace else. Your trip begins on the primary day with a hike to the encampment in Kasol. Referred to as very little Amsterdam, its European characteristics that talk back to its history. You will walk towards Chalaal for an amendment of scenery, wherever you’ll relish Israeli cafes and even buy souvenirs. In Chalaal itself, you’ll immerse yourself within the culture of what’s referred to as the Trance and Psychedelic Party village of Himachal. As you relax within the village, absorb the gorgeous natural surroundings and therefore the Annapurna stream. On the second day, head to Bahraini by automobile. Here is wherever your trek to Kheerganga begins. Throughout this long journey through the mountains, you will get to steer through speeding rivers, attractive waterfalls, navigate through slim pathways and even explore apple orchards. You’ll take an opening for lunch at a restaurant regarding 7km into the journey, otherwise you will walk on another few kilometers to undertake the Rudra Naag restaurant. Once you get to the Kheerganga, however, your exhaustion are blown away by the magnificence of the natural landscape before you. You’ll take a dip in one in all the magical hot springs and rejuvenate each body and spirit within the pools.

Itinerary:-

Itinerary: (2 Days 2 Night)

Day 1:
  • 9:00am Reach camping area and revel in a brief walk on arrival in Kasol
  • Catch abreast of some rest and have your fill of breakfast at the camping area
  • 12:00pm Explore Kasol, referred to as the ‘Little Amsterdam’ whereas walking towards Chalaal together with your native guide
  • 2:00pm Head to Barshaini by car
  • 3:00pm begin trek to Kheerganga from Barshaini with native guide
  • Walk through rivers, waterfalls, slim walkways and apple orchards
  • 7:00pm reach camping area and rest
  • 8:00pm forward relish diversion, a fire and dinner at the camping area
  • Overnight keep in tents, underneath a sky packed with stars
Day 2:
  • 9:00am Have breakfast and clean up
  • 10:30am Take a refreshing dip at the magical hot springs of Kheerganga
  • 12:00pm begin trek from Kheerganga to Barshaini
  • 4:00pm acquire from Barshaini by car
  • 5:00pm finish of tour at Kasol

Itinerary: (3Days- 2Nights)

Day 1:
  • 9:00am Reach encampment and revel in a brief walk on arrival in Kasol
  • Catch abreast of some rest and have your fill of breakfast at the camping area
  • 12:00pm Explore Kasol, referred to as the ‘Little Amsterdam’ whereas walking towards Chalaal together with your native guide
  • 1:00pm Have lunch at the encampment
  • Explore Israeli cafes and outlets to shop for souvenirs from
  • 2:30pm Reach Chalaal, referred to as the Trance and Psychedelic party village of Himachal
  • Relax at the village and admire the Annapurna stream
  • 5:00pm begin walking back to the encampment
  • 7:00pm Reach encampment and clean up
  • 8:00pm forward relish diversion, a fire and dinner at the encampment
Day 2:
  • 7:00am Have breakfast at the encampment and clean up
  • 8:00am Head to Barshaini by car
  • 8:30am begin trek to Kheerganga from Barshaini with native guide
  • Walk through rivers, waterfalls, slim walkways and apple orchards
  • 1:00pm Have lunch on the approach at the primary restaurant comes when 7km or at the Rudra Naag restaurant that comes when another 3-5km
  • 4:00pm take a refreshing dip at the magical hot springs of Kheerganga
  • 6:00pm reach encampment and rest
  • 8:00pm Dinner with fire and sleep in your tents, underneath a sky packed with stars
Day 3:
  • 7:00am Have breakfast and clean up
  • 8:00am begin trek from Kheerganga to Barshaini
  • 2:00pm acquire from Barshaini by automobile
  • 3:00pm finish of tour at Kasol

Additional Information:

  • Level of issue of the trek: Intermediate
  • The operator can get in-tuned with you to reassert your meet time and site
  • Minimum age to participate during this tour is twelve years previous
  • Light and cozy article of clothing is usually recommended, with shoes acceptable for a 15km trek
  • The trekking guide speaks Basic English solely
  • This trek isn’t counseled for guests with heart issues or alternative serious medical conditions
  • Pick up is out there solely from Kasol. You’ll book a acquire from Manali
  • Breakfast is enclosed on the second and third day and dinner is enclosed for the primary a pair of nights
  • Lunch has got to be purchased by the guest at their own expense on the second and third day
  • Anyone underneath the influence of alcohol or medicine or people deemed medically or physically unfit won’t be allowed to participate within the journey activities
  • Accommodation in tents are on double, triple, or quadruple occupancy betting on tent and cluster size
  • All native transfers are in shared SUV, sedan car, or tempo individual, bus betting on cluster size
  • Only shared washrooms area unit out there to be used at the encampment

Please note: Government has revoked permission to line up business camps in Kheerganga quickly and accommodation for all bookings made up of June forward are provided 6kms before Kheerganga but there’ll be no alternative changes within the itinerary provided on top of

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Get yourself fit/Fitness Parameter:-

How to get fit for the Khir Ganga trek?

The Khir Ganga trek is of moderate problem. You begin at associate altitude of 14, 380 ft. associated reach a you trek up to an altitude of over 14, 380 ft. You start from an altitude of 9,800 feet at Jobra and reach the highest point of 14,035 feet at Khir Ganga . Your first day of trekking- Jobra to Jwara sees a lot of altitude gain (9,800 ft to 11,000 ft). You have to make sure your lungs are strong for this.

Cardiovascular endurance

On the Khir Ganga trek, you have got to hide a median of ten click daily. This needs a decent quantity of endurance. You’ll be able to begin by cardiopulmonary exercise every day. Begin slowly and increase your pace every day. Swimming, athletics and step rise while not too several breaks in between will facilitate too.

Here’s a fitness routine that works:

–>Target finishing five click in thirty five minutes once you begin.

–> bit by bit increase your pace by running four times every week and convey it all the way down to five click in but thirty five minutes.

–>This holds true for trekkers on top of forty five years conjointly.

If you’re someone you prefers athletics over running, then try and cowl twenty two click in hr.

Working out indoors

If you can’t go out and jog because of time and space constraints.

Things to take/Essential things to take:-
What to take on the Khir Ganga Trek?

Khir Ganga is conducted during the monsoon months, so it highly likely you’ll encounter rain/snowfall on your trek. Ensure you carry a windcheater and rain pants or a poncho to have a comfortable trek.

Bare Necessities:

  1. Trekking shoes: The trek distance is long and you will have to walk for long distances which need you to have comfortable trekking shoes. You can watch this video to learn to choose the right trekking shoes.
  2. Backpack (40-60 liters): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.
  3. Daypack (20 liters): As this is a crossover trek, you would only need a daypack if you are offloading your backpack.
Clothes

On a trek, carry fewer garments than you’d unremarkably want. Don’t pack for ‘what if situations’. Which will solely increase the burden of your backpack and not be used on the trek. Once your garments get warm au courant a trek, you’ll not desire ever-changing. Simply maintain personal hygiene.

  1. Three Warm Layers: You will be trekking and camping at high altitudes. The Bhojbasa campsite is especially windy. So make sure you have the apt clothes for the climatic conditions. It will be cold at the higher altitudes so make sure you have at least three layers of warm clothes to protect yourself.
  2. Two trek pants: One pair of pants should suffice for this trek. But you can carry one spare pair in case the first one gets wet. Wear one pair and carry one pair. Denim/jeans and shorts are not suitable for trekking.
  3. Three collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Let one of these be a dry-fit t-shirt. It will dry quickly in case you are trekking on a rainy day. A common mistake that trekkers make is not changing their t-shirts often enough. Regardless of how cold it is, the body tends to sweat a lot. Trekkers who don’t change to fresh clothes after reaching the campsite fall ill due to wet clothes and are often unable to complete their trek.
  4. Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.
Accessories
  1. Sunglasses: Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness.
  2. Sun cap: The sun is harsher at high altitudes so wear a sun cap to protect your face and neck.
  3. Synthetic hand gloves: One pair of fleece or woolen hand gloves. One pair of water proof/resistant, wind proof gloves.
  4. Balaclava: You may use woolen scarves instead as well.
  5. Socks (2 pairs): Apart from two sports socks, you can take a pair of woolen socks for the night.
  6. Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
  7. Trekking pole:
Others
  1. Daypack (20 liters): If you are offloading your backpack, you will need a smaller backpack to carry water, medical kit and some light snacks.
  2. Toiletries: Sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer. Do not carry wet wipes since these are not biodegradable. If you do happen to use wet wipes to clean up after a trek, make sure you bring them back with you. The same holds for used sanitary napkins. Carry a zip lock bag to put used wet tissues and napkins. Bring this zip lock bag back with you to the city and do not dispose wet tissues and sanitary napkins in the mountains.
  3. Cutlery: Carry a spoon, coffee mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons.
  4. Two water bottles: 1 liter each
  5. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.

Mandatory Personal Medical Kit

  1. Diamox – 10 tablets
  2. Dexamethasone – one strip
  3. Nifedipine – 5 tablets
  4. Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)
  5. Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)
  6. Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)
  7. Combiflam – 4 tablets (Pain killer)
  8. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 6 tablets each (diarrhea)
  9. Digene – 10 tablets (acidity)
  10. Omez/ Rantadine – 10 tablets (antacids)
  11. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  12. Gauze – 1 small roll
  13. Band aid – 10 strips
  14. Cotton – 1 small roll
  15. ORS – 10 packets
  16. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  17. Moov spray (aches, & sprains)
  18. Knee cap, if you are prone to knee injury
  19. Anti-fungal powder
Mandatory Documents

Please email a scan of your ID document (PAN, Aadhar card or Voter ID) to your Ground Coordinator as soon as you have finished registering for the trek. If you submit the Aadhar card or Voter ID scans, please make sure that we get both the side. This is required in advance to get the necessary trekking permissions.

  • Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  • Medical Certificate and Disclaimer (to be filled by the trekker)
  • Medical certificate (to be filled by a doctor)
Map & getting’s there/Map:-
Safety:-

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS is one among the largest dangers on a high altitude trek like Hampta Pass. AMS happens once your body isn’t acclimatizing to its surroundings. It will accelerate terribly chop-chop, thus it’s necessary to spot the symptoms as before long as you see them. Before you scan any.

Why you should personally know about the risks and precautions of high altitude treks?

If ever you discover yourself alone at high altitude, either whereas trekking severally or with another organization, there square measure some life-saving steps you’ll take. Firstly, you ought to be ready to recognize symptoms of hypoxia.

Secondly, there can be instances after you got to administer medicines to yourself or to a fellow traveller.

If you’re trekking severally then you wish to grasp once precisely to administer these medicines and in what dose.

The video below can assist you perceive what medicines to administer once and the way abundant. Sandhya UC, partner at, explains well concerning HAPE and HACE. Here, you’ll find out about the advanced symptoms square measure and the way to tackle them.

It is a myth that fit and experienced people are not affected by Acute Mountain Sickness:

If you’re of the opinion that work individuals don’t get AMS, please get obviate that notion promptly. AMS will anyone while not paying heed to their fitness and previous expertise at high altitude! Hypoxia doesn’t distinguish between a primary timer and a seasoned traveler.

For additional elaborated data concerning acute altitude sickness, you’ll transfer and study the manual below.

Cancelation policy/Terms & Cancelation Policy:-

What you need to know about the trek fee?

The trek fee of Rs. 9,950 + 5% GST covers all costs of the trek from Manali to Chhatru.

Here is what the trek fee includes:
  1. Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to Day 5 (Jobra to Chhatru). You will be camping on all days of the trek (3 per tent).
  2. Transport – We will arrange for transport in shared cabs from Prini to Jobra on Day 1.
  3. Meals – All meals from lunch at Prini on Day 1 to breakfast at Chhatru on Day 6 are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  4. Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  5. Trekking equipment – You will stay in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, micro spikes, gaiters etc. as required.
  6. Safety equipment – First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
  7. Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic / advanced mountaineering courses.
  8. Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  1. Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the drive to Jobra or return from Chhatru.
  2. Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1,000 + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kg. Suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Prini (Rs. 350 per day inclusive of tax). Online offloading in advance is possible up to two days prior to the trek start date.
  3. Transport – We will arrange for a trip to Chandratal on Day 5 and drop to Manali on Day 6. This is not covered in the trek fee. The additional cost here will be INR 8,500 per vehicle.
  4. Stay at Manali on the last day
  5. Personal expenses of any kind
  6. Anything apart from inclusions

Terms & Conditions

1. Cancellation: If a trek is termed off at the last moment because of a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc), can issue a trek voucher for the complete quantity. The voucher may be saved for constant trek or another trek within the next one year.

In case, you want to cancel your trek, please login to your account and cancel. Cancellation requests won’t be confiscate phone or email.

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund.

  • Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.

Please note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (cancellation charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded.

2. Pick up: Trekkers square measure needed to succeed in Keylinga lodge, Prini, three kilometer from Manali, by 11.30 am on Day one. Once a brief making known session and lunch, we’ll begin for Jobra at 1:00 PM.

3. Backpack carrying: Trekkers square measure needed to succeed in Keylinga lodge, Prini, three kilometer from Manali, by 11.30 am on Day one. Once a brief making known session.

4. Emergency during trek: During a trek a medical emergency or the other emergency might arise. If for any reason you’re sent down from the trek then can create arrangements for your come back to the bottom camp or nearest road head. An employees can accompany you. He might not be a trained personnel.

Evacuation or addressing emergencies is extraordinarily tough within the mountains. It’s time intense further. A standard trek of two hours might take six hours in associate emergency (a sufferer isn’t straightforward to evacuate). Doctors don’t go together with a team. Doctors aren’t out there at the bottom camp or nearest road head either. Trek leaders square measure trained to administer attention and knowledge to contend with problems associated with the mountains. However, they’re not doctors.

Registering for this trek is associate perceiving that you simply have scan abreast of the difficulties of high altitude trekking and understand the risks. You have got additionally understood what AMS, HAPE and HACE square measure. You have got taken efforts to teach yourself and you’re during a position to manage your own altitude connected emergency.

5. Fitness: A high altitude trek within the Himalaya Mountains needs right smart fitness. Your body has to train itself to method additional work with lower levels of O. Therefore, on treks, vas coaching is critically necessary. You wish to be ready to jog a distance of five kilometer in thirty five minutes before begin of the trek. Unable to try and do thus will create your trek tough. Additionally, preparation of trek has to embrace strength and suppleness coaching. Registering for the trek is associate understanding that you simply can undertake the mandated fitness coaching. Trekkers UN agency haven’t adequately ready could also be asked to discontinue the trek at any purpose. Has the proper to reject candidates UN agency don’t meet our eligibility demand at the bottom camp.

6. Non-liability: Damage of your gears/equipment or different belongings on the trek.

7. Payment: Payment for the trek may be done on-line through credit/debit card or internet banking. Cheque/draft or money isn’t accepted.

8. Drinking and smoking: Throughout the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the foundations, your participation on the trek are off with immediate result.

9. Route changes, postponement, delay or finishing the trek a day earlier: Beneath some extraordinary circumstance, your trek might finish each day earlier or begin each day later. This could become necessary because of inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or the other cause. Within the event of an amendment, postponement or delay, participants haven’t any right to refund of the trek.

10. Safety Protocol:

a. whereas our itineraries are designed to permit for adequate acclimation, most treks in Indian Himalaya Mountains climb quickly, that is termed forced accents. Unavailability of camp sites and therefore the Indian Himalayan tract square measure the rationale for this. There square measure chances that you simply can feel the consequences of hypoxia and O deprivation whereas on this trek. Please remember that your trek leader might take for it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, and prepare for you to descend to a lower perspective.

b. Our trek leaders can conduct routine health checks in the least camps to live O saturation, pulse and force per unit area. Reserves the proper to exclude any traveler from rising higher on the trek while not refund if the trekker’s important readings square measure below accepted norms for that altitude. These norms square measure out there with trek leaders.

c. this can be a high altitude trek with rough, rocky and snowy tract. It’s necessary that you simply square measure a work and assured walker in mountain tract, ready to manage ascents and descents by yourself inside an inexpensive time. Reserves the proper to show around a traveler if within the opinion of our trek leader they’re unable to complete the itinerary while not requiring exclusive help. Please realistically self-assess your fitness and quality for this trek before registering.

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