GHNP Exploratory Trek

Exploratory Trek Great Himalayan National Park

 

 Trek Location: Great Himalayan National Park

Trek Days: 15 Days/14Nights  Bhunter to Bhunter

Trek Grade: Difficult

Trek Cost: 45000/- per person

 

Description

Join us on an adventure for a lifetime……. Its a Hardcore Trekking Expedition into the still unexplored destinations in Great Himalayan National Park. You can expect rugged trails, max altitude could 4646 m at Phangchi pass. On average we walk 15-18 km per day with periodic rests as team requires. Its porter assisted expedition extending 12 days from Sainj Valley to Parvati Valley via Jiwa Nal Valley traversing 3 major Valleys in this Natural World Heritage Site. This park is the home to endemic biodiversity of Western Himalayas. Sighting of rare wildlife Himalayan Thar, Brown Bear, Snow Leopard, musk deer, Western Tragopan etc. Rare Himalayan Herbs are in abundance in this region while we travel with a local flora expert.

 

Brief Itinerary

  1. 25 May : Arrive Bhunter Drive to Base Camp Lapah
  2. 26 May: Lapah to Shakti 2500m
  3. 27 May: Shakti to Rakti Khol 3000m
  4. 28 May: Raktikhol to Rakti Sar 3800m
  5. 29 May: Rest cum Exploration Day at RaktiSar 4500m
  6. 30 May: RaktiSar to Chehan Gahar 3700m
  7. 31 May: Rest cum Exploration Day at Chehan Gahar 4300m
  8. 01 May:Chehan Gahar to Shugad 2700m
  9. 02 May:Shugad to Paniharu Sar 4000m
  10. 03 May:Paniharu Sar to Khandadhar 3500m
  11. 04 May: Rest cum Exploration Day At Khandadhar 4300m
  12. 05 May: Khandadhar to Lahuli Bati 3800m
  13. 06 Jun: Lahulibati to Kala Ora via Phangchi pass 4646m
  14. 07 Jun: Kala Ora to Chippi Thach 2800m
  15. 08 Jun: Chippi Thach to Pulga & departure

 

 

 

 

 

Documents

  • Identity Proof Passport – including appropriate visas
  • Photocopies of all documents (keep separate)
  • Additional passport photos
  • Travel insurance details
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Trip dossier
  • Credit cards/Traveller’s Cheques
  • Local Currency

 

Clothing

 

  • Trekking boots and spare laces
  • Trainers/approach shoes
  • Lightweight flip flops/sandals for mountain camp
  • Walking Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal Base layer
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Short trousers / shorts
  • Light fleece
  • Thick fleece
  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm Gloves (seasonal)
  • Sun Hat
  • Warm Hat (seasonal)

 

 

 

Equipment

  • Daypack/Rucksack (capacity /size 40 litre +)
  • 2 Water bottles (1 litre each)
  • Silk/Cotton Sleeping bag liner
  • Towel – quick drying pack towel is recommended
  • Torch and batteries
  • Camera & accessories
  • Binoculars optional /although essential for bird watching & spotting wildlife
  • dry bag/plastic bags (8-10)
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking poles (recommended) (1-2)no.
  • Reading material (optional)
  • Washing/Shaving kit
  • Insect Repellent
  • Small personal First Aid kit
  • Anti-Bacterial Handwash/Sanitizer
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Sun screen cream & lip salve
  • Blister plasters – i.e. Compeed

 

The following items can also be useful: 

  • Moisturising cream
  • Face wipes
  • Snacks/energy bars
  • Small mirror
  • Spare glasses/contact lenses
  • Earplugs (against snorers!)
  • Cold water travel wash (preferably biodegradable)
  • Plastic zip lock bags

 

These items are also useful but don’t pack them in your hand luggage – put them in your main bag only!

 

  • Penknife/small scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Small sewing/repair kit
  • Nail clippers
  • Tupperware box and cutlery for picnics

 

 

Personal First Aid Kit

Carrying a small first aid kit for personal use is recommended. It should contain things like plasters, sterile dressings and bandages, a blister kit, pain killers e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream (for insect bites), insect repellent, sun cream, anti-diarrhoea tablets  and Oral rehydration salts, anti-allergic.
In case you are under any other form medication please consult your doctor before starting the trek.

 

 

 

Cost Inclusions

 

Camping Equipment viz. Tents, Sleeping Bags, Matresses etc.

Kitchen Ware.

Toilet tents.

Dining Tent.

All meals during the trek. (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner)

Two nights Guest House/Home Stay Accommodation at Base camp Aut.

Transport from Aut to Trek start point.(Both ways)

Transportation of Camping Equipment during the trek.