Brahmatal Trek

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  • Uttarakhand
  • 6 days
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  • Moderate
  • 12,000 ft
  • 7-15°C
  • 0-5°C
  • Kathgodam
  • All Networks till Lohajung
₹8,450.00
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Magnificent camping near frozen lake of Brahmatal.

Nothing lasts forever, not even the cold January snow. One peculiar kind of trek which comes to mind while talking about trekking under harsh, deprived of many resources yet mouthwatering experiences, is the Brahmatal Hike. It is an understatement to call it an awe-inspiring experience.

Pic Credit: Mohit Keshav

Some moments make the lifetime for us, and can only be felt and perceived. The frozen lake side of Brahmatal is insidiously beautiful with the icy land proving to be an ideal place for camping. Its sense of pride with us that that this trek is still a hidden one, a sort of undiscovered treasure, untouched of humans. The silent echoes of the ancient forests are audible enough to be heard to even the crackling of dead forgotten leaves beset on the snowy path you happen to traverse.

Pic Credit: Shivani Malpani

The best time to trek this stretch would be between December to February and midst of March and April. This time of the year appeals trekkers from across the globe and cordially invites the travel enthusiast from different continents.

The simple reason behind the gathering of about thousand people from the world is the views of the summits that stun the onlooker, and the breathtaking scenic views totally engulf the travelers. You may greet the crystal clear blue skies which encompass the whole horizon geometrically. Every side you ponder, you see the mighty Himalayas guarding you from the monstrously icy winds from the North. A regular day would include seeing at least 4 ranges 7000 ft and above.

View of frozen lake in winters

Magnificent view of Bramatal Lake in winters. Pic Curtsy: Mohit

Emerging out of the forests,to reach the highest point during the trek and watching the sunshine over the snow- clad mountains can be one the one of the most eye opening and self- affirming views that you can lay your eye upon. While the pristine lake stays murmures with nothingless, do look forward to camping by the lake on the snow and pray that these sky is clear for it will be lit by stars that will grows bright on the surface of the Brahmatal lake.

Magnificent view of snow capped Himalayas on summit day

View of Mt. Trishul and Nanda Ghunti on Summit day. Pic Credit: Shoy Joseph

Snow Capped Himalayas- Mount Trishul and Mount Nanda Ghunti on the Brahmatal trek, right from the time you start on day one till you reach the peak of the trek, the two Mountains who always act as companions to each other and to you during the trek are the MT Trishul and MT Nanda Ghunti.

The snow topped MT Trishul is picture perfect and depending on the time of the day its beauty varies. they are among whitest Himalayan Mountains or the rockiest ridge that you could see from Brahmatal summit. The sky playing the coy background in this scene makes the view unforgettable.

Pic Credit: Shoy

Hey, this isn’t for everyone

This trek is apt for someone who likes to overdose on adrenaline and yearns to get lost into the wild green yonder of the Rhedrondrone going through ice snow as if they were guardian elements.

It’s preferable if you’re a fresher or already had your fair share of trekking in Himalayas or other mountains. Also, physical fitness and agility goes hand in hand with the trek as it falls under the above average Difficulty category. On paper, it is the minimum required age is 9 years

Day1:   Kathgodam to Lohajung (Discovery hike will arrange the Transport from kathgodam railway station at 6.30 am)

Day2:   Lohajung (7000 ft) to Bekatal (9750 ft), 8km

Day3:  Bekatal (9750 ft) to Brahmatal (10400 ft), 6km

Day 4:  Brahmatal (10400 ft) to Brahmatal Top summit (12300 ft) and back,7km

Day 5:  Brahmatal (10400 ft) to Lohajung (7000 ft), 9km

Day 6:  Lohajung to kathgodam (departure day)

 

Day 1: From Kathgodam to Lohajung (7000ft)

     Estimation time of completion: 10 -11 hrs

     Estimation distance of drive: 226 km

     Tip: get ready to make memory

View of Lohajung from above Pic Credit: Mohit

Kathgodam is the last railway station in these hills, so best way to reach Lohajung is to start your ride from here.

Upon reaching Lohajung, you are exposed to the magnificent Nanda Ghunti peak and if you’re having a good day you just might catch the exuberant colors of the Nanda Ghunti at dusk. Lohajung acts as the focal connection between the two astoundingly beautiful treks Roopkund and Brahmatal. It has a beauty of its own surrounded ancient trees of Rhododendron and alpines.

A small concentration of a dozen or more villages serve as the centre point of Lohajung. A provisional store is present where you can fulfill your clothing, winter accessories and other needs. However, don’t rely too heavily on these shops and carry your vital things beforehand.  The quality available at Lohajung market store is not up to the standard quality and may cause hazards to you while trekking. It is advisable to buy your winter trekking from a good trusted brand or store.

Day 2: Lohajung (7000 ft) to Bekaltal (9750 ft)

Estimation time of completion:  5-6 hrs

Estimation distance of trek: 8 km

Tip: carry sufficient water from the campsite at least 2 liter or refill from the streams on your way.

Pic Credit: Mohit

Carry a compass for the trek as it helps to navigate better. From the chowk /market in central Lohajung, move towards Bisht General Stores. It is a manmade trail and demarcated for travelers’ convenience. You are required to make your way through a forest trail scantily clad with houses at the upper part of Lohajung. You will spot Mandoli village to your left after a brief trek through the trail.

Surrounded by beautiful snow capped trail Pic Credit: Mohit

The confluence of the Kail and Pindar rivers occurs at Kail Valley and is possible to view after a climb further up, on the left side. The water pipes providing freshwater to Lohajung act as guide points as they follow the trek trail. Moving along the trail we come at a point on the left called budla (small cluster of homes).

The entire periphery of the Mt Trishul and Nanda Ghunti is visible from here will which refresh your mind and keep you motivated throughout your trek. They offer exquisite scenery during all the seasons of the year. The dense forests on the gradual sloping land act as the icing on the cake.

Frozen Bekatal Lake in winters picture by Mohit

A little over two kms into the trail and you find a small bridge which is meant to help you cross the stream flowing under it.  2hrs into the trek to arrive at begum which is a sort of resting point for the long journey that lies ahead. Also, this place offers some breathtaking views of Nanda Ghunti and Swaare village.

Pic Credit: Sourabha Venkat

Walking along the splendid views of the Bugyals, we come across another stream. It takes roughly an hour from this place to reach the splendid Gujrani stream. From here, it takes another hour of steady walking to Brahmatal commonly known for its frozen state.

Khop Daliya is an adjacent lake and serves as a spectacular place for camping. There may be chances that you will get the chance to see the beauty of spreaded Brahmakamal on the frozen lake.

 

Day 3: Bekaltal (9750 ft) to Brahmatal (10400 ft)

    Estimation time of completion: 4- 5 hrs

    Estimation distance of trek: 6 km of moderate walk

    Tip:  no water source carry sufficient water from the campsite at least 2 liters

Pic Credit: Sourabha Venkat

We encounter the ancient oak and Rhododendron forests after a steep start from the campsite. An hour into the tiring ascent makes a way for a meadow.

picture by Mohit

The leisurely stroll in this gently ascending meadow brings us to the highest point of the day. Onwards it is a gradual descent into Brahmatal. All throughout the days ordeal you can see Almora, Nainital side of the valley. The huge mountains are also visible scantily. The campsite in Brahmatal is situated at an elevation of 10400 ft and just a half km away from the lake.

picture by Mohit

Day 4: Brahmatal (10400 ft) to Brahmatal top (12300 ft) and back

   Estimation time of completion: 5-6 hrs

   Estimation distance of trek: 7 km (3.5km to Brahmatal top and 3.5 back)

   Tip: carry sufficient water from the campsite at least 2 liter

picture by Mohit

Out of all the days you’ve been on this beautifully harsh journey, today is the most splendid of them all.

Trekkers making their way to on snow trail picture by Mohit

The journey begins with a 40 min brisk walk through the forests and then brings us out into the green meadows and to the bottom of the big climb to the top. Upon reaching the summit a portfolio of mountains opens.

Pic Credit: Shoy Joseph

Chaukhamba, Mandir Mana, Nilgiri, Neelkant, Trishul, Maitoli are just some of the mountains in the Panchachuli range which are visible from here.

View of Nanda Ghunti and MT Trishul on the summit day Pic Credit: Shoy Joseph

Day 5:  Brahmatal (10400 ft) to Lohajung( 7000 ft) via Jhandi top

    Estimation time of completion: 6-7 hrs

    Estimation distance of trek: 9 km of steep descent

    Tip: No water source carry sufficient water from the campsite at least 2 liter

picture by Mohit

The gentleness of the descent from Brahmatal to Lohajung makes the trek last about 7hrs. The route is retraced to Khabekhal and then deviated into another route which directly leads down to Lohajung.

The views along this descent are mesmerizing and quite astounding if you haven’t seen them before. You see an exposed side of the mountain ridge like nothing you have seen before.

Pic credit Mohit

During the course of the journey we pass through a small place called Daldum which is quite scenically covered by trees. 30 mins later, we reach Malling which is located outside the vicinity of the forest area and is a good water source.

Pic Credit: Mohit

On walking further for an hour, we come across Burali which is a small place with a few houses. Villagers farm during seasons for a few months to meet their basic needs.

Day 6: Lohajung to kathgodam (departure day)

   Estimation time of completion: 10-11 hrs

   Estimation distance of drive: 226 km

   Tip: Left Mountain and trail clean

After an enthralling 5 days with some amazing views and scenic backdrops it is time to come back from Lohajung to kathgodam. We arrange transport from Lohajung to Kathgodam railway station. A more detailed information source is given by us on request.

Hiking Shoes

Type: Depending on Terrain & the difficulty of the Trek, you will to choose the right kind of Grip & Sole for the Shoe. We recommend that you check for water-resistance & a deep yet flexible sole for the all factors that you will face.

Importance: Your legs need to be well taken care of by the shoes over the course of the Trek. Different Terrains pose different threats & the right kind of shoe will make all the difference in the world.

 

Backpack

Type: This purely depends on the kind of Trek you are undertaking

  • Short Treks (1 – 3 Days) – 15litres to 20litres
  • Long Treks (3 – 10 Days) – 40 litres to 60 litres

Importance: Your Backpack is as important as your Shoe. Your entire journey will be with the Backpack full of your belongings and all the essentials you need. We recommend that you test the back and choose according to the Trek, your height & comfort it provides.

 

Daypack

Type: This is 10litres – 15litres Daypack Backpack you need to have with you for the Summit.

Importance: Your Daypack will be for those Summit days and shorter days when you just need your essentials with you.

 

Clothing

Padded Jacket – You will need 1 pair of the Jacket for Summer & Winter. Ensure that the jacket is wind-resistant & capable of keeping your warm up to -10 degrees.

Fleece JacketYou will need 2 pairs of the Fleece Jacket. Make sure it’s Cotton or contains more Cotton.

Thermals – You will only require 1 pair of this in the Winter, Summer is optional. It should also be made primarily of Cotton. This will keep your warm during the nights when the temperature usually tends to drop.

Trek Pants – Exclusively meant for Trekking, you will need minimum 2 pairs of Trekking Pants with you always. Ensure it is made of Cotton & provides you maximum comfort to you and is durable.

Collared T-shirts – Carrying 2 – 3 pairs are normally recommended. The collar will help keeping the neck from being too exposed to the Sun and being Sun-burnt.

Sun Caps – At high Altitudes, the Sun might be harsh and direct exposure of your head to the sun is not something we would recommend. Carry Sun Caps in case these situations arise to keep your head cool.

Woolen Caps – The nights get very cold in the Mountains and you must protect your ears and head from the cold winds. Woolen caps are essentials during the nights to keep your ears and head warm.

Water-proof Gloves – You will need water-proof gloves as you move towards colder and wet parts of the Trek. Keep your hands clean & warm without getting them wet and most importantly to give you the grip and firmness you need.

Trek Accessories

  • Trekking Pole: The Trekking/Hiking Pole saves you almost 60% of your energy when you are climbing a steep slope during high altitude conditions. We make it mandate to carry a Trekking Pole with you for our Treks.
  • Head-lamp or Torch: A Head-Lamp is something we make mandate too for our Treks. Carrying this will help you see better in dark places. In case, you are unable to procure a Head-lamp then we suggest carrying a Torch.

 

Daily essentials

Toiletries: We recommend that you carry all your Toiletries essentials and all other cosmetic & personal requirements by yourself to avoid borrowing. (Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Lip-balm, Moisturizer, Face-wash, Other creams & essentials, Toilet roll, Sanitary Pads, etc.)

Bottles & Boxes: We recommend that you carry all your own Water Bottle, we suggest two 1litres bottles that you will need. And also, your own Boxes to eat the food we provide for both convenience and hygienic purposes.

 

Mandatory Documents to bring:

Carry these document mentioned below and hand them over to the trek leader at the base camp. You need to bring one copy of Disclaimer and one photocopy & Original copy of Government Photo ID.

You also need to bring the Medical certificate approval from the doctor that you are physically fit for high altitude point.

Risk and challenges are the part of life, without taking risk and facing the challenges one cannot become what one wants to be. It teaches and inculcates life skill needed to work and survive in advance conditions of life. It is the motto of company to prepare a person to feel risk of life, challenges coming on the way of life and how to overcome it.

Trekking is one of the best way to develop leadership quality, take quick decisions as per the circumstances, lead the life in advance and create situation. It is also a best possible source of learning that how does nature behave and what is the impact of environment one one’s life, what is the role of man to maintain the harmony with godly nature.

The pat experience, research and feedback from different possible sources, it is most important to enlighten our trekkers that these are some risk and challenges that they meet with on the way of either of any trekking route or any other route.

But these can be avoided or faced effectively if we have pre information of those. The company has all arrangements and precaution to avoid these risk and challenges. Lets discuss some common risk and challenges and way to avoid them.

The following possible risk/ challenges many come across in the trek of BHRAMATAL.

Risk of slip/skid-

BHRAMATAL is a moderate trek with lists the patience of challenge facing trekker, it develops confidence, patience and planning strategy.

While trekking in winter season there is a possibility of slip/ skidding as the track is covered with snow  especially in the month of December ,January and February  as weather is unpredictable in Himalayas.

 

Safety Measure

The following measures are arranged by the Discovery Hike to overcome these problems.

There shall be a briefing session about the risk of slip/skidding under a trained person who will be your trek leader at the base camp and make the trekker aware about do’s and don’ts.

  • The Discovery Hike shall provide with crampons to the trekker for safety in winter trek. These crampons are especially design to have a better grip on snow trail and minimize the risk of skid up to 95%.
  • Trek leader shall accompany the team and shall aware to the team members about the situation.
  • While choosing your shoe the shoe should have a good grip

 

Risk related to AMS

There are chances of AMS at high altitude trek. On Bhramatal trek as the altitude gradually changes from 7000fts to 12000fts in 6 days duration. There are few chances of AMS, HAPE and HACE at higher altitude campsite.

 

Safety Measure

Anticipating the above situation, there is a provision to start a course of DIAMOX from the day one as DIAMOX decreases the chances of AMS to a great extent.

The trek is well trained to identify the symptoms of AMS; he should immediately inform the trek leader for their advice. The trek leaders are equipped with high altitude medical kit and oxygen cylinder. The use of these precautions shall help the trekker. If the situation is not under control trekker shall have to descend from high campsite to low altitude campsite.

 

Risk related to blister, cuts and cramps:

Blisters cuts and cramps are very often occurring while we are walking or trekking on uneven trail.

 

Safety Measures:

If the trekker gets blister or cramp, should immediately inform the trek leader for its treatment who is accompanying with treatment kits.

To avoid blister it is suggested that to carry/wear proper trekking shoes that fit your foot well and shoes should be of breathable nature and good grip.

For legs cramps condition put cramps spray that is available with you and also with the trek leader.

 

Risk related to harsh weather conditions:

It is well known fact, that the weather condition at high altitude especially in Himalayan region is unpredictable, it many turn into worst condition.

 

Safety Measures:                               

The trek leader shall decide whether proceed further or stay till suitable condition. if conditions remains harsh and the situation may diorite further, for safety measure team shall have to descend, though company has provision to provision to provide all weather tents to meet the weather challenges.

 

Risk related to communication:

On the trek of Bhramatal the altitude raises from 7000 ft to 12000 ft the communication link gets weak and weaker as we proceed ahead towards Bhramatal and from a certain altitude we lose total communication, consequently are cut off from the rest of the world. We need not worry about the disconnection or delinking.

 

Safety Measure:

To link ourselves to the rest of the world we have alternative way to maintain the communication to the different people with the help of wakie -takie. This will help us to communicate with different people at the different campsite.

 

Emergency/ immediate rescue

These are chances to become serine due to health reason or any other reason and the trekker is to be rescued immediately

 

Safety Measure:

The situation becomes serious any point of time due to any reason, as due to AMS, Cramps , illness , breathing congestion and need to rescue to trekker. The team leader and trek staff will immediately movalise the resources (porters, mules) accompanying the team as well as a team which is standing by at different campsite will help to rescue the trekker. Airlift in acute situation will be arranged as soon as possible.

 

Risk of low level of oxygen level at higher altitude

It is natural and scientific fact that the oxygen level gets thin, thinner and thinnest as we proceed from low altitude to high, higher and highest altitude as a consequence of that we feel problem in breathing and problem may arises, it doesn’t with trekker. In Bhramatal trek they may no such cases of low oxygen level but still any one faces it here is the safety measure

 

Safety Measure

If someone come across that situation and feels breathing problem and any other problem related to low quantity or low level of oxygen. The company have a full prove provision to cope up with such situation. The ample no of oxygen cylinders are with the trek leader, staff and accompanying person of the company. If any trekker feels problem due to less level of oxygen, he/she should immediately inform the trek leader or decent down to lower campsite for immediate remedy.

You enjoyable and purposeful trekking, your safety during entire course of trekking is our prime motto. Hand to hand your corporation in this regard is highly solicited. It is desirable to keep yourself away from away kind of objectionable sustenance’s.

Trek fees = Rs. 8300 + 5% GST.

The trek fee include all cost from Lohajung to Lohajung

Inclusion-exclusion policy

        Services Included

  1. Accommodation – (guest house, home-stay, camping)2.
  2. All meals during trek.
  3. Forest permits – and allowance.
  4. Medical equipment – First aid medical kit and medical equipment (oxygen cylinder, BP machine and oximeter)
  5. Trek leader Qualified and experienced trek leader services
  6. Trek staff – Qualified and experienced trek staff services (cook, porters, mules, and helper)6.
  7. Trekking equipment – (crampons, stretcher, ice ax, rope, all-weather tents, sleeping bags

 

Services Excluded

      1. Transport from Kathgodam to Lohajung and back 
      2. Food during transit – 
      3. Mules or porter carrying personal luggage
      4. First and last day stay at Kathgodam
      5.Anything not mentioned under Services Included

 

Payment policy

Option1: The trek fee can be paid by making an online transfer.
Option 2: The trek fee can be paid via cheque /demand draft (Mail us on info@discoveryhike.com)

Note: If you choose Option 2, ignore the online registration procedure. Once you send us the email for the payment through cheque/demand draft, our team will get back to you immediately to help you through the complete payment process and respond to any of your queries.

 

Cancellation policy

The first step to cancel the trek is by emailing us on cancel@discoveryhike.com

If the trek is canceled due to natural reason like natural calamities, flood or other political reasons, Discovery Hike will issue a trek voucher that can be redeemed for the same or a different trek with a time frame of one year.

If you wish to cancel your trek due to your personal reasons then these are the parameters under cancellation policy.

Prior to 25 days full refund

Cancellation between 20-25 days to start of the trek 50% refund

cancellation less than 20 days to start of the trek No refund

Backpack offloading policy

If you can’t carry your own backpack and would require a porter for the whole trip then you will have to bear these charges.

Informed well in advance Rs 950 plus 5% GST

Informed on the day of trek Rs 340 per day plus 5% GST

Note: (The last moment backpack offloading amount needs to be paid at the base camp to the trek leader)

 

Transportation policy

The transportation charges for the trek amounts to Rs. 9000 for Tempo traveler and for cab it would be Rs. 5500 . the cab cost need to be shared by the trekkers and paid directly to the driver  (GST is only applicable on trek and not on transport).

The light vehicle can hold 5 to 6 trekkers
The Tempo traveler can accommodate 8 to 10 trekkers

 

On- Trek Policy

  1. If the participant is sent down due to safety reason by the trek leader the money will not be refunded to the participant.
  2. If the participant is expelled from the trek due to misbehavior, misconduct, threat or danger to another trekker the trek fee will not be refunded to the participant.
  3. If the participant is caught consuming alcohol & other objectionable substances, the participant is expelled from the trek with no refund.
  4. If the participant is not found fit during the course of the trek, he/she is legally bound not to be carried on the trek.
  5. The participant has to follow the instruction and guidelines set by Discovery Hike and submit the necessary documents to the trek leader at base camps.

NOTE: (Discovery hike has full rights to expel the participants during the trek if he/ she is not fit under the criteria set by us)

 

Fitness Policy

  1. If the participant is sent down or asked to return for safety reasons, the participant needs to abide by it.
  2. Discovery hike has employed experienced staffs, who can deal with the high altitude conditions with expertise, however they are not professional doctors.
  3. If any participant is asked to return or taken to the hospital due to a worsening medical condition, then he/she needs to bear the hospital and medical expenses

 

Non Liability:

Discovery hike is not responsible for your belongings if in case it is damaged or lost

Discovery Hike transport departs from Kathgodam at 6.30am. You are expected to arrive and contact the driver before the departure from Kathgodam to ensure that there is no inconvenience caused for other trekkers.

 

Delhi -> Kathgodam -> Lohajung

To start the Brahmatal Lake you have to first reach Kathgodam. 

To reach the Brahmatal trek you need to first arrive at Kathgodam from where you can then travel by a vehicle arranged by Discovery Hike. Kathgodam is a significant railway station in Uttarakhand. It is well connected and is one of the oldest stations in the state. Being well connected to capitals like Delhi and Lucknow, the cost of a ticket is an average of INR 400 on a normal sleeper. It is always recommended to book your tickets in advance for Indian Railway.

 

 

Railway Options.

 

Option 1.

 

Delhi  -> Kathgodam

Train Name:                      Ranikhet Express

Train Number:                  5014

Departure:                         Delhi at 10.40 PM                                        

Arrival:                                Kathgodam at 5.30 AM

 

Please note that this is an overnight journey

 

Option 2.

 

Delhi -> Kathgodam

Train Name:                      Uttar Sampark Kranti

Train Number:                  5035

Departure:                         Delhi at 4.00 PM

Arrival:                                Kathgodam at 10.40 PM

 

Use this option if you want to travel during the day and stay overnight at Kathgodam before you have to travel the next day.

 

 

Bus Options

 

Delhi -> Kathgodam

There are frequent buses that depart from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar Station.

It is recommended that you book your tickets in advance. Please do note that if you leave around 9.20 pm from Delhi you will reach Kathgodam by 5.30am in the morning.

you can also book online ticket from Red bus app

 

Self-Travel Options

Delhi -> Kathgodam -> Almora -> Kausani -> Gwaldam -> Dewal -> Lohajung

 

Fitness Tips for the Mountains:

The Mountaineer Fitness Plan starts with training both the Mind & Body. It’s a physically grueling task to trek a mountain, but the mindset wins it all in the end and the body will come to the rescue. Persistence consists of 50% you Mind & 50% your Body.

We at Discovery Hike believe that with our Mantra of SSS, you get in the right shape of mind and body before you come to trek with us. Whether you are a Beginner or a Pro. An adult or a teenager you follow this regiment for 30 days prior to your Trek, it will provide you the desired results.

 

What is the SSS, you ask? It is:

Stamina

Strength

Stretch

 

Stamina – You will need to particularly enhance your current stamina to a fiercer one to undertake any Trek. You will need spare 30 – 45 Daily for this activity and increase it based on the Trek.

You will need to start with walking 4 km & more gradually. Effectively your goal will be to walk for 4+km a day.

Once you have successfully completed walking, turn this into running/jogging for the same distance. Effectively your goal will be to run 4+ km a day

 

Strength – Working on Stamina is just restricted to your running. Strength is working on various parts of your body to compliment your Stamina. Upper Back, Lower Back, Core, Legs, Arms & more.

Upper Body – You will need to do Push-ups after you have done with your running exercise. You will need to make it 5 – 10 push-ups a day. Repeat the same in sets of 3 daily. Effectively your goal will be to reach 15 – 30 push-ups daily.

Lower Back – Perform a Plank starting with 30 seconds a Day. Add 10 – 15 seconds more daily to improve the strength you add to you core. Effectively your goal will be to perform a Plank for 3 – 5 minutes.

Arms – You can do lights lifts in the Gym. If not the gym, you can use a heavy book or object & move it towards your shoulder without losing form & repeat the same for both arms for about 30 times in sets of 3. Effectively your goal will be to perform 100 lifts in each arm.

Legs – You will have to start with squats of 5 – 10 in sets of 3. Alternatively, you can also do Wall sits-up of 5 – 10 in sets of 3. Effectively your goal will be to perform 15 – 30 squats/sit-ups.

Core – You will need start with crunches of 5 – 10 in sets of 3 and keep adding more towards by the day. This will build not just the core but your Lower back & Stamina too. Effectively your goal will be to reach 30 – 50 squats in a day.

 

Stretch – Probably the most neglected but the most crucial part of the exercise Stretching. This will enable all your muscles to stay intact & be activated rather than cramping. It will improve your performance in all activities you undertake. decrease your risk of injuries, help in your joints movements & enable your muscles to work at their best.

Shoulder stretches

Wrist stretches

Hamstring stretches

Calf stretches

 

Mental Health – The other 50% of your Training comes from Mental Wellness. This will surely help you when you are faced against the harness of nature to give you the strength required to overcome obstacles of any kind. The best mind that can achieve this is a calm mind. We recommend that you partake in Yoga for some Mental Rest & Relaxation.

 

Take slow, deep breaths. Or try other breathing exercises for relaxation

Soak in a warm bath

Listen to soothing music

Practice mindful meditation

Sleep early and Rise Early

 

Hope the above suggestions proved to be useless. These are merely guidelines to be in the right shape of Mental & Physical state. If you are already following a regiment that is suitable to your body, we suggest that you continue. This is for Beginners and Start-up kit for those who are about to undertake the Trek with us.

 

BMI CUTOFF

BMI for different trek grade conditions are different. If anyone above the cutoff will be considered as overweight and not be allowed to trek with us.

BMI cut off for high altitude trek

1. BMI For easy trek Not above 29
2. BMI for moderate trek Not above 28
3. BMI for difficult trek Not above 27

 

BP CUT OFF

BP cut off is different for different altitude. If BP is above our cutoff the trekker need to Decent down as soon as possible to the core base. Higher reading is dangerous.

BP cut off for high altitude trek

1. Systolic reading Not more than 160
2. Diastolic reading Not more than 100

 

 

We shall see you soon

– Discovery Hike Team

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