Deoriatal Chandrashila

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  • Uttarakhand
  • 6 Days
  • 0 Review
  • Moderate
  • 12050 ft
  • 8 to 15°C
  • -5 to 3°C
  • Ukhimath
  • BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone till Sari
₹8,750.00
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Temples of ringing bells

Pic Credit: Prince Siwal

India being a diverse nation as is, provides assorted possibilities for a tranquil and remarkable getaway from the daily routine. One of the areas that a part of the populace relies on are the mountains in Uttarakhand which form the entrance to the Greater Himalayas.

Picture by Suyash

Nothing says divine intervention to form the nature like a vivacious spread of different colors flourishing in the combination of select flora and fauna that is found in this region. But is it really that good of a choice to visit these elegant places at the cost of arduous climbs and physical exertion? The answer lies in this trek we have designed termed as Chopta Chandrashila Deoriatal. 

This entire journey takes you on  6 day experience to cover the Chandrashila Summit, the Deoriatal Lake all while surrounded by a gallery of snow capped peaks of the Himalayas. What makes this so affordable is its casual climb that doesn’t even need intermediate experience in trekking,

its coverage of the most central viewpoints and simply the fact that it is a paradise for everyone including nature enthusiasts, bird watchers or if you are an avid lens snapper in the middle of the flat plateau. For folks who love the mountains, this trek should be crossed off your list of the best and enjoyable treks that exist in India.

First stop on the trek is Deoria Tal which is a lake residing among the mountains at a height of 2300 meters. This water body is walled by thick forests around it. From the lake you can watch the Chaukhamba ridge shining in all of its dewy glory and its reflection in the surface of the lake. We will camp here under the starry skies and enjoy the peaceful nature bed before traveling the next day to the ecstatic snow fields on our way to Chopta.

This complete journey will take you through visuals of the most prominent peaks such as Kedar, Bandarpoonch and Chaukhamba. The grandiose is not lost on you as you make your way to the zenith of Chandrashila where you form audience to one of the greatest views that human eyes can witness to perceive the expounded Himalayas from the Tungnath Temple.

pic credit Suyash

Hey, this isn’t for everyone

This trek is apt for someone who like to overload on adrenaline and yearns to get lost into the wide green yonder of rhododendron going through ice snow as they were guardian element it’s preferable if you’ve fresher or already had your fair share of experience in Himalayas or other mountains. also, physical fitness and agility goes hand in hand with the trek as it falls under the above moderate difficulty. on paper it is the minimum required age is 8- 9 years.

Day1: Haridwar –  Sari (Discovery hike will arrange the pickup from Haridwar railway station at 6.30 am)

Day2: Sari – Deorital (6600-7840 ft ), 3km

Day3: Deoriatal – chopta via Rohani Bugyal ( 7840- 8791 ft ), 5km

Day 4: Chopta – chopta circuit (8791 – 8800 ft ), 3-4km

Day 5: Chopta – Tungnath- Chandrashila ( 8800 – 12050 ft ), 8km

Day 6: Chopta – Haridwar (departure day)

 

Day 1: Haridwar To Sari

Estimation time of completion: 8-9 hrs

Estimation distance of Drive: 212 km

Tip: enjoy your moments

One of the things you will note about trekking with us is our habit of starting most journeys in the early hours of the day. This ensures your mind is fresh and relaxed while your body is ready with conserved energy. As is customary, we will expect you at Haridwar Railway Station at 6 in the morning. You may reach Haridwar through a bus journey from Delhi the previous day or night. You may also reach Haridwar through a rail journey and soak up the beauty of this ancient city.

We start from Haridwar to Rishikesh which is known for its equal parts cultural and adventurous activities due to its close proximity to the Ganges. It also happens to be our pick up point, so please do feel free to spend your time in Rishikesh before we start out on our expedition.

Reaching Sari will take us around 7 – 8 hours. While we drive uphill, do not miss out on the panorama of Garhwal Himalayas. The prominent part of this drive will be at the ever gorgeous Devprayag – a town that marks the convergence of Alakananda and Bhagirathi rivers who then form the Ganga. This river keeps remains your companion through the journey till Sari along with surrounding foothills and green pitches. Once at Sari you can visit their resourceful market for anything useful or last minute you might need for the rest of the journey.

 

Day 2: Sari to Deoria Tal

Estimation time of completion: 2 hrs

Estimation distance of trek: 3 km

Tip: carry sufficient water atleast 2 liters of water.

Pic Credit: Suyash

On the first day of the trek we would keep mark to ascent towards Deoria Tal. The path is rocky and once this lasts, you will be able to see the Chandrashila peak behind you while the Tungnath temple is just a fleck in the distance. Post this point, is an arduous climb which will instill your first effort needed for this trip. In no time you are expected to be at the resting stop maintained by the Forest Department. While we rest here for twenty mins, you can enjoy the serenity of the nature surrounding you.

A memorable trek awaits you in the next leg of the course as the view changes from mountainous one to a lusher one where you are surrounded by sea of rhododendron blossoms. Walking through these will desensitize your realization that you have now crossed the 7000 feet mark. Soon you will lose sight of villages and in the next 20 mins embrace yourselves for a unique and incredible picture painted by nature.

Pic Credit: Karan Oberoi

Deoria Tal is a still water body standing on a flat surface on top while a colossal view of various mountains waits ahead of you. In the background of the lake you will witness the Chaukhamba massifs. We would have made it here by mid noon. However, do not miss the view in the morning once the refuge of cloud lifts to display the shiny outlines of Chaukhamba, making it one of the most surrealistic views in the vicinity.

You may spend the rest of the day exploring the forests or captivating the entire view ahead of you. This place is a haven for bird watchers. The camp will be set up lakeside and will serve freshly prepared hot lunch.

 

Day 3: Deoria Tal to Chopta Via Rohini Bugyal 

Estimation time of completion: 7 hrs

Estimation distance of trek: 5 km

Tip: carry sufficient water at least 2 liters of water.

Pic credit Suyash

Day 3 forms a huge part of this trek as we will progress towards Chopta which will be our base camp en-route Chandrashila. This trek will keep you in close proximity of the Chaukhamba chain and Kedar’s summit while they raise gradually with you. Mind you, the hike is ascending and testing but is made up for with the beauty of surrounding maples and rhododendrons. These areas are indigenous to a mixture of red and pink rhododendrons that etches a gorgeous picture in the back of your mind.

While you walk do note the little monuments built by the locals that would seem apart in the sea of green and red due to the flags tied to them. A little while later comes a forest clearance that is made of crimson flowers. This clearance directly leads to another ascension that will take us towards Rohini Bugyal and Chopta.

We enter the forest once again where the trek is a less exhausting as the land levels and scenery gets better.

Pic Credit: Karan Oberoi

After this little patch of forest is cleared a high-spirited view of Chandrashila is prominent that can surge your hope to keep going. We then re-enter the forest which forms the Kedarnath Sanctuary and has oaks in addition to the maples and rhododendrons. In this forest, by any luck we should be visited by red foxes and other smaller wild things.

We proceed for another 30 mins until we reach a cross paths of 3 routes that lead to different hamlets. The one in the middle is the one which we will continue on to proceed to Rohini Bugyal. Further on to this path, you will clearly be able to see Chandrashila more clearly while Kala Parvat now becomes more protruding.

Not far from this point, you will be able to see a clear stream flowing from our destination. We will refill our water supplies and cross the tiny bridge to proceed to an area with hamlets and its chattels.

Keep an eye out for realistic view of a mountain village including lush forests, a deepening valley and shepherds with their livestock. Once we travel a little further we come in close proximity of Chopta village, before which we will camp out in a small clearing within the forests.

 

Day 4: Chopta circuit

Estimation time of completion: 3 hrs

Estimation time of trek: 3 – 4 km

Tip: there is no water source so carry sufficient water from  campsite

Pic Credit: Vishurat Panday

On day 4, we will reserve the day for resting and exploration of the local wildlife. We leave early morning for a walk through the Chopta forest and explore the countryside. Odds of finding deers are very high and hence keep an eye out for musk deers and variety of barking deer swifting through the woods. If you are attentive you may be able to see the exotic Monal among the birds.

This bird sanctioned as the state bird of Uttarakhand has a blend of shining blue and emeralds.

Pic Credit: Karan Oberoi

Based on popular choice of the group we will either choose to lunch at the camp site at this point or carry lunch for our very own private picnic in the woods.

 

Day 5: Trek Chopta-Tungnath, Chandrashila Top (12050ft), and back to Chopta 

Estimation time of completion : 4 hrs

Estimation distance of trek:    8km

Tip: No source of water carry sufficient water with you

Pic Credit: Suyash

The group starts early morning on the day 5 for the final leg of the hike. It is preferred to start in the early dark hours of the morning so as to enjoy the pleasant sunrise from the top of Tungnath. Do keep in mind that this path will have steep climbs and sharp turns while we follow the concrete bound trail from Chopta to the temple.

Usually in the winters, we will find snow here. The 11th bend will mark the ascension towards Tungnath from where the Chandrashila peak awaits us at 12,083 ft. It can be quite fun to trek through the snow but caution is recommended while we climb up to the peak especially during the months of December through April.

Pic Credit: Suyash

We highly recommend that you carry crampons, gaiters and ice axes if possible to go through the thick snow. At the steep end of the exciting and toll taking climb, we would have hit our goal by reaching the summit with a 360 degree view of the Garhwal and Kumaon mountains.

Pic Credit: Karan Oberoi

A few peaks that you will notice without fail from this summit are Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, and Kedar. You will also be able to make out the Thalay Sagar and the Gangotri ranges. Soak in the view and the sense of accomplishment at this peak.

Pic Credit: Karan Oberoi

The feeling is nothing short of being on top of the world at this height. After spending considerable amount of time here, we will then descend back to Chopta campsite. The journey is not as time consuming and is much evener. Add to it the factor of achievement in your trek book and we will see to it that you would have made to the base in the next 3 hours.

 

Day 6: Chopta to Haridwar 

Estimation time of completion: 8-9 hrs

Estimation distance of drive : 212 km

Tip: get ready to take memory

We usually schedule a ride back to Haridwar directly from Chopta. It takes around 8 hours for the journey through the mountains and valleys. If exhaustion permits, you can soak in the view of the regions and reminisce on climbing through these rocky hills.

WE expect to reach Haridwar by evening. You may choose to continue your trip at Haridwar or Rishikesh. Alternately, you may also board an overnight bus that will take you straight to Delhi.

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) – 40litres to 60litres

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.

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

 

Risk of slip/skid-

Chandrashilla 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 winters and 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 Deoriatal Chandrashilla trek as the altitude gradually changes from 6600ft to 12050fts in 6 days duration. There are few chances of AMS, HAPE and HACE at higher campsite altitude. There are less chances of AMS at Chandrashilla trek.

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 the Himalayan region is unpredictable, it may turn into worst condition.

Safety measures:

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

 

Risk related to communication:

On the trek of Chandrashila the altitude raises from 6600 ft to 12050 ft the communication link gets weak and weaker as we proceed ahead towards Deoriatal 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 an alternative way to maintain the communication to the different people with the help of walkie-talkie. 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 mobilise 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. There are no such cases of low oxygen level even at higher campsite in the past

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. 8750 + 5% GST.

Inclusion-exclusion policy

Services Included in the trek fee

  1. Accommodation –  (guest house, home-stay, camping)
  2. Fooding – 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)
  7. Trekking equipment – (crampons, stretcher, ice ax, rope, all-weather tents, sleeping bags etc)

 

Services Excluded in the trek fee

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

 

Payment policy

Option 1: 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

Cancellaton 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.

If Informed well in advance Rs 800 + 5% GST

Informed on the day of the trek day Rs 400 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. 8500 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

No liability : Discovery hike is not responsible for your belongings if in case it is damaged or lost

 

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

 

Delhi → Haridwar → Sari

For the Chandrashila, the vehicle arranged departs from Haridwar. You will have to gather at the Haridwar station in the morning. The station is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Varanasi, and Kolkata. It is highly recommended that you book your tickets well in advance as Haridwar is a very popular tourist destination.

 Railway Options.

Delhi → Haridwar

Train Name: DDN NZM AC EXPRESS

Train Number: 12055

Departure: Delhi at 3.20 PM                                         

Arrival: Haridwar at 7.50 pm

 

Kolkata → Haridwar

Train Name: Doon express

Train Number: 13009

Departure: Howrah Jn at 8.25 PM                                         

Arrival: Haridwar at 04.45 am

 

Mumbai → Haridwar

Train Name: Dehradun express

Train Number: 19019

Departure: Mumbai at 00.05 am                                         

Arrival: Haridwar at 12.45 pm

 

Chennai → Haridwar

Train Name: Dehradun express

Train Number: 12687

Departure: Chennai at 9.40 PM                                         

Arrival: Haridwar at 03.00 am

Please ensure that your dates of arrival are before the date of the treks. Do note that all of these are overnight journeys.

 

 Bus Options.

Delhi → Haridwar

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 pm from Delhi you will reach Haridwar by 5.30 in the morning.

You can also book your ticket from Red Bus online app

 

 Air Travel Options.

You can also book flights from Delhi to Jolly Grant. The distance between Jolly Grant and Haridwar is approximately 50 kms.

 

Self-Travel Options

We recommend that all trekkers first meet at Haridwar and opt for the Discovery Hike travel arrangement before proceeding towards the base camp. This also helps in adapting to the different members of the expedition.

 

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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