Hobbit Trek

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  • Uttarakhand
  • 6 Days
  • 0 Review
  • Moderate
  • 12000 ft
  • 7 to 15°C
  • 0 to 07°C
  • Kathgodam
  • Airtel, BSNL
₹9,500.00
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9 beautiful lakes and 10 lust green meadows in one single trek

 

Pic Credit: Santosh Bisht

 

Since the childhood days, for once in your lifespan, you must have secretly wished to wake up to a dreamland, a heartbreakingly beautiful place, shinier than the day skies of heaven, where the rainbows dance with their real colors, sometimes, all the seven of them, and sometimes, each one of them sing their songs, where the beauty of seasons never disappear, and the white, snowy clouds fall beneath the crown.

 

two Magical lakes picture by Santosh Bisht

 

“Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, life gives us a fairytale.” And if I say, the fairytale is not in the faraway grounds, or it lies deep down the oceans, or it is hiding behind the white, feathery mountains, or it is locked in the dark brown wardrobe in last room of your house, but it is in nature. The fairytale is not a palace to visit, and retrace routes back, a life near fairytale is home, it is totally magical.

 

Pic Credit: Suraj Singh Bisht

 

Over the last few months, after analyzing the thoughts of your twisted mind, if you have been planning a trip around the valleys of Uttarakhand, you may think to go to Hobbits trek. We bring to you a new trek for the adventure seekers.  The world is a very small place, yet there is a lot to explore. You must go wherever you want to go. You are dying to deep freely, but in the conscious section of the head, you are struggling with optimism and despair. Never suppress the wanderlust. Greater the suppression, more compression, bigger spaces, and hence, ascribe to some kind of compaction, the urge, then becomes a necessity. 

 

beautiful view of black lake on the way to Hobbit meadow picture by Santosh

 

Our team Discovery hikes have spotted a place between the dense meadows, resembling your fantasies, making it look like the myths we hear about, folk tales we read aloud, and moreover, a fanciful experience we dream of.  Most of our aspirations are inspired by stories.

You can hold on to this trek with the promise that you cannot create a dreamlike place, but you can make yourself feel like one.

 

Opening the doors to another world, we introduce to you, HOBBIT TREK.

 

Hobbit- literal meaning- dwarf.

Pic Credit: Santosh Bisht

It is named so, because of small eye-catching lakes and short meadows. Little places yet not so little pleasure. Happiness in true meaning can be extracted from little things. Nothing can be more pacifying than the presence of 7 meadows, one after one, countless lakes, almost at each step, embracing you with arms wide open. At about 12,000 fts above the sea level, imagine watching a Khwabeeda Duniya with your naked eyes.

On return, spare some hours, you may sit on the banks of a cold flowing stream, touching every bit of your soul. If you’ve painted a picture in the canvas of your heart, of a green lush trail, with sheets of utmost greenery, with tiny colorful flowers everywhere, the place is for you. The place is reaching out to you, answer the call.

 

on the way to hobbit meadow picture by Amit

 

Among all, you must not forget the Rhenderon trees, exclusively found in Hobbit trek, are of distinct shapes and structure. The best of them are suggested to be witnessed in March and April.

 

picture by suraj

 

So, what are you waiting for? Join us in the journey that begins with the fragrance of positivity, to the touch of realism and to the unforgettable memories.

Day 1: Kathgodam to Pokhri: (8-9hrs drive, Discovery hike will arrange the pickup from Kathgodam railway station at 7 am)

Day 2: Pokhri (7700ft) to Mallsopani (9000ft), 2 km

Day 3:  Mallsopani (9000ft) to Chorpani (10100ft), 6 km

Day 4: Chorpani (10100ft) to Hobbit grassland (12000ft), 6 km

Day 5:  Hobbit to Ghasse (11000ft-12000ft), 2km trek

Day 6: Ghasse to Kathgodam (departure day)

 

DAY 1- Kathgodam to Pokhri via Swaar (7700ft)

Estimation time of completion: 8-9hrs

Estimation distance of drive: 220 km drive, 2 km trek

Tip: carry 2 liters of a lightweight bottle and fill them adequately at Sawaar.

 

Pic Credit: Santosh Bisht

 

So, the enthralling journey begins from Kathgodam where our team members pick you up at 7 am and take you to Sawaar which takes about 10 hours to reach the destined location. As you reach Sawaar, make yourself fresh and comfortable with beverages like tea from local smalls, you can also get some edibles. We take you to the local market located approximately at 7700ft with only a few shops and few houses.

 

Pic Credit: Suraj Singh Bisht

 

The trail follows a road with beautifully painted housed on both the sides, with images of Lord Shiva and Laxmi in scripted on their walls. The trail is manmade but fills you with divinity and increases your enthusiasm and gives adrenalin rush. The trail is moderate in the beginning, introducing you to the forests of maple. With slight ascents, you keep walking and in no time, you enter an entirely amazing village named Pokhri.

 

Pic Credit: Santosh Bisht

 

Already feeling zeal? Hold your hearts, because this is only the first step towards the most life-changing experience you can ever have. Pokhri is totally untouched by the trekker according to previous records. The place is completely new and opens opportunities for more research, adding more beauty to your tour.

 

octopus tree picture by Suraj Bisht

 

Chamukh is suggested to be the best site for camping. Before we continue our voyage, take a small trip to the village. Prepare yourself for tomorrow.

 

Day 2- Pokhri (7770ft) to Mallospani (9000ft)

Estimation time of completion: 5-6 Hrs.

Estimation distance of trek: 5-6 km trek

Tip: no water source carry 2 liters of lightweight bottle and fill them adequately at Sawaar

 

Pic Credit: Suraj Singh Bisht

 

After having some good breakfast, you’ll be taking up the walk following the small trail upwards on the left. The trail becomes ascent, and you are invaded in the thick forests of Rhenderon trees, and marshy barren lands. Sheep and cattle can catch your eyes for a while, grazing near a manmade lake. Continue walking, until you reach the Shepherds Hut. Rest for a moment, and watch the ranges of Garhwal and Kumaon.

 

 

In an hour, you enter the first meadow of the Hobbit trek. First and the foremost meadow, with tiny flowers covering the land you are walking on, touching your feet with the gentle touch. There comes a spot where people believed to have offered broken branches to nature, for their immediate recovery. Nature listens to everyone and has no complaints against anyone. Nature is the best healer in its own way.

walking on an unknown land picture by Santosh

The meadow is small, but its beauty cannot be described in any sentence, or paragraph, or essays written out of 26 alphabets. It cannot be scripted. It can only be felt and inhaled. Few shepherds are observed, indulged in taking the furs out from sheep.

 

Pic Credit: Santosh Bisht

 

A spectacular view of nature makes a way in your eyes and soothes them. Even the heavens cannot be more exquisite than the place you are looking on now.

The trail continues, and hence, joins a flat trail.

You will now come across some shepherds huts, stop, fill your water bottles. Take left, and move in the direction of another meadow, i.e, Mall Sopani, our campsite for today. Wanderlust indeed!

 

Day 3: Mallsopani (9000ft) to Chorpani (10100ft) via hobbit Rohani meadow

Estimation time of completion: 4 hrs.

Estimation distance of drive:  4 km trek

Tip: no water source carry 2 liters of lightweight bottle and fill them adequately at Sawaar

 

Pic Credit: Amit Rathore

 

The trail, is ascent, initially, but becomes flat within half an hour. Make sure you have done healthy breakfast, avoid going on a trek with an empty stomach. Health is wealth. Ahaan! We are here, somewhere in the densely packed trees of Rhenderon. Octopus trees are the main attractions as branches resemble an octopus.

walking under the canopy of Rhedodendron tress pic credit Suraj

 

Bells can be heard ringing, and this creates an excitement to move towards the voice. Groups of horses can be seen grazing grasses, with bells, hung around their necks. Temporary huts and lakes cross our paths. Don’t resist yourself from the charms they create.

 

picture by santosh

 

Continue upward, walk on the straight trail. This is the longest meadow. The meadow meets a seasonal lake and then joins with another meadow called Chorpani. There is no proofreading for the perfect pleasure you comprehend at this place.

 

picture by Santosh Bisht

 

Seven lakes situated at an altitude of 11000 fts is evident enough to believe in the miracles of the mother nature. All the meadows, and all the lakes, all the roads we diverge into, take us to a different level, closer to the Godliness. The most alluring part about the hobbit trek is, all that you see, all that you apprise, is incomparable to any of the other trivial things around the world.

Stay in Chorpani for overnight camping.

 

Day 4- Chiropani (10100ft to Hobbit (12000ft) via black lake

Estimation time of completion: 6- 7 hrs

Estimation distance of drive: 6 km trek

Tip: carry 2 liters of lightweight bottle and fill them adequately at Chorsopani campsite

 

the best thing on trek is to be surrounded by these lovely dogs picture by Santosh Bisht

 

The trip begins with the walk between two lakes, you can’t take your eyes off from and when they are so mesmerizing, that you want not to stop. Tall trees, decent trail, walk along trees of different shapes. The walk is fairly smooth here.

 

walking between the two lakes picture by Amit

 

After walking for an hour, you can easily distinguish the hobbit meadow from a distance, It is at about 12,000fts. All the sufferings, all the struggles, all the pain, you had throughout the journey seems meaningless after you look on the splendor of the India’s best meadow, one of the most appreciable wonders of nature.

 

Pic Credit: Suraj Singh Bisht

 

The meadow and a large lake express the beauty with grandeur and surprise us in every possible way. You could have missed the chance if had not taken the risk.

 

 

Continue on the ascent trail, refill your bottles as you will be requiring more water while our return. Mt Trishuli sends a welcome message to all the visitors, by changing its color to orange. The trip is everything in a single package.

 

Day 5- Hobbit (12000ft) to Ghasse village (6500ft)

Estimation time of completion: 5-6 hrs

Estimation distance of drive:  5 km trek

Tip: carry 2 liters of lightweight bottle and fill them adequately at campsite or refill     from the streams coming from the Himalayas

 

 

Our lives are based on not so simple goodbyes, so this is our last day of the trek. And the round way trip starts from the summit point, with Mt Trishuli in front, and then to hobbit meadow, continues with a flat trail, and on the same descent, we arrive at a small village called Ghasse.

 

The last village in Garhwal range. You can also see Chorpani while descending down. After walking for almost half an hour, you are at Ghasse, Take some time, and admire the beauty.

 

Day 6: Ghasse to Kathgodam (departure day)

Estimation time of completion: 8- 9 hr drive

Estimation distance of drive: 220 km plus 2 km trek

Tip: left mountains and trail clean

 

Long day drive to kathgodam via Gwaldam, kausani, Almora hills.

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.

 

Risk and challenges are the part of life, without taking the 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 the company to prepare a person to feel the risk of life, challenges coming on the way of life and how to overcome it. Trekking is one of the best ways to develop leadership quality, take quick decisions as per the circumstances, lead the life in advance and create the situation. It is also a best possible source of learning that how does nature behave and what is the impact of environment 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. Let’s discuss some common risk and challenges and way to avoid them.

 

The following possible risk/ challenges may come across in the trek of Hobbit.

 

Risk of slip/skid-

Hobbit 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 and especially in case of rain in May and June as the weather is unpredictable in the 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 specially designed 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 of 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 higher campsite. On Hobbit trek as the altitude gradually changes from 7700fts to 12000fts in 6 days duration. There are 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 a 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 provided all-weather tents to meet the weather challenges.

 

Risk Related to Communication:

On the trek of Hobbit, the altitude raises from 12000 ft to 15000 ft the communication link gets weak and weaker as we proceed ahead towards Hobbit 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 the 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 the trekker. The team leader and trek staff will immediately mobilize the resources (porters, mules) accompanying the team as well as a team which is standby at the different campsite will help to rescue the trekker. Airlift in the 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 arise, it doesn’t with trekker.

 

Safety measure

If someone comes across that situation and feels breathing problem and any other problem related to low quantity or low level of oxygen. The company has 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 the 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. 9500 + 5% GST.

Inclusion-exclusion policy

Services Included

  1. Accommodation (guest house, home-stay, camping)
  2. All meals during trek
  3. Forest permits and allowance
  4. First aid medical kit and medical equipment (oxygen cylinder, BP machine and oximeter)
  5. Qualified and experienced trek leader services
  6. 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

  1. Transport from Kathgodam to Saaward 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.

If informed well in advance Rs. 1200 + 5% GST
Informed on the day of the trek day Rs.350 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.1200 which needs to be paid separately on the payment link which Discovery Hike sends you via email (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
Most vehicles used are owned by Discovery Hike

 

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 -> Saward

To reach the Hobbit 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 5.30 in the morning.

  you  can also book the ticket online from Red bus app

Self-Travel Options

 

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

 

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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