Kedarkantha Trek

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  • Uttarakhand
  • 6 days
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  • Easy Moderate
  • 12,500 ft
  • 8-15°C
  • 5-3°C
  • Purola
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If you are looking for an adventurous weekend, then Kedarkantha Trek is an all in one package for you.

 

Pic Credit:: Shashank Ananad

 

Kedarkantha trek in Uttarkhand is a mesmerizing winter trek. It forces you to submit yourself to the magnanimous peaks of Garhwal Himalayas and attain tranquility which you might have been searching all these years.

Kedarkantha is blessed with snowfall from December till April. Whilst most parts of the country start their summer vacation, Kedarkantha is still snowing. You are likely to come across snow as you cross the 10,000 ft mark, and on reaching the summit you will witness “heaven on earth”, as shiny white blankets of snow covers the entire place.

 

View of Juda ka Talab in winters Pic Credit: Tanmay Singh

 

The campsites on Kedarkantha and Juda-ka-Talab have their own uniqueness. Kedarkantha base is situated on a vast snow covered meadow surrounded by winter whites with the distant snow-capped peaks to admire.  Whereas Juda-Ka-Talab on the other hand is located in the epicenter of humongous pine trees standing tall with all their might Driving to Kedarkantha is considered as one of the beautiful ones.

 

Pic Credit: Aniruddh Kulkarni

 

It takes you through lovely locations that include Mussoorie, Nowgaon, Purola, Mori and Naitwar. These remote are so exquisite and surely a treat to sore eyes and the Kedarkantha trek needs no convincing at all.

Right from the base camp, you can enjoy a 360 degree view of famous mountain summits and scenic landscapes that will awe you. Come here and you can touch the skies!

 

 

Hey, this isn’t for everyone

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

It’s preferable if you’ve 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 8 to 9 years.

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (Discovery hike will arrange the pickup from Dehradun railway station at 6.30 am

Day 2: Sankri (6400ft) to Juda ka Talab (9100ft),4 km

Day 3: Juda ka Talab (9100ft) to Kedarkentha base (11250 ft), 3.5 km

Day 4: Kedarkentha base (11250ft) to Kedarkentha peak (12300ft) and back to Hargaon (8900ft), 6km

Day 5: Hargaon (8900ft) to Sankri (6400 ft), 6km

Day 6: SankriDehradun (Departure day)

 

Day 1: Getting to the base camp – Sankri (6500ft) 

      Estimation time of completion: 8-9 hrs

      Estimation distance of drive: 200 km

      Tip: get ready to make memory

 

Beautiful view of Sankri village Pic Credit: Tanmay Singh

 

As the sun rises we set off for a long drive from Dehradun to Sankri and it lasts for about 10 to 11 hours. This drive through Mussoorie is remarkable; at an average altitude of 6,000 feet, the view of the plush green hills and vivid flora is breathtaking. We will be driving on the banks of River Tons which later changes course to become the River Supin. We then stop for breakfast as Kempty falls and reach Purola by lunch where you can savor the authentic cuisines of the region. The drive from Purola till the base camp is something to look forward to, as the road winds through magnificent pine trees majestically standing alongside the way and an open view of the whole valley is sensational.

By 6pm we’d reach the small village of Sankri which is a base camp for many treks. During the peak season the whole village becomes home for a great number of trekkers and adventurers. Here, you can explore the spirited lifestyle of the people and catch some interesting stories from the friendly locals.

 

Day 2: Sankri to Juda-Ka-Talab (6400 ft – 9100ft)

       Estimation time of completion: 5 hrs

       Estimation distance of trek: 4 km

       Tip: get ready to make memory

 

Pic Credit: Shoy Joseph

 

The trek starts at dawn; we head out of Sankri on a tarred road until we reach Sor. Cross. The village road takes a wide curve and this trail leads to Kedarkantha. The trail will get you into the serene forest of tall pines. Going forward, the pathway starts to get higher and only on the ridge it evens out making the journey comfortable for the rest of your day.

The magic of the Kedarkantha trail starts to lighten up as you climb gets higher. The higher you get, the better the scenic landscapes. As you walk up the trail you can spot the Himalayan Gray Langurs camouflaged and swinging from tree to tree.

It is not unusual to spot martens, hare and boars as you gradually gain altitude at this spot. Look for telltale signs of digging on the ground to learn that boars could be nearby.

 

Pic Credit: Aniruddh Kulkarni

 

About half an hour into your walk, you arrive at the first open clearing of the trek and you could take some time to rest here for a bit. At this point, you are 8,100 feet high and midway through your trek to Juda-ka-Talab. As we continue through the clearing, we’d re-enter the sparse pine and maple forest on its northern edge. You’d hear the trickling of a couple of streams running through as you step out of the clearing. In winter, they are frozen but otherwise, you could get refreshed here and catch yourself some water.

 

Now, the trail change back to direction and continues to another 100 feet climb. Half an hour later the walk becomes faster through thick pines to another clearing which is marked by a shackled hut and then around a fallen tree stump. It then turns sharp left and climbs through the magnificent oaks welcoming you to the stunning camp site at Juda-Ka-Talab.

 

Pic Credit: Neer

 

At your left you’d find a large lake that was once two small ones now conjoined, and on your right is the thick forest filled with oaks and pines. The forest is so dense that it’s hard for sunlight to pass through the umbrella of trees. The campsite is a course of gentle dunes allowing a comfortable camp there.

 

Day 3: Juda-ka-Talab (9100ft) to Kedarkantha base (11250ft)

       Estimation time of completion: 3 hrs

       Estimation distance of drive: 3.5 km

       Tip: no water source carry sufficient water at least 2 liters

 

Pic Credit: Tanmay Singh

 

Once we head out of Juda-ka-Talab, the journey gets easy. The pathway leads to a ridge at the far end of the lake. At the ridge, we would need to take a sharp left turn and walk into the close-knit pine forest ascending higher. It’s best to avoid the trail that goes ahead; instead take the one that goes downwards into the darkest areas of the pine forest. The climb winds through the trunks of the humongous trees, surrounds the ridge and moves to a clearing half an hour later. We’d then enter a slope that’s straight overhead of Juda-Ka-Talab and you’ll notice this once you get to the edge.

 

Kedarkanta base camp view in winters Pic Credit: Naresh Ponnana

 

About an hour later the ridge expands to an open scenic meadow where you could rest for a bit and enjoy the scenery. Now from here, the climb is less than a 1000 feet to Kedarkantha base camp site and is popularly called the ‘Hut Point’ (as there is a Shepherd’s hut).

During winter, the first patches of snow are likely to be found around this area, unless there has been heavy snowfall previously. We’re at an altitude of 10,400 feet now and with a short climb, the path opens out into a large clearing to find another Shepherd’s hut. At this point you will be awestruck by the 180 degree view of the white capped Kedarkantha Summit.

The pathway now moves northwards under the dry oak trees. Usually over snow, the trail climbs gently in two stages and finally arrives at the Kedarkantha base camp, marked by another run-down shepherd’s hut.

 

Pic Credit: Deva Gawkar

 

You will find yourself surrounded by a stretch of white peaks forming a wide arch. Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana stand out from the others.

Move past the hut on your left and feel free to pitch your tent anywhere close by. Get yourself a spot, good enough to get a view of the starlit sky in the evening. Even before the night falls, you will catch a glimpse of the planets shining brightly and the meteors streaking across the sky. The night is perhaps the most beautiful thing up here in the mountains. The view of the sky, the smell of the green grass and the cool breeze from the mountains will surely leave you mesmerized.

 

Day 4: Kedarkantha base (11250ft) to Kedarkantha peak (12300ft); descend to Hargaon camp (8400 ft)

            Estimation time of completion: 6-7 hrs

            Estimation distance of drive: 6 km

            Tip: carry 2 liters of water from the campsite or refill from the shepherds huts

          on your way.

Today we will get ourselves busy by climbing to get to the peak of Kedarkantha. The advised route is to get to the northern ridge of the Kedarkantha summit, climb up in a series of switchbacks and reach the Kedarkantha temple. The temple is primarily dedicated to Lord Shiva and you’ll find a small shrine of Lord Ganesh and another of Shiva and Parvathi inside a cement courtyard.

 

Pic Credit: Shashank Ananad

 

The Kedarkantha summit is made notable by an array of stones in a square shape with a planted Trishul that point upward. This high summit gives you a 360 degree view of the majestic snow capped mountains of Uttarakhand. Your guide will probably show you the Gangotri and the Yamunotri ranges from up here and also notice the Chanshil pass and the Kinner Kailash ranges.

 

Temple at an elevation of 12,000 ft Pic Credit: Rahul Dutta

 

While returning there is an alternate route that is taken following the southern ridge of Kedarkantha. We’d hit the base camp site by noon, finish a quick lunch, call it a wrap and begin downhill to Hargaon.

 

Pic Credit: Tanmay Singh

 

On the way you’ll see small clearings every half hour that are unique features to the Kedarkantha trail and a rarity in the Himalayan Mountains.

Go on until you get to the wide clearing of the Hut Point in about an hour and make your way into the deep dark pine forest again. The journey gets amazing as prolongs down the spellbound forest of the pine trees to reach Hargaon.

 

Day 5: Hargaon (8400ft) camp to Sankri (6500ft)

          Estimation time of completion: 4- 5 hrs

          Estimation distance of drive: 6 km of moderate walk

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

 

Pic Credit: Tanmay Singh

 

The Hargaon camp site is splendid and will capture your mind and fill your senses with its scenic beauty. You can easily light a campfire with the amount of firewood that’s here. Going down through the forest with a series of switchbacks, you’d find a stream to fill water. The trail evens out and slowly swoops through the pine trees to come to a ridge. From the ridge, you can experience the enchanting view of the vast open Har ki dun valley.

A huge spread of pine and maple trees are found below, Switch back from the ridge to get into the dark pine forest once more and move for another ten minutes to come out of the forest to your first mark of human habitation. You’d be welcomed by apple orchards, a green farm of potatoes and cauliflower and local farmers who live in huts lined up on the right, standing out in the skyline.

As the trail can be a little confusing around the fields, it’s best to get some help from the farmers for direction. Go around the apple orchard to your right, move down towards more such fields to arrive at a 1000feet above Sankri in about three hours.

Pic Credit: Aniruddha Kulkarni

Most of them use the five foot-broad trail to Sankiri even though there are many other ways to get there. Continue your descent until you get to the pine forest and find a localite to help you to get to GMVN, which is a prominent detour to the left from the main trail. Descend to GMVN in ten minutes to round- off a marvelous journey to the Uttarakhand Himalayas.

 

Day 6: Drive to Dehradun from Sankri (Departure day)

          Estimation time of completion: 10-11 hrs

          Estimation distance of drive: 220 km drive

          Tip: left mountain and trail clean

 

We would drive back to Dehradun and arrive at the destination by 6 pm.

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 Kedarkantha.

Risk of slip/skid-

Kedarkentha 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 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 Kedarkantha trek as the altitude gradually changes from 6400 fts to 12300fts in 6 days duration. There are few chances of AMS, HAPE and HACE at higher campsite altitude like kedarkentha 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 Kedarkantha trek the altitude raises from 6400 ft to 12300 ft the communication link gets weak and weaker as we proceed ahead towards kedarkantha 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 Kedarkentha 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.

Inclusion-exclusion policy

The trek fee include all cost from Lohajung to Lohajung

        Services Included

  1. Accommodation (guest house, home-stay, camping)2.
  2. Meals 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. Transportation -Transport from Dehradun to Sankari and back
  2. Food Food during transit.
  3. Porter service – Mules or porter carrying personal luggage.
  4. First and last day stay at Dehradun.
  5. Anything not mentioned under service 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 in advance Rs 950+5% GST

Informed on the last day 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

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

 

Delhi -> Dehradun -> Sankri

For the Kedarkantha  trek the common point to meet up is Dehradun. There is a vehicle arranged by Discovery Hike to take you further. The Dehradun station is well connected from different cities.

 

 Railway Options

Delhi -> Dehradun

Train Name:                      Nandadevi Express

Train Number:                  12205

Departure:                         Delhi at 2.45 PM

Arrival:                                 Dehradun at 5.40 am

 

Delhi -> Dehradun

Train Name:                      Dehradun Express

Train Number:                  12687

Departure:                         Delhi at 8.40 PM

Arrival:                                 Dehradun at 4.45 am

 

 Bus Options

 

Delhi -> Dehradun

There are frequent busses 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 7 pm from Delhi you will reach Dehradun by 6 am in the morning.

     you can also book online ticket from Red bus app

 Air Travel Options

You can also book flights from Delhi to Jolly Grant. The distance between Jolly Grant and Dehradun is approximately 25 kms.

 

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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