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Trekguru : Himachal Sangla valley Trek

Grade : Moderate
Endurance : Moderate

Contact : Pravin 9821318848 / 9821465256
Mohaneesh 8976972127 / 7977935336

Batch 1: 5th November
Batch 2: 12th November

Highlights:
- Visit one of the most preserved n remote village - Chitkul. 
- We bet you will cry not to return from this heavenly and mesmerizing village
- Flexible trip with options of going for small treks, exploring the lesser known hamlets of kinnaur, visiting indo-tibet post etc.
- We bet - you would not have tasted such tasty curries made by naturally grown vegetables

Fees: Rs.9000
Non-refundable advance: Rs.3000 
Reporting place: Chandigarh

Sangla is a town in the Baspa Valley in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, close to the Tibetan border, starting at Karcham and ends at Chitkul. The valley is surrounded by forested slopes and offers views of the high mountains. Baspa River flows in the Sangla Valley which is rich in apple orchards, apricot, Walnut, Cedar trees, and glacial streams with trout. Main villages in the valley include Chitkul, Rakcham, Batseri. This area boasts of growing the world's best quality potatoes. The valley remains closed for six months during winter.
Chitkul, on the banks of Baspa River is the last village on the old Hindustan-Tibet trade route. It is also the last point in India one can travel to without a permit. Chitkul is very cold and windy even during summers and the road normally closes down around November after the first snowfall.


Brief Itinerary:
Sunday
16:00 - Chandigarh is the final meeting point. You can reach Chandigarh by Train+Bus/cab (via Delhi) or direct train from Mumbai (12925 Paschim Express) or by Flight. Make sure you reach by 4pm in evening
18:00 - After a quick introduction, we take the bus for Karcham bridge (going towards Reckong Peo). This is the hardest part of the otherwise beautiful journey.

Monday
07:00- Reach Karcham and take the next bus or Jeep towards Sangla
08:00 - Reach Sangla, take breakfast, check-in and get fresh. Explore the town and market
14:00 - Post Lunch, we go to Kamru fort. Later we can also explore a little in the trail going towards snow clad mountain
19:00 - Come back to hotel, get ready for dinner and masti till you fall asleep

Tuesday
05:00- Today is an exciting day and thus we start very early. Lots of pictures to be taken till evening
06:00- Start trekking towards Kandha Valley. We take breakfast and lunch breaks on the way. We will cook our own lunch. Pass through the beautiful forested slopes of Kandha and reach the elusive pond which remains frozen for most part of the year
18:00 - Come back to hotel and get ready for dinner and masti till you fall asleep

Wednesday
08:00 - Move to Rakcham village in a jeep or bus. It is located 20kms from Sangla.
09:00 - Check-in at homestay or hotel of Rakcham and then we have full day to explore the mystic trails of Rakcham along the Baspa river. If possible, we explore the sheep trails in Mastarang village near Rakcham going up in the mountains full of pine trees.
19:00 - Return to hotel and get ready for dinner and masti till you fall asleep

Thursday
12:00 - Get up and take a jeep or bus to Chitkul. Chitkul is the most beautiful place in kinnaur valley. You will immediately notice the unspoilt nature, clear blue skies, cool breeze, bluish water of many streams flowing around. 
14:00 - After lunch at our favorite homestay, we start our mission to explore the valleys nearby. 
19:00 - Return to our homestay and have dinner. 

Friday
06:00 - Today is final half day for exploring the irresistible valleys. We can go to army post located 4kms away or explore the meadows along the river.
13:00 - Reach the homestay, have lunch and packup
16:00 - Take the bus and bid adieu to Kinnaur valley.

Saturday
06:00 - Reach Chandigarh
07:40 - You can take 12058 Jan shatabdi Express which reaches New Delhi at 12PM


Fees Includes:
- Virtually all cost from Chandigarh to Chandigarh
- 6 days lunch, breakfast, dinner and refreshments
- Travel cost from Chandigarh onwards
- Accommodation cost

Fees Excludes:
- Travel fare till Chandigarh
- Anything not mentioned above

Payment :
Account Name : PRAVIN P. KAMBLE
Bank : Bank of Maharashtra
Account Type : Saving.
Account ID : 20059830445
IFSC Code : MAHB0000563
Branch : Bhoiwada - Mumbai
OR
PayTM : 9821318848
Payment :
Account Name : MOHANEESH UJJENE
Bank : HDFC Bank
Account Type : Saving.
Account No : 50100013211676
IFSC Code : HDFC0000194
Branch : Kalyan Branch
OR
PayTM : 8976972127


Cancellation and Refund:
If done prior to 3 days of outing 50% will be refunded
After that no refund will be provided

Things to Carry :
Proper Trekking/Hiking shoes Compulsory. 
2 liters of water (Must)
Torch with extra batteries (Optional Must for Night Treks and Camping)
Bedding / Sleeping Bag (For Night Treks and Camping)
Full Sleeves T-Shirts and Full Track Pants. (Optional for Waterfall and Easy Treks)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes. (Optional, Compulsory for Waterfall Treks)
A plate, mug, and spoon (Optional)
Camera, Cap etc. (Optional)
Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional)
Carry eatable like fruits, Dry fruits, Energy Bars on during trek and to avoid dehydration.
Power bank and Night Lamp (Compulsory for Night or Range Treks optional for Day Treks)
A proper sack.
Good to have stick for support.
Carry 3-4 extra carry bags.
Medicines if any as prescribed by your doctor

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RULES: Precautions to be obeyed and Dont’s to be remembered
No smoking.
No plastic littering.
Wear full sleeves, full tracksuit to avoid mosquitoes and other insects.
No Jeans/Skin tight cloths.
Proper Footwear/Shoes are essential for trek.
Conserve and preserve our Heritage.
We reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.
No any adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek.
Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
All the activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury.
You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident/ Natural calamity can happen & you agree that organizer shall not be held responsible for the any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances (artificial or natural).
Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.
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MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking.
While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done.
If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia.
Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physician's advice before coming.

Monsoon Safety Measures
Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythenes while packing
Wear shoes with good grips proper hiking shoes 
Use repellents to keep bugs away
Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
Do not stray away from your group during the trek
Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
Avoid clicking selfies




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