GIRIVIHAR has since its conception in 1964, been devoted to outdoor adventure activities like hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering.
Adventure Activities inculcate courage, patience, determination, leadership, confidence, team spirit and cultivate a love for the environment and respect for nature.
Girivihar is announcing its High Altitude trek to Kedar Taal, located in Gangotri region of Garwhal Himalayas. This trek is open for experienced trekkers and veterans. Just ensure that you are excited about the trip and are in good physical shape (comfortable walking for 6-8 hours in a day). However, it would be wise to discuss it with one of our Trek Leader before booking.
Kedartal (also known as Shiva’s lake) is a glacial lake situated at an altitude of 4,750 metres (15,580 ft) in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas in India.
From Gangotri, the trek takes you through the gorge of the Kedar Ganga passing by the forest which slowly converts to bushes, then to grasses and then finally found only in sparse between rocks as you gain altitude very fast, since Gangotri itself is over 3000 meters from where you start your trek.The first campsite of Bhojkharak is already over tree line. Another 2 days of trek brings you to the ultimate setting of a serene lake surrounded by white snow cladded peaks giving you great views of Thalay Sagar and Bhrigupanth. The glacial lake of Kedar Tal is located in spectacular settings with the elegant peaks of Bhrigupanth and Thalaysagar making a perfect background. Continued walks on the moraine from Kedar Tal takes us to the Advanced Base Camp of Jogin Group
Saurabh Pathare (Trek Leader) 9869252778, Abhijeet Athavale (8779489569)
2. Corresp. address :
Kunal Lagu C/O LAGU BANDHU,
206/207, Shilpin Centre,
Ph: +91-22-2415 0211/21 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 9833697760
3. Minimum age :
16 years complete
4. Trek Fees :
Rs. 17,500/-. Haridwar to Haridwar (Transport/Lodging/Boarding & Equipment etc)
5. Trek Duration :
17th May 2019 Arrival at Haridwar and Depart from Haridwar on 25th May 2018
6. Accommodation :
Accommodation in multiple sharing Tents (Separate arrangement for ladies & gents)
7. Assembly :
Haridwar. On 17th May 2019 at 6.00 am at a pre-designated place in Haridwar to catch the Jeeps to Uttarkashi. Details will be shared at the participants meeting.
8. Return :
Depart from Haridwar on 25th May 2019 (Late Evening)
9. Participant’s Meeting:
At 19.30 hrs. on Saturday, 04th May 2019 at R. A. Podar College, L. Napoo Marg, Matunga (Central), Mumbai – 19.
Refer to Form and Brochure for Detailed Itinerary
Transportation: Haridwar to Uttarkashi & Gangotri and back from Gangotri & Uttarkashi to Haridwar in Non A/C Jeeps/Bus.
Accommodation: Accommodation in multiple sharing tents & hotel/ Guest house @ Uttarkashi with separate arrangement for ladies & Gents (Haridwar accommodation NOT INCLUDED) Food: Veg food will be served during the trek (From Lunch on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 9)
Equipment required (sleeping bag, Tents); participants are to bring their warm clothing.
Instructors: The trekking team will be accompanied by qualified guides/instructors
Forest Entree fee and required Permits
Back Pack carrying: As this is porter trek Participants are expected to carry their own personal belongings. Common Equipment and sleeping Bags, Tents etc will be provided & carried by porters
Certificate: Participants will be awarded with a certificate on successfully completing the trek.
Accommodation at Haridwar.
Breakfast on day one.
Pre/post trek arrival/departure, facilitation/travel cost to and from trek joining and dispersal locations, etc
Cost of any form of insurance, rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc
Costs incurred due to delays in arrival/departure of any means of transportation resulting from landslides, floods, or other natural or manmade causes over which Girivihar has no control
Mineral water, cold drinks
Anything which is not mentioned includes
Camp Kit (Essential):
Trekking Shoes (High Ankle) + Cotton Socks (4 Pairs), Slippers / Chappal (After activity time)
Loose Tough light weight trousers (Cotton preferred) or Track pants (2 Nos.)
Loose Tough light weight Full-Sleeve Shirts / Dry fit (Cotton preferred) (2 Nos.)
Personal Undergarments (2/3 sets minimum); light weight towel (Pancha)
One Full Sleeve Sweater & a wind cheater. Rain protection (Poncho/Raincoat), Thermal Inners
Warm body fit leggings & tops. Balaclava or woollen cap.wollen socks,wollen gloves Sun cap, Vaseline, cold cream, body warmers etc.
Water Bottle / Hydration pack of min 2 lit capacity.
Head lamp/Torch with a spare set of batteries.
Good Quality Sun Glasses (with UV protection)
Attending the Participant’s Meeting is a MUST.
Please submit your Photo id (Pan Card/Passport/Aadhar Card/Students School Id) along with the form
Last Date for submitting entry form: 31 March 2019.
Batch will be closed once 15 seats are filled ( Entry by 1st come 1st serve basis
Admissions shall be confirmed after fitness screening and only on receipt of 100 % trek fees
Fees include Rs. 5000/- as Non refundable registration Charges.
Cancellation : Since all the necessary arrangements like purchase of food, transport, equipments etc., are made well in advance, cancellations, if any must be communicated to the leader immediately & at least 15 days before commencement date of the trek (14th May) in writing at the above address. Trek leader will take final decision about the refund amount after the trek.
ON SPOT OFFLOADING: If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, while on the trek then he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge as charged by the porter to be hired on spot. Part offloading is not allowed. Charges will vary for last minute on spot offloading. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.
Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then we will make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head on chargeable basis
There is a complete ‘First-Aid Kit’ available with us. Still it is advisable to carry your personal medicines.
Please inform the trek-leader about any long term medical treatment the participant is undergoing for any illness. They should also inform about hypersensitivity (to antibiotics, sulpha drugs etc.) / allergies if any.
From the date of trek commencement, if cancellation is communicated to Trek Leader within –
15 days and less – nil refund
16 days to 30 days – 50% refund.
31 days to 60 days – 75% refund
More than 60 days – Rs. 5,000 cancellation charges
The Trek leader’s decision in any matter related to this Trek is final.
Suggested Train Travel up to Haridwar:
1st Choice: 22917/Bandra Terminus – Haridwar – Haridwar SF Express leaving on 15th May @ 13:05 Reach Haridwar on 16th May at 15.50 hrs.
On 16th May. Night Halt at Haridwar
2nd Choice: 12137/ Punjab Mail
Suggested Travel back from Haridwar:
1st Choice: On 25 may – 12206 Nanda Devi Express departing Haridwar at 00.55Hrs (26th Early Morning) and reaching New Delhi at 06.00 Hrs (6.00am) and then by train/flight to Mumbai.
2nd Choice: On 25 may – 12206 Nanda Devi Express departing Haridwar at 00.55Hrs (26th Early Morning) and reaching GZB/Ghaziabad Junction at 04.33Hrs (4.33am) and then change the train to 12904/ Golden Temple Mail departing from GZB/Ghaziabad Junction at 06.20 Hrs (6.20 am) on 26 May to reach Dadar at 04.50Hrs (4.50am) on 27th May 2019
3rd Choice: On 25 May – 14042 Mussorie Express departing Haridwar Jn. At 23.20 Hrs and reaching Delhi railway station (DLI) at 07:40 Hrs (7.40am) on 26 May. There are many options from Delhi to Mumbai.
IMP. NOTE FOR RETURN JOURNEY – DO NOT BOOK TRAVEL FROM HARIDWAR BEFORE 10 PM ON 25
These are just suggested travel options. Participants may choose any other alternative to reach Haridwar on their own. Girivihar shall not be responsible for train delays etc.