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Trekking

Can I join a Fixed Departure ?
Out all the Fixed departures are mentioned in our upcoming events list and anyone is free to join these events. If one of these does not fit your schedule because of you time factor we can arrange a special trek for you whether you are traveling alone or with a few friends.

Is previous hiking experience necessary to go on a trek?

As long as you are in good physical shape, you do not require any hiking experience for short treks. If you are planning a trek longer than a week, you should work out or do long day hikes at home for practice.

What equipment should I bring?
Trekking equipments check listing (Personal Items to be brought by Clients) The list of items as given below gives a general idea of the personal items to be brought by a trekker to trek. Actually, the personal items are of individual interest, choice and the luxury he/she wants to enjoy and the most important fact he/she must consider is the time of the year, trekking days, region and altitude as per the situation,

Foot wears: Hiking boots with some ankle support Training type shoe Flip - flop or slippers for use around the camp.

Clothes: Cotton shirts, T- shorts, jeans, etc. for day use. Socks 4/5 that can be easily washed and dried on daily basis. Trekking suits, light sweater, a wind proof jacket or lightly padded jacket, down jacket umbrella, sun hat, waterproof gear, etc.

In a supported trek, porters carry heavy personal items and the trekkers are required to carry minimum items only to make their walk easy. They carry what they might need during the daytime. So, they are briefed to pack their items in two different bags before the commence of the journey.

What is Camping trek?
Camping trek organized in the same style as exploratory or mountaineering expeditions. This trek is also known as fully organized supported trek. In a camping trek, a team of guide, cook, sherpa, Sardar and porters will accompany you. Our porters carry all trekking equipments, food, fuel, and personal belongings, and our cooks and assistant prepares hygienic meals. Trekkers should carry only what they need personally during the day. At night, they are provided dining tents, sleeping tents, separately and toilet tents. They are also provided with mattresses and down sleeping bags, all of which are carried for them with the party. A guide supervises the whole operation thoroughly for the success of the traveling.

How Camping trek is operated?
In a typical Camping Trek, day starts around 6 a.m. with a cup of hot tea or coffee followed by a bucked of warm water for their washing and cleaning. After packing up their stuff and daypack, the trekkers are requested to leave their camp and meet at the dinning table for breakfast. The trek started around 7.30 - 8 a.m. and the kitchen staffs go ahead of the group. Our well trained staff packs all camping equipment and gears and the porters carry them to the next camping site. The trekkers should carry only personal belongings that they may need for the day like water bottle, rain gear, camera, etc.

The Trekkers can decide on their own on time for viewing the beautiful landscape, taking photographs and resting or making a short pause. The walk to the lunch spot normally takes 3 hours. Our cook and assistant serve hot lunch upon arrival. The afternoon walk takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach at the night camp around 4/5 p.m. Tea and snacks are served while our Sherpa pitch the camp. The dinner is served around 6/7 p.m. in the dining tent lit with a pressurized lantern and furnished with table and camping tools. We provide high quality tents, foam and mattress, and a simple toilet.

Our well - trained and experienced cook, and assistant prepare a variety of healthy, hygienic and clean food which is carried for the entire trek. Fresh Fruit and vegetable may taste on the way to trek.

What happens if I get sick?
The most important thing is "DON'T PANIC", you should always ensure that you have a well-stocked and appropriate medical kit. A slight case of diarrhea is to be some times expected, as well as sprains and muscle aches - all a part of walking in the hills. Altitude sickness is extremely dangerous but mostly avoidable if you follow a few simple rules: trek high and sleep low, drink at least 2 liters of water per day (not including beer or soft drinks!), and be sensible. If you feel shortness of breath, a slight headache or dizziness, tell your Sardar for safety. Lie down, drink water as much as possible. If you are still feeling unwell. After that may consider going down a few hundred meters. Do not pretend you are all right, and do not go down alone. A descent of a few hundred meters overnight may be enough to make you fully able to start trekking again next day. For more information, please visit at www.high-altitude-medicine.com. This excellent site will inform you all you need to know, and also include a phonetic Mountain porter questionnaire for your porter. Porters are just as prone to altitude sickness as everyone else is.

Is communication to home possible while on trek?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make calls, but not in the far distance in remote areas.

What arrangements for drinking water are made while on trek?
You should bring a one-liter water bottle with you on the trek. We prefer that you filter water yourself using iodine in order to save scarce fuel. We can provide a limited amount of boiled water that you can use to fill your water bottle in the evening for next day's journey.

What if the guide/porter leaves me alone the trail?
Sometimes the porter/guide may go on ahead if you are walking slowly on an easy trail, usually to find a good place to eat or stay the night. However, this doesn't mean that you have been abandoned. Our guides will never leave you for long periods.

What is the weather & temperature like?
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult and hard to predict. Of course, it is generally cold at night, and in winter, the days can be quite beautiful if the sun is out. There can be snow or rain storms any time of the year. Trekking in spring (March - April) is particularly lovely and beautiful as the rhododendrons are in full bloom. The mountains still have plenty of high snow to snap your photos. You need to be aware that it can get pretty hot and sunstroke can be a risk. Good polarizing sunglasses or glacier glasses (not trendy fashion ones) for high altitudes/winter treks, and a large brimmed hat are a necessity. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! Between 1000m and 3500m the temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to 5 deg C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20 deg C to -10 deg C. During winter it is around 10 deg colder.

What if I take more or less time on my trek than planned?
A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. In fact, most of the time, it isn't even about the end point. Walking in the mountains is about enjoying the beauty of the places and learning the lifestyle of the natives.


Rafting

Q: Do I need to know swimming, to go rafting?
A: Not necessary. Our life jackets, equipment and safety briefing by our experienced crew, are more than adequate. While knowing swimming does help and you can enjoy a few allied activities like Body Surfing, more but it is not necessary to know swimming to enjoy White Water Rafting. As such swimming without supervision of professional river guides is completely not recommended and can be very dangerous even for expert swimmers. International grade safety gear like Personal Floatation Device (better known as Life Jacket), Helmets, Rescue Bags and supervision of an expert guide is all that you need for safe White Water Rafting fun.

Q: What are the age and health requirements for rafting?
A: River Rafting in Rishikesh can be enjoyed by all, family and friends. But you will need adequate strength in the upper arm and the shoulder to enjoy the adventure. Otherwise, there is no age bar. Children upto 12 yrs can do rafting only on a certain stretch which is safe for children. Asthmatic, heart patient, person suffering from epilepsy and drunk person is not permitted for rafting.

Q: What do I need to wear for rafting?

A: You need wear only thermal underwear (or underwear) underneath the wetsuit. You will need a pair of strap up sandals or running shoes (No bare feet!). For the warmer months (March, April, October and November), shorts and T-.shirts along with the footwear is adequate.

Q: How safe is rafting and what can I expect on the river?
A: The Ganga rapids are ideal for the first time rafter where you can expect to get thoroughly wet and have a lot of fun! The rapids are thrilling yet safe. For the more adventurous there are inflatable kayaks, which are stable in white water and our guides, are happy to instruct you to try some of the milder rapids in such kayaks. On the International Scale of I to VI in grading rapids, the rapids you will experience on the Ganga, are between II and IV. (Class I being easy and Class VI being exceedingly challenging). Our guides are always in command and will instruct you in basic paddling techniques and safety procedures. In certain sections of mild white water you may be encouraged to "body surf".

Q: Are adventure sports dangerous?
A: Adventure sports are thrilling, exciting, wild and unbelievably fun. However, it goes without saying, there is inherent risk involved. That risk contributes to the excitement, and is one of the reasons people enjoying adventure sports so much. Our instructors are trained to minimize and manage risks, and, statistically, you're safer on an adventure holiday than in your car. For instance, one government report noted that the injury rate for whitewater rafting is similar to that for bowling! The most common injury on most adventure holidays is sunburn.

Q: If I have a family with young children, can they go for adventure sports?

A: Most of our camping and adventure travel programmes allow you to take children as young as three, or even younger. However certain technical sports like rafting, bungee and others may have their individual age restrictions. Contact us to find out suggested ages for a particular trip.

Q. Is White Water Rafting on Ganga possible in Winters?
A. As against the common myth, winters are the best time of the best for White Water Rafting on Ganga, in and around Rishikesh. Rishikesh being a low pollution area mostly has clear, smog and fog free skies even in winters. Secondly, the Ganga being a glacier fed river has warmer water in winters and cooler in summers. Moreover, between October and February the rapids are in their prime since the water level is lower and the rocks gaze at the sun as the guzzling Ganga smashes against them and forms even bigger waves and rapids. And finally, the official season for White Water Rafting on Ganga is between September and June.
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