|What the trek fee includes|
The trek fee Rs 8550 includes all costs of the trek from the moment you land at Lohajung till the trek gets over.
Specifically, the cost includes the following:
Please Note: Service Tax of 3.09% is payable on the trek fee.
Train ticket booking: Indiahikes does not book any train ticket from Delhi to Kathgodam or return. Instead, for booking of more than 3 participants, the 3AC train fare is deducted from the trek fee payable. Participants have to make the train booking themselves.
Transportation: The cost of transport from Kathgodam to Lohajung and return has to be borne by the participant. Indiahikes has arrangements with local transporters to pick up trekkers from Kathgodam railway station. The vehicles are available at the station from 6.00 am on the day of the participants arrival at Kathgodam. The vehicles are connected with the arrival of the Ranikhet Express from Delhi which reaches Kathgodam at 6.40 am.
The transportation from Kathgodam to Lohajung and return transport from Lohajung to Kathgodam can be arranged by Indiahikes for you. The payment for the transport has to be made directly to the transporter. Transport is usually arranged in a Sumo with 6 people sharing a Sumo. A Sumo costs Rs 5,000 and the cost has to be shared by the participants. In unusual cases a Sumo may travel with 4 or even 7 participants. Participants are expected to share the cost likewise.
The cancellation charges are as under:
Note: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity (like rains, earthquake, landslides etc), Indiahikes will issue a Trek Voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same or another trek in the next one year.
Drop out during trek: If for some reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Indiahikes will make arrangements for his/her return to Lohajung base camp. If on the return transportation is involved between Wan and Lohajung or Kuling and Lohajung, then the transportation cost has to be borne by the participant. Usually a vehicle costs Rs 900. Stay at Lohajung would be borne by Indiahikes.
Backpack carrying: Indiahikes expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks with personal belongings. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an addition charge of Rs 200 a day per backpack.
Who can trek at 50% concession:
per person (Lohajung to Lohajung)
Book for 3 and get free pick up from Delhi to Kathgodam (3 A/C train)
Book for 5 and get free pick up from Delhi to Kathgodam and return (3 A/C train)
Note: Service Tax of 3.09 % applicable on Trek Fees
May/Jun Trek Batches
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Dated : 19/6/13
Rains have come down, 23 trekkers moved down from Lohajung today and are heading to Gawaldam. They are from the 10th June and 15th June batches. The 14th June batch trekked to Ali Top yesterday. Today they are back to Lohajung. We expect them to leave Lohajung tomorrow. Communication lines with Lohajung are still down.
Sept/Oct Trek Batches
Roopkund Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Pick up from Kathgodam Railway station at 7.00 am. Drive to Lohajung base camp. Apprx arrival time at Lohajung 6-7 pm.
Day 2: Trek starts. Lohajung to Didina. Homestay at Didina.
Day 3: Didina to Bedni Bugyal (via Ali Bugyal).
Day 4: Bedni Bugyal to Bhagwabhasa.
Day 5: Bhagwabhasa to Roopkund to Patar Nachauni.
Day 6: Patar Nachauni to Ghairoli Patal.
Day 7: Ghairoli Patal to Lohajung via wan.
Day 8: Depart for Kathgodam. Approximate arrival time at Kathgodam: 6-7 pm.
Note: Pick up on Day 1 is linked with the Ranikhet Express. The pick up transport will wait until the train arrives at Kathgodam.
Moderate-Difficult. See link for details.
Circular; returns to base camp.
Roopkund: 15,750 feet (4,800 mts). Junargali 16,000 ft (4,878 mts, highest point)
Kathgodam. You can reach Kathgodam by an overnight journey from Delhi. Ranikhet express leaves Old Delhi station at 10.40 in the night to get to Kathgodam by 6.30 in the morning. Indiahikes pick up is lined up with the Ranikhet Express.
Village Lohajung (Chamoli District, Uttarakhand)
May 3rd week to June end; Mid September to October end.
Temperature in May, Jun.
Day: 15° to 20°C. Night: 4° to 7°C. Temp at highest camp, Bhagwabasa: Day 5°C to 10°C. Night: 3° to -2°C.
Rainy season is from the second week of July to mid September. May/June is not the rainy season but afternoon showers are very common in the mountains. These are not the monsoon rains.
Temperature in Sept and Oct.
Day: 13° to 20°C. Night: 2° to 7°C. Temp at highest camp, Bhagwabasa: Day 3°C to 10°C. Night: 3° to -4°C.
High snow in May from Kalu Vinayak onwards. Decreases in June. Comfortable snow during the last half of June. September has little snow. In the first week of October, the first winter snow is likely to fall in the upper reaches. Usually melts in a few days.
Physical preparation mandatory. See link for more details.
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Download pdf here: Season Trek Guide