COVID travel guidelines (Updated 20th April 2021):

Due to resurgence of COVID cases in India ALL trekkers will need a COVID negative test report while joining a trek. The test needs to be conducted withing 72 hours prior while entering the destination state.

Treks in Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand government has made carrying negative COVID test (RT-PCR) reports mandatory for passengers travelling from 12 states, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan. Test report must be NOT older than 72 hours of the arrival. The state government, in its latest Covid guidelines, directed district administrations to make arrangements for random testing at airports, railway stations and border check posts. All tourist entering Uttarakhand needs to fill in the details following the below COVID REGISTRATION – (COVID-19) link : http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in/pravasi-registration) and by filling this MANDATORY Uttarakhand Travel Card. Govt. advisories and state/UT guidelines are constantly evolving. Please check the latest updates before travelling.

Treks in West Bengal/Darjeeling & Sikkim: For Sandakphu trek in West Bengal/Nepal border, COVID negative (RT-PCR) is required for travellers coming from Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana by flights. For Sikkim treks ALL travellers need to carry COVID negative test reports (conducted not more than 72 hours ago). Also filling in the Sikkim Travel Card is mandatory for all tourists entering Sikkim.

For the Treks in Himachal Pradesh, trekkers travelling from Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh will now have to produce RT-PCR negative report obtained within 72 hours prior to entering the state. For any Kashmir trek, all travellers arriving at Srinagar has to go through a COVID test (Rapid antigen test). A negative test report will allow you to avoid isolation and go through your proposed tour.

  • After a halt of 7 months, we resumed trekking from mid of October 2020.We started with only private/customised tours for small groups until mid of November. The result of the same is promising without any issues reported by the groups. Hence we slowly reopened Fixed group departures from late November 2020 on selected trails. You can check the schedule below and book your place. Due to COVID we are running a limited number of group departures this year.
  • Current Trek Schedule is updated till Spring/Summer of 2021. We may add more dates or routes based on the enquiries.

Important notes, facts and policies for your attention (before trekking with HT):

  • Starting from 2010, we are arranging safe and professionally managed trekking tours in India. Primarily we are a Trekking Tour Operator with an expertise to design customised tailor made itineraries along with fixed group departures. We harness and love to arrange a wide spectrum of treks in Indian Himalayas, not just the most popular trails. Occasionally we also arrange Jeep safaris, car sightseeing including homestay bookings.
  • Maximum Group Size for scheduled Fixed Departure treks are as following:
  • Easy grade treks: Up to 15 members only.
  • Moderate grade treks: Up to 15 members only.
  • Difficult grade or hard treks: Up to 10 members only.
  • Accommodation type and sharing: We provide triple sharing tents as per itinerary (for some treks we have twin occupancy in tents, check the respective trek page’s COST INCLUSIONS). Regarding the lodge accommodation at trek base/end point/tea house treks (wherever applicable as per itinerary) the rooms are triple or quad sharing basis, dormitory type. Women and men are given separate tent/rooms in the scheduled fixed departure treks.
  • Meals: Stapled vegetarian balanced food with occasional eggs. On a regular days, it usually a breakfast, lunch (packed or hot), light refreshments in the evening and dinner. Meals are typically Indian style with regional variance. It is possible to customise meals in private tours.
  • We don’t cancel our scheduled Fixed Departure treks due to insufficient members. We operate as scheduled once we accepted your “Booking Deposit” for a scheduled date. Also understand that a scheduled trek may not be possible to run in case if unforeseen incidents but not limited to inclement nature, sudden revoke of permits by concerned authorities, political unrest etc.
  • We don’t send a Trek Lead for any of our trek but experienced and competent professional local trekking guide(s). In case of Trekking Expeditions, we send qualified and experienced technical local mountain guide(s).
  • Your clothing, trekking shoes, rucksack are personal items and we don’t rent these during treks.

TREK FEE, discounts and rewards:

The listed TREK FEE on the website is applicable for our scheduled fixed group departure on published date.

TREK FEE essentially includes everything you require once you reach Trek Base to the Trek End point including accommodations, all meals (apart from few exceptions like Manali, Yuksom or Joshimath trek base),  tents, sleeping bags and mattresses, Kitchen & Dinning tents (apart from few exceptions), toilet tents,  Ice axe, rope, gaiters, micro spikes/anti slip grip wherever we feel required. Additionally for Indians, TREK FEE includes travel cum accidental insurance covering the website itinerary.

Note: TREK FEE doesn’t include transportation cost to reach the trek base and return. You may reach independently or usually we arrange a car and trekkers pay to driver, sharing equally.

  • We assure you best value for money as contrary to best rate. Simply, you get best out of w
  • Group Discount of 10% for 5 or more persons on TREK FEE , if you booking in any of the group Fixed Departure treks.
  • If you are returning trekker with us, we value you with Loyalty Reward.
  • Payment options: At present we accept Indian Net-banking/UPI to our State Bank of India account. For overseas bank account holders, we process SWIFT/PayPal or any other suitable online transfer option.

Your SAFETY during trek:

Any responsible trek organiser gives this some or more priority. An adventure tour like trekking is inherently risky due to certain elements. We try to provide safest possible tour within budget or economy category. This is how we implement:

  • Higher number of experienced support staff is the key that we can ensure you a safer trek with us. It is easy to understand, without sufficient support staff it is not easy to evacuate a person or a full team in emergency conditions. Our Trekkers to Trek Guide ratio is 8:1 for Easy and Moderate treks; 5:1 for Difficult grade treks. As we move in running camp mode (not the prefixed ones), so it gives more flexibility on the fly. We maintain a very health 2:1 ratio of trekkers to support staff (probably 1: 1 or even higher for porter only treks).  We firmly assert that our local support staff are our primary asset and helps you in a safe and enjoyable trek. Also we do carry basic medicine/first-aid kit, portable oxygen cylinder(s), pulse oximeter where it matters.
  • You are by default entitled to get your Travel insurance cum high altitude adventure trip accidental coverage with us. This is applicable for Indians who are up to 60 years of age and included in the TREK FEE for scheduled fixed departure treks.

Which is the BEST trek for you?

We operate in around 50 different trekking routes. In addition to this we have carefully selected the routes which cover different geographic regions, terrain, varying trek grade/physicality to a great extent. Time to time this schedule will be updated with additional dates and routes for which a particular trek is suitable.

The BEST trek option for you depends on various factors including but not limited to your:

  • Preferred trekking window (the season/month),
  • Prior trekking experience (if any),
  • Current physical condition and any other specific preference(s).

As an example if you are searching for your first trek and have basic general fitness then you should check these easy grade Himalayan treks.

Or you have prior high altitude experience (say by car to Rohtang or Leh Ladakh or Nathu La type altitude) and continuing a regular fitness programme then you may consider these moderate grade Himalayan treks.

Likewise if you are keen in winter snow treks, don’t forget to check the  best winter treks in India or alternate and offbeat new winter treks.

Do remember the above is case to case. We emphasise that you know your trek(s) thoroughly from us, before taking a well informed decision.

How to get information and book your trek:

  • Click on the respective “View Details” link to check the TREK Overview, Highlights, How to reach, Detailed itinerary, Photos, Cost inclusions and more. Listed TREK FEE on website for a tour/tour is applicable for Fixed Group departures, if available in the calendar. 
  • To get trek specific details in your email inbox (and a call from us explaining the tour)  simply submit the Booking enquiry form available inside trek details page.
  • In the BOOKING ENQUIRY FORM select your suitable date from scheduled Fixed Departure dates which are GREEN MARKED DATES in Calendar. Submit the form with REGISTER NOW. We will send you all relevant information in your email and a call you to discuss.
  • If you are a group of people and dates are not matching or you want a customised/private trip, you can “Select your custom date” and submit the form. TREK FEE for a customised/private trip depends upon a number of things but primarily on the number of persons, season and the route in consideration. Expect a matching TREK FEE that of our Fixed Departure in case you are 8-12 persons, depending upon route/season. Lower the number of persons, cost increases exponentially due to heavy overhead/logistics.

We hope that you have a basic understanding by now and appreciate your time. We update this schedule, adding more dates, time to time. Here is the current schedule:

Pin Parvati Pass Trek
90 Km
20-Jun-2021 37500
Valley Of Flowers Trek
40 Km
11-Jul-2021,25-Jul-2021,01-Aug-2021,08-Aug-2021,22-Aug-2021 9800
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
65 Km
31-Jul-2021,21-Aug-2021 14950
Sandakphu Trek
45 Km
03-Oct-2021,10-Oct-2021,17-Oct-2021,31-Oct-2021,14-Nov-2021,28-Nov-2021,12-Dec-2021,19-Dec-2021,26-Dec-2021 9500

Budget customised or private treks:

Following treks are possible for a small group of trekkers between 2 to 4 persons with little cost implications. You can choose any date as you may prefer to start your tour.

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