best 7 day trek?

#1 Mar 5th, 2005, 05:41
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Hi there,

I have a week at the end of July available before my husband joins me to back pack from Delhi to Bombai. Can anyone reccomend a trek that I could go on for 7 days. I would prefer to be in a group rather than on my own. I have looked at Ledakh but I am strugling to find a tour company that does group treks. I also am concerned that it will take too long to aclimatise.

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nanette
#2 Mar 5th, 2005, 10:45
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You may pop into Himachal. From Manali you may go for a nice trek at
1. Chandratal lake via Kun- Zoom- La .2. Hamta pass (3-4 days trek)3. Chandrakhani pass (YHAI organise trek in that area,you may join them too).4.Solan nala-3-4 days.
Once you drop into Manali contact the travel companies.Sure something will come up among all the above.
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Your best and greatest oppurtunity to go to RoopKund and Bedni bugyal (and/or chopta ,Tungnath).
Don't miss it. I haven't been there, but its on top of my list.
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Hi kaushik,
I had been to both Roopkund and Tungnath and understand from Delhi to Roopkund and back to Delhi is not really possible to complete within 7 days.
My schedule was from Lucknow to kathgodam (over night),next day Gowaldam.
2nd day Gowaldam - Debal - Mandoli.
3rd day. Mandoli - Oan (last village to collect ration.Have to stay)
4th day Oan to Bedini
5th day Bedini - Baguabasa (Roopkund 5 km from here but it is not wise to be at the lake side after mid day as there is every possibility of getting white out)
6th Baguabasa - Roopkund- Sutol (too long to cover and we ware dog tired)
7th Sutol - Ghat
I insist this is not a good idea to encourage someone to select Roopkund for a 7 day trek.
Tungnath is fine.However it is wise to add Deorital and Ukhimath as well. Otherwise it will be too short.
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I had mentioned and/or for everything. Meaning she should choose something appropriate but one from these in this season is the best for her time frame. Bedni bugyal and Tungnath , for instance should be very doable. If she adds a couple of more days and finds a good guide she can consider a little more.
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should I pre-book

Hi all, thanks for your replies. I am a little nervous about having a guide being a female on my own. Do you think I should go on a pre booked group tour to these places? Can you reccomend any companies that I can contact to get prices/ itineries?

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Nanette
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Hi nanette, You need not worry about safety in the mountains. Don't go through any travel body in the cities. Get them at the foothills or even further up. For this, may be you can try in Gopeshwar or some place. You can go all alone with three male guides and you can bet they will be very very nice and appropriate, provided they are local hill people. I know, because I have some friends who have done this. However, don't go with anyone from Delhi. Even they are safe and sometimes very very good but there are too many fakes around in cities. Having said that, finding a big group to join in May should not be a problem.

If you do a popular trek (like Har-Ki-Dun or smaller), you can be rest assured you will be in a very big group.
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Hi Nannette,

I am a lady trekker too. Trust me and contact Govt.Tourism Development offices when you arrived and request the Manager or in-charge officer to arrange a trusted guide/porter for you and take the latest road info from them. Leave your contact phone number if possible.Take their phone numbers and give him a tentative return date so in case any problem he will take action. Trust me If you depend on a on -duty manager they definitely will help you .The porter or guide will be cautious if they are being appointed by the local tourism officer. I have the same experience and approaching in the same way I have got immense help by Gowaldam Tourist Bunglow manager in 1999.The guide boy utterly took care of me as my elder brother. Good luck!

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