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#1 Mar 12th, 2009, 23:32
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Hello there,

Appologies if I'm repeating, I've had a look and most of the advice has gone a little over my head

I'd like some advice on good places to go for a very first mountain treck, average 'norm' fittness level, I'm not a usual trecker...

We're looking to head to Northern India around Jan/Feb/March time (still getting our ittinary together at the mo) and wondering if the wether will be ok for these times as well?

Any info would be greatfully recieved!

Love & light
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Where exactly are you planning to be in Northern India ?

Is it Uttarakhand ? or Himachal or Kashmir ?

Let us know your base, then you'll get plenty of advice.
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i am also a beginner & stay in pretty good shape, looking to do some moderate to difficult trekking solo (probably using a guide) with great vistas or a small group (if I can find people).

where are some places that I can roam around during june or july for two weeks?

if someone can point out few trekks possible then I could narrow it down and start planning. I will be coming from gujarat but hopping to end up SOMEWHERE in himachal or uttarnchal.

in US summer is an ideal time for outdoors but seems like this is not the case for india.
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Choose Manikaran to Spiti Valley trek via pin parbati pass for best experience of himalayas.
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Originally Posted by Vikas Thakur View Post Choose Manikaran to Spiti Valley trek via pin parbati pass for best experience of himalayas.
for a first trek? that's tough...
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For a novice the trek from Manikaran to Spiti Valley via pin parbati pass, is likely to be little difficult as it involves at least 5 hours trek daily for 8-10 days.
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sounds like fun to me... will have to look into it
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Originally Posted by delhiwala View Post For a novice the trek from Manikaran to Spiti Valley via pin parbati pass, is likely to be little difficult as it involves at least 5 hours trek daily for 8-10 days.
Average walking time to cover this trek;
1 Manikaran to Pulga- 4 to 5 hrs
2. Pulga to Khirganga- 4 hrs
3. Khirganga to Bhojtunda- 5 hrs
4. Bhojtunda to Thakur Khan- 4 hrs
5. Thakur Khan to Mantakal Lake- 6 hrs
6. Mantakal Lake to High Camp- 6-7 hrs
7. High Camp to Pin Parbati Pass- 5 hrs
8. Pin parbati Pass to Mud- 8 hrs
9. Mud to Sangam- 4 hrs

I believe by no means it can be called difficult trek for beginners. Only one need is good health and shape.

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