Winter trekking during late December

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hello all,
I and few of my friends are considering winter trekking to one of these places.If you have any ideas about the place, feasibility of doing the trek in winter ,please advice.
we are basically considering trekking in uttaranchal /himachal during december christmas weekend.The places are as listed below


bedni bugyal in winter
pindari glacier route
milam glacier route

if you have any contacts/guides or if you point us to someone who can help it will be appreciated.If you please have any other trekking routes u in mind which are doable in dec end ,please feel free to recommend.

Thanks,
Santhosh
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Hi Santosh,
There is this Trek organised by YAHAI:
http://www.yhaindia.org/files/adv_pr.../Sandakphu.htm

I am lone trekker working here in Hyderabad, and looking for Trekking pal for late December Trek ( before or after Christmas, not including it).

Please drop a mail if you guys are open to strnagers to join.
<my India Mike ID>at<gmail.com>

Thanks,
Ujjwal
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Lots of threads

Santosh,

Lots of threads are currently discussiong trekking options in december.. If you search around,you find lots of information. Please do a search before posting new threads..

Varunsantosh team is planning for trek to chopta-tungnatha in december firt week..

I may plan for a late december trek. Just check out the information in other topics related to the same.

Sriram.B
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hello,

you can contact these guides ->
http://almoraboy.blogspot.com/2006/0...formation.html

bedni and pindari are do-able. ITBP will close the milam glacier route. you can also try har ki dun in garhwal.

here are the links ->
http://almoraboy.blogspot.com/2006/0...himalayas.html
Trek blog over here
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Originally Posted by ujjwalis View Post Hi Santosh,
There is this Trek organised by YAHAI:
http://www.yhaindia.org/files/adv_pr.../Sandakphu.htm

I am lone trekker working here in Hyderabad, and looking for Trekking pal for late December Trek ( before or after Christmas, not including it).

Please drop a mail if you guys are open to strnagers to join.
<my India Mike ID>at<gmail.com>

Thanks,
Ujjwal
our dates are almost finalised its from 20-30 dec.reply to my id ramukhsohtnas.g@gmail.com if interested.i will talk with my friends.

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Originally Posted by Almoraboy View Post hello,

you can contact these guides ->
http://almoraboy.blogspot.com/2006/0...formation.html

bedni and pindari are do-able. ITBP will close the milam glacier route. you can also try har ki dun in garhwal.

here are the links ->
http://almoraboy.blogspot.com/2006/0...himalayas.html
we had a look at your pensieve (blog lol) and it was the inspiration for us for decision to go to Har ki dun as priority 1..the photos are just awesome.wish we make through har ki dun this time or we have go for back up plan for pindari and bedni. any recommendation abt trekking gear? rucksack,sleeping bag,jackets,pants,accessories. shops to buy them?

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Originally Posted by sriram_world View Post Santosh,

Lots of threads are currently discussiong trekking options in december.. If you search around,you find lots of information. Please do a search before posting new threads..

Varunsantosh team is planning for trek to chopta-tungnatha in december firt week..

I may plan for a late december trek. Just check out the information in other topics related to the same.

Sriram.B
Thanks for pointing it out.
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har ki dun or bedni bugyal during xmas

i and few of my friends plan to do har ki dun or to bedni bugyal trek during 20 -30 december. I would like to know abt the weather conditions that time.i know it will snow but will there enough snowfall to deter young lads from accomplishing thier mission( lol) ie road blocks,bad weather etc. furthere can u comment on the following itenary.

ITINERARY OF UTTARANCHAL WINTER TREK:



Day 1: Takeover from KATHGODAM which you can reach by overnight train
from OLD DELHI RAILWAY STATION. This train starts in night 9.50 PM and
reaches KATHGODAM at 6.45 AM. After we takeover -journey for mountain
base village starts. We will be having snacks/breakfast midway. We
shall be walking for 3 kms to spend our first night in mountains.

Day 2: Trekking to DHAKURI pass which will be snowbouded and we shall
be spending sometime having FUN in snow before we crossover and
reaches TOURIST REST HOUSE at DHAKURI.

Day 3: Trekking to KHATI-this is descending down to valley floor. This
village is going to be our base village.

Day 4: Going to DWALI if snow condition is normal-otherwise we will
crossover the river and trek to nearby village JATOLI which is famous
village on SUNDERDUNGA BASE CAMP route.

Day 5: Jungle camping and wilderness night. Depending upon weather you
may be given a full night exposure in jungle-where you will be having
campfire and watching stars and peaks in unique combination. This plan
can be changed according to weather.

Day 6: Back to DHAKURI-Same route

Day 7: Back to Song-same route

Day 8: Back to Kathgodam to board night train for Delhi-tour ends
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trekking in himachal in late december and weather conditions.

hello all,
I and few of my friends are contemplating treeking in himachal during dec 20-30.our itenary is

ITINERARY IN HIMACHAL PRADESH WINTER TREK:OPTION 1

Day 1: Takeover from Delhi airpoort and travel to Chandigarh. Shift to hotel.

Day 2: Arrival at Manali (2050m)

Day 3: Trek from Manali to Thumber (Vipasha Valley)

Day 4: Trek from Thumber to Solang Nallah (2834m)

Day 5: Shivling Trek/Fun Skiing at Solang

Day 6: Trek from Solang to Vashisht

Day 7: Trek from Vashisht to Manali/Site-Seeing at Manali

Day 8: Departure from Manali for Chandigarh.Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9: Travel to Delhi

NB:- Fun-Skiing at Solang will depend on natural factors like
availability of snow and suitable weather.

ITINERARY IN HIMACHAL PRADESH WINTER TREK:OPTION 2

Day 1 : Takeover from Delhi and reaching CHANDIGARH-overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 2: Travel from Chandigarh to Solang Valley near Manali.

Day 3: Stay at Solang Valley and local walks for proper
acclimitization-before we start trekking to higher areas.

Day 4:Trek from Solang Valley to Shivling and back to Solang Valley in evening.

Day 5: Trek TO Bakkar Thach-this is a shepherd field-high up in mountain
.
Day 6 :Trek to Kothi

Day 7: Trek to PATALSU

Day 8: After local sighseeing in Manali-we depart from Manali for
Chandigarh.Stay at Hotel.

Day 9: Travel back to Delhi

Which of them is better one.can this be done during winter.is guide or a porter required.places for hiring /buying trekking goods?.
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trekking at bedni

@ almoraboy
do u have any links to trek blogs which have decriptions of trekking in winter in ali bugyal...it would be a lovely sight and provide us with a zeal to attempt it.
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hello abhi_trekker,

Even i would like to try and visit ali and bedni this winters. i have gone there in august only. However, with the storm in the financial markets and my bank in deep trouble, i am not sure how my plans will go.

Still, i visited the chiltha bugyal last winter (near Dhakuri). You can check the pics on my blog . it will give you a good idea of how a bugyal looks like in the winters.

http://almoraboy.blogspot.com/2008/0...ai-temple.html


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Originally Posted by santos_g15 View Post we had a look at your pensieve (blog lol) and it was the inspiration for us for decision to go to Har ki dun as priority 1..the photos are just awesome.wish we make through har ki dun this time or we have go for back up plan for pindari and bedni. any recommendation abt trekking gear? rucksack,sleeping bag,jackets,pants,accessories. shops to buy them?
carry lots of dry fruits and glucose and a water bottle. carry normal good hiking boots. however, it would be good if you carry
an extra pair of gum boots (can come in handy). the gmvn usually has beds with blankets. but if you are more than one person, they might be less for you. so if you carry a warm sleeping bag, then that would also be good. check chitrang srivastava's blog for the adequate preparations.

http://chitrang.blogspot.com/2007/02/har-ki-dun.html


seems like pindari and kafni are going to be crowded this year . guys, keep some place for me in the kmvn huts.
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winter trek

Hi,

I am planning for winter trek to sahastra tal during dec end. if interested can contact me at lacchhii at gmail dot com for further details.

nani
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@ almoraboy
thanks very much for the advice.i had already devoured your whole blog so i had some idea of the trip to chiltha mai temple.when are you coming down to india.we will be there in december(20-30).we have information that the har ki doon road has been damaged from osla to hkd.so not sure we can make it in winter.in that case perhaps we will go for dhakuri or bedni.where are your plans to go?does someone knw anyone who has been to bedni in winter...it would have been great to recieve a first hand account.if our dates match we can make an effort to be there..in the paradise called ali...and bedni bugyal....



@ almoraboy
what is the best route to reach bedni bugyal from delhi.is it via the almora-gwaldham route?
i will be in delhi at about 11.00 am on 20th morning.what options do i have after that ..in reaching almora?do i go to kathgodam.?please suggest



@almoraboy
can you also suggest a trek iternary for ali and bedni bugyal from delhi.i m finding it quite confusing to stirke up a trek route.please suggest.
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hello, if you have decided on bedni, go to the stick thread - Roopkund in Detail and Explained.

Delhi-Kathgodam route will be good as it is more scenic.

Delhi-Kathgodam-~Almora-Kausani-Gwaldam-Lohajung (motorable)

LohAJUNG-wAN (about 12 kms - motorable by jeeps)

Wan-Bedni (12-13 kms, trek)
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@almoraboy

yes i knw i shoud follow the roopkund thread.but it does not really have a mention of the trek done in winter.i think bedni in summer will be different than bedni in winter,ofcourse i am not much sure,can we go upto bhaguwasa?please advise...what should be the iternary like in winter?
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Well you can go all the way upto Hemkund if the path is open, and there is no snowfall etc.which I think you understand is not possilble in mid winter.
I suppose you are specifically looking for a snow trek, so the best option to take one stage at a time. Move upto Bedni or Ali first, with a few extra days in hand.If you are able to make it there, then you can use these days to move ahead as much as possible.
Considering that route I do not think much is possible in mid December.Also will advice you to avoid full moon nights in these bugiyals.
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well i knw....that i cant do much of bedni and ali in winter,called up some guides they are not willing to go there in december.shifted my focus now to har ki doon.hope it will be doable any idea what specific things i require for a snow trek...do i need gaiters?
@travel joy
any specific reason for avoiding moon nights?????
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