GUPT KHAL EXPEDITION
13 Days - 12 Night
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Gupt Khal Expedition
Gupt Khal Trek is located in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district at a height of 5,807 meters. These treks are unique because they are a spectacular trip in and of themselves; they are a popular and well-kept secret in the Himalayas. Here we have the meaning of the Gupt, which is unknown, and the Khal, which refers to the drain that leads from one end to the other boundary or direction.
Gupt Khal trek is a challenging trek in Uttarakhand that can only be completed by experienced and skilled trekkers who are familiar with high-altitude treks. Read More
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Day 1: From Dehradun towards Lohajung
Arrive in Dehradun early in the morning and join our vehicles for the drive to Lohajung, the Roopkund trek’s starting point. Dehradun pick-up time is 7 a.m. The road winds its way through the scenic Kumaon valley. We travel through the towns of Almora and Kausani. You’ll get some stunning views of peaks like Kamet and Panchachuli along the way. By the evening, we’ll arrive in Lohajung and check into a guesthouse for the night. At 2300 meters, the town of Lohajung (also the starting point for many other well-known treks) also has a small mountain pass that connects the Gwaldam and Wan sides of the mountain. Spend some time in the evening at Lohajung’s small market, which closes very early, or take in a lovely sunset from the balcony of your guest house. Eat breakfast and head to bed early for a restful night’s sleep. * We can also pick you up from Rishikesh. Natraj Chauk is the pick-up location in Rishikesh, and the pick-up time is 8 a.m.
Day 2: From Lohajung towards Tolpani
We start our trek after a warm-up and briefing. Following the Neel Ganga river, we trek through the jungle. The first part of the hike is downhill before we reach the water. The trail snakes upwards after we cross the river on the metal bridge. We arrive in Didina after a 2-hour long hike. Tolpani is a gradual 1 km climb from Didina. Many points along the trail have views of Ali Bugyal, the ridge’s top. As the trek progresses, we settle in and begin navigating the climb towards Tolpani, our first campsite of the day. We arrive in Tolpani late in the afternoon and set up camp.
Day 3: From Tolpani towards Abin Kharak/Khobal Tal
We’ll get off early today to take advantage of the best views. There is a short ascent to the Ali Bugyal Ridge. The trek is relatively straightforward until we cross the ridge, with long stretches of flat walking or incremental climb. We’ll walk across the Ali Bugyal, with mountains on all sides and far behind. On the hike, you’ll see that these meadows are among the best in the world. Nanga Ghunti and Trishuli are prominently visible in the east as you pass across the Ali Bugyal. We’re taking it easy today, stopping sometimes. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to take photos today, so take advantage of them. The forest section between Ali and Bedni Bugyal is where we’ll be camping for the day. It’s also known as Khobal Tal or Abin Kharak.
Day 4: From Abin Kharak/Khobal Tal towards Ghairoli Patal
Today will be a laid-back day. There isn’t much of a rise. We make our way to the Bedni Bugyal. For two bugyals, there is no definite line of demarcation. The Bedni Bugyal, on the other hand, has a small pond known as Bedni Kund. This is where we’ll take a break for lunch. We hike to the top of Bedni after lunch to get one of the better views of our surroundings. The Roopkund Lake can be reached by ascending the trail from this location. The trek to Roopkund Lake is currently closed due to a ban on camping in Bugyals imposed by the Uttrakhand High Court. We descend to Ghairoli Patal, another campsite in the middle of thick forest, after a brief stop at the top.
Day 5: Trek from Ghairoli Patal towards Wan. Drive from Wan towards Lohajung
Board the vehicle for the return trip to Haldwani in the morning. Arrive in Haldwani in the evening. It is recommended that you book your return flight from Kathgodam/Haldwani after 9 p.m. to ensure that you have enough time in case of road delays.
Day 6: From Lohajung towards Dehradun
Load the vehicle for the return journey to Dehradun/Rishikesh in the morning. Arrive in Dehradun in the late evening. The time difference between Rishikesh and Dehradun is approximately one hour. We’ll stop in Rishikesh first, then Dehradun. It is recommended that you book your return flight from Dehradun/Rishikesh after 9 p.m. to ensure that you have enough time in case of road delays.
Frequently asked question
- Footwear: The trekking boots which must be waterproof and snow proof, normal boots, floaters, and woolen socks.
- Backpack: (50 ltr), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
- Clothes: Jacket and trousers that are both waterproof and breathable. Jacket (synthetic or down feather fleece), synthetic insulated trousers, poncho, sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts
- Season wise Clothes:
- Hand and head protection includes liner gloves, bandannas, sun hats, woollen caps, and face masks, among other things.
- Accessories: Sunglasses/goggles, anti-glare lenses, water bottle, hydra bag, and headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries are all recommended.
- Trekking Gears: Toolkit for an emergency. Sunscreen, a toiletry pack, water purification pills, Ziploc packs, ear plugs, first-aid kit, and the necessary medications are all recommended.
- Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags of lining (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius if you have one), trekking sticks, and so on.
- Warm top/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt – 2/3
- Water resistant/repellent trekking pants with an inner lining for added warmth- 2 High-quality windproof/water-resistant outer shell (jacket) with a proper hood
- Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen Jumper, Down Jacket with at least 600 fill capacity Innerwear with a thermal component (upper and lower)
- Woolen hat, inner fleece gloves, and outer water-resistant gloves
- 4–5 pairs of thick woollen socks and standard socks, scarf/muffler (optional)
- Waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick heel and high ankles that are comfortable to wear. Sneakers/sport shoes are ideal for camp.
- Poncho or raincoat. A small, light-weight towel
- A hydration pack and an insulated water bottle (optional)
- Sunglasses with UV cover and the potential to cut light, as well as a cap or floppy hat to shield the strong sun off your skin (important when traversing through snow)
- Trekking pole or sturdy walking stick Lip Balm, Sunscreen Lotion
- Flashlight / torch (with extra batteries) Medications, if any special prescription is needed Toiletries for personal use
- Carry a rain cover over your luggage • Day pack/small bag that you can carry on your back all day to keep your essentials in
- Keep a few poly bags or plastic containers in your bag to place your things in if you need to in case of heavy weather.
Personal Medical Kit (MANDATORY FOR ALL)
- 10 Diamox tablets (to prevent AMS)
- Nifedipine – 5 pills Dexamethasone – one strip
- 6 tablets of Crocin (fever)
- 4 tablets of avomine (motion sickness) 4 capsules of Avil 25mg (allergies)
- 4 tablets of Combiflam (Pain killer)
- 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen (diarrhea) 10 tablets of Digene (acidity)
- 10 Omez/Rantadine capsules (antacids) 3 to 5 metres of crepe bandage
- 1 tiny roll of gauze 10 strips of bandage 1 small roll of cotton 10 packets of ORS
- Moov spray Betadine or other antiseptic cream (aches, & sprains)
- If you're vulnerable to knee injuries, you should wear a knee cap. Powder with antifungal properties
- Cancellation: If a trek is cancelled at the last minute due to a natural disaster or unforeseeable circumstances (such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, attack, or bandh), Discoveryhike will have a trek voucher for the full number. The voucher can be used for the same or a different trek over the next year.
- In case you wish to cancel the trek, then please be aware of these things:
- Cancellations made within 30 days of the trek's launch date will include a complete refund.
- If you cancel within 30 and 20 days before the hike, you will get a 50% refund.
- There will be no refund if you cancel less than 20 days before the trek begins.
- Please keep in mind that if you get a refund, there will be a reduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the overall amount you pay. In addition, if you purchased trek insurance, you would not get a refund.
- Discoveryhike assumes no responsibility for any malfunction or injury to your clothes, supplies, or other belongings while on the trek. The trek fee covers all expenses associated with the trek from start to finish.