Himalayan Adventure/Trekking plan for June 2017 to Kalap, Uttrakhand.
The Nomad Trail – Kalap
Kalap is a village lying forgotten in time in the Upper-Garhwal region of the Northern state of Uttrakhand in India. Situated at an altitude of 7,500 feet, the village is nestled among virgin Pine and Deodar forests and overlooks the gorge cut open by the roaring river Supin.
Have you lived the life of a REAL NOMAD ?
For centuries the herders of Kalap have followed the summer ritual of taking their sheep to graze on the spectacular high altitude grasslands of the Himalayas. Walk & Camp with the herders to experience their unique lifestyle.
|Travel Dates||9th June 2017 to 18th June 2017
(Pune to Pune)
(Mumbai to Mumbai)
|10th June 2017 to 17th June 2017
(Delhi to Delhi )
|Day 1 – 9th June 2017
(Pune – Mumbai)
|Travel Start from Pune to Mumbai in Tempo Traveller around 11 A.M.
Catch Train from Mumbai ( Mumbai Rajdhani/Aug Kranti Express) at 5 P.M.
|Day 2 – 10th June 2017
(Delhi – Dehradun)
|Reach Delhi around 9 A.M. & check in hotel near Station for Day Use
Free day to visit Delhi as per your own plan Catch Train for Dehradun @ 11:30 P.M.
|Day 3 – 11th June 2017
(Dehradun – Purola)
|Arrive at Dehradun @ 5:30 A.M. and drive to Purola (125 kms, 4 hours).
Accommodation: Purola, hotel (3-star)
|Day 4 – 12th June 2017
|After early breakfast, drive to Netwar (50 kms, 2.5 hours).
Trek to Kalap begins (11 kms, 5-7 hours).
Reach Kalap (7,800 ft) by late afternoon/evening.
|Accommodation: Stay overnight in the village with families in traditional Garhwali wooden homes.|
|Day 5 – 13th June 2017||After breakfast, start off on the nomadic trail used by shepherds. The trail leads to the higher reaches home to the famous high altitude grasslands called bugyals. Trek to Bangla Bugyal (6 kms, 3-4 hours, 9,500 ft). This is a vast patch of lush grassland. Here you will meet nomadic herdsmen. Sit around a campfire, munch on fresh goat cheese and millet bread, and listen to tales of encounters with leopards, bears and a version of the mythical Himalayan creature — the Yeti. Harvested fresh from the forest nearby, you will be served food containing fresh greens and flavourful mushrooms.|
|Accommodation: Camp overnight in tents|
|Day 6 – 14th June 2017||Start early on the hike upwards to the magical bugyals (7 kms, 6-7 hours, 12,500 ft). The hike treads through extremely dense pine and deodar forests, interspersed with wild mountain torrents. The bugyal begins where the tree line ends. We pitch tent at Beejay Dhar (Musk deer mountain) on the pristine glassland.
Accommodation: Camp overnight in tents
|Day 7 – 15th June 2017||We explore the magical bugyals. Its a free day to explore the ridge. We will walk to shepherd camps to drink tea and listen to stories of life in the high pastures. Lie back and gaze into the vast Milky Way in the night.
Accommodation: Camp overnight in tents
|Day 8- 16th June 2017||Early breakfast and climb down to village Bhitri (4 hours, 7 kms). Drive to Dehradun (8 hours, 230 kms), drop off by 2000 hrs.
Catch Train for Delhi @ 11:30 P.M.
|Day 9 – 17th June 2017||Reach Delhi at 6 A.M. & catch train for Pune 8.10 A.M./Mumbai : 4:25 P.M.|
|Day 10 – 18th June 2017||Reach Pune @ 11:05 A.M./Mumbai @ 8:15 A.M.|
- Pune – Mumbai Tempo Traveller
- Mumbai – Delhi Train
- Day Use Hotel charges in Delhi
- Delhi-Dehradun Train
- Dehradun to Dehradun – Tempo Traveller
- Trek charges along with food + Stay ( i.e. from Day 4 Breakfast to Day 8 Breakfast ) + Camping
- Dehradun – Delhi Train
- Delhi – Pune/Mumbai Train
- No food included other than mentioned in Inclusions
- No other facilities included other than mentioned in inclusions
|Costing from Pune||Pune with the above mentioned inclusions||Rs. 30,787 per person|
|Costing from Mumbai||Mumbai with the above mentioned inclusions||Rs. 31,158 per person
(Train travel is from Rajdhani )
|Costing from Delhi||Delhi with the above mentioned inclusions||Rs. 26,580 per person|
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