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Trekkers Share Their Indiahikes Experience in Oct 2020

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10 Most Frequently Asked Questions At Indiahikes

Has trekking restarted?

Yes, treks have restarted! 🙂 We’re happy to tell you that from the beginning of October 2020, we have restarted Himalayan treks. Several teams have already gone on treks and returned safely, having had wonderfully meaningful experiences with us.

We have announced dates for Winter 2020 and also for future treks all the way until June 2021. To take a look at our upcoming treks, click here.

Which treks are open in winter?

We have reopened Himalayan treks and announced dates for winter treks too. In fact, almost all our dates are half full already.

Here is a list of winter treks that we have opened. These treks have dates available in December, January and February.

  1. Dayara Bugyal 
  2. Deoriatal-Chandrashila 
  3. Brahmatal 
  4. Sandakphu 
  5. Kedarkantha 
  6. Mukta Top
How is Indiahikes keeping my trek safe during COVID-19?

At Indiahikes, we make no compromises when it comes to safety. Since its inception Indiahikes has pioneered as well as established safety protocols that are strictly implemented across all treks.

In COVID times this attention to safety has been significantly amplified. After much research, brainstorming, and consultation with experts we have come up with a 31 point safety check. 

This includes safety processes before your trek, at the base camp, on your trek and even after you return. Read all the 31 steps here.

Should I do a COVID Test before my trek?

It is not mandatory for you to do a COVID test before coming on your trek. The Uttarakhand state government has removed the requirement for a COVID test.

At Indiahikes, we strongly recommend doing an RT-PCR test before coming on your trek, because it reduces the probability of coming to these remote regions as carriers of the virus.

But we understand that in some cities, it is difficult to get the test done at will. So we have not made it a mandatory requirement. You will, however, need to bring a basic medical certificate, which has been mandatory for all our treks for the past 10 years.

What’s your cancellation policy during COVID-19?

No cancellation charges for trek bookings from July 1st until Dec 31st (choose a trek any time in future)

In light of COVID-19, since travel and treks are uncertain, Indiahikes has waived off all cancellation charges if you register for a trek before Dec 31. Which means, for all registrations before Dec 31, even if the trek is in December or later, apart from the basic 4% transaction charges, there are no cancellation charges from Indiahikes.

This helps you to register for a trek with peace of mind, knowing you can cancel your trek even until the last moment. Trekkers have started registering for treks, and we’d like you to do so with full confidence. We don’t want you to worry about losing out through cancellations.

Can I join your treks as a solo trekker?

Yes, absolutely. Many solo trekkers join our teams and have wonderful experiences. They end up meeting like-minded people on the trek and don’t feel like they have come alone on the trek any more.

Our pre-trek experience team ensures that you know your entire team well much before you actually head out on the trek.

Additionally, we have several women trekkers who join us solo as well because of the safety they get with the Indiahikes team. You’re welcome to join us as a solo trekker too.

What kind of food do you provide?

We provide simple, delicious, nutritious vegetarian meals on all days of the trek.

Indiahikes provides Indian vegetarian food. Your typical meal will consist of roti (Indian bread), sabzi (vegetable), dal (lentils) and rice. Add to it a sumptuous dessert. (Psst… Many of our trekkers tell us they want to trek again simply for the food we serve.)

We serve three meals a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner. Apart from that, you’ll get tea and snacks in the evening and a hot cup of soup before dinner. If you’re in for a long day of trekking, you’ll get a packed snack as well.

Our menu is designed after elaborate research on nutritional requirements for trekkers. We take the exercise put in, the altitude gained and the weather you’ll face into consideration before putting each meal together. You’ll notice that every meal is nutritionally well-balanced with the right amount of carbs, protein, vitamins, fibre and calories.

Add to that the expertise of our cooks. They’ve all undergone intensive training to be where they are. The meals they dish out will have you licking your fingers!

Is trekking for me?

Many people are intimidated by the idea of a trek and thinking trekking is not for them. It’s true that there are very real risks and challenges. However, we believe that with the right attitude and preparation, almost everyone can participate in a trek and they do so for all sorts of reasons.

In fact, every year over 20,000 people of all abilities and backgrounds trek with Indiahikes:

  • For most people this is their first ever trek
  • Aged from 7 years all the way to 75 years
  • Solo travellers as well as groups of friends and family
  • Both women and men (34% of trekkers are women)
  • Of varying levels of fitness (but you will need to prepare for your trek)

Preparing for a trek is a great opportunity to get fit. With a regular fitness plan, the fitness requirements are achievable by most people and will ensure maximum enjoyment and safety during the trek.

What gear must I bring for a Himalayan trek?

When you’re packing for a high altitude trek, there are a few basic things you need – your warm layers, your trekking shoes, a good backpack and your toilet and medical kits. To help keep costs low, we sell or rent some of this gear.

For a full list, please read this article or visit the “Things to Take” section of the relevant trek page.

What are the fitness requirements?

Each trek has its own fitness requirements, which you can see in the “Get yourself fit” section on the relevant trek page. You will need to develop your fitness to meet these criteria before you start your trek.

We have several resources and videos on this website to help you get fit. Once you register for your trek, your trek coordinator will also be in touch regularly to provide additional support and check your progress.

With a regular fitness plan, the fitness requirements are achievable by most people and will ensure maximum enjoyment and safety during the trek.

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