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ANNOUNCEMENT: We have restarted Himalayan Treks For Small Groups

We have good news for you. Small groups can now start trekking with us. We have opened this option keeping your safety and the safety of our mountain staff in mind.

Being pioneers of safety in Indian trekking, we have designed a 31-point safety check for these treks. We expect that you will take the required steps to keep each other safe.

We are limiting the maximum number of people in small groups to 8, with a minimum of 3 people. We have also limited the number of treks to 8, all of which are in Uttarakhand.

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10 Most Frequently Asked Questions At Indiahikes

Why should I choose Indiahikes?

New Trails, New Explorations—Indiahikes has been instrumental in bringing out great treks in India — be it the Kashmir Great Lakes trek, Rupin Pass, Buran Ghati, Roopkund or any of them listed on our website. All great treks in India have either been discovered, the route modified, or simply brought to people’s attention by Indiahikes.

Innovation in Trekking—Today, the way treks are conducted in India is not how things were earlier. Indiahikes brought in a culture of trek leadership, which in turn turned the focus on safety. Indiahikes brought in safety devices and protocols that changed the face of Indian trekking. Today, it has become a lot safer to trek in India because of these systems.

Great Treks—Finally, at Indiahikes, we also run great treks. Our attention to detail shows everywhere. All our equipment is especially designed and made for Indiahikes in factories abroad. The same attention to detail shows in the efficiency and training of our trek leaders, the food we cook, the care we take of the environment. One way to know Indiahikes is to interact with our staff. They love working with Indiahikes. It shows up in a great trek.

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.

How do I choose a trek?

Choosing your first Himalayan trek is not easy. On the Indiahikes website, there are over 25 treks to choose from.

Some people have a specific trek in mind and are disappointed if there is no availability on their preferred dates, however there are many less well-known treks that have similar features and are equally beautiful.

Instead of limiting your options, ask the following questions to create a shortlist of two or three treks that will be sure to meet your requirements:

  1. When do you want to go?
  2. How many days do you have?

If this is your first trek, read our article called How to choose your first Himalayan trek for more advice and specific recommendations.

How safe is it?

Indiahikes is the pioneer in trek safety, having brought in safety devices and protocols that changed the face of Indian trekking. Today, it has become a lot safer to trek in India because of these systems. For this reason, every day we welcome the following groups of people on our treks:

  • First-time or inexperienced trekkers
  • Solo trekkers
  • Women trekkers
  • Young and old trekkers

For more information, read the series of articles on trek safety from our founder Arjun Majumdar.

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.

How do I register?

Click on the “Register Now” button on any trek page to view availability and register online.

Registering for an Indiahikes trek is an entirely online process. Once you choose the dates that suit you, our system will guide you through the process.

You will be able to pay using your credit card / debit card/ net banking and other standard online payment options.

Once you register, your trek coordinator will get in touch with you and help you prepare for your trek before the start of your trek.

What’s included in the trek fee?

Each trek is unique and may include different things in the trek fee. You can find out exactly what’s included in the “What’s Included” section on the relevant trek page (on some trek pages this information is located in the “Cancellation Policy” section).

Generally speaking, your trek free includes all costs while on the trek, including:

  • Accommodation (e.g. tents and/or lodges)
  • All meals (simple, nutritious and vegetarian)
  • Expert trek leaders and support team
  • Trekking and safety equipment
  • All permits and camping charges

Your fee usually does not include expenses incurred in getting to and from the base camp or your personal equipment, such as your backpack, shoes or clothing.

What’s your cancellation policy?

We understand the pain of cancelling a trek. As trekkers, we always look forward to treks, and after months of training and planning, if we have to cancel our trek, there’s no greater disappointment than that.

Given that, we have one of the most trekker-friendly cancellation policies.

Take a look at the Indiahikes cancellation policy below. This policy is effective starting January 29th, 2020.

In the event that you cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

– Cancellation 30 days before the starting date of the trek — Get your full trek fee back in an Indiahikes Trek Voucher OR get a monetary refund with 15% cancellation charges.

– Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days before the starting date of the trek — Get 80% of the trek fee in an Indiahikes Trek Voucher OR get a monetary refund with 50% cancellation charges.

– Cancellation less than 20 days before the starting date of the trek — No monetary refund, get 50% of your fees in an Indiahikes Trek Voucher

In the rare event that we cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

We almost never cancel our treks. But in case we cancel a trek because of natural calamities (snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, Indiahikes will issue a voucher for the full amount of your trek fee (minus the trek insurance). You can redeem the Trek Voucher on any of our treks over the next one year.

Every trek page has a detailed cancellation policy. Please check the section for further details.

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