Day 01: Check in Himalayan Eco Lodge, Kund (1300m)
Arrive at Kund by evening and check into our Lodge.
After tea & snacks take a short hike by the (3,880 m) Mandakini River.
Later evening return to the lodge.
Sit together for a bonfire followed by dinner.
Overnight in the lodge.
Day 2: Snow experience
Post breakfast drive for 1 to 1.5 hours to (2,680 m) Chopta.
Indulge in exciting snow activities like tubing, snow man making & other fun snow games.
Drive back to the lodge by evening.
Later evening enjoy a bonfire followed by dinner.
Overnight at the lodge.
Day 3: Snow experience
Wake up to the wonderful views of the snow-covered Himalayan peaks.
Post breakfast for 1 to 1.5 hours to Chopta.
The amusing snow experience continues.
In the afternoon return to the lodge.
Post lunch, trip ends. Depart to your onwards destinations
Please Note: One can also decide to stay an extra night at the lodge.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
List of Essentials
Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.
Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt
Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent & having inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
Windproof/water resistant outer shell (jacket) of good quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) with a proper hood
Down jacket (with min 600 fill power rating)
Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
Woollen cap (Balaclava)
Inner fleece gloves
Outer waterproof gloves
Thick woollen socks & regular socks (4-5 pairs)
Comfortable waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole and high ankles are recommended)
Camp shoes (these can be easy to slip in sneakers/sport shoes)
Raincoat / Poncho
Small light weight towel
Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional)
Cap / floppy hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (imp when traversing through snow)
Sturdy walking stick / Trekking pole
Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
Book, if you like reading
Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
Carry rain cover for your bags
Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)
…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek.
For Departure Dates just call 7350530009 / 7350540009 / 7350550009
Transport Options (Delhi – Haridwar – Delhi)
For travel to Haridwar and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (30 kms) in Dehradun and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines & Spice Jet. Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there.
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Haridwar that cost about Rs. 200-500 per person. These buses depart from Delhi ISBT every 30 mins. or so and take about 4/5 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
This snow trek is organized between Jan & Mar when the region has had good snowfall. Contrary to popular belief, winters is a good time to be in the mountains if one is equipped properly. Most locals inhabiting higher reaches of the mountains don’t mind the problems associated with snowfall and seem to have a good time during these months. Also there are lots of local festivals in these months. In these months weather is generally clear most of the days. Day time is pleasantly warm with one getting to enjoy sitting out in the sun and temperatures would be around 12-17 °C. Evenings are quite cold and one would need to be inside a tent/room or sitting outside next to fire with proper winter clothes. The evening temperatures will be around -3 to 5 °C. Nights can be very cold with temperatures in the range of -8 to 0 °C. Snow Treks India is more adventurous and challenging, so it is very important to keep warm clothes in your journey
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications
Duration: 3 Days
Region: Uttarakhand, Garhwal (Uttarakhand )
Are you looking forward to an amazing snow experience this winter? If yes, then you must make your way to Kund. Set amidst the beauty of nature, this mystical place has a lot to offer you. Apart from the panoramic views of the snow covered Himalayas, it serves as an amazing retreat, best to enjoy a laid back vibe. Apart from relaxing, one can also be a part of a wonderful snow experience at this spot, which is a lot close to Chopta, the Mini Switzerland.
Travel enthusiasts can indulge in the magic of snow at Chopta, which is a hub of snow activities. With vast expanses of snow scattered all around, it offers adventure lovers with plenty of fun options to choose from. Walk across snow fields, go snow gliding or snowshoeing, this spot is meant to bring to you an unforgettable snow experience. Spend long hours amidst the snow, making snow balls and throwing them around. Bring back old days making snow forts and a snow man. Apart from this one can also continue the snow thrill by enjoying snow tubing or sledding. Dont forget to click pictures, bring home, memories of your snow experience