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  • Trip introduction

    Experience the thrill of high altitude trekking, mountain biking, and white water rafting, all in one power-packed trip to one of the least explored landscapes in the Himalayas - Kargil.

    Participants visit a 12th century cave monastery in Shargole and a hidden glacial lake in Sapi, traverse valleys filled with alpine flowers in full bloom, and witness spectacular panoramic views of the Karakoram range and the Nun Kun Massif atop Rusi La.

    This trail is also famed for the myriad mountain wildlife like marmots, fox, and the Himalayan ibex or brown bear.

    The village guides are experts in getting you acquainted with not just the landscape but with the local people and their culture.

    This is a challenging trek and is suited for seasoned trekkers and fit adventure enthusiasts.

    Destination

    This adventure-packed trail takes participants from Kargil to Sapi, Rusi La, Kartse Khar and Panikhar, and then returns to Kargil. These fairly unexplored areas, are a haven for nature lovers owing to the spectacular changing landscape and the abundant wildlife on offer.

    Participants camp by lakes, trek alongside glaciers, cycle through green meadows and winding mountain roads, and enjoy an adrenalin-pumping rafting session.

    Destination highlights

    Trek through rocky patches, meadows bursting with alpine flowers, and along streams and glaciers | Cycle through lush, green meadows and along the Suru river | Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of snow-capped mountains | Explore a 12th-century cave monastery in Shargole | Visit an ancient rock-carved Buddha statue | Interact with the locals and learn more about their culture | Cruise through grade 3 and 4 rapids while rafting on the Suru river

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    Trip details
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kargil

    Participants arrive in Kargil and check into the hotel. The rest of the day is spent resting and acclimatizing.

    Overnight at a hotel

    Stay in clean, comfortable rooms.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Srinagar

    Kargil

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Non veg
    Day 2: Sightseeing at Kargil
    Day 3: Trek to Urgyen Dzong caves in Shargole
    Day 4: Shargole to Sapi via Fokar
    Day 5: Changyul - Sapi Lake - Spanglung
    Day 6: Spanglung - Rusi La -Ldumburtse
    Day 7: Ldumburtse - Chakdo La - Pangbor Broq
    Day 8: Pangbar - Bartu - Kartse Khar
    Day 9: Kartsekhar to Panikhar
    Day 10: White water rafting in Suru river
    Day 11: Check-out and departure from Kargil
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  • Cancellation policy

    No refund will be granted on cancellations done within one week of the date of the journey.

    No refund will be granted for portion/portions of the journey not performed by the traveller.

    No refund will be granted in case of non-performance of journey due to external and natural events.

    In the event of any dispute, the matter shall be resolved under the jurisdiction of the district court, Kargil.

    Rules on trip

    There is a zero trash tolerance policy. Participants are expected to clean up after themselves on all hikes and trips.

    Respect the local traditions and customs. The operator will always brief you regarding these, each time you travel to a different location.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    This is an immersive experience, so you can expect some local food, close interaction with locals and more time out in nature.

    This will be a mixed trip-a little bit of history and a little bit of adventure. Prepare to rough it out a little bit in the mountains.

    The camp locations are temporary and there are no permanent fixtures at the location. Portable Quechua T3 tents and portable toilets and wash basins are used at the campsite, which are cleared and wrapped up at the end of each journey.

    There are only good quality sleeping bags and bedding used inside tents.

    There is no electricity at most of the campsites as they are at remote locations (solar/battery powered tent lamps are used).

    The trips demand at least a moderate level of fitness.

    Rafting is subject to water levels and weather conditions. The final call will be taken by the lead raft guide on location.

    Cycling is subject to weather conditions.

    Delays are expected on account of roadblock and weather conditions. The effort will be to continue with the trip as per schedule and make participants as comfortable as possible. But in such situations, participants may have to compromise on the campsite/hotels and adjust as per the need.

    The itinerary should be viewed as ideal and there may be some spot changes due to various reasons.

    The distance and altitude mentioned in the itinerary are subject to change; marginal variance in the actual distance and altitudes is possible.

    All outdoor related activities involve a certain level of risk. Guests are expected to sign an indemnity form in agreement to the risks involved through part-taking in such outdoor activities.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation: Hotel/guesthouse/homestays in Kargil on a bed and breakfast basis

    • Transport: Transfers from trek points and campsites to hotel in Kargil
    • Meals: Breakfast and dinner at guest house/hotel in Kargil. While on the trip all meal and snacks will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared on camps. Non-veg will be served twice during the whole trip.
    • Professional trekking guides and kitchen staff
    • Trekking permit
    • Equipment: Sleeping bags, tents, gaiters, mattresses, MTBs, cycling gear, rafts, wet suits and other safety gear, oxygen cylinders.

    Excludes

    • Accommodation and food in Srinagar/Leh

    • Taxi from Leh/Srinagar to Kargil
    • International and domestic flight fares or visa charges
    • Medical emergency and evacuation charges
    • Monument/monastery and museum visit fees
    • Personal equipment such as walking sticks, rain coats, gloves etc.
    • Any expenses of a personal nature such as mineral water, laundry
    • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, travel, medical, evacuation etc.
    • Mules and porters (you can request for one in advance while booking at an extra cost)
    • Additional porter/mule
    • Tips to porters, camping team, driver, guide etc.
    • Cost incurred due to change/extension in the itinerary due to roadblocks, bad weather conditions, flight delays, vehicle breakdowns, etc.

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Waterproof trekking shoes
    • Rain poncho or jacket or windcheater
    • Thermal inner (not advisable to wear it while trekking)
    • One warmer (jacket or equivalent with hood)
    • Down jacket or warmer for chilly nights
    • One wool shirt or sweater
    • Cotton shirts or t-shirts -2
    • Cotton trousers or shorts
    • Shorts or calf-length skirt for women
    • Trekking pants (one spare)
    • Not to wear - Thermal inners while trekking
    • Do not carry suitcases.

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Trekking gear
    • Sleeping bags
    • Walking sticks
    • Tents
    • Gaiters
    • Mattresses
    • MTBs (mountain bikes)
    • Cycling gear
    • Rafts
    • Wet suits
    • Safety gear
    • Oxygen cylinders

    You need to get

    • Valid ID proof (Passport/Voter ID/Driver's License)
    • Backpack (70-90 litres)
    • Water bottle (preferably wide-mouthed, with at least 1 litre capacity)
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • Power bank
    • Pocket knife
    • Camera
    • Notebook, pens and pencils
    • Plastic bags (small size for books, film etc. and a larger bad for clothes)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Trekking pole
    • Spare under garments and socks (three pairs max)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication (including medication for common ailments), personal first-aid kit.