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  • Trip introduction

    The Ookhal trek combines stunning views, rambling through golden meadows, exploring oak forests, and camping at spectacular sites, including at a hidden lake! You'll trek through a high altitude pass, and if you have the time and energy, you'll also trek up to Marahni peak. This trek is possible for fit first-timers, but it is recommended that you have done a couple of treks before booking the Ookhal trek.

    You'll be camping in fun tunnel tents with two 'rooms' and an enclosed porch area to store your luggage. Every day, you'll eat delicious meals, enjoy merry campfires and chilly evenings, and sleep in spacious tents with comfy air mattresses and soft sleeping bags.

    IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure so a minimum of 4 travellers is required to book this trip.

    Destination

    Ookhal Thach is a high altitude meadow that lies at just over 10,000 feet, giving you spectacular views of the landscape around. On the trek to Ookhal meadows, you'll climb up to Marahni peak which is over 12,000 feet high, and then descend to the meadows.

    The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is a World Heritage Site, and one of India's national parks. It covers over 700 sq kms and has a buffer eco zone of about 200 sq kms. It is filled with breathtaking landscapes, plants and herbs that are used in ayurveda, and beautiful flora and fauna. Trekking through the GHNP takes you past quaint villages, gently rolling slopes, craggy peaks, and sparkling rivers. It's the perfect getaway for trekkers and nature lovers looking to get lost in the mountains.

    Destination highlights

    Camp in some exotic locations within the Himalayas! | Experience nature through this less strenuous trek. | Spot rare animals like the blac bear and snow leopard. | Explore the Himachal village life. | Pray in the holy temple of Shangarh. | Catch some mesmerising views of the Punjab Plains and Tirthan Valley. | Enjoy traditional wholesome meals.

    Activity Details

    10925

    12040

    6922

    28 kms

    19 hrs

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Ookhal trek: Pekhri to Rangthar

    You'll meet up at Pekhri at around 08:00 hrs in the morning. From here, you'll begin your walk towards Lakcha, a quaint Himalayan village en route to your campsite. There are a few patches that are a bit steep, but just enough to warm up those trekking muscles. You'll stop for a packed lunch, and continue onwards to Rangthar. Here there's a flat ridge with views of the mountains around and the Tirthan Valley below. You'll enjoy a bonfire and a delicious hot dinner, and then retire to your tents for the night.

    Overnight in tents.

    Your first night of camping is at Rangthar. You'll be provided with tunnel-shaped tents with two rooms and a porch to store equipment, as well as clean sleeping bags with liners, pillows, and an air mattress. Today's package includes a delicious packed lunch of parathas, juice, sweets, and a fruit. For snacks enjoy tea, coffee and soup. For dinner, you'll be given one veg and one non veg item, apart from dal, rice, salad, roti and paneer.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pekhri

    Rangthar

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

    Veg | Non veg
    Day 2 of the Ookhal trek: Rangthar to Kundri and Marahni meadows
    Day 3 of the Ookhal trek: Trek to Ookhal Thach
    Day 4 of the Ookhal trek: Ookhl Thach to Kund Lake
    Day 5 of the Ookhal trek: Kund Lake to Shangarh village
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  • Cancellation policy

    For all cancellations of the Ookhal trek: You will receive a refund of the trip cost minus any non-refundable amounts already spent on hotels, staff, food, transport, administration fees, and taxes.

    No show: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader.

    Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    While on the Ookhal trek, participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator and its representatives/subcontractors are released from any liability or claim with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, property loss, or property damage that may result from the trekking activity. A release of liability form will have to be signed by you at your arrival.

    Standing height tents, camping tables and dining tents can be arranged at extra cost with prior notice.
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    • Ookhal Trek Great Himalayan National Park Pekhri Kund Lake Himalayas Adventure The Great Next
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    • Ookhal Trek Great Himalayan National Park Pekhri Kund Lake Himalayas Adventure The Great Next
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    • Ookhal Trek Great Himalayan National Park Pekhri Kund Lake Himalayas Adventure The Great Next
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    • Ookhal Trek Great Himalayan National Park Pekhri Kund Lake Himalayas Adventure The Great Next
    • Ookhal Trek Great Himalayan National Park Pekhri Kund Lake Himalayas Adventure The Great Next
    • Ookhal Trek Great Himalayan National Park Pekhri Kund Lake Himalayas Adventure The Great Next
    • Ookhal Trek Great Himalayan National Park Pekhri Kund Lake Himalayas Adventure The Great Next
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    • Ookhal Trek Great Himalayan National Park Pekhri Kund Lake Himalayas Adventure The Great Next
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation for 4 nights on twin/triple/quadruple sharing basis

    • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on day 5 (vegetarian, except for dinner on Day 1)
    • Snacks, dessert, soup with dinner
    • Tunnel-shaped tents with 2 'rooms' and an enclosed area for storing bags
    • 3-season sleeping bags with liners
    • Pillow and air mattress
    • Toilet tent
    • Camping stools and walking poles
    • Campfire
    • Staff of naturalist guide, cook, and assistant
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Porters for personal gear (can be arranged at an extra cost)

    • Any road transportation
    • Dining tent
    • Insurance
    • Personal expenses like tips, additional snacks or beverages, etc
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Accomodation at Pekhri or Shangarh
    • Park entry permit when applicable.

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shirts/t-shirts - 2 to 3
    • Trekking pants - 2 to 3
    • Sturdy windproof jacket with a hood
    • Warm, full-sleeved thick fleece/woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear in winter (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks - 3 to 4 pairs
    • Scarf/muffler
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Raincoat/ poncho
    • Night clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Hard luggage
    • Sandals

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Spacious 4-season tunnel shaped tents with double rooms and an enclosed 'porch area' for keeping your luggage
    • 3-season sleeping bag with a linen liner in warm weather/fleece liner in winter
    • Pillows
    • Self-inflating air mattress
    • Toilet tent
    • Walking poles
    • Camping stools

    You need to get

    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Day pack with rain cover
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Water bottle
    • Cap/hat
    • Sun glasses
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Camera
    • Snacks or energy bars

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.