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.
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.
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.
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.
Lunch | Snacks | Dinner
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.
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.