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  • Trip introduction

    A Geck & Co Adventure is more than just a trek. It teaches you how to live in the outdoors and survive on your own. You will rely on yourself and your fellow trekkers; you will learn basics like camping safety, outdoor cooking, navigation, snow school, and how to make decisions in the mountains. The thrill of learning how to think on your feet is unmatched; and you’ll come back tougher, more confident, and brimming with stories.

    We carry our own bags, including gear and food. We pitch camp, sleep in tents, cook our own food, and take care of our sanitation in the open air. We provide all of our clients with equipment, clothing and travel consultation, and we ensure that you trek through some of the most beautiful locations. By the end of this trek, you will have learned how to trek by yourself, or guide friends and family.

    Destination

    This 5 day trek in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand takes you past the mighty Himalayas, through oak and pine forests, vast green meadows and peaceful villages. This trek and is perfect for newbies or participants with some experience. Some fitness levels are recommended.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand | Learn to travel independently | Take a dip or swim in the beautiful Nawali | Camp in the wilderness.

    Activity Details

    7500

    13100

    1800

    32 kms

    18 hrs

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Drive from Kathgodam/Haldwani to Sawar village.

    After reaching Kathgodam or Haldwani by train or bus, we board taxis and start for the long drive to Sawar village. The drive goes through Kumaon and Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, taking us through some beautiful scenery.

    Guest house/ Homestays

    Acoomodation on twin or triple sharing.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kathgodam/Haldwani

    Sawar village

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Non veg | Jain
    Day 2: Trek from Sawar village to Nawali bugyal.
    Day 3: Nawali bugyal to Nawali Tal
    Day 4: Nawali Tal to Bagchi Bugyal
    Day 5: Bagchi Bugyal to Ghes
    Day 6: Ghes to Kathgodam
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  • Cancellation policy

    Cancellation charges will be as follows:

    Upto 31 days before departure - no cancellation fees

    16 – 30 days before departure - 25% of the total cost

    8 - 15 days before departure - 50% of the total cost

    00 - 07 days before departure - 100% of the total cost.

    Rules on trip

    No smoking or illicit drugs.

    We must be informed, in writing, of any prescription drugs you are taking.

    No alcohol in the backcountry. On the day your trip ends, a small exception can be made for reasonable amounts of alcohol as a celebration.

    Any activity that is illegal will not be tolerated.

    Any sexual harassment of fellow students or instructors will not be tolerated.

    No littering of any sort.

    We do not encourage participants to carry electronic devices like cell phones and music players. This is a great opportunity to leave the trappings of an urban life behind. We understand that many participants will need to carry cell phones, but we ask that you leave them for important purposes only, and turn them off when not needed.

    Playing music in tents is not allowed.

    We encourage campers to participate in all activities like discussions, camp chores, cooking, leadership, safety and conflict resolution.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    We will go to any length to accommodate travellers with special needs, and have done so in the past. In such a case, though, we ask that the client give advance warning so we can plan and prepare as best we can.

    We can offer vegetarian, non-vegetarian and Jain food, as participants make their own meals. We can also offer gluten-free or dairy-free ingredients, but will need advance notice to arrange the same.

    We have 2-pax and 3-pax tents, and accommodation is shared. In some cases, it might even be co-ed. Please do let us know in advance if you are not comfortable with this.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • All rations for the trek

    • All technical and camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, mattresses), but we do recommend you bring your own sleeping bag
    • Light weight stoves for camp cooking
    • Environment levy and entry permit expenses, if applicable
    • Group leader and guides at a 1:4 ratio
    • All internal transport from Kathgodam
    • Instruction on basic backcountry skills.

    Excludes

    • Any personal expenditure and insurance

    • Tips
    • Any expenses arising out of conditions beyond our control such as emergency evacuation, natural calamity, etc.
    • Rent for personal clothing like jackets, warm wear, caps, etc.
    • Any meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
    • Any items not specifically mentioned as included
    • Accommodation before or after the trek
    • Travel expenses to and from Kathgodam

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Warm beanie/ balaclava
    • Base layer/thermal
    • 2 T shirts wool/fleece jacket
    • Wind cum water proof jacket
    • Down jacket (Ideally down jacket, but very warm synthetic will do do too)
    • Extra layer
    • Gloves (warm gloves are a good idea
    • Hiking/mountaineering pants (track pants will do fine
    • Base layer/thermal
    • Not to wear - Refrain from wearing jeans, expensive jwellery and sports shoes.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Sleeping bag (1 bag, rated 0)
    • Sleeping pad
    • Mug
    • Spoon
    • Tents
    • Cook kits
    • Stove fuel
    • Stove
    • Technical equipment needed for the hike, if any.

    You need to get

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Trekking shoes (high ankle trekking shoes)
    • Backpack (60 liter + backpack only)
    • Pack liner (optional)
    • Stuff sacks
    • Headlight (handheld torch will do)
    • Sunscreen
    • Lip protection
    • Compass (only if you are interested in map reading)
    • Pen and paper
    • Bandana/buff (optional)
    • Pocket knife
    • Water bottle (which can withstand hot water and no plastic mineral water bottles)
    • Trekking poles (optional)
    • Please carry 2x the number of sanitary napkins or tampons, and a dry, waterproof bag to carry them.
    • Camera
    • Towel (micropore towel)
    • Wet wipes/toilet paper (optional)
    • Foot care kits (optional)
    • Hand sanitizer,soap (optional)
    • Bring upto 400 gms of your favourite snacks or eatables. No more, as it will be on your back.

    Medical Kit

    • If you use an inhaler, please carry two full inhalers.
    • Carry all specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.