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38 Nights / 39 Days
Day 1: ARRIVAL DELHI:
Day to visit Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) for briefing and to full fill all formalities. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi – RISHIKESH.
Day 3: Rishikesh to Joshimath.
Day 4: Day for full fill all formalities with Local Administration & Forest Department, Nanda devi national park Permission and inner line permit. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 5: Joshimath – Juma Village – Ruing Village.
Day 6: Ruing Village – Dronagiri Village
Day 7: Dronagiri Village – Bagni Glaciar Base Camp.
Day 8: Rest day.
Day 9: BASE CAMP: load ferry to the Advance Base Camp.
Day 10: BASE CAMP: load ferry to the Advance Base Camp.
Day11: BASE CAMP: load ferry to the Advance Base Camp.
Day12: Occupied Advance Base Camp.
Day 13: ADVANCE BASE CAMP: Another rest day today for acclimatization.
Day14: ADVANCE BASE CAMP (LOAD FERRY TO CAMP 1):
Day15: ADVANCE BASE CAMP (LOAD FERRY TO CAMP 1):
Day16: Occupied CAMP 1
Day17: Rest at Camp 1
Day18: LOAD FERRY TO Camp 1 to Camp 2.
Day 19: LOAD FERRY TO Camp 1 to Camp 2
Day20: Camp 2 Occupied.
Day21: Rest Day.
Day22: Load ferry Camp 2 to Camp3.
Day23: Load ferry Camp 2 to Camp3.
Day24: Occupied Camp 3
Day25: Rest Day.
Day26: Camp3 to Summit Camp.
Day 27: Summit Camp to route recce and rope fix.
Day 28: Summit (6904 m.)
Day 29: Reserve Day for summit.
Day 30: Reserve Day for Summit.
Day 31: Reserve Day for Summit.
Day 32: Summit Camp to – Camp 2.
Day 33: Camp 2 to Base Camp.
Day 34: Rest at Base Camp.
Day 35: Base Camp – Drohnagiri.
Day 36: Dronagiri – Juma – Joshimath.
Day 37: Joshimath – Rishikesh.
Day 38: Rishikesh – Delhi.
Day 39: Depart: Morning visit IMF to full fill all formalities and debriefing .Later in the afternoon group breakup.
The itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This Climbing Expedition can be modified according to your time and requirements. This trek can be modified as per Schedule as well. Enquire or E-mail us for latest updated info and price for Expedition. [email protected]
Distance by road:-
By road, Dehradun is well connected with major destinations of the country. NH72 connects Dehradun to Nahan (95 km) to the north-west, and thereon to Panchkula, Chandigarh and Shimla. NH 72 terminates at Haridwar, which is at 54km from Dehradun. Dehradun is located at a distance of 235 km from Delhi. NH72A links Dehra Dun to NH58 at Roorkee (67 km) and thereon south to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi (235 km). There is regular bus service from Delhi for Dehradun from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Nearest Railway Station:-
An excellent rail network connects Dehradun to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata. From Delhi- DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun
Trekking Pants, Thick warm Lowers
Windproof jacket, Downfeather Jacket preferably with a hood
Warm and thick Fleece.
Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
Thermal inner wear (upper & lower).
Woollen cap, Woollen Gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs).
Scarf/Muffler (optional), Balaclava or a woolen cap.
Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended).
Lightweight Towel(1 unit).
Toilet Paper (plenty).
Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippersRaincoat / Poncho, Small light weight Towel.
Cap to keep the intense sun away from your face, Sunglasses.
Walking stick / Trekking Pole,Head Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries).
Medicines (if requiring any particular medication).
Day pack/small bag which you will Carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it.
Camera with charged batteries.
Preparation for the Climb
As you know every mountainous excursion demands a precise planning, a planning with adequate pliability of observing and tackling situations, held all as by overcoming mind body and soul throughout the incredible Himalayan journey. Expeditions are tricky sometimes way far from coinciding, so it is necessary that only people with prior trekking experiences above 4500mtrs completed for 4-5 times or should have done Basic Mountaineering course are invited to join in the incredible mountainous tour.
So here are some aspects regarding Expedition preparation:
Physically – An Expedition demands a lot of physical endurance, to prepare for each Expedition you should work out a month before joining a program. Build up the adequate strength in your legs by running and exercising every day to boost up your endurance. Stop smoking and boost your lungs doing breathing exercises at routine basis two times a day, which will help acclimatize the conditions while being resilient on the trek. Take active part in outdoor games, Yoga and any other cardiac exercises. There are times when you have to climb even for 20hrs in single attempt, that’s how you should be prepared pushing yourself beyond limits and it only can be achieved by defined training before and en route.
Mentally – Mental preparation is key, equally as important as physical training requisite for an Expedition. Before joining any Expedition get pleasure from your daily routines, exercise, eat well, take rest properly and relax. Do not stress your mind by unnecessary predictions preplanned strategies about the Expedition. Be with your best friends to get motivated and relax your mind. Because pre expedition assumptions are not worth to worry, once you join the March and meet with rest of the pack will bring encouragement and excitement. The mental preparedness will build through the entire trip conditions and the physical drawbacks will affect the mind somehow. So pay close attention to various parts of the body and consciously let them loosen up as you climb each campsite. When you climb try to relax your body focus on the training you have done and focus on the trail or some precipitous route to negotiate carefully. Experiment with different ways of walking as a way of finding enjoyment beyond the goal of reaching a destination. The main key to stay mentally fit is to enjoy the route and not to pressurize the mind.
Technically- Gear up yourself with perfect size trekking/climbing shoes and walk with it. Use 60ltr. Backpack in a daily routine with as much weight as you can put inside it, so you will become used to carrying loads for long distances. Buy a Trekking Pole, Water Bottle, Warm socks, Thermals, Fleece, Feather Jackets, Cap, Trousers, Poncho, Flip Flops, electronics such as power bank, camera (DSLR or digital camera) along with you. Get a sling to practice the major knots used later on the climb.
Climbing a peak is always as staggering as its sheer challenges, opting combination of accurate preparedness will fruit you with glorifying summit attain. So prepare yourselves honestly and join in the Himalayan Adventure Trips Expedition to Mighty mount Changabang.