32 Nights / 33 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. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 5: Uttarkashi – Gangotri
Day 6: Gangotri – Bhojbasa.
Day 7: Bhojbasa – Gaumukh – Nandanvan.
Day 8: Nandanvan – Kedar Tal.
Day 9: Kedar Tal – Base Camp.
Day 10: Rest day..
Day11: BASE CAMP: load ferry to the Advance Base Camp..
Day 12: BASE CAMP: load ferry to the Advance Base Camp.
Day 13: Occupied Advance Base Camp..
Day 14: ADVANCE BASE CAMP: Another rest day today for acclimatization, Go for a short height-gain
and return to ABC for overnight stay..
Day 15: ADVANCE BASE CAMP (LOAD FERRY TO CAMP 1):.
Day 16: ADVANCE BASE CAMP (LOAD FERRY TO CAMP 1):
Day 17: Occupied CAMP 1.
Day 18: Rest at Camp 1.
Day 19: Camp 1 to Summit Camp load ferry. (By Train.)
Day 20: Occupied Summit Camp.
Day 21: Summit route rekey and rope fix.
Day 22: Summit (6904m/22650ft.)
Day 23: Reserve Day for Summit.
Day 24: Reserve Day for Summit.
Day 25: Summit Camp to – ABC.
Day 26: Descend – BC.
Day 27: Rest day.
Day 28: Base Camp – Bhojbasa.
Day 29: Bojbasa – Nandanvan.
Day 30: Nandanvan – Gangotri.
Day 31: Gangotri – Uttarkashi.
Day 32: Uttarkashi – Delhi.
Day 33: DELHI DEPARTS:
Morning visit IMF to fullfill all formalities and debriefing, later in the afternoon group will breakup.
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
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.
So here are some aspects regarding Mt. Thalay Sagar Expedition preparation:
Physically – A trek demands physical endurance, to prepare for each trek 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.
Mentally – Mental preparation is key, equally as important as physical training requisite for a trek. Before joining any trek take pleasure in your daily routines, eat well, take rest properly and relax. Do not stress your mind by unnecessary predictions about the trek. Be with your best friends to get motivated and relax your mind. Because pre trek assumptions are not worthy because once you join the trek and meet with rest of the pack will bring encouragement and excitement. The mental preparedness will build through the entire trek conditions. And the physical drawbacks will affect the mind. So pay close attention to various parts of the body and consciously let them loosen up as you trek. When you trek try to relax your body, especially your hips. If you’re on a winding downhill trail or on a panicking slant, think of each step as part of a simple dance and enjoy the natural rhythms that the terrain and your body can find together cautiously. 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 shoes and walk with it. Use 60ltr. Backpack in a daily routine with some weight inside it, so you become used to carrying loads. Buy a trekking pole, water bottle, warm socks, thermals, fleece, feather jackets, trousers, poncho, flip flops, electronics such as power bank, camera (DSLR or digital camera).