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Vijay Top

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer :5°C to 15°C
Winter :(-2°C to -5°C) (-5°C to -10°C)

DURATION

06 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

LEVEL

Easy to Moderate

Vijay Top was explored by team “HPMA” in 2006

This virgin trek lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district at an altitude of (3878 m) which was explored by “Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association” in 2006. A not known trek with few traces of footsteps “Vijay Top” is the real paradise overshadowing all other mighty peaks in Garhwal Himalayas.

 

A Real Paradise in Winters

 

The real beauty of the magnificent mountains is revealed here, it remains engulfed by the snowfall in winters. A thick snow sheet covers this mighty peak making it pristine and in summers the scenery changes from white to all green which resembles the wonderland not traversed by many. This trek is hidden beauty among the Himalayan Mountains not known by the trekkers and can be called a true gem.

 

Last village on trail “Bhitri”

 

It starts from the village “Bhitri” which is the last on trail and you go through many Himalayan villages located uphill and the people with their smiling faces seems to be the happiest. The houses made of wood, well designed temples and food cultivation amidst the crude nature will ignite a craving to know them in close proximity.

 

Unparalleled Summit Views

 

– Vijay top is at an altitude of 3878 m and from there Kedarkantha peak (3,800 m) can be clearly seen. The panorama sight of snow covered mountains is spectacular.

 

– One can see Swargarohini – (I) (II) (III) (6300 m), Bandar poonch (6316 m) and Black peak (6387 m) all together. One can also see Rupin & Supin valley, Baraadsar range, Kanasar Lake, Phulara ridge, Bali Pass and Sarutal. The panorama views will make you add Vijay top in the list of your favorite treks.

Trek Information

Duration –  06 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

 

Best Season – March April, May, June, July, August, September and October

 

Level – Easy to Moderate

 

Highest Points (3878 m)

 

Summer Temperature – (5°C to 15°C)

 

Winter Temperature –  (-2°C to -5°C) (-5°C to -10°C)

 

Starting point – Dehradun Railway station

 

Short Details for Vijay Top Trek

 

Day 1: Dehradun Railway Station to Himari (207 km) (7/8 hours) (5,100 feet)

 

Day 2: Himari to Sarutal (7 km) (5/6 hours) (2000 m)

 

Day 3: Sarutal to Badang (8 km) (5/6 hours) (2600 m)

 

Day 4: Badang to Vijay Top (3878 m) and back to Badang (6 hours) (2600 m)

 

Day 5 : Badang to Sarutal (8 km) (5/6 hours) (2000 m)

 

Day 6 :Sarutal to Bhitri village and on same day departure to Dehradun

 

Our service end here

 

Vijay Top Trek Details Itinerary

 

Day 1- Dehradun Railway Station to Himari (Drive (207km) (7/8 hours) (5,100 feet)

 

Himari is at an altitude of (5,100 feet). The drive to Himari camp is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Nawgano, Purola, Mori and Netwar. The journey is towards Tons valley.

 

The drive to Himari camp is on beautiful mountain roads and steadily gain altitude as you reach Dhaula. Deep valleys and thick forest accompanies you, there is beautiful Rupin River and water of the river is crystal clear with many spectacular views.

 

This campsite is great for birding and surrounded by beautiful mountains and local villages.

 

Day 2- Himari to Sarutal (7 km) (5/6 hours) (2000 m)

 

Have breakfast in the morning and then start your trek to the right of River Rupin (1500 m) to Pujali Village and to Bhitri Village. You will come across small fields and many apple orchards when you reach village Bhitri (2500 m). Sarutal is a unique lake amidst the beautiful meadows.

 

You can see traditional values and local life of the villagers and get to know them more, there are some villages located uphill. Wheat and cultivation of red rice is done here. The trail takes you through dense pine forest and you can have sight of Himachal Mountains and Changsheel valley can be seen from top of the village Bhitri.

 

There is a last village temple and ahead we will setup our camps a kilometre further in a large meadow, this beautiful lake is amidst the meadows which holds the complete attention of the visitors, it gets covered in snow completely during winters. Retire for the night in camps.

 

Day 3- Sarutal to Badang (8 km) (5/6 hours) (2600 m)
Have morning breakfast at the camp and then trek starts, the area is into a bright green land. Badang is a meadow at a high point on the ridge dividing the Rupin and Supin valley and then the panorama views are visible from there.

 

Towards the north you can see west peaks of Himachal. Early morning views from there are mesmerising. You can see Swargarohini from here (6,387 m) it is a gigantic mountain with four separate peaks and looks very unique and enchanting.

 

Then the trail moves through fairly dense forest sections as we deliberately gain height. The Rupin and Supin flows on the west and can be seen flowing through the valley, now we have to head towards North. Enter into small meadows and streams snakes their way through them on the way, you can take your rest breaks here.

 

Start trekking towards Badang it is a wide meadow and is bright green the setting is picturesque.

 

Day 4- Badang to Vijay Top (3878 m) and back to Badang (6 hours) (2600 m)

 

Today you have to ascend all way up to Vijay Top which is at an altitude of 3878 m, there will be snow covered trails in winters. Snow makes it hard to ascend high but by following the instructions of trekking guide the climb can be completed without difficulties.

 

Trek through the forest and on the way you can notice the footsteps of animals who live in this area, as you go higher the sight of mountain peaks will surprise and motivate you to climb efficiently. As you go further Vijay Top will be visible and the first sight will add a spark to reach there, continue your trek and don’t miss out to witness the beautiful surroundings.

 

It is an easy to moderate climb, some parts gets challenging because of snow but can be traversed by some efforts. When you finally reach Vijay Top the peaks standing high seems to be staring at you, such close views of the mountains are very hard to find. The panorama views are visible from the summit, relish the sights of Swargarohini – (I) (II) (III) (6300 m), Bandar poonch peak (6316 m) and Black peak (6387 m) all together. Rupin & Supin valley, Baraadsar range, Kanasar Lake, Phulara ridge, Bali Pass and Sarutal.

 

After spending some time at the top start descending towards Badang, be careful while descending down and reach your campsite. Spend your night in tents.

 

Day 5- Badang to Sarutal (8 km) (5/6 hours) (2000 m)

 

Wake up early to witness the morning views from Badang with a hot cup of tea , Swargarohini looks beautiful from there, bid goodbye to this beautiful wide meadow and leave for Sarutal which was your campsite on Day 2.

 

Today you have to descend till Sarutal, trek through forest sections and surpassing meadows, the splendid views will not leave your side and accompany you till you reach your campsite Sarutal. Setup your camps have delicious food and rest for the night here.

 

Day 6- Sarutal to Bhitri village and on same day departure to Dehradun

 

Today is the last day of your trek and you will be returning Dehradun away from these mountains but before departure to Dehradun you will come across a village named “Bhitri”, which is the last on trail.

 

Trek through the beautiful forest covered in snow, this last trek will make you feel delighted because of the extraordinary moments and spell binding views from “Vijay Top” while you walk through the forest have a look at every possible thing and it will leave you surprised.

 

Reach this beautiful Himalayan village where you can see the smiling faces which seems to be the happiest. The houses made of wood, well designed temples and food cultivation amidst the crude nature will ignite a craving to know them in close proximity.

After spending some time there leave for Dehradun, vehicles will be arranged for you.

There would be many questions in your mind. Don’t worry you can get your answers here.

 

About Vijay Top

 

  • This virgin trek lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district at an altitude of (3878 m)
  • It remains engulfed by the snowfall in winters.
  • It starts from the village “Bhitri” which is the last on trail.
  • The houses made of wood, well designed temples and food cultivation amidst the crude nature will ignite a craving to know them in close proximity.
  • One can see Swargarohini – (I) (II) (III) (6300 m), Bandar poonch (6316 m) and Black peak (6387 m) all together. One can also see Rupin & Supin valley, Baraadsar range, Kanasar Lake, Phulara ridge, Bali Pass and Sarutal.

 

What is the best time to go for this Trek?

 

  • It is a great winter trek and best months to visit it are during snowfall and it starts in middle of December and remains till middle of April.
  • It can be done throughout the year.

 

Highlights of this Trek

 

This trek was explored by team HPMA in 2006 since then not many trekkers have known about this trek, but this is the real paradise overshadowing all other mighty peaks in Garhwal Himalayas. A thick snow sheet covers this mighty peak making it pristine and in summers the scenery changes from white to all green which resembles the wonderland not traversed by many.

 

Is this trek for beginners?

 

  • No prior experience of trekking is needed to do this trek.  
  • It is perfect for beginners.

 

Altitude you are going to cover

 

  • Himari (5,100 feet)
  • Sarutal (2000 m)
  • Badang (2600 m)
  • Vijay Top (3878 m)

 

These points should not be avoided

 

  • Proper conditioning & training of body required
  • Proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures
  • Shoes are the single most important equipment
  • High altitude requires proper acclimatization
  • Phones don’t work
  • Travel light
  • Weather is unpredictable so the itinerary is flexible.

The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”

 

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –

  1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these – (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id etc.)
  2. Medical certificate by a doctor
  3. Risk certificates

 

Foremost Requirements

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

 

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

 

-Jacket

 

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.

 

-Trekking Pants

 

You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.

 

-Thermals

 

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

 

-Warm clothes

 

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

 

-T- shirts

 

To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • Toiletry Items

(Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer etc.)

 

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

 

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.
  • The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.
  • Getting to high altitude can be a problem to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on regular basis.
  • We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our top most priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 13,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun) (5% GST Extra)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.

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Short Itinerary

 

Day 1: Dehradun Railway Station to Himari (207 km) (7/8 hours) (5,100 feet)

Day 2: Himari to Sarutal (7 km) (5/6 hours) (2000 m)

Day 3: Sarutal to Badang (8 km) (5/6 hours) (2600 m)

Day 4: Badang to Vijay Top (3878 m) and back to Badang (6 hours) (2600 m)

Day 5 : Badang to Sarutal (8 km) (5/6 hours) (2000 m)

Day 6 :Sarutal to Bhitri village and on same day departure to Dehradun

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund

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