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GIO Adventures (est. 1999) is an Outdoors Adventure Company. GIO offer adventurous trekking trips package in india with including activities like Snow Treks, Climbing, cycling, Slithering and best Outdoors Camps for kids. Know more...

Chopta Trek - Short Trek - Chopta Chandrashila Trek. Guest Author: Manjulika Promod Short-story writer, voracious reader and blogger is me!

Chopta Trek - Short Trek - Chopta Chandrashila Trek

A creative combination of Writer and Engineer who loves to travel, explore and pick on new experiences. In October 2014, when ‘Lonely Planet’ magazine had covered 10 offbeat places to cover in India, prettiest place on the Ukhimath-Chamoli road, Chopta had topped the charts. Chopta, located 2680 meters above sea level is splendidly beautiful place with Very small cluster of shops with a few makeshift stay arrangements. And this little place guides you to Tungnath and further to Chandrashila peak which are famous as one of the best treks in Uttarakhand. This pristine and untouched place makes a base location for trekking to Tungnath (3.5 km away). Highlights Mark Your Path If you are passionate for trekking or just a beginner whose planning a mountain escapade, Chopta definitely deserves a place in your ‘must visit destination’.

Duration: 5 Days. Chopta Trek. Camping at Chandratal - GIO Adventures. Hampta Pass Trek - GIO Adventures. A lesson in travel by tiny tots at Viraatkhai. The view from Camp Room On The Roof - Viraatkhai, Himalayan Eco Lodges When Viraatkhai became a classroom for elders Not being in the company of children on a daily basis had me staring at a unique challenge when I was invited by friends to join in a family vacation to Viraatkhai.

A lesson in travel by tiny tots at Viraatkhai

Initially nervous, and then excited to look at travel with new eyes, I joined the group in Dehradun, over a weekend. It was ideal to travel from Delhi. Three car loads of parents, their kids and I bumbled off from Vikasnagar and caught the steep climb starting from Dakpaththar. Viraatkhai lies about 75km from the capital city of Uttarakhand, as an unassuming neighbour to Chakrata. The view along the drive to Camp Room On The Roof - Viraatkhai We were slated to reach in two hours, but the stunning patchwork of terraced fields, craggy mountains carpeted with conifers and oaks took some time to get past - we had a bunch of trigger happy, SLRs wielding folks on the trip. Valley of Flowers Trek - The Most Incredible Hiking Trail. Valley of Flowers had been on my mind for a couple of years.

Valley of Flowers Trek - The Most Incredible Hiking Trail

Though I had prepared myself for the daunting task of reaching the valley, nothing in the world could have prepared me for what lay beyond. Some places are not just pretty, they leave an indelible mark on your mind, long after you come back. The Call of the Mountains: Trek to Hampta Pass. Hi, do you have a copy of Meeting the Mountains?

The Call of the Mountains: Trek to Hampta Pass

The man at the counter gazed at me for a moment and then disappeared behind the book shelf. It was 11 in the morning when I had rushed to this bookstore called the Bookworm in Siyal, Manali. Since childhood, two things that I was the most passionate about were books and travel. This was one reason why I had journeyed all the way to Model Town to this Bookstore before leaving for my trek to Chandratal. A Journey to Mini Switzerland, Explore the Immense Beauty – GIO Adventure Blog. A few days of peaks serenity would free you from the city clamour – Come to Chopta.

A Journey to Mini Switzerland, Explore the Immense Beauty – GIO Adventure Blog

A place in the Uttarakhand Himalayas and the proud region of country India, Chopta is covered with evergreen forests, meadows, wildlife and so much to see. With every single step you take forward and when you turn back, the sights you see will capture your breath and mesmerise for like the eternity. Such is the beauty of this hilly place, that countless tourists visit this place to witness the culture and nature around. Chopta is a part of the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary that is located in the Uttarakhand. Chopta has gained immense popularity because of the various snow activities that form a part of your vacation. Himalayan Holiday Packages for a Picturesque Time – GIO Adventure Blog. The first ever place we would love to explore on our holiday would be snow-laden mountains.

Himalayan Holiday Packages for a Picturesque Time – GIO Adventure Blog

Each year with the commencement of Winter, people from all over the country and outside as well, arrive with their families or friends and even with the official group to explore the wonders of nature. The hilly regions such as the Himalayan valley is then visited by millions of tourists taking Himalayan holiday packages. Even if Winter is not your season to hang out with friends, then let it be spring or summers where you can explore the peaks, line of forests, river rafting, lush green and flowery meadows, wildlife and the richness of culture and people there.

India is a land of diversity not just because of the rich variety of its cultures, but it is a country of numerous mesmerising sceneries, wide rivers playing in its lap, and countless forests that are home to a large variety of fauna and flora. A trip to Uttarakhand, the main Himalayan region – Shimla – What are the attractions of Shimla?

Let’s Get A Breathtaking Experience of Wonderful Snowy Locations – GIO Adventure Blog. Even before the winters properly arrive, we start to plan our vacations in snow destinations.

Let’s Get A Breathtaking Experience of Wonderful Snowy Locations – GIO Adventure Blog

A number of places are listed down to select the most appropriate location for us to visit. There are a number of destinations that experience snow falls and that is, in fact, the best part of it that attracts the tourists till the winters depart. People in winters are always looking for most snowiest areas, of course there you have all means of entertainment. So here we are taking a small initiative to help you make your list ready in no time. 1. 2. 3.

Hampta Pass Trek - Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek - Chandratal Trek. DAY 01: Manali (2000m) - Jobra (2707m) - Chikha (3000m) (Drive / 45 mins) ( trek / 2 hrs) In the morning, we drive to the dam site at Jobra and from here walk through a very pleasant landscape.

Hampta Pass Trek - Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek - Chandratal Trek

The walk initially will take us through a mixed forest having pines, spruce, deodar, chestnut and maple trees. We cross a beautiful meadow having a gaddi shepherd camp there. We will need to cross the river at a vantage point if the gaddis haven’t made a makeshift bridge somewhere along the river. We cross the river and climb to a beautiful meadow called Chikha along a side stream.

Hampta Pass Trek - Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek - Chandratal Trek. Roopkund Trek - Trek to Roopkund. DAY 01: Kathgodam - Lohajung (2130m) (Drive / 250 kms / 8 - 9 hrs) We will meet at Kathgodam railway station at 7:00 a.m. and from here board a vehicle and be driven up to Lohajung.

Roopkund Trek - Trek to Roopkund

This is a long but interesting drive. You will initially drive along beautiful Kumaon mountains via Almora and Kausani. Later we get into Garhwal region and continue to drive upto Lohajung. On arrival check into guest house. Triund Trek - Trek to Triund - Triund Trek Cost. DAY 01: Mcleodganj (2000m) - Triund (2875m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs) After breakfast we drive to the Galu Devi Temple which is a 30 minutes drive.

Triund Trek - Trek to Triund - Triund Trek Cost

From here we start our hike for the day. The trail passes through mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and deodar trees and though it’s steep yet the excellent views of vast landscapes of Dhramkot and Dhramshala and the whole Kangra valley compensate for the efforts. Triund is a flat meadow on top of a ridge and receives a lot of snowfall during the season. From here panoramic views of Dhauladhar range towards the north and Kangra valley towards the south are worth memorable sight. DAY 02: Height gain towards Snowline Cafe(3300m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs) This morning after a nice warm breakfast you climb onto the ridge and traverse towards the snowline café, this is where the snowline is generally found in the months of summers. Stok Kangri Trek - Trek to Stok Kangri - Stok Kangri Trek Cost. Day 01-02: Arrival, acclimatisation & exploration in and around Leh (3500 m) First 2 days are planned with the sole intention of getting everyone acclimatised well.

First day we will almost do nothing but sit in the hotel and sip on tea/coffee this is done to ensure that we acclimatise well as this is the most important component of this adventure trip. On Day 2 one can choose to do their own thing. Today one can go on a sightseeing trip or check out the local market or just relax at the hotel. If required we can make arrangement for the sightseeing trips. Day 03: Leh – Matho and trek to Gangpochey (4300 m, Drive 45 mins & trek 5/6 hrs) Manali-Leh Jeep Safari. Transport Options (Delhi – Manali – Delhi) For travel from Delhi to Manali& back, one can choose between air & road. For air travel, the closest airport is Bhuntar (Kullu) airport.

There are a couple of flights that link this airport to Delhi airport. If you wish to travel by road, there are regular Volvos from Delhi to Manali.There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Manali that cost about Rs. 1300 per person. They take about 15 hrs to cover the distance. Weather Details Temperatures and climate vary according to the altitude. Manali to Leh Bike Trip - Leh Ladakh Bike Trip - Ladakh Road Trip. STANDARD (On Double sharing basis) INR 45000/- per person (Single person riding a bike) INR 39100/- per person (Two person riding a bike)UPGRADED (On Double sharing basis) INR 54000/- per person (Single person riding a bike) INR 48000/- per person (Two person riding a bike) Bullets 350/500 cc in good condition Backup transport by Mahidra utility/ Bolero camphor Accommodation in neat and clean hotels, guesthouses and camps at all locations.

Meals: As per the meal plan indicated in the itinerary . Coming free and permissions for the trip First aid kit (Our team is experienced in handling first aid situations) Government Service Tax as applicable. Any Fuel for bikes Lunches and dinner during the trip In case any damage caused to the bike, then the servicing and replacement of spare parts will be borne by the guests Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc. All payments for the trip(s), transfer(s), gear(s), porterage, etc. should be made in full before the trip starts. 5 Top Treks in Indian Himalayas. The Call of the Mountains, Trek to Hampta Pass & Chandratal. Valley of Flowers - Valley of Flowers Trek 2016 - Blog - GIO Adventures. Valley of Flowers Trek - 2016. Guest Author: Amrita Das Amrita is a freelance travel writer and full-time travel blogger at Travelling Ides of March .

She quit her corporate job to become a traveller. She has been contributing to some of the top publications including National Geographic Traveller India, The Hindu and Fah Thai (in-flight magazine of Bangkok Airways). She propagates female solo travel and shares her experiences from off-beat, culture and adventure travel through her writing. As the days progressed, I realised how each day a new motivation introduced itself in my life and helped me overcome these challenges. The group I trekked with was diverse, young IT professionals with a sense of humour to middle aged, spirited couple to sensible woman adventurer. Valley of Flower.

Great Indian Outdoors: Winter Travel. Adventure is quickly overtaking ‘Facebook-ing’ as an hobby and we’re euphoric! If you are the kind that likes their travels and trips to thrill and give you an adrenalin rush, here is the ultimate Himalayan Adventure Calendar for 2015. From trekking and mountaineering to rafting, cliff jumping, bridge slithering, body surfing, abseiling & rope course – all combined with natural backdrops and conditions, these destinations have just about anything an adventure traveller could ask for.

Keep the list handy for 2015, so that your months are never dull. See what tempts you the most, and make the most of this year. Because, adventure as they say, is out there! So you see, the Himalayas have a lot of adventure potential, along with the famous magic and majestic beauty. Great Indian Outdoors: Trekking and Outdoors: Why is Safety a Critical Factor. Trekking and outdoors is a fast growing interest in the country and India with its diverse geographical spread is on the top five Go-To destinations in the world. Public library - gio-adventures - Diigo. Manali to Leh Bike Trip, Motorcycle Trips Ladakh- GIO Adventures.

Bike Travel - GIO Adventures. Explore the Himalayan terrains with no barriers between you and the outdoors. Biking is not only the best way to explore the world but is thrilling and full of adventures on every turn. Chandratal Trek - GIO Adventures. Valley of flowers Trek - Experience the Euphoria - Blog. Valley of Flowers - Valley of Flowers Trek 2016 - Blog - GIO Adventures. Hemkund Sahib Trek- GIO Adventures. Day 01: Haridwar – Auli (2450m) Drive/280 kms/8-9 hrs We will meet at Haridwar railway station at 7 a.m and from here board a vehicle (arranged by us) and be driven up to Auli. This is a long but interesting drive. You will for most part of the journey drive along the Ganga & Alaknanda rivers. En route you will be crossing the holy towns of Rishikesh, Dev Prayag & Rudra Prayag. Weekend Hiking Trips - GIO Adventures. Nagtibba Trek – GIO Adventures.

Kedarkantha Trek - GIO Adventures. Day 01: Dehradun – Sankri (2000m, Drive/7-8 hrs) From Dehradun we will drive to Sankri via Mussorrie. The taste of a snowball @ Chandrashila - Chopta. Night sky, smouldering bonfire on a random mountain, and a mystical conversation... drink some from this unforgettable oasis of memories. Chopta - Chopta Hill Station - Sightseeing - How To Reach - Travel Guide. Chopta is based in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Chopta is also considered as ‘Mini Switzerland’ of India. This kind of unique name is granted to Chopta due to its undulating green meadows and splendid Himalyan peaks. In winters, this region covers with layers of snow providing a majestic view to the onlookers. Chopta region allows trekkers to spend a night under the shelter of stars in camps.

Chopta- Deoriatal & Chandrashila Day 01 : Haridwar/Dehradun – Kund (Drive/6-7 hrs) MAP - GIO Adventures. Day 01 : Arrive at Leh (3500 m) Arrive in Leh airport where you would be greeted by our representative and transfer to your hotel. Today, we would spend the day in the room itself to acclimatise to the high altitude. This is absolutely necessary and is most important for the days ahead. Chopta Trek - Short Trek - Chopta Chandrashila Trek. Kedarkantha Trek - GIO Adventures. Kedarkantha Trek - GIO Adventures. Trek to Nag Tibba with GIO Adventures. Himalayas are like therapy to my soul. They are the reason I finally fell in love with the mountains. Nag TibbaTrek - GIO Adventures. Nagtibba Trek – GIO Adventures. Nag Tibba Trek - GIO Adventures. Auli Skiing Course - Ski Course -Ski Training - Auli Skiing.

Skiing in Manali - Manali Skiing Season - Manali Skiing Cost. Skiing in Manali - Manali Skiing - Manali Winter Packages. Bhutan Cycling Tours - Bhutan Cycling - Bhutan Cycling Trail - GIO Adventures. Chopta - Chopta Hill Station - Sightseeing - How To Reach - Travel Guide. Goecha-la Trek - GIO Adventures. Dzongri Trek - GIO Adventures. Bhutan Trips - GIO Adventures. Chadar Frozen River Trek.

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