Vijay Top Trek

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Vijay Top Trek – Away From Hustle and Bustle 

Vijay Top trek is not known much by people but this trek has all the qualities which Kedarkantha Trek possesses. It lies at an elevation of 3878 meters in the famous Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district. Therefore, it is the best hidden gem in the Himalayas.

So,If you want to be away from the cacophony of cities and other groups of trekkers on the trek routes, then this winter choose “Vijay Top”.

Vijay Top

Pure Bliss for Trekkers

This trek starts from Himari that lies in the Yamuna valley and is situated on the banks of the Tons River. Therefore, it remains busy by the hustle and bustle of trekkers.

Certainly, the changing trail and jungle walk will amaze you! During the trek witness magnificent views, explore untouched remote region of the Himalayas

Vijay Top

 

Excellent Views from the Summit 

Kedarkantha (3800 m) and Vijay Top (3,878 m) are almost at the same height. Get awe struck by the cosmic views of Kedarkantha and other soaring peaks like Bandarpoonch, Black Peak and Swargarohini (I) (II) (III). In addition get jaw dropping sight of Baraadsar Range, Phulara Ridge, Rupin and Supin valley, Kanasar Lake and Sarutal from the top.

Vijay Top

Go through Quaint Himalayan Villages

Pass through high altitude quaint Himalayan villages and witness “Bhitri” the last village on the trail. Moreover, the beautiful wooden houses have designer temples which flaunts the beautiful architecture. The villagers cultivate their food and in addition, most of them have cows and goats, their simplicity and adjusting nature will leave you surprised by giving a want to know them more.

Key Points of Vijay Top trek

  • Level – Moderate (good for beginners)
  • During the trek, proper conditioning & training of body required
  • Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
  • Shoes are the single most important equipment.
  • High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
  • Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
  • Travel light

Must read about Vijay Top Trek

Trek Fee: Rs.9500 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)

Duration: 6 Days

temperature Summer Temperature :(5° C to 15° C)

altitudeAltitude: (13,800 feet)

Best Time:Throughout the year

Level: Moderate

temperature Winter Temperature: (-2°C to -5° C) (-5°C to -10°C)

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Overview

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1– Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Himari (Basecamp)

Altitude – 1,554 m/5,100 feet

Distance – 207 km

Time taken – 7/8 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 2– Trek from Himari to Sarutal 

Altitude – 2,000 m/6,562 feet

Distance – 7 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 3– Trek from Sarutal to Badang 

Altitude – 2,600 m/8,530 feet

Distance – 8 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 4– Trek from Badang to Vijay Top

Altitude – 3,878 m/12,723 feet

Distance – 10 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 5– Trek from Badang to Sarutal 

Altitude – 2,000 m/ 6,562 ft

Distance – 8 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 6– Sarutal to Bhitri Village and Departure to Dehradun

Distance – Trek (3 km) Drive (207 km)

Time taken – 9/10 hours

The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gear)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Mattress
✅ Liner
✅ Pillow
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Porters
✅ Helper
✅ Mules
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ Personal Insurance
❌Medical Certificate
❌Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

NOTE :

Full payment confirms your booking

We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.

Vijay Top Trek FAQ’s

Vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun Railway Station.

The accommodation will be in camps throughout the trek.

We provide tents on twin share basis and 3 people can also accommodate.

We provide a variety of healthy and delicious food. Check the food menu here – Food Menu

Vijay Top trek is an ideal winter trek and turns into a wonderland during winters. (It can be done throughout the year).

Snow is there from the month of December to April. Light snowfall may occur before December.

The tents are waterproof and if it rains while trekking then use rain cover for your backpack and poncho will keep you dry.

Yes, it is a great trek for beginners and the child should be above 5 years to do this trek.

Yes, you can rent jackets, trekking shoes, hiking pole and backpacks

For some reason you are unable to carry your backpack then you can keep it at the office. Applicable charges are Rs 300 per Backpack for per day.

Dehradun is the last point where you will find ATM and ahead your device may receive BSNL and Vodafone signals at Himari but the signal strength is intermittent.

During the trek we set up separate toilet tents for ladies and gents. There will be a deep pit, use it and cover it with help of a shovel. (Use toilet paper instead of wet wipes).

– Himari (5,100 feet)

– Sarutal (6,561 ft)

– Badang (8,530 ft)

– Vijay Top (12,723 feet)

 

  1. Day 1 Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Himari (Basecamp)

    Altitude – 1,554 m/5,100 feet

    Distance – 207 km

    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Start from Dehradun, vehicles will be arranged for you till base camp. You can have your breakfast en route at Kempty Fallaround 8:30 am and lunch atPurola.

    Himari is base camp of Vijay Top at an altitude of 15548 metres. The journey is through picturesque places and then enter Tons valley. As you come close to the campsite and reach Dhaula altitude is gained, enjoy the drive the forest and greenery all around.

    Reach Himari surrounded by mountains and nearby are some villages. Have food and spend your night in tents.

  2. Day 2 Trek from Himari to Sarutal

    Altitude – 2,000 m/6,562 feet

    Distance – 7 km

    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Today you will go through beautiful Himalayan villages and the Bhitri is last one on trail, you can reach there by following the right of Rupin River and crossing Pujali village. The orchards and small fields are owned by villagers which can be easily seen during the trek, they cultivate Wheat and Red rice.

    Except these villages there are more located upwards, the smiling faces of villagers and their greeting will make your day, Changsheel valley and mountains of Himachal are visible from the top of Bhitri. Continue trekking and enter a thick forest of pinesand reach a temple.

    This is the last temple and 1 km away is a meadow which is going to be you campsite. Sarutal Lake is between the undulating meadows which looks completely unique, in winters the lake freezes. Set up your camps at this beautiful setting and rest for the night.

  3. Day 3 Trek from Sarutal to Badang

    Altitude – 2,600 m/8,530 feet

    Distance – 8 km

    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Post breakfast head for Badang which is a wide green grassy land which divides two pristine valleys Rupin and Supin. It is at a high part of the ridge and offers 360 degree views.

    Himachal peaks are visible towards west and do not miss the views early in the morning you will get to see something totally different. Swargarohini, the mountain with “Char Singhs” “4 peaks” is the most clear of all unique and it can be easily identified.

    Now, enter the section of thick forests and gain altitude, see the flowing Rupin and Supin on west and you go towards North. Enter another section of meadows and the streams crosses the route, the water is clear and it can be used for drinking.

    Reach the camping site Badang, a wide grassland with ample of space for setting camps. Choose the area and pitch your tents to spend nights comfortably.

  4. Day 4 Trek from Badang to Vijay Top

    Altitude – 3,878 m/12,723 feet

    Distance – 10 km

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Today you will be reaching Vijay Top by ascending all along the journey, there are no descends. In winters the trails get covered in snow and the ascend get difficult but the adventure gets doubled and traversing the summit gives more satisfaction.

    The trek is through forest, go through the trails which not many have seen and are hidden. You can spot animals traces because this is home to a number of species. As you go higher the mountain views get clearer and the first glance of the summit will push you to climb for more enthralling views.

    The climb to the top is moderate but some parts are challenging because of steep ascent and snow on trail. But, once you finally climb up the first thing which your eyes would notice are the 360 degree views of Kedarkantha (3800 m), Bandarpoonch, Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Baraadsar Range, Phulara Ridge, Rupin and Supin valley, Kanasar Lakeand Sarutal.

    Spend some at the top and be at peace, then start descending towards the wide meadow “Badang” where you camped last night. Reach there and get a chance to stay there one more night.

  5. Day 5 Trek from Badang to Sarutal 

    Altitude – 2,000 m/ 6,562 ft

    Distance – 8 km

    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Do not miss to see the rising sun in such serene environment, have a cup of tea and let all the hostile things flow out and be totally at peace watching the pristine beauty. You will again notice Swargarohini, the beautiful mountain amongst all is staring at you with magnificent eyes.

    Bid a warm goodbye to this place and head for Sarutal, again you are going to camp here. The trek is going to be descending till you reach the Tal, go through the forest sections and wide and small meadows. The beautiful sights will accompany you until you reach the campsite.

    When you reach Sarutal, pitch your tents and relish the beauty of nature. Explore nearby places and then wait for delicious food to be served. After having dinner sleep comfortably in your tents.

  6. Day 6 Sarutal to Bhitri Village and Departure to Dehradun

    Distance – Trek (3 km) Drive (207 km)

    Time taken – 9/10 hours

    Enjoy your last day of the trek to the fullest and take unforgettable memories back with you. Today you will again trek through “Bhitri”village.

    Trek starts through a dense forest in winters trekking here becomes more fun here, cross this section and after some time of trekking you will reach the village. The villagers greeting you with “Namaste”and good wishes will make you happy. Have a look at their lifestyle many things can be learned from these people and applied in our lives.

    Vehicles will be arranged for you till Dehradun.

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

  • Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Risk Certificates

Trekkers must bring :

  • Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
  • Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
  • Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
  • Daily wear socks
  • Thermals are very important
  • 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
  • Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
  • 1 raincoat or poncho
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM.

Mobile Connectivity

There are no networks during the trek, in Purola all the networks are available and in Sankri only Vodafone and BSNL signals are there but the connectivity isn’t good. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek

We Have a Money Saving Announcement for all the Trekkers.
Now You Can Get Your Trek Gear on Rent by Spending Less

Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.

Rent Equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitPersonal Insurance

We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.

 

(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

 

– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)

– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)

– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)

– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)

– Avil – (it treat allergies)

– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)

– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)

– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

– ORS

– Band aid

– Cotton

– Stretchable/elastic bandage

– Gauze

 

Note-

 

– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.

– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.

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Cancellation Policy?

- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –

(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

  • Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
  • Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
  • Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)