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Doodhpathri Trek

Jammu & Kashmir,Jammu & Kashmir
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Overview

Doodhpathri Trek offers a captivating journey through the pristine landscapes of Kashmir, India. Known as the 'Valley of Milk', Doodhpathri is renowned for its lush meadows, gushing streams, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. This trek presents an opportunity to immerse oneself in the tranquility of nature, explore the rich flora and fauna of the region, and witness the enchanting beauty of Doodhpathri Lake.

Trek Info

Trail Type : A cross over trail through passes. The trek starts at Doodpathri and ends at Tosamaidan

Rail Head : Jammu is the nearest railway head to the base camp

Airport :Srinagar Airport

Base Camp :Doodhpatri ( 55Km from Srinagar- approx 2.5 hours)

Best Season :July August

Service From :Srinagar to Srinagar

Meals :Veg

Stay :Camping/ Hotel

Region :Kashmir

Duration :6 Days

Grade :Moderate

Maximum Altitude :13060 Ft

Approx Trekking KM :49 Km

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Itinerary

(Jammu & Kashmir To Jammu & Kashmir)
1
Day :1 Srinagar to Doodhpathri by Road 54 km, time-time Taken: approx. 2 hrs.
    The journey will start from Srinagar by road, and you will reach the camping site Doodhpathri within 2 hours. On the road, you will enjoy the pine tree-covered hills with a tranquil blue river flowing through the boulders and rocks
2
Day :2 Doodhpathri to Ashtaar Valley - Trek Distance: 10 km, time-time Taken: approx. 7 hrs.
    Start your morning with a warm breakfast. Your trek from Doodhpathri will be through the pine forest. The trail through the forest is zigzag, after which you will cross the Afsaar River. After gradually ascending the mountain ridge, you reach the top. You will see the Ashtaar Valley, surrounded by boulders spread all around. When you come down close to the boulders, you will cross the river, where you can see Shepherd huts; after that lies the Ashtaar Valley campsite.
3
Day :3 Ashtaar Valley to Gurwansar by Trek -Trek Distance: 7 km, time-time Taken: approx. 6 hrs.
    The trek will be relatively easy today, as it is a gradual climb up to the top. The trail will pass through meadows and densely covered pine forests. You will pass through boulders on the trail and see huge grassland spreading as far as your eyes can see. After walking through the grassland for a while, your trek will start ascending, and upon reaching the top, you will reach the campsite at Gurwansar.
4
Day :4 Gurwansar to Duriem - Trek Distance: 9 km, Time Taken: approx. 7 hrs
    The trek today will be challenging as you pass through rough terrain. The trail will begin with walking through grassland for a while; you will reach the section with boulders. You would have to go through here carefully. The route will slowly ascend till you reach Pamsar Lake. After taking in the vast lake, you will start trekking again, passing through boulders and crossing some streams until you come to the following camping site, Duriem.
5
Day :5 Duriem to Gadtar via Bodsar Lake, Trastar Lake, Navkansar I, II & Damasar Lake - Trek Distance: 10 km, Time Taken: approx. 8 hrs
    Today’s trek is going to take a long time to complete. The trek will climb slowly for almost 2.5 km until you reach the first of many lakes on the way, Bodsar Lake. From the Bodsar Lake viewpoint, you start hiking until you reach Tratsar Lake, also known as Lokutsar Lake. Now you walk through the boulder section and climb up the ridge, and once you have reached the top, you will start coming down towards Damasar Lake. You will see another lake, Navkansar I & II, and as you descend from there, you will arrive at the next campground, Gadtar
6
Day :6 Gadtar to Tosamaidan by Trek and From Tosamaidan to Srinagar by Road
    Gadtar to Tosamaidan by Trek and From Tosamaidan to Srinagar by Road Trek Distance: Gadtar to Tosamaidam by Trek – 9 km, Tosamaidan to Srinagar by road – 80 km, Time Taken: Gadtar to Tosamaidam by Trek – approx. 5 hrs, Tosamaidan to Srinagar by road – approx. 3 hrs Today is the end of the trek. You will be walking on the trail one last time. From Gadtar campsite, you will cross rivers and ascend on grasslands. You will cross two more streams alternating between ascending and descending the ridge. There will be a small ascend before reaching Tosa Maidan after the descent. Once you have reached Tosamaiden, you will be taken by the vehicle and dropped off at Srinagar.

Inclusions

1. Meals while on trek - Veg

2. All necessary entry fees and permits.

3. Accommodation: - Guest house/Home stay/ Camping during Trek.

4. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.

5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.

6.Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)

7. Staff Insurance.

8. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

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Exclusions

1. Any kind of personal expenses.

2. Food during the transit.

3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage. Mules or porter charges to carry personal baggage (Offload Charges for bag 500 per day, per bag. Note: Bag weight should not be more than 10 kg.

4. Insurance.

5. Transport

6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

7. Anything not specifically mentioned under the

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What to carry

  1. Trekking shoes: A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for a comfortable and safe trek. Look for shoes that are sturdy, provide good ankle support, and have a good grip on different types of terrain.
  2. Backpack with rain cover (50-60 ltr): A backpack is necessary to carry all your gear. Make sure it's the right size for your trek, and comes with a rain cover to keep your belongings dry in case of rain.
  3. Thermals (upper and lower): Thermals are lightweight and comfortable base layers that help regulate your body temperature in cold weather. Bring both upper and lower thermals to keep warm.
  4. 3 T-shirts (advisable quick dry): Choose quick-drying T-shirts made from breathable and moisture-wicking materials. This will help keep you cool and dry during your trek.
  5. 2 trek pants: Choose lightweight and comfortable trek pants that are easy to move in and can dry quickly if wet.
  6. Jacket (-10 degree): A warm jacket is essential for cold weather. Choose a jacket that is waterproof and windproof, and provides good insulation.
  7. Fleece or hood (2): Fleece jackets or hoodies are great mid-layer options to keep warm. Bring at least two, as they can also be used as an extra layer at night.
  8. Sunglasses (UV protected): Protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays with sunglasses that are designed for outdoor activities.
  9. Sun cap: A sun cap or hat with a brim will protect your face and neck from the sun.
  10. Hand gloves: Bring a pair of lightweight gloves to keep your hands warm and protected from wind and sunburn.
  11. Woollen cap: A woollen cap will keep your head and ears warm at night or in cold weather.
  12. Socks (3 pairs min): Bring at least three pairs of good quality socks that are moisture-wicking and provide good cushioning and support for your feet.
  13. Headlamp: A headlamp will come in handy if you're hiking in low-light conditions or need to find your way in the dark.
  14. Trekking pole (if needed): Trekking poles can help reduce strain on your legs and provide additional support on steep terrain.
  15. Rain cover\poncho: A rain cover or poncho will keep you and your gear dry during unexpected rain showers.
  16. Day pack (if you plan to offload your bag): If you plan to offload your backpack during the trek, bring a smaller day pack to carry essentials like water, snacks, and a first aid kit.
  17. A toiletry kit: Bring a small kit with personal hygiene items, such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper.
  18. Lunchbox, cup, spoon: If you plan to bring your own food, bring a lunchbox, cup, and spoon to carry and eat your meals.
  19. 2 one-litter bottles: Staying hydrated is crucial, so bring at least two one-liter bottles to carry water.
  20. 2-3 plastic covers to keep your wet or used clothes: Plastic bags are useful for keeping wet or dirty clothes separate from the rest of your belongings. They can also be used to pack out any trash or waste you generate during the trek.
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How to reach

By Air:- Most air carriers such as Indian Airlines (www. Indian airlines.nic.in) Jet Airways (www.jetairways.com ) have regular flights to Srinagar. Getting to Srinagar by flight from New Delhi is considered the most conceivable.

By Train:- Jammu may be the closest railway station to Srinagar, which is at a distance of 290 km. Jammu railway station is nicely attached to other main towns in India by rail. Direct Rails are available from Delhi, Trivandrum, Bangalore and also Chennai.

By Bus:-Srinagar is connected through the National Highway 1A to all over the country. J & K transportation has regular comfy buses from Jammu. The Journey captures approximately ten hours to arrive at Srinagar.

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FAQs

Ques: 1 What's the difficulty level of Doodhpathri trek?

Ans: 1 Doodhpathri trek difficulty is categorized as moderate. The trek is six days long and you will cover a total distance of around 47 km. The trek takes off from an altitude of 6,175 ft in Srinagar and climbs to the highest elevation of 13,060 ft when you reach Pamsar Lake

Ques: 2 What's the best season to do Doodhpathri trek

Ans: 2 In July, Doodhpathri trek turns into luxuriant valleys blooming with wildflowers. The snow recedes from the trail, and the verdant valleys turn into dreamy landscapes. While it is a peak monsoon season in the rest of the country, Doodhpathri Trek is in the rainshadow region. Owing to this, the trail remains comparatively dry during the monsoon. Expect mild afternoon showers in Doodhpathri if you are trekking in July – August.

Ques: 3 What are the highlights of Doodhpatri trek?

Ans: 3 The raw beauty of Kashmir is best experienced when you explore the offbeat path and trek in the interiors of the valley. Doodhpathri – Toshmaidan, our latest addition to the list of beautiful treks to do in Kashmir takes you to the interior of the Budgam District and unravels the hidden beauty of Kashmir.

Ques: 4 What is the starting point of the Doodhpathri Lakes trek?

Ans: 4 Doodhpathri is the starting point for the Bodpathri Lakes trek. Doodhpathri is a very famous tourist place in Kashmir. It is an extremely beautiful place that has long wavy meadows with the pine forest surrounding these meadows. The place is best known across the world for its lush meadows.

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Cancellation policy

Life is unpredictable and we understand sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavour to make it as easy possible for you. However, please understand we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of programme. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below-

Cancellation prior to 30 days from start of the event: Get monetary refund with 15% of cancellation charges on trek fee.

Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of event: 50% on trek fee is non refundable and the remaining 50 % will be given as cash voucher which is valid for 1 year.

Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of event: No refund.

Please note cancellation will be only accepted by email.

Note: The Himalayan Daredevils reserves the right to cancel a programme before departure in the event of logistical problems arriving due to natural calamities, strikes, wars on any other circumstances that makes the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.

Itinerary changes & trip delays:

We plan itineraries based on the information at the time of planning and in rare circumstances, there are subject to change. In the event that the itinerary is changes or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, landslides etc. We will always aim to give you the best experience possible. However The Himalayan Daredevils are not be held responsible for the cost of delay or changes.

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