Holiday Moods present Himalayan Environment & Adventure Trek (HEAT) to t3750 metre Khuliya top in the Kumaon Himalayas

Holiday Moods Adventures is top rated by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as one of the "BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL COMPANIES on Earth” with 100% client satisfaction. Incepted in 1997, they are a Himalayan specialist adventure & cultural travel outfitter promoting India and extensions to Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan. We are also the winner of the National Tourism Award for “The Most Innovative Adventure Activity Tour Operator”. Holiday Moods is an Approved Adventure Provider of The International Award for Young People India.


Holiday Moods Adventures have successfully handled 14 National level “HEAT” (Himalayan Environment & Adventure Trek) to various trails in the past years:


1998: Trek to Sangla Valley (Kinnaur), Himachal Pradesh
1999: Trek to Chandratal (Kullu Valley), Himachal Pradesh
2000: Trek to Shibaling pass (Sangla, Kinnaur), Himachal Pradesh
2001: Trek to Khauli pass (Manikaran valley), Himachal Pradesh
2002: Trek to Roopkund trail (Chamoli, Garhwal),Uttarakhand
2003: Trek to Kuari pass (Chamoli, Garhwal), Uttarakhand
2004: Trek to Solang Glacier trek (Manali Valley), Himachal Pradesh
2005: Trek to Talang Pass Trail (Chamba Valley), Himachal Pradesh
2006: Trek to Mt Bandarpunch Trail,(Yamnotri Valley), Uttarakhand
2007: Trek to Saurkundi Lake, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
2008: Trek to Dayara Bugyals , Raithal, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
2009: Trek to Saru Tal, Pabbar Valley, Rohru, District Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
2010: Trek to Chanderkhani Pass, Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh
2011: Trek to Kareri Lake, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh


The HEAT Trek to Khuliya Top in the Pithoragargh district of the Kumaon Himalayas in Uttarakhand features Daily group departures from 5th to 26th May 2012.


Munsiyari or a 'Place With Snow' is situated on the banks of Goriganga river, is a fast growing tourist destination, that also falls on the ancient salt route from Tibet and is at the entrance of the Johar Valley, which extends along the path of the Goriganga River to its source at the Milam Glacier. The town is surrounded by snow capped peaks, with a key attraction being the trekking route to Khuliya Top. Munsiyari, the center as well as the Gateway of Johar Region is situated 128 Km from Pithoragarh at an elevation of 2298 meters and is snuggled in the folds of snow clad mountains. It is said that the Pandavas had set out for their final journey to heaven from Munsiyari.


Munsiyari is located at a distance of 650 Kms from Delhi and 260 kms from Kathgodam Railway station.

ITINERARY FOR HEAT 2012 for 8 Days/ 7nights

Pre trek: Day 1- Arrival at Kathgodam/Drive to Munisiyari (2300 metres)
Arrive Kathgodam at 5:10a.m. by Ranikhet Express Train.
Board Mahindra Maxx Jeeps and drive towards Munsiyari
Breakfast enroute near Bhimtal
Lunch at Dholchina around 1:00p.m.
Arrive Munsiyari in the evening by appx. 5:30p.m.
Check into camp site. Evening at leisure
Dinner followed by bonfire and songs/ group entertainment


Day 2 Acclimatization day in Munsiyari


Day 3 Trek to Camp 1 at Balati Farms (2800 metre) 7 kms/3-4 hours
Post breakfast, departure for trek to Camp I
Arrive around lunch time
Post lunch, welcome address by the camp leader and allotment of tents on sharing basis
Adventure Activity - Tyrolean Traverse
Soup time followed by dinner and campfire
Overnight in tents (Group Sharing basis)

Day 4 Trek to Camp 2 at Khuliya Bugyals (3400 metres) 6 km/3 hrs
Post breakfast, departure for trek to Camp I
Arrive around lunch time
Post lunch, welcome address by the camp leader and allotment of tents on sharing basis
Adventure Activity - Exploring the Bugyals
Soup time followed by dinner and campfire
Overnight in tents (Group Sharing basis)

Day 5 Climb to Khuliya Top (3750 metres) 6 kms/ 4-5 hrs
Post breakfast, Height gain day to Khuliya Top subject to weather conditions
Return back to the camp around lunch time
Evening at leisure


Day 6 Trek to Camp 1 at Balati Farms Post breakfast, depart for Camp I
Arrive around lunch time
Welcome address by the camp leader and allotment of tents on sharing basis
Adventure Activity - Rappelling
Soup time followed by dinner and campfire
Overnight in tents (Group Sharing basis)


Day 7 Trek down to base camp Post breakfast, departure for basecamp.
Arrive around lunch time.
Evening at leisure to visit the town
Soup time followed by dinner and campfire
Overnight in tents (Group Sharing basis)

DAY 8 Drive to Kathgodam
Post Breakfast, drive to Kathgodam in Mahindra Maxx Jeeps around 7:00a.m.
Lunch at Dholchina around 1:30 p.m.
Dinner around 7:30p.m.near Kathgodam
Transfer to the railway station to board the overnight train to Delhi at 9:00p.m.


Net Package per person: Rs. 15,000 including taxes
For Award participants' group from school, cost of the Award leader/teacher accompanying is complimentary.


FOR BOOKINGS:
Contact Tejbir Anand at +91 11 43000800 (100 lines) or email at tejbiranand@gmail.com

See photos at https://picasaweb.google.com/109565912810382889599/KhuliyaTopTrek#


Package includes:
Two transfers from and back to Kathgodam in non a/c private Mahindra Maxx Jeeps on sharing basis as per the itinerary.
Accommodation in tents on sharing basis
All meals as per itinerary
Local Guides accompanying the group
Services of Camp Leaders
All pre-established camp sites as per the itinerary
Tents, sleeping bags, Appx 35 Ltrs Rucksacks, Carry mats
Adventure activities as per the itinerary
Camping & forest fees etc

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT FOR THE TREK
Please bring your personal clothing, utensils & good strong pair of walking boots.

MEDICAL FACILITIES
Facilities for proper medical aid are available at every campsite throughout the trek. However those on special medication or with known drug allergies should bring their own necessary medications.

SAFETY
Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the planning of trek routes keeping safety in mind. Our experienced camp leaders have been constantly visiting the area to check all the details. Stringent safety standards are adhered to strictly, and only quality equipment is used.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The package price will be deducted as per the following conditions strictly. No refund will be entertained without receiving a cancellation request effective from the date of receipt of letter.
Notice of less than 30 days: Half fee refund
Notice of less than 15 days: No refund.
No refund will be given to people who are unable to complete the trek or abandon it due to any reasons.


CERTIFICATE & SOUVENIR
Every trekker will be given a souvenir and awarded with a certificate on successfully completing the trek.

NOTES:
HOLIDAY MOODS ADVENTURES reserves the right to increase the package price, change the number of days or trek route if the situation so desires due to unforeseen reasons.
HOLIDAY MOODS ADVENTURES reserves the right to reject any application.
The package excludes any kind of personal expenses such as STD calls, laundry, and personal sightseeing or any such expenses that may arise due to unforeseen events like roadblocks due to landslides etc.
All disputes subject to Delhi jurisdiction strictly

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