12th-Std Special Himalayan Adventure- Trek to Dhana Kunnu

12 Days

Overview

Dhana Kunnu Pass is a pass located in the Kullu District of India at a height of 3600 mt. The pass remains blanketed in a substantial layer of snow until May, making it the most challenging and exhilarating day of the trek for participants. Begin by ascending until you reach the Rumtu ridge, a vantage point that provides a remarkable view of both the Kullu and Parvati valleys from the same location. Continue along the ridge until you reach Dhana Kunnu Pass, where you’ll cross over to the other side. From the Pass, you’ll enjoy a wide and panoramic vista of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladar mountain ranges. Descend to the opposite side, where you’ll find a beautiful campsite at Chaklani.

What kids will learn?

  • Trekking at an altitude of 12,030 feet
  • View of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges
  • Lifetime experience as you explore the cultural heritage of Himachal
  • Witness the breathtaking views and alluring trails through the thick forest of firs and oaks
  • Life skills such as self-dependency, adjusting nature, self-confidence, leadership skills, teamwork etc.
  • Skills of backpacking, navigation, camping and cooking, rope knots and adventure activities

Trek Schedule:
18th to 29th April 2024 (Pune to Pune)

10th – 21st May 2024 (Pune to Pune)

Batch size:
** 15 minimum members per batch
** Seats are available on a first come first basis

Trek Fees:
INR 32,500 (Including GST 5%)
+ Airfare (Pune – Delhi – Pune) at actual

** Register as early as possible to avail good airfare deals.

Trek Highlights

  • Explore one of the beautiful treks in Himachal
  • Witness Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountain ranges
  • Experience the climb to Dhana Kannu Pass
  • Attain an elevation of 12,040 feet

Itinerary

Gather at Pune Airport and meet the Giripremi Adventure Foundation representative who will also be a professional mountaineer. He / she will be with kids throughout the trek. Fly to Delhi. Afternoon visit Indian Mountaineering Foundation. In the evening departure by bus to Naggar in Himachal Pradesh. Board the flight to Delhi and upon arrival in Delhi, a bus will be waiting for you. Board the bus to Naggar.
(Overnight journey to Naggar)

Reach Naggar. Naggar is a very ancient town and was the capital of the erstwhile Kullu Rajas for about 1400 years. Famous places to visit Naggar include the Naggar castle, Gauri Shankar Temple, and Vasuki Naag Temple. Activity: Equipment sorting, Visit Naggar castle and the town

Participate in an exhilarating high rope course that will challenge your physical and mental agility. This course includes exciting activities such as Jumaring, where you'll ascend ropes using specialized equipment. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to learn essential skills in rope knot tying, how to efficiently organize equipment, and the art of backpacking, which involves packing and carrying your gear effectively for outdoor adventures.

Take part in a day-long hike through the hills in the vicinity, during which you'll carry your essential gear and equipment. This hands-on experience will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to pitch a tent effectively and cook meals outdoors, offering a comprehensive understanding of camping and self sufficiency in the wilderness.

Start your journey by traveling to Jana in a vehicles, where the trek commences. This trek begins along a fair-weather road from the charming old village of Jana. It guides you through a dense forest filled with majestic pines, firs, cedars, and apple orchards. Along the way, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the Kullu valley and its snow-capped peaks. Additionally, you will learn the basics of navigation and the use of the compass.

The trek begins with a steep ascent but gradually transitions into a more manageable hike through the Kais Wildlife Sanctuary. Along the way, you'll be surrounded by dense pine and oak forests, enchanting rhododendron blooms, and scenic meadows. Your destination is the tranquil natural lake at Futasor, where you'll spend the night at the campsite. At this campsite, you will learn important lessons on Risk Management and Leadership skills.

The trek proceeds with several uphill and downhill sections, offering equally rewarding experiences. The breathtaking vistas of towering peaks lead us to the modest campsite of Dohra Nala, a truly wild and remote place. Spend the night at a campsite near the gentle stream.

The trek from Dohra Nala to Dhana Kunnu Pass (3,600 meters) and then to Chaklani (3,260 meters) is expected to take around 6 to 7 hours. The pass remains blanketed in a substantial layer of snow until May, making it the most challenging and exhilarating day of the trek for participants. Begin by ascending until you reach the Rumtu ridge, a vantage point that provides a remarkable view of both the Kullu and Parvati valleys from the same location. Continue along the ridge until you reach Dhana Kunnu Pass, where you'll cross over to the other side. From the Pass, you'll enjoy a wide and panoramic vista of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladar mountain ranges. Descend to the opposite side, where you'll find a beautiful campsite at Chaklani

Enjoy a day of leisure at the same campsite to explore and enjoy the splendour of the Himalayas.

Descend to Naggar, the base camp of Up North, passing through picturesque meadows, lush Oak and Pine forests, and the historic villages of Kullu valley. Spend the night at the base camp.

After breakfast visit to Manali town, and in the evening, head back home after carrying with you the cherished memories of the Himalayas that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Reach Delhi in the morning and Fly back to Pune

Trek Cost: INR 32,500 + Airfare at actual (Pune-Delhi-Pune)

Includes

  • Accommodation in spacious and comfortable Huts/tents, at Naggar
  • Accommodation in Alpine tents (2/3 men) during the expedition with sleeping bags, fleece inners, and trekking mats. (A separate toilet tent facility is provided) at base camp.
  • A variety of wholesome hygienic veg. meals during the entire program.
  • Services of cook, kitchen helpers with the entire necessary kitchen items, utensils etc.
  • Technical equipment such as Climbing shoes, crampons, gaiters, Ice Axe, climbing ropes, ascenders, descenders, helmets, ice screws, rock pitons, carabiners, snow stakes and other
  • technical equipment will be provided.
  • The services of qualified GAF Instructors.
  • The services of high altitude porters for assisting with load ferry and camp establishment.
  • Bus transport from Delhi to Naggar and back.
  • Vehicular transport from Naggar to Bharatpur and back to Naggar, after the completion of the
  • climb using Sumo / Tempo Traveler or similar.
  • Insurance of technical staff and camp staff (Members to obtain their own insurance).
  • First aid kit with oxygen cylinders
  • GST 5% (In case if there is any change in the GST, we will notify in advance and the cost may vary)

Excludes

  • Flight ticket (Pune-Delhi-Pune)
  • Meals during flight journey and airport waiting period
  • Any extra expenses than the includes section

Following is the process of registration:

Step 1>> Booking Amount – Rs. 10,000 /- (Non-refundable in case of cancellation)

Step 1>> Fill the online registration form here – Enrollment Form

Step 2>> Medical Form
Print and submit the Medical declaration Form Download

Step 3>>Indemnity Bond
FOR MINORS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond Download

Step 4>> Balance payment (1 month prior to your batch date)

Bank Transfer:

Account Name: GIRIPREMI ADVENTURE FOUNDATION
Bank Name:  HDFC Bank, FC Road Branch
A/c No. : 50200062745252
IFSC code: HDFC0000103

Google Pay
G-Pay Number: 8668548653
UPI: 8668548653@okbizaxis
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2 Months Training Module for High Altitude Treks – Download

Acclimatization at high altitude – Download

Suggested Kit list – Download

(You can add or deduct number of things required as per the trek you choose. GAF Team will assist you to select apt things to carry)

** You can buy clothing from Gokyo Outdoor Clothing and Gear
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You can send your enquiry via the form below.

12th-Std Special Himalayan Adventure- Trek to Dhana Kunnu
From ₹32,500
/ Participant
From ₹26,500
/ Child

Trek Details

  • INR 325000
  • Naggar (H.P)
  • 12040
  • 25