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Hello, I'm doing this trek in December (very excited!) it's my first one with India Hikes.  I have a couple of questions please:

 

1) Is safe drinking water available on the trek?  How much do we carry in our packs?

2) Are crampons needed for the snow?  Can these be hired?

3) Is it possible to have a tent to myself or will I need to share?  

 

Many thanks, Tina

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6 hours ago, Tina said:

Hello, I'm doing this trek in December (very excited!) it's my first one with India Hikes.  I have a couple of questions please:

 

1) Is safe drinking water available on the trek?  How much do we carry in our packs?

2) Are crampons needed for the snow?  Can these be hired?

3) Is it possible to have a tent to myself or will I need to share?  

 

Many thanks, Tina

Carry about 2 liters water in your pack.

Regarding the tent, guess IH will clarify.

I understand IH will also provide the crampons if needed, but you should get that too clarified by them

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8 hours ago, Tina said:

Hello, I'm doing this trek in December (very excited!) it's my first one with India Hikes.  I have a couple of questions please:

 

1) Is safe drinking water available on the trek?  How much do we carry in our packs?

2) Are crampons needed for the snow?  Can these be hired?

3) Is it possible to have a tent to myself or will I need to share?  

 

Many thanks, Tina

Hi Tina,

DC trek in winter is simply awesome. I had done this trek on Feb 2022. To answer your questions

1) There are multiple water sources on this trek. Please carry 2 bottles (1 ltr each in your backpack) and you can keep refilling them.

2) IH team will provide gaiters and crampons for this trek

3) Tents are on twin sharing basis.

Hope this helps.

Cheers
Mayukh

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We are a group of 8 people who will be coming for the trek. We have the following choices of dates:

1. 16th/ 17th Dec

2. 11th Dec

 

Will there be a huge difference in snow or will we miss something if we choose one over another? Which date will you recommend?

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Hi Rajiv

To be honest, I don't think these dates will matter at all. 
You hardly have a difference of like 5-6 days.

If we have western disturbances coming early, then there would be snowfall happening soon. Predicting when you will have snow on a trek is difficult and changes from one year to the other.
I remember snowfall taking place in Oct last year, while in 2016 it took place during last week of December and sometime during the middle in 2018.

So you can plan your trek in any of these dates and have a wonderful time 🙂 

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I have two questions - 

1 - Is a 10L daypack okay for the summit day on the trek? and what will we put inside it?
2 - I have rented backpacks from indiahikes so i will be carrying all my stuff in suitcases, so the 500m walk to the base camp, will the terrain be okay to drag them? 

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Hi Shreyas, 

It's so nice to see that you are going for Deoriatal Chandrashila. It's one of my personal favourite. 🙂
For the summit day, a 10 lts day pack is more than enough. You will only be carrying your water bottle, poncho and tiffin box.

The walk from the drop point to the base camp is a climb down and the terrain is uneven. There is no scope of dragging. It's always better to get a backpack or a duffle bag whenever you are going to the mountains to avoid damadages. 
The picture might give you an idea about the terrain a little bit. The cement road that is visible is part of the road that you will be taking while climbing down.

WhatsApp Image 2022-10-10 at 10.28.06.jpeg

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4 minutes ago, Debadrita said:

Hi Shreyas, 

It's so nice to see that you are going for Deoriatal Chandrashila. It's one of my personal favourite. 🙂
For the summit day, a 10 lts day pack is more than enough. You will only be carrying your water bottle, poncho and tiffin box.

The walk from the drop point to the base camp is a climb down and the terrain is uneven. There is no scope of dragging. It's always better to get a backpack or a duffle bag whenever you are going to the mountains to avoid damadages. 
The picture might give you an idea about the terrain a little bit. The cement road that is visible is part of the road that you will be taking while climbing down.

WhatsApp Image 2022-10-10 at 10.28.06.jpeg

Alright thank you

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Have a similar query like Rajiv.Me n my friend are excited to take this trek in December...but can't decide whether to take Dec 3Rd or Dec 9th one..Do not wish to have freezing cold from the base itself .but wd be happy to get snow as we go near the summit day...and of course wd like to have freshly fallen snow at the top...

So please suggest to dine tune the start date...(I know ..it's difficult to predict about the snowing ...but a fair guess by a specialist would be quite accurate !

Thanks

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On 9/29/2022 at 1:53 PM, Shivaun said:

Starting this thread for any questions related to the trek itinerary. 

 Hey hey! Getting very excited for the trek 🤗 just a couple of questions on my side

-What will the temperature be during the day and at night?
- we will not be hiking on snow, correct? 
-Will we have access to drinkable water or do we need to 1 carry all the water on us or 2 get purifying water tablets?
-Do we expect to be on a path the whole way, or will we cross loose scree or loose rock?

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