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Iquest Chadar Trek A grand Success

After Enduring the Harsh weather conditions with Tempratures dipping to less then -30 Degrees C, our team completed the trek with a smile

 

The trek held in January had 13 members in our team ,   it was a mix of seasoned trekkers and  beginners , the Pre trek briefings ,  and regular updates , kept the mood upbeat , and helped our team members   a lot ,

 

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Iquest Alang Madan Kulang trek a grand success

The grand trek to Alang Madan and kulang in the sahyadris was a great success ,    the year end of 2014 and the entry into 2015 was done  in a very special Iquest way,

we shall let our pictures do the speaking

For any inquiries  on this trek please cfontact us at  Sunand Sampath   +91 9448476683    email sunand@iquestindia.com

 

All set to climb Kulang  as the sun starts to set

All set to climb Kulang as the sun starts to set

The base village ... warm simple family

The base village … warm simple family

TRIP LEADER SUNAND SAMPATH

TRIP LEADER SUNAND SAMPATH

Alang Madan kulang ( L to R )

Alang Madan kulang ( L to R )

sweet pain of success

sweet pain of success

Day one morning  of Jan 1st 2015

Day one morning of Jan 1st 2015

feeling the mountain

feeling the mountain

Not an easy climb

Not an easy climb

yes that cave is 60 feet high

yes that cave is 60 feet high

technical climb to summit Alang

technical climb to summit Alang

inside the cave

inside the cave

towards alang

towards alang

Descending Madan

Descending Madan

Sometimes this nature gets one emotional

Sometimes this nature gets one emotional

absailing

absailing

Rappelling down the pitch

Rappelling down the pitch

Descending Madan

Descending Madan

Scary narrow descent

Scary narrow descent

Heart in Mouth

Heart in Mouth

Hmmmm

Hmmmm

All team  going good

All team going good

Inside the cave  ... there is energy

Inside the cave … there is energy

dusk and we almost done with climbing

dusk and we almost done with climbing

Climb on

Climb on

Any stronger then ever

Any stronger then ever

Akash on the move

Akash on the move

At the base of Madan

At the base of Madan

Hemant ... anchored

Hemant … anchored

a small wait before one gets to climb up this pitch , its a technical climb ahead

a small wait before one gets to climb up this pitch , its a technical climb ahead

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Towards Madan

Towards Madan

Resting time

Resting time

And enjoy the nature Beauty

And enjoy the nature Beauty

Mind and body in synch

Mind and body in synch

Narrow trail

Narrow trail

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descend with greater caution here

descend with greater caution here

One at a time descend

One at a time descend

Descend

Descend

Descend the steep narrow Kulang top

Descend the steep narrow Kulang top

The team

The team

Sunrise ... warmth , nature

Sunrise … warmth , nature

There is water .... Vikas  and his smile  always ...

There is water …. Vikas and his smile always …

Water tanks made  long ago on Kulang

Water tanks made long ago on Kulang

Adding Life to the trek Akash

Adding Life to the trek Akash

 

One of the best treks in the Sahyadris … recommended  highly for thrill seekers…..

 

never venture in rainy season

never venture without experienced people along with you ..

good planing and preperation needed …..

 

Blog by Sunand Sampath  the proud Trip Leader

 

 

 

 

HIMALAYAN TREKKING EXPEDITION TO EVEREST BASE CAMP NEPAL

Mount Everest is one of the most recognizable mountains in the world. Every year hundreds of people attempt to reach its summit. People from around the world are captivated by its height – some 8848 meters above sea level – and the adventurous, driven, mountain climbers who take it on embody the physical and mental extremes that test human capabilities.

In 1865, Waugh proposed that the Royal Geographical Society should name the mountain after his predecessor George  “Everest” because it was too difficult to pronounce its Hindi name.

The Nepalese call the mountain Sagarmatha, or “goddess of the sky”, whereas the Tibetans call it Chomolungma or “mother goddess of the universe”.

It is to Be led by a Highly experienced  Mountaineering Leader and supported by well experienced Guides and  Friendly Staff.

 

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Dates  : 11th  April to 25th April 2015.

Type of Trek   : Moderate  to  Tough

Highest point             : 18200 ( Kalapathar)

Focus  : Culture, Mountaineering, Trekking, Ecology, photography , Mt              g                                                                        Everest view and other big peaks.

DAY 01: 11th April 2015

Arrival Kathmandu. you will be met by our support staff and transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. Remainder of the day can be spent resting, shopping and sightseeing. You are on your own for the evening.

 

DAY 02: 12th April 2015

This morning, with our Kathmandu tour guide will meet us. Today we will be taken on tour to Durbar Market and the Monkey Temple, TIMS card  and return to the hotel for the afternoon where you will be on your own for relaxing, last minute shopping, packing etc.

DAY 03: 13th April 2015

06:00hrs we meet in the lobby for coach transfer to the airport for our 40-minute flight to Lukla. Upon arrival we will meet our sherpa team ( if you choose sherpa service), for today’s journey to Phakding.

 

DAY 04: 14th April 2015.

Early morning starts in the Khumbu Valley. Rise around 7, bags packed and ready for your porters to collect from your rooms. Breakfast around 7:30 and on the trail at 8. this days trek is to Namche Bazaar

 

Day 05: 15th April 2015

No rush this morning. No need to pack as you will spend one more night here. Today is acclimatization day. You will trek only 1 hour up to the Sherpa villages of Kunde and Khumjung.  Or visit the world famous everest view hotel. Acclimatization walk is very important at this stage

 

Day 06: 16th  April 2015

Back on schedule with the 7:00 start. Today you will find to be very exciting as you officially make your journey up the Everest valley. Walking for about 5 hours directly underneath majestic peaks with Mt. Everest in the distance , we break at tengboche

 

Day 07: 17th April 2015

Just as amazing as sunset is from this location, so is sunrise. Be sure your camera is loaded during your time in Tengboche.  Today we trek to dingboche

 

Day 08: 18th April 2015

Today take in the acclimatization hike  so have a relaxed day

 

Day 09: 19th April 2015

The trail climbs to Phalang Karpa at 4340 meters then Dugla (lunch stop) at 4620 meters before reaching Loboche at 4930 meters.

 

Day 10: 20th April 2015

Trek for a few hours and reach Gorekshep and rest for the day.

 

Day 11: 201st April 2015

Up early 3:30 am as we head to Kalapatthar for  the beautiful  view of  Mt Everest with the glow from rising sun.  Get back to gorek shep  and  after a small rest break head to the  Everest Base camp  we return to Gorek shep and  relax .

 

Day 12: 22nd April 2015

Today retrace our tracks back to Lukla. Our first stop is Pheriche, stay in a lodge.

 

Day 13: 23rd April 2015

Trek to Namche Bazaar. We are warming up now and the air is getting richer which seems to energize everyone. Upon arrival in Namche enjoy Cappuccino and fresh baking at the local bakery. A nice treat after several days on the dusty trail

 

Day 14: 24th April 2015

Trek to Lukla-stay in a lodge and enjoy a farewell dinner from the Everest region.

 

Day 15: 25th April 2015

Fly to Kathmandu- end of trek.

 

Day 16

Buffer Day

 

Day 17 end of the expedition , good byes  and drop off at the airport.

 

One can extend the stay and explore  KTM  and around, do some adventure activities etc.

 

Cost : 42500/- excluding taxes

 

 

 

Age Group

16  And above

 

Minimum number of participants

06

 

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation. (Guest house, Home
  •        stay, Camping).
  •  Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg).
  •  Trek equipments (Sleeping bag,
  •        mattress, Kitchen & dinning tent,
  •        crampon, utensils, tent).
  •  All necessary permits and entry fees.
  •  First aid medical kits.
  •  Mountaineering qualified &
  •        professional trek Leader, guide and
  •        Support staff.
  •  Transport from Kathgodam to
  •         Loharjung and return.
  •  Staff Insurance.

 

Cost Excludes:

  •  Any kind of personal expenses.
  •  Food during the transit. Or travel
  •  Insurance.
  •  Mules or porter to carry personal
  •       luggage.
  •  Anything not specifically mentioned
  •       under the head.
  • Porters can be arranged to carry        your rucksack approx 250/- per bag, per day.

Cancellation Charges:

Up to 24 Days             :- 95% of cost will be refund.

Between 14-24 Day    :- 70% of cost will be refund.

Between 14-10 Days  :- 50% of cost will be refunded.

Less than 10 Days      :- No refund

 

  • No Refunds on cancellations   , or not attending the event or if the Participant has to leave During any point of the event.
  • No refunds will be made if the program gets cancelled due to Unavoidable  circumstances out of the control of the organizers like Natural calamities,  bundh’s, strikes , etc.
  • Non-Indians will have to bear extra cost wherever applicable .
  • Registration Form, Risk Certificate & Packing list, will be emailed and a Detailed pre-briefing on the Expedition will be done to All Confirmed Participants.
  • Book with Full amount or 15,000/- Before August 23rd and the balance by 5th September. Payments Details on request.

Register now:

Contact   Sunand Sampath

Mobile:  +91 9448476683

Email:  contact@iquestindia.com

Website:  www.iquestindia.com

HIMALAYAN TREKKING EXPEDITION TO DZONGRI- SIKKIM

 

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Established by a strong group of Professionals, iQuest Adventures is committed to producing adventurous challenges, professional events and learning programs that are fused with our unique brand of fun and creativity.

 

Over the years, our team has become one of India’s Leading Adventure Companies by providing excellent customer service, a trustworthy standard of safety, and above all, by bringing a pioneering vision to the activities we feel so passionate about.

 

The dzongri trek takes you up-close for a spectacular view amidst a majestic panorama of the Himalayan giants within its range of mountains.

 

It’s a beautiful journey  through  a very spectacular  range of  Mountains Meadows ,  This trek is suitable for first timers, beginners and those with less holidays

9th to 16th November 2014

ARRIVAL AT  Bagdogra ON 9th Nov, 2014.

Day 1

Arrive at Bagdogra in the morning & depart to Yuksam. Arrive in Yuksam by evening & check into hotel

Day 2

Explore Yuksam & get acclimatized to clean air

Day 3

Trek to Bakkim or Tshoka

Day 4

Tshoka to Dzongri

Day 5

Dzongri Acclimatizing Day

Day 6

Dzongri to Tshoka

Day 7

Tshoka to Yuksum

Day 8

Yuksum to NJP or bagdogra

 

Cost:-

Rs. 17,000/- Service Tax Extra

 

Age Group:-

15 and above

Minimum number of participants : 10 nos.

Cost Includes:-

● Highly experienced, Leaders, High Altitude Guides, Cooks and support Staff

● Transportation [Train, Jeep & local transportations]

 ● Accommodation [hotels when in city, during the trek in tents on sharing basis]

● Food [3 Veg meals a day, tea/coffee, Snacks

● Porters and Yaks [ruck sacks will be carried by porters and yaks

● Trekker needs to carry the day pack with minimal must haves]

● Certificates and expedition t-shirts

 

Cost Excludes:-

  • All the personal expenses like drinks, tips etc.
  • ● Cost of any form of insurance, rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
  • Travel fare up to Kolkatta and Back (iQuest can assist in getting reservations for travel)

Register now  : Contact

Sunand sampath : +91 9448476683

Email : contact@iquestindia.com

Website:  www.iquestindia.com

 

HIMALAYAN TREKKING EXPEDITION TO GOECHA LA SIKKIM

The Goecha La trek takes you up-close for a spectacular view of the mighty Kanchenjunga amidst a majestic panorama of the other Himalayan giants within its range of mountains.

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This is an extension of the Dzongri trek — and trekking beyond the meadows of Dzongri is raw adventure at its best where the visitor is taken into the realm of towering mountain peaks directly above and camp is set amidst the view of rumbling avalanches and high mountain glaciers.

8th to 20th November 2014

ARRIVAL AT KOLKATA ON 8th Nov, 2014.

Day 1: 8th Nov 2014

Meet at Kolkata Railway Station & travel to New Jalpaiguri by Darjeeling mail in the evening.

Day 2: 9th Nov 2014

Arrive at NJP in the morning & depart to Yuksam. Arrive in Yuksam by evening & check into hotel

Day 3: 10th Nov 2014

Explore Yuksam & get acclimatized to clean air

Day 4: 11th Nov 2014

Trek to Bakkim or Tshoka

Day 5: 12th Nov 2014

Tshoka to Dzongri

Day 6: 13th Nov 2014

Dzongri Acclimatizing Day

Day 7: 14th Nov 2014

Dzongri to Thansing

Day 8: 15th Nov 2014

Thansing to Samiti / Chemathang

Day 9: 16th Nov 2014

Samiti – Goecha la-Thansing

Day 10: 17th Nov 2014  

Thansing-Tshoka/Bakkim

Day 11: 18th Nov 2014

Bakkim-Yuksam

Day 12: 19th Nov 2014

Yuksam—New Jaipaiguri—Train to Kolkata.Overnight by Darjeeling mail.

Day 13: 20th Nov 2014

Morning Kolkata- Good byes!!!

Cost

Rs. 23,500/- Service Tax Extra

Age Group 15 and above

Minimum number of Participants:  10 nos.

Cost Includes:-

  • Highly experienced, Leaders, High Altitude Guides, Cooks and support Staff
  • Transportation [Train, Jeep & local transportations]
  • Accommodation [hotels when in city, during the trek in tents on sharing basis] 
  • Food [3 Veg meals a day, tea/coffee,
  • Snacks] and Insurance coverage for the trek period
  • Porters and Yaks [ruck sacks will be carried by porters and yaks
  • Trekker needs to carry the day pack with minimal must haves]
  •  Certificates and expedition t-shirts
  • Cost mention for Indian national only for others ,the cost may vary depending on local rules and regulations.

 Cost Excludes:-

  • All the personal expenses like drinks, tips etc
  • Cost of any form of insurance, rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
  • Travel fare up to Kolkatta and Back (iQuest can assist in getting reservations for travel)

Note:

Registration Form, Risk Certificate & Packing list, will be emailed and a Detailed,pre-briefing on the Expedition will be done to All Confirmed Participants.

 

Cancellation Charges:

  • 50% of the Total Charges on Cancellation between 17th Oct and 27th Oct 2014.
  • No Refunds on cancellations or not attending the Trip or if the Participant has to leave during any point of the trip after 27th Oct  2014.
  • No refunds will be made if the program gets cancelled due to Unavoidable  circumstances out of the control of the organizers like Natural calamities, bundh’s, strikes , etc.
  • Non-Indians will have to bear extra cost wherever applicable .

 

HIMALAYAN TREKKING EXPEDITION IN LADAKH RUMTSE TO TSO MORIRI

Rumtse is a village in Ladakh, where the first human settlement on the way from Lahaul to Ladakh after Taglang Pass. Rumtse, like the rest of Ladakh is known for its barren landscape and scenic beauty. This region, known as the land of the nomads, will give you an experience to last a traditional lifestyle along the incredible oval shaped bank of Tso moriri.

Tso moriri lake is Also Known as ‘Mountain Lake’, it is located in the Rupshu valley situated in Changthang. The Lake is about 28 km in length from north to south and is about 4-6 km in breadth and about 100 (max-248) feet in depth. Tso Moriri is a very fine sheet of a deep blue and crystal clear water.

 

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Tso moriri lake

It is to Be led by a Highly experienced Mountaineering Leader and supported by well experienced Guides and Friendly Staff.

Dates : 19th July to 28th July 2014, Leh to Leh,
Type of Trek : Moderate
Highest point: 5450 meters.
Focus : Villages, wildlife, high passes, and dramatic landscape of  the ladaki                                            place
Grade : Moderate.

Day to day:-

Day 1: 19th July: ARRIVAL TO LEH
You will be picked up at the airport or in the city ( if coming by road) check in to hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the Leh market area and getting acclimatized to fresh air .

Day 2: 20th July : LEH TO RUMTSE
From Leh to Rumtse by car takes 3 hrs. We start hiking towards to Kyamar & its takes 4 hrs (approx). Camp site alit is 4380 mts. 1st Day camp is near the spring.

Day3: 21st July : KYMAR TO TISALING (6-7)
Alt at camp site 4200 mts , there is 2 pass fist Kymar la its altitude (4800) and the second is Mandalchan la (4850mtrs) . From 1st pass there is spectacular view of the Changthang rang with colo full rife of the mountain. After 1st pass you will meet next pass. From this pass its easy descend to the camp site at Tinseling, its little wind region.

Day 4: 22nd July :TISALING TO PANGUNAGU (5-6hrs)
Altitude at camp site 4430 mtrs. It only one passes to day its called Shibuk la its altitude is (4900 mtrs) . Reach the pass its take 2 hrs approx. From the top you will see a wonder full view of the Tsokar Lake. Camping site is wind area.

Day 5: 23rd  July : PANGUNAGU TO NURUCHA (6-7)
Day is little hot Day, are walking on sandy jeep road via Tsokar Lake. Along the salty shores of the lake; we have an impeccable opportunity to see some of the endangered migratory birds of the world, From here we carry on along the trail to the right side of the lake, keeping to a barrelhead until Nuruchan, where you welcome by a grassy land with stream. Camping site altitude is 4300mtrs.

Day 6: 24th July : NURUCHAN TO RAJUNG KARU (4-5hrs)
We will cross the cold stream by Nuruchn. Before gradually ascending a gently trail to Horlam Kongka la (5000mtrs) from the pass, we will have a good view of the turquoise blue Tsokar. It is also a good chance of spotting kiang (Wild donkey) here, After an easy walk down from the pass , we will follow a wide and Lush valley to Rajung Karu. We will encounter several Tibetan nomad families of the Chinese invaded Tibet , they and their animals faced numerous hardships, fighting biting cold and losing many lives while fleeing into Ladakh from Tibet,
We will find our campsite here tonight and there will be lots of time to visit the nomads and explore the area.

Day 7: 25th July : RUJUNG KARU – GYAMAR (6-7hrs)
We will start our Day by climbing the challenging Kyamyuru la pass (54300mtrs), but the magnificent view from the top makes it well worth all strenuous efforts, from the top of the pass, a gentle trail leads down to Gyarmar Barma (5150mtrs),it is an amazing place , this is a high altitude valley, with herds of grazing yaks and surrounded by snowcapped mountains . From here we will climb another small pass, Kartse la (5300 meters) from where a trail will lead us down to the green valley of Gyamar 5100 meters and probably more nomads. Here we will camp for the night .

Day 8; 26th July :GYAMAR – KORZOK (6-7hrs)
Yalung Nyaulung la. (5450 mtrs ) is the highest and final pass on our trek . From the top of the pass, the sapphire blue , freshwater lake of Tso moriri (4500mtrs) will shine like a jewel in this brown , barren landscape. This lake is approx 40 km long is situated at 4500mtrs and is Trans Himalaya and the Greater Himalaya .There is an interesting legend behind Tso moriri name well .
It is side that a women , possibly a chomo ( a Buddhist nun ), riding on a yak , was somehow carried into the lake. The yak could not swim and started sinking into the water
The women cried out for help : RI , RI – an exclamation of fear – until she drowned . Thus the legend says the lake got its name – chomoriri .

Descending steeply for a couple of hours to Korzok phu, we will encounter the summer pasture of the Korzok people . Our trek ends at the village of Korzok , overlooking Tso moriri and inhabited by a small , permanent settlement of Changpa nomads. At an altitude of 4572mtrs it is one of the highest permanent villages in the world , The monastery at Korzok is more than 500 years old and lying on trading route between Spiti and Ladakh. It was visited by many of the early explorers.

Day 9: 27th July : KORZOK – LEH (7 hrs )
We drive back to Leh , crossing the duty plains of Rupshu before entering the green Indus valley , and at last Leh.

Day:10 :28th July : Drop to The Airport and good byes….!!!

Cost :27000/- INR

Registration Form, Risk Certificate & Packing list, will be emailed and a Detailed pre-briefing on the Expedition will be done to All Confirmed Participants.
Advance payment of Rs. 13500/- before 18th June, and the Balance amount to be paid before 30th June.

Cancellation Charges:

Cancellation charges [before 30th June] Rs 7000/- or the actual expenses, whichever is high.
No Refunds on cancellations , or not attending the event or if the Participant has to leave During any point of the event.
No refunds will be made if the program gets cancelled due to Unavoidable circumstances out of the control of the organizers like Natural calamities, bundh’s, strikes , etc.
Non-Indians will have to bear extra cost wherever applicable .

Cost Includes:-

  • Highly experienced Leaders, High Altitude Guides.
  • Accommodation (Hotels when in city, during the trek in tents on sharing basis).
  • Food (3 Veg meals a Day while trekking).
  • Certificates and expedition t-shirts.
  • Transportation [Train, Jeep
  • & local transportations]
  • Porters
  • Expedition Leader
  • All entry charges

Cost Excludes:-

  • All the personal expenses like drinks, tips etc.
  • Cost of any form of insurance, rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
  • Travel fare up to Leh and Back (iQuest can assist in getting reservations for travel).Any Insurance. Any item apart from that indicated in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing and other charges.
  • Boating in the Lake.
  • Other charges which is not mentioned in itinerary.

KINDLY NOTE: Incase of circumstance out of our control like, natural calamities, local law and order situation, etc., which may result in change in itinerary, additional booking of accommodation, transport, logistic etc., causing an increase in expenses, and also in case of any fuel price hike .The additional cost thus incurred shall be borne by the participants.

Register now:-!!!!
Contact Sunand Sampath
Mobile: +91 9448476683
Email: contact@iquestindia.com
Website: www.iquestindia.com