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Dhumdhar Kandi Pass Trek is famous as Adventure, Trekking, Camping, High Altitude Mountain Pass, . Nearest Airport from Dhumdhar Kandi Pass Trek is Jolly Grant Airport, 240 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Dehradun, 214 Kms.

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How difficult is the Dhumdar Kandi Pass trek?

Dhumdar Kandi Pass trek is a moderate level trek considering its altitude range. Rapid changes in weather may pose some challenges but once the sky gets clear and peaks reveal themselves, the views will be rewarding. It is a good trek to upgrade to if you’ve done a couple of treks in the Himalayan range.

Is Diamox advisable?

Ans:- We don’t recommend using Diamox without prior consultation from your doctor. It is always better to get acclimatized without the help of medicines.

Which type of shoes should I buy?

Good trekking shoes are the most important part of the trek, so you have to be very careful before buying it. You can go through our Article “Important things to carry for trekking” to get an idea of important things to carry for trekking.

How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Ans:- Himalayan water is consider as a clean and mineral water but for safe side use boil water / chlorine tablet, during the trek ask once to trek leader or guide from where to fill water bottles.

Do you think I should bring some medicines with me?

Ans:- Yes, it is always advisable that in any trek carry your own medication weather organizers carrying it or not.

Can you customize a trip?

Yes, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people. Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style. You can check out some Dhumdar Kandi Pass Tour Packages

Is Dhumdar Kandi Pass trek safe?

Yes, the Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek is safe. The level of difficulty for the Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek is moderate, so the route is not very dangerous. Staying attentive while trekking ensures safety. However, always provides its trekkers with professional guidance and supervision. Your safety is our utmost priority.

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same?

We provide Bag Offloading as an add-on service where your rucksack/backpack will be transferred on a mule or by porter. That way you can travel light with just your day pack with essentials like rain jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch, etc.

  • Bag Offloading on Mule costs Rs. 300 per bag per day
  • Bag Offfloading on Porter costs Rs. 400-500 per bag per day (depending upon the severity of the trail)

What is the altitude of Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek?

Dhumdar Kandi Pass trek is situated at an altitude of 3,470 mts above the sea level.

What is the base and trekking distance of Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek?

Jhala and Sankri village is the last comfortable and well-connected base for Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek. You can do last-minute shopping and assemble your pieces of equipment here. The next morning we drive to Taluka and thereon to the starting point of the trek to commence the journey towards Dhumdar Kandi Pass. And the entire trekking distance is roughly around 80 km.

Any experience required for this trek?

Yes, the experience of at least 02 week long treks ranging from 3500-4500mts would come in handy to do a trek like Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek.

How do we prepare for such a Trek?

Here is a guide to prepare you for the trek.

Beginners guide for high altitude trekking

What are the best months to visit this trek?

May, June, August, and September are the best months to visit Dhamdar Kandi Pass Trek.

How safe are group departures for solo women?

Ans:- Treks are safe for woman traveling solo. We either provide them room / tent on sharing basis with other woman trekkers. We will provide you a tent on Single Occupancy at no extra cost if you are the only woman in the group.

Do you use Dome or Alpine tents? How are the tents divided? What brands do you use?

Ans:- We provide Dome Tents on Double or Triple Occupancy. Single Occupancy tent can be provided on request. We use tents like Marmot Catalyst, Quechua Quickhiker, The North Face, Foxhunter, etc.

I believe a walking stick is good to have, to spare our knees and gain balance. Should we go with Bamboo Stick or Trekking Pole?

Ans:- You can either buy a bamboo stick or get a hiking pole on rent. You can also buy one online or from any outdoor gear store.

What is the important equipment to carry for Dhumdhaar Kandi Pass Trek?

You can check all the important things to carry for trekking. Check out the list:-

Important things to carry for trekking

What are the nearest airport and railway stations from Dhamdar Kandi Pass Trek?

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport and Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station for Dhumdhar Kandi Pass Trek in Uttarakhand.

Did you have any suggestions of where to put the rest of our belongings while we hike?

You can leave your luggage behind at our Homestay, Meraki Triangle in Sankri.

We are wondering about the food, do you have examples of the dishes? How many meals do we have during the day?

We serve a mix of Indian and continental meals during the trek and at our Homestay in Sankri.  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Packed Lunch / Hot Lunch, Evening Tea OR Soup with a light snack. We also serve dessert on relaxed days.

What exactly is included in the equipment you provide? Are sleeping mats included? Pillow? Toilet paper? What is the comfort temperature of the sleeping bags? Are they 3-season sleeping bags or 2 or 5? What is the R-value for the sleeping mats?

Ans:- Yes, we include all essential equipments needed for the trek like Tent, toilet tent, toilet paper, dining tent & stools are also included along with kitchen tent for staff.  Our sleeping bags can with stand around -10 to -12 degree celcius. During winter treks we provide it with a fleece liner. Our Mattresses are 8mm thick. We also provide gaiters and micro-spikes if the trek involves walking on snow.

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