Gupt Khal Trek FAQs

Gupt Khal Trek is famous as Adventure, Trekking, High Altitude Mountain Pass, . Nearest Airport from Gupt Khal Trek is and Nearest Railway Station is .

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What is the altitude of Gupt Khal?

Gupt Khal trek altitude is 5800 mts above the sea level. The trek offers close and glorious views of Nilkantha, Hathi, Nilgiri, Rataban, Kamet and Mana peaks.

How difficult is Gupt Khal trek?

Gupt Khal trek is a tough grade trek, it is one of the most challenging treks in Garhwal Himalayas and also highest atlitude close to 6000 mts above the sea level. It is advised to prepare for the trek by running, cycling and swimming which help improve cardiovascular stamina.

Why is Guptkhal famous for?

Guptkhal is famous for glacier trek, pass trek, high altitude trek, trekking, camping and expedition

What are the things to keep in mind while traveling to Guptkhal?

Gupt Khal trek is the most challenging high altitude trek in Garhwal Himalayas. So there are certain things to take care of before trekking in Gupt Khal.

  • Basic Mountaineering knowledge is required and previous experience of High Altitude Treks
  • All climbing gears required, with great fitness levels and a positive attitude.
  • Permits are required to conduct this trek

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 equipments 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?

Ans:- 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.

Is Gupt Khal trek safe?

Yes, the Gupt Khal Trek is safe. The level of difficulty for the Gupt Khal Trek is moderate, so the route is not very dangerous.  Having an experienced trekking guide with you on your trek is a wise decision as he/she would know the route well and will help you keep on track.  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?

Ans:- 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 base and trekking distance of Gupt Khal Trek?

Govindghat is the base of Gupt Khal Trek via Ghangharia and the Valley of Flowers. And the entire trekking expedition is close to 100 kms. Alternatively, you can start this trek from Gamshali (near Joshimath) as well.

Any experience required for this trek?

Yes, experience of atleast 02 week long treks ranging from 3500-4500mts would come in handy to do a trek like Gupt Khal 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, Sep, and October are the best months to visit Gupt Khal Trek. Avoid trekking in the monsoons season. The incessant rains in the monsoon make the route slippery and the region is prone to unexpected landslides, cloudbursts, and roadblocks.

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 Guptkhal Trek?

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

What are the nearest airport and railway stations from Gupt Khal Trek?

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport and Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railway station for Guptkhal Trek in Uttarakhand.

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