The Ookhal Trek
Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The Ookhal trek combines stunning views, rambling through golden meadows, exploring oak forests, and camping at spectacular sites, including at a hidden lake! You'll trek through a high altitude pass, and if you have the time and energy, you'll also trek up to Marahni peak. This trek is possible for fit first-timers, but it is recommended that you have done a couple of treks before booking the Ookhal trek.

    You'll be camping in fun tunnel tents with two 'rooms' and an enclosed porch area to store your luggage. Every day, you'll eat delicious meals, enjoy merry campfires and chilly evenings, and sleep in spacious tents with comfy air mattresses and soft sleeping bags.

    IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure so a minimum of 4 travellers is required to book this trip.

    Destination

    Ookhal Thach is a high altitude meadow that lies at just over 10,000 feet, giving you spectacular views of the landscape around. On the trek to Ookhal meadows, you'll climb up to Marahni peak which is over 12,000 feet high, and then descend to the meadows.

    The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is a World Heritage Site, and one of India's national parks. It covers over 700 sq kms and has a buffer eco zone of about 200 sq kms. It is filled with breathtaking landscapes, plants and herbs that are used in ayurveda, and beautiful flora and fauna. Trekking through the GHNP takes you past quaint villages, gently rolling slopes, craggy peaks, and sparkling rivers. It's the perfect getaway for trekkers and nature lovers looking to get lost in the mountains.

    Destination highlights

    • Camp in some exotic locations within the Himalayas!
    • Experience nature through this less strenuous trek.
    • Spot rare animals like the blac bear and snow leopard.
    • Explore the Himachal village life.
    • Pray in the holy temple of Shangarh.
    • Catch some mesmerising views of the Punjab Plains and Tirthan Valley.
    • Enjoy traditional wholesome meals.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader.

    Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    While on the Ookhal trek, participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.

    Cancellation policy

    For all cancellations of the Ookhal trek: You will receive a refund of the trip cost minus any non-refundable amounts already spent on hotels, staff, food, transport, administration fees, and taxes.

    No show: No refund.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator and its representatives/subcontractors are released from any liability or claim with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, property loss, or property damage that may result from the trekking activity. A release of liability form will have to be signed by you at your arrival.

    Standing height tents, camping tables and dining tents can be arranged at extra cost with prior notice.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
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    Drop off point
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    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Pekhri
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    End point
    Shangarh Village
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    05:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    19 hrs
    Total distance covered
    28 kms
    Start point elevation
    10925 feet
    Maximum elevation
    12040 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6922 feet
    Average per day distance
    6 kms
  • Day 1 of the Ookhal trek: Pekhri to Rangthar

    You'll meet up at Pekhri at around 08:00 hrs in the morning. From here, you'll begin your walk towards Lakcha, a quaint Himalayan village en route to your campsite. There are a few patches that are a bit steep, but just enough to warm up those trekking muscles. You'll stop for a packed lunch, and continue onwards to Rangthar. Here there's a flat ridge with views of the mountains around and the Tirthan Valley below. You'll enjoy a bonfire and a delicious hot dinner, and then retire to your tents for the night.
    /Ookhal Trek Great Himalayan National Park Pekhri Kund Lake Himalayas Adventure The Great Next You will get your first views of the peaks on your upward ascent from Pekhri

    Day 2 of the Ookhal trek: Rangthar to Kundri and Marahni meadows

    Wake up early to witness the beautiful sunrise over the peaks in the Great Himalayan National Park. After a wholesome breakfast, you'll begin your second day of trekking. You'll climb up a steep trail to Kundri, through golden oak forests, getting closer to the mountains as you climb. Enjoy a bonfire and a hot dinner before bedtime. Overnight in tents.
    /Ookhal Trek Great Himalayan National Park Pekhri Kund Lake Himalayas Adventure The Great Next Trek through the awe-inspiring Great Himalayan National Park

    Day 3 of the Ookhal trek: Trek to Ookhal Thach

    From your campsite, you'll hike up to Marahni peak. From the height of 12,040 feet high, you'll be able to see the entire Tirthan valley and the surrounding snow-capped mountains on one side, while the lower green Himalayas and the plains of Punjab lie on the other side. After this, you begin your descent along a crest, heading towards Ookhal Thach. Spend your night in tents here.
    /Ookhal Trek Great Himalayan National Park Pekhri Kund Lake Himalayas Adventure The Great Next You will camp at great locations with scenic views to wake up to

    Day 4 of the Ookhal trek: Ookhl Thach to Kund Lake

    Today you have a short, easy day of trekking, and will journey through meadows and forests. You'll be able to see plenty of Himalayan birds and animals, and this trail often has footprints or droppings of bears or leopards. You'll arrive at Kund Lake, and will have the rest of the day to relax beside it and enjoy the views. Your tent is set up for your last night of camping, and you'll have a peaceful evening. Overnight in tents.
    /Ookhal Trek Great Himalayan National Park Pekhri Kund Lake Himalayas Adventure The Great Next Witness a gorgeous sunset over the most magnificent Himalayan peaks

    Day 5 of the Ookhal trek: Kund Lake to Shangarh village

    Today's trip is a steep descent to the village of Shangarh. There is a wide open ground that is bare of trees or shrubs, and is considered sacred. You'll end with a visit to a local temple to offer thanks for a good trek, and then the trip ends. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pekhri
    End point
    Rangthar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Rangthar
    End point
    Kundri/Marahni Meadow
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kundri
    End point
    Ookhal Thach
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ookhal Thach
    End point
    Kund Lake
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kund Lake
    End point
    Shangarh Village
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation for 4 nights on twin/triple/quadruple sharing basis
    • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on day 5 (vegetarian, except for dinner on Day 1)
    • Snacks, dessert, soup with dinner
    • Tunnel-shaped tents with 2 'rooms' and an enclosed area for storing bags
    • 3-season sleeping bags with liners
    • Pillow and air mattress
    • Toilet tent
    • Camping stools and walking poles
    • Campfire
    • Staff of naturalist guide, cook, and assistant
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Porters for personal gear (can be arranged at an extra cost)
    • Any road transportation
    • Dining tent
    • Insurance
    • Personal expenses like tips, additional snacks or beverages, etc
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Accomodation at Pekhri or Shangarh
    • Park entry permit when applicable.

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Shirts/t-shirts - 2 to 3
    • Trekking pants - 2 to 3
    • Sturdy windproof jacket with a hood
    • Warm, full-sleeved thick fleece/woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear in winter (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks - 3 to 4 pairs
    • Scarf/muffler
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Raincoat/ poncho
    • Night clothes
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Hard luggage
    • Sandals

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Spacious 4-season tunnel shaped tents with double rooms and an enclosed 'porch area' for keeping your luggage
    • 3-season sleeping bag with a linen liner in warm weather/fleece liner in winter
    • Pillows
    • Self-inflating air mattress
    • Toilet tent
    • Walking poles
    • Camping stools
      You need to get
    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Day pack with rain cover
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Water bottle
    • Cap/hat
    • Sun glasses
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Camera
    • Snacks or energy bars

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Ookhal trek: Pekhri to Rangthar

    Overnight in tents.

    Your first night of camping is at Rangthar. You'll be provided with tunnel-shaped tents with two rooms and a porch to store equipment, as well as clean sleeping bags with liners, pillows, and an air mattress. Today's package includes a delicious packed lunch of parathas, juice, sweets, and a fruit. For snacks enjoy tea, coffee and soup. For dinner, you'll be given one veg and one non veg item, apart from dal, rice, salad, roti and paneer.

    Day 2 of the Ookhal trek: Rangthar to Kundri and Marahni meadows

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your night in Kundri in your cozy two room tent. Today's package includes a grand breakfast consisting of eggs, cereals, bread butter and jam. Your lunch will once again be packed, followed by evening snacks and concluding in a rich Indian dinner and dessert. All meals henceforth will be in veg.

    Day 3 of the Ookhal trek: Trek to Ookhal Thach

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your night in Ookhal. Today's package includes a vegetarian breakfast, followed by a packed lunch and proceeded with evening tea and soup. Once again, you'll enjoy a veg rich traditional Indian cuisine for dinner that concludes with dessert.

    Day 4 of the Ookhal trek: Ookhl Thach to Kund Lake

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your night by the Kund lake, with the sound of the soft lapping of the lake. Today's package includes a filling breakfast, followed by a veg packed lunch, followed by evening tea and soup. For dinner, enjoy the usual traditional meal ending in a delicious lip smacking dessert.

    Day 5 of the Ookhal trek: Kund Lake to Shangarh village

    Your trip ends by evening.

    Today you'll set off for Shangarh village. You'll visit the sacred ground here and then the trip ends, leaving you free to proceed on your own.

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    Food variations
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    Food

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Food variations
    Veg
    Non veg
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