Trekking FAQ


Q) How many treks are registered under Uttarakhand Tourism & Development Board (UTDB)?

A total of 123 treks are identified by UTDB.


Q) Are there any Formalities to observe before we start trekking?

There are formalities for booking a trekking session. That apart, you only need to pay the fee for the same.


Q) Do we get trekking equipment on rent?

Yes. You can rent trekking equipment from the shops available in various destinations like Dehradun, Rishikesh & Uttarkashi. Many e-commerce sites also sell the same at reasonable prices.


Q) How can I hire a trekking guide?

At the starting point of the trek, you can find locals who offer guide & porter services.


Q) What is the best time for Trekking?

There are many months in which you can make your plan.. They include the months between May and July, m id-September & end of November.


Q) While Trekking, does Network Coverage & Internet Connectivity stay consistent?

Yes. Internet & network coverage stays with you while trekking.


Q) Is Travel Insurance Necessary?

It is recommended to have travel insurance.


Q) In case of emergency, is there an evacuation plan?

State Disaster Response is always available in case of any emergency situation.


Q) Are there any food shops on the route of trekking?

Yes. You will come across food shops in your trekking route.


Q) Can Trekking be done solo?

Solo trekkers can opt for moderate level treks. Other trek routes are recommended for groups with a trained guide.


Q) What kinds of Toilet Facilities are available in the Trekking Route?

You must carry a shovel to make a hole for the same.


Q) How much amount is taken under trekking by the Government?

There are multiple charges taken by government i.e. Camping Fee, Trekking Fee, Guides & Porter charges & Fees for permanent camps.


Q) What is the maximum altitude reached by the group on each day?

Altitude must be levelled gradually up to limit, ideally 2500 m. Two days of acclimatisation period is taken after every 600 meters.


Q) What kind of obstacles are expected during a trek?

You must follow the basic safety rules. The expected obstacles in the trek would be simple walking, trails, steep slopes and small drains. It is recommended to follow all safety rules.


Q) How much fitness is needed to go on a trek?

Beginner & intermediate level trekking can be done with basic fitness. For some Trek routes, you need to meet a few fitness standards to be considered eligible to traverse the route.


Q) Which places are to be seen for a trekking or mountaineering expedition across the country?

IMF (Indian Mountaineering Foundation) or Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) are two places to look around.


Q) What medical facilities are available in case of any injury or wound.

Guides & recognized Tour Operators are equipped with First Aid kits in case of any minor or major wounds.