Please note that single tent accommodation is now available on our trails at a minimal added cost. You can find it under the add-ons section on our itinerary pages. We will be allocating two trekkers in one tent otherwise.
In case you would like to bring your own tent or sleeping bag, you can do so and it will be carried free of cost during the trek. Please ensure that your sleeping bag and tent match the required temperature rating of the trek. In case you aren’t sure if the grade of your gear is suitable for your trek, please call us at +91-85888-78499 and we will assist you with it.
As of 1st July 2020, the State of Uttarakhand has opened its borders to tourists from other parts of the country. As per the announced guidelines, tourists visiting from other states will be required to undergo RT-PCR tests from ICMR authorised labs for Covid-19 not earlier than 72 hours from the time of arrival. Travellers are required to upload the test results to the official web portal of the State. These reports will be verified by the District Authorities at the border check posts at the time of entry.
As of 4rdJuly 2020, Himachal Pradesh has decided to relax the ban as part of phased re-opening under Unlock 2.0. Principal Secretary (Revenue) Onkar Sharma said that the tourism department will issue Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for regulating entry of tourists.
“Tourists with valid booking, preferably for durations not less than five days and having been tested for Covid-19 by an ICMR accredited laboratory not earlier than 72 hours at the time of entry may also be exempted from the requirement of quarantine,” a government order said.
J&K, Ladakh & Sikkim
Ladakh and Sikkim have currently eased their restrictions on non-tourism based travel. We are waiting to hear further updates on the tourism front.
Confirmed Batches in Sept & Oct
- Kalindi Khal Expedition (12 Sep)
- Black Peak Expedition (12 Sep)
- Manali Leh Cycling (19 Sep)
- EBC with Gokyo Ri ( 12 Sep)
- EBC (12 Sep)
- Friendship Peak Expedition (12 Sep, 26 Sep)
- Bali Pass Trek (26 Sep)
- Kang Yatse II (3 Oct)
- ABC (3 Oct)
- Kalihani Pass Trek (10 Oct)
- KGL (12 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct)
Relaxed Cancellation Policy
All Cancellations made in Sept & Oct batches will be eligible for a 100% Voucher refund if the cancellation is made 24 hours before the departure. The voucher will be valid for the next 2 years.
All bookings made between 6th Aug 2020 to 31st Aug 2020 will be eligible for a cashback of INR 5k (Per Transaction) in the form of a Bikat Voucher. The voucher will be valid from 1st Sep 2021 to 31st March 2022.
What steps are we taking to make trekking safer post lockdown?
Over the last month, the Operations Team at Bikat Adventures has been pre-occupied with exploring all the precautions that can be taken to make trekking safer post lockdown.
A survey was conducted with our trekkers to get an idea of the apprehensions and expectations they may have. We have also been interacting with our staff and community in the mountains to get their perspectives on tourism resuming.
Based on the inputs received, our Operations Team has designed a list of precautions to be introduced on the trails.