Trekking FAQ


Q) How many Total Treks are registered under Uttarakhand Tourism & Development Board?

Ans. Total 123 treks are identified by UTDB.


Q) Are there any Formalities included before we start trekking?

Ans. There are formalities for booking a trekking session. You only need to pay a fee for the same.


Q) Do we get trekking equipment on Rent?

Ans. Yes, you can take trekking equipment from the shops available in various districts like Dehradun, Rishikesh & Uttarkashi.  Many E-commerce sites are selling the same at a reasonable price.


Q) How a trekking guide can be hired?

Ans.  In the starting point of the trek, you can find locals for the guide & porter service.


Q) What is the best time for Trekking?

Ans. There are multiple months on which you make your plan. These are May to July, Mid-September & end of November.


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

Ans: Yes, Internet & Calling facility stays with you while trekking.


Q) Is Travel Insurance Necessary?  

Ans: It is recommended to have travel insurance.


Q) In case of emergency, what will be your evacuation plan?

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


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

Ans: Yes food shops can be seen in the route of trekking.


Q) Can Trekking be done solo?

Ans: Some medium level of trekking is suitable for solo trek while others are recommended with a group & a guide.


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

Ans.  You must carry a shovel to make a hole for all your excretion activities.


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

Ans. There are multiple fee 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?

Ans. Altitude must be leveled gradually up to limit i.e. 2500 meters. Two days of acclimatization period is taken after every 600 meters.  


Q) What kinds of obstacles are expected during the trekking?

Ans. 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?

Ans. Beginner & intermediate level trekking can be done with basic fitness. In some kind of Treks, you need to meet a few fitness standards to be allowed for trekking.


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

Ans. 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.

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