Panchachuli Base Camp
9 Days | 8 Nights
Kathgodam, Dharchula, Urthing, Nagling, Son, Panchachuli Base Camp
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Highlights of the trek:
Region:- kumaun, uttarakhand
Duration:- 9 Days
Max altitude:-13976 ft.
Approx trekking:- 63km.
Best time:- May to June and September to October
Panchachuli Base Camp is one of the exciting base camps that set out its marquee in a 40-kilometer trek starting from Dar to Panchachuli Glacier. Nestling snugly in the lap of the snow capped peaks of Panchachuli, the Darma valley in Pithoragarh district is endowed with abundant scenic grandeur, The route to the glacier is abound in a splendid combination of enthralling scenery, snowcapped mountains, gushing streams, Alpine meadows and a rich variety of flora & fauna. Situated in Eastern Kumaon Himalaya, the trekking route forms the watershed between the Gori Ganga and Darma Valleys. People come to view the ethereal beauty of the nature, reasons don’t hold much importance, as the Himalayas foothills are just the perfect alternative to experience adventure. Panchachuli Glacier lying on the laps of Kumaon Himalayan range in the Darma Valley, near the borders of Nepal and Tibet an area of outstanding beauty .The entire trek to the glacier is a walk along the river Dhauliganga .
The last road head Dar is 42 kms Dharchula (dist Pithoragarh ). Dar to Panchachuli Glacier is a pleasant walk .The trail goes through the tribal Villages of Bongling ,Sela ,Nagling, Baaling and Duktu along the river Dhauliganga and thick Forests of deodar and Bhojpatra and conifer. The five peaks of Panchachuli create the unforgettable specter of Him Khand, Yuli river skirted by the forests of Devdaar and Bhoj Patra and conifer trees and vast meadows. Description of this trek on papers is complex and would be injustice to the scenery that unfolds in front of the eyes of the beholder, it can only be experienced.
1.First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
2.Transport, Kathgodam to Kathgodam
3.Accommodation. Tented or Tourist lodge.
4.Meals while on trek (Veg.)
6.Permits/ Forest fees
7.Experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
3. Porter to carry personal luggage.
4. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes.
Cancellation Policy :
Up to 30 Days:- 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Between 21 - 30 Days:- 60% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Between 20 - 11 Days:- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days:- No refund.
Rescheduling Policy :
Up to 10 Days:- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be charged.
Less than 10 Days:- No rescheduling allowed
Other Terms :
Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveller.
Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.
Final word of the trek leaders will have to followed by all the members.
No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.
1) No. of Trek Leaders / Guide accompanying the group?
One trek leader, one guide & support staff that makes a total staff of around 6-8 professionally qualified / locals accompanying 15 to 20 trekkers.
2) How trek leaders manage emergency situations. Do we have stratures, oxygen cylinder at all times?
Our all trek leaders have qualified 'Mountaineering Course' from (NIM, HMI & ABVIMAS) & trek leaders are certified in “Wilderness first-aid" and are aware of high attitude problems, and we carry whole first-aid kit and necessary medicines with our backpack & two helpers always stay with trek leader, and for better communication with our other team we use walky-talky. Oxygen cylinder remains with the trek leader and always with the group.
3) Are Crampons provided during the trek?
Yes, we provide crampons whenever required.
4) Who will lead and who all will go along with us?
Always trek leads by professional Trek leader who has completed mountaineering course and certified in first-aid course leads and along with one local guide and supporting staff. Trek leader apart from professional qualification are vastly experienced in scaling variuos peaks across the country.
5) How difficult is the Roopkund trek?
Roopkund trek is moderate to difficult depends upon snow level, weather condition.
6) How cold does it really get on the Roopkund trek?
In camps above 12,000 ft., you have to dress yourself in layers. During the day time temperature will be above 0 - 2 degree and during the night time 0 to -6 degree. And depend on snow and weather condition.
7) Is Diamox advisable?
No, Diamox is not advisable. If you want use so please consult your doctor before use.
8) If i am the only girl in trek, so is it safe?
Yes, our first priority is to provide the safety environment for all trekkers and the girls’ safety is of foremost important for us. We always create friendly environment between trekker. And other supporting staff is carefully chosen for your trips. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings.
9) I can’t carry my bag can anyone carry it for me?
Yes, But you should intimate 15 days in advance, so that we will arrange the porter or mule accordingly.
10) What type of food is served during a trek?
We always serve vegetarian food during the trek.
11) How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Himalayan water is naturally clean but we use boil and chlorine tablet water for drinking.
12) I should bring my personal medicines with me?
Yes, it is always advisable.
13) What if we cannot complete the trek?
Most of the trekkers complete Roopkund including first-time trekkers. But if not it is nothing to be ashamed of. We keep safety and health as the top priority and do not push anyone beyond one’s limits. Even experienced trekkers never complete all of their expeditions!
14) Medical Certificate and Disclaimer Form?
We DO NOT allow anyone on the trek without medical certificate and disclaimer form in the format provided by us.
Day 1:- Kathgodam – Dharchula (295 km)
Kathgodam – Dharchula Drive approximately 295 km to Dharchula via Almora and Pithoragarh. En route we will enjoy the scenic beauty of terraced fields, villages and snow clad Himalayan mountains At distant horizon we can still see Nanda Devi sometime en route and other peaks.
Day 2:- Dharchula / Dhar / Urthing ( Drive 2hrs.,+ trek 04 hrs)
In the morning we will take a short but exciting drive to Sobla via Tawaghat and from here trek up to Dhar. Sobla is the entry point to the Darma Valley and is the starting point of our trek. On arrival at Dhar village set out a camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3:- Urthing - Nagling ( trek 08 km, 04 hrs, )
After B/Fast we start our trek to Nagling ,we will trek upwards and downwards. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 4:- Nagling - Son ( 11km, 5 hrs. )
In the morning after breakfast we will trek up to Base Camp, where we will set out our camp. The trek is full of adventures. On arrival set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5:- Soun - Panchachuli Base Camp ( 05 km)
In the morning we will trek up to View Point, from this point we can see view of the PanchChuli peaks from here is just magnificent. You can find a huge meadow here. One can see the magnificent view of Panch Chuli glacier with the backdrop of the Panch Chuli peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in tents and all day we explore the area of Panchaculi base Camp.
Day 6:- Panchachuli base camp - Nagling (16 km.)
After breakfast trek back to Nagling. From Base Camp to Nagling is a gradual descent and the days walk takes around 5 hours.
Day 7:- Nagling – Urthing
In the morning we will trek down to Urthing . The trek is easy to downwards. It takes 4 hrs. to reach Urthing.
Day 8:- Urthing – Dharchula
In the morning we trek to Dar and will take a jeep till Dharchula, Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 9:- Dharchula – Kathgodam
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