Panchachuli Base Camp is one of the exciting base camps that set out its marquee in a 30-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.
.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.
Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 9 Days
Grade :- Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude :- 13,975 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 30 Kms.
Day 1 Delhi to Kathgodam
Day 2 :- Kathgodam to Dharchula 9hrs. (290km).
Night stay in guesthouse.
Day 3 :- Dharchula - Dar -Naagling
Day 4 :- Naagling - Son.
Night stay in tents.
Day 5 :- Son – Panchchuli Base camp (4260 Mts) Night stay in tents.
Day 6 :- Panchachuli Base Camp- Naagling. Night stay in tents.
Day 7 :- Naagling to Dar drive back to Dharchula. Night stay in guesthouse
Day 8 :- Dharchula to Kathgodam via Almora (8hrs.) 290kms.
Day 9 : Kathgodam to Delhi
Day 2: Kathgodam to Dharchula 9hrs. (290km.)
It’s a whole day’s drive to Dharchula from Kathgodham. The picturesque ride through the Pitholagarh district of Uttarakhand passes through the towns of Bhimtal, Almora, Dhaulchina, Sera- gat, Chaukhori, Thal, Ashkot. The lofty Himalayan ranges and the gorges below, native villages and the sheer beauty of the forests are you company all through the drive to Dharchula. Dharchula which is almost straddling India and Nepal across the river Kali is a picturesque isolated remote valley village amidst the snow capped peaks. It served as an ancient trading route between India and Nepal. Overnight stay at a homestay in the Dharchula village.
Day 3: Dharchula - Dar - Naagling
Dar is the last road head in Darma Valley for this trek. From Dharchula it is a 3 hour drive to Dar along a windy road through the small tribal settlements Tawaghat and New Sobla. From Dar it is a 3-4 hour walk to reach the campsite of Urthing throught Bongling forest. The trek to Urthing is along a narrow cliff edge with the Dhauliganga river gushing below on your right. The path winds itself on a rock cut stretch to reach the village of Bongling. It’s a level walk with short climbs in between to the reach the campsite. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 4: Naagling - Son
The trail to Naagling goes along hill sides and is a rocky terrain for the first 3 kilometeres. We then enter the coniferous forests of high oak and birch trees and further along we reach the table top meadow of Nagling. The view from this vantage point is a sight to behold. Surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, the views of the distant glaciers is exciting. From the meadow Baaling is another 3 kilometre walk through the vegetation lands of the tribals. Son is a picturesque mostly uninhabited settlement of the Darma Valley. Overnight stay in Camp.
Day 5: Son – Panchchuli Base camp (4260 Mts)
The walk to the Base camp is along a narrow trail through the vast expanse of the Dantu Bugyals. With the forest cover to reach the glacier, on one side and the Meola river bed on the other it’s as steep descend to PCBC. The trek to PCBC itself is very picturesque with the bugyals stretching far and wide on one side and the forests of birch and conifer on the other.
Wild flowers and wild strawberries grow on either side of the narrow path which has steep climbs and descends till we reach the PCBC. With the peaks towering above and endless stretches of glaciers, the place itself provides an incredible scenery of a sprawling meadow bordered by tall oak and birch trees with the Panch Chulli (6904 mts./22652 ft.) towering in the background. We retrace our path back to Nagling and camp for the night. Overnight stay in Camp
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg & Egg)
3. Trek equipments.
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
7. Transport from Kathgodam to loharjung and return .
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”.
When to book:
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -
Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek
Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund
(Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)
Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.
Basics Gear Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps Day pack + rain cover20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)Walking stick Advisable (At least one)Head torch1 Nos. (Hand torch would be an alternative)Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one litre each People who use hydration pack1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
Be comfy at the trek
Trek pants2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)T-shirts2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.Wind & waterproof jacket & pant1 Pair Thermal inners1 Pair Poncho1 Sun cap
Costing per person and Delhi to Delhi
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.