Panchachuli Base Camp
The Panchchuli peaks lie in the Eastern Kumaon Himalaya and form the watershed between the Gori Ganga and Darma Valleys. Dharma Valley is 134 kms from Pithoragarh and 35 kilometers from Dharchula. From Sobla to Pancha chuli Glacier is a 40-kilometer trek. The route to the glacier is flourished with an impressive combination of enthralling scenery, snowcapped mountains, gushing streams, Alpine meadows and a rich variety of flora & fauna. And from the glacier the trekkers would be able to find the Pancha chuli peaks in their towering glory.
The eastern and the southern Balati glaciers guard the western approaches by nestling closely in the lap of the snow capped peaks of Panch Chulli. From Sobla to Pancha Chuli Glacier is a 40-kilometer trek which then passes through the tribal villages of Dar, Bungling, Sela, Nagling, Baaling and Duktu / Dantu village in the Darma Valley before reaching finally at Punch Chulli Glacier.
The final road head is 42 kms from Dharchula (dist. Pithoragarh). Dar to Panchachuli Glacier is a pleasant walk and 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. Trekking around Panch Chuli Base Camp is really an enthralling experience to enjoy all around the year its pleasant atmosphere.