Sunderdhunga Trek

Trek to sunderdhunga base camp

If trekker knows about the place to some extent, he would know that even the name expresses the place to some extent, the magnificence of the scenery if far beyond the word ‘sunder (which means beautiful)’ and ‘dunga’ (or ‘doonga’ which means ‘valley of stones’) can express together. In all its harmony, every single elements of Nature stands out to express its presence there (even fire when camps are set up).

The point that goes to Pindari is from where the journey to Sunderdhunga also starts. However, it takes turn just from Khati towards Jaikholi, Dudhiya Dhaung, Kathalia to reach to the Glacier. Moreover the valley could also be explored for two other glaciers that are no less in caching attention, Maiktoli and Sukhram.

The scenery is made complete by the presence of the four main peaks towering over 6000 ft. They are Tharkot, Maiktoli, Pawali Dwar and Mrigthuni. The trekking holidays to Sunderdhunga glacier is best enjoyed in the months Apr to Jun and Sep to Oct which generally takes 8 to 10 days.  

ITINERARY

Day 1   Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2  Delhi - Almora
Early in the morning drive to Ranikhet via Kathgodam, Bhimtal. Arrival at Ranikhet by evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3   Almora - Loharkhet - Dhakuri
Mornings after breakfast drive to Loharkhet and from here we will start our trek up to Dhakuri. It is an 11 km trek today that takes you down into the depths of the valley and then a fair climb to Dhakuri. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/rest house.

Day 4  Dhakuri - Khati
This is an 8 km trek; Khati is the largest village on this route Sunderdhunga Base Camp Trekking and is on the banks of the Pinder Ganga.The people here are extremely hospitable and legend has it that they are the descendents of the race who provided shelter to.

Day 5   Khati - Jatoli
In the morning trek to Jatoli village, from Khati we will follow the Pinder River up to Warbham - the meeting place of Pinder River and Sunderdhunga stream. Now along Sunderdhunga stream, reach Jatoli crossing boulders ascent for night halt. Dinner & overnight stay in camps.

Day 6  Jatoli - Kathalia
The distance covered today is 12 km through thick alpine forest for more than half the journey. You will also see the Saria River today. Kathalia is the last inhabited village (if you can call it that). Overnight in tents.

Day 7   Kathalia - Sukhram Cave - Sunderdunga View Point - Kathalia
In the morning we will trek up to Sunderdunga view point passes through Sukhram Cave. Today we will trek 10 kms and it will take 4-5 hrs to reach over there. On arrival set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8  Kathalia - Maiktoli Top - Kathalia
After breakfast start a trek with a steep climb of 4 kms to reach Sunderdhunga Base Camp Trek Maiktoli top and from here you feel that you will touch the peak.The day is memorable for the adventure lover. Back to Kathalia for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9   Kathalia - Jatoli
Trek back to Jatoli. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 10  Jatoli - Khati
Trek back to Khati. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 11    Khati - Dhakuri
In the morning trek back to Dhakuri. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 13  Dhakuri - Loharkhet - Song - Bageshwar
In the morning trek to Song (13 kms/ 5-6 hrs) and then drive back to Bageshwar. On arrival check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 14   Bageshwar - Nainital - Delhi
In the morning drive to Delhi via Kathgodam. Arrival at Delhi by evening.

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Sunderdhunga Trek
  • Duration:13 Night/14Days