Panchachuli Peaks

Into the beautiful Darma Valley 

Panchachuli Glacier Trek

May – June & September - October

₹ 11999 + 5% GST

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

Located between the eastern Kumaon region and the towering snow-capped Himalayan peaks, Panchchuli Peak is a famous trekking destination in Uttarakhand. Panchachuli Glacier starts from Dharchula and Dugtu and ends at Panchchuli Base Camp. During Panchchuli trekking, you will be able to see the beauty of the snow-capped mountains Himalayas very closely. Along with this, you will also be able to see some tribal villages like Bongling, Sela, Nalinging, Billing and Daktu etc.

There are many such places of interest in Devbhoomi, which are an important centre of religious tourism along with nature and adventure tourism. One of these is the Panchachuli mountain range located in the Darma Valley of Pithoragarh district, which is a group of five mountain peaks. It is also known as Panchashira in religious texts. Let us also introduce you to the beautiful plains of Panchachuli.

Dugtu Village - The gateway to Panchachuli

The beautiful view of Panchachuli can be seen from Munsiyari. While its grand form is visible from Migration Village Dugtu and Dantu village located in Darma valley of Dharchula tehsil. Dugtu village is also called the Panchachuli entrance gate.

To visit Panchachuli, a journey of 170 km from Naini-Saini airstrip of Pithoragarh district can be taken by the vehicle and reached Dugtu, the migration village of Darma valley. Till four years ago, reaching Panchachuli Glacier was very difficult.

How to reach Dugtu Village? 

Dugtu Village is the starting point of the trek, so to reach Panchachuli Glacier first you need to reach Dugtu Village.

People used to reach Dugtu by walking about 40 km beyond Sobla, which took about two to three days. Four years ago, after the road to the village of Duggu in the Darma Valley, there was an unprecedented increase in the number of tourists. People can now reach Duggu village, the gateway of Panchachuli, in just 6 to 7 hours from the Pithoragarh headquarters. All thanks to Mr Modi Ji and his vision.

Altitude

4260 m 

Difficulty

Moderate

Duration

6 D/5 N

Starting Point

Dharchula

Day 1: Kathgodam – Dharchula (271 km / 8-9 hours)

Today after your arrival at Kathgodam in the morning you will board your taxi and get ready for a long drive to Dharchula.

Dharchula is around 300 km from Kathgoam and it takes the whole day to reach the Dharchula. During the scenic drive to Dharchula from Kathgodam, you will not get bored since the route is overflowed with scenic views.

On the way to Dharchula, you will cross famous hill stations and places like Almora, Jageshwar, Ashkot and Pithoragarh.

Dharchula is a town in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand that is located between India and Nepal and bordered by the Kali River amidst the snow-capped peaks.

Dharchula served as an ancient trading route between India and Nepal and India and Tibet.

 

Altitude - 950 m

Distance - 271 km drive

Time - 8-9 Hours

Stay: Homestay in Dharchula village.

 

Day 2 : Dharchula to Dugtu (55 km / 6-7 Hours)

After having your early morning breakfast, you will board your Taxi and drive to Dugtu village via Tawaghat. Twaghat is around 17 km from Dharchula where you bifurcate from the newly constructed road Kailash Mansarovar Road by Border Road Organisations under the leadership of Mr Narendra Modi.

Tawaghat to Dugtu distance is around 38 km and this is the most treacherous stretch. On the way, you will find 8 to 10 water-crossings. It takes around four hours to reach Dugtu Village from Tawaghat.

Dugtu Village is the last human habitation on the way to Panchachuli Base camp in the Darma valley. You can enjoy the magnificent view of the Panchachuli peaks. After reaching the outskirts of Dugtu Village you will find yourself in a huge meadow. From there, the Panchachuli glacier can be easily seen with the backdrop of the Panchachuli peaks.

Altitude: 1982 m
Drive Distance: 55 km

Time: 5-6 hrs
Stay: Homestay in Dugtu Village.

Day 3: Dugtu to Panchachuli glacier (5-6 hours/Trek: 5 km)

 

During this trekking, you will reach the Panchchuli base by crossing Bugyal and the river. After reaching Panchchuli base, trekkers can come here to rest by camping. From base camp, you will start your trek towards Sipu Lake (3990 mt). This trek is around 09 km. Visit the hidden lake in the mountains. Back in the evening time.

After having your early morning breakfast in Gutu Village you will start your trek to the Base camp that goes through a narrow trail. During this trek, you will pass through the vast expanse of the Dantu Bugyals.

The sprawling Bugyal and birch and conifer forests create a picturesque ambience throughout the route.

Enjoy the aroma of wildflowers and catch a glimpse of wild strawberries on the way to a narrow trail, which has a steep climb and descends till Panchachuli Base Camp.

Altitude: 2950 m

Trek Distance: 5 km
Time: 5-6 hours
Stay: Camp 

Day 4: Panchachuli Glacier to Dugtu (8-9 hours / 5 km trek)

After having your early morning breakfast you will start the trek from Panchachuli Glacier to Dugtu which is about 5 km.


 

Altitude: 1982 m

Trek Distance: 5 km

Time: 5-6 hours 

Stay: After reaching Dugtu you will stay in Homestays.

Day 5 : Dugtu to Dharchula ( 5-6 hours / 55 km)

After having your early morning breakfast, you will board your taxi and start your journey to Dharchula from Dugtu Village. This journey is for 271 km and will take around 6-7 hrs to reach Dharchula.

Altitude: 1982 m

Drive Distance: 55 km
Time: 5-6 hours
Stay: Homestay

Day 6: Dharchula to Kathgodam (271 km / 8-9 hours)

You will wake up in the morning and after your breakfast, you will board the taxi and drive down to Kathgodam.

Altitude - 950 m

Distance - 271 km drive

Time - 8-9 Hours

Panchachuli Base Camp 5 Nights Package

Cost Per Person

₹ On Request (2 - 4 Persons) 

₹ On Request (5+ Persons) 

₹ On Request (7+ Persons)

October - 9,16,23,30

  • Rain cover

  • Warm clothes

  • Caps

  • Toilet paper & wipes

  • Backpack (50-60l)

  • Water bottle

  • Fleece jackets and thermals

  • Hiking shoes

  • Led torch (with extra batteries)

  • Mosquito & insect repellent

  • Thermal inners

Included in the package

  • Certified Trek Leaders are provided to you by Walking The Himalayas. 

  • All the trekking essentials like Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons, Liners, Cutlery, etc.

  • All the staff members from team Walking The Himalayas are experienced that includes Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters.

  • We promise our travellers to provide delicious, hygienic & nutritious meals during the trek that includes morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & dinner).

  • Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.

  • All forest permits and camping charges.

Not included in the package

 

  • Transport to and from Dharchula – Walking The Himalayas will arrange shared taxis for trekkers. These shared taxis will pick you up from Kathgodam Railway Station or Pant Nagar Airport. Taxi from Kathgodam to Dharchula costs around Rs. 8000 - 9000 per taxi and Rs. 14000 - 16000 per tempo one way.

  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – Walking the Himalayas doesn't include meals purchased during the journey to Dharchula and back.

  • Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 2100 - 2500. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 - 10 kgs. Walking The Himalayas does not allow Suitcases/Strollers/Duffel bags during the trek, so if you are bringing these then you have to take care on your own. These charges can vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Dharchula (Rs.350 per day inclusive of taxes).

  • Personal expenses - Your trekking package doesn't include any kind of personal expenses. 

Cancellation

 

If your trek gets called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.) we will not refund your money. Instead of money, Walking The Himalayas will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. You can easily redeem that voucher for the same amount for any of the treks available at the same price. 

In case you wish to cancel your trek please email us at help@walkingthehimalayas.com

Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial.

The cancellation policy of Walking The Himalayas is based on the original booking time and the original start date of the trek.

  • If you cancel a trek before 30 days of trek start date and get a full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 15 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 20% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 10 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 40% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 5 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 60% of the total trek fee.

  • The Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before the trek start date.

Trek cancellation due to weather:

  • In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, you can opt for the same trek again throughout your lifetime on all our fixed departures for the same trek.

  • This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.

  • This is non-transferable.