Overview

Sunderdhunga Glacier is located in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. Adorned with an intriguing panorama, this glacier sits close to Sukhram and Maiktoli Glacier. The trek to Sunderdhunga Glacier is a gripping one as it opens up to spectacular views of imposing peaks like Maiktoli, Mrigthuni, Tharkot and Panwalidwar. A paradise for nature lovers and keen photographers, Sunderdhunga Glacier is a must see natural wonder.

Region

Kamaun

Total Trekking

85 Km.

Grade

East to Moderate

Altitude

4320 mts

Days/Night

8 Days

Minimum Age

8 Years

Temperature

May — June (15C to 20C and night 7C to2C) Sept — Oct (15C to 10C and night 5C to -5C).

Best Season

Pre Monsoon Season:— May first week to June end and post monsoon Season:- September 2nd week to Nov first week.

Itineary

Day 01: Kathgodam - Bageshwar - Loharkhet (Driving: 210kms, 6-7hrs)

  • After having breakfast, drive from Kathgodam to Bageshwar via Almora. Explore the town of Bageshwar and visit the old Bagnath temple at the confluence of Saryu and Gomti River. Buy all necessary things from the market of Bageshwar. After lunch head towards Loharkhet and reach by evening. Arrange for guide and porter the same day if required. KMVN has Rest houses in Loharkhet. Overnight in Loharkhet.

Day 02: Loharkhet - Dhakuri (Trekking: 10kms, 5hrs)

  • Loharkhet is situated at an elevation of 1,760mts above sea level. Start first step of your trek to Pindari and Kafni Glacier. The trek is easy but quite steep and goes through dense forest. After following the trail for few more kilometers from Dhakuri Khal you reach Dhakuri. View of snow capped peaks of southern wall of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary is visible from Dhakuri Khal. Dhakuri is situated at an elevation of 2,680mts amidst dense forest. Overnight in Dhakuri.

Day 03: Dhakuri - Khati - Jaitoli (Trekking: 15kms, 7hrs)

  • Khati is the biggest village that you will come across on the trek to Pindari Glacier. The trail passes through thick forest of Rhododendrons. It is the last village en route Pindari and Kafni glacier, situated at an elevation of 2,210mts above sea level. You can charge your batteries by paying to run the generator. KMVN rest house is situated 500mts ahead of Khati village. Khati is situated on the banks of Pindar River. It is believed that the hospitable villagers are descendents of the race who provided pandavas with shelter. The pet dogs here have metal collars so the wild animals don't grab them by the throat. Jaitoli is situated at an elevation of 2,440mts above sea level. Overnight in Jaitoli.

Day 04: Jatoli - Dhungia Dhaun - Kathalia (Trekking: 13km, 7hrs)

  • The distance that you have to cover today is 13kms. More than half of the journey goes through thick alpine forest and the trek is graded as moderate. Dhungia Dhaun is situated 8kms from Jatoli. There are shepherd tents in Dudhia Dhaung. Beyond Dudhia Dhaung, it is necessary to take a guide even for experienced and professional trekkers but it would be better if you book a guide and porter from the very beginning of the trek. The next halt is Kathalia, situated at an elevation of 3,206mts above sea level. Kathalia is the last inhabited village en route Sunderdhunga Glacier. Overnight in Kathalia.

Day 5: Kathalia - Maiktoli Top/Sukhram cave (Trekking: 7km, 4hrs)

  • Enjoy heavy breakfast in Kathalia and choose from the two different paths leading to two different viewpoints. The route from Kathalia diverts to Maiktoli Top and Sukhram Cave. Both these destinations are situated 7kms from Kathalia. Trek to Maiktoli top is a steep and tiring climb but the rewards are great with stupendous views of the Himalayas. Maiktoli top is situated 4,320mts above sea level.

Day 6: Kathalia - Jaitoli (Trekking: 13km, 5hrs)

  • The trek descends down from Kathalia to Jaitoli aqnd can be easily completed within 5hrs. Walk slowly and enjoy every moment of beautifully enriched scenic splendors of Sunderdhunga valley. Overnight in Jaitoli

Day 7: Jaitoli - Khati - Dhakuri (Trekking: 15kms, 7hrs)

  • Depart from Jaitoli and head towards Khati. Trek to Khati from Jaitoli is quite easy but the trek goes moderate from Khati to Dhakuri as it is quite enervating. The final kilometers of the trek may be tiring but filled with nostalgic memories and an experience to share. Overnight in Dhakuri.

Day 8: Dhakuri - Loharkhet - Almora - Kathgodam (Trekking: 10kms, 4hrs, Driving: 210kms, 7hrs)

  • After breakfast follow the downward trail all the way to Loharkhet. Drive to Almora or Kausani or you can directly depart to Kathgodam.

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Departure Dates

  01-Sep-2019 — 08-Sep-2019
  07-Sep-2019 — 14-Sep-2019
  08-Sep-2019 — 15-Sep-2019
  21-Sep-2019 — 28-Sep-2019
  22-Sep-2019 — 29-Sep-2019
Day 01: Kathgodam - Bageshwar - Loharkhet (Driving: 210kms, 6-7hrs)
Day 02: Loharkhet - Dhakuri (Trekking: 10kms, 5hrs)
Day 03: Dhakuri - Khati - Jaitoli (Trekking: 15kms, 7hrs)
Day 04: Jatoli - Dhungia Dhaun - Kathalia (Trekking: 13km, 7hrs)
Day 5: Kathalia - Maiktoli Top/Sukhram cave (Trekking: 7km, 4hrs)
Day 6: Kathalia - Jaitoli (Trekking: 13km, 5hrs)
Day 7: Jaitoli - Khati - Dhakuri (Trekking: 15kms, 7hrs)
Day 8: Dhakuri - Loharkhet - Almora - Kathgodam (Trekking: 10kms, 4hrs, Driving: 210kms, 7hrs)

Reporting Information

Reporting Time
6.30 am To 7.30 am
On Last Day
5.30 pm To 6.30 pm

Trek Notes

People with below conditions are not allowed:
  • People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, TB, Epilepsy(got faints)
  • High blood pressure or higher BMI.
Chilren should meet below requirements
  • Below 8 years are not allowed
Please note: If you had any medical history, please let us know.

Trek Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions


Transport to and from the base camp
The above trek cost includes transport to and from base camp.
Safety equipment
First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers, Walkie-Talkie etc. will be available at campsite.
Accommodation
Stay is included from Day 1 to Last Day. Tents/Homestays/lodges will be provided. Tripple sharing Accommodation and separate accommodation for girls/ladies will be provided
Meals
All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast at Last day are included. Veg food will be provided during the trek.
Permits/ Forest fees
UTT will arrange trekking permits and forest passes.
Experienced Trek Leader & Team
Qualified trek leaders haing in basic / advanced mountaineering courses certificates/ degrees will assist trek.
Other staff member includes qualified cooks, helpers and porters.

Exclusions


Food during transit to and from the base camp
Food would not be provided during transit and trekkers have to bear the cost at their own.
Mule and Porter charges
Generally we expect trekkers to carry their bag-pack and luggage themselves. For those who wish to use Mule/Porter need to pay Rs 350 per day for same.
Personal Expense
Personal Expense of any kind. The trek cost does not include stay at any location on last day
*Anything apart from inclusions
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