Uttarakhand Himalaya

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Valley of Stones’ sounds a perfect adventure getaway isn’t it? A destination less explored and a nature that remains completely untouched, the virgin territory that is yet to be exploited and traverse
Hindi , Garhwali
Altitude: 4100 mts/13448 ft Grade: Moderate
Round The Year Best Time :- May - Jun


in Uttarakhand Himalaya


Region: Bageshwar Duration: 14 days Altitude: 4100 mts/13448 ft Grade: Moderate Season: May - Jun ‘Valley of Stones’ sounds a perfect adventure getaway isn’t it? A destination less explored and a nature that remains completely untouched, the virgin territory that is yet to be exploited and traversed by few, the Sunderdhunga Base Camp is in the eyes of several mapquesters. The trail brings in the harmony of every single elements of nature, even fire while camping overnight. The route to the base camp follows the same as that of Pindari till village Khati and thereafter it diverts to a completely different terrain that passes through a snaky, rocky and crazy path via villages like Jatoli, Dhungia Dhaun and Kathalia. The Sunderdhunga Base Camp Trek is not an easy trek in the Kumaun Himalayan region as it presents some hard hours of trail to Dhungia Dhaun. Recognized as one of the moderate to challenging treks in the Kumaun Himalayan region, the trail gets rolling in the summer season. It is approximately 10 -11 days of journey from Loharkhet to Bageshwar.

Day Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrive Delhi
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    Upon arrival at Delhi met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
  • Day 2
    Delhi – Almora (315 kms/8 hrs approx by car)
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    Early in the morning drive to Ranikhet via Kathgodam, Bhim Tal. Arrival at Ranikhet by evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
  • Day 3
    Almora – Loharkhet(130 kms/2-3 hrs) - Dhakuri (2680 mts / 8844 ft)
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    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 (2210 mts/7293 ft)
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    This is an 8 km trek; Khati is the largest village on this routeand 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 (2000 mts/6600 ft) 8 kms/5hrs
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    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 (3206 mts/14300 ft) 12 kms/5 hrs
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    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 (3900 mts/12870 ft)
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    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 4320 mts/14256 ft)
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    After breakfast start a trek with a steep climb of 4 kms to reachMaiktoli 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(12 kms/5 hrs)
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    Trek back to Jatoli. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
  • Day 10
    Jatoli – Khati (8 kms/4 hrs)
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    Trek back to Khati. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
  • Day 11
    Khati – Dhakuri (8 kms/4 hrs)
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    In the morning trek back to Dhakuri. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
  • Day 12
    Dhakuri – Loharkhet - Song - Bageshwar
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    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 13
    Bageshwar - Naini Tal – Delhi
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    In the morning drive to Delhi via Kathgodam. Arrival at Delhi by evening. On arrival check in to hotel for overnight stay.
  • Day 14
    Delhi Departure
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    After half day sightseeing at Delhi transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight. The trip ends here

Cost Include

• 2 guides for the group of maximum 14 trekkers so 1 guide for 7 group members. This will ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
• Accommodation (hotel or Guest house or home stay or camping).
• Good quality camping arrangements.
we believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetizing meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek.
• 3/4 season imported alpine tents ,sleeping bag , mattresses , Hot water bottles in the night (during the trek), Camping stools, Mess Tent, Toilet tents.
• All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on last day. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Tea/coffee will be served throughout.
• Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations.
• Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any).
• First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations).
• Service Tax
• Transport

Cost Exclude

• Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
• Any meals/services not mentioned above.
• Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
• Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
• Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
• Insurance.
• Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs.).