Sunderdhunga Base Camp Trek
Sunderdhunga means the valley of stunning stones. This valley is positioned to the west of the Pindar valley and has 2 glaciers to offer to trekkers and nature lovers, namely Sukhram and Maiktoli.
The way up to village Khati is common for both Sunderdhunga Glacier and Pindari. The peaks which offer a impressive view when seen from here are Maiktoil (6803 m), Tharkot (6100 m), Mrigthuni (6856 m) and Panwalidwar (6663 m). Sunderdhunga is about 24 km from the village Khati.
Arrival in Delhi and transfer to Hotel. Combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Shanti van, Raj Ghat , and pass through India Gate and Parliament House and President’s Estate.
02 DELHI/NAINITAL (1938 m)
Drive 303 km/8 hr. Nainital is a hill station set around Naini Lake, named after Naina (eyes) of Parvati, Lord Shiva’s wife. It is believed that emerald lake is one of the green eyes of her. Overnight in guest house/hotel.
In the morning we make an excursion to Naina Peak (2610 m) from where we have a glimpse of Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi (7826 m).
04 Nanital / Loharkhet
Early in the morning drve to Loharkhet via Bageshwar, 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. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
05 Loharkhet / Dhakuri (2680 mts / 8844 ft)
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. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
04 Dhakuri – Khati (2210 mts/7293 ft)
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.
05 Khati – Jatoli (2000 mts/6600 ft) 8 kms/5hrs
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.
06 Jatoli – Kathalia (3206 mts/14300 ft) 12 kms/5 hrs
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.
07 Kathalia – Sukhram Cave – Sunderdunga View Point (3900 mts/12870 ft)
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.
08 Kathalia – Maiktoli Top 4320 mts/14256 ft)
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
09 Kathalia – Jatoli(12 kms/5 hrs)
Trek back to Jatoli. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
10 Jatoli – Khati (8 kms/4 hrs)
Trek back to Khati. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
11 Khati – Dhakuri (8 kms/4 hrs)
In the morning trek back to Dhakuri. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
12 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.
13 Bageshwar – Naini Tal – Delhi
In the morning drive to Delhi via Kathgodam. Arrival at Delhi by evening. On arrival check in to hotel for overnight stay.
14 Delhi Departure
After half day sightseeing at Delhi transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight.