18 Days - 17 Night
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Bandarpunch (Bandarpoonch), which means “Monkey’s Tail” or “Hanuman’s Tail” in Hindi, is a beautiful massif in Uttarakhand’s Western Garhwal Himalayas. Bandarpunch I (6316 M), Bandarpunch 2 (6102 M), and Kalanag are the three peaks that make up the massif (Black Peak – 6387 M). The Bandarpunch 1 peak is suitable for those planning for expeditions to peaks of 7000 metres or higher. To avoid being too academic, the Bandarpoonch peak expedition should only be attempted by those who have prior trekking experience and a detailed understanding of mountaineering techniques, as well as the use of technical equipment such as rope-up procedures, jumar, and crampons. Read More The expedition faces a variety of difficulties, including a crevasse-infested path to the summit and unpredictably bad weather. Acclimatization to the peak’s high altitudes is important. The summit provides spectacular views of nearby peaks such as Kalanag, Swargarohini, Satopanth, Sudarshan Parvat, Jogin, Gangotri range, and others. The path leads you across the Bandarpunch Glacier, the Yamuna River’s source. The south-eastern route to the summit is the most popular, and we’ll take it. The Bandarpoonch Peak expedition is for those who want to test their limits and conquer one of the Garhwal Himalayas’ most beautiful peaks.
The expedition faces a variety of difficulties, including a crevasse-infested path to the summit and unpredictably bad weather. Acclimatization to the peak’s high altitudes is important. The summit provides spectacular views of nearby peaks such as Kalanag, Swargarohini, Satopanth, Sudarshan Parvat, Jogin, Gangotri range, and others. The path leads you across the Bandarpunch Glacier, the Yamuna River’s source. The south-eastern route to the summit is the most popular, and we’ll take it. The Bandarpoonch Peak expedition is for those who want to test their limits and conquer one of the Garhwal Himalayas’ most beautiful peaks.
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Day 1: Dehradun to Delhi
We’ll arrive in Delhi early in the morning and pay a visit to the IMF’s headquarters (those who live in Delhi can meet us directly at the office). Until meeting with the liaison officer, we’ll finish all of the paperwork at the office. We will board the Nanda Devi Express after all of the formalities are completed, which will depart Delhi around 11:55-12:00 a.m. and arrive in Dehradun around 5:00-6:00 a.m.
Day 2: Dehradun to Uttarkashi road trip
After arrival in Dehradun, we’ll get on our bikes and ride to Uttarkashi. On the way to Uttarkashi, we’ll be driving for 8-9 hours and having breakfast. We’ll check into our hotel rooms when we arrive in Uttarkashi.
Day 3: Uttarkashi to Sukhi to Forest Camp
We’ll get up early on our third day and drive to Sukhi. The journey is relatively short, taking no longer than 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. Sukhi will act as the journey’s starting point. Sukhi is a tiny village with few houses, a sparse population, and a large number of apple orchards located at an elevation of 8,202 feet. In this place, apple harvest season runs from September to October, so you’ll see a lot of villagers giving away their apples for free!! Isn’t this amazing? It’s likely that you won’t find something as charitable as the people of this village in cities, or it’ll be an extraordinary case if you do.
From Sukhi, we’ll climb steeply to the Khagi pass, which is at an elevation of 11,220 feet. After passing through the Khagi pass, we’ll begin our descent to our camp. This position would undoubtedly provide spectacular views of the path to the west, as well as spectacular views of Gangotri 1, 2, and 3, as well as Jaonli and Srikanth peaks to the south. We’ll spend the night in our woodland camps, recharging our batteries so we can start the day with the same vigour.
Day 4: Trek to Forest camp towards base camp
On our fourth day, we’ll have a long trek to the camp. You’ll walk alongside the Chaiyaan Gad rivers until you enter our base camp, then descend to the confluence of the Son Gad and Chaiyaan Gad rivers. Before crossing the tree line and arriving at our base camp at the end of the Chaiyaan glacier, the trek will take you through dense woods and provide mesmerising views of lush green meadows. Along the way, we could come across some shepherds grazing. Trekking in Garhwal, especially in Bandarpunch, has this allure because it offers you so many vivid encounters to witness and experience on your own.
Day 5: Base camp – Prep Day
On the fifth day, we’ll acclimate and inspect our climbing gear. After breakfast, we’ll go hiking to a particular point on the trail and won’t return until late afternoon. For the night, we’ll be staying at our base camps.
Day 6: Trek from Base Camp to Camp I then return to Base Camp
We’ll be climbing to Camp I and carrying all of the climbing gear we’ll need. On our way back, we’ll leave our things there. This would be an ideal practice for acclimatization.
Day 7: At Base Camp – Rest Day
Before embarking on the main adventure, we’ll spend a day at Base Camp to acclimate and relax a little longer.
Day 8: Base Camp to Camp I
We’ll return to Camp I on the eighth day, which is at an elevation of 14,599 feet. We’ll spend the night at Camp I.
Day 9: Camp I – Acclimatization Day
We’ll acclimate and relax at Camp I on our ninth day before going to Camp II.
Day 10: Acclimatization at Camp I
We’ll climb up to 16,404 feet the next morning before returning to Camp I for the night. We’ll be spending the night at Camp I.
Day 11: Camp I to Summit Camp
On the eleventh day, we will hike to our Summit Camp, which is at a height of 16,994 feet.
Day 12: Rest Day
We will not trek on our twelfth day, instead of that we will be resting at our Summit Camp and checking our belongings.
Day 13: Summit Camp to Summit and back to Summit Camp
It is the day to rejoice! We’ll climb to the main Bandarpunch peak, which stands at 20,721 feet, before descending to our camp.
Day 14: Contingency day
A backup day to ensure you get the most out of your summit experience.
Day 15: Summit to Base Camp
Finally, we’ll begin our descent from summit camp to base camp on the fifteenth day.
Day 16: Base Camp to Forest Camp
We’ll get the day started with a filling breakfast. After breakfast, we’ll begin our descent from Base Camp to Forest Camp.
Day 17: Forest Camp to Sukhi and then to Uttarkashi
On our seventeenth day, we’ll hike back to Sukhi from Forest Camp. After arrival in Sukhi, we will travel to Uttarkashi, which will take 7 hours.
Day 18: Uttarkashi to Dehradun to Delhi
On our way back to Delhi, we’ll travel from Uttarkashi to Dehradun. We’ll board our overnight train to Delhi when we arrive in Dehradun.
Frequently asked question
- Footwear: The trekking boots which must be waterproof and snow proof, normal boots, floaters, and woolen socks.
- Backpack: (50 ltr), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
- Clothes: Jacket and trousers that are both waterproof and breathable. Jacket (synthetic or down feather fleece), synthetic insulated trousers, poncho, sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts
- Season wise Clothes:
- Hand and head protection includes liner gloves, bandannas, sun hats, woollen caps, and face masks, among other things.
- Accessories: Sunglasses/goggles, anti-glare lenses, water bottle, hydra bag, and headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries are all recommended.
- Trekking Gears: Toolkit for an emergency. Sunscreen, a toiletry pack, water purification pills, Ziploc packs, ear plugs, first-aid kit, and the necessary medications are all recommended.
- Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags of lining (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius if you have one), trekking sticks, and so on.
- Warm top/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt – 2/3
- Water resistant/repellent trekking pants with an inner lining for added warmth- 2 High-quality windproof/water-resistant outer shell (jacket) with a proper hood
- Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen Jumper, Down Jacket with at least 600 fill capacity Innerwear with a thermal component (upper and lower)
- Woolen hat, inner fleece gloves, and outer water-resistant gloves
- 4–5 pairs of thick woollen socks and standard socks, scarf/muffler (optional)
- Waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick heel and high ankles that are comfortable to wear. Sneakers/sport shoes are ideal for camp.
- Poncho or raincoat. A small, light-weight towel
- A hydration pack and an insulated water bottle (optional)
- Sunglasses with UV cover and the potential to cut light, as well as a cap or floppy hat to shield the strong sun off your skin (important when traversing through snow)
- Trekking pole or sturdy walking stick Lip Balm, Sunscreen Lotion
- Flashlight / torch (with extra batteries) Medications, if any special prescription is needed Toiletries for personal use
- Carry a rain cover over your luggage • Day pack/small bag that you can carry on your back all day to keep your essentials in
- Keep a few poly bags or plastic containers in your bag to place your things in if you need to in case of heavy weather.
Personal Medical Kit (MANDATORY FOR ALL)
- 10 Diamox tablets (to prevent AMS)
- Nifedipine – 5 pills Dexamethasone – one strip
- 6 tablets of Crocin (fever)
- 4 tablets of avomine (motion sickness) 4 capsules of Avil 25mg (allergies)
- 4 tablets of Combiflam (Pain killer)
- 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen (diarrhea) 10 tablets of Digene (acidity)
- 10 Omez/Rantadine capsules (antacids) 3 to 5 metres of crepe bandage
- 1 tiny roll of gauze 10 strips of bandage 1 small roll of cotton 10 packets of ORS
- Moov spray Betadine or other antiseptic cream (aches, & sprains)
- If you're vulnerable to knee injuries, you should wear a knee cap. Powder with antifungal properties
- Cancellation: If a trek is cancelled at the last minute due to a natural disaster or unforeseeable circumstances (such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, attack, or bandh), Discoveryhike will have a trek voucher for the full number. The voucher can be used for the same or a different trek over the next year.
- In case you wish to cancel the trek, then please be aware of these things:
- Cancellations made within 30 days of the trek's launch date will include a complete refund.
- If you cancel within 30 and 20 days before the hike, you will get a 50% refund.
- There will be no refund if you cancel less than 20 days before the trek begins.
- Please keep in mind that if you get a refund, there will be a reduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the overall amount you pay. In addition, if you purchased trek insurance, you would not get a refund.
- Discoveryhike assumes no responsibility for any malfunction or injury to your clothes, supplies, or other belongings while on the trek. The trek fee covers all expenses associated with the trek from start to finish.