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Panchachuli Base Camp Trek Uttarakhand

Blessed with immense natural beauty, Panchachuli Peaks are settled in the Eastern Kumaon Himalayas. The trek to Panchachuli trek starts from Dharchula and ends at Dar. From the beginning of the trek, trekking enthusiasts get to enjoy the striking views of snow-capped peaks, impressive greenery, pristine rivers, and alpine meadows.

The tranquil ambiance further adds to its appeal. You can spot the diverse flora and fauna while trekking. Also, you will make your way across the unexplored villages such as Bongling, Sela, Nagling, Baaling, and Duktu. On reaching the base camp, enjoy the sight of five peaks, which is simply enthralling.

Panchachuli Base Camp Trek is a moderate-level trek and can be done by both beginners and experts. Trekkers from all across the world come to India to undergo this trek. And along with trekking, you also get to enjoy camping.

Panchachuli Base Camp Trek Details

  • Duration - 9 days / 8 nights
  • Altitude- 4260 m / 13973 Feet
  • Level - Moderate
  • Season – Mid-Feb to June and August to Nov
  • Nearest Railhead - Kathgodam is the nearest railhead.
  • Nearest Major Town – Kathgodam is the nearest town, which is well-connected with the other cities and states by road network. 

Best Time to Visit Panchachuli Base Camp

Mid-March to mid-June and mid-September to October is the best time to visit Panchachuli Base Camp. The climatic conditions remain favorable and comfortable for the trek. The pleasing sun keeps the region warm during the day, which makes the trek enjoyable. The trek to Panchachuli base camp in the winter season is impossible due to heavy snowfall and tough weather.

Where is Panchachuli Base Camp Located?

Located on the eastern end of the Kumaon Himalayan region, the Panchachuli Base Camp trek is a popular trek in Uttarakhand. You can spot some majestic Himalayan peaks from the base camp. Kathgodam is the major town near Dharchula from where the trek starts and is easily accessible by road.

Panchachuli Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Kathgodam – Dharchula (9 hours drive)

On your arrival at Kathgodam, meet our tour guide and get transferred to Dharchula. It is a nine hours drive. Overnight stay at Dharchula.

Day 2: Trek from Dharchula - Dar – Urthing

Today, you start your trek from Dharchula to Dar. On reaching Dar, continue your trek to Urthing. Overnight stay at Urthing.

Day 3: Trek from Urthing to Naagling

On day 3, from Urthing you trek to Naagling. Overnight stay is scheduled at Urthing.

Day 4: Trek from Naagling to Son

Proceed your trek from Naagling to Son. Relax and stay overnight in Son.

Day 5: Trek from Son to Panchachuli Base camp

On the 5th day of the tour, you trek from Son to Panchachuli base camp. On entering Panchachuli, enjoy the peaceful ambiance and view of the five peaks of Panchachuli. The impeccable scenery and greenery would refresh all your senses. Overnight stay at Panchachuli base camp.

Day 6: Trek from Panchachuli Base Camp to Naagling

On the 6th day of your Panchachuli Base Camp Trek tour, your return trek starts from Panchachuli base camp to Naagling. Overnight stay at Naagling.

Day 7: Trek from Naagling to Urthing

Today, you trek back from Naagling to Urthing. A night stay at Urthing.

Day 8: Trek from Urthing to Dar, Drive to Dharchula

On the 8th day, from Urthing you trek to Dar. Upon arrival at Dar, you will have an assisted transfer to Dharchula. Overnight stay at Dharchula.

Day 9: Drive from Dharchula - Almora – Kathgodam

This is the last day of your trekking tour. You will proceed from Dharchula to Almora. Upon reaching Almora, move ahead to Kathgodam for your onward journey.