Bandapunch Expedition

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Tapovan Bandapunch Expedition trek

  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Highest Points: (6316 m)
  • Best Time: April, May, June, September and October

Bandarpunch I – 6316 m, Bandarpunch II – 6102 m, Bandarpunch III – 6102, Black Peak – 6387 m, these peaks lie in the Garhwal Himalayas and are a part of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand. These are a group of mountains and you are going to traverse Bandarpunch – I (6316 m).

Meaning of Bandarpoonch is tail of a monkey, it is believed that Lord Hanuman reached the top to extinguish the fire on his tail which caught him when he was trying to save Lord Rama’s wife Sita.

Starting point of this trek is Sukhi which lies on the way to Gangotri. Base camp is reached after two days and before summit are two alpine camps. The trek from Camp 1 and summit is difficult because of the crevasses.

From the summit you get best views of Jogin peaks, Sudarshan Parbat, Gangotri group of peaks, Chandra Parbat, Thelu, Jaonli, Swetvaran, Matri, and Satopanth. Other mountains of Garhwal region are also visible from here.

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Day 1: Dehradun to Uttarkashi

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway Station and the drive is through Mussoorie towards Uttarkashi. Have breakfast and lunch en route.

Today your stay and dinner will be arranged in a hotel.

Day 2: Uttarkashi to Sukhi (Drive) trek to Forest camp (2950 m)

From Uttarkashi drive is towards Sukhi, it is a small village and starting point of this trek. In this village there are less houses and many apple orchards.

Start the trek from Sukhi reach Forest camp through a descent from Khagi Pass. From the campsite trail to Bandarpunch is visible with Srikanth, Jaonli and Gangotri peaks. Pitch your tents here and sleep comfortably in tents.

Day 3: Forest camp to Base camp (3780 m)

Today follow the Chaiyyan Gad River to reach the base camp, after the descent you can reach the confluence of Chaiyyan Gad and Son Gad.

Pass through the dense forests and afterwards through the wide meadows with many wildflowers. After you see the receding treeline then you are about to reach the base camp. It is located at the foot of Chaiyyan glacier.

Place your tents there and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day

Go for a hike today for acclimatising.

Day 5: Load Ferry, Base camp to Camp 1 and back

Load Ferry from Base camp to Camp 1 and return.

Day 6: Base camp to Camp 1 (4450 m)

Post breakfast start the ascent from Base Camp to Camp 1 which is at an altitude of 4450 meters.

Day 7: Rest Day at Camp 1

Rest at Camp 1 today and get prepared for the upcoming days.

Day 8: Short hike and back (5000 m)

Today go for a hike to gain altitude up to 5000 meters and get back to Camp 1.

Day 9: Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5180 m)

From Camp 1 ascent to Summit Camp which is at an altitude of 5180 meters.

Day 10: Acclimatization Day

Before Summit attempt let your body adapt the changes

Day 11: Summit attempt (6316 m) and return to Summit camp

The trek to summit is going to be tough and you will be needing trekking equipment. Take out your ropes and use them for climbing to the top.

From the summit you get best views of Jogin peaks, Sudarshan Parbat, Gangotri group of peaks, Chandra Parbat, Thelu, Jaonli, Swetvaran, Matri, and Satopanth. Other mountains of Garhwal region are also visible from here.

After your successful climb descent to Summit camp.

Day 12: Reserve Day for Summit Attempt

This day is reserved for Summit Attempt (Extra Day)

Day 13: Summit Camp to Base Camp

Start the descent towards Base Camp. Setup the camps after a tough adventure, have food and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 14: Rest Day

Today rest at Base Camp to relax.

Day 15: Return to Forest Camp

On Day 2 you stayed at Forest camp, from Base camp descent to this campsite and after setting tents sleep comfortably in tents.

Day 16: Forest camp to Sukhi and Drive to Uttarkashi

Get back to Sukhi by following the same path and from there leave for Uttarkashi. Arrangements will be made in a hotel there.

Day 17: Uttarkashi to Dehradun

Post breakfast leave for Dehradun and you can reach there in 6-7 hours.

Tapovan Bandapunch Expedition trek

  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Highest Points: (6316 m)
  • Best Time: April, May, June, September and October

Bandarpunch I – 6316 m, Bandarpunch II – 6102 m, Bandarpunch III – 6102, Black Peak – 6387 m, these peaks lie in the Garhwal Himalayas and are a part of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand. These are a group of mountains and you are going to traverse Bandarpunch – I (6316 m).

Meaning of Bandarpoonch is tail of a monkey, it is believed that Lord Hanuman reached the top to extinguish the fire on his tail which caught him when he was trying to save Lord Rama’s wife Sita.

Starting point of this trek is Sukhi which lies on the way to Gangotri. Base camp is reached after two days and before summit are two alpine camps. The trek from Camp 1 and summit is difficult because of the crevasses.

From the summit you get best views of Jogin peaks, Sudarshan Parbat, Gangotri group of peaks, Chandra Parbat, Thelu, Jaonli, Swetvaran, Matri, and Satopanth. Other mountains of Garhwal region are also visible from here.

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Day 1: Dehradun to Uttarkashi

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway Station and the drive is through Mussoorie towards Uttarkashi. Have breakfast and lunch en route.

Today your stay and dinner will be arranged in a hotel.

Day 2: Uttarkashi to Sukhi (Drive) trek to Forest camp (2950 m)

From Uttarkashi drive is towards Sukhi, it is a small village and starting point of this trek. In this village there are less houses and many apple orchards.

Start the trek from Sukhi reach Forest camp through a descent from Khagi Pass. From the campsite trail to Bandarpunch is visible with Srikanth, Jaonli and Gangotri peaks. Pitch your tents here and sleep comfortably in tents.

Day 3: Forest camp to Base camp (3780 m)

Today follow the Chaiyyan Gad River to reach the base camp, after the descent you can reach the confluence of Chaiyyan Gad and Son Gad.

Pass through the dense forests and afterwards through the wide meadows with many wildflowers. After you see the receding treeline then you are about to reach the base camp. It is located at the foot of Chaiyyan glacier.

Place your tents there and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day

Go for a hike today for acclimatising.

Day 5: Load Ferry, Base camp to Camp 1 and back

Load Ferry from Base camp to Camp 1 and return.

Day 6: Base camp to Camp 1 (4450 m)

Post breakfast start the ascent from Base Camp to Camp 1 which is at an altitude of 4450 meters.

Day 7: Rest Day at Camp 1

Rest at Camp 1 today and get prepared for the upcoming days.

Day 8: Short hike and back (5000 m)

Today go for a hike to gain altitude up to 5000 meters and get back to Camp 1.

Day 9: Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5180 m)

From Camp 1 ascent to Summit Camp which is at an altitude of 5180 meters.

Day 10: Acclimatization Day

Before Summit attempt let your body adapt the changes

Day 11: Summit attempt (6316 m) and return to Summit camp

The trek to summit is going to be tough and you will be needing trekking equipment. Take out your ropes and use them for climbing to the top.

From the summit you get best views of Jogin peaks, Sudarshan Parbat, Gangotri group of peaks, Chandra Parbat, Thelu, Jaonli, Swetvaran, Matri, and Satopanth. Other mountains of Garhwal region are also visible from here.

After your successful climb descent to Summit camp.

Day 12: Reserve Day for Summit Attempt

This day is reserved for Summit Attempt (Extra Day)

Day 13: Summit Camp to Base Camp

Start the descent towards Base Camp. Setup the camps after a tough adventure, have food and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 14: Rest Day

Today rest at Base Camp to relax.

Day 15: Return to Forest Camp

On Day 2 you stayed at Forest camp, from Base camp descent to this campsite and after setting tents sleep comfortably in tents.

Day 16: Forest camp to Sukhi and Drive to Uttarkashi

Get back to Sukhi by following the same path and from there leave for Uttarkashi. Arrangements will be made in a hotel there.

Day 17: Uttarkashi to Dehradun

Post breakfast leave for Dehradun and you can reach there in 6-7 hours.