Panwali Kantha Trek

5 Days - 4 Nights
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Panwali Kantha Trek Should be done for its Meadows

Panwali Kantha Trek lies in Garhwal Himalayan region in Uttarakhand and has unmatched meadows and it should be done to explore the unmatched Bugyal (meadows). Panwali Kantha Top’s height is 3500 meters, on this trek you can find varied landscapes and Rich Flora and Fauna gives you the opportunity of spotting different Himalayan animals like Bharal (Blue Goat).

This beautiful place stands in between high snow-covered peaks which together make an excellent sight. On the other hand, the meadows remain covered in snow. So, consequently, it turns out to be the most fantastic summer or winter trek in Uttarakhand. And, also an excellent Skiing destination.

Panwali Kantha

Impressive Views In Panwali Kantha Trek

With varied landscapes and extreme beauty the views are killer and makes Panwali Kantha a perfect trek. You can see many Himalayan ranges from here some mountains are – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri Peaks. During the trek you can have glance of Chaukhamba, Kedar Dome, Mt Meru, Neelkanth and more.

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Why to choose Panwali Kantha Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Panwali kantha trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of 41 km which is to be covered into 04 nights or 05 days from Dehradun to Dehradun. Yet, it comes under moderate level of easy to moderate because of the things that this trek has to offers. These are:

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, lakes, pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture Ghuttu village range.

During winter season, this fascinating Panwali kantha remains covered in snow and the white sheet of snow makes it look like a magical wide snow-land.

And, in summers, the valley turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colors.

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Key Points of Panwali Kantha Trek

Level: Easy

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

Highlights Of  Panwali Kantha Trek

Duration: 5 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season: – All years

 Level: Easy

Highest Point: 3500 meters

Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Winter temperature: (0°C to -8°C)

Summer temperature: (10°C to 15°C)

Starting point: Dehradun

Short Itinerary Panwali Kantha trek

Day 1 – Pickup to you from Dehradun drive to Ghuttu village (180 km)(7/8 Hours) (5100 feet)  over night stay home stay

Day 2 – Trek from Ghuttu to Pobhagi (09 km) (5/6 Hours) (9500 feet)

Day 3 – Trek from Pobhagi to Panwali kantha (11,500 feet) and Raj Kharak (11 km) (7/8 Hours)

Day 4 – Trek from Raj Kharak to Gaurmanda (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (8965 feet)

Day 5 – Gaurmanda to Ghuttu (05 km) (2/3 Hours) same day drive to Dehradun


Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Ghuttu

Meet us at Dehradun Railway Station at 6:30 in the morning. Ghuttu is the base camp of Panwali Kantha Trek, it is a small town at an altitude of 5100 feet and you can reach there in 7 to 8 hours.


Day 2 : Trek from Ghuttu to Pobhagi

After having breakfast start your trek to Pobhagi, it is campsite for today. En route there are many Ghuttu summer shelters. Reach Pobhagi in 5 to 6 hours.
From this point you can see Buras trees in abundance with blooming red flowers. Setup your camps at this beautiful place and retire for the night.


Day 3 :Trek from Pobhagi to Panwali Top and Raj Kharak

Start the trek early today because it varies from moderate to difficult and has some challenging parts. Head towards Panwali Top through undulating meadows (Bugyal) which remains covered in snow during winters.

At the time of winters you can see the landscapes changing colors from green to brown and white. Reach Panwali Top and grab rare views of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath peaks.

After spending some time at the top start the descent towards Raj Kharak, in 3 hours you can reach there. Setup your camps there and retire for the night.


Day 4 : Trek from Raj Kharak to Gaurmanda

From Raj Kharak start the downhill trek it is easy and short with pleasing mountain views, covered in snow. Gaurmanda is your campsite for today so pitch your tents there, delicious food will be served then retire for the night.


Day 5 : Trek from Gaurmanda to Ghuttu and Dehradun

After breakfast start short trek Reach Ghuttu village after an easy downhill trek. From there vehicle will be arranged till Dehradun. Reach evening around 7 to 8 pm

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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  1. PANKAJ Petwal

    Awesome place

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