Sunderdhunga Trek the famous and beautiful valley Kumaon Garhwal Uttarakhand
Sunderdhunga Trek in the Kumaon Garhwal Range in Uttarakhand and it is also called Valley of Glaciers which are very famous in the world. The altitude of the Sunderdhunga Trek is around 4320 meters; it starts from Kathgodam and ends at Kathgodam. Sunderdhunga trek is considered a more famous Sunderdhunga trek is the neighboring trek of Pindari Glacier and Kafni Glacier. So Sunderdhanga Trek is the most beautiful trek among these three.
Sunderdhunga literally means a beautiful stone valley in our hills. The famous and amazing glaciers of this valley are Martoli and Sukhram’s valley. The trek to the right of the alleged Pindari Glacier in Uttarakhand is considered more difficult than the Sunderdhunga Valley Pindari Trek and the Kafni glacier trek.
Sunderdhunga trek, from the originating village of the origin of an ancient river to the Sunderdhunga base, is situated here, there are still beautiful forest old councils, these treks pass through a forest and river drains which also form a beautiful valley. Here are found species of grass forest trees, wild animals and birds, people here live their very good life.
History of Sunderdhunga Trek
People here say that one day a woman went to wash her clothes in the river that suddenly she is seen with a beautiful stone and that woman brings that stone home, she used to shine at night when I brought it home, It is also said that in our mountains, rivers, and streams sometimes meet me, but here all these are difficult to know and see. People here do not have much knowledge about this; therefore, since then, the name of this valley is called Sunderdhunga.
Sunderdhunga and other treks pass through the Bageshwar region hence it is considered the base for all the treks – such as Sunderdhunga trek, Pindari glacier trek, and Kafni glacier trek. It is the last largest city of this route; the locals here take it from their home salmon whatever it is.
Pindari Glacier road connects to the, and Bageshwar to Bharari Village, Kapkot Village, and other small towns here. Before the Sunderdhunga trek starts, we have to go through this road to reach Khirkiya, the last road head of this route.
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When we pass through these beautiful valleys, the drive is a pleasure. It is fascinating to see the roads passing through the beautiful lakes of Kumaon Garhwal. This road runs along the banks of the Saryu River and the views come back to you, when you arrive pass through this path, you will be able to get a glimpse of the rural life hereafter reaching Song village. By reaching, this road leads to the Chaurasthal, providing a panoramic view of the Saryu Valley.
The special and final story of a beautiful Trek
When you start your trek from the first day, this trek will take you from different types of the river to trails, these are beautiful, it becomes easier than harder, you will start to see and the Himalayas Mountains will slowly start appearing. On the left, this trek route will follow you through a narrow path between two ridges and will take you further along the way, there are small shrubs here and there is wild vegetation which you are watching. And along I narrow path is your path, which will lead you towards this beautiful trek, as you go on this trek, the path leading further through the glacier will become equally challenging. From here you can see Kausani and even distant places like Chakori and Mukteswar with your own eyes.
The locals here also come often to find herbs, which are usually called Kida Jadi, they appear as an insect! Its international market gets good money, so the local people here often come here. This herb is used for medicinal purposes which are very beneficial and as you grow further, you will find yourself beautiful in the Peak Base Camp, you will have beautiful views here in your mind.
It is beautiful for any hill lover; this scene is like pure bliss, in which the whole mass of the mountain is visible – Today you will go to the summit top in the morning and the best place to see the beautiful Maktoli peak is the Baluni top from where the Sari Mountains are visible. Apart from the Maktoli Peak, Baluni top is some other peaks, the most prominent peaks of the Tent Peak.
Why should you do the Sunderdhunga Trek along with the local?
Note: – Whenever you do this Sunderdhunga Trek, Do it with the local people here Kumaon Garhwal or with experienced people like us who are local here. Many local people working with Himalayan Hikers. Whoever can help you from the local here, if you trek with the local, and then the experience will be very good for you Also, the guides, porters, helpers, mule who go with you will have their income so that the locals here can give good education to their children and eat good food, etc.
And so local provide you with good and helpful service and it will be useful for you all the time. This is why we have to say that sometimes there are seasonal changes in nature, for which we all have to be ready, this is the law of adventure,
Must Read about Sunderdhunga Trek
Duration – 09 Days from Kathgodam to Kathgodam)
Best Season – May 15th to June last week and September or October 1st week
Highest Point- 4,320, Meters
Trekking Distance – 83 Km on foot and by taxi 420 Km
Weather: Nights are cold and the day temperature is pleasant during the season. It is unpredicted and can change anytime so do keep an extra day in the itinerary
Temperature:(2°C to -5°C)
Trek Costs– per Person Rs. 30,000/* from Kathgodam to Kathgodam including all costs of the trek
Key Points about Sunderdhunga Trek
Level: Moderate -Difficult (so first-timers trekkers should avoid)
Proper conditioning & training of body required
Group size minimum of 03 maximum of 10 people
Need proper Expedition gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?
Shoes are the single most important equipment
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization
Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains, the region is prone to landslides
Phones don’t work on the trek, we provide to you Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
The beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)
Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 12 kg to 15 Kg)
Keep an extra day in your itinerary for the attempt to summit account for bad weather
If you choose Good and local trekking company Himalayan Hikers than it is better for you because Himalayan Hikers is a local company our mission is safe treks, growth of locals. Some groups come with us for the Expedition and high altitude treks.
Alcohol and smoking are not allowed in during the Trek
Short Itinerary Sunderdhunga Trek
Day 01: Pick up to you from Kathgodam – Bageshwar – Loharkhet (210 km) (8/9 Hours) overnight stay Hotel
Day 02: Trek from Loharkhet – Dhakuri (10 km) (4/5 Hours) overnight stay camp
Day 03: Trek from Dhakuri – Khati – Jaitoli (15 km) (7/8 Hours) overnight stay camp,
Day 04: Trek from Jatoli – Dhungia Dhaun – Kathalia (13km) (6/7 Hours) overnight stay camp
Day 5: Today early morning trek from Kathalia – Maiktoli Top (4320 meters) /Sukhram cave (07km) (6/7 Hours) overnight stay camp
Day 6: Trek from Kathalia – Jaitoli (13km) (5/6 Hours) overnight stay camp
Day 7: Trek from Jaitoli – Khati – Dhakuri (15 km) (6/7 Hours) overnight stay camp
Day 8: Trek from Dhakuri – Loharkhet (10 km) (4/5 Hours) overnight stay camp
Day 9: Drive from Loharkhet Kathgodam via Almora – Kathgodam (210 km) (8/9 hours)
Your Travel Plan for Sunderdhunga Trek
You can book trains, air flights, and bus tickets for your journey only according to the information given by us.
The Sunderdhunga Trek will be of 7 days and 2 days of your journey total of days 09 from Kathgodam to Kathgodam
First of all, all the trekkers will have to book their flight and train bus according to our time table as our pick up is from 6 am to 7 am, you will have to reach Kathgodam in the morning.
A taxi from Himalayan hikers will link you to Kathgodam railway station.
Himalayan Hikers organize transport to Loharkhet from Kathgodam railway station. Our vehicles leave at 6:00 am to 7:00 am sharp from Kathgodam. The taxi includes your package.
In Kathgodam railway station you will get our staff that will arrange transport for you. The contacts no Transport coordinator or our office team will give you a week ago to your departure.
Planning your onward Air flight/train/ Bus booking
If you are traveling from Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, or Gujarat any other city, so you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a train from Delhi for Dehradun comfortably.
Option 01:- By Train
All trekkers booked you the Ranikhet Express.
Ranikhet Express to Kathgodam (Train no is 15013 Departure 10:05 pm: – Reached Kathgodam 5:05 am the train starts from Jaisalmer city. This is the best option to you
Option 02:- By Bus
You can reach Kathgodam from Delhi by a bus, board it from Delhi’s Anand Vihar ISBT; it is good if you are book the seats. Directly bus stand. But to get the bus tickets booked you have to come to the bus stand a little early
The bus leaves from Kathgodam from Delhi at around 9.00 pm. frequent buses are available until midnight. It is a journey of about 8 hours to 9 hours.
(Reach Kathgodam Railway Station between 5:00 am to 6:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)
ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity in Sunderdhunga Trek
When you leave for Loharkhet base camp trek, you bring cash as per your requirement and if you want to get cash on the way, you will have to go to Kathgodam or Loharkhet, further you will not find ATM of banks.
During Sunderdhunga Trek the phone does not work, so it would be good to do it from Loharkhet Base Camp in day 01, there will be no further network, you can contact your family members at our head office to talk emergency.