Bandarpunch The high altitude Expedition in Uttarakhand, India
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).
History Of Bandarpunch Expedition
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.
Route of Bandarpunch Expedition
The starting point of this trek is Sukhi which lies on the way to Gangotri. Base camp is reached after two days and before the summit is two alpine camps. The trek from Camp 1 and the 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, The, Jaonli, Swetvaran, Matri, and Satopanth. Other mountains of the Garhwal region are also visible from here.
About Bandarpunch Expedition
Bandarpunch 1 lies at an altitude of 6316 meters. It lies in the Garhwal Himalayas and is a part of the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand. The starting point of this trek is Sukhi which lies on the way to Gangotri. The trek gets difficult because of the crevasses.
Highlights of this Trek
The summit offers thrilling views of Join peaks, Sudarshan Parbat, Gangotri group of peaks, Chandra Parbat, The, Jaonli, Swetvaran, Matri, and Satopanth. Other mountains of the Garhwal region are also visible from here. It is a great trek for adventure enthusiasts.
Duration – 17 days | 16 Nights
Best Season – April, May, June, September and October
Level – Difficult
Highest altitude – (6316 m)
Weather – The weather is not predicted and can change anytime but usually the Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant according to the season
Summer Temperature – (-2°C to -15°C)
Starting Point –Dehradun
Altitude Covered Per Day
1. Forest camp (2950 m)
2. Base camp (3780 m)
3. Camp 1 (4450 m)
4. Summit Camp (5180 m)
5. Summit (6316 m)
These points should not be avoided
1. Proper conditioning and training of body required
2. Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
3. Sturdy hiking shoes are important
4. High altitude requires proper acclimatization
5. Intermittent or no signals
6. Carry travel light
7. Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible