Bandapunch Expedition

Temperature

Summer : -2°C to -15°C

Duration

17 Days | 16 Nights
Dehradun To Dehradun

Level

Difficult

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.

Thrilling Views

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

Short Details for Bandapunch Expedition

Day 1: Dehradun to Uttarkashi

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

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

Day 4: Acclimatization Day

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

Day 6: Base camp to Camp 1 (4450 m)

Day 7: Rest Day at Camp 1

Day 8: Short hike and back (5000 m)

Day 9: Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5180 m)

Day 10: Acclimatization Day

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

Day 12: Reserve Day for Summit Attempt

Day 13: Summit Camp to Base Camp

Day 14: Rest Day

Day 15: Return to Forest Camp

Day 16: Forest camp to Sukhi and Drive to Uttarkashi

Day 17: Uttarkashi to Dehradun

Bandapunch Expedition Details Itinerary

Day 01- 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 02- 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 03- 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 04- Acclimatization Day

Go for a hike today for acclimatising.

Day 05- Load Ferry, Base camp to Camp 1 and back

Load Ferry from Base camp to Camp 1 and return.

Day 06- 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 07- Rest Day at Camp 1

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

Day 08- 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 09- 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 Dehradu

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

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should carry on a trek ..!

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below

1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id, etc.)

2. Medical certificate by a doctor

3. Risk certificates

Foremost Requirements

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

Jacket

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against the chilly cold.

Trekking Pants

You should have 2 3 trek pants on a week-long trek and take more for longer treks.

Thermals

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

Warm clothes

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

T-Shirts

To avoid sunburns always carry full-sleeved t-shirts which dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. Toiletry Items

Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer, etc.

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe. We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek, we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.

Getting to high altitude can be a problem for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a regular basis.

We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our topmost priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

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Include & Exclude In This Trek

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

your uploading

Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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