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Bandapunch Expedition

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer Temperature: (-2°C to -15°C)

DURATION

17 Days

LEVEL

Difficult

Must Read about Bandarpunch

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Thrilling Views

 

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.

Trek Information

Duration – 17 days

 

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

 

 

 

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 Dehradun

 

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

INFORMATION

There would be many questions in your mind. Don’t worry you can get your answers here.

 

About Bandarpunch

– Bandarpunch 1 lies at an altitude of 6316 meters.
– It lies in the Garhwal Himalayas and are a part of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand.
– 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 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. It is a great trek for adventure enthusiasts.

 

What is the best time to go for the thrill of this trek?

April, May, June, September and October

 

Is this trek for Beginners?

No, this is not for beginners because of the difficult level and high altitude of this trek.

 

Altitude Covered Per Day

– Forest camp (2950 m)
– Base camp (3780 m)
– Camp 1 (4450 m)
– Summit Camp (5180 m)
– Summit (6316 m)

 

These points should not be avoided

– Proper conditioning and training of body required
– Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
– Sturdy hiking shoes are important
– High altitude requires proper acclimatization
– Intermittent or no signals
– Carry travel light
– Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible

The most common question asked is “What things to 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

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

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 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 dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • 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 mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if 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

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • 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.
  • 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 to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on 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 top most 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.

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 1,20,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun) (5% GST Extra)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.

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Short Itinerary

 

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 17- Uttarkashi to Dehradun

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund

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