Panwali Kantha is one of the most beautiful trek; positioned at a height of 3,500 metres ( 11,500 ft.).This trek provides you with one of the rarest view of the complete range of Yamnotri- Gangotri- Kedarnath- Badrinath mountain peaks. In the route you pass through the seven Bugyals of Panwali Kantha, Where if you are fortunate, You might catch a quick look of blue mountain goat. Panwali Kantha is a trek that offers unique visual treats in every season. From lush green meadows in summers to snow covered bugyals with inviting gentle slopes in winters. Given its moderate level of challenge, anyone with a normal fitness can do this trek. A great refresher from the monotonous routine & an ideal entry level trek for anyone wanting to make his first move in the vast world of trekking.
Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek butalso help you develop basic trekking skills like:
Packing a rucksack
Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
Identify trail signs and signals
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Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.
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1Day 1 Day 1 : Dehradun to Ghuttu
Report in Dehradun at 6 AM. From here you will board a Taxi and reach Ghuttu around 2 PM. Ghuttu is a beautiful small town at a height of 5000 ft. Road drive is close to 180 Kms. It will take us 7-8 hours to complete.See more images and videos
2Day 2 Day 2 : Ghuttu to Pobhagi
After stretching exercise and having Breakfast we will start our trek. Today’s trek is easy. For 40% of the length you can find Ghuttu’s summer shelters. After a 6 -7 hrs trek we will reach our first camping site Pobhagi. It’s one of the most beautiful camping site you will ever see, surrounded by open views. From this point you can see the Bruansh Forest spread like red carpet as far as sight goes. Sunset here are is pretty amazing. Overnight Stay in Camps.See more images and videos
3Day 3 Day 3 : Pobhagi to Panwali Top - Raj Kharak
We will break camp early in the morning today and start trek to Raj Kharag. Today’s trek varies from Moderate to Difficult depending upon the snow enroute. After two hour or so of trek you will reach Panwali Top. If there happens a snowfall, You will see that landscape changing from Green/Brown to White in a matter of minutes. These are vast grass lands which when get covered with snow looks like white sand dunes. By the amount of snow you will feel like you have come to Siberia. We will reach our camping site at Raj Kharak after crossing Panwali Top.Overnight Stay in Camps/HutSee more images and videos
4Day 4 Day 4 : Raj Karak to Gaurmanda
As the saying goes Hard Work Pays off, today is relaxed as we walk upto Gaumanda which is full descent. Stay in camps.See more images and videos
5Day 5 Day 5 : Gaurmanda to Ghuttu to Dehradun
Today we will start early and since the descent is comfortable we can reach Ghuttu by noon. We will board a vehicle waiting for us at Ghuttu. You will be dropped in Dehradun by evening.See more images and videos
Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?
This trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers. For novice, it is a great start to enter the world of trekking. It can get a bit rigorous for the first timers. Therefore, it is recommended to the first timers to maintain a good physical stamina and read extensively. Any experienced trekker would love to go on this weekend trek for the love of its views and trekking.
Eligibility: Experience required
This trek is apt for the first-timers. Those coming for the first time should prepare and read extensively about the trek. A basic knowledge about how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will come in handy.
Eligibility: Fitness benchmark
Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.
Eligibility: Requisite Skills
How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make thesecommon mistakes while buying a rucksack.
How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.
Packing List: What to pack
Here is your checklist for this trek. Make sure you pack all these items for a comfortable trekking experience.
A rucksack with rain cover
A water bottle or a hydration pack
A Hand/Head Torch with spare batteries
UV protection Sunglasses
Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants- 1
Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts- 1 or max 2
Thermal Bodywarmer Upper & Lower- 1
Fleece jacket- 1
Full sleeves sweater- 1
Rainwear (Jacket & Pants) -1
Woolen sock - 1 pair
Cotton Socks- 1 or 2 pairs
Undergarments - 1 for every day 3 days of trekking
Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
Camping tents, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress
Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue. course from NIM Uttarkashi
First Aid Certified Local guide, cook, helpers
Porters or mules for carrying common Supplies
Transportation from Dehradun to Dehradun
What's not Included
Meals during road journeys, if any
Any kind of Insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
Carriage of personal rucksack
Meals during Hotel Stay, if any
Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 5% deduction
Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure - 50% deduction
Less than 15 days of departure - No Cash Refund
Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date - No deduction
Cencellations within 5 days prior to departure - No Refund
*Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers. *Please note that this is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy