Panpatia Col forms a bridge between two of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites- Kedarnath and Badrinath. The col is surrounded by major peaks of Garhwal like Nilkantha, Balakun, Kunaling, Janhukut, Shri Parbat and the mighty Chaukhamba massif. Legend says that the route was used by some priests to travel between the two shrines within a day. One of the toughest treks in Garhwal, it passes through high mountain passes, morraines, gushing streams, alpine meadows and lakes.

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  • Dehradun to Gangnani

    Early in the morning we start our drive from Dehradun to reach Gangnani. This place is famous for its natural hot water spring baths. Guests can take bath in them. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

  • Gangnani to Gangotri (3,048 m)

    After breakfast we drive to Gangotri via Harsil (approx 25 km before Gangotri). We can take a halt at Harsil, which is a small hamlet known for the Wilson's cottage. We reach Gangotri early and can visit the famous pilgrimage. We stay in a guest house at Gangotri.

  • Gangotri to Bhojwasa (3,800 m)

    On this day, we start our trek from Gangotri to Bhojbasa. From Gangotri we move along the beaten trail towards Chirbasa, which is on tree line. The trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River.

    Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. In fact, it has been referred to as Arctic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojbasa, the entire trail passes through dense forest. In Bhojbasa there is a small temple and a potential campsite near the river. In afternoon we are free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks.

  • Day 4: Bhojbasa to Gaumukh (3,900 m) to Tapovan (4,335 m)

    Early in the morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast we trek to Gaumukh (3,890 m), the source of the Ganges. We explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area.

    The trek from Gaumukh to Tapovan has steep ascent, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer. They appear to be just a stone's throw away. It is also a little wonder why Sadhus and saints choose this spot for extended meditation during the long summer months.

  • Tapovan to Nandanvan (4,340 m)

    We start the trek to reach the beautiful base of Bhagirathi group of peaks, Nandanvan.

  • Day 6: Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal (4,898 m)

    On this day we trek along Chaturangi Glacier to reach Vasukital, a small but beautiful lake at the base of Mt Satopanth and Vasuki Parbat. The trek is steadily upward. We arrive in about 6 hours.

  • Day 7: Vasuki Tal to Khara Pathar (Suralya Bamak – 5,450 m)

    We start our trek to Suralaya Bamak (Khara Pathar) with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp is on Moraine.

  • Day 8: Khara Pathar to Sweta Glacier (5,500 m)

    After breakfast, we trek to reach Sweta Glacier (5,500 m)

  • Day 9: Sweta Glacier to Kalindikhal base (5,600 m)

    After breakfast, trek to reach the outlet of Suralaya valley. On the outside of the Chaturangi glacier is the outlet of Khalipet valley which is surrounded by an unnamed peak P, 6730m. and Mana Parvat. Further it’s a steep and tough trek across the Suralaya glacier and along the northern slopes of Chandra Parvat. Camping place is the left lateral moraine of the Sweta glacier near its junction with the Chaturangi glacier.

  • Day 10: Kalindikhal Base to Raj Parav (4,910 m) via Kalindi Khal (5,947 m)

    On this day we trek (12 km) to Kalindi Pass (5947 m). Spend some time at the beautiful spot and then trek down to camp at Rajparav.

  • Day 11: Raj Parav to Arwatal (3,910 m)

    We start this day’s trek in the morning and reach Arwatal (3,910 m).

  • Day 12: Arwatal to Ghastoli (3,790 m)

    This day’s trek starts early and we reach Ghastoli (3796 m), which is 16 km from Arwatal.

  • Day 13: Ghastoli to Mana to Badrinath

    After breakfast we start our trek to Badrinath situated on the bank of Alaknanda. A seven hours’ walk brings us to Mana Village, the last village before the border, where we take a break for lunch. Later, a small 2 km drive brings us to the town of Badrinath. On arrival check-in to a hotel. Visit the temple of Badrinath in the afternoon. Return to hotel for Dinner & Overnight stay. Badrinath, Temple is the abode of Lord Vishnu. It is situated at an altitude of 3130 m on the banks of Alaknanda. In the backdrop, the Neelkanth mountain peak is situated between the twin peaks of Nar and Narayan. The name is derived from wild berries called Badri. Near the temple is a hot water sulphur spring, Tapt Kund.

  • Badrinath to Dehradun

    Morning after breakfast drive down to reach Dehradun.


  • Langur
  • Wild Fox
  • Indian Crested Porcupine
  • Wild boar
  • Black bear
  • Leopard


  • Mistle Trush
  • Blue-capped Redstart
  • Blue-fronted Redstart
  • Himalayan Griffon
  • Plain Mountain Finch
  • Chaffinch
  • Grey Bushchat
  • Rock Bunting
  • Rufous-bellied Woodpecker
  • Common Kestrel
  • Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher
  • White-throated Fantail
  • Rufous-bellied Niltava
  • Greenish Warbler
  • Nilkantha (6,596 m), Balakun (6,471 m) and Kunaling peaks are clearly visible in the trek.
  • Chaukhambha massif (Chaukhamba I - 7,138 m) is the most prominent peak visible in this trek.
  • Nanda Devi (7,816 m) can be seen if weather permits.
  • Ganga during first and last day's drive.
  • Alaknanda during the drive from Devprayag.
  • Mandakini is visible from Rudryaprayag
  • Pindari river is visible from Karanpryang
  • Nandakini is visible from Nandaprayag
  • Dhauli Ganga meets Alaknanda at Vishnupryag

Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 13.

Guide and cook fees.

Rent for camping equipment.

Forest entry charges.

Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 13 breakfast.

Tented accommodation throughout the trek. Possible guest house accommodation on Day 1 and Day 12.

Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

Accommodation in Dehradun.

Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 350 per day per bag.

  • Trekking Boots: Waterproof, high ankle with good grip.
  • One Raincoat/Poncho
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Wind & waterproof pant
  • 2-3 t-shirts/shirts – preferably quick dry
  • 2 trousers (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
  • Warm Fleece, Alternative: a woolen sweater
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Thermal inner wears
  • One pair of woolen socks
  • Waterproof thick gloves
  • Waterproof Rucksack or Rucksack with rain-cover
  • Water Bottle
  • Slippers/Sandals/Floaters: Non-slippery
  • Hat or sun protection cap
  • Woolen cap/scarf
  • Head Torch (hand torch would be an alternative)
  • Sunglasses (it should be UV protected.) or use Photo chromatic glasses.
  • Identitiy cards
  • Personal Toiletries (toothbrush,toothpaste etc)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet and dry tissues
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Towel
  • Personal medical kit
  • Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm
  • Diamox - to prevent AMS
  • Crocin - fever
  • Avomine - (motion sickness)
  • Avil 25mg - (allergies)
  • Combiflam - (Pain killer)
  • Disprin - (headache)
  • Digene - (acidity)
  • Norflox TZ & Lomofen - (diarrhea)
  • ORS
  • Omez/ Rantadine - (antacids)
  • Crepe bandage - 3 to 5 meters
  • Gauze - 1 small roll
  • Band aids - different sizes
  • Cotton - 1 small roll
  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  • Moov/Volini spray (aches, & sprains)
  • Knee caps
  • Hot water bag in winter if needed

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