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Sinla Pass Trek

Sinla Pass Trek - Kuthi Yankti to Darma Valley

About The Sinla Pass Trek

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Sinla Pass Trek

Peaks: Brammah Parvat ( 6321m ), Chaudhara ( 6510m ), Nagalaphu ( 6410m ), Nanda Devi ( 7816m ), Om Parvat ( 6191m ), P. 6120 ( 6120m ), P. 6172 ( 6172m ), Panch Chuli I ( 6904m ), Panch Chuli II ( 6355m ), Panch Chuli III ( 6312m ), Panch Chuli IV ( 6334m ), Panch Chuli V ( 6437m ), Rajrambha ( 6539m ), Sangthang ( 6430m ), Suj Tilla West ( 6333m ), Bamchu ( 6266m ), Suli Top ( 6268m )
Passes: Sin La ( 5324m )
Lakes: Parvati Sarovar ( 4497m )
Glaciers: Nagalphu Glacier, Sona Glacier, Meola Glacier, Nipa Glacier, Baling Glacier, Nagling Glacier
Rivers: Darma Ganga, Kuthi Yankti, Mahakali River
Villages: New Sobla, Dhar, Bongling, Sela, Nagling, Baling, Saun, Tidang, Bidang, Duttu, Sosa, Sirkha, Gala, Budhi, Gunji, Kutti
  • Duration: 14 Days, Kathgodam to Kathgodam
  • Highest Altitude: 5323m
  • Grade: Challenging ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
  • Terrain: forest, meadows, rocky, glacial moraine, scree, snow, ice
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • Starts From: Dharchula
  • Ends In: Dharchula
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Pantnagar, Uttrakhand, Pithoragarh Raini Saini
  • Nearest Rail Head: Kathgodam, Uttrakhand
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Dharchula
  • Mobile Network: BSNL, sparsely
  • Internet Option: No
  • Temperatures:
  • Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Kumaoni, Nepalese

4.86 of 430

Excellent: 387
Very Good: 34
Good: 5
Average: 1
Bad: 3

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The Sin La pass connects the Darma Valley to the Kuthi Yangti valley which forms the Adi Kailash trek. A tough walk through the glacial moraines and scree zones for a prolonged period of some 8 hours joins the 2 valleys and makes for one of the most high earned treks in the Himalayas.


Adi Kailash Trek - Kuthi Yangti Valley 

Also known as the Chota Kailash Trek, this trek is not just a spiritual pilgrimage. Part of this trek follows the Kailash Mansovar trek route before diverging at Gunji to head towards Jolingkong and Parvati Sarover.

Starting from Dharchula with a winding drive to Sosa, this trek passes through some of the remote villages of Kutthi Yangti Valley on the Indo - Sino - Nepal border. After passing by the villages of Gala, Budhi, Gunji, Kutti you take yourself to Jolingkong alomst at the base of Om Parvat. A small hike through the glacial moraine takes you to the beautiful lake of Parvati Sarover almost at the base of Om Parvat.

Om Parvat is of great religious significance to the Hindus and it is named so as the snow on the mountain resembles the OM sign, which is holy for both the Hindus and the Buddhist.

The most clear and perfect view of the Om Parvat can be seen from Nabidhang, which is very close to the famous Lipulekh La, on the Kailash Mansarover route. Lipulekh La crosses over from India to Tibet. It separates from Gunji, and can be visited on return.

Jolingkong is also the base of the Sin La pass to cross over to the Darma Valley on the other side.


Darma Valley - Pancha Chuli Base Camp Trek

Trek to the soul of the Darma Valley following the River Darma up till the base camp of the Pancha Chuli Group of peaks. Passing by the remote villages of Dhar, Bongling, Nagling, Sela, Baling, Saun, Duttu and then further up to Tidang and Bidang, this trek lets you experience almost all of the Himalayas of Kumaon.

The villages lets you experience the rich culture and way of life of the Kumaon Himalayas. Homestays further makes it better as in this trek we can live like a local and spend the night in the houses of the local villages. This not only earns them money but also gives a platform of interaction with the locals to see life through their eyes.

The 5 peaks of Pancha Chuli sees over these valley and from Saun, its a day excursion to the Pancha  Chuli Base Camp. The peak almost seems climbable from that close.

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

We had started our treks from October 2020 and since then we have served many trekkers without any problems related to covid. Thanks to our safety protocol and SOW.

Covid Negative RT-PCR Test Report Is Mandatory To Trek With Us.

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+ Short Travel Itinerary
  • Day 1: Drive from Kathgodam to Dharchula
  • Day 2: Drive from Dharchula to Sosa.
  • Day 3: Trek to Gala, via Sirkha
  • Day 4: Trek to Budhi, via Malpa
  • Day 5: Trek to Gunji
  • Day 6: Trek to Kutti
  • Day 7: Trek to Jolingkong
  • Day 8: Trek to Parvati Kund. Trek back to Jolingkong
  • Day 9: Cross Sin La to Bidang
  • Day 10: Trek back to Duttu
  • Day 11: Trek to Nagling
  • Day 12: Trek to Bongling
  • Day 13: Trek to New Shobla. Drive to Dharchula
  • Day 14: Trek to Kathgodam


Optional Explorations:

Panchachuli Base Camp from Duttu ( 1 added day)

Trek to Nabhidhang on Kailash Mansoraver Yatra route from Gunji ( 2 added days )

+ Fixed Departure Dates

We do not organize fixed departures for this trip.

If you want to do this trek with us, please fill this form to Request A Customized Private Trip Plan just for your team members. We will get back to you with all the details specific to your personalized requirements

+ Mandatory Packing List
  • 3 sets of DryFit Tshirts
  • 2 set of track pants (no jeans)
  • 4 sets of socks ( 2 cottons, 2 woollen)
  • 1 or 2 set of thermal inner ( upper & lower)
  • Fleece Jacket or Pullovers
  • Down Jacket (can be rented from us )
  • Waterproof High Ankle Trekking Shoes (can be rented from us )
  • Waterproof/Windproof Trekking Trouser (can be rented from us  )
  • Waterproof/Windproof Trekking Jacket (can be rented from us  )
  • Headlamp (can be rented from us  )
  • Trek Pole, Waterproof Gloves, Poncho, Rucksack, Fleece Inner Gloves, Waterproof Gloves, Gaiters, Spikes, Sleeping Bag Inners ( provided by us as complimentary use )
  • Polaroid UV Protected Sunglasses or Snow/Glacier Goggles
  • 2 Water Bottles & Tiffin Box with Spoon, 1 cup
  • Skull Cap Wollen or Fleece
  • Toilet Paper Roll, Wet Tissue
  • Personal Care Kit ( lip balm, moisturizer, sunscreen, etc )
  • Personal Medical Kit (basic or regular medicines )
+ Reviews & Testimonials

4.86 of 430

Excellent: 387
Very Good: 34
Good: 5
Average: 1
Bad: 3

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+ Cancellation Policy

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.

Rules Of Cancellation: 

  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 30 days to 20 days before the trek start date - 70% refund of the invoiced amount. 30% of the invoice amount will be charged as the cancellation penalty.
  3. Between 20 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  4. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 15 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  6. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks above 6000 meters and graded as Challenging or Challenging+


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