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Sinla Pass Trek - Kuthi Yankti to Darma Valley

Sinla Pass Trek - Kuthi Yankti to Darma Valley

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About The Sinla Pass Trek - Kuthi Yankti to Darma Valley

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

Unnatural times call for an unusual response. We at Himalayan High are facing it with even more stringent safety measures to ensure our treks, trekkers, and the local support team are safe. The Covid19 Pandemic has completely changed the way we look at the World and do things. It has changed the way we trek as well. Here is a brief.

  • Small Groups of less than 15 members
  • No Fixed Camps at all. Use a single sleeping bag, mattress & sleeping bag inners throughout the trek without any mixup
  • Sanitized Transportation
  • Contactless Screening of Participants on arrival
  • Contactless Paperwork and Online Booking Procedure
  • Mandatory Sanitization Before Entry
  • Sanitized Accommodation, Linens, Sleeping Bags, etc
  • Sanitized and sun-dried Camping Equipment
  • Monitored Support Crew with extra protection of masks, gloves and frequent use of sanitizers
  • Social Distancing from other unmonitored groups
  • Daily evaluation of Health for Safe Mountain Health
  • Twin Sharing Accommodations on the trek
  • Single tent supplement available
  • Proper Dining Hygiene in Dining Tents
  • Dry Toilets in toilet tents.
  • Covid Hygiene Kit including personal Sleeping Bag Inner for free
  • Precautionary Quarantine Tents On Trek
  • Immunity-Boosting Food Menu and Drinks
  • Filtered, Boiled and Treated Drinking Water

Read more on the following link about our Covid19 safety measures to ensure a safe trek. Safe trekking in the Himalayas during COVID-19

With this protocol, we have resumed our Himalayan Treks.

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+ Quick Info
  • 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 At: Dharchula
  • Ends At: 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
+ 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
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+ Reviews & Testimonials

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Excellent: 344
Very Good: 31
Good: 5
Average: 1
Bad: 0

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+ Cancellation Policy

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 3 - 6 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.


(1st OCTOBER 2020 TILL 31st MARCH 2021 )

Considering the uncertainties during the COVID19 pandemic, we have eased our cancellation rules. 

  • Up to 3 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total invoiced amount. No questions asked.
  • 2 days to 1 day before the trek start date - We will either issue you a trek voucher with a value of 100% of the trek fee or refund 85% of the trek fee if you want us to transfer the money back.
  • 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 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Validity Of The Covid19 Cancellation Policy: The above-listed cancellation rules apply only to bookings for which the trek start date falls between 1st October 2020 till 31st March 2021.

Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

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