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Sunderdhunga - Kanakata Pass Trek

Sunderdhunga - Kanakata Pass Trek

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  • Duration: 10 Days, Kathgodam to Kathgodam
  • Highest Altitude: 4548m
  • Grade: Challenging ( learn more )
  • Best Time: May Jun Sep Oct
  • Terrain: forest, meadows, glaciers, rocky, rock slabs, scree
  • Activity Type: Trek
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  • Starts At: Lokharkhet
  • Ends At: Lokharkhet
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Pantnagar, Uttrakhand
  • Nearest Rail Head: Kathgodam, Uttrakhand
  • Mobile Network: BSNL till Khati and Ritang
  • Internet Option: No
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  • Is Cloak Room Available: No
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'Beautiful Stones' as the name translates to is itself intriguing enough to go explore the place - The Valley of Beautiful Stones.

Offering great views of Maiktoli, Mrigthuini, Tharkot and Panwali Dwar, the Sunderdhunga Valley trek is one of the most beautiful trek of Uttrakhand. This trek used to start from Lokharkhet, and Dhakuri used to be its first camp, a very beautiful one indeed ! New jeepabe road has opened up till Kharkiya which skips the campsite and saves a day. Although, if you are trekking to experience the Himalayas and its beauty, we recommend stopping at Lokharkhet trek to Dhakuri on the next day. It passes through the Dhakuri pass, which offers good challenge at the beginning of the trek .

This trail follows the same route as that of the adjacent glaciers of Pindari and Kafni, before separating at the village of Khati. The trek takes you through dense forest, some of the remote villages of Kumaon and then to the ravine of the Sunderdhunga river to the beautiful campsite of Kathaliya, which then acts as your Exploratory base camp of the beautiful valley. Here you are surrounded by some of the most beautiful peaks in the region. Trek upto Maiktoli base camp and then to the Baluni top, Sukhram caves offers a spectacular view of the surrounding, something which will remain with your forever.. Devi kund, is a small hike from Baluni Top. 

With great views from the campsite of Devikund, we put Panwali Dwar on our back and trek further up towards Nag Kund and then the Kanakata Pass. As the terrain slowly becomes difficult and extremely rocky, the desire to stand atop Kanakata Pass becomes stronger too.

After leaving behind the campsite of Banakar, we head for the ultimate - The cross over of Kanakata Pass. Its a difficult day, not the ascent, but the terrain on the other side of the pass is extremely treacherous. A knowledgeable guide and fit, fearless trekkers make a good team for this trek.

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ALSO, If we have a OPEN GROUP TO JOIN CLOSER TO YOUR PREFERED DATES, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW IN REPLY TO THE REQUEST FORM

+ TRAVEL ITINERARY
  • Day 1: Drive from Kathgodam to Lokharkhet
  • Day 2: Trek Lokharkhet to Dhakuri
  • Day 3: Trek Dhakuri to Jatoli
  • Day 4: Trek Jatoli to Kathaliya
  • Day 5: Explore Maikatoli Base Camp. Return to Kathaliya
  • Day 6: Trek to Baluni Top, Camp Further At Devi Kund
  • Day 7: Trek Devi Kund to Banakar
  • Day 8: Cross Kanakata Pass via Naag Kund to Pattharkhuni
  • Day 9: Trek Pattharkhuni to Jatoli
  • Day 10: Trek Jatoli to Kharkiya. Drive to Kathgodam

** There is a motorable road which goes till Kharkiya and can save a day. We have known Dhakuri as one of the very beautiful campsites in the Himalayas and hence suggest camping there.

** On the last day, start early to reach Kharkiya in good time. You can reach Kathgodam by the same night if vehicles are ready.

You can have a look at other versions of trek in this same region

Sunderdhunga Valley Trek

Pindari Glacier Trek

Kafni Glacier Trek

Pindari Kafni Glacier Trek

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+ Why Is This Special
  • Days of wonder in the lap of one of the very beautiful valley in the Kumaon - The Sunderdhunga Valley
  • The beautiful peaks of Maiktoli, Mrigthuini, Tharkot and Panwali Dwar hovering over you, alluring you closer to it, day by day, seconds by seconds
  • An opportunity to experience some of the most remote villages of Kumaon - namely Khati and Jatoli
  • Walking through the dense forest of rhododendrons, birch, fir and then to the high altitude meadow of Baluni, toped up with cultural experience through the locals and villages offers a unique way to experience the Himalayas of Kumaon
  • Challenging trek to the Kanakata Pass and its cross over
  • The beautiful Nag Kund surrounded by rocks all around
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