Sunder Dunga Trek


"Sunderdunga" means the valley of beauitiful stones. The valley is situated to the west of Pindari valley and has two glaciers: Maktoli and Sukhram. The main peaks near the glaciers are Tharkot (6100 mts.), Mrigthuni (6856 mts.), Pwalidwar (6663 mts.). Sunderdhunga glacier is filled with natural beauty and is well within the capacity of any trekker to reach.

The Wayfarer group conducts regular treks to the Sunderdhunga glacier from its own base at Snow View Hotel at Ranikhet. The actual trek commences from Saung.

Itinerary


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Arrive in Delhi : Check into your choice of hotel, preferably in Central Delhi.

Travel from Delhi to Kathgodam railway station. The best option is to take the New Delhi Kathgodam Shatabdi Express from New Delhi railway station. Train departs at 06.00 hours & reaches Kathgodam station by 11.30 hrs ). At Kathgodam station you would be met by Wayfarer & driven by car to Ranikhet for overnight stay in our Snow View hotel (95 kms / 3.5 hrs )

After breakfast drive to Saung(125 kms, 4 hrs) through Kausani and Bageshwar. Reach Saung by afternoon and trek to Wayfarer camp beyond Loharkhet (1600 mts, 5 kms). Halt for the night.

Trek from Loharkhet to Dhakuri (2680 mts, 11 kms) Overnight stay at Wayfarer camp.

Trek from Dhakuri to Jaitoli.... Easy walk (2438 mts, 14 kms). Overnight stay at Wayfarer camp.

Trek from Jaitoli to Khatulia.... (3206 mts, 14 kms) Overnight stay.

Visit Sunderdhunga glacier & Sukhram Caves Point ( 3880 mts, 7 kms). Trek back from Glacier to Khatulia.

Trek back from Khatulia to Jaitoli.

Trek back from Jaitoli to Dhakuri.

Trek from Dhakuri to Saung (15 kms). Arrive by afternoon, well in time to take a transport to nightRanikhet for overnight stay at Snow View Hotel..

After breakfast depart from Ranikhet to get to Kathgodam. The train to Delhi departs from Kathgodam at 15.35 hours and arrives at New Delhi station at 20:10 hrs.

Kumaon - Best Time to Visit

The optimal timing for our trekking trips is between May 1st and June 30th and between September 1st and October 15th. Both seasons have their attractions. During the month of May the spring flowers bloom at the margins of the snowline while the weather is generally settled barring the occasional pre monsoon storm that can blow up at any time. Day time temperatures can rise to the mid 20s even at altitudes while at night they can fall to 0 degrees C. The post monsoon season is a time of settled weather with clear views of the mountains.

Day time temperatures will still be quite warm, upto 20 degrees C during the middle of the day, however at night the temperatures will occasionally drop below 0 degrees C.