--Trek To Panchachuli Base Camp - Darma Valley--

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  1. Gaurav Dutt

    Gaurav Dutt Shivoham Shivoham

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    Two years back, I was just casually surfing the net and reading random travelogues posted by numerous trekkers, I was just hoping across the logs then came the moment when my eyes glued on one such image which totally blew my mind. I just got curious and shazamed google to get to know more about it.

    It was Keeda Jadi or Yarsa-Gumba

    <KEEDA JADI> (Pic Taken By Me on 21st October-2018)
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    --In India, Darma valley was one such area where Keeda Jadi can be found in abundance, that too around Panchachuli Peaks. When I closely looked at the amount of trek it takes to get to that place, I quickly shrugged off my idea of travelling/trekking to that region. It was a total trek of 61 KM one side.

    To me, Panchachuli peaks always looks very fascinating and they Indeed are. I always had this curiosity to be at the base of those peaks and shout out loud as an act of showoff "Boss I am at the base of those peaks which you can see from the windows of every corner of your Houses in Kumaon". Making/Trekking up to that place was like a dream Until last year when I came across with one such Beautiful Hindi Blog on Darma Valley. From the writer of that blog, I immediately inquired about the place and how tough it was to reach to the base camp. He told me that the new road has been constructed from Sobla till Dantu-Dugtu (Last Two Villages of Darma Valley). Now, panchachuli base camp will only be a two hour trek away (3 KMs - Zero Point).

    My mind quickly snapped that statement which otherwise works abnormal. So the plan for Panchachuli ignited and I got successful in making one on (19th-20th-21st-22nd October-2018) with three of my college buddies.

    Road from Dharchula to Dugtu-Dantu Village , follows the same road that goes to Kailash Mansarovar, but gets diverted from Tawaghat towards left and enters the beautiful and picturesque Darma Valley.

    --Route We Followed--

    Day1: 19th-October

    Ghaziabad - Moradabad - Rampur - Rudrapur - Khatima - Tanakpur - Champawat - Lohaghat (Stay At Mt. Abbot, TRH)

    Day2: 20th-October
    Lohaghat - Pitthoragarh - Jauljibhi - Dharchula - Tawaghat - Sobla - Sela - Nagling - Baling - Dugtu - Dantu (HomeStay)

    Day3:- 21st-October
    Dantu - Dugtu - Panchachuli Base Camp - Dugtu - Sobla - Tawaghat - Dharchula (Stay at KMVN-Dharchula)

    Day4:- 22nd-October
    Dharchula - Pitthoragarh - Ghat - Danya - Dhanachuli - Kathgodam - Haldwani - Baazpur - Tanda - Moradabad - Ghaziabad

    ...to tease

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    To Be Continued.....
     
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  2. Yogesh Sarkar

    Yogesh Sarkar Administrator

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    Lovely teaser to start things, waiting for the main course.

    Saw and held the keeda for the first time during my Munsiyari trip.
     
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    Alpha Going to Neverland

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    super start... dish out the main course quickly bro
     
  4. subru_traveler

    subru_traveler Active Member

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    Amazing start. Eagerly waiting for the rest of T-log.
    Looks like this is one trek where you can get to see a relatively tall peak without availing packages like TTH/Indiahikes etc.
     
  5. adsatinder

    adsatinder I am SATINDER at Delhi

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    Killer Trip !
    Killer Start !
     
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    adsatinder I am SATINDER at Delhi

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    Google failed to make me reach from Tawaghat to Dantu !
    LOL !

    Google Maps

    Sorry, we could not calculate directions from "Tawaghat, Uttarakhand" to "Dantu, Uttarakhand 262545"

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    Though Satellite view shows road till Dantu:

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    On normal map Google shows road till Sabla only.
    Even Chal is not reachable / showing not accessible by road !

    Google Maps
     
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