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Bandarpunch Expedition
Rs. 130000

130,000.00

TRIP CODE : ED02

DURATION : 17 Days

DIFFICULTY : Tough

SEASON : May – Sep

REGION : Uttarakhand

TRANSPORT COST : /- Per Person


* The mentioned price is for Indian nationals only,Price on request for foreign nationals.

Description

DAY 01: Pick up to you from dehradun to Uttarkashi – by taxi (156km) night stay in hotel
DAY 02: Drive from uttarkashi to Sukhi by taxi (60km) same day trek to forest camp (3/4hrs) night stay in camp .(2900mt)
DAY 03: After breakfast Trek from forest camp to Base Camp Bandarpunch (3755mt./Trek 6hrs.)

DAY 04: Acclimatization Day and set the Base camp Explore around camp
DAY 05: Load ferry to Camp 1 @ 4450m & back to Base Camp
Day 06: Base Camp: Morning hike halfway up to Advanced Base Camp to help acclimate.
DAY 07: Base Camp: “Load-ferry” our gear up to Advanced Base Camp, but walk back down to sleep

DAY 08: Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (4500 mt.)
DAY 09: Advanced Base Camp: Morning hike halfway up to Summit Camp (glacial bowl)

DAY 10: Advanced Base Camp to Summit Camp (5200 mt.)
DAY 11: Rest at Summit camp.
DAY 12: Summit the Bandarpunch (6316 mt.) and back to summit camp
DAY 13: Down Summit Camp to Base Camp.
DAY 14: Rest day at Base Camp.
DAY 15:Trek down Base Camp to Forest Camp.
DAY 16: Trek to Sukhi & Drive Back to Uttarkashi.
DAY 17: Drive to Dehradun

Referred to as ‘The Doon School Mountain’ in Sir Tenzing Norgay’s autobiography,
Bandarpoonch is a magnificent massif which lies in the Garhwal division of the mighty Himalayas. The name ‘Bandarpoonch’ (or Bandarpunch) literally translates to “the tail of a monkey” in Hindi, referring to the Hindu monkey God Hanuman, who accompanied lord Rama in the conquest to rescue goddess Sita from the captivity of Ravana in Lanka.

Standing ferociously tall at the western edge of the High Himalayas, Bandarpoonch is located within the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park & Sanctuary, and is part of the Sankari Range. This beautiful, robust massif comprises of 3 peaks which surpass 6000 m, namely-

• Bandarpoonch I at 6316 m
• Bandarpoonch II at 6106 m and,
• Kalanag / Black Peak at 6387 m

The first successful expedition team was led by Maj. Gen Harold Williams in 1950, which included the legendary Tenzing Norgay. This expedition was attempted from the South West Side.
The South East route was successfully conquered for the first time by Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) in the spring of 1975 when it took its Advance Mountaineering students for training.

The base camp is a 2 days’ trek from Sukhi which is the starting point of the expedition. The climbing route is fairly straightforward, with many crevasses between Camp 1 & summit. The summit offers spectacular, mind-numbing views of several high mountains of Garhwal including Satopanth, Sudarshan Parbat, Gangotri Range, Matri, Srikanth, Thelu, Jogin, chandra Parbat etc.
The western sky offers beautiful glimpses of the mountains of Kinnaur which leave you breathless. Surrounded by the bounties of mother nature, there is nothing you will feel other than infinite. The beauty and wrath of nature will have your soul literally down on its knees. Gratefulness and love will cocoon you in their cosmic wraps.

If adrenaline, nature, adventure, and even a little bit of danger is your thing, wait no longer! This expedition is just for you

Itinerary

DAY 01: Pick up to you from dehradun to Uttarkashi – by taxi (156km) night stay in hotel

We arrive early morning at Dehradun. The drive to Uttarkashi goes through windy roads passing the hill town of Mussoorie. We stop at Mussoorie for a quick breakfast and continue northwards to the small town of Uttarkashi which is spread along the banks of the Bhagirathi river. On a clear day we can have the first glimpse of the mountain from Mussoorie or on our drive to Uttarkashi. After lunch at the hotel the guides go through your gear and sort out any things you may have missed. Uttarkashi is home to Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), one of the premier mountaineering instruction schools in India. Hundreds of young adults have graduated from these schools and have gone on to become great mountaineers. Overnight at Uttarkashi Hotel.

DAY 02: Drive from uttarkashi to Sukhi by taxi (60km) same day trek to forest camp (3/4hrs) night stay in camp .(2900mt)

We start early in the morning & drive 2.5 hrs to the starting point of our trek at Sukhi. Sukhi is a small village at an altitude of 2500m and has few houses and many apple orchards. Sep/ Oct is apple harvest time in this area, so you might find many villagers offering apples for free. It is a steep trek up to a Khagi pass at 3420m from where we descend steeply down to the forest camp. The pass offers a good view of our route to the summit on the west and views of Gangotri I, II, III, Jaonli & Srikanth peaks in the south. Overnight at Camp.

DAY 03: After breakfast Trek from forest camp to Base Camp Bandarpunch (3755mt./Trek 6hrs.)

It is a long days walk to the base camp. We descend to the confluence of Son Gad & Chaiyaan Gad rivers and follow Chaiyyan Gad all the way up to the Base Camp. The walk is very beautiful as it goes through dense forests, some beautiful meadows and finally goes above the tree line to get to the base camp at the foot of the Chaiyyan glacier. We might come across some shepherds camping in the meadows with their flock. Overnight at Camp.

DAY 04: Acclimatization Day and set the Base camp Explore around camp

We use this day to sort our climbing gear and to acclimatise. We go for a hike to a high point on a trail and return to Base Camp by late afternoon. Overnight at Camp.

DAY 05: Load ferry to Camp 1 @ 4450m & back to Base Camp

Day 06: Base Camp: Morning hike halfway up to Advanced Base Camp to help acclimate.
DAY 07: Base Camp: “Load-ferry” our gear up to Advanced Base Camp, but walk back down to sleep

DAY 08: Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (4500 mt.)
DAY 09: Advanced Base Camp: Morning hike halfway up to Summit Camp (glacial bowl)

DAY 10: Advanced Base Camp to Summit Camp (5200 mt.)
DAY 11: Rest at Summit camp.
DAY 12: Summit the Bandarpunch (6316 mt.) and back to summit camp
DAY 13: Down Summit Camp to Base Camp.
DAY 14: Rest day at Base Camp.
DAY 15:Trek down Base Camp to Forest Camp.
DAY 16: Trek to Sukhi & Drive Back to Uttarkashi.
DAY 17: Drive to Dehradun

PRICE INFO

PRICE INCLUSION

AT LEAST 2 guides for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members. This will ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
Accommodation in Hotel Wild Orchid Inn in Sankri on single/double/triple occupancy basis.
High quality Camping arrangements
We believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetising meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek:
3/4 season imported alpine tents
Fresh and clean sleeping bags of very good quality
Good quality camping mattresses
Hot water in the night (during the trek)
Camping stools
Dining Tent
Toilet tents with portable toilet seats
First Aid / Medical kit
All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 7. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Tea/coffee will be served throughout.
Porter charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee
First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
GST

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance

PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All payments for the trips, transfers, gears, porterage, etc. should be made in full before the trip starts.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • In the event that you need to cancel your booking due to any avoidable or unavoidable circumstances:
    • We must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive the request in writing.
    • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted towards any future trip(s)
  • Cancellation charges will be as follows
    • >40 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 25-40 Days: 70% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 25-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <20 Days: No refund
  • Please Note
    • Written cancellation will be accepted on working days (only). Any cancellation sent on a Sunday or any National Holiday(s), will be considered on the next official working day.
    • In the event of any cancellation(s) after trip commencement, there will be no refunds and any costs incurred due to this cancellation will be borne by you.

* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true

LIST OF ESSENTIALS

  • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
  • Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt
  • Expedition Puffy Jacket
  • Softshell Jacket
  • Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent & having inside lining for extra warmth) – 2
  • Synthetic Insulated Pants
  • Windproof/water resistant outer jacket of good quality with a proper hood
  • Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woollen cap
  • Buff Headwear
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Lightweight Liner Gloves
  • Thick woollen socks & regular socks (4-5 pairs)
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole and high ankle are recommended)
  • Camp shoes (these can be easy to slip in sneakers/sport shoes)
  • Double Plastic or Synthetic Mountaineering Boots
  • Gaiters
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small light weight towel
  • Insulated water bottle / hydration pack
  • Cap / hat to keep the strong sun away from your face (optional)
  • Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (very important)
  • Sturdy walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication (consult with trip leader before consuming)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Rain cover for your bags
  • Poly bags or waterproof bags in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
  • Small day pack for essentials on the trail- if you plan to hire a porter to transfer your main backpack
  • GPS, Compass, and Map

ACCLIMATIZATION & HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS

This is one of the most important aspects of travelling in the high Himalayas and cannot be ignored or set aside. Acclimatization basically means our body adjusting to lower levels of oxygen (rarefied air) & reduced air pressure as we move up. In case one does not acclimatize properly there are chances of the person facing discomfort and this can be fatal in extreme cases. While there is no set route to getting properly acclimatized there are a general precautions and steps that one can take to initiate good acclimatization. Good cardiovascular fitness and exercising a few weeks before your trip will surely be of help. All members have to follow instructions given by your respective mountain guide in all circumstances.

DISCLAIMER

GoclimbUp takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However, in the case of any unforeseen mishaps,GoclimbUp will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

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