Panchachuli Base Camp Trek is one of the most beautiful trekking destinations in Uttarakhand. Nestled in the lap of snowy peaks of Uttarakhand Himalayas. The entrancing beauty of the trek along with splendid aura all along the way makes it one of the best trekking routes of eastern Kumaon Himalaya. Panchachuli Base Camp Trek is not only for professional trekkers, beginners can also do this easy trekking trail. It is an exciting base camp and one of the easiest treks in Kumaon Himalaya. This trek offers you panoramic views of the snow-capped mountain peaks.

As you climb along the trail, the fantastic view of the Panchachuli peaks covered from the forest of Bhoj, conifer, and devdar trees. Panchachuli Base Camp is tucked at 13,975 feet in the Eastern Kumaon Himalaya. Trekking in Uttarakhand Himalayas is the best option for photographers, capture the flora and funa with the background snowy view of the peaks.

Day 1: Kathgodam  – Dharchula Panchachuli base camp trek

It’s a whole day’s drive to Dharchula from Kathgodham. The picturesque ride through the Pitholagarh district of Uttarakhand passes through the towns of Bhimtal, Almora, Dhaulchina, Sera- gat, Chaukhori, Thal, Ashkot. The lofty Himalayan ranges and the gorges below, native villages and the sheer beauty of the forests are you company all through the drive to Dharchula.

Panchachuli base camp trek provides unique experiences to its trekkers in the form of beautiful camping. Trekking in Uttarakhand Himalayan mountains is a best place for adventure lover.


Day 2 : Dharchula / Dhar / Urthing (Drive 2hrs.,+ Trek 04 hrs) 

Dar, the last road head in Darma Valley for this trek. From Dharchula it is a 3 hour drive to Dar along a windy road through the small tribal settlements Tawaghat and New Sobla. From Dar it is a 3-4 hour walk to reach the campsite of Urthing throught Bongling forest. The panchachuli base camp trek to Urthing is along a narrow cliff edge with the Dhauliganga river gushing below on your right. The path winds itself on a rock cut stretch to reach the village of Bongling. It’s a level walk with short climbs in between to the reach the campsite. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 3 : Urthing – Nagling (Trek 08 km, 04 hrs) 

It’s an easy walk with short descents and climbs. The mule track from Urthing to Naagling goes through hill sides of green pastoral land, with Dhauli Ganga flowing below cutting through the gorges.

The panchachuli base camp trekking trail passes through the green meadows of the inner Himalayan ranges and a suspension bridge across the river to cross over to Sela campsite. The campsite is on the outskirts of Naagling on the green carpet alongside the river. Overnight stay in Camp.


Day 4 : Nagling – Son (11km, 5 hrs)

The panchachuli base camp trekking trail to Naagling goes along hill sides and is a rocky terrain for the first 3 kilometeres. We then enter the coniferous forests of high oak and birch trees and further along we reach the table top meadow of Nagling. The view from this vantage point is a sight to behold. Surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, the views of the distant glaciers is exciting.

Day 5 : Son – Panchachuli Base Camp (05 km) 

The walk to the panchachuli Base camp is along a narrow trail through the vast expanse of the Dantu Bugyals. With the forest cover to reach the glacier. On one side and the Meola river bed on the other it’s as steep descend to Panchachuli base camp trek. The trek to Panchachuli base camp trek itself is very picturesque with the bugyals stretching far and wide on one side and the forests of birch and conifer on the other.

Day 6 : Panchachuli base camp – Nagling (16 km.)

In the morning we will trek down to Bungling. The panchachuli base camp trek is easy to downwards. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.


Day 7 : Panchachuli base camp trek – Nagling – Urthing 

In the morning we will trek down to Bungling. The trek is easy to downwards. Dinner and overnight stay in tents. Back to the Naagling all the way to same back from Panchachuli base camp.


Day 8 : Panchachuli base camp trek – Urthing – Dharchula

This is our last day of trekking. We will trek down 5 kms to reach Sobla and from here drive to Dharchula. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.


Day 9 : Panchachuli base camp trek – Dharchula to kathgodam 

We drive down to Kathgodam and reach by evening to take the overnight train/bus to New Delhi.

Additional information

Duration7 days
LocationUttrakhand, India
Treks according to MonthsMay, June, September, October


  • Transport: kathgodam to kathgodam
  • Meals while on trek (Veg., Egg).
  • All entry fees and permits.
  • Accommodation:- Guest house, camping during Trek.
  • Qualified & mountaineering certified Trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • First aid medical kits
  • Trek equipments (Sleeping Bag, Inner, Mattress, Tents, Kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent).


  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Insurance.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the cost.


  • Backpack (Rucksack) (60 ltr -70ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps and back pack rain cover
  • Walking Stick
  • Water Bottle
  • Head Torch & with Extra Batteries
  • Lighter


  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket & T-Shirt
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Windproof & Waterproof Trek Pants
  • Thermal Trouser
  • Woolen Hat
  • Waterproof and Woolen Gloves
  • Gaiters
  • 5 Pair Woolen Socks & Light Cotton Socks

Foot Wear

  • Trekking Shoes

Miscellaneous Items

  • Sun Block for Lips
  • Sun Protection Cream
  • Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected
  • Toilet Kit (Toilet Paper) & Quick Dry Towels
  • Water Purifying Tablets
  • Medical & First-Aid Kit


Panchachuli Base Camp Trek Guide
Distance from Indian capital Delhi (Approximate 480 km including Trek distance- 63km )
Location: Located at District -Chamoli, Dharchula State-Uttarakhand, Himalayas, height-
13976 Ft.- 4260m -09 km trek.


1. From Delhi- Overnight Journey –Train- Ranikhet Express Depart from Delhi at 10:40 pm
reached Kathgodam at 5:00am or the Uttar sampark kranti -from Delhi at 4:00 pm arrival
Kathgodam at 10:40pm for more detail visit IRCTC web site.
2. From Dehardun- Doon Express – Dehardun at 10:30 pm reached Kathgodam at 7:10 pm


Regular buses from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar station to Haldwani-Kathgodam- Nainital
station- 280 km – Dharchula – trekking to PANCHACHULI BASE CAMP from Dharchula


Indira Gandhi International Airport to Pantnagar Airport, 20 km from Haldwani- haldwani-
Kathgodam- 280Km- Dharchula – trekking to PANCHACHULI BASE CAMP from
5 kms by Trek, Dharchula- Dar-Sela (N/H)-11 kms by trek – Sela-Baaling – 6 kms trek
Baaling – Duktu-19 kms by trek Duktu/Dantu – Panchachuli
Famous hill station located this route- Nainital, Almora, Kausani, Bageshwar – Dharchula

A trekking requires a lot of preparations to make sure that are physically and mentally ready for adventure. Here you can learn some basic life and survival skills, planning and organizing in this phase. We are giving some suggestions to make sure you are safe and enjoy your trekking adventure, Because of the changing environment, altitude, and terrains you’ll be facing Climbing & trekking is no small undertaking, so it is necessary that you give some time to prepare before you going to trekking & expedition in Himalayan Mountain.


Prepare your body-

  1. Running, Walk, Running

Running & Walking is the easiest and best for good health and trekking. Since the daunting of trekking & climbing requires long hours of public walk, ride, or drive, you must practice running or walking ablest one hour daily. Long walks during trekking make you tired those times and walk increase your fitness levels.

The benefits of running-

  • Loosing of extra pounds weight
  • Lower risk of heart problem
  • Improve and balance blood circulation
  • Increase stamina
  1. Walking with solder-load or weighted bag

Since trekking requires long time walks with a bag 5 kilos on your solder, a sudden weight on your shoulders. Put 5-6 kilos bag and try to walk 2-3 minutes and repeat this 10 times in 24 hours. If you have weight vest the try to run if you have not weighted vest the fill your bag with some books and wasted newspaper to weight.

  1. Climb stairs Up & Down

A mandatory aspect of trekking is ascending and descending trek. Ascend and descend walking is the most difficult tasks one faces during such trekking. For fitness practice, you regularly climb stairs. Regular climbing stair provides stronger muscles and better mental reflexes. Every day 5-10 minutes of stair climbing or 45 min walk or 20 min running reduces the risk of heart problem and increasing your stamina.

  1. Leg Exercises

Sports like football and hockey which involve running can be the best exercise. Cycling is also best exercise to boost up your muscles. You also follow leg exercises.

  • Sit-ups
  • Leg Curls
  • Cycling
  • Dumbbell lifting
  • Swimming
  • Swiss Ball Wall Squat
  • Stairs walk
  • Leg Curls

Repeat those exercises 2-3 time in a day to prepared for trekking in Himalayas.

  1. Mental and physiological fitness

Mentally and physiological fitness is more important for fitness. If you find some time for yourself then meditate. Meditation is best exercise for the Mental and physiological fitness.

One of the most impotent things for trekking and maintaining is support and encouragement of your family and friends.

Some other type to exercise your body that would give advantages and more benefit during ascent and descent trek way-

  • Yoga, stretching which helps maintain flexibility of your body
  • Stretching helps maintain flexibility
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Stair up and down
panchachuli base camp trek
Panchachuli Base Camp Trek
Panchachuli Base Camp Trek
Panchachuli Base Camp Trek
Panchachuli Base Camp Trek
Panchachuli Base Camp Trek
Panchachuli Base Camp Trek
Panchachuli Base Camp Trek
Panchachuli Base Camp Trek

Tour Reviews

4.00 based on 3 reviews
February 3, 2020

nice article.

July 21, 2021

Panchachuli base camp trek in Uttarakhand, is one of perfect trek in India. Hats off Himalayan Climber team for giving us outstanding service. I would love to join another trek with himalayan Climber.

July 21, 2021

Panchachuli base camp trek with himalayan Climber was truly an amazing trekking in Himalaya. Had an amazing trekking experience in the Kumaon Himalaya.

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