Sunderdhunga Valley entails The valley of beautiful stones.
Sunderdhunga Valley trek is little bit vigorous as compared to Pindari and Kaphini. Sunder Dhunga is situated to the west of the Pindar valley. There are two glaciers namely Maiktoli and Sukhram. This demanding hike offers you a magnificent spectacle. The trek then progresses to village Khati. It is common for both Pindari and Sunderdhunga. While Trekking, the summits put up with an outstanding sight of Tharkot (6100 m), Mrigthuni (6856 m), Maiktoil (6803 m) and Panwalidwar (6663 m).
From Khati, you can move to explore the village - Jatoli. In Jatoli, take a night halt and continue trekking to Dhaun, an 8 km trek is tough. Spending the night in Dhungia Dhuan either in shepherd huts or in pitched tents will add excitement to your trek.
Take a short trek of 6-7 km, which will bring you to Kathalia.
Khati village: A pretty and small village is settled at an elevation of 2200m. Khati village, beautiful settlement has traditional households. It is the place where the local people still dress in an orthodox way.
Jatoli village: Only 7 km from Khati, the village called Jatoli is a place where tourists halt at night.
Temples such as Snake Temples, Tripura Devi Temple, and Cave Temple of Koteshwar are the prime attractions as well.
How to get there
By Air: Nearest Airport is Pant Nagar, 206 km away.
By Road: Bageshwar is well connected with all the major towns of the state.
Taxis are available for local transport.
By Rail: Nearest railway station is Kathgodam, 180 km away.
Best time to visit: May to November
- Take a guide or an experienced person with you as the route is confusing.
- This tough hike of 3880 meters needs better fitness.
- Get familiar with atmosphere before trekking.
- Take permissions before climbing.
- Walk slowly to enjoy the view of the lofty mountains around.
Things to Carry
- Medical kit
- A good compass
- An extra pair of clothes
- Woolen clothes
- Walking stick
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking shoes
- Water, juices, snacks
- Electric torch
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