Panchachuli Base Camp Trek is one the most breathtaking trek in the Kumaon region. The Panchchuli peaks lie in the Eastern Kumaon Himalaya in the Darma valley of Pithoragarh District near the borders of Tibet and Nepal in Uttarakhand. Panchachuli Peaks is a famous attraction of Uttarakhand. The peaks have religious significance for the locals and for the adventurists its Base Camp is an ideal option for a short trek. On the difficulty scale, it comes under moderate as the route to the Glacier is a pleasant walk. The entire trail abounds in snow-capped mountain views, gushing streams, alpine meadows and is rich in biodiversity. The route to the glacier is flourished with an impressive combination of enthralling scenery, snow-capped mountains, gushing streams, Alpine meadows and a rich variety of flora & fauna. And from the glacier, the trekkers would be able to find the Panchachuli peaks in their towering glory. The trek to the glacier is a walk by the side of River Dhauliganga and it offers the astounding beauty of the Panchachuli peaks. One can witness tribal village life as well while on the Panchachuli Base Camp Trek.
Starting from Kathgodam, the trekking trail passes through Dharchula, Tawaghat, Sobla, Dhar, Sela, Balling, and Duktu, and then finally concludes at Panchachuli. During the journey, trekkers will come across gorgeous Darma Valley, which offers the splendid view of the Panchachuli peaks. The trail from Duktu to Panchachuli glacier is hard to follow. However, determination and strategy can help to overcome these difficulties.
The final road head is 42 km from Dharchula (Dist. Pithoragarh). Dar to Panchachuli Glacier is a pleasant walk and the trail goes through the tribal Villages of Bongling, Sela, Nagling, Baaling and Duktu along the river Dhauliganga and thick Forests of deodar and Bhojpatra and conifer. Trekking around Panchachuli Base Camp is really an enthralling experience to enjoy all around the year its pleasant atmosphere.