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Panwali Kantha is a trek that offers unique visual treats in every season.. The moderate altitude and easy access make it a favoured winter trek.
Region : Uttrakhand
Difficulty Level : Easy to Moderate
Maximum altitude : 3500 M
Total Trekking Distance: 35 Kms Approx.
Accomodation type : Camps
Panwali Kantha, Uttarakhand has many beautiful bygyals/meadows along its trekking route. The pretty and peaceful Panwali kantha bugyals lie at far flung heights, ranging from 2745 mtr to 3970 mtr on the old pilgrim trail from Gangotri to Sri Kedarnath. They are open grasslands and undulating slopes studded with patches of forests. With the advent of summer, the snows melt and the flowers and herbs blossom forth to carpet the Panwali kantha bugyal with a riot of colours. From lush green meadows after the monsoons to snow covered bugyals with inviting gentle slopes in winters
Panwali kantha is located between the Gangotri and Sri Kedarnath axis. Hence it can easily be reached from both Gangotri side and Sri Kedarnath side. From Gangotri side the trek starts from Mala, 2 km from Bhatwari and from Sri Kedarnath side it starts from Triyuginarain.
Dehradun - Guttu- Gaurmanda Pickup from Dehradun Bus Stand. Board a Tempo Traveller and reach Ghuttu around 10:00 AM. Ghuttu is a beautiful small town at a height of 5000ft. After stretching out a little bit and having Breakfast we will start our trek. Today’s trek is small and easy. For 60% of the length you can find Ghuttu’s summer shelters. After a 4-5 hrs trek we will reach our first camping site Gaurmanda. It’s one of the most beautiful camping site you will ever see, surrounded by thick forest. From this point you can see the Bruansh Forest spread like red carpet as far as sight goes. Sunset here are is pretty amazing. Stay in Camps
Gaurmanda- Panwali Kantha We will break camp early in the morning today and start out trek to Panwali Kantha. Today’s trek varies from Moderate to Difficult depending upon the snow enroute. After one hour or so of trek you will see that landscape changing from Green to White in a matter of minutes. These are vast grass lands which when get covered with snow looks like white sand dunes. By the amount of snow you will feel like you have come to Siberia. We will reach our camping site at Panwali Kantha by afternoon.Stay in Camps
Panwali Kantha - Gaurmanda As the saying goes Hard Work Pays off, today is relaxed as we walk upto Gaumanda which is full descent. Stay in camps
Gaurmanda - Guttu -Dehradun-Delhi Today we will start early and since the descent is comfortable we can reach Ghuttu by noon. We will board a Tempo Traveller waiting for us at Ghuttu. You will be dropped in Dehradun by evening.