Traill's Pass Trek

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Region

: Uttarakhand Himalayas

Duration

: 17 Days 

Level

: difficult

Trekking distance

: 135Kms

Max Altitude

: 5400 Meters

Pickup Point

: Kathgodam / Haldwani

Best Season

: July to September

Traills Pass (5400 m) is a mountain pass through the Kumaon Himalayas. It is located between Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot peaks. The pass connect the Pindari Glacier / Pindari valley to the Milam valley / Lawan Gad. It is a very difficult pass to cross. The pass was first crossed in 1830 by George William Traill, the first deputy Commissioner of Kumaon division. In 1926 it was again crossed by Hugh Rutledge. Traills pass is a high altitude pass named after famous explorer and is on the head of Pindari glacier which is one of the most accessible Glacier & lies on the outer ring of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary in the Kumaon Himalaya. The Pindari Glacier forms the snout of the river Pindar which forms the main tributary of river Alaknanda which further joins the Bhagirathi to form The Ganga at Devprayag. Trails pass bridges Pindari Valley with Lwa Valley (Nandadevi East Base camp).

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  • Day 01: Arrive in Lohakhet (1745 m )
    Loharkhet is a small beautiful Village in Kapkote block in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand State. It comes under Lohakhet and 34 KM towards north from district head quarters Bageshwar. Over night stay in camp.
  • Day 02: Lohakhet to Khati (2211m).
    After morning breakfast trek to Khati Village of Bageshwar district. Plush greenery, quaint locales, and sparse population make this small hamlet a paradise of untouched natural beauty. Khati village is located on Pindari trekking and it is the last inhabited village on the way to Pindari Glacier. Kharkiya is the last road head to Khati and the trek needs to be started here. The trail is lined with beautiful blend of rhododendron and oak forests. Overnight stay in Camp.
  • Day 03: Khati to Dhakuri over Dhakuri Pass (2902m)
    After morning breakfast Dhakuri one has to go to village Jatoli, which is 7 Kms away from Khati. From Khati follow Pinder river upto Warbham – the meeting place of Pinder River and Sunderdhunga stream. Now along Sunderdhunga stream, reach Jaitoli crossing boulders ascent for night halt. Dinner & overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 04: Dhakuri to Dwali (2574m)
    After breakfast start our trek to Pinder valley Dwali is which is situated at elevation of 2578 mts above the sea level. Overnight stay in Camp.
  • Day 05: Dwali to Phurkiya (3200m)
    After morning breakfast 5km trek to Phurkiya. Cross the frozen stream and se the dwindling of Himalayan forest as you climb. Phurkiya is the last place en route Pindari glacier and Phurkia is blessed with natural beautiful waterfall.
  • Day 06: Phurkiya to BC (3700m)
    We will camp after crossing the Pindari river log bridge. The trail to the base camp starts following the river Pindar to its source, crossing thick forests of Rhododendrons, oak and walnuts. We walk following the river up to a point where we cross the main stream and then steeply climb to reach the Base Camp, surrounded by Mt Changuch, Pindari glacier and many other peaks of the valley. Overnight stay in Camp.
  • Day 07: Base camp to Sura Kharak (4100m)
    Today will trek form Sura Kharak Camp. The trail climbs up steeply through a grassy slope to a point from where we descend to a local stream to climb up again to the spectacular views of the Pindari Valley
  • Day 08: Sura Kharak to Takhta Kharak camp (4400m )
    Today we will ferry our final loads and will shift to the Advance Base Camp, an open meadow also popularly known as Thakta Kharak Camp. The trail climbs up steeply through a grassy slope to a point from where we descend to a local stream to climb up again to the ABC. The ABC offers spectacular views of the Pindari Valley giants and also of the huge Pindari Ice Fall. Overnight stay in Camp.
  • Day 09: Takhta Kharak to Camp near Rock wall (4800m).
    Today, we will do a 250 m section of rope fixing. Face steep climb on a rocky patch to reach a small plateau where we set up our Camp 1. Our climbing team will finalize the fixing of the ropes on the rock wall today. Overnight stay in Camp.
  • Day 10: Camp near Rock wall to Ridge Camp (5400m)
    We start our day ascending on the glacier to reach the base of the rock wall. The wall is approx 300m in height and is a mix of rocks, snow and ice and is challenging at some parts. We will set up our Camp 2 at the top of the wall. The climb up to the Camp 2 is challenging and tiring but at the end rewards us with first view of Traill’s Pass along with the panoramic views of Pindari Valley. Overnight stay in Camp.
  • Day 11: Ridge Camp to Lake Camp (5300m)
    A short walk over the lake camp takes us to the fields of Bhadeli Gwar, used as a base camp for peaks in the valley. Being a short day of walking the remaining day can be used to lay back and enjoy the sudden change in the landscape. Peaks like Nanda Devi East, Nanda Kot, Changuch and Kuchela Dhura dominates the view, Providing a perfect contrast with the green fields all around. Overnight stay in Camp.
  • Day 12: Lake Camp – Lawan Glacier Camp over Traill’s Pass (5312m).
    Today we will cross the Traill’s pass and camp across on the other side on the Lawan Glacier.
  • Day 13: Lawan Glacier camp to Lawan snout camp (3800m)
    Today the trek goes to Lawan snout camp beautiful Himalayas camp site.
  • Day 14: Lawan snout camp to Martoli village (3300m)
    Today we reach Lawan Village. Here we cross the river Salang over a makeshift bridge to reach the village Martoli, the biggest but abandoned village in the valley. Being very close to Indo-Tibet border village Martoli played a major role in the ancient trading on The Silk Route but now very few families live here. Overnight stay in camp.
  • Day 15: Martoli village to Bogudiyar (2400m)
    Bogudiyar has some ups and downs with on the way beautiful green meadows. Over night stay in the camp
  • Day 16: Bogdiyar to Lilam (2200m)
    Enjoy the gradually descending trek from Bogdiyar to lilam . Over night in Lilam
  • Day 17: Lilam to Dhaba. drive to Munsiyari.
    Today our final day of this Himalayas adventure trek back to Munsiyari. Overnight stay here.
  • Accommodation (Camping /Guest house/Home stay/Hotel).
  • All Meals during trek (Veg.)
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • Transportation during the trek program.
  • Trek equipments (tent, sleeping bag, matters etc).
  • Permits & entry fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusion”.

Things to Carry
  • id-proof-icon
    Photo ID Proof
  • backpack-with-cover
    Rucksack/Backpack (40 to 50 Litre) & Rucksack cover (Waterproof)
  • daypack
    Daypack- one small day pack (15-20 L) with you during the walk.
  • trekking-shoe
    Trekking Shoe- A good quality rubber sole shoe.
  • t-shirt
    T-shirt Dry fit/Quick dry type
  • warm-jacket
    Warm Jacket-Warm Fleece Jacket/Synthetic fill
  • windproof-jacket
    Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater
  • thermal-wear
    Thermal wear
  • trek-pants
    Trek pants
  • raincoat
    Raincoat/Poncho
  • woolen-cap
    Woolen cap
  • hat-bandana
    Hat/Bandanna
  • inner-wear
    Under garments/Inner wear
  • warm-socks
    Warm Socks
  • woolen-gloves
    Woolen gloves
  • woolen-gloves
    Waterproof gloves
  • trekking-sticks
    Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles
  • water-bottle
    Water bottle/Hydration pack
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses -UV protected
  • torch
    Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries
  • lotion
    Sunscreen lotion
  • sanitizer
    Sanitizer
  • tissue-paper
    Wet tissue paper
  • towel
    Small Towel
  • anti-fungal-powder
    Anti-Fungal Powder
  • camera
    Camera with extra cells
  • first-aid-kit
    Medications and a first-aid kit

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