Panchachuli Base Camp Trek


The Panchachuli peaks is a group of five peaks with the highest altitude of 6904 meters for Panchachuli-I located in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand Himalayas in north India. It takes a lot to climb a peak like Panchachuli, but a trek to its base camp is an ideal way to witness this peak and explore the Darma valley that essentially denotes the culture of Kumaon Himalayas.

The Panchachuli base camp trek is not an extremely hard one, although the distance is the tad too much for amateurish trekkers. But the relatively easy gradient of the climb makes it a trek for people who want to go for multi days backpacking but not on a very hard trek. The Panchachuli base camp treks fit the bill.

One of the best moments of Panchachuli trek is the glacier of the peak that can be witnessed from some distance. The geo-diversity of Himalayas is absolutely stunning and is well appreciated by naturalists, conservators, and such people. HelpTravelerOnline has compiled all the necessary details regarding Panchachuli base camp trek. Please refer to this information for information purpose and judiciously use it for planning your trek.


  • Difficulty: MEDIUM
  • Distance: 80-85 km
  • Max Altitude: 4300 +/- m
  • Trek Duration: 10-12 Days
  • Location: Kumaon, Uttarakhand, India
  • Best time: Mid-May till mid-June and mid-September till mid-October
  • Nearest international Airport: New Delhi, India
  • Nearest Domestic Airport: Pantnagar, India

Equipment Panchachuli BC Glacier Trek

  • Footwear: Trekking Boots (snow and water proof), normal walking boots, and floaters. Few pairs of warm/woolen socks.
  • Luggage: Backpack (60-70 liters), Daypack (20-30 LTR), Duffel bag.
  • Clothes: Waterproof breathable jacket & pants, Jacket (synthetic or fleece of down feather), insulated pants (Synthetic), Poncho, Sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts.
    * clothing as per the season/weather
  • Gear for Hand & Head: Liner glove, Bandanna, Sun hat, Woolen caps, Face mask etc.
  • Accessories: Sunglasses/Goggles, anti-glare glasses, water bottle, hydra pack, Headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries.
  • Trekking Gears: Emergency tool kit.
  • Protection and First-Aid: Sunscreen, toiletry kit, water purification tablets, Zip-lock bags, ear plugs, first-aid and all essential medicines.
  • Camping Equipment: Tents (4 Season), Sleeping bags (extreme -10 to +10 Celsius) with liner, trekking poles, etc

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