Mount Bandarpunch Expedition: A Journey to the Majestic Himalayas


Nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India, lies the awe-inspiring Mount Bandarpunch. Its name, translating to “Tail of the Monkey,” evokes imagery of grandeur and mystery, inviting adventurers to explore its rugged terrain and conquer its lofty heights. With an elevation of 6,316 meters (20,719 feet), Mt. Bandarpunch stands as a formidable challenge, attracting seasoned mountaineers and nature enthusiasts from around the globe.

Embarking on an expedition to Mt. Bandarpunch is not merely a trek; it is an immersive journey into the heart of the Himalayas, where every step unveils breathtaking landscapes, rich biodiversity, and a profound sense of serenity. As you traverse through pristine forests, alpine meadows, and glacial valleys, the allure of the mountains becomes palpable, drawing you closer to the summit and to the essence of adventure itself.

Short Itinerary:

  • Day 1-2: Arrival – Journey to Sukhi Village
  • Day 3-4: Trek to Bandarpunch Base Camp
  • Day 5-7: Summit Attempt and Descent
  • Day 8: Return

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1-2: Arrival – Journey to Sukhi Village

  • Arrive in the bustling city of Dehradun or the serene town of Rishikesh, both serving as gateways to the Himalayas.
  • Travel by road to Sukhi Village, a quaint hamlet nestled in the lap of the mountains. Enjoy the scenic drive through winding roads and picturesque landscapes.
  • Check-in to a guesthouse or camping site in Sukhi Village, where you’ll have time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 3: Sukhi Village to Upper Sukhi – Immersion in Nature’s Splendor

  • Begin the trek from Sukhi Village to Upper Sukhi, embarking on a journey through lush forests and tranquil meadows.
  • As you ascend, soak in the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
  • Arrive at Upper Sukhi and set up camp for the night, surrounded by the serenity of the Himalayan wilderness.

Day 4: Upper Sukhi to Bandarpunch Base Camp – Gateway to the Summit

  • Resume the trek from Upper Sukhi towards the Bandarpunch Base Camp, traversing rocky terrain and alpine landscapes.
  • Reach the Base Camp, situated at the foot of Mount Bandarpunch, and prepare for the summit attempt.
  • Spend the evening resting and acclimatizing, while enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding peaks illuminated by the setting sun.

Day 5-7: Summit Attempt and Descent – Conquering the Peak

  • Begin the summit attempt of Mount Bandarpunch, navigating steep ridges, icy slopes, and crevassed glaciers under the guidance of experienced mountaineers.
  • Over the course of three days, push towards the summit, facing physical challenges and testing your endurance.
  • Reach the pinnacle of Mount Bandarpunch and savor the exhilarating sense of achievement as you gaze upon the vast expanse of the Himalayan range stretching before you.
  • Descend from the summit and return to the Base Camp each evening, reflecting on the journey and relishing the camaraderie forged with fellow adventurers.

Day 8: Return – Farewell to the Himalayas

  • Bid farewell to the mountains as you trek back from the Bandarpunch Base Camp to Sukhi Village.
  • From Sukhi Village, travel by road to Dehradun or Rishikesh, where you’ll part ways with newfound friends and carry memories of your epic expedition to Mount Bandarpunch.

Each day of the expedition offers a unique blend of adventure, exploration, and introspection, culminating in an unforgettable summit attempt of Mount Bandarpunch. Join us as we embark on this epic journey to conquer the heights and discover the true essence of mountain adventure.

Pickup Point

Rishikesh, Delhi


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