Mt Sudarshan Parbat (6507mt.) is a mountain hard to miss on the trek from Gangotri towards Gaumukh. It is the first big mountain visible on the true right side of the valley. It was first climbed by an Indo-French team led by Harish Kapadia in 1981. In these days, the general approach is via the West Ridge. The trek to base camp is through the famous Gangotri Glacier. Gangotri glacier itself is a sight beyond words. Flanked by beautiful and imposing peaks. It is fed by numerous side glaciers, which in turn are fed by other smaller glaciers. All these glaciers creating side valleys with peaks and passes to ponder.Sudarshan is a tricky peak, primarily due to some steep portions on the summit ridge and secondarily due to the notorious weather of the region. The weather may turn foul any time of the day, and that’s why it’s recommended to venture in this area with ample time in hand.
Day 1: Drive from Delhi to Haridwar/ Rishikesh.
Day 2: Drive from Rishikesh to Uttarkashi (1110mt./Drive 175km./7hrs.)
Day 3: Uttarkashi-Gangotri (3048mt.)
Day 4: Acclimatization day in Gangotri (3048mt.)
Day 5: Trek Gangotri- Bhojbasa (3792mt.)
Day 6: Trek Bhojbasa-Base Camp (4510mt.)
Day 7: Acclimatize day at Base Camp (4510mt.)
Day 8: Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (4880mt)
Day 9: Acclimatize day at ABC
Day 10 - 13: ABC/Camp I/Camp II/ Summit Camp.
Day 14: Summit & back summit camp. (6507mt.)
Day 15 - 16: Wind up higher Camps and move to Base Camp.
Day 17: Trek Base Camp to Chirbasa.
Day 18: Trek to Chirbasa & drive to Uttarkashi
Day 19: Drive Uttarkashi to Rishikesh.
Day 20: Drive Rishikesh to Delhi.
SUDARSHAN PARBAT (6507 M)
Day 01: DELHI – RISHIKESH (Drive 250 km./7hrs.)
Morning after breakfast drive down (225 kms) to reach Rishikesh. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel for the overnight stay. Rest of the day free for leisure activities.Overnight in hotel & dinner.
Day 02: RISHIKESH – UTTARKASHI (Drive 175 km./7hrs.)
The drive between Rishikesh and Uttarkashi is reasonably wide, very smooth and scenic. On the way the town is Dharasu, about 115 Kms from Rishikesh. This is an important junction because the route to Yamunotri bifurcates from here. One gets the first view of Bhagirathi about 10 Kms before Dharasu. We reach Uttarkashi before noon and few hours are spent for the wild life formalities concerning our climb, although our advance party that joins us at Uttarkashi would have completed major formalities. Overnight in hotel & dinner.
Day 03: UTTARKASHI – GANGOTRI (Drive 99km./6hrs.)
Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Gurkha general Amar Singh Thapa.The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (the Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the River Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glaciers and is a 18 km trek from Gangotri.Gangotri is among the most beautiful in the Garwhal districts, with, high above, a snowline that endures year round and below a carpet of forests, superb Himalayan views and all the joys of trekking through God's country. Overnight in guest house & dinner.
Day 04: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY.
Day 05: GANGOTRI – BHOJBASA (3900mt./ Trek 14km/7hrs.)
Morning after breakfast start first days trek to Bhojbasa (3800 mt.) following the river Bhagirathi on right bank by covering approx 14 kms in 6 -7hrs. Trek is full of fascinating Himalayan sights and you can have beautiful views of snow capped peaks around. Upon arrival at Bhojbasa, set up camp for overnight in tent & dinner.
Day 06: BHOJBASA – BASE CAMP (4520mt.)
We continue our trek along the Bhagirathi river to finally reach Gaumukh and the snout of the Gangotri glacier. Following the moraine we eventually reach the junction with Raktvan glacier which we follow for a short distance to camp close to the magnificent Bhagirathi Peaks. Base Camp provides outstanding views of the majestic and beautiful Shivling Peak, the Matterhorn of the Indian Himalaya. Overnight in tent & dinner.
Day 07: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
This day our HAP’S will open and fix the route till ABC. We will also join the Sherpa and will do some load ferry.
Day 08: BASE CAMP – ADVANCE BASE CAMP (4820mt.)
A fairly rugged day of trek king takes us up the moraine of the Raktvarn glacier to gain the base of the Swetvan glacier 5-6 hours walking. Overnight in tent & dinner.
Day 09: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY ABC.
Day 10 -13: CAMP I / CAMPII/ SUMMIT CAMP (5900mt.)
During this period we will move up the Swetvan glacier between ABC and summit camp at 5900mt establishing two or three camps. The rate of progress will be dependent on levels of acclimatization, weather, glacial conditions and the progress our HAP in moving equipment and supplies. We expect the timing between camps to be around ABC to Camp I, 4-5hrs Camp I to Camp II, 4-5 hrs Camp II to Summit camp 4 hrs.
Day 14: SUMMIT DAY & BACK SUMMIT CAMP(6507mt.)
Starting in the early hours roped up we make our final ascent to this magnificent summit. Leaving camp we start to climb the snow ridge that leads to a rock band after about one hour. The rock band is crossed to gain an impressive snow ridge similar but much shorter than the famous Satopanth ridge . Snow slopes then take us to the final ice wall that must be climbed to gain the summit. In total we expect to reach the summit in about 6-8 hours. You are rewarded with spectacular views over to Shivling and Satopanth. Descent to summit camp. Overnight in tent.
Day 15- 16: WIND UP HIGHER CAMPS AND MOVE TO BASE CAMP.
These days we will wind up all the higher camp and move to Base Camp.
Day 17: BASE CAMP – CHIRBASA (3600mt.)
Early morning down trek to Chirbasa via Gaumukh/ Bhojbasa. Overnoght in tent & dinner.
Day 18: CHIRBASA – GANGOTRI – UTTARKASHI (Trek 9km./Drive 99 km./ 8hrs.)
Morning after breakfast Trek to Gangotri say the all supporting team good byand drive to reach Uttarkashi by covering appox 99 ks. Enroute visit Ganganani Hot Springs. Continue to reach Uttarkashi. Arrive and check into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 19: UTTARKASHI – RISHIKESH (Drive 175 km./7hrs.)
Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Upon arrival check-into the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 20: RISHIKESH – DELHI (Drive 250 km./ 7hrs.)
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi and upon arrival check-into the hotel for overnight stay.
SUDARSHAN PARBAT (6507 M)
All land transport of members and support team as per the itinerary above.
Accommodation in twin share Basis with breakfast in Guest house or Hotel.
All meals entire the trekking.
Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax.
Group Climbing gear including climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
Laison Officer’s Fee to the IMF and all expenses incurred for his food, lodging & travel.
All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
Porterage of all the equipment, supplies & personal baggage of max 15 kg per member to & from Base Camp.
Climbing guide,Trekking Cook, guides and other support staff, Porters with Insurance.
Accommodation & any services in Delhi
Items of a personal nature.
Drinks, Dessert and main meals in cities.
Your Travel Insurance
Tips for Guide, Porters and Drivers.
Personal climbing gears: Climbing Boots, Ice Axe, Zoomer, Harness, Figure of Eight, Carabineer.
Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.