Pakhwa Bugyal Trek

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Pakhwa Bugyal Trek

Pakhwa Bugyal is one the most beautiful trek in Uttarakhand which is situated in the Bageshwar district in the Kumaon Himalayas. The trek starts from Patiyasar Village. The trail offers you the spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayan Peaks like Nanda Kot, Nanda Khat, Changuch, Panchachuli Peaks, Nanda Devi from Pakhwa Bugyal. This Trek is designed for families interested in getting outside and learning the skills necessary to experience the four corners with confidence.

The trail passes through several solitary hamlets, lush green Valleys with wild flowering plants, Bugyals, Waterfalls, and raging forest and varied landscape simply grab the imagination of every explorer. This is a chance to explore the Himalayas while creating a stronger family bond. The route to Pakhwa Bugyal from Jhuni there is a steep climb of 7 km. The trek starts from Patiyasar village & it takes 4  to 6 days to complete the trek.

Due to the vast meadows it holds, this trek is popularly known as the ‘trek through the biggest alpine meadows of the Himalayas’. The area is quite gorgeous and scenic, and the trail goes through thick forests and rich green meadows.

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The Most Beautiful "Pakhwa Bugyal Trek"

The trek starts from Patiyasar Village. This Trek is designed for families interested in getting outside and learning the skills necessary to experience the four corners with confidence. Pakhwa Bugyal is one the most beautiful trek in Uttarakhand which is situated in the Bageshwar district in the Kumaon Himalayas. The trail offers you the spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayan Peaks like Nanda Kot, Nanda Khat, Changuch, Panchachuli Peaks, Nanda Devi from Pakhwa Bugyal. 

Suggested Itinerary for Pakhwa Bugyal Trek

Day 1: Arrive in Kathgodam and Drive to Tharsali
Arrive at the Kathgodam, and travel to Tharsali. You'll pass through some gorgeous sceneries and views. Reach Tharsali by late afternoon where you'll set up the camps. Overnight stay & Dinner in tents at Tharsali campsite.

Day 2: Tharsali to Jhuni
On this day you begin your trekking journey towards Jhuni. Trek to Jhuni. Reach Jhuni by evening, where you'll set up the camps. Dinner & Overnight stay in tents at Jhuni campsite.

Day 3: Jhuni to Birmuwa Kothi
After breakfast, trek to Birmuwa Kothi from Jhuni. Dinner and overnight stay at Birmuwa Kothi in tents.

Day 4: Pakhwa Top and Return to Birmuwa Kothi
Today you'll wake up early and hike up to this gorgeous mountain "Pakhwa Top". After reaching the Pakhwa Top you are able to see the scenic beauty of some Popular Himalayan Peaks of Uttarakhand. Then you make your way back down to the campsite at Birmuwa Kothi. Dinner & Overnight stay in tents at Birmuwa Kothi.

Day 5: Birmuwa Kothi to Tharsali

After breakfast, trek back to Tharsali from Birmuwa. Dinner and overnight stay at Birmuwa in tents.

Day 6: Departure
After breakfast, a departure from Tharsali and travel to Kathgodam.

Pakhwa Bugyal Trek Travel Tips

  • Train yourself prior to participating in the trek. You can train by walking, jogging, swimming, and biking.
  • Visit your doctor and let him know about your high-altitude trekking.
  • Let someone in your family or friends know that you are going on this trek and explain to them when you will begin and end the trek. 
  • You shouldn’t hike alone and instead, travel in a group of two or more. 
  • If possible, arrive a day or two before you begin your hike to acclimatize yourself to the high-altitude climate and weather conditions.

There are no accommodations available at higher altitudes. Tents are the only suitable accommodation. Trekkers are required to carry their own sleeping bags and tents which can be erected at any level ground there. 

It is impossible to find any eating joint at an elevation of 3299 mts. Trekkers can take the food supplies with themselves at the start of the trek. Packaged food, as well as vegetables, can be taken with and a cook would be able to prepare a fresh meals for the party. 

Things to Carry during Pakhwa Bugyal Trek

  • Backpack of 60 ltr -70 ltr. They should come with comfortable shoulder straps, frames, and backpack cover.
  • Waterproof trekking shoes that are high ankle and have a good grip
  • 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants, T-shirts - 3 full sleeve
  • 1 Fleece jacket would be ideal; a woolen sweater would be an alternative
  • 1 Windproof jacket, 1 Heavy jacket, Thermal Inners, woolen caps
  • 2 pairs cotton socks, 2 pairs woolen socks, 2 pair waterproof hand gloves
  • Sun Cap, Sun protection cream, Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected
  • 2 Water bottle- one liter each
  • Lip Balm/ cold cream
  • Toilet kit/ toilet Paper / wipes
  • Quick-dry Towel, Personal Medical Kit
  • Walking Stick Mandatory (At least one)

What is Pakhwa Bugyal Trek famous for?

Pakhwa Bugyal Trek is famous among tourist as Trekking, High Altitude Trek, Camping.

Pakhwa Bugyal Trek is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Pakhwa Bugyal Trek is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Camping, Hill Station, Trekking.

Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board eUttaranchal is accredited by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Govt. of Uttarakhand.
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