The magnificent Sunderdhunga glacier is erected on the beauteous Sunderdhunga Valley. The glacier is situated to the west of Pindar Valley. The Sunderdhunga glacier is perched at an altitude of 3,200 metres to 6,050 metres. It is encircled by the glorious peaks of Panwalidwar in the north, Mrigthuni (6,856 m), Maiktoli (6,804 m) and the Tharkot (6,100 m) in the west.
Sunderdhunga which means the “Valley of beautiful stones” literally lives up to its name, as the valley possesses some of the magnificent glaciers and peaks, including Maiktoli Glacier (6804 M and Sukhram glacier. Sunderdhunga is a popular trekking destination which offers soul refreshing views of the picturesque glaciers, the blood-red rhododendrons, dense pines and old cedar trees, making it a surreal place to visit. The best time to trek to Sunderdhunga is from mid-May to mid-October.
How to Reach:
The adventure lovers can start hiking from Saung village which is about 125 km away from Ranikhet. One can easily reach Ranikhet, which is located at a distance of 94 Km from Kathgodam. The nearest railhead is at Kathgodam (219 km) and the nearest airport is Pantnagar Civil Aerodrome located in Pantnagar. The hikers will have to commence a 5 km trek from Loharkhet, then another 11 km trek to Dhakuri and 14 km trek to Jailoti. From Jailoti to Sunderdhunga one needs to trek for 21 km via Khatuli. Sukhram caves located in the vicinity of Sunderdhunga glacier is a must visit place.