Darma Valley

  • Location Kumaon Himalayas, Uttarakhand
  • Type Trekking
  • Length 11 Days
  • Best Season Mid April - Mid October
  • Level Moderate
  • Altitude 3470 m

Darma valley is a Himalayan valley situated in the Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand state of India. This valley is located in the eastern part of Uttarakhand at Kumaon division.

The Darma or Darma Ganga valley is formed by the Darma River. The valley is situated between two other valleys—Kuthi Yangti valley to the east and Lassar Yangti valley in the west. The Darma valley links with the Lassar valley by Gangachal Dhura and connects with Kuthi valley by Sinla pass and Nama pass.

Darma valley starts near Dawe village on the Sino-Indian border and flows southwards. At Tidang it joins the Lassar Yangti and is called Dhauli Ganga until it confluences in the river Kali at Tawaghat. Darma valley has rich flora including orchids. A rivulet called Nyuli Yangti that drains Panchachuli east glaciers flows into Dhauli Ganga at Dugtu-Dantu villages. Mandab river joins Dhauli at Sela.

The Darma valley is inhabited by some 12 villages with population less than 1000. The villagers have been livestock rearers and traders, cultivating land in the valley with common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) and potatoes. After the migration of the 1970s, cultivated land has decreased to 25% of former size, allowing biodiversity to return to Darma Valley.

Itinerary (Day by Day)

Day 1

Kathgodam to Binsar 145 km by taxi 4-5hr

Day 2

Binsar to Darchula 179 km 5-6 hr by taxi

Day 3

Dharchula to Urthing drive / trek 2 hr drive and 2hr trek

Day 4

Urthing to nagling village 12 km trek 3-4 hr

Day 5

Nagling to Dantu 7km trek 3-4hr

Day 6

Dantu to Panchachuli base camp 4km trek 3-4 hr

Day 7

At panchachuli base camp explore the glacier whole day

Day 8

Panchachuli to nagling return journey 14 km trek 5 -6 hr

Day 9

Nagling to Bonglig 12 km trek 4-5 hr

Day 10

Bongling to Mukteshwar 260 km by taxi 6-7 hr

Day 11

Mukteshwar to Kathgodam departure 3hr drive

Accomodations

Tent, Local Homestay, Hotels or Resorts, Rest House according to the Altitude

Meal

Non Veg & Veg (Traditional & Continental)

Equipnent

Tent, Mattresses, Sleeping Bags, Sitting Chairs as required, Utensils, etc. (all are branded)

Activity

Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Rock Craft, Snow Craft, River Crossing, Zipline, etc. as required

Guide

We have well experienced guides who has good knowledge of flora & fauna

Supporting Team

Our supporting team is well experienced and active

Policies

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