Panch Gai

As the name suggests, this program entails a circuit trek of 5 villages, where the Geography, Socio-Economic and Cultural lifestyles of the inhabitants will be experienced. Bhatwari, Bandrani, Nateen, Raithal and Kyarak are the five villages that will be a part of the entire circuit trek. The circuit trek will be an experiential journey where you will be exploring and observing the terrain,farming lands, flora and fauna, the ecosystem and the climate. You will also get to view and experience the lives of people by lodging locally, eating local food, getting to know about local festivals and interacting with the villagers.

Highlights

Duration - 6 days, 5 nights

Grade -  Easy to Moderate

Season - All Season

Terrain - Trail and Meadow

  • Visit various cultural Temples of Panch Gai

  • Experience traditional stay and food

  • Get up close with Garhwali culture

  • View of Shamanic Culture of the Himalayas

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival at Bhatwari, Uttarkashi

  • Visit Shri Bhaskareshwar Temple

  • Visit Bhatwari  village


Day 2

  • Trek start from Bhatwari via Bandrani to Nateen village

  • Pure traditional breakfast at Bandrani

  • Traditional lunch at Nateen village

  • Stay at Nateen homestay or camp Bandurya

  • Bonfire at Nateen or Bandurya


Day 3

  • Badurya to Gui Bugyal

  • Pack lunch will be served

  • Night stay at alpine tents

  • Camping and dinner at Gui Bugyal


Day 4

  • Trek Gui to Chelapara

  • Breakfast at Gui

  • Hot lunch will be served at Chelapara

  • Snacks and dinner at Chelapara

  • Will explore Dayara Bugyal post lunch


Day 5

  • Trek Chelapara to raithal

  • Breakfast at Chelapara

  • Packed lunch will be served

  • Bonfire at Raithal

  • Visit Bagmundi Devi temple

  • Visit Panchpura

  • Snacks and dinner at raithal


Day 6

  • Trek from Raithal to Kyark village

  • Breakfast at Raithal

  • Lunch at Kyark

  • Travel back to Uttarkashi

What's Included

  • All The Stays and meal during the food

  • Emergency rescue

  • All essential permits

  • Special arrangements in all temples

What's Not Included

  • Transportation

  • Meals and Stay During Travelling to Roadhead

Trek Guidelines

Pre

  • Depending on the duration of the trek, we must pack certain essentials which our body might require - vaseline, hand creams, toilet rolls, hand sanitisers, etc.

  • For beginners, it is advisable to pack medicines meant for acute mountain sickness like nausea, headache, dehydration, fatigue and diarrhea. Please carry medicines after consulting your doctor. 

  • For people who have had two or three experiences of trekking and have experienced certain issues with their body while trekking, please consult your doctor and carry your medicines for the trek. 

  • Please do inform your trek leader about any medical illnesses which you have experienced during previous trekking experiences. 

  • To avoid itches in external hair such as beard, pain due to long toenails , it is recommended to please either cut or trim them to avoid painful trekking. 

  • For all trekkers, two weeks prior to your trekking dates, please follow stamina building exercises such as jogging, skipping and core exercises , which will enable a successful trekking experience.

  • Check all safety measures with your Trek leader and please ensure that you do not compromise on following the recommended safety measures. 

  • Please extra inners and thermals, extra gloves, extra caps> 

  • Please carry at least 4 pairs of woollen socks. 

  •  Please carry your own trekking pole. 

  •  It is advisable that you carry your own basic utensils such as a mug,  a bowl, a spoon etc. on your trek.

During

  • Before starting at the base, please discuss clearly with your trek leader about your trekking experiences which could be amatuer to professional. 

  • Please also inform the trek leader about any certain issues related to any illness while trekking. 

  • Before reaching the starting point at the base, please make sure that you wear clothes in three or four layers. 

  • While trekking,you might want unlayer the clothings (jacket) slowly, on reaching a rest point , please make sure to wear your jacket. This will preserve the body heat from the wind chill.

  • Keep hydrating your body during the trek by consuming water in sips and NOT in large quantities.

  • Always follow the rules of acclimatization as advised by your trek leader. 

  • Please don't skip any meals which would be provided during the trek. Eating right and sleeping well are the biggest secrets to having a fit body while you are on the trek in the mountainous terrains. 

  • Please follow the rules of LNT - LEAVE NO TRACE , for example - do not leave any kind of litter on your trekking trail or at your camp site. 

  • The aim is always to finish the entire quantity of food made on the trekking journey. If there is any quantity of food left after consuming it, it is important to bury it , so that we can avoid the visit of any animals

  • At the camp site, there will be a toilet tent provided for nature’s call, however, if you wish to not use it and would like to defecate in the open, PLEASE DIG A PIT, DEFECATE INSIDE IT and COVER IT with sand/mud or stone.

Post

  • You can discuss the challenges you faced with your trek leader after you complete it. 

  • If you feel any kind of biological illness, please do visit and consult your doctor after the trek.