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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Pakhwa Top is a wonderful 6-day adventure that takes you into the mountains of Uttarakhand as you tread through scenic landscapes, catch spectacular sights of the snowy Himalayan Peaks, and camp at gorgeous locations. You'll trek through mountain ridges, dense forests, rolling alpine meadows and more. And the most rewarding part of this adventure is trekking up to the Pakhwa Top which is gifted with breathtaking views of the mountains. You'll be able to spot some famous peaks like Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Changuch, etc.

    NOTE: A minimum of 4 travellers are required to book this trek.

    Destination

    At an elevation of 10,826 feet, the Pakhwa Top is gorgeous mountain situated in the Kumaon mountains of Uttarakhand. 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.

    Destination highlights

    Escape from the city and retreat into the Himalayas on this Pakhwa Top trek. | Pass through scenic landscapes. | Spot many famous mountain peaks. | Spot rare birds and even animals, if you get lucky. | Feel the thrill of spending the nights in camps.

    Activity Details

    9842

    10826

    5905

    32 kms

    21 hrs

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Pakhwa Top trek: Arrive in Kathgodam and Drive to Tharsali

    Arrive at the Kathgodam Railway Station today by 06:00 hrs from where a pick-up vehicle will drive you to Tharsali. Although it is a whole day of driving, you'll still pass through some gorgeous sceneries and views. Reach Tharsali by late afternoon where you'll set up the campsite and spend the rest of the exploring around. Overnight in tents at Tharsali campsite.

    Overnight in tents.

    Report at the Kathgodam Station today by 06:00 hrs from where you'll travel to Tharsali via private non-AC jeep or similar vehicle. Once you reach Tharsali you'll be accommodated in camp tents on a twin sharing basis. Throughout this trek you'll have sleeping bags and mats. Today's package includes lunch and dinner. However, en route your drive you can always pick up other meals are your own expense.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kathgodam

    Tharsali

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Pakhwa Top trek: Trek from Tharsali to Jhuni
    Day 3 of the Pakhwa Top trek: Trek from Jhuni to Birmuwa Kothi
    Day 4 of the Pakhwa Top trek: Trek to the Pakhwa Top and Return to Birmuwa Kothi
    Day 5 of the Pakhwa Top trek: Trek from Birmuwa Kothi to Tharsali
    Day 6 of the Pakhwa Top trek: Drive back to Kathgodam
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 15 days before departure of the Pakhwa Top trek: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-15 days before departure of the Pakhwa Top trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 3-7 days before departure of the Pakhwa Top trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Pakhwa Top trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    All cancellations will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Pakhwa Top trek.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted during the Pakhwa Top trek.

    Littering or any damage to natural habitats is strictly forbidden during the Pakhwa Top trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are requested to be punctual in reporting at the Kathgodam railway station at 06:00 hrs on day 1. Travellers will be dropped back at Kathgodam railway station by 18:00 hrs on day 6.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of the Pakhwa Top trek due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Travellers are required to bear any additional costs arising due to such a change in itinerary.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the trek to the Pakhwa Top.
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    • Pakhwa Top Uttarakhand Trekking Himalayas Adventure The Great Next
    • Pakhwa Top Uttarakhand Trekking Himalayas Adventure The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Kathgodam and Tharsali in private non-AC shared jeep or similar vehicle

    • Accommodation in alpine tents on a twin sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and washroom tent
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • All veg meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 6
    • Services of experienced trek leader and camping crew
    • Services of porters/mules to carry common camping equipment
    • Services of the cooking staff
    • All government permits and entry fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and Kathgodam

    • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage (available at an additional cost of INR 750 per backpack, per day)
    • Adventure, travel or health insurance
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, additional meals, mineral water or beverages, etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, natural calamities, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes
    • Thermal inner-wear
    • Full sleeved t-shirts
    • Trek pants
    • Sweater
    • Jacket
    • Muffler
    • Scarf
    • Gloves
    • Nightclothes
    • Socks
    • Quick dry clothes
    • Windcheater
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewelry and watches
    • Hard luggage
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Jholas or sling bags
    • Skirts/dresses/saris

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private non-AC jeep or similar vehicle
    • Camping tents
    • Sleeping bags, mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and washroom tent
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any

    You need to get

    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack
    • Waterbottle
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Dry Snacks
    • Sunblock
    • Toiletries
    • Light towel
    • Camera
    • Torch with batteries
    • Extra money
    • ID proof
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat/cap
    • Camera

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.