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Sunderdhunga, endowed with abundant natural beauty, is cradled in the virgin environs of Kumaon Himalayas and offers a thrilling trek. Read to know more.

Sunderdhunga Glacier

Location: In Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand state in India
Altitude: 3, 200 - 6, 050 meters ASL
Attractions: Glacier
What To Do: Trekking; Viewing surrounding peaks
Best Time to Visit: Mid May to mid -October

Sunderdhunga Glacier, UttarakhandSunderdhunga literally means valley of beautiful stones. Sunderdhunga glacier is situated in the district of Bageshwar within the hill state of Uttarakhand in India. Other famous glaciers of Sunderdhunga valley are Maiktoli Glacier (6, 804 M) and Sukhram glacier and main peaks are Tharkot (6, 100 M), Mrigthuni (6, 856 M), Maiktoli (6, 804 m) and Pawali Dwar (6, 663 m).

Sunderdhunga being a much sought after trekking destination, offers adventure clubbed with unimaginable natural beauty. The views en route the picturesque glacier, of surrounding higher Himalayan peaks leaves the visitor spellbound.

While walking through the pristine Sunderdhunga valley, one comes across mountainous sylvan surrounds, which still remain unblemished from the effects of rapid industrialization. The rhododendrons, oaks, pines et al. beautifully drape the entire Sunderdhunga valley which looks nothing less than heaven on Earth.

Trek to Sunderdhunga Glacier
Trek to the fascinating Sunderdhunga glacier commences at Saung which is 125 Km from Ranikhet. From here, a 5 Km trek will lead to a place called Loharkhet. From Loharkhet one needs to trek 11 Km to reach Dhakuri and further 14 Km to reach Jailoti. Jailoti to Sunderdhunga is about 21 Km via Khatulia. Sukhram caves which are nearby can also be visited.

Route Distances
  • Saung to Loharkhet: 5 Km
  • Loharkhet to Dhakuri: 11 Km
  • Dhakuri to Jailoti: 14 Km
  • Jailoti to Khatulia: 14 Km
  • Khatulia to Sunderdhunga: 7 Km

How to Reach
By road, Saung which is also the base camp for Sunderdhunga trekking expedition can be reached after a drive of 125 Km from Ranikhet. Ranikhet is about 94 Km from Kathgodam. The nearest railhead is Kathgodam (219 Km) and nearest airport is at Pantnagar.