Ralam Dhurra Expedition

Date: 07 – 18 September, 2018


The trek begins from Munsiyari, the fabled Kumaon town, reigned by the close Panchchuli peaks view. Winds its way into the Ralam Valley meadows strewn with sheep, flowers and wilderness.

Beyond Ralam village we have the first glacier crossing with a high ascent Yankchuri base camp. That’s where the isolation begins. The next day we are crossing the Yankchuri pass into the Chaudhara glacial arena. Spectacular ring of high peaks with a trek across the glacier to the hidden Ralam Dhurra base camp next to the Chaudhara peak.

After crossing the Ralam Dhurra pass into the Darma valley which entails a strange long descent along the Nipakchung glacier. The return is through the remote Drama valley with a recently built road most of the way.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: (07 Sept)

Drive to Musiyari from Kathgodam 277 kms by jeep

Day 2: (08 Sept)

Get permits in Munsyari. Trek to Paton village (6 kms) 1950m

Day 3: (09 Sept)

Trek through forest and steep mountain sides to Lungrani (11 kms)

Day 4: (10 Sept)

Lungrani to riverside camp before Ralam village (12 kms trek)

Day 5: (11 Sept)

Through Ralam village to Ralam glacier total 9 kms trek. (3600 m)

Day 6: (12 Sept)

Rest Day

Day 7: (13 Sept)

Steep ascent to Yankchuri base camp (4250m)(10 kms)

Day 8: (14 Sept)

Cross Yankchuri Pass at 4,700m to Ralam dhurra base camp. (5250m)

Day 9: (15 Sept)

Climb up to Ralam pass (5630 m) to descen for 10 kms to the Nipakchung meadows.

Day 10: (16 Sept)

Walk to Dantu village (16 kms)for the night.

Day 11: (17 Sept)

Take jeep transfer to Ramganga Riveredge. Stay the night.

Day 12: (18 Sept)

Jeep transfer to Kathgodam to take the train back to Delhi.

Please note

We have included an extra day for any weather emergency or a rest day which will be decided on the trek as to when it can be ideally.


Rs.41,000/- per person

  • Stay at Munsiyari and Dharchula
  • Accommodation in trekking tents.
  • All guides, equipment (tents,sleeping bags, mats etc).
  • All Meals during the expedition as per itinerary.
  • Transportation from Kathgodam – Kathgodam @ Rs.17,750/- per vehicle (if required).
  • Personal porters at actual cost.
  • GST @ 5%