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PILANGANA GAD

TREK

Din Gad is a known valley in Western Garhwal as its frequently used by the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering for its courses. Pilangana Gad is the adjoining valley towards the south east. In this exploratory trek the objective is to claim the ridge between the Dig Gad valley and the Pilangana Gad valley and move towards the head of the valley. The objective is to continue to progress on the ridge to a point where the trail is safe and then descend down into the Din Gad valley. After visiting the head of the valley descend down the Din Gad valley and complete the exploration.

REgion

Uttarkashi District, Uttrakhand

FIRST TRIP

May 2013

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Trip Grading

3

Trip DURATION

9 days

Best Period

May, June, September & October

Side TRIPS

Explore the upper reaches of the Din Gad Valley

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1.  The Pilangana valley is rarely visited by trekking groups 

  2.  Exciting walk on the ridge line between the Pilangana and Din Gad valleys 

  3.  Broad mountain views through the trek 

  4.  Descend through the Din Gad valley making it a circular trek

Pilangana Gad Gallery

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First campsite on the trail to Pilangana Gad.

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Massive meadow stretches with Gangotri peaks in the background.

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Banderpunch in view towards the west.

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On the Din Gad and Pilangana Gad ridge with Banderpunch and Swargarohini in the background.

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In the distance peak at the head of the Din Gad and Pilangana Gad.

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On the ridge dividing the Din Gad and Pilangana valleys.

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In the Din Gad valley on the return.

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Campsite after descent into the Din Gad Valley.

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View east towards Draupadi ka Danda.