PILANGANA GAD

TREK

After a first day’s mild walk, you camp close to entrance of the Park. The forest is dense and pristine and has been transformed into a quiet and beautiful sanctuary because of the efforts by the government and locals. As a result and at various places, you have to cut your own trails. After a steady climb negotiating a thick forest corridor you reach one of most picturesque meadows surrounded by a forest of birch. The silence of these forested meadows is only broken by the calls of Himalayan monals. Once you leave the tree line, this trek offers hours of expansive meadows. One of the highpoints of this trek is to you get to camp at some of the most beautiful sites commanding stunning views. It is during this trek you may have a chance to see the endangered and the beautiful Himalayan Western Tragopan. As you are nearing completion in the Sainj Valley you have great views of a litany of snow capped peaks and ridgelines of the Jiwa valley at head of the Sainj Valley. This is truly a This is one of the most beautiful meadow walks in the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) region in Himachal Pradesh. The seven-day trek begins from the Tirthan valley pretty traverse.

REgion

Uttarkashi District, Uttrakhand

FIRST TRIP

May 2013

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.

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