Dronagiri Trek

7 Days

Dronagiri (7,066 m), AKA Dunagiri or Doonagiri, Doongiri, and Sanjeevani Parvat is one of the high peaks of the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. Dronagiri is the only peak that has lent its name to a village. Dronagiri is also known to be the same Sanjeevani mountain that Lord Hanuman lifted their herb-filled top to save Lord Laxman in the Indian mythology, Ramayana.
Dronagiri is one of the oldest villages, a small village with a population of not more than 100 people and a satellite phone used by the people here. Unaware of the progress of the world, this village is very close to Mother Nature. According to a popular belief, the people here believe that Lord Hanuman accidentally broke the arm of the local deity while carrying Sanjivani Parvat with him and another belief is that Lord Hanuman damaged the Parvat. Had given a lamp on which Sanjivani plant was planted. Since his village was destroyed, So Lord Hanuman is not worshiped in Dronagiri village. Our Trek start from Jumma which is a 10 km moderately difficult trek.
The itinerary for the Dronagiri trek is:
Joshimath to Jumma by car (Around 44 Km) Jumma to Rwing (3 Km). Rwing to Dronagiri Village (8 Km) Dronagiri Village to Nandi Kund and back (8 Kms – both sides)


Dronagiri trek is 10 km from Jumma. Jumma is a village 45 km from Joshimath. Once you reach Dronagiri Village or Dronagiri Hill Station, you will find yourself alive and enchanted. Adventurers can camp under the open sky and enjoy nature. Dronagiri peak cannot be seen from the village. For this, trekkers reach the Dhar (ridge) by climbing 2 km and from there the Dronagiri peak can be seen closely. After a further walk of 2 km, trekkers reach Nandi Kund (lake) from where one can get panoramic views of Dronagiri East, Trishul, Changa Banga, Hardewal, Kalanka, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti and other Himalayas. The surrounding area offers a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks and one can enjoy the unpolluted fresh and crisp air during the trek.


You will have breakfast and lunch on the way and after reaching Joshimath hot dinner served with overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast, we will drive to Jumma village (45 km) and start our first trek to village Rwing (which is a 2.5km trek). Lunch will be packed for you. Will do night stay in camps.

On the 3rd day after breakfast, we do our second trek to the village Dronagiri (7 km) which is beautiful and covered with a valley of walnut trees / wild plums, etc. Today's lunch will be packed for you and the overnight stay will be in the lodge or maybe even in the camps. Which depends on the circumstances there. After a hot delicious dinner, you will take a rest for the night.

After breakfast, we will trek to another height of Drona Giri Valley (4 km). Lunch will be packed along. Explore the heights with some nice mesmerizing nature and snow-capped mountain views. Afterward, we will return back to our campsite. After a hot delicious dinner, you will take a rest for the night.

After breakfast, we will move for more explorations in the valley. Tibbets Kharak is known as the place for the Black Yaks. In early times people used to make yaks hairs for production here. And especially these people are coming from Tibet. Lunch will be packed. Later by evening time will come back again towards the campsite. Hot dinner will be served and rest in camps for next day explorations.

After breakfast, we will start the trek to Rwing village. Lunch will be packed and overnight stay in camps.

After breakfast, we will start the trek down (3 km) to Jumma village and drive towards Rishikesh. Lunch will be on the way.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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