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.