Area : Garhwal Himalayas
Duration : 09 Days (3 days travel/6 days trekking)
Best Season : May - October
Altitude : 4575 mts
Total Trekking : 76 K.M
Climbing to the hill top and reaching out the valleys and lake side meadows are enough. Now it is time to reach the peak of another top hill. Pangarchulla peak is a great trekking route, ideal for experienced. The journey is not that much tough, but the route throughout is long and needs enough energy to be covered. It will be ideal, if you choose the trek route through Kuari Pass. Gorgeous forests with alpine and deodars are at the foothill region, where excellent snow covered path with soft touch and nature's colorful beauty is there preserved for the next round of the trek. While going through the woods at the bottom level, you can see Himalayan Bears and leopards. However, there is nothing to regret if they are not found, since nature has spread her seven colors over the snowy path ahead.
Wonderful path to be covered with a snow guide: Your trek route will start from Chamoli, a district in Garhwal Himalayas. You will start rising from there on to Joshimath, till you reach Kuari pass. After you reach the pass, the real pickup to the Pangarchulla peak starts. Height till Kuari pass is 3650 m and that of the peak is Pangarchulla peak is 4700 metres. So, as you reach Kuari pass, you are already half the distance. Steep slopes and excellent landscapes are there in your path, but the real beauty queen is on both thee sides. Just look the sides – all the high peaks are staring at you with bewildered view. The trek route is not that much tough, but the experience is excellent, filled with tranquility, energy and pleasuring sights. At the end of the noon, you will reach the peak of the hilltop. You are just at the top, experiencing a view, where there is absolutely no obligation.
Down the slope, you might have experienced the excellent meadows. Alpine, deodars create a dense forest with excellent grassland bridging them. Your heart will feel that its age has been minimized by 20 years, by experiencing the beauty. Solitude of the place and freedom, beyond all imaginations will create a bloom inside you to run here and there. Journey towards the top is even more awesome. Throughout the trek route, there is no place where you will have to climb erect hill tops. So walking with comfort, watch Shiva's consort in her full glow. Excellent beauty, floral smell in the valley area and snowy bed at the hill top will establish her massiveness in your heart, but will not create fear in you. Her calmness and hostility are really admiring for all her children.
The full path is renowned among the local people to be a part of the Swargarohini Journey of Pandavas. There are more myths regarding the playing area of Ganesh, in his childhood days. The diary writing about the trek will be eased with the mythological stories, in your knowledge. However, the nature and her beauty, as you will reach the top will look as if it has got no limit at all.
Best time to travel to Pangarchulla Peak Climb Trek is in summers (May – June) and Post Monsoon (September – November).
Summer: The weather of Pangarchulla Peak Climb Trek remains salubrious and pleasing during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the vacation. Carry woolens with you.
Post Monsoon: Serenity and solitude are at its best during post monsoon at Pangarchulla Peak Climb Trek. The region is blessed with snowfall during winters and the accommodation options also remain few. But you can see the best of Pangarchulla Peak Climb Trek during post monsoon as it looks like Heaven on earth.
Quite famous amongst adventure buffs, Pangarchulla is an impressive slow drenched peak in the Chamoli district of Uttrakhand. Due to its tall height, approximately 4575 Mtrs, the peak offering the best camping experience and can be best approached during the months of April and May.
Nearest Railhead: Haridwar (270 kms)
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (260 kms)
Nearest Road Head: Joshimath is a nearest road head to Pangarchulla Peak Climbing which is easily assessable from Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun.
In the morning take an AC train to Haridwar at 06:50AM. On arrival at Haridwar by 11:25AM, meet our representative at the train station, who will assist you to Rishikesh and help check-in at the hotel. In the evening, visit the Ganga Ghat for Aarti ceremony. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning, we shall drive to Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Chamoli. On arrival, check-in to a hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Post breakfast, we shall drive towards Auli (14 kms/45 mins drive) and from here trek towards Gorson Top. One is likely to witness magnificent views of Nanda Devi Peak. We shall trek dense forests of oak and rhododendron to reach Gorson Meadow. On arrival, we will set out our camp, later explore Gorson. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Today, early in the morning, we shall wake up to witness the sun rise on Mt. Nanda Devi. Later, we will enjoy delicious breakfast. Our trek today will be towards Tali, which is another beautiful meadow. The trekking trail is steep from Gorson Bugyal but it descends sharply down towards the forest. On arrival at Tali, we shall pitch our camp near a small pond. Dinner and overnight stay in the tent.
Post breakfast, we will begin our trek to Khulara via Kuari Pass. During our trek today, we shall be able to see spectacular views of mighty Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba, Neelkanth (6596m), Narayan Parbat (5965m), Mana (7272m), Kamet (7756m), Abi Gamin (7355m) and Dunagiri (7066m). On arrival at Khulara, we shall set our camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Today, we will begin trekking towards Advance Base Camp of Pangarchulla Peak with all our climbing gear. Our trek will be on gradual slopes on the snow covered North face of the mountain, from where the views are simply spectacular. On arrival, we shall set out our camp at the ABC for the night stay.
Early morning, we will watch the sun rise and then attempt summit. After successful summit-bid, we shall trek back to Khulara Base Camp. Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.
After an early breakfast, we shall trek towards Tapovan and from here; we will be driving to Rudraprayag via Joshimath and Chamoli. On arrival, check-in to a hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, we shall drive to Haridwar via Devprayag and Rishikesh. On arrival at Haridwar, we will go to railway station to catch AC train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs.
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You should book Pangarchulla Peak Climb Trek well in advance (at least 2 month prior) advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare well for the trek.
There will be pony/porter that will carry your backpack while on trek; you only need to carry your small knapsack.
Once you book your trek with us we will give you a list of things to carry and the total weight should not cross 12 Kgs.
Our pick up and drop point for Pangarchulla Peak Climb Trek is New Delhi train station at platform no. 16. We will send you the train ticket and you can board train from there to Haridwar. At Haridwar our guide will pick you from train station and then from there your tour will start.
We have an experienced trekking guide who leads the trek.
Our group size is minimum 4 people and maximum 12 people with mix of men and women.
Pangarchulla Peak Climb Trek is a challenging trek with a maximum altitude of 18000ft (5490m) minimum age required is 18 years.
We plan our treks in such a way that after 6-8 hours of trekking we reach next camp in between 14:00 – 15:00 hrs time and normally trek a distance of 10-15 Kms a day.
In the month of May & June the temperature during the trek can go as low as 2 Degree Celsius during the night and September – Mid October also in minus by night and morning which will further decrease the temperature.
If we have to extend the trek due to reasons that are beyond our control then additional charge may apply, which includes hotel stay and food.
Diamox is indeed helpful when you have little time for acclimatization but we strongly advise to consult the doctor before taking Diamox.
Safety is of prime importance for us that is why the tours are managed by us personally and not by a third party. Thus, we assure that the trek is absolutely safe even for solo female trekkers, who can join us for fixed departure treks.
Trekking shoes with ankle support are a must for any trek in the Himalayas. Quechua, Hi-Tec, Colman and Salomon are good shoes with value for money.
We serve nutritious simple vegetarian food during the trek. We maintain variety in lentils, vegetable and breakfast. At times, we also treat our trekkers in the Himalayas with delicacies and local dishes etc.
Himalayan stream water is safe to drink as well as for cooking but we also have water filters, and chlorine tablets in case of an emergency.
Most of the Himalayan roads towards the trek are in bad shape, so vehicle with high ground clearance like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, Tempo Traveller etc are used for transportation.
We guarantee that even if that there will be only one trekker, we will head out on that particular date.
Our trek leaders are certified mountaineers with knowledge of first aid in wilderness and they carry necessary first aid kit. At each camp they asses your condition and can take relevant and prompt action in case a rescue is required. Please note in the case of a rescue, all the additional cost will be borne by the trekker.
Register for the trek on the website and we shall send the details about the booking procedure.