About Pangarchulla Peak Trek:
Adorning the Lord Curzon circuit- one of Garhwal Himalaya’s most fabled trails, Pangarchulla Peak Trek. The peak is usually covered with snow and rugged mountain terrains. The one dominant characteristic of your winter adventure to the Pangarchulla Peak will be the treat of snow.
The paves are swaddled with alluring lush greenery, dense jungles, and pristine snow-capped landscapes around. A close-up look of the Garhwal region can be discovered through this trek with the sunshine falling on its summit. Travelers choose to head out on this Trek just to behold the remarkable sights of Nanda Devi, Mana, Hathi, Lampak, Dronagiri.
Pangarchulla Peak Trek Quick Facts:
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Maximum Altitude: 15,069 ft.
Pangarchulla Peak Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Trekking distance: 38 km
Temperature: Day 18°C to 12°C & Night -3°C to -6°C
Pangarchulla Peak Trek Best Time: April, May, October, November
Start point/Endpoint: Joshimath
Railway Station: Haridwar
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
How to reach Joshimath:
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun serves as the nearest airport to Haridwar. Visitors can take a direct flight to Dehradun from Mumbai or Delhi or connecting flights from anywhere in India. Local vehicles can be availed from outside the airport to reach Haridwar by road from Dehradun.
By Rail: Reaching Haridwar By Trains – Haridwar Junction Railway Station (IR station code: HW) is well-connected by train, with frequent trains to Delhi (4-5 hours) and Dehradun (1 hour). There are also a few trains per day to Rishikesh.
By Road: Haridwar is well connected by roads to all major cities and towns, so people as per their choice and comfort can take the bus to reach Haridwar smoothly. Haridwar is connected to Chandigarh (205km), Delhi (210km), Dehradun (59km), and Nainital (223km) through a good network of roads
Note: You can get to Joshimath from Haridwar by bus or by hiring a taxi. Transportation from Thrillophilia can be availed at extra cost.
Pangarchulla Trek Package Inclusions:
➔ Accommodation on sharing basis (Guesthouse, Homestay, Camping)
➔ Meals- All veg nutritious meals from dinner at Joshimath on Day 1st to breakfast at Joshimath on Day 6th. Morning, evening tea served with light snacks.
➔ Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included for Indians.
➔ Trekking equipment – High-quality tents, ropes, and sleeping bags in all the camps. Sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.
➔ Safety equipment – First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter, etc. will be with guide/trek leader and at the campsite as well to deal with emergencies.
➔ Expert trek Leaders – All our trek leaders are at least qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering and first aid course.
➔ Expert Trek support team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of certified guides, cooks, helpers, and porters.
Available Group Departure Dates:
April 2022: 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24,30
Note: If you are a group of 5 or more people then the dates can be customized
Altitude: 6,750ft, 256 km drive, approx 9 hours
Trekkers will be picked from Haridwar at 6:30 am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle (cost is not included) / Arrive at Joshimath approx by 5 pm – (tea, briefing of the trek & dinner)
Breakfast and Lunch on the way (exclusive of charges)
Accommodation at the guest house
Telephone Network- Available
Drive to Dhak (7000 ft) – 10 Km, 30 minutes. Trek to Guling (9,650) ft – 6 Km, 5 hours. Camp
Altitude: 9,650 Ft. Time taken: Approx. 6 hrs Trek gradient: Moderate, Water sources: You can fill your bottles in the Kharchi village
Start your day with a delectable breakfast and after a short drive of 10 km reach the point where you can begin hiking to gulling.
Witness the giant mountains in front of you, and the most pampered mountain which is known as sleeping Lady Mountain, the creation of God is just amazing.
From the meadows, continue trekking through verdant forests thriving with a variety of bird species and reach the beautiful prairies.
Climb down to arrive at another expanse of thickets with Oak, Chestnut, Deodar, and Maple trees.
Continue walking on the path again you will witness the outstanding Dronagiri peak that will make your heart go numb and later we will reach the Gulling top, home for the day.
Set up camp here in tents and retire for the night under the star-lit sky.
Guling (9,650) ft to Kuari Pass, 5 hours – return to lower Khullara camp (11,100 ft) – total 12 Km- 6/7 hours. Camp
Altitude: 11,070 Ft, Time taken: Approx. 10 hrs, Trek gradient: Moderate, Water sources: Bring your water bottles
Begin with an early breakfast after which you can start your Kuari pass trek, climbing up pastures painted in several colors of green and dotted with shepherds and their sheep grazing around.
Continue hiking for another 3 hours to reach Kuari Pass.
Thereafter you can either head towards Kuari pass directly or to another vantage point for scenic scenes of the environs.
Post this, climb down to the base camp of Pangarchula peak where you will get the chance to marvel at several peaks such as Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Haathi-Ghodi, Kamet, Mana, and Dronagiri.
At the base camp lower khullara camp, settle down in your tents for the night.
Lower Khullara (11,100 ft) to Pangarchulla summit (15069 ft), 6 hours, and back to lower Khullara – total 12 Km – 12/14 hours. A strenuous and challenging summit day. Camp
Altitude: 15,069 Ft, Time taken: Approx. 15 hrs Trek gradient: Moderate to Difficult, Water sources: Bring your water bottles
Begin your day early at about 5:00 AM with a hearty breakfast after which you can start your day’s trek by ascending slopes of mountains to arrive at a ridge taking you to the summit.
This challenging climb passes through uneven rocky terrains.
Walk across deep snowy routes and due to the early start, get awestruck by the clear mesmeric views during dawn.
On this route to the top of the Pangarchulla peak, the Mt. Nanda Devi, Trishul, Changabhang peaks are a spectacle to the eye.
Spend some time feasting your eyes with the marvels before you resume walking down to the camp.
Upon reaching the camp, celebrate the success of the trek and unwind here.
You can even opt to trek down to Khullara if you arrive early at the base camp.
Spend the night in the comfort of your tent.
Lower Khullara (11,100 ft) to Auli (8600 ft) via Gurson Bugyal, 5/6 hours – 10 Km – drive to Joshimath 45 mins
Altitude: 11000 Ft., Time took: Approx. 7 hrs, Trek gradient: Moderate, Water sources: Bring your water bottles
Start your day with a delicious breakfast and then head on out for a trek towards the road linking Joshimath to Niti-Malari valley.
Hike to person bugyal through dense thickets and charming villages. You can even make a pit stop at the villages of Tugasi and Kharsi to learn more about the locals and their indigenous culture.
Make a car journey to Joshimath where your lodge awaits you with a warm meal and a steam shower. This is where you can reside at night.
After breakfast, drive down to Haridwar and bid adieu to Pangarchulla peak trek via kauri pass snowy environs.
Throughout the journey, the only thing that will be constant is Mother Nature and its beauty in your mind and soul that have filled you with excitement in the whole trek.
Continue onwards to your destination bringing this exciting Pangarchula Peak trek via Kuari Pass comes to an end.
Note: Our 6 days itinerary includes both the Pangarchulla peak climb and visiting the actual Kuari pass. However, it depends on the performance of the team, in addition to snow and weather conditions.