Pangarchulla Peak Trek

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Pangarchulla Peak trek a Demanding Traverse amid Towering Himalayas

Pangarchulla Peak Trek is at an elevation of 15,096 feet and is a 6 nights 7 days thrilling sojourn. On this trek you go through the pilgrimage sites of Uttarakhand. The trek starts and ends at Dhak village which is some kilometers away from the base camp “Joshimath market”. Pangarchulla peak is great in summers and thrilling in winters; this is a delight for adventure enthusiasts in the Himalayas

Pangarchulla Peak is located in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand and it extends from 15096 feet, Trek – A beautiful mini peak near to Kauri Pass trek in Uttarakhand

The Pangarchulla Peak trek is a popular and challenging trek located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. The trek offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, beautiful meadows, and dense forests. Here are some of the highlights of the Pangarchulla Peak trek:

  1. Stunning views: The trek offers stunning views of some of the highest peaks in India, including Nanda Devi, Kamet, and Dronagiri. You’ll also get to see beautiful meadows, glaciers, and valleys.
  2. Challenging terrain: The trek is challenging, and you’ll need to be in good physical condition to complete it. The trail passes through steep inclines, narrow ridges, and rocky terrain.
  3. Rich flora and fauna: The trek takes you through dense forests of oak, rhododendron, and deodar trees. You’ll also get to spot various animals and birds like the Himalayan black bear, musk deer, and snow leopard.
  4. Cultural experience: The trek takes you through several remote villages where you can experience the local culture and interact with the friendly villagers.
  5. Summit of Pangarchulla Peak: The trek culminates with a climb to the summit of Pangarchulla Peak, which offers stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Best Time to Do Pangarchulla Peak Trek ?

Pangarchulla trek is a very beautiful and an uphill trek in District Chamoli uttarakhand Himalayas, The Pangarchulla Trek is great for those people who have a great passion for mountaineering and consider it a special purpose in their life.

We are the local people uttarakhand  who are doing this trek for years, we have every experience related to this trek.

The right time to do this trek is from Winter and summer specially in the months of May and June, greenery little bit snow on summit point is found in abundance here, which makes your trek very memorable and also a little difficult. So this trek should not be considered too easy

During the day the temperature of Pangarchulla trek is around ( Winter  Day time -5°C to -10 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to -10 °C  to -18 °C

Views and treks in Pangarchulla trek  provide a lot of peace to the mind during the day, while you wake up from one wake to another, Pangarchulla  can always be one of the most close treks in your heart.

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Macrocosmic Views in Himalayas in Pangarchulla Peak

The unbelievable views from Pangarchulla are the reason of its demand among avid trekkers. It is a part of Nada Devi Sanctuary so it offers excellent sight of Nanda Devi, Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat, Barmal, Chaukhamba Peaks with many other snow- capped tall standing peaks.

You will witness changing sceneries on the Pangarchulla peak trek, the highly rich Flora and Fauna ends after starting of the snowline. In the starting there are abundant Oaks, Pines, Rhododendrons, Silver birch trees and further are snowfields and high ridges mountains.

The Pangarchulla Peak trek is a beautiful and challenging trek that has several special parts that make it unique. Here are some of the special parts of the Pangarchulla Peak trek:

  1. Khullara and Tali campsites: The trek has two beautiful campsites, Khullara and Tali, that are situated amidst the beautiful meadows, with stunning views of the surrounding peaks.
  2. Kuari Pass: The trek to Pangarchulla Peak includes a visit to the Kuari Pass, which offers breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Nanda Devi, Kamet, and Dronagiri.
  3. Summit climb: The climb to the summit of Pangarchulla Peak is a challenging and rewarding experience. The summit offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys and is a highlight of the trek.
  4. Cultural experience: The trek takes you through several remote villages where you can experience the local culture and interact with the friendly villagers. You can learn about their way of life, customs, and traditions, which makes the trek a unique and enriching experience.
  5. Flora and fauna: The trek takes you through dense forests of oak, rhododendron, and deodar trees, which are home to a variety of wildlife, including the Himalayan black bear, musk deer, and snow leopard. You can also spot several bird species along the way.

Overall, the Pangarchulla Peak trek is a unique and special trek that offers stunning views, a challenging climb, a cultural experience, and a chance to see some of the Himalayas’ beautiful flora and fauna.

How Difficult is Pangarchulla Trek ?

Pangarchulla trek is not very difficult and not easy either, this trek comes in a moderate and difficult level,  I myself have done this trek sometimes with me, people who are trekking for the first time, we have done the entire trek, they used to need help somewhere, which we and our team used to help.

This trek is a bit difficult, but if your fitness is good and you have it in your mind that I want to trek then you can do it absolutely. Where help is needed, our guides will support you, you just have to be strong and capable of the trek. One thing is that all you can do is to have courage and I myself am passionate.

Pangarchulla safe for me ?

Pangarchulla Trek is a safe trek if you are going with a good trekking team which you must know before booking yourself, It is important for you to know that the bow trekking organization with which we are going is right or not,

And if possible, trek with local trekking organization, you can do the same help all the time. then your trek can be very good and memorable

The minimum age required to trek Pangarchulla peak trek is 15 years and maximum 55 years. The rest depends on your fitness .

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About Base camp of Pangarchulla Peak at Joshimath

It is a picturesque town in Chamoli at an altitude of 1875 m nestled amid high Himalayan peaks. It is the base camp of 10 above Himalayan treks and the gateway to famous pilgrim sites like Badrinath Dham and Hemkund sahib.

There is spirituality in the air because of the presence of ancient temples. It is home to one of the four “Math” “Atharva Veda” by Adi Shankar Acharya. Joshimath has tranquil charm away from the cacophony of cities.

The gushing rivers and silent streams with the cover of verdant green and the pious ancient temples in the area will surely lure you to come here again and again. Beautiful market

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Why to choose Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Pangarchulla peak trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 596 Km both side and on foot 46 km which is to be covered into 5 night 6 days.  Rishikesh to Rishikesh

Pangarchulla Peak is a high altitude Trek with Altitudes of 15096 feet

The Starting trail is moderate as compare to other treks this is difficult trek. So this trek is not for beginners

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali culture and mythology.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only

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Altitude we are going to cover in Pangarchulla Peak

Joshimath (6152 Meters)

Dhak – 6956 feet

Guling camp – 9832 feet

Jangal camp – 11,102 feet

Kuari pass Summit – 12516 feet

Pangarchulla peak – 15096 feet

Key Points of Pangarchulla Peak

Duration: – 05 Nights 06 Days from Rishikesh to Rishikesh

Base camp: – Joshimath

Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2° C to 8° C)

Winter Temperature: – Day (-2°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -12°C)

Pangarchulla peak -Altitude: – 15096 Feet

Best Time: –  March, April, May June, Sep, Oct, Nov

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 34 Km – By taxi 596 km

Short Itinerary of Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Day 1– Pickup to you from  Rishikesh Morning 7:00 am Drive   to Joshimath by taxi (286 Km) (9/10 Hours) (6,152 feet) overnight stay Hotel

Day 2– Drive from Joshimath to Dhak by taxi (12 km) same day trek to Gulling top (05 km) (4/5 Hours) (Altitude –9,832 feet overnight stay Camp

Day 3– Trek from Gulling top to Khullara camp 13,989 feet) 05 km) (5/6 Hours) and Acclimatization  overnight stay Camp

Day 4– Trek from Khullara  Camp to Pangarchulla peak summit (15096 feet (13 km) (7/8 Hours) back to camp overnight stay Camp

Day 5- Trek from Jangal camp to Dhak Road head (11 km) (5/6 Hours) same day drive to Joshimath by taxi (12km) (1/2 Hours) overnight stay Hotel

Day 6– Drive from Joshimath to  Rishikesh by taxi (286 km) (9/10 Hours)

How to rach Rishieskh- Dehradun for Pangarchulla  trek

  • The easiest way to reach Dehradun is by flight, Direct flights are always available for Dehradun from Bangalore, Chennai , Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Pune, Kolkata, Gujrat, more
  • You can also easily reach Dehradun by train Via Delhi . Trains are available from all states India.

Train name is

  1. Nanda Devi Express -12205 ( New Delhi to Dehradun ) · Classes: 1A,2A,3A ·
  2. Trains from Dehradun DDN to Howrah Jn HWH DDN SPL 02327)
  3.  Doon Express -13010
  4. Mussoorie Express -14041 ( Delhi S Rohilla to Dehradun )
  5. Dehradun Shatabdi Express, 12017
  • Himalayan Hikers will arrange transport for you to go from Dehradun to Joshimath Base Camp
  • Mode of Transport is Tempo travellers and Bolero taxi, Swift taxi, more
  • Joshimath is our main base Camp  of Pangarchulla peak trek, Kuari pass, Valley of flowers, Bagini Glacier trek, Satopanth Tal , Swargarohini, kamet base camp, more treks
  • You can reach Dehradun from Delhi by a bus, board it from (Delhi) ISBT, Kashmiri Gate  it is good if you are booking the seats. Directly there

(Reach  ISBT between 5:30 am to 7:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)

Why you should consider doing the Pangarchulla Peak trek with Team Himalayan Hikers:

  1. Experienced and knowledgeable guides: Team Himalayan Hikers has a team of experienced and knowledgeable guides who are well-versed with the terrain, weather conditions, and culture of the region. They will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.
  2. Small group size: Team Himalayan Hikers believes in providing personalized attention to each trekker. They keep the group size small, which ensures that each trekker receives individual attention and care.
  3. Quality equipment and facilities: Team Himalayan Hikers provides high-quality equipment, including tents, sleeping bags, and trekking poles, to ensure that you have a comfortable and hassle-free trekking experience. They also provide nutritious and hygienic food during the trek.
  4. Environment-friendly practices: Team Himalayan Hikers follows environment-friendly practices during their treks. They use biodegradable products and minimize waste to ensure that the trek does not harm the environment.
  5. Affordable pricing: Team Himalayan Hikers offers competitive pricing for their treks, making it accessible for a wide range of trekkers.

Overall, Team Himalayan Hikers offers a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable trekking experience, which is why you should consider doing the Pangarchulla Peak trek with them.


Day 1 : Pickup from Rishikesh   Drive to Joshimath (base camp) by taxi or Tempo Travellers 

Total distance – 286 km – 9/10 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Joshimath– 6152 feet

Night stay – Hotel – on twin/three share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Haridwar Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Today start your journey with team Himalayan Hikers from Haridwar,
The drive to Joshimath is 10/11 hours long, along the sacred rivers – Alaknanda, Mandakini and Ganga. Devprayag is en route at the confluence of river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. This is beautiful place
The journey won’t get boring because there are sudden changes in the scenery as you go further.

Reach Joshimath base camp , relax in a hotel, in the evening you can explore nearby areas. Get back, have dinner and enjoy comfortable stay in the hotel.


Day 2 : Drive Joshimath to Dhak by taxi (12km) same day trek to Gulling camp

Total distance – 17 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi -12 km – On foot – 5 Km

Altitude Gulling camp – 9,832 feet

Night Stay – our Camp – on twin share basis

Start early today and leave for Dhak village which is 12 km away from Joshimath, this is the starting point of Kuari Pass trek.

Start the ascent and on the trail some shepherded huts are visible. Then trek through the forests of Oak, Deodar and Rhododendrons. Dhauli Ganga River flows below near the Hydro power plant, now you are about to reach a village named “Tugasi” trekking here would be a relief because the trail is leveled.

Go further, reach a ridge and cross a descent to reach your campsite “Gulling”. It lies amid a forest and offers beautiful views of Chaukhamba peaks.

Set your tents here, have dinner and retire for the 1st night at our camp site


Day 3 :Trek from Gulling top to Khullara camp 13,989 feet) 

Trek Distance – 05 km – 3/4 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 05 Km

Altitude – Jangal camp – 11072 feet

Night Stay – our Camp – on twin share basis

Today you have to ascent all the way to Jangal camp, after breakfast get yourself prepared and start heading towards the campsite. Trek through the rough terrain and beautiful vistas will not leave your side throughout the hike.

Enter the forest area with abundant trees of Pines, Oaks and Rhododendrons. Further find blooming flowers and snow with growth of Spruce and Silver Birch.

After a long trek reach Jangal camp, your campsite for today, it is a mesmerizing forest clearing surrounded by variety of trees. After setting up your camps explore the area and then settle for the night.



Day 4 : Trek from Khullara Camp to Pangarchulla peak summit (15096 feet) back to Camp

Trek Distance – 13 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 13 Km

Altitude –Pangarchulla peak – 15096 feet

Night Stay – our Camp – on twin share basis

Today Start early in the morning around 4:00 am. Carry enough water with you because ahead are no water sources. Initial trek involves climbing a ridge which can take up to half an hour. After this ridge climb you will be rewarded by the view of Pangarchulla peak (15096 feet) and other high rising peaks.

Ahead are levelled snow fields, now you will be needing ice axe to cut the thick snow and go further. Before you reach Pangarchulla base catch the delicious views of Hathi peak, Ghodi peak, Mana, Kamet and Chaukhamba peaks.

Reach the base and start steep ridge climb. Use your equipment for summit climb, this will be the most difficult part of the trek because of heavy winds. After this tough section come to the peaks top and face the Garhwal snow peaks shining in glory

The unbelievable views from Pangarchulla is the reason of its demand among avid trekkers. Now, start the descent to Jangal camp, it would take approximately 4 hours, be very careful while descending through ridges. Overnight stay at camp


Day 5 : Trek from Khullara camp to Dhak Road head (11 km) (5/6 Hours) same day drive to Joshimath by taxi

Trek Distance –11 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 11 Km

Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Retrace your steps from Jangal camp to Dhak and again go through quaint villages. Bid goodbye to the snow peaks promising them a Hello again.

Reach Dhak the starting and end point of the trek. From here vehicle will be arranged to get back to Joshimath. The arrangements will be made in a guest house or a hotel there.


Day 6 : Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar via Rishikesh by taxi

Trek Distance –286 km – 9/10 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Today last breakfast with Himalayan Hikers After breakfast leave early 6 am, have your lunch en route and you can reach Haridwar evening 5 to 6 Pm.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?


Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel Joshimath

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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