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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cultural experience: The trek takes you through several remote villages where you can experience the local culture and interact with the friendly villagers.
- 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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 .
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
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
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
- Nanda Devi Express -12205 ( New Delhi to Dehradun ) · Classes: 1A,2A,3A ·
- Trains from Dehradun DDN to Howrah Jn HWH DDN SPL 02327)
- Doon Express -13010
- Mussoorie Express -14041 ( Delhi S Rohilla to Dehradun )
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.