Pangarchulla Peak Trek

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Description

Pangarchulla Peak is a popular trekking and mountaineering Summit trek destination located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Himalayas -2024

Pangarchulla Peak Trek is at an elevation of 15,096 feet and is a 5-night 6-day 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.

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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, rhododendrons, 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 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 of Uttarakhand who are doing this trek for years, we have every experience related to this trek.

The right time to do this trek is in Winter and summer especially in the months of May and June, greenery little bit of snow on the 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 the Pangarchulla trek is around ( Winter  Day time -5°C to -10 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to -10 °C  to -15 °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 the 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 end after the starting of the snowline. In the starting, there are abundant Oaks, Pines, Rhododendrons, and 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, 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.

Is 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 whether the bow trekking organization with which we are going is right or not,

And if possible, trek with a 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 the Pangarchulla peak trek is 15 years and the maximum 55 years. The rest depends on your fitness.

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About the 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 a 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 choose Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

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

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 560 Km on both sides and on foot 34 km which is to be covered in 5 nights and 6 days.  Rishikesh to Rishikesh

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

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

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?

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 varieties of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali culture and mythology.

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

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear and extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only

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The altitude we are going to cover in Pangarchulla Peak

Joshimath (6152 Meters)

Dhak – 6956 feet

Guling camp – 9832 feet

Khullara camp – 11,602 feet

Pangarchulla peak – 15096 feet

Key Points of Pangarchulla Peak

Duration: – 05 Nights 06 Days from Rishikesh to Rishikesh

Base camp: – Joshimath

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 at 7:00 am Drive   to Joshimath by taxi (286 Km) (9/10 Hours) (6,152 feet) overnight stay at 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-  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, and more
  • You can also easily reach Dehradun by train Via Delhi. Trains are available from all states of India.

Rishikesh is a common starting point for travelers heading to Pangarchulla Peak for a trek. Here’s how you can reach Rishikesh:

  1. By Air: The nearest airport to Rishikesh is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is approximately 20-25 kilometers away. You can take a flight to Dehradun from major Indian cities like Delhi. From Dehradun, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Rishikesh.
  2. By Train: Rishikesh has a railway station called Rishikesh Railway Station (IR station code: RKSH). It is well-connected to major cities in India. You can take a train to Rishikesh from places like Delhi, Haridwar, and Dehradun. Once you reach the railway station, you can hire a taxi or take an auto-rickshaw to your accommodation in Rishikesh.
  3. By Road:
    • From Delhi: Rishikesh is approximately a 6-7 hour drive from Delhi. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from Delhi to Rishikesh. Several private bus operators and state transport buses run between Delhi and Rishikesh.
    • From Haridwar: Rishikesh is about a 20-30 minute drive from Haridwar. You can take a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to reach Rishikesh from Haridwar.
    • From Dehradun: Rishikesh is around 45-60 minutes away from Dehradun by road. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from Dehradun to Rishikesh.

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 in 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 follow 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.

Trekking to Pangarchulla Peak is the Best adventure in the Himalayas, and being well-prepared is essential to ensure your safety and enjoyment. Here is a list of important things to carry and some key points to keep in mind for trekkers:

Essential Trekking Gear:

  1. Backpack: A comfortable and sturdy backpack with good support.
  2. Trekking Shoes: High-quality waterproof trekking boots with ankle support.
  3. Clothing: Layered clothing for variable weather conditions, including moisture-wicking base layers, insulating layers, and a waterproof jacket.
  4. Trekking Pants: Lightweight and quick-drying pants that provide freedom of movement.
  5. Gloves and Hat: Insulated gloves and a warm hat to protect against the cold.
  6. Socks: Several pairs of moisture-wicking and warm socks.
  7. Gaiters: To prevent snow and debris from getting into your boots.
  8. Sunglasses: Quality UV-protective sunglasses with side shields.
  9. Trekking Poles: Helpful for stability and reducing the impact on your knees
  10. Headlamp/Flashlight: With extra batteries.
  11. Water Bottles and Hydration System: Carry at least 2 liters of water and a way to purify water.
  12. Snacks: Energy bars, dry fruits, and other high-energy snacks.
  13. First Aid Kit: Including basic medical supplies, any personal medications, and a comprehensive wilderness first aid manual.
  14. Personal Identification: Carry an ID, emergency contact information, and any necessary permits.
  15. Map and Compass/GPS: Know how to use them for navigation.
  16. Toiletries: Toilet paper, wet wipes, and a trowel for digging cat holes.
  17. Sunscreen and Lip Balm: High SPF sunscreen and lip protection for sun and wind.
  18. Personal Items: Camera, notebook, and a good book for downtime.
  19. Trash Bags: To pack out all waste, including bio-degradable items.
  20. Cash: Small denominations for any unforeseen expenses.
  21. Trekking Permit: Ensure you have obtained all necessary permits for the trek.
  22. Trekking Poles: These can help with stability and reduce the strain on your knees.

Key Points: for this trek 

  1. Physical Fitness: Prepare for the trek by getting in good physical shape, including cardiovascular fitness and strength training.
  2. Altitude Acclimatization: Pangarchulla Peak is at high altitude, so it’s important to acclimatize properly by ascending gradually and staying hydrated.
  3. Weather Awareness: Check weather conditions before and during the trek, and be prepared for sudden changes in weather.
  4. Guide and Group: If you’re not an experienced trekker, consider hiring a local guide and trekking with a group.
  5. Leave No Trace: Follow the principles of Leave No Trace by minimizing your impact on the environment.
  6. Emergency Plan: Know the emergency evacuation plan and have a communication device like a satellite phone in case of emergencies.
  7. Respect Local Culture: Be respectful of local customs and traditions and the environment.
  8. Environmental Conservation: Avoid littering, and pick up trash if you come across any. Leave the natural beauty of the area undisturbed.
  9. Stay Hydrated and Eat Well: Consume a balanced diet and stay well-hydrated during the trek.
  10. Insurance: Ensure you have trekking and travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergencies.

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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.

Rishikesh to Joshimath is a picturesque journey through the majestic Himalayan landscape, offering breathtaking views of valleys, rivers, and snow-capped peaks. Here’s a suggested plan for your trip:

  1. Pickup from Rishikesh: Start your journey from Rishikesh, a spiritual town situated on the banks of the Ganges River. You can hire a taxi or Tempo Traveller for a comfortable ride to Joshimath. The journey typically takes around 9-10 hours depending on road and weather conditions.
  2. Route: The most common route from Rishikesh to Joshimath is via Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Chamoli, and finally reaching Joshimath. This route offers stunning views of the Himalayan ranges, lush green valleys, and rivers flowing through narrow gorges.
  3. Views: Throughout the journey, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the Himalayas, including peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Dronagiri. The route passes through several small towns and villages, allowing you to experience the local culture and lifestyle of the Garhwal region.
  4. Joshimath Stay: Joshimath serves as a base camp for trekkers heading to popular destinations like Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib, and Auli. There are various accommodation options available in Joshimath ranging from budget guesthouses to mid-range hotels. You can choose a place to stay based on your preferences and budget.
  5. Activities in Joshimath: While in Joshimath, you can explore the nearby attractions such as the Narsingh Temple, Shankaracharya Cave, and Kalpavriksha. You can also take a cable car ride to Auli, known for its skiing slopes and panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  6. Devprayag: After traveling for about 70 kilometers from Rishikesh, you’ll reach Devprayag, where the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers merge to form the Ganges. The confluence point is a sight to behold, with the contrasting colors of the two rivers meeting amidst the towering mountains.
  7. Devprayag to Srinagar: From Devprayag, the road continues along the banks of the Alaknanda River. The scenery becomes more dramatic as you ascend into the mountains. You’ll pass through small towns and villages nestled in the valleys, with terraced fields and dense forests surrounding the road.
  8. Srinagar to Rudraprayag: As you proceed further, the road follows the course of the Alaknanda River, offering stunning views of the river gorge and the mountains beyond. Rudraprayag, another important town on the route, is known for its confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers.
  9. Rudraprayag to Karnaprayag: The journey continues through picturesque mountain landscapes, with the road winding its way up and down the valleys. You’ll pass through dense forests, cascading waterfalls, and terraced fields, with the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas visible in the distance.
  10. Karnaprayag to Chamoli: The route from Karnaprayag to Chamoli offers some of the most breathtaking views of the journey. You’ll pass through narrow gorges and steep cliffs, with the river flowing far below. The road climbs higher into the mountains, offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding peaks.
  11. Chamoli to Joshimath: The final stretch of the journey takes you through mountainous terrain, with the road hugging the slopes of the Himalayas. As you approach Joshimath, you’ll be greeted by views of snow-capped peaks and dense forests. The town of Joshimath itself is located at an altitude of over 6,000 feet and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains
  12. Additional Tips:
    • Make sure to carry some warm clothing as the weather in Joshimath can be chilly, especially in the evenings and early mornings.
    • It’s advisable to start early from Rishikesh to avoid traffic and reach Joshimath before nightfall.
    • Keep some snacks and water handy for the journey as there might be limited options for food and refreshments en route.

Overall, your trip from Rishikesh to Joshimath promises to be a memorable experience, offering stunning natural beauty and a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the Garhwal region. Enjoy your journey!

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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

Driving from Joshimath to Dhak is a short distance of approximately 12 kilometers, and then embarking on a trek to Gulling Camp offers a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Drive from Joshimath to Dhak: The drive from Joshimath to Dhak is relatively short and should take around 30-45 minutes by taxi. The road may be narrow and winding at some points, but the views along the way are likely to be stunning, with snow-capped peaks and lush green valleys.
  2. Trek from Dhak to Gulling Camp:
    • Distance: The trek from Dhak to Gulling Camp is approximately 8-10 kilometers, depending on the specific route you take.
    • Level of Difficulty: The trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. While it’s not extremely strenuous, it does involve ascending and descending trails through forested areas and possibly some rocky terrain. It’s advisable to have a moderate level of fitness for this trek.
    • Route: The route from Dhak to Gulling Camp may vary, but it generally involves trekking through dense forests, crossing streams, and ascending gradually towards the campsite. You may encounter some steep sections, especially as you gain elevation.
    • Views: Along the trek, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and forests. The Himalayan landscape is truly majestic, with snow-capped peaks towering above lush greenery.
    • Duration: The trek from Dhak to Gulling Camp typically takes around 3-4 hours, depending on your pace and the trail conditions.
  3. Gulling Camp:
    • Location: Gulling Camp is situated amidst pristine natural surroundings, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The campsite is likely to be nestled in a scenic location, surrounded by towering trees and with panoramic views of the mountains.
    • Facilities: Depending on the arrangements, the campsite may offer basic facilities such as tents, sleeping bags, and meals cooked by the support staff. It’s advisable to check in advance regarding the amenities provided at the campsite.
    • Experience: Spending a night at Gulling Camp is a unique experience, allowing you to reconnect with nature and enjoy the tranquility of the Himalayas. You can relax around a campfire, gaze at the starlit sky, and listen to the sounds of the forest.

Overall, the journey from Joshimath to Dhak followed by the trek to Gulling Camp offers an opportunity to explore the pristine beauty of the Himalayas and immerse yourself in the wilderness of Uttarakhand.

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

Trek Distance – 05 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 05 Km

Altitude – Jangal camp – 11072 feet

Night Stay – our Camp – on twin share basis

The trek from Gulling Top to Khullara Camp is an exhilarating adventure that takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in the Himalayas. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Distance and Elevation: The distance from Gulling Top to Khullara Camp is approximately 7-8 kilometers, with an elevation gain of around 300-400 meters. Khullara Camp is situated at an altitude of 13,989 feet (about 4266 meters) above sea level.
  2. Level of Difficulty: The trek from Gulling Top to Khullara Camp is considered to be moderately difficult to challenging. The terrain involves steep ascents and descents, rocky trails, and possibly some sections with loose gravel or scree. Additionally, the high altitude may pose challenges for some trekkers, so it’s important to be adequately prepared and acclimatized.
  3. Route:
    • The route from Gulling Top to Khullara Camp typically follows a well-defined trail that meanders through alpine meadows, rocky terrain, and possibly some patches of snow, depending on the season.
    • You’ll start by descending from Gulling Top before gradually ascending towards Khullara Camp. The trail may pass through lush green valleys, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
    • As you gain elevation, the landscape may become more rugged, with rocky outcrops and scree slopes. The final stretch of the trek to Khullara Camp may involve a steep ascent, leading you to the high-altitude campsite nestled amidst the mountains.
  4. Views:
    • Throughout the trek, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including some of the prominent summits of the Garhwal Himalayas.
    • The route offers panoramic vistas of the surrounding valleys, glaciers, and alpine meadows, providing ample opportunities for photography and soaking in the natural beauty of the region.
    • As you approach Khullara Camp, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the towering mountains surrounding the campsite, creating a truly awe-inspiring backdrop for your adventure.
  5. Duration:
    • The trek from Gulling Top to Khullara Camp typically takes around 4-6 hours, depending on your pace, trail conditions, and stops along the way.
    • It’s advisable to start early in the morning to make the most of daylight hours and to reach Khullara Camp before nightfall.

Overall, the trek from Gulling Top to Khullara Camp promises to be a memorable journey through the pristine wilderness of the Himalayas, offering unforgettable views and experiences along the way.

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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

The trek from Khullara Camp to Pangarchulla Peak summit is a challenging yet rewarding adventure, offering stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Distance and Elevation: The distance from Khullara Camp to Pangarchulla Peak summit is approximately 5-6 kilometers one way, with an elevation gain of around 700-800 meters. Pangarchulla Peak stands at an altitude of 15,096 feet (about 4600 meters) above sea level.
  2. Level of Difficulty: The trek from Khullara Camp to Pangarchulla Peak summit is considered to be challenging due to its steep ascent and high altitude. The terrain involves rocky trails, scree slopes, and possibly some snow patches, particularly in the early season. Trekkers should be physically fit, acclimatized to high altitude, and have prior trekking experience.
  3. Route:
    • The route from Khullara Camp to Pangarchulla Peak summit starts with a gradual ascent from the campsite, following a well-defined trail through alpine meadows and rocky terrain.
    • As you gain elevation, the trail becomes steeper and more challenging, with sections of scree slopes and loose rocks. Trekking poles may be helpful for stability, especially during the ascent.
    • The final stretch to the summit involves a steep climb, possibly with some scrambling over rocks. The trail may narrow and become more exposed as you approach the peak.
    • The route is marked by cairns or trail markers, but it’s important to proceed with caution and follow the guidance of your guide or trek leader, especially in areas with difficult terrain.
  4. Views:
    • The trek to Pangarchulla Peak summit offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, and Kamet, among others.
    • As you ascend higher, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, and alpine meadows stretching out below.
    • The summit of Pangarchulla Peak provides a spectacular vantage point to admire the beauty of the Garhwal Himalayas, making the challenging trek well worth the effort.
  5. Duration:
    • The trek from Khullara Camp to Pangarchulla Peak summit and back typically takes around 8-10 hours, depending on your pace, weather conditions, and trail conditions.
    • It’s advisable to start early in the morning to allow plenty of time for the ascent and descent, and to return to Khullara Camp before nightfall.

Overall, the trek from Khullara Camp to Pangarchulla Peak summit offers an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas, with stunning views and a sense of accomplishment awaiting those who reach the summit.

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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

he trek from Khullara Camp to Dhak Roadhead followed by a drive to Joshimath offers a satisfying conclusion to your mountain adventure. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect:

  1. Trek from Khullara Camp to Dhak Roadhead:
    • Distance: The trek from Khullara Camp to Dhak Roadhead is approximately 11 kilometers.
    • Duration: It typically takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete the trek, depending on your pace and trail conditions.
    • Terrain: The trail from Khullara Camp to Dhak Roadhead may involve descending through alpine meadows, forested sections, and rocky paths. The route might also include some gradual ascents and descents.
    • Scenery: Along the trek, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, lush green valleys, and possibly encounter streams or waterfalls along the way. The descent offers a chance to reflect on your journey and soak in the natural beauty of the Garhwal Himalayas.
  2. Drive from Dhak Roadhead to Joshimath:
    • Once you reach Dhak Roadhead, you can arrange for a taxi or private vehicle to drive you back to Joshimath.
    • The distance from Dhak Roadhead to Joshimath is approximately 11-12 kilometers, and the drive usually takes around 30 to 45 minutes, depending on road conditions.
    • The road from Dhak to Joshimath offers scenic views of the mountains and valleys, allowing you to enjoy the last glimpses of the Himalayan landscape before returning to civilization.
  3. Arrival in Joshimath:
    • Upon reaching Joshimath, you can check into your accommodation and relax after the trek. Joshimath offers a range of accommodation options, from guesthouses to hotels, where you can unwind and reflect on your trekking experience.
    • You may also want to explore the town of Joshimath, visit local attractions, or indulge in some delicious Himalayan cuisine at local eateries.

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

Trek Distance –286 km – 9/10 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

The drive from Joshimath to Haridwar via Rishikesh offers a scenic journey through the beautiful landscapes of Uttarakhand. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Distance: The distance from Joshimath to Haridwar via Rishikesh is approximately 275-300 kilometers, depending on the specific route taken. The journey typically takes around 8-10 hours, depending on road and traffic conditions.
  2. Route:
    • From Joshimath, you’ll initially head towards Rishikesh. The route generally follows the NH58, passing through towns like Chamoli, Karnaprayag, and Devprayag.
    • At Devprayag, you’ll reach the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers, where they form the Ganges. This is a significant landmark and offers breathtaking views.
    • From Devprayag, the road continues towards Rishikesh, passing through scenic valleys, dense forests, and alongside the Ganges River.
    • Upon reaching Rishikesh, you’ll continue towards Haridwar via the NH58 or other connecting roads, depending on traffic and road conditions.
  3. Scenic Views: Throughout the journey, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, lush green valleys, and the sacred Ganges River. The route offers ample opportunities for photography and enjoying the natural beauty of Uttarakhand.
  4. Mode of Transport: You can hire a taxi or tempo traveler for the journey, depending on your preferences and group size. Taxis are suitable for smaller groups or individuals, while tempo travelers are ideal for larger groups as they offer more space and seating capacity.
  5. Duration and Considerations:
    • The journey from Joshimath to Haridwar via Rishikesh can take a full day, so it’s advisable to start early in the morning to make the most of daylight hours.
    • Be prepared for some winding roads, especially in hilly sections, and occasional traffic congestion, particularly near towns and cities.
    • Make sure to carry sufficient snacks, water, and any other essentials for the journey, as facilities may be limited along the way.

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

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

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)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

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?

Transport

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

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

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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