Panpatia Col Trek

13 Days - 12 Nights


Panpatia Col Trek is an effective and beautiful trek, which is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Panpatia Col Trek -The special thing about this trek is that it connects the two holy shrines Kedarnath and Badrinath and experiences many mountain ranges. The height above sea level is 5260 m. It connects more than two mountain treks This trek only for the experienced trekkers, because it is one of the difficult treks.

For Panpatia col trek, you have to need experienced about the hard trek.The most important thing for this trek is that you must choose an experienced trekking company. Many times people make a mistake that they choose a trekking company, who has not got too much experience which is risky for the trekker.


Before going on the Trek, take information about the trek from the company guide, and technical guide.

While you have got information about this trek than make sure book the trek.

You also need to be experienced potter for this trek

You must need technical equipment, good tents and sleeping bags for this trek.

West Bengali and Kolkata’s trekkers often come for this trek because they like to visit this place.

If you choose our trekking company Himalayan Hikers than it is better for you because Himalayan Hikers is a local company our mission is safe treks, growth of locals.

Himalayan Hikers has vastly experienced 28 years.

Due to the local company (Himalayan Hikers) we are aware of this place

We know the climate and difficulties, and how to deal with this type of difficulty.

So make sure chose the local company that has got vast experience.

Panpatia Col Trek Trail

The Panpatia col trek route was used by devotees to trek from Kedarnath to Badrinath, it was closed but some travelers reopened the route and used it for trekking.

On this trek cross high passes, flowing streams, moraine areas, and narrow cliffs which makes this trek a difficult one in Garhwal region.


Reach the Snout of Panpatia Glacier and come across Madhmaheshwar in Panpatia Col Trek

Camp just under the Panpatia glacier after reaching the snout, ahead the trail will lead to Panpatia Plateau.

The strenuous descending takes you to the campsite which faces Madhmaheswar Ganga and another day goes to Madhmaheswar temple.

Exciting Adventure in Panpatia Col Trek

There are exotic and thrilling campsites with many water-bodies. Here, the Himalayan meadows blossom with a variety of species of flowers and the high altitude requires acclimatization because the treeline recedes and the air gets thin which causes high altitude problems.

But, Panpatia col trek is the real gem for the experienced trekkers who have equipment knowledge and skills.

Key Points About  Panpatia Col Trek

Level: Difficult (so first-timers trekkers should avoid)

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?

Shoes are the single most important equipment

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization

Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains, the region is prone to landslides

Phones don’t work on the trek

The beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)

Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 10 kg to 12 Kg )

Keep an extra day in your itinerary for crossing the passto account for bad weather

Must Read about Panpatia Col Trek

Duration – 13 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

Best Season – Mid May to Mid Oct

Level – Difficult

Highest point – 5260 Meters

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Summer temperature – (-2°C to -5°C)

Starting point – Dehradun

Short Itinerary Panpatia Col Trek

Day1 – Drive from Dehradun to Badrinath (3133 m)

Day2 – Acclimatization Day

Day3 – Badrinath to Shepherd camp (3579 m)

Day4 – Shepherd camp to Snout camp (3919 m)

Day5 – Snout camp to Moraine camp (4300 m)

Day6 – Acclimatization Day

Day7 – Moraine camp to Parvati Col’s Base (4599 m)

Day8 – Parvati Col’s Base to Panpatia snowfield camp (5219)

Day9 – Panpatia snowfield camp to Panpatia Col (5260 m) descent to Sujal Sarovar (4750 m)

Day10 – Sujal Sarovar to Kachni (4159 m)

Day11 – Kachni to Nanu Chatti (3259 m)

Day12 – Nanu Chatti to Ransi (1949 m) and Drive to Rudraprayag

Day13 – Rudraprayag to Dehradun


Day 1 – Drive from Dehradun to Badrinath (3133 m)

The vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun Railway station, meet there at 6:30 in the morning. Drive is along the bank of River Ganga after you reach Devprayag relish the sight of Bhagirathi River gushing into River Alaknanda.

The Mountain views are amazing along the flowing river from Devprayag’s confluence. Have lunch en route and in the evening you can reach Badrinath. The arrangements will be made in a guest house or a hotel there.


Day 2 : Acclimatization Day

Get yourself prepared for upcoming trek and visit Badrinath temple; the shrine of Lord Vishnu. Rest for the day and sleep comfortably in a hotel.


Day 3 : Badrinath to Shepherd camp (3579 m)

The trek is towards Shepherd camp, start the ascent and come across the receding treeline. Trek for some hours and reach the campsite which offers marvelous views of the surroundings.

Set up your camps and retire for the night.


Day 4 : Shepherd camp to Snout camp (3919 m)

Today you will trek on a different type of terrains. Cross a sheer climb to reach the snout of Panpatia glacier, from there campsite can be reached in 10 minutes. Set up your camps there and retire early for the night.


Day 5 : Snout camp to Moraine camp (4300 m)

The trek today is long and you are going to gain altitude but the level will be moderate. Ascend gradually and cross the moraines which look never-ending but traversing the patches of snow is fun.

From the moraine camp catch views of Parvati and Neelkanth mountains with the first exciting sight of Chaukhamba.


Day 6 : Acclimatization Day

As you are going to gain altitude air gets thin and problems may occur so acclimatization is highly important on this trek because it cures altitude sickness.


Day 7 : Moraine camp to Parvati Col’s Base (4599 m)

From Moraine camp head towards the base of Parvati Col by crossing the uphill trek which inclines strenuously. Reach the base, set up your camps below Parvati Col and retire for the night.


Day 8: Parvati Col’s Base to Panpatia snowfield camp (5219)

The climb today is steep which will lead to the edge of the terrace. The only way to head forward is through rock gully and steep snow. Cross gentle humps from where Parvati Col and Panpatia snowfield can be reached.

From here rising peaks of Chaukhamba and Nanda Devi peak is visible. Set up your camps at the campsite, wear enough warm layers and retire for the night.


Day 9 : Panpatia snowfield camp to Panpatia Col (5260 m) descent to Sujal Sarovar (4750 m)

Cross Panpatia snowfield camp, the trek is long but with very few ascents. Traverse a short ascent at the end and reach Panpatia Col which is at a high altitude of 5260 meters above the sea level.

Move ahead and start descending towards Sujal Sarovar, your campsite for today. Come across the watershed of Madhyamaheshwar and set up your camps near this small lake and retire for the night.


Day 10: Sujal Sarovar to Kachni (4159 m)

Post breakfast leaves for Kachni, the trail is few meters above Sujal Sarovar which descents to this small lake through boulder zone and snowy slopes.

Reach the meadow and Madhmaheshwar Ganga can be seen in front. A temple is also visible from here, set up your camps at this amazing place and settle for the day.


Day 11: Kachni to Nanu Chatti (3259 m)

Today visit Madhmaheshwar temple, you can reach there in 3 to 4 hours. Ahead go through the forest of oaks to camp for the night at Nanu Chatti, it is the small settlement of Gaundhar villagers which is used in summers. Set up your camps and retire for the night.


Day 12: Nanu Chatti to Ransi (1949 m) and Drive to Rudraprayag

Go through the thick forests of pine and reach Madhmaheshwar Ganga’s bank. Ransi is the endpoint of this trek, from there the drive is towards Rudraprayag. Check in to a hotel and comfortably sleep in a hotel.


Day 13: Rudraprayag to Dehradun

After having breakfast leave for Dehradun through the same route.

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?

Transport Facility Dehradun To Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

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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