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