Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Temperature

Day: (14°C to 18°C)
Night: (-2°C to -5°C)

Duration

07 Days | 06 Nights
Dehradun To Dehradun

Level

Moderate to Difficult

Pangarchulla peak Trek: A truly sublime trek with thrilling summit

Pangarchulla is a high peak and a fable trek in Uttarakhand at an altitude of 14,700 feet. Many adventure lovers and trekking enthusiasts have scaled this peak and many have a dream of scaling it. The base camp is “Joshimath” which you reach by going through famous religious places. The summit climb is not technically difficult but is tough and skills are needed.

Unmatched Sights in Pangarchulla peak Trek

One reason of its fame is the overwhelming views. Being the part of Nanda Devi Sanctuary, it gives the best sight of Nanda Devi, Ghori Parbat, Barmal, Chaukhamba and other tall shining peaks which glimmer in the backdrop.

Varied Sceneries in Pangarchulla peak Trek

The sights will change, when the trek starts there is wealthy Flora and Fauna. The trees found there are of Silver Birch, Pines, Oaks and Rhododendrons, you can also spot different animals and birds but this diminishes when you reach the snowline and the scenery changes.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity

ATM Point– Joshimath is the last ATM point.

Mobile Connectivity – Your device will receive signals till Joshimath. There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

About Pangarchulla Peak

Pangarchulla is a very famous trek in Uttarakhand at an altitude of 14,700 feet between high peaks.

It is a part of Nanda Devi Sanctuary

The base camp of this trek is Joshimath.

There are a variety of changing sceneries and excellent mountain views.

Highlights of this Trek

Being the part of Nanda Devi Sanctuary, it offers clear views of Nanda Devi, Ghori Parbat, Barmal, Chaukhamba and other tall shining peaks. The trees found there are of Silver Birch, Pines, Oaks and Rhododendrons, you can also spot different animals and birds.

Duration:- 07  Days from (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season:- March, April, Oct, Nov and Dec

Level:- Moderate to Difficult

Highest Points:- (14,700 feet)

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

Temperatures:-Day (14°C to 18°C) Night (-2°C to -5°C)

Starting point:-Dehradun/Haridwar

Altitude Covered Per Day

Joshimath (6724 feet)

Gulling Top (9600 feet)

Khulara (11,122 feet)

Gailgarh (12,300 feet)

Pangarchulla Peak (14,700 feet)

Short Itinerary Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Day 1:- Dehradun/Haridwar to Joshimath (6724 feet) (256 km) (10/12 hours) Overnight stay in a hotel or a Guest house

Day 2:-Drive from Joshimath to Dhak (12 km) trek to Gulling Top (9600 feet) (6 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in camps

Day 3:- Gulling top to Khulara (11,122 feet) (6 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in camps

Day 4:-Khulara to Gailgarh (12,300 feet) (3 km) (3 hours) overnight stay in camps

Day 5:-Gailgarh to Pangarchulla Peak (14,700 feet) and return to Khulara (9 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay in camps

Day 6:- Khulara to Dhak (12 km) (6/7 hours) and Drive to Joshimath (12 km) overnight stay in a hotel or a Guest house

Day 7:-Joshimath to Dehradun/Haridwar (256 km) (10/12 hours)

Pangarchulla Peak Trek Details Itinerary

Day 1:- Dehradun/Haridwar to Joshimath (6724 feet) (256 km) (10/12 hours) Overnight stay in a hotel or a Guest house

We can pick you from Haridwar or Dehradun Railway Station, meet us at 6:30 am. Go through pilgrim vein from Haridwar to Joshimath and drive along River Ganga’s course.

At Devprayag you can see River Bhagirathi merging into Alaknadna River and the mountain views at the backdrop looks wonderful. Reach Joshimath at the time of dusk there your stay will in hotel or a guest house.

Day 2:- Drive from Joshimath to Dhak (12 km) trek to Gulling Top (9600 feet) (6 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in camps

After having breakfast drive is towards Dhak village, from here the trek starts. Ascent gradually for some time and you will come across “Karachi” a small village. It is amid tall mountains and there is green vegetation all across the hills with step farms.

After you gradually gain altitude you come acroos another high altitude village “Tugasi” it is a Himalayan village where Garhwali culture is followed. Rest here for some time and then head towards your campsite Gulling.

The campsite lies 0.5 km further Gulling village it is a wide green stretch which offers unusual sight of Garhwal Himalayas and 360 degree view of Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat and Dronagiri.

Setup your camps and overnight stay will be in tents.

Day 3:- Gulling top to Khulara (11,122 feet) (6 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in camps

The trail is an ascending one from Gulling top to Khulara. Trek carefully on the rough terrain with exotic views of snow- capped mountains throughout the way.

Go through the forests of Oaks, Pines and Rhododendrons. They are found in abundance there with blossoming flowers and snow all over. After a long hike reach your campsite Khulara.

Khulara is a beautiful forest clearing, great for camping. Nearby there is growth of ample of trees. Setup the camps here, salubrious food will be served and then you can retire for the night.

Day 4:- Khulara to Gailgarh (12,300 feet) (3 km) (3 hours) overnight stay in camps

Today’s trek is short (3 km) and the distance can be covered in 3 hours. The trail is through dark forest and ahead witness different scenery, there are undulating meadows in a series.

In winters it is a bliss to see these meadows totally covered in snow. Reach Gailgarh, it is windy wear enough clothes and keep yourself warm. Setup your camps, you can also go nearby to explore the area.

Day 5:- Gailgarh to Pangarchulla Peak (14,700 feet) and return to Khulara (9 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay in camps

The trek is long and steep so start early today around 4:00 am, trekking on the snow fresh is easy. Do carry 2 liters water because further there are no water sources.

Start climbing a ridge, it is steep but can be crossed in half an hour. After you cross the ridge, Pangarchulla peak and other towering peaks will leave you awestruck by their clear sights. Further lies snow fields and the scenery changes.

The snow fields are levelled, here use your ice axe for cutting the thick snow. You will get the phenomenal views of Pangarchulla peak, Chaukhamba, Hathi Parbat, Ghodi Parbat, Mana and Kamet just before reaching base of Pangarchulla.

Once you come to the base, ridge climb starts which is steep. Now, take out the equipment and get ready for the summit climb and heavy wind makes the climb more challenging. Traverse this tough part and stand at a height of 14,700 meters, the first thing which will come into sight is Garhwal peaks. Many more snow clad peaks also can be seen from here

The extraordinary panorama views from Pangarchulla makes it a fable trek in Uttarakhand. After scaling the peak start the descent to Khulara, reach the campsite in next three hours and take care while your downhill trek.

Day 6:- Khulara to Dhak (12 km) (6/7 hours) and Drive to Joshimath (12 km) overnight stay in a hotel or a Guest house

Follow the same trail to get back to Dhak village through picturesque Himalayan villages with vanishing sight of snow clad mountains. The trek ends at this point.

Vehicle will be arranged till Joshimath, stay will be in a hotel or a guest house there.

Day 7:- Joshimath to Dehradun/Haridwar (256 km) (10/12 hours)

Post breakfast leave the place by taking unforgettable memories back. Leave early so that you can reach Dehradun/Haridwar by the evening.

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should carry on a trek ..!

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below

1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id, etc.)

2. Medical certificate by a doctor

3. Risk certificates

Foremost Requirements

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

Jacket

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against the chilly cold.

Trekking Pants

You should have 2 3 trek pants on a week-long trek and take more for longer treks.

Thermals

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

Warm clothes

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

T-Shirts

To avoid sunburns always carry full-sleeved t-shirts which dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. Toiletry Items

Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer, etc.

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe. We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek, we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.

Getting to high altitude can be a problem for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a regular basis.

We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our topmost priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

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Include & Exclude In This Trek

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

your uploading

Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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