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Pangarchulla Peak Trek

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

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

DURATION

07 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

LEVEL

Moderate to Difficult

Pangarchulla peak Trek – A truly sublime trek with thrilling summit

Exacting Climb between High Peaks

 

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

 

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

 

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.

PITCH FACILITIES

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

 

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.

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.

 

INFORMATION

 

There would be many questions in your mind. Don’t worry you can get your answers here.

 

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.

 

What is the best time to go on this trek?

 

March, April, Oct, Nov and Dec

 

Is this trek for Beginners?

 

No, this is not for beginners because of the challenging parts of this trek.

 

Altitude Covered Per Day

 

– Joshimath (6724 feet)
– Gulling Top (9600 feet)
– Khulara (11,122 feet)
– Gailgarh (12,300 feet)
– Pangarchulla Peak (14,700 feet)

 

These points should not be avoided

 

– Proper conditioning and training of body required
– Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
– Sturdy hiking shoes are important
– High altitude requires proper acclimatization
– Intermittent or no signals
– Carry travel light
– Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible

The most common question asked is “What things to 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

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

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 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 dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • 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 mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if 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

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • 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.
  • 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 to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on 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 top most 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.

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND NOT

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 15,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)(5% GST)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.

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Short Itinerary

 

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)

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund

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