Pangarchulla Peak Trek
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Pangarchulla Peak Trek

The Pangarchulla peak, is a beautiful introductory peak. The trek poses just the right amount of challenge & is ideal for hikers who want to get a taste of climbing. The peak is 14700 Feet, and can have a lot of snow till as late as May. The trail to Pangarchulla Peak has a varienty of terrain. From Lush green farms to dense jungle & then a pristine white landscape. The views of peaks like Vasudhara falls, Mana, Mandir, Ghodi, Hathi, Barmal, Lampak Massif, Dronagiri, Nanda-Devi, and Bertholi can leave you humbled. The trek is led by a certified mountaineer, and may require the use of technical climbing gear such as ropes, crampons, ice axe, harnesses etc. An orientation and skill training on the use of the technical gear would be provided during the trek itself.

1 Trail Well defined forest trail upto Khullara. Snow trail on summit day.
2 Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate upto Khullara. Challenging endurance trekking on summit day.
3 Nearest well connected town Joshimath
4 Temperature Range -5 degree to 15 degree
5 Forest Permission Required
6 What is Included in the fee Food as per menu on the trek.
Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any
Tents, Sleeping bags, mats,Technical equipment
Safety Equipments.
Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage.
Services of a Trek Leader.
2 Nights Hotel stay in joshimath.
7 What is not Included in the fee Meals during road Journeys.
Meals during hotel stays.
Any expense of personal nature.
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.

Trek Fee


Joshimath to Joshimath

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05-11-2017 - 11-11-2017(Full)
02-03-2018 - 08-03-2018(Open)
10-03-2018 - 16-03-2018(Open)
17-03-2018 - 23-03-2018(Open)
24-03-2018 - 30-03-2018(Open)
30-03-2018 - 05-04-2018(Open)
07-04-2018 - 13-04-2018(Open)
14-04-2018 - 20-04-2018(Open)
21-04-2018 - 27-04-2018(Open)
22-04-2018 - 28-04-2018(Open)
28-04-2018 - 04-05-2018(Open)
29-04-2018 - 05-05-2018(Open)


Day 1 : Arrive in Joshimath

Arrive in Joshimath at anytime during the day. Check into hotel. Team introduction in the evening. Hotel room will be on twin sharing basis.

Day 2 : Dhak to Khulara

Today we start early morning, around 7 am, from our Hotel in Joshimath and reach the last point on road for the trek, Dhak Village. The village comes after a short (30 mins) but very picturesque ride of around 10 Kms from Joshimath where you get beautiful views of peaks like Dronagiri on your left. We gear up to start the trek by around 9 am from Dhak, after having a hearty breakfast and collecting the pack lunch. With Himalayan villages & their beautiful step farms on our left, we move up the dusty trail that offers a consistent and moderate incline. After 1.5 Kms, we will pass Karachi village on our left. As we keep moving up, one can see water streams managed by the villagers for irrigation purposes. For a person who sees such infrastructure, the lush green step farms (mostly paddy) along with the small canals with pure mineral water gushing through, for the first time, the scene can be mesmerizing. After hiking up further for around 500 mts, we pass through Tugashi village. One can witness the typical mountain village lifestyle here like the way they store their agricultural produce, their cattle & cattle houses, the unique structures of wooden Himalayan houses, and much more that is probably difficult to mention in words. As we move up from Tugashi, the dusty & rocky terrain makes way for much greener terrains. The forest area kicks in and civilization reduces its presence gradually from here onwards. The hike from here till the campsite at Gulling is a steady incline up through the jungle and moves along with a small water stream on the left. After a total walk of 4 Kms (from Dhak) we reach our lunch spot, at Gulling. Gulling is a nice campsite with Oak, Rhododendrons, and some pine trees around. It’s time to start serious hiking business now as the trail moves through the jungle with Oak trees in abundance on the way. In winters, one should be careful of the Ice formation that can start melting as the day progresses to form mud on the trail. After a steady ascent of about 2 Kms we will reach campsite of Khullara. The campsite of Khullara is surrounded by dense forest & is any trekkers delight.During winters, most of the camp site is snow covered and one might have to camp on snow as well.

Day 3 : Khullara to Gelgad

Todays trek is 3 Kms & would require 2-3 hours of walking. The day is easy & will be good for acclamatisation before the summit attempt. We will retire to bed early today in order to start early tomorrow.

Day 4 : Gelgad to Kuari Pass (12716ft) & back to Gelgad

Today’s trek is long but gradual. We will have view of Pangarchulla on our left side most of the time. The trail curves gradually westwards as we move closer to Kuari Pass. Beware of ice formations on the trail in the months of winter. Some of the prominent peaks which are visible today are Chaukhamba, Mt. Kamet, Neelkantha and Bharirathi 1,2,3,. The highest altitude on this trek which is 12716 FT is reached about 700 Meters before the Kuari Pass (11496 FT). After spending some time at the pass we retrace the same route to reach Gelgad by late afternoon.

Day 5 : Gelgad to Pangarchulla (14800ft) & back to Tali

Participants are equipped with necessary gear for trekking ahead.Today is the summit day and we will start @ 4:00 AM in the morning from Gelgad campsite. Aim is to reach Pangarchulla summit before sun rise. Sunrise from any summit is a mesmerizing sight. Just imagine witnessing the sun rising above the peaks of Higher Himalayas and those snow- capped peaks changing color every second and there is no obstruction to the line of sight : a clear 360Deg view. After spending some time on the summit we will start our downward journey to Tali campsite in the middle of dense forest. We should be able to reach Tali by afternoon.

Day 6 : Tali to Joshimath

Today is an easy trek to Auli through the beautiful Gorson Bugyal. We will pass through Tali lake. The views of peaks like Hathi Ghoda, Barmal & Mana will be your constant companion in todays trek. We will reach Auli by afternoon. From here we will board a taxi & reach Joshimath. Overnight in Hotel in Joshimath.

Day 7 : Leave from Joshimath

The trip ends here. Checkout of the guest house & return as per individual preference.

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