Pangarchulla Peak Trek Overview

If you're searching for a challenging and spectacular summit ascent, the Pangarchulla Peak trek is for you. The Pangarchulla trek's peak is located at the height of 15,069 feet.

The Pangarchulla mountain is a high elevation trek in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district's Joshimath area. It is a low and moderate trek which will lead you on an excursion across massive rocks, high hills, lengthy routes, and lovely Deodar forests.

Pangarchulla is a 5-day journey to begin with and 6 days when you include the travel days from Haridwar. The walk begins at Auli, near Joshimath in the Garhwal area of Uttarakhand located in the Nanda Devi National Park.

The path to Pangarchulla & Kuari Pass stays consistent until the final day. You have a better sight of Nanda Devi to the left and the pinnacle of Pangarchulla to the right as you drive to Dhak, the head path for this incredible summit, which sits atop a deep forest packed with pine trees. It's a short trek that packs a lot into its six-day duration. The Pangarchulla peak trek brings you to a variety of scenery producing all sorts of enchantment in a very short period of time, from little communities to dust paths leading to large open meadows, lush woods, clean streams, and rocky sections plunging into something like the snow.

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Quick Facts of Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Maximum altitude - Pangarchula summit is 14700 feet (4500 metres)

Grade - Moderate to Difficult.

Duration - 6 Days

Trekking distance - 44 kms

Trail type - The summit offers 360-degree views of Himalayan peaks such as Mt. Nanda Devi, Hathi Parvat, Ghodi Parvat, Kamet, and Dronagiri.

Rail head - Rishikesh Railway Station

Airport - The closest airport to Haridwar is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. From Mumbai or Delhi, travellers can fly directly to Dehradun, or they can take a connecting flight from any location in India. You may hire local automobiles outside of the airport to go from Dehradun to Haridwar via road.

Snow Season - Temperature will be around 18°C to 12°C during the day time and in the night -3°C to -6°C

Service from - You may take a bus or a cab from Haridwar to Joshimath. Transportation will be available at an additional fee.

Best season - The optimum period for a Pangarchulla hike is between March and April, when the path is covered in ice and snow and between October and November.

Who can participate: The Pangarchulla peak trek is suitable for experienced trekkers and those who have already completed moderate level climbs. If you are a novice who is serious about training, you will require a minimum 2-3 months to get prepared physically and psychologically for Pangarchulla.

Short Itinerary for Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath drive (6,750ft, drive of 256 km, 9 hour)

Day 2: Drive 10 kilometers from Joshimath to Dhak village. Then walk 6 kilometers uphill to Gulling.

Day 3: Guling to Kuari Pass, 5 hours; descend to lower Khullara camp, 12 km; 6/7 hours total.

Day 4: Lower Khullara to Pangarchulla top (15069 ft), 6 hours, then return to lower Khullara - total distance 12 km, 10/11 hours.

Day 5: Lower Khullara to Auli via Gurson Bugyal - 10 km - 5/6 hours - drive to Joshimath - 45 minutes / 14 km

Day 6: Joshimath-Haridwar Drive (6750 ft, drive of 256 km, 9 hour)

Pangarchulla Peak Trek Detailed Itinerary

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Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Haridwar to Joshimath

  • Altitude - 6,750 ft
  • Drive: 256 km
  • Duration - approx 9 hours

  • Trekkers will be collected at Haridwar at 6:30 a.m. in either a Tata Sumo or a comparable vehicle (cost not included). Arrive in Joshimath about 5 p.m. where you can have tea, briefing of the trek & dinner.

  • On the road, breakfast and lunch (exclusive of charges)The guest house will provide you with lodging.

What to Pack for Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

Trekking Gears
Other Essentials
trekking gears required for pangarchulla trek
  • Head torch
  • Winter Jacket
  • Caps
  • Toilet paper & wipes
  • Walking stick
  • Back pack (50-60l)
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Fleece jackets and thermals
  • Hiking shoes
  • Mosquito & insect repellent
  • Thermal inners
  • Waterproof windcheater
  • Woolen cap, socks, mittens & scarf

Know Before You Go to Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Tips for Pangarchulla Peak Trek
Trekking Route
How to Reach
Best Time To Go
Pangarchulla Peak Trek

One of the greatest Himalayan summit treks one may take in April is to Pangarchulla Peak. Technically speaking, the 14,700-foot summit is not a behemoth. A careless attitude, though, can lose you the well-deserved summit glory. Take into consideration the tips and suggestions to increase your possibility of attending the Summit.

  • Trekkers must always have a photocopy of their picture ID with them while entering the forest checkpoints.

  • Your lodging will be organized in lodges at the base camp.

  • You will spend three nights in a tent while on the hike.

  • At the base camp, we provide a cloakroom for extra luggage. Keep your valuables out of the cloakroom.

  • Please be aware that twin-sharing tents might not be offered. This is due to the fact that various nations supply the basic materials used to make tents.

  • However, because of the upheaval across the world, their export has suffered. Tents are now in limited supply everywhere as a result.

  • Despite this, you will still have plenty of room as these tents are made to fit three hikers.

  • Check the snow conditions with your guide and time your trk=ek according to the fall of snow.

  • Carry all the trek gears you will need to carry as there might be a time when the ponies won’t be available.

  • Make an early start to the day and plan your summit according to the proper time as it takes 7 hours to reach.

General Trivia About Pangarchulla Trek

Pangarchulla Peak Trek
  • The origin of the word Pangarchulla is a fascinating tale. The direct translation of this name, Pangarchulla, describes how it seems to be a chimney surrounded by maple trees. Chulla signifies a chimney, and Pangar means "maple," which alludes to maple trees.

  • A flower called Saussurea Obvallata, also known as Brahma Kamal, grows in the Himalayan alpine meadows over 14,000 feet. On the reverse side, you will see wide meadows covered in Brahma Kamal flowers, about 1,000 feet below Pangarchulla Peak. Many locals climb Pangarchulla "barefoot," go through the meadows to gather these flowers, and then present them to their God. In many areas of Himalayan region, putting these flowers on one's person is a customary practice.

  • Tali Lake is situated exactly where high elevation meadows begin, at the ending of the treeline. It's breathtaking to see Mount Nanda Devi, Mount Dronagiri, as well as other mountains reflected in the lake.

  • The campground in Akhrot Ghetto is situated beneath a massive, ancient walnut tree. It derives its name from that. Akhrot is Arabic for walnut. You may see peaks including Hathi Parvat, Gauri Parvat, Mt. Barmal, Mt. Dunagiri, and Garud Parvat, among others, in awe-inspiring detail from this location.

Why to Go for Pangarchulla Peak Trek

The peak ascent is what makes this excursion famous. That will be the very first memory that comes to mind for anybody who has completed this way. You carefully feel your feet as you ascend over several pebbles coated in snow. The excitement and adventure are increased as you negotiate several challenging, precarious, and exposed portions while climbing high. On the summit day, you travel about 4,000 feet up and down to reach a height of 15,069 feet. This makes the voyage incredibly fascinating and full of adventures.

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