Trekking to Panpatia Col Glacier is an enchanting journey to witness one of the high passes of the Himalayas that connects Kedarnath to Badrinath Pilgrimage sites. Nestled at an altitude of 17,257 ft, the Panpatia Col Glacier is one of the highest passes in India. You can reach the base camp of the trek Joshimath from Rishikesh or Haridwar. The journey to Panpatia Col Glacier is a moderate to difficult level trek as it takes you from Badrinath to Ransi Village in 13-days and 12-nights. You can feel the thrills of this moderate and challenging trail as you reach high altitude by taking steep ascents/descents, and crossing through rugged terrain, where you will get to explore many cliffs, streams, moraine, and high peaks. During the trek, you get to see the beautiful mighty Nanda Devi, Nilakantha, Kunaling, Balakun, and Chaukhamba, the Himalayan peaks, as you trek and cross the snow fields to reach the high campsites. This challenging hike of Uttarakhand takes you through various camps like Shepherd Camp, Snout Camp, and Moraine Camp. One of the most delightful parts of the trek is Parvati Col Glacier and its snowfields, followed by Sujal Sarovar and Nanu Chatti. You can pay your respects to temples like Badrinath, Madhmaheshwar, and GuptKashi, for a pleasing experience with positive vibes.
Haridwar to Joshimath
Arrive in Haridwar and transfer to Joshimath via a private car through Rudraprayag, Devprayag, and Chamoli.
Halt for lunch and continue driving to Joshimath.
Check-in at the hotel to rest before the trek.
Enjoy your dinner and sleep for the night.
As the Panpatia Col trek takes you to a height above 5000 meters, an oxygen cylinder is mandatory for you to carry.
Backpack of 50-60L.
Take a good-quality flashlight, torch, and batteries with you.
Make sure to take fleece jackets, and thermal wear like sweaters, woolen caps, blankets, socks, mittens, gloves, scarf, etc, as such high altitudes are Cold.
Carry an adequate amount of toiletry, a medicine kit, and a first-aid kit.
In case of any unpredictable rain, make sure to carry your raincoat, covers, waterproof windcheater, etc.
Wear appropriate trekking shoes that are suitable for any kind of terrain, as you would be walking in the snow during the Panpatia Col Trek.
By Air: The nearest airport to Haridwar is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport. It is located at a distance of 41 km from Haridwar. You can easily take a cab/taxi or bus from the airport to reach Haridwar directly.
By Train: Haridwar is well connected to major Indian cities via Train.
By Road: Haridwar is well connected to major Indian cities via bus like Dehradun at 229 km, Chandigarh at 205 km, Delhi at 210 km, Nainital at 223 km, etc.
Maximum altitude: 5260 Mt.
Duration: 13 Days /12 Nights
Trekking distance: 62 kilometers
Rail head: Rishikesh Railway Station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Snow Season: December to February
Service from: Haridwar
Base camp: Shepherd Camp
Best season: April to June & September to October