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7 Days
Availability : April - May - June
Haridwar To Haridwar
Tour Details

Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 7 Days
Grade :- Moderate
Max Altitude :- 14,700 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 36 Kms.

Adorning the Lord Curzon circuit- one of Garhwal Himalaya’s most fabled trails, Pangarchulla- the chimney peak soars to vision. Perched at 14, 700 ft., for mountaineering enthusiasts, the peak offers a perfect test of non-technical climbing skills. Though this Uttarakhand trek is accessible all though the year, it is the winter snow that makes it truly unsurpassable. If thrill is directly proportionate to the gauge of challenge, Pangarchulla Peak trek in the winters would be a journey brave hearts just cannot afford to miss!

Spanning over 7 days, the trek will take you along the pilgrim vein of Uttarakhand, from Haridwar to Joshimath, where we have our base camp. A little further away, from Dhak village, starts our walking trajectory up the rocky tracks. With ascent, the horizons open up to cliff side villages characterized by terraced farmland and slant roofed houses, moving on to green meadows surrounded by the signature peaks of Garhwal Himalayas. Notable are—Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Hati-Ghori, and Barmal among others. Part of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, the trail to Pangarchulla never loses sight of these celebrated peaks and culminates finally at the summit with a gala of glittering snow views.

Highlights of the Trek
The trek to Pangarchulla- the chimney peak is full of the riches of Himalayan grandeur; here is what to look forward to—
• A Variety of Flora and Fauna- Until the snowline starts; the track will be strewn with blood-red rhododendrons. Plenty of Oaks, silver birch, blue pine, and bhojpatra- the bark of which is known to source papyrus, will be lining the way. Commonly found wildlife here consists of—musk deer, black bear, and Himalayan tahr.
• A Ridge Climb on Summit Day- A steep ridge taking you on an ascent to the peak on summit day is a painstaking but highly gratifying feature of this trek. The climb becomes arduous and sated with adrenalin rush. The overwhelming snow on the trail will add to this incomparable feeling of exploring the unsurpassable.
• Unbound Snow on Risk-Free Slopes- The one dominant characteristic of your winter adventure to the Pangarchulla Peak will be the treat of snow. In most parts on the last lap of the climb, the slopes covered in powdery snow will offer you an ascent without the risk of a deathly fall, by providing a cushioning. These gently curving inclines have the typical quality of skiing slopes. It is ideal for you to enjoy the delights of a snow saturated wintry Himalaya sans the risk of tumbling over fatally. It is also ideal for your enjoyment if you happen to have experience in skiing.

Fixed Departures
Itinerary

Day 1Haridwar to Joshimath

Altitude: 6724 ft
256 kms drive, approx 10 hours
Trekkers will be picked from Haridwar at 6:30am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle (cost is included)
Arrive at Joshimath by approx. 5 pm – (tea, briefing of the trek & dinner)
Breakfast and Lunch on the way (exclusive of charges)
Accommodation at the guest house
Telephone Network- Available

Route
Haridwar to Rishikesh (best place for white water rafting, trekking gear available on rent and purchase)
Rishikesh to Devprayag (confluence of Bhagirathi river and Alaknanda river)
Devprayag to Srinagar
Srinagar to Rudrapryag (confluence of Mandakini river and Alaknanda river)
Rudrapryag to Karnprayag (confluence of Pindar river and Alaknanda river)

Note: You can reach Rishikesh a day earlier for rafting. On the day of the trek, we can arrange your pickup from Rishikesh.

Day 2Joshimath to Gulling top

Altitude: 9600 ft
12 kms drive and 6 kms trek, approx 4 hrs

The trail is a mix of steep and gradual ascent, mostly through villages.
Hot lunch at camp site
Water Points- Available at villages in passing
Accommodation in tent
Peaks spotted: Dronagri, Hathi Parvat, Gori Parvat
Drive from Joshimath to Dhak village (6790 ft) (12 kms)
Trek from Dhak village to Tugasi village (8040 ft) (3.5 kms trek)
Trek from Tugasi village to Gulling village (8990 ft) (2 kms trek)
Gulling village to Gulling top camp site (9600 ft) (0.5 km Trek)

Day 3Gulling Top to Khulara

Altitude: 11,122 ft
6 kms trek, approx 5 hrs
Steep ascent through oak, rhododendron (mostly pink and white), walnut forest
Lunch at camp site
Accommodation in tent
Peaks spotted: Nanda Devi, Kalanka, Chang bang, Dronagri, Hathi Parvat, Gori Parvat

Day 4Khulara to Gailgarh

Altitude: 12300 ft
3 km Trek, 3 hrs
First half is steep ascent and second half is gradual ascent.
Wide meadows with golden to bright green grass cover to cross in the summer that turns into rolling snowfields in the winter
Special care for protection from the harsh sun is required in these open meadows

Day 5Gailgarh to Pangarchulla Peak Summit and Back to Khulara

Altitude: 14,700 ft
9 Kms trek, 7 to 8 hrs
Challenging and steep climb
We start trekking at 4 am as turnaround time is 08:00am
Packed lunch to be had at a rest point on the way
Peaks spotted: Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Kalanka, Chang bang, Dronagri, Hathi Parvat, Gori Parvat, Mana, Kamet, Abl Gamin, Neelkanth, Chaukhamba massifs and many more

Day 6Khulara - Dhak village - Joshimath

Altitude: 6,724
12 kms trek, approx 7 hrs and 12 kms drive to Joshimath
Breakfast at Khulara camp site
Trek to Dhak village
Drive from Dhak village to Joshimath
Packed lunch on the way
Reach Joshimath by late afternoon
Joshimath (tea, debriefing, dinner)
Clean drinking water for filling your bottles will be available at Tugasi and Dhak
Accommodation: Guest House

Day 7Joshimath to Haridwar

256 kms drive, approx 10 hrs
Ride will commence at 6 am, reaching destination at around 6 pm
Breakfast andlLunch will be on the way at a roadside inn, exclusive of charges

Note: On Day 7, you’ll reach Haridwar between 6 pm and 7 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.

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