About the Panpatia Glacier Tour:
Surrounded by legends and fables the Panpatia Glacier trek that takes you through Panpatia Col route requires endurance and willpower to get through harsh yet beautiful nature. Located between the holy shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath, the region is rich with wondrous stories of ‘sadhus’ and sages who have lived here.
The journey kicks off from the holy Badrinath Shrine; a place where Shiva and Parvati are believed to have lived. Stay in charming campsites in alcoves, along lakesides and over flatlands on the way and enjoy walking through a trail that is well planned and fun at the same time. Marvel the magnificent peaks of Chaukhamba and Nanda Devi to finally come to a landscape that is as white as snow can be! Wherever your eyes go you can see the vast snow fields that have inspired many holy jouneys!
About the destination
Panpatia glacier reigns at a stunning altitude of 17,257 ft., and bridges two of India’s most revered pilgrimage sites, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Shrouded in haloes of myth and legends, the Panpatia Glacier trek shows you how beautiful as well as lethal nature can be. It takes you through a diverse terrain including high altitude passes, moraines, terrifying cliffs, and roaring streams. This trek borders on a Himalayan expedition granted the semi-technical mountaineering techniques that are required. The most alluring lore that veiled the trek was that in ancient times, priests and sages could cover the trek from Badrinath to Kedarnath in just a day!
One of the most challenging treks in Uttarakhand, the Panpatia Glacier trek puts your stamina and determination to test. The trail of the Panpatia Glacier trek originates from Badrinath, landing eventually at Nilkanth Khal. It harbours some of the most scenic campsites and meadows perched along the serene banks of glacial lakes. It unfolds a carpet of vibrant floral species that captivate the senses. The view opens to mighty Himalayan behemoths like Nilkantha, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Kunaling, and Balakun.
Catch breathtaking glimpses of the snout of the actual glacier and Panpatia plateau. This trek is enjoyed best during the summer and autumn months.
Though the trail is rugged in some sections and laden with loose stones, crevasses and icefalls, no other trek holds a candle to the beauty and the panoramic views of its Himalayan neighbours. Also, walking on an actual glacier is petrifying, no doubt, but is also ten times more exhilarating! Lose yourself amidst myth, lores, and a devastatingly beautiful Himalayan heaven as your eyes feast on the magnetic snowy views, and your soul sways in the alluring wilderness
Region:- Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Duration of the Tour: 13D (including a contingency day) /12N
Activities: Trekking, Climbing, Camping
Highest Altitude: 5260 Mt.
Temperature Range: 10 to12 Degrees (night), 24 to 25 degrees (daytime)
Best Time:- April to June & September to October
Difficulty Level: Moderate To Challenging.