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Pangarchulla Peak Climb, Joshimath is one riveting trek that has been known for enticing trekkers from all over the world. One of the most fascinating thing about this unique trek is its well-rounded trail that provides you with a fun-filled trekking experience. Delight in this easy trek that provides you with bounties of natural beauty accompanying you throughout your journey.

This stunning Pangarchulla Peak transforms from a lush green beauty in summers to a snow enveloped ground as soon as the winter approaches. An idyllic trek that assures you with a mesmerizing experience no matter which season you choose to travel – get ready for an exhilarating experience. Delight in the panoramic views of the surrounding Garhwal ranges while you make your way through rhododendron and Oak thickets.

Take a break from the cobwebs of routine life and enthral in this perfect thrilling escapade. Enjoy the vivid flowers that adorn Pangarchulla Peak throughout the spring season- rivet in the experience of walking through a colourful paradise. Witness wide diversity of flora – delight in the blushing beauty of rhododendron and gigantic Oak thickets embracing this stunning peak. Make some wonderful memories with rest of the group members while enthralling in this gorgeous trekking experience to Pangarchulla Peak.  

Pangarchulla Trek Highlights:

- On this trek, you will come across some of the majestic sights of the valleys and the verdant mountains.

- You will trek across plenty of Oaks, silver birch, blue pine, and bhojpatra- the bark of which is known to source papyrus, will be lining the way.

- You will also have the chance to camp under the brilliant night sky and that too with a bonfire.

- Pass through the small streams and witness the Pangarchulla Peak which is quite an adventure.

- You will pass across a steep ridge which will take you on an ascent to the peak on summit day is a painstaking but highly gratifying feature of this trek.

- The friendly local here will treat you with the best cup of tea while you make a stop.

Quick Facts:

Temperature: Day: 14°C-18°C and Night: -3°C-6°C

Trekking Distance:  34km

Maximum Altitude: 15,069ft

Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult

Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Base Camp: Joshimath (10 hrs drive from Dehradun


  • Day 1 -

    Day 01: Haridwar 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 (at an additional cost )

    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


    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 2 -

    Day 02: Joshimath 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 3 -

    Gulling 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 4 -

    Khulara 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 5 -

    Day 5: Gailgarh 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 6 -

    Khulara - 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 7 -

    Joshimath 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.


  • Veg. Nutritious Meals During the Trek


  • Trekking
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  • Camping


  • Transportation from Haridwar (start) to Haridwar (end) can be availed at an extra cost
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  • Vehicles like Mahindra Scorpio, Toyota Innova, Tempo Traveller, and Mahindra Xylo will be arranged for.

Things To Carry

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  • A 60 ltrs backpack with a plastic or water-proof lining
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  • High-ankle trekking shoes with good grip
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  • Trekking pole or stick
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  • Wardrobe essentials like woolen and fleece clothes, synthetic or waterproof track pants, rain-proof jackets, sunglasses, waterproof gloves, wind-proof jackets, thermal inner wear
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  • Moisturizer, Sun Screen Lotion, Lip Balm
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  • Personal Medicine Kit
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  • Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional)
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  • Flashlight and extra batteries
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  • Extra Polythene bags


  • For extra porters, an additional fee of Rs. 450 can be paid per day to avail their services and carry personal belongings throughout the trek
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  • If you prefer your own sleeping bag you can buy new sleeping bags.
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  • One can even opt for a personal trekking gear and an extra oxygen can at an additional cost
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  • Proper waste disposal
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  • Respect local cultures and be sensitive towards wildlife
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  • General precautions and steps are to be taken to initiate good acclimatisation with the assistance of guides
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  • Those suffering from an ailment or heart disease, Diabetes, breathing problems, high altitude sickness or is pregnant cannot participate in this trek
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  • Anyone above the age of 12 with sporting abilities
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  • First timer can apply, should have some interest in trekking and mountaineering.
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  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 45 minutes without a stress.
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  • The climber should be able to carry a 10 kg backpack.

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