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Suitable for group adventure, you will get to discover beautiful and snow terrain, mighty mountain peaks, lush green forests and some hot water springs...
Kuari Pass & Pangarchula treks are the best treks that could be taken by anyone. They are perfect and awesome. The trip that last about six days is one...
Day Highlights: Auli (2450m), Ganga and Alaknanda River, Devprayag and Rudraprayag
Start your tour by meeting at the Haridwar railway station at 7:00 AM and from here drive to Auli.
This drive will surpass through the holy townships of Devprayag and Rudraprayag as you follow the rivers Ganga and Alaknanda.
Arrive at Auli and unwind at a lodge arranged for you where you can spend the night.
Day Highlights: 6 Hours Trek, Khulara (3225m), Gurson meadows, Mixed forests
Start your day with a delectable breakfast and after a short drive of 5 km reach the point where you can begin hiking to Khulara.
Cut through meadows in Auli that make an ideal skiing location.
On the way, capture sights of Nanda Devi peak and other majestic mountains.
From the meadows, continue trekking through verdant forests thriving with a variety of bird species and reach the beautiful prairies of Gurson.
Climb down to arrive at another expanse of thickets with Oak, Chestnut, Deodar and Maple trees.
Post this you will arrive at the campsite of Tali but continue onwards for a couple of more hours.
After a long walk, reach Khulara’s camp flourished with a meadow and sights of mountainous landscapes.
Set up camp here in tents and retire for the night under the star-lit sky.
Day Highlights: 6-7 Hours Trek, Kuari Pass (3650m), Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Kamet, Mana, Dronagiri, Haathi-Ghodi Peaks
Begin with an early breakfast after which you can start your Kuari pass trek, climbing up pastures painted in several colours of green and dotted with shepherds and their sheep grazing around.
Continue hiking for another 3 hours to reach Kuari Pass.
Thereafter you can either head towards Kuari pass directly or to another vantage point for scenic scenes of the environs.
Post this, climb down to the base camp of Pangarchula peak where you will get the chance to marvel at several peaks such as Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Haathi-Ghodi, Kamet, Mana and Dronagiri.
At the base camp, settle down in your tents for the night.
Day Highlights: 7-8 Hours Pangarchula Peak Trek, Pangarchula Base Camp (3650m), Pangarchula Peak (4700m)
Begin your day early at about 5:00 AM with a hearty breakfast after which you can start your day’s trek by ascending slopes of mountains to arrive at a ridge taking you to the summit.
This challenging climb passes through uneven rocky terrains.
Walk across deep snowy routes and due to the early start, get awestruck by the clear mesmeric views during dawn.
On this route to the top of the peak, the Nanda Devi, Trishul, Changabhang peaks are a spectacle to the eye.
Spend some time feasting your eyes with the marvels before you resume walking down to the camp.
Upon reaching the camp, celebrate the success of the trek and unwind here.
You can even opt to trek down to Khulara if you arrive early at the base camp.
Spend the night in the comfort of your tent.
Day Highlights: 3.5-5.5 Hours Trek, 45 min drive, Khulara (3225m), Dhak (2000m), Tugasi and Kharsi Village
Start your day with a delicious breakfast and then head on out for a trek towards the road linking Joshimath to Niti-Malari valley.
Hike all the way to Dhak through dense thickets and charming villages.
You can even make a pit stop at the villages of Tugasi and Kharsi in order to learn more about the locals and their indigenous culture.
From Dhak make a car journey to Auli where your lodge awaits you with a warm meal and a steam shower.
This is where you can reside at night.
Day Highlights: Tour ends here
After breakfast, drive down to Haridwar and bid adieu to Auli’s snowy environs.
Continue onwards to your destination bringing this exciting Pangarchula Peak trek via Kuari Pass comes to an end.
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Rated : 5.0
Suitable for group adventure, you will get to discover beautiful and snow terrain, mighty mountain peaks, lush green forests and some hot water springs too. Pangarchulla Peak trek via Kuari Pass in Auli is complete paradise for trekking lovers.
Rated : 4.0
Kuari Pass & Pangarchula treks are the best treks that could be taken by anyone. They are perfect and awesome. The trip that last about six days is one of the best trips in this budget. If you are in Haridwar or happen to visit there, then take this trekking experience. This trek covers one of the most exquisite trek path and surroundings that will leave you spellbound for days together.
Rated : 4.0
Amazing trekking at a remarkable height of 4700 meters. The views from the summit point of Pangarchulla can not be explained in few words. Ascending on the hills was somehow difficult but descending was quite easier. Pangarchulla Peak terrain is entirely covered with snow but fewer grounds are perfect for fixing tents.
Rated : 4.0
Joshimath in Chamoli district is an ideal location to start your journey of trekking to Pangarchulla Peak. The terrain has moderate level of difficulty but needs care to embark upon same points. There are few location where camping is possible. Over all Pangarchulla Peak trek is an awesome destination.
Rated : 4.0
The trek was not too strenuous, suitable for slightly older people like me. Felt a little stiff every now and then, but the trek leader was very cooperative and would slow down to give me a few minutes of rest. Returned home safe and sound.
Rated : 4.0
Once in a lifetime expereince, I want to Thanks, Thrillophilia for this amazing arrangement, we had a good operator and staff who assist us in the whole tour with perfection... Everything went awesome and we really felt comfortable in everything
Rated : 5.0
Trek was not that difficult!!! the mountains scenery are breathtaking, Our-Leader is responsible and respectful, Overall it's an excellent trip...
Rated : 5.0
As I close my eyes, I can vividly recall the moment when I reached the peak after a long trek full of patience. There were tears of joy. I’m truly blessed. Incredible India!
Rated : 5.0
What a trip man! New thrill, new challenges in every step. The trek to Kuari pass and Pangarchula peak in Auli was like one of those long roller coaster rides when you can actually feel the blood rushing through your veins.
Rated : 4.0
Excellent route. Panoramic view. Snow trails that feel like paradise, and the warmth of the innocent village folk. What more can you possibly ask for?
The Kuari pass trek, also referred to as the Lord Curzon trail trek, is surely one of the most popular and finest treks in the Indian Himalayas. Another doable trek is the Himalayan peak called Pangarchulla (4700 m). Pangarchulla peak poses challenges which keep on changing with seasons.
Beginning of the season (Apr/May) the climb involves navigating through deep snow while later in the season (Sep/Oct) difficulty comes in the form of bouldering and traversing screed slopes. So the best months will be from April to June.
This peak can be climbed by fit first time trekkers also but with some hard work put into it. This is a moderate trek barring one challenging day when you will literally be atop of the world when you get to the Pangarchula peak at about 4700m.
This is a demanding step but technically easy climb which even first timers can attempt.
There are a couple things that are essential to carry for a trek.
- A 60 liters backpack with a plastic or water-proof lining
- High-ankle trekking shoes with good grip (Shoes with thick souls are recommended)
- Trekking pole or stick
- Wardrobe essentials like woolen and fleece clothes, synthetic or waterproof track pants, rain-proof jackets, sunglasses, waterproof gloves, wind-proof jackets, thermal inner wear Moisturizer, Sunscreen Lotion, lip balm
- Sun Glass
- Personal medicine kit
- Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional)
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Extra polythene bags
You should carry high-ankle trekking shoes. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For this particular trek, shoes with thick souls are recommended.
There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. From dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6, all meals will be provided. This would include nutritional vegetarian meals, a total of 6 in a day, with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.
Carrying medicines is important while trekking anywhere in the world. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option. During the trekking you may not have access to pharmacies.
So it’s better to have medications ready. Yes, you can carry diamox and can be taken too if having sickness/nausea.
For mountain lovers this trail offers king size views of Himalayas and an opportunity to be transported into inner Himalayan region in a very short duration. The trek is not only spectacular but very different from everything else. You will for most of the times be walking on endless meadows with big and small mountains jutting out.
There are beautiful forest sections, magnificent campsites, and sunrise & sunsets to die for, in addition to many more enjoyable facets of the Himalayas which make trekking a worthwhile activity. You will also get the opportunity to meet and interact with shepherds and their entourage and surely be bowled over by their way of life.
There is no internet connectivity available after Lohajun, At Auli you’ll get signal for most mobile networks. At Gorson Bugyal, BSNL, Airtel and Vodafone numbers generally work.
If you take up this trek in the initial days monsoon season (April-Jun) there will be snow on the higher meadows and on the Pangarchulla peak. The snow starts melting by early to mid-May so trekkers coming on this trail in April-May should be prepared for snow conditions.
Days are going to be sunny and warm (12-20 °C) while the night temperature at the highest campsite would be in the range of -2 to 5 °C. Wind-chill factor is something that one needs to account and be prepared for on most Himalayan treks.
Pangarchulla Trek is considered as a difficult one. Because of the high altitude of over 15,000 feet at a distance of 34 km with a strong peak near the peak and the landscape claims for an experience of at least one Moderate to Difficult high altitude trek.
The summit requires a significant level of fitness and endurance. But the breathtaking views of the mountains, villages and the prominent peaks repay all the challenges of the trek.
We will be covering about 5-6 kms every day.
Yes, Pangarchulla Peak Trek is safe because all sort of safety parameters is kept in place before the trek begins. You will be accompanied by a trained instructor who will guide you throughout the trek and each guide will lead a group of 6 people.
All you need to do is to listen carefully to the instructions provided by the guide as these instructions will make your trekking experience easy and safe. It is requested to wear high-ankle trekking shoes with good grip and trekking pole or stick for your self-safety.
For your further safety, you will be equipped with Camping and trekking equipment such as Sleeping bags, Imported Inflatable Camping Mattresses, Camping stools, Mess Tent, Toilet tent with portable toilet seats and many more. You can even opt for personal trekking gear and extra oxygen can at an additional charge.
The Pangarchulla Peak stands tall at an altitude of 15,069ft and the trek distance is around 34km. The trek will take you through some of the majestic views of the region with the snow-capped mountains and the verdant valleys. For the adventure seekers and the thrill seekers, this is a must do trek. The snow-covered mountains offer a different kind of beauty that cannot be comprehended unless you have witnessed it yourself.
The Pangarchulla trek is considered as a moderate to difficult trek with a mix of steep and gradual ascent, mostly through villages. The trek is not very difficult per se, but the final summit is tricky and requires climbing in deep snow. But for that, you need to prepare yourself. For this, you can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time.
Always take the stairs without any breaks which will help you to keep fit. Also, start with brisk 10 minutes walk every day and then some physical exercise like stretching. You can also do some yoga every day to regulate your breathing properly.
While you are staying at the guest house at Joshimath you will have concrete toilets. During your trek, there will be toilet tents set up along each campsite. There will be 2 or 4 of these toilet tents depending on the size of the group. These toilet tents will have a deep pit, for your nature call. Also, there will be a mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. These are dry toilets so use toilet paper. There will be a room freshener as well. Also, use plain toilet paper and refrain from using wet wipes since these are not bio-degradable.
The maximum temperature at Pangarchulla Peak Trek is 23 degrees Celsius. The temperature of Pngarchulla Peak during the February month is -10 to +15 degree Celsius. When it comes to March month, the temperature goes to -5 to +15 degree Celsius. And, the temperature goes down to -2 to +2 to degree Celsius during April month. The average temperature during the day time is 14°C to 18°C and -3°C to 6°C during the night time.
As the Pangarchulla Trek is considered as a difficult one at an altitude of over 15,000 feet and takes around 12 to 16 long hours to complete it. You will get to pass through multiple ridges, snowfields and a steep rocky near the peak which may or may not require a rope, that totally depends on the weather conditions. The Pangarchulla Peak Trek is a 6 days and 5 nights package.
During your Pangarchulla Peak Trek, you will hardly find any network connection. On your way to the peak till Joshimath, you will get some signals but afterward, you will not find any network connectivity. We advised finishing all your important work and calls before starting of the Pangarchulla Trek.
You will pass through several beautiful mountain villages with a stunning view of prominent peaks such as Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, and Gori Parvat. These majestic views will compensate for all the challenges of the trek.
The Pangarchulla Trek costs around INR 9250 per adult inclusive of 27% of discount on booking it online through Thrillophilia where you can get the best price guarantee. After successfully complete your booking, you will receive a confirmation voucher from Thrillophilia within 24 hours.
This package includes meals, accommodation, guide and activities. The activities include trekking & camping to the Pangarchulla Peak which is considered as a difficult trek.
Things to keep in mind during Pangarchulla Trekking:
- Time your trek right and is best done in the last week of April.
- You should carry a Climbing Rope, Ice Axe, and Micro Spike.
- Travel in a small group
- You should respect local cultures and be sensitive towards the wildlife
- Those suffering from heart disease, diabetes, breathing problems, high altitude sickness or is pregnant cannot participate in this trek
- Make sure to carry woolen and fleece clothes, synthetic or waterproof track pants, rain-proof jackets, sunglasses, waterproof gloves, wind-proof jackets, thermal innerwear
- You should carry 60 liters of a backpack with plastic or waterproof lining
The starting point of Pangarchulla Peak Trek is Joshimath which takes 10 hours drive from Dehradun. The mountains hug this place and you will get the stunning views of the vast valleys and forests of Garhwal.
You will cover the distance of 34 km in Pangarchulla Trek where the challenges will be to face steep sleek terrain.
Yes, an experienced guide will be allotted during Pangarchulla Trekking and each guide will lead a group of 6 people.
Auli has the last ATM point before the beginning of the Pangarchulla trek.
The nearest airport to Pangarchulla peak is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun at a distance of 137 KM.
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