Overview

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


Basic information :

  • Dificulty - Moderate To Difficult
  • Duration - 7 Days
  • Maximum Altitude -4,500m/14,700 Ft.
  • Base Camp - Joshimath
  • Best time to visit -   Round the year except monsoon. More snow in the winter months until April.

    Brief Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Drive Rishikesh to Joshimath
  • Day 02: Drive Joshimath to Dhak and Trek to Gulling top
  • Day 03: Trek Gulling Top to Camp I
  • Day 04: Trek Camp I to Kuari pass via Khullara and back to Camp I
  • Day 05: Trek Camp I to Pangarchulla Peak Summit via Khullara and Back to Camp I
  • Day 06: Trek Camp-I to Dhak village and drive to Joshimath
  • Day 07: Drive Joshimath to Rishikesh

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


Cost :

  • Rishikesh to Rishikesh : Rs.11,499/-
  • Delhi to Delhi: Rs 13,999/-

Note : Please keep a buffer day for your retrun journey .

6 Nights 7 Days Every Saturday till 23rd Jan 2021 Uttarakhand
Itinerary

Day 01: Drive Rishikesh to Joshimath

  • Altitude: 2,050m/6,750ft
  • Altitude: 2,050m/6,750ft
  • 256 km drive, approx 10 hours
  • Trekkers will be picked from Rishikesh at 6:30am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle (cost is included)
  • Arrive at Joshimath approx by 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
  • Rishikesh to Joshimath (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)

Day 02: Drive Joshimath to Dhak and Trek to Gulling top

  • Altitude: 2,900m/9,600ft
  • 12 km drive and 5 km trek, approx 4hrs
  • First 1 hour trek till road head
  • 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, HathiParvat, GoriParvat
  • Drive from Joshimath to Dhak village (2,050m/6750ft) (12 km)
  • Trek from Dhak village to Tugasivillage (2,450m/8050ft) (3.5 km trek)
  • Trek from Tugasi village to Gulling village (2,750m/9,000ft) (2 km trek)
  • Gulling village to Gulling top camp site (2,900m/9600ft) (0.5 km Trek)

Day 03: Trek Gulling Top to Camp I

  • Altitude: 3,350m/11,000ft
  • 5.5 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 04: Trek Camp I to Kuari pass via Khullara and back to Camp I

  • Altitude: 3,800m/12,500ft
  • Approx 7-8 km Trek, 5-6 hrs(3-4 km each way)
  • 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
  • Khullara top to broken bridge with frozen stream (traverse walk) (12,200 ft)
  • Broken bridge to KUARI PASS (Strenuous climb) (12,500 ft)
  • Carry enough water (no water source on the way)
  • Early morning after breakfast start trek to Kuari pass
  • Special care for protection from the harsh sun is required in these open meadows

Peaks: Kedarnath Peak, Kedardome, Chaukhambha, Balakun, Neel Kantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Abhi Gamin, Mana I, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Kalanka, Chang Bang, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti

Day 05: Trek Camp I to Pangarchulla Peak Summit via Khullara and Back to Camp I

  • Altitude:4,500m/14,700 ft
  • 12-13Km trek, 7-8hrs (6-7km each way)
  • Challenging and steep climb
  • Start trekking at 04:00am 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 06: Trek Camp-I to Dhak village and drive to Joshimath

  • Altitude: 2,050m/6,750ft
  • 11km trek, approx 7hrs and 12km drive to Joshimath
  • Breakfast at Camp I
  • 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 07: Drive Joshimath to Rishikesh

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

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


Inclusions:

  •  Accommodation. (Guesthouse)Joshimath on Day 1 and Day 5,Ghangharia on Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4
  •  Meals while on trek from the Day 1st Dinner to the Day 5th Dinner
  •  Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader
  •  First aid: Medical kits,Stretcher, Oxygen cylinder
  •  All necessary entry fees and permits.
  •  Porters/mules to carry central equipment.
  •  Transport Rishikesh to Joshimath and return as per the Itinerary
  •  Transport Joshimath to Govindghat, Pulna & Badrinath and return as per the itinerary

Exclusions:

  • Meals during road journeys.
  • 5% Gst
  • Accommodation in Dehradun.
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.

Things to Carry:

  • Woolen Sweater (carry 5 layers during winter trek)
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Padded Jacket 
  • T-shirts (3)
  • Trekking pants (2)
  • Undergarments (4 pair) 
  • Suncap
  • Woolen Cap
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves 
  • Socks (both cotton and woolen)
  • Poncho 
  • Headlamp/torch
  • Trekking pole
  • Medical Kit.

Payment Details :

UPI ID : 7387523876@upi

Net banking :

  • Name- RAJBALA YADAV
    Bank name - HDFC BANK 
    ACC No.- 50100308491863
    IFSC code- HDFC0002501
  • Name- NITIN YADAV
    Bank name - PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK 
    ACC No.- 0530001500002688
    IFSC code- PUNB0053000

Please send a screenshot of the payment on WhatsApp 8850043643 for confirmation , we will then share a form for final booking procedure .


Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% amount to be paid in advance to book the trip.
  • If the booking is canceled 30 days or before the event date then 50% of the booking amount will be refunded.
  • If the booking is canceled 30 days before the event date then no refunds will be given.
  • No show = No refund.

TREKHIEVERS POLICIES :

  • Seats will be reserved only after full payment.
  • Detailed schedule of the trek will be given later to registered participants on WhatsApp group.
  • Organizers have all the right to modify or change the schedule if required.
  • Organizers hold the rights to cancel any event and refund with prior notice.
  • We strictly follow no alcohol, no drugs and no litter policy.

Contact details :

 Nitin - 7387523876 

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