The Pangarchulla Peak trek is an exhilarating adventure that takes you through the stunning landscapes of Uttarakhand, India. Situated at an elevation of 4575meter, this pangarchulla trek offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, lush green meadows, and sparkling glaciers. The trail takes you through dense forests of oak, rhododendron, and deodar trees, offering a delightful experience to nature lovers.
Pangarchulla Peak Climb 2023 / 2024
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6 Days Trek @ Fix Departure INR 11999 per head Standard Packages
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Dates – December Every Weekend –
March April Every Weekend Departure
Pangarchulla Peak Trek – White Magic Climb
Best Part of this winter trek is , encounter of snowfall while on trek, camps cover with snow, trek route cover with deep snow walking over snow patched are more adventure and enjoyable. Catch a glimpse of the neighboring peaks like Mount Dronagiri ( 7066 m ), Nanda Devi ( India’s second-highest peak – 7816 m ), Hathi-Ghori Parbat ( 6,727 m and 6,708 m respectively ), Chaukhamba ( 7138 m ), Neelkanth ( 6,597 ), you also get a sight of Kamet, Mana, Mandir, Barmatia, Lampak I and II. Also, Mt. Trishul (7,120 m) and Nandaghunti (6,309 m) though the view may not be as great. Imagine being surrounded by all this goodness. The journey to this beautiful adobe begins from the holy place of Haridwar and goes all the way to Joshimath, Dhak, Gulling top, Khullara and finally the Pangarchulla Peak climbing.
The Pangarchulla peak climb program is an exciting adventure that spans over several days, providing participants with a truly unforgettable experience.
Duration 6days Rishikesh to Rishikesh – Altitude 4575meter
Best Time – December & March April
Day 1 – Arrive at Auli via Rishikesh / Dehradun or Haridwar. Stay overnight
Day 2 – On the second day, the journey begins with a scenic view of Mt. Nandadevi from Auli and its ranges, followed by a leisurely trek to our campsite in Tali lake trek via Gurson Bugyal.
Day 3 – The third day offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas as we hike to our base camp at Khulara.
Day 4 – Day four is the highlight of the trek, as we conquer the summit of Pangarchulla peak, standing at an impressive 4,575 meters summit and descending back to Khulara, where we spend night
Day 5 – Day five totally decend to Dhak village via tugasi on day five.
Day 6 – Drive to Rishikesh / Haridwar / Dehradun.
Trip end up here.
This Pangarchulla trek program offers a perfect blend of exhilarating hikes, stunning landscapes, and a chance to immerse oneself in the beauty of the Himalayas.
What’s the weather like?
Spring – Summer:
The months of April – Mid May is the best time to undertake this adventure. During late winters, Pangarchulla experiences heavy snowfall due to which it stays covered till early March. But from late March, the snow starts to melt a bit and comes down to a perfect depth for the trekkers to climb the summit.
During this time, the Pangarchulla temperature in the daytime stays around 15-degree Celsius and dips up to – 5 degrees Celsius at night. Moderate day temperature makes the Pangarchulla weather comfortable for the trekkers to complete the daily targets of about 8 km. Most of the time, the weather remains pleasant and comfortably warm that makes these months ideal for this trek.
Autumn – Winter:
After May, the snow starts to melt heavily that makes the route extremely slippery. During this time, the trek becomes almost impossible to do and therefore closes down till September.
Early winter is also an ideal time to do this trek. After much of the snow has been melted, the route again opens up with blooming meadows and mildly cold weather. During this time, usually snowfall does not happen. If at all snowfall happens, it stays very low and easy to dodge.
Temperature becomes a little harsh than summertime. Even during the daytime, it remains around 5 – 8 degrees Celsius that is still bearable, but during the night, it dips down to – 10-degree Celsius. But early winter is also a good time to enjoy the beautiful scenes of the high mountains of the Himalayas and the clean blue sky.
The most challenging part of the trek is the summit climb. The longest and the hardest route carries a lot of large boulders under the thick layer of snow. These boulders have long gaps in between which might be dangerous while trekking. But to avoid any problems and give you a safe passage, we have experienced guides to take you through the correct way.
Overall, though Pangarchulla is an exciting and challenging trek, you need to be cautious before undertaking this adventure. You will need to have a certain amount of fitness to easily get through with this amazing trek.
Trekking Gears Equipment Required to Climb Pangarchulla Peak
What to pack for pangarchulla trek is one of the important questions. Not having proper gears can prove troublesome, cause health issues or just simply ruin your mood. So, here is a general idea of what you should bring.
- A light weight trekking boots. It is not impossible to do this trek in sneakers or trainers. Many people have. Just that you will be walking in snow for some part of the trek and boots offer more safety.
If you will be trekking this one time only, no need to spend on hiking boots. Just make sure that your shoes are well fitting, light and comfortable.
- A pair of crocs
- Four pair of liner socks. Two pair for warm climate and two pair for cold climate. Trekking/liner socks are better but it is okay if you only have the normal ones.
- A high-quality best down jackets and a down pant.
- T-shirts and trousers keeping in mind both cold and warm temperature you will be traversing.
- A set of thermals. Or, you could layer up.
- A light sleeping bag. This can be bought or rented in Nepal too.
- A trekking pole. Though relatively easy, there are many ups and downs in this trek and a trekking pole can assist you. Else, you could find a sturdy stick en route and use it to support yourself.
- Two pairs of Gloves. One for warm weather and one for cold.
- A woolen hat
- A torchlight or a head torchlight
- A First aid kit including Diamox and Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS)
- Toiletries– Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, water purifiers, sunscreen, moisturizer, toothpaste and toothbrush.
- Snacks you like and entertainment such as books, cards, an iPad etc.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the frequently asked questions answered to provide a clearer picture on Pangarchulla Winter Trek.
1) How fit do I need to be to do this trek/climb?
Pangarchulla Peak is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route in winter. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.
2) How long do we walk every day when doing pangarchulla trekking?
On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. Climb day would be 9hrs.
3) What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?
The highest altitude reached is 4575m. Pangarchulla peak the highest we will climb in this trek.
4) What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?
There are hot shower facilities as well not battery charging facilities in camp.