Pangarchulla Trek


Haridwar

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Duration
6 Days
Max Altitude
15000 ft
Difficulty
Moderate - Diffuculty
Low Temp
3 to 4 ° C
High Temp
13 to 18 ° C

Overview

Imagine an all-rounder trek that perfectly blends challenging ascents and scenic beauty. Pangarchulla trek is one such fabulous trail, which an avid trekker dreams to go on. It is one of those Himalayan spots where you get to see some of the highest peaks of the Garhwal region and walk through Oak forests and meadows. Trekking through forests, meadows and tricky trails in the mountains inside Nanda Devi sanctuary, this 6-day trek tests an avid trekkers endurance level. At 15000 feet this trek gives you the beautiful views of Mt. Nanda Devi and other peaks like Chaukhamba, Dunagiri and Hathi Parbhat and more.


INCLUSIONS

  1. Accommodation during trek on triple/quad (Guest House/Homestay/Camping)
  2. Transport from Haridwar to base village and return
  3. All veg meals while on trek (Veg)
  4. All necessary permits and entry fees
  5. First aid medical kit
  6. Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff
  7. All taxes


EXCLUSIONS

  1. Any meals during transit
  2. Personal expenses
  3. Traveling insurance
  4. Cost Escalation due to unforeseen reason
  5. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
  6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Drive from Haridwar - Joshimath (6300ft)

Day 2: Dhak – Gulling (9600ft)

Day 3: Gulling – Khullara (11070ft)

Day 4: Khullara – Pangarchulla Peak Summit (14700ft) - Khullara

Day 5: Khullara to Joshimath (6300ft)

Day 6: Joshimath – Haridwar

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Haridwar - Joshimath (6300ft)

The journey starts from Haridwar, a famous pilgrim site. We take sumo or a mini to go a scenic drive for 256 km (approx 10 hours drive) from Haridwar at sharp 6am. On our way, we will spot the River Ganga and cross the pilgrim town along the riverbanks of Rishikesh. We can sight the Bhagirathi river going down into Alakananda river at Devaprayag, the celestial town at an elevation of 830 metres above sea level. Our nature filled drive takes a halt as we reach Joshimath by sunset. Our dinner and stay will be at Joshimath.


Day 2: Dhak – Gulling (9600ft)

As early as possible, we eat our breakfast and drive for about 45 minutes to reach to Dhak. We start the trek from the Dhak road that leads to an uphill. We then gradually ascend following the trail while the scene of stunning village stays on our right. With some rocky ascents, we reach the Karachi village that takes us through an inclining stream. We trek for about 3 km and reach Tugasi village that feasts our eyes with traditional wooden houses and farm. The sights of farmers and shepherd clans is a pleasant sight amidst mountain beauty. We march towards the hamlet of Gulling. We reach the top campsite at 9600 feet where mesmerising peaks like Ghori Parva, Dronagiri and Hathi Parvat can be viewed.



Day 3: Gulling – Khullara (11070ft)

We begin the day with a 6 km challenging ascent. We trek through the deep rhododendrons forest via rocky trail with sharp curves. The tricky path tests our endurance while the stunning view of snow-covered forests boosts our mind in a jiffy. The snowy trail makes Pangarchulla a perfect winter trek. With a 40 minute ascend, we reach the Khullara peak offering a stunning view of the snow capped mountains. We can spot some prominent peaks like Mt. Kamet, Chaukhamba, Neelkantha and Bhagirathi sisters. After a difficult trail, we reach our campsite by sunset for a refreshing dinner.



Day 4: Khullara – Pangarchulla Peak Summit (14700ft) - Khullara

An interesting day is ahead as we head towards Pangarchulla Peak summit. We traverse a steep ascent challenging us for 30 minutes and then letting us get some relaxed breath. We will push through a dense carpet of snow to reach the Pangarchulla Main. The spectacular peaks like Kamet, Mana and Hati-Ghodi can be seen. Heading from the Pangarchulla Main takes us through a steep ridge climb leading us to the main peak. At the summit, we get a panoramic view of the Garhwal snow peaks. Nanda Ghunti is one of the peaks we can spot from the summit. We then descend for 3 hours to reach Khullara



Day 5: Khullara to Joshimath (6300ft)

After an energising trek, we start to descend back to Joshimath. The village beauty is back to remind us of the existence of civilisation near mountains and forests. We travel back from Khullara while enjoying the stunning mountains and Himalayan food. We reach Joshimath with the adrenaline rush gifted by steep trails. We have a relaxed stay and delicious food at Joshimath.


Day 6: Joshimath – Haridwar

With nostalgic thoughts, we have our breakfast and start to head back to the city. A group of like-minded people make the journey unforgettable. We drive from Joshimath to Haridwar via the scenic beauty of the region. Our journey ends here with loads of memorable experiences lasting for a lifetime.






 





Things to carry


Necessities:

  1. Trekking shoes **: Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support is compulsory for the trek. Please ensure that the trekking shoes are not new and used by the trekker prior to the trek. The trail is slippery and requires you to walk through rocks and boulders so good grip and water resistance shoe is necessary.  Do keep an extra floater in case of rain and for use in camps.
  2. Backpack (50-70 litres) **: A backpack with comfortable straps and a supporting frame is very important as you have to carry it on your own during the trek. Invest in a good backpack that is lightweight and comfortable to carry on long treks. 
  3. Daypack (20 litres): Keep a daypack incase you off load your backpack during the trek for your essential day items.
  4. Torch or Headlamp **: Please bring a torch or headlamp for all treks.
  5. Cutlery: Carry a spoon, mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons and for packed lunch.
  6. Sunglasses **: Invest in a good pair of sunglasses as you are going to be out in the sun for most of day. If you are trekking in snow it will be a mandatory as it protects you from snow blindness.
  7. Two water bottles **: 1 litre each for water during the trek. 


**    MANDATORY  DO NOT FORGET


Clothes and Other accessories


  1. Warm jacket and Sweater (couple of them if you feel more susceptible to cold) 
  2. Thermals: Carry thermals to keep yourself warm in the camp.Trek pants (2)  for daily use during the trek which are light and comfortable.
  3. Collared Shirts (3-4) Full sleeves and quick dry so that it prevents sunburn on the arms and neck area. 
  4. Poncho: Poncho is very important when you are trekking in monsoon season to protect you from the rain. You can rent one from us @ INR 50 per day.
  5. Cap: To protect your hair and face from the scorching sun carry a cap.
  6.  Synthetic gloves for your hands as it will protect your hands from water, snow and keep you dry and warm.
  7. Socks (2 pair) + Wollen socks(2 pair)  forkeep you warm in the camps.
  8. Trekking pole: You should carry your own trekking poles for the steep uphills and downhills. You can carry them or rent one from us @ INR 50 per day
  9. Toiletries: Sunscreen **, moisturiser, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, wet wipes and tissues. 
  10. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes and to bring back your non biodegradable material back. Mountains are the source of water and life on this planet. Please try and keep it clean and healthy.




Mandatory Personal Medical Kit 


  1. Diamox – 5 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  2. Hyoscine (3 tablets)
  3. Amlodipine 5mg (5 tablet) With doctors prescription only
  4. Avomine – 2 tablets (motion sickness)
  5. Crocin – 3 tablets (fever)
  6. Avil 25mg – 2 tablets (allergies)
  7. Disprin – 3 tablets (headache)
  8. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 3 tablets each (diarrhea)
  9. Digene – 5 tablets (acidity)
  10. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  11. Gauze – 1 small roll
  12. Band-aid – 5 strips
  13. Cotton – 1 small roll
  14. ORS – 105packets
  15. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  16. Moov spray (aches, & sprains) 


How to prepare

How to prepare for a moderate trek?


  • There is nothing more fulfilling than enjoying the nature's untouched beauty in the mountains. We are gifted with abilities to achieve any daunting tasks such as swimming and running. Just like these, trekking is an amazing experience for all. Challenging yourself to enjoy nature's gifts has always been a traveller's dream. Though trekking is an enthralling journey, it must be well prepared to enjoy it to the fullest.

  • A common question is 'how challenging is a trek'? It depends on various factors like weather, challenges faced during the trek, and most importantly, your endurance level. It is possible to have a beautiful hiking as long as you are physically and mentally prepared for it. Whether you are planning for an easy, moderate, or a difficult trek, a pre-training is the must. 

  • If you have already completed an easy trek, you go for a moderate trek with some more training. Moderate treks have challenges in terms of weather and different terrains but if you are fit, you can come over the obstacles. A moderate trek requires at 5 weeks of strength and flexibility training.



Cardiovascular exercises


Week

Exercise

Distance

Duration

Frequency

1

Running

4 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week

2

Running

4 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week

3

Running

5 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week

4

Running

5 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week

5

Running

5 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week




Flexibility exercises


Week

Exercise

Sets

Duration

Frequency

1

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly

2

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly

3

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly

4

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly

5

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly




Breathing exercises


Week

Exercise

Counts

Duration

Frequency

1

Abdominal Breathing

10 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least once in a week

2

Abdominal Breathing

20 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least once in a week

3

Abdominal Breathing

30 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least once in a week

4

Abdominal Breathing

40 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least twice in a week

5

Abdominal Breathing

40 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least twice in a week




Moderate treks require more stamina to withstand weather and walk through different terrains. It is advisable to complete an easy trek before going for a moderate trek. Follow the exercise schedule and make sure you are fit by the end of fifth week. If you can run 5 kilometres within 30 minutes and follow flexibility exercises, you are fit for a moderate trek. If you already hit the gym, you can skip repetitive exercises. Running on the road is better than running on a treadmill.





How to reach

ByAir: 

Daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly Grand Airport) which is around 50 km from Haridwar.


ByTrain: 

An excellent rail network connects Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Chennai, and Kolkata.


ByRoad:

By road, Haridwar is well connected with major destinations of the country. Haridwar is located at 235 km from Delhi. While NH 58 connects Haridwar with the country's capital- Delhi, NH 72 connects it with Uttarakhand state's capital - Dehradun.There is also good road connectivity between Haridwar and Rishikesh (25 km). There is regular bus service from Delhi for Haridwar from Delhi’s ISBT Kashmere Gate.

FAQ

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek

You can either transfer the same trek to any of your friends/family or get a voucher

for the same amount and register for any of our treks in future (validity 1 year) Or Get a refund of 90 %

(If the trek amount varies, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)



Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trek

You can either choose to go for any other trek or other batches for the same trek

depending on availability Or Get a refund of 75%



Cancellation between 15 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

You can choose to go on the same trek with other batches in the same season

Or Get a refund of 50%



Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

You can transfer your trek to your friend/family (same trek) No cash refund.

Trek Fee Per Person

₹10,500

GST 5% is applicable on the fee.

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Addons
  • Transportation Charge - ₹0
  • Porter Charge - ₹1200 (optional if you want to offload bags- 10 kg

Trek Dates
  • 6 April 2019
  • 13 April 2019
  • 20 April 2019
  • 27 April 2019
  • 4 May 2019
  • 11 May 2019
  • 18 May 2019
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