PANGARCHULLA PEAK Trek

4 Days - 3 Night

4 Days - 3 Night

15,069 ft.

Low to Moderate

Chamoli

11,750 INR

* GST @18% Extra

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PANGARCHULLA PEAK

The Pangarchulla peak is a lovely first ascent. The hike is just the right amount of difficulty for hikers who want to try their hand at climbing. Pangarchulla Peak, at 14700 feet above sea level, may have a lot of snow until the end of May. The Pangarchulla Peak trail is a mix of terrains. From lush green farms to the thick jungle to a pristine white snow-covered landscape, the journey is long and winding. Peaks such as Mana, Mandir, Ghodi, Hathi, Barmal, Lampak Massif, Dronagiri, Nanda-Devi, and Bertholi will make you feel humble. Ropes, crampons, ice axe, harnesses, and other technical climbing equipment may be needed to reach the Pangarchulla peak. Read More

SHORT ITINERARY

  • DAY 1

    Joshimath - Dhak - GulingCamp

  • DAY 2

    Guling - Kholara Camp

  • DAY 3

    Kholara - Pangerchullaa - Kholara

  • DAY 4

    Kholara - Dhak - Joshimath

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DETAILed ITINERARY

Day 1: Joshimath – Dhak – GulingCamp ( 10km by Car & 5km Trek)

We leave our hotel in Joshimath about 8 a.m. today to reach Dhak Village, the trek’s final point on the route. After a short (30 minute) but the very scenic ride from Joshimath, where you get a beautiful view of peaks like Dronagiri on your left, you arrive at the village. We get ready to leave Dhak around 9 a.m. to begin our trek. We travel up the dusty trail, which offers a consistent and moderate incline, with Himalayan villages and their beautiful step farms on our left. We will pass Karachi village on our left after 1.5 kilometers. When we climb higher, we can see water streams that are used for irrigation by the villagers.

For anyone who has never seen such idyllic settings before, the lush green step farms (mostly paddy) and small canals of pure mineral water gushing through can be mesmerizing. We pass through Tugashi village after hiking up for another 500 meters. From the way they store their agricultural produce, their cattle & cattle sheds, the unusual structures of wooden Himalayan houses, and much more that is difficult to put into words, one can observe the typical mountain village lifestyle here. The dusty and rocky terrain gives way to far greener terrains as we ascend from Tugashi. From here, the forest region takes over, and life gradually fades away.

The hike from here to Gulling’s campsite is a steady ascent through the jungle that follows a small water stream on the left. We arrive at our lunch place, Gulling, after a total walk of 4 kilometers (from Dhak). Gulling is a lovely campground with oak, rhododendron, and pine trees. We’re going to set up camp for the night.

Day 2: Guling – Kholara Camp (3290m) (6.5km Trek)

We’ll start hiking early in the morning today. We’ll arrive at Lower Khullara campsite after a steady climb of around 2 kilometers. Lower Khullara’s campsite is surrounded by dense forest and offers breathtaking mountain views, making it ideal for trekkers. The distance would take at least 3-4 hours to cover due to snow on the trail. Over the winter, the campsite is always covered in snow, and you will have to camp on it as well. 

Throughout the day, we can see the Pangarchulla peak on our left. During the winter, be cautious of ice formations on the trail. Chaukhamba, Mt. Kamet, Neelkantha, and Bhagirathi 1,2,3 are some of the prominent peaks visible today. Keep yourself hydrated to aid acclimatization, and go to bed early at night. The summit push will begin at 0100 – 0200 hours the next day, so rest is needed.

Day 3: Kholara – Pangerchullaa – Kholara

Today, as a summit day, will be the longest and most difficult day of the entire trek. Participants are outfitted with everything they’ll need for the journey ahead. We will depart from Lower Khulara campsite between 12:00 and 2:00 a.m. The aim is to get to the Pangarchulla summit before noon. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to get to the summit from lower Khullara is largely determined by weather and season, as well as individual fitness levels. In the peak winter months, there is plenty of snow, making it comparatively easier to trek than in the months when there is less snow, exposing large boulders and lengthening the trek time.

We suggest that you communicate with the trek leader about the trail and snow conditions so that you can plan accordingly. A breathtaking view can be seen from every summit. Imagine seeing the snow-capped peaks of the Higher Himalayas change color and seeing a clear 360-degree view of mountains. Pangarchulla is derived from Pangar, a fruit that grows abundantly in the valley, and chullah, a U-shaped Indian cooking stove. Pangarchulla gets its name from the fact that the view of the valley from the summit resembles a chullah. We’ll begin our descent back to Lower Khullara campsite after spending some time on the summit. By the evening, we should be able to meet Lower Khullara.

Day 4: Kholara – Dhak – Joshimath (11km Trek & 10km Car )

Today’s trek is relatively straightforward, as we descend from Lower Khullara to Joshimath along the same route as the previous day. We will arrive in Dhak in the afternoon and then take a taxi to Joshimath. In Joshimath, spend the night in a hotel.

DETAILed ITINERARY

Day 1: Joshimath - Dhak - GulingCamp ( 10km by Car & 5km Trek)

We leave our hotel in Joshimath about 8 a.m. today to reach Dhak Village, the trek's final point on the route. After a short (30 minute) but the very scenic ride from Joshimath, where you get a beautiful view of peaks like Dronagiri on your left, you arrive at the village. We get ready to leave Dhak around 9 a.m. to begin our trek. We travel up the dusty trail, which offers a consistent and moderate incline, with Himalayan villages and their beautiful step farms on our left. We will pass Karachi village on our left after 1.5 kilometers. When we climb higher, we can see water streams that are used for irrigation by the villagers.Read More

Day 2: Guling - Kholara Camp (3290m) (6.5km Trek)

We'll start hiking early in the morning today. We'll arrive at Lower Khullara campsite after a steady climb of around 2 kilometers. Lower Khullara's campsite is surrounded by dense forest and offers breathtaking mountain views, making it ideal for trekkers. Read More

Day 3: Kholara - Pangerchullaa - Kholara

Today, as a summit day, will be the longest and most difficult day of the entire trek. Participants are outfitted with everything they'll need for the journey ahead. We will depart from Lower Khulara campsite between 12:00 and 2:00 a.m. Read More

Day 4: Kholara - Dhak - Joshimath (11km Trek & 10km Car )

Today's trek is relatively straightforward, as we descend from Lower Khullara to Joshimath along the same route as the previous day. We will arrive in Dhak in the afternoon and then take a taxi to Joshimath. In Joshimath, spend the night in a hotel.

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    COST INCLUSION

    • Pick and Drop Service from mentioned location

    • Fees for the guide and the chef

    • Camping facilities' rent

    • Entrance fees to the forest

    • To transport camping gear, a porter and mule are required. Please keep in mind that personal baggage can be borne by mules and/or porters for a fee

    • From the first day's dinner until the last day's brunch, both of the meals are vegetarian

    • Throughout the walk, you'll be staying in a tent or if possible, then in a guest house

    COST EXCLUSION

    • No pickup and drop point from/for your hometown

    • Personal costs include things like tips, personal medications, and conference calls, etc

    • Apart from what is mentioned above, some transportation assistance during the trek

    • Porters/mules can carry personal luggage weighing up to 12 kg per bag per person for Rs 350 per day per bag

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    Frequently asked question

    • Footwear: The trekking boots which must be waterproof and snow proof, normal boots, floaters, and woolen socks.
    • Backpack: (50 ltr), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
    • Clothes: Jacket and trousers that are both waterproof and breathable. Jacket (synthetic or down feather fleece), synthetic insulated trousers, poncho, sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts
    • Season wise Clothes:
    • Hand and head protection includes liner gloves, bandannas, sun hats, woollen caps, and face masks, among other things.
    • Accessories: Sunglasses/goggles, anti-glare lenses, water bottle, hydra bag, and headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries are all recommended.
    • Trekking Gears: Toolkit for an emergency. Sunscreen, a toiletry pack, water purification pills, Ziploc packs, ear plugs, first-aid kit, and the necessary medications are all recommended.
    •  Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags of lining (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius if you have one), trekking sticks, and so on.      
    • Warm top/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt – 2/3
    •  Water resistant/repellent trekking pants with an inner lining for added warmth- 2 High-quality windproof/water-resistant outer shell (jacket) with a proper hood
    •  Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen Jumper, Down Jacket with at least 600 fill capacity Innerwear with a thermal component (upper and lower)
    •  Woolen hat, inner fleece gloves, and outer water-resistant gloves
    •  4–5 pairs of thick woollen socks and standard socks, scarf/muffler (optional)
    •  Waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick heel and high ankles that are comfortable to wear. Sneakers/sport shoes are ideal for camp.
    • Poncho or raincoat.  A small, light-weight towel
    • A hydration pack and an insulated water bottle (optional)
    • Sunglasses with UV cover and the potential to cut light, as well as a cap or floppy hat to shield the strong sun off your skin (important when traversing through snow)
    • Trekking pole or sturdy walking stick Lip Balm, Sunscreen Lotion
    • Flashlight / torch (with extra batteries) Medications, if any special prescription is needed Toiletries for personal use
    • Carry a rain cover over your luggage • Day pack/small bag that you can carry on your back all day to keep your essentials in
    • Keep a few poly bags or plastic containers in your bag to place your things in if you need to in case of heavy weather.

     

    Personal Medical Kit (MANDATORY FOR ALL)

     

    • 10 Diamox tablets (to prevent AMS)
    • Nifedipine – 5 pills Dexamethasone – one strip
    • 6 tablets of Crocin (fever)
    • 4 tablets of avomine (motion sickness) 4 capsules of Avil 25mg (allergies)
    • 4 tablets of Combiflam (Pain killer)
    • 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen (diarrhea) 10 tablets of Digene (acidity)
    • 10 Omez/Rantadine capsules (antacids) 3 to 5 metres of crepe bandage
    • 1 tiny roll of gauze 10 strips of bandage 1 small roll of cotton 10 packets of ORS
    • Moov spray Betadine or other antiseptic cream (aches, & sprains)
    • If you're vulnerable to knee injuries, you should wear a knee cap. Powder with antifungal properties
    • Cancellation: If a trek is cancelled at the last minute due to a natural disaster or unforeseeable circumstances (such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, attack, or bandh), Discoveryhike will have a trek voucher for the full number. The voucher can be used for the same or a different trek over the next year.
    • In case you wish to cancel the trek, then please be aware of these things:
    1. Cancellations made within 30 days of the trek's launch date will include a complete refund.
    2. If you cancel within 30 and 20 days before the hike, you will get a 50% refund.
    3. There will be no refund if you cancel less than 20 days before the trek begins.
    • Please keep in mind that if you get a refund, there will be a reduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the overall amount you pay. In addition, if you purchased trek insurance, you would not get a refund.
    • Discoveryhike assumes no responsibility for any malfunction or injury to your clothes, supplies, or other belongings while on the trek. The trek fee covers all expenses associated with the trek from start to finish.

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