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  • Trip introduction

    Stand atop the summit of Mt. Pangarchulla and celebrate the conquest of a mountain peak more than 15,000 feet in the sky. From the top, you'll get magnificent views of Uttarakhand's white-washed landscape, with prominent peaks of Mt. Trishul, Mt. Dunagari and Mt. Nanda Devi rising above you in the distance.

    To reach the summit, you'll climb over a challenging trail, encountering pristine white snowfields that may require the use of an ice-axe and a harness. Climbing over difficult inclines, you'll also make your way to the nearby Kuari Pass to prepare for the Pangarchulla summit day. All throughout, you'll take in views of gushing river streams, expansive meadows, wooden houses, and terraced farms of the Garhwali mountains.

    Please note that this trek to Pangarchulla peak and Kuari Pass requires you to trek for more than 5-6 hours every day. Accordingly, it is recommended only to travellers with prior experience of at least one Himalayan trek above 9,000 feet.

    Destination

    Mt. Pangarchulla, an epic Himalayan summit, offers an adrenaline-inducing trail to trekking enthusiasts looking for their next challenge. The trail to approach Pangarchulla is the perfect blend of varied terrains, from plush green meadows and rock-strewn routes to pristine white snowfields and narrow mountain trails. While most trekkers plan their adventure in the months of summer when the thick sheets of snow are navigable, only the brave hearts head to Pangarchulla in the months of winter when temperatures often drop below -10 degrees.

    Destination highlights

    Climb up more than 15,000 feet to summit Mt. Pangarchulla. | Trek to the Kuari Pass to prepare for the summit day. | Enjoy views of prominent peaks like Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba and Dunagiri. | Climb through fields of thick snow and green meadows. | Sign up for a moderately challenging, summit trek in Uttarakhand.

    Activity Details

    6750

    15069

    6750

    44 kms

    30 hrs

    9 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Pangarchulla trek: Haridwar to Joshimath

    Early in the morning, you will be picked up from the Haridwar railway station in a private vehicle. The 10-hr long drive to Joshimath will take you alongside the Ganga River and past the sacred town of Rishikesh. En route, you'll also see the beautiful confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers. After arriving at Joshimath, take some time to admire scenic mountain views with time for an briefing session with your trek leader. Overnight in a guesthouse at Joshimath.

    Overnight in a guesthouse at Joshimath

    Report to the Haridwar railway station and drive from Haridwar to Joshimath. You can also arrive at Rishikesh a few days prior to the departure date and book a rafting adventure at Rishikesh at your own expense. In this case, you'll be picked up from Rishikesh and driven to Joshimath. You'll be accommodated in a guesthouse at Joshimath. Today's meal package includes dinner only.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Joshimath

    06:30 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Egg
    Day 2 of the Pangarchulla trek: Joshimath to Gulling
    Day 3 of the Pangarchulla trek: Gulling to Camp 1
    Day 4 of the Pangarchulla trek: Day trek to Kuari Pass
    Day 5 of the Pangarchulla trek: Day trek to Pangarchulla summit
    Day 6 of the Pangarchulla trek: Camp 1 to Joshimath
    Day 7 of the Pangarchulla trek: Joshimath to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 24 days before departure of the Pangarchulla peak trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 14-24 days before departure of the Pangarchulla peak trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 10-13 days before departure of the Pangarchulla peak trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before departure of the Pangarchulla peak trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds are processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Pangarchulla peak.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Pangarchulla peak.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the trek to Pangarchulla peak to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life and property during the trek to Pangarchulla peak.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Haridwar and Dhak in a private vehicle

    • Accommodation for 6 nights in guesthouses and tents on a twin/triple-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tents and washroom tents
    • All vegetarian meals from dinner on day 1 to dinner on day 6
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Services of mules/porters to carry common camping equipment
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any (including ice-axe, harness, rope etc.)
    • All government permits and charges
    • First aid kit (including stretcher and oxygen cylinder)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Haridwar

    • Services of mules to carry personal luggage (arranged at additional cost of INR 1,500 per backpack weighing a maximum of 11 kgs, if booked in advance)
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, gratuity tips to staff etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as road blocks, bad weather etc.
    • Adventure travel Insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Fleece jacket
    • Woollen sweater
    • Down feather/hollofil jacket
    • Synthetic trekking pants
    • Inner thermal wear (upper and lower)
    • Poncho or raincoat
    • Monkey cap
    • Balaclava and neck-gaiters
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • Waterproof trekking shoes
    • Cotton/woollen socks and waterproof gloves
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Shorts, fitting denims, capris

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private vehicle for transport between Haridwar and Dhak
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tents and washroom tents
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any (including ice-axe, harness, rope etc.)
    • First aid kit (including stretcher and oxygen cylinder)

    You need to get

    • Backpack (50+ litres) with rain cover
    • Day pack (20+ litres) with rain cover
    • Walking stick/trekking pole (optional)
    • Torch/headlamp
    • Water bottle/thermos flask
    • Personal toiletries
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (electral, protein bars etc.)
    • Lightweight towels/napkins
    • Cold cream and lip balm

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.