Pangarchulla Peak Trek

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The Pangarchulla Peak Trek, situated in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region, is a captivating high-altitude adventure. This trek, popular among seasoned trekkers and nature enthusiasts, offers a diverse landscape of pristine forests, charming Himalayan villages, and breathtaking vistas. At an elevation of approximately 4,700 meters (15,420 feet), Pangarchulla Peak is the ultimate goal of this journey. What sets this trek apart is its varied terrain, ranging from dense oak and rhododendron forests to snow-covered meadows. With awe-inspiring views of the towering Himalayan peaks, the Pangarchulla Peak Trek promises an unforgettable and rewarding experience for those seeking adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.


  • The Pangarchulla Peak Trek is another fantastic trekking destination in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Here are some highlights of the Pangarchulla Peak Trek:
  • 1. Spectacular Summit: Pangarchulla Peak stands at an altitude of approximately 14,700 feet (4,472 meters) above sea level, offering trekkers stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The summit views include Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, and Hathi Parbat, among others.
  • 2. Varied Terrain: The trek encompasses diverse terrain, from dense forests of oak, pine, and rhododendron to open meadows. Trekkers also cross several streams and may encounter snowfields, particularly in the early spring and late autumn.
  • 3. Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Valley: The trek takes you through the pristine Bhagirathi and Alaknanda valleys, offering opportunities to witness the confluence of these two rivers. The scenic beauty of these valleys is truly captivating.
  • 4. Rich Flora and Fauna: The forests along the trek route are home to a variety of flora and fauna. You may spot Himalayan monal pheasants, musk deer, and other wildlife, as well as colorful rhododendron blooms during the spring.
  • 5. Cultural Encounters: The trek allows you to interact with local villagers and experience the culture and traditions of the Garhwal region. You may visit charming villages and witness daily life in the mountains.
  • 6. Moderate Difficulty: While the trek is considered moderately challenging, it is achievable for those with some trekking experience and a reasonable level of fitness. Proper acclimatization is essential due to the high-altitude nature of the trek.
  • 7. Camping: Camping under the starry Himalayan skies is a highlight of the trek. Campsites are typically set up in picturesque locations, enhancing the overall experience.
  • 8. Photography Opportunities: The entire trek route is a paradise for photographers. The stunning landscapes, snow-clad peaks, and colorful meadows provide numerous opportunities to capture memorable moments.
  • 9. Adventure Thrills: The final ascent to Pangarchulla Peak involves a steep climb, which adds an element of adventure and excitement to the trek. Reaching the summit is a rewarding accomplishment.
  • 10. Seasonal Variation: The best time to trek to Pangarchulla Peak is during the late spring (April to June) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons. Each season offers a unique experience, from snow-covered landscapes in the spring to clear skies in the autumn.
  • 11. Relatively Lesser Crowds: While Pangarchulla is a popular trekking destination, it tends to be less crowded compared to some other Himalayan treks, allowing trekkers to enjoy a more peaceful and immersive experience.
  • 12. Accessibility: The trek typically starts from Joshimath, which is well-connected by road to major cities in Uttarakhand, making it relatively accessible for travelers.


  • Accomodation : Stay included from Day 1 to Day 5. A good quality cosy Homestay with attached Toilet included on sharing basis at Joshimath & tent on triple sharing basis on trek.
  • Meals : All meals after reporting at the base village Joshimath are included.
  • Camping charges : All camping gears are included.
  • Safety : A medical kit, oxygen cylinder and necessary items to counter worst case scenario.
  • Staff : A well trained and experienced Guide, Co-guide(if necessary) are included.
  • Permit : All the forest permission are included.
  • Transportation : NO
  • Emergency evacuation/ rescue cost (but arranged by us).
  • Any meals on road journeys.
  • Personal hiking gears.
  • Separate room for couples(charges apply if booked prior).
  • Porter or mules for carrying personal luggage's.
  • Any personal expenses on shops/Dhaba's.
  • Any unscheduled stay/departure due to unforeseen weather conditions, govt ban, natural calamities, medical issues.


The nearest railway station is Haridwar and Airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradoon. From Haridwar to Joshomath Drive is 277kms, 8/9 hrs of drive.
Arrieve Joshimath, base village and overnight stay at Homestay.
Altitude : 1821 meters / 6724 ft.

Meals: Evening Tea & Snacks, soup, Dinner(Dal rice seasonal veg roti sweet dish), Warm Water

On the first day 12 kms drive to Dhak village, and 6kms trek to Gulling Top, 4/5 hrs. Overnight stay at campsite.
Altitude : 2900 meters / 9600 ft.

Meals: Breakfast (Parantha Sabji omlette-2 coffee), Lunch(dal rice local veg papad pickle), Evening Tea & Snacks, soup, Dinner(Dal rice seasonal veg roti sweet dish), Warm Water

After breakfast start trek before 9 AM towards Kullara camp. 5 kms, 3/4 hrs. After luch we will go for a acclimatisation walk to Kuari Pass. Overnight stay at camps.
Altitude : 3390 meters / 11,187 ft.

Meals: Breakfast (Chole puri & Tea) Lunch(dal rice local veg papad pickle) Evening Tea & Snacks, soup, Dinner(Dal rice seasonal veg roti sweet dish), Warm Water

Today is the most challenging part of trekking. We will start trek at night around 3/4 AM at night, geared up with all technical gears. Today is the toughest and longest day. 15kms, 11/12 hrs. Then back to the same campsite. Overnight stay at Khullara camp. There are limited water source on todays long trek, carry enough water for today.
Altitude : 4567 meters / 15,069 ft.

Meals: Breakfast (Roti Alu dum tea) Lunch(dal rice local veg papad pickle) Evening Tea & Snacks, soup, Dinner(Dal rice seasonal veg roti sweet dish), Warm Water

Last day of trek, we will descend down to Joshimath village again via Gorson Bugiyal and Auli route. 8kms trek, 6/7 hrs. Then drive from Auli to Joshimath, 13kms drive.
Altitude : 1821 meters / 6724 ft.

Meals: Breakfast (Bread butter jam boiled egg-2 tea) Lunch(dal rice local veg papad pickle) Evening Tea & Snacks, soup, Dinner(Dal rice seasonal veg roti sweet dish), Warm Water.

Last day of itinerary. After breakfast depart for Haridwar. You will reach Haridwar by afternoon. Book accommodation and tickets accordingly.

Meals: Breakfast (Bread butter jam boiled egg-2 tea)



Frequently asked questions

The Pangarchulla Peak Trek is a popular trekking route in the Indian Himalayas, specifically in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It offers stunning views of several high peaks, including Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and Hathi Parbat.

The Pangarchulla Peak Trek typically takes around 6 to 7 days to complete. The actual duration may vary depending on the trekking company or individual preferences.

The best time for the Pangarchulla Peak Trek is during the late spring (April to June) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons. During these times, the weather is relatively stable, and the views are stunning.

The Pangarchulla Peak Trek is considered to be a moderately challenging trek, and it's recommended for trekkers with some prior high-altitude trekking experience and good physical fitness.

The trek usually starts from a place called Joshimath, which is well-connected to major cities in Uttarakhand by road.

Yes, you need permits to trek in the Pangarchulla Peak area. These permits can be obtained from the forest department or local authorities, and it's essential to carry them during your trek.

Pangarchulla Peak itself is situated at an altitude of approximately 14,700 feet (4,480 meters) above sea level. Trekkers will reach this high altitude during the trek.

While it's not mandatory to hire a guide, it's highly recommended, especially for those who are new to trekking in the region. A guide can provide valuable information, ensure safety, and assist with navigation.

You should pack essentials like warm clothing, high-quality trekking gear, a good quality backpack, a rain jacket, a first aid kit, a water bottle, and high-energy snacks. Be sure to check with your trekking company or guide for a detailed packing list.

The Pangarchulla Peak Trek is generally considered safe, but like any outdoor adventure, it carries some inherent risks. It's important to be well-prepared, follow safety guidelines, and be aware of changing weather conditions. Hiring an experienced guide can enhance safety.

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