The Pangarchulla Peak lies just above the famous Kuari Pass trek in the western rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary and just south of the Tibetian border. Sitting at 4,700 m this summit trek occupies the sweet spot just in between the easy treks and the really hard ones. So Pangarchulla trek is just the perfect one for those trekkers who are looking to shed the batch of an amateur trekker and looking for the perfect challenge to do so.
Spanning over 6 days, this trail has it all, from rocky terrain, alpine forests, snow fields to ridge climbs. The trail has a diverse flora and fauna spread through out the climb. Forests of Oaks, silver birch, blue pine, and bhojpatra adorn the trail. Sightings of musk deer, himalayan black bear and himalayan tahr is also common.
This trek also offers some of the most magnificient peak sightings. Starting from Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Neelkanth, Dronagiri, to Hathi, Ghori and various others. The highlight of the trek though is the summit climb. It will give you a taste of the technical climb with none of the dangers associated with it. All in all the winter Pangarchulla trek is one challenge one must take on before you move on to serious climbs.
Day 1: Arrival at Joshimath and nightstay at our homestay
Day 2: Drive to Dhak and trek to Gulling(5 km)
Day 3: Gulling to Khullara(6 Km)
Day 4: Khullara to Kuari Pass and back(12 Km)
Day 5: Khullara to Pangarchulla Peak and back.(9 Km)
Day 6: Khullara to Joshimath via Gorson Bugiyal and Auli(11 km trek & 15 Km drive)
Accommodation (First and 6th Night stay in Joshimath and four nights in camp)
Transport from Joshimath to Dhak and Auli to Joshimath
Food in fixed menu basis
Trekking staff (Mountain Guide, Porter etc)
Permits and forest charges
Tent, Sleeping bag & Mat and crampons
Transfer from Haridwar to Joshimath and back
Any personal expenses
Any extra snacks and beverages
Any train/bus fare
Any food other than mentioned
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
1. A back pack(55-70 ltrs) with proper back support
2. A high ankle trekking shoes with rubber sole
3. A Knapsack of 20 Ltrs(Optional)
4. 1 pair trekking pole
1. 4 T shirts of quick dry material
2. 4 pairs of trekking pants
3. 1 Full sleeve fleece jacket
4. 1 Down feather/Hollowfill Jacket
5. 1 Rain coat/Poncho
6. 1 Wind Cheater(Optional)
7. 1 Set of thermal inners(Optional)
8. 1 Pair of gloves
9. 1 woolen cap
10. 1 cap or hat for sun protection
11. 1 Pair of socks for each day of trek
12. At least 2 pairs of thermal woolen socks
13. Adequate inner wear
1. 1 pair of UV resistant and polarized shades/goggles
2. 1 LED torch with 1 set of extra cells
3. 1 Whistle
4. 1 repair kit consisting of needle, thread safety pins and strings
5. 1 Pack of matches
1. 1 Plate/Mess Tin
2. 1 glass
3. 1 Spoon
4. 1 Travel Mug
1. Sun Screen lotion
2. Lip balm
3. Moisturizer and body lotion
4. Toilet roll
5. Hand Sanitizer
6. Handwash or soap strip
7. Toothbrush and Paste
9. 1 quick dry face towel
Personal Medicine Kit:-
1. Coca 30 – 30 ml
2. Crocin – 6 tablets
3. Avomine – 4 tablets
4. Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
5. Combiflam – 4 tablets
6. Disprin – 6 tablets
7. Norflox TZ– 6 tablets
8. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
9. Band aid – 10 strips
10. Eno – 6 Satches
11. Cotton – 1 small roll
12. ORS – 5 packets
13. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
14. Volini Spray(small) or Ointment
Life is unpredictable and we understand that sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavor to make it as easy as possible for you. However, please understand that we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore, any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of the programme. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below –
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the event: Full refund as cash
Cancellations between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the event: 50 % refund as cash.
Cancellations less than 15 days to the start of the event: No refund.
If for some reason you wish to cancel the trek, email intimation (firstname.lastname@example.org) needs to
be sent to along with telephonic information.
Note: WeTrekkers reserves the right to cancel a programme before departure in the event of logistical problems arising due to natural calamities, strikes, wars or any other circumstances that make the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.
Itinerary Changes & Trip delays: We plan itineraries based on the information available at the time of planning and in rare circumstances, they are subject to change. In the event that the itinerary is changed or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, transportation delays, government intervention, landslides etc., we will always aim to give you the best experience possible. However, WeTrekkers cannot be held responsible for the cost of delay or changes.
Please note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 5% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded.
Refunds will be processed within 7 - 10 working days from the date of cancellation.