Pangarchulla Peak Trek
Pangarchulla Peak Trek, also called the Chimney Peak, is a beautiful peak situated in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Standing at an altitude of 14,700 feet, the summit offers breathtakingly panoramic views of Himalayan peaks such as Mana, Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Vasudhara falls, Kalanka, Mandir, Ghodi, Hathi, Barmal, Lampak Massif, Dronagiri, etc.
Pangarchulla Peak Trek is a 4 days trek accompanied by 2 days of travelling which makes a complete tour of 6 days. The difficulty level varies from moderate to difficult which means it is recommended for experienced trekkers. Added advantage of the Pangarchulla trek is that one can cover Kuari Pass as well as Auli (a renowned ski destination) in this trek.
1st Day: Drive from Rishikesh to Joshimath
2nd Day: Drive from Joshimath to Dhak and Trek to Khullara
3rd Day: Trek from Khullara to Kuari Pass and back to Pangarchulla peak base camp.
4th Day: Base camp to Pangarchulla Summit and back to Tali.
5th Day: Trek from Tali to Auli and drive to Joshimath
6th Day: Drive from Joshimath to Rishikesh
Itinerary (Rishikesh to Rishikesh)
1st Day : Drive from Rishikesh to Joshimath
Gather at Rishikesh ISBT by 6 AM and move towards Joshimath. Joshimath is around 260 km from Rishikesh and it will take around 12 hours to reach there.
The journey will be through Rishikesh, Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag and Karnaprayag. Reach Joshimath and relax in the homestay. Dinner and Overnight stay in the homestay.
2nd Day : Drive from Joshimath to Dhak and Trek to Khullara
We have our breakfast and drive towards Dhak village which is the last road head for Pamgarchulla trek. From Dhak, we will start our trek towards our first camping destination, i.e., Khullara. Khullara is around 7 km from Dhak. We take the dusty trail and cross through few water streams.
We have our lunch at Gulling which is around 4 km from Dhak and then continue our trek towards Khullara which is further 3 km from Gulling. Reach Khullara and enjoy the dense forest views around the campsite.
Overnight stay in camps.
3rd Day : Trek from Khullara to Kuari Pass and back to Pangarchulla peak base camp.
Today's trek is long but it will be gradual. Pangarchulla peak is visible from throughout the trek. Few more remarkable peaks are visible such as Neelkanth, Kamet, Chaukhamba, and Bhagirathi 1, 2, 3. Reach the pass and enjoy the scenic views.
After spending an hour at the pass, we head back towards our campsite, base camp of Pangarchulla peak.
4th Day : Base camp to Pangarchulla Summit and back to Tali.
Today is the D-day of the trek as we climb the Pangarchulla summit. We start a bit early as it is the longest and toughest day of the trek. The trail up to the summit is steep and it may require few pieces of equipment depending upon the terrain conditions.
We target to reach the summit by noon. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Greater Himalayas from the summit. We then descend back from the summit and approach towards our campsite, i.e., Tali. Reach the campsite and relax.
Overnight stay in the camps.
5th Day : Trek from Tali to Auli and drive to Joshimath
This is the last day of the trek. We take the downhill trail towards Auli and trek through the alluring Gorson Bugyal. Reach Auli, which is a renowned site for Skiing. After reaching Auli, we board the taxi and travel to Joshimath.
Overnight stay in the guest house.
6th Day : Drive from Joshimath to Rishikesh
We retrace the same route and travel to Rishikesh. We reach by evening.
Trekking tour ends here.
Accommodation: Stay is included from day 1 to Day 6 – you will be staying at guest house and camps on all days of trekking.
Transportation: Rishikesh to Rishikesh
Meals: All Meals from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
Camping Charges: All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
Support Staff: Certified Trek Leader and Local Guide.
Trekking Equipment: you will be staying in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. We provide high altitude sleeping bags which can stand temperatures as low as - 10 deg c. We also provide ropes, micro spikes, gaiters etc. As required.
Safety Equipment: First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, Stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
Any meals apart from inclusions
Meals during bus journey
Offloading charges- INR 250 per bag per day and should be informed 3 days before the trek.
Anything that is not mentioned in inclusions
No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.
Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date
59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)
44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost
29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.
15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.
7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.
No Show . No refund.
Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.
If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.
Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.
Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.
Things To Pack
Down Jacket (Main jacket)
Tshirt or Fleece
Extra pair of Socks
Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)
Rucksack (At least 40L)
Mufflers/ Neck Warmer
Extra pair of Clothes
First Aid Kit
*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season
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