Moderate Himalayan Trekking Peak - Pangarchulla

The Pangarchulla is a beautiful climbing objective in the spring after accumulating all the winter snow.

Difficulty

  1. Moderate / Intermediate
    Moderate / Intermediate
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Pangarchulla (4575m) is a beautiful climbing objective in the spring after accumulating all the winter snow. It is an easy low altitude peak and is a good introductory climb for first-timers. Trekkers can experience the crisp morning snow with amazing views of the surrounding high mountains. This trip offers a moderate challenge for those who don't want to push it too hard, and also offers great photo opportunities with panoramic views. The snow capped peaks of Kedarnath (6940 m), Chaukhamba (7140 m), Nilkantha (6597 m), Kamet (7756 m), Gauri Parbat (6727 m), Hathi Parbat (6727 m), Nanda Devi (7817 m), Bethartoli (6352 m) and Dunagiri (7066 m) lined one after the other in a magnificent arc.

  1. Day 1

    Activities
    1. Taxi / Jeep / Bus Taxi / Jeep / Bus
    2. Hotel Hotel

    Arrive in India

    Arrive in Delhi and then relax for the remainder of the day.

  2. Day 2

    Activities
    1. Train Train
    2. Taxi / Jeep / Bus Taxi / Jeep / Bus
    3. Tent Tent
    4. Rafting / Kayaking Rafting / Kayaking

    Delhi to Rishikesh (330 m): 5/6 hrs

    Train to Haridwar and then drive to Rishikesh.

  3. Day 3

    Activities
    1. Taxi / Jeep / Bus Taxi / Jeep / Bus
    2. Tent Tent

    Rishikesh to Joshimath (1560 m): 8/9 hrs

    Drive to Joshimath.

  4. Day 4

    Activities
    1. Tent Tent
    2. Trekking Trekking

    Joshimath to Tali (3310 m): 5/6 hrs

    Trek up to Tali.

  5. Day 5

    Activities
    1. Tent Tent
    2. Trekking Trekking

    Tali to Khulara (3395 m) via the Kuari Pass (3840 m): 5/6 hrs

    Trek to Khulara via the Kuari Pass.

  6. Day 6

    Activities
    1. Tent Tent
    2. Trekking Trekking

    Khulara Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (4000 m): 3/4 hrs

    Trek to Advanced Base Camp.

  7. Day 7

    Activities
    1. Tent Tent
    2. Trekking Trekking

    Advanced Base Camp to Summit and back to Khulara Base Camp: 3/4 hrs

    Trek to the summit of Pangarchulla and then return to Khulara.

  8. Day 8

    Activities
    1. Taxi / Jeep / Bus Taxi / Jeep / Bus
    2. Hotel Hotel
    3. Trekking Trekking

    Khulara to Tapovan (1850m): 5/6 hrs; Drive to Pipalkoti (1330m): 3hrs

    Trek to Tapovan and then drive to Pipalkoti.

  9. Day 9

    Activities
    1. Train Train
    2. Taxi / Jeep / Bus Taxi / Jeep / Bus
    3. Hotel Hotel

    Pipalkoti to Delhi: 13 hrs

    Drive to Haridwar in time for the train to Delhi.

  10. Day 10

    Activities
    1. Taxi / Jeep / Bus Taxi / Jeep / Bus
    2. Plane Plane

    Depart India

    After breakfast transfer to the international airport for your flight home. Trip ends

Our detailed trip dossiers include a full daily itinerary, information about trip prices, accommodation, booking, payment and general travel advice.

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Departure Dates Duration
Thursday 14th April 2011 - Saturday 23rd April 2011 10 Days

The following is what we recommend you take, and is a guideline of what to bring. You are responsible for having the necessary personal equipment you need for this trek.

Walking boots. (not trekking shoes) If you are buying new boots for this trip please ensure they are well broken in before hand. Few things will make you more miserable during the trek than blisters.

  • Walking pole or poles.
  • Two pairs of thick socks and two pairs of thin socks.
  • Two or Three cotton t-shirts to wear in the evenings.
  • A long sleeved shirt for sun projection on hot days.
  • Two pairs of lightweight trousers or pants, one for trekking and one to wear at night
  • One pair of shorts.
  • A good thermal (polypropylene) layer consisting of long johns and pullover.
  • Two light weight fleeces or wool jumpers.
  • A down jacket.
  • Rain and wind proof jacket and trousers.
  • A warm sleeping bag (4 seasons)
  • A thermorest if you have one. We provide karrimats for all clients.
  • A woolen hat to wear in the mornings and evenings.
  • A sun hat with a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Suncream at least factor 30.
  • A pair of gloves.
  • A camera.
  • A book and/or writing paper.
  • Underwear, we recommend you bring enough so you are comfortable at all times. Washing can be arranged in any of the large towns on your itinerary upon request.
  • Duffel bag or large rucksack to carry to gear while trekking. We recommend you use something strong and sturdy, as this bag will be carried by a porter or packed on a mule or yak.
  • Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry the gear you will need while trekking. Camera, spare jacket, waterproof jacket, water bottle, pack lunch etc.
  • Water bottle.
  • Small towel for washing.
  • Toiletries, N.B as little as possible, if you are travelling with friends try to share toiletries.
  • Headlamp or small torch with spare batteries.

The following is a typical days trekking and most days on the route will follow this format. Ultimately different treks, locations and terrain may modify this format.

Wake up, sometimes at sunrise to enjoy the spectacular views the Himalaya offer in the early hours of the morning. After a filling cooked breakfast prepared by the expedition cook we pack up all the equipment and get ready to leave.

After loading all the gear onto the mules we get moving. You need only carry a spare jacket, water bottle, sun cream, camera during the day. We walk at a pace that suits the group and stop regularly for photo opportunities and rests. We go at the pace of the slowest person in the group so don't worry about getting left behind.

At around midday we stop for lunch. The cooks, porters and mules will have gone ahead and by the time we reach the lunch spot lunch is almost ready. After a healthy and energizing lunch we get back on the trail again stopping off in villages and monasteries where possible. By mid afternoon we stop for the day.

We set up camp and then relax and enjoy watching the sun disappear below the mountain peaks. Meanwhile the cooks are busy preparing a three course meal prepared from fresh clean local produce. Enjoy the company of your guides and fellow trekkers late into the evening around a campfire. Head to bed for a good nights sleep to be ready to do it all again the next day.

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