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Max Altitude

15,100 FT

Grade

Moderate

Duration

7 Days

Trekking KM.

44 KM

Suitable for:10+ years
Experience:First timer can apply, previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
Fitness:cover 4 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

11,800 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Pipalkoti to Pipalkoti
  • Rs 245 Insurance (Mandatory) | Rs 1,600 Transportation (Optional)

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Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail Type Round trail. The trek starts and ends at Tugashi village
  • Rail HeadRishikesh is the nearest rail head to the base camp
  • AirportJolly grant airport Dehradun
  • Base CampPipalkoti
  • Best Season
    • Spring Treks (Mid Feb - Mid Apr)
  • SnowRound the year except monsoon.
  • Services fromPipalkoti to Pipalkoti
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayCamping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse


  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Duration - 7 Days
  • Grade - Moderate
  • Max Altitude - 15100 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 44 Kms.

Why Pangarchulla Is A Must-Do Trek?

Adorning the Lord Curzon circuit, one of Garhwal Himalaya’s most fabled trails, Pangarchulla– the chimney peak soars to vision. Perched at 14, 700 ft, the peak offers a perfect test of non-technical climbing skills for mountaineering enthusiasts. Though this Uttarakhand trek is accessible throughout the year, it is the winter snow that makes it truly unsurpassable. If thrill is directly proportionate to the gauge of challenge, in the winter would be a journey brave hearts just cannot afford to miss!

 

Spanning over 7 days, the trek will take you along the pilgrim vein of Uttarakhand, from Rishikesh to Pipalkoti, where we have our base camp. A little further away, from Tugashi village, starts our walking trajectory up the rocky tracks. With ascent, the horizons open up to cliffside villages characterized by terraced farmland and slant-roofed houses, moving on to green meadows surrounded by the signature peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas. Notable are—Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Hati-Ghori, and Barmal among others. Part of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, the trail to Pangarchulla never loses sight of these celebrated peaks and culminates finally at the summit with a gala of glittering snow views.

About The Trek

Pangarchulla is a challenging summit climb fit for adventure enthusiasts who are always looking for their next thrill. The 7-day trek starts from Rishikesh where you travel to Pipalkoti. Tugashi village, which is a little distance away from Pipalkoti is where the trek starts. So, Pipalkoti serves as the base for your trek. The trek takes place in the Nanda Devi National Park and as such, the mountain views in this trek are simply epic.

 

From Tugashi we start our trekking towards Gulling Top, this is the first day of trekking in the mountains. The trek presents grand mountain views and stays with you to the summit. The meadows of Pangarchulla are covered in snow in the winter months and you will pass through forests of Oak, Deodar, Chestnut, and Maple trees. From Gulling, its an onward journey to Camp I where we will pitch our tents, and the following day we will trek from Camp I to Kuari Top and descend back to Camp I. The next day is your summit day as you trek from Camp I to Pangarchulla summit via Khullara and return to Camp I. Mt. Nanda Devi, Trishul, Changbang and other peaks stand tall creating a mesmerizing sight.

 

The next day will be your descent from the mountains and the last day of trekking as you descend from Camp I to Tugashi Village and drive to Pipalkoti. Staying the night at Pipalkoti, we will head out for Rishikesh the next day, ending the journey with lots of happy memories.

 

What Can You Expect At The Trek

Pangarchulla is a moderate-grade trek so some type of physical fitness is necessary if you truly want to enjoy the experience. At the summit, you get 360° views of Himalayan peaks like Mt. Nanda Devi (7,816 m), Hathi Parat (6,727 m), Ghodi Parvat (6,708 m), Kamet (7,756 m), and Dronagiri  (7,066 m).

 

Spring is the ideal time to do the Pangarchulla Trek and the weather during the daytime is usually sunny with mildly cold evenings, however, the temperature drops exponentially post-sundown. The daytime temperature at Pangarchulla is around 15°C while the night temperature can drop as low as -5°C or below. So carry, enough warm layers as nights can be pretty cold. Sometimes, there can be sudden surprise showers in Pangarchulla so you need to be prepared for that too.

 

Highlights

The Trek to Pangarchulla – The chimney peak is full of the riches of Himalayan grandeur here is what to look forward to:

A Variety of Flora and Fauna – Until the snowline starts the track will be strewn with blood-red rhododendrons. Plenty of Oaks, silver birch, blue pine, and Bhojpatra- the bark of which is known to source papyrus, will be lining the way. Commonly found wildlife here consists of—musk deer, black bear, and Himalayan Tahr.

 

A Ridge Climb on Summit Day – A steep ridge taking you on an ascent to the peak on summit day is a painstaking but highly gratifying feature of this trek. The climb becomes arduous and sated with an adrenalin rush. The overwhelming snow on the trail will add to this incomparable feeling of exploring the unsurpassable.

 

Unbound Snow on Risk-Free Slopes – The one dominant characteristic of your winter adventure to the Pangarchulla Peak will be the threat of snow. In most parts on the last lap of the climb, the slopes covered in powdery snow will offer you an ascent without the risk of a deathly fall, by providing a cushioning. These gently curving inclines have the typical quality of skiing slopes. It is ideal for you to enjoy the delights of snow-saturated wintry Himalayas sans the risk of tumbling over fatally. It is also ideal for your enjoyment if you happen to have experience in skiing.

Who can participate

    • Age; 10 years.
    • First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 4 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

     

    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Hypertension etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
    • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

     

    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.

     

    Note

Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive From Rishikesh To Pipalkoti | Beginning Of The Journey
    • Altitude: 1,900 m/ 6,200 ft
    • Drive Distance: 252 km | Duration: 10 hrs approx.
    • Trekkers will be picked from Rishikesh at 6:00 am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle (cost is excluded)
    • Arrive at Pipalkoti approx. by 5 pm - (tea, briefing of the trek & dinner)
    • Breakfast and lunch on the way (exclusive of charges)
    • Accommodation at the guest house
    • Telephone network available

 

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Rishikesh is a celebrated pilgrim site in India and you need to reach Rishikesh Reporting place (Near to Laxmanjhula Auto Stand) for pick up. Here, we will meet you at 6:00  am and our journey shall commence. Even though we have nothing else on our day’s schedule, we will start early. This is because, you need to give your body enough rest before beginning to trek the next day, and secondly, mountain roads are unpredictable so the more time we have in our hands the better.

 

En route to Pipalkoti we will follow the course of river Ganga and cross the famous river-bank pilgrim towns of Rishikesh and the 5 Prayags or confluences. The sight of each of these confluences is spectacular. Rishikesh, besides its ambiance of peace, is also known for white-water river rafting. 

 

At Devaprayag, You will get a stunning view of the Bhagirathi river descending into river Alakananda and fusing to form a vivid play of different green hues in the water. The slopes of the mountains along the fiery river look picturesque from the confluence of Devaprayag.

 

Breakfast and lunch could be found at roadside inns along Badrinath Road and this will be exclusive of charges you pay for the trek. By 5 pm, at the hour of sundown, we will pull in on the driveway of the Pipalkoti guest house, in time for refreshing hit tea followed by an opening dinner and briefing from your Trek Leader. Mobile network is available at Pipalkoti. 

Day 2 : Pipalkoti To Tugashi village And Trek To Gulling Top | Grand Mountain Views
    • Altitude: 2,750 m/9,000 ft
    • Drive from Pipalkoti to Tugashi Village is 15 km; Tugashi village to Gulling To is a 3 km trek (2 hrs)
    • The trail is a mix of steep and gradual ascents, mostly through villages
    • Hot lunch at campsite
    • Water points available at villages in passing
    • Accommodation in tent
    • Peaks spotted: Dronagiri, Hathi Parvat, Ghodi Parvat

The next day, by 8 am we will set off for Tugashi village after having breakfast at the guest-house. From Tugashi the trek will begin. The drive from Pipalkoti to Dhak of around 1:30 minutes will introduce you to the mountain kingdom surrounding the town. After breakfast, load your rucksack in the van and we will drive towards Tugashi. The drive is short but scenic. Enjoy the first sights of Nanda Devi peak during your ride. Collect your refreshments and start the trek from Tugashi road-head marking the uphill bent towards the destination. Trek for 1 hour to the first village. The first half an hour part of the trek is through a motorable road and then it follows a stone-paved trail up the mountain.

 

The gradually ascending trail keeps the village on the right and takes a dusty, rocky hike of gradual ascents. You will pass through mountain villages like Kharchi, and Tugasi, giving you a glimpse into the peculiarities of mountain living, their dependence, and their close association with nature. Without any major difficulties, we reach Tugashi village from where the trail inclines by gushing streams. Feast your senses in the greenery of the farming steps cut across hills and the high mountains towering over from all around. The gradual gaining of altitude here must be supported by thorough hydration, therefore, you must keep filling your bottle at village water points.  You will come across shepherd clans, farmers, and other agrarian people in this village set in the backdrop of mountains. After immersing in the different flavors of life for some time here, we move towards our next stop- the hamlet of Gulling. During the trek, you can get wonderful sights of Dronagiri Parvat towards the left. This is a popular trek route as it is also the path that takes you to Kuari Pass and a few other treks. You may also see hydro-powered mills in the villages.

 

With the turn from Tugasi towards Gulling at 8990 ft, the scenario changes from stark and dusty to green. A thickly forested area kicks in after Gulling and traces of civilization start to blur away. The trek continues through forest cover to the Gulling Top campsite at 9600 ft. across 0.5 km from Gulling village. Along with this stretch, finally, the great mesmerizing snow peaks of Garhwal Himalayas pop their heads changing the whole vista to a heavenly one. Prominent in this dazzling panorama are Dronagiri, HathiParvat, and GhoriParvat. You can see widespread Golden Oak, Birch trees on your sides. Remember that the trail takes place inside the Nanda Devi National Park and it is a protected area so be respectful of the inhabitants as well as the flora and fauna of the region.  After lunch at the campsite, the sun takes a dip and the snow peaks take a golden sheen casting a spell of pure magic—the perfect time to catch a few exquisite shots! You have gained quite a bit of altitude today, so take short acclimatization walks in the evening around the campsite and return to your camps before dark.

Day 3 : Trek From Gulling Top To Camp I | Walk Through Forested Trails
    • Altitude: 3,350 m/ 11,000 ft
    • Trek Distance: 6 km | Duration: 5 hrs
    • Altitude Gain: 600 m/ 2000 ft
    • A steep ascent through Oak, Rhododendron (mostly pink and white), and walnut forest
    • Lunch at campsite
    • Accommodation in tent
    • Peaks spotted: Nanda Devi, Kalanka, Changbang, Dronagiri, Hathi Parvat, Ghodi Parvat.

 

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The next day’s trip is a straight ascent of approx 5 km spanning 4 hours approximately. The destination Camp I is a campsite in the clearing amid coniferous forests of blue pine, oaks, and rhododendron. While the climb is an ascending one, it is not as steep as the previous day’s.

 

We set out today after breakfast prepared mentally for a moderate hike. There will be numerous water points. The entire trail will be a muddy route. Since the trail is under dense forest cover there is no scope for big mountain sights. You will be surrounded by Oak forests on all sides on most part of today’s walk. Continue along the forested trail to eventually reach Camp I. Greeted with sharp curves with deep ravines gaping at one side, we move along never feeling cheated out of the beautiful vista promised. The forests seem to smile up suddenly here and there with rhododendrons blooming in thickets of pink and red. From a little inside the forested trail, snow becomes part of the scene. Rich growth of Silver Birch and Spruce hovers over the snow-covered forest floor making Pangarchulla an in-depth snow trek. Late into the day, Camp-I is reached. Lunch tastes extra delicious today after this testing trek. The afternoon and evening can be reserved for acclimatization and relaxed walks around the clearing. The acclimatization walk is till Khullara meadows, which takes around 40 minutes to reach there. This will be one of the best walks, with fewer efforts you will be standing in front of an ocean of Kamet, Mana Parvat, Deoban, Hati Parvat, Garud, Trishul, Dronagiri peaks. Khullara Top is a part of Lord Curzon’s Trail and it gives 360-degree views of the Himalayan peaks. After short acclimatization walks, return back to the campsite before sundown. Retire in your tents at night. At higher altitudes, you need to give your body as much rest as possible.

Day 4 : Trek From Camp I To Kuari Pass Via Khullara And Back To Camp I | Acclimatization Walk To Kuari Pass
    • Altitude: 3,800 m/ 12,500 ft
    • Approx. 7-8 km trek, 5-6 hrs (3-4 km away)
    • The first half is a steep ascent and the second half is a gradual ascent
    • Wide meadows with golden to bright green grass cover to cross in the summer that turns into rolling snowfields in the winter.
    • Khullara top to a broken ridge with frozen stream (traverse walk) (3,700 m/ 12,200 ft)
    • Broken bridge to Kuari Pass (strenuous climb) (3,800 m/ 12,500 ft)
    • Carry enough water (no water source on the way)
    • Early morning breakfast and start trek to Kuari Pass
    • Special care for protection from the harsh sun is required in these open meadows.
    • Peaks spotted: Kedrantah Peak, Kedardome, Chaukhambha, Balakun, Neelkantha, Mukut Parvat, Kamet, Abhi Gamin, Mana I, Ghodi Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dronagiri, Kalanka, Changbang, Nanda Devi and Nanda Ghunti.

Starting after breakfast with packed lunch from Camp I, we make our way, skirting the forest lands towards Kuari Top, and some 40 minutes into the trail, the scenery changes from tree-covered shadowy trails to open meadows. When you reach Khullara top in another 1 hour, you follow Lord Curzon\'s trail towards Kuari Pass. From Khullara top you can see 3 trails heading out, the right going to Tali downwards, the left uphill trail going to Pangarchulla, left downhill to Kuari Pass. We will take the route to Kuari Pass. Khullara is connected to Lord Curzon’s trail by means of a forest ridge. Keep trudging on the Lord Curzon trail for 20 min and open Gelgad meadows will come into sight. This is another spot to capture the mighty Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba, Neelkantha, etc. Keep walking for another 20 minutes into the trail and you will encounter the famous broken bridge. Here you can find one water point if luckily it is not frozen. Take a few deep breaths and get ready for a steep ascent until Kuari Pass. For the safe side, keep water bottles with you on this trek.

 

Watch out for the Pangarchulla on the left as you arrive closer to it. Some of the prominent peaks visible are Chaukhamba, Mt. Kamet, and Neelkantha, Mana, Deoban, Hati Parvat, Garud, Trishul, and Dronagiri.

 

Have your lunch on the wonderful pass relishing the view and return back to Camp I.

Day 5 : Trek From Camp I To Pangarchulla Summit Via Khullara And Back To Camp I | Summit Day
    • Altitude: 4,600 m/ 15,100 ft
    • Trek Distance: 14 km | Duration: 10 - 11 hrs
    • Challenging and steep climb
    • Start trekking at 3:00 am as turnaround time is 8:00 am
    • Peaks spotted: Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Kalanka, Changbang, Dronagiri, Hathi Parvat, Ghodi Parvat, Mana, Kamet, Abl Gamin, Neelkanth, Chaukhamba Massif, and many more.

 

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On this big day, we start early in the morning,  at the crack of dawn, and set off on fresh snow for the summit hike. It is necessary to be equipped with at least 2 liters of water as there are no water sources from here. Multiple steep climbing points on the way make this stretch laborious. The trail will be the same till Lord Curzon\\\\s trail and you will reach here in one and half hours, same as the previous day.

 

The first 30 minutes of the ascent is a thorough ridge climb which you will know has ended when a vision Pangarchulla Main and auxiliary peaks rise right up ahead. While the climb may be strenuous the fluorescent sunrise on the left will boost your confidence. After the ridge walk, level snow grounds spread ahead giving you a scope to catch your breath. You can observe a snow gully above you in the middle, this is the point you have to reach. For this region and further up, your group may require cutting through the thick carpet of snow manually—an exhaustive task assigned to the one who leads. In May, June the snow usually melts leaving behind a carpet of boulders. Again if there are a few traces of snow, watch out while stepping on the snow. Your foot may go deep sometimes pertaining to the rocks below. Before reaching the base of Pangarchulla Main, enjoy this level snow patch from where you will get a terrific detailed view of the Chaukhamba massif, flanked by Mana, Kamet, Hati-Ghodi, and other snow caps. We request trekkers not to ask for sliding as it is dangerous on these slopes.

 

Your trek leader will get you all set for rope up. You will be given a choice to continue or stop here.  The onward approach to the Pangarchulla Summit is going to be laborious. From the base of Pangarchulla Main Peak, once again comes a steep ridge climb. At about a distance of 100 meters, the knife ridge begins. The knife-edge cut in the middle of the ridge should be avoided as you step. Crampons are highly advisable as they will minimize the chances of slipping on the ice. Expect high squalling wind with currents. We expect to reach the summit by 10 am, at the most. Any more delays are not allowed because the snow begins to melt, making the reverse trail slippery. On loose snow, the microspikes do not work efficiently. You will have to scale a cluster of 6 mountain ridges to arrive at the summit of Pangarchulla. Sometimes, ice carving with an ice ax is required and our technical team will guide and assist you through the same.

 

At the summit point, you will come face to face with the Garhwal snow peaks in all their glory, especially Nanda Ghunti on the left, Chaukhamba on right, which will come to the fore for the first time with all the detailed ridge lines revealed. The top is marked by a small temple. From the summit, one gets a 360-degree view of the Garhwal Himalayas, with Nanda Ghunti, Trishuli, Chang Bang, Dronagiri, GarudParvat, Lampak 1,2, Hathi, Gauri, Mana, Kamet on the right and Neelkanth, Chaukhamba, Kedardome, etc. on the left side. After enjoying your victory for 15 minutes we descend and have lunch at the base. The descent takes about 3 to 4 hrs, take care while descending on the snow.  From late May to December, the snow melts making it a rocky moraine climb and in these months, it is easier to scale the ridge and takes less time. However, the glorious snow-covered summit is an extraordinary sight to behold.

Day 6 : Trek From Camp I To Tugashi Village And Drive To Pipalkoti | Last Day Of Trekking
    • Altitude: 1,900 m/ 6,200 ft
    • Trek Distance: 5 km | Duration: 5 hrs
    • Drive Distance: 30 km to Pipalkoti
    • Breakfast at Camp I
    • Trek to Tugasi village
    • Drive from Tugasi village to Pipalkoti
    • Packed lunch on the way
    • Reach Pipalkoti by late evening
    •  Pipalkoti (tea, debriefing, dinner)
    • Clean drinking water for filling your bottles will be available at Tugasi village
    • Accommodation: guesthouse

On the way down from Camp-I, one by one the snow peaks will pop out of view, and the same old village trails will remind you of the end of the journey. It’s an easy trek down to Tugashi village. An hour and a half of trekking through dense forest covers will bring us to our first campsite and another hour and a half, and you will reach Tugashi village From Tugashi, a car ride into the dusk will take you back to civilization at the Pipalkoti guest-house. Dinner and overnight stay in Pipalkoti.

Day 7 : Drive From Pipalkoti To Rishikesh | Bidding Farewell To The Mountains
    • Drive DIstance: 252 km
    • The ride will commence at 6 am, reaching the destination at around 6 pm
    • Breakfast and lunch will be on the way at a roadside inn, exclusive of charges

     

    Note: On day 7, you will reach Rishikesh between 5 and 6 pm. You can book your further travel after 7 pm.

 

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After sleeping over the unforgettable experience of scaling Pangarchulla, today we go back city-wards. Your car will be waiting at 6 in the morning. Bidding adieu to the gaze of the hills, you will descend down to civilization reaching Rishikesh by 5 in the evening in time for your overnight journey back. Along the journey back from Pipalkoti, Mother Nature will be your constant companion. If you are planning to book your further journey the same day please make the bookings after 7 pm to account for any unexpected delays on the road.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

At first you have to reach Rishikesh

Plz Note:- Transportation Amount is not included in the trek cost.
 

Our Pick-up place

Trek The Himalayas Head office, Tapovan Laxmanjhula, Landmark -Nainital Bank opposite Shiv Vilas Hotel

Options to reach Rishikesh

1.  Take overnight train/bus to Rishikesh.

2.  Take overnight train/bus to Haridwar and drive to Rishikesh (35 min drive with normal traffic).

We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Rishikesh at least by 05:30 am positively.

3.  Take the flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) and drive to Rishikesh (20 km, 30 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.

  • TTH’s Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles will pick-up you.
  • Pick-up is excluded in the cost of the trek.
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.
  • After morning tea move to Rishikesh
  • Reach Rishikesh by 6:00 pm
  • Drop off point is Trek The Himalayas Office (Tapovan) Laxmanjhula 
  • Plan your further travel plan after 7:00 pm

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
3. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
7. Mules to carry the central luggage.

1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Transportation - Rishikesh to Pipalkoti and return
4. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
5. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

7. Transport cost.

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly

Insurance is mandatory and can be obtained through TTH or other providers. Non-Indian rates are slightly higher, trek coordinator will share the balance payment link after booking. If you choose not to book through us, we will refund your insurance fee; email us immediately after booking for the refund.

 

Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1500/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 2000/- if you inform us after reaching Pipalkoti
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Special Offers

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and are unable to complete the same or you have successfully completed that trek and want to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times without paying the cost of the trek.

Terms and conditions

  • This offer is a non-transferable.
  • This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.
  • This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.
  • This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.
  • Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for transportation and trek permit costs.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at info@trekthehimalayas.com  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

 

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

 

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun cap1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters2 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks1 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Moderate

Calculate Your BMI :


Your BMI value is

24.22

Congratulations, your body is in good conditions!

BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Pangarchulla Peak located?

The Pangarchulla Peak is a high-altitude trek in the Joshimath region of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand.

What is the height of Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

The altitude of Pangarchulla Peak Trek is approximately 15,100 ft.

What is the starting point of the Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

The trek to Pangarchulla starts from Pipalkoti village.

How difficult is the Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

Pangarchulla Peak Trek is a moderate-grade trek.

What is the best time to do the Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

The best time to do Pangarchulla Peak Trek is during the spring months from mid-Feb to mid-Apr.

How long does it take to complete the Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

Pangarchulla Peak Trek is a 7-day long trek.

What is the route for the Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

Trek The Himalayas follows this route: Pipalkoti - Tugasi - Gulling Top - Camp I - Pangarchulla Summit - Camp I - Tugasi - Pipalkoti - Rishikesh.

What is the accommodation like during the Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

During the Pangarchulla Peak Trek, you will stay in a guest house in the base camp, and on the slopes, you will be staying in tents (twin-sharing).

What is the cost of the Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

The cost of the Pangarchulla Peak Trek is 11,800 INR.

What are the highlights of the Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

The highlights of Pangarchulla Peak Trek include the grand mountain views of Trishul, Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and Kedarnath.

Is it necessary to have the prior trekking experience to do the Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

Yes, it is recommended to have prior trekking experience before attempting the Pangarchulla Peak Trek as it is considered a moderately difficult trek. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, and the altitude can also be a challenge. It is important to have good physical fitness and stamina to complete the trek comfortably. Prior trekking experience can help you to be better prepared for the challenges of the trek, such as acclimatization, managing your energy levels, and dealing with the rugged terrain. However, if you are in good physical condition and have a positive attitude, with proper guidance and preparation, you can still attempt the Pangarchulla Peak trek even if you are a beginner.

Do I need to hire a guide or porter for the Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

Yes, it is highly recommended to hire a professional expert for the Pangarchulla Peak Trek, especially if you are a beginner or have limited trekking experience. A professional can provide you with valuable assistance, including knowledge of the local terrain, weather conditions, and the culture of the region. They can also help you with navigation and ensure your safety throughout the trek.

Hiring a porter is optional, but it can be helpful if you do not want to carry a heavy backpack during the trek. A porter can carry your luggage and equipment, allowing you to trek more comfortably and at your own pace.

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