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Pangarchulla Pursuit: A Himalayan Trekking Adventure
6 Days · 5 Nights
₹ 9,800
/ person
Location
Uttarakhand
Highlights
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Overview

Pangarchulla, also known as the Chimney Peak, adorns the Lord Curzon circuit, which is widely considered among the most legendary hiking routes in the Garhwal Himalaya. Mountaineering enthusiasts may test their non-technical climbing abilities on this peak, which stands at an elevation of 4,590 metres. Even though this journey in Uttarakhand is available at any time of the year, the snow that falls during the winter months makes it impassable. If the level of excitement is directly proportional to the degree of difficulty, then the Pangarchulla Peak Trek in the wintertime would be an adventure that courageous people cannot afford to miss out on.

Moderate to Difficult

The path leading to Pangarchulla and Kauri Pass is unaltered right up to the last day of the hike. You have a clear view of Nanda Devi to your left and the crown of Pangarchulla to your right, both perched above a deep forest that is heavy with pine trees, while you are driving to Dhak, which is the head trail for this spectacular summit.

Delight in the breathtaking views of breathtaking mountains like Mount Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Donagiri, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Haathi-Parbat, Ghori Parbat, and many more.

The Pangarchulla trek takes you through various landscapes relatively short, exposing you to a wide range of environments along the way. These environments include local towns, dust trails that lead to vast open meadows, dense forests, pristine streams, and rocky patches that lead into the white of the snow.

Itinerary
  • Rishikesh to Karchi Village (2286 M) via Joshimath (1890 M)
  • Distance: 275 km
  • Duration: 10 hours ( Drive)
  • Begin your journey from the spiritual town of Rishikesh, embarking on a picturesque drive towards Karchi Village, Base foe Kuari Pass Trek passing through the charming town of Joshimath. The route offers stunning views of the Himalayan landscapes and introduces you to the rich cultural tapestry of the region. Arrive at Karchi Village, a quaint Himalayan hamlet, and settle in for the night
  • Karchi Village (2286 M) to Gulling Campsite (2870 M)
  • Distance: 05 km
  • Duration: 04 hours trek
  • Begin the trek from Karchi Village, heading towards the Gulling Campsite. The trail takes you through dense forests, meandering streams, and quaint Himalayan villages. Gulling Campsite, nestled amidst nature’s embrace, provides a serene setting for a night under the star-lit sky.
  • Gulling Campsite to Khullara Campsite (3390M)
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Continue your ascent as the trail leads you to the Khullara Campsite. This leg of the journey unveils breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and lush meadows. Khullara Campsite offers a picturesque spot to rest and rejuvenate in preparation for the next day’s adventure.
  • Khullara (3,390m) to Pangarchulla (4,590m) and Back to Khullara (3,390m)
  • Distance: 14 kms
  • Duration: 12-16 hours
  • Embark on an exhilarating ascent from the tranquil Khullara Campsite to the lofty summit of Pangarchulla, standing proudly at 4,590 meters. The trail unfolds through rugged terrain, challenging your perseverance with steep climbs and rocky paths. As you ascend, witness the landscape transform, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
  • Reaching Pangarchulla’s summit, be rewarded with an awe-inspiring 360-degree panorama, showcasing the grandeur of the Himalayan range. The iconic peaks of Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, and Chaukhamba create a majestic backdrop against the clear sky. Take a moment to absorb the sheer magnificence of your surroundings.
  • After relishing the summit experience, commence your descent back to the comforting embrace of Khullara Campsite. The journey down allows for reflection on the achievement of conquering Pangarchulla and offers a chance to appreciate the diverse ecosystems encountered during this high-altitude adventure. As night falls, find solace and warmth at Khullara, nestled amid the Himalayan wilderness.
  • Khullara(3390 M) to Karchi Village (2286 M)
  • Distance: 10 kms
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Bid farewell to the Khullara Campsite and begin your descent towards Karchi Village. The journey back allows you to reflect on the experiences of the trek, surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayas. Reconnect with the village atmosphere as you reach Karchi and spend your last night in the serene Himalayan setting.
  • Departure from Karchi Village (2286 M) to Rishikesh
  • Distance: 275 kms
  • Duration: 10 hours ( Drive)
  • Conclude your Parvat exploration with a journey from Karchi Village back to Rishikesh. Cherish the memories of the Kuari Pass trek, carrying with you the breathtaking views, cultural encounters, and a sense of accomplishment from this Himalayan adventure. Depart with a heart full of experiences and a spirit rejuvenated by the wonders of nature.
Inclusions
  • Accommodation in Homestay on Day 1 & 5. Camps on Day 2,3&4 on Triple sharing basis.
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges
  • Delicious & Nutritious Vegetarian Food ( Meals: Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner)
  • Day 1 Dinner to day 6 Breakfast
  • Camping Equipment's ( Sleeping bag, mattress, 4 Season tents, toilet tent and dining tent)
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & Services of a Certified Trek Leader (BMC or AMC Qualified)
  • Transportation from Rishikesh to Karchi Village and back to Rishikesh
  • Tecvhnical equipment like Gaitors & spikes
  • Safety Equiptments : Basic First Aid , Oxygen Cylinder, Ropes
Exclusions
  • Meals during road journeys
  • Permit for Foriegn Nationals
  • Carriage of Personal Bags during the trek
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Rental of Personal Equipments
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.
  • Any evacuation cost or Medical treatment cost
  • Any extra costs incurred caused in the event of finishing the expedition early
  • Tips for local guides or porter
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road condition and any other circumstances beyond our control.

1- Booking Confirmation:

a. Parvat Exploration requires a 20% payment upon booking confirmation.

b. The booking is considered confirmed only upon receipt of the specified payment.

2. Payment on Commencement of the Trek:

a. The remaining 80% of the total trek cost is payable at the commencement of the trek.

b. Failure to make this payment may result in the cancellation of the booking without a refund.

3. Refund Policy: Parvat Exploration operates on a strict no-refund policy after the trekker joins a trek ( Reaches the Road Head and the trek has started )and during the trek duration the trek gets canceled due to unforeseen conditions of nature, government or local authority laws.

However if on reaching the road head treks gets cancelled due to some unforeseen conditions mentioned above partial voucher refund as per point 10 .

4. Date Transfer Voucher:

a. A Date Transfer Voucher can be provided against the booking charge, valid for up to 6 months.

b. The Date Transfer Voucher is applicable only if a cancellation request is made at least 15 days before the scheduled trek.

5. Cancellation Charges:

a. If a cancellation request is made within 15 days to 1 week before the trek, a 50% cancellation charge will apply, and a 50% voucher against the booking charge will be issued, valid for up to 6 months on any trek.

b. If a cancellation request is made within one week of the commencement of the trek, a 100% cancellation charge will be applicable on the booking charge.

6. Unforeseen Circumstances: Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions, and other circumstances beyond our control will not be included in the overall trek cost.

7. Early Departure: Any costs arising from early departure from the trip are the responsibility of the traveler.

8. Extra Costs: Any additional costs incurred due to the event of finishing the trip early are the responsibility of the traveler.

9. Inclusion and Exclusion: Inclusions and exclusions are as per the trip itinerary provided by Parvat Exploration and are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances or operational requirements.

10. Traveler Responsibilities:

a. Travelers are responsible for ensuring they meet all health and fitness requirements for the trek.

b. Any medical conditions or dietary requirements must be communicated to Parvat Exploration in advance.

11. Insurance: Travelers are advised to procure comprehensive travel insurance covering trek cancellations, medical emergencies, and other unforeseen events.

1) Parvat Exploration reserves the right to modify or cancel the trek due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather conditions, or natural disasters before the commencement date.

2) In the event of a modification or cancellation by Parvat Exploration, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund will be provided.

3) In the event of a cancellation of the trek on reaching the base camp due to Unforeseen conditions , Voucher refund for the services(trek) not provided availed , although transportation and stay expenses will be deducted.

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