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Uttrakhand, India

Pangarchulla Peak Trek is a destination for adventure enthusiasts and, people wanting a getaway to a picturesque place away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The trek is equally rich in natural wonders along with the history of the grand mountains summit.

Description of the Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Pangarchulla is the best winter trekking route and ideal for beginners and skilled trekkers. The trekking trail is not that much tough however, the root throughout is long and needs enough energy to be covered the whole trail. It is a perfect trekking route to Pangarchula, if you are going on the route through Kuari pass.  The trekking trail of the pangarchulla starts from Chamoli, a district in Garhwal Himalaya. The Trek begins from Joshimath. Once you reach the kuari pass, the real trek pangarchulla peak starts from this point. The height of the Kuari pass is 3650 meters and the pangarchulla peak is 4700 meters. So as you reach Kuari pass, you already half the distance.
This trek offers one of the most fascinating high mountain views along with the satisfaction of rising to a Summit at 15000 feet.  Pangarchulla peak stands tall in the vicinity and present unmatched phenomena of Garhwal peaks. The trek to pangarchulla is pass through the attractive forest of alpine and deodar is the hill region, where one can also see the wonderful covered trekking trails with the natural beauty around.

Pangarchulla Peak Trek weather

The weather is generally snowy and one can also get a chance to see a fresh snowfall in January that can make your trek memorable. Pangarchulla Peak Trek in Uttarakhand provides unique experiences to its trekkers in the form of snow camping along with the twinkling star. And also, long walks on the snow ground or a trekking experience on the Uttarakhand Himalayan mountains. This beautiful trek with natural beauty all around is an opportunity to experience the Best Summer Treks in Himalaya.

Pangarchulla Trek Temperature

The maximum temperature of the Pangarchulla peak trek in September- October will be 0 degree Celsius to 5 degree Celsius. And, the temperature in November- December will be 0 to 5 degree Celsius.

January- February will be 0 to -10 degree Celsius.

March – April will be 0 to -10 degree Celsius.

May – June will be 0 to 10 degree Celsius.

Pangarchulla Peak Trek Best season

Trekking in Uttarakhand Himalaya with natural beauty is an opportunity to enjoy the trekking in Uttarakhand Himalayas. With our Kuari pass Pangarchulla peak trek package, trekkers will not only be about touring a destination. but, it more of exploring hidden treasures of the Himalayan mountains. And learning about their culture and traditions, and also enjoy local cuisines. Pangarchulla Peak Trek in winter is also the perfect season of adventure on the snowy mountains.

Pangarchulla Trek Route

Dehradun/Haridwar- Srinagar- Karanprayag- Joshinath- Dhak band- Gulling- Khullara- Pangarchulla Peak


Day 1- Pangarchulla Peak Trek  – Dehradun to Joshimath

Distance: 220 km

Time taken: 8 hrs

Drive to Joshimath from Dehradun via Dev Prayag. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayan mountains and villages. Joshimath is a small village, located in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand.  Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven in the base camp of Pangarchulla peak trek.


Day 2 – Joshimath drive to dhak band and then trek to Gulling

Distance: 12 km drive, 6 km trek.

Time taken: 4 hours.

Joshimath, the base camp of Kuari pass Pangarchulla Peak Trek is also known as Jyotirmath is located in Chamoli District in the state of Uttarakhand. It is an altitude of 1,890 meters above sea level.

The word ‘Jyotirmath’ literally means the place of Jyotirlinga of Shiva. There are many temples and religious sites like Narshin Temple, Gari Bhawani Temple, Bhavishya Kedar Temple. Joshimath offers you an astounding view of the mountains. And also you can see the oldest tree in India ‘Kalpavriksha’ stood at Joshimath from the time of Adi Shankaracharya.

Joshimath is the gateway to several trekking trails like Valley of flower, Hemkund, and also Badrinath dham. Drive from Joshimath to dhak band takes around 40 minutes. The trek begins from Dhak Bend with ascends. The total trekking distance from Dhak Bend to Guling is 4km. The trail is going towards Tugashi village, where trekkers can see the wooden houses, their culture and also the fields of wheat.

Guling is the beautiful campsite surrounded by the rhododendron, oak, pine trees. The view is simply a treat to your eyes on the spectacular view of the Hathi Ghora parvat from the first day of the trek.


Day 3 – Gulling to khulara.

Distance: 6 km

Time taken: 5 hours

Trek to khulara from Guling with ascends, the trail continues inside the forest of oak trees. With snow-capped Himalayan mountains, dense valleys and also the beautiful campsites with snow. Similarly, Pangarchulla Peak Trek makes you fall in love with it. After a few minute’s walk, trekkers may also see the astounding view of Dronagiri mountain (7,066meters) and Mt. Nanda Devi.

Endowed with the best of nature Pangarchulla Peak Trek is a paradise for trekkers.  Reach and then stay in a tent at khulara campsite and go back with a bunch of beautiful memories from this trek.


Day 4 – Khulara to Pangarchulla Peak Trek  base camp Gailgarh 

Distance: 3 km

Time taken: 3 hours

We start walking from Khulara towards Gailgarh. The land of everything beautiful, pangarchulla trek in Uttarakhand makes an amazing holiday destination for trekkers. You will get to explore some of the most popular Himalayan mountains like Dronagiri, Mana, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, and also others. Reach and then overnight in tents.


Day 5 – Gailgarh to Pangarchulla peak and back to Khulara

Distance: 9 km

Time taken: 7-8 hours

The magic view of the sunrise is the best start on Basecamp Gailgarh. The trail is passed through the tall trees around. From the blissful view of the snow-capped mountains, this trail to pangarchulla peak will surely introduce you to every corner of this godly abode. Covering famous mountains, to local traditions and adventurous activities, you would never want the journey to end.

From the pangarchulla trek, trekkers may capture the views of the beautiful Himalayan ranges. This winter trek summit is surrounded by the attractive peaks in all direction like Chaukhamba, Kamet, Hathi-Ghoda and also the other peaks. After that, back step towards Khulara. Then, the descent to Khulara from here will be 3 hours.


Day 6 – Khulara to Joshimath via Dhak band

Distance: 12 km

Time taken: 7-8 hours

From Khulara to Joshimath, trekkers may spot the mountains again and the rhododendron trees around. The majestic view of the mountains like Barmal, Dronagiri, Nanda Devi, Mana and also Birthali on the way. Blessed with the picturesque location of bugyals the pangarchulla trekking trail then a gradual descent to Auli.


  • Meals while on trek (Veg., Egg).
  • All entry fees and permits.
  • Accommodation:- Guest house, camping during Trek.
  • Qualified & mountaineering certified Trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • First aid medical kits
  • Trek equipments (Sleeping Bag, Inner, Mattress, Tents, Kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent).
  • 5% GST


  • Transportation charge of the cab to be directly payable to driver
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Insurance.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the cost.


* Backpack (Rucksack) (60 ltr -70ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps and back pack rain cover
* Walking Stick
* Water Bottle
* Head Torch with Extra Batteries
* Lighter
* Knife
* Down Jacket
* Fleece Jacket
* Windproof Jacket
* Waterproof Trek Pants
* Waterproof Jacket
* Thermal Trouser
* Woolen cap
* Waterproof and Woolen Gloves
* Gaiters
* 5 Pair Woolen Socks & Light Cotton Socks
* Hat
*T-shirt 3-4
* Comfortable Trek Pants 3-4
* Handkerchief
* Monkey cap
Foot Wear
* Trekking Shoes
* Slippers
Miscellaneous Items
 * Sun Block for Lips
 * Sun Protection Cream
 * Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected
 * Toilet Kit (Toilet Paper)
 * Quick Dry Towels
 * Water Purifying Tablets
 * Medical & First-Aid Kit
 * Hand Sanitizer
* Lunch box
* Buff
* Nail cutter
* I.D.
* Passport size photo
Distance from Indian capital Delhi (Approximate 530 km.)
Location:  situated in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Chamoli district in
Uttarakhand, Garhwal.
How to Reach
22 weekly trains from Delhi to Dehradun. Some trein are respective train number.
 New Delhi Dehradun Ac Express, Dehradun Janshtbdi, Dehradun Shatabdi.
 for more detail visit IRCTC webite.
Regular buses from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi station to Dehradun station or Haridwar station.
Indira Gandhi International Airport to Jolly Grant Airport from Delhi, 30 km from Dehradun

Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Joshimath; 8 hours, 220 km

Day 2: Drive from Joshimath to Dhak band and then trek to Gulling; 4 hours, 12 km drive, 6 km trek

Day 3: Gulling to Khulara; 5 hours, 6 km

Day 4: Khulara to Gailgarh; 3 hours, 3 km

Day 5: Gailgarh to Pangarchulla Peak and back to Khulara; 7-8 hours, 9 km

Day 6: Khulara to Joshimath via Dhak band; 7-8 hours, 12 km

A trekking requires a lot of preparations to make sure that are physically and mentally ready for adventure. Here you can learn some basic life and survival skills, planning and organizing in this phase. We are giving some suggestions to make sure you are safe and enjoy your trekking adventure, Because of the changing environment, altitude, and terrains you’ll be facing Climbing & trekking is no small undertaking, so it is necessary that you give some time to prepare before you going to trekking & expedition in Himalayan Mountain.


Prepare your body-

  1. Running, Walk, Running

Running & Walking is the easiest and best for good health and trekking. Since the daunting of trekking & climbing requires long hours of public walk, ride, or drive, you must practice running or walking ablest one hour daily. Long walks during trekking make you tired those times and walk increase your fitness levels.

The benefits of running-

  • Loosing of extra pounds weight
  • Lower risk of heart problem
  • Improve and balance blood circulation
  • Increase stamina
  1. Walking with solder-load or weighted bag

Since trekking requires long time walks with a bag 5 kilos on your solder, a sudden weight on your shoulders. Put 5-6 kilos bag and try to walk 2-3 minutes and repeat this 10 times in 24 hours. If you have weight vest the try to run if you have not weighted vest the fill your bag with some books and wasted newspaper to weight.

  1. Climb stairs Up & Down

A mandatory aspect of trekking is ascending and descending trek. Ascend and descend walking is the most difficult tasks one faces during such trekking. For fitness practice, you regularly climb stairs. Regular climbing stair provides stronger muscles and better mental reflexes. Every day 5-10 minutes of stair climbing or 45 min walk or 20 min running reduces the risk of heart problem and increasing your stamina.

  1. Leg Exercises

Sports like football and hockey which involve running can be the best exercise. Cycling is also best exercise to boost up your muscles. You also follow leg exercises.

  • Sit-ups
  • Leg Curls
  • Cycling
  • Dumbbell lifting
  • Swimming
  • Swiss Ball Wall Squat
  • Stairs walk
  • Leg Curls

Repeat those exercises 2-3 time in a day to prepared for trekking in Himalayas.

  1. Mental and physiological fitness

Mentally and physiological fitness is more important for fitness. If you find some time for yourself then meditate. Meditation is best exercise for the Mental and physiological fitness.

One of the most impotent things for trekking and maintaining is support and encouragement of your family and friends.

Some other type to exercise your body that would give advantages and more benefit during ascent and descent trek way-

  • Yoga, stretching which helps maintain flexibility of your body
  • Stretching helps maintain flexibility
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Stair up and down
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
March 11, 2018

We got to know more about the place, people around and their lifestyle. The trek was very good and indeed was a great experience. The supporting staff , very supportive and encouraging. Keep up the good work.

March 11, 2018

Trek Leader and cook are excellent in terms of focussing on each trek members health, trekking as well as motivation to trek. Excellent, adventurous trek. thanks, Himalayan climber

August 26, 2018

I went to Pangarchulla peak trek and it was awesome experience. Himalayan climber a best group for trekking in himalaya. food was nice and Very good staff.

August 26, 2018

I went on a Pangarchulla peak trek winter trek with my 8 friends group and it was a wonderful experience with Himalayan climber. The trek leader Neeraj Joshi and the staff were very friendly. We all enjoyed with them.
Cheers to Himalayan climber team.

March 5, 2019

I went pangarchula trek with Himalayan climber in 2019. Himalayan climber is the best way to experience your trekking journey in the Uttarakhand Himalayas.

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