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Pangarchulla also known as the Chimney Peak, lies in the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Perched at an elevation of 4483 metres, this trek offers everything that a trekker searches for, be it dusty and rocky trails, trails within dense coniferous forest and lastly a challenging and exhausting climb in deep snow with boulder hopping in between. This trek is a perfect example of non-technical mountain climbing. In short, it can be said that, Pangarchulla Peak is a trek that just daredevils can’t afford to miss.

Spanning over 6 days, the journey starts from Haridwar till Joshimath, which serves as our base camp. The trek commences from Dhak village from where the physical abilities of an individual are tested till day 5. From Dhak, the trail opens up to cliff side villages, forests, open grassland and snow laden Himalayan Peaks in the background like Mt.Nanda Devi, Mt.Dronagiri, Mt.Kamet, Mt. Hathi-Ghoda, Mt.Neelkanth, Mt. Chaukhambha etc..

Day 01: Rishikesh to Joshimath

Altitude: 2050 metres, 280 km drive, approx 12 hours

  • The trekkers will be picked up from Tapovan Rishikesh at 7.00.a.m. from where the journey will begin. Rishikesh is well connected with Delhi through railway and road route. Overnight Buses and Trains are available. You can also take a flight to Dehradun and drive to Rishikesh, Dehradun Airport is closer to Rishikesh
  • A 280 km road ride to Joshimath from Rishikesh via, Devprayag and Rudraprayag. Breakfast and lunch during the travel will be provided in the road side inns. The meal cost during the travel will be paid by the individual.
  • Arrival at Joshimath town and accommodation in a Guest house/Hotel. Dinner and rest at the guesthouse/hotel followed by a quick introduction and briefing session with the trek leader and fellow travelers.

Day 02: Joshimath to Guling Campsite

Altitude: 2928 metres, 12 km drive and 5.5 km trek

  • Drive to Dhak village from Joshimath after breakfast on a 12 km drive route. The trek will begin from Dhak village.
  • The trail from Dhak is of gradual ascent and comprises of dusty and rocky patches.
  • Lunch and refreshments will be served midway between Tugasi village and Guling Campsite.
  • Arrival at the campsite followed by evening refreshments, dinner and rest in the camps.

Day 03: Guling to Khulara Campsite

Altitude: 3389 metres, 6 km trek

  • Early morning trek to Khulara after breakfast covering a distance of 6 km.
  • Khulara is a vast campsite surrounded by coniferous forests of oak, pine and rhododendron accompanied by a water streams all over the campsite area.
  • The trek to Khulara from Guling is of moderate ascent. 
  • Arrival at the campsite till late lunch hours. Rest at the camps post lunch.
  • An evening acclimatization walk to gear up for the next big day.
  • Evening refreshments post acclimatization walk.
  • Dinner and rest at the campsite.

Day 04: Khulara to Pangarchula Summit and back to Khulara.

Altitude: 4575 metres12 km trek

  • Early morning ascent to Pangarchula Peak after breakfast.
  • Steepy and challenging climb of 6 km.
  • Carry energy bars, Dry Fruits and water during the trail.
  • Packed lunch in mid of the trail during the summit.
  • Rest at the summit followed by descend to Khulara campsite.
  • Evening refreshments at the campsite.
  • Dinner and stay in the camps.

Day 05: Khulara to Joshimath

Altitude: 2050 metres11.5 km trek and 12 km drive

  • Trek Down to Joshimath from Khulara campsite via Guling and Dhak Village after breakfast.
  • Trek till Dhak village followed by 12 km drive to Joshimath from Dhak.
  • Lunch at Joshimath.
  • Halt at a guest house/ Hotel in Joshimath.
  • Dinner at Joshimath.

Day 06: Joshimath to Rishikesh

280 km drive

  • Departure from Joshimath to Dehradun after breakfast.
  • Arrival at Rishikesh at night by 8:00 PM 
  • Transportation from Joshimath to Dhak road head and back
  • Meals - (Veg Only- Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner)
  • Equipment: Tents(Triple/Double Sharing), Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Matts
  • Gears: Snow Grips/Micro Spikes and Gaiters as per snow conditions
  • Accommodation in Hotel/Guest House on Day 1 and Day 5
  • Experienced Trek Leader, Professional Guides and a very supportive staff
  • Forest permits
  • Medical Amenities – First Aid Kits, Oxymeters, oxygen cylinders.
  • Sanitised and Hygienic Camp sites and Hotels

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