The country of India is one of the most popular trekking destinations all over the world. The Trekking in Uttarakhand is always a first choice of every tourist due to its ravishing beauty and panoramic natural views. The Pangarchulla trek is the beautiful trekking place in the Uttarakhand state and offers tremendous opportunities for Trekking. The Trekking place of Pangarchulla is surrounded by the snow hills, Oak trees with falling winter snow. Here in this place you can also visit various charming villages, vast stretches of meadows, snow paths and glorious views of the great Himalayas natural peeks. The Pangarchulla Peak trek via Kuari Pass route begins with hiking from Joshimath which is situated in district Chamoli in Garhwal Himalayas.
The Pangarchulla Peak trekking is one of the most popular delightful trekking that takes you through some of the beautiful picturesque trails and way. Pangarchulla peak trek is perfect for the ones looking for various adventures up in the mountains. This Pangarchulla trek can also be done by beginners, although it is considered as one of the most complicated trek. Although this trek can be done all over the year, but the winter season is considered as the most excellent time to enjoy with snow fall. From the breathtaking dense Oak forests and the grasslands you trekking trail will be full of incredible natural views. On a shortest time period, your Pangarchulla Peak Trek will take you along the pilgrim or holy view of Uttarakhand state and its verdant natural views. The best time to enjoy a great mountain climbing experience is between the months of April to October.
Rishikesh is located at the foothills of the Himalyas and to reach the base of our trek at Joshimath we need to drive for about 10 hours. The roads are steep and tricky at places and it's necessary that you arrive here in daylight.Our Guide will be there to welcome you. Spend the night stay and Dinner at hotel in Joshimath.
After breakfast at Joshimath we drive for an hour to reach Auli (2500m), which is a small settlement which recently has developed into a thriving ski resort and also supports a sizeable army camp. From Auli we begin our ascent up on foot and walk for about 3-4 hours, covering a total ascent of 700-1200 m, finally to halt for the day at a camp location we choose is the best for the day. This trail from Auli lets you appreciate Nanda Devi at the head of the sanctuary as it heads up the hillside, beyond the ski lift, before reaching a small Oak and Holly forest.
Today we walk up to Kuari Pass. This walk is through the forest and then a ridge takes us to a wide open meadow and a final climb to the Kuari pass. The pass is basically a small Col in a grassy ridge. Looking south from this pass, there are impressive views across the forest ridges. The initial steep 200 m descent of this trek are the only hard part especially so if it's wet and icy. There is a choice with our trekkers here to choose if they would like to climb greater heights at this point.
Breakfast, yet again is provided to you before we start our trek up to PANGARCHULLA peak, which takes a good 4-5 hours. Frank Smythe, who came this way in 1931 en route to Kamet (25,443ft/7,757m), the second highest mountain in this region, summed it up beautifully. "We breasted the slope and halted, silent on the path. No words would express our delight. The Himalaya was arrayed before us in a stupendous arc". Some of the mountains seen here are Kamet, Nilkanth (7,141m/23,425ft), Dunagiri (7,067m/23,182ft) and Changabang (6,864m/22,516ft), with even Nanda Devi herself visible if you walk along the ridge for a while. The blinding vision of snow peaks make all the effort worthwhile, for it is often said that this is one of the greatest mountain views in the world.
A long day of 4 to 5 hours of walking, mainly downhill as we reach Tapovan. Tapovan at 2000 m is incidentally also on the way to base camp to Nanda Devi and is a very pleasant surprise. It is a large meadow complete with bubbling streams and wild flowers and camp sites set beneath the imposing peak of Shivling (6453m) with the Bhagirathi peaks also forming a backdrop it is of little wonder that sadhus choose this spot for extensive meditation. Here you will be greeted by vehicles waiting in to take you back to Berahi, where you can check into a hotel and wash away all that fatigue and dirt with a hot shower.
After Breakfast drive Back to Rishikesh. Trip finishes at the arrival in Rishikesh with lifelong memories.