Pangarchulla Trek

Pangarchulla Trek

Joshimath, Uttarakhand, India
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Pangarchulla Trek Overview

About Pangarchulla Trek:

Pangarchulla is one of our most coveted summit climbs. If timed right, the summit climb to Pangarchulla is out of the world! You make your way to 15,010 ft up a summit ridge, which gives a very high feeling of adventure. This is a challenging trek. The climb to the summit takes the wind out of you, which is why it needs proper training for at least a month and a half before you attempt it. But if you’re fit and well-prepared, I don’t think anything would match up to the high you get when you climb the Pangarchulla summit. Exposed. The trek becomes very difficult to navigate.

A big bonus that most trekkers tend to miss is the views on the trek. The Pangarchulla trek passes through the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. So the trail is blessed with views of Mt.Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Dunagiri, Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat, and more. These are a real treat for the eyes!


Pangarchulla Trek Quick Facts

➔ Starting & Ending Point: With Transport: Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar

➔ Starting & Ending Point: Without Transport: Joshimath

➔ Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights

➔ Distance: 37 km (to and fro)

➔ Maximum Altitude: 15,069 ft (4,593 m)

➔ Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

➔ Temperature: Day (6°C to 16°C) and Night: (-6°C to 4°C)

➔ Best Time: August to October & March to May

➔ Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

➔ Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun


Pangarchulla Trek Inclusions:

  • Meals - From Dinner On Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6 - Vegetarian Nutritious Food - Breakfast, Lunch, Hi-Tea, 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/Camps On Sharing Basis From Day 1 and Day 5
  • Experienced Trek Leader, Professional Guides, and a very supportive staff
  • Forest permits For Pangarchulla Trek
  • Medical Amenities – First Aid Kits, Oxymeters, oxygen cylinders.


How to reach:

➔ As You see above, We have two Pangarchulla trek packages, one includes transport from Dehradun to Joshimath, and one without it.

➔ If you have chosen the alternative which includes transport, then you simply have to meet us at Dehradun.

➔ To reach Dehradun, you can take a direct flight to the Jolly Grant Airport from Delhi.

➔ You can also take a direct train, or even a bus from Delhi, at your convenience.

➔ Alternatively, you can directly reach the Joshimath base camp by taking a direct bus from Dehradun to Joshimath.

➔ However, we suggest you join us from Dehradun. The drive from Dehradun to the Pangarchulla base camp itself is enough to bedazzle you.

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Itinerary For Pangarchulla Trek


Day 1 - Drive from Dehradun/Rishikesh Joshimath (2450 m, drive of 280 km, 8-9 hour)


Arrive at Joshimath and unwind at a lodge/hotel And Enjoy Night

  • Start your tour by meeting at the Dehradun Railway station at 6:00 AM, and from here, drive to Joshimath.
  • Dehradun is connected diversely with Delhi through railway and road routes. Overnight Buses and Trains are available on a daily basis. You can also take a flight to Dehradun (Jolly Grant Airport).
  • This drive will surpass through Devprayag and Rudraprayag's holy townships as you follow the rivers Ganga and Alaknanda.
  • Arrive at Joshimath and unwind at a lodge/hotel arranged for you where you could spend the night.
  • Get started with the orientation session, where you discover deeply the trek you are going to embark tomorrow!

Day 2 - Trek from Joshimath Guling (2928 metres, 12 km drive and 5.5 km trek)

Joshimath Guling

Capture Sights of Nanda Devi Peak And Other Majestic Mountains

  • Start your day with a delectable breakfast, and after a short drive of 5 km to Dhak, reach the point where you can begin hiking to Guling.
  • Cut through meadows in Auli that make an ideal skiing location.
  • On the way, capture sights of Nanda Devi peak and other majestic mountains.
  • Climb down to arrive at another thickets expanse with Oak, Chestnut, Deodar, and Maple trees.
  • Lunch and refreshments will be served midway between Tugasi village and Guling Campsite
  • After a long walk, reach Guling's camp, flourished with a meadow and sights of mountainous landscapes.
  • Set up camp here in tents and retire for the night under the star-lit sky.

Day 3 - Trek from Guling to Khulara Campsite (3389 metres, 6 km trek)


The trek to Khulara from Guling

  • Begin with an early breakfast, after which you can start your trek to Kluara.
  • 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 4 - Khulara to Pangarchula Summit and back to Khulara (4575 metres, 12 km trek)


Ready to Pangarchula Peak

  • 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 5 - Khulara to Joshimath (2050 metres, 11.5 km trek and 12 km drive)


Explore Guling and Dhak Village

  • 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 6 - Drive from Joshimath Dehradun (drive of 280 km, 8-9 hours)



  • Departure from Joshimath to Dehradun after breakfast.
  • Arrival at Dehradun at night by 9:00 PM 
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Medical kit
ID Proof
Power bank
Hand gloves
Personal medications (if any)
Essential toiletries
Hiking Shoes
Fleece jackets
UV Protected Sunglasses (Advisable)
Lightweight trekking pants
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Pangarchulla Trek Reviews


Tanmay Agrawal

Good experience

This is my first trip and I am very happy to see the Pangarchulla Peak with my friends. This is a very good expedition by trekking different kinds of layouts like meadows, muddy, forestry, rocky, snowy, etc



Good timing

I recently did the Pangarchulla Trek in Uttarakhand and it was amazing! You may see bears or Ghoral (mountain Got) while climbing, the difficulty level is moderate to difficult, as you go high you might feel light-headed or some may get breathless because of the high altitude.


Heena Pandav

Beautiful nature

The good thing about this trek is that you can experience all kinds of terrain while trekking and enjoying. One should do this trek if he/she wants to meet nature and wants to feel it It was awesome. Good communication and well manor of their people.


Sandesh Singh

View points are Awesome

I am very happy with this beauty of excellence and It takes almost 3 days to climb to the top from the base village of Joshimath. it is a Great trek with a great view


Rohan Bagdai

Looking Pretty

Amazing experience and...thrilling climb The view from the top is Awesome One of the lesser-known Himalayan treks. Mesmerizing views. The ascent was steep and challenging, but it was totally worth it for the incredible views from the top.



Wonderful Experience

This trek is one of the most difficult treks that can be done within 6-7 days But we fully enjoy this trek mostly hills, and mountains, and suffer in the train. All those movements are memorable for the lifetime


Satyen Naik


Once a lifetime experience, I want to Thank, Banbanjara for this amazing arrangement, we had a good operator and staff who assist us in the whole tour with perfection... Everything went awesome and we really felt comfortable with everything.


Satyen Naik


Once a lifetime experience, I want to Thank, Banbanjara for this amazing arrangement, we had a good operator and staff who assist us in the whole tour with perfection... Everything went awesome and we really felt comfortable with everything.


Bodhan Mehrotra


Suitable for group adventure, you will get to discover beautiful snow terrain, mighty mountain peaks, lush green forests, and some hot water springs too. Pangarchulla Peak trek via Kuari Pass in Auli is a complete paradise for trekking lovers.




The trek was not too strenuous and suitable for slightly older people like me. Felt a little stiff every now and then, but the trek leader was very cooperative and would slow down to give me a few minutes of rest. Returned home safe and sound.

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Pangarchulla Trek FAQs

When is the best time do Pangarchulla Peak Trek?

The Kuari pass trek, also referred to as the Lord Curzon trail trek, is surely one of the most popular and finest treks in the Indian Himalayas. Another doable trek is the Himalayan peak called Pangarchulla (4700 m). Pangarchulla peak poses challenges which keep on changing with seasons. Beginning of the season (Apr/May) the climb involves navigating through deep snow while later in the season (Sep/Oct) difficulty comes in the form of bouldering and traversing screed slopes. So the best months will be from April to June.

What all things I should carry for the Pangarchulla Peak Trek Via Kauri Pass?

There are a couple of things that are essential to carry for a trek. A 60 litres backpack with plastic or waterproof lining High-ankle trekking shoes with good grip (Shoes with thick souls are recommended) Trekking pole or stick Wardrobe essentials like woollen and fleece clothes, synthetic or waterproof track pants, rain-proof jackets, sunglasses, waterproof gloves, wind-proof jackets, thermal inner wear Moisturizer, Sun Screen Lotion, Lip Balm Sun Glass Personal Medicine Kit Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional) Flashlight and extra batteries Extra Polythene bags.

What attractions we can see during this trek?

For mountain lovers, this trail offers king-size views of the Himalayas and an opportunity to be transported into the inner Himalayan region in a very short duration. The trek is not only spectacular but very different from everything else. You will for most of the times be walking on endless meadows with big and small mountains jutting out. There are beautiful forest sections, magnificent campsites, and sunrise & sunsets to die for, in addition to many more enjoyable facets of the Himalayas which make trekking a worthwhile activity. You will also get the opportunity to meet and interact with shepherds and their entourage and surely be bowled over by their way of life.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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  • Travel in small groups.
  • An additional fee of INR 250 can be paid for extra porters per day to avail of their services and carry personal belongings throughout the trek.
  • If you prefer your sleeping bag, you can buy new sleeping bags at reasonable rates from the store.
  • One can even opt for personal trekking gear, and extra oxygen can come at an additional cost.
  • Ensure proper waste disposal.
  • Respect local cultures and be sensitive to wildlife.
  • General precautions and steps are to be taken to initiate good acclimatization with the assistance of guides.
  • Those suffering from an ailment or heart disease, diabetes, breathing problems, high altitude sickness, or is pregnancy cannot participate in this trek.
  • Guidelines issued by the state government are to be followed.
  • Social distancing is to be maintained.
  • Frequent hand sanitization and the use of masks are recommended.
  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
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