Kuaripass + Pangarchulla Peak Climb Trek (4575 m)

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Pangarchulla Peak : Climbing expedition for beginners ::--->>Option One

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s) Delhi to Delhi
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): India
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking Ecotourism
Season: January - December

The Pangarchulla peak, is a beautiful climbing possibility near the well known Kuari Pass area. The peak is approximately 4575 Mtrs, and can have a lot of snow till as late as May. The best snow climbing experience can be had in the months of April and May, after which the peak would have a difficulty level similar to a trekking peak.

Our expedition starts from Auli, which is famous for its ski slopes. Excellent views of Nanda Devi can be had from the Auli camp site. The approach to the base camp at Khullara is through dense forests, meadows and a small summit called the Gorson top. Throughout the expedition, the participants would get glorious Himalayan views, with some of the prominent peaks being : Nilkanth (6596m), Narayan Parbat (5965m), Mana peak (7272m), Kamet (7756m), Abi Gamin (7355m), Nilgiri Parbat (6474m), Rataban (6166m), Ghori Parbat (6708m), Hathi Parbat (6727m) and Dunagairi (7066m). During the summit day, one can catch sight of Chaukhamba peaks ( 7138 Mtr ) as well.

The expedition is led by experienced climbers, and may need the participants to use technical climbing gear such as ropes, crampons, ice axe, harnesses etc. As per the requirement, an orientation and skill training on the use of the technical gear would be provided during the expedition itself.

Trekkers can experience the crisp morning snow with amazing views of the surrounding high mountains. This trip offers a moderate challenge for those who don't want to push it too hard, and also offers great photo opportunities with panoramic views. The snow capped peaks of Kedarnath (6940 m), Chaukhamba (7140 m), Nilkantha (6597 m), Kamet (7756 m), Gauri Parbat (6727 m), Hathi Parbat (6727 m), Nanda Devi (7817 m), Bethartoli (6352 m) and Dunagiri (7066 m) lined one after the other in a magnificent arc.

This is a high altitude trip (max. height 4575 m). Please contact us to discuss the implications of this and your own personal fitness. On arrival to India you will be met at the airport. Depending on your personal itinerary you will be transferred to the train station or hotel.

Tour Itinerary for Kuaripass with  Pangarchulla peak trek:

Day 1: Delhi to Rishikesh (330 m): 5/6 hrs

After breakfast transfer to the train station and board the morning train departing New Delhi at 7:00 a.m. Reach Haridwar at 11:30 a.m. Transfer to our beach camp on the river Ganges near Rishikesh, a bustling pilgrim township, a popular meditation centre and the Yoga Capital of the world. Spend the afternoon rafting or explore the township and attend the aarti (evening prayers) by the banks of the river Ganges. Overnight camp.

Day 2: Drive Rishikesh to Joshimath (1560 m): 8/9 hrs

The drive takes us into the rugged country of the Garhwal Himalaya along the Alaknanda river. Going past a few holy confluences, the road keeps ascending to the small township of Joshimath, which is the base for the Indian Army and the India-Tibet Border police for this area.

Day 3: Joshimath to Tali (3310 m): 5/6 hrs

We take the cable car up to the ski slopes of Auli (2750 m). From Auli one gets to see a distinct profile of Nanda Devi (7817 m) at the head of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The walk takes one through the forests of oak and rhododendron to reach the meadows of Gorson. From here the trail descends steeply to the forest and we camp by a small water body at Tali. Overnight Camp.

Day 4: Tali to Khulara (3395 m) via the Kuari Pass (3840 m): 5/6 hrs

Today the trail ascends the ridge above Tali and cairns mark our track. Just below the pass, the trail leads through a large meadow, affording spectacular views of the Himalaya. To the north of Joshimath is the Chaukhamba Range: Nilkanth (6596 m) and Narayan Parbat (5965 m), while Mana (7272 m), Kamet (7756 m) and Abigamin (7355 m) extend to the Tibetan border. In the middle foreground, the main Himalayan chain in the vicinity of the Bhyundar valley and Hem Kund includes Nilgiri Parbat (6474 m), Rataban (6166 m), Ghori Parbat (6708 m) and Hathi Parbat (6727 m). Dunagairi (7066 m) dominates the peaks to the north of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. We have lunch at the Kuari pass (3840 m) before descending for one hour to reach the base camp at Khulara.

Day 5: Khulara Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (4000 m): 3/4 hrs

After breakfast we start moving up towards the high camp with a height gain of 605 m. Most of the walk is of moderate gradient on the snow covered north face of the mountain slopes with great views of the high mountains on the horizon. A short traverse will bring us to the advanced base camp.

Day 6: Advanced Base Camp to Summit and back to Khulara Base Camp: 3/4 hrs

Wake up early to be up on the summit to see the sunrise over the Himalaya. Loads of photo opportunities! The walk up to the summit will take a couple of hours and we descend in time for hot lunch at base camp. Evening celebration and party in honour of a successful summit!

Day 7: Khulara to Tapovan (1905 m) 4/5 hrs, and drive to Pipalkoti (1330 m): 3hrs

The last day of the trek is all downhill to Tapovan. This is a relatively easy walk, passing through one or two nice villages. We then drive from here to the comforts of the hotel in Pipalkoti.

Day 8: Pipalkoti to Delhi: 13 hrs

After an early morning breakfast we set out on an eight hour drive, reaching Haridwar in the evening. Board the evening train leaving at 6:10 p.m. and reach Delhi by 10:40pm.

Trip ends.

Note: Please contact us for sightseeing in Delhi, a trip to the Taj Mahal at the start or end of this trip. We can also tailor this trip with a rafting expedition or wildlife safari.

Pangarchulla Peak : Climbing expedition for beginners ::--->Option Two with Lord Curzon Trail



The Kuaripass Trek & Pangarchulla peak, is a beautiful climbing possibility near the well known Kuari Pass area. The peak is approximately 4575 Mtrs, and can have a lot of snow till as late as May. The best snow climbing experience can be had in the months of April and May, after which the peak would have a difficulty level similar to a trekking peak.

Day 01: RISHIKESH /JOSHIMATH DRIVE 9 HOURS OVERNIGHT HOTEL :
After an early breakfast drive to Joshimath (1890mt) via Devprayag, Rudraparyag, Karnparyag and Nandparyag, the most famous confluences of Garhwal Himalayas. Lunch enroute. Arrive Joshimath check in hotel, Later visit to small hill town,Joshimath is the winter seat of Lord Badrinath, Meals and over night hotel.

Day 02: JOSHIMATH / AULI / CHITRAKANTHA (3310 Mt) TREK 6-7 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP :
Early in the morning after breakfast 13 km drive to Auli, Later start your trek to Chitrakantha, one can see the magnificent view of Nanda Devi peak. Enroute we will cross the famous Bugyals (meadows) of Gorson and from here we can see the entire range of Nanda Devi sanctuary, along the Rishi Ganga. Meals and overnight stay in tents.

Day 03: CHITRAKANTHA / KUARI PASS BASE. Trek 3hours. Camp.
In the morning after breakfast we will trek to Kunwaripass base camp(3350mt). Rest day to acclimatize to climb the peak for next day.
Day 04: Climb Pangarchulla peak. 4575 meter.
The Pangarchulla peak is a beautiful climbing opportunity, while on the expedition. Get a glimpse of the glorious Himalayan peaks and its landscape.
The summit attempt would be started very early, in the morning, so as to cover maximum ground before the dawn. Participants would need to be roped up for a large portion of the climb. After the summit, we return to the base camp.

Day 05 : KUARIPASS / DHAKWANI TREK 4 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP :
In the morning after breakfast we will trek to Kunwaripasstop(3850mt). The trek is its gradual climbing on the ridge till Kunwaripass with same view as from Garson. Enjoy the panorammic view of Great Himalayan peaks, Later trek down to Dhakwani (3100mt), Arrive Dhakwani and camp, Meals and overnight tents.

Day 06: DHAKWANI / PANA (2650 Mt) TREK 6-7 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP :
In the morning after breakfast trek to Pana. The entire trek goes through the forest with up and down way, Enroute we will find lush green meadows, water falls, snow clapped mountains and much more. ArrivePana and camp, meals and overnight stay in tents.

Day 07: PANA / SEEMKHARAK (2550 Mt) TREK 5-6 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP :In the morning after breakfast we will trek to seemkhark via Jhinjhi village, Today the trek is decending first and then assending through the village, Arrive Seemkharak and camp, Meals and overnight camp.

Day 08 : SEEMKHARAK / GHUNI (1700 Mt) TREK 4-5 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP : Morning after breakfast 2 and hours trek up to Chachnivinayakpass(3400mt) Later trek down to Ghuni village on the way enjoy the view of Ghat valley, Arrive Ghunni and camp, Meals and overnight camp.

Day 09 : GHUNI / GHAT TREK 5-6 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP :
After breakfast trek down to Ghat and camp, today camp is on road head one can bath in river Nandakini or relax. Meals and overnioght tents.

Day 10 : GHAT / RISHIKESH DRIVE 7-8 HOURS : After breakfast drive to Rishikesh, Lunch enroute, Arrive Rishikesh and tour terminate upon arrival at Rishikesh.

Pangarchulla Peak Trek Option Three ::--> Joshimath to Joshimath

@ INR :: 11,999   per person:: 5Days Trek :: Altitude 4575meter - Joshiath - Auli - Tali - Kuaripass - Pangarchula Peak Base Camp - Summit - Joshimath

ITINERARY:

Day 01: JOSHIMATH

On arrival in Joshimath you will check-in to the hotel which has already been arranged for you. You will stay for a night in the small township of Joshimath the halting place of pilgrims who travel to Badrinath. The Hindus believe that it is one of the most sacred places and the God Badrinath resides here. This is the base of your journey. Joshimath is the base for the Indian Army and Indian Tibet Border. You will spend a night at Auli camp/guest house where dinner will be ready for you.

Day 02: JOSHIMATH -AULI - TALI TREK | 6 HOURS 
Relish a delicious breakfast at your hotel and then drive to Auli, which is around 13km from Joshimath. You will start your trek to Tali from here. On the way you will see the stunning Nanda Devi peak and many other known mountain peaks. Have your packed lunch on the way. After sometime time you will enter a thick jungle where you will see different kinds of birds all around. After leaving the jungle trail you will start walking in the beautiful meadows of Gorson.

After a while you find yourself in a beautiful forest surrounded by oaks, deodars, maple and chestnut trees. On arrival at Tali, have a nice dinner and then stay overnight in camps.

Day 03: TALI-CHITRAKANTHA - KUARI PASS BASE | TREK 6 HOURS
Early morning after breakfast we start our trek to Kuari pass base camp which takes approximately 3 hours to reach. The trail will lead you to a beautiful meadow which will have amazing views of mighty Himalayan peaks. Nilkanth(11,398 ft), Narayan Parbat (10,244 feet), Mana peak (23,858 ft), Kamet (25,446 ft), Abi Gamin (24,130 ft), Nilgiri Parbat (8,652 ft), Rataban (14766 ft), Gauri Parbat (22,008 ft), Hathi Parbat (22,070 ft) and Dunagairi (23,182 ft) can be seen from here. Have your packed lunch on the way. After reaching at the Kuari pass base camp take rest for the day, have a nice dinner and acclimatize to climb the peak the next day.

Day 04CLIMB PANGARCHULLA PEAK - OVERNIGHT CAMP
The Pangarchulla peak trek is an amazing climbing spot. Have the time of your life while trekking to the peak. Take in the beauty of those breathtaking views of magnificent mountain peaks. We will start the summit attempt early in the morning so that we can cover maximum ground before the dawn. Brace yourself from here because you will be walking on uneven terrain of boulders, scree and rocks. After reaching the place you will defiantly feel that your efforts are rewarded with the stunning views. Then with the dawn the view will get more beautiful.You would need to be roped up for a large portion of the climb. After the summit we will return to the base camp. Have your dinner and stay overnight at the camps.  

Day 05: BASE CAMP - DHAK VILLAGE -JOSHIMATH-TREK 4 HOURS -DRIVE 1 HOUR-CAMP/GUEST HOUSE STAY
Relish your breakfast and move downhill towards the road linking to Joshimath and Niti-Malari valley. Walk through the lush green forest and some local villages to reach a small market place called Dhak. We will take short stop at Tugasi & Karchi villages and spend time with the locals and get to know more about their life. Board your vehicle waiting at Dhak and return to Joshimath. Take a hot shower at the hotel and relax. Have your delicious meal and spend the night at the hotel

Inclusions:

1. Accommodation in Joshimath / Auli. Guest house / Camp. Tents on triple sharing bases with all meals
2. Dinner on day 1 till dinner on day 5
3. Breakfast and lunch packed on trek (Veg meals)
4. Tents, Sleeping bags, carry mats, stools, permits, guide, porters and cook
5. Local Transport

Exclusions:

2.   Trekking shoes / Clothes etc.
3.   Climbing Gear
4.   Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and back to Haridwar. This can be arranged at nominal cost or one can take a jeep on sharing basis from Haridwar to reach Joshimath

 

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