Kuaripass + Pangarchulla Peak Climb Trek (4575 m)

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


Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 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 +  Pangarchulla peak trek:

Day 1: Arrival in India

You will be meet at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing in your hotel room or taking in the sights of Delhi. Overnight Hotel.

Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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. Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 10: Depart India

After breakfast depart to the international airport for your flight home. 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.

 

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