OVERVIEWThe Pangarchulla peak, is a beautiful introductory peak 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 and camping experience can be had in the months of April and May.
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 trip 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.
Price IncludesHotel stay as indicated in the schedule, road transfers from Haridwar to Haridwar, all technical climbing gear as per needed, camping gear, kitchen and mess facilities on the expedition, all rations, logistics for the expedition, porters, guidance, permissions, first aid, instructions and safety standby support.
Price ExcludesDelhi-Haridwar-Delhi train fares, expenses of personal nature, insurance of any kind, alcoholic drinks, anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
Booking / Cancellation policy- Full payment is required 30 days in advance to confirm a booking.
- 75 % refund if cancellation happens 20 days prior to departure
- 50 % refund if cancellation happens 10 days prior to departure
- No refund for any cancellation/no show in the last 10 days prior to departure
ITINERARYDay 0: Depart from Delhi by overnight train to Haridwar.
Day 1: Haridwar to Auli drive (9-10 hours). Overnight in tents at Auli ( 2750 Mtr ) overlooking great views of Nanda Devi peak.
Day 2: Trek Auli to Gorson meadows ( 3200 Mtr ). A short trek through Auli which is famous for its ski slopes and ski resort. We would walk past the last ski lift towers, to enter the forests largely comprising of oak. Overnight in tents.
Day 3: Trek Gorson meadows to Gorson Top and further to Talli (3300 Mtr). The walk up to the Gorson top is rewarding with beautiful views of Himalayan peaks all the way. Some of the prominent peaks are 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 Dronagiri (7066m). At the Gorson top we get an all around view, and the Pangarchulla peak can also be observed right from base to the summit. One can get the feeling of how the climbing expedition is going to be like from here. After the Gorson top, we quickly descend into thick forests, and setup camp near Talli. Overnight in tents.
Day 4: Trek Talli to Khullara ( 3400 Mtr ), the base camp for Pangarchulla peak. A walk through thick forest brings us to the beautiful camp site of Khullara. Astounding views of Himalayan peaks. An orientation about the use of the technical gear is given with each participant practicing the needed skills. Overnight in tents.
Day 5: Trek/climb Khullara to Pangarchulla advanced camp ( 4000 Mtr ). Climbing gear is sorted out, and participants are equipped with ice axes, harnesses, ropes etc. Today the climb would require all participants to walk with complete set of compact camping equipment and their necessary personal gear. Camp is established on a high ridge, and can have snow conditions till the month of May. Overnight in tents.
Day 6: Pangarchulla peak ( 4575 Mtr), summit attempt, return to base camp. 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 advanced camp, a quick snack later, we close the camp and descend to our base camp at Khullara. The day would be long and strenuous. Overnight in tents.
Day 7: Trek Khullara to Tapovan ( 1905 Mtr ). This is largely a downhill walk through beautiful forests and small villages. Further drive to Pipalkoti ( 2-3 hours ), overnight at hotel in Pipalkoti.
Day 8: Early morning departure from hotel, drive to Haridwar ( 8 hours ), further by train for onwards journey.
TRAVEL ADVISORYPACKING LIST
Personal torch, trekking boots, fleece body warmers, windproof jacket and lower, warm headgear, UV protection sunglasses, gloves, warm socks, suitable backpack, camera etc.
- Minimum age for participation is 15 years.
- Participants are recommended to follow a personal physical training schedule prior to departure
- This is not a luxury trip; some days may be tiring and intensive.
- People with past history/ailment of heart, asthma, epilepsy are recommended to take medical advice
- Weather disruptions may at times result in discomfort or unplanned adjustments.
Participants would be required to sign an undertaking/disclaimer prior to participating in the expedition.
- Delhi to Haridwar travel is suggested by overnight train, arriving early morning to Haridwar
- Haridwar to Delhi travel is suggested by overnight train
- Train tickets bookings can be organized by us if booking is done well in advance.