A Difficult Summit Climb High on Pangarchulla Peak

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15,069-feet peak with the most majestic views. This trek is located in Joshimath district of Uttarakhand, 280 km from Haridwar. Pangarchulla Trek offers you an energetic and exciting all-time high. Initially, this trip will take 5-7 days. The trek starts from Auli near Joshimath and ends at Auli itself. As you start the journey from Auli, Dronagiri and Nanda Devi are right in front of you and they look absolutely stunning. Right from the start, you start heading towards the mountains, which grow and grow as the hike progresses. 

 “Pangarchulla” – This name is derived from “pangar”, a fruit seen and grown in the valley, and “chullah”, a U-shaped Indian oven used for cooking and heating. The view of the valley from the peak looks like a chala, hence it was named Pangarchulla peak. 

 This hike is most famous for summit climbing or summit climbing. When you do this trek, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Pangarchulla Peak” is to climb to the top. Climbing alone takes a lot of time, probably a day. You will encounter hard snow roads and rocky steep climbs. 

 If you are lucky, you will see shepherds tending their flocks in the green meadows. Himalayan bears and Himalayan snow leopards are on their way up, in the middle of the mountains. This trip takes time and that is one of the best things about this trip because you have enough time to appreciate the beauty of the Himalayas. 

 Peak Difficulty 

Among the toughest treks in the Himalayas. The terrain at the base of the hike is easy to navigate, but the terrain changes rapidly as you ascend, moving from meadows to forests, rocky outcrops, and snow-covered cliffs. An experienced hiker is required to complete this trek. Definitely not suitable for beginners or intermediate hikers. The summit is the hardest part of this hike. The peak has difficult roads, rough terrain, open areas and is at a very high altitude, so breathing problems can also occur. Climbing to the top alone can take a lot of time, probably 9-10 hours of continuous hiking. The entire trek takes at least 8-9 hours of trekking every day, so it is very tiring and energy consuming. Migration does not require a lazy or distracted person, but a self-confident, always active and energetic person. You will not be able to complete this ride without previous experience working at height. For all the reasons mentioned above, this hike is difficult and challenging. 

 Good time to do this tour 

 The Peak Tour is not available all year round, but only from May to September. But the best month is May because it is the peak time of spring. In the months before May, in the winter season, there is a lot of impassable snow, and after May, in the summer season, the snow melts at the top of the peak, leaving gaps between the rocks. and rocks and therefore it is somewhat difficult for hikers to cross the top. So the best time is in May, during the peak spring season. 



 To reach Auli from Haridwar, one has to cover a distance of 285 km for about 8-9 hours. On the way to Auli you will pass Rishikesh, DevPrayag and RudraPrayag. 


 Total 5-6 hours trek passing through lush green meadows with magnificent view of Nanda Devi hill. 


 3500 meters walking, it would take about 3 hours. Here you can witness the peaks of Kedarnath, Neelkanth. If you are a Shiva Bhagat, you will surely love the amazing view. 


 It took around 6-7 hours, if you start early you will witness the most beautiful sunrise ever. 


 Now the journey begins to descend. The trip down is about 3 hours. The market, Dhak, is the final point of your journey. 


 A massive journey of 280 km which takes around 7-8 hours will bring you thousands of memories. 

 Majestic views, the adrenaline, the pump you feel when you climb to the top – all are once in a lifetime experiences.

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