Category: Moderate Adventure
This is basically a shorter version of the main Kuari Pass trail which begins at the Ghat. This Pangerchuli trek categorized as moderate when one wants to climb one of 4800m trekking peaks. The trail gives you a view of the highest peak of the Himalayas in India- The Nanda Devi! In all, the view on this trek is so that no matter how many times you may gaze up at it, you will never get tired of it.
- 50% advance payment confirms your booking.
- We will transport all your belongings for you so that you only have to carry your day pack with camera, water bottle and jacket.
- We serve three meals a day including snacks and drinks. We provide a variety of tasty healthy food including Indian, Chinese and Western meals with lots of vegetables and fruit.
What is included in the tour
- Road transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh by car.
- Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.
- All meals (Day 1 Lunch to Day 6 Lunch)
- All camping gear including tents and sleeping mattress. Kitchen, Dining and toilet tent
- Permits and Entrance fees.
- Good English speaking guide, cooks and porters, mules.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Accommodation in Rishikesh.
- Personal Insurance.
- All alcoholic beverages and personal expenses.
- Good down sleeping bags can be provided at an additional cost of Rs.100 per day.
- Auli- a winter Ski Meadow
- View of Nanda Devi- 7850m
- Pangerchulli Top
- A great views of most highest Mointains of Uttarakhand
- highest point 4800m
Day 01 :
RISHIKESH TO PIPALKOTI (8HRS):
Rishikesh is located at the foothills of the Himalyas and to reach the base of our trek at Joshimat we need to drive for about 10 hours. The roads are steep and tricky at places and it's necessary that we finish this drive in daylight. Spend the night at hotel in Joshimat.
Day 02 :
PIPALKOTI TO AULI & TREK TO TALI (2HRS):
After breakfast at Joshimat we drive for an hour to reach Auli (2500m), which is a small settlement which recently has developed into a thriving ski resort and also supports a sizeable army camp. From Auli we begin our ascent up on foot and walk for about 3-4 hours, covering a total ascent of 700-1200 m, finally to halt for the day at a camp location we choose is the best for the day. This trail from Auli lets you appreciate Nanda Devi at the head of the sanctuary as it heads up the hillside, beyond the ski lift, before reaching a small Oak and Holly forest.
Day 03 :
TREK TO KAURI PASS (3860M):
Today we walk up to Kuari Pass. This walk is through the forest and then a ridge takes us to a wide open meadow and a final climb to the Kuari pass. The pass is basically a small Col in a grassy ridge. Looking south from this pass, there are impressive views across the forest ridges. The initial steep 200 m descent of this trek are the only hard part especially so if it's wet and icy. There is a choice with our trekkers here to choose if they would like to climb greater heights at this point.
Once we have had our fill of this wonderful pass we head back to our camp at Khulara. The staff will be waiting for you with the tents set up and a hot, fulfilling meal before we retire for the night in our tents.
Day 04 :
TREK TO PANGARCHULI (2700M/5 HRS):
Breakfast, yet again is provided to you before we start our trek up to Pangerchulli peak, which takes a good 4-5 hours. Frank Smythe, who came this way in 1931 en route to Kamet (25,443ft/7,757m), the second highest mountain in this region, summed it up beautifully. "We breasted the slope and halted, silent on the path. No words would express our delight. The Himalaya was arrayed before us in a stupendous arc". Some of the mountains seen here are Kamet, Nilkanth (7,141m/23,425ft), Dunagiri (7,067m/23,182ft) and Changabang (6,864m/22,516ft), with even Nanda Devi herself visible if you walk along the ridge for a while. The blinding vision of snow peaks make all the effort worthwhile, for it is often said that this is one of the greatest mountain views in the world.
Day 05 :
TREK TO TAPOVAN & DRIVE TO PIPALKOTI (4-5 HRS):
A long day of 4 to 5 hours of walking, mainly downhill as we reach Tapovan. Tapovan at 2000 m is incidentally also on the way to base camp to Nanda Devi and is a very pleasant surprise. It is a large meadow complete with bubbling streams and wild flowers and camp sites set beneath the imposing peak of Shivling (6453m) with the Bhagirathi peaks also forming a backdrop it is of little wonder that sadhus choose this spot for extensive meditation. Here you will be greeted by vehicles waiting in to take you back to Berahi, where you can check into a hotel and wash away all that fatigue and dirt with a hot shower.
Day 06 :
DRIVE TO RISHIKESH (8HRS):
Back to Rishikesh it is, with lunch given on the way. Trip finishes at the arrival in Rishikesh.