• SUMMIT TO PANGARCHULLA PEAK WITH KUARI PASS TREK

  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Base Camp - Gulling
  • Duration 07 Days
  • Altitute 3650M
  • Stay Room/Tent
  • Difficulty Moderate+
Detail itinenary

You will start your drive from Dehradun airport/Rishikesh to reach Jayalgarh by late afternoon. You will, for the most part of the journey drive along the Ganga river. En route, you will be crossing the holy towns of Rishikesh & Dev Prayag. Jayalgarh is a beautifully situated camp with cottage tents, each having attached toilets/showers. The camp is set on the banks of river Alaknanda and has open views of a few villages set scenically in the nearby mountains. One can go for a small walk by the river if wish too. Overnight at Jayalgarh

To after having breakfast, you will be driven to Tugasi village, the starting point of your trek which is marked with a few shops. From Tugasi we start trekking towards Gulling. The trek starts through village fields on a prominent trail & goes past few Himalayan villages, letting you capture some up-close views of day to day life of the inhabitants. The trail winds up on top of the villages & sets you into the wilderness of the forest, finally taking you to the camp at Gulling. Overnight at Gulling

Today we go through a series of ascents on meadows which keep on getting better as we move up. The trail will take us to Khulara, where we will camp for the night. On reaching Khulara, one can rest or go for an exploration hike further. Overnight stay at Khulara.

This is a long day so we will wake up early (depending upon the conditions and the season, the lead guide will take a call on what time we start but usually it will be 5:00 a.m) and after a quick breakfast start climbing up the slopes of the mountain to reach a ridge which will lead us to the top. The climb is demanding but not technical in nature. You will in patches be walking on uneven terrain of boulders, scree, and rocks. Early season we will have to negotiate through deep snow that’s why we recommend an early start as it is easier to walk on hard snow. But the effort is going to be rewarded manifold with views which are surely unparalleled. Views around dawn are the best which is why we insist on an early start today. From the route leading to the summit and the top, you get to see a set of big mountains which you otherwise don’t get to see from Kuari pass region, mountains like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Changbhang and many more. Also very attractive is the views of the surrounding valleys in all directions. After capturing the views in our camera we start walking down to the base camp Khulara. Once at the camp, we celebrate our success and relax. Overnight at Khulara

Today from Khulara the trail continues to climb initially and becomes gradual as it proceeds towards Kuari pass. The mountain air is crisp and the views brilliant! You are sure to catch a shepherd with the sheep and the dog. Do spend some time with them. The views are going to be great throughout so we keep our cameras handy. Today you will witness many big and renowned Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Haathi-Ghodi, Kamet, Mana, Dronagiri, Nanda Devi Devi etc. Spend some time here & then continue walking towards Taali. Enroute we will cross Chitrakantha meadows & from there Dronagiri is very prominent. You will be surrounded by dense forest of rhododendrons, oaks, pines. We will reach Taali towards late evening where we will enjoy awaited hot cup of tea. Overnight at Taali

After breakfast, we set on the trail that traverses gradually from Khualra to Tugasi. On your way back you will witness the last of Himalayan panorama of underlying valleys, gigantic Himalayas & beautiful villages. From Tugasi, we descend down to the road head boarding our awaiting vehicle which takes us to our riversideide camp, Jayalgarh. Check into the campsite by the Alaknanda river & unwind. Overnight at Jayalgarh

After breakfast, drive down to Dehradun airport/Rishikesh. Trip ends here.

ABOUT THE TREK

The Kuari pass trek, also referred to as the Lord Curzon trail trek, is surely one of the most popular and finest treks in the Indian Himalayas and rightly so. According to us only thing missing on this trail was the ‘adventure element’ so we modified the regular itinerary a bit and added an exciting stage to this trek where you get to climb a challenging but doable Himalayan peak called Pangarchulla (4700 m). This peak can be climbed by ‘fit’ first time trekkers also but with some hard work put into it!!

Pangarchulla peak poses challenges which keep on changing with seasons. Beginning of the season (Apr – May) the climb involves navigating through deep snow while later in the season (Oct – Nov) difficulty comes in the form of bouldering and traversing scree slopes. Our guides will run a small course on climbing techniques to get you to know more about the sport and get comfortable with it. They will put ropes for safety (if required) and will assist people throughout the climb. One is not required to have any prior climbing experience/knowledge.

For mountain lovers this trail offers king size views of Himalayas and an opportunity to be transported into inner Himalayan region in a very short duration. The trek is not only spectacular but very different from everything else. You will for most of the times be walking on endless meadows with big and small mountains jutting out. There are beautiful forest sections, magnificent campsites, and sunrise & sunsets to die for, in addition to many more enjoyable facets of the Himalayas which make trekking a worthwhile activity. You will also get the opportunity to meet and interact with shepherds and their entourage and surely be bowled over by their ‘way of life’. Highlight of the trip would surely be the views of the most revered mountain in the world, Nanda Devi (7816 m) along with other towering giants like Dronagiri (7066 m), Kamet (7757 m), Chaukhamba (7128 m) & Trishul (7120 m) peak and many-many more

Another highlight of this trek would be the opportunity to visit and stay in Jayalgarh, a campsite just on the bank of river Alaknanda, where you stay in the scenically located & very comfortable deluxe tents with attached washroom. One can also do a rafting at an extra cost, if time permits

SKETCH ITINERARY

DAY 01: DEHRADUN AIRPORT/RISHIKESH – JAYALGARH (550M) (DRIVE/3HRS)

DAY 02: JAYALGARH- TUGASI VILLAGE (2300M) – GULLING (2800M) (DRIVE/4 HRS & TREK/3 HRS)

DAY 03: GULLING (2800M) – KHULARA (3200M) (TREK/3 – 3.5 HRS)

DAY 04: KHULARA(3200M) - PANGARCHULA PEAK (4600M) - KHULARA (3200M) (TREK/ 10 HRS)

DAY 05: KHULARA (3200M) - KUARI PASS MEADOWS (3650M) - TAALI (3200M) (TREK/ 6-7 HRS)

DAY 06: TAALI (3200M)- TUGASI VILLAGE (2300M) - JAYALGARH (TREK/ 3 HRS & DRIVE/4 HRS)

DAY 07: JAYALGARH (550M) – DEHRADUN AIRPORT/RISHIKESH (DRIVE/90 KMS/ 3 - 3.5HRS)

Detail itinenary

You will start your drive from Dehradun airport/Rishikesh to reach Jayalgarh by late afternoon. You will, for the most part of the journey drive along the Ganga river. En route, you will be crossing the holy towns of Rishikesh & Dev Prayag. Jayalgarh is a beautifully situated camp with cottage tents, each having attached toilets/showers. The camp is set on the banks of river Alaknanda and has open views of a few villages set scenically in the nearby mountains. One can go for a small walk by the river if wish too. Overnight at Jayalgarh

To after having breakfast, you will be driven to Tugasi village, the starting point of your trek which is marked with a few shops. From Tugasi we start trekking towards Gulling. The trek starts through village fields on a prominent trail & goes past few Himalayan villages, letting you capture some up-close views of day to day life of the inhabitants. The trail winds up on top of the villages & sets you into the wilderness of the forest, finally taking you to the camp at Gulling. Overnight at Gulling

Today we go through a series of ascents on meadows which keep on getting better as we move up. The trail will take us to Khulara, where we will camp for the night. On reaching Khulara, one can rest or go for an exploration hike further. Overnight stay at Khulara.

This is a long day so we will wake up early (depending upon the conditions and the season, the lead guide will take a call on what time we start but usually it will be 5:00 a.m) and after a quick breakfast start climbing up the slopes of the mountain to reach a ridge which will lead us to the top. The climb is demanding but not technical in nature. You will in patches be walking on uneven terrain of boulders, scree, and rocks. Early season we will have to negotiate through deep snow that’s why we recommend an early start as it is easier to walk on hard snow. But the effort is going to be rewarded manifold with views which are surely unparalleled. Views around dawn are the best which is why we insist on an early start today. From the route leading to the summit and the top, you get to see a set of big mountains which you otherwise don’t get to see from Kuari pass region, mountains like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Changbhang and many more. Also very attractive is the views of the surrounding valleys in all directions. After capturing the views in our camera we start walking down to the base camp Khulara. Once at the camp, we celebrate our success and relax. Overnight at Khulara

Today from Khulara the trail continues to climb initially and becomes gradual as it proceeds towards Kuari pass. The mountain air is crisp and the views brilliant! You are sure to catch a shepherd with the sheep and the dog. Do spend some time with them. The views are going to be great throughout so we keep our cameras handy. Today you will witness many big and renowned Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Haathi-Ghodi, Kamet, Mana, Dronagiri, Nanda Devi Devi etc. Spend some time here & then continue walking towards Taali. Enroute we will cross Chitrakantha meadows & from there Dronagiri is very prominent. You will be surrounded by dense forest of rhododendrons, oaks, pines. We will reach Taali towards late evening where we will enjoy awaited hot cup of tea. Overnight at Taali

After breakfast, we set on the trail that traverses gradually from Khualra to Tugasi. On your way back you will witness the last of Himalayan panorama of underlying valleys, gigantic Himalayas & beautiful villages. From Tugasi, we descend down to the road head boarding our awaiting vehicle which takes us to our riversideide camp, Jayalgarh. Check into the campsite by the Alaknanda river & unwind. Overnight at Jayalgarh

After breakfast, drive down to Dehradun airport/Rishikesh. Trip ends here.

PRICE INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation: On single or double sharing basis
  • Day 01: Tents with attached washroom in Jayalgarh
  • Day 02: Alpine tents in Gulling
  • Day 03: Alpine tents in Khulara
  • Day 04: Alpine tents in Khulara
  • Day 05: Alpine tents in Taali
  • Day 06: Tents with attached washroom in Jayalgarh
  • Enhanced menu: We offer enhanced menu where the food is nourishing, fresh & tasty
  • Day 01: Evening Snacks, Dinner
  • Day 02: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner
  • Day 03: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner
  • Day 04: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner
  • Day 05: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner
  • Day 06: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner
  • Day 07: Breakfast
  •  Good Quality Camping Arrangements. The following equipment is provided on the trek
  •  Good quality and big size A shaped tents or alpine tents
  • Absolutely clean sleeping bags with fresh inner liners
  • Thick foam mattresses
  • Dining tents with camping stools
  • 1 toilet tent for 5 trekkers. Separate toilet tent for ladies. Toilet tents have good quality portable seats
  • Lamp in each tent
  • Professional guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Porter / Mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee for Indian guest only
  • Basic first aid for the group
PRICE EXCLUSIONS
  • Transport of any nature (transport cost will be divided amongst the final number of trekkers)
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag (can be arranged on extra cost of Rs. 1800 per person per bag of 10 kgs)
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • GST 5%
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