Best winter trek in Uttarakhand

Best winter trek in Uttarakhand


The Pangarchulla Peak Trek is the best winter trek in Uttarakhand. At an elevation of 15,096 feet, it is a six-night, seven-day adventure. This trek takes you through the pilgrimage sites of Uttarakhand. The trek starts and ends in Dhak village, which is a few kilometres from the base camp “Joshimath market.” Pangarchulla Peak is stunning in the summer and thrilling in the winter, and it is a must-see for Himalayan adventurers.

Pangarchulla Peak rises to 15096 feet in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli District. Trek – A lovely mini peak near Uttarakhand’s Kuari Pass trek.

When Should You Go to Pangarchulla Peak?

The Pangarchulla Trek is a beautiful and challenging uphill trek in the Uttarakhand Himalayas’ District Chamoli. The Pangarchulla Trek is ideal for those who are passionate about mountaineering and see it as a special purpose in their lives.

We are Uttarakhand residents who have been doing this trek for many years and have extensive experience with it.

Best time to visit

The best time to do this trek is between winter and summer, especially between May and June when there is plenty of greenery and a little snow on the summit point, making your trek both memorable and challenging. As a result, do not underestimate this journey.

The temperature on the Pangarchulla trek ranges from -5°C to -10°C during the day and drops to -10°C to -18°C at night.

Views from the trek

Pangarchulla trek views and treks provide a lot of peace to the mind during the day, and even if you wake up from one wake to the next, Pangarchulla can always be one of the closest treks in your heart.

How difficult is the Pangarchulla Trek?

The Pangarchulla trek is neither difficult nor easy; it falls somewhere between moderate and difficult. I did this trek with people who were trekking for the first time; we finished the entire trek; they needed help somewhere, which we and our team provided.

This trek is a bit difficult, but if you have good fitness and a strong desire to trek, you can do it. Our guides will assist you where necessary; all you need to do is be strong and capable of completing the trek.

        The altitude we will cover (6152 Meters)

  1. Dhaka’s elevation is 6956 feet.
  1. Guling camp has an elevation of 9832 feet.
  1. Jangal camp is located at an elevation of 11,102 feet.
  1. Kuari Pass summit – 12516 feet
  1. Pangarchulla Peak rises 15096 feet above sea level.

Pivotal Points of Pangarchulla Peak

  1. Total of six nights In 7 days, travel from Dehradun to Dehradun.
  1. Joshimath serves as the base camp.
  1. During the summer, temperatures range from 5°C to 15°C. at night (2° C to 8° C)
  1. Winter temperatures range from -2° C to -5° C (-5° C to -12° C) at night.
  1. Pangarchulla Peak has an elevation of 15096 feet.
  1. Trekking difficulty: Moderate
  1. – 41 kilometres on foot – 625 kilometres by taxi

Pangarchulla Peak provides spectacular views of the Himalayas.

The incredible views from Pangarchulla are what make it so popular among hikers. It provides excellent views of Nanda Devi, Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat, Barmal, and Chaukhamba Peaks, as well as many other snow-capped tall standing peaks because it is part of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.

The Pangarchulla peak trek offers a diverse range of scenery, with the Flora and Fauna ending at the snowline. At first, there are many oaks, pines, rhododendrons, and silver birch trees, followed by snowfields and high ridge mountains.

Quick Itinerary – 

  1. Day 1 – Drive from Dehradun to Joshimath Altitude – Joshimath by taxi (256 Km) (10/11 Hours) (6,152 feet)
  1. Day 2– Take a taxi from Joshimath to Dhak (12 kilometres), then trek to Gulling top (05 kilometres) (4/5 hours) (altitude –9,832 feet).
  1. Day 3: Trek from Gulling Peak to Jangal Camp (05 km/3/4 hours). Elevation: 11,072 feet
  1. Day 4– Trek from Jangal camp to Kuari Pass (4,264/13,989 feet) and back (07 km) (6/7 hours).
  1. Day 5– Trek from Jangal Camp to Pangarchulla Peak (15096 feet (13 km) (7/8 Hours) and back to camp.
  1. Day 6: Trek from Jangal camp to Dhaka Roadhead (11 km, 5/6 hours). Taxi ride to Joshimath the same day (12km) (1/2 hour)

Day 7– Take a taxi from Joshimath to Haridwar (258 km) via Rishikesh (9/10 hours).

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