- Banana Ride
- Bungee Jumping
- Fishing Tours
- Flying Fox
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jeep Safari
- Mountain Biking
Here’s a short itinerary :
Day 1: Drive from Haridwar – Joshimath. Stay in Guest house / Hotel.
Day 2: Drive & then trek from Dhak – Gulling (6 hrs , 7 kms).
Day 3: Trekking from Gulling – Khullara (3 hrs , 6 kms) .
Day 4: Trek from Khullara – Pangarchulla Peak Summit and return(9 hrs, 13 kms).
Day 5: Trek Khullarar – Auli via Tali Top and Gorson Bugyal (6 hrs, 12 kms).
Day 6: Joshimath to Haridwar.
Detailed trek itinerary
Day 1 : Joshimath
Today’s journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is about 260 kms long and takes around 10 hours. Joshimath is a hub for pilgrim tourists traveling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib. Check in to guest house / hotel at Joshimath.
Day 2 : Drive & then trek from Dhak to Gulling (6 hrs , 7 kms)
To start the Pangarchulla trek we first drive to Dhak village.At this village we will start our trekking adventure to the Kuari Pass. We trek through a hemlock, oak and rhododendron forest for 3km before a short descent to the meadow and campsite at Chitra Kantha (3310m). The impressive snow-capped ridge, including Chaukhamba 1 (7138m), can be seen beyond Joshimath. The shepherds living between here and the Kuari Pass Trek are from Rishikesh or Haridwar and graze flocks of sheep and goats throughout summer. There is a small spring line at the head of the meadow for replenishing your water supply.
Day 3 : Trekking from Gulling – Khullara (3 hours, 6 kms)
We will start our day early with a few stretching exercises in the morning followed by breakfast. After this our trek leader will brief us about today’s trek schedule. Today we will trek for around 6 kms to Khullara through green vegetation and red rhododendron flowers which turn red during the blooming season in April & May. Climb up through the forested ridge of Rhododendron, Spruce and Silver Birch and then open space of Khullara.
Day 4 : Trek from Khullara – Pangarchulla Peak Summit and return(9 hrs , 13 kms)
We will start early as this is the longest day on the Pangarchulla Peak Trek. First leg of today’s trek is a gradual ascend and then an arduous ascend to Pangarchulla Peak. The climb takes around 6 hours to reach summit and by 12 AM you should reach on summit. Pangarchulla Peak gives breathtaking 360 degree views of Garhwal Himalayas.
Day 5 : Trek Khullarar – Auli via Tali Top and Gorson Bugyal (6 hrs , 12 kms)
After having breakfast we trek downhill to Auli via Tali Lake & Gorson Bugyal. You will reach Auli by late afternoon. Overnight camp at Auli or overnight stay in guest house.
Day 6 : Joshimath to Haridwar
Today we start driving early to reach Haridwar with a beautiful mosaic of memories to keep us company. If we reach Haridwar on time then you can take part in Ganga Aarti at Har ki Pauri. Trek ends.
Fitness Required for Pangarchulla Peak Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.
The Pangarchulla Peak Trek is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitness
Trekking Experience : Ideal trek for a beginner.
Fitness Required: The Pangarchulla Peak Trek falls in the category of easy treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.
Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.
You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.
Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1 : Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2 : 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3 : 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4 : 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body