Pangarchulla Trek is a beautiful trekking spot in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. This amazing trek lies at an elevation of  14,700 ft above the sea level. Though tourists can go on this trek during any time of the year but in winters the beauty of this place increases. Hence one should try and go during the winter season for enjoying the snow covered Himalayan Peaks. This trek route starts from Joshimath and ends on Joshimath. Pangarchulla Peak is also known as the chimney peak. While trekking to Pangarchulla peak you will witness wide variety of flora and fauna, alpine meadows, a Ridge climb and snow covered trails. This place looks very beautiful during the winters whereas it also provides you with the picturesque view of the magnificent Himalayas.

Who Can Do Pangarchulla Trek?

Pangarchulla trek  can be done by anyone who is above the age of 12 years and if have some sporting abilities it is a plus point for them. People who are mentally and physically fit can only do this trek. The difficulty level is graded as moderate – difficult, therefore interested trekkers must improve their stamina and skills. The Pangarchulla trek is suitable for beginners as well as experienced and professional trekkers. But beginners and less experienced trekkers should not underestimate this trek. And must be fully prepared and mentally ready before going on this trek.

Pangarchulla trek provides you some of the amazing experiences of trekking in the greater Hiamalyas of the Garhwal region. Through your trek route you will be experiencing change of landscapes with every uphill climb and downhill slope.  This trek passes through the beautiful Nanda Devi Sanctuary so you can witness the stunning views of Chaukhamba, Hathi Parvat, Nanda Devi mountain and many more peaks of the Himalayan Range. You will also be climbing a summit to Pangarchulla.


Region  Chamoli, Uttarakhand
Days Required 7 Days & 6 Nights
Altitude 14,700 meters
Trek Grade Moderate – Difficult
Season May-June or September-November
Things to Carry
  • Backpack of 50 -60 ltrs and Daypack of 20 ltrs.
  • Good Quality Trekking Shoes with extra pair of shoes
  • Sunglasses, Cap/Hat, towel etc.
  • Slippers
  • Undergarments
  • Full sleeve Sweater
  • Track pants
  • Water Bottle
  • Full sleeve warm Jacket
  • Rain coat lightweight
  • Warm Gloves
  • Camera, Memory Card, Batteries, Power bank
  • Head Light or torch

Day-1: Haridwar - Joshimath

Firstly you will be gathering In Haridwar from where you will be driving to Joshimath for about 8-9 hours. Check in into a hotel or guest house. You will be spending the night in Joshimath so you can start you trek from the next day.


Day-2 : Joshimath - Gulling Top

On the next day get up and have after having breakfast leave the campsite to move forward. You will be trekking towards the Gulling Top which will take around 5-6 hours. Spend the night there in tents.


Day-3 : Gulling Top - Khulara

Get up early the next day as you will be trekking for 6 kms to Khulara.  After reaching there set up a campsite. You will be then spending the night in Khulara.


Day-4 :Khulara - Gailgarh

You will be trekking from Khulara to Gailgarh which is a small trek of 3 kms. The first half route of the trek is steep ascent and second half is a gradual ascent.


Day-5 : Gailgarh - Pangarchulla Peak Summit - Khulara

Start trekking to reach your destination Pangarchulla Peak Summit. And after reaching there start exploring the summit and then start trekking back to Khulara. Spend the night in Khulara in tents.


Day-6 : Khulara -Dhak Village - Joshimath

This will be your last trekking day, you will be trekking to Dhak Village from Khulara. And after reaching Khulara then you will be driving to Joshimath. Spend the night in Joshimath in the provided lodges.


Day-7 : Joshimath - Haridwar

Get up the next morning have a wholesome of breakfast and take a ride back to Haridwar. And from Haridwar drive back to your home. And the journey of Pangarchulla trek ends here.


  • Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping).
  • All Meals while on trek & transits (Veg.) (Egg).
  • Trek equipments.
  • Permits.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • All transportation during the trek program.


  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”.
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Pangarchulla Trek Route

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