Pangarchulla Peak Trek via Kuari Pass – Renok Adventures

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Pangarchulla Peak Trek via Kuari Pass

Kuari which means “doorway” is a Himalayan high mountain pass situated in the Garhwal region of northern India, south of the Tibetan border and on the western rim of the “Nanda Devi Sanctuary” Biosphere Reserve and falls in the Chamoli district. The Pangarchulla Peak is challenging peak 4700 meter high peak among the high peaks of India. Trekking during the summer you start through colorful Rhododendrons in full bloom and then through the pristine snow.

The views on the Pangarchulla Peak are often cited as the best in the Indian Himalayas. It is not hard to discover why. To the north of the Pangarchulla Peak is the Chaukhamba Range, while the summits of Mana (7272m), Kamet (7756m) and Abl Gamin (7355m) extend to the Tibet border. In the middle foreground, a number of spectacular peaks including Dronagiri (7066m) and Changabang (6864m) enclose the Nanda Devi Sanctuary while to the west the snowcapped ranges extend to Gangotri.

Trek Duration : 6 Days 5 Nights

Destinations Covered during Winter Kuari Pass Trek : Haridwar, Joshimath, Chitrakhana, Khullara,

Pangarchulla Peak Trek Cost per Person: Rs 8250 per person (Ex Joshimath) + 4.5% Service Taxlive streaming movie The Space Between Us 2017 online

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation (Camping during trek & Guest House)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.

What’s Not Included :

  • Meals during the drive and in Joshimath
  • Mules to carry personal Luggage
  • Insurance
  • Any kind of Cost Increase due to Natural Reason
  • Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return (Rs 2000 extra bothways) 
  • Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions

DEPARTURES (All departures for The Pangarchulla Peak Trek are ex Joshimath)

  • 1st Batch : 7th – 12th May 2016
  • 2nd Batch : 14th – 19th May 2016 (Full)
  • 3rd Batch : 21st – 26th May 2016 (Full)
  • 4th Batch : 28th – 2nd June May 2016
  • 5th Batch : 4th – 9th June 2016 (Full)
  • 6th Batch : 11th – 16th June 2016
  • 7th Batch : 18th – 23rd June 2016
  • 8th Batch : 25th – 30th June 2016

Brief Itinerary – Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Day 1 Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath. Stay in tent/guesthouse/homestay.

Day 2 Drive & then trek from Dhak to Gulling (6 Hours, 7Kms) 

Day 3 Trekking from Gulling to Khullara (3 Hours, 6 Kms) 

Day 4 Trek from Khullara to Pangarchulla Peak Summit and return(9 Hours, 13 Kms)

Day 5 Trek Khullarar to Auli via Tali Top and Gorson Bugyal (6 Hours, 12 Kms) 

Day 6 Joshimath to Haridwar

Detailed Itinerary – Pangarchulla Peak Trek

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 at Joshimath.

Day 2 Drive & then trek from Dhak to Gulling (6 Hours, 7Kms)

To start the Kuari Pass 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 to 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. [divider height=”20″]

Day 4 Trek from Khullara to Pangarchulla Peak Summit and return(9 Hours, 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 to Auli via Tali Top and Gorson Bugyal (6 Hours, 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.

for Winter Treks check out Winter Kuari Pass Trek 

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Trekking Shoes – Complete Guide

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Trekking Shoes: The Complete Guide

What is Trekking ?

The word Trek originated in South Africa and the dictionary meaning of word a long arduous journey, especially one made on foot. So Trekking in Himalayan context means you will walking through boulders, uneven paths, rocks, glaciers etc for that you required best trekking shoes.

What is the difference between Trekking and Hiking?

Hiking is mainly a leisure activity which is done by walking on well-made trails or man made hiking paths for example Vaishno Devi Mandir hiking pass it’s Hiking while Trekking is more demanding, challenging and rigorous activity which includes all kind terrains like glacier, streams, moraine, uneven path, snow or boulders. Trekking test one’s physical ability, endurance and mental ability so you require proper gear or best trekking shoes for such demanding activity.

How to find Best Trekking Shoes

So now you have an idea that during any trek you will be walking through loose rocks, uneven trails, woods, jungle, water, snow etc. The best shoes are the ones which while providing comfort protect your feet from the elements and have good grip on all terrains.

What are the qualities to look for when you are buying your Best Trekking Shoes?

Weight of Trekking Shoes

Weight of the trekking shoes is the most important factor to look for when you are buying your best trekking shoes for trekking in the Himalayas. First the shoes should be light weight due to the fact that every gram counts when trekking at high altitude and second the they should be strong enough to withstand the rough terrain of Himalayas.

Grooves for Grip

When trekking in Himalayas you will be Trekking on uneven terrain which consists of rocks, snow, water and to walk comfortably we need a grip which deep grooves in the best trekking shoes will provide. Check the grooves your shoes have, they should be hard and deep enough to give you the required grip during treks in the Himalayas, but not too hard that the sole become inflexible. Vibram an Italian manufacturer makes some of the best soles.

Ankle Support

All trekking shoes have good ankle support because on uneven terrain and loose rocks one can slip and twist an ankle. Ankle support also helps stop snow and pebbles from getting inside.

Water Proofing Trekking Shoes


This is the quality one must look in good or hiking boots. When you trek in the Himalayas almost all the treks in require you to cross water streams. GoreTex is the best material for this without increasing the weight of the  trekking shoe dramatically.

Comfort:

Inside padding should be good enough to give you the required comfort during the trek as we know that a trek is an arduous journey through mountainous region.

 

Renok Expert Recommendation for Best Trekking Shoes 

We recommend first time trekker to invest in a good quality Trekking Shoes because Trekking Shoes is the most important equipment for any trekker. Following are the reason for this

  • Good quality trekking shoes have long life, our trek leaders shoes last long even for years when are doing trek back to back
  • Best Trekking shoes gives you comfort, Safety and injury free trekking
  • and lastly Trekking Shoes can worn daily when you are not trekking even you can wear them to office on Fridays

Our Recommendation 

 

Trekking Shoes around Rs 5000

Forclaz 100 is the best and is quite famous among the trekkers and they are easily available across the Decathlon stores in India.

                

Budget 5K and Above

 

Salomon Trekking Shoes How to find Best Trekking Shoes
Salomon Men’s Quest Prime GTX Hiking Shoes Rs 15,399 at Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salomon Men’s Quest Prime GTX Hiking Shoes

 

Also we recommend our trekkers to not buy Woodland Trekking Shoes because they are good fashion shoe when you want to show off that you go to outdoors very often but Woodland trekking shoes doesn’t posses all the above mentioned qualities. We hope they come up with better products in future with inputs from actual Trekkers.

 

Happy Trekking …Please share this with your friends who are going for a trek in himalayas