Panpatia Col Trek

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Region

: Uttarakhand Himalayas

Duration

: 13 days  

Level

: difficult

Trekking distance

: 135 Kms

Max Altitude

: 5250 Meters

Pickup Point

: Dehradun /Rishikesh

Best Season

: June and September-October

Panpatia Col trek the land of gods commences from Badrinath The trek route first heads towards Dumkal Kharak and then turns to Nilkanth Khal (altitude of 4,650 mtr). Next stretch of the trek leads to the snout of Panpatia Glacier and then the glaciated route further climbs towards Panpatia plateau. After crossing Panpatia Col, the trail leads to Maidagala Tal. The downhill trek continues to Madmaheswar. It then leads to Ransi from where you could reach RishikeshThe Panpatia Col trek is one high altitude mountain pass in the Uttarakhand Garhwal Himalayas that gets across the Panpatia Glacier at an elevation of 4200 m, surrounded by other major peaks of Garhwal region. It forms an important bridge between the significant Hindu pilgrimage sites, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Historically it was considered as an ancient route from where the devotees used to trek from Kedarnath to reach Badrinath in 1 day. The route got lost with time only to be re-discovered by legendary mountaineers Eric ShiptonAnd Bill Tilman. Henceforth, it got listed in the trekking map of Garhwal. The passage of this trek is filled with enriched beauty of mountains, encircled with alpine meadows and flowers. It showcases a spectacular view of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth and Parvati peaks and sight of Sujal Sarovar

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  • Day 1: Rishikesh to Joshimath (1875 M)
    In the morning after having breakfast, we will drive to Joshimath through Rudraprayag, Devprayag, and Chamoli. On the way, we will halt at a restaurant for the lunch. After reaching Joshimath you will check-in to the hotel. We will be staying overnight at a hotel in Joshimath.
  • Day 2: Joshimath to Badrinath (3133 M)
    Today after having breakfast in the morning, we will drive towards. After you reach at Badrinath check-in to the hotel and get some rest. Later in the evening, we will visit the prominent Badrinath Temple. We will trek for about 20 minutes to reach the campsite. We will be staying overnight in the camp.
  • Day 3: Badrinath to Shepherd Camp
    On this day, we will trek towards the Shepherd Camp. We will ascend up to the tree line, which is marked by flags on the boulders. After trekking for a while we will reach our campsite which is situated at a position from where you get the spectacular the views of the surrounds. We will be staying overnight in the camp.
  • Day 4: Shepherd camp to Snout Camp
    Today, we will be trekking on the combination of terrains. During the trail, we will take a moderate uphill hike to precipitous climbs in order to reach the snout of the spectacular Panpatia glacier. We will be staying overnight in the camp.
  • Day 5: Snout camp to Moraine Camp (4300 M)
    Today, trekking we will be for a longer duration but it will be a moderate one trek with some gentle ascends on the trail. We will cross the moraines and traverse the patches of snow. Our reward for today's trekking will be the fabulous views of the towering Himalayan Mountains. We will be staying for the night in the Moraine Camp.
  • Day 6: Rest & Acclimatize (4300 M)
    This entire day is all for having some rest and acclimatization before the start of the trek. We will be staying for the night in the camp.
  • Day 7: Moraine Camp to Base of Parvati Col
    Today, we will start our next trekking destination will be the base of Parvati Col. To reach Parvati Col. We will pass through the Panpatia Snow Field. The trekking pathway involves precipitous inclines. We will be camping just below the Parvati Col. We will be staying for the night in the camp.
  • Day 8: Base of Parvati Col to Panpatia Snowfield - Camp
    After having wholesome breakfast, we will move ahead and climb to the edge of the terrace from where the only way to go upwards is through a vertical gully which is covered with rock and snow. From the spot, we will be able to see the magnificent Chaukhamba Peak,and if fortunate; we might also see the captivating Nanda Devi Peak. We will be staying for the night in the Panpatia Snowfield.
  • Day 9: Camp I to Across Panpatia Col (5260 M) to Camp at Sujal Sarovar (4750 M)
    On this day of our trek, we will pass through a snow plateau to reach Panpatia Col (5260 M). Moving ahead is a precipitous descent that will lead to the Madhyamaheshwar watershed. We will be camping overnight beside a small lake of Sujal Sarovar.
  • Day 10: Sujal Sarovar to Kachni
    After having wholesome breakfast, we will start our trek towards Kachni. To reach Kanchi we will be trekking through sloped and rock-strewn zones through a small pass located above the Sujal Sarovar. After trekking for some time, we will reach our camp site. The campsite faces the Madhmaheshwar Ganga, and also from here one can see the temple below and the lights of Guptkashi. We will be staying for the overnight in the camp.
  • Day11: Kachni to Nanu chatti
    On this day, we will trek to the Madhmaheshwar temple, which will take around (3 to 4) hours. We will visit the temple and will have lunch at a nearby tea shop. After having lunch, we will hike through the forests to our camp situated at Nanu chatty, which is a small settlement of the summer homes for people from the villages of Gaundhar. We will be staying for the overnight in the camp.
  • Day 12: Nanu Chatti to Ransi & drive to Rudraprayag
    Today is the last day of trekking. On this day, we move downwards passing through the dense pine forests to arrive at the bank of Madhmaheshwar Ganga. At Ransi our trek will end and from this location, we will drive towards the Rudraprayag. We will be staying for the overnight in the hotel at Rudraprayag.
  • Day13: Rudraprayag to Haridwar to Delhi
    After having wholesome breakfast, we will drive in the direction of Haridwar passing through the confluence Devprayag where Bhagirathi River and Alaknanda River meet each other. After reaching Haridwar transfer to rail head and catch the AC train for Delhi departing at 18:05 hours. You will reach Delhi by 22:45 hours.

 

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor trekking and tours for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a trekking and tours  to suit your need for Himalayas trekking adventure  and tours

  • Accommodation (Camping /Guest house/Home stay/Hotel).
  • All Meals during trek (Veg.)
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • Transportation during the trek program.
  • Trek equipments (tent, sleeping bag, matters etc).
  • Permits & entry fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusion”.

Things to Carry
  • id-proof-icon
    Photo ID Proof
  • backpack-with-cover
    Rucksack/Backpack (40 to 50 Litre) & Rucksack cover (Waterproof)
  • daypack
    Daypack- one small day pack (15-20 L) with you during the walk.
  • trekking-shoe
    Trekking Shoe- A good quality rubber sole shoe.
  • t-shirt
    T-shirt Dry fit/Quick dry type
  • warm-jacket
    Warm Jacket-Warm Fleece Jacket/Synthetic fill
  • windproof-jacket
    Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater
  • thermal-wear
    Thermal wear
  • trek-pants
    Trek pants
  • raincoat
    Raincoat/Poncho
  • woolen-cap
    Woolen cap
  • hat-bandana
    Hat/Bandanna
  • inner-wear
    Under garments/Inner wear
  • warm-socks
    Warm Socks
  • woolen-gloves
    Woolen gloves
  • woolen-gloves
    Waterproof gloves
  • trekking-sticks
    Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles
  • water-bottle
    Water bottle/Hydration pack
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses -UV protected
  • torch
    Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries
  • lotion
    Sunscreen lotion
  • sanitizer
    Sanitizer
  • tissue-paper
    Wet tissue paper
  • towel
    Small Towel
  • anti-fungal-powder
    Anti-Fungal Powder
  • camera
    Camera with extra cells
  • first-aid-kit
    Medications and a first-aid kit

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Advisory:

  • Any delay from the customer’s side will lead to cancellation of trek/ tour/ adventure activities.
  • Trekking maybe cancelled due to some unavoidable circumstances i.e- weather condition, govt. notification, land sliding or any other natural calamity.
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  • Total decided package cost will not be affected if there is any reduction in the number of persons
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Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 10-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-10 days before the start date of the trip, 75% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days or can be adjusted in other trek or adventure activities.