Panpatia Col Trek
Uttarakhand | 13D/12N | 17,258 Ft.
May – June and September – October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
- Reviews 3654.9/5
- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Ultimate
- Group Size Small Group
Panpatia Col is a stunning high altitude mountain pass perched atop 4,200 meters and connects Kedarnath and Badrinath, two of the most sacred Hindu pilgrim destinations. Lapped by the lofty peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas, the trek offers outstanding views of Mt. Neelkanth, Shri Parbat, Kunaling and Chaukhamba massif. The trek follows moraine trails, alpine forests, roaring streams, and narrow mountain ridges. The Panpatia Col trek is far from easy and put your stamina and willpower to test. The trek begins from Badrinath, climbs up to Panpatia Glacier, and concludes at Ransi. The rocky terrain sits beneath loose stones, while some sections of the trek include crevasses and icefalls. The experience of walking over a glacier is both, terrifying and exhilarating. Explore some of the most untouched parts of the Himalayas, while your soul drinks in the beckoning wilderness. If you’re physically fit, then this trek is an unmissable one.
Max. Altitude – 5,260 meters
Duration – 13 days
Level – Challenging; Technical
Panpatia Col Itinerary
Day 1 : Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath
Altitude: 1,875 m
Day 2 : Drive from Joshimath to Khirao road; Trek to the first camp
Time Taken: 2 hrs drive , 2 – 3 hrs trek
Day 3 : Trek from first camp to Shepherd’s camp
Day 4 : Trek from Shepherd’s camp to Snout Camp
Day 5 : Trek from Snout Camp to Moraine Camp
Altitude: 4,300 m
Day 6 : Rest & acclimatisation day at Moraine camp
Day 7 : Trek to Parvati Col base
Day 8 : Trek from Parvati Col Base to Panpatia Snowfield Camp I
Day 9 : Trek to Sujal Sarovar via Panpatia Col
Altitude at Col: 5,260 m
Altitude at Campsite: 4,750 m
Day 10 : Trek from Sujal Sarovar to Kachni
Day 11 : Trek from Kachni to Nanu Chatti
Day 12 : Trek from Nanu Chatti to Ransi; Drive to Rudraprayag
Day 13 : Drive from Rudraprayag to Dehradun or Haridwar
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
- Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
- Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
- A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Accommodation and Food in Dehradun/Haridwar: Food and stay in Dehradun/Haridwar are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Dehradun/Haridwar, we can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation to Joshimath from home city/Dehradun/Haridwar and Rudraprayag to Dehradun/Haridwar is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
- Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
- Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
- Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.
Whom is the trek for?
The Panpatia Col trek is a technical one, and climbs up to 5,968 meters. The challenging level of the trek combined with extreme high altitude demands rigorous physical fitness, endurance and stamina, along with proper acclimatization. Only fit mountaineers who have scaled heights of at least 4,500 to 5,000 meters should undertake this expedition.
Which season should the trek be attempted in?
The ideal time to attempt the trek is from April to June, and September to October. Monsoons and winters should be avoided.
What are the weather conditions that can be expected during the trek?
During summers and after monsoons, the weather is pleasant enough, with stable weather conditions. Temperatures range from 15 to 18 degrees during the day, and drop to about 3 to 6 during the night. As you gain more altitude, the temperature keeps dropping.
What things are needed to be carried?
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a day pack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines. Fo a complete checklist, download the checklist from the footer.