Panpatia Col Trek
Uttarakhand | 13D/12N | 17,258 Ft.
May – June and September – October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
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- 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
- All accommodation during the trek on sharing basis in tents.
- All meals during the trek – Vegetarian
- Tents, Sleeping bags and all other Camping Gear (Dining Tent, Tiolet Tent etc)
- All Group Climbing Gear (If Required)
- Safety Equipment (Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Oximeter etc.)
- Services of our expert Trek Leader
- Services of an Expert Trekking Team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping Charges (For Indians Only)
- A Life Changing Experience
- GST and Other Taxes (As applicable, Subjected to change according to Govt. Rules)
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping charges for Foreigner’s (If extra compared for Indian Citizens)
- Backpack Offloading Charges (Portage of Personal Bags)
- Personal Trekking Gear
- Travel Expenses to Joshimath from home city/Dehradun/Haridwar and Rudraprayag to Dehradun/Haridwar
- Food during transit from Dehradun/Haridwar to Joshimath and Rudraprayag to Dehradun/Haridwar
- Tips for local team
- Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Camera Fee, Bottled Water etc
- Any Requirement for Single Room/Single Tent Accommodation
- Travel Insurance and other Emergency Expenses
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
- Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions
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 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.
The ideal time to attempt the trek is from April to June, and September to October. Monsoons and winters should be avoided.
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.
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.