Pangarchulla is easily one of those treks that is well-rounded and poses just the right amount of challenge for trekkers. The trail starts off with lush green and turns into a snowy wonderland. The trail that you follow through the trek also gives you a close-up view of some of the highest peaks of the Garhwal region.
You get to Summit a peak!
Every step to the peak at 15,010 ft (4,575 m) is a wondrous step that you will never forget. The ridge that takes you to the peak may be steep and challenging but the views that you see once you reach the peak is just as satisfying. To get to the peak you will have to walk in deep snow and also cross some boulder sections. The grandeur of the surrounding during the climb will definitely make you stop in your tracks in awe.
Diverse Picture-Perfect Landscapes
The entire landscape all through the trail keeps constantly changing with every curve. What starts out as lush green farms slowly change to dense forests opening up to snow-covered landscapes.
The trail to Pangarchulla passes through the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The entire trek route gives you a good close up view of the revered Mt. Nanda Devi along with other peaks such as Mt. Chaukamba, Mt. Dronagiri, Hathi Parvat, Ghoda Parvat and many more. All of this makes this trek a perfect escapade from the monotony of daily life. The landscapes will surely make you fall in love with photography.
A treat for nature lovers!
The trail is definitely a treat for adventurers who love exploring nature. The variety of flora and fauna that the trail offers is beyond ordinary. Until the snow-covered landscape, the trail is strewn in red-rhododendrons. You can also find Oak, Silver Birch, Blue Pine, and Bhojpatra- the bark of which is known to source papyrus along the trail. If lucky, you can also spot wildlife like Musk Deer, Black Bear, and Himalayan Tahr and the very majestic Snow Leopard.
Travel via the five sacred river confluences in the Garhwal Himalayas. Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag and Vishnuprayag in the ascending flow sequence of their occurrence.
- Devprayag is the confluence of the two holy rivers, the Bhagirathi – the chief stream of the Ganges and the Alaknanda. It is the first prayag on the way to Badrinath. Beyond this confluence, the river is known as Ganges.
- Rudra Prayag is the confluence where the river Alaknanda meets the Mandakini River. The confluence is named after god Shiva, who is also known as Rudra.
- Karn Prayag is the location where Alaknanda River is joined by the Pindar River that originates from the Pindar glacier, below the Nanda Devi Mountain range.
- Nandaprayag is the confluence where the Nandakini River joins the main Alaknanda River.
- Vishnuprayag – The Alaknanda River, which originates from Satopanth glacier is joined by the Dhauli Ganga River near Joshimath (on Joshimath – Badrinath route). Alaknanda flows in front of the Badrinath temple, one of the most revered Hindu shrines.
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