Panpatia Col

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By-White Magic Adventure

About The Listing

Type of Trip : Trekking

Level : Hard

Location : Uttarakhand

Duration : 15 Days 14 Nights

Trip Start : Delhi

Trip End : Delhi

Description

Between two of the most haloed pilgrimage sites in the Himalayas lies a land that nurtures a legend worthy of difficult discovery and extreme exploration. The prize of the exploration is the crossing of the Panpatia col, a pass that hides its approach within drifts of moraines, crevasses and massive ice falls. After extensive research White Magic are ready to open a once-hidden expanse of the Himalaya to the curious minds, are you up for it?

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Activities

Daytime

Trekking

Evening

Camping

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Itinerary

  • Day 01: Board the overnight train to Haridwar.

    Board the overnight Dehradun AC Express from New Delhi railway station.

    Day 02: Reach Haridwar. Drive to Joshimath (1875m).

    Arrive Haridwa & set off on long drive to Joshimath. You’ll stop at a restaurant for freshening up & breakfast. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Joshimath.

    Day 03: Drive to Badrinath (3,133m) visit the temple, seek blessings and drive back to Khirao.

    After taking blessings for the good trip from Badrinath temple you'll drive back to Khirao road head and trek from another 20min before reaching to your campsite. Overnight stay will be in camp.

    Day 04: Trek to Shepherd camp.

    You gain altitude to reach Khirao village. From the village it is a steep climb up to the tree line, which is marked by some flags on the boulders. Your campsite a little alcove that offers views of splendid snowcapped peaks in the distance. Overnight stay will be in camp.

    Day 05: Trek to Snout camp.

    A short day where you tackle a combination of terrain from gentle uphill walks to steep inclines all the way to the snout of the Panpatia glacier. Overnight stay will be in camp.

    Day 06: Trek to Moraine Camp (4300m).

    This will be a relatively long day of gradual height gain ideal to spruce up the lungs for the days ahead. You cross never-ending moraines and you are across patches of snow to ease your march but then you will be rewarded by magnificent views of mountains. Overnight stay will be in camp.

    Day 07: Rest & acclimatize (4300m).

    You take it easy though. High altitudes are tricky places, and you rest a day to prime yourselves physically and also try out snow boots. Overnight stay will be in camp.

    Day 08: Trek to the base of Parvati Col.

    A steep trek on inclines brings you closer to the Panpatia snow field. You camp just below the Parvati Col. Overnight stay will be in camp.

    Day 09: Trek to Panpatia Snowfield – Camp

    A steep climb from your camp brings you to the edge of the terrace from where the only way up is through a steep gully encase in snow and rock. You see Chaukhamba in all its glory and, with some luck, may also be treated to a different view of the mesmerizing Nanda Devi. Your campsite is in the snowfield. For those willing to put up with a little more of the bracing cold, the night sky offers a grand view of stars. Overnight stay will be in camp.

    Day 10: Across Panpatia Col (5260m), camp at Sujal Sarovar (4750m)

    You traverse the snow plateau and a short climb from the camp brings you to the Col. Ahead is a steep downhill descent that leads to the Madhyamaheshwar watershed. You camp near the small lake of Sujal Sarovar. Overnight stay will be in camp.

    Day 11: Trek to Kachni.

    A few meters above Sujal Sarovar is a small pass from where it is a steep descent through snowy slopes and boulder zones to Kachni. The camp overlooks the Madhmaheshwar Ganga, and one can see the temple below and the lights of Guptkashi far below. Overnight stay will be in camp.

    Day 12: Trek to Nanu chatty.

    It takes about 3-4 hrs to get to Madhmaheshwar temple. You visit the temple and have hot lunch at a nearby tea-shop. Post lunch you walk lazily through the forests to camp at Nanu chatti which is a small settlement of summer homes for people from the villages of Gaundhar. Overnight stay will be in camp.

    Day 13: Trek to Ransi & drive to Chopta.

    On the last leg of the trek you descend through the pine forests to get to the floor of Madhmaheshwar Ganga. You finish the trek at Ransi and drive to the beautiful camping grounds of Chopta. Overnight stay will be in camp.

    Day 14: Contingency day.

    To ensure minimal inconvenience during long trek, this is a reserve day. Overnight stay will be in camp.

    Day 15: Drive to Haridwar to board the evening Shatabdi, arrive Delhi by 2245hrs.

    From Chopta you'll drive to Haridwar, to board the evening Shatabdi to Delhi.

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Pricing    

* Extra discount for a group size of 4 or more! Ask Here
Package Options Cost/Person EMI Option
Entry Closes On 30 May, 2015
Single Entry ₹ 92,152 EMI starts* ₹ 8,188

Inclusions

Includes
  • All travel from Delhi and back to Delhi.
  • All arrangements for overnight stay.
  • Accommodation on twin share basis.
  • All group climbing gear.
  • All meals.
  • Professional guide.
  • All trekking arrangements.
Doesn’t Includes
  • Railway station / airport transfers in Delhi.
  • Any stay and meals in Delhi.
  • Items of personal clothing.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances.
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Terms & Conditions

  • Cancellation 45 days prior to departure 95% return.
  • Cancellation 45 to 30 days prior to departure 50% return.
  • Cancellation 30 days prior to departure NO return.​
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Tips, Hints, Precautions

  • 1. I have never been on a trek before. Can I still come? Will I be able to complete the trek?

  • All treks are welcomed for first timers. Just ensure that you are excited about the trip and are in good physical shape (comfortable walking for 4-5 hours in a day).

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  • 2. Is there a trip where we can learn some skills too?

  • A: You will always have opportunities to learn things like setting up a tent, making a fire, predicting weather seeing the clouds etc. All guides have vast knowledge of the local culture, flora, fauna and the geography of the areas they travel in and are happy sharing their knowledge and experiences with you. 

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  • 3. What are the medicines one should carry?

  • • We advice that you should carry medicines for vomiting/diarrhea, body ache, headache and general pain relieving balm.
    • Your personal medicines.
    • Glucon D/ electral powder and camphor or any other ORS of your choice.
    • Also consult your local doctor for any other medicines.

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