Between two of the most haloed pilgrimage sites Badrinath – Kedarnath, in the Himalayas lies a land that nurtures a legend worthy of difficult discovery and extreme exploration. A tale that has drawn feted explorers of the like of Meade, Shipton and Tilman, Martin Moran, Harish Kapadia, and countless other intrepid souls. Panpatia Col is one of the high altitude mountain passes that gets across the Panpatia Glacier. It is surrounded by several major peaks of the Garhwal Himalayan region. From the group of 6thousanders, the Neelkanth at an elevation of 6,596 meters is the most prominent one. Nonetheless, the peaks of Balakun at 6,108 meters, Kunaling at 6,471 meters, Januhut at 6,495 meters, Shri Parbat at 6,175 meters and Chaukhamba group and several other 5thousanders are visible throughout the trail from Badrinath to Ransi. The Panpatia Col trek that further traverses through two other high altitude mountain passes, several moraines, gushing streams and narrow cliffs is one of the toughest treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region.
The Panpatia Col Trek requires some serious acclimatization at certain altitude and is recommended only to trekkers who have prior high altitude trekking experience.
Drive up to Badrinath via Joshimath through the confluence points of rivers namely, Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudrapryag, Karanpryag covering a total of around 295km. Relish scrumptious breakfast and lunch on the way to Joshimath and upon arrival at the destination. Overnight in Hotel & Dinner.
Today morning we blessing at Badrinath Temple drive back to Khirao, and the trek some 30 minutes to reach our base camp for the trek. We may chose to visit the holy Shrine of Badrinath, offer prayers and then come back to our base camp as we have little less to do. Overnight in Tents & Dinner.
Following the Khirowi Ganga upwards, a little alcove that offers views of splendid snow capped peaks in the distance. we climb and climb to reach the campsite for the day. Overnight in Tents & Dinner.
Start of your day by trekking through a combination rocky terrain which changes from flat to steep alternately, giving you enough time to get used to the topography. Surrounded by calmness of the valleys, the trek is a calming one, finally reaching Snouts Camp. Overnight in Tents & Dinner.
The trek for the day prepares you to combat challenges that might befall in the days ahead. Embark on a gradually rising steep incline surrounded by moraines, to reach at Moraine camp which rests at an altitude of 4,300m. Rest and gather your energies for the next day by getting a peaceful sleep at the campsite.
Today, you will let the effects of the dramatically changing landscapes assimilate in you as you acclimatize yourself to the surroundings. Try out your snow boots that will accompany you on the way ahead.
Instigating on a trek to Parvati Col, you will be a lot closer to Panpatia Col than ever before. The day ends to bring with it a peaceful sleep in the tent at the base of Parvati Col. Overnight in Tents & Dinner.
A steep climb from our camp brings us to the edge of the terrace from where the only way up is through a steep gully encase in snow and rock. We see Chaukhamba in all its glory and, with some luck, may also be treated to a different view of the mesmerizing Nanda Devi. Our 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 in Tents & Dinner.
Crossing through the snow plateau and after a steep climb uphill is the Panpatia Col towering at an altitude of 5,260m (approx.) Post a short exploration of the Col and Himalayan ranges descend to Sujal Sarovar which is located downhill (4,750m). The camp for the night is on the sides of Madhyamaheshwar, besides a small lake. Overnight intents & Dinner.
A few metres above Sujal Sarovar is a small pass from where it is a steep descent through snowy slopes and boulder zones to Kachni, trek down beautiful alpine meadows carpeted with flowers before descending steeply to oak forests Reach late evening Temple Madhyamaheshwar Area camping site. Overnight stay in tent& meal.
Last Day of our trek. Madhmaheswar to Ransi is almost 20 to 22 Km distance though we were in no mood to start early .The route are through the middle of a forest. The day is fine, and the trek is good. Reach late evening at ransi village. Stay Overnight at Guest house or Home stay
This day is the final one in your excursion to Panpatia Col. Start drive to Haridwar in order to board the train at evening or hotel as per your own plan.
Items of personal clothing’s and your baggage, personal trekking gears like lce axe , Trekking Boots etc.
Any arrangements in Haridwar / Rishikesh (Meal/Stay)
Personal Travel insurance ,Laundry, phone calls, beverages and bottled water, Souvenirs and other expenses of a personal nature.
Porter for Personal Luggage entire trek.
Tips for guides, cooks & porters.
Any costs arising out of unfores, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control..