Pangarchulla Trek

Pangarchulla Peak is a 5 days trek. It is in Garhwal region of Uttrakhand. Located near Joshimath in Chamoli District.  Its difficulty level is moderate to difficult. Pangarchulla Peak’s height is around 4498 m (~14,700 ft).

It is winter trek. Day time temperature range is around 3°C to 10°C and night temperature range is around 1°C to -10°C.  Trek starts with greener terrain. It is initially covered with trees. But as you move higher, trees becomes lesser and lesser and snow starts to increase on trek. On the summit day most of the trek will be fully covered with Snow.  Trek is surrounded by beautiful mountains. On the way, views of Nandadevi Peak, Dronagiri Peak , Chaukhamba and many more can be seen.

We went there in the last week of December-2017. But I would say, best time to do this trek is probably around Feb, April. Because till Feb, April many boulders and paths will be fully covered with snow. Continue reading

It’s not always about Summit

Summit, the ultimate target. Everyone wants to reach there.
Reaching there gives  “a joy of accomplishment, sheer happiness, self-confidence that yes I can, assurance of being fit enough, feeling of conquering own fears”.

I had always wondered, what if someday I’ll not be able to reach till Summit? How would I feel?

My imagination was that I would feel bit sad, probably very sad, angry, lost. Millions of thoughts would continuously run through my mind in background which would make it more worst. ( should I have walked fast, should I have done more practice before trek, what went wrong, what could had been done in different way, etc, etc … )

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