Panpatia Col Trek

Joshimath to Ransi

Dehradun to dehradun

INR 80000/person 

PanPatia col Trek

The Panpatia Col Trek is a challenging and adventurous trek in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is considered one of the lesser-known and less-frequented treks in the region, offering a truly off-the-beaten-path experience for trekkers.

The trek connects two significant Hindu pilgrimage sites, Badrinath and Kedarnath, through the high-altitude Panpatia Col, which stands at an elevation of approximately 17,257 feet (5,250 meters). The trek usually takes around 10-12 days to complete, covering a total distance of approximately 90-100 kilometers.

The trek route takes you through breathtaking landscapes, including lush green meadows, dense forests, glacial moraines, and snow-capped peaks. It is essential to have prior trekking experience and be physically fit to undertake this challenging trek due to its remote and strenuous nature.

The best time to attempt the Panpatia Col Trek is during the summer months, from May to June, and then again in the post-monsoon season from September to October. During these periods, the weather is relatively stable and the trails are more accessible.

Since the trek involves crossing high-altitude passes, it is essential to be well-prepared with the right gear and clothing to tackle the varying weather conditions. Additionally, it is advisable to go with a knowledgeable local guide or join a reputable trekking organization to ensure safety and navigation in this rugged terrain.

Day 1
Dehradun to Joshimath – 300 km Drive
Report at Dehradun early morning by 7 AM. Drive from Dehradun to Joshimath. Overnight stay in guesthouse.
Day 2
Joshimath to Alaknanda Camp (8,530 ft) via Khirao – 3 km
We drive from Joshimath to Hanuman Chatti and cross a suspension bridge over the Alaknanda river from Khirao on the road from Joshimath to Badrinath. Above the confluence of the Khirao Ganga and Alaknanda, we camp at a clearing after a short walk. Have dinner and retire for the night. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 3
Alaknanda Camp to Shepherd Camp (11,745 ft) – 7 km
Today we make our way to the Khirao village after a gradual ascent from the campsite. In summer most of the villagers from Khirao are occupied with their terraced farms or move to higher meadows. After a steep climb from the village to the treeline followed by negotiating your way on the grassy slopes we reach our campsite for the night. Have dinner and retire for the night. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 4
Shepherd Camp to Snout Camp (12,860 ft) – 4 km
From Shepherd’s camp a short walk takes you to the snout of the Panpatia glacier. The snout is an easy 10-minute walk away from the campsite. We set up tents at the Snout camp and retire for the night.
Day 5
Snout Camp to Moraine Camp (14,107 ft) – 4 km
Todays’ trek involves a long uphill walk on a never-ending moraine which might seem to be a bit monotonous but it‚Äôs a joy to weave across patches of snow to ease progress and add variety to the walk. Blessed with unbelievable views of prominent peaks like Neelkanth and Parvati which loom large on one side and a heavily crevassed glacier drops almost vertically to the other. Here you can catch your first glimpse of Chaukhamba. We set up our tents at the moraine camp for the night and have dinner. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 6
Moraine Camp to Parvati Gully Base Camp (15,091 ft) – 4 km
Today we trek from the moraine camp to the base of Parvati Col. which involves a short but steep walk eventually bringing you closer to the Panpatia snowfield. We camp just below the Parvati Col. Have dinner and retire for the night. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 7
Parvati Gully Base Camp to Panpatia Snowfield Camp (17,125 ft) via Parvati Col (16,732 ft) – 6 km
Today’s trek involves a steep climb which brings you to the edge of the terrace from where the only way forward is through steep snow and rock gully. We will fix ropes to negotiate this passage and enter the domain of pure snow. The way to the Parvati Col and the Panpatia snowfield which is a huge plateau of snow surrounded by lofty peaks takes you through a series of gentle humps. Chaukhamba rises in all its glory and, with some luck, you may also catch a view of Nanda Devi. After crossing the Parvati Col you reach the massive yet glorious Panpatia snowfield where we set up the campsite for the night. Have dinner and retire early. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 8
Panpatia Snowfield Camp to Sujal Sarovar (15,551 ft) via Panpatia Col (17,257 ft) – 9 km
Today’s trek will take you across the massive length of the Panpatia snowfield. It is a long traverse but with a negligible ascent. After a short climb, you reach the majestic Panpatia Col offering impeccable views of the towering mountains, glaciers and humongous snowfields stretching far and beyond. Following the Panpatia Col there is a vertigo-inducing descent that leads to Sujal Sarovar, which is our next campsite. We set up tents for our overnight stay near Sujal Sarovar. Have dinner and retire for the night.
Day 9
Sujal Sarovar to Kachni (13,648 ft) – 7 km
Today we trek to Kanchni Tal. A few metres above Sujal Sarovar, a small pass followed by a steep descent through snowy slopes and boulder zones takes you to Kanchni. The meadow overlooks the Madhmaheshwar Ganga. This is our campsite. Have dinner and retire for the night. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 10
Kachni to Nanu Chatti (10.695 ft) – 5 km
Today we trek to Nanu Chatti. It takes about 3-4 hours to get to Madhmaheshwar temple beyond oak forests from where a paved trail follows all the way to the road head at Ransi. It’s a fairly easy walk through a forest to camp at Nanu Chatti, a small settlement of summer homes for people from Gaundhar village. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 11
Nanu Chatti to Ransi (6,397 ft) – 12 km
Walk to Ransi on the Madhmaheshwar Temple trail, and drive onward to Rudraprayag.
Day 12
Reserve Day
This day will be used in case of bad weather or other delays.

Accommodation: 2 Nights in a Hotel / Homestay in Joshimath on a triple-sharing basis. 3 Nights Tented Accommodation on a triple sharing basis.

Transportation: Surface transfer from Rishikesh РJoshimath РRishikesh by Sumo / Bolero / Tempo Traveler (Depending on the number of travelers).

Meals: All vegetarian meals from day 1st Dinner to day 6th Breakfast.

Snacks: Morning / Evening Tea / Coffee with light snacks and soup while on the trek.

Camping logistics: Tent, Sleeping bags, Mattresses, Dining tent. 

Trek Leader: Qualified and Experienced Trek leader and support staff.

Permits: All necessary fees and permits.

Trekking Equipment: Gaiters, Micro Spikes, and Rope if required.

Safety Equipment: Basic First Aid kit with Oximeter and Oxygen Cylinder.

Guide ratio: 1:10 


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Meals during transit.

Any insurance of any kind. 

Any fees and permits (for non-Indians).

Unscheduled delay due to landslide.

Cost Escalation due to ‚Äú Force Majeure and Evacuation charges‚ÄĚ.

Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.

Note: You can apply for travel insurance before the trek.


For a Himalayan trek, consider packing the following essentials:

Warm clothing (thermal layers, fleece, down jacket) waterproof and windproof outer layers (jacket and pants) sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support Backpack with a rain cover
sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures Sleeping pad/mattress for insulation Hat, gloves, and scarf sunglasses and sunscreen for high-altitude protection
water bottles and water purification method (filters or tablets) high-energy snacks and food for the trek first aid kit with essential medications and blister care items
trekking poles for better stability and support Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries personal toiletries and wet wipes Multi-tool or pocket knife
camera and spare memory cards for capturing memories personal identification and necessary permits for the trek
remember to travel light but adequately prepared for the challenging conditions of a himalayan trek. Always check the specific requirements for the trek you are planning to undertake

Our Cancellation Policy-

Cancelling¬† prior 21 days from trek start date ‚Äď 10% deduction charges, 90% is refunded.

Cancelling prior 15-20 days from trek start date ‚Äď 30% deduction towards GST, Transaction, accommodation at Base, ration, etc.¬† 70% is refunded.

Cancelling prior 7-14 days from trek dates ‚Äď 50% deduction towards GST, Transaction, accommodation at Base, ration, Trekleaders, permits, equipment etc. 50% is refunded.

Cancelling prior 1-6 days from trek dates ‚Äď 100% deduction As all arrangements are made by transhimalaya and we are set to take you on a trek.

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