Panpatia col pass (5259M), Apr – June & Sep – Oct
Panpatia glacier reigns at a stunning altitude of 4200M., and is the ridge between two of the top Hindu pilgrimage points, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The route is one of the highest pass in the Himalayas, this place is called the labyrinth of Himalayas. Surrounded by legends and fables from Mahabharata the Panpatia Glacier trek takes you through Panpatia Col route, which requires endurance, willpower and experience to get through harsh yet beautiful nature. One of the most challenging treks in Uttarakhand, the Panpatia Glacier trek puts your endurance and determination to test.
The trek starts at badrinath eventually landing at Neelkanth Khal while hiding many natural and man-made masterpieces like one of the most atmospheric and remote of the Siva temples of Garhwal Madhyamaheshwar Temple said to be made by pandavas while Khirao Ganga river marks the trail up to Panpatia.
On the way to the village of Ransi further down the Madhmaheshwar Ganga valley are a series of waterfalls that offer the perfect excuse for a much-needed bath. The trek route here is tough and is not at all fit for novice trekkers with dangers like slipping into crevasses hidden by snow, underground streams that are chewing through the snow,rugged loose stones the expedition marches across the
Panpatia snowfield. Surrounded by towering peaks, the snowfield is a dream to walk across on a clear day. A seasonal snowfield at the base of the Panpatia icefall offers glorious views of Neelkanth and other higher peaks if you are willing to trek further. Although mountains and snows will seem here to be villain, but you will like to get to the spot and find the natural beauty.
Click on below pictures for panoramic view of this place.