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Max Altitude

20,950 FT

Grade

Challenging

Duration

15 Days

Trekking KM.

98 KM

Suitable for:15+ years.
Experience:Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) Certificate is required / Foreign Nationals please contact to trek coordinator.
Fitness:Cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

72,500 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Dehradun. to Dehradun | included transport
  • Rs 71,100 Trek Cost & Rs 1,400 Transportation (All included in the cost)

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Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail TypeOne way
  • Rail HeadDehradun is the nearest rail head to the base camp
  • AirportJolly grant airport Dehradun
  • Base CampSankari
  • Best Season
    • Summer Treks (Mid Apr - Jun)
    • Autumn Treks (Sep - Mid Nov)
  • SnowRound the year
  • Services fromDehradun to Dehradun | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayCamping & Hotel (Twin sharing)


  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Duration - 15 Days
  • Grade - Challenging
  • Max Altitude - 20950 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 98 Kms.

The Garhwal Himalayas have several impressive mountain ranges and Black Peak, is one of them. Colloquially known as Kalanag, Black Peak stands at an awe-inspiring altitude of 6,287m. Did you know? Black Peak is the tallest peak in the Bandarpoonch Massif. The Bandarpoonch Massif comprises 3 peaks, Bandaepoonch II or Saraswati Peak at 6,102 m, Bandarpoonch I at 6,316, and the highest – Black Peak at 6,287 m. This expedition is a testament to the indomitable spirit of human exploration and the relentless pursuit of conquering natures most formidable challenges. 

 

The trail passes through the Govind National Park and en route, you will see the diverse range of flora and fauna and the mystical forests of the Gangotri Region. Throughout the trek, the major peaks of the Garhwal Range like the Bhagirathi Massif, Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and the Gangotri Ranges will keep you company. The insurmountable beauty of the trek is paired with an incredible thrill. It is a purely technical expedition where you will walk across crevassed snowfields, and rocky moraines, navigate glaciers, and the ultimate thrill is the nearly 75 ft tall vertical ice wall with a gradient of nearly 70 degrees on the way to the summit.

 

This trek is a testament to one’s resilience and determination. Challenging weather conditions, steep ascents, and precarious bridges will test your physical endurance and mental fortitude. The Black Peak Expedition is not for the faint of heart. Ideal for seasoned trekkers, the trek through such difficult terrain demands expert ice and rock climbing skills, as well as a deep understanding of the mountains unique topography.

 

When you stand at the top of the majestic Black Peak, the sense of accomplishment is unlike any. The panoramic view from the summit offers a breathtaking glimpse into the untouched wilderness of the Himalayas, inspiring a profound sense of achievement and reverence for the natural world.

Who can participate

    • Age; 15 years.
    • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.

     

    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Hypertension etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
    • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

     

    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.

     

    Note

     

    • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
    • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
    • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents)    Click here

Itinerary

Day 1 : Dehradun to Sankri
    • Altitude: 1,950m/6,400ft (Sankri).
    • 220 km drive - approx 10 hours.
    • Pick up time 06.00 am at the parking of Dehradun railway station.
    • Expected arrival time to Sankri – 5:00 pm.
    • Keep the original and copy of ID proof handy, have to show it at the forest check post of Sankri.
    • Available network BSNL (erratic).
    • Breakfast and lunch on the way (not included in the cost).
    • After Pulora keep a warm jacket handy.
    • Local Market is available.
    • Full functioning AMT at Pulora.
    • Sankri is the last road heading to the Govind Balabh Pant Wildlife Sanctuary.
    • Dinner at the guest house (included in the cost).
    • Stay in a Guest House (twin or triple sharing).

Our journey starts from Dehradun where we will pick you up in Tata Sumo or similar vehicles at 6:30 AM. You are requested to report at the pickup point on time. From Dehradun, we will drive to Sankri, which is at a distance of 220 km from Dehradun. It may take about 8 - 9 hrs to reach Sankri However, the road to Sankri is quite scenic.

 

On your way, you will cross picturesque places like Mussoorie, Mori, Naitwar, etc. You will drive along the beautiful Yamuna and Tons Rivers with pine trees lining the road. The River is milky white in some places and clear green in others. The fragrance of pinewood and the beauty of nature will make up for the long ride to Sankri. The last stretch of the road, about 22 km from Sankri, is even more beautiful as you enter the Govind National Park, famous for being home to much exotic flora and fauna. On reaching Sankri, we will check in at our hotel. After freshening up, you can spend the evening at the quaint hamlet of Sankri at your leisure.

 

Sankri is a trekkers’ hub as it is the base camp for not one but 11 Himalayan treks including popular treks like Har Ki Dun, Bali Pass, and Kedarkantha. At Sankri BSNL network is available but it is very erratic. You can also watch a beautiful sunset at Sankri Village in the backdrop of the Himalayas, a great opportunity for shutterbugs to capture all the beauty around. At night, you can have dinner at your hotel or in the local village dhabas to get a taste of the local flavours. Stay overnight at Sankri and we will start our trek the following day.

Day 2 : Sankri to Seema via Taluka
    • Altitude: 2,600m/8,500ft (Seema) and 2,000m/6,700ft (Taluka).
    • Altitude difference: 650m/2,100ft.
    • Sankri to Taluka drive 12km, 1 hour.
    • Taluka to Seema trek 12km, 7-8 hours.
    • Most of the trail is a gradual ascent.
    • Walk through the Supin River.
    • Trek is in the forest of Deodar trees, Bamboo, wild roses, irises and chestnuts.
    • Enough source of water on the way.
    • Osla village is opposite to Seema.
    • Packed lunch on the way.
    • Stay in a tent (Twin sharing).

After breakfast, we will start early in the morning and drive to Taluka where the actual trekking begins. Taluka is about 12 km from Sankri and we will reach there in approximately 1 hour. From Sankri you will drive through covers of Bamboo and Deodar trees and cross many streams along a zig-zag road to Taluka. There is also a camping ground near the Forest Rest house in Taluka and in some cases, people camp here as well.

 

From Taluka, our trekking starts and we will trek 12 km to reach our Seema campsite. Seema is on the right side of the Supin River and we will trek through a dense forest covered with Walnuts, Chestnuts, Willows, and other coniferous trees along the banks of Supin River to reach Seema. The path along the River is stony. After a few hours of walking by the River and crossing some streams, you will arrive at Gangad Village and get a glimpse of the typical Himalayan architecture. 20 minutes further walk and you will reach the water run mill and a Dhaba.

 

After trekking for another hour, you will spot a wooden bridge that will take you to Osla. Osla Village has become quite a popular tourist destination due to its unique architecture and the presentation of Garhwali culture. Osla is home to about 200 families and you can observe the vibrant Himalayan lifestyle in the village.

 

Seema campsite is only a tourist shelter point and it is not a village or settlement, Seema is just opposite Osla, on the other side of the River. Walking for about another hour, along the River you will reach Seema, where we will set up our camps and stay for the night. The path remains covered in snow and slush during winters.

Day 3 : Seema to Rainbasera
    • Altitude: 3,100m/10,200ft.
    • Altitude difference: 500m/1,700ft.
    • Trek: 10km, 6-7 hours.
    • Moderate to difficult ascent and descent.
    • Can see the confluence of the Har Ki Dun and Ruinsara rivers.
    • Magnificent view of Black Peak (Kala Nag) from Debshu Bugyal.
    • Trek along with the Ruinsara River.
    • Mixed scenery of forest, meadows and boulders.
    • Enough source of water.
    • Packed lunch for the day.
    • Stay in a tent.

Today we will trek along the Supin River to Devsu Bugyal and cross the Devsu Bugyal meadows, we will descend through a forest cover and a sandy and stony path down to the riverbed. Crossing the Supin River we will again trek along the river banks, the river now on our right to our campsite at Rain Basera. The path may also be a little slippery towards the end so be cautious.

 

The trail begins with Supin River on the left and while ascending, the path soon becomes steep as you get closer to Devsu Bugyal, climbing up, you will get the views of Osla Village behind you and as you enter the Ruinsara Valley, the path becomes filled with boulders adding more challenge to your trek. 30 minutes further walk will bring you into Devsu Bugyal meadows and the meadow stretches for about 2 km. We will rest here for a while appreciating the natural beauty and witnessing the views of Kala Nag peak and Swargrohini in the backdrop.

 

The Devsu Bugyal meadows are set amidst the Ruinsara forest and while ascending towards Devsu Bugyal, you will see a variety of Himalayan wildflowers and foliage. The forest is also home to many bird and animal species as well and hiking through the forest, you may even spot some rare species along the way.

 

From Devsu Bugyal, there is an abrupt drop in the trail and you will have to descend all the way down to the riverbed. The path is filled with sand and stones and you will cross the bridge to get across the river this time, the River Supin will transfer to your right while it was on your left when you began the trek. Walking beside the river, you will now have to ascend once again. The trail has quite a steep ascent until Rain Basera, your next camping spot. After a steep climb, you will reach your campsite at Rainbasera. The Rain Basera campsite is very peaceful and it also has one small hut. After an arduous climb, you can just relax here in the evening and enjoy the serenity. The Supin River gushing along is a beautiful sight to behold. At night, we will have our dinner and sleep in tents.

Day 4 : Rainbasera to Ruinsara Tal
    • Altitude: 3,600m/11,800ft.
    • Altitude difference: 500m/1,600ft.
    • Trek: 7 km, 4-5 hours.
    • Moderate ascent.
    • Ruinsara Lake is surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes.
    • Mixed trail of boulders and meadows.
    • Can see the waterfall on the way.
    • Enough source of water.
    • View from camp site: Yamuna Kanta (the pass which takes you to Yamunotri), Banderpooch Peak, Dhumdhar Kandi Black Peak (Kala Nag) and White Peak.
    • Packed lunch on the way and light lunch at camp site. Camping near by the lake.
    • Stay in tent.

Today is an exciting day of our trek as you will trek to the beautiful glacial lake, Ruinsara Tal. Its a 7 km trek to Ruinsara Tal and after walking for about 4 to 5 hours you will arrive at the lake

 

The lovely Ruinsara Lake is surrounded by meadows and Rhododendron blooms, which amplifies its beauty. The campsite is wonderfully nestled in a location where on one side is the Ruinsara Lake and on the other side the Supin River. The views from the campsite are equally as beautiful as the lake. You will see Yamuna Kanta on the southwest side, the pass that will take you to Yamunotri, the source of the Yamuna River. On the east lies the majestic mountains, the Bandarpunch Peak, and Dhumdhar Kandi Range, and on the southeast, you can see Kala Nag and White Peak.

 

You can spend the evening at your leisure and explore the area, and take some beautiful pictures. At night we will enjoy a hot dinner at the campsite and retire in your tents for a good night’s sleep.

Day 5 : Ruinsara Tal to Kyarkoti (Base Camp)
    • 4,050m/13,300ft.
    • Altitude difference: 450m/1,500ft.
    • 7 km, 5-6 hours.
    • Gradual ascent.
    • Enough water source.
    • Kyarkoti is also known as the Black Peak base camp.
    • The base camp is at the foothill of Swargarohini.
    • Bandarpoonch glacier can be seen.
    • Base camp is a meadow covered by boulders.

As you begin your journey towards Black Peak Base Camp, the Black Peak gradually begins to come into view. Today’s walk is quite a bit challenging and you will cross valleys and bouldered sections. Glorious mountain views greet you on both sides. It’s quite a steep climb to Kyarkoti and the bouldered patch adds to the difficulty.

 

About an hour into the trek, you will arrive at a landslide-prone area. Be cautious and follow the guidance of your trek leader and guide. Crossing this landslide section, you will enter into a grassland patch, the Rupin River beautifully flows down below. You will be walking uphill and downhill for quite some time crossing hill after hill, crossing water bodies flowing directly from the glaciers and a rough bouldered patch before you arrive at Kyarkoti. The bouldered section is approximately 3 km and completely inclined.

 

Kyarkoti is a huge patch of grassland surrounded by boulders and snow-covered peaks. The campsite is situated right below the foothills of Swargarohini peaks. There’s also a stream that runs by the campsite. As you settle on the campsite, you can get quite a good glimpse of your ultimate goal - the Black Peak. The evenings tend to be quite cold so keep warm layers in the ready.

Day 6 : Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (ABC)
    • Altitude: 4,500m/14,800 ft.
    • Altitude difference: 450m/1,450ft.
    • Trek: 5 km, 5 hours.
    • Moderate ascent.
    • Enough water source.
    • Moraine walk.
    • ABC is at the front of Black Peak and next to Bandarpoonch Glacier.

After the Kyarkoti Camp or Black Peak Base Camp, there are 3 camps before the summit and ABC is the first one. From Kyarkoti we will head towards the Advanced Base Camp. The trail to Advanced Base Camp takes you through varied terrains from grasslands to a bouldered section which is followed by quite a steep climb through a landslide-prone area onto a moraine patch and finally to a glacier. It takes about 5 hours to climb to the Advanced Base Camp. 

 

As you climb up towards the Advanced Base Camp the path becomes narrower so be cautious and follow the advice and guidance of the Trek Leader at all times. Be especially wary of the landslide zone. Halfway through the trek, you will get your first sightings of the Bandarpoonch I and the frozen glacier stream flowing from it. Even from a distance, you can spot the huge crevasses. The last leg of the trek is especially difficult with big cracked rocks fallen from the mountain along with the sand and dust. 

 

Finally walking for about 5 to 6 hours depending on your pace, you arrive at the Advanced Base Camp. The campsite is surrounded by towering mountain peaks. Bandarpoonch stands tall in front of you in all its glory and the majestic views are enough to take all your tiredness away. 

 

The altitude of the Advanced Base Camp is quite high and the temperature drops very drastically in the evening and is quite windy as well so layer yourself up for protection against the cold. Sleep well as you have many adventurous days ahead.

Day 7 : Rest/ Acclimatization/ Load Ferry
    • Trek Leader will decide how to utilize this day.

Since we will be gaining a lot of altitude in the upcoming days, it is necessary that we take a rest day and acclimatize well to the altitude. Acclimatizing the body to terrain, altitude, and temperature is highly crucial to avoid AMS.  

 

Today you will also be introduced to the gears that you will be using during the upcoming days and receive training on using the gears, walking skills, tying knots, using an ice axe, etc. Enjoy the evening and rest well at night. The next few days are going to be incredibly thrilling.

Day 8 : Advanced Base Camp (ABC) to Camp 1
    • Altitude: 5,050m/16,550 ft.
    • Altitude difference: 550m/1,750ft.
    • Trek: 2 km, 3-4 hours.
    • Difficult ascent.
    • Enough water source.
    • Mixed walk of moraine and glacier.
    • Black peak is clearly visible from this camp.
    • Camp is Just next to Glacier.

Today you will head to Camp 1. As you ascend from Advanced Base Camp to Camp 1, you will be greeted with the views of Swargarohini on the North and Bandarpoonch on the south. The terrain that you will cross today will be full of crevasses so be extra cautious. The trek distance is not as much so take your time to adapt to the terrain and make your way safely forward.

 

Although today’s trek is short, it can be slightly draining because of the altitude gain. The trail is pretty tricky to navigate as well. Sometimes the trail is visible and then becomes narrow and even disappears at times. The trail is pretty inclined and filled with rocks and boulders making it quite challenging. The landscape changes pretty drastically. From the dry lands at the base of the mountains, you will soon arrive at the dry glacier beds. 

 

After about 2 hours of walking through rugged terrains, you will arrive at Camp 1. Settle in the campsite and take in the wonderful views around you, soon you will be submitting the Black Peak itself. You can walk around the campsite and get yourself acquainted with the terrain. The sunset from Camp 1 is especially beautiful, the colours of the setting sun paint the sky and the snow-covered peaks in vivid hues creating a mesmerizing visual treat. 

 

Once the sun sets, it increasingly becomes colder and colder and the wind also kicks up in speed. Make sure that you have enough warm layers on. You will have a delicious dinner before retiring to your tents. Tomorrow you will be heading to the Summit Camp.

Day 9 : Camp 1 to Summit Camp
    • Altitude: 5,500m/18,050 ft.
    • Altitude difference: 450m/1,500ft.
    • Trek: 3 km, 4-5 hours.
    • Moderate ascent.
    • No water source only snow.
    • Mostly Glacier Walk with open and hidden crevasses.
    • Experienced trek leader and guide is needed to show the route.
    • Dhumdhar Kandi Pass can be seen on the left side while trekking.

Wake up to a beautiful morning with the sun casting a golden glow on the Black Peak and Bandarpoonch I. Take a few minutes to appreciate the magnificent play of nature. After having breakfast at Camp 1, we will be heading towards Summit Camp. Today and tomorrow are the most important days and also the most adventurous. While the distance today is short, just about 3 km but the previous days walk will give you an idea of how difficult the terrain could be.

 

Today, you will be walking completely over snow and working together as a team as you approach the summit. The climb begins with a gradual incline and once you have made up the incline section, you arrive at a flat surface that opens up the full view of Black Peak. You can capture the majestic beauty of Kalanag in your cameras here. You can also see enormous crevasses and small snow bridges on your way. White-covered mountain ranges surround you on all sides and it just appears surreal to all the senses. 

 

The journey to the Summit Camp will be full of ups and downs, sometimes you will climb steep inclines and sometimes you will be walking on flat trails as well. There is a quick elevation gain so maintain a steady pace and do not over-exert yourself. Crossing ice bridges, navigating around crevasses, and climbing over steep sections with knee-deep snow at times, you will arrive at the summit camp.

 

The wind catches speed by minute as the evening sets in and the temperature is going to be subzero in this campsite. You will have a delicious evening snack and a hearty dinner before you go to sleep. The most thrilling day awaits you tomorrow.

Day 10 : Summit Camp to Summit Attempt (Black Peak)
    • Altitude: 6,387m/20,950 ft.
    • Altitude difference: 890m/2,900ft.
    • Trek: 3 km, 7-8 hours (one way).
    • Technical ascent with 75 to 100 feet vertical wall.
    • Fixed rope climbing system is required.
    • Start summit push by 02:00 am.

This is the day you have been anticipating all along your journey. Today, we will be attempting to summit the majestic Black Peak. This is going to be an interesting experience as we will be pushing for the summit after midnight. We start towards the summit around 1’o clock. This is the big day everyone has been waiting for. After a complete check by our team, we will start towards the summit.

 

The only light that you have at this hour is from the headlamps so be extra cautious as you move forward. Approaching the summit today is all about tackling the heavy snow covers and maintaining a steady pace as you keep gaining elevation. You will be navigating around crevasses that aren’t as easily visible which adds to the challenge of the trek.

 

The entire trek today is inclined and completely covered with layers of snow. Follow the steps created by your Trek Leader on the snow. Around the break of dawn, as the first rays of sun hit the slopes, you will be mesmerized by the sight of such huge mountains surrounding you on all sides. The morning glow of the sun casts its golden shadow on the snow-covered peaks basking them in the golden hour glory. It is a sight that remains imprinted on your memory forever.

 

The trek to the summit in the final leg follows a zig-zag path and soon you will arrive at the summit of the Black Peak. For the last 500 m, you will rope up with your team and climb up. This may just be the hardest climbing experience for you. It is a divine feeling, standing atop this mountain and watching many Himalayan peaks up-close Sit down for a while and enjoy the grand summit views. After spending about 30 minutes at the summit, we will begin our descent to the summit camp.

 

The descent will be much quicker than climbing up and in about 3 hrs you will arrive at the summit camp once again. Tonight we will stay at the summit camp and descend to the base camp the following. Sleep well with the sense of accomplishing the summit to Black Peak. It’s a great achievement for any adventure lover.

Day 11 : Summit Camp to Base Camp
    • Altitude: 4,500m/14,750 ft.
    • Altitude difference: 1,000m/3,300ft
    • Trek: 10 km, 6-7 hours.
    • All descent.

Today we will be descending all the way down to the Kyarkoti Base Camp. It is about 10 km to the base camp and will take around 6 to 7 hours. Have your breakfast at the summit camp and get prepared for the descent. Take one last look at the mighty Black Peak that you have just conquered, and bask in the sheer accomplishment of it as you begin your descent.

 

You will walk through the same path that you came in. The route will appear quite familiar to you right now. Walking through the edges of cliffs, boulders, landslide-prone areas and mountain meadows, you will arrive at Kyarkoti. 

 

The descent may not be always easy so follow your lead and maintain a steady pace as you climb down. Enjoy a nice evening in the base camp reminiscing about the summit climb and sleep well for the night.

Day 12 : Kyarkoti Base Camp to Ruinsara Tal
    • Altitude: 3,600m/11,800ft.
    • Altitude difference: 900m/2,950ft.
    • Trek: 7 km, 4 hours.
    • Enough water source.

Today we will be heading towards the beautiful Ruinsara Tal that you crossed on the 4th day of the trek. We will start our journey after breakfast as usual. The descent to Ruinsara Tal is a combination of incline and decline.

 

Walk over grassy slopes, cross over mountains and walk under waterfalls as you make your way to the serene Ruinsara Tal. Today we will camp beside the tranquil lake basking in the peacefulness of the surroundings. Ruinsara Tal campsite is a fresh change of scenery after spending so many days without vegetation in sight.

Day 13 : Ruinsara Tal to Seema
    • Altitude: 2,600m/8,500ft.
    • Altitude difference: 1000m/3.300ft.
    • Trek: 17 km, 8 hours.
    • Enough water source.

From Ruinsara Tal the trail is mostly a descent all the way to Seema. Today you will be walking for 17 km, the longest trekking day so far. The trail from hereon is well-marked and much wider than the one you have been climbing up on and thus the navigation was much easier. Soon you will reach a wooden bridge with the Rupin River flowing under it. Be very carefully while crosisng the bridge and soon you will arrive at the location where you had your first sighting of Black Peak and Bandarpoonch. From here, the walk is much easier till Seema and once you reach the village you will again be in civilization after a couple of days. After a hearty day, we will call it a day.

Day 14 : Seema to Taluka and Drive to Sankri
    • Altitude: 2,000m/6,700ft (Taluka), 1,950m/6,400ft (Sankri).
    • Altitude difference: 650m/2,100ft.
    • Seema to Taluka trek 12km, 4-5 hours.
    • Taluka to Sankri drive 12km, 1 hour.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast. Today you will hike from Seema village to Taluka and drive back to Sankri. Start walking by the Rupin River and along pine forests. In about 4 hrs you will arrive at Taluka, the point from where you started your trekking journey. From Taluka, you will be driven to Sankri. You can finally take a fresh shower at the guest house. You can spend the evening at your leisure, roaming around the village.

Day 15 : Drive from Sankri to Dehradun
    • 220 km drive, approx 10 hours.
    • Driving Time - 7 am - 6 pm.
    • Breakfast and lunch excluded.
    • You will be dropped at Dehradun station in a Tempo Traveller or a similar vehicle.

     

    Day 16 & 17: Buffer day.

    • Buffer day will be used if unable to summit due to of any unforeseen circumstances.
    • Opting a buffer day will be a team decision not an individual.
    • Keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
    • Buffer day is not included in the cost.
    • Rs.4700  has to pay, per day and per person.
    • If buffer day is not used in the Expedition then it can be used to explore Rishikesh/Haridwar/ Mussoorie .
    • Rishikesh is known for White water Rafting capital of India, Bungee jumping, Yoga, Ayurvedic Massage, Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Parmarth aarti, Big ashrams.
    • Haridwar is known for Pilgrimage, Numerous temples, Har Ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti, Jungle safari in Rajaji National Park, Ayurvedic medicines and herbal remedies.
    • Mussoorie is known for Mall Road, Shopping, Kempty Falls, Municipal Garden, and Sir George Everest house.

     

    Note:-

    • Distance, Altitude, and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off.
    • Keep the original and copy of ID proof handy.

Today is the day you bid adieu to the mountains. Well start for Dehradun early in the morning. Tata Sumo or other similar vehicles will be arranged for you at Sankri to drive you back to Dehradun. We have to cover a distance of 220 km and it will take about 10 hrs so the earlier we start the better. We will return through the same road that we came on the first day. Cherish the nature around with picturesque vistas stretching alongside far and wide. We will reach Dehradun by 6:00 PM so make your further bookings accordingly.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

First of all everyone has to reach Dehradun, after that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.

Our pick-up location is Dehradun Railway Station at 06:00 AM

The distance from Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT) to Railway Station is 6 km, without traffic it will take 15 minutes.

 

Options to reach Dehradun

1.  Take an overnight train/bust to Dehradun, and then take a cab to the pickup point.

We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Dehradun at least by 05:30 am positively.

2.  Take flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) (25 km, 50 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.

  • TTH’s Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles will pick-up you.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek.
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.

Trekkers will be dropped at Manali Gov Bus Stand by 05:00 PM, for onward journey from Manali it is advised to make arrangements after 08:00 PM.

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1. Accommodation: (as per the itinerary).

• Guest houses on Day 1, and Day 10 at Sankri (twin sharing basis).

• Camping during the trek (Day3 to Day 14 ).

 

2. Meals (Veg + Egg):

• All meals Sankri to Sankri

• Day 1 Dinner to Day 14 Dinner.

 

3. Trek equipment’s:

• Sleeping bag, Mattress, Utensils.

• Trekker’s tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dinning tent, Toilet tent, Ropes, Crampons, climbing boot, helmet, Ice Axe

 

4. First aid:

• Medical kits.

• Stretcher.

• Oxygen cylinder.

 

5. Support:

• 1 Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader.

• Guide (Number of guides depend on the group size).

• 1 High Altitude chef.

• Support staff.

 

6. Transportation: (as per the itinerary)

• Dehradun Railway station to Sankri (Day 1).

• Sankri to Dehradun Railway station (Day 15).

 

7. All necessary permits, IMF fees and entry fees, Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals.

8. Porters to carry the central luggage.

9. Services from Dehradun railway station and return.

 

1. Any kind of personal expenses.

2. Insurance.

3. Food during the transit.

4. Any kind of emergency evacuation charge, hospitalization fee or etc.

5. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.

6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly

Insurance is mandatory and can be obtained through TTH or other providers. Non-Indian rates are slightly higher, trek coordinator will share the balance payment link after booking. If you choose not to book through us, we will refund your insurance fee; email us immediately after booking for the refund.

 

Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.

Charges of offloading backpack:

INR 6,300/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance.

INR 6,500/- if you inform us after reaching Base Camp.

The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kg. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at info@trekthehimalayas.com  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

 

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

 

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cove20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick1 Nos.
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos.
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Windstopper Pant1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Pair
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun cap1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters2 Nos.
SunglassesDark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Climbing Boots1 Pair (Available on rent)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks2 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Challenging

Calculate Your BMI :


Your BMI value is

24.22

Congratulations, your body is in good conditions!

BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Black Peak (Kala Nag) Expedition?

Black Peak Expedition is a challenging mountaineering adventure located in the Indian Himalayas. Standing tall at an elevation of 6,387 meters, the peak is known for its steep slopes, unpredictable weather conditions, and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The expedition requires technical climbing skills and experience, making it suitable for experienced mountaineers. The journey to the summit takes several days, involving acclimatization, camping, and navigating through rugged terrain. Despite the challenges, the Black Peak Expedition offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking to push their limits and explore the beauty of the Himalayas.

What is the difficulty level of the Black Peak (Kala Nag) Expedition?

Black Peak Expedition is an extremely challenging trek that requires a great deal of physical fitness and prior experience in Himalayan trekking. The trek is ideal for seasoned trekkers and expert mountaineers.

What is the cost of the Black Peak Expedition?

The cost of Black Peak expeditions is 72,500 INR.

How long does the Black Peak Expedition take?

It is a 15-day long Expedition.

When is the best time to attempt the Black Peak Expedition?

The best time to attempt the climb is during May to June (pre monsoon) and September to October (post monsoon).

What equipment is required for the Black Peak Expedition?

Here is a general list of equipment that is typically required for a climb of this nature:

1. Mountaineering boots - High-quality, insulated and crampon-compatible boots are essential for the challenging terrain and cold temperatures.
2. Crampons - These metal spikes attach to the boots to provide traction on icy surfaces.
3. Ice Axe - A tool used for self-arrest and as an anchor on steep and icy terrain.
4. Harness and Climbing rope - Used for safety on steep terrain and crevasses.
5. Helmet - A protective helmet is essential for protection against falling rocks or ice.
6. Climbing protection - Various equipment used for protection such as nuts, cams, slings, and carabiners.
7. Clothing - Warm and waterproof clothing, including a down jacket, insulated pants, gloves, and a hat.
8. Sunglasses and sunscreen - High altitude sunlight can be strong and harmful, so protection is necessary.
9. Backpack - A large, sturdy backpack for carrying all necessary equipment and personal items.
10. Sleeping bag and tent - A high-quality sleeping bag rated for extremely cold temperatures, and a sturdy tent that can withstand strong winds and snow.
11. Cooking equipment - A stove, fuel, and utensils for cooking food and melting snow for water.
12. Communication equipment - A satellite phone or radio for emergencies and communication with the outside world.

Is hiring a guide or a porter necessary for the Black Peak Expedition?

A porter can be very helpful for a Black Peak expedition, especially if you are carrying a lot of gear or supplies. A porter can assist with carrying heavy loads, which can take some of the strain off of your own body and allow you to conserve your energy for the climb itself.

In addition, porters are often familiar with the local terrain and can provide valuable assistance with route finding and logistics. They can also assist with setting up and breaking down camp, cooking meals, and other tasks that can be time-consuming and physically demanding.

What are the risks involved in the climb?

The Black Peak Expedition can be a challenging and potentially dangerous undertaking. Some of the risks involved in this type of expedition include:

1. Altitude sickness: As Black Peak is a high-altitude mountain, climbers may experience altitude sickness, which can range from mild symptoms such as headaches and nausea to more severe symptoms such as swelling of the brain or lungs.
2. Extreme weather conditions: The weather on Black Peak can be unpredictable and severe, with high winds, heavy snowfall, and freezing temperatures. Climbers must be prepared for these conditions and have the necessary equipment and experience to handle them.
3. Falls and avalanches: The terrain on Black Peak can be steep and exposed, making falls a real danger. Avalanches are also a risk, especially in areas with heavy snowfall or during periods of rapid temperature change.
4. Equipment failure: Climbing equipment can fail, and a failure at a critical moment can be life-threatening. It is essential to use high-quality equipment that has been properly maintained and to have a backup plan in case of equipment failure.
5. Poor communication: In remote mountain environments, communication can be challenging, and climbers must be prepared for the possibility of limited or no communication with the outside world.
6. Fatigue and dehydration: Climbing at high altitudes can be physically demanding, and climbers must be prepared for the possibility of exhaustion and dehydration.

How many people can attempt the Black Peak Expedition at a time?

In general, many climbing organizations and guides recommend a maximum team size of around 6-8 people for safety reasons, as larger groups can increase the risk of accidents, slow down progress, and put a strain on available resources. However, the team size can vary depending on the level of experience and skill of the climbers, as well as the support available to the team.

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