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Kanamo Peak Trek Expedition

Max Altitude

19,553 FT

Grade

Difficult

Duration

7 Days

Trekking KM.

27 KM

Suitable for:10+ years
Experience:First timer can apply, previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
Fitness:cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

13,400 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Kaza to Kaza | included transport
  • Rs 11,400 Trek Cost & Rs 2,000 Transportation (All included in the cost)

Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail TypeOne-way trek. Returns back to the base camp.
  • Rail HeadPathankot is the nearest rail head to the base camp
  • AirportBhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali
  • Base CampManali
  • Best Season
    • Monsoon Treks (July, August)
  • SnowRound the year except monsoon.
  • Services fromKaza to Kaza | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek (Veg + Egg)
  • StayCamping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse


  • Region - Himachal Pradesh
  • Duration - 7 Days
  • Grade - Difficult
  • Max Altitude - 19553 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 27 Kms.

Opening up a brilliant view of the Kinnaur Lahaul Spiti area from a height of 19, 600 feet, Kanamo Peak is a fascinating trek. It offers a different quality of the Himalayas—arid mountain deserts and sparse vegetation with only a touch of snow in the summit stretch.

On the way you will stop at exotic villages of Spiti and get to experience the delights of their harvest season in August. The villages on the Kaza to Kibber stretch are famous for growing sweet green peas and the lush green patches of pea fields amidst the mountain desert is a sight to behold!

Another highlight of this trek is the mixed ground of snow and boulder moraine or scree. This makes for a loose base and a precarious trek. You can overcome the risks with a little support from your trek guide and by learning the trick of walking with big and bold steps. Though you are not likely to find deep snow in Kanamo in August until the summit climbing stretch, strong advice goes for carrying crampons and other snow trekking essentials.

The Kanamo Peak Trek demands a good level of fitness and a few high-altitude treks to the trekker’s credits. We have made this trip agreeable with an entire day for acclimatization and rest at the base camp, but nothing can make up for faltering fitness.

Start following a health regime as per our guide for difficult level treks at least three months prior to the trip.

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 6 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.

     

    Note:-

    • Heart problem, Very High blood pressure, Asthma, and Epilepsy cannot be reconciled on these missions. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.
    • 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.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Manali to Kaza
    • Altitude-3,650m/ 12,000 ft.
    • Early morning drive (6 am)
    • 6 hour drive
    • Self paid transportation
    • Stay in guest house
    • Local market and network available

You will take you by the road to Spiti from Manali. There is always a possibility of getting caught up in traffic snags on this otherwise beautiful road especially around Rohtang Pass from where a spectacular view of could be found. The Manali-Leh highway offers interesting vistas of arid mountains throughout the journey but disappoints travelers with ill-maintained, rutted roads. Our advice—reach one day early in Manali and start off at dawn to enjoy the scenic route devoid of traffic. On reaching Gramphu, you would be directed towards Kaza road leading to our first stop.

Crossing Batal, you will be ushered into Spiti Valley. Picturesque villages surrounded by green patches of agricultural fields are a treat to the eyes and this view will remain with you till Kaza at the height of 11,980 feet. Here we will stop for the night at a guest house. Dinner will be served from the TTH house.

Day 2 : Kaza to Kibber
    • Altitude:- 4100m/ 13,500 ft.
    • Drive:- 20km, 1hr
    • Altitude Gain:- 450m/ 1,500ft 
    • Visit Key monastery
    • Stay in guest house

We will take you on an hour’s drive from Kaza to Kibber situated at an altitude of 13,500feet. Boarding here will be provided at a guest house in the village neighborhood. Zigzagging through the cold deserts you will reach the village by lunchtime. The rest of the day could be spent exploring cultural sites in and around. The ancient Key Gompa is situated in Kaza.

The Monastery’s high reaches offer you a great view of the surrounding valley and the Spiti River flows by silently many feet below.

Spend your hours in the shadowy alcoves of the monastery in company of the monks, going over prayer verses hidden in olden artifacts and manuscripts. Giving you the first taste of the rocky terrain of the mountain desert, an acclimatization walk will be conducted in the afternoon and the evening reserved for exploring village life.

Day 3 : Acclimatization day at Kibber

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To prepare you for the heights, this day will be kept for acclimatization in Kibber situated at an altitude of 13,500 ft.

Day 4 : Kibber to Kanamo Base Camp
    • Altitude:- 4,700m/ 15,500 ft
    • Trek:- 8km, 5-6 hr
    • Altitude Gain:- 600m/ 2,000ft
    •  Packed lunch on the way
    • Accommodation in tent
    • It’s a moderately difficult level climb, the ascent goes steeply for the first 4 hours after this, the path evens out to a flat walk, followed by a short while of gradual ascent
    • There are no water points on the way, so, carry 2 liters of water or ORS drink

The dry grass and desert valley of Kibber offers a challenging trek on this day. Continuous ascent for the first 3 hours will be followed by a slow descent on a total 6-7 hour trek. The trail goes through a number of small villages with flourishing harvest fields and a couple of mountain lakes which are the main source of water in Kaza town. The path is filled with a variety of flowers among which the beautiful Brahma Kamal deserves a special mention.

Pay attention to your water supply on this day, making sure to carry at least 2 liters. The lakes on passage are the only drinkable water source that you could find.

At the height of 15,748 feet in the Kanamo Peak base camp, close to the Kanamo Lake, you will be resting for the night.

Day 5 : Base Camp to Kanamo Peak back to Base Camp
    • Altitude- 6,000m/ 19,700 ft
    • Trek:- 4km each way, 8hrs  
    • Continuous ascent, 4 hour of steep climb, the ground is completely filled with scree while higher up you will find scree mixed with snow, the descent is of 2.5-3 hour.
    • Make sure to carry 3 liter of drinking water, because there are no water point on the way

Your ascent summit-ward will begin at the break of dawn as the sky slowly comes to light and the mountain ranges all around emerge from the darkness. The cold is something to be aware of in these wee hours of the morning, so, you must layer up wisely. To guard yourself from the bitter wind, wear bacalavas. Today, you will be given packed breakfast and lunch to be had stopping on the way at a favorable hour.

Loose stone chips fill up the whole trail and in the last phase snow will be found. In this scenario, stepping with a firm toehold is very important; the trick is to take large and careful steps. Avoid falling with support from your trek guide. The trek to summit is mixed with parts of sheer ascent and relaxing flat walk. In the ascent of 7 hour, the last 3 hour stretch will be a snow climb, be prepared for this with crampons. You will find a surface of scree and snow and as you go higher up, the snow will deepen.

Get ready for a spellbinding view of the Greater Himalayas from Kanamo top. An interesting bird’s eye view of the entire Kinnaur-Lahaul-Spiti territory will welcome you. The renowned passes—Parang La and Pin Parvati can be seen clearly at a distance. To the back of Kanamo you will find a massive glacier and snow on the nearby peaks.

The Kanamo summit is expected to remain free of extreme snow, but you must be careful to prepare adequately for the last phase of snow mixed scree.

The descent to base camp will be relatively easy and take lesser time, approximately 5 hour.

Day 6 : Kanamo Base camp to Kaza via Kibber
    • Altitude: 3,650m/ 12,000 ft
    • Gradual descending trail to Kaza
    • 6 hour journey including the trek to Kibber from Kanamo base camp and the drive to Kaza from Kibber
    • Carry sufficient water for the trek
    • Accommodation in guest house

This day, after breakfast you will be trekking your way back to Kibber, stopping for lunch here followed by a drive back to Kaza. The path is full of scenic brilliance with a magnetic backdrop of the mountains left behind.

Day 7 : Drive to Manali

    You’ll reach Manali between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You can book your travel any time after 7:30 pm.

The way back to Manali will be by the familiar road, the drive starting at 4 am in the morning. Transportation will be exclusive of our charges. You’ll reach Manali between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You can book your travel any time after 7:30 pm.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

You have to reach Manali

Options

1.  Take overnight bus to Manali from Delhi or Chandigarh, taking a bus from Chandigarh is the most ideal option.

  • Chandigarh to Manali Bus: 10 hours.
  • Delhi to Manali Bus: 14 hours is hectic and takes more time.

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 Manali at least by 9-10 am positively.

Take a flight to Chandigarh Airport and then travel by bus to Manali is the best option.

2. You can even take a flight to Bhuntar Airport but I would not recommend it because of the high prices of the flight and very high chances of cancellations. In case you do reach Bhuntar by flight, Manali is just a couple of hours away and you can easily get a bus or a private taxi till there. If you do plan to come via Bhuntar, make sure to reach at least a day before the trek starts.

 

3. You can even come via train, Pathankot railway station is from where you can get direct buses to Manali that is 300 km from there and would take an overnight journey. Even in this case, reach a day before at Manali.

Once you reach the assembly point of the trek in Manali. TTH will take care of your further travel, which is also the starting point of the trek.

  • 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. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping).
2. Meals Kaza to Kaza (Veg.).
3. Transport Kaza to Kibber and return.
4. Trek equipment's. Sleeping bag, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattress, crampon.
5. Two night accommodation in Kaza on Day 1 and Day 6 (As per itinerary) twin/triple sharing.
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
7. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
8.Entry Permits

1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Porter/Mule to carry personal luggage.
3. Insurance.
4. Hotel accommodation in Manali.
5. Transport Manali to Kaza and return.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

 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 800/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 1000/- if you inform us after reaching Kaza
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

 

Special Offers

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and are unable to complete the same or you have successfully completed that trek and want to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times without paying the cost of the trek.

 

Terms and conditions

  • This offer is a non-transferable.
  • This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.
  • This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.
  • This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.
  • Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for the transport cost.

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

 

 

If by a rare consequence TTH calls off/cancels a trek:

At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.

 

Note

  • If the entirety of your group fails to reach or cross the pickup point, or abandons the trek, due to any unforeseen circumstances like snowfall or heavy rainfall, landslide, and such, in such a case the voucher will not be issued. You can, however, choose to repeat the trek with us.

 

  • The voucher is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. Vouchers are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of TTH.

 

 

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.

In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.

 

 

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:

  • This is a non-transferable voucher
  • The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  • The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  • To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  • All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  • 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 cover20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
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. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
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.
Sunglasses Dark 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)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks1 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Difficult

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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