|Suitable for:||15+ years.|
|Experience:||First timer can apply, previous trekking experience is more appreciated.|
|Fitness:||Cover 6 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.|
Yunam Peak is a rare six-thousander Himalayan trekkable peak on the same ranks of Stok Kangri that can fulfil the higher ambitions of trekking and adventure enthusiasts for climbing and lay a serious groundwork for technical mountaineering pursuits. A soaring presence in the Lahaul-Spiti locale, the Yunam Peak is not entirely unknown to those who have travelled by the Leh-Manali highway, though it is not as frequently climbed as the Stok and other peaks of the same club. The summit of Yunam has a great vantage point for an outstanding view of the C.B. Range and Mulkilla Range, and this is just one reason to scale the peak.
Yunam is located that far side of Himachal where the mountains are terrifyingly rugged and sparse in greenery. The highest motorable road of the state ends in Baralacha La, only a few kilometres from Yunam base camp, where the pathways of Ladakh, Spiti, and Lahaul intersect. Crossing over from Manali to Keylong to Bharatpur- from where the trek actually begins, can be an adventure in itself as you are being transported from gentle undulations, green slopes, and apple orchards of Manali to the rugged and grey rocky mountain highs. The drive to this far end of the world is breathtaking in terms of changing topographies, the chills of starkly dropping temperature, and bizarre emerald lakes glistening in the middle of nowhere in a cold rocky desert matrix. The way up from Bharatpur onwards features snow patches, mixed scree and snow tracks, and sharp jagged walls of rock. Quite unusually, the stretch of this glaciated desert is not short of water points. On our way to the base camp and beyond, a number of streams will cut the path across and at the base camp we will have a small lake in the vicinity.
The going gets more and more exacting with the miles ahead on this expedition. Frostbitten wind come in squalls and hit hard, the pace has to be moderated to keep from slipping on scree, and most of all, the rapid gain in altitude can take a toll. The expected physical agitation, couples with unpredictable weather conditions at the higher reaches of the trek and has the potential of a deathly challenge. Climbers must put grit against grit and overcome this hurdle with strong will and determination.
• Check in Hotel
• Briefing after lunch approx 3 pm
• In the evening go for sightseeing
• Visit Hidimba Devi Temple, Vashist Kund and other major sightseeing points (avoid Rothang Pass)
Note:- Only stay hotel is included in the cost (food and sightseeing is excluded)
• Pick up at 9 am, 5 hrs
• Keylong 100 km (3080 m), Jispa 120 km (3200m)
• Via Rothang pass, Tandi (confluence of Bhaga and Chandra river) Sisa village (temple of Raja Ghapan)
• Drive along with Bhaga river
• Stay in tent
• Phone networks are available
• Stay in tents
• Last ATM
Your journey with us will begin from Manali. At 9 am, we will pick you up from the appointed place and start off on the Leh-Manali highway. Guaranteeing a sheer adventurous ride, this highway grooves through changing scenes of vast and empty mountains, passing the snow entrenched Rohtang Pass, Tandi- where the Bhaga and Chandra river meet, and the village of Sisha or Sissu where there is a magnificent temple of Raja Ghepan- the presiding deity of Lahaul valley. The Chandra and Bhaga rivers run by the line of our passage and create magnificent frames for photographing the dense mountains in the background.
At around 100 to 120 km from Manali we will reach the Keylong-Jispa area, approximately in time for lunch, i.e. 2 pm. These two towns nestling in the lap of the mountains are key areas where Lahauli ethnic culture is preserved. Our stay for the night will be tent.
A brief exploration of the site on this afternoon is mandatory for the cause of acclimatization. There are quite a number of attractive places to check out here—the Khardang and Shashur Monastery in Keylong top in our recommendation.
In Keylong, you will find working ATMs and telephone network coverage.
The destination of Day 3 is Bharatpur, located at a driving distance 5 hour away from Keylong. At 4500m, Bharatpur is a windy cold desert rest point with a sparse locality which remains open only during season time.
We will try to make a few short stopovers on this four hour long journey—first at lakes Deepak Tal and Suraj, both mesmerizingly beautiful and of the colour sapphire, reflecting the skies and the mountains on a clear day. Suraj Tal is also recognized as the source of the Bhaga river which joins with river Chandra at Tandi, crossed earlier and becomes Chandrabhaga in the Himachal and flows as Chenab after entering J&K. On passage, we will cross Baralacha La- the highest motorable mountain pass.
We will be reaching Bharatpur at around 1:30 pm. Here, you can find stores for tenting equipment, trekking gears, and many delightful Dhabas. A special delicacy available in Bharatpur’s eateries is the flavoursome “butter tea”. This region also the starting point for Baralacha La trekking.
The night’s stay will be in tents at Bharatpur.
• Rest and small hike for better acclimatization
• Heavy exhaustion is not advisable
• Drink good amount of water, keep body hydrate
At this juncture, the massive altitude gain will start showing its colours. Mild headache, nausea, and loss of appetite is common. Therefore, day 4 is kept entirely for adjusting to the climate and let the body tune to the thinning air and temperature hitting the lows.
A lot of fluid intake is highly recommended for today, along with a little load carrying exercise (though heavy exhaustion is not advisable) and walk around in the barren landscape.
The fifth day’s trek commences early in the morning around 7 am.
Today’s trek will be a challenge with 4.5 km of steep climb on a gradually gaining ascent curve. Trek time can span a little over 5 hours. The boulder and moraine laden path will make inexperienced climbers prone to slipping. Today’s trek especially needs to be done with crampons as in the later half of the trek you will come by dense snow patches.
You will not need to carry 2-3 litres of water for this stretch as there will be many water points on the way. After one particular turn, the trek will continue along a water stream.
Base camp is expected to be reached by mid noon. Small lakes in this location make for a picturesque setting.
Since the next day’s journey starts at 3 in the morning, a sound sleep must be ensured for tonight.
• Summit briefing and training
• Sitting and sleeping all day in the camp is not advisable
• Go for very small hike, visit nearby places
• Early dinner and early to bed
Today is an easy day for you as you will do nothing but take rest and get along with the surrounding. You will dedicate a full day to get accustomed with the place and in knowing all the routes in detail. To spend some time you can also visit some of the nearby places. Since it is just a rest day, you are not supposed to sit in your camp, and sleep all day long. Physical fitness and outside surrounding are very important to view as such views you cannot see again in the near future.
Today you will also get to know all aspects of team work and methods that are included in climbing a top of a mountain covered with snow. Your trek leader or guide will give you proper training so that you learn how to climb in such hills. He will also acknowledge you about the challenges that you may face along the way.
Our summit attempt begins at 6 in the morning on this climactic day. It is going to be an 8 hour battle against all odds, crossing a distance of 6.5 km of steep ascent. The terrain will be mostly moraine, sharp rock henge, and more snow covered areas than last day.
The water situation too, is going to be more critical than last day. Since there will be just one proper drinking water point on the trail, you need to come equipped with 3-4 litres per person in your day pack. The water point can be found nearly half an hour into the trek starting from base camp.
Expect numbing cold wind, the trials of advanced height, and associated breathing difficulties. The need to stay hydrated is more than ever in these hours. Though the path will be treacherous and taxing to climb, it will be palpable with ledges along the stony stretch to rest at from time to time.
After around 6 hours into the trek, the moraine cover will be replaced with thickening snow, giving another edge to the trekking experience. It is important for the group to bind up on harness at this point in the trek and move systematically. After an enduring stretch of semi technical climbing, summit would be reached.
The view from the top is out of the world, foraying into the sun struck pinnacles of Chandra Bhaga and Mulkilla Range of mountains, and the valley of Lahaul many many galaxies below, lying in a swathe of whiteness.
After a goodnight’s rest at the base camp, down we go on day 8. A 4.5 km trek, followed by a 7 hour drive from Bharatpur will reach us in Manali between 6-7 pm.
You can schedule your further travels from here after 8.
You have to reach Manali
1. Take overnight bus to Manali from Delhi or Chandigarh, taking a bus from Chandigarh is the most ideal option.
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.
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.
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping).
2. Only accommodation in Manali on day 1 (no meals).
3. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg) (From Day 2 dinner to Day 8 breakfast)
4. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
5. All necessary permits and entry fees.
6. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
7. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
8. Transport from Manali to Bharatpur and back ( As per the itinerary)
9. Porter to carry the central luggage
10.TTH Staff insurance
1. Accommodation and meals in Manali on day 8.
2. Any kind of personal expenses.
3. Food during the transit.
5. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”.
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 3000/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 3200/- if you inform us after reaching Manali
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. 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.
For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at email@example.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
Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek
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.
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.
Cash Voucher Terms:
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.
|Back pack & rain cover||(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps|
|Day pack + rain cover||20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)|
|Walking stick||Advisable (At least one)|
|Water bottle/Hydration pack||2 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 Kit||Consult your doctor|
|Snacks||Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors|
|T-shirts||4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)|
|Fleece T-shirts||1 Nos.|
|Fleece jacket||1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)|
|Down feather / Hollofil jacket||1 Nos.|
|Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)||1 Pair|
|Thermal inners (upper and lower)||1 Pair|
|Trek pants||3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)|
|Waterproof gloves||1 Pair|
|Fleece/woolen gloves||1 Pair|
|Hand sanitizer||Antibacterial powder|
|Toothbrush and toothpaste||Lip balm / Chapstick|
|Toilet Paper & wipes||Quick dry towel|
|Head torch||1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)|
|Sun cap||1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)|
|Woolen cap||1 Nos.|
|Balaclava||1 Nos. (Optional)|
|Sunglasses||Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.|
|Trekking shoes||1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)|
|Cotton socks||6 pairs|
|Woollen socks||1 pairs|
|Gaiters||1 Pair (TTH will Provide)|
Fitness regime for:
Calculate Your BMI :
Congratulations, your body is in good conditions!
|Less than 16.5||Serverely Underweight|
|16.5 - 18.5||Underweight|
|18.5 - 25||Normal|
|25 - 30||Overweight|