Lamkhaga pass trek

A beautiful route taking you through some of the most remote areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Host: Sonu Negi

Starts at
29999 per person

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Package Cost

₹ 29999 per person

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Additional Details


  • early bird discounts for a group of 4 or more people.

Inclusions:

  • All arrangements for overnight stays during the trip.
  • All food expenses
  • Food will usually consist of morning breakfast, lunch, evening high tea and dinner.
  • All food will be vegetarian.
  • Special trained certified guides trained for emergency situations.
  • Local guides and workers with in-depth knowledge about the local area.
  • It will be a cultural and traditional experience as all stays will be mostly in villages.
  • One luggage per person will be transported by us.
  • Inner line permits and arrangements en route will be arranged by the operator.
  • All stays and lodging on twin sharing basis shall be provided.

Exclusions:

  • Stay in Chitkul
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Camera fees or any other costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances and situation beyond our control.

Lamkhaga Pass (at an elevation of 5,282 m / 17,320 ft) is a high altitude mountain pass and is one of the toughest pass which connects Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh with Gangotri in Uttrakhand. The Lamkhaga pass trek is a fairly remote trek and is now regarded as the classic route from Gangotri to Kinnaur, which was first crossed by Marco Pallis in 1933. The trek can be done from either side. The beautiful route takes you through some of the most remote areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The snow in the early season could impede your progress. Harsil is famous for Wilson's Cottage built in 1864. Gangotri is a short drive from Harsil, while Chitkul is the last village in the Baspa valley.

Itinerary


Region: Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand

Duration: 9 days

Grade: Tough to Challenging

Minimum group size:  6

Maximum group Size: 10

Maximum Altitude: 5284 meters

Best Season for the trip: May to October

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Chitkul – Nagasthi – Rani Kanda

Day 02: Rani Kanda - Dumti

Day 03: Dumti - Gundar

Day 04: Gundar – Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp

Day 05: Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp – Base camp II

Day 06: Base camp II – Lamkhaga Pass – Base camp III

Day 07: Base camp III - Kyorkati

Day 08: Kyorkati - Harsil


Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Chitkul – Nagasthi – Rani Kanda

Chitkul is the last village in Baspa valley and is located on the true right bank of the river. The valley of Sangla is 26 kms from Chitkul and is very beautiful and one of the best in Kinnaur. Afer breakfast we start the trek from Chitkul and trek up to Rani Kanda. Dinner and overnight stay in tents in Rani Kanda.

Day 02: Rani Kanda – Dumti

Today we trek through and cascading waterfalls and flowery meadows to reach Dumti. Dinner and overnight stay in tents in Dumti.

Day 03: Dumti – Gundar

Start the day from Dumti and trek upto Gundar. We follow the Baspa River all along and cross several small streams along the way to reach Gundar.

Day 04: Gundar – Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp

It could be a tough day depending upon the snow conditions and so an early start is recommended. The climb is steep and may require some technical gear. Dinner and overnight stay in tents at the base camp.

Day 05: Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp – Base camp II (Kinnaur)

Today we trek from the base camp to the base camp II on the Kinnaur side. The climb is steep and on snow. We start early because at times it might take longer than expected.

Day 06: Base camp II (Kinnaur) – Lamkhaga Pass – Base camp III (Gangotri)

Today we start our final ascent to the Lamkhaga Pass and we cross the mountain pass and get over to the base camp on the Gangotri side. The climb is steep and might require technical gear.

Day 07: Base camp III (Gangotri) – Kyorkati

Today we descend down from the base camp to Kyorkati at the mouth of the glacier which is a meadow. We pitch our tents here and camp for the night.

Day 08: Kyorkati – Harsil

 

The final leg of the trek is through very beautiful and through thick forests, numerous waterfalls and unnamed streams. We finally reach Harsil and rest for the night in village homestays or tents. Next morning we depart for Uttarkashi.

 

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Although it is an ancient sheppard route, Raacho Trekkers opened it for the first time in May 2014 for trekker community. Since 2014 we have successfully organised many trekking event around this region. One of our client also wrote a blog on IndiaMike about the 2014 expedition. 

http://www.indiamike.com/india/trekking-and-mountaineering-in-india-f89/lamkhaga-pass-trek-june-2014-a-t223583/

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  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trip — full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trip — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the trip — no refund.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond the control of the host, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled, or there could be change in the itinerary. In such cases, the host will try their best to provide an alternate feasible activity or a voucher will be handed over (in case of cancellation or rescheduling of event) to you. However no refund will be provided for the same.

In case the trip is cancelled by the host for lack of minimum number of people in the batch, you will get a full refund.

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