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Black Peak Expedition

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Day : - 2°C to -10°C
Night : - 2°C to -15°C

DURATION

17 Days from (Dehradun to Dehradun)

LEVEL

Difficult

Welcome to you Black Peak Expedition (6387 Meters) In Uttarakhand (India)

Black Peak is the highest peak of Sarwasti Mountain Range

 

It lies at an altitude of 6387 metres Black Peak is also known as Kala Nag in the local language which the mountain top resembles “Black Cobra”. It is the highest peak of Saraswati Mountain Range close to Ruinsara valley.

 

Summit Climb is Challenging

 

Traverse glaciers, ice wall of 75 feet and a gradient of 70 degrees. You need proper equipment to climb, it is technically difficult so you should have proper knowledge and skills. The trail is thrilling with many challenges on the way.

 

Exceptional Sights

 

Being the highest peak in Saraswati Mountain Range it offers extraordinary views, the views are worth your efforts. Bandarpoonch family is clearly visible from the top.

Trek Information

Duration –  17 Days from DehraDun to DehraDun

 

Best Season – Mid-May to Mid-June

 

Level –  Difficult

 

Highest Points  (6397 Meter)

 

Weather – The weather is not predicted and can change anytime but usually the Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant according to the season

 

Summer Temperature – Day ( 2°C to -10°C) Night (-2° C to -15° C)

 

 

Black Peak Expedition Short Itinerary

 

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) Night stay in Hotel

 

Day 2: Reserved for Briefing

 

Day 3: Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and trek to Osla (2560 m) (4/5 hours)

 

Day 4: Osla to Ruinsara Lake (3537 m) (6/7 hours)

 

Day 5 : Ruinsara Lake to Base Camp (Kyarkoti) (3900 m) (7 km) (5/6 hours

 

Day 6 : Load Ferry, Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC) (4600 m) and return

 

Day 07: Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC)

 

Day 8 : Load Ferry, Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Camp 1 (5100 m) and back

 

Day 9: ABC to Camp 1

 

Day 10 : Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5500 m)

 

Day 11 : Summit attempt (Black Peak) (6387 m)

 

Day 12 and Day 13 – Reserved for Summit attempt

 

Day 14: Summit Camp to Base Camp

 

Day 15: Base Camp to Osla

 

Day 16: Osla to Taluka and Drive to Sankri

 

Day 17: Sankri to Dehradun

 

Black Peak Expedition Details Itinerary

 

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) Night stay in Hotel

 

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive is towards Sankri. You can have your breakfast at Kempty Fall which is a famous picnic spot and is famous for a waterfall. Have your lunch in middle of your journey at Purola.

 

It’s a picturesque drive to Sankri, you will get fetching views through your window, and the drive will be through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are beautiful places in the Himalayas. Sankri lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, it is a village with a mini market famous for wooden huts which serve delectable food. You will see apple orchards here and greenery all around.

 

Reach Sankri have a glace of snow covered mountains, this place is pollution free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini”, relax for the night here.

 

Day 2: Reserved for Briefing

 

Get yourself prepared for the expedition today, our professional leader will brief you and will give all the details today. Complete the necessary documentation then you can rest or go on a short hike.

 

Day 3: Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and trek to Osla (2560 m) (4/5 hours)

 

Have your breakfast and then leave for Taluka by taxi, it is 11 km away from Sankri. It is a mini village with some cemented houses and hotels. Start the trek from Taluka, heading towards Osla.

 

Go through dense forests with abundant walnut trees, ahead catch views of Himalayan villages. After a gradual ascent reach Osla village, it is the biggest village famous for its culture.

 

There is a temple of Duryodhana worshipped by the villagers. Explore this quaint place, after pitching your tents retire for the night.

 

Day 4: Osla to Ruinsara Lake (3537 m) (6/7 hours)

 

Wake up early in the morning and after breakfast leave for Ruinsara, it is a glacial lake considered sacred by the villagers the pure waters of this lake is worshipped by them.

 

This place has alpine vegetation, follow the trail and after a steep ascent reach the campsite sacred Lake surrounded by peaks and it offers majestic views of some pristine mountains –

 

Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch and Ruinsara range. Pitch the tents at desired location here and after having salubrious food rest for the night.

 

Day 5: Ruinsara Lake to Base Camp (Kyarkoti) (3900 m) (7 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Make a wish to Ruinsara Lake and head towards Kyarkoti (Base Camp). From here Black Peak is visible, the sight is enough to energize you for upcoming days.

 

Kyarkoti is a meadow amidst mountains and boulders, setup your tents and settle for the day.

 

Day 6: Load Ferry, Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC) (4600 m) and return

 

Load Ferry from Base Camp to ABC and return. Overnight stay at Base Camp.

 

Day 7: Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC)

 

Go through the same path which you followed yesterday from Base Camp to ABC.

 

Day 8: Load Ferry, Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Camp 1 (5100 m) and back

 

Load Ferry from ABC to Camp 1, embrace the clear sights of Black Peak. After setting up Camp 1 get back to ABC.

 

Day 9: ABC to Camp 1

 

Follow the same path which you followed yesterday. Ascent from ABC to Camp 1.

 

Day 10: Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5500 m)

 

Ascent is steep, altitude of Summit Camp is 5500 meters. After three hours you can reach the campsite. After setting up the tents retire early.

 

Day 11: Summit attempt (Black Peak) (6387 m)

 

Start early after midnight after analysing the weather and trail conditions. In the morning the ice remains tough and hard so walking on it becomes easier.

 

Height of Black Peak (Kala Nag) is 6387 metres and it is a steep ascent, use your equipment and reach the top. Traversing the top will give you the feeling of contentment. After spending some time there descent to Summit camp.

 

Day 12 and Day 13 – Reserved for Summit attempt

 

Day 14: Summit Camp to Base Camp

 

After successful climb descent from Summit camp to Base camp.

 

Day 15: Base Camp to Osla

 

Descent from Base Camp to Osla village where you stayed at Day 2. Talk to the villagers and know them closely.

 

Day 16: Osla to Taluka and Drive to Sankri

 

Bid adieu to this quaint village and start the descent to Taluka. Reach there and take a small break. The trek ends here and vehicles will be arranged for Sankri.

 

Go to hotel Swargarohini at Sankri, arrangements will be made there.

 

Day 17: Sankri to Dehradun

 

Leave for Dehradun early so that you can reach by 6:00 pm.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity: –

 

ATM POINT – Purola is the last ATM point.

 

Mobile Connectivity

 

Your device will receive signals at Purola. At Sankri your device can receive BSNL and Vodafone signals but the connectivity is not good. There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

 

About Black Peak

 

– It lies at an altitude of 6387 metres Black Peak is also known as Kala Nag in the local language.

– It is the highest peak of Saraswati Mountain Range close to Ruinsara valley

– Traverse glaciers, ice wall of 75 feet and a gradient of 70 degrees. You need proper equipment to climb, it is technically difficult

– The trail is thrilling with many challenges on the way

 

What is the best time to go for this Trek?

 

Mid-May to Mid-June

 

Highlights of this Trek

It is the highest peak so it offers exceptional views of whole Bandarpoonch family and other mountains. The thrill of this trek makes it unique.
Is this trek for beginners?

 

No, this is not for beginners because of the difficult level and high altitude of this trek.
 

Altitude you are going to cover

 

– Sankri (1920 m)

– Osla (2560 m)

– Ruinsara Lake (3537 m)

– Base Camp (Kyarkoti) (3900 m)

– Advance Base Camp (ABC) (4600 m)

– Camp 1 (5100 m)

– Summit Camp (5500 m)

– Black Peak (6387 m)

 

These points should not be avoided

 

– Proper conditioning & training of body required

– Proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures

– Shoes are the single most important equipment

– High altitude requires proper acclimatization

– Phones don’t work

– Travel light

– Weather is unpredictable so the itinerary is flexible.

PARTICIPANTS:-  What to take on the  Mountain

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the below documents.

  1. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- ( Adhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  2. Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  3. Risk Certificates

Participants must bring:
Sturdy hiking boots:

preferably all leather upper as it provides better ankle support. If you do not own a pair yet, it is advisable that you buy one as soon as possible & wear it often so that they are well broken. This will help prevent blisters.

  1. Light weight tennis shoes/sandals: for wearing in camp.
  2. Wool socks: 2 pairs: preferably thick wool socks.
  3. Nylon socks: 2-3 Pairs, of the type you wear daily to be worm under the wool socks to prevent blister.
  4. Hiking shirt: 1 Preferably long sleeve
  5. Long John top: 1 also known as thermal underwear, preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  6. Warm shirts & pants for camp: 1 each
  7. Rain cot 1 each
  8. Warm Jacket: 1
  9. Wool gloves: 1 pairs as thick as available in the market.
  10. Long John bottoms: Preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  11. Under wear: 2-3 changes
  12. Hiking shorts / pants: 1
  13. Sun hat: Cotton or nylon.
  14. Sun Glasses:Preferably with an anchor
  15. Sun Protection Lotion: optional
  16. Lip balm/chap stick: optional
  17. Water bottle: 2 Bottles of 1 Liter capacity (Pepsi bottles work well) please insure that they do not leak.
  18. Head lamp / flashlight:  Preferably a headlamp as it leaves your hands free to work please bring extra batteries.
  19. Toilet articles: Tooth brush, Tooth Paste  etc
  20. Packet Knife : Optional

How HPMA- is making your trek safe in mountain and Our Team Experience:- 

Note: – Important:-   our trek leaders are certified in Wilderness first-aid” and be aware of high attitude problems, and we carry whole first-aid kit and necessary medicines with us. Make sure you are medically fit for a trek or take professional advice if you feel you are unable to judge yourself. This is very important for us nothing else! We are help you all time –

 

 

Specially H.P.M.A

We would like to introduce our company Harkidun Protection & Mountaineering Association  trekking Company  in uttarakhand ,Himachal , india that has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the past 29 years. We provide treks, expeditions & mountaineering programs, and high altitude Expedition  rafting, s . Featuring More Than 100 + Himalayan  Documented Treks, .7 High Altitudes Expedition .  For Schools, family package and Colleges beside other outdoor activities. Only for Customized package

 

 

Technical Safety in the mountain:- 

We have a huge team of more than 100 guides and trainers to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. And Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi and Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie , we have never compromised on the quality and the services provided to the customer.

 

“YOUR SAFETY IS OUR TOP MOST PRIORITY”

With our local knowledge and fluent hindi and English, we will ensure your trip runs smoothly and that your health and safety is our number one priority. All our team leaders have under gone professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, Environmental Awareness Training, Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine and CPR. We carry a comprehensive first aid medical kit on all our trips as well as Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC Bag) and medical oxygen for all high altitude treks.

We specialize in all sorts of group adventure holidays – be it family groups, friends, or school groups. We have a wide range of travel options to suit all travelling styles and fitness level. We lay much emphasis on group size so that every individual gets personal attention

 

 

 

The team for last 29 years has been dedicated to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To promote sustainable eco-friendly aesthetic tourism and Customized trekking package , adventurous activities in the Himalayas, particularly in Uttarkashi, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parks.
  2. To facilitate adequate services for tourists, trekkers and mountaineers viz. reliable porters guides, instructors, equipments and management services.
  3. To provide emergency voluntary services to individual tourist or group through search and rescue operations, help to overcome adverse climatic conditions.
  4. To explore new trekking routes and tourists places and popularise them.
  5. To manage tourist and trekking activities free from environmental pollution.
  6. To organize awareness camps on issues related to education, health, environment, human rights and social justice.
  7. To facilitate strengthening and protection of local culture through organizing songs and dance competitions, mela (fete) showcasing woodcraft, local food preparations, costumes & soon.

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Coffee , Sneaks, Soup, Dinner only for Indian and Local foodYES
  • Permits and Entrance fees.YES
  • All taxes and travel from Dehradun to Dehradun YES
  • Accommodation (Hotel) in Gangotri YES
  • All technical mountaineering gear, for all member YES
  • Sherpa GuideYES
  • Porters for expedition YES
  • Accommodation in tents on share basis during Expedition YES
  • Safety Equipment’s YES
  • Oxygen Slander YES
  • Tent, Sleeping bag, Liner, pillow, Mattress, pillow YES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other person -10 Km range YES
  • You will be charged extra for your own personal porter.NOT
  • Tips for Guides and Porters or staff.NOT
  • Any additional equipment that you will need to rentNOT
  • Medical certificateNOT
  • Personal Insurance.NOT
  • Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitNOT

100,000 Rs / Person

(Includes all costs of the expedition from DEhradun to Dehradun) (5% GST Extra)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.

AVAILABLE DATES 2018

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A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund

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