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Black Peak is the highest peak of Sarawasti Mountain Range Uttarakhand, India
It lies at an altitude of 6387 meters 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 the 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.
Being the highest peak in Saraswati Mountain Range offers extraordinary views, the views are worth your efforts. Bandarpoonch family is clearly visible from the top.
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 the trek.
About Black Peak
Black Peak Expedition lies at an altitude of 6387 meters 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 the proper equipment to climb, it is technically difficult. The trail is thrilling with many challenges on the way
Highlights of this Trek
It is the highest peak so it offers exceptional views of the whole Bandarpoonch family and other mountains. The thrill of this trek makes it unique.
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)
Altitude you are going to cover
1. Sankri (1920 m)
2. Osla (2560 m)
3. Ruinsara Lake (3537 m)
4. Base Camp (Kyarkoti) (3900 m)
5. Advance Base Camp (ABC) (4600 m)
6. Camp 1 (5100 m)
7. Summit Camp (5500 m)
8. Black Peak (6387 m)
These points should not be avoided
1. Proper conditioning and training of body required
2. Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
3. Sturdy hiking shoes are important
4. High altitude requires proper acclimatization
5. Intermittent or no signals
6. Carry travel light
7. Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Load Ferry from Base Camp to ABC and return. Overnight stay at Base Camp.
Go through the same path which you followed yesterday from Base Camp to ABC.
Load Ferry from ABC to Camp 1, embrace the clear sights of Black Peak. After setting up Camp 1 get back to ABC.
Follow the same path which you followed yesterday. Ascent from ABC to Camp 1.
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.
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.
Descent from Base Camp to Osla village where you stayed on Day 2. Talk to the villagers and know them closely.
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.
Leave for Dehradun early so that you can reach by 6:00 pm.
Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun
Forest Permit and entrance fee
Accommodation in Hotel
Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.
All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner
All camping gear including
Separate Tent, High quality
Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table
Guide, Porters, cook, Helper
Mules, Kitchen team
Good Experience local Trek Leader guide
Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s
Personal Toiletry Items
Personal Medical Kit