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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.

The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”

 

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –

  1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these – (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id etc.)
  2. Medical certificate by a doctor
  3. Risk certificates

 

Foremost Requirements

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

 

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

 

-Jacket

 

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.

 

-Trekking Pants

 

You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.

 

-Thermals

 

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

 

-Warm clothes

 

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

 

-T- shirts

 

To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • Toiletry Items

(Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer etc.)

 

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

 

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.
  • The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.
  • Getting to high altitude can be a problem to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on regular basis.
  • We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our top most priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

 

 

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.

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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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