Black Peak Expedition

Temperature

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

Duration

17 Days | 16 Nights
Dehradun To Dehradun

Level

Difficult

Black Peak is the highest peak of Sarwasti 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.

Exceptional Sights

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

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 on 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.

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should 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

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

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 the 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 dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. 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 the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of 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

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

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

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

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 for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a 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 topmost 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.

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Include & Exclude In This Trek

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

your uploading

Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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