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Lamkhaga Pass Trek

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer : (5°C to 15°C)
Winter : (0°C to -15°C)

DURATION

10 Days (Dehradun to Shimla)

LEVEL

Difficult

Lamkhaga Pass – One of the greatest Himalayan Trek

Trickiest Trek in Garhwal Himalayas

 

Lamkhaga Pass is one of the toughest pass in the Garhwal Himalayas at a height of 5381 metres. It is near the Indo Tibetan border and connects Kinnaur of Himachal Pradesh to Harsil of Garhwal, so it can also be called a connecting pass.

 

Attractions

 

– On this trek you will be exploring the remote regions of
Garhwal and Himachal.
– The places are rich in vegetation. Pine, Bhojpatra and Deodar
trees are found in abundance till you come to the undulating
meadows of Kyarkoti by trekking along Jalindragad River.
– The trek starts from Harsil which is a small famous town. On
the way you will come to Baspa valley.
– The last village of Baspa valley is Chitkul, it has beautiful houses
of wood and green fields which are used for cultivation.

PITCH FACILITIES

Duration:- 10  Days from Dehradun to Shimla

 

Best Season:- May, June, Sep and Oct

 

Level:- Difficult

 

Highest Altitude:- (5281  m)

 

Winter temperatures:-  (0°C to -15°C)

 

Summer temperatures:- (5°C to 15°C)

 

 

Short Itinerary Lamkhaga Pass Trek

 

Day 1:- Dehradun to Uttarkashi (1150 m) (178 km) (6/7 hours)

 

Day 2:- Drive from Uttarkashi to Gangotri and Harsil (125 km) (6 hours)

 

Day 3:- Harsil to Kyarkoti (3480 m) (14 km) (6 hours)

 

Day 4:-  Kyarkoti to the base of Lamkhaga Pass (4420 m) (12 km) (7 hours)

 

Day 5:-  AcclimatizationDay

 

Day 6:- Lamkhaga Base to Lamkhaga Pass (5281 m) and Gundar (4415 m) (13 km) (7 hours)

 

Day 7:- Gundar to Dumti (40035 m) (15 km) (6 hours)

 

Day 8:- Dumti to Rani Kanda (3680 m) (9 km) (5 hours)

 

Day 9:- Rani Kanda to Chitkul (3435 m) (9 km) (4 hours)

 

Day 10:- Chitkul to Sangla and Shimla (280 km) (9 hours

 

Lamkhaga Pass Trek Details Itinerary

 

Day 1 -Dehradun to Uttarkashi (1150 m) (178 km) (6/7 hours)

 

Our pick up point is Dehradun, meet the team members at Railway station and then the drive is towards Uttarkashi through Mussoorie. You can reach Uttarkashi in 6/7 hours and then go to the pre booked hotel.

 

Day 2 – Drive from Uttarkashi to Gangotri and Harsil (125 km) (6 hours)

 

Today you will reach the starting point of this trek, Harsil which is a famous town. The drive is from Uttarkashi and the total distance is 125 km. Reach Harsil go to a pre booked hotel and rest comfortably.

 

Day 3 – Harsil to Kyarkoti (3480 m) (14 km) (6 hours)

 

To reach Kyarkoti trek through thick forest and on the way you have glance of beautiful landscapes with the views of cascading waterfalls. Reach the campsite, pitch your camps and rest for the day.

 

Day 04- Kyarkoti to the base of Lamkhaga Pass (4420 m) (12 km) (7 hours)

 

Today you will reach the base of Lamkhaga Pass which is at an altitude of 4420 m. The ascent can be difficult because of snow an the steep parts.

Use equipment to cross the narrow valley, after coming to the
campsite setup your tents and rest for the night.

 

Day 05- Acclimatization Day

 

Acclimatization is very important so that your body gets prepared for the summit.

 

Day 06 – Lamkhaga Base to Lamkhaga Pass (5281 m) and Gundar (4415 m) (13 km) (7 hours)

 

The trek starts to the trickiest pass of Garhwal Himalayan region. The climb to reach the summit is steep and you will be needing equipment to traverse it. Leave the base early and head towards
Lamkhaga Pass (5281 m)

The trail is through boulder region, the terrain is rough and needs to be crossed with care. After the tough and long trek the summit welcomes you, the snow covered mountains and glaciers will be visible from there.

The sight of Himalayas is bewitching and it will be hard to take your eyes off them but you need to plan the descent soon after spending some time at the top. Use ropes for descent and reach Gundar, the campsite for today. Pitch your tents and celebrate the successful summit day.

 

Day 07 -Gundar to Dumti (40035 m) (15 km) (6 hours)

 

Leave the campsite of Gundar early to reach Dumti on time, the trek is long and the descents are sheer. Reach the campsite, setup the tents and retire for the night.

 

Day 08 -Dumti to Rani Kanda (3680 m) (9 km) (5 hours)

 

The trek from Dumti to Rani Kanda is a picturesque one, it holds
many surprises for you. Trek through the wide meadows with many wildflowers blooming all together.

The pleasing view of Himalayas and the sight of waterfalls are
enough to make your day good. Place your camps at Dumti and
comfortably stay in tents.

 

Day 09 -Rani Kanda to Chitkul (3435 m) (9 km) (4 hours)

 

Chitkul is the last village of Baspa valley and it is present near a
river’s bank. It has beautiful houses of wood and green fields which are used for cultivation. After 4 hours of trek you can reach Chitkul, pitch your tents here and settle for the day.

 

Day 10 -Chitkul to Sangla and Shimla (280 km) (9 hours)

 

From Chitkul trek is towards Sangla valley and it is said to be the best portion of Kinnaur. Reach Sangla it is a small village and the peaks surrounds the village from all the sides, Kinnaur Kailash peak is visible and is tall amongst all. Vehicles will be arranged till Shimla, reach there and comfortably stay in a hotel.

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity :-

ATM POINT:

The last ATM point is Uttarkashi. If you want to withdraw money it is best to do it in Dehradun.

Mobile Connectivity:

Your device will receive BSNL signals at Gangotri, there will be no networks ahead. Finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

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 NOT

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 30,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Shimla)(5% GST)

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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Day 1:- Dehradun to Uttarkashi (1150 m) (178 km) (6/7 hours)

 

Day 2:-Drive from Uttarkashi to Gangotri and Harsil (125 km) (6 hours)

 

Day 3:-Harsil to Kyarkoti (3480 m) (14 km) (6 hours)

 

Day 4:-Kyarkoti to the base of Lamkhaga Pass (4420 m) (12 km) (7 hours)

 

Day 5:-Acclimatization Day

 

Day 6:-Lamkhaga Base to Lamkhaga Pass (5281 m) and Gundar (4415 m) (13 km) (7 hours

 

Day 7:-Gundar to Dumti (40035 m) (15 km) (6 hours)

 

Day 8:- Dumti to Rani Kanda (3680 m) (9 km) (5 hours)

 

Day 9:-Rani Kanda to Chitkul (3435 m) (9 km) (4 hours)

 

Day 10:- Chitkul to Sangla and Shimla (280 km) (9 hours)

 

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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