Lamkhaga Pass Trek

Temperature

Summer : 5°C to 15°C

Duration

10 Days | 09 Nights
Dehradun To Shimla

Level

Difficult

Lamkhaga Pass – One of the greatest Himalayan Trek

Lamkhaga Pass  the trickiest Trek in Garhwal Himalayas  and it 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 of Lamkhaga Pass Trek

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.

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.

Trek Highlights

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.

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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