Nalgan Pass Trek

Temperature

Summer : 5°C to 12°C
Winter: -2°C to -5°C

Duration

06 Days | 5 Nights
Dehradun To Dehradun

Level

Moderate

An Unfamiliar High Pass in Himalayas

Nalgan Pass trek starts from Dhaula and ends at Chitkul, it is perched at a height of 4450 meters. Not many people know about this pass, the beauty and the grand views are still hidden from people. It is not recommended for beginners but for experienced it is a great adventure trek.

Grand Views and Kanasar Lake En Route

Nalgan Pass offers high Himalayan peaks rising in the glory. Get clear views of Kinnaur in Himachal and of Garhwal side. The panorama view of snow clad peaks will leave you awestruck. Go through the remote region and Kanasar Lake lies on the way which can be seen during this trek.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity

ATM POINT Purola is the last ATM point.

Mobile Connectivity – Your device will receive signals at Dhaula ahead the connectivity is not good. So finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

About Valley of Flowers

It is perched at a height of 4450 meters in Garhwal Himalayas.

The trek starts from Dhaula and ends at Chitkul.

Kanasar Lake is en route to Nalgan Pass.

It offers majestic panorama views of Himalayan peaks.

Highlights of this Trek

Nalgan Pass is not by many people but it offers view of high Himalayan peaks rising in the glory. Get clear views of Kinnaur in Himachal and of Garhwal side. The panorama view of snow clad peaks will leave you awestruck. Go through the remote region and Kanasar Lake lies on the way which can be seen during this trek.

Altitude Covered Per Day

1. Dhaula (1554 m)

2. Godangsu (2000 m)

3. Jhaka Bridge (2500 m)

4. Suriwas Thach (3300 m)

5. Nalgan Base Camp (4200 m)

6. Nalgan Pass (4450 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

Short Details for Nalgan Pass Trek

Day 1: Dehradun to Dhaula (1554 m)

Day 2: Dhaula to Godangsu (2000 m) via Sewa (10 km)

Day 3: Godangsu to Jhaka Bridge (2500 m) via Jiskun (12 km)

Day 4: Jhaka Bridge to Suriwas Thach (3300 m) (12 km)

Day 5: Suriwas Thach to Nalgan Base Camp (4200 m) (6 km)

Day 6: Acclimatization Day at Base Camp

Day 7: Nalgan Base Camp to Nalgan Pass (4450 m) trek to Sangla via Rukti Gaad

Day 8: Sangla (3800 m) to Chitkul (3450 m)

Nalgan Pass Trek Details Itinerary

Day 01:- Dehradun to Dhaula (1554 m)

Our pick up point is the Railway Station of Dehradun, the drive starts from there to Dhaula. Have your breakfast on the way at Kempty fall which is a famous picnic spot.

The drive is an interesting one through some of the beautiful places in Himalayas along the Tons River, the water of this river looks refreshing and crystal clear. Villages en route are Netwar, Damta, Nawgao, Purola and Mori.

Reach Dhaula your campsite for today, altitude is gained gradually. Setup the tents, enjoy your food and sleep comfortably as your trek starts tomorrow.

Day 02:- Dhaula to Godangsu (2000 m) via Sewa (10 km)

The trail to Godangsu is a gradually ascending one which levels up ahead. On the way there are many flowing streams and after crossing some you will reach a village named “Sewa”.

Witness the changing sceneries and hear sounds of gushing Rupin River which flows below and further descends to Yamuna. This river is fed by the melting snow of Rupin Pass.

Ahead are many apple and apricot trees, from there steep ascent starts there is a temple made in Kinnauri style after seeing it you can get some idea about Kinauri culture. It is made by the villagers in the remembrance of Karna.

Reach your campsite Godangsu, setup your tents and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 03:- Godangsu to Jhaka Bridge (2500 m) via Jiskun (12 km)

Have breakfast and start the trek, first you will be going to Jiskun village then Jhaka Bridge. You can reach there after crossing rocky areas and steep ascents but the views of snow covered mountains will make this tough trek enjoyable.

Reach Jiskun, spend some time there then leave for Jhaka. It is a Himalayan village last on the trail also known as “Hanging village”. Further lies your campsite Jhaka Bridge, setup the camps there and comfortable sleep in tents.

Day 04:- Jhaka Bridge to Suriwas Thach (3300 m) (12 km)

Today trek through the slopes, be very careful while your ascent because the slopes are slippery. After the ascent you have to get down to reach River Rupin, after you come there the tough section starts.

On the trail there are many boulders and streams, crossing them is tricky but after it you can reach Suriwas Thach. Setup your camps and explore the nearby areas. Get back early have food and rest for the night.

Day 05:- Suriwas Thach to Nalgan Base Camp (4200 m) (6 km)

The base camp is at an altitude of 4200 meters, start early today because there will be snow and it is easy to trek on fresh snow afterwards the trail becomes slippery.

The mountain views will accompany you all along the way, few kilometres further is Nalgan Base Camp. Reach there and wear enough warm clothes because the campsite is cold and windy. Setup your camps and sleep comfortably in tents.

Day 06:- Acclimatization Day at Base Camp

Today is acclimatization Day, go on a short hike nearby and get back to camp before lunch.

Day 07:- Nalgan Base Camp to Nalgan Pass (4450 m) trek to Sangla via Rukti Gaad

Today is the main day of your trek and the climb is thrilling to Nalgan Pass. You have cross the sheer ascents and en route lies Kanasar Lake.

After tough climb to the pass (4450 m) you can see high Himalayan peaks rising in the glory. Get clear views of Kinnaur in Himachal and Garhwal side. Now, start the descent towards Sangla which is through Rukti Gaad. Reach Sangla, setup the camps here and sleep comfortably in tents.

Day 08:- Sangla (3800 m) to Chitkul (3450 m)

Descent from Sangla to Chitkul. It is Baspa valley’s last village, people live wooden houses there and there are cultivated big fields. Trek through dense forests and beautiful meadows. Chitkul is the ending point of trek.

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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