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Kalanag Climbing Expedition | Black Peak | 6387 Meter

Mt. Kalanag (Blackpeak) Climbing Expedition - 6587 Meters

Climbing the most elegant peak guarding the Yamunotri and Gangotrii

About The Kalanag Climbing Expedition

Rs. 96000/-
+5% GST PER HEAD
Batch Size:
25 - 40 <15
Extra cost of Rs. 25000 applicable for foreigners. Private Customized groups can be booked at extra cost. Group of 12+ gets a private group by default.

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Kalanag Climbing Expedition


Peaks: Bandarpunch West ( 6316m ), Bhrigupanth ( 6772m ), Chaukhamba I ( 7138m ), Kalanag ( 6387m ), Kamet ( 7756m ), Kedarnath (Main) ( 6940m ), Kedarnath Dome ( 6831m ), Mana Peak ( 7272m ), Mandir Parbat ( 6559m ), Satopanth ( 7075m ), Swargarohini 1 ( 6252m ), Bethattoli South ( 6318m ), Jaonli ( 6632m ), Yellow Tooth ( 5720m ), Swargarohini 2 ( 6240m ), Swargarohini 3 ( 6168m ), Swargarohini 4 ( 6000m ), Bandarpoonch East ( 6045m )
Passes: Bali Pass ( 4850m ), Dhumdar Kandi Pass ( 5273m )
Lakes: Ruinsara Tal ( 3600m )
Glaciers: Kalanag Glacier, Bandarpoonch Glacier
Rivers: Supin , Tons, Ruinsara Gad
Villages: Sankri, Soud, Taluka, Dhatmir, Gangaad, Osla
National Parks / Forest Reserves: Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary

Why Should You Do The Kalanag Climbing Expedition

  • Black Peak or Kalanag is a 6387-meter peak in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttrakhand guarding the pious shrine of Yamunotri and Gangotri.
  • The west face of the peak is a wall of solid black rock and hence named Black Peak. It is also named Kalanag ( black snake ) as its west face of black rock also appears as the raised hood of a giant snake or Nag, which is religiously significant as Lord Shiva's necklace.
  • While the other faces of the Black Peak are difficult to approach, its North Face is approachable and climbable with little technicalities.
  • The route to the summit of Kalanag is crevassed and requires careful negotiations. Beyond the summit camp at 5600 meters, the route to its summit is very steep and requires good stamina, endurance, and technical skills.
  • Comparing the standards of mountaineering skills that the Himalayas demands, the Kalanag Climbing Exp[edition is comparatively easier and can be taken as a training ground for amateur mountaineers who wish to start their mountaineering journey and get introduces to the rough and tough terrains of the Great Himalayas.
  • Under experienced guides, this peak can be attempted by trekkers with good high altitude experiences in the Himalayas. However, having trained in snow, ice and rock skills helps.
  • In our opinion, the Black Peak is one of the best peaks for amateur mountaineers and highly experienced trekkers. It is one of the easiest 6300+ meter peak to climb in the Himalayas, without the requirement of too many technical skills
  • We feel that Kalanag is the most elegant peak in the Sankri Range of Garhwal Himalayas reaching an altitude of 6387 meters. It was first climbed in 1955 by the explorers of the Doon School who were one of the pioneers of mountain climbing and explorations in the Garhwal Himalayas
  • There are multiple entries and exit points to the base camp of this peak. One Via Dhumdhar Kandi Pass and the other through Bali Pass. However, the easier one is via the Har Ki Dun river from Sankri.
  • Duration: 18 days/ 17 nights, Sankri to Sankri
  • Highest Altitude: 6387m
  • Grade: Challenging + ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: May - Jun, Sep - Oct
  • Terrain: Rocky, Glacial Moraine, Glacier Crossing, Crevasses, Snow Field, Hard Ice
  • Activity Type: Climb
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts From: Sankri
  • Ends In: Sankri
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
  • Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL till Sankri and Taluka
  • Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri
  • Temperatures: -10 to 16 degrees
  • Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali, Tibetan

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Kalanaag Climbing Route

Kalanag Climbing Expedition Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Sankri ( 200 Kms,8 hours )

Drive Day

Brief Details Of The Day: drive from Dehradun to Sankri
Accommodation: Hotel / homestay

Meals: All meals from evening snacks

Day 2From Sankri To Seema, Via - Taluka, Gangaad ( 12 Kms,7 hours )

Drive, Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Drive to Taluka. Trek to Seema
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 3From Seema To Rain Basera, Via - Devsu Bugyal ( 5 Kms,3 -4 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: trek to devsu bugyal and camp near rainbasera
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 4From Rain Basera To Ruinsara Lake

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: trek to ruinsara lake
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 5From Ruinsara To Kiarkoti( Kalanag base camp)

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: trek top base camp
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 6Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

Rest Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Kiarkoti: 3989 meters / 13084 feet
  • Kiarkoti: 3989 meters / 13084 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: Rest day
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All meals

Day 7Load Ferry & Acclimatization Day. Load Ferry to Kalanag Camp -1, setup campsite, return.

Load Ferry & Acclimatization Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Load Ferry To Camp 1
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All meals

Day 8From Kiarkoti To Kalanag Camp-1

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Occupy Camp 1
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 9Load Ferry & Acclimatization Day. Load Ferry to Kalanag Camp-2, setup campsite, return.

Load Ferry & Acclimatization Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Load Ferry to Camp 2
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 10From Kalanag Camp 1 To Kalanag Camp 2

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Kalanag Camp 1: 5000 meters / 16400 feet
  • Kalanag Camp 2: 5500 meters / 18040 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: Occupy Camp 2
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 11From Kalanag Camp 2 To Kalanag Camp 3

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Occupy camp 3
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 12Summit Day. From Kalanag Camp 3 To Kalanag Camp 2, Via - Kalanag Summit

Summit Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Summit Kalanag
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 13From Kalanag Camp 2 To Kiarkoti

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Kalanag Camp 2: 4387 meters / 14390 feet
  • Kiarkoti: 3989 meters / 13084 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: trek back to Base Camp
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 14From Kiarkoti To Devsu Thathch, Via - Ruinsara

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Kiarkoti: 3989 meters / 13084 feet
  • Ruinsara: 3350 meters / 10988 feet
  • Devsu Thathch: 2930 meters / 9611 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: trek back to Devsu Bugyal
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 15From Devsu Bugyal To Sankri, Via - Taluka

Trek, drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Devsu Bugyal: 2930 meters / 9611 feet
  • Taluka: 1800 meters / 5904 feet
  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6298 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: return to sankri
Accommodation: Hotel / Homestay

Meals: All Meals

Day 16From Sankri To Dehradun

Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6298 feet
  • Dehradun: 316 meters / 1037 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: return to dehraun
Accommodation: None

Meals: Breakfast

Day 17Extra Buffer / Reserved / Contingency Day

Buffer Day


Brief Details Of The Day: buffer day for weather
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 18Extra Buffer / Reserved / Contingency Day

Buffer Day


Brief Details Of The Day: extra buffer day
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Sankri (1920m ), Via - Mussurie (2000m ), Purola (1500m ). 8 Hrs. 200 Kms
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Hotel / homestay
    Meals Included: All meals from evening snacks
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive, Trek

    From Sankri (1920m ) To Seema (2620m ), Via - Taluka (1800m ), Gangaad (1350m ). 7 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Seema (2620m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Seema (2650m ) To Rain Basera (3000m ), Via - Devsu Bugyal (2930m ) . 3 -4 Hrs. 5 Kms
    Overnight In: Rain Basera (3000m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Rain Basera (2950m ) To Ruinsara Lake (3350m ) . 4 - 5 hour Hrs.
    Overnight In: Ruinsara Lake (3350m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Ruinsara (3350m ) To Kiarkoti( Kalanag base camp) (3989m ) . 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kiarkoti( Kalanag base camp) (3989m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Kiarkoti (3989m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 7

    Load Ferry & Acclimatization Day

    . Load Ferry to Kalanag Camp -1 (4375m ). 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kalanag Camp -1 (4375m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 8

    Trek

    From Kiarkoti (3989m ) To Kalanag Camp-1 (4375m ) . 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kalanag Camp-1 (4375m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Load Ferry & Acclimatization Day

    . Load Ferry to Kalanag Camp-2 (5000m ). 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kalanag Camp-2 (5000m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 10

    Trek

    From Kalanag Camp 1 (5000m ) To Kalanag Camp 2 (5500m ) . 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kalanag Camp 2 (5500m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 11

    Trek

    From Kalanag Camp 2 (5000m ) To Kalanag Camp 3 (5500m ) . 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kalanag Camp 3 (5500m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 12

    Summit Day.

    From Kalanag Camp 3 (5500m ) To Kalanag Camp 2 (5000m ), Via - Kalanag Summit (6387m ) . 7 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kalanag Camp 2 (5000m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 13

    Trek

    From Kalanag Camp 2 (4387m ) To Kiarkoti (3989m ) . 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kiarkoti (3989m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 14

    Trek

    From Kiarkoti (3989m ) To Devsu Thathch (2930m ), Via - Ruinsara (3350m ) . 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Devsu Thathch (2930m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 15

    Trek, drive

    From Devsu Bugyal (2930m ) To Sankri (1920m ), Via - Taluka (1800m ) . 7 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Hotel / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 16

    Drive

    From Sankri (1920m ) To Dehradun (316m ) . 8 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Dehradun (316m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day 17

    Extra Buffer / Reserved / Contingency Day

    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 18

    Extra Buffer / Reserved / Contingency Day

    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
+ Package Cost Inclusions

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Duration: 18 Days / 17 nights of trekking and climbing cost Ex. Sankri
  • Accommodation In Base Village (Sankri): 2 nights in Himalayan High managed homestay in Sankri with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure.
  • Accommodation On Trek: Spacious, sturdy and High-Quality Dome Tents will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and table for extra hygiene and comfort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with a toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting Evening Tea in Sankri on Day 1 till Breakfast in Sankri on Day 18 morning. 3 meals (B, L, D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Common Climbing Gears: All required climbing gears like rope coils, pitons, ice screws, snow stacks, pulleys, zumars, etc.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will be communicating with each other and trek base with the help of long-range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied with a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:6. That is 1 guide for every 6 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc
  • Trek Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of Govind Vihar National Park.
  • Climbing Permits: IMF fees and peak royalty fees to the State Government.
  • Transfers: Return transfers from Sankri to Taluka in 4X4 offroader for the trekking team and support crew.
  • Max Team Size: Small group of not more than 12 members. You can make any batch a private batch by paying a little extra over the base trek fees.
  • Personal Load Offload: allowed upto 6 Kgs only. Common equipment will be carried over mules or HAPs. Offloading only allowed above Base Camp.
  • Personal Trek Equipments:  Essential trek gears for complimentary use. ( read below)

 

 

Personal Trekking Equipment For Free Use:
(No Rent will be charged. Refundable security amount of Rs. 5000 need to be deposited )

  • 1 Gaiter pair
  • 1 Microspikes / Ice Tracktion Crampons
  • 1 Poncho
  • 1 Trek Pole
  • 1 Rucksack
  • 1 Fleece Inner Gloves
  • 1 Neck Warmer
  • 1 Waterproof Gloves
  • 1 Fleece/Down Sleeping Bag Inner
  • 1 Helmet
  • 1 Seat Harness
  • 1 Climbing Boot
  • 1 Climbing Crampon
  • 1 Screw Carabiner
  • 2 Open Carabiner
  • 1 Walking Ice Axe
  • 1 Sling
  • -20 deg waterproof expedition down jackets

 

+ Package Cost Exclusions

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Personal Clothing and Gears
  • Personal Load Offload
  • Bottled Water or Any Other Drinks
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion list
+ Mandatory Packing List
  • 3 sets of DryFit Tshirts
  • 2 set of track pants (no jeans)
  • 4 sets of socks ( 2 cottons, 2 woollen)
  • 1 or 2 set of thermal inner ( upper & lower)
  • Fleece Jacket or Pullovers
  • Down Jacket (can be rented from us )
  • Waterproof High Ankle Trekking Shoes (can be rented from us )
  • Waterproof/Windproof Trekking Trouser (can be rented from us  )
  • Waterproof/Windproof Trekking Jacket (can be rented from us  )
  • Headlamp (can be rented from us  )
  • Trek Pole, Waterproof Gloves, Poncho, Rucksack, Fleece Inner Gloves, Waterproof Gloves, Gaiters, Spikes, Sleeping Bag Inners ( provided by us as complimentary use )
  • Polaroid UV Protected Sunglasses or Snow/Glacier Goggles
  • 2 Water Bottles & Tiffin Box with Spoon, 1 cup
  • Skull Cap Wollen or Fleece
  • Toilet Paper Roll, Wet Tissue
  • Personal Care Kit ( lip balm, moisturizer, sunscreen, etc )
  • Personal Medical Kit (basic or regular medicines )
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When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


Rules Of Cancellation: 

  1. Up to 90 days or more before the start date - 100% Refund of the total invoiced amount
  2. 89 days to 46 days before the start date - 60% refund of the total invoiced amount. 40% of the invoice amount will be charged as the cancellation penalty.
  3. 45 days or less before the start date - No Refund of the total invoiced amount
  4. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 30 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 30 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  6. Validity: This rule is only applicable for technical peaks above 6000 meters, categorized as a climbing expedition and graded as Challenging or Challenging+

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