Considered as one of the remote treks and is now regarded as the shortest route from Gangotri to Kinnaur, which was first crossed by Greek-British author and mountaineer Marco Alexander Pallis in 1933. He with his team succeeded in making the first ascent of Leo Pargial (22,280 feet) peak.The trek can be done from either side. The beautiful route takes you through some of the most remote areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, like the Jalandhari valley that is covered with flowers in post monsoon. The snow in the early season could impede your progress. Harsil is famous for Wilson's Cottage built in 1864. Gangotri is a short drive from Harsil, while Chitkul is the last village in the Baspa valley and meeting point of many treks in the valley.
Day1: Reach Chandigarh. Drive to base Camp by road from to Chitkul.
Day2: Chitkul (3435 meter) to Nagasthi - Rani Kanda (3700 meter) –10 km 5 hr trek.
Day3: Acclimatizing Day @Rani Kanda (3700 Meter)
Day4: Rani Kanda to Dumti (4050 meter) - 9 km/5 hr trek.
Day5: Dumti to Gundar (4450 meter) - 15km/7 hr trek
Day6: Gundar (4400 mts) to Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp (4400 meter)
Day7: Lamkhaga Base Camp to main pass base camp in Snow Camping @ 4800 mtrs.
Day8: Lamkhaga Pass BC(Kinnaur) to Lamkhaga Pass BC (Gangotri Side) viaLamkhaga Pass (5282 mts/17320 ft) / 14432 ft)
11km/6 - 7 hr trek
Day9: Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp to Kyarkoti (3820 meter) - 16 km/7 - 8 hr trek
Day10: Kyarkoti to Harsil (2400 meter) - 14 km/6-7 hr trek.
Day11 : Harsil Via Uttarkashi to Haridwar.
Cost : On Request from Bangalore to Bangalore for group size 8-11 members.
Inclusions : Transport from Chandigarh to base Camp, Porterage , Guide Charges , Food and Equipment charges.
- Guides (two) :
- Basic Mountaineering Course qualified Guide from Summiters.
- Local Guide who has extensive knowledge of the route .
- Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
- Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
- Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
- Equipments - Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats
- Basic First aid Kit.
Forest Permits and camping charges .
- Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping ban liners
- Personal Porters for carrying backpacks of trekkers
- Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
- Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
- Food to/from the trailhead
Q: Who can do this trek?
A: If you can walk on an average of 5 to 6km without a problem, then you can! If you have specific health issues like asthma, heart issues or the likes, consult your doctor before participating in the trek.
Q: How cold does it get?
A: It depends on where you come from, but from an Indian context – it can get quite cold. The temperature in the higher regions can touch -2 degrees at night. So be prepared and carry warm clothing. Although multiple layers will serve the purpose, it can get quite heavy and uncomfortable. Your best bet would be to buy a professional high altitude jacket.
Q: What should we carry?
A: The following items are a must-carry:
Shoes: A good pair of shoes is a must - a good pair does not mean your Adidas/ Nike/ Reebok/ Puma sport shoe. You need a pair that can withstand the wear and tear of walking for many days. A bad shoe can ruin your trek by causing blisters. Ask us, we can help you in choosing the right one for your budget.
The other things you need to carry are : gloves, a skull cap, a sun hat/cap, your personal clothes and toiletry kit, a good pair of sun glasses, a water bottle and your personal medicines (if necessary). Your sleeping bag, mat and tents will be provided to you by Summiters.
Q: What food do you provide?
A: We provide simple vegetarian food that is light and suitable for trekking. Don’t expect pizza hut or an Anand Bhavan - nor will you have to go hunting. You will have enough and when you are tired – anything served will taste superb!
Q: Is the mountain water safe to drink?
A: Yes. It’s as pure as it can be. But if you are finicky – you can buy mineral water
Q: How can I prepare myself?
A: Take daily long walks or jogs.
Terms and Conditions
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Here are our conditions:
Booking must be confirmed 30 days prior to date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes lot of effort, time and money in planning the trek in remote locations. So please give us enough time to make your journey a lifetime’s journey.
All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the participants. Summiters will not be responsible for the weather or your personal health issues.
Cancellation policy – We plan everything for you well in advance, so that your trip is hassle-free and as smooth as possible. This means that porter fees, permits, accommodation expenses are all paid in advance. Any cancellation will mean inconvenience and loss to all the people involved in making your journey successful. Therefore, it is only fair to pass on the accrued costs to you. Our policy is:-
- Cancellation prior to 30 days from date of departure : Full Refund
- Cancellation between 30 days to 20 days prior to date of departure: 50% Refund
- Cancellation between 20 days prior to date of departure and departure date:No Refund
- No Show : No Refund