This white peak towers 5964 m above sea level. Located in the Spiti Valley above Kibber and Ki gompa, it is the holiest mountain in Spiti. Ka means white or auspicious and Namo means hostess or a lady so Kanamo means the mountain is a good omen or simply a white hostess. This peak makes for a great first summit for those looking to whet their appetite in the world of trekking and climbing. A relatively straight forward peak, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more accessible trekking peak. Couple this with days spent acclimatising in Kaza and this trip becomes a perfect mix of culture and adventure.
- Day 1: Delhi – Manali (2050m)
Arrive at ISBT Kashmiri Gate by 8pm to board the bus to Manali. The Volvo Semi –Sleeper bus takes 13 hours to reach our destination. Board waiting vehicles to drive to our lodge away from the bustle of the city at Haripur – 15 km away.
- Day 2: Manali – Oakwood Chalet, Haripur (2050m)
Meet with your guide and staff for the trip. Acclimatisation and last-minute shopping. Take a few short walks around the village to keep yourself active.
- Day 3: Manali – Kaza (3700 M)
We start the drive by 7 am, drive over Rohtang Pass (4000m) and Kunzum La (4590m) and continue on a rough road to Kaza. We follow the Chandra River upstream until Kunzum La and then follow the Spiti river to Kaza
- Day 4: Acclimatisation day in Kaza (3700m)
After breakfast, we drive to Dhankar Manastery. Visit the monastery and then trek 1.5hrs to reach the Dhankar Lake (4136m). Spend some time at the lake and return to Kaza in the late afternoon.
- Day 5: Acclimatisation day in Kaza (3700m)
After breakfast, we drive to Langza village. Visit the village and walk and take in great views of Chau Cau Kang Nilda. Spend some time at the village with a shot hike and return to Kaza in the late afternoon.
- Day 6: Kaza – Kibber – Dumla (4200m)
We drive for about 45 minutes to reach the Kye Monastery. View the morning prayers and drive onward to the road head for our trek. Today is a short walk more for acclimatization than anything else. Walk through gradual slopes. We camp next to a small stream in the Chicham fields
- Day 7: Dumla – Kanamo Base Camp (4600m)
Relaxed morning today, we check our gear and pack overnight bags to move to the advance base camp after an early lunch. The camp is a 4 hour walk away through steep slopes filled with scree. Early dinner tonight to be ready for the big day tomorrow.
- Day 8: ABC – Kanamo Peak – Base Camp (4600m)
We leave camp by 3 am after a quick breakfast and make our way to the summit. We walk with a steady pace over snow on a steep ascent. The first big ascent is a three hour walk after which it flattens out a bit. The second ascent is another 3 hours and it takes you directly to the top of the mountain. On a clear day, view Shila Peak, Chau Chau Kang Nilda, Pin Parvati Pass, Parang La and the entire Kinnaur & Spiti Range. We leave the summit by 10 am to get to the base camp for brunch.
- Day 9: Base Camp – Kibber – Manali
A short 3-hour hike gets us to the road and we drive 10 hours back to Manali. Shower and sleep.
- Day 10: Manali – Delhi (4900m)
Spend the day at leisure in Manali. Board the evening Volvo bus back to Delhi
- All transport from Delhi and back to Delhi (Bus or Train)
- All arrangements for staying and camping while on trip
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents/ hotel
- All meals as mentioned in itinerary & safe drinking water
- All trekking arrangements with india’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff and cooks
- A guide for all monastery sightseeing shey, thikse, hemis gompa
- Porterage upto 15kg/person
- Peak fee/sanctuary fee/royalty/permits where applicable
- Sleeping bag
- Flights not included in the above-mentioned cost
- Any transfers or meals outside of itinerary
- Bottled water
- Items of personal clothing
- Expenses of any personal nature (laundry / phone calls / alcohol / cigarettes / insurance / camera fee / etc.)
- Any expense incurred due to force of nature such as landslides, bad weather or reasons beyond our control
- Tips & gratuities (we recommend 5-10% of your trip cost- to be distributed among the team) – personal choice
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