Ladakhi Peak Trek

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Custom Departure | 12 Days

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Highest Altitude: 5257 M

Difficulty: DemandingHiking and trekking to elevations exceeding 4000-5000 meters, away from vehicular access, over multiple days. Encompasses demanding whitewater with Class IV rapids.

Group Size: 8-16 persons

A fairly accessible peak, the Ladakhi Peak Trek is a fine climbing objective.The summit needs delicate technical climbing on loose rock interspersed with climbing on some big cornices of its south east ridge. It’s always a tough call to get the crampons off or not. Recommended for people with basic climbing skills.

Zanskar Trek - Ladakh
Zanskar Trek - Ladakh

DAYS 1-4

  • Day 1: Delhi – Manali (1960m)

Board kalka Shatabdi leaving Delhi at 7:40 am to reach Chandigarh at 11:00 am. Drive 8 hrs to reach Manali late in the evening. Alternatively drive 12 hrs straight from Delhi to Manali Overnight Hotel.

  • Day 2: In Manali

After breakfast drive (2hrs) up to the Rohtang pass (4000m) and hike 2-3 hrs to get acclimatized. Lunch at the pass and drive back to Manali. Last minute shopping if any and pack up for the climb.

  • Day 3: In Manali

After breakfast drive (2hrs) up to the Rohtang pass (4000m) and hike 2-3 hrs to get acclimatized. Lunch at the pass and drive back to Manali. Last minute shopping if any and pack up for the climb.

  • Day 4: Manali – Bakkarthach(3328m) 1hr drive and 3-4 hrs trek

After an early breakfast drive (1 hr) via Palchan and Solang Nallah to Dhundi,(2850m), the starting point of the trek. The short walk goes along the river Beas before crossing it and then ascends steeply to reach the grazing grounds of Bakkarthach.

DMAS (Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports) runs a semi permanent camp here and uses the surrounding area to train mountaineers.

  • Day 5: Bakkarthach – Beas Kund Base Camp (3586m) 2-3 hrs

A steep climb for an hour from the camp brings us to the Beas Kund glacier on the south facing slopes of the mighty Pir Panjal range. A short walk over the moraine from here brings us to the planes of the Beas Kund dotted with a numerous small streams. Depending on the access to the snow/ice we set up Base Camp.

Beas Kund is a small water body on the true left side of the glacier draining one of the many trickles which join to form the mighty Beas. It is considered to be the source of the river. Legend has it that Rishi Vyas, the author of the great epic Mahabharata and Vedas would meditate up at the Rohtang Pass area and would come for his daily bath to this lake.

DAYS 6-8

  • Day 6: At Base Camp (3586m)

Spend the day around the base camp practicing movement on snow / ice. Get familiar with the use of your equipment. Learn the ropes and the how to arrest a fall on the slope.

  • Day 7: Base Camp – Camp 1. 5-6 hrs

Trek Beas kund to Camp 1. A short acclimatization walk in the afternoon.

  • Day 8: Camp 1 to Camp 2 (5275 m) and back to Camp 1

Climb 3 hours to reach the Ladakhi col and set up Camp 2 at the snow field at the base of the peak. Depending on the snow conditions, the route up to the col will be fix roped.

DAYS 9-12

  • Day 9: Occupy Camp 2
  • Day 10: Camp 2 – Summit – Base Camp

Wake up early in the morn and after a quick bite get ready for the climb up to the summit. It’s best to be up at the summit early in the morning to make the best of the weather and get good views. Descend down to the base camp and party in the evening.

  • Day 11: Base Camp – Manali. 3-4 hrs trek and 1 hr drive

Trek Beas kund to the Dhundi, the roadhead. Overnight hotel in Manali.

  • Day 11: Manali to Chandigarh and Delhi

Drive Manali to Chandigarh and board the Kalka Shatabdi leaving at 18:20 to reach Delhi by 21:40. Alternatively drive 12 hrs from Manali to Delhi.

Inclusions:
  • All travel from Manali and back by road
  • 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
  • Porterage upto 15kg/ person
  • Peak fee/sanctuary fee/royalty/permits where applicable
Exclusions:
  • Sleeping bag
  • 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
  • Travel & cancellation insurance

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