Kanamo Peak Trek
Himachal Pradesh | 7D/6N | 19,553 Ft
(Kaza to Kaza)
July – August
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Difficult
- Group Size Small Group
All about the Kanamo Peak Trek.
If you are looking for a glacial mountain trek in its truest and rawest form with next to no pre- requisite knowledge of climbing, this is the one you are looking for. Kibber, once the highest inhabited village in the world is the starting point of kanamo peak which literally translates to ‘a white lady’ ( ka- white; namo- a lady ). The trek has a landscape that bears the mark of thousands years of erosion by natural elements. Adding to the excitement, the base camp is situated next to a water body named chandratal. Camping beside the lake is an experience as satisfying and enriching as the climbing to the summit. The lake gets its name from the fact that it is shaped like a half- moon. In short, the best way for one to experience a climb to 19,600 ft in India. To put a cherry on the top, you can enjoy rafting activities and visit monasteries around the area before and after the trek.
Day 1 Drive from Manali to Kaza
Altitude: 6,700 ft to 12,500 ft
Time taken: 10 hours, 204 km
You will cross Rohtang la and Kunzum la on this day. We will board the vehicle from Manali and will start our onward journey into the spiti valley. The roads are bad, distance is long but the view will keep you busy. From Batal, the real spiti valley comes in picture. You will reach Kaza in the evening and a hotel or homestay will be arranged for you there. The acclimatization process will start on this day.
Reach Manali on the previous day. It will take around 14 hours from Delhi via Bus. Book Himachal Government Buses only as they are most reliable. Check in a Hotel and enjoy Mall Road, Hidimba Temple and few other attractions on this day.
Day 2 Drive from Kaza to Kibber
Altitude: 12,500 ft to 14,100 ft
Time taken: 1 hour Drive
This day will start with a 1 hour drive to Kibber village. It is one of the highest inhabited villages in the world, you will feel like you are in the pages of history on the first look of this village.
Key Monastery is the most famous attraction of this village. You will be taken for an acclimatization walk to make you used to the thin air after which you can explore Kibber Village.
Day 3 Trek from Kibber to Kanamo Peak Base Camp
Altitude: 14,10 ft to 15,800 ft
Time taken: 6 hours, 5km
On this day, the real trek starts. Steep ascend for first 3 to 4 hours and then evens out for the next few hours. The view is breath taking and wind is too strong. You will find many fossils lying around Kanamo base camp. You will stay in tents on this day.
Day 4 Acclimatization day at Kanamo base camp
This day will be acclimatization day. You will stay at the base camp, get used to the thin air and rest for the next days summit climb.
Day 5 Kanamo base camp to Kanamo peak and back to base camp
Altitude: 15,800 ft to 19,553 ft and back
Time taken: 12 -13 hours to and fro
The Trek starts at around 3 am and it is a total ascend from the start. You reach the shoulder of the peak at dawn and see the view for the first time. After this for the next 4-5 hrs, it is an ascent at a 80 degree slop as it is the final ascent to the summit. After reaching the summit, you will have a 360 degree view of the Greater Himalayas, Parang La, Pin Parvati Pass.
It will take 3 hours to descent to the base.
Day 6 Trek from Basecamp to Kibber and drive to Kaza
Altitude: 15,800 ft to 12,500 ft
Time taken: 6 hours, including drive to Kaza from Kibber
Trek back to Kibber via the same route and then a small ride to Kaza. You will stay in a Hotel or homestay in Kibber.
Day 7 Drive from Kaza to Manali
Next day is an early morning ride back to Manali so that you can reach there on time to catch up with your onward travel plan back home.
- Accommodation:Includes all cost of the trek from Kaza to Kaza. All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
- Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
- Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
- A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Food in Kaza: Food Kaza is not included in the package. We can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from home city or Manali to Kaza and vice versa is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
- Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
- Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
- Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.
Who is this Trek meant for?
The altitude is the most difficult part in this trek. You need to be moderately fit for this trek and need time to properly acclimitise for the thin air. This trek is moderate and can be done by anyone who has experience of high altitude treks.
What things are needed to be carried?
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines. For a complete checklist, download the checklist from the footer.