Kanamo Peak Trek
Himachal Pradesh | 7D/6N | 19,553 Ft
(Kaza to Kaza)
July – August
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
- Reviews 1 Review4.9/5
- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Difficult
- Group Size Small Group
All about the Kanamo Peak Trek.
Region: Himachal Pradesh
Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights
Maximum Altitude: 19,553 ft.
Approximate Trekking km: 27 km
Kanamo is formed of two words- ‘Ka’ and ‘Namo’ which adds up to mean “a white lady”. Kanamo Peak Trek has a natural appeal to it with an excellent view of some breathtaking places like that of Ladakh, Spiti, Pin Parvati Pass, Parang La, and the phenomenal peaks that Kinnaur offers to us. This trek is present in Spiti Valley at an amazing altitude of 19,553 ft. which makes it a high altitude trek with difficulties on the way. This trek will take you to heights that will leave you in awe. Kanamo Trek is that trek that will give you the charms of mountain climbing in a comparatively subtle and easier way.
A peak with an enormous height of around 20,000 ft. that brings you through some of the most beautiful landscapes and valleys- Kanamo Peak Trek gives you these little moments of achievement and more as you trek along with us. Kanamo Trek is still an unknown venture so to say as many of the trekkers prefer treks like Stok Kangri that has similar thrills like this one. This is because Kanamo Peak Trekking has not been as commercialized as Stok Kangri but undoubtedly it has its own charm in being the untouched one with very few trekkers hiking through its terrains.
This trek is not an easy one. You have to be physically fit and mentally very firm to be able to take yourself to such an emotive height. Kanamo Peak Trekking is a good substitute for Friendship Peak and Stok Kangri. It offers the view and surroundings of the arid mountain desert with very little vegetation. Kanamo Peak Trek doesn’t offer many snow chad areas. However, you shall find just the perfect amount of snow along the summit stretch which makes Kanamo stand out among all the other beauties of this hike.
Sparse vegetation doesn’t, however, mean a totally brown cover of boulder scree. On the way to Kanamo, the villages of Spiti offers us the greenery of their auspicious harvest season. If you take this trek during the month of August, you will see a stretch of green pea fields that lay surrounded by the dry, brown desert mountains. This variation in the vista is just one of those numerous reasons why Kanamo Peak Trek is the desirable one.
There are assorted fields of snow moraine and scree as you reach the Kanamo Stretch which makes your destination worth the hike. And even though the journey to the summit may be a little challenging, Kanamo Trek with us shall never fail to fill your heart and mind with self-satisfaction and the feeling of achievement.
Kanamo Peak Trek India is one that brings to us the perks of simplicity and subtleness. It doesn’t really have sudden scenic variations or anything over the top. However, even so it doesn’t fail to compete with the famous treks that are well known. It has a height that might just make you forget that even simple things can be the route to something so huge and mesmerizing. The brown screen mixed up with the ice along the Kanamo Stretch looks as alluring as a chocolate ice cream with a vanilla topping.
• Kanamo Trek is considered as one of the most difficult Himalayan Treks with a height of 19,553 ft. which is similar to some other desired and famous Himalayan Treks. This is not known by many people, hence, making it the dark horse when it comes to trekking at high altitudes.
• Kanamo Trek is a good alternative to Stok Kangri and Friendship Peak. It is for this reason that this trek is highly recommended for people who are searching for perfect alternatives to Stok Kangri and Friendship Peak.
• Kanamo Trek has a brown cover of boulders assorted with snow at its stretch which makes it a really unique trek to opt for. Unlike the other treks, you will not find a continual area of snow cover or vegetation. The greenery and snow come to you just at the correct moment and the correct amount.
• Spiti Valley offers to us the most beautiful sort of villages that are culturally rich and have the old world charm to them.
Here in Trekmunk, we shall assist and help you throughout the trek and strive to provide you with the premium sort of experience with a very level-headed rate. Trekking in the Himalayas is by all odds incomplete without the inclusion of Trekmunk’s Kanamo Peak trekking tour package to your checklist. Come with us to the venture of experiencing the merge of jaw-dropping landscapes and a well-knitted clump of adventures. From the snow stretch of the summit to the auspicious villages of Spiti Valley, Kanamo Trek is like giving your imagination a real form.
Best Time to Visit:
Kanamo Peak Trek India is the most enjoyable during the months of May, July, August, and September. As we approach the peak mid-July, Kanamo’s summit remains snow chad; hence, making it a great place for snow-lovers. You must be well prepared for the nights as it gets really difficult to adjust in such kinds of weather if you are not well-prepared. During the day time temperatures will range from 16-20 Degree Celsius and nighttime temperatures can go down to -4 Degree Celsius in July.
How to Reach:
You will be starting your journey to Kanamo Peak from Manali which is situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Manali is well connected to the major cities making it possible for you to choose between the various modes of transportation available. Here are some ways to reach Manali.
You can reach Manali by air as it is equipped with airports with the nearest one being Bhuntar which is approximately 50 km away from Manali. From Bhuntar, you can hire cabs that will take you to Manali at an estimated cost of Rs 700-1000. There are airlines like Kingfisher and Air India that provide flight services to Manali from cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, and Leh. However, during monsoons, there are flight disruptions which might make you consider some other mode of transportation.
Manali being a hill station doesn’t really provide a railway service of its own. However, you can reach Manali from Pathankot and Jogindernagar that lies at a distance of 285 km and 126 km respectively. These two locations are directly connected to Delhi via railways. After reaching either of these two places, we can take a cab to Manali. There are also railway stations at Shimla and Kalka for your convenience.
You can also consider reaching Manali by road through cabs or buses. You can hire cabs or buses that ply from Delhi covering a distance of 522 km. There are Volvo Buses that ply for Manali from New Delhi daily. Manali is also well connected to Ambala, Chandigarh, Shimla, Dalhousie, and other districts through the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.
After reaching Manali, the team of Trekmunk shall pick you up from the given place on your trekking day as you start your journey with us to Kanamo Peak.
Kanamo Peak Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Drive from Manali to Kaza
As we start off with our journey from Manali, we take you through scenic variations of vistas that these rugged, yet adventurous roads have to offer. The drive takes you to one of the highlights of this trek- Spiti Valley. The way to your Day 1 destination will definitely be a tiring one with bad roads and an extremely long drive; however, the views that you will come across will not fail to make up for the hindrances.
There might also be traffic jams on the way and hence, you are advised to reach Manali a day prior to your trek so you can start early in the morning with no traffic bothering you. The Manali-Leh highway is one route that provides wanderers with the best sort of vistas and makes your long, tedious journey an exciting one.
As you reach Gramphu, you will see a clear road to Kaza which is our very first stop for the day. Going forward, you cross Spiti Valley and the most serene sorts of villages that will keep you craving for more. However, there is no need to worry as this surrounding is going to follow you right until you reach Kaza. Here you will be provided with a guest house to stay and soak in the day’s beauty.
Altitude: 12,470 ft.
Time taken: 6-10 hours
Day 2 : Drive from Kaza to Kibber
Today, you will be taken on a drive to Kibber which is about an hour away from Kaza. On reaching Kibber you will by all odds feel that this village has the most wonderful sort of historical and cultural values. Kibber village is known as one of the highest inhabited villages not just in India but the world. The roads to Kibber are rather zigzagged and desert-like.
Once you reach Kibber, you will come across the famous Key Monastery which being ancient is definitely a culturally dense site to visit during Kanamo Peak Trek. Kibber village offers its travelers with the most mesmerizing kind of vistas and also a variety of traditional practices. You can visit the Key Monastery which is indeed one of the various important attractions of this trek as a whole. There will be monks in the monastery who will be more than happy to welcome you. There are various other cultural sites that can be explored in and around this place.
The first two days are nothing but scenic drives through culturally rich and naturally abundant places that are to add on to your journey with us. Here you will experience life in its simplest form with small villages having people who have a million untold stories with them. Walkthrough the ways, play with the village children and make new friends.
Then we come to the place where the Spiti River flows calmly in the valley. As you take a tour around the village and the numerous sites that are open for exploration, we will be taking you for acclimatization in order for you to get habituated with the kind of atmosphere and air pressure that high altitudes offer.
Altitude: 14,010 ft.
Time: 1 hour
Day 3 : Trek from Kibber to Kanamo Peak Base Camp
The real trek starts today with challenges coming around. Kibber has a terrain that is dry and desert-like. As you trek, you will find yourself in a continuous ascent for the first three hours and on trekking further, there will be a gradual descent which will last up to 6-7 hours. This trail takes us to alpine lakes that act as water sources in Kaza and also we can see a number of small villages sweeping by.
This trek has numerous natural surroundings that will take you by surprise. There are green fields that wait for you is all prepped up, there are a variety of flowers that makes this trip even more beautiful for you. The Brahma Kamal which is one of the most beautiful sorts of lotus can also be found on Kanamo Trek. You will also find many fossils that will be lying on the base camp. This addition makes Kanamo a dense site with all the historic, cultural and natural entities at its grab.
One important thing to note here is the lack of availability of water as you start your day. The only point where you will find water in the alpine lakes that come your way. Make sure you carry chlorine tablets so you face no problem of water contamination.
Altitude: 15,748 ft.
Trekking distance: 5 km
Difficulty: Steep ascent followed by descend
Trekking Time: 6-7 hours
Day 4 : Acclimatization day at Kanamo base camp
This day at the Kanamo base camp will solely be dedicated to your health prerequisites and tolerance. We will stay in tents at the Kanamo Base camp on day 4 and try to get our body acquainted with the air pressure change at that height. We prioritize health and hence we will train you for a better and smoother climb to the summit that we are going to carry out on the next day of Kanamo Trek India. We shall try to look for any kind of possibility of AMS as we proceed and take all the necessary actions in order to make this hike a memorable one.
Day 5 : Kanamo base camp to Kanamo peak and back to base camp
Today is the day for the real hike. We wake up at 3 am and start our day by trekking to the Kanamo Peak from our base camp. The trail to the Kanamo Peak is a long one, considering the fact that we need to return back to the base camp on that day itself. Hence, the acclimation day in the base camp was very much needed.
The trek today begins as the sky breaks in its first ray of dawn. It is definitely unusual for you to wake up to such an awakening beauty that the terrains of Kanamo Trek can offer. The morning winds are extremely breezy and harsh and hence warm clothes need to be worn to defend your body. We start walking as the surroundings and the mountains around us swallow away the darkness with the break of dawn.
The hike is a total ascend since the very beginning. It is a difficult climb from this point onwards and you will need to hike along very carefully. Being foot-strong and taking large steps is one of the key points in being successful. This is the only stretch where snow will be found and hence, your toes need to really take a reliable hold of your body.
This includes an assorted walk of steep ascend and also walking on plain terrains. In the primary ascend of 7 hours, the last few hours’ climbs will include snow-covered stretch which makes your hike even more exciting. As you climb up, the snow deepens.
Finally, as you reach the summit of the Kanamo Peak, you will witness the mesmerizing view of the Greater Himalayas. As you climb to the peak, you will see a gigantic glacier surrounded by snow-covered mountains on its sides. This bird’s eye view from the peak will provide you with the most amazing scene of Kinnaur and Spiti Valley and also the two renowned passes of Parang La and Pin Parvati.
The Kanamo Peak Trek is devoid of snow but however has snow mixed with scree at the last stretch. Be careful as you trek along. After reaching and savoring the Kanamo Peak to the fullest, we start on our way back to the base camp. This will be comparatively easy as it is a defined descend and will take approximately 5 hours of trekking.
Altitude: 19, 553 ft.
Trekking Time: 12-13 hours to and fro
Difficulty: Steep climb followed by a descend
Day 6 : Trek from Basecamp to Kibber and drive to Kaza
Today we trek back to Kibber following the same route that we took while climbing and then take a small ride to Kaza. After your breakfast, you will be heading your way back to Kibber. On reaching Kibber, you will be taking a ride back to Kaza.
After all the trekking and the beautiful scenic beauties that you have experienced, the subtle ride back via the ways that brought you here will only add up to your journey. Enjoy your little hike to Kibber and thereafter try to once again, for one last time savor the beautiful roads with their astonishing beauty. What better way to acknowledge the destination other than going back through the routes that brought you here.
Altitude: 12,470 ft.
Difficulty: Gradual Descending trail to Kaza
Trekking Time: 6 hours
Day 7 : Drive from Kaza to Manali
The drive from Kaza to Manali is something you will be acquainted with by that time. We shall start early in the morning so that you reach Manali latest by the evening. Thereafter, you can board your flight or other modes of transportation according to our arrival in Manali.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
- 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.
FAQs and Reviews
What is the best time to go for this trek?
Kanamo Trek is the most enjoyable during the months of May, July, August, and September. Mid-July, as we approach the peak, it starts to snow; hence, making it a great place for snow-lovers. You must be well prepared for the nights as it gets really difficult to adjust in such kinds of weather if you are not well-prepared. During the day time temperatures will range from 16-20 Degree Celsius and nighttime temperatures can go down to -4 Degree Celsius in July.
How difficult is this trek?
Kanamo Trek is a high altitude Himalayan trek which comes under the difficult grade of trekking for which a minimum level of fitness is expected. Hence, it is expected of you to be physically and mentally tough and foot strong while you sign up for this trek. You need prior experience before enrolling as it is not recommended for first-timers. You will come across narrow paths and steep routes during the trek.
How much fitness is required for this trek?
Kanamo Trek is graded as a difficult trek. Therefore, a good level of fitness is required for you to participate in this particular trek. We recommend you to do these basic exercises in order to prepare your body and mind for the trek: • Stairs climbing • Jogging • Sit-ups • Push-ups • Pull-ups • Squats In order to avoid blackouts and fainting, try these few exercises. Start adding them up into your schedule at least a week before the trek starts.
What is the temperature like in this trek?
The temperature in Kanamo Trek during the day ranges from 16-20 degree Celsius and at night time temperature drops around -4 degrees Celsius. The weather in Kanamo Trek keeps on changing and hence it is advisable for you to carry raincoats, waterproof gloves as well as light clothes that can help you through different kinds of weather conditions. The temperature also depends on the kind of season you choose to go.
When will there be snow on this trek? Can it be done in snow?
Kanamo Trek has snow from the months of May- July. Hence, if you wish to trek amidst the white, fluffy blanket of snow then you must consider going for this trek during these months. However, during the latter part of the year, the snow sheds itself and gives way to clear blue skies. Trekking in snow during the months of May- July is very much possible.
What are the things that we need to carry?
Kanamo Trek can be tricky at times. Carrying the necessities is a must for a comfortable trekking experience. Many a times, people tend to forget those very things that will come in handy due to the excitement of participating in the trek. Here are some of the key items listed down below in order to make your trekking experience smooth and irritation less. • High-ankle professional trekking shoes. • Chocolates or energy bars • Glucose • Sunscreen, sun blocks, lip balms and moisturizers • Torchlight • Personal medicine kit (if needed). • Water bottle • Trekking jackets and sweatshirts • Trekking poles • Trekking shoes • Backpack bags • Some Dry Fruits • Multipurpose toolset • Lighter • Hand sanitizer • Carry comfortable and warm clothes which include hats and caps to cover your head from sunlight as well as to keep your head warm and also hand gloves.
What type of food is served during this trek?
Kanamo Trek is a difficult trek. Hence, it is our responsibility to provide you the most nourishing food that makes your adventure with us the best kind you ever had. Trekmunk will provide you with six meals per day which will give you all the energy that you require for this trek. The food will mostly be veg as non-veg food contains a high amount of protein which will be difficult for your body to break down in such situations. The six meals that will be provided will include breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner and bedtime milk. We shall provide you with the best trip-food that you have ever tasted. All you have to do is enjoy the trek and the scenic beauty of Kanamo Trek.
How do I book this trek with you?
Kanamo Trek can be booked by going to the official website of Trekmunk and then searching for Kanamo Trek. You will find an option called “Book Now”. All you need to do is click on that option and fill in whatever information is asked from you. In case of any queries, you can always call or mail us. We will be happy to help you book your trek and guide you through the whole process.
Will backpacks, raincoats and other equipment be available during this trek?
Kanamo Trek requires items that can facilitate your trekking experience. Without them, you might find some inconvenience on the way. However, the only things that we can provide you on the rest are ponchos and trekking poles. Other necessary things need to be carried by you for a smooth and trouble-free experience. Check our website for more information on what you should be carrying for the trek. We have provided you with a checklist of all the necessary items that you must add in your baggage before you leave for Kanamo Trek.
Is this a good trek for a first timer?
Kanamo Trek is considered to be moderate to difficult. First-timers might find a little difficulty on their way if they abruptly come for the trek. However, it is a good idea as well to go for one of the best Himalayan treks in your very first go. All you need to do is try doing some easy and simple exercises at home like squats, climbing up the stairs, push-ups, sit-ups, etc. in order to build your stamina and toughness. Make sure you give your body the correct amount of glucose it needs and carry some glucose enriched drink on the trek as well. If you have altitude sickness, consult your physicist and get medications like Diamox for the trek. A little bit of dedication and preparedness should help you through!
Who will be there with us on the trek?
In Kanamo Trek, a team of experienced and certified trek leaders, as well as a professional guide will accompany you for the trek. A team of experienced cook, camp staff and porters/mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek. Trekmunk makes sure that you have your best experience in trekking with our crew. Along with that, there will be a group of 15-16 people who will be going for the same trek as you.
What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
Kanamo Trek’s washroom/toilet facilities are quite simple. We use tent washrooms and toilets as we proceed for the trek. These tents are put up a little far from the campsite. This is to ensure proper privacy and cleanliness as we do our business. For the toilets, we dig holes right into the soil and after we are done, we cover them up with soil again. You will be provided with water and you are recommended to carry a tissue role in order to ensure personal cleanliness.
What are the interesting places to visit if I have time before or after the trek?
The team of Trekmunk will be picking you up from Manali. The places that you can visit in Manali before or after Kanamo Trek are Beas river rafting, paragliding and zorbing; you can also visit a few temples like Manu, Bijli Mahadev, Hidimba Devi Temple and visit the Pin Valley National Park. There are several beautiful places that Manali offers. Make sure you plan your trip according to the places you would like to visit.
How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Kanamo Trek has comparatively lesser sources of drinking water unlike the other treks. Carrying at least two bottles of water is advisable. Also in case you get any source of water on the way, you may consume them after purifying them by chlorine tablets. In order to ensure full safety towards health-related issues, you can carry chlorine tablets that you will get from any medical store. Use those tablets to purify the water and be sure of its purity.
What types of shoes should I buy for the trek?
To get started for Kanamo Trek, you can visit shops like decathlon or even order online from websites like Amazon, Flipkart etc. There you will find some good shoes which are comfortable for this trek and for your future treks also. Some shoe names are given below for your convenience: 1) Adidas Men’s Ax2 Mid Dgsorg 2) QUECHUA by Decathlon (men/women) 3) Add-gear Thermoplastic Elastomer and Steel Studs Anti-skid Ice shoe Spikes Gripper 4) Adidas men’s Xaphan Multipurpose training shoe 5) Blinder Black Hiking and trekking boot etc.To get started for Kanamo Trek, you can visit shops like decathlon or even order online from websites like Amazon, Flipkart etc. There you will find some good shoes which are comfortable for this trek and for your future treks also. Some shoe names are given below for your convenience: 1) Adidas Men’s Ax2 Mid Dgsorg 2) QUECHUA by Decathlon (men/women) 3) Add-gear Thermoplastic Elastomer and Steel Studs Anti-skid Ice shoe Spikes Gripper 4) Adidas men’s Xaphan Multipurpose training shoe 5) Blinder Black Hiking and trekking boot etc.
Is a trekking pole necessary?
Kanamo Trek falls under the difficult grade of trekking. Hence it is expected of you to carry things like trekking pole for your own convenience. There come times when you have to cross slopes and uneven terrains. Hence the trekking pole is going to help a big deal. Moreover, climbing with such huge baggage may exert a lot of pressure on your knees and you might face severe pain. In order to prevent that, you must carry a trekking pole that will not only help you through your journey but also decrease the load that is going to fall on your knees because of the load. In Trekmunk, we give out trekking poles on rent; hence, you can call us for more information.
What is the starting and ending point of this trek?
Kanamo Trek starts its journey from Kaza that comes after Manali. It takes us 7 days and 6 nights to trek through these amazing reliefs and finally we reach the ending point of this trek that is Kanamo Peak. The trek is comparatively a small one which makes it savory and smooth.
Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the minimum age limit?
Kanamo trek is for people who have some trekking experience before and have the necessary fitness. The minimum age for this trek is 15 years. Therefore, bringing your child is not a very good idea unless he/she has had an earlier trekking experience and is physically and mentally capable of taking the difficulties that come along with the trek. Hence, consider your child’s health conditions and his/her mental as well as physical patience before bringing them to this trek as we do not want them to fall ill on the way.
When it gets really cold, can I consume alcohol?
In Kanamo Trek, smoking and drinking are absolutely prohibited. Smoking and drinking in these kinds of treks make your body incapable of completing the trek. You might start feeling nausea and have breathing problems if you incur alcohol consumption or smoking while you do this trek. The idea is to take along with you as much goodness as the natural surroundings have to offer. Treks are more like retreats for your body. If you think that you can’t take the chills, just add on some extra jackets into your luggage and wear thermal wear beneath.
What kind of tents and sleeping bags are provided to us on this trek?
Kanamo Trek is going to be full of adventures and jaw-dropping surroundings no doubt. But we in Trekmunk also acknowledge the importance of good sleep at the end of each day’s expedition. We don’t wish to keep you all shivery and cold when you finally return to your campsites. Hence, for that reason, we are using 3 men coleman, husky and vango tents which are 5000 mm waterproof. The sleeping bags that we are providing are custom A shape Columbia sleeping bags which are exclusively made for expeditions. Comfort is our priority!
Can I leave travelling clothes in basecamp behind and collect them after the trek?
Yes, definitely. In Trekmunk we do have cloakrooms and well-defined campsites. You can always leave you things back in the cloakroom in the basecamp and get them back when you return. Your things will be kept with full security and safety.
Would we be able to expect rain during the trek to this trek? What will be doing if it rains?
Since rain is a natural phenomenon, we can’t really assure you that there won’t be any rain during the trek. Hence, we request all our trekkers to carry waterproof baggage and raincoats in order to ensure that there is no problem with your things getting wet. Moreover, if you plan your trip during the rainy season, it is going to be obvious for you to face rain on your way. Having a raincoat handy will get you through this.
Is there a doctor going with us on the trek?
In Kanamo Trek, there are no doctors going with us. However, you don’t need to worry about the medical needs as we have got trekking experts who will be coming with us on the trek to get us through any medical emergency that gets on the way. Our trekking experts are experienced and can handle almost every kind of medical issue. Your oxygen levels will be checked daily as we are also going to have oxygen cylinders with us in the trek.
Do we get mobile network on the trek?
Yes, there are mobile networks available in Kanamo Trek at some spots. As you pass from Manali to Kaza, you will have your normal network sources. However, as you go further, you may find little hindrances in the network availability. Moreover, the amazing sites and trekking experience will be just enough for you to forget the need for a phone.
Is smoking and drinking allowed on the trek?
Kanamo Trek may bring you to a mood of drinking a can of beer or two and enjoying the view with your friends. However, we tend to forget the fact that drinking in such situations when you are in an unknown place surrounded by mountains and steep cliffs may lead to unwanted accidents too. Hence, to ensure our trekker\'s safety and security, it is purely prohibited to consume any kind of intoxicating substance or even smoke anything of that sort. Moreover, it’s a moderate to difficult kind of trek; hence, it may cause health issues at such high altitudes.
Is Diamox advisable?
Kanamo trek takes us to an altitude of 15,250 ft. Diamox is a medication that is taken to avoid mountain sickness which is caused when you are in a height above 8,000 ft. Hence, Diamox is advisable in order to avoid any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). However, you may still consult your doctor before the trek.
How big are the groups?
For Kanamo Trek, Trekmunk clubs trekkers into groups of 15-16 people depending on the kind of rush that is there for that particular trek at the given time. As they say, “Too many people spoil the broth.” Smaller groups are more fun than huge groups that go unruly midway. Moreover, small groups of 15-16 people make interaction among your co-trekkers easier and nicer. By the end, when it’s time to return back home, you shall cherish the memories and friends with whom you shared the most adventurous 6-7 days of your life.
Is it safe for solo female travellers to go on a fixed departure group with Trekmunk?
Kanamo is definitely safe for solo female travellers to go in a fixed departure group with Trekmunk. We prioritize the need for security and hence all the expert trekkers and other crew will make sure that you have a great journey with no complications coming your way. We in Trekmunk not only aim to take you to your destination but make your experience of trekking the most beautiful. Hence, while you take steps to reach the site, we will in disguise make your trek a safe and trouble-free one. There were many solo female trekkers who have had an awesome experience trekking with us. For further assurance, you may as well check our website for reviews.
I can’t carry my bag. Can anybody carry it for me? (Portage/offloading of bags)
You can definitely hire a mule to carry your baggage in case you are not capable of doing so yourself. We do provide offloading facilities to all our trekkers who are in need of it. The only thing you need to do is inform us beforehand so we can make the necessary arrangements for you to have a smooth, trouble-free experience.
How many trekkers will be in one tent?
In Kanamo Trek, you will generally find 2 people sharing one single tent. In situations of need, we may also accommodate 3 people but that case comes really rare. We shall make sure that your stay in the tents is trouble-free and friendly. You may sometimes choose your tent mate. In case you want someone of the same gender to share your tent, even that is possible. We in Trekmunk make sure that the environment among the trekkers remains healthy and friendly. You may find a tent mate who might just end up becoming your best buddy!
Do you think I should bring some medicines with me?
This trek is at an elevation of 19, 506 ft. Hence, you are recommended to consult a doctor before abruptly going for such a high altitude trek. Let your doctor know all about Kanamo Trek- its difficulty level, the kind of relief and most importantly your medical history and responses to altitude. The doctor might prescribe you some prophylaxis or dosages of acetazolamide. The other important medicines that you must carry with yourself for safety are Paracetamol, Norflox, Avil, Combiflam, Crocin, Digene and a crepe bandage in case of aches.
What is AMS? How to prevent it?
AMS is altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It mainly occurs because of physical distress from difficulty adjusting to lower oxygen pressure at high altitudes. Prevention: 1) Climb slowly. Your body needs about two or three days of slowly going higher in order to adjust to the changes. 2) Eat carbohydrates. 3) Avoid alcohol. 4) Relax and take it easy. 5) Drink water frequently. 6) Medication. 7) Some beforehand physical exercise can also prevent AMS.