Kanari Khal Trek

8 Days 7 Nights
  • Kanari Khal Trek

Description

Kanari Khal Trek Exotic Beauty of Kanari Khal

Kanari Khal Trek lies in ‘Devbhoomi’ ‘Uttarakhand’. Standing high at an elevation of 4515 m, it is very close to the high Himalayan peaks. The naturally beautiful vicinity consist of; cascading waterfalls, gushing rivulets, dense forests, undulating meadows, number of wild flowers and small hamlets with amazing close mountain views.

Kanari Khal trek starts from Joshimath and ahead the trek is adventurous and thrilling. This would be a great trip for trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.

A Great Alternative to Bagini Glaicer Trek

Kanari Khal Trek is a mixture in right amount which consist; beauty, adventure, thrill and challenges. It is less risky than Bagini Glaicer Trek, there the weather is unpredictable and the terrains are dangerous.

Highlights of Kanari Khal Trek

Camping at Dronagiri and spotting Dunagiri looming in the background.

Go through dense forests and blooming meadows with hundreds of blossoming wildflowers.

Get fascinating views of snow cladded peaks – Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat and distant views of Bagini Nala and Rishi Peak.

From Bagini Base camp witness majestic sight of Rishi peak, Satminal, Hardeol and other high Himalayan peaks totally covered in snow.

Kanari Khal top offers spell binding sight of Dunagiri and other Himalayan peaks with Nandi Kund Pass.

Key Points of Kanari Khal Trek

Level: Moderate to Difficult

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

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Duration –8 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season – May, June, Sep and Oct

Level –Moderate to Difficult

Highest Point – 4515 m

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Summer temperature – (2°C to 10°C)

Starting point – Dehradun

Short Itinerary Kanari Khal Trek

Day 1 – Dehradun to Joshimath (256 km) (10/12 hours)

Day 2 – Drive from Joshimath to Jumma (45 km) and trek to Ruing village (2800 m) (3 km)

Day 3 – Ruin village to Dronagiri village (3610 m) (8 km)

Day 4 – Dronagiri village to Longatulli (3800 m) (6 km)

Day 5 – Longatulli to Garpak (3340 m) via Kanari Khal (4515 m)

Day 6 – Garpak to Jumma via Ruing (8 km)

Day 7 – Jumma to Joshimath

Day 8 – Joshimath to Dehradun (256 km) (10/12 hours)

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Day 1 : Dehradun to Joshimath (256 km) (10/12 hours)

Vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun Railway station and departure time is 6:30 in the morning. Drive is along the bank of River Ganga, after you reach Devprayag relish the sight of Bhagirathi River gushing into River Alaknanda.

The mountain views are amazing along the flowing river from Devprayag confluence. Have lunch en route and in the evening reach Joshimath. The arrangements will be made in a guest house or a hotel there.

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Day 2 : Drive from Joshimath to Jumma (45 km) and trek to Ruing village (2800 m) (3 km)

Post breakfast the drive is towards Jumma, it is a village lying near Tibetan border and you can reach there in an hour. En route lies many villages and Dhauliganga River.

Being close to the Tibetan border the winds are fierce there. Start the trek to Ruing village, cross a bridge over Dhauliganga River and then the ascent begins. Pass through the steep forested sections and in 2 -3 hours Ruing can be reached.

The stay can be at Ruing village and also 2-3 km ahead at a grassland. Setup your camps, have food and retire for the night.

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Day 3 : Ruin village to Dronagiri village (3610 m) (8 km)

The trail is through the forest with ups and downs. Further are landslide prone areas and the terrain changes to steep and dusty with some stream crossing the path?

A cemented road takes you to the village and offers great views of some High Himalayan peaks i.e. Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat and other snow clad mountains. The blooming flowers and greenery all around in summers will leave you speechless.

Setup your camps and retire for the night.

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Day 4 : Dronagiri village to Longatulli (3800 m) (6 km)

Post breakfast leave Dronagiri village, start climbing a high ridge and get the first view of Rishi peak and distant view of Bagini Nala. After a 30 minutes hike reach concrete bridge over Bagini Nala.

Now, the area changes from all green to no vegetation and full of boulders. After an hour hike reach a green patch beside a stream and ahead lies Longatulli’s camping ground. Pitch your camps there and retire for the night.

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Day 5 : Longatulli to Garpak (3340 m) via Kanari Khal (4515 m)

Head on the route towards Bagini glacier until you cross Bagini River over a bridge. Climb a steep ridge and ahead the trail becomes narrow and steep. The treeline recedes and saddle of Kanari Khal becomes visible from a distance.

Below gushing Bagini River can be seen. The walk is along Kanari Khal’s ridge and get a glimpse of Nandi Kund Pass. Reach the top in 3/4 hours and get gorgeous sight of Dunagiri shining with other lofty snow covered peaks. There are widespread colourful alpine flowers which makes Kanari Khal picturesque.

After spending some time there descent to Garpak village. The downhill trek is narrow, steep and slippery. Cross several scissor bends and reach the village.

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Day 6 : Garpak to Jumma via Ruing (8 km)

Post breakfast, start the trek and notice picturesque vistas. Trek along the Bagini and Lampak streams until you reach Jumma.

Leave Garpak and move towards Ruing, ahead Lampak merges with Bagini stream. Cross it over a bridge and reach the connecting trail. After a long descent reach Jumma.

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Day 7 : Jumma to Joshimath (3 km)

From Jumma move towards the road head, it lies 3 km away. Reach there in 2 to 3 hours. Vehicles will be arranged from there to reach Joshimath.

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Day 8 : Joshimath to Dehradun (256 km) (10/12 hours)

Post breakfast and depart to Dehradun.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Dehradun To Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Kasol To Kasol

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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