LAMKHAGA PASS, A TRICKY PASS IN GARHWAL REGION
Lamkhaga Pass Trek is the trickiest trek in Garhwal region lying at an altitude of 5381 meters. And, it connects Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur to Harsil in Garhwal.
This connecting pass is located near the Indo Tibetan border.
During Lamkhaga Pass trek, pass through some remote areas of Himachal and Garhwal with rich forests of Pine, Deodar and Bhojpatra.
Walk along the Jalindragad River till you reach the Kyarkoti meadows and further come across beautiful Baspa valley.
Starting point of Lamkhaga Pass trek is Harsil, a small town which is tourist attraction.
The trail is steep from the start but the variety of landscapes are rewarding.
It is not suggested for beginners because of its tough gradient but turns great for experienced trekkers and mountaineers.
“Chitkul” the last village of Baspa Valley
Chitkul is Baspa valley’s last village and there are beautiful wooden houses of villagers and cultivated green fields.
Sangla valley lies further which is one of the best parts of Kinnaur.
This trek can be done from both the sides “Harsil” and “Chitkul”, but the Chitkul side is steeper.
You will need ropes and proper equipment from both the sides.
So, explore the grandeur of Lamkhaga Pass trek
Best Time to do Lamkhaga pass
So, the best time to do the trek is 2st week of May to last week of October because in pre-monsoon the trail remains covered in snow and the climb gets tough.
We are local team in uttarakhand so we have more experienced team Himalayan Hikers working this trek since 28 years
About the Harsil base camp of Lamkhaga pass
Harsil is a picturesque town located on the banks of River Bhagirathi en route to Gangotri.
Therefore it is a hidden gem in the Himalayas offering tranquil environment and is best for people in search of tranquility.
This small hamlet has become famous because of its natural beauty which highlights this area.
The dense Deodar forests, gushing Bhagirathi River, chirping of birds, high standing peaks makes this place perfect among nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts.
Two high altitude Himalayan treks start from Harsil i.e. Lamkhaga Pass and Dhumdar Kandi Pass.
WHY TO CHOOSE LAMKHAGA PASS TREK?
Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Lamkhaga pass trek.
See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 231 Km and on foot 74 km which is to be covered into 9 days.
Dehradun to via Uttarkashi , Harsil To Chitkul market , Shimla.
Lamkhaga pass trek is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 5381 Meters.
The Starting trail is moderate as compare to other treks this is difficult trek. So this trek is not for beginners.
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature.
You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows,
one of the beautiful Harsil village trek on the way beautiful Kyarkoti camp pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali and kinnour heritage and culture.
I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers.
And, in summers, the Lamkhaga pass trek turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colures.
Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kg only.
Altitude we are going to cover
Harsil – 2620 Meters
Laldevta camp – 3000 Meters
Kyarkoti Camp – 3480 Meters
Lamkhaga pass – 5381 Meters
Gundar (4,415 Meter
Dumti camp – 4035 Meter
Getting to Himalayan hikers Base Camp Sankri
Option 01 – Direct flight Available – Bangalore to Dehradun
Kolkata to Dehradun
Mumbai to Dehradun
Pune to Dehradun
Delhi to Dehradun
Option 02 – Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.
(Special A/C train from New Delhi would be best)
You can reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.
Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity
ATM POINT:Withdraw money before your journey; Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.
(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun or Uttarkashi)
Mobile Connectivity:There will be no networks during the trek, in Uttarkashi your device will receive the networks and at Harsil only Idea and BSNL , signals are there but you cannot rely on the connectivity because the signal strength is not good.
So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.
Key Points Lamkhaga Pass Trek
Duration: – 8 Nights 9 Days – from Dehradun to Chitkul Village
Base camp: – Harsil Village
Summer Temperature: – Day ( 5°C to 10°C) Night (-2° C to 6° C)
Altitude: – 5381 Meter
Best Time: – May, June, September, October
Trek Level: – Difficult
Trek distance: – On foot 74 Km – By taxi 231 km
Group Size: –10 to 12 people
Short Itinerary Lamkhaga Pass Trek –
Day 1 :- Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Harsil – 231 km)( 9/10 Hours) (2620 Meter
Day 2 :– Trek from Harsil to Lal Devta camp (07 km) (5/6 Hours) (3000 Meter )
Day 3 :– Trek from Lal Devta camp to Kyarkoti (12 km) (6/7 Hours) (3480 Meter)
Day 4:- Trek From Kyarkoti to Lamkhaga base camp (11 km) (5/6 Hours) (4420 Meter)
Day 5:- Rest day for Acclimatization
Day 6:- Trek from Lamkhaga base camp to Lamkhaga Pass (5381 Meter) Dundhar camp (13 km) (7/8 Hours)
Day 7:- Trek from Dundhar camp to Dumti camp – (12 km) (4/5 Hours) (4035 Meter)
Day 8:- Trek from Dumti camp to rani kanda – (09 km ) (4/5 Hours) (3638 Meter)
Day 9:- Trek from Rani kanda to Chitkul Road head (10 km) (5/6 Hours) (3435 Meter )