Lamkhaga pass

Lamkhaga Pass

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A Tricky Pass in Garhwal region

Lamkhaga Pass 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.

Lamkhaga Pass

 

About Harsil 

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 highlight 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 starts from Harsil i.e. Lamkhaga Pass and Dhumdar Kandi Pass 

Rewards

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.

Lamkhaga Pass

“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 be needing ropes and proper equipment from both the sides.

So, explore the grandeur of Lamkhaga Pass trek

 

Key Points of Lamkhaga Pass Trek

  • Level: Difficult (Not for beginners)
  • During the trek, 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 10 kg.

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Trek Fee: Rs.30000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Chitkul)

Duration: 09 Days

temperature Summer Temperature :Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2°C to 5°C)

altitudeAltitude: (5281m)

Best Time:May, June, Sep and Oct

Level: Difficult

temperature Winter Temperature:Day (0°C to -10°C) Night (-10°C to -15°C)

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Overview

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1– Drive from Dehradun to Harsil

Altitude – 2,620 m/8,596 ft

Distance – 178 km

Time taken – Drive – 6/7 hours

Night stay – Hotel

Day 2– Trek from Harsil to Laldevta Camp

Altitude – 3,000 m/9,843 ft

Distance – 7 km

Time taken – 4/5 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 3– Trek from Laldevta Camp to Kyarkoti

Altitude – 3,480 m/11,417 ft

Distance – 14 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 4– Kyarkoti to Lamkhaga Pass base

Altitude – 4,420 m/14,500 ft

Distance – 12 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 5– Acclimatization Day

Day 6– Lamkhaga Pass Base to Lamkhaga Pass and Gundar

Altitude – Lamkhaga Pass (5,281 m/17,326 ft) Gundar (4,415 m/14,485 ft)

Distance – 13 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 7– Gundar to Dumti

Altitude – 4,035 m/13,238 ft

Distance – 15 km

Time taken – 7/8 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 8– Dumti to Rani Kanda

Altitude – 3,680 m/12,074 ft

Distance – 9 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 9– Rani Kanda to Chitkul
Altitude – 3,435 m/11,270 ft

Distance – 9 km

Time taken – 4/5 hours

The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Chitkul
✅ 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 included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ 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

NOTE :

Full payment confirms your booking

We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.

Lamkhaga Pass Trek FAQ’s

Vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun Railway Station and the departure time is 6:30 am.

On Day 1 in a hotel at Harsil and rest of the days in tents.

We provide tents on twin share basis and 3 people can also accommodate.

We provide a variety of healthy and delicious food. Check the food menu here – Food Menu

Best time to do Lamkhaga Pass trek is MayJune, Sep and Oct.

Snow is there from the month of December to April. Light snowfall may occur before December.

The tents are waterproof and if it rains while trekking then use rain cover for your backpack and poncho will keep you dry.

No, Lamkhaga Pass is a difficult level trek which is only suggested for experienced and fit trekkers.

Yes, you can rent jackets, trekking shoes, hiking pole and backpacks.

If for some reason you are unable to carry your backpack then you can keep it at the office. Applicable charges are Rs 300 per Backpack for per day.

Withdraw money before your journey, Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.

BSNL networks will be available at Gangotri there are no other networks ahead, so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before the trek.

At hotels in Harsil there are concrete washrooms and during the trek we set up separate toilet tents for ladies and gents. There will be a deep pit, use it and cover it with help of a shovel. (Use toilet paper instead of wet wipes).

Lamkhaga Pass is a difficult trek and involves various risks. It is only safe if you are an experienced and skilled trekkers. The beginners should strictly avoid it.

- Harsil (2,620 m/8,596 ft)

- Laldevta Camp(3,000 m/9,843 ft)

- Kyarkoti (3,480 m/11,417 ft)

- Lamkhaga Pass base (4,420 m/14,500 ft)

- Lamkhaga Pass (5,281 m/17,326 ft)

  1. Day 1 Drive from Dehradun to Harsil

    Altitude – 2,620 m/8,596 ft

    Distance – 178 km

    Time taken – Drive – 6/7 hours

    Night stay – Hotel

    The vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun and the departure time is 6:30 am. Depart to Uttarkashi via Mussoorie and witness Tehri Lake en route.

    Harsil is a peaceful hamlet on the banks of Bhagirathi River and the environment is calm and serene. In this are Deodar trees and snow-capped mountains are visible. It is perfect of nature lovers.

    Reach Harsil in 6 to 7 hour and the arrangements will be made in a hotel there.

  2. Day 2 Trek from Harsil to Laldevta Camp

    Altitude – 3,000 m/9,843 ft

    Distance – 7 km

    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Post breakfast, get ready to move towards Laldevta campsite. The distance is 7 km which can be covered in 4 to 5 hours.

    Go through dense forest section, take rest breaks and reach Laldevta. Setup your camps there and retire for the night.

     

  3. Day 3 Trek from Laldevta Camp to Kyarkoti

    Altitude – 3,480 m/11,417 ft

    Distance – 14 km

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    The trek to Kyarkoti is through a dense forest and on the way you can have glimpses of huge waterfalls and surreal landscapes.

    Set your camps at Kyarkoti and retire for the night.

  4. Day 4 Kyarkoti to Lamkhaga Pass base

    Altitude – 4,420 m/14,500 ft

    Distance – 12 km

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Today the trek can become difficult, if the amount of snow is more. So, start the trek early.

    The climb to Lamkhaga base is steep through a narrow valley and you need proper equipment to traverse it.

    Reach the campsite pitch your tents and retire for the night.

  5. Day 5 Acclimatization Day

    You can go for a short hike nearby and rest for the day. Acclimatizing is very important for the body because it prevents altitude motion sickness.

  6. Day 6 Lamkhaga Pass Base to Lamkhaga Pass and Gundar 

    Altitude – Lamkhaga Pass (5,281 m/17,326 ft) Gundar (4,415 m/14,485 ft)

    Distance – 13 km

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Today, will be the longest and toughest day of this trek because ascent to the summit is steep.

    So make sure you start early. Have breakfast and head further with packed lunch.

    Trek through the rough boulder area and be very careful while your uphill trek. After tough hours of trekking reach the Lamkhaga Pass which lies at a height of 5281 meters.

    This pass is perched amidst snow-capped mountains and glaciers. Stand at the top and the views of Indian Himalayas will leave you speechless and fill your heart with joy.

    After spending some time there, use the ropes for descending and reach your campsite Gundar. Setup the tents there, celebrate the victory and retire for the night.

  7. Day 7 Gundar to Dumti 

    Altitude – 4,035 m/13,238 ft

    Distance – 15 km

    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    The trek to Dumti is long so start and have breakfast early, packed lunch will be provided which you can have in mid- point of the trek.

    The trail is a mixture of steep ascents and descents. After crossing it, arrive Dumti, setup your tents and have a comfortable stay there.

  8. Day 8 Dumti to Rani Kanda 

    Altitude – 3,680 m/12,074 ft

    Distance – 9 km

    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Today the trail will surprise you with its beauty, it holds many surprises for you. Get mesmerized by the inexplicable beauty of the Himalayas.
    Trek though the undulating meadows with colourful wildflowers and have a glance of huge and clear waterfalls. Reach Rani Kanda; your campsite for today, setup the tents and retire for the night.

  9. Day 9 Rani Kanda to Chitkul 

    Altitude – 3,435 m/11,270 ft

    Distance – 9 km

    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    From Rani Kanda trek towards Chitkul, the last village of Baspa valley.

    It is located near the bank of a river. There are beautiful wooden houses and cultivated green pasturelands which look beautiful together .
    After trekking for some hours reach the village.

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

  • Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Risk Certificates

Trekkers must bring :

  • Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
  • Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
  • Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
  • Daily wear socks
  • Thermals are very important
  • 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
  • Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
  • 1 raincoat or poncho
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.

Mobile Connectivity

BSNL networks will be available at Gangotri there are no other networks ahead, so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before the trek.

We Have a Money Saving Announcement for all the Trekkers.
Now You Can Get Your Trek Gear on Rent by Spending Less

Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.

Rent Equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitPersonal Insurance

We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.

 

(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

 

– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)

– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)

– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)

– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)

– Avil – (it treat allergies)

– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (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 in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.

– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.

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Cancellation Policy?

- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –

(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

  • Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
  • Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
  • Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)