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Black Peak Expedition

Kalanag, Sankari Range, Uttarakhand
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Black Peak Expedition

Temprature

-10 to 25°C

length

70km

Altitude

6387m

Best Time

May-June, Sept

Duration

14 days

Difficulty

Challenging

Overview

Black Peak or Kalanag is situated at an altitude of 6387 m above sea level. It is a well-known expedition among peak climbers.Black peak is the highest peak in the Saraswati mountain range in the Garhwal Himalayas. In local dialect, Black peak means Kalanag, it looks like a Black Cobra. Black peak creates a massif with Bandarpoonch peaks. The Bandarpoonch family is clearly visible from the top.
Black Peak Expedition has become the most preferred expedition today. Climbing the black peak is everyone’s dream. The black peak was first summited in 1955 by Jack Gibson and students of the famous Doon School, Dehradun.

It is the most dominating peak of the entire Bandarpoonch massif. Providing a gradual climb from the Southern side eventually leading to a very steep summit climb with a near 70-degree incline and a 75 feet ice wall, the climb to the summit of Black Peak is challenging and technical. Prior high altitude trekking experience and knowledge of mountaineering techniques roping up, jumaring, ice ax, ascending, and descending are mandatory.

The route to the summit of Black Peak is crevassed and requires careful negotiations. Beyond the summit camp at 5500 meters, the route to its summit is very steep and requires good stamina, endurance, and technical skills. The course is exhilarating, with numerous obstacles along the way.  The summit is attempted through a vertical ice wall of 80 degrees, an extremely technical and challenging part of the expedition. It is the trickiest part where one has to be super conscious while ascending or descending.

There are multiple entries and exit points to the base camp of the black peak expedition trek. One is by the Dhumdhar Kandi Pass, while the other is via the Bali Pass. However, the Har Ki Dun river from Sankri is the easier route. The weather is not predicted and can change anytime but usually, the Nights are cold and the day temperature is pleasant according to the season.
Sankri: The Base Village
Sankri 6400 feet is the base village, which is situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state. Sankri is the center of more than a dozen treks and expeditions. This place is culturally rich with wooden architecture and a majestic view of the Himalayas. Sankri does not have a tower for mobile connectivity so make important calls before you arrive here. Sankri features a few shops for necessities as well as Dhaba/restaurants. There are a few shops that sell and rent equipment like trekking poles, trekking shoes, jackets, and trek pants, and woolen accessories like gloves and caps, and shades. But availability is limited. You can also find an adventure center for Skiing and a zip line.

How to Reach for Black Peak Expedition

The Garhwal region of Uttarakhand is a well-known adventure destination due to its gorgeous landscapes and terrains that are ideal for trekking and climbing.
Thrill-seekers from all over the world, visit Garhwal Himalayas to take a plunge into the world of adventure and experience tranquility and solace here. Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and well connected through Air, Rail, and Road to the major cities of India.

Nearest Airport:  Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is the nearest airport, which is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. One can hire a taxi directly from Dehradun airport.

Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun railway station is well connected to major stations of India.

By Road: From Dehradun, one can hire a cab to reach Sankri or we can help to pre-arrange it for you. It takes about 9-10 hours to reach Sankri. From Sankri, hire a jeep to Taluka.

Highlights/Facts
Region: Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand
Route: via the traditional route
Total Duration: 14 Days
Altitude: 6387 m | 20960ft
Grade: Difficult
Best Time: May-June, Sept & Early October
Trip Begins/Ends: Dehradun.
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Highlights

  • Region: Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand
  • Route: via traditional route
  • Total Duration: 14 Days
  • Altitude: 6387 m | 20960ft
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Best Time: May-June, Sept
  • Trip Begin/Ends Dehradun

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Dehradun and transfer to Taluka | 1906m

* Pick up from Dehradun Railway Station 6 am
* Route: Dehradun - Mussoorie - Purola - Mori - Sankri - Taluka
* carry a copy of Valid ID proof and 2 passport size photographs. for foreigner, a copy of passport and visa mandatory
* purchase or rent equipment at Sankri, halt/short break
* Shift to Jeep, Taluka 11 km off-road
* briefing about Black Peak Expedition
* stay on shared basis, dinner

Day 2: Taluka to Osla | 2560m

* breakfast & brief
* trek to Osla 12 km, 6-7 hours
* Route: Taluka - Gangaad - Osla
* trek through forest of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows
* Osla is culturally rich and Himalayan village
* Duryodhana's temple, which is worshipped by the people

Day 3: Osla to Ruinsara | 3500m

* breakfast, wind up the camps
* trek 11 km, 6-7 hours
* Route: Osla - Devsu Thach - Ruinsara lake
* a spectacular mountain route to the holy Ruinsara Lake
* views of the glittering Swargarohini peaks
* setting up camp and taking a tour around the lake

Day 4: Ruinsara to Kyarkoti/Base Camp | 3900m

* breakfast with a view
* trek to base camp, 7km, 5km
* gradual incline, descend to BC
* surrounded by boulders and snow peaked mountain
* setup the camps

Day 5: Base Camp to Advance Base Camp | (4-5 hr) 4600m

* trek to ABC, 4-5 hours
* establish Advance Base Camp
* Grassy Patch, River crossing, Ridge
* relocate all necessary equipment and luggage
* overnight stay

Day 6: Load Ferry to Camp 1 Alt. 5100m

* Load Ferry, establish camp 1 and return

Day 7: Setup Camp 1, stay there

Day 8: Load Ferry to Summit Camp Alt. 5500 m

* route is tricky, crevasses enroute
* Swargarohini in the north, Bandarpoonch peaks in south
* establish summit camp, return to Camp 1

Day 9: Establish Black Peak Expedition Summit Camp at 5500m

* Ascent is steep
* three hours, setting up the tents retire early
* rest for the left time
* hydrate properly and stay warm

Day 10: Summit Day | 6387m

* Start by 0200 hours
* hard snow making it easier to walk
* aiming to reach the summit in 5-7 hours.
* 75-100 feet vertical wall
* reach the flat summit, descend down to camp 1/ABC

If weather conditions doesn't allow summit attempt on Day 11 we will have another summit attempt day.

Day 11: Reserve Day for Summit

Day 12: Trek to Base Camp

* Wind up the camps, move to our base camp
* Don't rush, be safe and follow instructions
* Celebrate your success & cherish the moments

Day 13: Base Camp to Osla | 2560m

* breakfast, wind up camps
* 5-6 hours trek to reach Osla
* route: BC - Ruinsara - Devsu Thach - Osla

Day 14: Osla to Taluka, Taluka to Dehradun

* Trek to Taluka, 12 km, 5-6 hours
* Jeep transfer to Sankri, 11 km, off road
* Transfer to Dehradun, drop at railway station/ISBT
* departure to home destination with experience of a lifetime
* Services ends here

  • Fees & Permit.- IMF permit & fees
  • Forest Camping permit & fees
  • Accommodation
  • - Taluka Home Stay
  • - Osla Home Stay
  • - Rest all days in camps during expedition
  • Meals
  • - All meals during trek itinerary
  • - starting from day 1 dinner at Taluka to last day lunch at Taluka
  • - high altitude pack foods above to Advance Base Camp
  • Transportation
  • - Dehradun to Sankri and return
  • - 4x4 Jeep Transfer Sankri to Taluka and return
  • Expert Leader, local guide
  • Mountain Staff: Cook, Helper, Porters, & other support staff
  • High Altitude Camping Equipment: Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mattress, Kitchen Utensils, etc as required
  • All meals up to and high camps
  • Mountain Medical Kit with portable oxygen cylinder
  • Technical equipment: Ropes, Sling, Helmet, Ice Axe, Harness, Jumar, Pitons, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Carabiners, Descender, Anchors, Shovels.
  • Porterage of all the equipment/ supplies to & from Base Camp.
  • Any services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Any insurance, emergency evacuation or rescue charges, any cost of hospitalization.
  • Any change in itinerary, cost arises due to road blockage, natural calamity, sudden halt or any cost beyond our control to be borne by climber/you
  • Expenses personal in nature like mountain tips, mineral water, drinks, snacks/meals, refreshments not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Personal equipment porterage/off-loading; trekking gear, clothes, sleeping bag, climbing gear, climbing shoes, personal medical kit etc. Available on Extra cost, ask while bookings.
  • Insurance or liability for injury, death, accidents, or loss of property.
  • IMF Peak Booking Fee for foreign nationals (roughly USD 500 per person), and Mandatory Liaison Officer Fee for foreign expeditions (USD 500) as per IMF.
  • Taxes
  • Wind & Waterproof Jacket (lightweight).
  • Fleece-2, Trek Pant -2, Full Sleeve T-shirt-2, T-shirts – 2, Warm nightwear set.
  • Warmers/Thermal-1 pair (Top & Lower).
  • Woolen Cap, Neck-Warmer, Waterproof Gloves, Woolen Socks-2, Normal Socks-5, Sun Cap, Early-Dry Towel.
  • Poncho/Rain Suit (Mandatory).
  • Waterproof Trekking Shoes with Good Grip.
  • Cold Cream, Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm/ Lip Guard, Personal Toilet Kit and Toilet Paper.
  • Personal Medicines.
  • Water bottle – 2 (Mandatory).
  • Goggles – 1, Trekking Pole – 1 (Mandatory).
  • Personal Medications
  • Backpack 45 Ltrs.
  • and most important the Adventure Spirit.
Note
– Trekker has to carry his/her bagpack by own if someone requires a off-loading or personal porter, ask while bookings so we can arrange accordingly. Charges extra.
– Please don’t come with Sports Shoe, Trolley Bags, & Jeans.
– Pack light as much as you can or ask HRI expert to help you.
  • Secure Bookings: We at Team Heaven Riders India work with a safe & secure bookings gateway. Don’t worry about your credentials. Our expert team will help you to book your next Himalayan experience.
  • Safety: We breathe in the term ‘Safety’ as this is our utmost priority. A suitable environment for all members so don’t no worry in that case. We have tremendous experienced leaders where all of them are well-trained professionals. They’ve memorized the safety procedures like the back of their hands. Also, our support staff is well-behaved & they respect all.
  • Smaller Batches: We believe in the concept of Small batches’ that improves quality & focus. also helps our Leader to get connect all members.
  • Itinerary: Our team of experts crafted all the itineraries very carefully so all the travelers can acclimatize properly & refined from our experience of leading hundreds of expeditions.
  • Equipment: While organizing trekking in Himalayas Team Heaven Riders uses high-quality equipment as per the guidelines of IMF Indian Mountaineering Foundation. From tents to sleeping bags to ropes and other technical gear like roped, microspikes, and gaiters, everything is tested and certified. HRI trek leaders always carry portable Oxygen & Basic First-Aid Medical Kit, Oximeter with them.
  • Clean Trails: Team Heaven Riders is a firm believer in the Leave No Trace philosophy, and we encourage all of our riders to not toss trash or plastic rapers on our rides. Our goal is also to improve the well-being of local people and to keep the Himalayas clean and green. We value nature and are attempting to improve it at the same time.

For Black Peak Expedition trekking, you have to be very good in terms of physical fitness. It requires a high-altitude trekking experience of up to 5000 meters. You can gain your physical fitness with workouts & breathing sessions. This expedition goes up to 6387m there’s sudden altitude gain for that you need to have strong lungs. Also, your body needs to be active in such high-altitude weather.

Begin by jogging 4-5 times each week. Begin jogging slowly and gradually increase your speed. As a result, cardiovascular endurance exercises are highly vital for making your lungs stronger than before. You can improve your physical fitness by running, cycling, and doing strength-building workouts. Calculate your BMI

  • Walking with a 10kg rucksack strapped on your back is a terrific way to shape your legs and body. It aids in the burning of calories, the reduction of excess weight, and the strengthening of your body.
  • For high ascents, stair climbing is the finest workout. Include it in your training routine.
  • Jogging can help you live longer by strengthening your lungs and improving your lifetime. It’s a high-intensity aerobic activity that necessitates a lot of oxygen. This is an excellent activity for preventing weight and maintaining good health.
  • Squats are the most effective functional exercise for improving balance. Legs, thighs, hips, and hamstrings are also strengthened.
  • Pull-ups, push-ups, sprints, mountain climber, burpee, jumping jacks, and 60-second plank (3-5 sets each).
  • Pushing your body upstairs after stair climbing is another fantastic cardiovascular exercise. This is often considered to be the most effective workout for improving strength and power. Carrying an 18kg pack also helps a lot.
  • Finally, remember to pamper your body with some breathing exercises, Yoga, and Meditation.
  • For the best outcomes, eat well, stay hydrated, and get enough of rest.

Remember to bring appropriate clothing, remain hydrated, and stay warm to properly acclimate.

We totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so HRI cancellation policy makes it easier to do that. Please read them very carefully.

  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date – 10% deduction (payment gateway & bank charges).
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure – 50% deduction.
  • There will be no refund if you cancel within 15 days before your departure.
  • In any case, the Booking money is non-refundable under the partial payment arrangement.

In case of any unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions, road blockage or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond our control, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled/skipped, or there could be change in the itinerary.

In such instances, we will do our utmost to find an alternative activity or offer you with a voucher (in the case of event cancellation or rescheduling).

However, there would be no financial refund for the same. You will receive a full refund if the trip is cancelled by us due to a lack of a minimum number of individuals in the batch. Additionally, if you purchased trip insurance, rentals, off-loading, or other activities, you will not receive a refund. The booking cost is non-refundable in any case while using the partial payment mechanism.

All refunds will be sent to the same bank account or credit card account that was used to make the purchase. Within 10 working days, the refund amount will be completed. The amount of the refund will always be computed based on the net amount paid* for the event booking and the Base Price of the event. (excluding all additional services transport, rent, portage, etc.). Any voucher issued would not include the service tax amount paid while making the booking. For more info : Terms & Condition

Itineraries are subject to change and are dependent on information available at the time of preparation. As conditions permit, “Heaven Riders India” retains the right to change expedition dates, people, or itinerary. The cost of delays and/or other changes is the responsibility of the participant if a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which HRI or its agents cannot make provision. For any reason, HRI reserves the right to refuse or accept any individual as a tour member.

– STRICTLY NO LITTERING take belongings back
– Carry original and copy of valid ID
– Insurance is mandatory for all
– Participants should be 15+ years old.
– Leader’s decision is final, and will have to be followed by all the climbers
– Behave well with staff and respect the locals & also their beliefs & rituals
– consumption of alcohol and smoking is prohibited during the trip/expedition/trek.
– Any tax/entry fee imposed by the Govt. budget, Administration, or new policy.
– On Expeditions, at Base Camp, ration and equipment equally distributed among the climbers for load ferry.
– All Technical Gears will be UIAA Certified. Any loss/damage will be charged @1.5 times of actual value to cover up shipping and custom duties OR you can arrange by you
– No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable
– In case reserve day for summit attempt is utilised, an additional amount would be charged.
– Our team reserves the right to change the plan/itinerary in case there is danger involved.
– Any additional costs due to weather/unforeseen situations, cost of rescue will have to be borne by the climber/you.
– Carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t wish to carry it, you can give it to the porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay extra on the basis of per day per bag.
– Extreme Himalayan Trips require a good amount of physical fitness, stamina and endurance so prepare accordingly.
– In case of bad health, sickness/illness, AMS the participant would be sent back and no refund to be provided. Participant has to bear all the cost beyond.

For any further clarifications ask while bookings

Tour's Location

Kalanag, Sankari Range, Uttarakhand

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