Lamkhaga pass trek is one of the most challenging trek in western Himalaya. The Lamkhaga Pass Trek takes you at a height of 5284 meters acts as a connecting bridge between Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh and the hamlet of Harsil in Garhwal. Lamkhaga Pass is one of the high altitude mountain passes which Himalayas Boasts of and was crossed by Marco Pallis in year 1933. The trek can be done from either side of the Lamkhaga pass and offers you to one to the most remote areas of the state Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Witness stunning grasslands, woodlands, glacier moraines, rivers and dales in Lamkhaga Pass Trek. Be amazed by such diversity of the landscapes.
Reception at Rishikesh and transfer to harshil via Uttarkashi on 4 wheeler.
Day 2 head over to Gangapani through pine and oak forest. A hot sulphur spring awaits you at Gangapani.Dip into the holy water and prepare for the next day journey.
Day 3 takes you the high altitude alpine meadows Kiarkoti. The trail runs along along the Jalandhari river, crossing through dense forest, numerous waterfalls and streams.The extraordinary meadow at Kiarkoti makes for a beautiful campsite.
Day 04 takes you the snout of glacier.The trail divides a little after kiarkoti, the straight path leads to Chhota khaga Pass, while the trail for Lamkhaga Pass cuts to the true right of the valley and crosses the river.The valley is fairly narrow, leading to the snout of the glacier.
Day 05 leads you to Gundar Meadows. It can be a tough day depending on the ice conditions. All along the trail you can witness chortens (religious stone mounds),snow slopes between two ribs and possible crevasses. The climb is steep and you may require a rope. As you cross the pass, the views are incredible. Gundar is about 5km from the pass and has grazing meadows.
From Gundar, follow the Baspa River on the true right bank. You will have to cross multiple streams on your way to Dumti. An early start is recommended in
case the streams have turbulent water during the evening hours. The valley widens with many camping grounds as you start approaching Nithal Thatang and SuthiThatang.
Day 07 is an easy trail passing through Lush green meadows with numerous waterfalls.You will have to cross multiple streams before you reach Ranikanda.The forest starts to appear as you get closer to Chitkul.
Chitkul is the last settlement of the Baspa Valley and is located on the right
bank of the river. It has a PWD rest house. There is a road along the left bank from karcham. There are three temples dedicated to the local goddess mathi, the main one is believed to be around 500 years old. Sangla, 26km from Chitkul is worth a visit and is the most charming valley in the district of Kinnaur.
Departure for Shimla.