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.

  • Total Duration of the trip: 10 Days
  • Type: Diffucult Trekking Overland Expedition
  • Maximum Elevation: 17335.96 ft
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult
  • Starting Point of the Trek: Chitkul
  • Price for Foreign Nationals is € 1250 per person( Read FAQ's, Inclusions and Exclusions for further details)

Per Person Cost

₹32,250.00

All Inclusive: Accommodation, Meals, Trek Guide, Equipments, Transfers. Includes Service Tax of 9% as per updated Government Regulations

Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Rishikesh to Harshil via Uttarkashi

Reception at Rishikesh and transfer to harshil via Uttarkashi on 4 wheeler.

Day 02: Harshil (2400m) TO Gangapani (3400m) - 16km (7hrs)

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 03: Gangapani to Kiarkoti (3820m) - 18Km (7hrs)

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: Kiarkoti To Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp (4400m) - 8Km (4hrs)

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: Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp To Gundar (4450m) Via Lamkhaga Pass (5284m)

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.

Day 06: Gundar To Dumti (4050m) - 16KM (6hrs)

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: Dumti to Rani Kanda (3700m)-14Km (5hrs)

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.

Day 08: Rani Kanda to Chitkul (3430m) - 9Km (3hrs)

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.

Day 09: Chitkul to Shimla

Departure for Shimla.

FAQ's

Question 1- Is this Trek Safe for Amateurs

Some Degree of Fitness is required to Complete this trek. An experience into High Altitude Trekking Expeditions is required and can safely complete this trek with in the designated time.

Question 2- What is the maximum Altitude Covered

The maximum altitude covered during the trek is 5284 m, (lamkhaga Pass)

Question 3- What are the place covered in this trek.(Important)

The places covered are Rishikesh,Gangapani, Kiarkoti,Lamkhaga Pass ,Gundar, RaniKanda, Dumti, Chitkul, Shimla

Question 4 -How will we deal with altitude acclimation?At higher altitudes

The kind we experience frequently on our treks- your cardiac and pulmonary systems are affected by lower oxygen density. Our bodies must adjust to the mountain elevation gradually, or we can become ill. Physical symptoms can range from general breathing difficulties all the way to acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness, soroche, or "the bends"). To avoid altitude-related maladies, we pace our treks appropriately and incorporate acclimatization days throughout the itinerary. There are points throughout many treks during which trekkers may choose to either tackle additional hikes/day trips or rest and relax as their bodies demand.

Question 5 -How do I Reach Gangotri

Gangotri being one of the Char Dhams can be easily accessed from Dehradun and Delhi. Regular Buses and Private Taxis Ply between Dehradun and Gangotri.

Question 6 -How do Foreign Nationals Make the Payment

Prices, Inclusions and Exclusions are different for Foreign and Indian Nationals.Please read the Inclusion and Exclusion thoroughly before making the payment
All Payment solution is available securely by Net banking, International Debit and Credit Cards and Pay pal.

Question 7- What physical criteria will ensure I'm fit enough to trek?

Good overall fitness, flexibility, and healthy will ensure you trek safely and comfortably. Those with acute or chronic health conditions impacting their stamina, range of motion, coordination, or balance may have difficulty completing the trek. If you are in doubt about your own physical readiness, consult a physician well in advance of booking your trip! General hiking experience and comfort with the idea of multi-day hiking will also ensure you are 100% ready to trek!

Question 7- What do I need to know about sun protection?

It may seem counter-intuitive, but your skin is in more danger of sun damage on the mountains than while at the beach! The sun's intensity increases dramatically as we rise in altitude, and fresh snow reflects exponentially more UV rays than does the sand. You will need to protect your skin with clothing and sunblock. A sunblock specifically for mountain conditions is recommended. If you wear prescription eyeglasses its recommend that you get your prescription fitted to sunglasses.

Question 8-What happens if I get sick or injured while trekking?

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will rescue you to the nearest Sattelite town.

Question 9-Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan treks?
We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Indian himalayas, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Question 10-What communication options exist while trekking?
What communication options exist while trekking?
It varies. Mobile coverage is expanding around the world rapidly, and the Himalayas are no different… did you know that 3G coverage is available all over Mount Everest? There is no guarantee of uninterrupted coverage.

Inclusion

  • Inclusions for Indian Travellers


  • 1- Accommodation in Hotel/ Guest house Harshil on Day 1 and Chitkul on Day 08
    2- Accommodation in tents triple sharing basis while camping during trekking.
    3- All meals – starting Breakfast on day 2 to dinner on day 08 (All Veg Meals + Egg meals )
    3- Eccentric Travels Trip Leader.
    4- Services of an experienced and certified Mountaineer & trekking route guide.
    5- Cook & attendant during the trekking
    6- All necessary technical equipments required for the trek(Sleeping bags,Sleeping Mats, Camps)
    7- Camping Fees, Entry fees and Trekking Permits.These charges are different for Foreign and Indian Travellers
    8- Porterage fees for Carrying Kitchen/camping equipments/Luggage
    9- All Transport using non A/c SUV starting from Dehradun to Harshil and Chitkul to Shimla.
    10- Service Tax of 9% as applicable by govt. of India

  • Inclusions for Foreign Travellers


  • 1- Accommodation in Hotel/ Guest house Harshil on Day 1 and Chitkul on Day 08
    2- Accommodation in tents twin sharing basis while camping during trekking.
    3- All meals – starting Breakfast on day 2 to dinner on day 08 (All Veg Meals + Egg meals )
    4- Eccentric Travels Trip Leader.
    5- Services of an experienced and certified Mountaineer & trekking route guide.
    6- Cook & attendant during the trekking
    7- All necessary technical equipments required for the trek(Sleeping bags, Sleeping Mats, Camps)
    8- Camping Fees, Entry fees and Trekking Permits.
    9- Porterage fees for Carrying Kitchen/camping equipments/Luggage
    10- All Transport using non A/c SUV starting from Dehradun to Harshil & Chitkul to Shimla.
    11- Transfer by Volvo Bus Service from Delhi to Dehradun and Shimla to Delhi
    12- Service Tax of 9% as applicable by govt. of India
    13 - Personal porter to carry Luggage

    Exclusion

  • Exclusions for Indians


  • 1- Any airfare / Bus fare / train fare or airport tax
    2- Meals other then mentioned in cost inclusion
    3- Trekking Shoes and clothing and other items of personal belonging.
    4- Any kind of insurance, Medical evacuation charges, Travel insurance, repatriation charges, Damages/ claims of any nature, Expenses of personal nature like telephone calls, Laundry, Any kind of hard or soft drinks.
    5- Any kind of personal clothing
    6-Any other expense not mentioned in the cost inclusion column.
    7- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides , road conditions and any other circumstances
    beyond our control.
    8-Personal porter to carry Luggage

  • Exclusions for Foreign nationals


  • 1- Any airfare / Bus fare / train fare or airport tax
    2- Meals other then mentioned in cost inclusion
    3- Trekking Shoes and clothing and other items of personal belonging.
    4- Any kind of insurance, Medical evacuation charges, Travel insurance, repatriation charges, Damages/ claims of any nature, Expenses of personal nature like telephone calls, Laundry, Any kind of hard or soft drinks.
    5- Any kind of personal clothing
    6-Any other expense not mentioned in the cost inclusion column.
    7- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides , road conditions and any other circumstances
    beyond our control.

    Cancellation Policy

    Case 1- Cancellation from Customer's end

    1-30% of the deposit amount if cancelled 30 days prior to trip start date.
    2-50% of the deposit amount if cancelled 20 days prior to trip start date.
    3-90% of the Full amount if cancelled 10 days prior to trip start date.

    Case 2- Cancellation due to Natural Contingency,Political Turmoil, Disaster

    No Money will be Refunded in Case 2.

    Essentials List

    1 High Quality Winter Jacket
    3 High Quality Winter Fleece
    1 Rain Cover for Body
    2 Pair Warmers
    3 Pair Tre/Riding Pants

    Other Essential

    1 Winter Cap
    1 Pair High QualityGloves
    1 Scarf and Muffler
    1 Trek/Riding Shoe
    1 Think Outer and Thin Inner Socks
    12 Pair: Change Socks Everyday
    1-Back Pack (50-70 lt.)
    1-Rain Cover For Bags
    1-Sandals Slippers for Evenings
    2-Insulated Water bottles
    1- Trekking Pole

    Electronics

    2-Battery packs
    2 10000 MAH BATTERIES
    4-6 Camera Battery pack
    1-Head lamps

    Toilet Essential

    1 Winter Face Creme/Sun Protection
    1 Face Wash
    1 Hand Sanitiser
    1 Deodorant

    Documentation

  • Documentation for Indian Travellers


  • 1- Every Trekker has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form

  • Documentation for Foreign nationals


  • 1- Every Trekker has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form
    4- Self Attested scanned copy of Indian Visa 30 days prior to trip start date
    5- Self Attested scanned Copy of Passport 30 days prior to trip start date
    6-Schedule for Arrival and Departure in India.
    Available Dates
    Adults:

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    Huge fleet of Royal Enfield Bikes for Overland Himalayan Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Extensive knowledge of Himalayan Ecosystem and Geographical territory.
    Critical response team well trained for Altitude sickness, High Altitude Acclimatisation Problems and Emergency exits.
    Huge Network of Guesthouses, homestay and Hotels for extraordinary stay.
    Professional team of Film Makers and Photographers for Shoot during Travel.
    High Quality Goodies for Each traveller.