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Location - Manali
Start Point/End Point: Manali Bus Stand
Start Time/End Time: The trek start at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends at around 03:00 PM on day 7.
About the Kanamo Peak:
The Kanamo Peak looms behind Kibber and Tashi Gang villages, hidden away at the heart of Spiti. The Kanamo Peak Trekisfabulous and probably the best way for one to experience a climb to 6000m in India. Kanamo means ‘White Lady’. This peak can be approached and does not require any mountaineering skills and can be climbed properly if one is acclimatized. It is a fascinating trek with a different quality of Himalaya’s i.e. barren mountain desert with sparse vegetation with a touch of snow. Once you reach the summit you will get a 360-degree view of the whole region which is very fascinating. From the summit you can get the views of faraway Kullu, Kinnaur and Ladakh.
About the Kanamo Peak Trek:
The Kanamo Peak trek trail opens up much splendour of the mighty Himalayas. During your trek, you will come across some steep path as you approach the summit from South East side of the ridge. You will start this exciting trek from Manali and travel to Batal, as you take the route you will catch the sight of verdant Kullu and Manali valleys along the barren terrain of Lahaul and Spiti valley through Rohtang Pass. Adding to the entire experience is the trekking experience to mesmeric Chandratal and camping by the water body. You will be making your way through Spiti Valley, passing by old world charmed monasteries and ambling through high hamlets.
The Kanamo Peak trek is rough throughout that is mix of snow, boulder moraine and scree and it is meant for the experienced trekkers who had done high altitude trekking before and not meant for beginners. The cold desert has been a motherland to thousands of Tibetans belonging to the Mahayana sect of Narayana Buddhism brimming with an authentic insight of Spitian Culture enclosed with traditional dance, dresses, home stays, architectures, local cuisine and songs deeply rooted, into the diversity of Spiti.
Trekking Distance: 27km
Maximum Altitude: 19,600ft
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Airport: Bhuntar Airport, Kullu which is 52 Kms from Manali
ATM: Kaza, has the last ATM point before your trek begins.
Dig into breakfast and be driven to Batal. Enjoy the route that displays verdant Kullu and Manali valleys along the barren terrain of Lahaul and Spiti valley through Rohtang Pass. After some refreshing moments at the Pass, begin downhill to Lahaul Valley. In order to get acclimatised, you will be staying at Batal. Once at this destination, prep up the camp and during the first half of the evening, engage in an acclimatisation trek. You will spend the night in tents for tomorrow you begin your Kanamo Peak trek.
Post a hearty breakfast, embark upon the trekking activity. You will be crossing the river of Chandra and will commence going upwards from Batal. Expect a lengthy trek of 6 hours to the mesmeric Chandratal Lake. The water body that derives its name from the half-moon shape is ringed by high mountains and you will find many gaddi shepherds around. You can enjoy great sights of Bara Shigri Glacier along with lofty Himalayan summits. Tonight, you will be sleeping in tents.
Prep up with breakfast, you will begin from the lake for the trek to Kunzum Pass top which towers at 4,600m. Light and pleasant in nature, you can enjoy the terrain that is semi-arid. When in Kunzum Pas, be driven to Kibber. Come evening and you can tour the monastery that is there and enjoy an amble through the stunning Spitian scenery. At this high hamlet, you can also savour the stone houses along with the agriculture grounds.
After having acclimatised completely to the air and surroundings of the place, set off on the the Kanamo Peak trek. This day’s hike will entail ascending to the basecamp soon above Kibber Village and consists of a steep as well as a gradual climb. On the way, you will be crossing a tiny lake that is the source of water to Kaza town. Upon reaching the base camp, settle down for the night in tents and get prepared for the next day’s Kanamo Peak trek.
This day starts off with a heavy breakfast after which you can start your climb to the top of a 6,000m peak crossing 2 shoulders in the mountain. This is followed by an ascending trek to the ridge that will take you to the top. Based on the season, you might encounter little snow at the top which will require you to be extra careful.
When at the summit, delight in the great sights that include Parang La Pass that leads to Ladakh, Pin Parvati Pass that leads to Kullu Valley, Kinnaur ranges, Lahaul and Spiti and the stunning valleys. As per the weather, you can enjoy some moments taking in the beauty of its sights and environs after which you can start the back journey cautiously. When at the camp, celebrate your climb and set down your camps for the night.
Awaken to splendid views from the summit and after an appetizing breakfast, make your way back towards Kibber from where you will be driven for a short time to your Kaza hotel. Freshen up and the remaining part of the day can be spent in unravelling the place. After indulging I lunch, if you wish, you can engage in rafting along the Spiti River. Delight in the turbulent rapids as well as appreciate the gorgeous landscapes. The activity can be undertaken by beginner and also those who cannot swim. Wrap up your day with a celebratory dinner at the hotel and retire for the night.
With the completion of the day's breakfast, pack your bags and wish adieu to the enchanting village of Kaza. Depart the hotel and drive off to Manali after which you can continue onward journey, you have completed your Mt Kanamo Peak trek.
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Rated : 5.0
Great experience, trekking was a little tedious in the initial days but then gradually we get used to it. thanks to our trek guide who attended everyone and made this trek easy for all of us. Loved the entire experience.
Rated : 5.0
An item worthy of ticking off your bucket list as and when you get the time because believe me this is one trek that you should not miss out on, ever!
Rated : 5.0
Kanamo Peak Trek was one of the best treks that I had ever. It was completely worth every penny spent on it.
Rated : 4.0
A challenging trek in terms of altitude. Vast dry landscape views right from the start after Kibber. The wind blows continuously all the way till the base camp. The peak appears for the first time while crossing a small lake approaching the base camp and looks unbelievable to climb from the first look. Bright blue skies and vast ranges of mountains always in the view. Not many sources of fresh water in the way. The real challenge and beauty begins at the second day when you approach the summit. The air becomes super thin and snow covered peaks are right in front of you. The beauty in the serenity is beyond words and the villages of Spiti look microscopic as you approach the 5500m altitude level. The last ascend of 500m is quite difficult and you need to focus on breathing most of the times. The top has a view of 360 degrees of the mountain ranges of Spiti and Ladakh. It would be like a dream world for first timers. It started to snow as we approached the peak (mid July). Could not stay more than 10-15 mins at the top as the air was very thin. A different world all together at the top, hard to put in words.
Rated : 4.0
One of the 6,000 meter experience of trekking in India is the Kanamo peak trek. The overall experience was very enjoyable. The place is sheer brilliance and only real eyes can capture such beauty and everyone should experience this once in their lifetime. The trek was quite tedious as the path isn’t that clean trail, but with some basic preparation beforehand you can trek comfortably.
Rated : 4.0
We chose to take the Kanamo Peak Trek package and I am super glad that I found this deal. Firstly, it was cheap, well organized and adventurous. In short, this was a worthy and satisfactory trek that we had. Good work by the organizers in organizing this in a great manner.
Rated : 4.0
The trekking experience is sheer brilliance. I have no words to describe how good it was to actually take that trek. I am glad that I actually took the trek. The trek leader was experienced and very friendly. Overall, I had a very nice and knowledgeable trek. However, it could have been organized in a even better manner.
Rated : 4.0
Kanamo peak trek is one of the best treks to take in North India. My trekking expertise has been restricted to south Indian treks, and this trek was really good. Although, the temperature is less and it is pretty cold, it was a very nice experience. The trek was well organized and in budget too.
Rated : 4.0
I really liked the trek. It was planned and executed well. All the organizers were energetic and happy all through the trek. Their positivity spread across to the rest of the team too.
Rated : 4.0
got to see the magical views of Ladakh, Kinnaur and Kullu when we were on this trek with our friends and family! It was a truly amazing experience. The weather tends to get too cold at night so make sure you are well suited up for the trek. Wear several layers and the right type of shoes for this trek!
The best time to do this trek is during the month of July to October. During the daytime temperatures will range from 16-20ºC and night time temperature can go down to -4ºC in July.
The difficulty level of this trek is difficult. The trek requires high levels of fitness for the trek. For doing this trek you will need prior high altitude trekking experience which is a mandatory one. There are steep paths and narrow routes during the trek.
On your trekking to Kanamo Peak, you will cover a long distance and walk for long. So you need proper trekking shoes which are comfortable and tough. Choose trekking shoes that are flexible and have good ankle support. Also, see that they are water resistant.
No, drinking and smoking are not recommended during the trek. As you will be trekking to a high altitude drinking and smoking will affect you breathing conditions.
During the daytime temperatures will range from 16-20ºC and night time temperature can go down to -4ºC in July.
Yes, you can take a Diamox at the beginning of the trek as you will trekking on a high altitude. If you find any symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which includes a headache, nausea and vomiting then inform your trek leader.
During your trek, each of the campsites holds first aid kit and fully equipped cylinders for such situations. What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek? During your Kanamo Peak trek, you will be we provided with proper toilet tents which are waterproof. There will be 2/ 4tents depending on the size of the group.
The toilets tents will have a deep pit for your nature calls. You will also have a mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up which you can cover it up. This is the most hygiene way for you in the wild. Also, toilet paper is the advisable instead of wet wipes.
Kanamo Peak Trek is a difficult trek. The trek requires prior experience of high-altitude trekking and even experienced trekkers rate Kanamo as challenging. For that, you need to prepare yourself. For this, you can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time.
Always take the stairs without any breaks which will help you to keep fit. Also, start with brisk 30 minutes walk every day and then some physical exercise like stretching. You can also do some yoga every day to regulate your breathing properly.
While you are heading out for your Kanamo Peak trek there are few essential things which you need to carry. Trek Essentials:
Trekking shoes: On your Kanamo Trek you will cover a long distance and walk for long. So you need proper trekking shoes which are comfortable and tough. Choose trekking shoes that are flexible and have good ankle support. Also, see that they are water resistant.
Backpack: You will also need a good backpack with sturdy straps and supporting frame. Also, don’t forget to take a rain cover for your backpack
Two trek pants: Carry at least two spare pairs in case you first pant get wet. Wear one pair and carry the other pair with you.
Three warm layers: During this trek, you will be trekking at a high altitude so it is very important that you have proper clothes for the climatic conditions. Make sure you have three warm clothes layers to protect you from cold.
Three shirts with collar: While on the trek don’t forget to change your t-shirts.
Your Kanamo Peak Trek begins from the town of Manali itself. Nestling amidst the snow-cladded mountain ranges of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal, Manali is blessed with some jaw-dropping views.
The gushing blue water streams, lush green forests, sprawling meadows, a persistence fragrance of pines, and a spirit of immense freshness that meanders through the atmosphere here adds-on to the beauty of the region.
To get acclimatized with the surrounding atmosphere, your stay is arranged at Batal. As you travel from Manali to Batal, your eyes will be feasted with the pure delights of verdant Kullu and Manali valleys.
To begin with your Kanamo Peak Trekking, you first need to reach Batal, the starting point of the trek. Batal is also your first place of accommodation to get acclimatized with the surroundings. Batal is at a distance of 114.3 km from the main town of Manali.
As Batal is not directly connected to other essential states in the country, you need to first reach the city of Manali. Regular buses are plying from Delhi or Chandigarh to Manali. If you are reaching Manali by air, you need to catch a flight to fly to the Bhuntar Airport.
From there, the town of Manali is situated at a distance of 52 km. Once you reach Manali, our tour operators will assemble you all along with your fellow tour mates and drive you to your first place of acclimatization, i.e. Batal.
Kanamo Peak Trek accounts for a total trekking length of 27 km. Your entire trekking journey will be a fascinating one as the path is filled with charming monasteries, high hamlets, shepherd camps, verdant mountain ranges, and stunning valleys.
A. Kanamo Peak Trek has got a whopping altitude of 19,553 feet from the sea level. It is sure to test the trekker’s physical and mental endurance. If you are willing to trek along this route, you need to possess the right level of physical fitness.
As the path is steep and the roads are narrow, you need to have a bit of high altitude trekking experience before participating in this trekking adventure.
Yes, trek to the Kanamo Peak is a dangerous one as Kanamo Peak features both high altitude and arid weather. During the daytime, the temperatures here will range between 16 to 20 degrees while at night, it can go down to -4 degrees.
It is due to the combination of these two factors that even the experienced trekkers account this trek as one of the most challenging treks in the world. A person willing to participate in the Kanamo Trek should undergo proper acclimatization and physical training to cope up with the surrounding challenges.
Kanamo Peak is located at the height of 19,553 feet high from the sea level in the Spiti Valley and at the backend of both Tashi Ganga Village and Kibber.
Yes, you can go solo for Kanamo Peak Trek. Here are few tips to follow while trekking alone here -
To experience solo trekking, start with smaller treks such as 2 or 3-day trekking adventures and then easy to moderate level difficulty.
You can gradually increase both your trekking length and complexity with time. Work best on your physical and mental fitness levels. Acquaint yourself both with the basics of first aid and emergency healthcare requirements. Check whether you have procured the right gear essential to aid you en route. Thoroughly work on your cooking skills.
Thrillophilia’s Kanamo Peak Trek will cost you around 1300 INR per head. Your trek pack shall be inclusive of meals and accommodation for all 7 days and 6 nights of your adventure at Everest Base Camp. Your meals will be pure vegetarian ones which are designed after considering all your nutritional requirements.
Yes, Kanamo Peak Trek is exceptionally safe for trekking enthusiasts right from the beginners to the experts level. The total duration required to cover the entire length of the Kanamo Peak Trek is quite less and is non-technical in nature.
You need to take care of your essential medications for your prolonged health disorder along with those meant for altitude sickness. Also, hydrating yourself at regular intervals is equally necessary to keep you energised on your mission.
The weather at the Kanamo Peak remains pleasant and fantastic with the daytime temperatures ranging between 16 to 20 degrees. At the same time, at night, you may expect the temperatures to drop beyond -4 degrees.
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