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About the Destination:
If adventure is your thing then Kanamo Peak trek is just the perfect trek for you to do this time. Climb up a trek to the Mt Kanamo Peak! Short in nature, it is one of the ideal ways to enjoy a 6,000m experience of trekking in India. The Kanamo Peak trek trail opens up much splendour of the mighty Himalayas. 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.
Those who are interested can engage in rafting in Spiti River. Initially, during the trekking activity, you will be driven from Manali through Rohtang Pass and Lahaul Valley before arriving at Batal. Then, you enjoy the trek to Chandratal, a high altitude glacial lake that is perched at 4300m. It is named so because of the half-moon shape and is ringed with mountains and many shepherd camps making for a divine sight. Though non-technical, the climb does require you to put in efforts.
Rewarding you are the great views of faraway Kullu, Kinnaur and Ladakh. Get a chance to soak in the amazing beauty of the region as you continue your trek. Once you reach the summit you will get a 360-degree view of the whole region which is very fascinating.
About the Trek:
Make your vacation special as you head out for this one a kind exciting trek to the Himalayas. Known as the white lady peak this trek is considered as a difficult trek by some as you need to get acclimatized to the weather. 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.
On your second day, you will start trekking from Batal to Chandratal. You will be trekking for around 6 hours to the enchanting Chandratal Lake. As you continue you will find many gaddi shepherds around and then enjoy great sights of Bara Shigri Glacier along with lofty Himalayan summits. On your third day, you will start trekking from Chandratal to Kunzum La (4,600m) and then to Kibber (4,250m). Today, your climb will include of a steep as well as a gradual climb.
On your fifth day, you will start your trek from Kanamo Base Camp to Kanamo Peak Summit (6,000m) and the back to Kanamo Base Camp. Your trek will be followed by an ascending trek to the ridge that will take you to the top. As you slowly continue you will come across the great sights that include Parang La Pass which leads to Ladakh, Pin Parvati Pass which to Kullu Valley, Kinnaur ranges, Lahaul and Spiti and the stunning valleys. On your sixth day, you will start trekking from Kanamo Base Camp to Kibber which will take around 4 hours and then from Kibber to Kaza. You can also indulge in rafting at the Spiti River. On your seventh day, you will start from Kaza and then back to Manali. This trek to Kanamo Peak is definitely the best trek for you.
Temperature: Day: 16°C-20°C and Night: 4°C-4°C
Trekking Distance: 27km
Maximum Altitude: 19,553ft
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Railway Station: Pathankot is the nearest railway station
Airport: Bhuntar Airport, Kullu which is 52 Kms from Manali
ATM: Kaza, has the last ATM point before your trek begins.
Manali (2,000m) – Batal (3,907m)
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.
Batal – Chandratal
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.
Chandratal – Kunzum La (4,600m) - Kibber (4,250m)
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.
Kibber – Kanamo Base Camp (4,800m)
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.
Kanamo Base Camp – Kanamo Peak Summit (6,000m) – Kanamo Base Camp
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.
Trek from Kanamo Base Camp – Kibber (4 Hours) – Drive from Kibber - Kaza (30 Minute drive)
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.
Kaza – Manali
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
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
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
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
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!
Rated : 4.0
The trek to Chandratal was indeed amazing and a serene feeling for all of us. It was the perfect balance of adventure and leisure for us as we are all nature lovers. The trek from Kibber to Kanamo base camp was indeed amazing for us. We want to go here again if we get the chance.
What is the best time to go for Kanamo Peak 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.
What is the difficulty level of Kanamo Peak Trek?
The difficulty level of Kanamo Peak trek is difficult one. 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.
Which type of shoes should I carry on the trek to Kanamo Peak?
On your Kanamo Peak 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.
Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the trek?
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.
How is Kanamo Peak Trek weather?
During the daytime temperatures will range from 16-20ºC and night time temperature can go down to -4ºC in July.
Is Diamox is advisable?
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.
What kind of physical fitness will be required to do Kanamo Peak Trek?
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.
What clothing or equipment do we need to carry on our side during?
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 Har ki dun 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. Alos, 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. This is a common m
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