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Kanamo peak and trek in Spiti

Trekking in Spiti and Climb Kanamo peak: 5950m

Trekking Peak

Kanamo Or locally called white Lady, stand high behind the Kibber village, is one of the easily accessible peak of Spiti region which does not required technical climbing skill but for sure one need to get well acclimatized before attempting to summit and is required good physical fitness.
This trek may also allows to encounter with Himalayan Fauna as of Tibetan wolves, Ibex, Blue Sheep and elusive Snow Leopard whereas abundance of flora is seen in summer.

Spiti also known as Little Tibet , The topography of the Spiti is marked by high mountains and narrow rivers valleys with flat land being an uncommon occurrence. The rugged climate and high altitude makes the region somewhat difficult for human habitation . The great range of the main Himalayas in back ground, is beautiful and refreshing .
While travelling in to spiti valley you will explore the centuries old monasteries where monks practicing meditation and other monastic rituals, preserved old Stucco images, and Thangkas depicting different life stories of Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Gelug-Pa sect. People of Spiti lives with their herds of Yak, Sheep and goats. They are hospital able and are still following the century old Tibetan tradition.

Day 1: Arrival Delhi in evening
Day 2: Delhi-Manali, 560 kms. 14 hours.
Day 3: Morning arrival in Manali (2000m). and Hike.
Day 4: Manali to Lossar –Kaza (4050 mtrs.) 6 to 7 hours. over Rohtang pass(3950m) and Kunzum pass (4550m).
Day 5: Kaza to Dhankar 3,894 metres via Tabo: 63km
Day 6: Dhankar to Lalung. ( 3 800m) 4hours, trek 1.
Day 7: Lalung – Damul- Dhoksa : 4500m. 5-6h, trek 2
Day 8: Dhoksa to Langza (4100m) via Kaumic and Hikkim, 5h, trek 3
Day 9: Langza to Kibber ( 4200m ) via Tashigang and Gete. 6h, trek 4
Day 10: Kibber to Kanamo base camp. ( 4921m) 4-5 h., trek 5
Day 11 :Day to acclimatize at base camp. Trek 6
Day 12: Summit day: ( 5950m ) 6-8h. climbing day.
Day 13: Kanamo base to Kibber, 4200m, 4-5h. trek 7
Day 14: Kibber to Hansa (3 650m) 5-6h de trek, trek 8
Day 15: Hansa – Manali. 2000m. 160km 7-8h over Kunzum pass (4550m). and Rohtang (3950m).
Day 16: Manali to Delhi, 16 hours, 570 km by night volvo bus
Day 17: Arrive in Delhi and departure .

Day 1, Arrival Delhi

By evening arrival at Delhi airport, transfer to your hotel, night in hotel.

Day 2, Delhi-Manali,560 kms. 14 hours.

Day to visit old Delhi by rickshaw ride to explore the spice market and feel the real India, Visit Grand mosque and red fort, after lunch visit Gandhi Tomb and later its time to report at bus station to catch the bus for Manali at 5h30 pm. 6 pm is departure of bus.
It is an air-condition confortable bus hence we request you to keep at least one pull over or one polar jacket with you to avoid to get freeze. On the way you will have diner stop in local restaurant. Overnight in the bus.
Day 3: Morning arrival in Manali (2000m). and Hike.
Morning reached Manali, check in hotel, Visit the temple of Manu at old Manali, The Hadimba Devi temple is famous for its association with the Mahabharata temple , Shiva temple and monastery in town are main attraction, afternoon free in town, Night in hotel.

Altitude gain: 200m
Altitude drop: 200m

Dénivelé positif—200m
Dénivelé négatif -200m

Day 4: Manali to Lossar (4050 mtrs.) – Kaza (3800 m) 6 to 7 hours.

Drive along the Beas river by snake curved road to Rohtang pass (3950 mtrs) from the pass enjoy the magnificent view of the Chandra -Bhaga mountain range . Down hill drive to the Gramphu and follow the rough road towards the east along the true left bank of the Chandra opposite of river is an excellent view of upper Bara Shigri glaciers peaks culminated above 6000mtrs.
Uphill drive to the Kunzum pass (4550 mtrs.) enjoy stunning view of Himalaya, visit temple dedicated to the Goddess Kunzum Devi. Descend for next 11 kms to the first campsite before the Lossar village and further to Kaza the administrative center of Spiti. night in hotel.

Dénivelé positif—2550m
Dénivelé négatif— 250m

Day 5: Kaza to Dhankar (3894 m)via Tabo: 63km

Drive to south to visit Tabo monastery which has been founded in 996 A.D . contain exquisite frescoes and stuco statues, often called the Ajanta of Himalayas. In trans Himalayas Buddhism Tabo sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa.
Visit to Dhankar the ancient capital of the Spiti king, the most incredibly situated gompa perched high on the barren rocky mountain slopes. The sixth century Dhankar Gompa, though not well preserved still has some magnificant original Thankas and statues tucked away in dark rooms. Night in camp.

Dénivelé positif—294m
Dénivelé négatif—200m

Day 6: Dhankar to Lalung. (3 800m) 4hours, trek 1.

Take two hours of the steady trek to Dhankar lake that provide the extensive view of Surounding Himalaya including Manirang peak erected in front opposite of Lake, Further track leads by gradual descend to the Lalung, literally means ‘land of the gods , camp site is set out of village, By evening visit the village and specially donot miss to visit the Lalung monastery containing stucco images and Thankas , Monastery is founded by the great Tibetan Buddhist lotswa “ translator” the Rinchen Zangpo and belongs to the Ge-lug-pa (Gelugpa ) order of Tibetan Budhism. Night in Camp.

Dénivelé positifs : 300m
Dénivelé négatif : 100m

Day 7: Lalung – Damul- Dhoksa : 4500m. 5-6h, trek 2

Descend to the river bank, A tributary of Spiti river which flows though Lingthi valley located at the vicinity of Tibet border at its east , A steady climb of almost 3 hours by Zig-Zag trail to the Damul village, day can be scorching heat in Summer, hence you are advised to prepare for sun protection. Visit Damul Villaage, further short gradual walk of an hours or more to Dhoksa by crossing a small pass, night in camp.

Dénivelé positifs : 700m
Dénivelé négatif : 50m

Day8: Dhoksa to Langza (4100m) via Kaumic and Hikkim, 5h, trek 3

A scenic trail high over the spiti valley, after an hours of walk reach to Comic village housing one of the highest monastery of the world,. after short walk you will entre in to a rustic village of Hikkim built of mud bricks as most of the Tibetan traditional houses .Take further easy trail to Langza, a bowl shaped villages located on the foot of mount Cahu Chau kang Nilda peak also locally known as princess mountain on which the sun & moon shine. ‘here Fossil can collect in its outskirts for which Spiti is known as live museum. However millions of years ago Spit submerged under the Tethys Sea, Hence the remnants of its geological past are witnessed in the unique barren landscape and the diverse fossils which are found here.. evening stroll in the village to interact with villagers, night in camp.

Dénivelé positif : 300m
Dénivelé négatif : 500m

Day 9: Langza to Kibber ( 4200m ) via Tashigang and Gete. 6h, trek 4

Easy path leads to a cliffy patch which has become arduous and risky due to land slide caused by torrential flow of Shila Nalla ( Stream ) flowing below. However local resident repair it time to time.
Climb gradually to Tashigang village with few houses, further trail goes through the farms land grown with barley ( by which local prepare the famous Tsampa and to brew local beer called Chhang ), peas now became an additional source of income by exporting to the neighboring cities. Afternon reached at kibber with its few modern houses and a gompa on the top of village founded by Serkhang Rinpoche of
Tabo. ( can found closed ) contains the ancient Thankas and is perfect place to admire the beauty of desert landscape. Kibber has its charismatic look due to its fortified structure and is known as one of the heighest permenant habitant village among Gete and Tashigang you came to across on the way.

(If the path is not advisable to cross in that case you will be transferred by vehicle till Kye Monastery, After visiting the monastery you will start the trek and will join the route between Kibber and Gete)

Dénivelé positif : 250m
Dénivelé négatif : 150m

Day 10: Kibber to Kanamo base camp. ( 4921m) 4-5 h., trek 5

Leave to the base camp, A ,steady, gradual and level trail leads from the village of Kibber through farm land, high altitude pasture where herds of yaks can be seen grazing and rocky slope that brings to the lake formed as depository of water supplying to the village. After 4-5 hours of walk reached at campsite will be established near the Kanamo lake, night in camp.
Be Privileged of Star gazing in clear weather.

Altitude gain –515m.

Day 11 : Day to acclimatize at base camp. Trek 6

Walk around the base camp to get the better acclimatize before climbing the peak.

Day 12: Summit day: ( 5950m ) 6-8h. climbing day.

This is a special day for each of climbers which they dreamed to achieve, leave early in morning, cross the boulder and moraine patches, further on take south east ridge, while in early season there can be snow, once at the top of the peak, your dream comes true and that is the moment of joy and emotion. Climbers are rewarded by 360 degree view of Surrounding Himalayan peaks. After spending few minutes at summit, descend back to base camp, night in camp.

Altitude gain –-1189m
Altitude down–1189m

Day 13: Kanamo base to Kibber, 4200m, 4-5h. trek 7

Take same trail to get back till village, Once again be privileged by hospitality of your host. Afternoon stroll in village. Night in family house.

Day 14: Kibber to Hansa (3 650m) 5-6h de trek, trek 8
Last day of trek, after few minutes of walk path leads in to the deep gorge following the paved path to the stream bed and climb up other side to come out from the gorge, Here you will join ancient trade route that linked between India and Tibet and bit further you will reach at the famous ground called La Darcha where once barter trade festival used to held between the merchants from both the coutry India and Tibet.
Graduel long descend to Hansa high over the Spiti river projecting the view of North east of Spiti, Later afternoon reached at Hansa , after seting the camp site visit Village and its small Gompa hooked in the cliff with great importance of both Hindu and Budhist which is not often visited by tourist, night in camp

Dénivelé positif : 100m
Dénivelé négatif : 550m

Day 15: Hansa – Manali. 2000m. 160km 7-8h

Same way back to Manali over Kunzum pass (4550m). and Rohtang (3950m).

Dénivelé positif : 850m
Dénivelé négatif : 1650m

Day 16: Manali to Delhi, 16 hours, 570 km

Morning free to bind up the baggage, afternoon at 4h30-5h transfer to bus station to board your comfortable night bus to Delhi, It is an air-condition confortable bus hence we request you to keep at least one pull over or one polar jacket with you to avoid to get freeze. On the way you will have diner stop in local restaurant. Overnight in the bus.

Day 17: Arrive in Delhi and departure.

Morning between 8h-10h arrive in Delhi, Transfer to hotel, later half day sight seen to Temple of Laxminarayan, Bhai Temple, India Gate, evening after dinner transfer to the airport and board the flight to your onward destination. End of services. No room from 12 noon onward.

Cost per person : departure from 2 person onward.

Cost Include

  • Airport transfer,
  • Ground transport as per itinerary ,
  • Twin sharing room on medium class neat and clean hotel ,
  • all meals ex. Manali and Delhi, During the trek lunch packed ,
  • Transport of your baggage by vehicles, From road head to base camp and back by mule or porter.
  • twin sharing spacious tent, foam mattress, dining tent , toilet tent , camping chair ( Stool ) table ,
  • Kitchen team with all necessary items,
  • Emergency Oxygen cylinder till base camp,
  • collective climbing gear such as Ropes and Pitons.

Cost Exclude

  • Monument fees,
  • permit fee ,
  • insurance,
  • Meals in Manali,
  • Delhi and while travelling by bus between Delhi- Manali- Delhi,
  • sleeping bag,
  • personal climbing gear,
  • beverages,
  • Medical expenses and evacuation,
  • tipping,
  • loss and damage of the equipment,
  • all the expanses which are not mentioned in the include services.
  • Climbing gear as ( shoes, Crampon, Ice axe, gaiters, seat harness etc. )
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Gental InformationWhat to pack for the trip:

Acclimatization: We have planned few days of trek that allows climbers to get well acclimatized before attempting to the peak.