Kanamo Peak Trek

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Region :- Himachal Pradesh
Duration :- 7 Days
Grade :- Moderate
Max Altitude :- 19,553 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 27 Kms.

Opening up a brilliant view of the Kinnaur Lahaul Spiti area from a height of 19, 600 feet, Kanamo Peak is a fascinating trek. It offers a different quality of the Himalayas—arid mountain deserts and sparse vegetation with only a touch of snow in the summit stretch.

On the way you will stop at exotic villages of Spiti and get to experience the delights of their harvest season in August. The villages on the Kaza to Kibber stretch are famous for growing sweet green peas and the lush green patches of pea fields amidst the mountain desert is a sight to behold!

Another highlight of this trek is the mixed ground of snow and boulder moraine or scree. This makes for a loose base and a precarious trek. You can overcome the risks with a little support from your trek guide and by learning the trick of walking with big and bold steps. Though you are not likely to find deep snow in Kanamo in August until the summit climbing stretch, strong advice goes for carrying crampons and other snow trekking essentials.

The Kanamo Peak Trek demands a good level of fitness and a few high-altitude treks to the trekker’s credits. We have made this trip agreeable with an entire day for acclimatization and rest at the base camp, but nothing can make up for faltering fitness.

Start following a health regime as per our guide for difficult level treks at least three months prior to the trip.

Brief Itinerary
Day 1:- Manali to Kaza,
Altitude-12, 470 ft.
early morning drive (6 am)
6 hour drive
Self paid transportation
Stay in guest house
Local market and network available
Day 2:- Kaza to Kibber
Altitude- 14, 010 ft.
1 hour drive
Visit Key monastery
Stay in guest house
Day 3:- Acclimatization day at Kibber

Day 4:- Kibber to Kanamo Base Camp
Altitude- 15,748 ft
6-7 hr trek with packed lunch on the way
Accommodation in tent
It’s a moderately difficult level climb, the ascent goes steeply for the first 4 hours after this, the path evens out to a flat walk, followed by a short while of gradual ascent
There are no water points on the way, so, carry 2 liters of water or ORS drink
Day 5:- Base Camp to Kanamo Peak
Altitude- 19, 553 ft
Continuous ascent, 4 hour of steep climb, the ground is completely filled with scree while higher up you will find scree mixed with snow, the descent is of 2.5-3 hour<
Make sure to carry 3 liter of drinking water, because there are no water point on the way
Day 6:- Kanamo Base camp to Kaza via Kibber
Altitude: 12, 470 ft
Gradual descending trail to Kaza
6 hour journey including the trek to Kibber from Kanamo base camp and the drive to Kaza from Kibber
Carry sufficient water for the trek
Accommodation in guest house
Day 7:- Drive to Manali
You’ll reach Manali between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You can book your travel any time after 7:30 pm.
Who Can Go:-

Here are the fitness criteria one has to match absolutely for conquering Kanamo Peak with us:

Experience of any high altitude trek at least 1 trek.
The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
A goods carrying benchmark relevant in this expedition, the climber should be able to carry a 10 to 15 kg expedition bag pack.
Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have these conditions mentioned above.
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1:-(Manali to Kaza)

You will take you by the road to Spiti from Manali. There is always a possibility of getting caught up in traffic snags on this otherwise beautiful road especially around Rohtang Pass from where a spectacular view of could be found. The Manali-Leh highway offers interesting vistas of arid mountains throughout the journey but disappoints travelers with ill-maintained, rutted roads. Our advice—reach one day early in Manali and start off at dawn to enjoy the scenic route devoid of traffic. On reaching Gramphu, you would be directed towards Kaza road leading to our first stop.

Crossing Batal, you will be ushered into Spiti Valley. Picturesque villages surrounded by green patches of agricultural fields are a treat to the eyes and this view will remain with you till Kaza at the height of 11,980 feet. Here we will stop for the night at a guest house. Dinner will be served from the TTH house.

Day 2:- Kaza to Kibber

We will take you on an hour’s drive from Kaza to Kibber situated at an altitude of 14,108 feet. Boarding here will be provided at a guest house in the village neighborhood. Zigzagging through the cold deserts you will reach the village by lunchtime. The rest of the day could be spent exploring cultural sites in and around. The ancient Key Gompa is situated in Kaza.

The Monastery’s high reaches offer you a great view of the surrounding valley and the Spiti River flows by silently many feet below.

Spend your hours in the shadowy alcoves of the monastery in company of the monks, going over prayer verses hidden in olden artifacts and manuscripts. Giving you the first taste of the rocky terrain of the mountain desert, an acclimatization walk will be conducted in the afternoon and the evening reserved for exploring village life.

Day 3:- Acclimatization Stay

To prepare you for the heights, this day will be kept for acclimatization in Kibber situated at an altitude of 14,108 ft.

Day 4:-Kibber to Kanamo Base Camp

The dry grass and desert valley of Kibber offers a challenging trek on this day. Continuous ascent for the first 3 hours will be followed by a slow descent on a total 6-7 hour trek. The trail goes through a number of small villages with flourishing harvest fields and a couple of mountain lakes which are the main source of water in Kaza town. The path is filled with a variety of flowers among which the beautiful Brahma Kamal deserves a special mention.

Pay attention to your water supply on this day, making sure to carry at least 2 liters. The lakes on passage are the only drinkable water source that you could find.

At the height of 15,748 feet in the Kanamo Peak base camp, close to the Kanamo Lake, you will be resting for the night.

Day 5:- Kanamo Base Camp to Kanamo Peak and back to Base Camp

Your ascent summit-ward will begin at the break of dawn as the sky slowly comes to light and the mountain ranges all around emerge from the darkness. The cold is something to be aware of in these wee hours of the morning, so, you must layer up wisely. To guard yourself from the bitter wind, wear bacalavas. Today, you will be given packed breakfast and lunch to be had stopping on the way at a favorable hour.

Loose stone chips fill up the whole trail and in the last phase snow will be found. In this scenario, stepping with a firm toehold is very important; the trick is to take large and careful steps. Avoid falling with support from your trek guide. The trek to summit is mixed with parts of sheer ascent and relaxing flat walk. In the ascent of 7 hour, the last 3 hour stretch will be a snow climb, be prepared for this with crampons. You will find a surface of scree and snow and as you go higher up, the snow will deepen.

Get ready for a spellbinding view of the Greater Himalayas from Kanamo top. An interesting bird’s eye view of the entire Kinnaur-Lahaul-Spiti territory will welcome you. The renowned passes—Parang La and Pin Parvati can be seen clearly at a distance. To the back of Kanamo you will find a massive glacier and snow on the nearby peaks.

The Kanamo summit is expected to remain free of extreme snow, but you must be careful to prepare adequately for the last phase of snow mixed scree.

The descent to base camp will be relatively easy and take lesser time, approximately 5 hour.

Day 6:- Base Camp to Kaza via Kibber

This day, after breakfast you will be trekking your way back to Kibber, stopping for lunch here followed by a drive back to Kaza. The path is full of scenic brilliance with a magnetic backdrop of the mountains left behind.

Day 7:- Kaza to Manali

The way back to Manali will be by the familiar road, the drive starting at 4 am in the morning. Transportation will be exclusive of our charges. You’ll reach Manali between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You can book your travel any time after 7:30 pm.

How to Reach

By Air :-
Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.

By Road:-
Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 – 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in . Tip: Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Manali to Delhi

Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.

Cost Terms
Inclusions :-
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping).
2. Meals Kaza to Kaza (Veg.).
3. Transport Kaza to Kibber and return.
4. Trek equipment’s. Sleeping bag, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattress, crampon.
5. Two night accommodation in Kaza on Day 1 and Day 6 (As per itinerary) twin/triple sharing.
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
7. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
8.Entry Permits

Exclusions :-
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Porter/Mule to carry personal luggage.
3. Insurance.
4. Hotel accommodation in Manali.
5. Transport Manali to Kaza and return.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Note : Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 800/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 1000/- if you inform us after reaching Kaza
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee: The fee can be paid by online transfer/check deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

When to book:
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)

In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: –

Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek
Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund
(Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)

Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.

1)- Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
2)- In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH.
3)- TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.