LAMKHAGA PASS TREK
The Lamkhaga Pass, which connects northeastern Garhwal to Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh, is surrounded by a tantalizing landscape of snow and mountains, and an air of mystery. The long and, at times, treacherous trek to the pass involves steep ascents over scree and ice, and precarious crossings of glaciers and streams. The trail gains over 8,000ft in the space of a few days - from Harsil at 9,000ft to 17,335ft at the pass. The rewards, though, are many - lush green valleys, stunning vistas of towering peaks and lakes, glaciers and enormous fields of snow. Our start point of this trek Harsil is a beautiful spot to see the colors of the nature. The walks, picnics and trek lead one to undiscovered stretches of green, grassy land. Harsil is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Sighting here includes the Wilson Cottage, built in 1864 and Sat Tal (seven Lakes).
The adventurous tourists have the choice to set off on various treks that introduces them to beautiful meadows, waterfalls and valleys. Situated amidst the incredible beauty of mountain peaks, Harsil is counted amongst some of the most beautiful places in the Garhwal region.
Day 01: Rishikesh to Uttarkashi:
Morning after breakfast proceed for Uttarkashi (1150 mts), which takes 6 hrs. Upon arrival check-in at GMVN hotel. After lunch visit NIM (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering) Institute & Museum.
Day 02: Uttarkashi to Gangotri to Harsil:
In the morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri via Harsil. On arrival visit the holiest temple and later drive back to Harsil for overnight stay.
Harsil is a beautiful spot to see the colors of the nature. The walks, picnics and trek lead one to undiscovered stretches of green, grassy land. The adventurous tourists have the choice to set off on various treks that introduces them to beautiful meadows, waterfalls and valleys. Situated amidst the incredible beauty of mountain peaks, Harsil is counted amongst some of the most beautiful places in the Garhwal region.
Day 03: Harsil to Kyarkoti:
In the morning we will start our trek up to Kyarkoti via dense forest, water falls and much more. On arrival at Kyarkoti, we will set out our tent in the meadow. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 04: Kyarkoti to Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp:
Today we will trek up to Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp. The trek is ascending and we will enter in to narrow valley. On arrival we will pitch our tents at the base of the pass. Dinner and overnight stay at camp.
Day 05: Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp Over Lamkhaga Pass (5280 mts/17320 ft) to Gundar (4400 mts/14432 ft):
The day is tough and technical. We will trek through the rough boulders to cross the Lamkhaga Pass (5280 mts/17320 ft) and after few hours we will reach Gundar. On arrival pitch the tents for overnight stay.
Day 06: Gundar to Dumti:
In the morning we will trek up to Dumti. The trek is upwards and downwards. On arrival at Dumti set out camp for overnight stay.
Day 07: Dumti to Rani Kanda:
The day is full of scenic beauty and you will trek through the meadow, water falls and much more. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 08: Rani Kanda to Chitkul to Sangla:
Today is the last day for our trek. This is an easy day for the trek up to Chitkul. Dinner and overnight stay at camp at Sangla.
Chitkul (3450 mts/11316 ft) is the last and highest village in the Baspa valley. It is situated on the right bank of Baspa River. There is a road along the left bank from Karcham. There are 3 temples of local goddess Mathi, the main ones are said to have been constructed about 500 years ago...
Sangla is situated on the right bank of Baspa River. The natural scenery all around and the eternal snow view are picturesque and charming. It is also known as Baspa Valley since Baspa River flows through this area. This is the most charming valley in the entire District of Kinnaur.
Day 09: Sangla :
The day is for relaxed or one can explore the Sangla Valley. Sangla is a small village, surrounded by high mountains & well known for trout fishing. The Kinnar Kailash mountain peak tower over Sangla valley. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
Day 10: Sangla to Shimla (260 kms/ 8-9 hrs):
In the morning after breakfast drive to Shimla. The road passes through some breathtaking scenery & very high mountains & a furious Satluj river. It is all awe inspiring - Mother Nature at its glorious best! Arrival at Shimla by late evening. Upon arrival check into hotel for overnight stay.
Full day sightseeing to include visit to The Vice Regal Lodge (1888), built for Lord Duffrin & designed by Henry Irwin + Capt. HH Cole in an Elizabethan or English Renaissance Style; The Christ Church (1844), the oldest in India, designed by Col. JT Boileau & consecrated in 1857 & later extended with the addition of a clock + porch. Lockwood Kipling, father of Rudyard, designed the original chancel window. Walking on the Mall, you come to the library, designed by James Ransome. All the walks are lined with magnificent pines & cedars, giving a beautifully fresh scent to the air. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 11: Shimla to Rishieksh:
In the morning drive to rishikesh via chandigarh. Trip End.