Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 16 Days
Grade :- Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude :- 21,260 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 40 Kms.
Black Peak Expedition which is known as Kalanag Expedition. It is one of the best expeditions which has become most preferred expedition today.
Climbing this mountain is everyone’s dream. It’s is situated in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. This is connected Swargarohini peak and Bandarpoonch. The height of this peak is 6387 Meter
The expedition starts from base camp Sankri. Ruinsara Tal and kyarkoti is the base camp of this trek. Its look like the Snake shape due to slope in front the snow does not stop. That’s why it looks black from the front. This is why it is called Kalanag peak.
The Black Peak Expedition in the local dialect is known as “Kala Nag” it is named so because top part of this peak resembles Black Cobra.
This is the highest peak in Saraswati Mountain Range Bandarpoonch at an altitude of 6,387 meters, near Ruinsara valley. Other peaks are Bandarpoonch (I) (6316 m) and Hanuman Parvat (Bandarpoonch II) (6,102 m).
Here together with Swargarohini and Bandarpoonch creates a beautiful mountain range. This expedition becomes more popular.
Who wants to climb the Mount Everest, it is very important that they have to do it first for experience and to increase the confidence level.
You come base camp Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri)
This trek come under Govind Wildlife Sanctuary National park in Uttarkashi district Uttarakhand. No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate and desirable soothing green meadow.
So, what else can be better than spending some days here in the serenity! This expedition starts from base camp and you will go through Taluka, Osla, Devsu Bugyal and Runsar tal .
On the way of Devsu Bugyal you see beautiful flowers and different types flora and fauna, and different types animals like snow leopard, goat etc.
The Climb is Technical in Black Peak Expedition
En route cross glaciers and tree lines, the challenges are – 75 feet ice wall and a gradient of 70 degree. You have to technically cross the summit, it is only chosen by the professional climbers to scale the top and for adventurous sojourn.
Key Points of Black Peak Expedition
Level: – Technical, Difficult, or Challenging
During the trek, proper conditioning & training of body is required.
In addition, need of proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
Furthermore, shoes are the single most important equipment.
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
In addition, the backpack should not exceed 15 kg.
Alcohol and smoking is not allowed in during the Expedition
need to proper knowledge of technical claiming equipment
Key Points of Black Peak Expedition
Duration: –15 Nights 16 Days – from Dehradun to Dehradun
Base camp: – Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri)
Temperature: – Day (5°C to 8 °C) Night (-2° C to 6° C) Night (-2° C to -10° C , Above
Black Peak – Altitude: – 6,387 Meter
Best Time: – After 2nd week of May, June, September, and October
Expedition Level: – Technical, Difficult, or Challenging
Group Size: – Need to Minimum Group sized 4 people maximum 10 people
Day1 – Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri) – 210 Km (8/9 Hours (1920 Meters)
Day2 – Trek from Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri) to taluka by taxi – 11 km same day trek to Cheludgad camp (15 km) (4/5 Hours) (2600 Meters)
Day3 – Trek from Cheludgad camp to Devsu Bugyal (07 km) (3/4 Hours) (2890 Meters)
Day4 – Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Tal (12 km) (5/6 Hours) (3500 Meters)
Day5 – Trek from Ruinsara Lake to Kyarkoti (Base Camp) (7 km) (5/6 hours) (3900 m)
Day6 – Rest Day for Acclimatization
Day7– Base Camp to Advance Base Camp and back (4600 m) (Load Ferry)
Day8– Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5500 m)
Day9 – Summit Camp to Summit attempt (6387 m)
Day10 – and Day 11 are reserved for Summit
Day12 – Summit Camp to Base Camp (descend) Kyarkoti camp
Day13–Trek from Kyarkoti camp to Ruinsara Lake
Day14–Trek from Ruinsara Lake to Cheludgad camp
Day15 – Trek from Cheludgad camp to Taluka (13 km) same day drive to Sankri
Day16– Trek from Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km) (8/9 hours)
Things to carry
- Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Litres)
• Trekking Shoes
• Trekking Pole
• LED Torch
• One Water Bottle (one litre)
• Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
• Trekking Jacket
• Three (Five in winter) Warm Layers
• Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)
• Two collared t-shirts
• Sunscreeen Lotion (SPF 50/70)
• Lip Balm (SPF 30)
• Sun cap
• Synthetic hand gloves
• Two pair of Socks
• Daypack (20 litres), if you opt to offload your backpack
• Plastic cover (for wet clothes)
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving license or voters ID)
Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
Forest Permit and entrance fee including camping charges
Accommodation in Hotel; Gangotri
Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
Expertise Trek Leader, fluent in English and Hindi certified in basic and advance, Search & Rescue , Method of Instructions mountaineering courses from NIM, IMF or Hanifl Centre outdoor Education
Experienced local guide and Sherpa, permanent technical guide
High quality camping tents, sleeping bags, mattress liner etc
Gaiters, Koflach Climbing shoes
Ice Axe, Screw gate
Carabineers, rock pitons, ice pitons, snow stakes
Rescue Ropes, Climbing Ropes, Snow bar
Harness, Descended, Ascender, figure of 8, Ice Screw
Radio Willkie Talkie for Communication
Items that is not included in the cost of tour price.
Personal toiletry Items
Trekker carry your Photo ID , Adhar card , Passport , Visa , Medical certificate , Declaration from for entry at forest check posts on the trek it is very important.