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Chitkul to Harsil trek via Lamkhaga pass (5,284 m).

on Jan 19, 2016

8-Days trek in Garhwal & Kumaon Himalaya. Trekking will start from Chitkul & ends at Harsil (uttarakhand). It is a fairly remote trek and is now regarded as the classic route from Gangotri to Kinnaur, which was first crossed by Marco Pallis in 1933. The trek can be done from either side.

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.

Itinerary: 12 Days.

Grade : Strenuous.

Maximum Altitude: 17,336 ft (5,284 m).

Brief itinerary:
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Day 1: Departure from Kolkata to Delhi (Rajdhani Mail).
Day   2: Arrive Delhi, Excursion around Delhi & Lunch at Delhi Nizam Palace. Delhi – Shimla AC-Volvo bus.
Day  3: Arrive Shimla at early morning and after breakfast leave for Chitkul via Sangla.

Trek Starts :-
Day  4: Chitkul (3435 meter) to Nagasthi – Rani Kanda (3700 meter) ?10 km 5 hr trek .

Day  5: Rani Kanda to Dumti (4050 meter) – 9 km/5 hr trek.

Day  6: Dumti to Gundar (4450 meter) – 15km/7 hr trek

Day  7: Gundar (4400 mts) to Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp (4400 meter)

Day  8: Lamkhaga Pass BC to Base Camp 2 (Kinnaur)

Day  9: Lamkhaga Pass BC(Kinnaur) to Lamkhaga Pass BC (Gangotri Side) via Lamkhaga Pass (5282 mts/17320 ft) / 14432 ft) 11 km/6 – 7 hr trek

Day  10: Lamkhaga Pass Base Camp to Kyarkoti (3820 meter) – 16 km/7 – 8 hr trek

Day  11: Kyarkoti to Harsil (2400 meter) – 14 km/6-7 hr trek

Day  12: Harsil to Haridwar via Mussouri. And arrive Delhi from Haridwar by train.
Day  13: Reach Kolkata By train/flight from Haridwar/Delhi.

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