Black Peak Expedition

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Duration

15D/14N

Height

20,900Ft

Distance

96kms

Pick Up & Drop

Dehradun

Overview

Black point, also known as Kalanag Peak, is the tallest point in the Saraswati mountain range. The mountain is given the name Kalanag because the top of the mountain resembles the form of a cobra; hence, the peak is referred to as Kalanag or a Black peak. Due to the fact that the peak is the most difficult one, only experienced climbers are able to traverse this path before reaching Black peak. Nestled at an elevation of 20,960 feet above sea level. The Bandarpunch massif is comprised of a number of peaks, but the most prominent one is Black Peak. JMT Gibson was the first person to be successful in climbing the Black peak in 1955. The mountain is located in close proximity to Ruinsara Valley. In the vicinity of Govind National Park, you’ll find Black Peak, which is famous for the wide variety of flora and animals that it contains. The spectacular summit is surrounded by a variety of landscape features, including pine woods, moraine ridges, glaciers, and alpine meadows.

Highlights

Trek Plan

From Dehradun to Sankri

 

Pickup from Dehradun in the morning for a 240 km (10 hours) lengthy but beautiful trip to Sankri through Mussoorie, Barkot, Purola, Mori, and Netwar along the Tons River. Located in the Uttarkashi district, on the slopes of the Himalayas, lies the peaceful village- Sankri. In addition to several other well-known treks, like the Kedarkantha Trek, Har ki Dun, Rupin Pass, Bali Pass, and countless more, this modest community serves as the base camp for these renowned treks. At an elevation of 6,400 feet above sea level, this community is situated within the Govind wildlife sanctuary. It is an ideal spot for those seeking a serene mountain vacation or those who are adventurous. This location has a breathtaking view of the Himalayas and a wealth of cultural heritage, thanks to its wooden construction. Spend the night in Sankri and have dinner there.

From Sankri to Osla

 

Today morning, after breakfast, In order to reach Osla from Sankri, you will have to trek roughly 26 km, during which time you will pass through verdant woods, meadows, and streams. The route is well defined and travels through picturesque settings, providing beautiful views of the mountains that are located in the surrounding area. You should make sure that you have adequate water, food, and basic hiking equipment with you on your adventure.

From Osla to Ruinsara Tal

After eating breakfast, begin your journey  to Ruinsara tal, which is located 18 km away. About four to five hours will be required. It is planned to establish up camp along the banks of the Supin River. The evening and night were spent in tents.

From Ruinsara tal to Kyarkoti Base camp

 

While you are making your way from Ruinsara Tal to Kyarkoti Base Camp, the magnificent peak of Black Peak will come into view right before your eyes. A spring may be found next to Kyarkoti, which is a huge meadow that is bordered by stones and mountains that are covered in snow. At this point in the journey, you will have the opportunity to see the majestic Black Peak, which is your final objective, standing tall in front of you.

Rest and acclimatization day

 

The purpose of this day is to acclimatise, practise wearing snow boots with crampons, train and utilise all of the climbing equipment that will be used on the day of the summit.

From Kyarkoti to Summit attempt

There is a continual reworking of plans to accommodate the current circumstance since high-altitude conditions are unpredictable. Timetables that are set for each day are so difficult to provide. Standard acclimatisation procedures for high-altitude excursions involve rotating between camps, which is essentially included into the timetable. Advanced Base Camp (4,600 m), Camp 1 (5,100 m), and Summit Camp (5,500 m) are the three camps that follow base camp on Black Peak.

Due to the need of a strict acclimatisation regimen for ascents to high altitudes, expeditions often use the strategy of camp rotation to better adjust to the environment. The best guideline for survival at that height is “climb high, sleep low,” so we follow that principle and walk back and forth between campsites. In particular, we do two passes through Black Peak. The first is making our way to the next camp, dropping off our belongings, and then making our way back down to the lower campground for the night. After returning to the campground the next day, we set up tents to fill the space where we had previously stored our belongings. This accomplishes three goals at once. To start, instead of lugging about a tonne of gear on a single excursion, split your weight across two days. Secondly, by not forcing the organism to adapt too quickly, it provides it more time to adjust to the higher altitude environment, increasing the likelihood that it will survive. Thirdly, if you climb the same route over and over again, you’ll eventually get better at it since you’ll have honed your technique, skill, and adaptability.

Proper acclimatisation, rotation rounds, rest days, and the option of two summit attempts in inclement weather will be included during the whole trip.

Starting from Base Camp (3,820M) and continuing to Advanced Base Camp (4600M): Going from Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp is quite an ascent, but it serves as a decent warmup for the peak’s slopes and terrain. The route begins in grasslands, continues across a bouldery portion, and then climbs steeply past a small landslide-prone stretch, into moraine-rich ground, and finally onto a glacier. Estimated time for the climb: four to five hours.

Camp 1 (5,100M) to Advanced Base Camp (4,600M): Moraines, glaciers, and ice make up the landscape, much like the one we left yesterday. The second time around, you’ll start to notice that things are simpler.

Travelling from Camp 1 (5,100M) to Summit Camp (5,500M): We have now entered a landscape ripe with open and concealed crevasses, while to the north we can see the towering Swargarohini and to the south, Bandarpooch. In order to reach the summit, you must gradually adjust to the surrounding environment, terrain, and obstacles.

Early in the morning, we set out for the summit, which is 6,387 metres higher than Summit Camp, which is 5,500 metres higher. As a result, the nighttime chill and strong gusts from above provide an obvious obstacle. The ascent to the peak is not without its difficulties, since it requires scaling ice cliffs that are 75–85 feet high and with gradients of 70–75 degrees. Climbing these portions till we reach the ridgeline will involve using fixed ropes and jumars. Contrary to its severe inclines, Black Peak’s peak is quite level. Within seven or eight hours, we want to be at the pinnacle of this breathtaking mountain. Then, as quickly as possible, we will begin our descent, racing to get to our tents before the snow becomes too unstable. Remember to exercise extreme caution on your way down, for descends are known to be more ruthless than ascends.

With our first summit attempt on Day 10, we aim to reach down to Base Camp by Day 11, Ruinsara Tal by Day 12, Seema by Day 13 so as to drive back to Sankri, our trail head, by Day 14.

From Sankri to Dehradun

Today after breakfast, we will depart for Dehradun and will reach there in the evening. After reaching Dehradun our expedition journey ends. Every trekker can plan further days accordingly.

Reserve Day

This day is kept as a reserve day for any bad weather, bad conditions or any xyz reasons.

What’s Included

What’s Excluded

Things To Carry

When embarking on a trek with Global Events Travels, there are certain items you need to bring yourself. These are divided into five categories: Trekking Gear, Footwear, Clothing, Toiletries,
Utensils, and Miscellaneous. All items listed are essential, unless marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Rucksack with rain cover
  • Day pack bag, Recommended for treks with a summit day
  • Head torch with spare batteries
  • UV protection sunglasses
  • Water bottles: Two 1-liter bottles

Footwear

  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes: 1 pair
  • Lightweight slippers or sandals: 1 pair
    Clothing
  • Quick-dry warm lower or track pants: 2
  • Full-sleeve T-shirts/sweatshirts: 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Thick woolen socks: 1 pair for every 2 days of trekking
  • Thermal body warmer (upper & lower): 1 set
  • Undergarments: 1 for each day of trekking
  • Warm jacket (closed at wrist & neck): 1
  • Full-sleeve sweater: 1
  • Rainwear (jacket & pants): 1 set
  • Waterproof, warm gloves: 1 pair
  • Woolen cap**: 1
  • Sun-shielding hat: 1

Toiletries

  • Personal toiletries kit: Small towel, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush,
    toothpaste, cold cream, etc.
  • Sunscreen lotion: Small pack
  • Lip balm: Small pack

Utensils

  • Small, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box: 1
  • Plate: 1
  • Spoon: 1
  • Tea/coffee mug (plastic): 1

Miscellaneous

  • Camera: (Optional)
  • Personal medicines: Bring plenty if needed; consult your doctor before the trek.
  • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars (Optional)

FAQ's

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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast

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