Black Peak Expedition

Black Peak Expedition

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Highest Points: (4700 mt)
  • Best Time: 05 May to 25 Jun,, and 15 September to 15 October the year

Kalanag or Black Peak (6387 mt) is of the major peaks in Bandarpunch mountain range,Swrgarohini Peak (6300mt) others beingBandarpunch I (6316 mt) and Bandarpunch II (White Peak) (6102 mt). It literally means “Black Cobra” face. It is close to the Ruinsara Valley Bali Pass trek areas!!.

General Info: We welcome all outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities and experience levels. You should be willing to make a commitment to push yourself to meet or exceed what you have accomplished outdoors before, and this includes attaining proper fitness and practice before the actual trekking experience. Though Physical fitness is important there is something more important than that – The will to conquer the mountain. You should be both mentally and physically prepared for the trek. Please note that the Organizers word is final to take any decision during the trek as per the situation demands in an amicable manner and there should not be any further discussion. The decision will be taken in the best interest of the team and the motto of event. Also be prepared that we would ideally want all of us to be going for the summit but based on the situations/conditions which are not in our control like weather/health/route, the team/individual might have to turn back accordingly.

Expectations and Preparation: While everyone is welcome, this trek may not be for everybody, If you don’t like climbing hills on foot, or if you are not ready to push yourself a little bit more or If you don’t like laughing, sweating, pushing yourself, getting dirty, hanging out in the wilderness with the Nature and/or experiencing levels of exhaustion at the end of an outing then this trek might not be for you.

Expectations and Preparation: While everyone is welcome, this trek may not be for everybody, If you don’t like climbing hills on foot, or if you are not ready to push yourself a little bit more or If you don’t like laughing, sweating, pushing yourself, getting dirty, hanging out in the wilderness with the Nature and/or experiencing levels of exhaustion at the end of an outing then this trek might not be for you.

The Expedition is moderate to difficult and requires good health and physical fitness, there is a need to carry out 5 km of jogging-cum-long brisk walk as well as stretching exercise for 2 to 3 weeks before the trek so that you have a pleasurable experience

Day 1: Dehradun – Taluka (1906m.)

In the morning, once there, we drive to Taluka, a small hamlet nestled in the laps of nature via Purola and Mori. We set up camp at Taluka. This is starting point of our trek. Stay overnight in tents.

Day 2: Taluka – Osla (2560m.)

The day starts with the gentle trail towards Osla. Todays trek is through beautiful forests of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows. A gradual ascent brings us to the picturesque Osla village along the swift rivulet. On arrival set campsite for overnight stay.

Day 3: Osla – Ruinsara Tal (3350m.)

Trek through along a brilliant alpine trail to reach the holy Ruinsara Lake . The views of the Swargrohini Range are particularly impressive from here.

Day 4: Ruinsara Taal – Kyarkoti (Base Camp) 3500m

Kyarkoti is situated at the base of a mountains range and is mainly a grassy patch of land with boulders around. It is surrounded by snow clad mountains on the three sides. The nearby spring make it an ideal site for our base camp. Porters are the only means of transporting our goods. Black Peak can be viewed from the base camp.

Day 5: Base Camp – Camp 1 (4600m) Load Ferry

This day we will do load ferry and establish camp 1. Camp 1 is can be reached after four hours of trekking from the base camp. After crossing a high land just next to our base camp, we will trek on grassy land with gentle down slope till we reach a spring which is dotted with boulders. After steep climbing we will reach the path which crosses through landslide region. Then we will descend one more grassy path which is followed by two patches of moraines . In the last part of trek we will have to do some easy bouldering to reach Camp 1 site. Camp 1 will be made on uneven grassy land gently sloping towards west. On the north it is flanked by a mountain. A glacier flowing east to west flanks it on other side.

Day 6: Base Camp – Camp 1 :

We will establish Camp 1 and stay there.

Day 7: Camp 1 – Camp 2 (5100m) Load Ferry

We will establish Camp 2 on a snow field after a trek of 3 hours from our Camp 1 . Black Peak will be clearly visible from the camp towards the south-east. Camp II is located at a height of 16500 ft. We will do load ferry and come back to Camp 1

Day 8: Camp 1 – Camp 2 –

We will establish camp 2 and stay there and prepare for next day load ferry

Day 9: Camp 2 – Camp 3 (5500m)

We will establish Camp 3 on a large hump of snow with Black Peak visible in the southeast direction. Camp will be at a height of approximately 18000 ft and had to be reached circumventing a number of crevasses. Towards the north we will be able see Swargarohini and towards the south stood the beautiful peak of BanderPunch. We will stay in camp 3 and will prepare for summit attempt next day.

Day 10: Camp 3 – Summit Attempt (6387m)

On the summit attempt day, we will start 2:00 Am in the morning. We will fix up a rope to negotiate an almost vertical wall of snow. We will have to negotiate a number of crevasses. The climb of 100 ft before the summit is most difficult and risky . The snow will be hard and the slope is very steep. Our lead climber will open and fix the route whole day wherever required. Finally the summit is on a ridgeline. It is flat on top. Here we are on the summit of Black Peak (kalanag) 6387m .After some photography and rest we will safely descent down to camp 3 and if possible to camp 2

Day 11: Extra Day reserved for Summit attempt.

If weather condition does not allow summit attempt on Day 12 we will have another summit attempt day.

Day 12: Move to Base camp

This day we will wind up all campsite and move to Base Camp. We will have a little Celebration.

Day 13: Base camp – Osla

This will be a 5 hours trek to reach Osla.

Day 14: Osla – Taluka – Sankri

After 4 hour of trek we will reach road head.

Day 15: Sankri – Dehradun – Delhi

This day we will drive for 8 hours to reach Dehradun. Then we will board an overnite train/ bus to New Delhi.

Black Peak Expedition

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Highest Points: (4700 mt)
  • Best Time: 05 May to 25 Jun,, and 15 September to 15 October the year

Kalanag or Black Peak (6387 mt) is of the major peaks in Bandarpunch mountain range,Swrgarohini Peak (6300mt) others beingBandarpunch I (6316 mt) and Bandarpunch II (White Peak) (6102 mt). It literally means “Black Cobra” face. It is close to the Ruinsara Valley Bali Pass trek areas!!.

General Info: We welcome all outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities and experience levels. You should be willing to make a commitment to push yourself to meet or exceed what you have accomplished outdoors before, and this includes attaining proper fitness and practice before the actual trekking experience. Though Physical fitness is important there is something more important than that – The will to conquer the mountain. You should be both mentally and physically prepared for the trek. Please note that the Organizers word is final to take any decision during the trek as per the situation demands in an amicable manner and there should not be any further discussion. The decision will be taken in the best interest of the team and the motto of event. Also be prepared that we would ideally want all of us to be going for the summit but based on the situations/conditions which are not in our control like weather/health/route, the team/individual might have to turn back accordingly.

Expectations and Preparation: While everyone is welcome, this trek may not be for everybody, If you don’t like climbing hills on foot, or if you are not ready to push yourself a little bit more or If you don’t like laughing, sweating, pushing yourself, getting dirty, hanging out in the wilderness with the Nature and/or experiencing levels of exhaustion at the end of an outing then this trek might not be for you.

Expectations and Preparation: While everyone is welcome, this trek may not be for everybody, If you don’t like climbing hills on foot, or if you are not ready to push yourself a little bit more or If you don’t like laughing, sweating, pushing yourself, getting dirty, hanging out in the wilderness with the Nature and/or experiencing levels of exhaustion at the end of an outing then this trek might not be for you.

The Expedition is moderate to difficult and requires good health and physical fitness, there is a need to carry out 5 km of jogging-cum-long brisk walk as well as stretching exercise for 2 to 3 weeks before the trek so that you have a pleasurable experience

Day 1: Dehradun – Taluka (1906m.)

In the morning, once there, we drive to Taluka, a small hamlet nestled in the laps of nature via Purola and Mori. We set up camp at Taluka. This is starting point of our trek. Stay overnight in tents.

Day 2: Taluka – Osla (2560m.)

The day starts with the gentle trail towards Osla. Todays trek is through beautiful forests of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows. A gradual ascent brings us to the picturesque Osla village along the swift rivulet. On arrival set campsite for overnight stay.

Day 3: Osla – Ruinsara Tal (3350m.)

Trek through along a brilliant alpine trail to reach the holy Ruinsara Lake . The views of the Swargrohini Range are particularly impressive from here.

Day 4: Ruinsara Taal – Kyarkoti (Base Camp) 3500m

Kyarkoti is situated at the base of a mountains range and is mainly a grassy patch of land with boulders around. It is surrounded by snow clad mountains on the three sides. The nearby spring make it an ideal site for our base camp. Porters are the only means of transporting our goods. Black Peak can be viewed from the base camp.

Day 5: Base Camp – Camp 1 (4600m) Load Ferry

This day we will do load ferry and establish camp 1. Camp 1 is can be reached after four hours of trekking from the base camp. After crossing a high land just next to our base camp, we will trek on grassy land with gentle down slope till we reach a spring which is dotted with boulders. After steep climbing we will reach the path which crosses through landslide region. Then we will descend one more grassy path which is followed by two patches of moraines . In the last part of trek we will have to do some easy bouldering to reach Camp 1 site. Camp 1 will be made on uneven grassy land gently sloping towards west. On the north it is flanked by a mountain. A glacier flowing east to west flanks it on other side.

Day 6: Base Camp – Camp 1 :

We will establish Camp 1 and stay there.

Day 7: Camp 1 – Camp 2 (5100m) Load Ferry

We will establish Camp 2 on a snow field after a trek of 3 hours from our Camp 1 . Black Peak will be clearly visible from the camp towards the south-east. Camp II is located at a height of 16500 ft. We will do load ferry and come back to Camp 1

Day 8: Camp 1 – Camp 2 –

We will establish camp 2 and stay there and prepare for next day load ferry

Day 9: Camp 2 – Camp 3 (5500m)

We will establish Camp 3 on a large hump of snow with Black Peak visible in the southeast direction. Camp will be at a height of approximately 18000 ft and had to be reached circumventing a number of crevasses. Towards the north we will be able see Swargarohini and towards the south stood the beautiful peak of BanderPunch. We will stay in camp 3 and will prepare for summit attempt next day.

Day 10: Camp 3 – Summit Attempt (6387m)

On the summit attempt day, we will start 2:00 Am in the morning. We will fix up a rope to negotiate an almost vertical wall of snow. We will have to negotiate a number of crevasses. The climb of 100 ft before the summit is most difficult and risky . The snow will be hard and the slope is very steep. Our lead climber will open and fix the route whole day wherever required. Finally the summit is on a ridgeline. It is flat on top. Here we are on the summit of Black Peak (kalanag) 6387m .After some photography and rest we will safely descent down to camp 3 and if possible to camp 2

Day 11: Extra Day reserved for Summit attempt.

If weather condition does not allow summit attempt on Day 12 we will have another summit attempt day.

Day 12: Move to Base camp

This day we will wind up all campsite and move to Base Camp. We will have a little Celebration.

Day 13: Base camp – Osla

This will be a 5 hours trek to reach Osla.

Day 14: Osla – Taluka – Sankri

After 4 hour of trek we will reach road head.

Day 15: Sankri – Dehradun – Delhi

This day we will drive for 8 hours to reach Dehradun. Then we will board an overnite train/ bus to New Delhi.