Black Peak, otherwise known as Kalanag Peak, stands tall at an elevation of 6387 meters. Dominating the entire Bandarpunch massif, it is proudly known as the highest peak of its siblings. Resembling a Black Cobra, it is referred to as ‘Kalanag’ in the local language. Black Peak is a moderate level technical peak where only the summit part is technical and often chosen by moderate to professional climbers for an adventurous record. It’s one to cross off the bucket list! Along the journey, you will cross tree lines and glaciers. The summit has a gradient of around 70 degrees, an enormous, demanding ice wall of an approximately 75 feet. Being the highest the peak this itinerary will demand true grit and reward you with magnificent views of the entire Bandarpunch family.
Range : Uttarakhand
Duration : 13 Night / 14 Days.
Level: major mountain Expedition
Grade : Challenging
Package : Rs 70,000 per person
Rs 60,000 per person
(Base camp to Base camp + 5% GST)
All you need for a trek is the passion to do it and embrace the odds that come by and challenge yourself to achieve that sense of achievement.
Black Peak Expedition is doable for the beginner Trekker as well, while the following basic fitness level is required to attempt Black Peak Expedition.
1. Able to cover 5km in 45 minutes without stress.
2. Able to carry 10kg weighing backpack.
3. The trekker should not have following problems a) Heart Problems b) Asthma or any breathing problem c) High Blood pressure d) Epilepsy e) Being Lazy: P It’s the biggest problem in a trek.
* Providing three meals a day snacks, tea, coffee, soup and in food we try to keep lot to healthy vegetables and fruits in Indian, Chinese and western meals.
* Dry fruits/Energy bars and Energy drinks for your trek.
* Accommodation in tents on 2/3 person sharing basis.
* Sleeping bags.
* Toilet tents for ladies and gents separately.
* Dining Tent.
* Trekking equipment (if required).
* Expert Trek leaders.
* Support Staff.
* First Aid kit.
* Diamox (10 tabs) to prevent AMS.
* Crocin (Fever.
* Avomine (4tabs).
* Avil 25g (4tabs).
* Combiflam (4tabs).
* Disprin (6tabs).
* Norflox TZ &Lomofen (6 tabs).
* Digene (10 tabs).
* Omez/Rantadine (10 tabs).
* Crape Bandage (3-5 m).
* Gauge (1 small).
* Bandage (10 strips).
* cotton (1 small roll).
* Ors (10 packts).
* Betadine or any antiseptic cream.
* Moov/Volini spray.
* Waterproof over trousers and waterproof Jacket.
* Trekking Gaiters.
* Comfortable Backpack with good back support and accessibility (easy access).
* Backpack Rain cover.
* Hiking Pole.
* Good stretchable and Quick-dry Trek Pants.
* Light and warm base layer (Preferably Merino wool. It can be used over a long period of time and stinks less).
* Warm and waterproof Jacket (Preferably Down Jacket with one extra layer for waterproofing).
* Fleece for layer 2.
* Warm Socks (Preferably Merino wool. It can be used over a long period of time and stinks less).
* Trekking shoe with good grip, traction and a very good non-compressible mid-sole.
* Polarised Sunglasses.
* Warm hat.
* Small Daypack.
* Energy bars.
* 2 water bottles 1 litre each.
Day 01 : Dehradun to Talukai.
Day 02 : Taluka to Osla.
Day 03 : Osla to Ruinsara Tal.
Day 04 : Ruinsara Taal - Kyarkoti.
Day 05 : Base Camp to Advance Base Camp.
Day 06 : Advance Base Camp to Camp 1.
Day 07 : Advance Base Camp to Camp 1.
Day 08 : Camp 1 to Summit Camp.
Day 09 : Summit Camp to Summit Attempt.
Day 10 : Summit Camp to Basecamp.
Day 11 : Rest day at Base Camp.
Day 12 : Base camp to Osla.
Day 13 : Osla to Taluka and onwards to Sankri.
Day 14 : Sankri to Dehradun.
After breakfast, we will complete any final preparations and begin the eight-hour drive marking the beginning of our journey towards Black Peak. Reaching Talukai, Here we will set up camp for the night.
Wake up early in excitement to begin our expedition which we start with a small religious ceremony receiving the blessings of the mountain gods. Today is an easy trail which passes through a beautiful forest sighting small villages of Uttarakhand, and makes our way to Osla (2560 m). The route is famous for its abundance of walnut trees. After a gradual ascent, we will reach the village of Osla where we set up our camp for the night.
Wake up early with a cup of chai in the picturesque village of Osla. Today we trek through alpine trails to reach the holy Ruinsara Lake. Beautiful, with mesmerizing views of Swargarohini Peaks we will be setting up camp for the night at Ruinsara (3350m), a beautiful campsite with landscapes and mountain farming..
We leave our Ruinsara camp to reach our base for the Black Peak expedition. Our summit is quite visible from base camp, which gives us an amazing incentive to power on. Kyarkoti is predominantly a grassy patch surrounded by boulders and snow clad mountains on all sides. Kyarkoti (3500m) is the perfect place to act as Base Camp where we can practice our mountaineering techniques and plan our journey further. WPA team will analyze the weather prepare the group for the following days.
Today we will load ferry to the Camp 1 (4600m), where we shift the essential luggage and understand the further gradient. Our technical guide will analyse the route and environment. We will partially setup the Camp 1 and head back to Base Camp for the night, also aiding the acclimatization process.
Today we will load the ferry to Camp 1 where we carry our essential luggage and understand the further gradient. Approximately three hours. From here, Black Peak is clearly visible from the camp towards the south-east. Our technical guide will analyze the route and environment. We will partially setup the Camp 1 and head back to ABC for the overnight stay.
Today we will repeat climbing the same route to setup our Camp 1 where we stay for the night.
It’s always exciting to reach Summit Camp (5500m) – and today we shall! Just three hours hiking today will take us to our summit camp. Reaching the camp at lunch, we will get an early night as we’ll need to be up just after midnight to begin our summit.
Wake up just after midnight, so after a cup of hot chai, we will begin our summit attempt to Mt Black Peak (6387m). At night the snow is hard enough to walk at a reasonable pace and without that extra care. A gradual to steep climb, reaching the summit can take anywhere between 7 to 8 hours. After a mandatory photo opp and celebration at the top, we will begin our descent so as to not spend too much time at this extreme altitude. Enjoy this evening at leisure and revel in the comradery with your fellow campmates.
After the successful summit to Black Peak, we will return to base camp, where we share our experiences with the group. White Peaks Adventures team will complete a de briefing on the expedition.
Spend the day at your leisure at Base Camp and celebrate the success of expedition!
Today we continue our descent from base camp to village of Osla (approx. five hours) where we will spend the night. Explore the village and experience the slow pace of mountain rural life.
Overnight at Sankri.
Sankri marks the end of our trek. From here will continue by road to Dehradun. Approx. 8-9 hours.
At an altitude of 6387 M/ 20960 FT, Black Peak is the highest peak in the Saraswati mountain range near Ruinsara Valley of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. In the local dialect, Black Peak means “Kalanag” since the top part of the peak resembles a Black Cobra. It is the most dominating peak of the entire Bandarpunch massif. Providing a gradual climb from the Southern side eventually leading to a very steep summit climb with a near 70-degree incline and a 75 feet ice wall, the climb to the summit of Black Peak is challenging and technical. It is only chosen by professional climbers for an adventure of a lifetime. Black peak is located in the Govind National Park area known for its diverse flora and fauna. The trail leading to the mountain is blessed with magnificent alpine meadows, pine forests, moraine ridges, boulders, and glacier basins. Being the highest peak in the range amongst Saraswati Devi Parvat (Bandarpunch I, 6316 m) and Hanuman Parvat (White Peak or Bandarpunch II, 6102 m), to reach the zenith of the Black Peak will take a lot of effort and experience testing your limits but rewarding you with unparalleled views of the full Bandarpunch family, a milestone for any aspiring trekker and mountaineer.
Hire a cab from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 4 hours. NH-72A from Chhutmalpur to Dehradun is the best route you may take. The cost of cab ranges from INR 9 to INR 97 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and groups.
Take a direct bus from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 6 hours. Deluxe, Volvo, semi-deluxe and ordinary Uttarakhand State buses depart every hour from ISBT, Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. There is also an overnight deluxe A/C service run by Uttarakhand Tourism. Dehradun ISBT bus stand is located about 5 km from the centre of the city. Ideal for backpackers and single travellers.
Take a direct Jan Shatabdi train from Delhi NDLS station to Dehradun railway station that takes around 6 hours. Dehradun railway station is located in the city centre. Train is the most comfortable and cost effective mode to travel to Dehradun from Delhi. Ideal for groups and families.
1. If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
2. If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
3. In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.