Black Peak Expedition

Black Peak




16 days

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Black Peak Expedition the most popular Expedition in Himalayas INDIA

The Black Peak Expedition stands as a pinnacle of mountaineering adventures, drawing thrill-seekers and mountaineering enthusiasts from around the globe. Nestled amidst the breathtaking Himalayan range in India, this expedition offers an unparalleled experience of conquering towering peaks and immersing oneself in the raw beauty of nature.

Ascending the Black Peak, also known as Kalanag, is a test of courage, endurance, and skill, making it one of the most sought-after expeditions in the Himalayas. Situated in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India, the Black Peak rises to an impressive altitude, challenging climbers with its rugged terrain and unpredictable weather conditions.

As you embark on this exhilarating journey, you'll traverse through pristine alpine landscapes, traverse icy glaciers, and navigate steep ridges, all while soaking in panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys below. Each step brings you closer to the summit, where a sense of accomplishment and awe awaits.

Join us on the Black Peak Expedition and discover the thrill of scaling one of the most iconic peaks in the Himalayas, leaving behind an indelible mark on your mountaineering journey.

You come base camp Sankri for the Black Peak Expedition

Black Peak Expedition, your adventure begins at the scenic base camp of Sankri. Tucked away amidst the stunning landscapes of Uttarakhand, India, Sankri serves as the ideal starting point for your mountaineering journey.

Perched at an elevation of approximately 6,300 feet, Sankri offers a tranquil retreat amidst the towering peaks of the Himalayas. Upon arriving in this charming Himalayan village, you'll be greeted by panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys, and lush forests.

Sankri boasts a serene atmosphere, providing a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The village is characterized by its traditional wooden houses, vibrant orchards, and winding trails, inviting you to explore its picturesque surroundings.

From Sankri, you'll embark on an awe-inspiring trek through diverse landscapes, including dense forests, quaint villages, and rugged terrain. As you ascend towards higher altitudes, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and pristine valleys below.

Whether you're a seasoned mountaineer or a novice adventurer, Sankri offers the perfect blend of natural beauty and adventure, making it an ideal base camp for the Black Peak Expedition. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Himalayas from the enchanting village of Sankri.

The Climbing is Technical in the Black Peak Expedition in Ice surface

In the Black Peak Expedition, climbers face a technical ascent that demands advanced mountaineering skills and expertise. The climb involves navigating challenging terrain, including steep ice walls, rocky ridges, and crevassed glaciers. Climbers must employ specialized techniques such as rock scrambling, ice climbing, and roped maneuvers to ascend safely.

The technical nature of the climb requires climbers to possess a strong understanding of mountaineering principles and proficiency in using specialized equipment like crampons, ice axes, and harnesses. Physical fitness and endurance are essential to tackle the demanding ascent, especially at high altitudes where oxygen levels are lower.

Despite the technical challenges, the Black Peak Expedition offers a thrilling adventure for experienced mountaineers seeking a test of their skills and determination in the rugged terrain of the Himalayas. With careful planning, preparation, and guidance from experienced guides, climbers can conquer the technical aspects of the climb and achieve their goal of reaching the summit of Black Peak.


Key Points of This Expedition

  1. Duration: The expedition typically spans over several days, depending on the chosen route and weather conditions. It often requires acclimatization days and varies based on the trekking agency's itinerary.
  2. Base Camp: The base camp for the Black Peak Expedition is usually set up in Sankri, a scenic village in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. From here, climbers commence their trek towards the summit.
  3. Temperature: Temperatures during the expedition can vary significantly based on the season. In the summer months (May to June), temperatures at the base camp and higher elevations range from mild to cool, while in the winter months (October to March).
  4. Altitude: Black Peak, also known as Kalanag, stands at an impressive altitude of approximately 6,387 meters (20,955 feet) above sea level. Climbers gradually ascend from the base camp to reach the summit.
  5. Best Time: The best time for the Black Peak Expedition in the Indian Himalayas is during the pre-monsoon season (May-June) and post-monsoon season (September-October) to enjoy stable weather conditions and stunning landscapes. Avoid the monsoon season (July-August) due to heavy rainfall and safety concerns.
  6. Level: The Black Peak Expedition is considered a challenging endeavor, suitable for experienced mountaineers with prior high-altitude trekking and technical climbing experience. The climb involves navigating steep terrain, crevassed glaciers, and technical ice sections, requiring advanced mountaineering skills.
  7. Group Size: The ideal group size for the Black Peak Expedition is typically small, comprising experienced climbers and guides. This ensures personalized attention, safety, and effective coordination during the ascent.


Short Itinerary This Expedition (6387m)

Expedetion : Dehradun to Dehradun

Day 1 - Arrive in Dehradun and transfer to Sankri

Day 2 - Drive from Sankri to Taluka and trek to Seema (2699M)

Day 3 - Seema to Ruinsara Tal (3349M)

Day 4 - Ruinsara Tal to Kyarkoti (Base Camp) (3500M)

Day 5 - Rest day at Kyarkoti Base Camp

Day 6 - Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (4600M)

Day 7 - ABC to Camp 1 (5105M) and back to ABC (Load Ferry at Camp 1)

Day 8 - ABC to Camp 1 (5100M)

Day 9 - Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5500M)

Day 10 - Summit camp to Summit attempt (6387M)

Day 11 - Reserve Day

Day 12 - Summit Camp to Base camp (3500M)

Day 13 - Kyarkoti Base camp to Ruinsara Tal (3345M)

Day 14 - Ruinsara Tal to Seema (2700M)

Day 15 - Seema to Taluka and drive to Sankri

Day 16 - Drive from Sankri to Dehradun


  • Accommodation in Hotel on twin share basis
  • All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and Dinner
  • Good Experience Local Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
  • Medical Kit
  • Oxygen Cylinders
  • Personal Insurance
  • Medical Certificate
  • Personal toiletry Items
  • Personal Medicine kit

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Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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