Black Peak (Kala Nag) Expedition

Mt. Black Peak, or Kalanag, stands at 6,387 meters in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region. A challenging Himalayan climb, it entices experienced mountaineers with its remote, technical terrain and breathtaking vistas.

Max Altitude

20955 ft

Duration

15 days

Difficulty Level

Strenous

Total Distance

72 KM

Suitable for

18+ Years Old People

Experience Level

BMC certification required or previous experience of atleast 2 high altitude treks above 16500 ft

Fitness Level

Covers 5 kms distance in 30 minutes with no stress

Overview

Package from and to

Dehradun

Region

Uttarakhand / India

Base Camp

Sankri

Rail Head

Dehradun

Airport

Jolly Grant Airport

Trail type

Round Trail. The trail starts and ends at Sankri. Forest, valley, village, glacier and crevasse walk with moderate to steep ascend with the help of technical equipments like rope, harness, ice axe, mountaineering boots, crampon etc.

Best Season

Summer : May, June Autumn : September, October

Snow Period

October to May

Meals

Veg + Egg

Accomodation type

Guest House + Camping

Package Price

₹ 55000/person

Available Batches

25th May – 8th June

Informations

Black Peak (Kala Nag) Expedition

Mt. Black Peak, also known as Kalanag, is a prominent mountain located in the Garhwal region of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Rising to an elevation of approximately 6,387 meters (20,955 feet), it is one of the challenging peaks in the Himalayas and attracts experienced mountaineers and climbers from around the world. The mountain offers stunning views and presents significant technical challenges due to its steep slopes, unpredictable weather conditions, and remote location. Climbing Mt. Black Peak requires proper preparation, equipment, and skills, making it a coveted achievement for mountaineers seeking adventure in the Himalayas.

Itinenary

Pick up at 8:00 am from Prince Chowk, Dehradun.
Dehradun to Sankri (6400 ft) by shared vehicle. Approx 200 Km – 9/10 hours.
Night stay at Sankri on sharing basis in a guesthouse.

The drive from Dehradun to Sankri is a scenic journey through the beautiful landscapes of Uttarakhand, often undertaken by those heading to the base for treks in the Garhwal region.

The drive takes you through winding roads, charming villages, and lush greenery, offering a delightful journey into the heart of the Garhwal Himalayas. We cross through Mussoorie, Kempty Falls, Mori, Purola, Netwar visualizing the beauty of Himalayas. Be prepared for varying road conditions and consider the weather, as the region can experience snowfall in winter months. It’s advisable to check road conditions and travel updates before undertaking the journey.

Sankri (6400 ft) to Taluka (7200 ft) in a shared camper vehicle (12 kms – 45 mins)
Trek from Taluka (7200 ft) to Puani Garaat (8200 ft) via Gangad (12 kms – 6/7 hrs).

After a healthy breakfast, we leave Sankri for Taluka. The drive to Taluka itself is a adventurous journey on the bumpy roads in a camper vehicle.

Begin your trek from Taluka, a small village in the Uttarkashi district and the starting point of the Har Ki Dun trek. This trail offers a mix of landscapes, including quaint villages, dense forests, and high-altitude meadows. Puani Garaat is often used as a camping site, providing trekkers with a peaceful and scenic place to rest. Today’s trail is a mix of flat walk, gradual ascent and an intermediate steep ascent by the side of Supin River.

Puani Garaat (8200 ft) to Devsu Bugiyal (10200 ft) Trek.(Approx 12 kms – 6/7 hrs).

Today also, the trek is along the Supin river. First milestone is Debshu Bugyal, from where we will get a magnificent view of Kala Nag or Black Peak. After crossing Debshu Bugyal, we will descend through the forest with loose stones and sandy path to the river. We will cross the Supin river through a bridge. After crossing the bridge, we will again ascend with the Supin river flowing now on our right. There are a couple of tricky sections with slippery path where we might have to take a diversion. Trek along the river until we reach our campsite, which is by the side of the river. Overnight stay in Camps.

Rainbasera (10200) to Ruinsara Taal (11800 ft).
( Approx 7 kms – 5/6 hrs).

Ruinsara is a lovely lake surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes. The trail is not difficult but it is tiring. The campsite is beautiful. On one side of our camps is tiny lake of Ruinsara and on the other side is Supin River. The view from the campsite is mesmerising. On the south-west of Ruinsara Tal is Yamuna Kanta, the pass which takes you to Yamunotri and is rated as a difficult trek. To the east is the majestic Banderpooch Peak (6,387 m). The views of Dhumdhar Kandi (5,873 m) to the east, and Kala Nag (6,387m) and White Peak (6,102m) to the south-east are spectacular.

Ruinsara taal (11800 ft) to Kyarkoti Base Camp (13300 ft).
(Approx. 7 kms – 4/5 hours)

As you make your way towards Kyarkoti Base Camp from Ruinsara Tal, you start to see the summit of Black Peak. Kyarkoti is a massive patch of grassland surrounded by boulders and snow-clad mountains. The campsite lies next to a spring. We dare you to stop the adrenaline from rushing through your veins as you get to the base of this mesmerizing peak. Get a good look at your ultimate goal standing tall right before you, for the first time in the trek.

Kyarkoti Base Camp(13300 ft) to Advance Base Camp (14800 ft) trek.
(Approx 5 kms – 5/6 hours)

Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp: It’s a fair bit of altitude gain from Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp but a good trial run to get accustomed to the slopes and terrain of the peak. The trail takes you through grass lands, onto a bouldered section followed by a steep climb through a small patch prone to landslides which will take you into a moraine rich land and then onto a glacier. The climb should take close to 4-5 hours.

This day will be used as a acclimatization day and for technical training purpose.

Advance Base Camp (14800 ft) to Camp 1 (16550 ft). (Approx 2 kms – 4/5 hours)

Advanced Base Camp to Camp 1: The terrain is similar to the one we ended with yesterday – moraines, glaciers and ice. You will start to realize that everything seems easier the second time around.

Camp 1 (16550 ft) to Summit Camp (18050 ft). (Approx 3 kms – 4/5 kms)

Camp 1 to Summit Camp : With a majestic view of Swargarohini to the North and Bandarpooch to the south, we have now reached a terrain rich in hidden and open crevasses. Slowly adapt to the environment, terrain and its challenges to make your way to the top of the peak.

Summit Camp (18050 ft) to Black Peak Summit (20955 ft) and back to Summit Camp. (Approx 6 kms – 15/16 hours)

Summit Camp to Summit : We push off for the summit at 2 am. Hence, one immediate challenge is the night cold and the violent winds of the altitude. The summit climb is fairly challenging and involves navigating vertical ice walls of a gradient between 70-75 degrees with a height of 75-85 feet. These sections will require the use of fixed ropes and jumars to climb until we make it to the ridgeline. As opposed to its brutal slopes, the summit of Black Peak is fairly flat. We aim to reach the very top of this gorgeous peak in 7-8 hours and start our descent soon after so as to make it to the sanctuary of our tents before the snow starts to get unstable. Remember to exercise extreme caution on your way down, for descends are known to be more ruthless than ascends.

Today we descend down to Kyarkoti base camp.

Its our descend down day till Ruinsara Taal following the same path.

Today we descend down to Puani Garaat.

Today after descending down to Taluka we take the can back to Sankri Guest House.

Its a well deserved celebration night for our ardenous  summit.

Today we bid Sankri goodbye with all the chilling memories of our summit and head towards Dehradun. 220 kms drive – 9/10 hours.

You will reach Dehradun by 7 pm. You can arrange your onward journey after 8 pm.

Inclusions in the package

* Dehradun to Sankri and Sankri to Dehradun transportation in a shared Bolero/Sumo/tempo traveller or similar kind of vehicle

* Sankri to Taluka (to and fro) transportation in a shared camper vehicle

* Guest House stay at Sankri on sharing basis (3/4 person sharing in a room) on day 1 and 14.

* All meals from Day 1 night till Day 15 Breakfast ( veg + egg ). Meals during Expedition ( Breakfast, Lunch, Evening snacks, Dinner ).

* Stay during Expedition on twin sharing basis in good quality 4 season tents

* Tent, Sleeping bag, Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining Tent, Toilet tent, Kitchen utensils and kitchen equipments

*All technical equipments like rope, harness, carabiner, helmet, ice axe, mountaineering boots, crampon as required

* Mules / Porters to carry central luggage

* Medical kit for common health issues and Oxygen cylinder

* All necessary permits and entry fees

* Experienced trek leader and guide

Excluded from the package

* Transportation to and from Dehradun
* All meals during transit(Dehradun to Sankri and Sankri to Dehradun)
* Any personal or group insurance
* Personal Backpack offloading charges ( INR 4000/Bag – your bag should not weigh more than 12 kgs and this offloading service is till Kyarkoti base camp only )
* Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, health or any other reason.
* Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health issues.
* Tips for guide and kitchen staff.
*Anything that is NOT mentioned under Inclusions

Payment, cancellation & refund policy
Payment Policy 
 
50% advance during booking time & balance on or before 15 days to trek start date.
 
 
 Cancellations and refund policy
 
1. Cancellations prior to 30 days from the trek start date : 100% money refund
2. Cancellations prior to 15 days from the trek start date : 70% money refund or 100% voucher refund for any of our treks till one year
3. Cancellations prior to 7 days from the trek start date : No cash refund. Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend or 100% voucher refund for any of our treks till one year
4. Cancellation within less than 7 days from trek start date, no cash refund or voucher refund.
 
**In case due to any unforeseen circumstances, if our company cancels the trek before starting, we would refund you your full cash paid amount.
Health Awareness
  • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
  • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
  • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
  • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
  • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Hypertension etc
  • No pacemaker implant
  • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
  • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.
Please Note
  • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
  • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
  • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents)
    Click here to download the form”
Fitness
  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you’re suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.
BMI Calculator
Use this calculator to check your body mass index (BMI).
BMI Calculator
Unit type
Height
cm.
Please enter value between 125 and 225.
Weight
kg.
Please enter value between 10.0 and 500.0 ( one decimal ).
Height
ft.
in.
Please enter value between 4.2 and 7.3
Weight
lb.
st.
Please enter value between 22.0 and 1000.0 ( one decimal ).
Calculate BMI
Use this calculator to check your body mass index (BMI), which can be a helpful tool in determining your weight category. Or, use it to calculate your child’s BMI.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Gallery of Black Peak (Kala Nag) Expedition
Open Chat
💬 Chat Now via Whatsapp
Hello 👋
How may we help you?