Mt. Kanamo, or the White Hostess, is a glacial mountain with a landscape formed over thousands of years of natural erosion. The Kanamo Peak trek is one of the few treks in India that takes you up a dizzying summit of almost 20,000 feet, without requiring technical climbing skills.
While this is a tough trek, with steep inclines in stark terrain, it has the advantages of being an easily accessible one, and will allow you to summit on Day 3 itself. This unique itinerary is one of the few that splits the first day of trekking the entire 18 kms from Kibber village to the base camp into two days, giving you time to acclimatize, and leisure to enjoy this spectacular region.
IMPORTANT: The trek starts from Kibber at 06:00 hrs on the first day. You should plan to arrive stay in Kibber a day or two earlier, so you can acclimatize fully and not be late for the trek departure.
The Kanamo Peak is viewed by locals as the holiest mountain in Spiti, and you'll feel a sense of awe when you see it too. You'll start from the charming village of Kibber, that time seems to have left behind. From here, you set out into the territory of the ibex and the snow leopard. The landscape is barren and rocky, with hardly any vegetation to relieve the weather-bleached grey stone. From the summit, you'll be able to see spectacular views of the Lahaul and Spiti ranges, as well as of Pin Parvati Pass. Mt. Kanamo's twin peak Shila is not far and is always blanketed with thick snow.
Earn supreme boasting rights with this summit trek to Kanamo Peak. | Trek through the moonscape of Spiti. | Keep your eyes open for a glimpse of an ibex, blue sheep, Tibetan wolf, or the elusive snow leopard. | Summit to an astounding height of 19,600 feet without any technical mountain climbing skills. | See the gigantic Himalayan ranges from Mt. Kanamo peak.
You'll be starting at 06:00 hrs in the morning, while the village of Kibber is still waking up. Eat a hearty breakfast and set off from close to the village. It's a fairly steep trail for about 3 hours, so will warm you up completely. After that, you can relax a bit as the trail flattens a little. You're camping at an altitude of 16,000 feet today, and will get wonderful views from your campsite. Overnight stay in tents.
Overnight in tents.
You'll be camping at basecamp 1 today, in tents that are equipped for high altitude weather conditions. You'll be provided with sleeping bags and sleeping mattresses, sharing tents on twin or triple sharing basis. Your campsite is also equipped with a dining tent and portable toilet pit tent.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
If a cancellation is made 0-7 days before departure of Kanamo Peak trek: No refund.
If a cancellation is made 8-14 days before departure of Kanamo Peak trek: 35% of the trip cost will be refunded.
If a cancellation is made 15-29 days before departure of Kanamo Peak trek: 70% of the trip cost will be refunded.
If a cancellation is made 30 days or more before departure of Kanamo Peak trek: 90% of the trip cost will be refunded.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages/ drugs is not permitted while trekking.