INCH PEAK EXPEDITION
Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
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Inch Peak Expedition
Craving for a spectacular adventure travel, then get ready for Inch peak expedition. It introduces the climbers to high altitude peak climbing, and training for an altitude of 19500 ft mountains, all get served up on this thrill to go expedition. You’ll travel to a secluded section of the Himalayas and along the way, explore an ancient offbeat trek section of India.
Inch Peak is situated in the Chandra Bhaga range of Spiti valley. The height of Inch Peak is around 19500 feet. Inch Peak was very first successfully climbed by ABVIMAS Manali. Four mountaineering instructors from Manali mountaineering institute climbed this mountain and used the first alphabet of their name to come up with INCH. Inch Peak has a rocky triangular shape, which is mixed with loose rocks, ice and snow covered from the base of the mountain to the top. Inch Peak is not a very challenging peak but its technical sections can test even experienced adventurers. Read More
Starting route of the Inch peak is from Chatru, Spiti valley. From Manali it takes 2 hours to reach Chatru via Atal tunnel. Chatru is around 65 km from Manali. It takes 1 day to reach the base camp from Chatru.
On the way to the base camp you have to go through a flowing stream towards the base of Chhota Shigri glacier. There are so many aerate shapes of virgin peaks. Participants should take rest and acclimatize at base camp to get used to as per the climate conditions. Inch peak is 19500 feet from sea level and one cannot expect another climber on this trail. This is a completely virgin area to explore i.e. not many people dare to ponder on these uncharted territory. To climb Inch Peak you need to fix camp 1 after advance base camp to attempt the summit. Inch peak’s climbing condition is mixed with rock snow and ice. If you want to explore the virgin western zone of Chota Shigri glacier, Himalayan Adventure Trips is ready to help and support you in your adventure journey.
Cost Per Person
Itinerary of Expedition
You will reach Manali in the morning as buses from Delhi, Chandigarh and Dehradun travel during the night and reach their destination in the morning. After reaching Manali you will move towards the hotel/ guest house assigned to you by Himalayan Adventure Trips. Check in to your hotel and freshen up after which you shall be greeted by a representative from HAT. Who will collect your photo ID and declaration forms. A thorough briefing session will be held for Inch Peak Expedition. After all the permits and briefing sessions have been taken care of you can enjoy the rest of the day exploring Manali and its rich culture. Overnight stay at Hotel.
The journey to the summit of Inch Peak begins today. Soon after breakfast we will board our vehicles and depart for Chatru where the road ends and the travel on foot will begin. The drive to Chatru is absolutely scenic from the lush green mountains of Kullu valley to the desolate cold desert of Lahaul and Spiti. The scenery completely transforms as you leave Kullu valley through Atal tunnel. Previously we would have had to climb all the way to Rohtang pass and then descend down Lahaul. From Chatru you will get a good view of the Chandra Bhaga ranges. Overnight stay in Chatru
The major aspect of a successful mountaineering expedition in the Himalayas is acclimating your body to the change in altitude and temperature. So we take this day to explore Chatru and go through a proper acclimatization process. It is important to follow all aspects of acclimatization like drinking at least 4-5 liters of fluids everyday, consuming hot and nutritious food provided to you by Himalayan Adventure trips and most of all take ample rest as high altitude can exert your body. Overnight stay in Chatru.
Wake up in the picturesque setting of Chatru and get yourself ready as the journey on foot will begin from today. Soon after breakfast we will take all our equipment and gear and depart for the base camp. The terrain is rugged and almost alien-like as Lahaul is a high altitude cold desert with rocky and dusty trails. From Chatru we will go towards the Nallah crossing where we will go on the other side and from there climb to the base camp. The ascent is mostly steep with a few gradual climbs in between. We will take halts in between to not strain our body and also have our packed lunch which we will take from Chatru while starting. The final climb to the base camp is a steep and strenuous climb to test your will and determination for the journey ahead. After reaching the Base camp we will pitch our tents where we will spend the night. Enjoy the evening with the mesmerizing views around the campsite. Overnight stay in tents at Base camp.
After having breakfast we will distribute the load which we will carry up to the Advance Base camp. Any kind of ration, equipment or gear that is required for the expedition ahead needs to be carried by ourselves as mules can’t go beyond this point. Our trail today is going to be rocky and steep with tricky sections which require careful navigation and maneuvering. After reaching the Advance Base Camp we will pitch one tent and keep all the stock of equipment that we were carrying from the Base Camp. We will take some much needed rest at the ABC after the heavy load we had carried up till there. We will descend down to the base camp once again where we will stay overnight.
Any remaining equipment will also be carried by us to the ABC. We will take the same route we took the previous day and reach our campsite. After reaching ABC we will set up our campsite and prepare for the journey ahead. Overnight stay in tents at ABC.
We will carry some of our equipment and set up our Summit camp. The route to the summit camp is rocky and full of scree shoot area. You can also witness the massive glaciers on top of the high peaks of the area. We will set up our campsite and take as much rest as possible as the climb to the summit will start late at night even before the sun rises to get the best conditions possible for a summit.
The day we had all been preparing for has finally arrived and time to get into your boots and start to climb. We will wake up at midnight and start getting ready for the summit attempt. After a quick breakfast to give us energy for the climb, we will depart. The trek to the summit of Inch Peak involves negotiating several steep climbs, narrow ridges, and high-altitude passes, which requires physical fitness, endurance, and acclimatization to the altitude. The summit offers breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, including the famous Chandrabhaga Range. As we move towards the summit our body goes through serious hardship and we plan our march accordingly. After climbing to the summit, the view from the top is simply breathtaking and awe-inspiring to say the least. The massive peaks of the Chandra Bhaga ranges and the Batal region surround us. After taking a few pictures to back as memory and proof of the humongous task that we completed, we will descend back down to ABC. Enroute we will wind up our summit camp and make our way to the ABC. Rejoice and celebrate after reaching the campsite. Overnight stay in tents at ABC.
We reserve this day as a buffer day for the summit attempt if in any case the summit attempt is delayed due to bad weather or unfavorable conditions. An extra amount will be collected from all participants in case this day is used as the charges are not included in the package.
We will pack all our stuff at the Advance Base Camp including any kind of trash that we might have created during our stay there. We will take the same winding route in the alien-like terrain of Lahaul. We will touch down at the road head in late in the afternoon and set up our stay there.
Breakfast will be served at the campsite in Chatru. After which our vehicles will arrive to take us back to Manali. After reaching Manali we will check into our hotel. Welcome back to civilization and enjoy the comforts of a bed and hot shower which you might have been craving for these past few days while on the expedition. In the evening you can party and rejoice with your fellow team members in Manali after having a successful summit. Overnight stay in the Hotel at Manali.
Our journey has finally come to a close and after having breakfast we will check out from the hotel and we bid farewell until next time.
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➽ Preparation for Expedition
During the wonderful Himalayan trek, mind, body, and spirit must all be overcome, as you well know. Precise preparation, with appropriate pliability of observing and confronting circumstances, is essential. Due to the difficulty and unpredictability of expeditions, participation is limited to those who have completed trekking at altitudes of at least 4,500 metres at least four to five times or have finished a Basic Mountaineering course.
The following are some considerations for the Expedition:
⦿ Physically – An Expedition requires a lot of physical endurance, therefore you should start working out a month before signing up for a programme. Strengthen your legs by jogging and working out regularly to increase your stamina. To better acclimatise to the environment and increase your resilience on the walk, you should give up smoking and undertake breathing exercises twice a day. Participate wholeheartedly in sports, Yoga, and other cardiovascular activities. Sometimes you have to climb for 20 hours straight, therefore you need to be ready to push yourself to the maximum, which is only possible with well-defined pre- and post-climb training.
⦿ Mentally –
As essential as physical training is for an Expedition, so too is mental preparation. Relax, enjoy your regular activities, and take care of yourself before embarking on an Adventure. Don't put yourself through mental anguish by making guesses or planning ahead for the Expedition. Get together with your closest pals to rejuvenate and refocus your thinking. After you join the March and meet the rest of the pack, you will find encouragement and excitement, proving that your pre-expedition preconceptions were unfounded. As you endure the hardships of the journey, both your mental and physical toughness will increase. Hence, as you make your way up to each campground, it's a good idea to pay attention to different sections of the body and actively relax them. Focus on the path or whatever perilous terrain you must carefully handle when climbing, and attempt to relax your body. Try out a few new walking techniques to add some fun to your commute that has nothing to do with getting anywhere. The best way to keep one's mind in good shape when travelling is to relax and enjoy the ride.
⦿ Technically –
Choose the right size of trekking or climbing shoes and walk with it, from a technical standpoint. Fill a 60-liter container. Carry as much as you can in your rucksack on a regular basis to become accustomed to walking lengthy distances with it. You should equip yourself with a trekking pole, water bottle, warm socks, thermals, fleece, feather jackets, cap, trousers, poncho, flip flops, and any necessary equipment like a power bank and camera (DSLR or digital camera). Get a sling and use it to perfect the primary knots you'll need for the ascent.
The rewards of a successful mountain ascent are well worth the effort required to reach the top, which may be as daunting as the mountain itself. The Himalayan Adventure Tours Expedition to Mighty Mountain Kang yatse awaits your honest participation.
➽ Things to Carry
- Trekking Pants, Lowers that are thick and heated
- Windproof jacket, Jacket stuffed with down, ideally one that has a hood
- Fleece, which is warm and dense.
- Sweater made of wool with full sleeves
- Thermoregulating undergarments (upper & lower).
- Accessories made of wool, including a woollen hat, woollen gloves, woollen socks, and ordinary socks (3-4 pairs).
- a Balaclava, a woollen hat, or a scarf or silencer (the latter two are optional).
- Comfy Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended).
- Towel with a Low Weight (1 unit).
- Toilet Paper (plenty).
- Wet-Tissue Papers (plenty).
- Floaters, sandals, or slippers that are not too heavy
- Poncho or raincoat, etc. Towel of a small size and low weight.
- a container for water.
- Sunscreen Lotion.
- Use a cap to shield the harsh rays of the sun from your face, Sunglasses.
- Stick or Trekking Pole, Head Torch or Headlamp, and Walking Stick or Trekking Pole (with extra batteries).
- Medications (if required any specific drug) (if requiring any particular medication).
- Personal hygiene products.
- You should have a day pack or another compact backpack that you can sling over your shoulder and carry with you wherever you go.
- A camera with its batteries fully charged.
- Required Documents:
a) Registration Form
b) Medical Certificate (signed by a licensed MBBS physician)
c) NOC form (completed by the trekker)
d) 2 passport-size photos
e) ID Proof photo (not PAN)
f) Basic Mountaineering Course certificate.
g) Insurance upto 5 lac..
➽ How to Reach
How to reach Manali:
Delhi and Manali are linked nicely. You may travel from Delhi to Manali in 12 to 14 hours via overnight bus (approx 540 KMS). Online ticket reservations are available at www.redbus.in and www.hrtc.gov.in Tip: Given the distance between Delhi and Manali, the majority of Volvo private buses depart Delhi between 5 and 8 p.m. At 8.30 p.m., the final government bus departs from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Between Rs. 1,200 and Rs. 1,800 are charged by Volvo buses each sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Delhi to Manali: Buses depart from Manali for Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m., same like the return trip. You should expect to arrive in Delhi any time between six and ten in the morning. Plan your subsequent trips just after midday, leaving ample time for bus delays.
How to reach Naggar:
Naggar is 18 kilometres from Manali, and there are several buses that operate every 15 minutes. Alternatively, one may get out at Patlikuhal, which is 5 kilometres from Naggar on the right bank highway. Between Kullu and Manali is Patlikuhal. To get to Naggar, you may take a cab or a local bus from Manali or Patlikuhal.
The closest train station is:
Ambala (350 miles) and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations (310 kms). Advice: From Chandigarh to Manali, regular buses and Volvos run in the evening. Volvo buses from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa charge between Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,200 every sector.
The closest airport:
The closest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, which is 52 kilometres distant. From Bhuntar to Manali, taxi services are available and cost between Rs. 1500 and Rs. 2,500. Air travel between Bhuntar and Delhi is convenient. Airlines providing flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu include Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines, and Jagson Airlines.
➽ Trip Cost Includes
- Mountaineering (Instructor/guide) services provided by a highly trained, professional, and qualified Himalayan Adventure Trips staff.
- Certified local guide with extensive familiarity of the area.
- Climbing provides only vegetarian food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
- Staff include chefs, cooks, and helpers.
- High Altitude Force, Low Altitude Force, Porters, Mules for Common Equipment (Rations, Tents, Utensils, Central Climbing Equipment, etc.)
- Tents (to be shared), sleeping bags, air mattresses, and air pads are included. Inner
- We offer twin-share accommodations in dome, alpine, and high-altitude tents on all of our treks and expeditions. All necessary camping equipment, including air mattresses, a shelter for cooking and eating, a table and chairs, a stool, and more, would be supplied.
- Someone who can carry heavy items, set up high camps, repair ropes, etc. at high altitudes.
- Assistance from Guide All the Way to the Top
- High-altitude butane gas cooker
- The only meal offered at the hotel will be breakfast. All meals while on the walk will be supplied for you. Indian, Chinese, and Continental cuisines, all freshly cooked, will be on the menu.
- Tin-packaged food is what we'll eat at high altitude.
- A standard first aid kit with oxygen masks for the patient.
- Camping fees, wildlife fees, and forest permits.
- Taxes imposed by the state.
➽ Trip cost Excludes
- Climbers may hire individual porters to carry their gear.
- Airport transportation costs
- Expenses for carrying still/video cameras etc.
- Irregular/Personal costs, such as laundry, phone calls, and gratuities.
- Climbing equipment such as ropes, pitons, snow bars, crabs, etc.
- Your own personal mountaineering equipment and clothes, as well as any specialised foods you may need
- Inner Line Permit.
- Health coverage or the price of a rescue mission
- Expenditures of a more personal character (such as booze, soda, bottled water, mineral water, canned or bottled drinks, candy, canned or packaged dried fruits, etc.)
- Provisions/food to or from the starting point of the trek.
- Any expenses that are incurred as a result of natural disasters, human error, or other unforeseeable occurrences.
- Protect your trip with a travel insurance policy.
- Authorization, licensing, and enlistment with the IMF.
- Payment for Liaison Officer (included for foreign expedition only)
- GST of 5%.
➽ Special Casual Leaves
Government employee can avail the benefit of special casual leave when u join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rule of the pay commission, special casual leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar years for trekking and mountaineering expeditions through a register organization. Himalayan adventure trips are a register adventure tour operator register with Indian mountaineering foundation and Himachal Pradesh tourism. Candidates have to apply for leave at least 30 days before the trek/expedition start.
➽ Provided By The Customers
Everything about our visit to Prashar lake was better than we could have imagined. From our initial contact with Himalayan Adventure Trips, we felt their genuine interest in learning about our group's goals and expectations, and our travels with them reinforced at every turn that they not only understood our requirements but also have the acute skill and expertise to achieve them. Having already had such a wonderful experience with this firm, I will be promoting a trek to Prashar lake to all my friends who share my passion for hiking and will specifically recommend that they work with this outfit. Absolutely fantastic; I have nothing but praise for it.