LADY OF KEYLONG EXPEDITION
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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LADY OF KEYLONG EXPEDITION
The inhospitable and parched environments of Lahoul and Spiti are home to the mountain peak known as Lady of Keylong. The British Lady Elashaingh day inspired the naming of this place, hence it became known as Lady of Keylong. The Lady of Keylong was also reported by the later Geological Survey of India. As a result, it's possible that the moniker Lady of Keylong was recognised all over the globe. Nonetheless, the mountain does really seem what its name says, since snow can be seen on it during virtually the whole year. Despite this, the black spots of rock in the heart of the mountain have not been covered up. These rocky outcrops form a figure that seems like a woman carrying something on her back as she walks. The figure is visible from Keylong, which is a significant town and the capital of the Lahoul valley. The Lady of Keylong is a technically challenging mountain that offers a wide variety of climbing opportunities. There aren't many places to set up camp along the trail, but the terrain is rugged and difficult, and you'll have to contend with harsh weather and high elevations as well. Read More
The strategy begins with travelling to the Tinoo village, which is located a short distance from Keylong. It is a picturesque community that is surrounded by a variety of vegetation, including vegetable farms, juniper trees, and other plants. We will scramble up a hard slope of scree after crossing the river and then ascend up the northern face of the Tinoo settlement. After a number of hours of ascent, we will arrive at Base camp, which is situated on a moderately steep hill and is surrounded by stones and highland flora. We are going to transport all of the gear as well as the foodstuffs to the base camps, and then continue on to the upper camp. The process of acclimatisation will continue even after we have reached summit camp as we carry supplies up and down the mountain. When you initially start climbing, the gradient is rather steep, and it stays that way until you reach the first high-exposure portion of the gully, which is a zone that requires rapid movement. The gully has a variety of terrain, including loose rocks, hard snow, and ice, as well as a rock wall that marks the end of the passageway. There are miles of moraine glacier waterfalls and ice walls that need to be navigated ahead on the path. The ascent will soon reach a spot on a steep glacier that has scree imbedded in the ice, a challenging and unusual characteristic to manage. This stretch of the steep ice wall requires an extraordinary amount of strength to traverse. When you got closer to the summit camp, another perilous trek up the rocks that were heaped up on the short steep slope of the glacier lay ahead of you. After that, we will make our way to the summit camp, which is situated on a massive glacier, and set it up on an area that is rather level. A large area with a large number of exposed crevasses existed to the side of the campground. The glacier continues to move towards the south with an increasing gradient until the highest point of Mount Lady of Keylong appears on the horizon. At the summit camp at 5200 metres, the mountain may be viewed in its entirety.
Now that the zero hour has arrived, we will inspect the culinary supplies in our gear, and then we will make our assault on the top in the middle of the night. At first, the gradient becomes steeper on the snowy surface, and you have to go around the hump that you could see from the top camp. In front of you, there are several deep crevasses and craters that are still completely open. We will ascend icy slopes that regularly emerged between snow and ice, going up one hill after another. In the end, we will make it to the peak, which is around 6061 metres in height. From this vantage point, one can view, to the west, Mount Hanuman Tibba, Mount Makarbeh, Mount Shikarbeh, and Mount Ghepan; to the east, they can see the horizon of Spiti valley. We will make our way back to the camp at the peak, pack everything up, and then make our way down to the base. The last step is to get back to Keylong and then head back home.
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Itinerary of Expedition
On the first day, all of the participants are required to arrive in Manali. Check in at Hotel. Room will be supplied to you on a three sharing basis. A representative from Team Himalayan Adventure Trips will meet with all participants. The Expedition Leader will let you know about all the schedules so that you may purchase personal stuff from Manali. Paperwork will be completed on the first day and you will spend overnight at a hotel in Manali.
It takes around three hours to drive from Manali to the settlement of Tinno in Lahaul. The trip from Manali to Tinno village covers around 70 km in its whole. Manali is the location from where we will set out first thing in the morning. During the course of the trip, we will be passing through a community that is known as Shooling. Although the roads in this area are not particularly hazardous, winter driving conditions may make for a challenging commute. After we have crossed the Tandi Bridge, we will continue on to the Tinoo village. Once there, you will likely unpack your bags and then go on to the campground or the base camp, depending on which one you have reserved. Too Village is a breathtaking community that is encircled on all sides by fertile agricultural land and a diverse assortment of tree species.
After arriving at base camp on Day 3, we will have everything prepared for you and the rest of the team. The findings indicate that the base camp has access to cellphone networks. Once you have arrived at the base camp, the next days will be spent participating in the load ferries, which is yet another incredible aspect of the expedition.
The guides at Himalayan Adventure Trips will provide you with extensive assistance and direction in all aspects of the activity. You need to be aware that the next few days are going to be challenging due to the fact that the weather is going to be really severe and there is going to be snow and ice everywhere.
On day 4, we will go to the first campground we have reserved. During the course of this adventure, you will be travelling on a path that is not typical, and it will be covered in snow and ice rocks.
We will be ferrying cargo today, which means we will be rolling them up and down hills till we reach our destination, which is our camp. The day is going to be quite hectic. Following the completion of this day, we will make our way to the campground, which is not going to be an easy ascent due to the fact that we are going to encounter snow, hard rocks, and ice along the route, which will be an exciting but challenging experience.
The seventh day of our journey will be spent at camp site 2, where we will set up our base, get some much-needed rest, and begin our preparations for the subsequent days of travel. Afterwards, we will move closer to our ultimate objective.
On day 7, we will make our way up to the summit camp from camp 2 where we started. There is sufficient open space in the vicinity of the summit campgrounds, making it simple to set up tents there. Following a little period of relaxation, we will begin our ascent towards the highest point. During the course of the ascent, you will come across numerous peaks that are stunning to see in their whole. After such an exhilarating trip, we will soon be at the peak, which is our final destination, in a few hours. This has been our ultimate aim the whole time. There, at an elevation of approximately 6061 metres, we shall rejoice in our win.
After accomplishing such a significant triumph, we are going to relax and take the day off. The eighth day will serve as a buffer day for us, during which you will be free to sleep as much as you want in anticipation of our departure for base camp 2 the following day.
We will get rolling, and then we will depart the peak and begin our descent towards the second camping spot. Following the completion of all of our surfing, we will resume our adventure. As you make your way towards camp 2, you will discover that the trek is far simpler than it was previously.
On day 10, we will break camp at our second location (camp 2) and go to our first location (campsite 1). You may be worn out at this point, but our local staff from Himalayan Adventure Trips will be there to cheer you up, and we will make sure that the last day is just as spectacular as the day before it.
On day 11, we will depart from the beautiful Tinoo Village and make our way to Manali, which is around 138 kilometres away, before making our way back home. This concludes all of the information that there is to know about the Lady of Keylong voyage. In the event that you need any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by phone or e-mail, and we will do our best to answer any of your questions.
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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 Lady of Keylong 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 traveling 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.
➽ 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
Climbing Hanuman Tibba in August 2019 with Good Company
In the company of Hat, Sameer, Arun, and I climbed to the summit of Hanuman Tibba (at an altitude of 5932 metres). With Shera at the helm as the chief guide, along come Vishal, Panna, and Jaggi, who work together to form a tight-knit, effective, and amiable unit. The majority of our time was spent in a high-quality 4-person tent; the given gear was not brand new but adequate, with the exception of a few small difficulties with one of the sleeping bags. Both the meal and the hot beverages were delicious. Manu was simple to get in touch with before to our adventure, and he answered all of our questions (there weren't many) thoroughly. Basically, my time spent on adventure with Himalayan Adventure Trips was both personally rewarding and professionally enriching.