MT. KAMET EXPEDITION
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MT. KAMET EXPEDITION
In the far-flung Garwal Himalayas, Mt. Kamet stands out as a remarkable peak of roughly 7756 metres in altitude. It's the second-highest peak in the Indian state of Uttrakhand and one of the most beautiful mountains everywhere. Getting to the summit of Mt. Kamet requires a rigorous trek over a barren landscape of moraine fields, glacial lakes, and ice fields that will put your endurance to the test. It is the technical peak that calls for a wide breadth of expertise to endure the ferocious winds that are ready to tear apart camps in a matter of seconds. Frank Smythe, E.B. Beauman, R.L. Hordsworth, and Eric Shipmen were the first to reach the summit in 1931, while many more have since followed in their footsteps. C.F. Mead blazed a trail from Meads Col, making the summit accessible. Camp IV has been established above the Col, which separates the eastern Abi Gamin from Mt. Kamet, in preparation for future ascents. The route's amazing rocky mountain of tremendous obstacles provides the unique trials that are unrivalled. Read More
Niti is the starting point, a high-altitude hamlet inhabited by a tight-knit community of Garwal people. At the beginning, the trail ascends gradually and then suddenly to the base camp not far from Vasundhra Tal. We continue on across the bleak landscape punctuated by mounds of enormous stones and rocks, where new glacier lakes appear and go at regular intervals. You may get a peek of Mana, Deoban, and Ganesh Parbat on the way there. The journey to ABC is a slog, and the moraine stretches that follow you will only serve to dampen your spirits. In ABC, the packs are organised and dispersed, and the climbing routes to the next camps are decided. Needed cargo is transported by ferry to outlying locations where it is dumped. Avalanches and rock falls are potential hazards further up the trail. After camp I is set up, it will be time to start ferrying supplies again to ensure the expedition's success. There are many crevasses, steep ice and boulder slopes, and the terrifying sounds of periodic avalanches throughout the route to camp II. Apart from that, the campground provides a stunning view of the east face of Kamet, Mead's Col, and the first hints of Abi Gamin. Slushy snow, rocks, and rock, as well as an icy ravine, await anyone who go over camp III. Camp IV stands out like a sore thumb against the imposing ice and rock that surround it. Setting up camp IV on the notoriously difficult ice wall climbing, where digging crampons is a tiresome chore, and the rocky face beyond camp IV would be the roughest climbing experience of your life. Continue the expedition across Mead's Col, where deadly gusts of up to 80 knots have been seen, to camp V on the enormous ice field, which is as big as three football fields. We'll wait for the optimal weather window in camp V, and then strike at the stroke of midnight. At such potentially lethal elevations, the weather may be fierce, so it's important to keep an eye on things. In order to reach the peak of Mt. Kamet, climbers must first pass the deep, partially hidden crevasses that line the north face's less difficult northeast border. On firm ice with a little dusting of snow, the incline becomes quite steep. Climbers will be significantly hampered by the shortage of oxygen at higher altitudes, and the summit ridge is just wide enough for a single person to walk along. The northern summit slope drops out precipitously to Mead's Col, whereas the southern summit slope of Mt. Kamet drops off more gently to its southern rock cliff. After spending some time at the peak of Mt. Kamet, at an elevation of 7756m, we will descend cautiously to camp V, rest there, and so on, taking the necessary precautions at each camp along the way until we return back to civilisation. It takes about a month to complete the journey, so getting back to civilization would be like stepping into an other universe.
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Itinerary of Expedition
We would like to extend to you a warm welcome to India, a place whose culture is deeply rooted in history and whose traditions may be experienced via the mediums of music and dance. At the airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Adventure Trips, and then you will be transferred to your hotel.
Visit the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in the morning for a briefing and finish off any remaining paperwork for administrative purposes. After that, make your way to Rishikesh, and when you get there, check into the hotel where you'll be staying for the night.
After breakfast, make your way to Joshimath and check into your hotel upon arrival. From there, go on to finish the legal paperwork for the expedition, and then head back to the hotel for the night.
Morning after breakfast travel to Malari (70km). Tent sleeping arrangements for the night.
Morning after breakfast trip to Niti Village. Tent sleeping arrangements for the night.
Morning after breakfast hike to Shepuk Kharak. Tent sleeping arrangements for the night.
Morning after breakfast hike to Vasudhara Tal. Tent sleeping arrangements for the night.
The next 18 days will be spent acclimatising, establishing higher camps, and attempting to summit Mount Kamet before heading back down to base camp.
The morning after breakfast trip to Niti Village. Tent sleeping arrangements for the night.
The morning after breakfast hike to Malari. Tent sleeping arrangements for the night.
Travel to Joshimath first thing in the morning after breakfast. Hotel room for the night's stay.
Morning after breakfast, travel back to Delhi. Upon arrival, check into the hotel where you will be staying for the night.
The morning is set out for your own interests. A debriefing with the LO and the IMF director took place after breakfast at the IMF in Delhi. Later in the day, passengers will be transferred to Delhi's IGI airport to check in for their flight to their next destination.
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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 Kang Yatse 1 Trek 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
Travel time and distance by road:
While travelling by vehicle, Dehradun is easily accessible from several of the country's most important locations. Via Nahan, which is 95 kilometres to the north-west of Dehradun, National Highway 72 links Dehradun to Panchkula, Chandigarh, and Shimla. Haridwar is the last stop on National Highway 72 and is located 54 kilometres away from Dehradun. The distance between Delhi and Dehradun is about 235 kilometres. Dehra Dun is connected to NH58 at Roorkee, which continues on to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi. The distance between the two cities is 67 kilometres (235 km). At Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate, passengers may board a bus at regular intervals that will take them to Dehradun.
Nearest Railway Station:-
Dehradun is linked to a number of other significant cities, including Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata, by means of an efficient train network. From Delhi- DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)
Jolly Grant Airport, which serves the city of Dehradun, is around 25 kilometres away from the centre of the city. There is a flight that departs from Delhi and arrives in Dehradun every day.
➽ 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.