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Bikat Mountaineering Expeditions 2021

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Last updated: 06-11-2020

We are back this 2021 with 9 Spellbinding Mountaineering Expeditions that would leave each day on the trail action-packed to the hilt!

From enduring extreme weather conditions, climbing near-vertical ice walls, navigating narrow, precipitous gullies to crossing tricky, crevasse-ridden glaciers, each expedition carries within itself nuggets of technical challenges picked straight out of every mountaineer’s to-do list.

Spread across Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Ladakh, this select list is meant for seasoned trekkers who have completed at least one trek falling under the difficulty level of 6 on the Bikat Rating Scale.

In case you need assistance to find out if your experience fits the requirements for a particular expedition, please feel free to drop us a message at info@bikatadventures.com or give us a call at 7838148127.

 

1. MT. DEO TIBBA 

Himachal Pradesh

6001 M

Bikat Rating Scale: 7

Dates: 8 May, 25 Sep, 2 OctLocated just over 6000M, Mt. Deo Tibba is the second highest peak in the Pir Panjal Range of the Kullu Valley. Although an extensive ice cap sits at the peak of Mt. Deo Tibba, the actual summit happens over a snow hump located at the edge of an ice plateau which makes it a perfect mountaineering experience for beginners. Although marked as a beginners’ expedition, it is not to be taken lightly. The capricious nature of weather and terrain conditions at high altitudes can escalate the difficulty of the climb to unforeseen levels. 

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2. MT. BLACK PEAK 

Uttrakhand

6387M

Bikat Rating Scale: 7

Dates: 29 May, 5 Jun, 11 Sep

Black Peak is the highest peak in the Saraswati mountain range near Ruinsara Valley of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. In the local dialect, Black Peak means “Kalanag” since the top part of the peak resembles a Black Cobra. It is the most dominating peak of the entire Bandarpunch massif. Providing a gradual climb from the Southern side eventually leading to a very steep summit climb with a near 70-degree incline and a 75 feet ice wall, the climb to the summit of Black Peak is challenging and technical. It is only chosen by professional climbers for an adventure of a lifetime. The black peak is located in the Govind National Park area known for its diverse flora and fauna. The trail leading to the mountain is blessed with magnificent alpine meadows, pine forests, moraine ridges, boulders, and glacier basins.

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3. MT. HANUMAN TIBBA

Himachal Pradesh

5932M

Bikat Rating Scale: 7

Dates: 11 Sep

Mt. Hanuman Tibba at 5932 M is one of the most thrilling peaks to summit in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas near Manali. The trail to this pyramid-shaped peak passes through the beautiful alpine meadows of Solang Valley, glaciers, and rivers of Beas Kund and finally across the imposing Tentu Pass giving you stunning and diverse change in the scenery all throughout the trek. This expedition is meant for those aspiring to push their limits and take it up a notch from regular trekking but only with prior trekking experience since the Hanuman Tibba expedition is no small feat involving technical climb and high fitness level to successfully undertake this epic expedition. Prior technical knowledge of the use of crampons and jumar is a must. The summit offers you unimaginable views of the ocean of mountains that you get to witness thus making this expedition a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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4. MT. NUN

Ladakh

7135M

Bikat Rating Scale: 8

Dates: 13 Jul, 24 Jul, 4 Aug

Mt. Nun, the highest peak of the Nun Kun massif is located in the upper Suru Valley. Being the highest peak in the Zanskar Range and on the Indian side of the Line of Control, the twin peaks of Nun and Kun (7077M) are separated by a 4km long snow plateau. Mt. Nun and Kun along with Barmal, White Needle and Pinnacle Peak are shaped like a horseshoe over the Suru river along the Kashmir and Zanskar border. The expedition to Mt. Nun is for experienced mountaineers only aspiring for 8000M+ peaks. Prior knowledge of technical and mountaineering techniques such as the use of ice axes, roping up procedures, crampons, and jumar climbing is a must. Due to the technical ascent to the summit along with extreme and unpredictable weather conditions and rough terrain demands aspirants to be physically fit with high mental endurance. This expedition serves as a preparatory expedition for many 8000M+ peaks. Mt. Nun expedition is perfect for those mountaineers who have already done 6500M+ peaks.

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5. MT. SHIVLING

Uttrakhand

6543M

Bikat Rating Scale: 8

Dates: 10 May

Mt. Shivling (21,467 FT) is undeniably one of the most beautiful mountains in the world located at Tapovan in the Western Garhwal Himalaya. The tooth-like jagged snowcapped peak was once referred to as the "Indian Matterhorn". Shivling's monstrosity can be best witnessed from its base camp Tapovan rising to a staggering height of 6543 M. The summit climb is very technical and challenging thus demanding climbers to have prior technical expertise and mountaineering experience along with the knowledge of roping up procedures, ascending and descending, use of crampons and jumars. The source of the river Bhagirathi, Gangotri Glacier is found near the base of the peak. Famous among mountaineers for its difficulty, this pyramid-like conical shaped peak is a treat for adventurists looking for a challenge to push their limits and to prepare for 7000M+ peaks. The trail to Mt. Shivling takes you across the famous Gangotri trail with heavenly vistas and landscapes unique to this region of the Indian Himalayas. The base camp of Tapovan is unarguably one of the most beautiful campsites in the world with towering peaks flanking from all sides. Take up the Mt. Shivling expedition to satiate your forever longing dream.

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6. MT. SATOPANTH

Uttrakhand

7075M

Bikat Rating Scale: 8

Dates: 27 Jul, 11 Aug

Mt. Satopanth is the second highest mountain in the Gangotri group of mountains in Uttarakhand. At 7075 M, this peak which in local dialect means "True Path", is quite a daunting expedition. The route includes a complex glacier approach, high angled snow slopes, and a technical knife-edge ridge, before the final section to the summit. This expedition is meant only for aspiring mountaineers with prior knowledge of the use of ice axes, crampons, roping up procedures, and jumar climbing. The extremely unpredictable weather conditions and the challenging terrain encountered while undertaking this expedition demands the aspirant to be extremely physically fit with a high level of mental endurance. Mt. Satopanth serves as a preparatory expedition for many Indian mountaineers who wish to conquer 8000M+ peaks and possibly Mt. Everest. Mt. Satopanth is the ultimate choice for those mountaineers who have already scaled 6500M+ peaks and are looking to push their limits.

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7. MT. BHAGIRATHI II 

Uttrakhand

6512M

Bikat Rating Scale: 8

Dates: 31 May

Mt. Bhagirathi 2 (21,365 FT) is the second highest peak of the Bhagirathi Massif located in the Gangotri range of mountains in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. The peak rises to a height of 6512M right above the Gangotri glacier and the river Bhagirathi which later forms Ganga emerging from Gaumukh. Mt. Bhagirathi 2 is the most popular among its sister peaks of Bhagirathi 1 (6856M) and Bhagirathi 3 (6454M) owing to its less technical approach to climbing. Gifted with mesmerizing views of the famed peaks of Thalaysagar, Shivling and Meru, the Bhagirathi 2 peak climb is not for the faint hearted. Significant prior trekking experience along with previous mountaineering experience of 6000M+ peaks is a must to undertake this challenging yet glorious expedition. Meant only for experienced trekkers aspiring to climb 7000M+ peaks in the future, the Bhagirathi 2 expedition will require the use of ropes, crampons and ice axes. The summit gives you unimaginable views of the entire Gangotri region and trekkers from all over the world undertake this expedition to fulfill their dreams of conquering one of the most beautiful peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas.

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8. MT. KEDAR DOME

Uttrakhand

6832M

Bikat Rating Scale: 8

Dates: 21 Apr

Mt. Kedar Dome (6832 M) is a dome-shaped peak located in the Garhwal range of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Located 2km from the Northwest side of the religiously significant Kedarnath Peak, Kedar Dome and Kedarnath surround the Gangotri glacier at two sides. With the famous Gangotri trail taking you through stunning landscapes and harsh terrain, the climb to Mt. Kedar Dome is from the standard route of the Northwest side which poses fewer challenges and difficulty compared to its extremely treacherous eastern side. With the height of the Kedar Dome peak a little short of 7000M, this expedition is for mountaineers looking to gain significant altitude with relatively less technical difficulty. The dome-shaped peak gives you splendid views of the Gangotri range of mountains. The base camp of the trek is the Kirti Glacier. The route to the base camp gives you unobstructed views of the Bhagirathi group of peaks, Mt. Shivling, Mt. Meru, and many other monstrous giants of the Garhwal Himalayas. This expedition must be attempted by only those who can acclimatize to high altitudes, extreme weather conditions and must have very good physical endurance and stamina.

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9. MT. NANDA GHUNTI

Uttrakhand

6309M

Bikat Rating Scale: 8

Dates: 5 Jun

Mt. Nanda Ghunti (6309 M) otherwise known as the "Veil of Goddess Nanda Devi" is a peak in the Garhwal Himalayas lying in the Nanda Devi National Park. You will get a glimpse of this mighty peak from the famous Roopkund trail along with the mighty trident shaped Trishul massif. Mt. Nanda Ghunti has attracted serious mountaineering enthusiasts looking for a challenge. In spite of not being technically difficult, the mountain is infamous for its unpredictable weather conditions and crevasses en route to the summit. The summit gives you unimaginably gorgeous views of Mt. Trishul, Chaukhamba massif, Kamet, Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, and many more. Starting from the famous Roopkund trail, the trail deviates to Homkund which is the base camp of the trek. Mt. Nanda Ghunti expedition is meant only for experienced trekkers and aspiring mountaineers with high fitness levels and prior knowledge of roping up procedures and the use of jumars and crampons.

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