Brief Description

If you are looking for a high altitude trek in a short duration and low budget, Kanamo Peak is for you. The name 'Kanamo' is composed of two words, Ka and Namo which means "a white lady". Kanamo peak standing at a height of 19,600 feet in Spiti Valley is no doubt a thrilling adventure but meant for those who consider themselves super fit & have experience of at least one high altitude trek. This is one of the few peaks which do not require any technical skills of mountaineering. However an altitude like should not be taken lightly. You should get proper acclimatization done to avoid chances of AMS which are very high particularly on a trek like this. Kanamo can be considered as a good alternative to Stok Kangri & Friendship Peak which are other trekking peaks in India. From the summit, one gets grand views of Ladakh, Spiti, Pin Parvati Pass, Parang La and peaks of Kinnaur side. The best time to climb Kanamo Peak is May to July.

Why Bikat?

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Itinerary

Show detailed itinerary
1 Day 1
DAY 1: Arrive in Manali (6700 ft) and stay there or Arrive in Shimla and leave for Reckong Peo
2 Day 2
DAY 2: Drive from Manali to Kaza (12000 Feet) or from Reckong Peo to Kaza (both around 200 Kms on road)
3 Day 3
DAY 3: Drive from Kaza to Kibber (14050 Feet) – 19 Kms on road
4 Day 4
DAY 4: Rest and acclimatization
5 Day 5
DAY 5: Trek from Kibber Village to Kanamo Base Camp (6-7 hours) (15700 Feet) – 7.5 Kms of trekking
6 Day 6
DAY 6: Kanamo Base Camp to Summit Camp – around 2.5 Kms of trekking
7 Day 7
DAY 7: Kanamo Summit Camp to Kanamo Peak (19500 Feet) and back to base camp (6-7 hours) – 4.5 Kms of trekking
8 Day 8
DAY 8: Trek from Kanamo Base Camp to Kaza (3-4 hours) – 7.5 Kms of trekking & 19 Kms on road
9 Day 9
DAY 9: Drive from Kaza to Manali (10 Hours)

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Kanamo Peak Trek is a moderate plus trek i.e. it requires more strength and endurance than moderate level treks. It is a high altitude trek climbing to the height of 5974 meters. Therefore, it is recommended that you first gain an experience of trekking to altitudes of 4500 meters and learn about campsite basics, ascending descending on mountain trails, basics of high altitude acclimatization process and then move up a notch with Kanamo Peak Trek. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale

Eligibility: Experience required

Should have at least 7-10 trek days in the Himalayas in their kitty. For the trek’s achieving more than 5000 meters, a person must have a prior experience of trekking at altitudes of or more than 3700 meters

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

  1. Jog/Run for 4 Kms in 35-40 mins or Walk continuously for 8 Kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better)
  2. Hold your breath for 25-30 seconds

If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

One should be familiar with the following:

  • Know campsite basics like how to use a sleeping bag, sleeping tent, toilet tent
  • Ascending & Descending technique for mountain trails
  • Basic mountain mannerisms
  • Ascending & Descending on snow
  • Basics of Mountain Sickness
  • Basics of Mountain Hazards
  • How to cross small water streams

Packing List: What to pack



Click here for text packing list.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 13 years. However, minors aged between 13 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Kanamo Peak Trek - Spiti Valley

The Kanamo peak trek is meant for those who are looking to push their limits. The altitude gain during the trek must not be taken lightly. Trekkers who opt for this trek must have some prior experience of a high altitude Himalayan trek. The name 'Kanamo' is composed of two words, Ka and Namo which means "a white lady" and the trail of the trek does justice to the beautiful name of the peak. From the summit, one gets grand views of Ladakh, Spiti, Pin Parvati Pass, Parang La and peaks of Kinnaur side.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

The best season to do this trek is the summer season. The months of July - August are the best months to do this trek.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base of the trek is Kibber. We will drive from Kaza to Kibber. The distance of around 19 km is covered. From the Kanamo Basecamp, we trek halfway and then take a cab ride to Kibber.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base of the trek is Kibber. We will drive from Kaza to Kibber. The distance of around 19 km is covered. From the Kanamo Basecamp, we trek halfway and then take a cab ride to Kibber.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

The only cellular network is only available till Kaza that of BSNL.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

The small town of Kaza is famous for its monasteries and local markets.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

We use four-season tents and the sleeping bags we use are rated from -15 to -20 degree celcius.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

We dig dry pit toilets and set up one toilet tent for a batch of seven people.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A trek leader will be assigned to lead you on the trek.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

We will stay at a guesthouse in Manali and will camp during the rest of the trek.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

The temperatures vary between 19 - 8 degree Celsius during the summer seasons.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

We will drive from Kaza to Kibber which is the base village and back to Kaza at the end of the trip.

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

NA

Participant Reviews

Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • Meals during the trek
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Camping tents, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue. course from NIM Uttarkashi
  • First Aid Certified Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Transportation from Kaza to Kaza

What's not Included

  • Meals during road journeys, if any
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Carriage of personal rucksack
  • Meals during Hotel Stays, if any

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund
  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 5% deduction
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure - 50% deduction
  • Less than 15 days of departure - No Cash Refund
Voucher Refund
  • Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date - No deduction
  • Cencellations within 5 days prior to departure - No Refund
*Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
*Please note that this is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy

Blog Posts

Certifications