Mt. Kanamo Trek
Kaza, Spiti, India
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  • Trip introduction

    This trek to the summit of Mt. Kanamo takes you to an altitude of over 19,500 feet in the arid mountains of the Spiti Valley. The trail to reach the peak leads you on a steep climb which presents exciting challenges for the ardent trekker. From the top, you're rewarded for your effort with spellbinding views of the Kinnaur mountains, including the distant Parvati valley and the Parang-La pass. Undoubtedly, these views are the highlight of this 10-day expedition. This trip also takes you on a tour of the Spiti Valley with visits to ancient monasteries and isolated villages. From the popular, 1,000-year old Key Gompa to the little-known caves of Chicham, you'll get an intimate experience of Spiti's unique culture and tradition.

    Destination

    Mt. Kanamo, literally meaning 'the white lady', stands tall in the Spiti Valley with a staggering height of 19,586 feet. The route to reach the summit requires a high level of fitness as you'll be encountering a difficult trail. But the panoramic views of the Spiti Valley from the summit makes the trek a worthwhile effort. This is one of the few treks in Spiti to take you to such a high altitude without requiring any prior mountaineering or technical climbing experience.

    On this trek, you'll be spending three days on Mt. Kanamo, with the remaining seven days spent in acclimatizing to the high altitude and exploring villages, home-stays and monasteries of Spiti Valley.

    Destination highlights

    • Sign up for the Mt. Kanamo trek and scale a 19,586 feet peak.
    • Visit ancient monasteries in Spiti, including the Key Gompa.
    • Get views of some of the most remote mountains in Spiti.
    • Visit the crescent-shaped lake of Chandratal.
    • Stay in home-stays at some of highest inhabited villages in the world.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers must follow all instructions of the trek leader during the Mt. Kanamo trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the Mt. Kanamo trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 90 days or more before departure of the Mt. Kanamo trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made between 60-89 days before departure of the Mt. Kanamo trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made between 30-59 days before departure of the Mt. Kanamo trek: 25% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 30 days before departure of the Mt. Kanamo trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    A high level of health and fitness is required to book this Mt. Kanamo trek. Travellers with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma, blood pressure, heart ailments or spinal problems are advised to consult with their personal physician before booking this trek.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accident, mishap or loss of life or property during the Mt. Kanamo trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Mt. Kanamo trek due to any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
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    Drop off point
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    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Manali
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    End point
    Manali
    Time of departure
    10:00 AM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    22 hrs
    Total distance covered
    26 kms
    Start point elevation
    14009 feet
    Maximum elevation
    19586 feet
    Minimum elevation
    14009 feet
    Average per day distance
    8 kms
  • Day 1 of the Kanamo trek: Arrive in Manali

    Arrive in Manali and gather at a hotel. Today, you'll meet the rest of your group and prepare for tomorrow's drive to Kaza. You can visit the local marketplace at Manali to shop for any last minute essentials or visit some of the local attractions of the hill-station. Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Day 2 of the Kanamo trek: Manali to Kaza

    Move out from the lush, green valleys of Manali and take the rough and curvy roads leading towards Kaza. You'll drive through the famous Rohtang pass, a popular tourist destination near Manali. On the stretch between Gramphu and Losar, incredible views of the mountains await you. Driving past numerous river streams, you'll reach Kaza by late evening. Overnight in a hotel at Kaza.

    Day 3 of the Kanamo trek: Day at Kaza

    In the morning, you'll visit the SDM office in Kaza to complete the paperwork and obtain the necessary permits required for the trek. You'll spend the rest of the day exploring local attractions near Kaza. Some of the more interesting destinations that you can visit include the world's highest post office at Hikkim, the gorgeous river bank of the Spiti River and the country's fossil village of Langza, among many other attractions. Return to Kaza by late evening. Overnight in a hotel at Kaza.

    Day 4 of the Kanamo trek: Kaza to Chicham

    Pack-up from Kaza and travel to Chicham, the nearest village from the base of Mt. Kanamo. En route, you'll take a tour of the Spiti Valley, visiting the 1,000-year old monastery of Key Gompa and one of the world's highest inhabited village of Kibber. You'll also visit the Chicham bridge, a long and high bridge between a deep gorge. Overnight in a home-stay at Chicham.

    Day 5 of the Kanamo trek: Day at Chicham

    Today, you'll spend the day at Chicham, exploring the small village and its breathtaking surroundings. In preparation for tomorrow's hike, you'll undertake a short day trek to visit the Chicham caves. This little-known destination is a hidden cave, decorated with carvings of ancient artwork on the walls. Return to the village by late afternoon. Overnight in a home-stay at Chicham.

    Day 6 of the Kanamo trek: Chicham to Base Camp

    After days of acclimatizing to the high altitude of Spiti, you'll finally lace up your trekking shoes and trek to the base camp on Mt. Kanamo. This 5-hr ascent takes you through rocky mountain slopes with awe-inspiring views of the grass and desert valleys. Overnight in tents at the base camp.

    Day 7 of the Kanamo trek: Day at Base Camp

    This day is reserved for your body to get used to the altitude of the base camp. You'll rest at the campsite and prepare for tomorrow's summit climb with your group. You may also head out for a short day trek near the base camp to help you prepare for the challenging trail. Overnight in tents at the base camp.

    Day 8 of the Kanamo trek: Base Camp to Chicham via Kanamo peak

    The day you've been waiting for is here. You'll wake up before the sunrise and make your way towards the summit. You'll encounter some steep inclines on the arid mountain trail but highly rewarding views from the top make it worth your effort. You'll get spectacular views of the Parvati valley, the Parang-La pass and hills in the Kinnaur region. You'll also see the Shila peak, the sister peak to Mt. Kanamo. After celebrating a successful climb, you'll make your way back down to Chicham. Overnight in a home-stay at Chicham.

    Day 9 of the Kanamo trek: Chicham to Manali via Chandratal

    Begin your return journey from Chicham and travel to Manali. On the way, you'll ride over the high-altitude mountain passes of the Kunzum-La and Rohtang. You'll also take a short detour to visit the crescent-shaped lake of Chandratal which involves a 30-min hike from the road. Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Day 10 of the Kanamo trek: Depart from Manali

    Check-out of the hotel in Manali. You can travel to the Kullu-Manali airport at Bhuntar and take a flight to your next destination. Your Kanamo peak trek ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    10:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Kaza
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kaza
    End point
    Kaza
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kaza
    End point
    Chicham
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chicham
    End point
    Chicham
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    3 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chicham
    End point
    Base Camp
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Base Camp
    End point
    Base Camp
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Base Camp
    End point
    Chicham
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    15 kms
    Trekking time
    14 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chicham
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements, as per the itinerary, in a private SUV or Tempo Traveller
    • Accommodation for 9 nights in hotels, home-stays and tents on a twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tent, sleeping bag and mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining and washroom tent
    • All meals from dinner on day 5 to breakfast on day 9, plus breakfast on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 and dinner on days 1, 2, 3, 4, 9
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Services of porters/mule to carry common camping gear and personal luggage
    • All technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • All government permits and charges
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Manali
    • Any meals or accommodation not mentioned in inclusions (including lunch on days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10)
    • Adventure travel insurance
    • Personal expenses such as apparel, gear, extra meals, gratuity tips to staff etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Waterproof down jackets
    • Inner thermal wear
    • Sweater
    • Woollen cap, muffler, gloves and socks
    • Synthetic gloves
    • Full-length trekking pants
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Trekking shoes
    • Gaiters and balaclava
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery and gadgets

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private SUV or Tempo Traveller for transport between Manali and Chicham
    • All equipment required for camping: tent, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (50+ litres) with a rain cover
    • Cold cream
    • Water bottle
    • Plastic/waterproof bags
    • Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Power bank
    • Camera
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Personal toiletries
    • Napkins and towels
    • Dry snacks
    • UV sunglasses
    • Cap/hat
    • Trekking pole/stick

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Kanamo trek: Arrive in Manali

    Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Arrive in Manali. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Manali. Today's meal plan includes dinner only. You can visit any of the restaurants in Manali to have extra meals at your own expense. Meal plans for days when you're not trekking include only breakfast and dinner.

    Day 2 of the Kanamo trek: Manali to Kaza

    Overnight in a hotel at Kaza.

    Drive from Manali to Kaza. You can visit local attractions near Kaza that include the Key monastery, the post office at Hikkim and the fossil village of Langza. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Kaza. Today's meal plan includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 3 of the Kanamo trek: Day at Kaza

    Overnight in a hotel at Kaza.

    Spend the day at Kaza. All transport will be in a private SUV or a Tempo Traveller, depending on the total group size. You'll be accommodated in the same hotel at Kaza as yesterday. Today's meal plan includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 4 of the Kanamo trek: Kaza to Chicham

    Overnight in a home-stay at Chicham.

    Drive from Kaza to Chicham. You'll be accommodated in a home-stay at Chicham. Today's meal plan includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 5 of the Kanamo trek: Day at Chicham

    Overnight in a home-stay at Chicham.

    Go on a day trek to the Chicham caves. You'll be accompanied by an experienced trek leader and a support staff of helpers, cooks and porters. You'll be accommodated in the same home-stay at Chicham as yesterday. Today's meal plan includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 6 of the Kanamo trek: Chicham to Base Camp

    Overnight in tents at the base camp.

    Trek from Chicham to the base camp. You'll be accommodated in tents at the base camp. You'll also be issued a high-quality sleeping bag and mattress to ensure a restful night's sleep. Today's meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 7 of the Kanamo trek: Day at Base Camp

    Overnight in tents at the base camp.

    Spend the day at the base camp. You'll be accommodated in the same tents at the base camp as yesterday. The support staff will also set up a common kitchen/dining tent to prepare and serve meals, plus a common dry-pit style washroom tent at all camping locations. Today's meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 8 of the Kanamo trek: Base Camp to Chicham via Kanamo peak

    Overnight in a home-stay at Chicham.

    Trek from the base camp to the summit and back to Chicham. You'll be accommodated in a home-stay at Chicham. The support staff will also include porters/mules who will carry all of the common camping and technical gear with them, as well a limited weight of your personal luggage. Today's meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 9 of the Kanamo trek: Chicham to Manali via Chandratal

    Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Drive from Chicham to Manali. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Manali. Today's meal plan includes breakfast and dinner only. Most meals will include vegetarian dishes only since non-vegetarian items are not easily accessible everywhere.

    Day 10 of the Kanamo trek: Depart from Manali

    Your trip ends by early morning.

    Check-out of the hotel and proceed to your next destination. Today's meal plan includes breakfast only.

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