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MT. PHAWARANG EXPEDITION (6349m)

Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh
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Duration

18 Nights / 19 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English, Hindi

Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Region:- Kinnaur
  • Total Duration – 18 Nights / 19 Days
  • Style Of Trip – Climbing
  • Maximum Altitude – 6349m..
  • Grade – Moderate
  • Best Season – June to October
  • Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite
  • Food – On trek – All meals included
  • Mt. Phawarang, a modest heightened peak locates in the remote area of Tirung valley in Kinnour Himachal Pradesh. It is amongst the most reputed 6000endr summits of Kinnour and Lahoul valley. The area of Kinnour is less visited unpredictable and most of the mountains are virgin till now. There have been many attempts by Japanese, Indian teams who have been successful to summit Mt. Phawararang. The routes they opted are still being used as the safe approach options to get over the top. Mt Phawararang locally calledas a mountain of modest altitude is tucked away at the head of the Tirung Gad whichis an eastern tributary of the Sutluj River filled with comprehensive topographies. The magical vales of unvisited regions of the country accumulates with harsh and arid natures of the desolate wonder of Himachal Pradesh.
  • The trek starts from Thangi a large hill village clustered at the foot of a bare mountain, looking across a lush green fields to the north of the Kinnour Massif. The route follows a stream to Lambar Shurtiling and then to Tirung Gad through Pine forests and over unstable boulders.  Shurtiling is a wide open area where two streams confluence, Tirung Gad from Charang and Lalanti Dogri from another side. We will climb towards Lalanti and somewhere there our base camp will be fixed at 4400m aside a stream for the upcoming expedition preparations. Till the base all the loads are ferried by ponies but ahead it will be transported by the team members. The recce will be done regarding safe route to the higher camps as well as the load ferry will simultaneously run along. The establishment of camp I starts following the right bank of the stream over grassy patches shaky boulders and is fixed somewhere at 4800m below a rock gendarme. Next attempt is to fix camp II by climbing on moraines dangerous col covered with innumerable wobbly rocks and sharp edges. Initially it is moderate climb when we leave camp I but soon the steep col comes in front and starts testing all the strength. It takes a lot of effort to ferry heavy loads through this dangerous col of glaciated terrains. Thus the camp II is located above the col at the height of 5800m on the east ridge of Mt. Phawararang. The dangerous mountain continues to daunt and a precise consideration of the route to attempt the summit will be requisite. Somehow the summit preparations are fixed and attempt goes through risky rotten walls which demands a bunch of ropes to be anchored. Soon we reach at the summit ridge of Mt. Phawararang which is heavily corniced to the north dropping dangerously a thousand metres to the Damana Glacier. The summit is reached on varying slants of risk over powdery snow gusty winds and a degree of skills indeed. Ultimately the summit is achieved, a small rock with only a 3 square metres wide pinnacle presenting glorious mountain scapes. Atop to the north lay sharp toothed unclimbed unnamed minarets and to the south unknown mountains above 6000m’s loft into the skies offering exciting summits. After spending some time at the top we climb down cautiously retracing our footprnits back to the lower camps. Clear the higher camps and lower to the base camp. Therefore reach the roadhead and take a sigh amidst the versatile foliage of Kinnour while resting in the local dwellings.
  • It takes a lot of effort to complete an expedition in one of the unfrequented and isolated regions of the country. And along to that if weather assists to conquer over the great summits it adds a memoir overlapping the hardships encountered. Besides mountain climbing it is about passion that doesn’t matter if you reach atop or not but the conditions and travail faced turns yourself generous and kind by realizing our existence in front of Nature’s grandeur.

Itinerary

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Preparation for MT. PHAWARANG EXPEDITION

As you know every mountainous excursion demands a precise planning, a planning with adequate pliability of observing and tackling situations, held all as by overcoming mind body and soul throughout the incredible Himalayan journey.

So here are some aspects regarding MT. PHAWARANG EXPEDITION preparation:

Physically – A trek demands physical endurance, to prepare for each trek you should work out a month before joining a program.  Build up the adequate strength in your legs by running and exercising every day to boost up your endurance. Stop smoking and boost your lungs doing breathing exercises at routine basis two times a day, which will help acclimatize the conditions while being resilient on the trek. Take active part in outdoor games, Yoga and any other cardiac exercises.

Mentally – Mental preparation is key, equally as important as physical training requisite for a trek. Before joining any trek take pleasure in your daily routines, eat well, take rest properly and relax. Do not stress your mind by unnecessary predictions about the trek. Be with your best friends to get motivated and relax your mind. Because pre trek assumptions are not worthy because once you join the trek and meet with rest of the pack will bring encouragement and excitement. The mental preparedness will build through the entire trek conditions. And the physical drawbacks will affect the mind. So pay close attention to various parts of the body and consciously let them loosen up as you trek. When you trek try to relax your body, especially your hips. If you’re on a winding downhill trail or on a panicking slant, think of each step as part of a simple dance and enjoy the natural rhythms that the terrain and your body can find together cautiously. Experiment with different ways of walking as a way of finding enjoyment beyond the goal of reaching a destination. The main key to stay mentally fit is to enjoy the route and not to pressurize the mind.

Technically- Gear up yourself with perfect size trekking shoes and walk with it. Use 60ltr. Backpack in a daily routine with some weight inside it, so you become used to carrying loads. Buy a trekking pole, water bottle, warm socks, thermals, fleece, feather jackets, trousers, poncho,  flip flops, electronics such as power bank, camera (DSLR or digital camera).

Detail Itinerary of MT. PHAWARANG EXPEDITION

Day 1: Arrival Delhi.

Day to visit Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) for briefing and to full fill all formalities. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Delhi – Shimla.

Today morning after breakfast visit Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) for briefing and to complete all formalities. Once you are done drive to Shimla via Chandigarh. Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 3: Shimla to Reckong peo.

This morning after breakfast drive to Reckong Peo. On arrival check into hotel. Rest of the day you are free. Overnight stay at Hotel or guest house.

Day 4: Day for full fill all formalities with Local Administration & Forest Department. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 5: Drive from Reckong peo to Thangi Village (3400m.).

Day 6:  Thangi Village to Lambar Shurtiling via vehicle and trek to Lalanti Base Camp (4400m.) .

Day 7: Rest day at Base Camp..

Day 8: Base Camp  to Camp1 (4800m.) load ferry.

Day 9: Establish Camp1.

Day 10: Camp1to Camp 2 (5700m.) load ferry.

Day 11: Stablished camp2.

Day 12: Summit day.

Day 13: Reserv day for summit and back to camp 1.

Day 14: Camp1 to Base camp.

Day 15: Base Camp to Lambar Shurtiling trek and drive to Thangi Village.

Day 16: Drive from Thangi Village to reckong peo.

Day 17: Reckong peo to Delhi.

Day 18: On arrival wait for de-briefing and later transfer to hotel.  Overnight stay in Delhi

Day 19: DELHI DEPARTS:

Morning visit IMF to full fill all formalities and debriefing .Later in the afternoon group breakup.

Important Note:

The itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This Climbing Expedition can be modified according to your time and requirements. This trek can be modified as per Schedule as well. Enquire or E-mail us for latest updated info and price for Expedition.  info@himalayanadventuretrips.com

How To Reach

Distance by road:-

By Road. Daily buses and regular taxi services are available from Shimla and Rampur to Kinnaur. Shimla is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Shimla in 8 to 10 hours(approx 435 KMS). Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in Tip : Since Delhi Shimla is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 8 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charge between Rs.1,200 to 1,800 per sector from Delhi to Shimla and vice versa. Shimla to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Shimla to Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delay.

Nearest Railway Station:-

Nearest Railway station is Shimla (257 kms) and Chandigarh (370 kms). There are no railway services directly to kinnaur. Private taxi or buses facility can found directly from the railway station.

Nearest Airport:-

There are as such no direct flights for kinnaur and shimla is the closest airport. Which can be reached from Delhi? Shimla airport is at jubbarhatti which is situated at a distance of 23kms from city and is connected to Chandigarh as well as Kullu.

Things To Pack

T-shirts
Trekking Pants, Thick warm Lowers
Windproof jacket, Downfeather Jacket preferably with a hood
Warm and thick Fleece.
Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
Thermal inner wear (upper & lower).
Woollen cap, Woollen Gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs).
Scarf/Muffler (optional), Balaclava or a woolen cap.
Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended).
Lightweight Towel(1 unit).
Toilet Paper (plenty).
Wet-Tissue Papers(plenty).
Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippersRaincoat / Poncho, Small light weight Towel.
Water bottle.
Sunscreen Lotion.
Cap to keep the intense sun away from your face, Sunglasses.
Walking stick / Trekking Pole,Head Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries).
Medicines (if requiring any particular medication).
Personal toiletries.
Day pack/small bag which you will Carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it.
Camera with charged batteries.

Included/Excluded

  • Highly advanced, Professional & certified mountaineering (Instructor/guide) from Himalayan Adventure Trips.
  • Skilled local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route.
  • Vegetarian meals on the Climbing. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
  • HAF/LAF/Porters/mules for carrying common equipment's (like rations/tents/utensils/and Central climbing Equipment)
  • Equipment's – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mattress/ Sleeping bag Inner
  • During Trek & Expedition we will provide you Dome/Alpine/High Altitude tents on twin sharing basis. Camping mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent, camping stool etc. would be provided.
  • High Altitude Porters to ferry loads, set up high camps, fix ropes etc.
  • Climbing Guide’s support up to Summit
  • Butane gas bottle for high altitude cooking
  • Meals: In Hotel only breakfast will served. While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
  • High Altitude meal: We will use tin packed food in high altitude.
  • Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen.
  • Forest Permits, wild life fee and camping charges.
  • State Government Fees.
  • Personal Porters for carrying Climber’s backpacks
  • Air fare
  • Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Group Gears for climbing e.g. rope, pitons, snow bars, crabs etc
  • Individual Climbing Gears and clothing; special individual mountain diet if any
  • Inner Line Permit.
  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
  • Purchases of personal natures (like Alcohol, Soft drink, mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
  • Food to/from the trailhead.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • IMF Permissions, Royalty and Registration.
  • Liaison Officer Cost (included for foreign expedition only)
  • GST of 5%.

Durations

18 Nights / 19 Days

Tour's Location

Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

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