Jalandhari Gad amphitheater [Lamkhaga pass trek 2018]

Lamkhaga Pass Trek (May 2018) Expedition Log

Lamkhaga Pass (5282 m) (Chitkul to Harsil), May 2018
This Himalayan high pass divides Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh from Uttarakhand in India. We followed the following route:

  • Chitkul to Rani Kanda
  • Rani Kanda to Dumti
  • Dumti to Gundar
  • Gundar to Lamkhaga advance base camp (Kinnaur side) (One may break this climb till base camp 1 and next day to advance base camp…….we skipped)
  • Advance base camp to Upper Kyarkoti after crossing Lamkhaga pass (Again, you may camp at Lamkhaga pass base camp of Gangotri side, followed by trek till Kyarkoti. We decided to continue beyond base camp and camp at upper Kyarkoti)
  • Upper Kyarkoti to Kyarkoti
  • Kyarkoti to Gangnani
  • Gangnani to Harsil

Chitkul to Harsil (Gangotri) Trek

This is a remote pass and very few groups have finished this. Thus, it could be a good option for all those who loves to visit the under-explored! Raacho Trekkers team did the first recce of the route from Kinnaur side in 2014.

Chitkul to Gangotri/Harsil Trek

First day camping at Ranikanda near Chitkul
View of Baspa glacier snout
Huge icicles near Baspa glacier ice cave
Baspa glacier ice cave [Lamkhaga pass trek 2018]
Baspa glacier ice cave [Lamkhaga pass trek 2018]
Climbing up to the Lamkhaga pass base camp
Lamkhaga pass base camp
Baspa Glacier. Chotakhaga pass is visible in the background.[Lamkhaga pass 2018]
View from base camp
Water pumped out off the glacier beneath the tent……trying to reset the tents [Lamkhaga pass 2018]
Trying to dig out some water from beneath the glacier at advance base camp[Lamkhaga pass 2018]
Climbing Lamkhaga pass
Lamkhaga pass top
View of Uttrakhand side glacier
Jalandri Gad amphitheatre [Lamkhaga pass trek 2018]
Jalandri Gad stream making way through the glacier
Descending into the Jalandhari Gad valley [Lamkhaga pass trek 2018]
Origin of Jalandhari Gad stream. Jalandhari Gad is a right bank tributary of Bhagirathi river.
The ridge
Upper Kyarkoti, Jalandhari Gad valley
Meadows of Kyarkoti. Harsil valley Uttrakhand

Blog by Upasana Ray


One response to “Lamkhaga Pass Trek (May 2018) Expedition Log”

  1. Shibnath Chatterjee

    Excellect descriptive pictures. Thanks a lot.

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