YUNAM PEAK EXPEDITION : The Non – Technical Trek of Himachal
Being the non-technical peak of the Himalayas, it is still the non-frequently climbed peak. What makes it a difficult trek is its sturdy and craggy terrain. This trek is nature’s way of testing your grit against its. The going gets more Herculean as you move nearer and nearer to the summit. The frostbitten wind moves in a gust and hits you hard. As mentioned, the craggy terrain requires the pace to be moderated from slipping on scree. The expected turbulence with unforeseeable weather as reaching the summit gets deathly challenging but all this will be worth reaching on top of the summit.
Day 1:- Arrival Manali
Check in Hotel
Briefing after lunch approx 3 pm
In the evening go for sightseeing
Visit Hidimba Devi Temple, Vashist Kund and other major sightseeing points (avoid Rothang Pass)
Note:- Only stay hotel is included in the cost (food and sightseeing is excluded)
Day 2:- Manali to Keylong/Jispa
Pick up at 9 am, 5 hrs
Keylong 100 km (3080 m), Jispa 120 km (3200m)
Via Rothang pass, Tandi (confluence of Bhaga and Chandra river) Sisa village (temple of Raja Ghapan)
Drive along with Bhaga river
Stay in tent
Phone networks are available
Stay in tents
Day 3:- Keylong/ Jispa to Bharatpur
Leave at 9 am
Altitude 4500 m
90/ 80 km drive, 5/ 4 hrs
On the way Deepak tal, Suraj Tal, Baralacha la 4890 m ( Himachal Pradesh highest motorable pass)
Lunch at campsite
Stay in tents
Phone network till Patseo
Day 4:- Acclimatization day
Rest and small hike for better acclimatization
Heavy exhaustion is not advisable
Drink good amount of water, keep body hydrated.
Day 5:- Bharatpur to Base camp
4.5 km trek, 4 hrs
Altitude 5200 m
Train – Moraine
Ascent – gradual and steep
Many water points on the way
Walk along with small water stream, become terrible post lunch
Base Camp is near a small lake
Day 6:- Base camp Acclimatization
Summit briefing and training
Sitting and sleeping all day in the camp is not advisable
Go for very small hike, visit nearby places
Early dinner and early to bed
Day 7:- Base camp to Summit and back to Base camp
6.5 km trek, 8 hrs
Altitude 6111 m
Train – Moraine, Sharp rocks, Few snow patches, Snow on the top
6 am start summit attempt
Only one water point, comes after half an hour from Base camp
Day 8:- Base camp to Bharatpur and drive to Manali
4.5 km trek (2 hrs), 175 km drive (8 hrs)
Reach Manali in between 6 to 7 pm
Plan your further travel after 8 pm
- Guest house (twin / triple) and camping (twin sharing)
- Indian Vegetarian Meals with Egg as per itinerary (It starts from dinner on Day 3 to breakfast on Day 8.)
- Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils and micro spike (if required)
- Necessary permits and entry fees
- First aid medical kits, stretcher & oxygen cylinder
- Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff
- Transport from Manali to Manali
By Air :-
Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.
Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in, Tip: Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Manali to Delhi Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 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 delays.
Note:- Trekkers need to take only those VOLVO buses which reach Manali till 12:00 pm on the first day. Our reporting time is 02:00 pm at Manali
- Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each. People who use hydration pack should have1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
- Carry at least one thermos flask
- Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
- Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
- Toilet Paper & wipes Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
- Woolen cap 1 Nos.
- Balaclava 1 Nos.
- Neck-gaiters 1 Nos.
- Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
- People who wear spectacles (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
- Experience of high altitude trek at least 2 treks of more than 4500 mt. or 14,700 ft. (moderate to difficult grade)
- The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 6 km of distance in 35 minutes without stress.
- A goods carrying benchmark relevant in this expedition, the climber should be able to carry a 10 to 15 kg expedition backpack.
- Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have these conditions mentioned above.
About the instructor
They are a team of well Experienced & Equipped personnel, have been organizing treks and mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas for a long time. Their highly-trained team of local guides & Sherpa’s will lead you to real adventure in any of the Himalayan ranges. From the greenest beginner to the sharpest adventurer, they can get you where you want to and assure you a truly remarkable experience