The cultural beauty of Everest Base Camp, in a more remote setting, with less people and a summit higher than Kilimanjaro. This expedition is AMAZING!
Khanamo in Spitian language literally translates into, “The Black Mountain”. Khanamo incidentally also translates into a mountain that has a lot of snow. Since the villages from where the peak is visible are located on the south side of this peak, the people get a view of a black coloured mountain, and hence its name.
However if one were to reach the top and view the glacier on the north face, the second interpretation would also be clear. The name doesn’t do justice to this friendly and beautiful peak, as it is only black in colour and not in spirit.
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi - overnight bus to Manali
Day 02 - Arrive Manali and rest day
Day 03 - Drive to Kaza - 10 to 12 hours
Day 04 - Drive to Langza, Hikkim and Komic - 2 to 3 hours
Day 05 - Drive to Tabo – 2 hours, drive to Dhankhar – 1 hour
Day 06 - Drive to Kibber – 2 hours
Day 07 - Kibber - Trek - 4 to 5 hours
Day 08 - Camp 1 - Trek – 5 to 6 hours
Day 09 - Base Camp - Khanamo Peak – Trek - 8 to 10 hours
Day 10 - Base Camp - Trek - 5 to 6 hours | Drive to Kaza – 2 hours
Day 11 - Kaza - rest day
Day 12 - Drive to Chandratal – 5 to 6 hours
Day 13 - Drive to Manali – 5 to 6 hours
Day 14 - Manali - overnight bus to Delhi
Day 15 - Fly home from Delhi
What's included in the cost?
- Accommodation on a twin sharing basis (Days 2 to 13)
- Meals starting Day 6 dinner to Day 10 lunch (lunches will be packed)
- All transfers from Day 1 to 15 (shared bus transfers and private jeeps)
- UK guide, support staff, donkeys and camping equipment
What's excluded in the cost?
- Mineral water and beverages
- Return flights from UK to Delhi
- Personal kit and Travel Insurance
The Khanamo ascent is a great adrenalin rush of getting atop almost 6000m, surrounded by a vastness of snowcapped peaks. Khanamo is a relatively easy peak to scale and at a height of almost 6000m, it is also one of the most rewarding as well. A completely non-technical peak in terms of scaling, it requires nothing more than a good pair of hiking shoes and a walking stick. However a good level of fitness is a must.
From definitely being one of the most memorable trips of a lifetime to being a carbon positive trip to creating additional livelihoods and revenues for the local communities, this is a journey that merges conservation and travel.