Black Peak is the highest peak of Sarwasti Mountain Range Uttarakhand, India

It lies at an altitude of 6387 meters Black Peak is also known as Kala Nag in the local language which the mountain top resembles “Black Cobra”. It is the highest peak of Saraswati Mountain Range close to Ruinsara valley.

Summit Climb is Challenging

Traverse glaciers, ice wall of 75 feet and a gradient of 70 degrees. You need the proper equipment to climb, it is technically difficult so you should have proper knowledge and skills. The trail is thrilling with many challenges on the way.

Exceptional Sights

Being the highest peak in Saraswati Mountain Range offers extraordinary views, the views are worth your efforts. Bandarpoonch family is clearly visible from the top.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity

ATM POINT – Purola is the last ATM point.

Mobile Connectivity – Your device will receive signals at Purola. At Sankri your device can receive BSNL and Vodafone signals but the connectivity is not good. There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek.

About Black Peak

Black Peak Expedition lies at an altitude of 6387 meters Black Peak is also known as Kala Nag in the local language. It is the highest peak of Saraswati Mountain Range close to Ruinsara valley. Traverse glaciers, ice wall of 75 feet and a gradient of 70 degrees. You need the proper equipment to climb, it is technically difficult. The trail is thrilling with many challenges on the way

Highlights of this Trek

It is the highest peak so it offers exceptional views of the whole Bandarpoonch family and other mountains. The thrill of this trek makes it unique.

Duration –  17 Days from DehraDun to DehraDun

Best Season – Mid-May to Mid-June

Level –  Difficult

Highest Points – (6397 Meter)

Weather – The weather is not predicted and can change anytime but usually the Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant according to the season

Summer Temperature – Day ( 2°C to -10°C) Night (-2° C to -15° C)

Altitude you are going to cover

1. Sankri (1920 m)

2. Osla (2560 m)

3. Ruinsara Lake (3537 m)

4. Base Camp (Kyarkoti) (3900 m)

5. Advance Base Camp (ABC) (4600 m)

6. Camp 1 (5100 m)

7. Summit Camp (5500 m)

8. Black Peak (6387 m)

These points should not be avoided

1. Proper conditioning and training of body required

2. Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures

3. Sturdy hiking shoes are important

4. High altitude requires proper acclimatization

5. Intermittent or no signals

6. Carry travel light

7. Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible

Why Choose Us

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Rockkers Adventures community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) Night stay in Hotel

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive is towards Sankri. You can have your breakfast at Kempty Fall which is a famous picnic spot and is famous for a waterfall. Have your lunch in middle of your journey at Purola.

It’s a picturesque drive to Sankri, you will get fetching views through your window, and the drive will be through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are beautiful places in the Himalayas. Sankri lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, it is a village with a mini market famous for wooden huts which serve delectable food. You will see apple orchards here and greenery all around.

Reach Sankri have a glace of snow covered mountains, this place is pollution free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini”, relax for the night here.

Day 2: Reserved for Briefing

Get yourself prepared for the expedition today, our professional leader will brief you and will give all the details today. Complete the necessary documentation then you can rest or go on a short hike.

Day 3: Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and trek to Osla (2560 m) (4/5 hours)

Have your breakfast and then leave for Taluka by taxi, it is 11 km away from Sankri. It is a mini village with some cemented houses and hotels. Start the trek from Taluka, heading towards Osla.

Go through dense forests with abundant walnut trees, ahead catch views of Himalayan villages. After a gradual ascent reach Osla village, it is the biggest village famous for its culture.

There is a temple of Duryodhana worshipped by the villagers. Explore this quaint place, after pitching your tents retire for the night.

Day 4: Osla to Ruinsara Lake (3537 m) (6/7 hours)

Wake up early in the morning and after breakfast leave for Ruinsara, it is a glacial lake considered sacred by the villagers the pure waters of this lake is worshipped by them.

This place has alpine vegetation, follow the trail and after a steep ascent reach the campsite sacred Lake surrounded by peaks and it offers majestic views of some pristine mountains –

Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch and Ruinsara range. Pitch the tents at desired location here and after having salubrious food rest for the night.

Day 5: Ruinsara Lake to Base Camp (Kyarkoti) (3900 m) (7 km) (5/6 hours)

Make a wish to Ruinsara Lake and head towards Kyarkoti (Base Camp). From here Black Peak is visible, the sight is enough to energize you for upcoming days. Kyarkoti is a meadow amidst mountains and boulders, setup your tents and settle for the day.

Day 6: Load Ferry, Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC) (4600 m) and return

Load Ferry from Base Camp to ABC and return. Overnight stay at Base Camp.

Day 7: Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC)

Go through the same path which you followed yesterday from Base Camp to ABC.

Day 8: Load Ferry, Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Camp 1 (5100 m) and back

Load Ferry from ABC to Camp 1, embrace the clear sights of Black Peak. After setting up Camp 1 get back to ABC.

Day 9: ABC to Camp 1

Follow the same path which you followed yesterday. Ascent from ABC to Camp 1.

Day 10: Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5500 m)

Ascent is steep, altitude of Summit Camp is 5500 meters. After three hours you can reach the campsite. After setting up the tents retire early.

Day 11: Summit attempt (Black Peak) (6387 m)

Start early after midnight after analysing the weather and trail conditions. In the morning the ice remains tough and hard so walking on it becomes easier.

Height of Black Peak (Kala Nag) is 6387 metres and it is a steep ascent, use your equipment and reach the top. Traversing the top will give you the feeling of contentment. After spending some time there descent to Summit camp.

Day 12 and Day 13 – Reserved for Summit attempt

Day 14: Summit Camp to Base Camp

After successful climb descent from Summit camp to Base camp.

Day 15: Base Camp to Osla

Descent from Base Camp to Osla village where you stayed on Day 2. Talk to the villagers and know them closely.

Day 16: Osla to Taluka and drive to Sankri

Bid adieu to this quaint village and start the descent to Taluka. Reach there and take a small break. The trek ends here and vehicles will be arranged for Sankri.

Go to hotel Swargarohini at Sankri, arrangements will be made there.

Day 17: Sankri to Dehradun

Leave for Dehradun early so that you can reach by 6:00 pm.

End.

Inclusions
  • Stay in Sankri on Day 1 and Day 15.
  • Veg Food (Day 1 Dinner till Day 16 Breakfast). Three Meals a day.
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals).
  • Camping tents, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress.
  • Technical equipment – Ropes, Helmet, Ice Axe, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots.
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
Exclusions
  • Meals during road journeys.
  • Any kind of Insurance.
  • Any expense of personal nature.
  • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.
  • Transportation from Dehradun to Sankri and back to Dehradun.
  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack and rain cover for backpack(40-60litres)
  • Clothes: -Warm layers (fleece, woolen and one padded jacket ), trek pants, collared t shirt, thermals
  • Accessories: – sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Headlamp/ torch
  • Daypack
  • Toiletries: – sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer
  • Cutlery: – lunch box, spoon
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medicines
  • Id proof: – (driving license, voters Id etc.)

Cost Per Head

– For Existing Group Departures

 Trek: 60,000/-

 Transport: 5,000/-

(Dehradun to Dehradun)

Service tax @ 5% applicable

– For Private/Customized Trek

Price on Request- varies based on group size, itinerary and amenities

Duration: 16 Nights, 17 Days

Maximum Group Size: 10-12

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) Night stay in Hotel

Day 2: Reserved for Briefing

Day 3: Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and trek to Osla (2560 m) (4/5 hours)

Day 4: Osla to Ruinsara Lake (3537 m) (6/7 hours)

Day 5 : Ruinsara Lake to Base Camp (Kyarkoti) (3900 m) (7 km) (5/6 hours

Day 6 : Load Ferry, Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC) (4600 m) and return

Day 07: Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC)

Day 8 : Load Ferry, Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Camp 1 (5100 m) and back

Day 9: ABC to Camp 1

Day 10 : Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5500 m)

Day 11 : Summit attempt (Black Peak) (6387 m)

Day 12 and Day 13 : Reserved for Summit attempt

Day 14: Summit Camp to Base Camp

Day 15: Base Camp to Osla

Day 16: Osla to Taluka and Drive to Sankri

Day 17: Sankri to Dehradun

Additional Information

Level: Difficult

Maximum Altitude:  6387 Mtr

Temperature:

Day : – 2°C to -10°C
Night : – 2°C to -15°C

ATM POINT:  Purola is the last ATM point.

Best Months: Mid-May to Mid-June

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Black Peak is the highest peak of Sarwasti Mountain Range Uttarakhand, India

It lies at an altitude of 6387 meters Black Peak is also known as Kala Nag in the local language which the mountain top resembles “Black Cobra”. It is the highest peak of Saraswati Mountain Range close to Ruinsara valley.

Summit Climb is Challenging

Traverse glaciers, ice wall of 75 feet and a gradient of 70 degrees. You need the proper equipment to climb, it is technically difficult so you should have proper knowledge and skills. The trail is thrilling with many challenges on the way.

Exceptional Sights

Being the highest peak in Saraswati Mountain Range offers extraordinary views, the views are worth your efforts. Bandarpoonch family is clearly visible from the top.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity

ATM POINT – Purola is the last ATM point.

Mobile Connectivity – Your device will receive signals at Purola. At Sankri your device can receive BSNL and Vodafone signals but the connectivity is not good. There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek.

About Black Peak

Black Peak Expedition lies at an altitude of 6387 meters Black Peak is also known as Kala Nag in the local language. It is the highest peak of Saraswati Mountain Range close to Ruinsara valley. Traverse glaciers, ice wall of 75 feet and a gradient of 70 degrees. You need the proper equipment to climb, it is technically difficult. The trail is thrilling with many challenges on the way

Highlights of this Trek

It is the highest peak so it offers exceptional views of the whole Bandarpoonch family and other mountains. The thrill of this trek makes it unique.

Duration –  17 Days from DehraDun to DehraDun

Best Season – Mid-May to Mid-June

Level –  Difficult

Highest Points – (6397 Meter)

Weather – The weather is not predicted and can change anytime but usually the Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant according to the season

Summer Temperature – Day ( 2°C to -10°C) Night (-2° C to -15° C)

Altitude you are going to cover

1. Sankri (1920 m)

2. Osla (2560 m)

3. Ruinsara Lake (3537 m)

4. Base Camp (Kyarkoti) (3900 m)

5. Advance Base Camp (ABC) (4600 m)

6. Camp 1 (5100 m)

7. Summit Camp (5500 m)

8. Black Peak (6387 m)

These points should not be avoided

1. Proper conditioning and training of body required

2. Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures

3. Sturdy hiking shoes are important

4. High altitude requires proper acclimatization

5. Intermittent or no signals

6. Carry travel light

7. Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible

Why Choose Us

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Rockkers Adventures community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) Night stay in Hotel

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive is towards Sankri. You can have your breakfast at Kempty Fall which is a famous picnic spot and is famous for a waterfall. Have your lunch in middle of your journey at Purola.

It’s a picturesque drive to Sankri, you will get fetching views through your window, and the drive will be through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are beautiful places in the Himalayas. Sankri lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, it is a village with a mini market famous for wooden huts which serve delectable food. You will see apple orchards here and greenery all around.

Reach Sankri have a glace of snow covered mountains, this place is pollution free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini”, relax for the night here.

Day 2: Reserved for Briefing

Get yourself prepared for the expedition today, our professional leader will brief you and will give all the details today. Complete the necessary documentation then you can rest or go on a short hike.

Day 3: Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and trek to Osla (2560 m) (4/5 hours)

Have your breakfast and then leave for Taluka by taxi, it is 11 km away from Sankri. It is a mini village with some cemented houses and hotels. Start the trek from Taluka, heading towards Osla.

Go through dense forests with abundant walnut trees, ahead catch views of Himalayan villages. After a gradual ascent reach Osla village, it is the biggest village famous for its culture.

There is a temple of Duryodhana worshipped by the villagers. Explore this quaint place, after pitching your tents retire for the night.

Day 4: Osla to Ruinsara Lake (3537 m) (6/7 hours)

Wake up early in the morning and after breakfast leave for Ruinsara, it is a glacial lake considered sacred by the villagers the pure waters of this lake is worshipped by them.

This place has alpine vegetation, follow the trail and after a steep ascent reach the campsite sacred Lake surrounded by peaks and it offers majestic views of some pristine mountains –

Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch and Ruinsara range. Pitch the tents at desired location here and after having salubrious food rest for the night.

Day 5: Ruinsara Lake to Base Camp (Kyarkoti) (3900 m) (7 km) (5/6 hours)

Make a wish to Ruinsara Lake and head towards Kyarkoti (Base Camp). From here Black Peak is visible, the sight is enough to energize you for upcoming days. Kyarkoti is a meadow amidst mountains and boulders, setup your tents and settle for the day.

Day 6: Load Ferry, Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC) (4600 m) and return

Load Ferry from Base Camp to ABC and return. Overnight stay at Base Camp.

Day 7: Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC)

Go through the same path which you followed yesterday from Base Camp to ABC.

Day 8: Load Ferry, Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Camp 1 (5100 m) and back

Load Ferry from ABC to Camp 1, embrace the clear sights of Black Peak. After setting up Camp 1 get back to ABC.

Day 9: ABC to Camp 1

Follow the same path which you followed yesterday. Ascent from ABC to Camp 1.

Day 10: Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5500 m)

Ascent is steep, altitude of Summit Camp is 5500 meters. After three hours you can reach the campsite. After setting up the tents retire early.

Day 11: Summit attempt (Black Peak) (6387 m)

Start early after midnight after analysing the weather and trail conditions. In the morning the ice remains tough and hard so walking on it becomes easier.

Height of Black Peak (Kala Nag) is 6387 metres and it is a steep ascent, use your equipment and reach the top. Traversing the top will give you the feeling of contentment. After spending some time there descent to Summit camp.

Day 12 and Day 13 – Reserved for Summit attempt

Day 14: Summit Camp to Base Camp

After successful climb descent from Summit camp to Base camp.

Day 15: Base Camp to Osla

Descent from Base Camp to Osla village where you stayed on Day 2. Talk to the villagers and know them closely.

Day 16: Osla to Taluka and drive to Sankri

Bid adieu to this quaint village and start the descent to Taluka. Reach there and take a small break. The trek ends here and vehicles will be arranged for Sankri.

Go to hotel Swargarohini at Sankri, arrangements will be made there.

Day 17: Sankri to Dehradun

Leave for Dehradun early so that you can reach by 6:00 pm.

End.

Inclusions
  • Stay in Sankri on Day 1 and Day 15.
  • Veg Food (Day 1 Dinner till Day 16 Breakfast). Three Meals a day.
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals).
  • Camping tents, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress.
  • Technical equipment – Ropes, Helmet, Ice Axe, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots.
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
Exclusions
  • Meals during road journeys.
  • Any kind of Insurance.
  • Any expense of personal nature.
  • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.
  • Transportation from Dehradun to Sankri and back to Dehradun.
  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack and rain cover for backpack(40-60litres)
  • Clothes: -Warm layers (fleece, woolen and one padded jacket ), trek pants, collared t shirt, thermals
  • Accessories: – sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Headlamp/ torch
  • Daypack
  • Toiletries: – sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer
  • Cutlery: – lunch box, spoon
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medicines
  • Id proof: – (driving license, voters Id etc.)

Cost Per Head

– For Existing Group Departures

 Trek: 60,000/-

 Transport: 5,000/-

(Dehradun to Dehradun)

Service tax @ 5% applicable

– For Private/Customized Trek

Price on Request- varies based on group size, itinerary and amenities

Duration: 16 Nights, 17 Days

Maximum Group Size: 10-12

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) Night stay in Hotel

Day 2: Reserved for Briefing

Day 3: Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and trek to Osla (2560 m) (4/5 hours)

Day 4: Osla to Ruinsara Lake (3537 m) (6/7 hours)

Day 5 : Ruinsara Lake to Base Camp (Kyarkoti) (3900 m) (7 km) (5/6 hours

Day 6 : Load Ferry, Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC) (4600 m) and return

Day 07: Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC)

Day 8 : Load Ferry, Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Camp 1 (5100 m) and back

Day 9: ABC to Camp 1

Day 10 : Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5500 m)

Day 11 : Summit attempt (Black Peak) (6387 m)

Day 12 and Day 13 : Reserved for Summit attempt

Day 14: Summit Camp to Base Camp

Day 15: Base Camp to Osla

Day 16: Osla to Taluka and Drive to Sankri

Day 17: Sankri to Dehradun

Additional Information

Level: Difficult

Maximum Altitude:  6387 Mtr

Temperature:

Day : – 2°C to -10°C
Night : – 2°C to -15°C

ATM POINT:  Purola is the last ATM point.

Best Months: Mid-May to Mid-June

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