Spiti valley, as part of the mighty Himalayas, is placed in a high altitude stretch with villages as high as 4500 meters. Looming behind these villages are gigantic peaks such as the infamous Shila, Gya, Chau Chau Kang Nilda which can be scaled only with technical prowess. Situated in these ranges is the Kanamo peak, also called The White Hostess, at a height of ~6000m. It is one of the highest trekkable peaks in the world which means one does not require any technical skills to scale up the summit and is ideal for trekking enthusiasts who want to soar up to high altitudes.
Wake up to a sunny morning in Kaza with the breakfast waiting for you.
Ready your rucksacks and head off to Tashigang which is a drive of 2 hours from Kaza.
Spend the day exploring in and around the village as you get acclimatized to the altitude.
Have an early dinner and retire early to brace up for the excitement ahead.
Wake up and ready your rucksacks one final time. Make sure that you have a day pack in hand for the summit day while you keep your rucksacks in the basecamp.
Having had a breakfast, start your hike for the day with gradual ascents in the initial stages.
With rivulets on the way, you shall fill up your bottles to keep yourself hydrated.
Settle midway after three hours on a lush green stretch to have your packed lunch.
Continue your hike with a steep stretch followed by a down hill walk to the basecamp. This takes another 3 hours.
Pitch your tents close to the riverside while the kitchen is set up and hot tea is prepared.
Have an early dinner and hit into your sleeping bags for an early rise the next morning.
Start at 6 AM after a light breakfast in the morning towards the summit which, in ideal scenarios, is a six-hour journey.
Keep chocolates, dry fruits and water handy in your day pack as there won’t be water available en route
The initial 4 hours would be a mix of steep hikes and flat walks with the view of the valley getting better by the ascent.
The last two hours is a steep climb up to the summit. Make sure that you have chocolates or fruits for this stretch.
On reaching the summit, spend some time having a cup of tea and snacks while absorbing the panoramic view of the valley and its peaks from the top.
Get back to the basecamp within 3 hours.
Ease yourselves for the remaining day for what has been an adventurous day.
Leave early in the morning from the basecamp towards Tashigang.
With the vehicle up there for pick-up, get back to Kaza by evening.
Spend the night in Zostel sharing your experiences with fellow zostelers.
For groups exceeding 8 members only.