Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1900 meters)
Day 2: Sankri – Taluka – Seema/Osla (2560 meters)
Day 3: Trek- Seema/Osla to Ruinsara Lake (3530 meters)
Day 4: Trek- Ruinsara Lake to Kyarkoti Base (3500 meters)
Day 5: Load ferry- Base Camp to Camp 1 (4600 meters)
Day 6: Trek- Base camp to Camp 1 (4600 meters)
Day 7: Load Ferry- Camp 1 to Camp 2 (5100 meters)
Day 8: Trek- Camp 1 to Camp 2 (5100 meters)
Day 9: Trek- Camp 2 to Camp 3 (5500 meters)
Day 10: Climb- Summit Attempt (6387 meter)
Day 11: Reserve day for Summit attempt
Day 12: Camp 3 to Kyarkoti Base
Day 13: Kyarkoti to Osla
Day 14: Osla – Taluka – Sankri
Day 15: Sankri – Dehradun
Black peak also known as Kalanag (which means black cobra) is located in Bandar punch massif. It is located on the north west of Bandar punch. It got its name as Kalanag due to its top part resemblance with black cobra. The peak provides a very descent and gradual southern approach but towards the Northern slope it features a very steep, almost vertical slope.
DAY 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1900 meters)
Early in the morning we pick you up at Dehradun railway station or ISBT and we start our drive to Sankri. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 2: Sankri – Taluka – Seema/Osla (2560 meters)
Today we leave early morning for Taluka, a small mountain village which about an hour’s drive from Sankri. This is where our actual trek begins. We’ll trek our way through evergreen Himalayan broadleaf forests along Tons river and we spend the night in Osla, another mountain village. Overnight in home stay/tents.
DAY 3: Seema/ Osla - Ruinsara Tal (3350 meters)
Trek through along a brilliant alpine trail to reach the holy Ruinsara Lake. The views of the Swargarohini Range are particularly impressive from here.
DAY 4: Trek- Ruinsara Taal - Kyarkoti (Base Camp) (3500 meters)
Kyarkoti is situated at the base of a mountains range and is mainly a grassy patch of land with boulders around. It is surrounded by snow clad mountains on the three sides. The nearby spring make it an ideal site for our base camp. Porters are the only means of transporting our goods. Black Peak can be viewed from the base camp.
DAY 5: LOAD FERRY- Base Camp – Camp 1 (4600 meters)
This day we will do load ferry and establish camp 1. Overnight in tents.
DAY 6: Trek- Base Camp – Camp 1
Camp 1 is can be reached after four hours of trekking from the base camp. After crossing a high land just next to our base camp, we will trek on grassy land with gentle down slope till we reach a spring which is dotted with boulders. After steep climbing we will reach the path which crosses through landslide region. Then we will descend another grassier path which is followed by two patches of moraines. In the last part of trek, we will have to do some easy bouldering to reach Camp 1 site. Camp 1 will be made on uneven grassy land gently sloping towards west. On the north, it is flanked by a mountain. A glacier flowing east to west flanks it on other side.
DAY 7: LOAD FERRY- Camp 1 – Camp 2
Load ferry to Camp 2.
DAY 8: Trek- Camp 1 – Camp 2
We will establish Camp 2 on a snow field after a trek of 3 hours from our Camp 1. Black Peak will be clearly visible from the camp towards the south-east. Camp II is located at a height of 16500 ft.
DAY 9: Trek- Camp 2 – Camp 3
We will establish Camp 3 on a large hump of snow with Black Peak visible in the southeast direction. Camp will be at a height of approximately 18000 ft. and had to be reached circumventing a number of crevasses. Towards the north, we will be able see Swargarohini and towards the south stood the beautiful peak of Bander Punch. We will stay in camp 3 and will prepare for summit attempt next day.
DAY 10: Summit Attempt
On the summit attempt day, we will start 2:00 Am in the morning. We will fix up a rope to negotiate an almost vertical wall of snow. We will have to negotiate a number of crevasses. The climb of 100 ft. before the summit is most difficult and risky. The snow will be hard and the slope is very steep. Our lead climber will open and fix the route whole day wherever required. Finally, the summit is on a ridgeline. It is flat on top. Here we are on the summit of Black Peak (kalanag) 6387m. After some photography and rest we will safely descent down to camp 3 and if possible to camp 2.
DAY 11: Reserve day for summit Attempt
If weather condition does not allow summit attempt on Day 10 we will have Day 11 as another summit attempt day.
DAY 12: Trek- Camp 3 – Kyarkoti Base
This day we will wind up all campsite and move to Base Camp.
DAY 13: Trek- Base Camp – Osla
Day 14: Osla – Taluka – Sankri
DAY 15: Drive- Sankri – Dehradun
After a breakfast, we drive back to Dehradun. Our services end here.
LIST OF ESSENTIALS
ACCLIMATIZATION & HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS
This is one of the most important aspects of travelling in the high Himalayas and cannot be ignored or set aside. Acclimatization basically means our body adjusting to lower levels of oxygen (rarefied air) & reduced air pressure as we move up. In case one does not acclimatize properly there are chances of the person facing discomfort and this can be fatal in extreme cases. While there is no set route to getting properly acclimatized there are a general precautions and steps that one can take to initiate good acclimatization. Good cardiovascular fitness and exercising a few weeks before your trip will surely be of help. All members have to follow instructions given by your respective mountain guide in all circumstances.
Swargarohini Adventures takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However, in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Swargarohini Adventures will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.