Lamkhaga Pass Trek

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Lamkhaga Pass is the trickiest trek in Garhwal region lying at an altitude of 5381 meters. And, it connects Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur to Harsil in Garhwal. This connecting pass is located near the Indo Tibetan border.

During Lamkhaga Pass, pass through some remote areas of Himachal and Garhwal with rich forests of Pine, Deodar and Bhojpatra. Walk along the Jalindragad River till you reach the Kyarkoti meadows and further come across beautiful Baspa valley.

Starting point of Lamkhaga Pass is Harsil, a small town which is tourist attraction. The trail is steep from the start but the variety of landscapes are rewarding. It is not suggested for beginners because of its tough gradient but turns great for experienced trekkers and mountaineers.

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“Chitkul” the last village of Baspa Valley in Lamkhaga Pass

Chitkul is Baspa valley’s last village and there are beautiful wooden houses of villagers and cultivated green fields. Sangla valley lies further which is one of the best parts of Kinnaur.

This trek can be done from both the sides “Harsil and “Chitkul”, but the Chitkul side is steeper. You will need ropes and proper equipment from both the sides. So, explore the grandeur of Lamkhaga Pass

Best Time to do Lamkhaga Pass

So, the best time to do the trek is 2 st week of May to last week of October because in pre-monsoon the trail remains covered in snow and the climb gets tough. We are local team in uttarakhand so we have more experienced team Himalayan Hikers working this trek since 28 years

About the Harsil base camp of Lamkhaga Pass

Harsil is a picturesque town located on the banks of River Bhagirathi en route to Gangotri. It is a hidden gem in the Himalayas offering tranquil environment and is best for people in search of tranquility. This small hamlet has become famous because of its natural beauty which highlights this area.

The dense Deodar forests, gushing Bhagirathi River, chirping of birds, high standing peaks makes this place perfect among nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. Two high altitude Himalayan treks start from Harsil i.e. Lamkhaga Pass and Dhumdar Kandi Pass.

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Why to choose Lamkhaga Pass?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Lamkhaga Pass.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 231 Km and on foot 74 km which is to be covered into 9 days.

Dehradun to via Uttarkashi , Harsil To Chitkul market , Shimla.

Lamkhaga Pass is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 5381 Meters.

The Starting trail is moderate as compare to other treks this is difficult trek. So this trek is not for beginners.

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature.

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows,

one of the beautiful Harsil village trek on the way beautiful Kyarkoti camp pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali and kinnour heritage and culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers.

And, in summers, the Lamkhaga Pass turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colures.

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kg only.

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Altitude we are going to cover in Lamkhaga Pass

Harsil – 2620 Meters

Laldevta camp – 3000 Meters

Kyarkoti Camp – 3480 Meters

Lamkhaga pass – 5381 Meters
Gundar (4,415 Meter
Dumti camp – 4035 Meter

Getting to Himalayan hikers Base Camp Sankri

Option 01 – Direct flight Available – Bangalore to Dehradun

Kolkata to Dehradun

Mumbai to Dehradun

Pune to Dehradun

Delhi to Dehradun

Option 02 – Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.

(Special A/C train from New Delhi would be best)

You can reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.

Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT:Withdraw money before your journey; Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.
(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun or Uttarkashi)

Mobile Connectivity:There will be no networks during the trek, in Uttarkashi your device will receive the networks and at Harsil only Idea and BSNL , signals are there but you cannot rely on the connectivity because the signal strength is not good.

So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

Key Points Lamkhaga Pass

Duration: – 8 Nights 9 Days – from Dehradun to Chitkul Village

Base camp: – Harsil Village

Summer Temperature: – Day ( 5°C to 10°C) Night (-2° C to 6° C)

Altitude: – 5381 Meter

Best Time: – May, June, September, October

Trek Level: – Difficult

Trek distance: – On foot 74 Km – By taxi 231 km
Group Size: –10 to 12 people

Short Itinerary Lamkhaga Pass

Day 1 :- Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Harsil – 231 km)( 9/10 Hours) (2620 Meter

Day 2 :– Trek from Harsil to Lal Devta camp (07 km) (5/6 Hours) (3000 Meter )

Day 3 :– Trek from Lal Devta camp to Kyarkoti (12 km) (6/7 Hours) (3480 Meter)

Day 4:- Trek From Kyarkoti to Lamkhaga base camp (11 km) (5/6 Hours) (4420 Meter)

Day 5:- Rest day for Acclimatization

Day 6:- Trek from Lamkhaga base camp to Lamkhaga Pass (5381 Meter) Dundhar camp (13 km) (7/8 Hours)

Day 7:- Trek from Dundhar camp to Dumti camp – (12 km) (4/5 Hours) (4035 Meter)

Day 8:- Trek from Dumti camp to rani kanda – (09 km ) (4/5 Hours) (3638 Meter)

Day 9:- Trek from Rani kanda to Chitkul Road head (10 km) (5/6 Hours) (3435 Meter )


Day 1: Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Harsil

Total distance 231 km – 9/10 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Harsil – 2620 Meter

Night stay – Our Home stay – on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Harsil around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.
Get in the vehicle from Dehradun and enjoy the picturesque journey along Bhagirathi River’s bank and forest stretches to reach Harsil base camp. It is the base camp of Lamkahaga pass trek.
After half an hour, stop at Suwa kholi Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of maximum 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close
Further you will cross the small Chinyali saur of Dharasu Reach Uttarkashi around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. After having Go through the picturesque zig- zag road to harsil
Reach harsil evening 5 pm and Overnight stay in hotel


Day 2 : Trek from Harsil to Lal Devta camp

Total distance 07 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Lal Devta – 3000 Meter

Night Stay – Our Camp – on twin share basis
Post breakfast; get ready to move towards Lal devta campsite. The distance is 7 km which can be covered in 4 to 5 hours. You will be walking under the shade of trees in dense forest
Go through dense forest section, take rest breaks and reach Lal devta. Setup your camps there and retire for the night.


Day 3 : Trek from Lal Devta camp to Kyarkoti

Trek Distance 12 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Kyarkoti   – 3480 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

The trek to Kyarkoti is through a dense forest and on the way you can have glimpses of huge waterfalls and surreal landscapes.
The lamkhaga pass trail isn’t leveled but isn’t difficult, it has some ascends and descends, ascending is steep but further they get less steep, this place is rich in fauna so you can spot some animals there and also many variety of birds. Mountain goat , snow leopards enjoy the day , Set your camps at Kyarkoti and retire for the night.


Day 4 : Trek From Kyarkoti to Lamkhaga base

Trek Distance 11 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Lamkhaga base camp – 4420 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis
Today the trek can become difficult, if the amount of snow is more. So, start the trek early.The climb to Lamkhaga base is steep through a narrow valley and you need proper equipment to traverse it. As you go higher and gain altitude you will see ice crystals, it becomes cooler when you go upwards. you will reach Base camp of lamkhaga pass, the camp with blooming flowers. Reach the campsite pitch your tents and retire for the night.


Day 5 : Rest day for Acclimatization

You can go for a short hike nearby and rest for the day. Acclimatizing is very important for the body because it prevents altitude motion sickness.


Day 6 : Trek from Lamkhaga base camp to Lamkhaga Pass (5381 Meter) Dundhar camp

Total distance 13 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot
Altitude – Lamkhaga pass – 5381 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Today will be the longest and toughest day of this trek because ascent to the summit lamkhaga pass is steep. So make sure you start early. Have breakfast and head further with packed lunch.
Trek through the rough boulder area and be very careful while your uphill trek. After tough hours of trekking reach the Lamkhaga Pass which lies at a height of 5281 meters.
This pass is perched amidst snow-capped mountains and glaciers. Stand at the top and the views of Indian Himalayas will leave you speechless and fill your heart with joy.
After spending some time there, use the ropes for descending and reach your campsite Gundar. Setup the tents there, celebrate the victory and retire for the night.


Day 7 : Trek from Dundhar camp to Dumti camp

Total distance 13 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot
Altitude – Dumti camp- 4035 Meter
Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

The trek to Dumti is long so start and have breakfast early, packed lunch will be provided which you can have in mid- point of the trek.
The trail is a mixture of steep ascents and descents. After crossing it, arrive Dumti, setup your tents and have a comfortable stay there.


Day 8 : Trek from Dumti camp to rani kanda

Total distance 09 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot
Altitude – Rani Kanda- 3638 Meter
Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Today the trail will surprise you with its beauty, it holds many surprises for you. Get mesmerized by the inexplicable beauty of the Himalayas.
Trek though the undulating meadows with colourful wildflowers and have a glance of huge and clear waterfalls. Reach Rani Kanda; your campsite for today, setup the tents and retire for the night.


Day 9 : Trek from Rani kanda to Chitkul Road head

Total distance 10 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot
Altitude – Rani Kanda – 3435 Meter

From Rani Kanda trek towards Chitkul village , the last village of Baspa valley.
It is located near the bank of a river. There are beautiful wooden houses and cultivated green pasturelands which look beautiful together.
After trekking for some hours reach the village chitkul

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Lamkhaga Pass Trek

  1. Sanjoy Bhattacharyya

    Many organisations are operating nowadays who arrange trekking/expeditions in the Himalayas. Himalayan Hikers is one of them. But they are a little bit different owing to the following aspects : 1. They listen to the trekkers beforehand, talk to them, understand their desires and plan/organise the trip accordingly. 2. Whatever they commit, they deliver. Be it on fixtures, itinerary, fooding, etc. 3.They are flexible and very much cooperative with the trekkers. 4. Especially their cooking unit is unparallely exotic – can’t forget the custard or jams at the high altitudes; thanks Thapa, the cook. 5. Their support staff are extremely helpful, and more important, they are very much friendly – you will soon feel that they are just your friends, co-trekkers, not just support staff. 6.Finally their is KULDEEP. You can simply rely on him. 👍

  2. Sandipan Ghosh

    The trek across Lamkhaga Pass was organized by Kuldeepji of Himalayan Hikers. It was the organisation’s maiden journey across the difficult pass which was done with great success. Consisting of eight partially trained and experienced trekkers from West Bengal, Himalayan Hikers crossed Lamkhaga Pass on 28th May in knee deep snow (23.5.2019 to 30.5.2019) travelling from Harsil via Laldevta, Kyarkoti and Sukha Taal crossing Lamkhaga Pass and reaching Gundar, Dumti, Rani Kandar, Nagasthi, and then the road head at Chitkul. Consisting of 2 guides Kishanji from Uttarkashi (mountaineer) and Tirappanji from Sakri (not trained but vastly experienced) and consisting of Santu Thapa the cook and the team of 9 porters and assistant staff, the support team consisting of the white bearded Virendra Singh Rathoreji, the ever-smiling aged but strong Premji, the Lambu (Pandit), and the young brigade of porters provided a source of strength to the 8 members who carried their own rucksacks.

    Weather was a barrier on the first two days (it was raining heavily) and the team was behind schedule right from Day 2. However, there was no pressure to move faster as the team acclimatized gradually, hitting snow line on Day 3 and pitched tents on snow for 3 consecutive days.

    Day 5 on High Camp was without water as the team melted ice to survive. Using good shoes and gaiter and walking crampons (the last two provided by Himalayan Hikers) the team crossed the pass with much ease. With lots if snow, there were no dangers but movement in mid day melting knee deep snow was slow and tiring.

    Food was the provider of real strength as varieties apart from rice, dal, chapati included muesli, Maggie, corn flakes with milk, plum cake with honey, Suji, upma, omelette, bread, butter, jam, custard and what not. Frequent tea and coffee, hot drinks and warm water kept our spirits high and body healthy.

    Thank you Kuldeepji. Look forward to trekking with you again.

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