Mt Kamet – Located in the Triangle
Mt Kamet is surprisingly located where India, Nepal, and Tibet meet in Chamoli district of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 7,756 m. The Mt. Kamet is the second-highest mountain in Uttarakhand, India. Kamet appears like a huge shrine that is topped by an almost flat summit area with 2 peaks.
The base camp of Mt. Kamet is Vasundhara Tal which is also the base camp of Mt. Abhigamin. Vasundra Tal is a large glacial lake that remains frozen and is extremely attractive. There are small lakes and ponds present nearby in this region.
Mt Kamet – Kang Med “Burning Mountain”
The Tibetans named Kamet “Kang Med” which means Burning Mountain because the sun rays falling on it makes it look extremely beautiful. It is located in the hidden region where accessibility is tough.
Mukut Parbat, Mana and Gabin surrounds Mt Kamet and glaciers present there are Raikana Kamet glacier, West Kamet glacier and East Kamet glacier. The western one drains into Saraswati River and the Eastern one into Dhauliganga River.
Why Choose Mt. Kamet Expedition/ Kamet Base Camp Trek
The trail leading to Mt. Kamet takes you through beautiful and quaint villages like Niti which lies at an altitude of 3,450 m. It is the last village of the picturesque valley.
Vasundara Tal “The Basecamp” is much beautiful than other treks in Garhwal Himalayas.
The panorama view of towering peaks is outstanding because it is surrounded by high Himalayan Mountains.
It is a great challenging trek for professional trekkers
Key Points of Kamet Expedition
Duration: 25 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)
Base Camp: Joshimath
Best Time: After second week of May, June, September and October
Level: Difficult and Challenging
Highest Point: (7,756 m)
Temperature: (5°C to 10°C) (-2°C to -15°C)
Starting point: Joshimath
Group Size: Minimum 4 and Maximum 10 people
Short Itinerary of Mt. Kamet Expedition
Day1 – Dehradun to Joshimath
Day2 – Joshimath to Malari
Day3 – Malari to Niti Village
Day4 – Niti Village to Shepuk Kharak
Day5 – Shepuk Kharak to Vasundra Tal (Basecamp)
Day6 to Day 21 – Basecamp to 5 Higher Camps, Summit Attempt and back to Basecamp
Day22 – Base Camp to Niti Village
Day23 – Niti Village to Malari
Day24 – Malari to Joshimath
Day25 – Joshimath to Dehradun