Lamkhaga Pass

Untouched landscapes, remote valleys, a thrilling crossover at 5,282 m!

Lamkhaga pass is a fairly remote trek and is now regarded as the classic route from Gangotri to Kinnaur, which was first crossed by Marco Pallis in 1933. The trek can be done from either side. The beautiful route takes you through some of the most remote areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, like the Jalandhari valley that is covered with flowers post monsoon. The snow in the early season could impede your progress. Harsil is famous for Wilson’s Cottage built in 1864. Gangotri is a short drive from Harsil, while Chitkul is the last village in the Baspa valley.

Best in :May end to June, September to October

Max. altitude : 5,282 meters

Duration : 6 Nights, 7 Days

Maximum Group Size : 12

Cost: INR Rs. 31,400 per person.

(Chitkul to Dehradun)

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A vehicle can drop the group from Chitkul to ahead of Rani Kanda. The trek from there is of about 8 to 9 km. The trails pass through flower filled meadows with waterfalls. We may have to cross several brooks.

We follow the Baspa river on its true right bank. An early start is recommended to avoid turbulence in the stream. Gundar is a grazing meadow and we camp here.

On this day, the trail becomes devoid of vegetation. We walk mostly over rocks, snow and ice to reach the basecamp. The camp is usualy over snow here.

Today could be a tough day depending on the ice conditions. The trail is marked by chortens (religious stone mounds), and crosses snow slopes between two ribs and possible crevasses. The climb is fairly steep and we may require a safety rope. The views from the pass are truly rewarding. The rivers flowing on either side of the pass flow into the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The path on the other side is also steep and a rope may be needed again.

On this day, we cross the river to the true left of the valley. The landscape changes again and vegetation fills it up. The lovely meadow at Kiarkoti makes for a beautiful campsite.

Day 6: Kyarkoti to Harsil (2,400 m); drive to Gangnani- 6-7 h

This is the final day of the trip and we drive back to Dehradun.


  • Transport support from Harsil to Dehradun: on day 6 and 7.
  • Guide and cook fees.
  • Forest entry charges.
  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.
  • All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 7 breakfast.
  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek. Possible guest house accommodation on Day 6.


  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.
  • Transport to reach Chitkul from Shimla can be arranged on request.
  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.
  • Rent for trekking shoes is Rs 200 per trekking day. The charges are applicable irrespective of whether the shoes are worn or not during the trek. Availability of shoes need to be confirmed with us.
  • Rent for walking stick is Rs 50 per trekking day. The charges are applicable irrespective of whether the stick is used or not.
  • Accommodation in Dehradun.
  • Accommodation in Sangla/Chitkul can be arranged on request.
  • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.