Lamkhaga Pass Trek

Lamkhaga Pass Trek

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About the Trek

The most difficult hike in the Garhwal region is the 17320 feet high Lamkhaga Pass Trek. Additionally, it links Harsil in Garhwal to Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. It is a difficult but beautiful trek that takes 7 days. Close to the Indo-Tibetan border is where you can find this connecting pass.

The Harsil village in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district serves as the trailhead. It leads across the lovely Kyarkoti trail. To reach the Himachal Pradesh village of Chitkul, you must pass across the Lamkhaga Pass. The trek which takes you through continually changing landscapes, civilizations, and traditions, should only be attempted by experienced trekkers with prior knowledge of technical trekking. In order to successfully complete this epic journey crossing from one state to the other, proper acclimatization and good physical fitness are required. The Lamkhaga Pass Trek experiences a significant height gain in a very short period of time and is surrounded by towering peaks and terrifying glaciers. The best periods to perform this excursion are in May, June, September, and October.

The trek should be undertaken once in a lifetime because it is packed with surprises. Due to its proximity to the border, the Lamkhaga Pass Trekking is probably one of the most difficult and least popular trek routes in the Himalayas.

Highlights of Lamkhaga Pass Trek

Lamkhaga Pass Trek

Maximum altitude: 17320 feet

Grade: Difficult

Duration: 7 days

Trekking distance: 90 kilometers

Trail type: Steep trek

Railhead: Dehradun & Rishikesh

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Snow Season: Winters

Service from: Dehradun

Base camp: Harsil

Best season: Mid-May to Mid-October

Region: Garhwal Himalayas

Who can participate: A few previous Himalayan treks are at the very least required for the Lamkhaga Pass trek. For beginners, Trek is not recommended.

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Lamkhaga Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7

Chitkul to Dumti (Trek)

  • When you arrive in Chitkul, where you will meet the guides, the first day of the Lamkhaga Pass Trek will begin.
  • From here, it will take another seven to eight hours of hiking to get to Dumti. Reaching Dumpti and spending the night there will mark the end of the day.
  • You will pass by a number of picturesque landscapes along the road, including quaint valleys and verdant meadows.
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What to Pack for your trek

Lamkhaga Pass Trek

Keeping in mind the Lamkhaga pass trek difficulty, we urge trekkers to bring only what is absolutely necessary when it comes to packing efficiently so that you have the most flexibility and the least amount of weight. Packing unnecessary items may stress mules and porters and reduce the likelihood of successfully completing a challenging high-altitude trip like Lamkhaga pass trekking:

  • Backpack (30-40 ltr)
  • Water Bottle
  • LED Torch
  • Dress in Layers – Head Cap, Warm Fleece, Waterproof Windcheater
  • Preferable Mid Ankle trekking boots with Good Grip
  • Rainproof pants & jackets
  • Trekking Pole
  • Sun Caps, Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses should be U/V Protected
  • Toilet Kit
  • Prescribed Medicines – If any
  • ID proof
  • Fitness certificate
  • Powerbank
  • Energy Bar, Chocolate

Medical Kit

  • Avomine motion sickness pills

  • Combiflam pills for pain management

  • Digene pills for indigestion or acidity

  • Diamox strip for severe alpine sickness

  • Dolo 650 pills for fever and minor discomfort or any injury

  • Packs of ORS to replace lost salts when hiking

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Know Before You Go

How to reach
Trekking Routes
Important tips for trekkers

By Air: The closest airport to Dehradun is Jolly Grant Airport which is 27 kilometers away from the city of Dehradun. There are flights from every state to Dehradun, and you may purchase tickets online.

By Train: Travel from Delhi to Dehradun via night train. Nanda Devi Express to Dehradun (Train No 12206 Departure from Delhi at 11:30 PM Arrive at Dehradun at 5:45 AM Dehradun Express to Dehradun (Train No 12687 Departure from Delhi at 9:10 PM Arrive at Dehradun at 5:00 AM

By Road: Buses departing from (Delhi) Kashmiri Gate ISBT will take you to Dehradun from Delhi.

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How difficult is the Lamkhaga pass?

The Lamkhaga pass trekking continues to be somewhat challenging so that those who enjoy hiking can get the most out of it. Beginners may find the trek challenging because it takes about five days to complete and requires daily treks of seven to eight kilometers. Every novice must also have a basic understanding of trekking to ensure that they complete the entire trek.

What is the Best Time to do Lamkhaga pass Trek?

The best season to do Lamkhaga pass trekking, which is a high-altitude pass trek, is in the summer (May-June) or the post-monsoon season in September when the weather is most stable and the views are clear.

What is the highest altitude of Lamkhaga pass Trek?

The highest altitude of Lamkhaga Pass Trek is 17,320 feet which takes you through a vast area of Jalandhari Gad and Baspa Glacier snowfields.

Is it possible to trek Lamkhaga Pass solo

No. It is not possible to trek Lamkhaga Pass solo as it is the toughest and most challenging trek of the Himalayan range. We advise taking a guide who can aid you with the paths.

Where is Lamkhaga pass located?

Lamkhaga is a high mountain pass that connects the northeastern Garhwal region to Kinnaur, and it is situated at an elevation of 17320 feet on the Indo-China border. It is difficult to get to the pass; one must navigate across rocky moraines, and treacherous glaciers, and even get authorization from the border police.

Can I do the Lamkhaga pass in May?

From the third or fourth week of May to the month of September, you can go on a trip to the Lamkhaga Pass. Trekkers are welcomed by flowering pink rhododendron flowers in Jalandhari Gad and Kyarkoti valley of Harsil during the spring (late April and May months), which is a magical experience that should be included in the bucket list.