Kala Naag Base Camp Trek

Black Peak Base Camp Trek

The Black Peak is also known as the Kalanaag or Kalanag peak. It stands at an elevation of 6387 meters in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is one amongst the prominent range overpowering the Banderpuch by its charm. The trek to Black Peak Base Camp begins from Sankri. The ride to Sankri from Dehradun is a spectacular one, as it has the most majestic grandeur of this route.

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The trek to Black Peak is a moderate level technical peak where only the summit part is technical and is usually done by the professional climbers for an adventurous trekking expedition. It takes about 10 to 18 days to be explored depending upon your trekking guide. This trek demands a good fitness level, so make sure your regular with those leg stretches before trotting to the Black Peak Base Camp.

While walking on your way towards the Kalanag you will cross a number of forests and gigantic glaciers. The summit has a gradient of about 70 degrees with an extensive and demanding ice wall of approximately 75 feet. It is a descent and gradual walk towards the southern side of the peak but the northern slope features a very steep, almost vertical slope. The reward of this intense adventure is the panoramic Banderpuch family and the exhilarating journey that will push you to your limits, is worth every step.

Best Season for The Black Peak Base Camp Trek

The best time to go for the Black Peak Base Camp trek is during the month of mid May till last week of June and from the 2nd week of September till the 2nd week of October. This is the time when the trek is really great for being explored. The snow cover is in limits and the weather is suitable for trekking.

Itinerary for The Black Peak Base Camp Trek

Day 1: New Delhi to Dehradun
Arrive till Dehradun a before your trek has to begin. You can choose any means of transport to be it by road, rail or air as Dehradun has good connectivity to all of these.

Day 2: Dehradun to Taluka
Travel to Taluka from Dehradun, it is a scenic drive of 7 to 8 hours. Taluka is a tiny hamlet accessible via Purola near the Govind National Park. Stay here overnight.

Day 3: Taluka to Osla (2560m)
Start your trekking expedition today. Pass through the beautiful village of Osla which is just a gradual ascent, camp overnight at Osla.

Day 4: Osla to Ruinsara Tal (3350m)
Trek your way to reach the holy Ruinsara Lake from Osla. This route will give you a glimpse of the majestic Swargarohini Peak along with beautiful campsites and mountain farming. Stay overnight.

Day 5: Ruinsara Tal to Kyarkoti (3500m)
When you leave the Ruinsara Camp to reach the base of Black Peak, the summit starts getting quite visible from here. Kiyarkoti is a huge green land surrounded by boulders and snow-clad mountains on all sides. Camp overnight at Kyarkoti.

Day 6: Base Camp to Advance Base Camp
Load Ferry to Camp 1 and back to Base Camp
 On day 6 you load the ferry to Camp 1 (4600m). Let your guide analyze the route and weather. Set up Camp 1 and head back to Base Camp to stay overnight.

Day 7: Black Peak Base Camp

In the morning trek your way to the Black Peak Base Camp (5576 mt). You can explore the area and then head back to your respective camp to and retire at night)

Day 8: Kiyarkoti Camp to Ruinsara Lake

Trek for another 6 hours to the Ruinsara Lake from the Kiyarkoti Camp. You may retire in your respective tents at night.

Day 9: Ruinsara Lake to Devsu Bugyal

Distance- 12 km, 5 hrs

From Ruinsara Lake trek towards the Devsu Bugyal. It is a 5-hour long trek. You will have to stay at Devsu Bugyal at night.

Day 10: Devsu Bugyal to Taluka to Sankri

Distance 16 km (6/7 hrs), 11 km

Trek your way till Taluka from Devsu Bugyal. It is a 16km long journey and takes about 6 to 7 hrs. From Taluka, you can drive back to Sankri on the same day. It is an 11 km long journey

What is Kala Naag Base Camp Trek famous for?

Kala Naag Base Camp Trek is famous among tourist as Base camp of Kala Nag Peak.

Kala Naag Base Camp Trek is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Base Camps (Trek), Trekking.

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