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MOUNT SHAFAT I

The Shafat-1 Expedition is a thrilling and challenging mountaineering adventure that takes you to the majestic peak of Mount Shafat-I at an altitude of 6800meters. Situated in a breathtaking mountain range in Suru Valley in Ladakh’s Kargil District, this expedition promises an unforgettable experience for seasoned mountaineers seeking a new summit conquest in Indian Himalayas.

The expedition typically spans around 20 days and includes phases of acclimatization, trekking through diverse landscapes, crossing alpine passes, and culminates in a challenging summit push.

The expedition begins from Delhi, and includes travel to Shafat Nala. Upon arrival to the base camp, participants undergo an acclimatization process to adjust to the high altitude and prepare their bodies for the ascent.

Participants will encounter stunning natural beauty, such as lakes, meadows, and unique wildlife along the way.

Experienced guides lead participants on a challenging ascent to the summit of Mount Shafat-I, requiring physical endurance, mountaineering skills, and mental resilience. Reaching the summit offers breathtaking views and a profound sense of accomplishment.

Throughout the expedition, participants have opportunities for cultural immersion, interacting with local communities and experiencing their traditions and warm hospitality.

Safety is a top priority, and the expedition is guided by experienced mountaineers who ensure proper planning and adherence to safety protocols.

The Mount Shafat-1 Expedition offers a unique blend of adventure, physical challenge, and natural wonders. It is designed for experienced mountaineers seeking to conquer new summits and create lasting memories in a breathtaking mountain environment.

Day 1

Enjoy the day at Manali, shopping or site seeing nearby. Make sure to get all your trekking equipment’s today.

Day 2

The first day of the trek begins with a drive down to Udaipur via the Rohtang Pass situated at an altitude of 3950m above mean sea level. Enjoy the lushness of the valleys painted green in Manali before the landscape turns arid and rocky when we reach the Lahoul valley. Further drive down the Chandra river to reach Tandi and from there further down to reach Udiapur by late evening. Enjoy the night at some guesthouse.

Day 3

The drive to Khanjer begins just after breakfast. Enroute we can enjoy the fields of potatoes and several stupas. Drive down till we reach the village of Khanjer from where the actual walk begins. Following the ups and downs of our trail, we tred along the beautiful valley filled with bright flowers full of nectare to reach the top of a ridge marked by a Stupa. Crossing the lush meadows and the mighty rivers to reach our campsite in Khanjer.

Day 4

The morning begins with a climb through meadows crossing several streams. As we move further into the valley, the lush greenness gives way to barren lands. Continue trekking till we reach Alyas and camp for the night under the pitch dark sky.

Day 5

A day to rejuvenate our tired body and souls.

Day 6

The most treacherous part of our trek begins today. We start early as the progress would be slow. Crossing the freezing rivers, we start the dangerous climb up the moraines. Be careful of the steep slopes and the risky terrain. The climb ends at out campsite where we will rest for the night under the night sky.

Day 7

The day starts early as we move from the moraines into the glacier fields. This is where we have to be very careful about open crevasses. Climbing throughout the day will bring us onto our base camp at Kang La. Enjoy the beautiful Himalayas and tuck into your warm clothes at night as the temperatures drop quickly into the minus regions.

Day 8

Again we start early to avoid bad weather over the Kang La pass where visibility quickly drops to zero and the threat of deep crevasses very much exists. The climb becomes more and more tough and only a strong will power would help us conquer the pass at Kang La. A few hours of tough climb till we reach the top of the pass and enjoy the beautiful views all around. After some rest, we begin our climb down to reach our 3rd camp site near the Tema river.

Day 9

After a proper night sleep, we start following the Tema river downhill. Enjoy the beautiful meadows of wild flowers before the landscape turns into arid and desolate in Zanskar valley. Continue trekking to reach the rough road that leads to Bardan Gompa where we will set up for the night in camps.

Day 10

Drive back to Leh. Enroute enjoy the beautiful and historic Kargil Valley. On reaching Leh, check into a proper hotel for the night.

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