The peak is locally known as Yunam after the glacier and lake located close to it, but officially it remains unnamed.The 6,113-metre peak stands looms over the Lahul and Spiti.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
Mount Yunam is located near Baralacha pass and lies in Lahaul near Ladakh border in Himachal Pradesh -. Baralacha is the gateway to Sarchu bordering between Himachal & J&K. The base camp is just few kilometers from Baralacha Pass on Manali Leh highway near Bharatpur. The peak offers an opportunity to reach 6110 Mts. on snow and scree. This peak is one of the rare peak which can considered similar to Stok Kangri, though Yunam is not popular and but know to few people who has travelled by the Manali – Leh highway. Yunam peak trek is definitely not a beginners trek, prior experience of climbing 5000mts or above is required.
Grade – Challenging
Duration – 8 days
Max. Altitude – 20178ft
Total trekking – 30 kms approx.
Region – Manali & Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh
- Accommodation during trek on triple/quad (Guest house / Camping)
- All veg meals while on trek (Veg)
- Transport from Manali to base village and return
- All necessary permits and entry fees
- First aid medical kit
- Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff
- All taxes
- Any meals during transit
- Personal expenses
- Travelling insurance
- Cost Escalation due to unforeseen reason
- Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
Arrive at Manali hotel by morning. Post lunch our representative will brief you about the trek. Explore Manali or nearby sightseeing places till evening. Overnight stay in Manali hotel.
Manali to Jispa (14800ft)
After breakfast drive to Jispa. En-route halt at Rohtang pass (3979 Mts). There after we proceed ahead via Keylong to Jispa. Upon arrival we will set our camp at Jispa. Post lunch trekkers are free to explore Jispa and it also helps in getting acclimatized at higher altitude. Return to the campsite before sunset. Overnight stay in tents.
Jispa to Bharatpur (14760ft)
Today we will proceed to Bahartpur via Baralacha Pass. After spending some time at pass descend down to Baharatpur and establish the base camp near road head. Here you can see the origin of Chandra and Bhaga rivers and the Chandrabhaga mountain ranges. After evening tea and refreshment we proceed for an acclimatization walk and back to camp. Overnight stay in tents.
Bharatpur (Acclimatization day)
Today we shall gradually ascend from Bharatpur, the trail continues to the snow line. Within two days there’s massive altitude gain so trekkers here are expected to get mild headache, feeling sick, vomiting, nausea etc, but its very common in these condition. So, this day is kept for getting used to with higher altitude and weather conditions. After breakfast we will brief you about the day’s plan and proceed to do some training on snow and ice. Return to the campsite by lunch time followed by leisure time till evening. Overnight stay in tents.
Bharatpur to Camp-1 (17390ft)
After breakfast we proceed for Camp-1. Previous day’s practice of walking on snow patches will help trekkers for walk of 5 km. One shall find few water points for refilling water bottles on the way and you are expected to have lots of fluid as it will help getting acclimatize quickly. Arrive at Camp – 1 by afternoon and have lunch. Post lunch explore nearby area. Back to camp for dinner and rest.
Camp-1 Acclimatization (17390ft)
This day is entirely kept for practising the summit walk and also to get along with the surrounding and atmosphere. Today we will exercise ascending and descending on snow. Trek leader shall train you about the climb for next day’s summit and also about the challenges one may face during summit. Emphasis on physical fitness shall be more during the training and practice session. Come back to camp for lunch. Early dinner and enough rest is required as we shall begin our summit by 3 am. Overnight in tents.
Camp-1 - Summit (20178ft) – Bharatpur
Wake up call will be around 02:00 am. After light breakfast, we start climbing the peak. It’s going to be 8-9 hours of walk today. While on trek, one is expected to feel spine chilling, numbing cold wind and bit of breathing difficulties at this height. Keep yourself hydrated with lots of fluid this day. Reaching the summit is going to be taxing and demanding. Trekkers shall get a definite feel of technical climb at the summit. After reaching the summit, the view from top is magnificent, which will be followed by prayers and picture on top of the peak, we descend to Base camp at Bharatpur. Stay in tents.
Bharatpur - Manali - Today we will drive back to Manali
After early breakfast depart for Manali by reserved vehicle. On the way you can visit Shashur monastery in Keylong and later you ll get a magnificent view of Hanuman Tibba peak. Arrive at Manali by evening. Depart for Delhi by evening bus and goodbye to your trek mates. Yunam Peak trek ends here.
- Backpack with rain cover(40-60lts)
- Daypack/Knapsack – Optional
- Floaters or Sandals
- Trekking Shoes – Medium or High ankle length(Get a pair and “break-in” well in advance that you don’t face any sores/blisters once you are on mountains)
- 2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
- 3 Pair of sports Socks and 1 pair of woolen
- Woolen Gloves
- Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
- Windproof Jacket
- Sun Cap
- One Scarf/Balclava
- Quick dry towel/Light towel
- Lip Balm
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
- Water Bottle 1 Lt – good quality plastic bottle
- Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
- Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
- Personal Medicine Kit –
- General medicines comprising of headache, fever, vomiting, stomach upset and pain killer
-Anti-inflammatory -Nurofen or diclofenac sodium
- Dark Sunglasses
- Trekking Pole
- CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries.
- Extra Polythene bags.
- Dry fruits/Energy bars
P.S You may use and share common kit for toiletries and medicines if travelling in a group