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Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition - Advenchar

Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition

  • 8 Days
  • Group : 10 People
  • Expedition
  • Challenging
  • Start: Manali
  • Altitude
    Max Altitude: 6,111 m

Nestled in the heart of the majestic Himalayas, Yunam Peak attracts adventurous souls from around the globe. With its impressive height of 6,111 meters above sea level, this towering summit promises an exciting expedition, testing your limits and rewarding you with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The journey to Yunam Peak is more than just reaching the top; it’s a self-discovery adventure, a chance to push your boundaries, and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

Tucked away in the Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh, India, Yunam Peak remains a hidden gem, making it a perfect destination for those eager to explore off the beaten path. Despite its relative obscurity, Yunam offers all the elements of a classic Himalayan trek, including challenging ascents, treacherous trails, freezing temperatures, and unpredictable weather. But don’t worry, the challenges are well rewarded by the immense satisfaction of conquering a mountain and the enchanting allure of the snow-covered landscapes.

The Yunam Peak expedition seamlessly blends adventure with culture. As you trek through picturesque villages, lush valleys, and rugged terrains, you’ll encounter a rich tapestry of local traditions and customs. You’ll also gain insights into the resilient lifestyle of the mountain communities who call this beautiful yet harsh land their home.

Reaching the summit requires physical stamina and mental fortitude, but even if you don’t have previous climbing experience, you can undertake this journey with proper acclimatization, training, and guidance. At the peak, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of a snow-capped world, where the clear sky meets the towering peaks and creates a truly magical sight.

In essence, the Yunam Peak expedition goes beyond a mere climb. It’s an adventure into the heart of the Himalayas, a testament to human endurance, and a celebration of the raw, untouched beauty of our planet. Whether you’re a seasoned mountaineer or an aspiring adventurer, Yunam Peak offers a unique and unforgettable experience that will leave you with a profound sense of accomplishment and a treasure trove of lifelong memories.

Undertaking the Yunam Peak expedition is no small feat; it requires energy, courage, and unwavering determination. However, the rewards far surpass the challenges. From the lasting bonds formed with fellow climbers to the unparalleled tranquility that only mountains can provide, the Yunam Peak expedition is an experience that will stay with you always.

Departure & Return Location

Manali Mall Road (Google Map)

Meeting Time

4 P.M

Price Includes

  • Activity: Trekking, Camping, etc
  • Transportation (Manali - Bharatpur - Manali)
  • Accommodation in Guest Houses/ Homestay in Manali & Jispa, Camping during the Expedition
  • Meals during Expedition (Veg)
  • All season Camping tents on twin sharing basis, Sleeping bags with adequate sub-zero temperature rating, comfortable mattress
  • Climbing Boots, Gaiters & Crampons (as required)
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys, ice-axe, micro-spikes, slings
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission – up to the amount charged for Indian Nationals.
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid knowledge
  • Experienced Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Exhaustive First-Aid kit

Price Excludes

  • Meals during stay in Manali & Jispa
  • Meals during the road journey
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage. (extra luggage, if any can be left at the base camp with the authorities)
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reasons
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
Highlights of Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition
  • Breath-taking views of Chandra Bhaga (CB) & Mulkilla rangesThe entire CB range including the massive rocky outcrop of Deo Tibba & Mulkilla ranges can be seen from the top of Mt. Yunam. On a clear day, you can also see the mountains of Ladakh & Lahaul-Spiti.
  • Perfect transition from Trekking to MountaineeringIf you are looking to get into mountaineering, this is the perfect place to start as it has a gradual ascent & is not too technical.
  • The thrill of the Summit ClimbReaching the top of any mountain is always an exhilarating feeling but the feeling is amplified when the mountain is as beautiful as Mt. Yunam.
  • Technical Trekking - Walking with Mountaineering Boots & CramponsThis is a technical trek as you will be walking with mountaineering boots & crampons for most of the time. This makes it a bit challenging but also adds to the thrill.
  • Unique alpine flowersOne of the most unique features of this trek is the huge stretches of alpine flowers that you will come across. These are found in very few places in the world and you will be mesmerized by their beauty.
  • SolitudeNot many people know about this place and even fewer visit it, which makes it the perfect destination for those who are looking for peace and quiet.
  • Camping under the starsWith no light pollution whatsoever, you will be able to see a blanket of stars at night & if you're lucky, you might even spot the Milky Way.

Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Manali

Altitude: 2,050 m (6,725 ft)

You will be arriving in the beautiful town of Manali today. Upon your arrival, you will check into the hotel reserved for you. The wonderful staff at the hotel will take care of your needs during your stay. You can explore all that Manali offers, including its many attractions. If you need to purchase any last-minute supplies for the expedition, you can do so in Manali. The town is also a great place to enjoy some downtime before the adventure begins.

As you make your way back to the hotel, be sure to meet up with the rest of your team. You’ll want to get acquainted with them as soon as possible – after all, you’ll be spending a lot of time with them soon. We will all gather at 4 PM, where you’ll be briefed about your upcoming Mt. Yunam Expedition by your expedition leader. If there are any questions, this is the time to ask them.

And if needed, you’ll also have a chance to try on your equipment. Make sure everything is fitting comfortably- you don’t want anything impeding your journey. After all of that, it’ll finally be time for some rest before the big expedition. Get a good night’s sleep, because tomorrow will be a big day.

Day 2Manali to Jispa

Distance: 93 km
Time: 3 Hours (Drive)
Altitude: 3,200 m (10,500 ft)

The Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition is going to be an incredible experience! We’ll be starting our journey on the beautiful Manali – Leh Highway. Our travels will take us today to Jispa. The Atal Tunnel has made the journey much shorter, and now it can be completed in just 3 hours. So we’ll start comfortably after breakfast.

The landscape around you changes as soon as you come out of the tunnel to the other side. The rich green meadows fade away, giving way to the fruitless barren slopes of the cold dessert. We continue on our journey to Jispa, passing through the charming mountain towns of Sissu and Keylong.

As we travel along the highway, we’ll be surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. We’ll pass through small villages and towns, getting a glimpse into the traditional way of life in this region. Eventually, we’ll reach Jispa, where we’ll set up camp for the night.

After we’ve settled in, we’ll explore the surrounding area. This is a great opportunity to get acclimated to the altitude. Be sure to drink plenty of water and stay active. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a beautiful sunset before returning to camp for dinner. Then it’s time to get some rest so we can be well-prepared for the exciting journey ahead. Mt. Yunam Peak is waiting!

Day 3Jispa to Bharatpur

Distance: 57 km
Time: 3 Hours (Drive)
Altitude: 4,500 m (14,760 ft)

After a lovely breakfast in Jispa, we will load our backpacks with the necessary supplies for our Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition and start on the drive to Bharatpur. Bharatpur is the basecamp for this exciting expedition. The Mt. Yunam Peak is a thrilling challenge that awaits us!

As we drive, we will witness the beauty of Suraj Tal, Deepak Tal and the famous Baralacha La. As we’re about to reach the Bharatpur campsite, we will get a glimpse of Mt. Yunam Peak standing in grandiose on the other side of the highway.

Bharatpur is at an altitude of 4500 m, a considerably high altitude. So, it is normal to experience some symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), such as headache, nausea, and lack of sleep. You must drink plenty of water and eat proper food to acclimatize to the high altitude.

We’ll camp at Bharatpur overnight and get a good night’s sleep to prepare for our Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition the next day!

Day 4Load Ferry to Mt. Yuman Peak Basecamp

Distance: 10 km
Time: 8 Hours
Altitude: 5,200 m (17,060 ft)

This is the day that we will be doing our first rotation up to the basecamp of Mt. Yunam Peak. We will be carrying all of our gear up to the higher altitude to acclimatize to the thinner air. This is an important step in our journey, and it is one that we will take very seriously.

We must start early because we’ll need to cross a river on our way. The water in the river stream increases significantly in the evening because of the melting snow of glaciers. So, we’ll need to head back as soon as possible to cross the stream safely.

The route to the base camp starts from the other side of the highway by navigating amidst wildflowers. The way will be winding, but you’ll eventually make it to the river bank. From there, we’ll make a chain and cross the river safely.

After crossing the river, the trail becomes steep all the way to the base camp. Moreover, the trek to base camp will seem gruelling today because of the high altitude. Take your time, rest when you need to and drink plenty of fluids. You’ll be able to make it to the base camp if you take it slow.

Once we reach the base camp, we rest and have our packed lunch. We’ll stay for some time to let our body acclimatize itself and head back to Bharatpur.

This is an important day, and we want everyone to be safe while completing the first rotation. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, eat well and get a good night’s sleep.

Day 5Bharatpur to Mt. Yunam Base Camp

Distance: 5 km
Time: 4 Hours
Altitude: 5,200 m (17,060 ft)

After a nutritious breakfast, we will set off towards Mt. Yunam Base Camp. The journey is quite long, but we will make good time by following the same path we took yesterday. By now, your bodies would have better acclimatized to the altitude, making the trek seem easier than yesterday.

When we reach Mt. Yunam Base Camp, we will set up our tents and take a well-deserved break. The base camp is very windy, so it is important to protect yourself from the elements and rest your body. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids to help acclimatize naturally.

In the evening, we will have some snacks and tea, after which you are free to explore the area around the base camp. Dinner will be served in the base camp itself.

Make sure to get a good night’s rest so that you are well-prepared for the challenge ahead.

Day 6Acclimatization at Mt. Yunam Peak Base Camp

We’ll spend the day getting acclimatised to the altitude and the environment before climbing Mt. Yunam Peak. After breakfast, we’ll explore the surrounding area. There is a beautiful high altitude alpine lake near the basecamp. We’ll explore the area, take pictures and enjoy the view.

After lunch, we will have a practice session in which you will be briefed about equipment and its usage. We will practice negotiating snow glaciers that you will cross during the expedition. You need to practice and get used to the climbing gear including crampons, harnesses, and climbing boots. Get familiar with your equipment and learn how to properly arrest your slope falls. After the practice session, we’ll rest and enjoy the view.

Dinner will be served early because we have to get an early start tomorrow. You’ll need all the rest you can get before the big day. Tomorrow, we’ll summit Mt. Yunam Peak!

Day 7Base Camp to Mt. Yunam Summit & back

Distance: 6.5 km
Time: 10 Hours
Altitude: 6,111 m (20,050 ft)

This is the most important day of the trek. The trek to the summit of Mt. Yunam will start at around 2 in the morning. The way to the summit is a steep climb; you will be climbing through moraines, glaciers, snow and scree clad trail to reach the summit. At this point, you might be feeling tired, but it is important to push through and continue the trek.

Remember, you are embarking on an amazing expedition that will take you to the top of Mt. Yunam Peak! Keep going and enjoy the views from the summit! You will be able to see the magnificent view of the beautiful peaks and Chandra Bhaga (CB) & Mulkilla mountain ranges adjoining the summit.

Although it is a tough trek, the view from the top is just as rewarding as the gruelling trek. Amidst the mountain ranges, the location of Mt. Yunam Peak is picturesque. So, don’t forget to take some time to enjoy the view and snap some pictures!

After spending some time at the summit and having packed lunch, you will descend to the base camp. Once you reach the base camp, have dinner and get a well-earned rest. 

Day 8Base Camp to Bharatpur & Drive to Manali

After a final breakfast together, we will say goodbye to Mt. Yunam and return down the mountain. Descending the slopes, we’ll marvel at all of the wonderful memories made during our expedition. Arriving in Bharatpur, we’ll board our vehicles and be driven back to Manali. You’ll reach Manali by 6 PM.

We’ll refresh and meet up to celebrate the summit and the journey. Friends from the mountains are friends forever. We’ll have a sharing session where you’ll get a chance to narrate the best memories of the expedition!

Best Time For Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition

Mt. Yunam Temperature & Weather

Based on various factors such as weather conditions, temperature, and other related considerations, July and August are the best months of the year to head out to this wonderful mountain.

During the monsoon season, which begins in late June and lasts until August, the weather is generally stable and predictable in this region of the Himalayas, which provides an ideal environment for a fruitful and smooth climb. Trekkers experience less rainfall during this period and can enjoy clear and stable blue skies, which offer stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayas.

Furthermore, the snow that capes the mountain during the winter is melting, and the trail becomes more accessible as one can trek to the summit without any complications. This makes the climb less challenging and safer for trekkers, while still providing them with a thrilling experience.

The temperature during July and August is also moderate, ranging from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius during the daytime. However, at night, the temperature may drop to 0 degrees Celsius, which necessitates the hiker to keep warm clothing to stay comfortable. It is also important to note that the weather may change suddenly and trekkers must always be prepared for sudden changes.

Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition Summit

Mt. Yunam Peak Route Map

Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition Photos
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How difficult is the Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition?

The Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition is considered to be challenging, requiring a moderate to high level of physical and mental endurance. The trek itself is steep and arduous, with rocky terrain and narrow paths. The climb to the summit is also strenuous, with steep ascents and descents, often requiring the use of ropes and harnesses in some sections.

In addition to physical challenges, climbers will also need to cope with high altitude and extreme weather conditions. The summit elevation is over 6,000 meters, and altitude sickness is a common concern.

Experienced mountaineers with adequate training and preparation tend to fare better on this expedition. However, it is still considered a difficult trek and should not be underestimated by any means.

What are the requirements for participation?

To participate in the Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition, climbers are required to have a certain level of fitness and experience in high-altitude trekking and mountaineering. Climbers should ideally have completed at least one high-altitude trek and have experience in using mountaineering equipment like ropes, ice axes, crampons, and harnesses.

In addition to this, climbers must also undergo a thorough medical examination to ensure they are fit to undertake the expedition. This includes tests for physical fitness as well as blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation levels.

It is also recommended that climbers undertake a training program that includes cardio exercises, strength-building activities, and endurance training to build the required fitness level for the expedition. Climbers should also be mentally prepared to face the challenges of the expedition and be able to work well in a team.

What kind of food will be available on this expedition?

The type of food available on the Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition will be primarily based on a vegetarian diet and will consist of a variety of healthy and nutritious meals to fuel climbers on their trek.

Breakfast will typically include porridge, poha, upma, bread, and tea or coffee. Lunch will consist of sandwiches, rolls, soup, and fruits, while dinner will feature a variety of hearty vegetarian dishes like rice, lentils, vegetables, and curries.

Climbers will also have access to snacks like nuts, candies, and chocolates throughout the trek, and plenty of drinking water will be available to ensure that climbers stay hydrated.

It is important for climbers to inform Advenchar if they have any dietary restrictions or allergies ahead of time so that they can be accommodated.

What kind of accommodation will I get on Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition?

Accommodation on the Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition will primarily be in tents that are provided by Advenchar. The tents will be equipped with sleeping bags, sleeping mats, and other necessary gear for protection from the harsh weather conditions.

While on the trek, climbers will have access to basic amenities like toilets and washing facilities, but these may not be available at all times or may be limited.

It is important to note that the accommodation on this expedition is basic and geared towards the necessities of mountaineering and trekking expeditions in remote mountains.

Are there any medical facilities available on this expedition?

While on the Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition, climbers will have access to basic first-aid, and Advenchar’s trek leaders are wildness first-aid course certified. We carry a first-aid kit, oxygen cylinder, and other medical supplies that may be needed in case of an emergency.

In the event of a more serious medical issue, climbers will be evacuated to the nearest medical facility, which is located in Keylong, Manali.

It is important for climbers to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions or health concerns to their trek operator prior to starting the expedition. Climbers should also ensure that they have adequate medical insurance coverage before embarking on the expedition.

What kind of clothing should I bring for this trek?

Climbers planning to go on the Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition will need to pack carefully to ensure that they have all the necessary clothing and equipment to deal with the harsh weather conditions they may encounter during the trek.

Some essential clothing items to bring on the trek include:

  • Layered clothing: It is important to dress in layers and have a mix of lightweight and warm clothing to cope with the different temperatures and weather conditions on the trek.

  • Waterproof jacket and pants: These will help protect climbers from the rain, snow and strong winds on the trek.

  • Insulated jacket and pants: It is recommended to bring insulated jackets and pants to cope with the cold weather during the trek.

  • Fleece or woolen hat and gloves: These are essential to protect the hands and head from cold weather.

  • Hiking boots: These should be comfortable and have a good grip to deal with the rocky terrain on the trek.

  • Trekking poles: It is recommended to bring trekking poles to provide additional support when walking on rough terrain.

  • Sunglasses and sunscreen: These are important to protect the eyes and skin from the harsh sun rays at higher altitudes.

Climbers should also pack their personal medications, toiletries, and any other items they may need for the duration of the trek.

What should I pack for this expedition?

Packing for the Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition requires careful planning and consideration for the challenging trek ahead. Here are some essential items climbers should pack for the expedition:

  • Backpack: A sturdy backpack with a capacity of 50-70 liters is needed to carry all the necessary gear and equipment during the trek.

  • Trekking gear: This includes trekking poles and waterproof trekking shoes.

  • Clothing: See the answer to “What kind of clothing should I bring for this trek?” for details on essential clothing items to pack.

  • Headlamp/flashlight and extra batteries: These are important for navigating in the dark during early morning or evening treks.

  • Snacks: Climbers should pack enough high-energy snacks like energy bars, chocolates, and nuts to fuel their trekking requirements.

  • Water bottle and water purification tablets: It is important to carry a reusable water bottle and purification tablets to prevent dehydration.

  • Personal first-aid kit: A basic first-aid kit with essential supplies like bandages, adhesive tapes, antiseptic creams, painkillers, and allergy medicines.

  • Sufficient cash and ID proofs: It is important to carry sufficient cash for emergency situations. Also, identification proofs like a passport, voter ID card, etc. for any permit or security checks.

It is essential to note that climbers should pack only the essentials and ensure that their backpack weight is manageable for the trek. Overpacking can cause fatigue and discomfort, which can affect the overall trekking experience.

How to prepare for Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition?

Preparing for the Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition requires a combination of physical fitness, mental readiness, and gear preparation. Here are some specific tips for preparing for the expedition:

  1. Get in shape: The Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition involves strenuous trekking at high altitudes over several days, so climbers should work on building their endurance and stamina through cardio and strength-building exercises like running, cycling, hiking, and weight training.

  2. Practice trekking: Climbers should practice trekking on steep hills or mountains to improve their endurance and become familiar with the demands of the trek.

  3. Invest in gear and equipment: Ensure that you have all the essential gear and equipment required for the trek and get comfortable using them. Additionally, ensure that your gear is lightweight and durable.

  4. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water before, during, and after the trek is essential to remain hydrated since dehydration can cause fatigue and altitude sickness.

  5. Get a medical check-up: Undergo a medical check-up to rule out any underlying health conditions that may hamper the trekking experience.

  6. Acclimatize to high altitude: Acclimatize by spending a few days at a similar altitude before undertaking the trek.

  7. Be mentally prepared: Trekking can be challenging and requires determination and mental grit to succeed. Visualize yourself completing the trek and staying positive.

  8. Educate yourself: Gain knowledge about the local geography, culture, language, and local customs of the area you will be trekking through.

By following these tips, climbers will feel confident and well-prepared to undertake the Mt. Yunam Peak Expedition.

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August 10, 2023.
We were a group of 9 to trek to the Kashmir Great Lakes with Advenchar in the first week of August, 2023. Swena was kind enough to accommodate us at the last minute since our trek to Tarsar Marsar was cancelled at the last minute with another company. Being a small group, we were able to start early in the morning, cover the hard sections before the sun came up & reach the campsite well before the evening rains. We were guided by Neil from Advenchar through the trek who is as well versed with the mountains as one can possibly get. The local Kashmiri team fed us to our hearts content. Bajjis, gulab jamoons, soup, kawa, sooji ka halwa was what I relished the most during the evening snacks. Mountain stories from Neil, crystal clear weather during the trek, the camaraderie among the co-trekkers & the ever helpful team made the pretty pretty KGL trek all the more memorable. Only disappointment was the trash at Vishnusar & Ganagabal campsites. Wished we had camped further away at these 2 sites. But the remaining 4 campsites were clean & beautiful. I would definitely do my next trek with Advenchar! Thank you for such a wonderful & beautiful experience!
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August 6, 2023.
It is my first time trekking in India & I chose Advenchar for their positive reviews & small batch sizes. The team also patiently answered the many, many questions I had & were always available. True enough, I had a great & smooth experience with the KGL trek. The guides & helpers were experienced, knowledgeable & helpful. The trek timings were well planned; we often set off earlier & managed to avoid the rain. The food was delicious, varied & planned according to the trek. The tents were of high quality, withstanding the evening rain. Overall, I would recommend Advenchar, a huge thanks to them for everything. 🙂
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karthik b
August 5, 2023.
This is my 1st trek with Advenchar. I really enjoyed the KGL Trek . Team Advenchar is focused on their small groups to deliver good experience for the trek enthusiasts. Kudos to team Advenchar.
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KIran SHarma
August 5, 2023.
Like always Advenchar is the best. Srinagar to Srinagar it was a great experience to be a part of KGL trek. Hospitality is up to the mark. Overall we had a great time. Looking forward for more treks with Advenchar. Thank you for this memorable trek team Advenchar 😍.
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June 8, 2023.
Excellent experience Amazing team. Keep the hardwork going. 👌🎊
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June 7, 2023.
It was my first trek, and I have to say, it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. The team was extremely professional and particular in their conduct and the trek was properly organised and executed.
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Husain Nasir
June 7, 2023.
The staff is amazing right from the owner to the cook and other helpers. Would highly advise to let the client have an option of changing their trek in case the intended trekking destination is experiencing harsh weather.
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