Happy to announce that GHAC is all set to go for its highest ascent ever till date. We are going all the way to Mt.Trishul I which is 7120 metres. We are doing this expedition jointly with Winter Spring Adventure Tours (WSAT) who are into professional mountaineering since years.
Trisul is a group of three Himalayan mountain peaks of western Kumaun, with the highest (Trisul I) reaching 7120m. The three peaks resemble a trident - in Hindi/Sanskrit, Trishul, trident, is the weapon of Shiva. The Trishul group forms the southeast corner of the ring of peaks enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, about 15 kilometres (9 mi) west-southwest of Nanda Devi itself. The main peak, Trisul I, was the first peak over 7,000 m (22,970 ft) to have ever been climbed, in 1907.
Description of the massif and neighboring peaks
The three peaks are named Trisul I, Trisul II, and Trisul III. The massif is a north-south ridge, with Trisul I at the north end and Trisul III at the south. Trishul is best viewed from Kausani and Bedini Bugyal.
Nanda Ghunti lies a few kilometers to the northwest, while Mrigthuni is just to the southeast.
Mountain Height (m) Height (ft) Coordinates Prominence (m) First ascent
Trisul I 7,120 23,359 30°18'46?N, 79°46'38?E[masked]
Trisul II 6,690 21,949 30°17'24?N, 79°46'12?E <200 1960
Trisul III 6,007 19,708 30°15'00?N, 79°46'12?E <200 1960
Trisul from KausaniT. G. Longstaff made the first climbing reconnaissance of Trisul, in September 1905, focussing on the western and southern sides. He returned in 1907 with two other Britons, three Alpine guides, and a number of Gurkhas. They ascended through the Rishiganga valley, to the north of the peak, onto the Trisul Glacier, which lies on the east side. From there they climbed the northeast flank to the north ridge, reaching the summit on June 12.
Early expeditions to the peak had problems due to fearful porters, who refused to climb the mountain, as they considered it sacred.
Routes on the west face and south ridge of Trisul I have also been climbed. The west face was first ascended in 1976; this was the first ascent of the main summit not using the first-ascent route.
Route: Ghat - Sitel - Sutol - Lata Kopri - Chandriya Ghat - Hom Kund (BC - 4061 mtrs) - Camp 1 (5200 mtrs) - Camp 2 (6100 mtrs) - Camp 3 (6700 mtrs) - Summit (7120 mtrs) - Camp 1 - BC - Ghat
RSVP Details: Only those who have high altitude experience or the ones who have done BMC atleast will be allowed to take part in the expedition. Interested members to RSVP themselves into the waiting listing along with answering the questions which is a mandate. After members RSVP, I'll have a discussion with the person and then will accordingly decide on their eligibility for the expedition. Note that one may be asked to get a medical certificate from a doctor confirming the fitness to participate in the event.
Difficulty Level: Tough and Technical
Expectations and Preparation: As mentioned already in the RSVP details section, this trek is only for the ones experienced with High Altitude trekking or the one with BMC. One is expected to be carrying their own backpack which is of a reasonable weight. Note that apart from ones own baggage, you would be given the equipment like crampons, ice-axe, koflach shoes etc.... which are required for each person to carry, use as and when required.
One should be with sound health and fitness levels. Required to do regular workouts whichever best suits you like carrying a back-pack with some weight (atleast 15Kgs) and trek around the hills nearby, 5 kms jogging without backpack, Cardio exercises, Swimming and Cycling etc......
Apart from the logistic and physical preparation, there is a higher need for one to be mentally prepared and understanding the conditions at high altitude.
Damages: ~US $ 1350 (~Rs 80000/-) approx. ball park figure per head inclusive of all taxes from Gaucher to Gaucher. Part payment of 50% initially is a must. There is no refund once the amount is paid unless the event gets cancelled or post-poned.
You can also pay through credit card:
Note that we are going to Uttarkashi only to take the equipment from NIM. If you are someone who has your own equipment, you can directly make it to Gaucher if you want to and we can meet there itself.
The fee includes:
Porter fee, Rent for Tents, Technical Equipments required like Crampons, Ice-axe, Koflach Shoes, Ropes, Permit fee to IMF, Three times food during the trek ( 10 days), Guide/cook fee, Travel expenditure from Uttarkashi till return to Gaucher at the end
The Fee does not include:
Stay at Uttarkashi and food charged during the travel from Delhi to Uttarkashi, Beyond Gaucher in return. Non-Technical Gear or equipment that we take for rent like Wind Jacket, Food Utensils etc....
Tickets Booking: We want the tickets to be booked individually as we are travelling by flight so that we can save a lot of time (~4 days to and fro) .
As you know the flight charges keep fluctuating. So hurry up and book your tickets ASAP at a best price. However if you wish to come by train, please plan your travel according to the itinerary below. The trip is planned to start on Wednesday 11 September 2013.
11th Sept 2013 - Reach Dehradun
12th Sept 2013-Dehradun-Gaucher
13th Sept 2013 Gaucher-Ghat
14th Sept -18Sept 2013-Trek to BC (4061 mtrs) in 5 days with camps at Sitel,Sotol,Latkopri,Home Kund respectively
19th Sept 2013-C1 ferry done by crew,rest and acclimatization day for member
20th Sept 2013- BC-C1 FERRY,member ferry to C1 and sleep at BC ,Further acclimatization day
21st Sept 2013- all member and crew occupy C1 (5200 M approx)
22nd Sept 2013- C1-C2 Load ferry
23rd Sept 2013- OCCUPY C2 (6100 M approx)
24th Sept 2013-C2-C3 Load ferry
25th Sept 2013-OCCUPY C3(6700 M)
26th Sept 2013- C3 Rope fixing Route opening to summit by crew,
27th Sept 2013-C3 Summit rope fixing
28th Sept 2013-Summit day (7120 M)
29th Sept 2013-Summit Attempt Extra Day
30th Sept 2013- Camp 1
1st Sept 2013-BC
2nd Oct - 4rd Oct 2013- BC -Gaucher
*BC - Base Camp, C - Camp
Trip ends at Gaucher and from there people can plan their own modes of transport and disperse.
Note : This trek has been designed as per IMF rules and regulations. Please be aware that generally acclimatization problems might come up beyond an altitude of 4500 metres or so. If anything as such arises, you would have to leave that place and get back to the nearest lower altitude place depending on the situation with the help of a porter/helper. Organizers word will be final in this regard. Program Itinerary can be changed immediately, in case of bad weather conditions. Every member must have a personal insurance
Please plan your travel such that you have one day extra in your hand. Also do not grumble if there are any changes to the above schedule as its an adventure trek and it adds more value, fun to it ;)
Equipment & Clothing Required (should be very light: the more you bring the more you will carry on your shoulders!):
In addition to normal winter wear( at night it tends to be very chilly!), the participants should bring with them the following:
1. Sun Hat/ Sun Shade (optional)
2. Light weight rain sheet or other water proof to cover backpack also
3. Woolen pullover
4. Dark sun glasses
5. Monkey Cap - 1
6. Writing material or Pocket diary (optional)
7. Woolen socks, Woolen gloves ? 1 pair each
8. Repair Kit ? needle, thread, buttons, spare boot-laces etc.
9. Socks cotton ? 4 pairs
10. Any sports shoe (preferably an used one, so that you don't have a shoe bite) that can withstand the mountain terrain. Something like Quecheua Shoes. There are many other brands too
11. Candles, match box, pocket knife
12. Sturdy trousers or track suit lower 2 pair
13. Mug, spoon and glass (for tea)
14. Water bottle
15. Personal medicine if any, however, first aid will be provided
16. Hawai chappal
17. Camera/ Video and Radio (optional but highly recommended)
18. Torch with cells
19. A good and positive mood to carry it all
For any further queries/concerns please feel free to contact me
Naveen Kanakadandi, Mob Num:[masked]
Note: All general GHAC rules apply. If you have not read them, please do so before RSVP ;)
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.