6100 m/20000 ft
Highest Point
25 km
Trail Length

Yunam Peak: Conquer the Heights and surpass 20,000 Feet!

Imagine standing triumphantly on top of a 20,000 ft/6000 m summit in the majestic Himalayas – the sheer self-satisfaction is beyond words. Yunam Peak expedition is your gateway to testing your mettle at high altitudes, an ideal venture if you are contemplating the thrilling world of mountaineering.

Yunam peak expedition

Why Yunam Peak Summit?

Trekking and hiking have gained immense popularity in India over the past decade. As enthusiasts progress, the aspiration to conquer summits at unparalleled altitudes grows. Yunam Peak stands tall at 6100 m, a remarkable “Non-technical trekking summit” exceeding 20,000 ft. Here’s why it should be on your checklist:

  • Location Marvels: Yunam is nestled just off the Manali-Leh highway, beyond Barlacha La. Positioned in the Zanskar range within Trans-Himalayas, it offers breathtaking views of Lahoul, Spiti, Chandra-Bhaga peaks, Mulkila range, and the Zanskar range.
  • Acclimatization Assurance: With proper acclimatization before the summit push, Yunam ensures your safety. The itinerary includes essential height gain and acclimatization stops at Vashisht, Keylong, Zing Zing Bar, and Bharatpur.
  • Unique Perspective: As you ascend Yunam, you’ll witness Lahoul and Spiti to the south, Zanskar to the east, and the Great Himalaya to the north. A visual feast for those who dare to rise above.

Yunam Expedition – Prerequisites:

To embark on this high-altitude adventure, trekkers should have:

  1. Completed at least 3 high-altitude treks above ~ 4500 m/15000 ft.
  2. Tackled at least one Difficult grade trek reaching beyond 5000 m/16500 ft (e.g., Pin Parvati Pass, Ronti Saddle, Parang La, etc.).
  3. Excellent physical condition with no prior acclimatization issues at high altitudes.

Yunam Peak expedition-GVH

Brief Itinerary for Yunam Peak Expedition:

  • Day 1: Reach Manali in the morning – Walk 3 Km uphill to Vashisht (2050 m) – 1-hour Lodge accommodation.
  • Day 2: Drive to Keylong (3100 m) – 115 Km – 5 hours – Lodge. Afternoon climb to the monastery.
  • Day 3: Drive to Zing Zing Bar (4200 m) – 55 Km – 2 hours. Camp. Height gain up to 4500 m and back, 3/4 hours.
  • Day 4: Drive to Bharatpur base camp (4700 m) via Barlacha La – 30 Km – 2 hours – Walk to the camping ground 30 mins. Camp
  • Day 5: Rest and active acclimatization day, height gain up to 5200 m and back. 4/5 hours.
  • Day 6: Climb and set up Summit camp (5300 m) – 4 hours
  • Day 7: Early morning (by 2 am) start ascending Yunam peak (6100 m) – 7/8 hours – summit – descent to Bharatpur camp – 5 hours. Total 12 to 14 hours. Camp
  • Day 8: Drive back to Manali – 200 Km via Keylong and Rohtang – 8/9 hours.
  • Day 9: Mandatory Buffer/Reserve Day (will be utilized if needed).


  • You must reach Manali on Day 1 by 10 am. Arrange your return bus tickets from Manali to Delhi/Chandigarh on Day 9 evening after 7 pm.
  • The cost of the mandatory buffer/reserve Day 9 is NOT included in the TREK FEE. If utilized during trekking, an additional ₹3000 will be collected in Manali after the trek.

Best Time for Yunam Peak Expedition:

Situated north of the “Barlacha La” pass in the Zanskar range, Yunam is rain and monsoon-free. Optimal months are July to September, with early July having more snow and late September being colder.

Reaching Vashisht, Manali (Expedition Base):

The expedition base is Vashisht, 3 km uphill from Manali. Auto-rickshaws or a one-hour walk will take you to Vashisht, home to the famous Vashisht temple.

Manali is well-connected by road from Delhi and Chandigarh. Buses, including regular, luxury, and Volvo, operated by government and private agencies, offer services from Delhi and Chandigarh to Manali.

  1. From Delhi: Volvo and regular buses start in the afternoon and evening, taking up to 13/14 hours.
  2. From Chandigarh: Regular bus services start early morning till 6 am, covering around 320 km.
  3. Return Journey: Overnight buses from Manali to Delhi, including Volvo services, reach in 13/14 hours. The last Volvo service is around 6:30 pm, and the last regular bus by Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) starts from Manali at 9:30 p.m.

Embark on the Yunam Peak expedition and elevate yourself to new heights. It’s not just a trek; it’s a journey of self-discovery and triumph. Great Himalayan Vacations welcomes you to a thrilling adventure where every step takes you closer to the skies.

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Duration: 9 days of expedition, Manali to Manali in 9 days.

Prerequisite: Before multiple high altitude trekking experiences along with good physical fitness and no reported acclimatization issues.

Grade: Difficult, often referred to as “Trekking Expedition”. Non-technical.

Physicality: 8.5/10

Trail Length: 25 Km

Highest Point: Yunam peak ~ 6100 m/20000 ft

Seasons: July to September

Access: Expedition starting point (trek base) is Vashisht, Manali.

Railway station: New Delhi (Station Code: NDLS)

 Airport:  Delhi,  (Airport Code: DEL)

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Upcoming Scheduled Dates for Yunam Peak Expedition:

  • For your convenience, you can review the scheduled Fixed Departure dates in the calendar provided within the Booking Form or the REGISTER NOW form. The starting dates of the tour are highlighted according to our 9-day itinerary.
  • Currently, the BOOK NOW functionality is disabled. However, you can still receive all the necessary information via email by completing the REGISTER NOW form.
  • In case you’re part of a group and the available dates don’t align with your schedule, you have the option to choose the Custom date mode. Simply click on “Select your custom date” and fill in the displayed form accordingly.
  • You can also refer to our TREK CALENDAR to get a quick overview of all the available dates.
  • Participants are required to arrive in Manali by noon on Day 1 of the trek. The return journey to Manali is scheduled for Day 9 in the afternoon, around 8-9 pm. Please make sure to arrange your tickets for both the inward and return journeys accordingly.
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Access to Manali (The Trek Base):

  • Nearest Rail Stations: Delhi or Chandigarh.
  • Nearest Airports: Delhi/Chandigarh.

Access to Manali (The Trek Base): You are required to reach the trek base, Manali, on your own. There are various transportation options available:

By Bus:

  1. From Delhi (Kashmiri Gate ISBT), buses depart in the afternoon and reach Manali the next day by noon, covering a distance of approximately 550 km. The journey duration may vary from 14 to 16 hours.
  2. From Chandigarh ISBT, regular bus services for Manali start early in the morning. The journey takes around 8 to 10 hours to cover a distance of about 320 km.

Return Journey: Volvo services from Manali to Delhi typically start in the afternoon around 4:30/5 pm, with the last HRTC bus departing at 9:30 pm for Delhi. Regular buses operate throughout the day, starting in the morning.

By Train/Flight: Travelers can reach New Delhi or Chandigarh by train or flight from various cities across India before proceeding to Manali by bus.

Accommodation in Manali: For participants of Himalaya Trekkers (HT) fixed departure treks, accommodation is provided in Manali at Vashisht, 3 km uphill. The inclusions are specified in the provided PDF brochure for the chosen trek. Alternatively, trekkers interested in spending more time in Manali can inquire about accommodation options at state-operated HPDC hotels, which offer a variety of choices including premium, deluxe, and budget options.

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Day 1

Arrival in Manali and Relaxation in Vashisht

Arrive in Manali in the morning and embark on a scenic 3 km uphill walk to Vashisht (~2050 m/6725 ft), which takes approximately 1 hour.
Check into lodge accommodation in Vashisht and relax after the journey, soaking in the serene atmosphere of the Himalayas.
Day 2

Drive to Keylong and Monastery Visit

Depart from Manali and drive 115 km to Keylong (~3100 m/10170 ft), a journey of approximately 5 hours.
Upon arrival, visit the monastery and explore the cultural heritage of the region.
Lodge accommodation in Keylong, preparing for the upcoming expedition.
Day 3

Drive to Zing Zing Bar and Acclimatization

Drive 55 km to Zing Zing Bar (~4200 m/13780 ft), a picturesque location surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes, in approximately 2 hours.
Set up camp at Zing Zing Bar and, after lunch, undertake a height gain activity up to 4500 m for acclimatization, lasting 3/4 hours.
Day 4

Drive to Bharatpur Base Camp via Barlacha La

Drive 30 km to Bharatpur Base Camp (~4700 m/15420 ft) via the breathtaking Barlacha La mountain pass, a journey of around 2 hours.
Upon arrival, walk to the camping ground, which takes approximately 30 minutes, and set up camp.
Prepare for the upcoming days of the expedition amidst the rugged beauty of the Himalayas
Day 5

Rest and Acclimatization Day

Take a well-deserved rest and engage in active acclimatization activities, including a height gain excursion up to 5200 m, lasting 4/5 hours.
Focus on adjusting to the altitude and preparing physically and mentally for the challenges ahead
Day 6

Climb to Summit Camp

Begin the ascent to the Summit Camp at 5300 m, a climb of approximately 4 hours, establishing the high-altitude camp in preparation for the summit push.
Settle into the camp and ensure all necessary arrangements are in place for the summit attempt the following day.
Day 7

Summit Day - Yunam Peak

Start early in the morning, around 2 am, to begin the ascent of Yunam Peak (6100 m), a challenging climb lasting 7/8 hours to reach the summit.
Enjoy the breathtaking views from the summit before beginning the descent back to Bharatpur Camp, a journey of approximately 5 hours.
Total trekking time is 12 to 14 hours, with a sense of achievement upon reaching the base camp
Day 8

Return to Manali

Depart from Bharatpur Base Camp and drive back to Manali, covering a distance of 200 km via Keylong and Rohtang Pass, a journey of 8/9 hours.
Reflect on the memorable expedition and celebrate the successful summit attempt upon returning to Manali.
Day 9

Buffer Day

Utilize this additional day as needed, serving as a buffer in case of unexpected circumstances or for further exploration of the beautiful surroundings.
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Trek Fee: ₹31,500 (Manali to Manali) + 5% GST.

Book for 5 or more persons and get a flat 10% Group Discount on TREK FEE.


One night’s lodge accommodation at Vashisht, Manali (Day 1) on twin sharing basis. Meals are NOT included.

All car transfers from Manali to Manali as per the itinerary, shared with other team members.

Lodge accommodation and meals at Keylong.

All meals during the trek (starting from Day 2 lunch to Day 8 lunch), including breakfast, packed/hot lunch, snacks, and dinner with coffee/tea/soup.

Excellent Expedition guide with profound knowledge of the trekking trails and peaks. One guide is provided for every 5 trekkers, with at least one guide mountaineering course(s) certified.

Specialized Cook, Support staff, and High Altitude Porters (HAP) for carrying the central logistics of the trek.

Stay in tents (2-person dome-shaped tents) on twin sharing basis during the trek.

Camping equipment like Sleeping bag, Carry mattress.

Any technical equipment like static/dynamic rope, carabiners, sling, ice axe, gaiters, micro spikes/crampon, etc.

Kitchen tent and toilet tent as required during the trek.

All permit fees, camping charges, and forest levies required for the trek.

Basic Medical & First Aid kit.

Travel and Medical insurance policy covering high-altitude trekking and mountaineering up to 6500 m.

Meals in Manali/Vashisht.
Offloading of rucksacks is NOT permitted. You need to carry your backpack along with all your personal belongings, sleeping bag, and mattress.
Cost of buffer/reserve day (Day 9). Additional ₹ 3500 if utilized during trekking.
Tips/gratuities to the GVH support staff.
Anything not mentioned in the “Inclusions” or personal.

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  • We assume that you have read and understood our “Terms & Conditions” (https://greenvalleyhimalayas.com/terms-and-conditions) before Booking a trek/tour.
  • To reserve your place in a scheduled Fixed Departure trek or a Customised/Private trek pay 25% of the TREK/TOUR FEE as the initial “Booking Deposit”. You can pay by Net banking/Draft/Cheque/Credit/Debit/AMEX cards. This will ensure your participation in the desired trek and we will reserve your place on the scheduled date. You need to pay the remaining amount at least 15 days before the Trek Starting Date.
  • If you book a Trek/Tour before 14 days or less from the Trek/Tour Starting Date, you need to pay the full TREK/TOUR FEE.


  • “Booking Amount” i.e.25% of the TREK/TOUR FEE is Non-Refundable at any stage.
  • If in case you are not able to make it due to unavoidable reasons (s), we provide you avery flexible choice of Shifting to another trek within the next one year. One year is counted from the starting date of the trek/tour you booked initially with us.
  • In case you postpone your trip you need to inform a minimum of 15 days before the trek/tour starting date. (Though we suggest to inform us earlier if know)
  • In case you postpone a trek/tour 15 days before the scheduled Trek/Tour Starting date or prior, you may shift to another group of the same trek/tour scheduled in the same season or within the next one year. You may shift to another suitable route also. For changing any, you need our approval first. Your request must be in written communication through your registered email with us.
  • If you cancel/postpone a trek/tour from 14 days to 8 days before the tour starting date, your Booking Amount is Non-Refundable. We will not take any requests for shifting dates. We will charge 50% of the amount as Cancellation Charges and process a refund of the remaining 50%. You may also shift to another group within next year but 25% Booking Amount will be deemed as Cancellation Charge and the rest amount will be transferred to the shifted group.
  • If you cancel a trek/tour 7 days (i.e. a week) before the Trek/Tour Starting Date or later, there will be NO REFUND.
  • In case of any unforeseen incident including but not limited to natural calamities like flood, earthquake, landslide, forest fire, or any political unrest, if we are compelled to cancel the trek/trip, you will be entitled to redeem the full amount for the same/similar kind of trek/trip within next one year.

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