CB-13 Expedition (6264m)

Trip Type: Mountaineering
Region: Himachal Pradesh - Lahaul Valley
Grade: Challenging
Duration: 8+ Days
Max Altitude: 6264
Best Season: June - September
Trip Begins: Manali / Ends: Manali
Trip Cost

This is a custom departure tour and so please write to us for prices and more info on this trek.

One of our Classics CB 13 is a magnificent peak on the Dhaka glacier that is visible from Chandertal. CB stands for Chandra Bhaga Range. CB 13 is a popular option with climbers who want to enhance their mountaineering skills. The approach is from Batal from where you can see the immense Bara Shigri glacier across the valley. The nearest town is Manali. Depending on what season you choose to climb the peak the grade can vary between a PD and a AD. CB 13 is magnificent jagged peak on the Dhaka glacier that is visible from Chandertal.

We begin our CB 13 expedition approach to the peak from Manali. We drive to Batal on the Manali Kaza road. The trek to the base camp from the road head is a short day’s walk through gradual terrain to reach the snout of the South Dhaka glacier. The Base Camp, set on a rocky patch near the glacier gives great views of CB 12 and CB 14.

The CB 13 expedition climb can be classified as a PD/AD/D on the Alpine Grade we will need to do some rock, ice, and mixed climbing depending on the season and the snow conditions. Between Camp 1 and Camp 2, one can see the debris of the 1968 IAF plane-crash strewn all over.

Itinerary
DAY 01
Arrival in Manali

Arrive in Manali in the morning and check into your hotel. Walk around town and orient yourself to your surroundings. Final gear check and prepare for the climb ahead. Overnight in a hotel.

DAY 02
Manali - Batal (4010m) Duration: 7-8 hours

We leave Manali early in the morning over the Rohtang Pass and leave the Leh Highway at Gramphu to make our way along the Chandra River to Batal.

DAY 03
Batal - Samudra Tapu (4230m) Duration: 5-6 hours

We start the trek with a climb up the Suthadi Nullah valley and make our way to the camp at Samudra Tapu.

DAY 04
Samudra Tapu - Base Camp (4600m) Duration: 5-6 hours

We make our way to the Base Camp today at the snout of the Dhaka Glacier.

DAY 05
Base Camp - Advance Base Camp (5100m) - Base Camp Duration: 7-8 hours

Take a day to acclimatise and hike up to the ABC. Spend some time at altitude and return to the Base Camp for the night.

DAY 06
BC - ABC Duration: 4-5 hours

We move camp today and walk over loose scree to establish Advance Base Camp. In the evening prepare for the climb ahead.

DAY 07- 12
Climbing days Duration: Multiple hours

We take the next 5 days setting up Camp I & II and making our way to the summit. Return to Base Camp.

DAY 13
Base Camp - Batal Duration: 6 hours

Retrace our steps back to the road head. We drive back to Batal for the night.

DAY 14
Batal - Manali Duration: 5-6 hours

Drive back to Manali. Trip Ends.

Inclusions
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents.
  • Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tents, Western Style Toilet Tents.
  • Insulated sleeping pads.
  • All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water.
  • Cook and camp staff.
  • Climbing guide for the duration of the trip.
  • Pack animals (Horses/Mules) to carry loads on the route until Base Camp with personal portage up to 10 kg/person.
  • All HP state Forest Permits, IMF Peak fee/State government royalty/permits where applicable.
  • All technical climbing group gear.
  • All transport from Manali to road head and back.
  • All Staff Insurance.
Exclusions
  • Sleeping Bags.
  • Stay and food at hotels in Manali.
  • Any expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  • Any Personal Mountaineering Equipment and Clothing.
  • Any other transport than whats mentioned in Cost includes.
  • Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control.
  • Any Guest Insurance.
Things You Need To Get

– Sturdy backpack/rucksack (70 lt)- This will go on horses until Base Camp
Backpack small ( 20 – 30 Ltrs) – to carry every day.
– Warm hiking pants and shirts/T-shirts/sweatshirt.
– T-shirt wicking Layer.
– Good hiking shoes.
– Head light with extra batteries.
– Sunglasses.
– Sunscreen (SPF 50+) and toiletries.
– Thermal underwear / long johns (upper + lowers).
– Insulated water bottle/ flask.
– Warm fleece jacket.
– Rain Gear.
– Down jacket.
– Warm gloves – thin to work in the ice.
– Warm gloves – thick (waterproof).
– Warm socks.
– Headgear (balaclavas/woollen cap, sun hat, bandana etc).
– 4 season sleeping bag (-10 deg C or lower).
– Personal recreation: camera, books, music, cards etc.
– Hiking poles.
– Personal climbing harness.
– Helmet.
– Gaiters.
– Climbing Boots and Crampons.
– Carabiners.
– Ice axe.
– Rope slings for self anchors.
– Prescribed medication if any.

Overview
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One of our Classics CB 13 is a magnificent peak on the Dhaka glacier that is visible from Chandertal. CB stands for Chandra Bhaga Range. CB 13 is a popular option with climbers who want to enhance their mountaineering skills. The approach is from Batal from where you can see the immense Bara Shigri glacier across the valley. The nearest town is Manali. Depending on what season you choose to climb the peak the grade can vary between a PD and a AD. CB 13 is magnificent jagged peak on the Dhaka glacier that is visible from Chandertal.

We begin our CB 13 expedition approach to the peak from Manali. We drive to Batal on the Manali Kaza road. The trek to the base camp from the road head is a short day’s walk through gradual terrain to reach the snout of the South Dhaka glacier. The Base Camp, set on a rocky patch near the glacier gives great views of CB 12 and CB 14.

The CB 13 expedition climb can be classified as a PD/AD/D on the Alpine Grade we will need to do some rock, ice, and mixed climbing depending on the season and the snow conditions. Between Camp 1 and Camp 2, one can see the debris of the 1968 IAF plane-crash strewn all over.

Itinerary
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DAY 01
Arrival in Manali

Arrive in Manali in the morning and check into your hotel. Walk around town and orient yourself to your surroundings. Final gear check and prepare for the climb ahead. Overnight in a hotel.

DAY 02
Manali - Batal (4010m) Duration: 7-8 hours

We leave Manali early in the morning over the Rohtang Pass and leave the Leh Highway at Gramphu to make our way along the Chandra River to Batal.

DAY 03
Batal - Samudra Tapu (4230m) Duration: 5-6 hours

We start the trek with a climb up the Suthadi Nullah valley and make our way to the camp at Samudra Tapu.

DAY 04
Samudra Tapu - Base Camp (4600m) Duration: 5-6 hours

We make our way to the Base Camp today at the snout of the Dhaka Glacier.

DAY 05
Base Camp - Advance Base Camp (5100m) - Base Camp Duration: 7-8 hours

Take a day to acclimatise and hike up to the ABC. Spend some time at altitude and return to the Base Camp for the night.

DAY 06
BC - ABC Duration: 4-5 hours

We move camp today and walk over loose scree to establish Advance Base Camp. In the evening prepare for the climb ahead.

DAY 07- 12
Climbing days Duration: Multiple hours

We take the next 5 days setting up Camp I & II and making our way to the summit. Return to Base Camp.

DAY 13
Base Camp - Batal Duration: 6 hours

Retrace our steps back to the road head. We drive back to Batal for the night.

DAY 14
Batal - Manali Duration: 5-6 hours

Drive back to Manali. Trip Ends.

Inclusions/ Exclusions
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Inclusions
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents.
  • Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tents, Western Style Toilet Tents.
  • Insulated sleeping pads.
  • All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water.
  • Cook and camp staff.
  • Climbing guide for the duration of the trip.
  • Pack animals (Horses/Mules) to carry loads on the route until Base Camp with personal portage up to 10 kg/person.
  • All HP state Forest Permits, IMF Peak fee/State government royalty/permits where applicable.
  • All technical climbing group gear.
  • All transport from Manali to road head and back.
  • All Staff Insurance.
Exclusions
  • Sleeping Bags.
  • Stay and food at hotels in Manali.
  • Any expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  • Any Personal Mountaineering Equipment and Clothing.
  • Any other transport than whats mentioned in Cost includes.
  • Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control.
  • Any Guest Insurance.
Things You Need To Get
+-

– Sturdy backpack/rucksack (70 lt)- This will go on horses until Base Camp
Backpack small ( 20 – 30 Ltrs) – to carry every day.
– Warm hiking pants and shirts/T-shirts/sweatshirt.
– T-shirt wicking Layer.
– Good hiking shoes.
– Head light with extra batteries.
– Sunglasses.
– Sunscreen (SPF 50+) and toiletries.
– Thermal underwear / long johns (upper + lowers).
– Insulated water bottle/ flask.
– Warm fleece jacket.
– Rain Gear.
– Down jacket.
– Warm gloves – thin to work in the ice.
– Warm gloves – thick (waterproof).
– Warm socks.
– Headgear (balaclavas/woollen cap, sun hat, bandana etc).
– 4 season sleeping bag (-10 deg C or lower).
– Personal recreation: camera, books, music, cards etc.
– Hiking poles.
– Personal climbing harness.
– Helmet.
– Gaiters.
– Climbing Boots and Crampons.
– Carabiners.
– Ice axe.
– Rope slings for self anchors.
– Prescribed medication if any.