Luntsu Peak

Forested trek through an enchanting Deodhar forest leading to the summit of the rarely visited Luntsu peak in Western Garhwal

Difficulty

Grade 2

Duration

3 days trip with 2 days trekking

Dates

May 8-10, 2020

AIRPORT

Dehra Dun

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Fast Access

The trekking region can be accessed by a comfortable 4 hour drive from Dehra Dun Airport making it fairly accessible

Nag Tibba and Luntsu Peak are located on the outskirts of Mussoorie town and are often climbed by school groups from Dehra Dun & Mussoorie region. Both the peaks are about 10,000 feet high and offer a wide view of peaks in Garhwal. Of these peaks Luntsu Peak is relatively unknown and offers both a short challenging climb and a wilderness experience. The trek starts from the beautiful Devalsari village known for its charming Forest Rest House and the Deodar forest surrounding the village.

Luntsu Peak Gallery

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Day 1 : The trek to Luntsu Peak starts from Devalsari village located 4 hours from Dehra Dun airport

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Day 1 : By lunch arrive at a campsite adjacent to the Devalsari Forest Bungalow

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Day 1 : After lunch there is time for a 3 hour trek covering various villages in the region to acclimatise for the next days climb

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Day 2: The climb to the peak is predominately through a most stunning Deodhar forest

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Day 2 : In the distance Devalsari village cluster as you continue the climb towards the peak

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Day 2: By noon time reach the Luntsu Pass after which the forest starts to thin out

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Day 2 : The final approach to Luntsu Peak

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Day 2 : Luntsu Peak 2750m offers a dramatic 360 degree view

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Day 2 : On a clear day the summit offers a wide view of the Garhwal Himalaya

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Day 2 : After completing the climb descent back to Devalsari Forest Bungalow

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Day 3 : A short walk to the road head followed by a 4 hour drive to Dehra Dun airport completes a short weekend in the Himalaya

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Day 2 : Luntsu Peak 2750m offers a dramatic 360 degree view