Why Kanamo Peak Is a Great Alternative To Stok Kangri

Why Kanamo Peak Is a Great Alternative To Stok Kangri

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By Swathi Chatrapathy


Stok Kangri is a trek that attracts many trekkers for its altitude. It is at around 20,190 ft. But many people don’t know that there is another peak that rises almost to the same altitude. And like Stok Kangri, it does not involve a technical climb. We are talking about the Kanamo Peak trek.

Kanamo stands tall and above all else in its region at 19,600 ft. It overlooks over almost 35 other summits. It is a thriller of a climb!

Why does it make a great alternative to Stok Kangri?

Well, Kanamo is a much lesser-known trek that is hidden away in the heart of Spiti Valley. This is a region of Spiti that is still untouched by modernity, unperturbed by civilization. It is a quieter, prettier and an equally challenging alternative.

Watch the following video to know why Kanamo Peak is a great alternative to Stok Kangri

At Indiahikes, we are always looking for fresher, newer trails to give older treks some breathing space. Kanamo is one of the fresher treks, where you’re likely to be the only group trekking.

If you’re looking for a difficult trek, and if you have the required fitness levels, then give this trek a shot.

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Swathi Chatrapathy

Chief Editor

About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.

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