CB 13 Expedition (6264m)

Trip Details

  • Trip Type: India Mountaineering

  • Region: CB Range Lahaul Valley - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 14 days

  • Max Altitude: 6264m

  • Batch Dates: Custom Dates Only

CB 13 Expedition Overview

CB 13 expedition is a popular option with climbers who have sound mountaineering knowledge and want to climb in Himachal Pradesh. CB 13 is magnificent jagged peak on the Dhaka glacier that is visible from Chandertal.


Our CB 13 expedition approaches 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 D on the Alpine Grade and some rock, ice, and mixed climbing might be required 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. 

Dates and Cost

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


CB 13 Expedition Detailed 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 to Day 12: Climbing days
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: 7-8 hours
Drive back to Manali. Trip Ends.

  1. Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents.
  2. Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tents, Western Style Toilet Tents.
  3. Insulated sleeping pads.
  4. All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water.
  5. Cook and camp staff.
  6. Climbing guide for the duration of the trip
  7. Pack animals (Horses/Mules) to carry loads on the route until Base Camp with personal portage up to 20 kg/person 
  8. All HP state Forest Permits,
  9. IMF Peak fee/State government royalty/permits where applicable
  10. All technical climbing group gear
  11. All transport from Manali to road head and back.
  12. All Staff Insurance
  1. Sleeping Bags
  2. Stay and food at hotels in Manali.
  3. All expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  4. Any Personal Mountaineering Equipment and Clothing.
  5. Any other transport than whats mentioned in Cost includes.
  6. Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control.
  7. Any Guest Insurance.
  1. Sturdy backpack/rucksack (70 lt)- This will go on horses until Base Camp
  2. Backpack small ( 20 - 30 Ltrs) - to carry every day
  3. Warm hiking pants and shirts/T-shirts/sweatshirt.
  4. T-shirt wicking Layer.
  5. Good hiking shoes.
  6. Head light with extra batteries.
  7. Sunglasses.
  8. Sunscreen (SPF 50+) and toiletries.
  9. Thermal underwear / long johns (upper + lowers)
  10. Insulated water bottle/ flask.
  11. Warm fleece jacket.
  12. Rain Gear
  13. Down jacket.
  14. Warm gloves - thin to work in the ice.
  15. Warm gloves - thick (waterproof)
  16. Warm socks
  17. Headgear (balaclavas/woollen cap, sun hat, bandana etc.)
  18. 4 season sleeping bag (-10 deg C or lower)
  19. Personal recreation: camera, books, music, cards etc
  20. Hiking poles
  21. Personal climbing harness
  22. Helmet
  23. Gaiters
  24. Crampons
  25. Carabiners
  26. Ice axe
  27. Rope slings for self anchors
  28. Prescribed medication if any