“Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all, it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.”
― Ali Ibn Abi Talib AS
CB (Chandra Bhaga) are a group of peaks located in the Lahaul massif. Mt. CB 13 (6264M) is one of the amazing and wonderful summits that rise high overlooking the beautiful Chandra Tal Lake in Batal. The summit of this peak presents to you fantastic views of the entire Kunzum range, the Chandra Tal lake and the gushing Chandra River. Known to be one fo the two best peaks to climb in this region of Himachal Pradesh, Mt. CB 13 expedition is only to be taken up by the most experienced trekkers and daring mountaineers who wish to take it to the next level and experience a thrilling climb to the top of the mountain.
CB 13 is one of the most admired and vastly visited tourist spots in the region. Scaling this mountain peak is considered to be a challenging feat. Adventurers and thrill-seekers from around the world come to test their skills and will-power by giving this climb a go. One of such encounters was shared to us by Giripremi, a group of 6 people whose encounter with the peak we are sharing here today!
Tester: Giripremi | Location tested: Mt. CB 13 | Temperatures: -5°C to 10°C
Kosha Designs Tested: Puffer, Hardshell jacket, Hardshell waterproof pants, Caps, and Technical socks
Giripremi is the brainchild of five avid mountaineers- Ushaprabha Page, Anand Palande, Dilip Nimbalkar, Nandu Page and Shashi Hiremath, who envisioned the growth mountaineering culture amongst the youth. The organization works with the motto- ‘Mountaineering for Happiness.’
This punishing technical peak lies in the Chandrabhaga (CB) Range. The name of the range comes from the two Rivers Chandra and Bagha, which mark the border of the massif. While climbing up this peak you have to walk on the huge Dhaka glacier, which is the biggest glacier in Lahaul Valley. From the top of the peak, you have a great view of the Kunzum Range, the magnificent Chandratal Lake and the Chandra River. This particular group of people bravely challenged themselves and completed this ferocious coup, and came out triumphant! Not to mention, Kosha’s winter wear was with them for each step of their journey.
Vivek Shivade, one of the Giripremi team members says –
“Brilliant products from Kosha. These winter wears are not only good for leisure adventure trips but I have used them for a technical Himalaya mountaineering expedition to Mt. CB 13 (6264 m) and they have done their job in keeping the team warm and comfortable.”
Kosa’s Shell Layer or jackets made with technical fabrics that have a waterproof as well as breathability rating. Our line of sweatshirts and bamboo fibre pullovers are loved in places of light winter wear like Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gujarat. Kosha is a prefered choice for Indians travelling overseas as we have vibrant colours and sleek designs. Avoid your fingers from freezing with screen-friendly gloves. From accessories like stoles, beanies, mufflers suitable for special occasions to Sweatshirts to wear at the airport and Hoodies for the AC in office; we have something for everyone.
In the words of Jayant Wakode, another feat-holder among the team-
“Excellent winter clothing products from Kosha. I used a wide variety of jackets, pants, and headgear during my mountaineering expedition to CB 13 – 6264m in Himachal Pradesh. All the clothing proved very useful during the whole 20-day adventurous trip in an extreme environment. Definitely a great deal.”
At Kosha, we don’t use down feathers and try to be animal friendly, instead, we use a special quality Polyfil to insulate the jacket. Buy jackets online that are specially designed to be lightweight without down feathers but keep you warm and insulated in sub-zero temperatures. You can buy winter jackets online at www.kosha.co or in-store.
Sanket Dhotre describes his expedition to CB 13 as-
“Had a wonderful experience using the Koshawinter clothing during our Himalayan expedition Mt CB 13 in Manali region. Puffer jackets, hardshell layers, fleece jackets, socks were all so much reliable and warm enough that we could walk around our camps in moderate to heavy winds. Thank you.”
Kosha’s advanced socks that have a cushion on the pressure points of the feet and arch support, ideal for walking tours and treks.
This world is an open book, ready to be read! All you need to do is take the first step into the outside world and you’ll be facing a whole new side of mother nature. Be brave, give it a try… we guarantee that you won’t regret it!