An exploratory trek to the Lamea/Lamia glacier in Himachal Pradesh was organised by Amtala Anneshawan club in June 2014. A four member team under the leadership of Tapan Pandit from Amtala, West Bengal explored the Lamea/Lamia (5200m) glacier area and had crossed a pass called Singha Ghati (5090m) to enter the Shaeoni/Shaoni glacier area. The river Shaeoni/Shaoni nala flows down the south ridge which is located opposite of the village Rakcham at the Baspa Valley in Himachal Pradesh. There are three passes Lamea/Lamia (5200m), Chhotae (5050m) and Singha Ghati (5090m) located near the source point of this river. In early years, the local people used to use Chhotae Pass to enter the Supin valley. However, there is not much information about this area available in the literature. Tapan Pandit and his team used the Singha Ghati which was looked easier than other two passes to descend down to the Shaeoni/Shaoni glacier to enter the village Rakcham. The trek started from a point located 20 km away from Sankri village and after crossing Singha Ghati pass, it ended at the village Rakcham. Tapan Pandit would love to see any team to cross the other two passes, which he couldn't do that time.
Passes: Lamea/Lamia (5200m), Chhotae (5050m) and Singha Ghati (5090m)
Nearest known villages: Rakcham (Himachal Pradesh) and Sankri (Uttarakhand)
Team: Tapan Pandit, Usha Pandit, Sushovan Roy and Indranath Daw
Photography: Tapan Pandit