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Kalindi Khal Trek

Trek Highlights

This is for the most adventurous trekkers who have a fundamental knowledge of the mountains and trekking. The trek is over the Kalindi Khal (pass) at the awesome altitude of 5947 mts. This trail connects the two holy shrines of Gangotri and Badrinath and passes through the remotest parts of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Route Chart

New Dehi - Rishikesh - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Bhojbasa - Nandanvan - Vasuki Tal - Surayala Bamak - Seta Bamak - Kalindikhal Base - Kalindi Khal - Rest camp - Gastoli - Mana - Badrinath - Joshimath - Rishikesh - Delhi

Day by day Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive Delhi

  • Arrive Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 02:  Delhi-Rishikesh (6-7 hrs)

  • Travel from Delhi to Rishikesh by luxury coach or train. Sightseeing tour of Rishikesh. Witness Aarti ceremony of the Ghats of Ganga in the evening.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 03: Rishikesh-Uttarkashi (8 hrs)

  • Drive to Uttarkashi along the Ganges River. Overnight at Dak Bungalow or tents.

DAY 04: Uttarkashi-Gangotri (7-8 hrs)

  • Drive to Gangotri (3050 mts) along the Bhagirathi River. Overnight in tents.

DAY 05: Gangotri-Bhojbasa (6-7 hrs)

  • Walk along a gradual, well laid, pony trail to Bhojbasa (3792 mts). First great views of the Bhagirathi Massif and Shivling Mountain. 2kms beyond Bhojbasa is the camp site.
  • Overnight in tents.

DAY 06: Bhojbasa-Nandanvan (5-6 hrs)

  • Hard walking up to Gaumukh and then traverse the glacier to get to the beautiful meadows of Nandanvan(4340 mts).
  • Overnight in tents.

DAY 07: Nandanvan-Vasukital (6-7 hrs)

  • Walk along a pleasant meadow with views of Mts Meru and Brighupanth including many others. Pass a deep gorge and reach Vasuki Tal (lake). Camp on the north west ridge of Vasuki Parvat (4950 mts).
  • Overnight in tents.

DAY 08: Vasuki Tal-Surayala Bamak

  • Traverse the slopes of Vasuki Parvat (mountain) and pass the Sundar Valley to get a sudden view of Mt Satopanth. Trek over an easy glacier and a steep rocky slope to get to our next camp at 5200 mts.
  • Overnight in tents.

DAY 09: RESERVE/REST DAY

  • Extra day to rest or for bad weather.

DAY 10: Suryala Bamak-Seta Bamak

  • Steep and tough trek across Suryala Glacier. Trek to the lateral moraine of the Kalindi Glacier and camp below Avalanche Peak.
  • Overnight in tents.

DAY 11: Seta Bamak-Kalindikhal Base

  • Set off along the Kalindi Glacier carefully avoiding the open crevasses. After sometime we approach a steep crevasses slope which leads to the Kalindi Khal (pass). Camp at the base of Kalindi Khal. (5400 mts).
  • Overnight in tents.

DAY 12: Kalindi Khal

  • Climb a steep crevassed slope leading to the Kalindi Khal and descend close to Avalanche Peak. The route is crevasses and all care has to be taken.
  • Overnight in tents.

DAY 13: RESERVE / REST DAY

  • For bad weather.

DAY 14: Rest camp-Gastoli (9-10 hrs)

  • Pass Arva Tal (lake) and trek to the end of the Arva Valley where the Arwa river meets the Saraswati River. Reach Ghastoli Village and camp.
  • Overnight in tents.

DAY 15: Ghastoli-Mana Village (4-5 hrs)

  • Trek down a good pony trail and reach Mana Village. The river Saraswati is said to go underground here and reemerge at Allahabad to meet the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers.
  • Overnight in tents.

DAY 16: Mana-Badrinath

  • Trek to Badrinath and visit the holy shrine. Last night in Camp.
  • Overnight in tents.

DAY 17:Badrinath-Joshimath

  • Drive to Joshimath Town. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 18: Joshimath-Rishikesh

  • Drive to Rishikesh and spend the night at our Rafting camp.

DAY 19: Rishikesh-Delhi (250 kms, 6-7 hrs)

  • Drive back to Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 20: Depart Delhi

  • Depart Delhi for onward destination.
 
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