KALINDI KHAL TREK (5950M) : GANGOTRI TO
This trek is one of the more difficult treks in the region and requires a basic understanding of mountaineering An extension of the Nandanvan trek, it runs eastward to Ghastoli and Badrinath via the Kalindhikhal pass (5,967m). This trek requires special permissions. The trek from Nandanvan to Vasukital must be done only after due acclimatization. There is a gradual ascent of a few kilometres and thereafter, the trek negotiates Kharapathar before a camp at Kalindi base (5,590m). Crossing the Kalindi Pass, one treks down to Arwa glacier and Arwatal (3,980m) to Badrinath via Ghastoli with two rivers crossing the way. From Manna, the trek falls into the Inner Line region.
Day 01: Arrive-Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Delhi Rishikesh
Drive to Rishikesh (225 km) via Haridwar. Rishikesh is known as 'Gateway to Himalayas ' and center of Yoga & Meditation. In the afternoon visit various Ashrams and Temples. Enjoy the 'Ganga Aarti' in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 03: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi
In the morning drive (182 km) to Uttarkashi (1150 m). Uttarkashi is the base of many trekking and mountaineering expeditions in Gangotri valley. Also Indias premier Mountaineering institute 'Nehru Mountaineering Institute' is situated at Uttarkashi. In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04:Uttarkashi - Gangotri
In the morning drive (100 km) to Gangotri (3048 m). Gangotri is the place where the Goddess Ganga descended on earth from heaven. Its also the road head for the trekking in Gangotri valley. Visit the temple of Goddess Ganga. Overnight stay in tourist lodge.
Day 05: Rest day.
Day 06: Gangotri - Bhojbasa
Trek 14 km to Bhojbasa (3658 m) following the river Bhagirathi on right bank. The trek is gradual ascent for most of the part. From Bhojbasa you can have majestic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. On arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.kalindikhal-trek
Day 07:Bhojbasa Nandanvan / Tapovan
Trek to Nandanvan (4500 m) via Gaumukh - the source of river Ganges. From Gaumukh climb over to Gangotri glacier and trek along it following right bank. Nandanvan is the base camp for climbing Bhagirathi group of mountains.
Day 08: Rest day.
Day 09:Nandanvan - Vasuki Tal
Morning trek (11 km) along Chaturangi Glacier to reach Vasukital (4898 mts) Vasuki Tal is base camp for Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasuki Parbat with a small lake. The trek is steady ascent till Vasuki Tal. On arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 10: Rest day.
Day 11:Vasuki Tal - Khara Pathar (Suralya Bamak)
Morning after breakfast trek to Khara Pathar (5456 mts.) (Suralya Bamak) 8 Km from Vasukital. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 12 : Rest day
Day 13 : Day reserve for if bad weather.
Day 14 : Khara Pathar - Kalindikhal Base
Morning after breakfast trek 10 Km to reach Kalindikhal Base at Sita Glacier (5500 mt). The trek follows Chaturangi glacier. On arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 15:Kalindikhal Base - Rajaparavkalindikhal-trekking
Todays trek is most challening with steep climb to Kalindi Pass (5947 mt). Spend some time at the spot and then trek down to Rajparav (4910 mt). The descent from the pass is very steep over glacier and ice walls. On arrival at Rajparva, set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 16: Rajparav - Arwa Tal
Morning after breakfast trek (13 km) to reach Arwa Tal (3910 mt). The trek follows Arwa Bank glacier for most of the time before reaching Rajparva. Overnight stay in tented camp.
Day 17: Arwa Tal - Ghastoli
Trek (16 km) to reach Ghastoli (3796 km). The trek is gradual descend following Arwa Nala. Overnight stay in tented camp.
Day 18: Ghastoli - Mana Badrinath
Morning after breakfast trek (16 km) to reach Mana village. Mana is last village in this valley. From Mana drive 3 km to Badrinath. Badrinath is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage place. One of the four Dham in the Himalayas, the temple at Badrinath is dedicated to lord Vishnu. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 19: Badrinathkalindikhal-pass-tour
Witness the puja (prayer) at Badrinath Temple in the morning. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 20: Badrinath Joshimath
In the morning drive to Joshimath (46 km). On arrival check-into hotel. In the afternoon, proceed for excursion to Auli. Auli is a large high altitude meadow and a famous ski resort during winter. it offers excellent view of Nanda Devi mountain range. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 21: Joshimath Rishikesh
Morning after breakfast drive (257 km) down to reach Rishikesh. On arrival check-in the Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 22: Rishikesh Delhi
Departure Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi, on arrival transfer to the airport, time to catch flight for onward destination.
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