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Kalindi Khal Pass Trek

Available Kalindi Khal Pass Trek Treks

Group Size
6-12 persons

Difficulty
Challenging

Highest Point
5950 M

Duration
13 Days

Cost
60,000.00

High Altitude Experience

No Mountaineering Certification Needed

Kalindi Khal Pass Trek

A Historic Trek In The Northen Garhwal

Kalindi khal pass trek that takes you half way round Garhwal from the Bhagirathi Valley to the Alaknanda Valley. A trip only for those who have done high altitude treks before; it’s very mention gives a thrill to even the most seasoned of climbers. Kalindi khal Pass Trek is 5950mtrs, 19500feet above sea level, dividing the watersheds of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda river systems, discovered by Shipton and Tilman in 1934 (though legend exists of folk knowing the route from ages).

Kalindi khal pass trek 86 Km long trail connects two holy shrines of Gangotri and Badrinath over a glaciated pass almost at 6000 m. The walk is mostly over the moraines and the snow fields with deep crevasses and gives great opportunities to view the high altitude wildlife and camp by some small glacial lakes.

Destinations Kalindi Khal Pass : Gangotri, Bhojbasa, Nandanvan, Vasukital, Khara Patthar, Kalindi Base, Rajparav, Ghastoll, Badrinath

Kalindi khal pass trek  expedition covers some very remote and famous areas which are popular amongst the trekkers. First is from where the River Ganga originates Gomukh, explore the green landscapes of Tapovan with streams around and the remote area Vasuki Tal.
Kalindi khal pass Trek Booking Open now for May-June 2023

Trek Highlights

  • A historic route!! An interesting mythological story has it that a sage used to perform his daily rituals of worship in Badrinath and Kedarnath on the same day..
  • Lots of World class explorers like Tillman, Eric Shipton, Meade have put their efforts to find a route connecting the 2 shrines.
  • Darshan and Prayers at Madhmaheshwar, Tungnath one of the Panch Kedar.
  • Walk the 7km long Panpatia Plateau
  • The dangerous, crevasse laiden massive and wide spread ice field of Panpatia.

Trek Itinerary

Altitude: 10,000 ft (3,048 Mt.)
Drive / Duration: 239km./10hrs.
Accommodation Type: Guest House/Hotels

Drive to Gangotri Early morning.check in hotel meets the all members and Guide and supporting staff and some brief about trek etc.Gangotri is the starting points for this trek. Here you will meet your trekking crew and porters. In the evening, you will witness the puja and aarti at Gangotri temple – one of the four sacred dhams for Hindu in the Himalayas. Overnight stay Hotel/Guest house.

Altitude: 12,440 ft (3792 Mt.)
Trek / Duration: 14km./7hrs.
Accommodation Type:  Camping

The walk begins with gradual ascent through pine trees, alongside the roaring Bhagirathi River with towering cliffs on your left hand side. This trail keeps following the river and just short of Chirbasa, we will get the astonishing views of the Bhagirathi Peaks. Chirbasa literally meaning “the home of pine tree”, is situated at 3600 m. We reach our campsite surrounded by birch and pine trees. Overnight in tents & Dinner.

Altitude: 14,251 ft (4345 Mt.)
Trek / Duration: 09 km./7hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

Early in the Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gaumukh (3890mt), the source of the Ganges. Gaumukh is where the water of Ganga trickles down from the glaciers. The sages called it ‘Gaumukh’, because in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow’s mouth. Explore the area and trek to Nandanvan. Overnight tent & Dinner.

Altitude: 16,006 ft (4880 Mt.)
Trek / Duration: 07 km./5hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

Morning trek along with Chaturangi Glacier to reach Vasukital, a beautiful base for Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasukital Parbat with a small lake. The trek is steady upward. Arrive in 5-6 hours and overnight stay in tents.

Altitude: 17,975 ft (5410 Mt.)

Trek / Duration: 07 km./6hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

Morning after breakfast start trek to Suraiaya Bamak (Khara Pathar) with packed lunch. Camping on Moraine. Overnight in Tents & Dinner.

Altitude: 17,975 ft (5410 Mt.)
Trek / Duration: 07 km./6hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

Morning after breakfast start trek to Suraiaya Bamak (Khara Pathar) with packed lunch. Camping on Moraine. Overnight in Tents & Dinner.

Altitude: 18,040 ft (5500 Mt.)
Trek / Duration: 07 km./5hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

Today’s walk is fairly hard on glacier and moraine. We pass small lakes and camp just before the junction of the Sweta and Chaturangi glaciers.Overnight In tents & Dinner.

Altitude: 18,368 ft (5600 Mt.)
Trek / Duration: 04 km./4hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

Trek through moraine and glacier keeping to the left side of the Chaturangi bamak following the beautiful Chandra Parvat to Kalindi Khal base at 5600mts. Kalindi top can be seen from the base.Overnight Tents & Dinner.

Altitude: 19,516 ft (5950 Mt.)
Trek / Duration: 12 km./8hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

Leaving early we climb up to the Kalindi pass (5950 mt.) walking on snow and ice. After spending some time taking in the breathtaking scenery of the snow capped peaks views of Mt. Kamet (7756 m), Mt. Mana (7272 m), Abi Gamin (7355 m) and Mana Parbat (6797 m). If weather is clear you get a view of the Tibetan plateau across the Mana Pass (6728 m), we begin a steep descent on more snow and ice to a nice camp by a stream at Rajparav.Overnight in Tents & Dinner.

Altitude: 12,824 ft (3910 Mt.)
Trek / Duration: 13 km./6hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

Morning after breakfast proceed your trek to reach Arwatal (3910 mt) 13 km from Rajparav. Overnight n tent & Dinner.

Altitude: 12,450 ft (3796Mt.)
Trek / Duration: 15 km./6hrs.
Accommodation Type: Camping

The walk is through boulders and moraine terrain as we quickly descend to the treeline and then through jungles to camp in the village of Ghastoli back to civilization. Overnight Tents & Dinner.

Altitude: 9,971 ft (3040 Mt.)
Trek/drive  / Duration: 18 km/45km./8hrs.
Accommodation Type: Hotel/Guest House

As we continue our gradual descent downwards, the terrain changes further and the route is now a dirt road which is under contraction and follows the River Saraswati down stream to Mana and Badrinath. If we are lucky, we can hike an army truck as they come often to drop some food supplies at the army camp at Ghastoli and if not it is a good walk until we meet our awaiting vehicles at Mana to drive us to Badrinath for hot lunch and to visit the famous temple there. Badrinath is one of the four dhams of the Hindu devotees and you are sure to get a feel the high of the devotion of the pilgrims that make their way here in hordes. Just above Badrinath is the spectacular conical Mt. Neelkanth (6596 Meters), literally meaning “Blue Throat” one of the 1008 names of Lord Shiva. Later we drive to Joshimath for Overnight stay in a hotel.

Drive  / Duration:  245 km./9hrs.
Accommodation Type: Not Include

Nothing more to do than drive back to Rishikesh, which is the ultimate end of our gratifying and absolutely thrilling trek.

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2 SET SOCKS & WORM CLOTHS

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