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Kalindikhal Trek

The high altitude trekking route from Gangotri - Badrinath, via Kalindikhal is generally known as Kalindikhal Pass Trek. It is more adventurous with requirement of some fundamental knowledge of mountaineering. The trekking starts from Gangotri eastward, via Gomukh, Tapovan, Nandanvan, Vasuki Tal, Kalindikhal to Gashtoli and then to Badrinath Here is a 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.
The trek starts from Gangotri and takes you through Nandanvan, the base of the Bhagirathi peaks, a place that offers an unparalleled view of the Shivling peak. The trail moves on to Vasuki Tal (4900 M). With towering peaks all around the lake, its surface shimmers like a pearl and is the source of the Vasuki Ganga that drains into the Mandakini. We proceed to cross the Kalindikhal pass (5968 M), a tough climb from where you feel that there is little else left to be see. It is as if you are a part of this majestic setting of snow peaks. The trail then descends to Arwa Tal and to Mana the last village on the Chinese frontier. The trek fittingly ends at Badrinath with a visit to the holy temple.

 

SKETCH ITINERARY

 

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Day 02: Delhi – Haridwar by Train then Drive Haridwar – Rishikesh (24 km drive)

Day 03: Drive Rishkesh - Uttarkashi (383 Km)

Day 04: Drive Uttarkashi - Gangotri (107 Km)

Day 05: In Gangotri (3050 m)

Day 06: Trek Gangotri - Bhujbasa (3658m) (14 km/ 5 hrs.)

Day 07: Trek Bhujbasa Gaumukh (3900 m) Tapovan (4,463 m), (12 km/ 4-5 hrs.)

Day 08: Trek Tapovan - Nandan Van (4500 m) (10 km)

Day 09: Trek Nandanvan -Vasukital

Day 10: Trek Vasukital - Khara Pathar ( 5456 mtrs ) ,(4-5 hrs.)

Day 11: Trek Khara Pathar – Sweta Glacier (8 km/ 4-5 hrs.)

Day 12: Trek Sweta Glacier - Kalindikhal Base

Day 13: Trek Kalindikhal Base Kalindi pass (5947 mtrs) - Rajparav (5/6 hrs.)

Day 14: Trek Rajparav - Arwatal

Day 15: Trek Arwatal -Gastoli

Day 16: Trek Ghastoli - Badrinath (3133m ) (5-6 hrs.)

Day 17: Drive Badrinath – Rishikesh

Day 18: Drive Rishikesh to Haridwar then Train to Delhi (24 km drive then 6/7 hrs. in Train)

Day 19: In Delhi

Day 20: Departure / Arrive your Home Country.

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Delhi – Haridwar by Train then Drive Haridwar – Rishikesh (24 km)

Morning: Early Breakfast at the Hotel, transfer to Railway station to board train to Haridwar. Arrive Haridwar then transfer to Rishikesh. Overnight at hotel in Rishikesh.

Day 03 : Drive Rishkesh - Uttarkashi (383 km)

Post breakfast, drive to Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi, surrounded by the rivers of Varuna and Assi, this sacred fast developing town is the capital of the newly constituted westernmost district of the Uttarkhand sub division along the Indian border. This is a town full of temples and historical monuments. Evening: Dinner at the Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04: Drive Uttarkashi - Gangotri (107 km)

Morning: Early Breakfast at the Hotel and then drive to Gangotri. Afternoon: Lunch at the Hotel. Post Lunch; explore Gangotri with a few ashrams on the left side of the riverbank and the temple to the Goddess Ganga which stands on the right bank. Simple but dignified in the valley of the Gods surrounded by the majesty of the mountains and the beauty of the nature. Countless devotees come here travelling hundreds of miles to pay their homage. Evening: Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: In Gangotri (3050 m)

After breakfast explore around Gangotri. Overnight stay at hotel in Gangotri.

Gangotri, the origin of the river Ganges and seat of Godess Ganga, is a famous Hindus pilgrim. It is one of the four sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage circuite. The river called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda.

Day 06: Trek Gangotri - Bhujbasa (3658m) (14 km/ 5 hrs.)

Today we start the 2nd part of our trek to the source of Ganges. And follow a well-defined trail of this pilgrimage route to Gangotri glacier. Enroute we stop for lunch at Chirbasa was once a heavily forested area of Chir tree. Later continue trek Bhujbasa following the river Bhagirathi. Now we cross on a loose boulder a descent to Bhujbasa which named after a Bhuj tree. En-route a magnificent view of Shivling and Meru peak. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 07: Trek Bhujbasa Gaumukh (3900 m) Tapovan (4,463 m), (12 km/ 4-5 hrs.)

Today a fascinating day of trek to Gaumukh the source of river Ganges. After Rajghat we will have the glimpse of Bhagirathi massif rising above 6500 m. While the scene around is fascinating to see a Sadhu meditating half naked, pilgrims praying all around. Arrive at Gaumukh (cow mouth ) than cross the Gangotri glacier , climbing steadly arrive a meadows at Tapovan.Tapovan an open grassland and base camp of Mount Shivaling (6450m), Meru (6660m) and Gaumukh peaks . Overnight at camp in Tapovan.

Day 08: Trek Tapovan - Nandan Van (4500 m) (10 km)

After breakfast, ascent towards Nandan Van along the left side of Gangotri glacier. The trek is little steep and challenging. Overnight camp.

Day 09: Trek Nandanvan -Vasukital

Today we trek along Chaturangi Glacier to Vasukital (4898 m) 3-4 hours. The trek is steady upward. Overnight stay in camp situated by the side of the small lake.

Day 10: Trek Vasukital - Khara Pathar ( 5456 mtrs ) (4-5 hrs.)

Today after breakfast we start trek to Khara Pathar (5456 m) which is named after sheer rock face of the slope. 4-5 hours from Vasukital. Overnight stay in the camp.

Day 11: Trek Khara Pathar – Sweta Glacier (8 km/ 4-5 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast trek 10 Km to reach Sweta Glacier (5500 m). Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

Day 12: Trek Sweta Glacier - Kalindikhal Base

Morning after breakfast set out for Base camp. Overnight stay in tent.

Day 13: Trek Kalindikhal Base Kalindi pass (5947 m) - Rajparav (5/6 hrs.)

Trek to Rajparav (4910 m) in 5-6 hours spending some time at the Kalindi Pass (5947 m). Cross the icefall and then climb the Kalindi slopes and finally descend. Overnight stay in the camp.

Day 14: Trek Rajparav - Arwatal

Trek to Arwatal (3910 m) 13 km 5-6 hours. Overnight stay in the camp.

Day 15: Trek Arwatal -Gastoli

Trek to Ghastoli (3796 km), 16 Km in 6-7 hours. On the way there is an ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police) check point existed for inner line permission check post Overnight stay in the camp.

Day 16: Trek Ghastoli - Badrinath (3133m ), 5-6 hrs.

Trek to Mana village 14 Km in 5-6 hours on a good pony trail. Drive 2 Km to reach Badrinath. Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Badrinath is one of the four sacred shrines (Char Dham) of Hindu, situated at 3133 m. Nar and Narayan Mountains are on both sides with Neel Kanth peak providing a splendid back drop. Facing the back of temple by Alaknanda River. Where there is a hot water spring known as Tapt Kund. Badri Van forest of berries was once carpeted with wild berries. Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple of Badrinath ji built in a 15 m height in a form of cone. Overnight stay at hotel or camp.

Day 17: Drive Badrinath – Rishikesh

Morning after breakfast drive (290 km) down to reach Rishikesh. On arrival check-in the Hotel for overnight stay. In the evening after wash and change visit Laxman Jhula, Thirteen storied temple, Geeta Ashram, Parmarth Niketan and later join the Aarti ceremony at Triveni Ghat. Latter return back to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 18: Drive Rishikesh to Haridwar then Train to Delhi (24 km drive then 6/7 hrs. in Train)

Morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar (24 km) to catch the train for Delhi by covering 230 km. 6/7 hrs. Arrive Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 19: In Delhi

Visit Old and New Delhi. Late evening transfer to International Airport for return flight.

Day 20: Departure / Arrive your Home Country.

No. of Pax

Cost with A-Category Hotels

  • 02 to 03 Pax

    €1655 per person
  • 04 to 06 Pax

    €1320 per person
  • 07 to 09 Pax

    €1170 per person
  • 10 to 09 Pax

    €1085 per person

One Tour Leader Compliementary on Paying for 10-12 Pax

Rates are valid till December 2017.

Cost Includes :

  • Delhi - Haridwar - Delhi by Train.
  • Hotel: Neat & Clean in Central Delhi with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Standard Hotel/ Resort in Rishikesh with Bed & Breakfast.
  • All ground transportation in Delhi by air-conditioned car/coach.
  • All ground transportation in Garhwal by non air-conditioned jeep/ Bus.
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • All camping/trekking arrangements such as:-
  • Food (during trekking and camping)
  • Two men tent with mattress
  • Kitchen/mess tent with utensils
  • Cook & Helpers
  • Pack ponies for luggage
  • Camping fee
  • Trekking bag for protection of your personal luggage.

 

Cost Does not Includes :

  • International Flights
  • Lunches & Dinners in Delhi and Rishikesh.
  • Sleeping bag and Personal clothing.
  • Insurance and medical evacuation.
  • Tips, hard & soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, anything not specified above and any item of personal nature.
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road block and flight cancellations due to natural calamities etc.
  • Entry fee to monuments in Delhi, Manali and Chandigarh.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Cost includes”.
  • GST (Goods & Services Tax) 5% on the complete bill

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