Kalindi Khal Expedition (5947 M)

Package Description

The high altitude trekking route from Gangotri - Badrinath, via Kalindikhal is generally known is 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 atrek that takes you half way round Garhwal from the Bhagirathi Valley to the Alaknanda Valley.

Fix Departure in 2018:
11 Sep - 25 Sep

Duration 15 Days
Maximum Altitude 5947 M
Best Time May - June, Sept - Oct

Day 01: Arrive Uttarkashi
Arrive Uttarkashi and check in at hotel for overnight stay.
Meal: Dinner

Day 02: Uttarkashi - Gangotri
Morning after breakfast drive (100 kms) to reach Gangotri (3048 M) by in 5-6 hrs. Upon arrival check-in at the in at the Guest House. Afternoon free to relax & get acclimatized. In the evening visit Gangotri Temple.
Meals - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 03: Gangotri - Bhojbasa

Morning after breakfast start first days trek to Bhojbasa (3800 mt.) following the river Bhagirathi on right bank by covering approx 14 kms in 4-5 hrs. Trek is full of fascinating Himalayan sights and you can have beautiful views of snowcapped peaks around. Upon arrival at Bhojbasa, set up camp for overnight stay.

Meals: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 04: Bhojbasa - Gaumukh - Tapovan (4400 M)

Morning after breakfast start trekking (5 Kms / 3 hrs) to reach Gaumukh the Source of Ganges'. The river Bhagirathi emerges from the Gangotri Glacier at Gaumukh. After spending some time at Gaumukh, continue trekking (4 kms /2hrs) to reach Tapovan (4400 mt). Overnight stay in camp.

Meals: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 05: Tapovan - Nandanvan (4340 mts / 4500mts)

We retreat back to Gomukh glacier, and then onwards to Nandanvan. The route from Tapovan leads from the upper section of the meadow and down  onto the glacier. From Gomukh one turns towards Nandanvan and taking the right hand side, one arrives on top of the Gangotri glacier.

Meals: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 06: Nandanvan (4340M) - Vasu ki Tal

Morning trek (8 km) along Chaturangi Glacier to reach Vasukital (4898 mt). 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.

Meals: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 07: Vasu ki Tal - Khara Pathar (Sita Glacier)

Morning after breakfast start trek (10 kms / 4 -5 hrs) to reach Khara Pathar base camp (4500mt).Arrive and set the base camp for overnight stay.

Meals: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 08: Khara Pathar - Sweta Glacier (5500 mts)

After breakfast, the 700 metres or so walk covering the steep moraine looks deceptively simple, but the altitude makes this ascent an uphill task! The 3 - 4 Kms of the day's walk take almost 5 - 6 hrs to cover. Sweta Glacier at 5500 mts sits on a very windy mountain top and tent pegs are often uprooted and tents lost due to the windy conditions here! Commanding views of the peaks mentioned the previous day are still visible. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Meals: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 09: Sweta Glacier (5500 mts) - Kalindikhal Base

After breakfast, trek to reach the outlet of Suralaya valley. On the outside of the Chaturangi glacier is the outlet of Khalipet valley which is surrounded by an unnamed peak P, 6730m. and Mana Parvat. Further it's a steep and tough trek across the Suralaya glacier and along the northern slopes of Chandra Parvat. Camping place is the left lateral moraine of  the Sweta glacier near its junction with the Chaturangi glacier. Overnight in Tents

Meals: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

Day 10: Kalindikhal Base

At Kalindikhal base leisure or rest of the day, Overnight stay in camp.

Meals: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

Day 11: Base - Kalindi Khal (5947 M) - Raj Parav (4910 Mts.)

Today trek is most challenging 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 Rajparav, set-up camp for overnight stay.

Meals: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 12: Raj Parav - Arwatal (3910 M)

Trek to Arwa Tal, surrounded by the moraine fields of the Arwa Glacier. Exactly north from Arwa Tal is Mana Pass (5600 Meters), which was sought by the first Jesuit explorers to Tibet. It was in 1624 when Antonio de Andrade and Manuel Marques went to Tibet by this route. Overnight in Tents.

Meals: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 13: Arwatal - Ghastoli (3790M)

Today the terrain changes dramatically, a glacial moraine gives way to the glacial streams, also today's day is full of river crossing. You shall be crossing rivers including the Saraswati river at times. The vegetation also starts to appear. Arrive Ghastoli and set up camp for overnight stay.

Meals: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 14: Ghastoli - Mana - Badrinath

Start trekking with a gradual descend, the route follows the river Saraswati to down streams. We cross the river just after leaving our camp. Throughout the walk we follow the right bank of the river. The river has its origin from the slopes of Mana pass (5600 meters) leading to Tsaparang in Tibet. Also visible are the peaks of Mt. Kamet (7756 Meters) & Mt. Mana (7272 Meters), former being third highest in Indian Himalayas. 

You will  be met by the vehicles at Mana and shall be transferred to Badrinath, one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. At Badrinath we shall experience an atmosphere of devoted spiritual pilgrimage. For many Hindus this is an emotional experience. Above Badrinath is the spectacular conical Mt. Nilkantha (6596 Meters), literally meaning "Blue Throat" one of the 1008 names of Lord Shiva.

Meals: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 15: Badrinath Departure

Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and depart to onward destination.

Meals: - Breakfast

INR 115000 Per Person
Prices Include:
  • Accommodation for (14) nights on twin/Double share basis in the mentioned hotels /resorts/ Tents.
  • All Meals as per programme
  • All the legal formalities for Issue the Permit for Kalandi Khal Trek
  • Accommodation in Shikhar Trekking Tent during trekking 
  • All Transport by hill jeeps
  • Accommodation and all meals for trek guide, cook and helper along with their insurance for the tour/trek.
  • Services of mountain guide 
  • Camping staff, kitchen staff and trek guide will bring their own personal clothing and equipments for the tour/ trek.
  • Food during the entire trek including as per the programme.
  • Dining and toilet tent during trek. 
  • First aid Kit with Oxygen cylinder 
  • All currently applicable taxes
  • All current Government taxes are included in the above price, which are subject to change without any notice.
  • Floral welcome on arrival.

NOTE: Clients are supposed to bring their own Sleeping bags.
Please ensure that your members are covered under Insurance as per your Government Rules. 

Prices DO NOT Include:

  • International and Domestic airfare, visa fees, airport tax or any kind of insurance cover
  • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Car at disposal or any sightseeing on leisure days unless specified above
  • Early check in or a late checkout room (s) at any hotel (s)  unless specified above
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc
  • Expenses of personal nature like personal gratuities, telephone charges, laundry, spa activities, drinks etc.
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff & representative.
  • Any airfare - international or domestic
  • Any porterage at hotel (for baggage on arrival and departure from the hotel).
  • Camera/video camera fee at monuments
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