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Kalandi khal Trek

Area: Garhwal Himalaya Uttrakhand
Duration: 18 Days
Grade: Strenuous,
Max altitude: Kalindi Khal pass 5947m
Permits: Inner line permits required

 KalindiKhal Pass Trek is one the most adventures and rewarding trek option in Garhwal Himalaya in Uttarakhand State. Passing over high pass at close to 6000 mt , the trek route crosses many glaciers , lakes and valleys. Combining two sacred Dhams of Gangotri and Badrinath. Kalindikhal Pass Trek offers best of everything. Be it pilgrimage , climbing and experiencing elements of nature at its prime. Places on the trek: Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Gaumukh, Chirbasa, Bojbasa, Gaumukh, Nandanvan, Vashuki Tal, Khara Pather, Rajaparav, Arwa Tal, Mana, Badrinath, Joshimath Kalindikhal Trek starts from Gangotri and takes youfurther Nandavan, the base of the Bhagirathi group of peaks, a place that offers a magnificent view of the Shivling peak. The trek moves on to Vasukital (4900 M). the source of the Vasuki Ganga that drains into the Mandakini. We proceed to cross the Kalindikhal pass (5968 M), The trek then descends to Arwatal and to Mana the last village on the Chinese frontier. The trek ends at Badrinath with a visit to the holy temple.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi: Met upon arrival at Delhi International Airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

 Day 2: 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 3
: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi: In the morning drive (155 km) to Uttarkashi (1150 m). Uttarkashi is the base of many trekking and mountaineering expeditions in Gangotri valley. Also India's premier Mountaineering institute 'Nehru Mountaineering Institute' is situated at Uttarkashi. In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Resort.

Day 4:
Uttarkashi - Gangotri: In the morning drive (90 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 5: 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.

 Day 6:
Bhojbasa - Nandanvan: 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 7: Nandanvan - Vasuki Tal: Morning trek (11 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.
Day 8: Vasuki Tal - Khara Pathar (Suralya Bamak): Morning after breakfast trek to Khara Pathar (5456 mt) (Suralya Bamak) 8 Km from Vasukital. Overnight stay in the camp.

 Day 9:
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 10: Kalindikhal Base - Rajaparav: 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 11
: 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 reching Rajparva. Overnight stay in tented camp. 

Day 12: 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 13:
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 14: Badrinath: Witness the puja (prayer) at Badrinath Temple in the morning. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel. 

Day 15: 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 excellant view of Nanda Devi mountain range. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 16: Joshimath - Rishikesh: Morning after breakfast drive (257 km) down to reach Rishikesh. On arrival check-in the Hotel for overnight stay. 

Day 17: Rishikesh - Delhi: Morning after breakfast drive (225 km) to Delhi. Stop en route at haridwar to visit Har-ki-Pauri ghat. 

Day 18: Depart Delhi: Optional sightseeing of Delhi. Later transfer to airport to board flight to onward destination. 

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