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Khatling Sahasratal Trek

Tour Route : Haridwar - Kedarnath - Rishikesh
Duration : 16 Days / 15 Nights

The Khatling glacier is a lateral glacier, at the source of the river Bhilangana. Sahasratal and asartal are on the west and east of it respectively. The Valley of Bhilangana affords a panoramic view of snow capped peaks and hanging glaciers. Jogin group, Kirtistambha and Meru are sublime and magnificent. The entire trek passes through thick forests and beautiful lush green meadows in the beginning. Later, it crosses two passes above 17,000 ft. and negotiates glaciers moraines and a snow patch.\''

Region: Garhwal Himalayas

Base: Rishikesh

Attractions: Kirti Stambha, Meru, Jogin Glaciers

Grade: High Altitude - Hard Trek

Detailed programme:

Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar Rishikesh (220/6 hrs)
Early morning drive to Rishikesh takes about 6 hrs. Rishikesh is one of the best located pilgrimage centres along the Ganges. Arrive & check into  the hotel. Evening, visit the holy town and attend the evening aarti (Hindu worship) ceremony at Triveni Ghat on the Ganges. You can also visit the Lakshman Jhula Temple. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 02: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (170 kms/ 4-5 hrs)
Morning after breakfast proceed for Uttarkashi (1150 mts), which takes 5-6 hrs. Upon arrival check-in at Shikhar Nature Resort. After lunch visit NIM (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering) Institute & Museum

Day 03: Uttarkashi - Malla (25 kms) - Sillachhan (9 kms/6 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast drive 25 kms to Malla and from here 9 kms trek to Sillachhan with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 04: Sillachhan (2040 mts/6692 ft) - Kushkalyani (11 kms/6 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast trek to Kushkalyani with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 05: Kushkalyani - Kyarki Khal (4077 mts/13373 ft) (14 kms/6 hrs)
Morning after breakfast trek to Kyarki Khal via lush green meadows, waterfalls and much more. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 06: Kyarki - Parital (18 kms/7 hrs)
In the morning we will trek to Parital via a Kyarki Bugyal. Dinner and overnight in Camp.

Day 07: Parital - Sahastral (5000 mts/16405 ft) (12 kms/6 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast trek to Sahasratal via Taddiudyar with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 08: Sahastral - Kalyani (2683 mts/8800 ft) (16 kms/6 hrs)
In the morning trek to Kalyani with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 09: Kalyani - Kharsoli(2896 mts/9489 ft) (11 kms/5 hrs)
In the morning trek to Kharsoli via Biroda with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.Day 11: Kharsoli - Tambakund (3413 mts/11195 mts) 8 kms/5 hrs. In the morning trek to Tambakund with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 10: Tambakund - Khatling Glacier (3717 mts/12192 ft) - Tambakund
In the morning trek 3 kms trek to Khatling Glacier with packed lunch. In the afternoon, return trek to Tambakund. Dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 11: Tambakund - Masar Tal (3675 mts/12054 ft) 6 kms/3 hrs)
In the morning trek to Masar Tal with packed lunch. It's a High Altitude lake. The place is rich in fauna. Here is a small camping place. Dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 12: Masar Tal - Vasuki Tal (4135 mts/13563 ft) (15 kms/6 hrs)
In the morning trek to Vasuki Tal via Mayali pass (5400 mts) Painya Tal and Teental with packed lunch. This is a crystal clear pearl set in an unrivalled setting the Vasuki Tal Lake. From here the Vasuki Ganga starts which mingles with the Mandakini at Sonprayag. Dinner and overnight at Vasuki Tal in camp.

Day 13: Vasuki Tal - Kedarnath (8 kms/4 hrs)
In the morning trek down to Kedarnath with packed lunch. The temple is magnificent in its style and architecture and to construct such a temple at this height over one thousand years ago must have been quite a feat. It is the abode of Lord Shiva and one of the famous Jyotirlinga. Dinner and overnight stay in TRH/ guest house.

Day 14: Kedarnath - Gaurikund (14 kms/4 hrs) - Rudraprayag (130 kms/4 hrs)
After breakfast trek down to Gaurikund with packed lunch. As per religious texts Goddess Parvati meditated here for a considerable time to win a consort in Lord Shiva, Gauri is another name of Parvati. Also a famous temple of Gauri is at Gaurikund. Further drive to Rudraprayag. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel/TRH.

Day 15: Rudraprayag - Haridwar (160 kms/6 hrs)
In the morning take a holy dip in the confluence (Mandakini & Alaknanda River). After breakfast drive to Haridwar. On arrival check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 16: Rishikesh – Delhi (220 kms)
Drive to Delhi and drop at airport.

 


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