Nepal Adventure Trip

Kalindikhal Pass Trekking

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This trek is really enjoyable and adventure Trek. It takes half way round Garhwal from the Bhagirathi Valley to the Alaknanda Valley. The trek starts from Gangotri and takes you through Nandavan, the base of the Bhagirathi peaks, a place that offers an unparallel view of the Shivling peak. The trail moves on to Vasukital (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 Arwatal and to Mana the last village on the Chinese frontier. The trek fittingly ends at Badrinath with a visit to the holy temple.

Trip Details Itinerary

Day 01): Delhi
Up on arrival at Delhi airport transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02): Delhi - Rishikesh (340 mt.)/1115 mts/230 kms / 6-7hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive (227 km) to reach Rishikesh. Stop at Haridwar for sightseeing of Ganga Ghats & Temples then proceed to Rishikesh. Arrive & check in at the hotel. Evening free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03): Rishikesh drive to Uttarkashi (170 kms/ 4-5 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Uttarkashi (1150 mt), which takes 5-6 hrs. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. After lunch visit NIM (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering) Institute & Museum. Evening free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04): Uttarkashi drive to Gangotri (3048.)Drive (95 kms/3-4 hrs)
It is believed that Raja Bhagirath used to worship Shiva on a slab of rock "Bhagirath Shila" situated near the temple. Submerged in the river there is a natural Shivling where, according to mythology, Lord Shiva sat when he received the Goddess Ganga in his matted locks. A days trek takes one to Gaumukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.

Day 05): Gangotri trek to Bhojbasa (3792mt) /5-6 hrs)
Morning after early breakfast start first days trek to Bhojbasa 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 snow clapped peaks around. Upon arrival at Bhojbasa, set up camp for overnight stay.

Day 06): Bhojbasa trek to Nandanvan (4337mt.) /4-5 hrs)
Morning trek 4-5 hrs to reach the beautiful base of Bhagirathi group of peaks, Nandanvan. The trek crosses Gangotri Glacier. From here view the Shivling, Bhagirathi, Sudarshan, Thelu peaks and Kedardome. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 07): Nandanvan –trek to Vasuki Tal (4880mt./ 4-5 hrs)
The trek is steady upward. Arrive in 5-6 hours and overnight stay in tents.

Day 08): Vasuki Tal trek to Khara Pathar (Suralya Bamak) (5480mt) /3-4 hrs)
Morning after breakfast start trek to Suraiaya Bamak (Khara Pathar) with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp. Camping on Moraine

Day 09): Khara Pathar – trek to Kalindikhal Base (5500mt.) / 4-5 hrs)
Morning after breakfast trek 10 Km to reach Kalindikhal Base (Sweta Glacier) (5500 mt). Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

Day 10): Kalindikhal Base trek to Raja Parav (4910mt.) / 6-7 hrs)
Mornings after breakfast start your trek (12 km) to Kalindi Pass (5947 mt). Spend some time at the spot and then trek down to Rajparav for dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

Day 11): Raja Parav - Arwatal: Day and Acclimatization
Morning after breakfast trek to reach Arwatal (3910 mt) 13 km from Rajparav. Overnight stay in the camp.

Day 12): Arwatal trek to Ghastoli (3796mt.) / 5-6 hrs)
Morning after breakfast proceed your trek to reach Ghastoli (3796 km), which is 16 Km from Arwatal. Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

Day 13): Ghastoli trek to Mana - Badrinath (3096mt.) / 5-6 hrs)
A seven hrs walk brings you to Mana Village, the last village before the border, where you break for lunch

Day 14): Badrinath - Joshimath:
Early in the morning visit the temple. After breakfast drive to Joshimath. Morning after breakfast drive down to reach Joshimath 44 Km from Badrinath. Overnight stay in the Hotel Dronagiri.

Day 15): Joshimath - Rishikesh
Morning after breakfast drive (257 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 16): Free Day at Rishikesh
Free day in Rishikesh for personal activities. You can visit the Geeta Bhawan, Ram Juhla, Laxman Juhla and Ashram etc.

Day 17): Rishikesh - Delhi
Morning after breakfasts drive to Delhi (227 km). lunch enroute. Upon arrival at Delhi transfer to airport for onwards journey.