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Kalindikhal Trek


Kalindikhal Trek, 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; its very mention gives a thrill to even the most seasoned of climbers.


The trek starts from Gangotri and takes you through Nandavan, the base of the Bhagirathi peaks, a place that offers an unparalled 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.


Garhwal Himalayas
14 Days
5947 mts
Moderate To Touch
May - June & Sept - Oct




Day 01: Delhi - Rishikesh (230 kms/6 hrs) - Kalindikhal Trek


Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh via Haridwar. Arrive Rishikesh. Meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. Evening free to explore the area. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel.



Day 02: Rishikesh - Gangotri Drive (220 kms) - Kalindikhal Trek


Morning after breakfast drive to reach the Gangotri via Uttarkashi and a beautiful valley Harsil. Enroute take a holy dip in Gangnani hot watersprings. Arrive at Gangotri by evening. Check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Gangotri: The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3200 m surrounded by deodars and pines. The original temple was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa. Every year people from all around the world visit this shrine. A number of ashrams and dharamshalas are located on the other side of the river. 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 Gomukh, the source of the mighty Ganges.


Day 03: Gangotri (3048 mts/10000 ft) - Bhojwassa (3792 mts/12440 ft) 13 kms trek/5-6hrs)
- Kalindikhal Trek


Morning after breakfast we commands our trek further to Bhojwassa via Chirbasa (3600mt). From Gangotri we move along the beaten track towards Chirbasa, which is on tree line. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi River. Beyond Chirbasa the terrain becomes really desolate and barren. In fact, it has been referred to as Artic Tundra by many trekkers. From Chirbasa we trek further to Bhojwassa, the entire trail passes through dense forest, Arrive Bhojwassa; there is a small temple and a potential campsite near down the river. We make our camp near river side. Afternoon free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in Camp.



Day 04: Bhojbasa - Nandanvan (4337 mts /14230 ft) Trek (6 kms / 4-5 hrs) - Kalindikhal Trek


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 05: Nandanvan - Vasuki Tal (4880 mts /16000 ft) Trek (6 kms / 4-5 hrs) - Kalindikhal Trek


Morning trek along with Chaturangi Glacier to reach Vasukital, a beautiful base for Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasuki Parbat with a small lake. The trek is steady upward. Arrive in 5-6 hours and overnight stay in tents.


Day 06: Vasuki Tal - Khara Pathar (Suralya Bamak) (5480 mst /17975 ft) Trek (6 kms/3-4 hrs) - Kalindikhal Trek


Morning after breakfast start trek to Suraiaya Bamak (Khara Pathar) with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp. Camping on Moraine.



Day 07: Khara Pathar - Kalindikhal Base (5500 mts /18040 ft) Trek (8 kms / 4-5 hrs) - Kalindikhal Trek


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


Day 08: Kalindikhal Base - Raja Parav (4910 mts/16105 ft) Trek (12 kms / 6-7 hrs) - Kalindikhal Trek


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 09: Raja Parav - Arwatal - Kalindikhal Trek


Morning after breakfast trek to reach Arwatal (3910 mt) 13 km from Rajparav. Overnight stay in the camp.


Day 10: Arwatal - Ghastoli (3796 mts /12450 ft) Trek (16 kms / 5-6 hrs) - Kalindikhal Trek


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 11: Ghastoli - Mana - Badrinath (3096 mts /10155 ft) Trek (18 kms / 5-6 hrs) - Kalindikhal Trek


Morning after breakfast start trek to Badrinath situated on the bank of Alaknanda, standing like twin sentinels over the valley are the Nar and Naryana peaks, and in the distance soars the resplendent Neelkanth peak. A seven hrs walk brings you to Mana Village, the last village before the border, where you kalindikhal break for lunch. Later a 2 kms drive brings us to town of Badrinath. On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon visit the temple of Badrinath. Return to hotel for Dinner & Overnight.


Day 12: Badrinath - Joshimath - Kalindikhal Trek


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 13: Joshimath - Rishikesh - Kalindikhal Trek


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 14: Rishikesh - Delhi (235 kms/7 hrs) - Kalindikhal Trek


After breakfast drive to Delhi. Lunch enroute. On arrival at Delhi transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight.




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