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Khatling Sahasratal Trek


16 nights / 17 days

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Garhwal Himalayas




High Altitude Trek


Khatling Sahasratal Trek

Fringed by some of the little - known 6 thousanders in the Garhwal Himalayan range, the Jogin group of peaks at 6,466 meters, Sphetic Pristwar at 6,905 meters, Barte Kauter at 6,579 meters and Kirti Stambh at 6,902 meters, the Khatling Glacier at an altitude of approximately 4,200 meters is certainly a surreal destination that one could even dream about. It's not only just about the snow-capped towering mountains and shifting moraines but the trail leads to the vicinity that is further enriched by several glaciated lakes like Masar Tal and Sahasratal. Further, the journey towards Vasuki Tal, which is approximately 8 kilometers up from the shrine of Kedarnath, one of the remotest Hindu pilgrimage sites of the Char Dham Tour, passing through the rich alpine bed that is embellished with wide range of wild flowers, the most prominent being the Brahma Kamal, woos the heart of travellers and bustles their eyes capturing the grandeur of nature. The Khatling Sahasratal Trek, without any doubt is one of the best picked alpine treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region. Walking on the glaciated tracks, cutting through several streams and passing through the wilderness of the forest simply defines each and every letter of adventure in the Indian Himalayan region. Moreover, the Khatling Glacier, which is the source of River Bhilangana that holds a legendary myth of a divine spirit, Bhilangana and Lord Shiva, dominates the vicinity with its lateral feature.

The trek to Khatling Sahasratal is approximately of 16 - 17 days that originates from Malla, which is 25 kilometers drive from Uttarkashi. The route from Malla heads to Sillachhan at 2,040 meters, which is a 9 kilometers of easy trail. From Sillachhan the gradual ascend takes you to Kushkalyani, which is approximately 11 kilometers of uphill trek. From Kushkalyani en route a vast alpine meadow the journey maneuvers to an altitude of 4,040 meters to Kyarki Khal. Hence one can expect the tough trek with steep climbs from Kushkalyani to Kyarki Khal. Thereafter, the narrow, rocky, and crazy pave leads to Parital via the Kyarki Bugyal, one of the alpine and remote meadows in the Garhwal Himalayan region. From Parital the trail slows down a bit due to steep ascend and one or two days of acclimatization. The journey from Parital commences towards Sahasratal at 5,000 meters approximately and thence winds to Kharsoli at 2,896 meters via Kalyani at 2,683 meters. The trail encounters several uphill and downhill treks and hence going to be bit strenuous. From Kharsoli the uphill trek starts towards Tambakund and leads off at Khatling Glacier at 3,717 meters. Thereafter the trek heads to Masar tal and thence to Vasuki Tal. Later the journey descends to Kedarnath and leads off at Haridwar via Kham Bugyal, Reka Bugyal and Chaumasi.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Delhi

On arrival met at the airport and transfer to the hotel. O/N stay at Hotel.

Day 2 Delhi - Rishikesh (230 kms / 6-7 hrs)

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 in Rishikesh. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 3 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 4 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 5 Sillachhan - Kushkalyani (2040 mts / 6692 ft) (11 kms / 6 hrs)

In the morning after breakfast trek to Kushkalyani with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 6 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 7 Kyarki - Parital (18 kms / 7 hrs)

In the morning we will trek to Parital via a Kyarki Bugyal. Dinner and overnight in Camp.

Day 8 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 9 Sahastral - Kalyani (2683 mts / 8800 ft) (16 kms / 6 hrs)

In the morning trek to Kalyani with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp. khatling glacier

Day 10 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 11 Tambakund - Khatling Glacier (3717 mts / 12192 ft)

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 12 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. khatling glacier

Day 13 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 14 Vasuki Tal - Kedarnath (8 kms/4 hrs)khatling glacier

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 15 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 16 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 17 Haridwar - Delhi (210 kms / 5 hrs)

In the morning after breakfast drive to Delhi. Lunch enroute. On arrival at Delhi transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight.

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