Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Rishikesh - Uttarkashi - Sillachhan - Kushkalyani - Kyarki Khal - Sahastral - Kalyani - Kharsoli - Tambakund - Masar Tal - Vasukital - Kedarnath - Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Delhi
Region : Garhwal Himalayas
Base : Rishikesh
Grade : High Altitude- Hard Trek
Best Time to Visit : July - Agust - September
Nature of Trek : Moderate Trek
The 3,717 meter high Khatling Glacier is a lateral one and is the source of the river Bhilangana. Along this trek you will be able to see both snowclad peaks and the hanging glaciers:the Jogin Group,the kirti stambh and meru are particlulerly impressive. 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.
DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI
Upon Arrival in Delhi, you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at Hotel. On arrival met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel..
DAY 02: DELHI - RISHIKESH (230 KMS/6-7HRS)
After an early breakfast drive towards Rishikesh enroute glimpses of Ganga Ghats & Temples in Haridwar later proceed to Rishikesh. Upon arrival check into your pre-booked hotel. Over night at Hotel.
DAY 03: RISHIKESH - UTTARKASHI (170 KMS/ 4-5 HRS)
After an early breakfast drive towards Uttarkashi(1150 mts), taking about 06 hrs. Upon arrival in Delhi, check into your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04: UTTARKASHI - MALLA (25 KMS) - SILLACHHAN (9 KMS/6 HRS)
After an early breakfast drive towards to Malla and later trek to Sillachhan alongwith packed Lunch. Overnight at Tented accommodation.
DAY 05: SILLACHHAN (2040 MTS/6692 FT) - KUSHKALYANI (11 KMS/6 HRS)
Having an early breakfast, trek to Kushkalyani alonwith packed Lunch. Overnight at Tents.
DAY 06: KUSHKALYANI - KYARKI KHAL (4077 MTS/13373 FT) (14 KMS/6 HRS)
Having an early breakfast trek towards Kyarki through lush green meadows, waterfalls. Overnight at Tents.
DAY 07: KYARKI - PARITAL (18 KMS/7 HRS)
Early breakfast in the morning, today trek to Parital via a Kyarki Bugyal, followed by Dinner and Overnight at Camps.
DAY 08: PARITAL - SAHASTRAL (5000 MTS/16405 FT) (12 KMS/6 HRS)
After an early breakfast trek towards Sahastratal through Taddiudyar alongwith the packed Lunch followed by Dinner. Overnight at tents.
DAY 09: SAHASTRAL - KALYANI (2683 MTS/8800 FT) (16 KMS/6 HRS)
After breakfast, trek to Kalyani alongwith the packed Lunch. Dinner and Overnight in Camps.
DAY 10: KALYANI - KHARSOLI (2896 MTS/9489 FT) (11 KMS/5 HRS)
After an early breakfast trek to Kharsoli via Biroda alongwith packed Lunch.Dinner and overnight at Tents.
DAY 11: KHARSOLI - TAMBAKUND (3413 MTS/11195 FT) 8 KMS/5 HRS.
In the morning trek to Tambakund with pack Lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.
DAY 12: TAMBAKUND - KHATLING GLACIER (3717 MTS/12192 FT) - TAMBAKUND
An early breakfast trek to Khatling Glacier for about 03 kms alongwith packed Lunch. Afternoon come back to Tambakund. Dinner and overnight in tents.
DAY 13: 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 14: 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 15: VASUKI TAL - KEDARNATH (8 KMS/4 HRS)
Today 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. Kedarnath is one of the most important Indian pilgrimage places. The temple, built in the 8th century and dedicated to the goddess Shiva, is magnificently surrounded with snow-capped peaks.
Mountainscapes change at every bend :dark and frowing cliffs haunted by soaring eagles; anow peaks rising against the clear Himalayan skies; rang after range blueing into the distance. The nearer view are also heart -stopping :water falls tumble of the hillside, slicking rocks, covering them in rugs of greens herbs;wild verbena, with posies of mauve flowers, spangle moss and turf;long-haired goats dot rocky meadows like evocative sets from the sound of the music. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 16: KEDARNATH - GAURIKUND (14 KMS/4 HRS) - RUDRAPRAYAG (130 KMS/4 HRS)
After breakfast trek down to Gaurikund with packed Lunch. It is believe to said that according to religious myth the 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.
DAY 17: RUDRAPRAYAG - RISHIKESH (160 KMS/6 HRS)
After breakfast in the morning we take a holy dip in the confluence (Mandakini & Alaknanda). Later drive towards Rishikesh.Overninght at Hotel.
DAY 18: RISHIKESH - DELHI (210 KMS/5 HRS)
After breakfast drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi departure transfer to the international airport to board flight for onwards journey.
Air : Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant 18 Kms.
Rail : Nearest Rail head is Rishikesh. 24 km is Haridwar and 45km Dehradun.
Road : Well connected by motorable road, from Haridwar-24 km, Dehradun 45 km and New Delhi 225 km services ends.