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Kalindi Khal Trekking Expedition

Kalindi Khal Trekking Expedition - Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 16 Da
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5950m
  • 🛑 Grade: Challenging + ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: May, June, September
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Gangotri
  • 🚩 Ends In: Mana
  • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪  Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradoon
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand

Kalindi Khal Trekking Expedition - Key Geographical Highlights

1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Gangotri National Park

Kalindi Khal Trekking Expedition Daywise Itinerary

  • Day 1: Drive from Rishikesh to Uttarkashi. ( ~7 hours )
  • Day 2: Drive to Gangotri ( 3350m, ~ 4 hours). 
  • Day 3: Rest Day. Acclimatize and Resolve necessities.
  • Day 4: Trek to Bhojbasa (3770m, 6 hours )
  • Day 5: Trek to Tapovan, via Gaumukh (4460m, 6hrs)
  • Day 6: Trek to Nandanvan (4367m, 5hrs)
  • Day 7: Trek to VasukiTaal (4880m, 4hrs)
  • Day 8: Rest and Acclimatization Day
  • Day 9: Trek to Khada Patthar (5000m, 5 - 6hrs)
  • Day 10: Trek to Sweta Glacier (5200m, 5 - 6hrs)
  • Day 11: Trek to Kalindi Base (5450m, 5 - 6hrs)
  • Day 12: Cross Kalindi Khal (5950m) and camp at Raj Padav (4900m, 9 - 10 hrs)
  • Day 13: Trek to ArwaTaal (4500m, 5 - 6hrs)
  • Day 14: Trek down to Mana (3350m), via Ghastoli (3800m). Drive to Joshimath, via Badrinath.
  • Day 15: Buffer Day 1
  • Day 16: Drive from Joshimath to Rishikesh.

Kalindi Khal Trekking Expedition - - Why Its A Must-Do

  • Kalindi Khal is one of the most difficult treks in the Himalayas and is very rarely done trek owing to its challenges.
  • The trek offers sight of lots of elegant looking peaks of the Gangotri region namely the Bhagirathi group, Shivling, Gangotri group, Satopanth, Vasuki Parvat, Kalindi Peak, Arwa Group of peaks, etc
  • The entire region is network of multiple glaciers, namely Gangotri, Kalindi, Chaturangi, Swetha glacier and it gets intense with each day  as you walk beside or cross them.
  • The trek involves an epic journey connecting the 2 of the most holiest shrines of the Hindus - Gangotri and Badrinath through a high, avalanche prone pass - the Kalindi Khal which is as high as 5950 meters.
  • The campsite on this trek are marvelous, specially Tapovan which is overlooked by the elegant pea of Shivling, then comes Nandanvan, Vasuki Tal, Kalindi Base, etc.

Kalindi Khal Trekking Expedition - An Elaborate Description

The Kalindi Khal Trek is perhaps one of the most challenging treks in the Gangotri region and the entire Garhwal region. The challenges are offered in terms of the terrain of the Gangotri region - glacial moraine, crevasses and avalanche prone topped up with the altitude which almost touches 6000 meter peak. The trek is ultra-remote and once you leave the Gangotri temple and pass away the pilgrim route till Gaumukh crossing few commercial settlements near Bhojbasa, there is nothings else till you exit to Mana on  the other side of the pass. The route has had a history of fatal outcomes due to avalanches, crevasses and bad weather. 

No Pain - No Gain. As the saying goes..  the trek offers spectacular views of the the Gangotri region which is has a dense cluster of few of the Himalayan giants. Peaks like Shivling, Gangotri group, Bhagarithi group, Satopanth, Vasuki Parvat, Kalindi peak, Arwa group of peaks and others keep you charmed throughout the route. The sight of Swetha glacier and Kalindi glacier are mind blowing. Constant sound of the breaking glacier and cracking ice keeps you on high alert. The high altitude lake of Vasuki Tal surrounded by high peaks of the Himalayas remains a memorable experience forever.. and finally, walking on the less taken path connecting the 2 pure shrines of Gangotri and Badrinath adds enough to the thrill of trekking this route..  However, it is not for the faint hearted and demands excellent physical conditioning and more than that is required tough mental stamina and endurance. 

Kalindi Khal Trekking Expedition Package Cost Details

  • Day 1: Drive from Rishikesh to Uttarkashi. ( ~7 hours )
  • Day 2: Drive to Gangotri ( 3350m, ~ 4 hours). 
  • Day 3: Rest Day. Acclimatize and Resolve necessities.
  • Day 4: Trek to Bhojbasa (3770m, 6 hours )
  • Day 5: Trek to Tapovan, via Gaumukh (4460m, 6hrs)
  • Day 6: Trek to Nandanvan (4367m, 5hrs)
  • Day 7: Trek to VasukiTaal (4880m, 4hrs)
  • Day 8: Rest and Acclimatization Day
  • Day 9: Trek to Khada Patthar (5000m, 5 - 6hrs)
  • Day 10: Trek to Sweta Glacier (5200m, 5 - 6hrs)
  • Day 11: Trek to Kalindi Base (5450m, 5 - 6hrs)
  • Day 12: Cross Kalindi Khal (5950m) and camp at Raj Padav (4900m, 9 - 10 hrs)
  • Day 13: Trek to ArwaTaal (4500m, 5 - 6hrs)
  • Day 14: Trek down to Mana (3350m), via Ghastoli (3800m). Drive to Joshimath, via Badrinath.
  • Day 15: Buffer Day 1
  • Day 16: Drive from Joshimath to Rishikesh.
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When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


Rules Of Cancellation: 

If cancellation is done:

  1. Up to 90 days or more before the start date - 100% Refund of the total invoiced amount
  2. 89 days to 46 days before the start date - 60% refund of the total invoiced amount. 40% of the invoice amount will be charged as the cancellation penalty.
  3. 45 days or less before the start date - No Refund of the total invoiced amount
  4. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 30 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 30 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  6. Validity: This rule is applicable for both trekking and technical peaks above 6000 meters, categorized as a climbing expedition and graded as Challenging or Challenging+

 

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