Mayali Pass Trek

Mayali Pass Trek Introduction And Details

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Mayali Pass Trek

4 Popular Peaks:
Bhrigupanth ( 6772m ), Kedarnath (Main) ( 6940m ), Kedarnath Dome ( 6831m ), Thalay Sagar ( 6904m )
1 High Passes:
Mayali Pass ( 5108m )
3 Serene Lakes:
Masar Tal ( 4770m ), Vasuki Tal ( 4914m ), Bheemtal ( 1333m )
3 Mind-boggling Glaciers:
Chorabari Glacier, Companion Glacier, Khatling Glacier
3 Tranquil Rivers:
Bhilangana, Mandakini, Vasuki Ganga
1 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Ghuttu
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Day 1
D1Rishikesh
Day 1
New Tehri
Day 1
Chamba
Day 2
D2Ghuttu
Day 3
D3Reeh
Day 4
D4Gangi
Day 4
Kalyani
Day 5
D5Kharsoli
Day 6
D6Khatling Camp
Day 7
D7Chowki
Day 8
D8Chowki
Day 9
D9Masar Tal
Day 9
Masar Top
Day 9
Mayali Pass
Day 10
D10Vasuki Tal
Day 11
D11Kedarnath
Day 12
D12Gaurikund
Day 13
Rishikesh

Mayali Pass Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Ghuttu

Overnight In: Ghuttu (1798m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Drive Day

Early morning we board our cab to begin our eventful and picturesque drive to reach Ghuttu. Witness the vivid charm of Uttrakhand today as a part of our journey. We have breakfast and lunch on the way and once we reach Ghuttu, we check in to our guest house and take a tour of the place, if time permits.

Day 2From Ghuttu To Reeh ( 10 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 2
1800 - Ghuttu
Day 2
2055 - Reeh


10Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Reeh (2051m )
Accommodation: Hotel / Homestays / Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

A gradual and picturesque trek from Ghuttu takes us to Reeh, a beautiful green village. We have GMVN in Reeh stay there for the night. We also have the option to camp.

Day 3From Reeh To Gangi ( 12 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 3
2055 - Reeh
Day 3
2665 - Gangi


12Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Gangi (2664m )
Accommodation: otel / Homestay / Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

A long day through the forest and occasional openings with multiple ascends and descend brings us to the village of Gangi. Gangi is a small village with few houses. We can either camp or stay in rest houses.

Day 4From Gangi To Kharsoli, Via - Kalyani ( 18 Kms,7 - 8 hours )

Day 4
2665 - Gangi
Day 4
2625 - Kalyani
Day 4
2880 - Kharsoli


18Km, 7 - 8hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Kharsoli (2876m )
Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

A long day through the forest and occasional openings with multiple ascends and descend

Day 5From Kharsoli To Khatling Camp ( 6 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 5
2880 - Kharsoli
Day 5
3675 - Khatling Camp


6Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Khatling Camp (3673m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

A short but a good trek to the Khating Camp crossing multiple landslide and rockfall zone. Be greeted by the inspiring views of Thalaysagar.

After taking some rest, we set out to explore the Khatling glacier and the snout of the Bhilangana river. We come back in time to our campsite again for the night halt

Day 6From Khatling Camp To Chowki ( 6 Kms,3 hours )

Day 6
3675 - Khatling Camp
Day 6
3620 - Chowki


6Km, 3hrs.

Activity: Trek, Explore Day
Overnight In: Chowki (3620m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

We shift our campsite to the other side of river Bhilangana to take ourself on the route to Mayali Pass. Time and energy permits, we explore Bheel Sarover towards Khatling 

Day 7

Reserved Day For Contingency



This is a planned reserved day to keep window for bad weather and other contiongencies. If unutilized, we can spend this day in any other campsite of our liking. The cost of this day is included in the trek package. If you decide to finish your trek instead of utilizing this resereved day, no money will be refunded and the local resources will be paid in full.

Day 8From Chowki To Masar Tal ( 4 Kms,3 - 4 hours )

Day 8
3620 - Chowki
Day 8
4570 - Masar Tal


4Km, 3 - 4hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Masar Tal (4568m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

The trek now has taken its full color and today is one wonderful and important day. After an acclimatization day, we are fully recharged for the day. A trek over the rough rocky terrain and we gain rapid altitude today.

With views of Khatling behind, we slowly reach the campsite of of Masar Tal. It gets very cold here.. so be prepared.

Day 9

Pass Crossing Day


Cross Masar Top And Reach Vasuki Tal via Mayali Pass ( 14 Kms,7 - 8 hours )

Day 9
4570 - Masar Tal
Day 9
4900 - Masar Top
Day 9
5110 - Mayali Pass
Day 9
4300 - Vasuki Tal


14Km, 7 - 8hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Vasuki Tal (4300m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

A difficult day. It begins with a steep climb to Masar Top over a boulder zone. Snow makes it further difficult. From the top we descend down slighty and then climb the glacier to the top of Mayali Pass.

A dedicated trek through the difficult terrain take us to the top of the Mayali Pass and with that we reach the climax of our trek.

Well, getting down is important too ! After spending satisfying time on top ( if weather allows ), we start our steep descend down to Vasuki Taal. It tests your knees and an exhausting trek finally ends the Vasuki Tal camp. We camp few hundred meters before Vasuki Tal, as camping near the holy Vasuki Taal is prohibited.

Day 10From Vasuki Tal Camp To Kedarnath ( 7 Kms,4 hours )

Day 10
4375 - Vasuki Tal Camp
Day 10
3585 - Kedarnath


7Km, 4hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Kedarnath (3583m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

A 2 kilometer climb to Vasuki Top via Vasuki Taal and then descend to the holy shrine of Kedarnath.

Day 11From Kedarnath To Gaurikund

Day 11
3585 - Kedarnath
Day 11
1990 - Gaurikund


6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Gaurikund (1989m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

Trek ends in Gauikund

Day 12From Gaurikund To Rishikesh

Day 12
1990 - Gaurikund
Day 12
370 - Rishikesh


9hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Rishikesh (370m )
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast
Drive down to Rishikesh

Why Should You Do The Mayali Pass Trek

  • The twin lakes of Masar Taal and Vasuki Taal. Holy, Picturesque and Serene.
  • The roughness offered by the Khatling glacier and the terrain beyond Chowki.
  • The remote villages of Uttrakhand 
  • Mayali pass at 5300 meters offers great views of Thalay Sagar, Kedar dome and other peaks of Gangotri region
  • The holy shrine of Kedarnath

Mayali Pass Trek - Elaborate Description

The Mayali Pass is a high pass of over 5000 meters and takes you from the Bhilangana Valley to Kedarnath and the Mandakini Valley. It falls on the legendary trek route to trek from the holy shrine of Gangotri to the holy shrine of Kedarnath - 2 of the most coveted pilgrimage destinations for the Hindus.

For those few trekkers who wants to do this legendary trek route from Gangotri to Kedarnath, the approach is via the Auden's Col starting from Gangotri. The trek route is considered a semi technical route requiring to negotiate not just the high altitude, but most importantly the crevasses and the treacherous and deadly Khatling glacier. Once they enter the Bhilangana valley, they then meet the slightly easier Ghuttu - Mayali Pass trek route and then cross the pass to reach Kedarnath.

The Mayali pass trek can also be approached from the village of Ghuttu, near Uttarkashi. Comparatively, this trek is a easier one. We approach the Mayali Pass form Ghuttu passing by the villages of Reah and Gangi and then to the small picturesque medows of Kharsoli, Kalyani and then then to the grand meadow of Chowki with breathtaking views all round of some of the elegant mesmerisers of Garhwal Himalayas. A side excursion to Sahastra Tal can be added from Kharsoli.

From Chowki, the Mayali Pass Trek changes its grade and its colour too, reaching the serious high altitude zone of the Himalayas. We take some time acclimatizing and exploring this beautiful site. A side trek to explore the fear striking, crevasse filled Khatling Glacier.

The Mayali Pass trek really reveals itself from beyond Chowki where the terrain gets rougher. It then heads towards the mighty Mayali Pass getting tougher, steeper, passing through the treacherous boulder laiden terrain from Masar Tal, Masar Top and then to the top of the Mayali Pass. Snow and most importantly - thin layers of ice on these type of terrain can make things really tricky and having a safe step, basic set of equipment and a good knowledgeable guide who knows the terrain well, is very much advised . You also need to be well equipped with all necessary gears to negotiate such terrain depending on the season and the condition of the terrain when you are doing this trek.

The descend from the top of Mayali Pass is sharp and climbs down to the pious lake of Vasuki Tal ( not to camp by the lake ). This terrain is too boulder-laiden and eases out gradually. From Vasuki Tal, the trek eases out comparatively to get us to the holy shrine of Kedarnath.

If we like to trek in the wild, away from the rush and crowded trails, this is one of the best option for you. The villages on this trail give you an insight of the local culture. The twin holy lakes of Masar Taal and Vasuki Taal will leave you silent and peaceful. The sight of crevasse filled Khatling glacier might leave your spines chilled. Achieving the top of Mayali Pass and views from the top will leave you ever excited whenever you speak of this trek to others. 

This trek is not an easy one and a good physical fitness and mental stamina is much required. Previous experiences help, as often the weather God might show its agony and your plans might fall apart.

Mayali Pass Trek Package Cost Details

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Ghuttu (1798m )
    Overnight In: Ghuttu (1798m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Trek

    From Ghuttu (1798m ) To Reeh (2051m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Reeh (2051m )
    Accommodation: Hotel / Homestays / Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Reeh (2051m ) To Gangi (2664m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Gangi (2664m )
    Accommodation: otel / Homestay / Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Gangi (2664m ) To Kharsoli (2876m ), Via - Kalyani (2625m ) . 7 - 8 Hrs. 18 Kms
    Overnight In: Kharsoli (2876m )
    Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Kharsoli (2876m ) To Khatling Camp (3673m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Khatling Camp (3673m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek, Explore

    From Khatling Camp (3673m ) To Chowki (3620m ) . 3 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Chowki (3620m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Reserved Contingency Day

    Overnight In: Chowki (3620m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek

    From Chowki (3620m ) To Masar Tal (4568m ) . 3 - 4 Hrs. 4 Kms
    Overnight In: Masar Tal (4568m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Pass Crossing Day.

    From Masar Tal (4568m ) To Vasuki Tal (4300m ), Via - Masar Top (4900m ), Mayali Pass (5108m ). 7 - 8 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Vasuki Tal (4300m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 10

    Trek

    From Vasuki Tal Camp (4374m ) To Kedarnath (3583m ) . 4 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Overnight In: Kedarnath (3583m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 11

    Trek

    From Kedarnath (3583m ) To Gaurikund (1989m ) . 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Gaurikund (1989m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 12

    Drive

    From Gaurikund (1989m ) To Rishikesh (370m ) . 9 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Rishikesh (370m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
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Rules Of Cancellation: 

If cancellation is done:

  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 30 days to 20 days before the trek start date - 50% refund of the invoiced amount. 30% of the invoice amount will be charged as the cancellation penalty.
  3. Between 20 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  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 15 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 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  6. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks between 4000 to 6000 meters and graded as Challenging or Challenging+

 

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Mayali Pass Trek Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 10 days/ 10 nights , Haridwar to Haridwar
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5300m
  • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
  • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, snow field, glacier, bouldery
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Ghuttu
  • 🚩 Ends In: Gaurikund
  • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Ghuttu
  • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL, sparsely, not on the entire trek
  • 🌐 Internet Option: No
  • 🌞 Temperatures:
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian,Garhwali

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