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Mayali Pass Trek - Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 9 days 8 nights
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5300m
  • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
  • 🏃 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

Mayali Pass Trek - Key Geographical Highlights

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

Mayali Pass Trek - Elevation Profile & Itinerary Overview

Day 1
D1Rishikesh
Day 1
Ghuttu
Day 1
Reeh
Day 2
D2Gangi
Day 2
Kalyani
Day 3
D3Kharsoli
Day 4
D4Tambakund
Day 5
D5Chowki
Day 6
D6Masar Tal
Day 7
D7Masar Tal
Day 7
Mayali Pass
Day 7
Masar Top
Day 8
D8Vasuki Tal
Day 9
D9Kedarnath
Day 10
D10Gaurikund
Day 11
Rishikesh

Mayali Pass Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Gangi

Overnight In: Gangi (2664m )
Accommodation: otel / Homestay / Tents
Meals Included: All Meals
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Trek Day

A long but beautiful drive through the lower Himalayas to access the Higher Himalayas. We board the cab early morning around 8 AM from Rishikesh and cross Tehri and Ghansali before reaching Ghuttu. Now the road goes up till Gangai, and hence we advance further and reach Gangi where we can either camp or stay in rest houses.

Day 2From Gangi To Kharsoli, Via - Kalyani ( 15 Kms,6 - 7 hours )

Day 2
2665 - Gangi
Day 2
2625 - Kalyani
Day 2
2880 - Kharsoli


15Km, 6 - 7hrs.

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 3From Kharsoli To Tambakund ( 8 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 3
2880 - Kharsoli
Day 3
3400 - Tambakund


8Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek, Explore Day
Overnight In: Tambakund (3400m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

We move further up towards the snout of the Bhilangana river and Khatling Glacier. This enables us easier crossing of the Bhilangana river the next day.

Day 4From Tambakund To Chowki ( 5 Kms,2 hours )

Day 4
3620 - Tambakund
Day 4
3620 - Chowki


5Km, 2hrs.

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

River Crossing Day. We find a suitable site to cross the Bhilangana river. Fot this we might require to walk up the Khatling glacier a little. It totally depends upon the current situation of the river and glacier crossing point. It a short day and needs to be timed well. The remaining day can be utilised to acclimatize and rest.

Day 5From Chowki To Masar Tal ( 8 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 5
3620 - Chowki
Day 5
4570 - Masar Tal


8Km, 4 - 5hrs.

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 half rest day in Chowki, 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 6

Rest / Acclimatization Day


Day 6
4570 - Masar Tal
Day 6
4570 - Masar Tal


10Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Rest, Explore Day
Overnight In: Masar Tal (4568m )
Accommodation: Hotel / Homestays / Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Rest Day

Day 7

Pass Crossing Day


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

Day 7
4570 - Masar Tal
Day 7
5110 - Mayali Pass
Day 7
4900 - Masar Top
Day 7
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 8From Vasuki Tal To Kedarnath ( 7 Kms,4 hours )

Day 8
4375 - Vasuki Tal
Day 8
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 9From Kedarnath To Gaurikund ( 14 Kms,4 hours )

Day 9
3585 - Kedarnath
Day 9
1990 - Gaurikund


14Km, 4hrs.

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

Trek ends in Gauikund

Day 10From Gaurikund To Rishikesh

Day 10
1990 - Gaurikund
Day 10
370 - Rishikesh


9hrs.

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

Mayali Pass Trek - - Why Its A Must-Do

  • 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 - An 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 Frequently Asked Questions

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How Is The Covid19 Situation In Mayali Pass Trek?

This trek route is open and has no impact of Covid19

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Which Is The Best Time To Do The Mayali Pass Trek?

The months of Late May, June, early July, Mid September to Mid October are considered the best time to do this trek. While early May may find more snow on the trail while post monsoon the scree area will be exposed

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How Are The Accommodations And Toilet Facility On The Mayali Pass Trek?

This is a full campiung trek from Gangi till Kedarnath. Accommodation will be in Tents and toilet tents with dry pits will be dug for cat-style toilets while camping. In Kedarnath, accommodation can either be in any of the available hotels or camps.

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What Are The Fitness Requirement Of The Mayali Pass Trek?

This is otherwise an easy trek except for a few tricky patches and river crossing. However, 2 days of the trek from Chowki to Vasuki Tal is strenuous over loose rocks and sparsely spread crevassed region. For these 2 days you just don't need a fit body with good stamina, but also need a lot of mental strength, patience and little skills. So previous experience and a good support team help a lot.

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Can Novice Trekkers Do The Mayali Pass Trek?

A fit and strong person possessing good stamina and endurance can do this trek under the supervision of an experienced Support team. You must prepare hard and be a good listener and abide by all the instructions of the leading team.

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How Safe Is The Mayali Pass Trek?

In terms of AMS, this trek is a little risky after Chowki and hence you need to take it very easy during the initial days of the trek and follow all acclimatization regimes. Immediate medical help will not be available apart from the basic first response provided by the trek leader. Hence prevention is the best medicine. Rescue is difficult in case of any accidents.

Mayali Pass Trek Package Cost Details

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1

    Trek

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Gangi (2664m )
    Overnight In: Gangi (2664m )
    Accommodation: otel / Homestay / Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Trek

    From Gangi (2664m ) To Kharsoli (2876m ), Via - Kalyani (2625m ) . 6 - 7 Hrs. 15 Kms
    Overnight In: Kharsoli (2876m )
    Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek, Explore

    From Kharsoli (2876m ) To Tambakund (3400m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Tambakund (3400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek, River Crossing

    From Tambakund (3620m ) To Chowki (3620m ) . 2 Hrs. 5 Kms
    Overnight In: Chowki (3620m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Chowki (3620m ) To Masar Tal (4568m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Masar Tal (4568m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Masar Tal (4568m )
    Accommodation: Hotel / Homestays / Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Pass Crossing Day.

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

    Trek

    From Vasuki Tal (4374m ) To Kedarnath (3583m ) . 4 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Overnight In: Kedarnath (3583m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Trek

    From Kedarnath (3583m ) To Gaurikund (1989m ) . 4 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Gaurikund (1989m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 10

    Drive

    From Gaurikund (1989m ) To Rishikesh (370m ) . 9 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Rishikesh (370m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
From Rs. 86000 To Rs. 35000/-
+5% GST PER HEAD
HH Premium Trek
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Batch Size:
25 - 40 <12

Cost Terms:

  1. The above-mentioned cost is in a range of minimum to maximum per-person cost for this trek as per 2 - 12 people team. Package Inclusions as per this cost can be read on Cost Inclusions.
  2. Going by our standardized service, appropiate safety measures, quality equipment and ecologically sustainable - small group commitment, higher team size will lower the cost whereas a lower team size will significantly increase the cost.
  3. To get the group segmented cost for this trek, please email or contact us on Whatsapp.
  4. The actual per-person cost of the trek is subject to the actual team size joining the trek. If you make any customizations that drastically change the cost as mentioned here, then it will mandatorily have to be a private group only.
  5. If we have dates listed on our website and it is not marked as private, it means other people have booked this trek for that date and have opened it up for other members to join to lower the cost. You may join that group as well as create your own private group.
  6. At any point, the team size cannot be more than 12 members unless there is a unique exception requested or agreed upon by all the team members.

Customized Private Group For Mayali Pass Trek

Trekking is a very personal activity and is perhaps one of the very few activities that give you enough time to indulge with yourself or your beloved people, group of special friends, or close family members. It helps you transform personal bonds to the next level as it brings out everyone's best and truest self. Trekking is most enjoyed when it is done in a small private group, personalized to serve your specific needs. The Himalayas are best experienced when there is silence and solitude around and when you are surrounded only by your best people. Your trek is most enjoyable when all the pain of arranging a smooth trek is taken care of by us, and you focus just on your trek and yourself. Most importantly, a small private trekking group is very flexible, personalized and more enjoyable, is the safest and follows the principles of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism. We specialize in and are more popular for arranging Small Customized Private Trekking Groups to the Himalayas. Enquire For Customized Private Trek





INTERNATIONAL GUESTS: Trek cost for foreigners is slightly higher than the cost for our Indian guests, mainly due to the higher permit fee applicable for admission to National Parks or protected forest areas. Sometimes, it may be higher due to higher local crew wages and other specific arrangements we make to ensure a safe, comfortable and enriching travel experience in India. However, we absolutely DO NOT 'hyper-charge' our International guests ever and at the same time, ensure that we meet all the standards for highly qualified trek leaders and guides, safety, medical preparation, evacuation strategy, rescue arrangements, eco-sensitive travel, high-value knowledge sharing about the area and customs of the locals. 

Extra Cost For International Trekkers: Rs. 3000 per person.




 

Booking Process: Booking can only be done after multiple communitation via email / Whatsapp / Calls. After finalization, booking fees can be paid online or through direct bank transfers. International Trekkers can pay the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. The remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader.

Must Read - Important Pre-Booking Information

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We do not organize fixed departures for this trip.

If you want to do this trek with us, please fill this form to Request A Customized Private Trip Plan just for your team members. We will get back to you with all the details specific to your personalized requirements

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Duration: 11 Days / 10 nights of the trek cost from Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • Accommodation In Base Villages (Ghuttu & Kedarnath ): 2 nights in a local homestay in Ghuttu & Kedarnath with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure.
  • Accommodation On Trek: Spacious, sturdy, and High-Quality Dome Tents will be provided on a twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and tables for extra hygiene and comfort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with a toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting lunch on Day 1 till lunch on Day 10 morning. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks, and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons, and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will be communicating with each other and trek base with the help of long-range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner, and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied by a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:6. That is 1 guide for every 6 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc with travel and food allowances throughout the duration of the trek.
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of the state
  • Transfers: Return transfers from Rishikesh in a private SUV
  • Max Team Size: Small group of not more than 12 members.

 

 

 

Add Ons: Make A Comfortable Trek

  • Single Tent Supplement: Rs 8000
  • Personal Baggage Porterage: Rs. 6000, up to 11 Kgs

 

 

Add Ons: Personal Equipment On Rent

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua): Rs 1000
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets: Rs. 1200
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets: Rs. 500
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants: Rs. 500
  • Headlamps: 200
  • Poncho: 200
  • Trek Pole: 200
  • Rucksack: 200
  • Waterproof Gloves: 200

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • Porter For Personal Bags ( optional at extra cost )
  • Single Tent Supplement¬†¬†( optional at extra cost )
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Bottled Water or any other beverages
  • Personal Gears
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion list

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 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+

 

Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

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