KALINDI KHAL EXPEDITIONS

Uttarakhand Himalaya

115000/- /Person

Region
Uttarkashi, Uttarakhnad
Altitude
5950 mtrs
Duration
18 days
Season
July - August
Grade
Difficult
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Cancellation Policy
• 45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.).
• 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.).
• 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.).
• 15 Days: No refund.

ABOUT KALINDI KHAL TREKKING EXPEDITIONS

Category: Trekking/Expedition/Difficult/11days Season: July / August Location: Garhwal in Uttarakhand Duration – 18 days Trekking days – 12+1 days Max Altitude – 5950 mts Acco - Alpine Camping - 11 Nights, Fixed Camp - 1 Night, Hotel / Guesthouse - 5 Nights,Train - 1 Night This is Himalayan trekking at its best! Trek to Kalindikhal (Kalindi Pass – 5950m), without a doubt is the most challenging and rewarding trek in the Indian Himalayas.

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Day Itinerary

  • Day 1
    DELHI - HARIDWAR
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    Arrive the previous night in Delhi. Day can be spent visiting old Delhi and other historical monuments. Take the late night train from Delhi for Haridwar
  • Day 2
    HARIDWAR - UTTARKASHI (1150m, drive 200 kms / 6-7 hrs)
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    Arrive at Haridwar early in the morning and from here depart for Uttarkashi by road. Check into the hotel. Evening visit the Vishwanath temple. Overnight in a hotel
  • Day 3
    UTTARKASHI - GANGOTRI (3050m, drive 98 kms / 3-4 hrs)
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    After breakfast drive to Gangotri, a very small and beautiful temple town situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi (also referred to as Ganga). This drive in the Bhagirathi valley is very enjoyable with impressive gorges at Bhairav ghati. We check into a guest house here. Sadhus (holy men) & pilgrims are to be found scattered all over the place having undertaken long journeys to pay homage at the source of the Ganges, the most revered river in India. The spiritual intensity of Gangotri, is palpable as you witness the daily puja at the temple. Overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 4
    GANGOTRI - BHOJWASSA (3800m, trek / 5-6 hrs)
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    We walk into the Gangotri National park and very soon are rewarded with nice views of the Bhagirathi peaks. We will cross Chirbasa (place having pine forests) and continue hiking towards Bhojbasa (place having Birch trees). From Chirbasa great views of the Bhagirathi, Shivling (Matterhorn of Garhwal) & Bhrigu Parbat unfold. Overnight in tents
  • Day 5
    BHOJWASSA - GAUMUKH (3890m) - TAPOVAN (4450m, trek / 5-6 hrs)
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    First stage of the trek takes us to Gaumukh, meaning Cows mouth. The snout of the glacier is the source of the Ganges and is a very holy place for millions of people around the world. Though difficult to reach for an average guy on a pilgrimage you might catch a few people here taking a dip in the freezing holy water. Sadhus (holy men) are found taking refuge in the surrounding caves. Moraine walk followed by a steep 40 mins climbing to the ridge top takes you to Tapovan. Contrasting beauty of this (high altitude meadow) hits you as a surprise. This oasis is a combination of undulating meadows, gurgling streams and unparalleled views of the mighty Himalayan peaks. Overnight in tents
  • Day 6
    TAPOVAN - REST /ACCLIMATISATION/EXPLORATORY DAY
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    Do your own thing today. Explore the meadows of Tapovan, or attempt a short climb towards the Shivling base camp or just chill out, soaking in the beauty of this truly amazing landscape. Overnight in tents
  • Day 7
    TAPOVAN - NANDANVAN (4337m, trek / 3-4 hrs)
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    From Tapovan it’s a short stage to Nandanvan. Initially we walk on a flat trail almost parallel to the gigantic Bhagirathi peaks - an experience you’ll surely cherish. We now descend to the glacier and after several ups and downs through moraine and ice cross over to the other side of the Gangotri glacier to reach Nandanvan. From here we get to view the Shivling, Bhagirathi, Sudarshan, Thelu and Kedardome peaks. Overnight stay in tents.
  • Day 8
    NANDANVAN - VASUKI TAL (4880m, / 4-5 hrs)
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    Today we will mostly be climbing up, trekking along the Chaturangi Glacier. Also we will have to negotiate a tricky patch just below the campsite at the lake. For this we might have to fix a rope depending upon the condition of the patch. Vasuki Tal (4880 m) is a small and beautiful lake and serves as the base camp for parties climbing Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasuki Parbat. Overnight stay in tents
  • Day 9
    VASUKI TAL - REST & ACCLIMATISATION DAY
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    We rest and get acclimatised properly before heading towards 5000m+ campsites which are to follow. The lake with its views is an excellent spot for relaxing. There are plenty of opportunities to go on exploratory hikes around the lake. Overnight in tents
  • Day 10
    VASUKI TAL - KHARA PATHAR (5480 m, trek /3-4 hrs)
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    Having properly rested and acclimatised it’s time to climb closer to the pass. It’s a short ascend to the next camp. We climb short distances to ensure proper acclimatisation. Khara Pathar is a small camping area with moraine all around. Overnight in tents
  • Day 11
    KHARA PATHAR - SWETA GLACIER (5500m / trek 4-5 hrs)
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    After breakfast we trek through mostly moraines to reach Sweta Glacier. Today we will camp on moraine with the glacier underneath. One is sure to be woken up in the night by the movement of glaciers underneath. At Sweta glacier one gets the feeling of being in a different world with huge mountains, glacier and boulders all around. Overnight in tents
  • Day 12
    SWETA GLACIER - KALINDI BASE CAMP (5600m, trek / 4-5 hrs)
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    We will start early and trek up to Kalindi base camp. Base camp is a completely wild, cold and beautiful place. The high mountain scenery doesn’t get any better than this. One can see whats in store for tomorrow from here. While you rest and enjoy the landscape our guides will move up the trail from here and go on a recce trip to check the route for tomorrow. Today we have an early diner as we will be leaving very early tomorrow morning. Overnight in tents
  • Day 13
    KALINDI BASE -KALINDIKHAL (5950m) - BEYOND ARWATAL (3980 m, trek / 8 - 12 hrs depending on snow conditions)
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    Its quite a challenging climb with the gradient being pretty steep almost throughout. One will need to rope up and also watch out for crevasses. Time taken to reach the top depends on the snow condition which will also depend on when you’re doing the trek. In case of fresh snow we will need to be extra careful about the crevasses and will be able to move very slowly. The effort to reach the top at 5950m is suitably rewarded by high quality and very close views of big mountains and ranges all around. We take a short rest and start descending keeping in mind that only half the job is done. This side of the pass again one will need to walk roped up and avoiding crevasses. We will have snow till quite some distance. We trek down to Rajparav (4910 m) and then further to Arwatal and beyond. It’s a very long descend and we take breaks in between. On reaching the camp don’t forget to pat your back. You have crossed one of the most difficult passes in the Indian Himalayas. Overnight in tents
  • Day 14
    ARWATAL - GHASTOLI (3796 m trek / 5-6 hrs)
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    It’s a beautiful and exciting walk today. Action continues with at least 3-4 very exciting river crossings. Some might require support of rope. One would be surely amused and caught off guard by the sight of soldiers inside bunkers on the slopes before reaching Ghastoli. We finally meet someone outside our team as soldiers welcome us to Ghastoli with a hot cup of tea. The areas around Ghastoli and Kalindi are extremely close to Tibet, hence this presence of Indian army soldiers. We camp on a beautiful campsite by the Arwa river. Overnight in tents
  • Day 15
    GHASTOLI - BADRINATH (trek / 5-6 hrs)
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    Its a long downhill walk mostly on a newly constructed road. We take a few shortcuts wherever possible. Today you will find a few army vehicles plying on the road. We go down to the village of Mana, the last settlement before the Tibet border. It’s a very scenic village with a few tea shops. From Mana we get into the waiting vehicle and drive for 3 kms to reach the temple town of Badrinath. Set by the banks of river Alaknanda with the Neelkanth peak in the backdrop Badrinath presents quite a picture. One can safely call it the Vatican of India. Millions of pilgrims visit the temple every year. We check into a very comfortable hotel here and enjoy a hot shower. In the evening we visit the temple around aarti (ceremony) time. With bells clinging and lamps lit up it is a very spiritual experience. Good opportunity to actually thank the gods for letting us walk in their backyard and come down safely. Overnight in a hotel
  • Day 16
    BADRINATH - AULI (drive / 2 hrs)
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    After breakfast we depart for Auli by road. Auli is a popular ski resort and also famous for the view of Nanda Devi peak from here. We check into the hotel and walk towards various vantage points to look at India’s most revered mountain. If one is upto it a 2 -3 hrs climb through the jungle and then in open meadows will take us to the extremely beautiful grazing pastures called Gorson top. From here the views are just outstanding. Walk back will take just an hour or so. Overnight in a hotel
  • Day 17
    AULI - RUDRAPRAYAG (drive / 5-6 hrs)
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    After a leisurely breakfast we will drive down to Rudraprayag, a small town situated on the confluence of two holy rivers (Mandakini & Alaknanda). We check into the hotel and relax. Overnight in a hotel
  • Day 18
    RUDRAPRAYAG - RISHIKESH - NEW DELHI (drive / 4-5 hrs & train / 4.5 hrs)
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    After breakfast we drive down to the spiritual capital of the country, Rishikesh. We have lunch here and do some sightseeing before driving a short distance to Haridwar (40 mins) to catch the Shatabdi express train for Delhi.
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    TRIP ENDS HERE.
  • Cost Include


    1. Transportation.
    2. Accommodation will be provided throughout the trip as mentioned in the itinerary on twin sharing basis.
    3. Meals: As per itinerary. Tea /coffee, snacks & drinking water during the trek or raft. All meals would be vegetarian.
    4. English speaking & professionally trained mountain & river guide.
    5. Kitchen staff would accompany the group on the expedition.
    6. Porters / Mules will carry one bag per client ( not to exceed 10 Kgs)
    7. Camping equipment: 3/4 season tents , sleeping bags, ground mattress, mess tent & camping tables & stools.
    8. All rafting permits and park entry fees.
    9. First Aid Kit.
    10. Self bailing rafts will be provided to participants with maximum 6 /8 participants per raft.
    11. For safety, Road support Camp’s Jeep(if road possible ), expert and qualified rescue kayakers will escort the Entire trip.
    12. Use of equipment and the services of trained guides for outdoor activities.
    13. All class rafting gear (rafts, life jackets, helmets, safety kayaks, dry bags).
    14. Experienced river guides and kayak professionals with international Certifications for white water rescue and first aid /CPR.
    15. River running permits and Rescue-3 International Certified Guides.



    Cost Exclude


    1. Air Fare
    2. Travel Insurance
    3. Accommodation in Delhi - We can arrange it if required. Rooms starting at Rs.2500 and upwards.
    4. Single supplements.
    5. Additional meals/services not mentioned in the above.
    6. Charges for video/ still cameras etc.
    7. Alcohol, beverages, soft drinks etc.
    8. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
    9. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    10. Insurance
    11. Train fare. Can be arranged on request
    12. Meals during the road journey
    13. anything not mentioned in the above schedule/program.
    14. Any airfare