Kalindi Khal Trekking Expedition 2020

16 Nights /17 Days

Mountaineering and Trekking

Fixed Departure

  • Transport

  • Sightseeing

Starting from

INR 155,000

+91 84484 45051

Starting from
INR 155,000
Starting from
INR 155,000

+91 84484 45051

+91 98187 03891

tours@holidaymoods.net

Overview

Kalindi Khal Trek 2020
Kalindi Khal Trek is an outstanding challenging trek connecting Gangotri and Badrinath, which comes under the Garhwal Himalayas. Kalindi Khal Trek Expedition is every adventurer's inspiration and on the bucket list. It is surrounded by cracked ice fields, rough glaciers, and rocks, and we also need mountaineering equipment like ropes and ice axes. The Kalindi Khal trek is located halfway from Bhagirathi valley of Garhwal to Alankananda valley. While doing this trek, you can see the highest range of the Himalayas, which gives view of the beautiful peaks. Some of the peaks worth mentioning are Mt. Meru (6,630 meters), Mt. Shivaling (6,543 meters), Mt. Bhagirathi Group (6,512 meters), and the Mt. Neelkanth (6,506 meters). For this trek, one requires tremendous experience.

The Kalindi Khal Trek is one of the most challenging treks in India at an altitude of around 5,950 meters. The Gangotri glacier is always moving and breaking. This trek ends in a small village called Mana near Badrinath. If you are looking for a trek full of challenge, then you can choose this trek.

Kalindi Khal Trek Best Time
The best season for this trek is from July to September.
Maximum Altitude: 5950 M
Difficulty Level: Very Difficult and challenging 

Highlights

  • Gomukh Gangotri Glacier
  • Spectacular View Alpine Meadow of Tapovan
  • View of Gangotri Gomukh - Source of Ganga
  • Bhagirathi Glacier at an altitude of (4330) 
  • Gangotri Glacier
  • Badrinath Shrine
  • Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake 
  • Trek Highest Point (5950 M)


Itinerary

Day

1

Arrive Rishikesh & drive to Uttarkashi (165 kms / 6-7 hrs)
Uttarkashi

Arrive Rishikesh/ Haridwar and we drive to Uttarkashi


Situated in the Uttarakhand state of India, Uttarkashi is the district headquarters. It is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of about 1158 meters above sea level. Uttarkashi, close to Rishikesh, is commonly known as a holy city.

Overnight stay at hotel in Uttarkashi.


Day

2

Drive to Gangotri (100 kms / 5hrs)
Gangotri

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Gangotri

Gangotri is a city in the Uttarkashi district of India in the Greater Himalayan Range, at an altitude of 3,100 meters. Gangotri is one of the major religious places in the Char Dham pilgrimage areas. River Ganga rises from the glacier beyond Gangotri and merges into the Alaknanda River, passing through Devprayag.


Check-in at the guest house

Acclimatization walks around Gangotri: We cross the Bhagirathi at Surajkund and start on the trail towards Kedar Taal. The intention is to climb up the route for about 2 to 3 hours and then turn back. Some climbing for 3 hours and then descend down to Gangotri.

Overnight at guest house in Gangotri.


Day

3

Trek to Chidbasa ( 9 kms / 3- 4 hrs)
Chirbasa

The trek begins from today. Carrying just our essentials in a backpack
A leisurely walk of 9 km gets us to our first tented camp by the waters of Bhagirathi amongst trees of birch and pine (Chir), at Chidbasa.

Chirbasa is situated at a distance of about 9 km from Gangotri on the thick forest of tall blue cedar and pine trees. For trekkers, the route of Gaumukh-Tapovan trek starts from Gangotri, about 18 km from Gomukh. Chirbas makes an ideal mid camp.

Overnight Camping in Chirbasa.


Day

4

Trek to Bhojwasa & visit to Gaumukh (13 kms / 4-5 hrs)
Bhojwasa

Bhojbasa is a beautiful place of rugged areas, situated at an altitude of about 3,775 meters above sea level. The trek starting from Gangotri goes to Bhojbasa for14 km trek through rugged terrain to the Bhagirathi River.
We reach Bhojwasa and we will make an excursion to Goumukh (Snout of famous Gangotri glacier)

Return to Bhojwasa for a hot lunch.


Overnight camping at Bhojwasa.


Day

5

Trek to Tapovan (4 kms / 1 hrs )
Tapovan

We will walk through Goumukh again and crossing the Gangotri Glacier to its true left side
Climb up onto the alpine meadow of Tapovan (4463m / 14639ft).

Tapovan comes from the two root words tapas - meaning penance and by extension religious mortification and austerity, and more generally spiritual practice, and vana, meaning forest or thicket. Tapovan then translates as forest of austerities or spiritual practice.


Gomukh Tapovan trek is considered to be the most thrilling trek. The Gomukh glacier is one of the main water sources of the sacred Ganges. Around the glacier, one can also see the peaks of the Gangotri group and many other attractions. It is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site also. This would be a photographer’s paradise.

Overnight stay in tented camp.


Day

6

Trek to Nandanvan (15.5 kms / 4- 5 hrs )
Nandanvan

After breakfast we begin our journey to Nandanvan (4500 m / 14760 ft). At a distance of 27 km from Gangotri, Nandanvan is a small plain situated on the Bhagirathi Glacier at an altitude of 4330 meters in Uttarkashi district. It is a long trek on moraine, steep ascending and descending. The Gangotri glacier has the base of the Bhagirathi Peaks, which takes about 5 - 6 hours and is also known to offer a view of the peaks from Mt.

From here we have spectacular views of Mt. Shivling and Meru.

Overnight Camping to Nandanvan.


Day

7

Trek to Vasukital ( 7 kms; 4 to 5 hrs)
Vasukital

After breakfast in the morning, we trek to Vasuki Tal.

Vasuki Tal is a high glacial lake situated at an altitude of 14,200 feet above sea level. The Himalayan flowers seen here are Brahma Kamal and others, which bloom around the lake, making it divine. This trek to Vasuki Tal is amazing. A steady climb from Nandanvan will get us to the campsite near a small lake.

Overnight camping at Vasukital.


Day

8

Rest day at Vasukital
Vasukital

Rest day at Vasukital.

Overnight camping at Vasukital.


Day

9

Trek to Khada Pathar ( 6 kms / 4- 5 hrs)
Khada Pathar

After breakfast, we start our 6 km trek to Khada Pathar (5456m / 17895ft).

Crossing the Satopanth Glacier we reach Khada Pathar in approximately 4 – 5 hrs.

Overnight camping at Khada Pathar.


Day

10

Trek to Sweta Glacier ( 10 kms / 6-7 hrs)
Sweta Glacier

After walking for 6-7 hours on the glacier we would need to camp on the glacier. This would be a long tiring day.

Overnight at camping


Day

11

Trek Sweta Glacier to base of Kalindi Khal
Kalindi Khal

On a long days walk with greater views of Sweta, Chandra and many other peaks.

The Kalindikhal Pass trek is considered to be one of the toughest treks in Uttarakhand and is still widely known for its route leading to the sacred Badrinath temple. The Kalindi Khal is a high altitude mountain pass connecting Gangotri and Gastoli. is. It is considered to be the highest pass in the world and forms the most famous trekking pass of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Camp at the Kalindi Khal base.


Day

12

Base of Kalindi – Over Kalindi Pass -Rajaparav (4910m / 16104ft; 12 kms; 7 to 8 hrs)
Rajaparav

After an early breakfast, we start our trek then start to descend to reach Rajaparav. In todays trek, we can see many peaks like Kamet (7757m), Mana (7272m).

Overnight camping in Rajaparav


Day

13

Trek to Arwatal (3910m / 12824ft; 13 kms; 5 to 6 hrs)
Arwa tal

After breakfast, we continue our descent with crossing Saraswati River. Arwa Tal treks through dangerous icy terrain to cross many streams. 12 km from Badrinath lies the Arwa Tal.

Overnight at Arwatal.


Day

14

Trek Arwatal to Ghastoli (3796m / 12450ft; 16 kms; 5 to 6 hrs)
Ghastoli

Today’s walk is more gradual with fantastic views of many named and unnamed rocky peaks and spires. Camp near a beautiful groundwater pool.

Overnight at camps in Ghastoli.


Day

15

Trek Ghastoli to Badrinath (3100m / 10168ft; 16 kms; 5 to 6 hrs)
Badrinath

Our last day walk tour is mostly on army road. We can finally go to Bhima Pul and Mana village. We meet our waiting vehicle Mana. Badrinath: It is one of the four Dham pilgrimage centers in India and derives its name from the temple of Badrinath. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Overnight stay in a small & clean guesthouse / Hotel.


Day

16

Drive from Badrinath-Rishikesh (Drive 300km: 8-9hrs)
Rishikesh

Early morning long drive to Rishikesh from Badrinath

Overnight stay at hotel in Rishikesh.


Day

17

Departure from Rishikesh
Dehradun Airport

After breakfast, check out and end of the trip


Inclusions


  • Stay in Hotel/Guest house as twin share basis AP basis.
  • On the trek: In camping tents on twin sharing basis including all meals (Veg).
  • AP basis: All meals included
  • Rishikesh to Gangotri & back to Rishikesh in Jeep/Tempo traveler.
  • Local experienced guide and kitchen staff on the trek
  • Porters for personal baggage up to 12 kg.
  • All camping gears as; Tents, Mattress (Rubber + Air), camping chairs and folding table, Dinning tent and Toilet tents.
  • Entry/ Permit fee in national parks.

Exclusions


  • GST (5%) as applicable
  • Food expenses during travel between these destinations like Delhi to Rishikesh/Haridwar, Haridwar to Delhi.
  • Charges for ‘personal’ porters hired over and above the porters/mules hired for our trek.
  • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
  • Tips to the camping staff, porters & guide. 
  • Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle breakdown, etc. factors beyond the control of the organization.
  • Items not specified in “Cost Includes”.


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Proposed Accommodation/ Similar

Uttarkashi - 1 Night
Gangotri - 1 Night
Chirbasa - 1 Night
Bhojwasa - 1 Night
Nandanvan - 1 Night
Sweta Glacier - 1 Night
Badrinath - 1 Night
Rishikesh - 1 Night

Additional Info

Sector Note

Tour Price
Kalindi Khal Trek Cost Per Person

Trip Cost             

Rs. 1,55,000.00 Per Person + 5% GST

Departure Date

September 24th - October 9th,  2020

Arrive/Departure Location

Dehradun Airport to Dehradun Airport

Departure Time 

Arrive at Dehradun Afternoon




Cancellation Policy

The package price will be deducted as per the following conditions strictly. No refund will be entertained without receiving a cancellation request effective from the date of receipt of the letter. 

  • Notice less than 60-46 days:  25% cost will be deducted
  • Notice less than 45-31 days:  50% cost will be deducted
  • Notice less than  30 days:    No Refund

Note: No refund will be given to people who are unable to complete the trip or abandon it due to any reasons.
Terms & Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • The digital copy of the Indemnity form duly filled, signed and emailed to the company along with the booking amount. 
  • It will be deemed that the booking & payment policy is accepted by the clients while making the bookings with the first deposit amount. 
  • If the client is forced to cancel the booking prior to departure, the cancellation policy will be followed.
  • In case of any delay beyond our control, the client will have to bear extra cost for the extra days as per the option chosen on per day basis.
  • Please  note  and  be  well  informed  that  there  will  be  no  refund  of  money  after the package commences and if one cannot complete activity or gets sick enroute. 
  • The cost is for the entire package and there would be no refunds in case any part of the package is not availed.


COMPANY LIABILITY

  1. It is in the nature of a holiday of this kind to be flexible. The day-to-day agenda and ultimate goal of the tour is taken as an aim and not as a contractual obligation. We shall not be responsible for the delays or alterations in the program or expenses incurred due to conflict, international or internal flight delay or cancellations, strikes, sickness, weather, war, vehicle problems, political closures and disputes.
  2. The  booking  is  accepted  on  the  understanding  that  you  realize  the  potential  risks  and hazards that can be involved in holidays of this kind. The organisor along with our leaders/guides and anyone else working in association with us cannot be held responsible for any death, accident or mishap that may occur in connection with any part of, or services connected with the holiday. 
  3. Before the guests come on a holiday, they must be covered by insurance, which has to include the cost of helicopter rescue, evacuation and cost of repatriation if they become too ill to continue. It is recommended that the travel insurance should cover adventure activities undertaken. We can help you incase required
  4. The Company would not be liable to pay any kind of compensation arising because of any mishap, sickness, accident etc.
Payment Policy
BOOKING & PAYMENT POLICY

Booking Amount:  25% of the package price (Non Refundable)
1st Installment:    25% of the package price on confirmation of all services
2nd Installment:    50% Balance 15 days prior to the departure date
Indemnity Bond
Kindly download the Booking & Indemnity form this link. The digital copy of the Booking & Indemnity form duly filled, signed and scanned must be emailed to us along with the 25% booking amount of the package price.

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