Kalandikhal Trek

Gangotri to Badrinath Trek / Great Himalayan Trails

Trip Facts:

Trip length: 18 Days
Grade: Challenging
Starts in: Rishikesh
Ends in: Rishikesh
Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel and Tents (on trekking days)
Transportation: Toyota (luxurious)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Maximum altitude: ---
Trek length: ---

Itinerary in Brief

  • 1

    Arrival Delhi: Delhi to Rishikesh (07 hours Drive )

    Upon arrival at Delhi international airport met our repressive transfer to the Rishikesh(227 km) Stop at Haridwar for sightseeing of Ganga Ghats & Temples then proceed to Rishikesh. Arrive & check in at the hotel. Evening free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight stay at Rishikesh

  • 2

    Rishikesh Uttarkashi

    Upon arrival at a pre-booked hotel in Uttarkashi meet our representative and Trekking crew. Remaining day to Relax and acclimatize Overnight stay in Uttarkashi, Uttarkashi is a small town in the Uttarakhand Garhwal hills on the bank of the Bhagirathi River. This place is very famous for Vishwanath temple and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. It is also the main town of many mountaineering and trekking expedition in Gangotri Himalayas region

  • 3

    Uttarkashi - Gangotri (3048 m/ 10,000 ft) Drive (95 km).

    The morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri Gangotri is the place where the Goddess Ganga descended on Earth from Heaven, On arrival check-into Hotel. evening Darshan of Gangotri temple and Arti of Bhagirathi River,

  • 4

    The day to explore around Gangotri, Acclimatization and Yoga

    After breakfast, we start trek to climb Pangarchulla peak, its trekking peak near kauri pass area, on the summit we can have a view of the 360digree Himalayan panorama.

  • 5

    Gangotri -- Bhojwassa (3792M ) 13 km trek/6-7 hrs)

    In Morning after breakfast start trek to Bhojvasa via Chirbasa (3600mt). from Gangotri, we walk Uphill along the beaten trek towards Chirbasa. The trek passes through beautiful landscapes. This whole trek is along the Bhagirathi River, The camp at Bhojwasa looks up to the Gaumukh glacier at a distance and has magnificent views of Bhagirathi series of peaks. there is a small temple and some Baba,s Ashram. We make our camp near Riverside and do yoga & meditation and enjoy the excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

  • 6

    Bhojwassa - Gomukh (3890 mts/12760 ft) - Tapovan (4463 mts / 14640 ft)

    Morning early wakeup and enjoy the panoramic view of the Bhagirathi group of peaks. After Yoga and Meditation take breakfast then trek to Gomukh (3890mt), Gaumukh is a massive glacier which feeds the perennial Bhagirathi river. It is one of the largest glaciers in the world. This place has a great religious significance, and a dip in the water is considered very holy, After having a holy dip and puja of Ganga MAA, trek further to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. The trek from Gomukh to Tapovan is ascent steep, and as we climb, the view of the surrounding peaks becomes clearer and majestic, Tapovan is known for its beautiful meadows that encircle the base camp of the Shivling peak, Tapovan is a very pleasant surprised spot with a large meadow complete with bubbling streams, wildflowers and campsites. Here we can also see wild animals like MOnal, Bharal (blue mountain goats) and Himalayan Thar on mountain ridges. Arrive Tapovan we pitch our Tent. Dinner and overnight stay in Tent

  • 7

    Tapovan (4463 pts / 14640 ft)

    Nandanvan (Trek 4-5 hrs), Flora & Fauna of the high altitude Himalayas, landscape. Explore the Kriti & Meru Glacier.clim to Nandan van via Gomukh glacier. Dinner and overnight stay at the tent

  • 8

    Nandanvan - Vasuki Tal (4880 m/16000 ft) Trek (6 km / 4-5 hrs).

    This is 4 to 5 hrs trek. Nandanvan forms the base of Kharchakund, Bhagirathi and other peaks across the Gangotri glacier. One needs to first trek down to Chaturangi Glacier and then trek 3 Km to Nandanvan. One can enjoy the overnight stay in camping ground.

  • 9

    Acclimatize, yoga and meditation, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow clapped Mountain

    Acclimatize, yoga and meditation, relax and enjoy the magnificent snow clapped Mountain

  • 10

    Vasuki Tal - Khara Pathar (5480 m/17975 ft) Trek (6 kms/3-4 hrs)

    This is 3 to 4 hrs trek. One needs to cross a huge oak forest and further cross green grassy meadows to reach Kharapathar. Dinner and overnight stay in tent

  • 11

    Khara Pathar – Kalandikhal base (8 kms / 4-5 hrs).

    After breakfast we start our trek to Kalandikhal base . One needs to cross a huge glacier point (5500 meters). One hr of glacier walk will take you through the eye-catching springs near Kalindi Pass. The area is fully covered with snow round the year. One can enjoy the magnificent views of Kalindi peak, Satopnth Kol and many other peaks. One can explore the surroundings and stay overnight in camps.

  • 12

    Kalindi Base - Kalindi Peak (5964M)

    This is difficult to challenging trek as one needs to pass through caravans. One has to be extra careful as the trekking between the stream and Glacier is steep. the area is fully covered with snow around the year. dinner and overnight stay in a tent.

  • 13

    Kalindikhal - Raja Parav (4910 m/16105 ft) Trek (12 kms / 6-7 hrs)

    The morning after breakfast trek to Raja parav. One hr of glacier walk will take you through the eye-catching springs near. Dinner and overnight stay in Tent.

  • 14

    Raja Parav - Arwa Tal

    One needs to pass through rocky terrains to reach a small meadow covered with snow. Further trek is required to reach Arwatal. The trek takes 4 to 5 hrs. dinner & overnight in Tent.

  • 15

    Arwa Tal - Ghastoli (3796 m/12450 ft) Trek (16 kms / 5-6 hrs)

    Morning, after breakfast, it’s a short day where you have full time to explore the area. dinner 7 overnight stay in Tent.

  • 16

    Ghastoli - Mana - Badrinath (3096 m/10155 ft) Trek (18 kms / 5-6 hrs) – Joshimath

    Morning early breakfast windup the camp and drive down to Badrinath -after darshan and pooja drive back to Joshimath, stay in Joshimath Panchvati Inn Joshimath homestay at Joshimath

    Badrinath
    One of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries".

    Tapt Kund :Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.

  • 17

    Rest and relax Day In Joshimath stay at best hotel in Joshimath, Panchvati Inn Joshimath

    Nandanvan (Trek 4-5 hrs), Flora & Fauna of the high altitude Himalayas, landscape. Explore the Kriti & Meru Glacier.clim to Nandan van via Gomukh glacier. Dinner and overnight stay at the tent

  • 18

    Joshimath -- Rishikesh

    The morning after breakfast drive (257 km) to Rishikesh.Evening free for sightseeing and shopping

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