Traversing Kalindi Pass needs Knowledge and Experience
Kalindi Pass is 6000 meters above the sea level which lies in the Great Himalayas. The exhilarating trails demand enthusiasm and deep knowledge of trekking in high altitude treks. It is a connecting pass of Gangotri and Gastoli village.
It starts from Gangotri. Gangotri is a holy city and famous pilgrimage site, it is one of the Char Dhams. Glaciers are the famous attraction of this place which makes this trek thrilling. The other attraction is sight of Mt. Shivling and Bhagirathi peaks, the views will accompany you from the base till summit.
Trek the Himalayas
This expedition covers some very remote and famous areas which are popular amongst the trekkers. First is from where the River Ganga originates Gomukh, explore the green landscapes of Tapovan with streams around and the remote area Vasuki Tal.
Extraordinary Panorama views
To successfully complete the Kalindi Pass trek, past experience of high altitude trekking and proper application of knowledge and skills should be known by the trekker. The risks are uncounted and you have to conquer the challenges, it is only possible when you come fully prepared.
Spirit of Adventure
Mana is the end point of this expedition and the last village of India. This place holds adventure and thrill, if you know proper skills and application then nothing can be better than conquering the challenges thrown in front and experiencing the adventure in Indian Himalayas.
Must read about Kalindi Pass
Trek Fee: Rs.74000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 14 Days
Summer Temperature :(-2°C to -10°C)
Best Time:After Mid May
Trek distance: Total 90 Km.
Winter Temperature:Day (-8°C to -15°C) Night (-10°C to -18°C)
- Review 0 Reviews0/5
- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level
- Group Size Large Group
Day 1– Dehradun to Gangotri (245 km) (10/12 hours) (10,145 feet)
Day 2– Acclimatization Day
Day 3– Gangotri to Bhojbasa (14 km) (6/7 hours) (12761 feet)
Day 4– Bhojbasa to Nandanvan (9 km) (5/6 hours) (14345 feet)
Day 5– Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal (6 km) (5/6 hours) (16332 feet)
Day 6– Acclimatization Day at Vasuki Tal
Day 7– Vasuki Tal to Khara Patthar (3/4 hours) (17979 feet)
Day 8– Khara Patthar to Shweta Glacier (4/5 hours) (18044 feet)
Day 9– Shweta Glacier to Kalindi base (4/5 hours) (183722 feet)
Day 10– Acclimatization Day
Day 11– Kalindi base to Kalindi Pass (19685 feet) and descent to Arwatal (12/13 hours) (13057 feet)
Day 12– Arwatal to Ghastoli (5/6 hours) (12454 feet)
Day 13– Ghastoli to Mana (5/6 hours) Drive from Mana to Badrinath
Day 14– Badrinath to Dehradun (8/9 hours)
✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee including camping charges
✅ Accommodation in Hotel Gangotri and Auli, on twin share or triple share basis
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ Expertise Trek Leader, fluent in English and Hindi certified in basic and advance mountaineering courses from NIM, IMF or Hanifl Centre.
✅ Experienced local guide
✅ Kitchen team
✅ All camping gear
✅ High quality camping tents, sleeping bags, mattress liner and pillow
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Micro Spikes
✅ Ice Axe
✅ Rescue Ropes
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
❌ Medical Certificate
❌ Personal toiletry Items
❌ First day breakfast and lunch en route
❌ Last day lunch and dinner en route
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Dehradun to Gangotri (245 km) (10/12 hours) (10,145 feet)
Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun or Rishikesh then leaves for Uttarkashi through the route of Mussoorie. The Tehri Lake can be seen during the journey.
Drive to Gangotri is along the right bank of River Ganga (Bhagirathi) in middle of the way visit Gangnani, hot spring you can take sulphur bath in it. On the way you will get the views of Great Himalayas, Harshil and alluring green forest. Check in a hotel and in the evening visit holy city Gangotri, at 7 pm attend Aarti of River Ganga, it is worshipped by the Hindus.
In the evening you can explore this place on you own have dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Today all the equipment will be checked and then go for short hikes nearby and rest for the night.
Gangotri to Bhojbasa (14 km) (6/7 hours) (12761 feet)
The trek to Bhojbasa is long so start the day early. Go through the market then the trail is through forested area. Ahead reach a valley with pine trees, cross it and trek through boulder zone. On the way have a glance of Bhagirathi peaks Gomukh glacier.
The trail is wide and easy now. Pass through many landslide prone areas and encounter the breath-taking views of Bhagirathi peaks, and Mt. Shivling. Here Sanyasis and Sadhus can be seen in the caves.
Cross ridges, and now the trail becomes rocky and barren. Bhojbasa is the widest point in the valley. Campsite is in a plain terrain from where you can get magnificent views of snow covered peaks and Bhagirathi River flows beside.
Bhojbasa has a small temple, explore the area in the afternoon. In the evening witness the sun setting behind the Bhagirathi group of Peaks which makes them look glorifying and extremely beautiful.
Relish the beauty, enjoy incredible scenery and sight of Mt. Shivling and retire for the night.
Bhojbasa to Nandanvan (9 km) (5/6 hours) (14345 feet)
Today the trail is steep and the climb is difficult from Gomukh to Tapovan. Trek from Gomukh to Tapovan is a steep ascent and it will take 2 hours to reach there. You will be crossing Gangotri glacier to reach Nandanvan. Cross Akash Ganga stream, reach Gangotri Glacier and find a way to descent.
On glacier there is thick ice, remains of rocks and big boulders. Trekking on Gangotri glacier is difficult because of its slippery parts and the rocks can fall. Descent and climb up 100 metres to reach Nandanvan, the climb is through a landslide prone area.
This meadow is at the base of Bhagirathi. Reach Nandanvan and witness clear views of Mt. shivling, Mt. Meru and Kedar Dome. Setup your tents here and retire for the night.
Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal (6 km) (6/7 hours) (16332 feet)
Vasuki Tal is the basecamp of Mt. Satopanth and Mt. Vasuki. You will be trekking along Chaturangi glacier.
The aura of this place is divine, many of the places in Uttarakhand are related to Hindu mythology and Vasuki Tal is one of those. The terrain is rocky but the ascent isn’t very difficult. Ahead get the entrancing views of Chaturangi glacier.
Vasuki Tal is surrounded by mountains and this lake freezes in winters, see Brahma Kamal and other Himalayan flowers in abundance around this lake. Setup your tents nearby, enjoy your meal and retire for the night.
Acclimatization Day at Vasuki Tal
Let your body adjust according to the environment to prevent altitude sickness, you can relax today or go for a short hikes nearby. From tomorrow the difficult part of this expedition starts.
Have healthy food and retire for the night early.
Vasuki Tal to Khara Patthar (3/4 hours) (17979 feet)
The trek today is through moraine area and boulder zone, the views of mountains chain will be the phenomenal part of the journey. Some parts will need energy so be sure you have healthy breakfast for good energy.
The chain of mountains will not leave your side until you reach Khara Patthar. From this campsite Mt. Satopanth the second biggest mountain in Gangotri siblings will be visible. Setup your camps here and retire for the night.
Khara Patthar to Shweta Glacier (4/5 hours) (18044 feet)
The trek will be challenging because of the glaciers and moraines, but they can be crossed using technical skills.
The landscapes will change and setting of these will show you different sides of the places, you can experience the thrill and adventure both.
Reach your campsite Shweta glacier and find a place where you can set your tents and retire for the night.
Shweta Glacier to Kalindi base (4/5 hours) (183722 feet)
Today you have to reach Kalindi Base Camp, the trails are thrilling and scary but the glaciers and chain of mountains will accompany you because it is all glaciated.
Have glimpse of Chaturangi glacier (4 colours) en route and most of the time you will be trekking through the moraine area. After a long hike reach Kalindi Base Camp.
From the Base Camp you can catch the views of Kalindi Peak, this sight will energize for the trek further. Pitch your tents here and get the briefing for tomorrow, the safest route and techniques will be discussed.
After having food retire for the night.
Go on short hikes, acclimatization prevents altitude sickness.
Kalindi base to Kalindi Pass (19685 feet) and descent to Arwatal (12/13 hours) (13057 feet)
You have come to the main day of this expedition and today is going to be the longest and toughest day. Get up early and leave for Kalindi Pass (19685 feet). Keep one thing in mind that weather can change so you need to be prepared and add up extra day in the itinerary for summit attempt.
Ascend through the thrilling trail and you will see some crevasses which are not visible, use the ropes for ascending and descending both and be aware and very careful. Use your skills and follow the instructions of professional guide and you can reach the summit.
Standing at the top of Kalindi Pass will be joyous and ecstatic because of the successful climb. The mountain views will be very close and mind boggling. Do not spend much time there because descent is going to be time consuming.
Your campsite is Arwatal, descend using ropes when you reach the levelled part, take rest breaks and come to the campsite. Celebrate the success of traversing this huge pass, it will boost your confidence to next level fill your heart with happiness and joy.
Wait for the food to be served and retire for the night.
Arwatal to Ghastoli (5/6 hours) (12454 feet)
The trek will surprise you with three to four rivers you have to cross on the way to reach Ghastoli. The hike is surely going to be amazing and it will offer new rewards.
Ghastoli has an Army establishment and the security level is high there because it is the border between Tibet and China. Your campsite is beside River Arwa.
The camps will be pitched at peaceful setting and in the reviving environment. So set up the tents, have food after relaxing and retire for the night.
Ghastoli to Mana (5/6 hours) Drive from Mana to Badrinath
Leave Ghastoli and descent to India’s last village Mana. Reach there and vehicles will be arranged.
Drive is towards Badrinath and you can visit Lord Vishnu’s Temple which is a famous pilgrimage site and one of Char Dhams. Arrangements will be made in a hotel there.
Badrinath to Dehradun (8/9 hours)
The expedition ends here, post breakfast depart to Dehradun.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.
BSNL networks will be available at Gangotri there are no other networks ahead, so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before the trek.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.
- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.
(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)