Kalindi Pass Expedition

14 DAYS - 13 NIGHTS
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Description

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. Or Badrinath Valley

It starts from Gangotri base camp, 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.

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.

Kalindi Pass Expedition

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.

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.

Explore the Himalayas Beauty of this Remote Region

Kalindi khal trek is an Enthralling Gangotri valley or Badrinath Valley in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand India, this trek come under Gangotri National park . No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate and desirable soothing green meadow. So, what else can be better than spending some days here in the serenity!

Kalindi Pass Expedition

Key Points of Kalindi pass Trek

Level: – Difficult trek

During the trek, proper conditioning & training of body is required.

In addition, need of proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Furthermore, shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

In addition, the backpack should not exceed 12 kg.

Alcohol and smoking is not allowed in during the Expedition

need to proper knowledge of High altitude trek

WHY TO CHOOSE KALINDI PASS TREK?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Kalindi pass trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 636 Km both side and on foot 68 km which is to be covered into 14 days. . Dehradun to Dehradun
Kalindi pass trek is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 6,000 Meter

The Starting trail is moderate as compare to other treks this is difficult trek. So this trek is not for beginners

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges Gangotri, or Badrinath valley you can see pine forests, Gomukh, Nandanvan, Vasuki Tal, animals, or many different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only

Kalindi Pass Expedition

Altitude we are going to cover

Gangotri – 3415 Meter

Chirbasa – 3580 Meter

Bhojbasa – 3775 Meter

Gomukh – 4255 Meter

Tapovan – 4500 Meter

Nandanvan – 4810 Meter

Vasuki Tal – 4978 Meter

Khara Patthar (17979 feet)

Shweta Glacier (18044 feet)

Kalindi Pass (19685 feet)

Getting to Himalayan hikersBase Camp Gangotri

Option 01 – Direct flight Available – Bangalore to Dehradun

Kolkata to Dehradun

Mumbai to Dehradun

Pune to Dehradun

Delhi to Dehradun

Option 02 – Take the overnight train from Delhi to Dehradun.

(Special A/C train from New Delhi would be best options to you)

You can reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.

Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempotraveler

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT:Withdraw money before your journey;Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.

(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)

Mobile Connectivity:There will be no networks during the trek, in Uttarkashi your device will receive the networks and at Gangotri base camp only Idea and BSNL Airtel , So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

Key Points Kalindi pass trek

Duration: – 13 Nights 14 Days – from Dehradun to Dehradun

Base camp: – Gangotri

Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 10°C) Night (-2° C to – 6° C)

Kalindi pass – Altitude: – 19,685 feet (6,000 Meter)

Best Time: – May, June, September, October

Trek Level: – Difficul

Trek distance: – On foot 68 Km – By taxi 636 km

Group Size: – minimum 05 / maximum -10 people

Short Itinerary Kalindi pass Trek

Day 1- Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Gangotri – 258 km) (10/11 Hours) (3415 Meter

Day 2- Rest Day + Acclimatization

Day 3 – Trek from Gangotri to Bhojbasa camp via Chirbasa (14 km) (7/8 Hours) (3775 Meter)

Day 4 – Trek from Bhojbasa camp to via Gomukh to Nandanvan camp (8 km) (5/6 Hours) (4810 Meter)

Day 5:- Trek from Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal (06 km) (4/5 Hours) (4978 Meter)

Day 6– Acclimatization Day at Vasuki Tal

Day 7– Trek from Vasuki Tal to Khara Patthar (06 km) (4/5 hours) (17979 feet)

Day 8– Trek from Khara Patthar to Shweta Glacier (05 km) (4/5 hours) (18044 feet)

Day 9– Trek from Shweta Glacier to Kalindi base (04 km) (4/5 hours) (183722 feet)

Day 10– Acclimatization Day

Day 11– Trek from Kalindi base to Kalindi Pass (19685 feet) and descent to Arwatal (07 km) (8/9hours) (13057 feet)

Day 12– Trek from Arwatal to Ghastoli (08 km) (5/6 hours) (12454 feet)

Day 13– Trek from Ghastoli to Mana (09km) (5/6 hours) Drive from Mana to Badrinath

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Day 1 : Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Gangotri

Total distance – 258 km – 10/11 Hours journey

Mode of journey – – By taxi

Altitude – Gangotri – 3415 Meter

Night stay – Our Mandakini Hotel – on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Gangotri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Get in the vehicle from Dehradun and enjoy the picturesque journey along Bhagirathi River’s bank and forest stretches to reach Gangotri base camp. It is the base camp of Tapovan trek

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty. Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.

After half an hour, stop at Suwakholi Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of maximum 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close

Further you will cross the small Chinyalisaur of Dharasu Reach Uttarkashi around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. After having Go through the picturesque zig- zag road to Gangotri via Harshil

Freshen up and enjoy evening snacks in the open Garden with great views. You will be provided some details after which you can go for evening walk but be at the hotel, Mandakini at Gangotri for dinner.

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Day 2 : Rest Day + Acclimatization

Today all the equipment will be checked and then go for short hikes nearby and rest for the night.

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Day 3 :Trek from Gangotri to Bhojbasa camp via Chirbasa

Trek Distance – 14 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Bhojbasa – 3775 Meter

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 4 : Trek from Bhojbasa camp to via Gomukh to Nandanvan camp

Trek Distance – 08 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Nandanvan – 4810 Meter

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

Today the trail is steep and the climb is difficult from Gomukh to Nandanvan 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 meters 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.

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Day 5 : Trek from Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal

Trek Distance –06 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Vasuki Tal – 4978 Meter

Night Stay – Our campsite – on twin share basis

After breakfast trek from Vasuki Tal is the base camp of Mt. Satopanth and Mt. Vasuki. Today, you will be trekking along Chaturangi glacier to reach this sacred pristine lake, it is believed that Lord Vishnu took bath in it.

The aura here is divine, many of the places in Uttarakhand are of great significance to Hindus and Vasuki Tal is one of them. Pass through rocky terrain, ascent isn’t very steep but the distance is long so you may get tired. On the way get entrancing views of Chaturangi glacier.

Vasuki Tal lies amidst snow covered mountains and it remains frozen in winters. Witness rare Himalayan Brahma Kamals and other flowers growing in abundance around this exciting lake. Explore this and relish the beautiful views offered.

Setup your tents near nearby and enjoy your meal there afterwards retire for the night.

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Day 6 : 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.

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Day 7 : Trek from Vasuki Tal to Khara Patthar

Trek Distance –10 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On Foot.

Altitude – Khara Patthar – 17979 feet

Night Stay – Our camp – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 8: Trek from Khara Patthar to Shweta Glacier

Distance – 05 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Shweta Glacier – 18044 feet

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 9: Trek from Shweta Glacier to Kalindi base

Distance – 04 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Kalindi base – 18, 372feet

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

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 colors) 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 retires for the night.

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Day 10: Acclimatization Day

Go on short hikes, acclimatization prevents altitude sickness. Overnight stay in camp

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Day 11: Trek from Kalindi base to Kalindi Pass (19685 feet) and descent to Arwatal

Distance – 07 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Kalindi Pass – 19,685 feet

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 12: Trek from Arwatal to Ghastoli camp

Distance – 08 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Ghastoli camp – 12,454 feet

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 13: Trek from Ghastoli to Mana (5/6 hours) Drive from Mana to Badrinath

Distance – 09 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Badrinath – 10,830 feet

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 14: Trek from Badrinath to Dehradun

Distance – 380 km – 11/12 Hours journey

Mode of journey –By Taxi

The expedition ends here, post breakfast depart to Dehradun.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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Items that is not included in the cost of tour price.
❌ Personal Insurance
❌ Personal toiletry Items
❌ Trekker carry your Photo ID , Adhar card , Passport , Visa , Medical certificate , Declaration from for entry at forest check posts on the trek it is very important

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