Khatling Glacier Trek

14 Days - 13 Nights
  • Khatling Glacier Trek

Description

Khatling Glacier the Source of Bhilangana River Surrounded by Lofty Peaks

Khatling Glacier Trek lies in Tehri at an altitude of 3900 meters. It is the source of Bhilangana River surrounded by high Himalayan peaks i.e. The Jogin peaks (I, II and III), Meru, Barte Kauter, Sphetic Pristwar and Kirti Stambh.

This trek is in Bhilangana valley which is a nature lover’s paradise. Sahasratal and Masar Tal are present on the west and east of Khatling Glacier.

Come Across Pristine Glacial Lakes on This Trek and Explore the Verdant Beauty

Explore Masar Tal, Vasuki Tal and Sahasratal, these glacial Lakes located in remote regions of Garhwal. Trek through all green fields and dense forests and later through high ridges, moraines and boulder zone.

Cross quaint villages and dense Kharaso forest, on the way trek on undulating meadows with many wildflowers blooming. This trek has excellent campsites to offer.

Myth Behind Bhilangana River

A myth behind Bhilangana is; a divine spirit was rejected by Lord Shiva when it tried to tempt him. He turned it into liquid and River Bhilangana originated.

Key Points of Khatling Glacier Trek

Level- Difficult

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.

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

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kgs.

Must Read about Khatling Glacier Trek

Duration:14 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

Best Season:April, May, Sep and Oct

Level:Difficult

Highest Point:3900 metres to 5300 meter

Weather:Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Summer temperature:Day 5°C to 12°C night – 3°C to 5°C

Starting point: Dehradun

Short Itinerary of Khatling Glacier Trek

Day 1 – Dehradun to Uttarkashi (178 km) (6 hours)

Day 2 – Drive from Uttarkashi to Malla (25 km) and trek to Sillachan (9 km) (6 hours)

Day 3 – Trek from Sillachanto Kush Kalayni (11 km) (6 hours)

Day 4 – Trek from Kush Kalayni to Kyarki Khal (14 km) (6 hours)

Day 5 – Trek from Kyarki Khal to Pari Tal (18 km) (7 hours)

Day 6 – Trek from Pari Tal to Sahastral (12 km) (6 hours)

Day 7 – Trek from Sahastral to Kalyani (16 km) (6 hours)

Day 8 – Trek from Kalyani to Kharsoli (11 km) (5 hours)

Day 9 – Trek from Kharsoli to Tambakund (8 km) (5 hours)

Day 10 – Trek from Tambakund to Khatling Glacier and return (3 km) (4 hours)

Day 11 – Trek from Tambakund to Masar Tal (6 km) (3 hours)

Day 12 – Trek from Masar Tal to Vasuki Tal (15 km) (6 hours)

Day 13 – Trek from Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath (6 km) (3/4 hours)

Day 14 – Trek from Kedarnath to Gauri Kund 14 km same day drive to Dehradun (8/9 hours)

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Day 1 – Drive from Dehradun to Uttarkashi

Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun or Rishikesh then leaves for Uttarkashi through the route of Mussoorie, en route Tehri Lake is visible and you can reach Uttarkashi in 8 to 9 hours. Check in a hotel and retire for the night.

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Day 2 : Drive from Uttarkashi to Malla (25 km) and trek to Sillachan

Have breakfast and leave for Malla, the drive is 25 km long. This is the starting point of this trek, head towards Sillachan by covering 9 km and reach your campsite.

After setting up tents, have salubrious food and retire for the night.

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Day 3 : Trek from Sillachanto Kush Kalyani

Start the trek from Sillachan, the distance is 11 km to reach Kush Kalyani. Reach the ravishing meadows and setup the camps in middle of the ground.

Rest there and comfortably enjoy your overnight stay in tents.

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Day 4 : Trek from Kush Kalyani to Kyarki Khal

Today the trek to Kyarki Khal is an exciting one because the undulating meadows, cascading waterfalls and scenic sights will leave you gazing at nature’s beauty.
Reach Kyarki Khal, have sumptuous food and settle for the day.

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Day 5 : Trek from Kyarki Khal to Pari Tal

From Kyarki Khal trek through the lush green Kyarki Bugyal, pass through dense forest area and reach Pari Tal campsite for today.

After pitching tents and having food retire for the night.

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Day 6 : Trek from Pari Tal to Sahastral

Sahastral is 12 km away from Pari Tal and the picturesque trail is through Taddiudyar. Reach the campsite and settle for the day.

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Day 7 : Trek from Sahastral to Kalyani

Today is a long trek, the distance is 16 km which can be covered in 7 hours. Kalyani lies amid mountains and an embankment is visible on another side. It is a wide meadow, great for camping, so setup your camps here and settle for the day.

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Day 8: Trek from Kalyani to Kharsoli

Kharsoli is still 11 km away from kalyani. It is Bhilan Ganga’s confluence and a large meadow, pitch your camps here in middle of the meadow. Sumptuous food will be served and overnight stay will be in tents.

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Day 9 : Trek from Kharsoli to Tambakund

Start the trek from Kharsoli to Tambakund, the distance is 8 km. Reach there setup your camps and settle for the day.

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Day 10: Trek from Tambakund to Khatling Glacier and return

Wake up early today because trek to Khatling Glaicer is strenuous, the distance is 3 km but climbing it will take time.

The Jogin peaks (I, II and III), Meru, Barte Kauter and Sphetic Pristwar with many more Himalayan peaks surrounds this glacier. After spending some time there start the descent. Packed lunch will be provided have it while returning to Tambakund.

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Day 11: Trek from Tambakund to Masar Tal

From Tambakund head towards Masar Tal. It lies in the remote region.

Set your camps near this Tal, this place is serene and peaceful. Wear enough clothes to protect against cold and retire for the night.

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Day 12: Trek from Masar Tal to Vasuki Tal

Cross the snow sections and boulder zone, it is going to be a long trek.

After tough descent, reach the campsite Vasuki Tal a holy lake which resembles snake Vasuki of Lord Shiva. Catch the views of Chaturangi glaciers. Setup the tents, have food and retire for the night.

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Day 13: Trek from Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath

From Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath, the distance is 6 km. After one ascent you have to descent all the way. Climb up and you can have first sight of Kedarnath and River Mandakini.

Descent and reach there in one and a half hour, it isa very famous Hindu pilgrimage site, Kedarnath “Abode of Lord Shiva”. Get there visit the temple in the evening and check in a hotel at Kedarnath.

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Day 14: Trek from Kedarnath to Gauri Kund same day to Dehradun

The distance from Kedarnath to Gaurikundis 14 km, it is a well-defined and well maintained path, descent through this trail and reach this pure Kund after crossing Rambara village.

Gauri Kund is a divine hot water spring, devotees take bath in it and consider it pure. Same day drive 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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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Dehradun To Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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