Masar Tal Trek

15 Days - 14 Nights
  • Masar Tal
  • Masar Tal
  • Masar Tal
  • Masar Tal
  • Masar Tal

Description

Masar Tal – the Untouched Nature Welcomes You

Masar Tal lies in the most astounding remote region of Garhwal Himalayas at an elevation of 4,139 m above sea level. It is just below Masar Top on Doodhganga’s left bank. The untouched nature welcomes you on this adventurous journey to explore the grasslands, pristine holy Lakes and glaciers.

Masar Tal

Adventurous 12 Days Sojourn

Masar Tal and Sahstra Tal lies on the east and west of Khatling Glacier. The Bhilangna valley offers panoramic sight of hanging glaciers and snow covered peaks. Go through dense forests and blooming meadows. Further, cross high Himalayan passes which exceed 5000 m.

Tranquil Charm of Masar Tal

Reach Khatling Glacier via Tambakund and go through the Kedarnath National Park. This area also has mythical stories, the myth related to Shiva and Parvati. Stories from Mahabharata are also here. Spend your days in the tranquil environment amid the lush greenery all around.

Masar Tal

Key Points of Masar Tal 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 10kgs.

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Duration:15 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season:April, May, Sep and Oct

Level:Difficult

Highest Point:4139 m

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

Winter temperature: (-2°C to -5°C) (-5°C to -10°C)

Summer temperature:(5°C to 12°C)

Starting point: Dehradun

Short Itinerary Masar Tal 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 – Sillachan to Kushkalayni (11 km) (6 hours)

Day 4 – Kushkalayni to Kyarki Khal (14 km) (6 hours)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 14 – Kedarnath to Gauri Kund (14 km) (4/5 hours)

Day 15 – Gauri Kund to Dehradun (8/9 hours)

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Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Uttarkashi

The pick-up will be from Dehradun, timing of departure is 6:30 am. The drive is through Mussoorie, Tehri Lake can be seen en route Uttarkashi can be reached in 8 to 9 hours.

The arrangements will be made in a hotel at Uttarkashi.

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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. Malla is the starting point of this trek, head towards Sillachan by covering 9 km and reach your campsite.
After setting up your tents, have salubrious food and retire for the night.

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Day 3 :Trek from Sillachan to Kushkalayni

Start the trek from Sillachan, the distance is 11 km to reach Kushkalyani. 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 Kushkalayni 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

Post breakfast head towards Masar Tal. Start ascending and gaze at the Khatling valley peaks and below the emerald Bhimtal Lake is visible.

Witness Doodhganga which falls down from the glacier and appears like milk. Move further and now Khatling glacier comes into sight. Masar Tal lies in the remote region and is in picturesque artistic setting, the landscape and surroundings are totally gorgeous which makes it a great campsite.

Set your camps near this Tal, this place is serene and peaceful. The campsite is windy so 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

Proceed towards Mayali Pass to reach Vasuki Tal. Cross Mayali glacier and reach Painya and Teen Tal. These are at a distance of 1 km from each other. 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, it is the origin of Vasuki Ganga. 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 is a 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

The distance from Kedarnath to Gaurikund is 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. Arrangements will be made in a hotel there.

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Day 15: Drive from Gauri Kund to Dehradun

Vehicles will be arranged for you till Dehradun, drive is along the banks of River Ganga. Start after having breakfast and have lunch en route.

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

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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