Mayali Pass is present in the remote and isolated region of Masar Tal and Vasuki Tal, standing tall at a height of 5300 meters. Explore the quaint villages and have a glimpse of Garhwali culture at Gangi.
Mayali Pass Fee:
Rs 30000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 11 Days
Highest Point: (5300 meters)
Best Season: May, June, Sep and Mid Oct
Temperature: (2°C to 5°C) (-2°C to -5°C)
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Mayali Pass lies between Masar Tal and Vasuki Tal
Mayali Pass is present in the remote and isolated region of Indian Himalayas, standing tall at a height of 5300 meters. Explore the two glacial lakes Masar Tal and Vasuki Tal on this trek because it lies in between these sacred lakes and behind Kedarnath “Abode of Lord Shiva”.
Villages of Remote Himalayas
On this trek you go through some quaint Himalayan villages which are very rich in culture like Gangi and Reeh. Gangi is the last village on trail and ahead there is no civilization, it is famous for its Garhwali culture. People wear traditional dresses and there are wooden houses with rare architecture.
Explore the Isolated Himalayas
You will go through dense forests which are home of animals and the views of Mt. Thalay Sagar and Khatling glacier are the attraction of this trek. This isolated place is not seen by many so you can come here away from the hustle and bustle of cities for tranquility and to explore these hidden parts of Indian Himalayas.
Key Points of Mayali Pass Trek
- Level: Difficult
- Proper conditioning & training of body is required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
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Duration: 11 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)
Best Season: May, June, Sep and Mid Oct
Highest Point: 5300 meters
Temperature: (2°C to 5°C) (-2°C to -5°C)
Starting Point: Dehradun
Day 1: Dehradun to Ghuttu (1578 m) (226 km) (8/9 hours)
Day 2: Ghuttu to Reeh (2500 m) (10 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 3: Reeh to Gangi (3100 m) (12 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 4: Gangi to Kharsoli through Kalyani (3645 m) (15 km) (6/7 hours)
Day 5: Kharsoli to Chowki (3978 m) (4/5 hours) (10 km)
Day 6: Chowki to Masar Tal (4139 m) (3/4 hours) (8 km)
Day 7: Acclimatization Day
Day 8: Masar Tal to Mayali Pass (5300 m) and Vasuki Tal (12 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 9: Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath (6 km) (3/4 hours)
Day 10: Kedarnath to Gauri Kund (14 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 11: Gauri Kund to Dehradun (8/9 hours)
✅ Transport facility from 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
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌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
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 Ghuttu (1578 m) (226 km) (8/9 hours)
Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway Station, we will arrange vehicles for you to reach Base camp Ghuttu which lies at an altitude of 1578 meters.
Ghuttu is a small village located on the banks of River Bhilangana, it is Bhagirathi River’s major tributary and stream source of the sacred River Ganges.
You would love the 8 to 9 hours journey to reach Ghuttu. Overnight stay will be in tents.
Ghuttu to Reeh (2500 m) (10 km) (4/5 hours)
The trek starts from a maintained road which is made by the villagers and is used by them frequently. Walk for two hours on the well-made route, the climb isn’t tough or steep but the body will need some time to get usual to trekking.
After two hours of trek on the maintained route go through the dense forests of pine. Experience hiking along the River, today you can feel the beauty in abundance. The will be surprised by the variety of Flora, maximum of Bamboos and Rhododendrons are found in this region.
Reeh is a village amidst greenery which is your campsite for today. The surroundings are ravishing and will make you stare at them. Setup the tents and then retire for the night.
Reeh to Gangi (3100 m) (12 km) (5/6 hours)
Gangi is the last village on the trail which is 12 km away from Reeh. This village is rich in Garhwali culture and the people wear traditional dresses, here you can explore the lifestyle of living in mountains in close proximity.
Start the trek and head towards Gangi, there is a steep ascend after crossing it you can see huts belonging to shepherds. En route is Bhawani Mata’s temple worshiped by the locals, you can bow your head and move further.
Now, walk through the magical wide meadows which are on the top of valley, the beguiling view of South Ghuttu and Panwali Kantha will fill your heart with joy. You have to cross the top of the ridge then you can reach campsite in 2 hours.
As soon as you enter this village, you will see quaint houses and the rare architecture. The people will welcome you with a bright smile on their faces and you can know them closely by spending a night here. In the evening go and talk to the villagers, setup the tents and after the meal retire for the night.
Gangi to Kharsoli through Kalyani (3645 m) (15 km) (6/7 hours)
Ahead Gangi there is no civilization, after leaving this site head towards Kharsoli. Today go through areas prone to landslides, no need to worry the season you are visiting is safe.
Reach Kalyani after ascending for short duration. It is amidst the mountains, you can see the embankment on another side. The lakes on the way are Bhimtal and Sahasratal.
Kalyani can be used as the campsite but today’s campsite is Kharsoli which is still 10 km away from here. It is Bhilan Ganga’s confluence and a large meadow, pitch your tents here in middle of the meadow, sumptuous food will be served and overnight stay will be in tents.
Kharsoli to Chowki (3978 m) (4/5 hours) (10 km)
Bid adieu to this beautiful meadow and today you have to trek to the other part. When you come halfway you can see the receding treeline and the trek starts through undulating meadows, on the other side of this valley near Tambakund, you can see a waterfall which looks huge.
This Kund is close to Chowki and Khatling glacier. Now, the trek is to Chowki which lies on valley’s other side. When you climb higher you will get the clearer views of Mt. Thalay Sagar, after a short ascend from Tambakund, Chowki can be reached within one hour.
You have to cross Bhilan Ganga River then you reach the campsite. Pitch your tents at Chowki and admire the views of Mt. Thalay Sagar in the evening. Have salubrious food and enjoy comfortably staying in tents.
Chowki to Masar Tal (4139 m) (3/4 hours) (8 km)
Today the trek is through the thrilling trail till Khatling glacier which is 7 km away from the grasslands of Chowki. Trek along the river’s bank and many hanging glaciers will be visible with the Khatling glaciers (Phating, Jogin and Ratangin).
Many trail leads to Masar Tal, discovered by the shepherds, there are boulders everywhere. The trek is going to be scenic and you are going to gain altitude. Start crossing the higher areas of this glacier and ahead lies Auden’s Col, which is one of the toughest trek in India at an elevation of 5,400 metres.
Continue trekking and reach Masar Tal in the remote region at a height of 4950 metres. This campsite is cold and the temperature falls after sunset, be prepared and keep yourself warm by wearing woollen layers.
Today set your camps in this remote region near Masar Tal, which is untouched and has serenity and peace. Wear enough clothes to protect against cold and retire for the night.
Acclimatization prevents Altitude motion Sickness, you can rest for today or go for a short hike because it is necessary for your body to adjust according to the environment.
Masar Tal to Mayali Pass (5300 m) and Vasuki Tal (12 km) (5/6 hours)
Make sure you leave early because reaching Mayali Pass and campsite of Vasuki Tal will take time. Get ready for the adventure and thrills on the way, today you have to conquer all the challenges and traverse Mayali Pass (5300 m).
Start from Masar Tal and head towards Masar Top, reach there in an hour through steep ascend over boulders. Be very careful because they can be very slippery because of their icy surface. Reach the top and the valley view you get is spell binding, the grasslands of Chowki looks lush green and are clearly visible. You can also spot Kedar Dome from here but only if the weather is clear.
Now, the trek is the landslide prone areas, climb up the hill and you will reach the part with glaciers. Cross the meadow covered totally in snow, from here the steep climb leads to Mayali Pass. Take out your ropes and start crossing this section.
After you reach the Pass, have a look at the great peaks of Kedar Dome, Mt. Thalay Sagar and Bharti Kuntha. You will surely love the extraordinary views. Do not spend much time here because descending is time consuming and is very steep. Cross the snow section and boulder zone it is going to be a long trek but the joy of successfully climbing the summit will make you do it with happiness.
After tough descent of two hours reach the campsite Vasuki Tal a holy lake which looks like snake Vasuki of Lord Shiva. Catch the views of Chaturangi glaciers from here, after setting the tents and having food retire for the night.
Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath (6 km) (3/4 hours)
From Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath, the distance is 6 km. After one ascend you have to descend all the way. Climb up and you have the sight of Kedarnath and River Mandakini.
Descend and you can reach there in one and a half hour, it is a very famous Hindu pilgrimage site, Kedarnath “Abode of Lord Shiva”. When you reach there visit the temple in the evening and check in a hotel at Kedarnath.
Kedarnath to Gauri Kund (14 km) (4/5 hours)
The distance from Kedarnath to Gaurikund is 14 km, it is a well-defined and well maintained path, descend 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. Stay in a hotel nearby.
Gauri Kund to Dehradun (8/9 hours)
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.
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
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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.
- Cancellation up to 30 Days: You will get Refund of 90 Precent of Trek/adventure program cost.
- Cancellation between 21 to 30 days– You will get refund of 50 Precent of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost.
- Cancellation in less than 20 days – No refund