KALINDI PASS trek
Kalindi Pass is one of the most difficult treks in
the Himalayas. This trek is for the most adventurous
and fit trekkers only who possess a fundamental
ability of high altitude trekking and
mountaineering. It is a rare experience indeed. This
trip involving visit to two of the most important
pilgrimage for Hindus in India, Trekking to the
source of the most important living goddess of India
and to the heart of Great Himalayas to the base of
highest peaks and negotiating high passes. On this
trek you have a chance to see a large number of
mammal species: Snow leopard, Black bear, Brown
bear, Musk deer, Bharal, Himalayan Thar. The
endangered birds are Monal pheasant, Koklas
Tragopan, Himalayan Snow cock, Golden eagle, Bearded
vulture, cuckoos, owls & bulbuls etc.
Day 01: Rishikesh upon arrival at the International Airport and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02 : Morning transfer to the railway station to board the Shatabdi train to Haridwar. Arrive Haridwar & stop at Haridwar for sightseeing of Ganga Ghats & Temples. Afterwards proceed to Rishikesh. Arrive & check in hotel. Evening free for personal activities.
Day 03 : Leave for Uttarkashi (1150 mt), which takes 5-6 hrs. Arrive Uttarkashi and transfer to Hotel. Uttarkashi is also the gateway to many mountaineering and trekking expedition in Gangotri area.
Day 04 : Morning after breakfast drive to reach Gangotri via Harsil approx 25 km before Gangotri (3050 mt) by covering approx 95 km in 4-5 hrs. On arrival check into Hotel / Tourist Banglow.
There is a beautiful Gorge at Bhairav Ghati over which there is a steel gurder bridge. Gangotri is the place where the Goddess Ganga descended on Earth from Heaven. There is a Temple of Goddess Ganga where thousands of devotees throng to pay homage to her.
Overnight: Tourist Bunglow
Day 05 : Morning after early breakfast start first days trek to Bhojbasa 3600 Mt. following the river Bhagirathi on right bank by covering approx 14 km in 4-5 hrs. Trek is full of fascinating Himalayan sights and you can have beautiful views of snow clapped peaks around.
Day 06 : Morning trek 4-5 hrs to reach the beautiful base of Bhagirathi group of peaks, Nandanvan (4337 mt). The trek crosses Gangotri Glacier.
Day 07 : Morning trek (11 km) along Chaturangi Glacier to reach Vasukital (4898 MT), a beautiful base for Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasuki Parbat with a small lake . The trek is steady upward. Arrive in 5-6 hours
Day 08 : Morning after breakfast trek to Khara Pathar (5456 mt) (Suralya Bamak) 8 Km from Vasukital.
Day 09 : Morning after breakfast trek 10 Km to reach Kalindikhal Base (Sweta Glacier) (5500 mt).
Day 10 : Morning after breakfast proceed your trek (12 km) to Kalindi Pass (5947 mt). Spend some time at the spot and then trek down to Rajparav (4910 mt).
Day 11 : Morning after breakfast proceed your trek to reach Arwatal (3910 mt) 13 km from Rajparav.
Day 12 : Morning after breakfast proceed your trek to reach Ghastoli (3796 km), which is 16 Km from Arwatal.
Day 13 : Morning after breakfast trek (16 km) to reach Mana village 14 Km from Ghastoli, then drive 2 Km to reach Badrinath.
Day 14 : Visit the Badrinath Temple. Badrinath: one of the' Four Dhams of Hindus. It is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries".
Day 15 : Morning after breakfast drive down to reach Srinagar (Garhwal) from Badrinath.
Overnight: Tourist Bunglow
Day 16 : Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. On arrival check-in the Hotel for overnight stay. In the evening after wash and change visit Laxman Jhula, Thirteen storied temple, Geeta Ashram, Parmarth Niketan and later join the Arti ceremony at Triveni Ghat. Later return back to the Hotel.
Day 17 : Morning free. Late afternoon drive to Haridwar railway station to board the Shatabdi train to Delhi. On arrival transfer to Hotel.
Day 18 : Full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Later transfer to the airport hotel for wash and changes. After dinner you will be transferred to the International airport.