The high altitude trekking route from Gangotri to Badrinath, via Kalandani Khal is generally known as "kalandani khal trek". The trek is only for those who have done high altitude treks before; it's mentioned that it gives a thrill to even the most seasoned of climbers. It is an extension of the Nandaban Trek, eastward to Ghastoli and then to Badrinath via Kalindikal pass (5967mtrs).
Rishikesh: Situated at the foothills of
Garhwal hills along with Ganges, Rishikesh is a gateway to the important religious places of Badrinath, Gangotri, Kedernath and Yamunotri. Places of interest includes visit to Bharat Mandir the oldest temple in Rishikesh, Nilkanth Mahadev, this is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva drank the poison churn out of the cosmic ocean among many other temples. Also visit some of its many Ashrams: Ashrams are centers for spiritual studies, meditation, Yoga, sacred prayers besides being residential centers for the resident gurus.
Tapoban is located on an altitude of 4463m / 14640ft above sea level. It is an ideal location for the tourists and adventure lovers. It has an entrancing beauty, surrounded by Bhagirathi, shivling peaks, and gangotri glaciers.
Nandaban is a 6 kms trekking route along the glacier and gives a spectacular glimpse of the shivling peaks. While trekking from Gaumukh to nandaban, the moments become very slippery and a slight back of concentration may lead to a dangerous situation.
Vasuki tal is situated 7 km eastwards from Nandaban. The Nandaban to vasuki tal trek is a gradual 10 km ascent. It is a beautiful natural trek surrounded by glaciers.
Khara Patthar: Situated 7 km eastwards of the Vasuki tal. It is a usual camping site in this trek.
, Badrinath Temple is the abode of Lord Vishnu. It is situated at an altitude of 3130 m at the banks of Alaknanda. In the backdrop, is the Neelkanth mountain peak situated between the twin peaks of Nar and Narayan. The name is derived from wild berries called Badri. Adi Shankarcharya established the idol of Vishnu in the temple. Near the temple is a hot water sulphur spring, Tapt Kund.
Itinerary For Kalindikhal Pass Trekking Tour
Day 1): Arrive Delhi
On Arrival at New Delhi Airport. You will met by our repersentative and transfer to the hotel. O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 2): Delhi - Rishikesh
Morning after breakfast drive (227 km) to reach Rishikesh. Stop at Haridwar for sightseeing of Ganga Ghats & Temples then proceed to Rishikesh. Arrive & check in at the hotel. Evening free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3): Rishikesh - Uttarkashi
Morning after breakfast drive to Uttarkashi (1150 mt), which takes 5-6 hrs. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. After lunch visit NIM (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering) Institute & Museum. Evening free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight stay at the hote
Day 4): Uttarkashi - Gangotri
Morning after breakfast drive to reach Gangotri via Harsil (approx 25 km before Gangotri (3048 mt) by covering approx 95 km in 3-4 hrs. On arrival check-into Hotel/ Tourist Banglow.
There is a beautiful Gorge at Bhairav Ghati over which there is a steel guarder 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.
Day 5): Gangotri - Bhojbasa
Morning after early breakfast start first days trek to Bhojbasa following the river Bhagirathi on right bank by covering approx 14 kms in 4-5 hrs. Trek is full of fascinating Himalayan sights and you can have beautiful views of snow clapped peaks around. Upon arrival at Bhojbasa, set up camp for overnight stay.
Day 6): Bhojbasa - Nandanvan
Morning trek 4-5 hrs to reach the beautiful base of Bhagirathi group of peaks, Nandanvan (4337 mt). The trek crosses Gangotri Galcier. Arrive and overnight at camp.
Day 7): Nandanvan - Vasuki Tal
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 and overnight stay in tents.
Day 8): Vasuki Tal - Khara Pathar (Suralya Bamak)
Morning after breakfast trek to Khara Pathar (5456 mt) (Suralya Bamak) 8 Km from Vasukital. Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.
Day 9): Khara Pathar - Kalindikhal Base
Morning after breakfast trek 10 Km to reach Kalindikhal Base (Sweta Glacier) (5500 mt). Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.
Day 10): Kalindikhal Base - Rajaparav
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) for dinner and overnight stay in the camp.
Day 11): Rajparav - Arwatal
Morning after breakfast proceed your trek to reach Arwatal (3910 mt) 13 km from Rajparav. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 12): Arwatal - Ghastoli
Moring after breakfast proceed your trek to reach Ghastoli (3796 km), which is 16 Km from Arwatal. Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.
Day 13): Ghastoli - Mana - Badrinath
Morning after breakfast trek (16 km) to reach Mana village 14 Km from Ghastoli, then drive 2 Km to reach Badrinath.
Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Day 14): Badrinath - Joshimath
Morning after breakfast drive down to reach Joshimath 44 Km from Badrinath. The full day is for the preparation of the next trek ie.Kuari Pass trek. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Day 15): Joshimath - Rishikesh
Morning after breakfast drive (257 km) down to reach Rishikesh.Evening free O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 16): Rishikesh - Delhi
Morning sightseeing out of Rishikesh including Geeta Bhawan, Ram Juhla, etc.
RISHIKESH: Situated at the foothills of Garhwal hillsalong Ganges, Rishikesh is a gateway to the important religious places of Badrinath, Gangotri, Kedernath and Yamunotri. Places of interest includes visit to Bharat Mandir- the oldest temple in Rishikesh, Nilkanth Mahadev- this is belived to be the place where Lord Shiva drank the posion churn out of the cosmic ocean among many other temples. Also visit some of its many Ashrams: Ashrams are centres for spritual studies, meditition, Yoga, sacred prayers besides being residential centres for the resident gurus.
Evening transfer to the hardwar time to catch train for Delhi. On arrival met at the station and transfer to the hotel. O/N Stay at Hotel.
Day 17): Delhi /Departure
Morning sightseeing tour of Delhi. In the evening transfer to the airport time to catch flight for onward destination.