Explore this adventurous trail that takes you through some of the most captivating meadows, rocky terrains, snowfields, and high altitude lakes by choosing the Kalindi Khal trek. Starting from the Bhagirathi Valley, the trek takes you all the way to Gaumukh which is the mouth of the Gangotri Glacier, the origin of the holy River Ganges. From Gaumukh, you will make a further ascent to Tapovan and Nandanvan through scintillating glacial crevasses.Book your KalindiKhal Pass trek if you are looking for an extremely challenging and adrenaline pumping expedition. Located in the Garhwal Himalayan region, the pass connects famous Hindu pilgrim sites of Gangotri and Badrinath. Witness some of the most breathtaking views that unfold along the trek of the most famous and majestic peaks of the Indian Himalayan range. These include the Shivling, Meru, Kedar Dome, Chandra Parvat, Avalanche Peak, and Kamet, among others. The trek takes you to a maximum altitude of 6,000 meters above sea level and encompasses some of the most thrilling glaciers, which are also its main attraction. Discover the most remote and renowned areas which are popular amongst trekkers such as the Vasuki Tal or the expansive green landscapes of Tapovan.
Maximum altitude: 5,945 meters
Duration: 15 days
Trekking distance: 100 km
Trail type: High altitude challenging trail
Rail head: Rishikesh railway station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Snow Season: November to March
Service from: Harsil
Base camp: Gangotri
Best season: Summer and monsoon months from mid-June to early September
Region: Chamoli, Garhwal
Who can participate: Participants need to be physically fit and have completed at least 5 high altitude treks above 4500 m with difficult grade treks beyond 5000 m such as the Pin Parvati Pass, Ronti Saddle, Parang La etc.
Transfer from Dehradun to Harsil (2600m / 8 hours drive / 280km)
You day will start early with a drive from Dehradun to Harsil via the picturesque town of Uttarkashi
Explore the quaint village of Harsil set amidst scenic natural beauty of the Himalayan mountain ranges
Check into a local lodge upon arrival at Harsil and spend the night here
An inner line permit issued from the District Forest Officer (DFO) & District Magistrate (DM), Uttarkashi
Copy of inner line permit and the identity proof verified by District Administration of Chamoli
Vomistop for travel sickness
Betadine oral antiseptic cream
Pain relief spray
Crepe bandage for sprained joints
3 -5 layers of warm coats, fleece, and jackets
Full sleeved and collared t-shirts to prevent your arms and neck getting sunburnt
Hiking pants - Make sure you have a comfortable pair of hiking pants and most importantly quick dry ones
Woolen socks - These will keep you warm from the biting cold
Cotton socks - Pack at least 3 pairs of cotton socks
Thermal wear- Pack one pair of thermal and wear one pair.
Other things in clothes that you must carry are scarf, light towel, sun cap, winter cap, gloves, windcheater, raincoat
Toilet paper rolls
Plastic bags for wet clothes
20 -30 liters
You have to first reach Dehradun, from where you will be driven to the base camp. There are several ways you can reach Dehradun.
By air: You can take a flight from various parts of the country to Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport. You can take a cab from the airport to the main town which is just about 31 km away
By rail: Dehradun is well connected by the rail network with most parts of the country. So you can board a train directly to Dehradun Railway Station
By road: You can drive down or even take a bus to Dehradun from most major and minor towns across the country.