Khatling Glacier Trek

Countrywide Tours and Travels
  • 16 days
    (Duration)
  • Very Easy
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

Trekking at Khatling Shatling Sharstral. The Khatling glacier is a lateral glacier, at the source of the river Bhilangana. Sahasratal and Masartal are on the west and east of it respectively. The Valley of Bhilangana affords a panoramic view of snow capped peaks and hanging glaciers. Jogin group, Kirtistambha and Meru are sublime and magnificent. The entire trek passes through thick forests and beautiful lush green meadows in the beginning. Later, it crosses two passes above 17,000 ft. and negotiates glaciers moraines and a snow patch.vels.



Description

This lateral glacier situtated in Tehri district is the source of river Bhilangna. The glacier is surrounded by snow peaks of the Jogin group (6466 m), Sphetic Pristwar (6905 m), Barte Kauter (6579 m), Kirti Stambh (6902 m) and Meru. The moraines on the side of the glaciers look like standing walls of gravel mud. The trek which starts from Ghuttu is easily approachable by motor from Dehradun, Tehri, Mussoorie and the Rishikesh railhead. One has to trek about 45 km and pass through remote villages with thick kharsao forest and wide open beautiful lush grassy meadows. The entry to the Bhilangna valley provides excellent spots for camping. Tents and adequate provisions need to be arranged in advance from Rishikesh, Tehri and Dehradun.


Itinerary

  • Day 1 : (Rishikesh, Garhwal Himalayas India):

    Arrive Rishikesh. Meet Himalayan Trekker representative. Trek starts. Dinner & overnight in Rishikesh.

  • Day 2 : (Uttarkashi):

    Drive to Uttarkashi 155 kms. Hot lunch en route. Dinner & overnight in Uttarakashi.

  • Day 3 : (Malla):

    On day 3, we trek for 25 kms to reach Malla. Further 9 kms trek Silla Chhan with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camp.

  • Day 4 : (Kushkalayani):

    11 kms trek to Kushkalayani with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camp.

  • Day 5 : (Kyarki):

    On day 5 trek, we undertake a walk of 14 kms to reach Kyarki with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camp.

  • Day 6 : (Parital):

    14 kms trek to Parital with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in Camp

  • Day 7 : (Bhimtal):

    12 kms trek to Bhimtal/ Taddiudyar via Sahasratal with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camp.

  • Day 8 : (Kalyani):

    16 kms trek to Kalyani with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in Kalyani.

  • Day 9 : (Kharsoli):

    On day 9 of Khatling Glacier Trek, we undertake a 11-km trek to Kharsoli with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camp.

  • Day 10 : (Chowki):

    12 kms trek to Chowki with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camp.

  • Day 11 : (Khatling Glacier):

    6 kms trek to Khatling Glacier with packed lunch. In the afternoon, return trek to Chowki. Dinner & overnight in camp at Khatling Glacier.

  • Day 12 : (Masartal):

    9 kms trek to Masartal with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camp.

  • Day 13 : (Vasukital):

    15 kms trek to Vasukital vai Mayali Pass (5400mts) Panyatal and Teental with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in camp.

  • Day 14 : (Kedarnath):

    On day 14, we trek for 8 kms to reach Kedarnath with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight Kedarnath.

  • Day 15 : (Gaurikund):

    15 kms to Gaurikund with packed lunch. Dinner & overnight in Gaurikund.

  • Day 16 : (Rishikesh, Garhwal Himalayas India):

    215 kms drive to Rishikesh. Hot lunch en route. Arrive Rishikesh. Khatling Glacier Trek concludes.


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