Existing alongside of Gangotri glacier, Khatling is known to feed River Bhilangna. Valley by the same name becomes reason of poetry that is inspired by the scenic Nature, surrounded by the peaks of Jogin group (Jogin I, II & III), Sphetic Pristwar, Barte Kauter, Meru, etc. The combination of moraine and snow along with the greenery of the meadow presents a picture to be captured forever in memories.
Various caves exhibiting unique flora, people with different culture in small villages and hamlets are some of the highlights on this route which also takes to Panwali Kantha and Trijuginarayan Temple on the return. Khatling glacier starts from Ghuttu taking to Reeh Chhani and some other small villages. On the same journey, people can have their fill of holy cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar.
On a 14 day trip, there are many folk tales and legends trekkers will come across along with the facts like the length of the glacier is around 1.5 Km which is subject to change as per the change in the climatic conditions.
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi met our representative and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
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 in Rishikesh. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Rishikesh: Situated at the foothills of Garhwal hills along Ganges, Rishikesh is a gateway to the important religious places of Badrinath, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Yamunotri. Places of interest includes visit to Bharat Mandir the oldest temple in Rishikesh, Neelkanth 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.
Day 3 Rishikesh - Uttarkashi
Morning after breakfast proceed for Uttarkashi (1150 mts), which takes 5-6 hrs. Upon arrival check-in at Shikhar Nature Resort. After lunch visit NIM (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering) Institute & Museum.
Uttarkashi is the principle town in the region. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is situated here. It is also the gateway to many mountaineering and trekking expedition in Gangotri area.
Day 4 Uttarkashi - Malla - Sillachhan
In the morning after breakfast drive 25 kms to Malla and from here 9 kms trek to Sillachhan with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 5 Sillachhan - Kushkalyani
In the morning after breakfast trek to Kushkalyani with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 6 Kushkalyani - Kyarki Khal
Morning after breakfast trek to Kyarki Khal via lush green meadows, waterfalls and much more. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 7 Kyarki Khal - Parital
In the morning we will trek to Parital via a Kyarki Bugyal. Dinner and overnight in Camp.
Day 8 Parital - Sahastral
In the morning after breakfast trek to Sahasratal via Taddiudyar with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 9 Sahastral - Kalyani
In the morning trek to Kalyani with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp
Day 10 Kalyani - Kharsoli
In the morning trek to Kharsoli via Biroda with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 11 Kharsoli - Tambakund
In the morning trek to Tambakund with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 12 Tambakund - Khatling Glacier - Tambakund
In the morning trek 3 kms trek to Khatling Glacier with packed lunch. In the afternoon, return trek to Tambakund. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 13 Tambakund - Masar Tal
In the morning trek to Masar Tal with packed lunch. Its a High Altitude lake. The place is rich in fauna. Here is a small camping place. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 14 Masar Tal - Vasuki Tal
In the morning trek to Vasuki Tal via Mayali pass (5400 mts) Painya Tal and Teental with packed lunch. This is a crystal clear pearl set in an unrivalled setting the Vasuki Tal Lake. From here the Vasuki Ganga starts which mingles with the Mandakini at Sonprayag. Dinner and overnight at Vasuki Tal in camp.
Day 15 Vasuki Tal - Kedarnath
In the morning trek down to Kedarnath with packed lunch. The temple is magnificent in its style and architecture and to construct such a temple at this height over one thousand years ago must have been quite a feat. It is the abode of Lord Shiva and one of the famous Jyotirlinga. Dinner and overnight stay in TRH/ guest house.
Day 16 Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Rudraprayag
After breakfast trek down to Gaurikund with packed lunch. As per religious texts Goddess Parvati meditated here for a considerable time to win a consort in Lord Shiva, Gauri is another name of Parvati. Also a famous temple of Gauri is at Gaurikund. Further drive to Rudraprayag. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel/TRH.
Day 17 Rudraprayag - Haridwar
In the morning take a holy dip in the confluence (Mandakini & Alaknanda River). After breakfast drive to Haridwar. On arrival check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 18 Haridwar - Delhi
In the morning after breakfast drive to Delhi. Lunch enroute. On arrival at Delhi transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight.
Trip & services ends here.