Mt Thalay Sagar Expeditions in India

Mt Thalay Sagar Expedition

Rising to the height of 6904m, Thalay Sagar is reckoned to be one of the most challenging peaks in Garhwal Himalaya. With the demanding fifth class climbing requirement and technical ice climb starting in lower section only, Thalay Sagar caught the attention of adventure-seekers from all around the globe. The first summit bid was successful in late 1970’s and since then many have anticipated to conquer this unrivalled peak. It is the second highest peak lying on the southern side of Hindu holy site Gangotri. At the base of the peak is Lake Kedartal, which is acclaimed to be a triangular water body that is stunningly beautiful. Around 15 ascents to the peak have so far been attempted from 9 different routes, the most challenging one being the band of shale. The expedition to Mt. Thalay Sagar is indeed a challenging, however, the summit bid is absolutely rewarding. Here is the detailed itinerary that discusses our carefully crafted expedition package:


Region: Garhwal Himalayas

Duration: 40 Days

Elevation: 6904 mts

Trail Head: Gangotri

Best Time: Jun - Sep


To Join The Trip:

• Should have excellent knowledge of mountaineering
• You should be fit & healthy
• Mt. Thalay Sagar is a major mountaineering; good research is required before planning to undertake an expedition. Summit day is very long ascent of 1000 m and back


Day 1   Arrive Delhi
On arrival, our representative will meet you and transfer to pre booked hotel in Delhi. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2  Delhi - Rishikesh 225 kms/ 6-7 hrs (by private vehicles)
In the morning, meet our expedition manager, who shall assist you to Indian Mountaineering Foundations (IMF) for briefing. After the briefing, we shall drive directly to Rishikesh. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 3   Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (190 kms/5-6 hrs)
Morning after breakfast proceed to Uttarkashi (1150 mts), which will take about 5-6 hrs. Upon arriving at Uttarkashi, we shall check-in at the hotel. After having lunch, we will visit NIM (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering) Institute & Museum. Later, come back to hotel for overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4  Uttarkashi
Day will be for local paper work, permit verification and other necessary documentation. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5   Uttarkashi - Gangotri (3048 mts) Drive (100 kms/4-5 hrs)
In the morning after the breakfast, we will drive to Gangotri via Harsil (approx 25 km before Gangotri (3048 mts) by covering approx 95 km in 4-5 hrs. On arrival, check-in at the Hotel/Guest house.

Day 6  Gangotri - Bhoj Kharak (3780 mts/12436 ft)
The day will begin with a hike through fir forests before crossing the Kedar Gorge to reach the camp. We will trek 8 km (5-6 hrs) as we follow the Kedar Ganga (Lord Shiva's contribution to Bhagirathi). Overnight stay in tents.

Day 7   Bhoj Kharak - Kedar Kharak (4270 mts/14050 ft)
We will trek 4 kms (4-5 hrs) to Kedar Kharak today. The trekking trail will pass through a beautiful birch (Bhoj) forest. The trek is short; however it has several steep sections to cross. The camp has a beautiful backdrop of Bhirgupanth peak. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 8  Kedar Kharak - Kedar Tal (4912 mts/16160 ft)
Today, we shall trek 5 km (4-5 hrs) to Kedar Tal. The trek will be laborious as it crosses through difficult terrain of boulders and stones. On arrival, we will camp overnight

Day 9   Kedar Tal
The day is for acclimatisation and Exploration. Overnight stay in tent.

Day 10   - Day 35: Establish higher camps and attempt summit bid
On these days we will Establish higher camps and attempt summit for Thalay Sagar peak (route depend on team).

Day 36   Kedar Tal - Kedar Kharak
Today, we shall leave the base camp and trek back to Kedar Kharak. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 37  Kedar Kharak - Gangotri - Uttarkashi
In the morning, after having breakfast, we shall start trekking to Gangotri and from here drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival at Uttarkashi check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 38   Uttarkashi - Rishikesh
After breakfast, we shall drive back to Rishikesh. Upon arriving in Rishikesh, we will check-in at the hotel for overnight stay

Day 39  Rishikesh - Delhi
In the morning, drive to Delhi. On arrival, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 40   Delhi Departure
After the breakfast, visit IMF for debriefing. Rest of the day will remain free for independent activities. Later, transfer to International airport to board flights for respective destinations.

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Mt Thalay Sagar Expedition
  • Duration:39 Night/40Days