KALINDI KHAL PASS TREK – Gangotri to Badrinath



Kalindi khal pass trek that takes you half way round Garhwal from the Bhagirathi Valley to the Alaknanda Valley. A trip only for those who have done high altitude treks before; its very mention gives a thrill to even the most seasoned of climbers. Kalindi khal Trekking  is 5950mtrs, 19500feet above sea level, dividing the watersheds of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda river systems, discovered by Shipton and Tilman in 1934 (though legend exists of folk knowing the route from ages).Connecting the two holy shrines of Gangotri and Badrinath. The walk is mostly over the moraines and the snow fields with deep crevasses and gives great opportunities to view the high altitude wildlife and camp by some small glacial lakes.


 The great crossing of Kalindi Khal pass
• Atmospheric Gangotri and Badrinath its pilgrimage temples.
• Gaumukh - source of the Ganges
• Awesome views of peaks from Tapovan and Nandanvan.
• Views of Mt. Shivling
• Evening Aarti at Rishikesh in Parmath Nikaten.

  Quick Itinerary


   24 May.2019: Reach Dehradun and drive to Gangotri.


  25 May 2019: Trek to Bhojbasa.


  26 May 2019 : Trek to Nandvan Via Gaumukh.


  27 May 2019: Trek to Vasukital


  28 May 2019 8 : Rest day


  29 May 2019: Trek to Kharapathar


  30 May 2019: Trek to Sweta Glacier.


  31 May 2019: Trek to Base of Kalindi Khal pass.


 01 June 2019: Trek to Kalindi pass and Rajparav.


 02 June 2019: Trek to Arvatal.


 03 June 2019: Trek to Ghastoli.


 04 June 2019: Trek / Drive to Badrinath dham temple.


 05 June 2019: Drive to Haridwar/Dehradun. Service End here.






KALINDI KHAL PASS TREK – Gangotri to Badrinath


24 May 2019: DEHRADUN - UTTARKASHI – GANGOTRI (3048 mt. /10000 ft. / Drive 240 km. /8hrs.)

Drive to Gangotri Early morning.check in hotel meets the all members and Guide and supporting staff and some brief about trek etc.Gangotri is the starting points for this trek. Here you will meet your trekking crew and porters. In the evening, you will witness the puja and aarti at Gangotri temple – one of the four sacred dhams for Hindu in the Himalayas. Overnight stay Hotel/Guest house.


25 May 2019: GANGOTRI- BHOJBASA (3792 mt./12440 ft/ Trek (14 km./7 hrs).

 The walk begins with gradual ascent through pine trees, alongside the roaring Bhagirathi River with towering cliffs on your left hand side. This trail keeps following the river and just short of Chirbasa, we will get the astonishing views of the Bhagirathi Peaks. Chirbasa literally meaning “the home of pine tree”, is situated at 3600 m. We reach our campsite surrounded by birch and pine trees. Overnight in tents & Dinner


26 May 2019 : BHOJBASA – GAUMUKH (4000mt.) –NANDANVAN (4345mt./Trek 9 km./ 8 hrs.)

Early in the Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gaumukh (3890mt), the source of the Ganges. Gaumukh is where the water of Ganga trickles down from the glaciers. The sages called it 'Gaumukh', because in the distant past, it probably appeared like a cow's mouth. Explore the area and trek to Nandanvan. Overnight tent & Dinner.


27 May 2019: NANDANVAN – VASUKITAL (4880 mt/16006 ft./ Trek 8 km. / 6 hrs).

 Morning trek along with Chaturangi Glacier to reach Vasukital, a beautiful base for Mt Satopanth and Mt Vasukital Parbat with a small lake. The trek is steady upward. Arrive in 5-6 hours and overnight stay in tents.


28 May 2019: Day free & Acclimatize and who not fee good any medical problem come back down from there.

 29 May 2019: VASUKITAL – KHARA PATHAR (Suralya Bamak) (5480 mt/17975 ft/ Trek 8 km/8 hrs).

Morning after breakfast start trek to Suraiaya Bamak (Khara Pathar) with packed lunch. Camping on Moraine. Overnight in Tents & Dinner.


 30 May 2019: KHARA PATHAR – SWETA GLACIER (5500 mt. /1840 ft. /trek 7 km./6 hrs.)

Today's walk is fairly hard on glacier and moraine. We pass small lakes and camp just before the junction of the Sweta and Chaturangi glaciers.Overnight In tents & Dinner.


31 May 2019 : SWETA GLACIER - KALINDI KHAL BASE (5600 mt./18368 ft./Trek 08 km./ 8 hrs).

Trek through moraine and glacier keeping to the left side of the Chaturangi bamak following the beautiful Chandra Parvat to Kalindi Khal base at 5600mts. Kalindi top can be seen from the base.Overnight Tents & Dinner.


01 June 2019: KALINDI BASE – KALINDI PASS (5950 mt/- RAJPARAV (4910 mt/16105 ft/ Trek 12 km / 9 hrs).

 Leaving early we climb up to the Kalindi pass (5950 mt.) walking on snow and ice. After spending some time taking in the breathtaking scenery of the snow capped peaks views of Mt. Kamet (7756 m), Mt. Mana (7272 m), Abi Gamin (7355 m) and Mana Parbat (6797 m). If weather is clear you get a view of the Tibetan plateau across the Mana Pass (6728 m), we begin a steep descent on more snow and ice to a nice camp by a stream at Rajparav.Overnight in Tents & Dinner.


02 June 2019: RAJPARAV – ARWATAL (3910 mt./12824 ft./trek 130km./6hrs.)

 Morning after breakfast proceed your trek to reach Arwatal (3910 mt) 13 km from Rajparav. Overnight n tent & Dinner.


 03 June 2019: ARWATAL – GHASTOLI (3796 mt./12450 ft/ Trek (16 km / 6hrs.)

 The walk is through boulders and moraine terrain as we quickly descend to the treeline and then through jungles to camp in the village of Ghastoli back to civilization. Overnight Tents & Dinner.


 04 June 2019: GHASTOLI – MANA - BADRINATH (3096mt. /10155 ft/ Trek 18 km / 6 hrs).

 Morning after breakfast start trek to Badrinath situated on the bank of Alaknanda, standing like twin sentinels over the valley are the Nar and Narayan peaks, and in the distance soars the resplendent Neelkanth peak. A seven hrs walk brings you to Mana, the last village before the border, where you break for lunch. Later a 2 kms drive brings us to town of Badrinath. On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon visit the temple of Badrinath. Overnight in Hotel /Guest House.

 05 June 2019 : Drive to Dehardun or haridwar. service end here.


Trip Cost



       Trip Cost


  55000 per person.          $ 902 per person.


 ₹ price of Indians / $ price for Foreigners. Difference in price because of differential permit fee and/or cost of internal flights for Indians & foreigners.



Cost Includes:



* Transport by Mountain Jeep non Ac Dehradun to Gangotri / Badrinath to Haridwar.


*Twin/four Share accommodation for hotel/Guest House in Gangotri / Badrinath on Room basis.


* Twin three Share (using 03men dome tent) accommodation in tents with sleeping bag and mat entire the trek.


* Meals: As per itinerary, Tea /coffee, snacks & drinking boiled water during the trek. All meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) would  be vegetarian; the food would be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Local.


* Entrance fees, Camping fees & Trekking Permit with all applicable taxes entire the trek.


* All group trekking gears climbing rope,carabiner Jumar Ice bar etc.


* Personal Trekking Gears would be Gaiters, ice axe , sleeping bag with mat, providing.


* Experienced local mountain guide with Assistance guide, cook and staff.


* Porters: For carrying rations, trekking equipment's etc. Personal Luggage (6 to15  kg 500 or more 15 kg 1000).


* Medical Kit with oxygen cylinders.


* 5% GST.



  Cost excludes:


* Items of personal clothing's and your baggage, personal trekking gears like lce axe , Trekking Boots etc.


* Any arrangements in Haridwar / Rishikesh Uttarkashi (Meal/Stay)


* Laundry, phone calls, beverages and bottled water, Souvenirs and other expenses of a personal nature.


* Tips for guides, cooks & porters.


* Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control..





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