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Garhwal Khatling Glacier trek

Garhwal Khatling Glacier trek

Garhwal Khatling Glacier trek

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi & Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - Rishikesh
Start early morning for Rishikesh from Delhi by surface. Local sightseeing in Rishikesh. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 03: Rishikesh - Ghuttu
Early morning start of Ghuttu by surface about 9 hours. Overnight in camp.

Day 04: Ghuttu - Gangi 5 hrs
From Ghuttu the trek begins. The trail initially cuts through terraed first to Deolang village. From there it's an easy 1.30 hours climb through the forest to Reeh Channi village and a step climb for an hour to Buranschauri. From Buranschuari its a two hour climb to Gangi village at 2585 mts. Overnight Camp.

Day 05: Gangi / Kharsali 3110 mts. 5 hrs
The trail drops initially for an hour to Deokhri Channi, another winter settlement for the villagers from Gangi. From there its half an hour through the forest to where the trail forks, just beyond the Kalyani stream. The left trail leads to Sahastratal lake 4872 mts. which the trail to Khatling continues straight an open area known locally as Birodh. Legend has it that this place was either the site of the old Gangi village or a meeting place for all the Bhilong villagers. From here it is two hours to Kharsali, which is a large meadow surrounded by giant conifers and Oaks, and an ideal camping place. Overnight in camp.

Day 06: Kharsali - Bhedikharg 3700 mts (6 hrs)
Cross the bridge over the Kharsali stream and continue further along the forest track to Bhelbagi. Trail follows the river for about two Km. then rises steeply through thick bush passing Bhumkodaar cave to the left of the trail. A further 2 to 3 km. of climbing brings you to Tamakund cave in an area known for its Wild flowers. From there it is just an hour walk to another good camping ground at Bhedikharg.

Day 07: Around Khatling Glacier
It takes a full day to get to the glacier and back. There are a number of spectacular hanging glacier above the main glacial floor and good view of the peaks. Overnight Camp.

Day 08: Bhediklang - Gangi
Retrace steeps to Gangi. Overnight Camp

Day 09: Gangi - Ghuttu
Retrace steeps to Ghuttu. Overnight Camp

Day 10: Ghuttu - Dehradun
Start ealy morning for Dehradun. Overnight in a hotel

Day 11: Dehradun - Delhi
After breakfast drive to Delhi.