The Khatling glacier, Masartal and Mayali pass are the source of the river Bhilangana, which always give great views on every bend. Sahasratal and Masartal are on the west and east of it respectively. The Valley of Bhilangana offers a panoramic view of snow capped peaks and hanging glaciers. We can see south face of towering Thalaysagar in its best; Jogin group of peaks; Kirtistambha and Meru are sublime and magnificent in their beauty.
The Khatling glacier, Masartal and Mayali pass are the source of the river Bhilangana, which always give great views on every bend. Sahasratal and Masartal are on the west and east of it respectively. The Valley of Bhilangana offers a panoramic view of snow capped peaks and hanging glaciers. We can see south face of towering Thalaysagar in its best; Jogin group of peaks; Kirtistambha and Meru are sublime and magnificent in their beauty. The entire trek passes through thick forests and beautiful lush green meadows and couple of remote villages in the beginning. Later, it crosses two passes above 17,000 ft. and negotiates glaciers moraines and a snow patch. This is a high altitude trek which is moderate hard. Though this trek is physically challenging, you are rewarded with panoramic vistas, pure unpolluted environs and you are given the rare opportunity to see nature at its wildest best. Enjoy the thrill of crossing bridge made by shepherds, bouldering and loads of such similar activities. Nights are spent in tents and ample time is given to the trekkers in order to acclimatize to the altitude. While nights are marked for sky watching, daytimes mesmerize you by its variety of Avifauna.
Arrival New Delhi station, drive 6hr to Rishikesh, stay in Hotel.
After breakfast drive through foothills of Himalaya, we arrive in New Tehri for lunch. New Tehri town is popular for its mega hydro electric project and its man made reservoir. Afternoon arrive at Ghuttu, stay in GMVN gest house.
Today’s walk along the beautiful Bhilangna river valley proves it a best start of a trek. Afternoon reach at Reeh. Evening we stroll around camp and visit to Reeh village which is little high from our camp site.
Our day start with steep climb to summer houses of Reeh-Gangi villagers and then its gradual walk up to beautiful remote village at Gangi. Overnight stay in basic guest house of GMVN
Walk from Gangi to Kharsoli through dense forest of Rhododendron, Oak keeps us under the shade and walking along with gushing Bhilangna keeps you amazed. Evening at leisure with ginger tea and sunset on Thalaysagar & kirti stambh proves a perfect day.
The valley narrows as we approach with few ups and down, we can see couple of big waterfalls on this day. Afternoon we climb a ravine and set up our campsite next to boulders and fantastic views of Himalaya.
After breakfast we start our easy walk to Chauki under the big granite walls and great views of Kirti stambh and south face of Thalaysagar. We keep main Khatling glacier route on our left and a steep downhill walk took us at crossing of gushing Bhilangna at its narrow point. Shepherds normally puts a slack bridge to cross there herds towards true left of river, which leads up to Chocki: a fantastic camp site with flowers sprinkled meadow.
We start a lazy morning with delicious breakfast and set off for a day hike nearby meadows and walk on moraine to have a look of Khatling glacier, Oden col and many named and unnamed peaks around, Return to camp for hot lunch. Afternoon at leisure.
Our day start with a walk along the stream coming from Masartal with gentle climb on springy meadows. After a while trail leads to steep climb towards Masartal with great views towards north and west. We camp just before Masartal.
Summit day starts early and grand views of Masartal. This glacial lake is surrounded by many unnamed peaks. A boulder strewn steep path leads towards left and on top of first pass with grand views of Kedar peak and other surrounded mountains. Another hour of gentle down and ups takes us to main Mayali pass with views of Mandakini valley and its towering peaks. Steep downhill leads us to our camp site just before Vasuki Tal.
Opening climb after Vasuki Tal, trail leads us a very steep downhill towards Kedarnath; a chardham center dedicated to lord Shiva. Check-in to neat and clean guest house and hot water bucket. Evening visit to temple.
Our last day of walking on pilgrims trail along colorful devotees, roadside tea shops and chaotic mixer of pony’s & Dandis (palanquin carried by porters; to carry old and disable devotes) take us to road head at Gourikund. Drive to Rudraprayag / Syalsour for our night stay in guest house.
Drive 5-6 hrs down along the Ganges to Rishikesh/ Haridwar.