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Trip Code : RIGGT
Trip Duration : 20 Days
Trip Grade : Strenuous To Challenging  
Max Group Size : 12
Highest Point:5947m - Kalindi Khal Pass
Highest Camping Point:5530m - Base of Kalindi Khal
Best time to Go : June, Early July
  Activity : Trekking 
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Places Visited
Uttarakhand, Delhi
A recently opened route in Garhwal, traversing from the Garhwal Himalaya into Kumaon. This trek offers fantastic views of the Garhwal and Kumaon Himalaya at close range. We trek past base camps of well known summits of Shivling, Bhagirathi and Satopanth. The colorful Chaturangi glacier offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The first crossing of this pass was done in early 1947 by 4 Sadhus wearing grass chappals (thongs) and surviving on a diet of tea and potatoes. This was done to verify the legend that a priest from Gangotri did this crossing to Badrinath. One of the historic crossings of this pass was made on 15th August 1947 by TH Brahma and this is described in his book - Himalayan Odyssey. A challenging trek involving walking on crevassed slopes and moraine at high altitude, this trek is the ultimate for those seeking to trek into the unexplored regions of the Himalaya with some of the best views and a great insight into the Hindu culture as you visit the famous holy sites of Rishikesh, Gangotri and Badrinath.
Trip Highlights
The great crossing of Kalindi Khal pass
Gangotri & Badrinath temples
Gaumukh - source of the Ganges
Awesome views of peaks from Tapovan and Nandanvan
Evening Aarti at Rishikesh
Views of Mt. Shivling
Trip Activities
Train Journey
Trip at a Glance
7 nights Hotel & lodges
12 nights Camping
13 days Trekking
Quick Itinerary
Arrive Delhi. Hotel Transfer
Train to Haridwar. Drive to Rishikesh
Drive to Uttarkashi
Drive to Gangotri
Trek to Chirbasa
Trek to Bhujbasa
Trek to Tapovan
Trek to Nandanvan
Rest Day
Trek to Vasukital
Trek to Kharapattar
Trek to junction of Seta & Chaturangi Bamaks
Trek to Base of Kalindi Khal
Trek to Rajkharak
Trek to Arwa Tal
Trek to Ghastoli
Trek to Mana. Drive to Badrinath
Visit temple. Drive to Rudraprayag
Drive to Haridwar.Train to Delhi
Leisure day in Delhi. Evening Departure
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