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Kalindi Pass Trek

from  145000.00 135000.00

Uttarakhand |  16D/15N  |  19,580 Ft.

June – Mid July and September – Mid October

(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)

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  • Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
  • Activity Level Ultimate
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Kalindi Pass Trek.

The most beautiful of all adventures in the Garhwal Himalayas, the Kalindi Pass trek is the ultimate adventure, demanding a basic knowledge of mountaineering skills and techniques. The pass sits at a staggering elevation of 5,968 meters, and compensated for the daunting climb with breathtaking views that will leave you speechless. It also links the holy places of Gangotri and Badrinath. The arduous journey begins Gangotri, and stretched across Gaumukh, Nandanvan, Vasuki Tal, and Kalindi Khal. The challenging trail is laden with boulders, scree, moraines, and glaciers, chaperoned constantly by the majestic Mt. Shivling, Satopanth and the peaks of Bhagirathi I, II and III. The trail to Kalindi is a bridge between the river valleys of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. The trek is a favourite amongst veterans and mountaineers, as the journey is not for the faint of heart. The journey is just as much of a spiritual experience as it is a physical one, and comes to a magical end at the holy pilgrimage site of Badrinath.

Max Altitude – 5,968 m

Duration – 18 days

Level – Challenging; Technical


1. The most challenging and thrilling of all treks in the Garwhal Himalayas.

2. Treat yourself to majestic views of the neighboring behemoths like Mt. Shivling, Satopanth, and the Bhagirathi I, II, III peaks! Also, the confluence of the glaciers Kalindi, Sweta, and Chaturangi are a once in a lifetime sight to behold.

3. You get to visit the beautiful village Mana, the last Indian village before the Chinese frontier.

  1. Day 1 Drive to Uttarkashi from Rishikesh

    Distance: 170 km

    Time Taken: 6 hrs drive

  2. Day 2 Drive from Uttarkashi to Gangotri

    Altitude: 3,048 m

    Distance: 100 km

    Time Taken: 5 hrs drive

  3. Day 3 Trek from Gangotri to Bhojbasa

    Altitude: 3,792 m

    Distance: 14 km

    Time Taken: 6 hrs

  4. Day 4 Trek from Bhojbasa to Tapovan via Gaumukh

    Altitude at Campsite: 3,890 m

    Altitude at Gaumukh: 4,463 m

    Time Taken: 4 – 5 hrs

  5. Day 5 Rest & Acclimatise at Tapovan

  6. Day 6 Trek from Tapovan to Nandanvan

    Altitude: 4,337 m

    Time Taken: 3 – 4 hrs

  7. Day 7 Trek from Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal

    Altitude: 4,880 m

    Distance: 6 km

    Time Taken: 4 – 5 hrs

  8. Day 8 Trek from Vasuki Tal to Khara Patthar

    Altitude: 5,480 m

    Distance: 6 km

    Time Taken: 5 – 6 hrs

  9. Day 9 Trek from Khara Patthar to Sweat Glacier

    Altitude: 5,500 m

    Distance: 4 km

    Time Taken: 5 – 6 hrs

  10. Day 10 Trek from Sweta Glacier to Kalindikhal Base

  11. Day 11 Trek from Kalindi Base to Kalindi Peak

    Altitude: 5,947 m

    Distance: 3 km

    Time Taken: 3 – 4 hrs

  12. Day 12 Trek from Kalindikhal to Raja Part

    Altitude: 4,910 m

    Distance: 12 km

    Time Taken: 6 – 7 hrs

  13. Day 13 Trek from Raja Parav to Arwa Tal

    Altitude: 3,910 m

    Distance: 14 km

    Time Taken: 6 – 7 hrs

  14. Day 14 Trek from Arwa Tal to Ghastoli

    Altitude: 3,796 m

    Distance: 15 km

    Time Taken: 6 – 7 hrs

  15. Day 15 Trek from Ghastoli to Mana; Drive to Badrinath

    Altitude: 3096 m

    Distance: 18 km

    Time Taken: 6 hrs trek; 2 hrs drive

  16. Day 16 Drive to Rishikesh

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Inclusions in the package:
  • All accommodation during the trek on sharing basis in tents.
  • All meals during the trek – Vegetarian
  • Tents, Sleeping bags and all other Camping Gear (Dining Tent, Tiolet Tent etc)
  • All Group Climbing Gear (Climbing Ropes, Crampons, Gaitors etc)
  • Safety Equipment (Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Oximeter etc.)
  • Services of our expert Trek Leader
  • Services of an Expert Trekking Team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)
  • Trekking Permits and Forest Camping Charges (For Indians only)
  • A Life Changing Experience
Exclusions in the package:
  • GST and Other Taxes (As applicable, Subjected to change according to Govt. Rules)
  • Trekking Permits and Forest Camping charges for Foreigner’s (If extra compared for Indian Citizens)
  • Backpack Offloading Charges (Portage of Personal Bags)
  • Personal Trekking Gear
  • Food during transit
  • Tips for local team
  • Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Camera Fee, Bottled Water etc
  • Any Requirement for Single Room/Single Tent Accommodation
  • Travel Insurance and other Emergency Expenses
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
  • Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions
Questions about the Trek
Whom is the trek for?

The Kalindikhal Pass trek is a technical one and climbs up to 5,968 meters. The challenging level of the trek combined with extreme high altitude demands rigorous physical fitness, endurance, and stamina, along with proper acclimatization. Only fit mountaineers who have scaled heights of at least 4,500 to 5,000 meters should undertake this expedition.

Which is the best season for the trek?

The months of June, July, and September are ideal for the trek. Monsoons should be avoided, as should winters, as it becomes difficult to identify crevasses due to high accumulation of snow.

What weather conditions can be expected during the trek?

The average temperature falls somewhere between 15 to 18 degrees in the daytime, while it can dip as low as -15 degrees at night beyond a certain altitude. The weather is quite pleasant during daytime, but becomes foggy with decreasing visibility post 04:00 PM.

What things are needed to be carried?

Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / post-monsoon well-experienced, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines. For a complete checklist, go to Trekmunk Checklist.