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Khatling Glacier Trekking Tours - Khatling Glacier Trek Packages, Expeditions

The beautiful trek for Khatling glacier starts from Ghuttu, a place about 150 kms. from Rishikesh. The total distance of this route is about 45 to 50Km. The Khatling Glacier Trek is a 12-13 days trek (return) famous for its glaciers formed on the flanks of the towering peaks in the Garhwal Uttarakhand Himalayas.

Khatling Glacier Trek Travel Packages

Experience the Taste of Khatling Glacier Trek with Auden Col Trek ::---->> For trek route maps and camping photographs email us.

Khatling glacier is a lateral glacier, at the source of river Bhilangana. According to legends a celestial nymph tried to lure Lord Shiva, while the almighty was at meditation. She was spurned by him and was dissolved into liquid form, thus originating the Bhilangana. Nature has bestowed her bounty on the vale of Bhilangana in abundance, and the rich pasture lands are ideal camping sites.

The Khalting Glacier is associated with the giant hanging glaciers of Ratangian, Jogin and Phating. The moraines on the sides of the glaciers look like standing walls of gravel and mud. A semi-frozen lake, called Bhil Sarovar, is the central point on one of the moraines. The flat land on these moraines and the Kunali bugyals are excellent pasture lands during the summer and rainy season.

We start our trek from a point a couple of kms ahead of Ghutu village and move up from here crossing beautiful forests, alpine meadows and some interesting villages with Hindu temples to reach Khatling cave. From here we walk to the zero point on the Khatling glacier to appreciate the beauty of high mountain terrain. From the glacier we cross over to the other side to reach Chowki, an absolute gem of a place. With meadows and Himalayan peaks all around itís great camping place and one can spend days here. From Chowki we ascend over a slightly tricky terrain to reach the high lake, Marsar Tal (4590m). En route we get a spectacular view of high mountains like Thalay Sagar, Jaonli, Kirti Stambh and Bharte Khunta rising above the Phatling glacier.

About Auden'c col ::  Aduen Pass Trek ::-->>

This little known mountain pass is named after J B Auden, who first crossed it back in 1939. It lies on the connecting ridge of Jogin I (6465 m) and Gangotri III (6580 m), and connects the pilgrim centers of Gangotri and Kedarnath. The trek starts along the Bhagirathi river and cuts up the Rudugaira nala (or stream) to the Rudugaira glacier, over the pass and down the crevassed Khatling glacier, and exit out along the Bhilganga river at Reeh. 

Note: A detailed packing list will be shared with you once you have signed up for the trip

Duration Ė 11 days
Trekking days Ė 09 days
Max Altitude Ė 4575 mts
Acco - Alpine Camping

Day 01 : Ghuttu [1,524m] from Dehradun 188 km

Drive upto Ghuttu from Dehradun, Dinner and overnight at Tourist Rest House.

Day 02 : Ghuttu [1,524m] - Reeh [2,132m] 10 km

Leave Ghuttu after early breakfast with packed lunch. Steep climb of 10 km, Dinner and overnight in tent colony run by Garhwal Manda Vikas Nigam.

Day 03 : Reeh [2,132m] - Gangi [2,584m] 10 km

Very steep climb, Dinner and overnight in tent

Day 04 : Gangi [2,584m] - Pachari [2,896m] 15 km

Gangi - Kalyani [2,683m, 5 km] - Biroda [2,744m, 2 km] Kharsali [2,896m, 8 km] - Pachari [2,896m. 0.5 km]

Day 05 : Pachari [2,896m] - Khalting [3,717m] 10 km

Steep and strenuous trek. On the way one can trek to Tamakund [3,415m] from where Khalting Glacier is 3 km.
Overnight in caves Pachari - Naumuti [2,957m,,1.5 km]-Bhelbagi[3,110m,5 km]-Bhumka [3,201m, 1 km]-Tamakund[3,415m, 3 km] - Khalting Glacier [3,717m; 3 km].

Day 06 Around Khalting Glacier Trek along and around the Glacier to the magnificent hanging Glacier of Ratangian, Jogin group and Kirti Stambh, etc. Overnight in caves at Khalting glacier.

Day 07 Khalting - Pachari ...10 km

Day 08 Pachari - Gangi ...14km

Day 09 Gangi - Reeh ...10 km

Day 10 Reeh - Ghuttu ...10 km

Day 11 Ghuttu - Dehradun [drivel ..188 km

Auden's Col Trekking

Area :Garhwal Himalayas
Duration :20 Days
Altitude :5800 mts / 19000 ft)
Grade :Alpine to tough
Season: May - June & Aug end - early Oct

Auden's Col an Introduction Col is a mountain pass which connects Jogin I (6465m) and Gangotri III (6580m) peaks and is reportedly situated at a height of around 5400m. It also binds two glaciers on the opposite sides. One is Khatling glacier and the other one looks like the glacier belonging to Jogin I. Auden's Col is approachable from Gangotri and one can trek up to Kedarnath following Auden's Col and Khatling glacier. Auden's Col gets its name from J B Auden, who first crossed it in 1939-40.

Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Upon arrival pick-up and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Delhi - Rishikesh by train
Very early morning transfer to Rly station for STBD train to Haridwar. On arrival Haridwar pick-up and transfer to Rishikesh. Sightseeing of Rishikesh. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi drive
Approx. 200 km. drive to uttarakashi, Lunch Enroute. Overnight stay at Hotel/ Guest House.

Day 04: Uttarkashi - Gangotri drive
Approx. 100 km. drive to Gangotri after breakfast, Lunch Enroute. Overnight stay at Hotel/ Guest House.

Day 05: Gangotri - Acclimatization Day - Towards Kedar Tal
6-7 km. (5-6 Hrs.) day trek for acclimatization towards Kedartal after breakfast, Packed Lunch enroute, Overnight stay at Hotel/ Guest House.

Day 06: Gangotri - Nala Camp trek
7-8 km. (5-6 hrs.) trek to Nala Camp after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.

Day 07: Nala Camp - Rudragaira BC trek
5-6 km. (5-6 hrs.) trek to Rudragaira Base Camp after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.

Day 08: Rudragaira BC Acclimationation Day trek - Towards Rudragara Peak
3-4 Km.trek for acclimatization towards rudragaira peak.Overnight camp

Day 09: Rudragaira BC - Morain camp
5-6 km. (4-5 hrs.) trek to Morain Camp after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.

Day 10: Morain Camp - Auden's Col BC trek
3-4 km. (2-3 hrs.) trek to Audenís Col Base Camp after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.

Day 11: Auden's Col BC - Auden's Col - Khatling Glacie Camp trek
9-10 km. (8-9 hrs.) trek to Khatling Glacier Camp after breakfast(Crossing of the Audenís Col ), Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.

Day 12: Khatling Glacie Camp - Khatling Zero Point Camp trek
6-7 km. (5-6 hrs.) trek to Khatling Zero Point after breakfast (Water Fall Area Crossing) , Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.

Day 13: Khatling Zero Point Camp - Chowki Camp trek
5-6 km. (4-5 hrs.) trek to Chowki Camp after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.

Day 14: Chowki Camp - Masar Tal Camp trek
4-5 km. (4-5 hrs.) trek to Masar Tal Camp after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.

Day 15: Masar Tal - Vasuki Tal trek
11-12 km. (8-9 hrs.) trek to Vasuki Tal after breakfast(Mayali Pass Crossing), Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Tents.

Day 16: Vasuki Tal - Kedarnath trek
7-8 Km. trek (3-4 Hrs.) to Kedarnath after breakfast. Packed lunch enroute. Overnight stay in Hotel/ Guest house.

Day 17: Kedarnath - Gaurikund trek
14 Km. trek (3-4 Hrs.) to Gaurikund after breakfast. Overnight stay in Hotel/ Guest house.

Day 18: Gaurikund - Rishikesh drive
Approx. 250 km. drive to Rishikesh after breakfast, Packed lunch enroute in Srinagar .Overnight at hotel

Day 19: Rishikesh - Delhi drive 235km/5h
After breakfast at hotel sightseeing of Rishikesh and continue drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20: Delhi - Departure
AM sightseeing of Delhi, PM on time departure transfer to International airport for onward destination flight.

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