Overview

Khatling Glacier is moderate commencing from Ghuttu situated 62kms from Tehri. Tourist Rest Houses are available at Ghuttu providing accommodation and food. One can reach Kedarnath via Gangi, Khatling Glacier, Shastra Tal, Masar Tal and Vasuki Tal. But the trek becomes strenuous if you proceed ahead to Kedarnath from Khatling Glacier. Trek to Khatling glacier is an unforgettable experience as while trekking you will encounter mesmerising and mystical vistas of nature�s beauteousness and the enchanting Himalayan peaks.

Sahasra Tal is to the west and Masar Tal is to the east of the Khatling glacier. One can enjoy the natural and pictorial beauty of the Bhilangana Valley. The Jogin group, Meru and Kirti Stambha have the superlative view of the lynching glaciers and snow capped peaks.

Kedarnath to Vasukital for the first phase is a continuous ascent along a goat trek on grassy slope on the West Kedarnath. The view of Chaukhambha peaks and Mandakini valley is wonderful from here. The trek from Vasuki top is down hill for one km to the Vasuki Tal.

Vasuki Tal is about 1 km in radius with glittering clear waters by snow-capped peaks. From here to Paian Tal, north west of Vasuki Tal is about 1 km on rocky surface. The lake is more beautiful and at the bottom of the lake, one can see rectangular stack of rocks, as if placed there intentionally.

The whole trek is enclosed by stunning luxuriant green meadows and thick forest. The colour of myriad flowers is worth looking in the rainy season. There are small streams which have to be crossed by the trekkers with the improvising log bridges.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01 :

Rishikesh to Ghuttu

Day 02 :

11 Kms trek to Kushkalyani

Day 03 :

25 Kms drive to Malla. Further 9Kms trek to Silla Chhan

Day 04 :

14 Kms trek to Kyarki

Day 05 :

14 Kms drive to Paital

Day 06 :

12 Kms trek to Bhimtal/Taddindyar via Sahasratal

Day 07 :

16 Kms trek to Kalyani

Day 08 :

11 Kms trek to Kharsoli

Day 09 :

12 Kms trek to Chowki

Day 10 :

6 Kms trek to Khatling Glacier. In afternoon, return trek to Chowki

Day 11 :

9 Kms trek to Maraital

Day 12 :

15 Kms trek to Vasukital via Mayali Pass(5400mtrs), Panyatal and Teental.

Day 13 :

8 Kms trek to Kedarnath.

Day 14 :

15 Kms trek to Gaurikund.

Day 15 :

215 Kms drive back to Rishikesh.