The Kalindi Pass is one of the most difficult treks in the Garhwal Himalayas (5967m). A lovely combination of glacier travel and altitude trekking. Known as the Kalindi Khal trek.
- Area: Uttrakhand – Uttarkashi- Kalindi pass – Joshimath
- Altitude: Min: Uattarkashi (1350Mts.) Kalindi Pass Max: (5947Mts.)
- Age: 16 years and above.
- Duration: 10 Days – 09 Nights
- Trek Grade:
Difficult Easy Moderate
- Best Time: July – Sept.
Note: Monsoon rains are quite intense between July and August.
Kalindi Pass Trek Route Details
- Day 01: Uttarkashi- Chirbasa 8-9 hrs
- Day 02: Trek Chirbasa – Bhojbasa 3-4 hrs
- Day 03: Bhojbasa – Nandanvan 4-5hrs
- Day 04: Trek Nandanvan – Vasuki Tal 4-5 hrs
- Day 05: Vasuki Tal – Khara Pathar 5-6 hrs
- Day 06: Trek Khara Pathar – Kalindikhal Base 4-5 hrs
- Day 07: Kalindikhal Base – Rajparav5-6 hrs
- Day 08: Rajparav – Arwatal 4-5 hrs
- Day 09: Arwatal – Ghastoli 4-5 hrs
- Day 10: Trek Ghastoli – Badrinath 6-7 hrs
Cost: INR 70,000 / 850$ US
- Includes: Professional guide, permit, shared tent accommodation, all meals from Day 1 lunch to last day lunch, safety- first aid kit, and other technical equipment. Shared cab from Uttarkashi to Gangotri and back to Badrinath.
- Excludes: Transportation to and back from Uttarkashi, Individual Potter, mules, meals while driving (no drive in this trek), and stay in Uttarkashi.
- Optional: Extra cost for Potter/mule for a day pack.
Kalindi Pass Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Uttarkashi- Chirbasa 8-9 hrs
- Drive from Uttarkashi to Gangotri Chirbasa 5-6 hrs
- Trek Gangotri – Chirbasa 3-4 hrs Gradual uphill traverse along the river.
- Overnight Camp Chirbasa
Day 02: Trek Chirbasa – Bhojbasa 3-4 hrs
- Trek Chirbasa – Bhojbasa (3800m) 3-4hrs Gradual uphill traverse along the river.
- Overnight camp Bhojbasa
Day 03: Bhojbasa – Nandanvan 4-5hrs
- Trek Bhojbasa – Nandanvan (4450m) 4-5hrs Glacier, Moraine crossing
- Overnight camp Nandanvan.
Day 04: Trek Nandanvan – Vasuki Tal 4-5 hrs
- Trek Nandanvan – Vasuki Tal (4850m) 4- 5hrs.
- Gradual up and downhill along Chaurangi Glacier.
- Overnight Camp Vasuki Tal
Day 05: Vasuki Tal – Khara Pathar 5-6 hrs
- Trek Vasuki Tal – Khara Pathar (5400m) 5-6hrs.
- Crossing Chaurangi Glacier and Moraine.
- Overnight camp Kahara Pathar
Day 06: Trek Khara Pathar – Kalindikhal Base 4-5 hrs
- Trek Kharapathar- Kalindikhal Base (5550m) 4-5 hrs
- Crossing Sweta Glacier and Moraine.
- Overnight Camp Kalindikhal Base
Day 07: Kalindikhal Base – Rajparav5-6 hrs
- Trek Kalindikhal Base – Kalindi pass (5947m) 2-3 hrs Uphill climb to pass snow & ice.
- Kalindi pass – Rajparaw (4910m) 2-3 hrs. Downhill and crossing Glacier.
- Overnight Camp Rajparav
Day 08: Trek Rajparav – Arwatal 4-5 hrs
- Trek Rajparav – Arwatal (3900m) 4-5 hrs. Downhill and crossing a few streams.
- Overnight Camp Arwatal
Day 09: Arwatal – Ghastoli 4-5 hrs
- Trek Arwatal – Ghastoli (3790m) 4-5 hrs
- Up and downhill traverse and crossing streams
- Overnight Camp Gastoli.
Day 10: Trek Ghastoli – Badrinath 6-7 hrs
- Trek Ghastoli – Mana (3200m) 6-7hrs.Downhill
- Drive Mana – Badrinath (3100m) 1hrs
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