Kalindikhal Trek Expedition Overview
The Kalindikhal Trek offers a challenging journey across a high-altitude Himalayan mountain pass. Explorers will be surrounded by spectacular views throughout the trek, creating memories of a lifetime within a very remote and sacred region.
Witness the Tapovan meadows and explore gurgling streams while taking in famous Himalayan peaks. The Kalindikhal Trek provides explorers with great campsites at the base of Shivling Peak (6,543 meters), known as the Matterhorm of Garhwal. Trekkers will see the source of the sacred river Ganges at Gaumukh. Hike halfway around Garhwal in the Bhagirathi Valley, trek through Nandanvan, which is at the base of the Bhagirathi peaks, and see unparalleled views of mountain peaks as you travel towards the Alaknanda valley.
After a period of time spent acclimating to the high-altitudes, explorers can hike up to Vasukital Lake, a campsite that is surrounded by gorgeous snow-capped mountains. Then, you will trek across the Sweta Glacier and begin crossing the Kalindikhal Pass, which is a challenging experience that leads to incredible views of the mountain ranges. Afterward, explorers will descend into Arwatal and Mana, which is the last village on the Chinese border. End your adventure with a visit to a holy temple in Badrinath.
Kalindikhal Trek Highlights
- Explorers will have the opportunity to visit sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, like those in Gangotri and Badrinath
- Witness gorgeous sights of the Himalayan Mountains, including Bhagirathi, Shivling, Meru, Kamet, Satopanth and Bhrigu Parbat
- Climb the challenging and massive Chaturangi Glacier
- Immerse yourself in sights of serene alpine lakes
- Scale the 6,000-meter Himalayan Pass
- View the high-altitude meadows of Tapovan and see the origins of the Ganga river at Gaumukh
Best Time to Trek Kalindikhal
The best time to attempt the Kalindikhal Trek is between the summer and monsoon season, which are from mid-June to September.
The weather along the trail is very comfortable and temperate during the summer months. The Himalayan mountains are visible and the cool breezes add to the palatable environment.
Unlike other treks, the monsoon season enhances the beauty of the Kalindikhal Trek. The meadows and forests are lush and green, while the colorful flowers grow with abundance. During the monsoon season, the weather is generally moderate and lovely.