The Khatling – Mashar tal high altitude trek falls in the valley of Bhilangana. Nature has bestowed her bounty on the vale of Bhilangana in abundance, and the rich pasture lands are ideal camping sites. The valley of Bhilangana affords a panoramic view of snow-clad peaks and hanging glaciers as Jogin(Ist 6454 m, IInd 6116m & IIIrd 6116m), Kirti Stambh(6285m) , Meru(6660m) & Sphetic Prishtwan (6905m). The Khatling glacier is situated in between Gangotri and Kedarnath. The whole trek route passes through dense whispering forests, delightful emerald alpine meadows & water falls. trekker will have to cross score of small streams on impronised log bridges and some times fording them on this route. this area is rich in wildlife. For endurance of the trek participants must be extensive Himalayan trekkers, physically fit & due acclimatization is must to avoid mountain sickness.
|Route||Ghuttu – Reeh- Gangi- Bhelbagi- Chwoki- Khatling- Masar tal- Vasukital Kedarnath(5097M)|
|Trek Grade||High Altitude - Hard Trek|
|Seasons||May & June, September & October|
|No of Days||10 Days|
|Transportation||Transportation by 2x2 non ac Bus. Twin sharing attached bath accommodation in TRH/tent, veg.meals, 08 kg portage of personal belongings, camping equipment, first aid rs. One lac personal insurance high risk policy and services of mountaineering trained tour escorts & experienced camp followers.|
All the participants are requested to assemble at TRH / Pvt.Hotel in Ghuttu, 1400m. In the evening group reception and opening address. Ghuttu situated on the bank of river Bhilangana is famous for being gateway for Sahastratal & Panwalikanth-Kedarnath trek. Dinner & o/n stay in TRH./pvt. Hotel
After b/f 10 km trek / local jeep to Reeh, 2132m. with packed lunch. The trek is a gradual up & down and passes through forests of rhododendron bamboo and pine. Dinner & o/n stay in TRH Reeh (Acclimatization & physical fitness day/trek).
After b/f 10 km trek to Gangi, 2700m. with packed lunch. The uphill trek to Gangi is a gradual ascent for the first 5 km up to Kalyani and after is gradual. From Kalyani one route goes to Saharstratal. From Gangi there is a panoramic view of the beautiful Bhilangana valley covered with mist and surrounded by snow covered with mist and surrounded by snow covered mountains. The village is also fairly large. Dinner & o/n stay in TRH Gangi (Acclimatization & physical fitness day/trek).
After b/f 14 km trek to Bhelbagi, 3110m. with packed lunch. The trek passes through some of the densest descent to the river and thereafter a gradual ascent. Kharsoli is a small alpine meadow with a stream flowing through it and surrounded by stately cedars and oak trees. Dinner & o/n stay in camp.
After b/f 12 km trek to Chowki, 4000m. with packed lunch. The trail follows the river along a roller coaster path running over several streams to the grazing areas. On this day participants often required to cross the rippling waters of the numerous streams, by way of improvised log bridges or glacial traverse. From Chowki view of snow capped peaks and hanging glaciers viz Kirti Stambh 6270m. Joggin group of peaks Ist 6465m., IInd 6324m. & IIIrd 6116m. and Espehtic Prishtwan, made of white quartz, which from a distance dazzles like crystal white snow. Chowki is a flat meadow at the base of Mayalipass. Dinner & o/n stay in camp
After b/f 5 + 5 km to and fro trek to lateral Khatling glacier with packed lunch. The glacier is surrounded by Jogin group, Espehtic peak and Kirti Stambh are the source of river Bhilangana situated an elevation of 4700m. Dinner & o/n stay in camp.
After b/f 9 km trek to Masartal, 5097m. with packed lunch. The ascent is laborious through loose tumbled rocks. Masartal is a high altitude lake, its environs are sheer unspoilt nature. From Mashartal view of facing Kedar peak 6940m and Bharte Kuntha 6578m. Dinner & o/n stay in camp.
After b/f 11 km trek to Vasukitaal via Mayali pass 5490m. with packed lunch via Paniyatal and Teentaal. During the trek small crevasses, snow traversing and moraine walk zone.Trekking through this region requires some experience. From the pass facing view of Kedar peak and Bharte Kuntha and splendid Panwali Kantha valley. The lake is a pearl set in an unrivalled natural setting. The water is crystal clear and often seen with floating blocks of glistening ice.Dinner & o/n stay in camp at Vasukitaal 4135m.
After b/f 8 km trek to Kedarnath ji, 3584m. with packed lunch. Kedarnath shrine is the seat of Lord Shiva & one of the twelve” Jyotirilingas is the holiest pilgrimage for Hindus. Kedarnath is a scenic spot situated against the backdrop of the majestic Kedar peak(6960m). The place is a photogenic hamlet & every facility is available to the visitors. Dinner & o/n stay in TRH Kedarnath.
Early morning after bath visit temple to Sari Kedarnath ji. Darshan and pooja. Arrival back to TRH for breakfast. 14 km trek to Gaurikund(1980m). Hot lunch enroute at TRH Bheembali . In the afternoon arrival at Gaurikund. Hot water sulpher spring bath. Gala dinner and o/n stay in TRH Gaurikund. Tour concludes.
|Itinerary is subject to change due to any natural calamities and weather conditions.|
|Nigam shall not be held responsible for any loss delay and cancellation due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances beyond its control.|
|In case of any reason in the days in trek increase participant will have to pay extra for each day on per day cost breakup basic.|
|Participants will have to carry their personal belongings and equipment provided for the trek.|
|Entrance fee for National Park, sanctuaries reserve forest panchayat forest shooting and filming, that will directly be paid by the individual participant to the concerning as per the Govt. norms.|
Continental Treks / Tours
|01 to 05 PAX||5860/-||Per Day Per Pax (Min. 5 pax required)|
|06 to 10 PAX||4920/-||Per Day Per Pax (Min. 10 pax required)|
|11 to 14 PAX||4670/ -||Per Day Per Pax (Min. 12 pax required)|
|15 to 20 PAX||4560/||Per Day Per Pax (Min. 18 pax required)|
Transportation by 2x2 non AC Tempo traveller, double bedded attached bath accommodation in TRH/tent, veg./non veg. All meals, 08 kg portage of personal belongings, camping equipment, first aid. Rs. one lac Personal insurance high risk policy and services of mountaineering trained tour escorts & experienced camp followers.
Economy Treks / Tours
High Altitude Treks / Tours
Student Special Treks / Tours
Note : In above mentioned economy treks and student special treks the participants will carry their baggage themselves and rates are quoted only for bonafied Indian students only.
|Tour Escort||2200/- per day (incl. of equipment|
GMVN Ltd. Also organizes 7 an 14 days Snow Skiing courses at Auli, 5 days Water Skiing courses at Asan Barrage and 3 and 5 days Rafting courses at Kaudiyala, with special packages and day rafting trips. For further details please contact any of the GMVN offices, its PRO's or
Terms & Conditions
Confirmation will be given on 75% advance of total booking by bank draft in favor of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd. In case of any difference of opinion between party and Nigam, the decision of MD, GMVN shall be final and binding on both the sides. The Nigam shall not be held responsible for any loss, delay and cancellation due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances beyond its control.
On booking of a group comprising of 15 pax or more, the group leader will be treated on complimentary basis as per international norms. In case the entire group is unable to continue the trek due to natural calamities/ unforeseen circumstances the trek may be diverted by the consent of GNVN escort and group leader. In case of any accident or injury during trekking GMVN or any of its employees shall not be wholly or partially responsible. The adventure enthusiasts will undertake the trek on their own risk.
CANCELLATION / REFUND RULES
The money shall be refunded to the trekkers on seeking cancellation as follows :
|15 days or earlier 80% refund of booking amount.|
|9 to 14 days 60% refund of booking amount.|
|6 to 8 days 40% refund of booking amount.|
|5 days before no refund of booking amount.|
|2 % Bank Charges will be deducted at the time of cancellation.|
|Cancellation will be accepted till 5.00 p.m. Request sent after 5.00 p.m. will be considered the next day.|
|For refund of accommodation booking, 18% of GST shall be debited on cancellation amount and GST charged on booking amount shall be credited for refundable amount accordingly.|
|Well fitting strong shoes with a couple of woolen socks. The shoes should be used before treks to avoid blisters.|
|First aid set for minor accidents and sickness.|
|A raincoat is necessary to meet uncertainties of weather.|
|Chocolates, lozenges, candies, glucose and dry fruits provide extra pep and energy.|
|It is advisable not to exhaust energy by walking fast, as otherwise the trek will be not enjoyable.|
The Mountaineering And Trekking Division of GMVN has well maintained stock of equipment, alpine tents, hollow filled sleeping bags, hollow filled jackets, wind-proof jactets, wind-proof trousers, ground sheets / mattresses, Snow goggles and rucksacks.
Trekking is very often confused with mountaineering, whilst mountaineering is a preplanned affair, trekking does not require as much preparation. Mountaineering is more technical in nature and is quite hazardous and this is not so in the case of trekking.