Nights / 12 Days
Max Altitude: 4000 Mts
Best Time: Mid
June to Mid Oct
lateral glacier situtated in Tehri district is the source
of river Bhilangna. The glacier is surrounded by snow peaks
of the Jogin group (6466 m), Sphetic Pristwar (6905 m),
Barte Kauter (6579 m), Kirti Stambh (6902 m) and Meru. The
moraines on the side of the glaciers look like standing
walls of gravel mud.
The trek which starts from Ghuttu is easily approachable
by motor from Dehradun, Tehri, Mussoorie and the Rishikesh
railhead. One has to trek about 45 km and pass through remote
villages with thick kharsao forest and wide open beautiful
lush grassy meadows. The entry to the Bhilangna valley provides
excellent spots for camping. Tents and adequate provisions
need to be arranged in advance from Rishikesh, Tehri and
01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi & Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
02: Delhi - Rishikesh
Start early morning for Rishikesh from Delhi by surface.
Local sightseeing in Rishikesh. Overnight in a hotel.
03: Rishikesh - Ghuttu
Early morning start of Ghuttu by surface about 9 hours.
Overnight in camp.
04: Ghuttu - Gangi 5 hrs
From Ghuttu the trek begins. The trail initially cuts through
terraed first to Deolang village. From there it's an easy
1.30 hours climb through the forest to Reeh Channi village
and a step climb for an hour to Buranschauri. From Buranschuari
its a two hour climb to Gangi village at 2585 mts. Overnight
05: Gangi / Kharsali 3110 mts. 5 hrs
The trail drops initially for an hour to Deokhri Channi,
another winter settlement for the villagers from Gangi.
From there its half an hour through the forest to where
the trail forks, just beyond the Kalyani stream. The left
trail leads to Sahastratal lake 4872 mts. which the trail
to Khatling continues straight an open area known locally
as Birodh. Legend has it that this place was either the
site of the old Gangi village or a meeting place for all
the Bhilong villagers. From here it is two hours to Kharsali,
which is a large meadow surrounded by giant conifers and
Oaks, and an ideal camping place. Overnight in camp.
06: Kharsali - Bhedikharg 3700 mts (6 hrs)
Cross the bridge over the Kharsali stream and continue further
along the forest track to Bhelbagi. Trail follows the river
for about two Km. then rises steeply through thick bush
passing Bhumkodaar cave to the left of the trail. A further
2 to 3 km. of climbing brings you to Tamakund cave in an
area known for its Wild flowers. From there it is just an
hour walk to another good camping ground at Bhedikharg.
07: Around Khatling Glacier
It takes a full day to get to the glacier and back. There
are a number of spectacular hanging glacier above the main
glacial floor and good view of the peaks.
08: Bhediklang - Gangi
Retrace steeps to Gangi. Overnight Camp
09: Gangi - Ghuttu
Retrace steeps to Ghuttu. Overnight Camp
10: Ghuttu - Dehradun
Start ealy morning for Dehradun. Overnight in a hotel
11: Dehradun - Delhi
After breakfast drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer
to Hotel. Overnight Hotel.
12: Delhi Departure
Departure transfer to International Airport