Kalindi Pass Trekking Expedition_ 4th to 13th June 2018

#1 Aug 4th, 2018, 03:05
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We had a great experience while trekking from Gangotri to Badrinath via Kalindi pass. We reached an altitude of 5950 meter (around 19000 feet). It was a perfect weather all the day. The major challenge was to pass through the Gangotri glacier where due to glacier melt down the route got completely washed away.

Our plan went just as per schedule:
DAY 1 - 04 June : GANGOTRI- BHOJBASA (3787 mt./12875 ft. (Trek 14 km./7 hrs.)
DAY 2 -*05 June 2018: BHOJBASA – GAUMUKH (4000mt./13,600 ft.) –NANDANVAN (4446mt./15,116 ft. (Trek 7 km./8 hrs.):
DAY 3 -*06 June 2018: NANDANVAN – VASUKITAL (4936 mt/16782 ft./ Trek 7 km. / 6 hrs):
DAY 4 -*07 June 2018: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY at VASUKITAL (4936 mt/16782 ft.):
DAY 5 -*08 June 2018: VASUKITAL – KHARA PATHAR (Suralya Bamak) (5118 mt/17401 ft/ Trek 5 km/4 hrs).
DAY 6 -*09 June 2018: KHARA PATHAR (Suralya Bamak) - SWETA GLACIER (5311 mt. /18057 ft. /trek 6 km./5 hrs.)
DAY 7 - 10 June 2018: SWETA GLACIER - KALINDI KHAL BASE (5611 mt./19077 ft./Trek 6 km./ 8 hrs).
DAY 8 - 11 June 2018: KALINDI BASE – KALINDI PASS (5950 mt/- RAJPARAV (4910 mt/16105 ft/ Trek 9 km / 10-11 hrs).
DAY 9 – 12 June 2018: RAJPARAV – ARWATAL (4620 mt./15708 ft./trek 7km./5 hrs.)
DAY 10 – 13 June 2018: ARWATAL – GHASTOLI (3796 mt./12906 ft/ Trek (13 km / 7hrs.) and Drive to Badrinath via Mana

Guide's details:
Manoj Rawat - 9412987579 ; 9897100781
North Himalayan Holidays Trek & Expeditions Co - http://www.northhimalayanholidays.com/home

My feedback: A very decent organization. We had 2 guides, 1st guide Tirpan Singh and 2nd guide Ghuman singh. Both the guides and especially almost all the porters were quite experienced in this route. The food provided all the days during the trek were awesome.

Per head cost: 52500

I have written a photographic blog on my experience:
https://pratapsikdarinhimlayas.wordp...3th-june-2018/

All my photographs: https://photos.app.goo.gl/XfhHE7DvnLGeRcjy9

A video by Anshul Churasia:
Hope you enjoy the blog, photographs and the video.
Love mother nature like your mother......
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#2 Aug 4th, 2018, 14:15
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Congrats!
Photograph link isn't working, can you please check?
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Originally Posted by mkdas View Post Congrats!
Photograph link isn't working, can you please check?
Hi Midas, thank you for your feedback.
Here is the correct link
https://photos.app.goo.gl/XfhHE7DvnLGeRcjy9
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Congratulations on successful completion of Kalindi khal.
Pics are video is really nice.
Snow seems bit less this year.
How many trekkers and support staff on the trek?
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Thanks

thank you. Yes, less snow this year. Only 1 day we had to walk over snow.
We were 7 trekkers, 2 guides, 1 cook, 10 porters.
They were a team of experts for Kalindi route.

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Originally Posted by rahul_singh View Post Congratulations on successful completion of Kalindi khal.
Pics are video is really nice.
Snow seems bit less this year.
How many trekkers and support staff on the trek?
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Kalindi Pass Trekking Expedition_ 4th to 13th June 2018

Congratulations and Salute !
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Hello

Thank you.
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Congratulations Pratap. The snow is indeed less this year. I read your blog too. Was there a fresh break down of Gangotri glacier this year? Last year it was a lake bursting above Tapovan, wasn't it?

There seem to be a couple differences compared to our trek last Sep: we usually had clear skies up to afternoon, arwa nala seems to have had less water. We did have bad weather and stayed in Khara Pathar for 3 nights. As soon as we reached Ghastoli the weather again turned bad. I would like to hear thoughts from others who have done this trek and the differences they can see.

BTW, which temple is it at the end? Not Rudraprayag, is it?
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Thank you Solotrekker.
Last year it was near Chirbasa. Because of that, our Kalindi trek got cancelled during August. This year it was near Gaumukh. The path to reach Gaumukh almost does not exist any more. They are building a new roue from Bhojbasa.

That is the Badrinath temple photo.

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Originally Posted by solotrekker1 View Post Congratulations Pratap. The snow is indeed less this year. I read your blog too. Was there a fresh break down of Gangotri glacier this year? Last year it was a lake bursting above Tapovan, wasn't it?

There seem to be a couple differences compared to our trek last Sep: we usually had clear skies up to afternoon, arwa nala seems to have had less water. We did have bad weather and stayed in Khara Pathar for 3 nights. As soon as we reached Ghastoli the weather again turned bad. I would like to hear thoughts from others who have done this trek and the differences they can see.

BTW, which temple is it at the end? Not Rudraprayag, is it?
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I meant the temple where its very cloudy. Before the parmarth one.

I was looking at the picture of Gaumukh you had taken on your last visit. I've seen similar pictures taken by others. Last year itself the change was huge. I guess its even worse now. Do you have any pics in between Gaumukh and this place where there are a lot of Shivlings i.e., the part where the route has been washed away.
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so all cameras were shut while crossing that section.......could not click....there was no time. how do I say it was a little different situation....crossing that section was crucial and on top priority.....probably we forgot to click....

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Originally Posted by solotrekker1 View Post I meant the temple where its very cloudy. Before the parmarth one.

I was looking at the picture of Gaumukh you had taken on your last visit. I've seen similar pictures taken by others. Last year itself the change was huge. I guess its even worse now. Do you have any pics in between Gaumukh and this place where there are a lot of Shivlings i.e., the part where the route has been washed away.

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