khatling glacier Trek
KHATLING is the glacier, from which the BHILANGANA River ascent. The place, you will have to reach in the first half of the trek, is the valley of this BHILANGANA. All the lakes including the VASUKI Tal are maintained by nature in this valley. In the remote horizontal view from the valley, you will discover respective peaks, making competition with each other for their pinnacle. SPHETIC PRISTWAR, BARTE KAUTER and MERU are the renowned among all, with snow-clad on their heads.
The trek begins from Kush KALYANI, travelling to KYARKI KHAL from there, through the lush green meadows is going to give you a bulletin of what nature is having in her menu for you. From there reach PARITAL and visit the first lake in the adventuring expedition. You will have to reach the KHATLING Glacier, after covering all the lakes, putting KALYANI beside. This part of the trek is the most challenging one, and you will have to cover a 3 kilometre distance, from TAMBAKUND. The three lakes, VASUKI Tal, MASAR Tal and SAHASRATAL will be covered here and if you have plan to reach KEDARNATH, starting a fresh water from VASUKI Tal. Journey will be commenced through majestic meadows. The lush vegetation and garden of flora will make you dreamy, after certain point of time. In the last part of the trek, there is the top beauty from nature, with excellent slopes, glaciers, lakes and snow caps. The journey through the meadows concludes into the glacier which is spectacular. Spiritual virtue of the place is also going to be added in your notebook. Unless you experience them, the understanding and the local people's stories will stay sketchy and unfinished for you.
Perspicuous and sparkling like a glitter, SAHASRATAL is a lake at an elevation of 15000 feet, towards the KHATLING glacier western fringes. Sacred to some and escapade for other, SAHASRATAL can be reached throughout the years, except monsoon, as this is when the roads are slippery, and there are more chances of the landslide. The lake holds a strong religious significance, thus, here one can see the presence of many pilgrims.
A straining trek of 30 km uphill and downhill trek from SAHASRATAL will take tourists to KHATLING Glacier. Moraines flank borders of the glacier, but actually they look like walls of gravel mud. This sidelong glacier is located in TEHRI district, amongst the snowy summit- JOGIN Group of Peaks (6466 m), SPHETIC PRISTWAR (6905 m), BARTE KAUTER (6579 m), KIRTI STAMBH (6902 m) and MERU. Due to its location, it has been a primary source of water for BHILANGANA River.
Spend your idle moments soaking in the beauties of nature at the KHATLING Glacier Relax and Rejuvenate by camping at the SAHASRATAL, MASAR Tal and VASUKI Tal Savour view of THALAY SAGAR, KEDAR Dome and other peaks of GANGOTRI region from the MAYALI Pass (5300 meters).Add to your record of scaling the strenuous KHATLING glacier Pay homage to KEDARNATH Temple, one of the twelve JYOTIRLINGAS.
Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (215kms)
By Road: UTTARKASHI can be reached from HARIDWAR/RISHIKESH/Dehradun.