Gupt Khal Trek

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Gupt Khal Trek in Uttarakhand Himalayas

Gupt Khal Trek which is in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand is at a height of 5,807 meters. These treks are considered very special because these treks are a fantastic expedition in themselves; they are very popular and secret trek in the Himalayas.

Here we have the meaning of the Gupt, about which there is not much information and the Khal means the drain, which leaves you from one end to the other boundary or direction.

I would also like to tell you that so far, my elder brother Mr. Vinod Panwar has done Gupt Khal trek 05 times, and Pradeep from Uttarkashi, and Porters and Cook, etc.

Gupt Khal trek is a very difficult to trek in Uttarakhand, only good and knowledgeable trekkers can do this trek, which has knowledge of high treks, Gupta Khal.

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The Gupt Khal trek can be done from two places on a special note which are as follows:

These routes from Via Valley of Flowers, which originate in Mana Village, are a bit difficult but you can also go this route.

Joshimath via Ghamsali Village The route discovered by Mr. Vinod Panwar, these routes are good and worth thinking about.

Why Gupt Khal trek makes it difficult for people without experience?

It is said that this is mentioned by Mr. Frank Smyth in his book ‘Valley of Flowers’.

From the Valley of Flowers, you trek crosses the twin passes of Bhuindar Khal Trek and Gupt Khal Trek. From here you will also see the mountain range of Himalayas and you have to cross all the glaciers in this trek like Gauri Glacier, and Ratan Glacier, and Tipra Glacier, Bankund Glacier, Nilgiri Glacier, and Nakhtani Glacier.

This trek is difficult as well as secret, and for this trek and expedition you must have the experience, basic knowledge of your previous mountaineering becomes necessary for this trek. In some Gupt Khal trek, at some places, deep cracks will be broken glaciers and technical equipment will be needed to cross this trek. From this trek, you will see the high altitudes like Shri Neelkanth Peak, Elephant Peak, Nilgiri Peak, Ratan Peak and, Kamet The peaks will be closely visible and offer spectacular views.

Trekkers in Gupt Khal Trek

Note: – Whenever you do this trek, Do it with the local people here or with experienced people like us who are local here. Whoever can help you from the local here, no one else can give you, and it will be useful for you all the time. This is why we have to say that sometimes there are seasonal changes in nature, for which we all have to be ready, this is the law of adventure.

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Duration:13 Days from Haridwar to Haridwar)

Best Season: May 20th to June 20th   and September or October 1st week

Level: Difficult

Highest Point:5,804, Meters

Trekking Distance – 70 Km on foot and By taxi 6,96 Km

Weather: It is unpredicted and can change anytime so do keep an extra day in the itinerary

Temperature:(-2°C to -15°C)

Key Points about Gupt Khal Trek  

Level: Difficult (so first timers trekkers should avoid)

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Group size minimum of 03 maximum of 10 people

Need proper Expedition gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?

Shoes are the single most important equipment

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization

Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains, the region is prone to landslides

Phones don’t work on the trek, we provide to you Radio Willkie Talkie for Communication

The beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)

Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 12 kg to 15 Kg)

Keep an extra day in your itinerary for the attempt to summit account for bad weather

If you choose Good and local trekking company Himalayan Hikers than it is better for you because Himalayan Hikers is a local company our mission is safe treks, growth of locals. Some groups come with us for the Expedition and high altitude treks

Alcohol and smoking is not allowed in during the Expedition.

Gupt Khal Trek Campsite

Your Travel Plan for Gupt Khal Trek

You can book trains, air flights, and bus tickets for your journey only according to the information given by us.

The Gupt Khal trek will be of 10 days and 03 days of your journey total of 13 Days from Haridwar to Haridwar

First of all, all the trekkers will have to book their flight and train bus according to our time table as our pick up is from 6 am to 7 am, you will have to reach Haridwar in the morning.

A taxi from Himalayan hikers will link you to the Haridwar railway station.

Himalayan Hikers organize transport to Joshimath base camp from Haridwar railway station. Our vehicles leave at 6:00 am to 7:00 am sharp from Haridwar. The taxi costs include your package

In the Haridwar railway station, you will get our staff that will arrange transport for you. The contacts no Transport coordinator or our office team will give you a week ago to your departure

Please you guys book your transport facility according to your own time table, after Himalayan hackers take all the responsibility of Haridwar to Haridwar, that you will not face any problem.

Haridwar to Joshimath Route MapHaridwar to Joshimath Route Map

How will you Reach Gupt Khal Trek?

If you are traveling from Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai or Gujarat any other city, so you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a train from Delhi for Dehradun comfortably.

Option 01:- By Train

All trekkers booked yourself the,

Nanda Devi Express to Dehradun (Train no is 12206 Departure 11:30 pm: – Reached Dehradun 5:45

Dehradun Express- to Dehradun (Train no is 12687 Departure -9:10 pm:- Reached Dehradun 5:00 am

Take both overnight trains Dehradun to from new Delhi- Dehradun Special A/C train from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station the best option to you. The train reached at Dehradun railway station morning 5:45 to 6:30 am if you Meet to Our office Member – joining to our upcoming batches and Group.

Option 02:- By Air

Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport in Rishikesh or Haridwar. Located about 21 km for the Rishikesh city. There are flights available from all states to Dehradun Airport, you can go online and book your tickets. These are easy and easy ways for you and you also save your time, Taxis are available from the airport to Rishikesh or Haridwar at all time costs Rs. 1000/* one-way pay to directly

Option 03:- By Bus

You can reach Haridwar from Delhi by a bus, board it from (Delhi) Kashmiri Gate ISBT; it is good if you are booked the seats.

(Reach Haridwar Railway Station or bus stand between 5:00 am – 6:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity in Gupt Khal Trek

ATM Point

Before starting the journey to Gupt Khal trek, make sure that you need payments, and then take out the cash on the way Joshimath is the last place where you can withdraw cash from ATM,   (If you want to withdraw money then do it in Haridwar or Rishikesh.)

Mobile Connectivity

The phone does not work after Ghamsali village. Therefore, you should ensure that you do not have to make any important calls. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek. Last Joshimath, your device will receive good networks

Short Itinerary Gupt Khal Trek –

Day 1 – Pickup to you from Haridwar via Rishikesh Drive to Joshimath by taxi (296 km) (10/11 Hours) overnight stays Hotel

Day 2 – Drive from Joshimath to Ghamsali Village via Niti Village (84 km) (3/4 Hours) (3,330 m) overnight stay camp/ home

Day 3 – Trek from Ghamsali village to Eri udiyar (12 km) (5/6 Hours) (3880 m) overnight stay camp

Day 4 – Trek from Eri udiyar to Ratanban glacier (8 km) (4/5 Hours) (4200 m) overnight stay camp

Day 5 – Trek from Rataban glacier to Bankund lake and day hiking  to Bankund lake (05 km) (4/5 Hours) (4480m) overnight stay camp

Day 6 – Trek from Bankund lake base to Bankund bend (05 km) (3/4 Hours) (4780m) overnight stay camp

Day 7 – Trek from Bank Kund bend to Garh camping ground (06 km) (4/5 Hours) (5260 m) overnight stay camp

Day 8 – Trek from Garh camp to Gupt Khal base camp (07 km) (5/6 Hours) (5700m) overnight stay camp

Day 9- Rest Day for Acclimatization

Day 10 – Trek from Gupt Khal base to Gupt Khal Summit (5,804 meters) cross and then descend to Nakthani hanging glaciers camp (05 km) (5/6 Hours)  (5075 m) overnight stay camp

Day 11 – Trek from Nakthani hanging glacier campsite to Shepherd campsite near musa pani (08 km) (5/6 Hours) (4130m) overnight stay camp

Day 12 – Trek from Shepherd camp / musa pani to mana village (14 km) (6/7 Hours) (3200 m) evening join to Shree Badrinath Aarti darshan –back to the hotel – overnight stay Hotel

Day 13- Drive from Early morning Badrinath to Haridwar via Rishikesh (315 km) (11/12 Hours)

Gupt khal Trek Route Map

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Haridwar To Haridwar

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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