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.
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.
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.
Must Read about Gupt Khal Trek
Duration:13 Days from Haridwar to Haridwar)
Best Season: May 20th to June 20th and September or October 1st week
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.
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.
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
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.)
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