Khatling Glacier the Source of Bhilangana River Surrounded by Lofty Peaks
Khatling Glacier Trek lies in Tehri at an altitude of 3900 meters. It is the source of Bhilangana River surrounded by high Himalayan peaks i.e. The Jogin peaks (I, II and III), Meru, Barte Kauter, Sphetic Pristwar and Kirti Stambh.
This trek is in Bhilangana valley which is a nature lover’s paradise. Sahasratal and Masar Tal are present on the west and east of Khatling Glacier.
Come Across Pristine Glacial Lakes on This Trek and Explore the Verdant Beauty
Explore Masar Tal, Vasuki Tal and Sahasratal, these glacial Lakes located in remote regions of Garhwal. Trek through all green fields and dense forests and later through high ridges, moraines and boulder zone.
Cross quaint villages and dense Kharaso forest, on the way trek on undulating meadows with many wildflowers blooming. This trek has excellent campsites to offer.
Myth Behind Bhilangana River
A myth behind Bhilangana is; a divine spirit was rejected by Lord Shiva when it tried to tempt him. He turned it into liquid and River Bhilangana originated.
Key Points of Khatling Glacier Trek
Proper conditioning & training of body required
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?
Shoes are the single most important equipment.
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.
Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kgs.
Must Read about Khatling Glacier Trek
Duration:14 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun
Best Season:April, May, Sep and Oct
Highest Point:3900 metres to 5300 meter
Weather:Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
Summer temperature:Day 5°C to 12°C night – 3°C to 5°C
Starting point: Dehradun
Short Itinerary of Khatling Glacier Trek
Day 1 – Dehradun to Uttarkashi (178 km) (6 hours)
Day 2 – Drive from Uttarkashi to Malla (25 km) and trek to Sillachan (9 km) (6 hours)
Day 3 – Trek from Sillachanto Kush Kalayni (11 km) (6 hours)
Day 4 – Trek from Kush Kalayni to Kyarki Khal (14 km) (6 hours)
Day 5 – Trek from Kyarki Khal to Pari Tal (18 km) (7 hours)
Day 6 – Trek from Pari Tal to Sahastral (12 km) (6 hours)
Day 7 – Trek from Sahastral to Kalyani (16 km) (6 hours)
Day 8 – Trek from Kalyani to Kharsoli (11 km) (5 hours)
Day 9 – Trek from Kharsoli to Tambakund (8 km) (5 hours)
Day 10 – Trek from Tambakund to Khatling Glacier and return (3 km) (4 hours)
Day 11 – Trek from Tambakund to Masar Tal (6 km) (3 hours)
Day 12 – Trek from Masar Tal to Vasuki Tal (15 km) (6 hours)
Day 13 – Trek from Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath (6 km) (3/4 hours)
Day 14 – Trek from Kedarnath to Gauri Kund 14 km same day drive to Dehradun (8/9 hours)
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