Mayali Pass Trek

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Mayali Pass lies between Masar Tal and Vasuki Tal

Mayali Pass is perched in the remote and isolated region of the Indian Himalayas and therefore, it stands upright at an altitude of 5300 meters. Explore the two glacial lakes Masar Tal and Vasuki Tal on this trek because it lies in between these sacred lakes and behind Kedarnath “Abode of Lord Shiva”. Moreover, this trek is a great escape for the trekker to explore the Himalayas in Uttarakhand.

In addition, the trail snakes its way behind Kedarnath through two passes i.e. Auden’s Col which is prominent for mountaineering and the other is the Mayali pass.

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Explore the Adventure trails of Himalayas in Mayali pass

During the trek, explore the quaint Himalayan villages. Initiate the trek from Reeh; a picturesque hamlet girdled by pine forest and Rhododendron trees and further explore the last village on the trail which is about 10 kms away from Reeh. a heavenly solitude place Gangi, famous for its Garhwali culture.

Besides, pass through amusing Fauna and Flora of this region. It adds beauty to the trail with astounding view of Khatling glacier. Further, the route to Masartal is steep at a gradient of 65 degrees which is an aesthetic camping ground. Ahead traverse Mayali glacier and get surpassing views of high Himalayan peaks from Vasuki Tal Top.

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A Moderate trek with Enticing Views in Mayali pass

Most importantly, Vasuki Tal or Masar Tal or Kedarnath part of Mayali pass accompanies you until you reach the celestial meadow, lakes, snow mountain other peaks visible from Mayali pass

The beginners should choose some easy level treks and avoid treks like Mayali pass.

However, if your fitness is good and you are capable enough then you can choose to taste its adventure.

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Why to choose Mayali pass Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing the Mayali pass trek.

First of all, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 516 Km both sides and on foot 46 km which is to be covered into 8 days.  Dehradun to Dehradun

Mayali pass trek is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 5300 Meters

The Starting trail is moderate as compared to other treks this is a difficult trek. So this trek is not for beginners

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only.

Firstly, camping at Masar Tal and Vasuki Tal is bliss for trekkers.

Pass through the remote region of Indian Himalayas.

Escape from the hustle of trekker and tourists.

Get an astounding view of Mt. Thalay Sagar and Khatling glacier.

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Altitude we are going to cover per day in Mayali pass

Ghuttu Village – (1578 Meter)

Reeh (2500 Meter)

Gangi (3100 Meter)

Kharsoli (3645 Meter)

Chowki 3978 Meter)

Masar Tal 4139 Meter)

Mayali pass (5300 Meter)

Kedarnath temple 3800 Meter)

Key Points of Mayali Pass Trek

Duration: – 9 Nights 10 Days – from Dehradun to Dehradun

Base camp: – Ghuttu Village

Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 8°C) Night (-2° C to -6° C)

Mayali pass- Altitude: – 5300 Meter

Best Time: – May, June, September, October

Trek Level: – Difficult

Trek distance: – On foot 75 Km – By taxi 478 km

Group Size: – 10 people

Short Itinerary of Mayali Pass Trek

Day 1- Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Ghuttu Village – 226 km) (9/10 Hours) (1578 Meter)

Day 2- Trek from Ghuttu to Reeh (10 km) (4/5 Hours) (2500 Meter)

Day 3- Trek from Reeh to Gangi (12 km) (5/6 Hours) (3100 Meter)

Day 4- Trek from Gangi to Kharsoli / Kalyani (15 km) (7/8 Hours) (3645 Meter)

Day 5- Trek from Kharsoli to Chowki (10 km) (4/5 Hours) (3978 Meter)

Day 6 –Trek from Chowki to Masar Tal (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (4139 Meter)

Day 7 –Rest Day for Acclimatization

Day 8- Trek from Masar Tal to Mayali pass (5300 Meter) and Descend to Vasuki Tal (12 km) (6/7 Hours)

Day 9 –Trek from Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath temple (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (3800 Meter) overnight stay hotel

Day 10 – Trek from Kedarnath to Gaurikund (14 km) (4/5 Hours) same day Drive to Dehradun/ Rishikesh


Day 1: Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Ghuttu Village

Total distance 210 km226 km – 9/10 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude –Ghuttu village – 1578 Meter

Night stay – Our Hotel – on twin share basis

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway Station, we will arrange vehicles for you to reach Base camp Ghuttu which lies at an altitude of 1578 meters.

Ghuttu is a small village located on the banks of River Bhilangana, it is Bhagirathi River’s major tributary and stream source of the sacred River Ganges.

You would love the 8 to 9 hours journey to reach Ghuttu. Overnight stay will be in / Guest house


Day 2 : Trek from Ghuttu to Reeh camp

Trek Distance – 10 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Reeh – 2500 Meter

Night Stay – Our Camp- on twin share basis

The trek starts from a maintained road which is made by the villagers and is used by them frequently. Walk for two hours on the well-made route, the climb isn’t tough or steep but the body will need some time to get usual to trekking.

After two hours of trek on the maintained route go through the dense forests of pine. Experience hiking along the River, today you can feel the beauty in abundance. The will be surprised by the variety of Flora, maximum of Bamboos and Rhododendrons are found in this region.

Reeh is a village amidst greenery which is your campsite for today. The surroundings are ravishing and will make you stare at them. Setup the tents and then retire for the night.


Day 3 :Trek from Reeh to Gangi village (12 km) (5/6 Hours) (3100 Meter)

Trek Distance – 12 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Gangi – 3100 Meter

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

Gangi is the last village on the trail which is 12 km away from Reeh. This village is rich in Garhwali culture and the people wear traditional dresses, here you can explore the lifestyle of living in mountains in close proximity.

Start the trek and head towards Gangi, there is a steep ascend after crossing it you can see huts belonging to shepherds. En route is Bhawani Mata’s temple worshiped by the locals, you can bow your head and move further.

Now, walk through the magical wide meadows which are on the top of valley, the beguiling view of South Ghuttu and Panwali Kantha will fill your heart with joy. You have to cross the top of the ridge then you can reach campsite in 2 hours.
As soon as you enter this village, you will see quaint houses and the rare architecture. The people will welcome you with a bright smile on their faces and you can know them closely by spending a night here. In the evening go and talk to the villagers, setup the tents and after the meal retire for the night.


Day 4 : Trek from Gangi to Kharsoli / Kalyani

Trek Distance – 15 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Kharsoli – 3645 Meter

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

Ahead Gangi there is no civilization, after leaving this site head towards Kharsoli. Today go through areas prone to landslides, no need to worry the season you are visiting is safe.

Reach Kalyani after ascending for short duration. It is amidst the mountains, you can see the embankment on another side. The lakes on the way are Bhimtal and Sahasratal.

Kalyani can be used as the campsite but today’s campsite is Kharsoli which is still 10 km away from here. It is Bhilan Ganga’s confluence and a large meadow, pitch your tents here in middle of the meadow, sumptuous food will be served and overnight stay will be in tents.


Day 5 : Trek from Kharsoli to Chowki Camp

Trek Distance – 10 km – 4/5Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Chowki – 3978 Meter

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

Bid adieu to this beautiful meadow and today you have to trek to the other part. When you come halfway you can see the receding treeline and the trek starts through undulating meadows, on the other side of this valley near Tambakund, you can see a waterfall which looks huge.

This Kund is close to Chowki and Khatling glacier. Now, the trek is to Chowki which lies on valley’s other side. When you climb higher you will get the clearer views of Mt. Thalay Sagar, after a short ascend from Tambakund, Chowki can be reached within one hour.

You have to cross Bhilan Ganga River then you reach the campsite. Pitch your tents at Chowki and admire the views of Mt. Thalay Sagar in the evening. Have salubrious food and enjoy comfortably staying in tents.


Day 6 : Trek from Chowki to Masar Tal

Trek Distance –08 km – 4/5Hours journey

Mode of journey – On Foot.

Altitude – Masar Tal – 4139 Meter

Night Stay – Our camp – on twin share basis

Today the trek is through the thrilling trail till Khatling glacier which is 7 km away from the grasslands of Chowki. Trek along the river’s bank and many hanging glaciers will be visible with the Khatling glaciers (Phating, Jogin and Ratangin).

Many trail leads to Masar Tal, discovered by the shepherds, there are boulders everywhere. The trek is going to be scenic and you are going to gain altitude. Start crossing the higher areas of this glacier and ahead lies Auden’s Col, which is one of the toughest trek in India at an elevation of 5,400 meters.

Continue trekking and reach Masar Tal in the remote region at a height of 4950 meters. This campsite is cold and the temperature falls after sunset, be prepared and keep yourself warm by wearing woolen layers.

Today set your camps in this remote region near Masar Tal, which is untouched and has serenity and peace. Wear enough clothes to protect against cold and retire for the night.


Day 7 : Rest Day for Acclimatization

Acclimatization prevents Altitude motion Sickness, you can rest for today or go for a short hike because it is necessary for your body to adjust according to the environment.


Day 8: Trek from Masar Tal to Mayali pass (5300 Meter) and Descend to Vasuki Tal

Distance – 12 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Vasuki Tal – 4,978 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Make sure you leave early because reaching Mayali Pass and campsite of Vasuki Tal will take time. Get ready for the adventure and thrills on the way, today you have to conquer all the challenges and traverse Mayali Pass (5300 m).

Start from Masar Tal and head towards Masar Top, reach there in an hour through steep ascend over boulders. Be very careful because they can be very slippery because of their icy surface. Reach the top and the valley view you get is spell binding, the grasslands of Chowki looks lush green and are clearly visible. You can also spot Kedar Dome from here but only if the weather is clear.

Now, the trek is the landslide prone areas, climb up the hill and you will reach the part with glaciers. Cross the meadow covered totally in snow, from here the steep climb leads to Mayali Pass. Take out your ropes and start crossing this section.

After you reach the Pass, have a look at the great peaks of Kedar Dome, Mt. Thalay Sagar and Bharti Kuntha. You will surely love the extraordinary views. Do not spend much time here because descending is time consuming and is very steep. Cross the snow section and boulder zone it is going to be a long trek but the joy of successfully climbing the summit will make you do it with happiness.
After tough descent of two hours reach the campsite Vasuki Tal a holy lake which looks like snake Vasuki of Lord Shiva. Catch the views of Chaturangi glaciers from here, after setting the tents and having food retire for the night.


Day 9: Trek from Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath temple

Distance – 08 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Kedarnath – 3,800 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

From Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath, the distance is 6 km. After one ascend you have to descend all the way. Climb up and you have the sight of Kedarnath and River Mandakini.

Descend and you can reach there in one and a half hour, it is a very famous Hindu pilgrimage site, Kedarnath “Abode of Lord Shiva”. When you reach there visit the temple in the evening and check in a hotel at Kedarnath.


Day 10: Trek from Kedarnath to Gaurikund – same day Drive to Dehradun/ Rishikesh

Distance – 256 km – 11/12 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot – 14 km – By taxi – 242 km

The distance from Kedarnath to Gaurikund is 14 km, it is a well-defined and well maintained path, descend through this trail and reach Gauri Kund same day drive to Rishikesh or Dehradun

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?


Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel Ghuttu Village

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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