Sahasratal Trek – The Lake Of Gods

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Sep 25 - Oct 09 2020 | 15 Days

INR 78,250 + 5% GST

Difficulty:

DemandingHiking and trekking to elevations exceeding 4000-5000 meters, away from vehicular access, over multiple days. Encompasses demanding whitewater with Class IV rapids.

Group Size: 8-16 persons

The Sahastratal group of lakes lie at an average altitude of 15000 ft in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. These lakes are considered holy by the local people who take an annual pilgrimage carrying the “Doli” (Deity) on their shoulders. Otherwise, it remains an extremely remote area not frequently visited, trekkers included.

The route climbs up through the only village on the way, Sila, passing through high pastures where depending on the season, one meets only goatherds and Gujjars.The trail winds its way through massive open meadows littered with wild daffodils and climbs over a 13200 ft pass (Kyarki khal) for a brilliant view of all the mountain ranges in the area from Bandarpunch and Kala Nag to Jaonli.

All the lakes – Lam Tal, Pari Tal, Narsingh Tal, Darshan Tal, Gaumukhi Tal and many others – have a significance attached to them. According to local lore, it is impossible to complete a Parikrama (circumambulation) of the highest lake , Darshan Tal (16300 ft).

Pilgrims from the Uttarkashi side return from the lake after making their offerings. Instead of returning, we make a steep descent through forested hillside to the stunning Bhilangana Valley. The route now follows the river all the way to the roadhead at Ghuttu – the starting point for the trek to the Khatling Glacier. This is a challenging trek done best October. The later period has the added attraction of the post monsoon wildflowers and clear skies and views for the photographer.

Sahasratal Trek
Sahasratal Trek
  • Day 1: Board overnight train from Delhi to Haridwar. Overnight train.
  • Day 2: Arrive Haridwar. Drive Hardwar – Kuflon Basics (7 hrs)
  • Day 3: Drive 40 mins up the Bhagirath to Malla village, where the trek begins. Trek to Silla (6732 ft) 3 hrs
  • Day 4: Silla – Gheru. Trek 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 5: Gheru – Ghotu. (10890 ft). 5 hrs
  • Day 6: Ghotu – Bhawani (11715 ft) 4 hrs
  • Day 7: Bhawani – Kyarki Pass Camp (13200 ft) 5 hrs
  • Day 8: Kyarki Pass Camp – Lam Tal (14520 ft) 5 hrs
  • Day 9: Lam Tal – Pari Tal (14850 ft) 5 hrs
  • Day 10: Pari Tal – Darshan Tal (16170 ft) . Camp at 14850 ft. / 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 11: Trek to Tari Udar (13200 ft)
  • Day 12: Trek Tari Udar – Kaliani ( 8854 ft) / 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 13: Kaliani – Gangi (8528 ft). Overnight at Camp / Rest House
  • Day 14: Trek Gangi – Reeh. Drive on to Rishikesh, to Camp Aquaterra (7 – 8 hrs). Or upgrade your trip to the fabulous Aquaterra property, www.ataliganga.com
  • Day 15: Rafting on the Ganga, board evening train back to New Delhi. Trip ends.
Inclusions:
  • All transfers in a non-AC vehicle as per the itinerary
  • All arrangements for staying and camping while on trip
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents / hotel
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary & safe drinking water
  • All trip arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff and cooks
  • All common camping and rafting equipment
  • Porterage upto 15kg/person
  • Peak fee / sanctuary fee / royalty / permits where applicable
Exclusions:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights not included in the above-mentioned cost
  • Any transfers or meals outside of itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Items of personal clothing
  • Expenses of any personal nature (laundry / phone calls / alcohol / cigarettes / insurance / camera fee / etc.)
  • Any expense incurred due to force of nature such as landslides, bad weather or reasons beyond our control
  • Tips & gratuities (we recommend 5-10% of your trip cost- to be distributed among the team) – personal choice
  • Travel & cancellation insurance

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