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Region: Garhwal Himalayas
Base: Gangotri
Duration Of The Trek: 12 Days

Shivling Peak from Nandavan, Gangotri, Uttranchal  For the more adventurous, and with fundamental knowledge of the mountains, an extension of the Nandavan trek eastward to Ghastoli and from there to Badrinath via Kalindi Pass (5967 m) and Arwa Tal provides a rare experience. It involves high altitude trekking and so preparations need to be made on a small expedition scale.

The trek is from Nandavan to Vasuki Tal after due acclimatization. It is a gradual ascent for 10 kms. Thereafter, the trek negotiates Khara- pathar at a height of 5456 m before camp is made at Kalindi base (5590 m). Crossing Kalindi Pass very early in the morning, the trek leads to Arwa glacier and Arwa Tal (3980 m), then to Badarinath via Ghastoli with two river crossings on the way.

GMVN will help to arrange this trek, which takes about 12 days to complete in normal weather conditions.

Place Altitude (M) Distance (km) Accommodation
Gangotri 3048 --- TB*, PWD*, F*, DS*
Nandavan 4500 24 Trek TB*
Vasuki Tal 500* 10 trek TB*
Kharapthar 5500* 8 trek TB*
Kalindi Base 5590 6 trek TB*
Arwa Tal 3980* 14 trek TB*
Ghastoli 3600* 18 trek TB*
Badarinath 3110 17 trek TB*, H*, DS*, PWD*

* TB = Tourist Bunglow,  H = Hotel,  F = Forest Lodge,  DS = Dharamshala,  PWD = Public Works Department Rest House

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