KHATLING-SAHASRA TAL-MASAR TAL TREK
The Khatling glacier is a lateral glacier at the source of the river Bhilangana. According to legend, a celestial nymph tried to lure Lord Shiva. She was spurned by him and transformed into a liquid form. Thus originated the Bhilangana.
Sahasra Tal and Masar Tal are to the west and east of Khatling glacier. Nature has showered her rich bounty on the Valley of Bhilangana. The panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks and hanging glaciers, such as Jogin group, Kirti Stambha and Meru, are magnificent.
The whole trek passes through very thick forests and beautiful lush green meadows. In the rainy season, the meadows are ablaze with the colours of a myriad flowers. Trekkers on this route have to cross scores of small streams using the improvised log bridges
|Place||Altitude (M)||Distance (km)||Accommodation|
|Rishikesh||340||--||TB*, PWD*, F*, H*|
|Ghansyali||976||110 motor||F*, PWD*|
|Reeh||2132||10 trek||TB*, V*|
|Gangi||2584||10 trek||TB*, V*|
|Kalyani||2683||5 trek||TB*, V*|
|Bhelbagi||3110||13 trek||TB*, V*|
|Masar Tal||3675||6 trek||TB*|
* TB = Tourist Bunglow, H = Hotel, F = Forest Lodge, V = Villlage, PWD = Public Works Department Rest House