MAYALI PASS TREK

11 Days - 10 Night

11 Days - 10 Night

17,500 ft.

Moderate - Difficult

Uttarkashi

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MAYALI PASS TREK

The trail begins in Ghuttu and runs parallel to the Bhillangna River. At about 5300 metres above sea level, you cross the Mayali pass. The trek has an incredible view of the Indian Himalayas. Mayali Pass trek highlights include views of the peaks on the southern side of the Gangotri glacier, Bhilangna river Catchment, Thalay Sagar mountain, and Khatling glacier, as well as bear-infested mountains, Sahastra Taal, Kush kalian plateau, Masar Taal, views of the peaks on the southern side of the Gangotri glacier, Bhilangna river Catchment, Thalay Sagar peak, and Khatling glacier. The imposing Mayali Pass Trek, which takes you through ascents and descents, rugged moraines, narrow paths, crevassed glaciers, and challenging landscapes, is only for seasoned trekkers with high physical and mental stamina.

SHORT ITINERARY

  • DAY 1

    From Dehradun towards Guttu

  • DAY 2

    Day 2: From Guttu towards Reeh

  • DAY 3

    Day 3: From Reeh towards Gangi

  • DAY 4

    Day 4: From Gangi towards Kharsoli

  • DAY 5

    Day 5: From Kharsoli towards Chowki

  • DAY 6

    Day 6: Acclimatization and Rest Day

  • DAY 7

    Day 7: From Chowki towards Masar Tal

  • DAY 8

    Day 8: From Masar Tal towards Vasuki Tal via Mayali Pass

  • DAY 9

    Day 9: From Vasuki Tal towards Kedarnath

  • DAY 10

    Day 10: From Kedarnath towards Gaurikund

  • DAY 11

    Day 11: Depart from Gaurikund towards Dehradun

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DETAILed ITINERARY

Day 1: From Dehradun towards Guttu

In the morning, report to the Dehradun ISBT and board your vehicles for the drive to Guttu village. In the evening, you can arrive in Guttu. Guttu is where I’ll be spending the night.

Day 2: From Guttu towards Reeh

Ghuttu is the starting point for the trek. You begin by walking on a dirt path. If the sun is shining, it will get extremely hot. Attempt to complete this section in the early hours of the morning. After that, you take a stroll through the woods to Reeh. The trail runs more parallel to the river at first, then climbs through the pine trees. Rhododendron and bamboo trees can be found along the way. Pitch camps can be found in Reeh. Spend the night in a camp.

Day 3: From Reeh towards Gangi

After breakfast, depart from Reeh with the aim of reaching Gangi today. Gangi is a small village with a rich cultural history. The trek today is mostly a gentle climb with a steep section near the end.

Day 4: From Gangi towards Kharsoli

There is a section where landslides are popular at first. Crossing this segment should be done with caution. From here, it’s just a fast climb to Kalyani. Kalyani is a plane that flies. Arrive in Kharsoli by late afternoon. Kharsoli is marked by a Nallah that joins the Bhilanganga river. In Kharsoli, there is a camp.

Day 5: From Kharsoli towards Chowki 

We will depart from Kharsoli today and arrive at Chowki Campsite. It’s a beautiful green meadow with a snow-capped crest in the background. The camps are now located along the Doodh Ganga River, with the Khatling glacier visible in the background.

Day 6: Acclimatization and Rest Day

We’ve only climbed to 4000 meters. Today is an acclimatization day since the altitude increase for the next few days will be important. We will visit the Khatling glacier during the day and then return to base.

Day 7: From Chowki towards Masar Tal

We’ll start by climbing a steep section with views of Thalay Sagar before crossing a ridge above the valley. As we enter the lovely Masar Tal, the path is clearly marked. We’ll pitch our tents by the scenic lake until we arrive at the campsite.

Day 8: From Masar Tal towards Vasuki Tal via Mayali Pass

The trail to Masar top starts with a vertical climb over boulders on a steep slope. The road then gradually descends before ascending the glacier to the peak of Mayali Pass. The descent from Mayali Pass is steep, close to Auden’s Col on the Khatling side, and may necessitate the use of a fixed rope and rappelling. Continue descending until you reach Vasuki Tal.

Day 9: From Vasuki Tal towards Kedarnath

Today, we will begin our journey to Kedarnath, a well-known pilgrimage site. Vasuki Tal is 7 km from Kedarnath, and it takes 3-4 hours to get there. The temple is one of India’s twelve jyotirlingas and is devoted to Lord Shiva. In the evening, when we arrive, we will go to the temple. Staying in a hotel in Kedarnath for the night.

Day 10: From Kedarnath towards Gaurikund

We will descend 14 kilometers to the Gaurikund through a well-maintained road. In Gaurikund, spend the night in a guest house.

Day 11: Depart from Gaurikund towards Dehradun

Say Goodbye to new friends and memories and return back to Dehradun.

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DETAILed ITINERARY

Day 1: From Dehradun towards Guttu

In the morning, report to the Dehradun ISBT and board your vehicles for the drive to Guttu village. In the evening, you can arrive in Guttu. Guttu is where I'll be spending the night.

Day 2: From Guttu towards Reeh

Ghuttu is the starting point for the trek. You begin by walking on a dirt path. If the sun is shining, it will get extremely hot. Attempt to complete this section in the early hours of the morning. After that, you take a stroll through the woods to Reeh. The trail runs more parallel to the river at first, then climbs through the pine trees. Rhododendron and bamboo trees can be found along the way. Pitch camps can be found in Reeh. Spend the night in a camp.

Day 3: From Reeh towards Gangi

After breakfast, depart from Reeh with the aim of reaching Gangi today. Gangi is a small village with a rich cultural history. The trek today is mostly a gentle climb with a steep section near the end.

Day 4: From Gangi towards Kharsoli

There is a section where landslides are popular at first. Crossing this segment should be done with caution. From here, it's just a fast climb to Kalyani. Kalyani is a plane that flies. Arrive in Kharsoli by late afternoon. Kharsoli is marked by a Nallah that joins the Bhilanganga river. In Kharsoli, there is a camp.

Day 6: Acclimatization and Rest Day

We've only climbed to 4000 metres. Today is an acclimatisation day, since the altitude increase for the next few days will be important. We will visit the Khatling glacier during the day and then return to base.

Day 7: From Chowki towards Masar Tal

We'll start by climbing a steep section with views of Thalay Sagar before crossing a ridge above the valley. As we enter the lovely Masar Tal, the path is clearly marked. We'll pitch our tents by the scenic lake until we arrive at the campsite.

Day 8: From Masar Tal towards Vasuki Tal via Mayali Pass

The trail to Masar top starts with a vertical climb over boulders on a steep slope. The road then gradually descends before ascending the glacier to the peak of Mayali Pass. The descent from Mayali Pass is steep, close to Auden's Col on the Khatling side, and may necessitate the use of a fixed rope and rappelling. Continue descending until you reach Vasuki Tal.

Day 9: From Vasuki Tal towards Kedarnath

Today, we will begin our journey to Kedarnath, a well-known pilgrimage site. Vasuki Tal is 7 km from Kedarnath, and it takes 3-4 hours to get there. The temple is one of India's twelve jyotirlingas and is devoted to Lord Shiva. In the evening, when we arrive, we will go to the temple. Staying in a hotel in Kedarnath for the night.

Day 10: From Kedarnath towards Gaurikund

We will descend 14 kilometres to the Gaurikund through a well-maintained road. In Gaurikund, spend the night in a guest house.

Day 11: Depart from Gaurikund towards Dehradun

Say Goodbye to new friends and memories and return back to Dehradun.

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    COST INCLUSION

    • Pick and Drop Service from mentioned location

    • Fees for the guide and the chef

    • Camping facilities' rent

    • Entrance fees to the forest

    • To transport camping gear, a porter and mule are required. Please keep in mind that personal baggage can be borne by mules and/or porters for a fee

    • From the first day's dinner until the last day's brunch, both of the meals are vegetarian

    • Throughout the walk, you'll be staying in a tent or if possible, then in a guest house

    COST EXCLUSION

    • No pickup and drop point from/for your hometown

    • Personal costs include things like tips, personal medications, and conference calls, etc

    • Apart from what is mentioned above, some transportation assistance during the trek

    • Porters/mules can carry personal luggage weighing up to 12 kg per bag per person for Rs 350 per day per bag

    Frequently asked question

    • Footwear: The trekking boots which must be waterproof and snow proof, normal boots, floaters, and woolen socks.
    • Backpack: (50 ltr), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
    • Clothes: Jacket and trousers that are both waterproof and breathable. Jacket (synthetic or down feather fleece), synthetic insulated trousers, poncho, sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts
    • Season wise Clothes:
    • Hand and head protection includes liner gloves, bandannas, sun hats, woollen caps, and face masks, among other things.
    • Accessories: Sunglasses/goggles, anti-glare lenses, water bottle, hydra bag, and headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries are all recommended.
    • Trekking Gears: Toolkit for an emergency. Sunscreen, a toiletry pack, water purification pills, Ziploc packs, ear plugs, first-aid kit, and the necessary medications are all recommended.
    •  Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags of lining (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius if you have one), trekking sticks, and so on.      
    • Warm top/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt – 2/3
    •  Water resistant/repellent trekking pants with an inner lining for added warmth- 2 High-quality windproof/water-resistant outer shell (jacket) with a proper hood
    •  Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen Jumper, Down Jacket with at least 600 fill capacity Innerwear with a thermal component (upper and lower)
    •  Woolen hat, inner fleece gloves, and outer water-resistant gloves
    •  4–5 pairs of thick woollen socks and standard socks, scarf/muffler (optional)
    •  Waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick heel and high ankles that are comfortable to wear. Sneakers/sport shoes are ideal for camp.
    • Poncho or raincoat.  A small, light-weight towel
    • A hydration pack and an insulated water bottle (optional)
    • Sunglasses with UV cover and the potential to cut light, as well as a cap or floppy hat to shield the strong sun off your skin (important when traversing through snow)
    • Trekking pole or sturdy walking stick Lip Balm, Sunscreen Lotion
    • Flashlight / torch (with extra batteries) Medications, if any special prescription is needed Toiletries for personal use
    • Carry a rain cover over your luggage • Day pack/small bag that you can carry on your back all day to keep your essentials in
    • Keep a few poly bags or plastic containers in your bag to place your things in if you need to in case of heavy weather.

     

    Personal Medical Kit (MANDATORY FOR ALL)

     

    • 10 Diamox tablets (to prevent AMS)
    • Nifedipine – 5 pills Dexamethasone – one strip
    • 6 tablets of Crocin (fever)
    • 4 tablets of avomine (motion sickness) 4 capsules of Avil 25mg (allergies)
    • 4 tablets of Combiflam (Pain killer)
    • 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen (diarrhea) 10 tablets of Digene (acidity)
    • 10 Omez/Rantadine capsules (antacids) 3 to 5 metres of crepe bandage
    • 1 tiny roll of gauze 10 strips of bandage 1 small roll of cotton 10 packets of ORS
    • Moov spray Betadine or other antiseptic cream (aches, & sprains)
    • If you're vulnerable to knee injuries, you should wear a knee cap. Powder with antifungal properties
    • Cancellation: If a trek is cancelled at the last minute due to a natural disaster or unforeseeable circumstances (such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, attack, or bandh), Discoveryhike will have a trek voucher for the full number. The voucher can be used for the same or a different trek over the next year.
    • In case you wish to cancel the trek, then please be aware of these things:
    1. Cancellations made within 30 days of the trek's launch date will include a complete refund.
    2. If you cancel within 30 and 20 days before the hike, you will get a 50% refund.
    3. There will be no refund if you cancel less than 20 days before the trek begins.
    • Please keep in mind that if you get a refund, there will be a reduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the overall amount you pay. In addition, if you purchased trek insurance, you would not get a refund.
    • Discoveryhike assumes no responsibility for any malfunction or injury to your clothes, supplies, or other belongings while on the trek. The trek fee covers all expenses associated with the trek from start to finish.

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