Kalindi Pass Trek is for the majority adventurous and skilled trekkers only who possess a capability of high altitude trekking and mountaineering. While trekking you have an opportunity to see numerous of mammal species like Himalayan Thar, Brown bear, Bharal, Musk deer, Snow leopard, Black bear, and endangered birds are Monal pheasant, Western Tragopan, Golden eagle, Himalayan Snow cock, Koklas pheasant, cuckoos, Bearded vulture, owls & bulbuls etc. You will hike to the base of the most significant living Goddess of India and to the spirit of Great Himalayas to the base of uppermost peaks and high passes.
This trek is mostly over the earth and snowy fields with deep crevasses. You get a chance to put up in tents near the frozen lakes. An iron bridge over a stunning gorge at Bhairav Ghati awaits you. From here you take on the road leading to Bhojbasa near the Bhagirathi River. There is no dearth of captivating sights here. All along the way the snowy Himalayn peaks will accompany you. Meanwhile, you will also get a chance to explore Laxman Jhula, thirteen storied temple, Geeta Ashram, Parmarth Niketan. Trek to Badrinath is one of the most famous pilgrimage spots. The two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak imparts a magnificent backdrop!
Parmarth Niketan: Located in Rishikesh this ashram is on the banks of Ganges.
Bhagirathi River: This is a tributary of Ganga which emerges from the nose of a glacier. The river flows from fantastic backdrops and arrives at Deoprayag where it joins Alaknanda River. Bhagirathi is a famous rafting river.
How to get there
By Air: Located at 24 km from Rishikesh, Jolly Grant is the nearest airport. Though, taking a flight to this place is not advisable.
By Road: Road network is linked very well with the major towns and cities of the country.
By Rail: Rishikesh is the closest rail head. You can get buses that will take you to the destination from here.
Best time to visit: July to September.
- When you are on high altitude voyage, wear warm clothes.
- You require good levels of fitness as the journey is strenuous.
- Carry water bottle with you.
- Get familiar with climate before trekking.
- Keep silence to cherish the close proximity to the natural habitats.
- Do not run down the slopes and dont walk on wet stones.
- Make sure that you do not spoil the camping sites and the places around while trekking.
Things to Carry
- Walking stick
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking shoes
- Woolen clothes
- Water, juices, snacks
- Electric torch
- Medical kit
- Medical kit
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