Sahastra Tal Trek (17 Nights / 18 Days)
ABOUT SAHASTRA TAL TREK TREK
Sahastra Tal is one of the most beautiful lakes in Uttarakhand, tucked away in the midst of the beautiful Kumaon Himalayas. Located on the western end of the beautiful Khatling glacier, the Sahastra Tal of Uttarakhand allures a number of trekkers and adventure freaks. A few kilometers from Kalyani, the journey to Sahastra Tal is equally exciting and wonderful. Trek amidst the dense woodlands, villages, valley of flowers and rippling streams to reach Sahastra Tal in Uttarakhand. Quite near to the valley of Bhilangana, you can get an excellent panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Watch the magnificent glaciers of Jogin group, Kirti Stambh and Meru glacier.
- Stay in Camp with Proper Bedding.
- Neat and Clean Indian/Western Toilets with Flush & Running Water.
- Buffet Meals in Central Dining Area.
- Electricity with Power Backup.
- Large Conference Hall with Audio/Video Facility.
- Entrance fees and Guide charges.
- Any kind of insurance.
- anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Arrive in New Delhi late evening, and drive to Mussoorie (about seven hours) a lovely hill station, which gives you your first views of the snow covered peaks. Upon arrival, check in at guesthouse, rest and have a late breakfast or early lunch. The day is yours to unwind and acclimate to your new surroundings. Yoga class will be held in the afternoon before dinner.
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast Optional walking tour to Cloud's End or Everest House. Return to Mussoorie by motor transport after lunch. Overnight in guesthouse
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast Drive (approx. 7hrs) north from Mussoorie on a beautiful ridge road through Devdar groves at Dhanaulti, and then along the banks of the Bhagirathi River to the holy town of Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi is a famous destination for pilgrims going to Gangotri and an important center for yogis and sadhus. Check into guesthouse
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast Group will walk to the Vishwanath temple in Uttarkashi (5km) and return to Guesthouse after darshan (view). Overnight at guesthouse
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast A 30 minute drive to Lata takes us to where we start the trek, descending 200m to cross a bridge over the Bhagirathi River. The 16km (8 hrs) trek is all up hill, long and strenuous Overnight stay in tents
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast Trek 14km (6 hrs) up and down hill through forests and Bugyals (meadows) to camp at Kush Kalyan. The views are superb and truly breathtaking! Overnight stay in tents
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast This short (5km/4 hrs), but steep trek takes us to the higher meadows of Kyarki. We climb up to an altitude of 11,460ft and then descend to our campsite. Overnight stay in tents
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast This 5km (4 hrs) steep trek takes us through higher meadows where we shall encounter herds of sheep and goats grazing. These herds are looked after by trained sheep dogs (a local breed called gaddi). The shepherds and their always interesting herding dogs are sure to be visiting, making the campsite all the more enjoyable. The surrounding peaks (weather and clouds permitting) from this campsite make one want to laze around taking it all in. Overnight stay in tents
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast Today we trek 16km (8hrs) with an initial steep ascent and then traverse for a while. We will make our final push up to the ridge (4,300m/14,147ft) which offers amazing panoramic views of Mt. Kalanag (6,837m/20,955ft), Mt. Jaonli (6,632m/21,753ft) and Mt. Bandarpoonch (6,316m/20,722ft) among others, before descending and then traversing to our campsite. Mamla Tal is a beautiful little lake situated at the base of a hill, and will be our camp for two nights. Overnight stay in tents
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast We will take our time trekking (5 hrs) up to Darshan Tal (6km) and back, allowing for side trips to view the smaller lakes along the way. Before our final approach to this majestic and revered lake, we will remove our shoes and take a tender walk over rocks to have darshan of the lake. The pinnacle of the trek will now be achieved. For most this evokes a true sense of serenity and you are sure to float back down to camp on the wonderful vibrations from this experience. Overnight stay in tents
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast The trek back to Kyarki is 17 km and can be done in about 6 hours. It is mostly downhill as you will remember, except for climbing (250m/823ft) up the ridge. Overnight stay in tents
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast We will trek back 10km (3.5 hrs) to the beautiful meadows of Kush Kalyan. The blanketed meadows will be a welcome respite to the rocky terrain of the previous days. Don't be surprised if you have a sudden urge to go barefoot around camp. Overnight stay in tents
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast This is our second last day of trekking (14km/4-5 hrs) and we get to experience the terrain in a totally different way. With the main challenges behind us, there is time to reflect upon our experiences. The overwhelming transformation that has occurred is clearly reflected in the different state of mind. Overnight stay in tents
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast From Belak we retrace our steps (16km/4-5 hrs) from the first day of the trek back to the road at Lata. We drive back to Uttarkashi and of course a nice hot bath. Spend the evening lounging on the terrace and enjoying darshan of the Bhagirathi River. Check in at guesthouse
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast Today will be a rest day to be used however you like. A trip to the NIM (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering) Museum and campus can be arranged for those who are interested. Overnight in guesthouse
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast Pack up and depart by 10:00 for the drive back to Mussoorie. Check in at guesthouse
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast Spend the day relaxing and getting things together for your return. This evening we will spend celebrating the end of our journey. Overnight in guesthouse
Morning yoga at 6:30 before breakfast We will say our goodbyes and depart for Delhi. Most flights leave between midnight and 2:00AM, so you can rest for a while at the Radisson Hotel and wash up before going to the airport or spend the night, depending upon your travel plans.