Khatling Glacier Trek

Tehri Garhwal



9 days

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Khatling Glacier Trek

Khatling Glacier Trek is a popular trekking route in the Garhwal region of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is known for its stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, lush green valleys, and the majestic Khatling Glacier. The trek usually starts from Ghuttu, a small village located in the Tehri Garhwal district, and passes through remote villages, dense forests, and alpine meadows. Trekkers also get to witness the beauty of several high-altitude lakes, including the Vasuki Tal and Sahasratal. The Khatling Glacier Trek is considered moderately challenging and offers a thrilling adventure amidst the pristine Himalayan wilderness.

History of Khatling Glacier

The history of the Khatling Glacier dates back to ancient times, and it has been a prominent geographical feature in the Garhwal region of the Indian Himalayas for centuries. The glacier is located in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand and is a major source of the Bhilangana River.

Historically, the Khatling Glacier and its surrounding areas have been significant pilgrimage sites for Hindus, with numerous temples and sacred sites located along its route. These include the revered temple of Kedarnath, which is situated near the glacier's snout.

Over the years, the Khatling Glacier has also attracted explorers, adventurers, and scientists due to its unique geological characteristics and the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. It has been the subject of various scientific studies to understand glacial dynamics, climate change, and their impact on the local ecosystem.

Today, the Khatling Glacier remains a popular destination for trekkers and outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore the pristine wilderness of the Himalayas. Its rich history, spiritual significance, and breathtaking scenery continue to draw visitors from around the world to witness its majesty firsthand.

Short itinerary of Khatling Glacier Trek & Expedition

Day 1- Rishikesh to Ghuttu ( 1524 Meters) (159.2 km) ( 4/5 hours) Overnight in homestay

Day 2- Ghuttu to Reeh (2000 meters) (10km) By Trek (5/6 hours)

Day 3- Reeh to Gangi ( 2606 meters ) (12 km) (5/6 Hours )

Day 4- Gangi to kharsali (3110 Meters) (11km) terk (5/6 hours)

Day 5- kharsali to Bhedikharg ( 3700 meters)

Day 6- Bhedikharg to khatling Glacier (12km by Trek ) (3900 meters) back to Bhedikharg

Day 7- Bhedikharg to Ghangi

Day 8 - Gangi to Ghuttu

Day 9- Ghuttu to Rishikesh (159.2km) by taxi


  • Accommodation in Hotel on twin share basis
  • All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and Dinner
  • Good Experience Local Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
  • Medical Kit
  • Oxygen Cylinders
  • Personal Insurance
  • Medical Certificate
  • Personal toiletry Items
  • Personal Medicine kit

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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