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Mayali Pass Trek
Mayali Pass Trek is a hidden gem for all adventure lovers. If you want to spend quality time amidst the cold mountains and get the best summer trek at affordable pricing, then we are here for you. Situated at a stunning height of 5000 metres above sea level, it is a paradise in Uttrakhand, Himalayas. You can also visit our others tours like Har Ki Dun, Rupin Pss Trek, etc.
In ancient times, this trail was used by the pilgrims who travelled between Gangotri and Kedarnath frequently. It is known as one of the toughest treks in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, and trekkers rarely take up this challenge. But, if you desire to do something worth remembering in your life, we are here to guide you through the unparalleled beauty of this place.
Upon this low-cost trek, you will be exploring the vast Himalayan stretches and will explore the majestic views of some of the popular peaks. On your quest to be part of the best summer trek in India at Mayali Pass, you will be exploring the Kedar dome, Thalay Sagar and other such peaks within the Gangotri region.
While you are exploring the astounding beauty around this trekking trip, you will come across the snow-capped mountains, beautiful village settlements, and lush green forests alongside the Bhilangana River. If the mountaineer adrenaline kicks in for you, and you want to explore the natural wonders, then this trekking trip at Garhwal, Uttrakhand, awaits you.
The beginning of the walk up to Mayali Pass is in Ghuttu, and the trail follows Bhilangana valley for much of its distance. The hiking trail offers spectacular vistas in every direction and is surrounded on all sides by towering peaks. You will need to visit multiple locations from this vantage point, and from each of the vantage points, the view will be unique and unquestionably more captivating than the one you just saw. In the event that snowy peaks operate as a successor, you can expect to encounter excellent water bodies and bosoms along the journey road. In every twist and bend, nature has packed huge quantities of young beauty, particularly as sustenance for the weariness of your voyage. The trail through the hamlet comes to an end at Gangi, which is where the adventure begins. The beginning of your ascent will be at Gangi. The second part of the journey is going to be marked by exceptional splendour and tranquilly, both of which will serve to distract you from your weariness.
Easy hiking trail that will show you the beauty and bounty of nature: Kalyani is just a few kilometres away from Gangi, yet the hike over such a little distance is rather strenuous. Kharsoli is the location that is closest to Kalyani, and it is covered with thick meadows. This section of the walk has some of the most impressive base camping facilities. Your mind will be filled with some of the most extreme and exciting ideas as you explore the alpine and teak forests, which both include water and grassland. The trail becomes more difficult to navigate after leaving Kharsoli. You will need to scale ever-greater heights at this point. Find your way to Chowki, the area at the foot of the hills that is dotted with natural boulders and bridges made of wood. You will have to make your way up to a high altitude till you reach Masartal. You will feel as if nature is giving you a bear embrace as you take in the breathtaking views of the peaks from the shore of the lake. As we depart from the Khatling Glacier, it is time to make our way to the Vasuki Tal and Mayali Tal lakes. Both of these lakes are located at a high elevation and are surrounded by a variety of beautiful alpine meadows.
Arrive at Rishikesh before 8:00 in the morning, and then use the vehicle that is provided to get to Ghuttu. You should arrive at Ghuttu by afternoon. There is a tiny settlement that may be found on the banks of the Bhilganga River, which has its beginnings in the Khatling Glacier.
After running generally alongside to the river for the first 7-8 km of its journey up to Deolang Village, the route then begins its somewhat steep ascent up to the campground for the last two kilometres of its journey. The trek begins on a dirt road that is obscured by trees; hence, an effort is made in the wee hours of the morning to clean this way so that the traveller may avoid being exposed to the hot sun. After then, the remaining distance to the settlement of Reeh Chani is traversed on foot through a pine, rhododendron, and bamboo-filled forest.
On this day, the paths go via Buranschauri on their way to Gangi. Gangi is a relatively undiscovered community. The walk starts off with a gentle ascent, and from there it winds its way through a series of little inclines and declines.
A hard day of hiking with stunning scenery along the way. During the winter months, residents of Gangi travel to the Deokhri Channi hamlet, which was their first destination on their descents to Gangi. A steeper ascent of three km brings one to Kalyani, a stunning location perfect for setting up a tent for the night. Along some portions of the route, there are areas where landslides are typical. Therefore, one must use caution when traversing this stretch. There is a fork in the route just before you reach the Kalyani Nallah; taking the fork to the left will take you to the Khatling Glacier. It takes around two hours to walk from Kalyani to Kharsoli, which is a vast grassland that is surrounded by oak trees and has a creek running nearby.
Today, you will arrive at a campground that is located in a verdant meadow adjacent to the Dodh Ganga river and is flanked by snow-capped mountains. The path that we took today offers a distant view of Mount Thalaysagar, and along the route, we trekked across a makeshift wooden bridge that spanned the Bilan Ganga river.
The campground at Masartaal may be reached by following the path that runs along to a water stream that originates from Masartaal and then across a number of rocks. The climb up to Masartaal Camp is going to make you feel out of breath. In the latter half of the route, there is a section that has a gradient of sixty degrees, which makes for a very difficult rise. After a certain amount of time spent hiking, the Khatling Glacier can be seen out in the background, farther away. The lake in Masar Taal is an alpine lake located at a high elevation. It is quite frigid, and the surrounding area has a number of potential camping spots.
As is customary on summit days, the day spent hiking across the Pass starts bright and early in order to beat the slushy conditions. Therefore, with an early climb up to Mayali Pass, which is 5,400 metres in altitude. This day's walk has some challenging terrain, including knee-deep snow and a strenuous climb. But the effort that you put in will pay off in the end, and while it may take some time, you will eventually come to appreciate the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds you. At the pass, you can see Mount Thalaysagar, Kedardome, and Bhartekuntha in addition to a great number of other peaks. Following the successful passage of the pass, the descent has its own set of difficulties, since it involves travelling via the Mayali glacier, which has no well defined trail, and then continuing on to the stunning Vasuki Tal. Because of the religious significance of the lake, the camping area is located some distance away from the water.
Another strenuous ascent of two km lies between Vasukital and the peak of Vasuki. A breathtaking panorama of the Mandani area can be seen from Vasuki Top. And after you have reached the summit, it is a straight descend to the Mandakini River, and you will be at Kedarnath by lunchtime. Transportation is offered all the way up to Rishikesh, which is located around 100 km away and takes approximately 5-6 hours to get by car.
You will be escorted on a journey towards a well-laid trail that is 6 feet wide and which will enable you go down around 14 km till you reach Gaurikund if you wake up early in the morning. Travel to the settlement of Rambara, which is home to a number of improvised eateries where pilgrims may purchase meals. You will arrive at Gaurikund if you continue descending. Stay overnight in Gaurikund.
Today is the last day of your trek. Say goodbye to the mountains and new friends. Take home new memories of Mayali Pass Trek and start your journey by car towards Rishikesh.
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The best time to visit or book Mayali Pass trek package is in:-
Summers:- The climate during the summers on the Mayali Pass Trek stays balmy and agreeable throughout the season. The majestic Himalayas may be seen in their entirety, and the refreshing air adds a touch of allure to the trip. Bring along some warm woollens.
After the Rains:- The Mayali Pass Trek is best experienced after the rains have passed for those looking for peace and quiet. During the winter months, the area is showered with snowfall, and although there are not many possibilities for lodging, this is a blessing. However, the post-monsoon season is the greatest time to do the Mayali Pass Trek since it has the appearance of Heaven on earth.
Mayali Pass trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. Any age group from 10 to 17 is good to apply for a first-time trekking experience. Adults and seniors should carry doctors' notes for their fitness requirements for the journey. They should be fit enough to cover a 4 km distance in 30 minutes and should be able to carry at least a 10 kg backpack.
Temperature is generally between 5-12 degree Celsius in day time and -2 to -5 degree Celsius in night time.