Trekking to Mayali Pass

Mayali Pass Trek - Uttarakhand

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Mayali Pass trek is a medium-hard category expedition trek, that allows mountaineers to try might at the Mayali pass hovering approximately 5300 meter above MSL. The trek offers an extraordinary experience of Indian Himalayas, with views of Garhwal Himalayan peaks seen from nowhere else. The majestic appearance of Mount Kedardome (6830 m) and Mount Thalay Sagar (6904 m) along thr trek is memory to savor. Throughout our pursuance of Mayali pass, the trek route unfolds backpacker to the remote Indian villages of Gangi, through the bear infested forests, the Bhilangna river Catchment (mapping its source), the Khatling glacier itself etc., are your highlights of this amazing journey of magnets and miracles. The trek also gives you an opportunity to witness two holy lakes - Masar tal and Vasuki tal - both sacred to Hindus, besides Badoni Tal lake and quite few other unnamed ones. These lakes are true nature's marvel that leaves you into tranquility. The trek is amongst the most isolated ones one would find in Himalayas. Those looking for absolute peace of mind must consider Mayali Pass in their to-do list with ample of Spiritual recourse, meditation and yoga activities on offer.


The legendary Mayali pass connects midway to Auden's Col trek at Chowki - photo below.


Mayali Pass.

Mayali Pass Trek Overview

Day 1 – Ghuttu to Reehi

Start from Ghuttu and gently hike to Reehi – our first day of camp. The trek profile is gentle climb of about 10-km. The motorable road to Reehi is still not up to mark.

Day 2 – Reehi to Gangi

Start from Reehi and trek to Gangi – a remote village of strong cultural heritage. The trek profile is mostly gentle climb of about 10-km, with slight steepness in the last few kilometers.

Day 3 – Gangi to Kharsoli

Start from Gangi and go through the zig-zag climb to reach Kharsoli camp site - where a Nallah is confluencing with Bhilangna river. The total distance is about 15-km.

Day 4 – Kharsoli to Chowki

Start from Kharsoli and reach Chowki Campsite. The total distance should be about 14-km (a coupla km here or there) and height gain is not very dramatic. We camp on the banks of Doodh Ganga River facing south side of Hanging Glacier, otherwise known as Khatling Glacier. We are at an altitude of 4000 m.

Day 5 – Rest Day... aahhh

Today we take a breather and rest and perhaps visit the Khatling Glacier, which is close to Chowki Campsite.

Day 6 – Chowki to Masar Tal

Start from Chowki and reach Masar Tal campsite - a beautiful and unknown lake.

Day 7 – Masar Tal to Vasuki Tal via Mayali Pass

“The Mayali Pass” – Today we cross the Mayali Pass at an altitude of 5300 meters. Hike through the pass is slightly technical and needs excellent guidance of an expert mountaineer. Once crossing the Pass we reach Vasuki Tal – another pristine lake of Garhwal Himalayas.

Day 8 – Vasuki Tal to Kedarnath

Start from Vasuki Tal and reach Kedarnath – the shrine of Lord Shiva. Retire in a guest house and not camp today.

Day 9 – Kedarnath to Gaurikund

Start from Kedarnath and reach Gaurikund – which is the road-head. Trek terminates here and we drive back to civilization.


Mayali Pass Trek - Gangi

Mayali Pass Trek Map

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More Treks:
Kuari Pass Trek - Uttarakhand

Auden's Col Trek

Dharansi Pass Trek



Trek to Mayali Pass

Mayali Pass Trek preparations

It is a hard trek so come well prepared. What's needed?

- Robust trekking shoes

- Crampon

- Winter clothing

- Walking Poles

- Sun protection for eyes

- Well-equipped backpack

- Head Lamps

Mayali Pass Trek Stats:

Trek Route: Dehradun (via Rishikesh, Chamba, Ghansali) - Ghuttu - Reehi - Gangi - Kharsoli - Tambakund - Chowki - Masartal - Mayali Pass - Vasukital - Kedarnath - Gaurikund (via Guptkashi, Rudraprayag, Srinagar) - Dehradun

Trekking Months: May/June and September/October

Highest Altitude: 5300 meter above MSL

Temperatures: 40 to -5 in May/June and 25 to -20 in Sept/Oct
Days: 11-13 Day including drive