Area: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 16 Days (4 day travel/12 days trek)
Best Season: Mid May – Mid October
Altitude: 5000 mts
Total Trekking: 98 K.M
Trek through one of the toughest route here, with high climbing experience. You have seen grasslands, but the beauty of the same grassland amplifies itself, when they are at high altitude. Natural lakes on both the sides will make the view extremely pleasant for your eyes. The close snow covered peaks and the Glacier of Bhilangana decorates nature goddess in such a way, that you will feel shy to take your eyes off. The trek route this time is through the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand. Lateral glacier in the form of Khatling is so gorgeous in view that uttering panoramic word for it will be injustice for nature goddess. Sahasratal and Masartal on both sides of the trekking route create a dreamy environment all around. However, the green grassy surface at hilltop is going to give a sensational experience, altogether.
Climb high with a guide on this trekking route to experience the true beauty of nature and the history: Your climbing through the altitude will start from Uttarkashi. The route to Malla from there is through some of the local villages, where the side scenes are known to you. Although the view is common, yet the distant snowy peaks will make the overview even more pleasant and uncommon. Green carpet will be there, escorting you throughout the route from Malla to Kush Kalyani. This peak is named after the twin sons of Lord Rama, where the Draupadi Ka Danda will keep watching you from behind. In the next part of the trek, there are more presents for you. Route to Kyarki is filled with ridges. So the trek will not be too easy, but extraordinary view all around will not allow you to feel tired. In the route from Parital to Sahasratal, the route becomes even tougher, where numerous glaciers will show you their beauty, continuously.
Experience snow and meadows laterally, you can reach Khatling Glacier through Tambakund. This part of the trek will be snow covered. In fact, this part remains under snow, almost throughout the year, except between July and September. In the route you will get in connection with Brahma Kamal, the divine flower, preserved by the lord of Mountains. The part that you will have to cover through the Kedarnath National park is a dense forest route filled with ridges. You will find nature there presenting you a different beauty, which you cannot stop admiring, even after reaching the plains. You can get a glimpse of the Kedarnath and the spots of other lakes. Lamented in snowy cover, they will seem to you as if they are sleeping in tranquility, on the lap of nature goddess.
On the entire trek route around the Garhwal Himalayas, you will never find an area, which is free from any mythological explanation. In fact, all the stories of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati, the nature goddess is in these ranges. Stories from the legendary epic, Mahabharata are also there, standing here and there in this snowy natural beauty. The reason of this mythological involvement is also quite clear. Nature here is so enigmatic, that whosoever will be attracted at this part. It is same as you are feeling now.
Best time to travel to Masar Tal Lake via Khatling Glacier Trek is in summers (May – June) and Post Monsoon (September – mid October).
Summers: The weather of Masar Tal Lake via Khatling Glacier Trek remains salubrious and pleasing during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the vacation. Carry woolens with you.
Post Monsoon: Serenity and solitude are at its best during post monsoon at Masar Tal Lake via Khatling Glacier Trek. The region is blessed with snowfall during winters. You can see the best of Masar Tal Lake via Khatling Glacier Trek during post monsoon as it looks like Heaven on earth.
Small in size and colossal in beauty, the Masar Tal is a pristine lake, located on the eastern side of the snowy Khatling glacier. Nestled at an elevation of 4135 m, the lake can be reached by walking for 6 km from Chauki. The trek route passes through lush and verdant forests and green meadows, which are in their full bloom during the monsoon season.