Area: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 12 Days
Best Season: May – October
Altitude: 5300 mts
Total Trekking: 98 K.M
The Mayali Pass trek route starts from Ghuttu and the path goes along with Bhilangana valley. The trek route is excellent in view and is covered with top peaks from all corners. You will have to cover several spots from here and from all the spots; the view will be different and definitely more enchanting than the previous one. Excellent water bodies and bosoms will accompany you in the trek route, unless snowy peaks act as a successor. Nature, in all the turns has filled immense youthful beauty, especially as nourishment for your trek tiredness. The journey starts from Reeh and village path ends at Gangi. From Gangi your climbing starts. Excellent splendor and tranquility are going to engulf your mind and lament your tiredness in the next half of the trek.
Easy trek route to show you nature’s resources: Kalyani is only few kilometers from Gangi, although the trek in this small distance is too erect. Kharsoli is the nearest spot from Kalyani, covered with dense meadows. This part of the trek is having excellent base camping facility. Water and grassland, within the alpine and teak forest will fill your mind with some of the wildest adventurous thoughts. From Kharsoli, the trek route turns out to be tougher. You will have to climb high and high now. Get to Chowki, the lower end spot of the hills, filled with natural boulders and wooden bridges. You will have to climb high now till Masartal. Excellent peak views from the lake side will give a warm hug to you from nature. Leaving the Khatling Glacier behind, it is time to get to Vasuki Tal and Mayali Tal. They both are high altitude lakes, filled with excellent meadows in the form of alpine.
Experience the widest natural beauty at hill top: As you reached Mayali Glacier and Vasuki Tal, snowy surface started to escort you, putting the dense woods behind. The route is having excellent landscapes, with lots of variety in them. The best part of the variety is the lush meadows at the starting part and the light snow, while you are near Mayali glacier and Vasuki Tal. Scenic beauty at all sides are spied and protected with strict eyes by the king of mountain ranges. So, there is no chance of breaking law and order here. Outstanding lake view and top view of the distant peaks make the nature’s embrace excellently photogenic. Generally, the route starting from Ghuttu and ends near Kedarnath. You will see the holy region after crossing the Nandakini River. Beautiful Alaknanda is always steady and dressed to pay her heartily homage to Kedarnath. The panoramic view of that from the hill top will please your heart totally.
Old stories mixed in the air: Mayali Glacier region is marked by the local villagers as the holy location where Devi Parvati fought the battle with Mahisashura, to protect her son, Kartikeya. However, the full route is having several historical resources, including the Mahabharata stories. Make a note of all the historical stories. They will cover the most essential part in the diary of this trek. When nature’s beauty and Holy myths assembles together, they make a real sense of tranquility.
Best time to travel to Mayali Pass Trek is in summers (May – June) and Post Monsoon (September – mid October).
Summers: The weather of Mayali Pass 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 Mayali Pass Trek. The region is blessed with snowfall during winters and the accommodation options also remain few. But you can see the best of Mayali Pass Trek during post monsoon as it looks like Heaven on earth.
Situated at an elevation of 5300 m in Bhilangana Valley, Mayali Pass is known for offering the offering the glimpses of Masar Tal and Vasuki Tal –two lakes sacred to Hindus. Also the pass is famed for the spectacular view of Thalay Sagar, Kedar dome and other peaks of Gangotri region. To reach the pass, trekkers will have to pass through remote villages, deadly forest, Catchment area and glaciers.