The Khatling-Sahastratal Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan range, including peaks like Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Khatling. The trek is also known for its diverse flora and fauna, and the challenging terrain that makes it an adventure of a here

Route and Itinerary:

The Khatling-Sahastratal Trek starts from the small village of Ghuttu, which is accessible via a motorable road from Dehradun. From Ghuttu, the trek goes through dense forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron, and then opens up to beautiful meadows and high-altitude lakes.

The trek is usually done in 8-9 days, and the itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: Dehradun to Ghuttu (180 km by road)

Day 2: Ghuttu to Reeh (7 km trek)

Day 3: Reeh to Gangi (10 km trek)

Day 4: Gangi to Kharsoli (13 km trek)

Day 5: Kharsoli to Parital (12 km trek)

Day 6: Parital to Sahastratal (6 km trek)

Day 7: Sahastratal to Kalyani (11 km trek)

Day 8: Kalyani to Kharsoli (14 km trek)

Day 9: Kharsoli to Ghuttu (15 km trek)


The Khatling-Sahastratal Trek offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including the snow-capped peaks of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Khatling. The trek also takes you through dense forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron, and beautiful high-altitude meadows like Parital and Sahastratal.

One of the highlights of the trek is crossing the Khatling Glacier, which is a challenging but rewarding experience. The glacier is around 10 km long and can take up to 8 hours to cross, depending on the weather conditions.

Another highlight of the trek is camping at the beautiful high-altitude lake of Sahastratal, which is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and offers stunning views of the night sky.

Permits and Fees:

The Khatling-Sahastratal Trek falls under the Gangotri National Park, and all trekkers need to obtain a permit from the forest department. The permit fee for Indians is Rs. 150 per person per day, and for foreigners, it is Rs. 600 per person per day. In addition, there is a camping fee of Rs. 100 per campsite per day.

Safety Tips:

  1. Trekking in the Himalayas can be challenging, and it is important to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the trek.
  2. Always carry enough warm clothes, especially during the winter months, as the temperatures can drop below freezing point.
  3. Carry a good quality sleeping bag and tent to ensure a comfortable stay at the high-altitude campsites.
  4. Always follow the instructions of the trek leader and local guides, and avoid straying off the designated trekking trails.
  5. Carry enough food and water supplies, and avoid drinking water from streams and rivers without purifying it first.
  6. Avoid trekking during the monsoon season (July-September) as the region receives heavy rainfall, which can lead to landslides and other hazards.
  7. Always carry a basic first aid kit and emergency medicines with you.
  8. Respect the local culture and traditions, and avoid littering or damaging the natural environment.

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