Key information: Khatling Glacier
- A famous trek up the Bhilan Ganga Valley to the base of the huge and dramatic Khatling Glacier, set in a great circle of mountains over 6,000m. Superb.
- The Bhilan Ganga is a Ganges tributary, so you will meet pilgrims en route at some times of the year.
- Trek in rhododendron and mixed forest (but with some views) for the initial days. Up by the glacier foot toward Chobia, you will meet visual and natural drama: huge peaks and glaciers galore surround this sublime spot. Make a (long) side day walk to the amazingly sited Marsar Tal Lake.
- Particularly good campsites, including by the Khatling Cave and at Chobia.
- Best months: late June to mid-October, mid-September to mid-October to avoid the monsoon.
- Tough walking in remote mountains, where altitude can cause real problems. Come fully prepared, including proper acclimatization. Briefish info in the now quite old Trekking and Climbing in the Indian Himalaya by Harish Kapadia. Check the current permit requirements.
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- Walkopedia rating89
- Natural interest17
- Human interest6
- Negative points0
- Total rating89
- Note: Neg: altitude
- Length: 119km/7 days
- Maximum Altitude: 3,710m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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