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Glaciers of Uttarakhand

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Khatling Glacier

Khatling glacier is located in the district of Tehri in the hill state of Uttarakhand. Khatling is an important glacier of Garhwal Himalayas which is the source of river Bhilangna. The icy glacier of Khatling is surrounded by magnificent snow capped Himalayan peaks such as Jogin group (6466m), Sphetic Pristwar (6905m), Barte Kauter (6579m) Kirti Stambh (6902m) and Meru.

General Informaition
Location : Tehri district of Uttarakhand state in India
Ltitude : 4, 717 meters ASL
Attractions : Glacier

What To Do
Trekking; Viewing surrounding peaks
Best Time to Visit : Mid May to mid-October

This lateral glacier situated in Tehri district is the source of river Bhilangna. The glacier is surrounded by snow peaks of the Join group (6466 m), Sphetic Pristwar (6905 m), Barte Kauter (6579 m), Kirti Stambh (6902 m) and Meru. The moraines on the side of the glaciers look like standing walls of gravel mud.

The trek which starts from Ghuttu is easily approachable by motor from Dehradun, Tehri, Mussoorie and the Rishikesh railhead. One has to trek about 45 km and pass through remote villages with thick kharsao forest and wide open beautiful lush

Trek to Khatling Glacier (45 Km)
The trek to Khatling glacier starts from a place called Ghuttu. Ghuttu is easily approachable by road from places like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Mussoorie and Tehri. The trek, which is about 45 km long, passes through small villages and hamlets of Garhwal, and thick Kharsao forests. Occasional encounters with wide grassy meadows are sure to leave anyone spellbound.

Upon entering the picturesque Bhilangna valley, one can easily find a number of spots suited for camping. It should be kept in mind that tents and other camping essentials are required to be arranged well in advance from Rishikesh, Tehri or Dehradun.

How To Reach
By road, the base camp of Ghuttu is well connected by motor able road with important destinations of the region like Tehri (64 Km) and Rishikesh (147 Km). From Ghuttu one has to first trek to Khatling which is about 45 Km away via Reeh, Gangi, Kalyani and Bhelbagi. Nearest railhead is Rishikesh and nearest airport is Jolly Grant of Dehradun.