Pass amidst two Holy Lakes; Masar Tal and Vasuki Tal
Mayali Pass lies in the remote region of Indian Himalayas at an altitude of 5,300 m. This pass is behind Kedarnath and amidst two holy Lakes; Masar Tal and Vasuki Tal. Witnessing these holy Lakes is a great delight for the people in search of tranquility. It is one of those treks which is not known by the people because it lies in that region Himalayas which is isolated.
Phenomenal Experience of “The Great Himalayas”
Mayali Pass offers a bunch of exceptional experiences, it takes you through most remotes villages of Himalayas. Gangi is the last place where you will find civilization, the lifestyle of people living there is very different from ours, they wear pretty traditional dresses and big ornaments, the houses are made of wood with small entry gates. These remote villages are very rich in culture and their traditions, get the glimpse of Garhwali culture in Gangi village.
Attractions of this amusing place
The forests are dense and home of Bears and then there is Bhilgana River catchment, this river is the major tributary of the “Bhagirathi River” and water is collected in this catchment area. Some highlights of this trek that will leave you speechless are; the gigantic Thalay Sagar peak and the sight of Khatling glacier. Not many have traversed this place and it consists of calmness in its environment, the people who want to traverse places which are untouched and possesses peace, then Mayali Pass is a great trek for you and should be added in the list of “Must Explore Treks”.
About Mayali Pass
- It is at an altitude of 5,400 m
- Mayali Pass is amidst two Holy Lakes; Masar Tal and Vasuki Tal
- Gangi is the last place where you will find civilization
- Thalay Sagar peak and the sight of Khatling glacier.
- Phenomenal Experience of “The Great Himalayas”
Highlights of this Trek
This pass is between two holy lakes, Masar Tal and Vasuki Tal. It is one of those treks which is not known by the people because it lies in the isolated region of Himalayas. Have experience of Garhwali culture at village Gangi which is last on the trail and the sight of Mt. Thalay Sagar on this trek will leave you speechless.
- Duration – 11 days
- Best Season – May- June, Sep and Mid Oct (Post monsoon)
- Level – Difficult
- Highest Points –5,300 m
- Temperature –May and June (2°C to 5°C) Sep to Oct (-2°C to -5°C)
- Starting point – Dehradun Railway station
Altitude you are going to cover
- Himari (5,100 feet)Ghuttu (1578 m)
- Reeh (2500 m)
- Gangi (3100 m)
- Kharsoli (3645 m)
- Chowki (3978 m)
- Masar Tal (4139 m)
- Mayali pass (5300 m)
These points should not be avoided
1. Proper conditioning and training of body required
2. Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
3. Sturdy hiking shoes are important
4. High altitude requires proper acclimatization
5. Intermittent or no signals
6. Carry travel light
7. Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible