Kush Kalyan Trek

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About Kush Kalyan Trek

The trek to Kush Kalyan goes through dense forests, mesmerizing lakes, and beautiful wild flora and faunas. The trek starts from Malla Village located 28 km from Uttarkashi. The 16 km trek is moderately easy and suitable for anyone looking for adventure, peace, and solitude in nature. You can undertake the trek with your friends and family.    

Kush Kalyan is located at an elevation of 3,141 m, Kush Kalyan is an alpine meadow that offers an unparalleled view of Jaonli’s Peak (6,632 m), Kalanag (6,387 m), Bandarpunch (6,316 m), and other peaks of Bandarpunch Range.

Activities in Kush Kalyan Trek

TrekkingThe trek route leading to Kush Kalyan goes through the finest scenes of nature from picturesque landscapes, dense forests,  and verdant meadows to small villages, captivating river streams, and rare  Himalayan flora and fauna. 

Along with the trek to Kush Kalyan, you can undertake other fascinating treks like Sahastratal trek, Lamb Tal trek, and Kyarki Base Camp trek. 

The treks are difficult as compared to Kush Kalyan trek and experience in high-altitude trekking required to attempt these treks.

Camping: The camping sites of Kush Kalyan trek varies from meadows to villages wherein you will get to experience enthralling sunrise and sunsets and rare sights of nature that won’t fail to leave you spellbound.

Village TourismThroughout your trek, you will come across different villages each with their own features. The beautiful villages of Malla, Sila, Belak, and Pinswar are characterized by small huts and houses, terrace farming, and a peaceful atmosphere. You will spot cattle grazers grazing their cattle, children playing around and walking to school, and villagers going about with their day to day activities. 

For a traveler, Kush Kalyan trek offers an ideal opportunity to explore the village lifestyle high up in the Himalayas and understand and learn about their culture as you continue your journey.

Photography: Needless to say, photography is something that you can’t miss out on this trek. The extraordinary landscape, the rare sights of nature, and the welcoming villages are worth capturing and savoring the memories.

Kush Kalyan Trek Travel Tips

  • Do not forget to carry your identity card and passport-sized photographs.
  • The nearest town from  KanariKhal is Uttarkashi so make sure to stock up essentials from there itself.
  • Carry appropriate woolen clothing, shoes, and equipment for trekking and camping. Even if you travel in summers, you will need warm clothes for the trek. 
  • Get detailed guidelines for the trek from your guide/agency beforehand and prepare the required items well in advance.
  • The best time to visit Kush  Kalyan is during June, September, and October.
  • Owing to the altitude and duration of the trek, altitude sickness, and AMS can be a problem for some.  Notice if you are feeling nauseous, having headaches, or not feeling well.  Inform your group and your guide and practice some relaxation measures like slow deep breathing.
      A serious form of altitude sickness is AMS and you shouldn’t neglect it. Any sort of discomfort must be talked through with the group.
    To avoid such situations, have water at regular intervals, breathe properly,  take regular breaks, and do not overexert yourself.

What is Kush Kalyan Trek famous for?

Kush Kalyan Trek is famous among tourist as Trekking, Expedition, High Altitude Trek, Camping, Garhwal Trekking, High Altitude Pass,.

Kush Kalyan Trek is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Camping, High Altitude Mountain Pass, Hill Station, Trekking.

Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board eUttaranchal is accredited by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Govt. of Uttarakhand.
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