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Kush Kalyan Trek

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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. 

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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.

The trek to Kush Kalyan starts from Malla Village in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. There are two routes that you can choose for descending from Kush Kalyan valley. One goes through Belak Village and the other goes through Pinswar Village.

The trek route of Kush Kalyan is as follows:

Route 1: Malla–Sila Village – Sillachan/Gairi Camp – Kush Kalyan – Belak – Lata
Route 2: Malla –SilaVillage –Gairi Camp – Kush Kalyan – Pinswar Village 

Kush Kalyan Suggested Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Delhi – Uttarkashi – Malla Village
Day 02: Malla – Sila Village – GairiCamp
Day 03: Gairi Camp –Kush Kalyan
Day 04: Kush Kalyan–Belak Village – Lata or Kush Kalyan – Pinswar Village
Day 05: Return to Rishikesh/Delhi    

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 summer, 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.

Best Time to Visit Kush Kalyan

The summer month of June and the post monsoon months of September and October are the best time to visit Kush Kalyan. During these months, the climate is ideal and the route is clear for trekking.

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.

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