Trekking In Kedartal

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
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Kedar Tal, also known as Shiva's lake, is a glacial lake situated at an altitude of 4,750 meters (15,600 feet) in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas in India. The lake is fed by the snowfall over Mt Thalay Sagar (6,904m), Meru (6,672m), Mt Bhrigupanth (6,772m) and other surrounding peaks, which are also the source of Kedar Ganga, which in Hindu mythology is considered to be Lord Shiva's contribution to Bhagirathi (a source-stream of the Ganges). The proximity with magnificent peaks and the view this trek offers will make you believe in magic. The lake itself is crystal-clear blue, the coolest drink of water you'll ever find and a true gem of Uttarakhand. Adding to the allure of this trek is the trailhead of Gangotri, where the trail begins, and also the holy town said to be the origin of the Ganges River. The place bursts to life during yatra season, with markets, temples, nightly aartis and forests full of sadhus. Save a few days to explore here after your trek. The best time to do the Kedartal trek are the months of May, June, September and, October. Stay on this page for more details like Kedar Tal trek route map, itinerary, temperature chart, photos, and videos. Scroll to the end to read Kedartal trek blogs..

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Day 1: Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Gangotri

Total distance 258 km – 10/11 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Uttarkashi – 3415 Meter

Night stay – Hotel on twin share basis

Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Gangotri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.
Get in the vehicle from Dehradun and enjoy the picturesque journey along Bhagirathi River’s bank and forest stretches to reach Gangotri base camp . It is the base camp of Kedartal trek.
Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty.

Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.
After half an hour, stop at Suwa kholi Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of maximum 1 hour.

Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close
Further you will cross the small Chinyali saur of Dharasu Reach Uttarkashi around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch.

After having Go through the picturesque zig- zag road to gangotri via harshil
Freshen up and enjoy evening snacks in the open Garden with great views.

You will be provided some details after which you can go for evening walk but be at the hotel, Mandakini at gangotri for dinner.

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Day 2 : Trek from Gangotri to Bhoj kharak camp

Total distance 08 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Bhoj Kharak – 3780 Meter r

Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

After breakfast From Gangotri the trail to Bhoj Kharak is through forest, you will reach that forest after crossing a bridge over Bhagirathi River.

It is steep ascend to reach Bhoj Kharak, you will find rocks on the way and you might get tired because of the steep and rocky climb, so carry enough water.
You will be walking under the shade of trees in dense forest and below flows Kedar Ganga. This place has a mythological story behind it and it is said that source of Kedar Ganga is Kedartal and contribution of Lord Shiva to Bhagirathi.

Path gets leveled for some-time and again gets steep, the trail is difficult but it will be worth your efforts when you reach your destination.

When you go further you will cross a mountain wall, cross this patiently, there will be a professional guide with you so will cross it without problems. Cross another mountain wall and after few minutes you will reach Bhoj Kharak campsite.

The trail is narrow and there is grass all around, so find a place to set your tents or just clear up some area. The valley is not vast so you will not get clearer or amazing views but you can enjoy the beauty of imperfections because it lies there. At night have your dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 3 : Trek from Bhoj kharak to Kedar kharak camp

Trek Distance 05 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Kedar Kharak – 4270 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Kedar Kharak is a meadow which is not very big but has colorful blooming flowers and Mt. Bhirgupath can be seen in the back which looks extremely beautiful covered by snow.
The trail isn’t levelled but isn’t difficult, it has some ascends and descends, ascending is steep but further they get less steep, this place is rich in fauna so you can spot some animals there and also many variety of birds.

Reach the Lake, Brahma Kamal’s and fan kamal , laser,
As you go higher and gain altitude you will see ice crystals, it becomes cooler when you go upwards.

Today is an easy trek as compared to previous day, keep walking and you will reach Kedar Kharak, the meadow with blooming flowers.

Sunset from Kedar Kharak is captivating and looks mesmerizing from there, place your camps and enjoy these moments, it looks beautiful because the colours are changed during dusk and the sun sets behind Mt. bhrigupati. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 4 : Exploration Day Kedartal (4912 Meter) and thalay sagar back to camp (6/7 Hours)

Trek Distance 09 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Kedartal – 4912 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Wake up early morning have some breakfast start trek from Kedartal is a unique glacial lake at high altitude (4912 m) it has a mythological story behind it. Trek to adventurous place with interesting story behind it makes it a popular trek; .
Today you are going to reach your destination, trek to Kedartal gets tough sometimes ascends gets steep with very less descends.

The trail is rocky and moderate and can become dangerous so you have to be careful while walking on that trail, there are loose rocks so put every step carefully so that you do not get slipped or don’t get your ankle twisted.

The land is barren and you will not find any vegetation there.
Weather is unpredictable and rain and snowfall can occur anytime so you need to be prepared for that, to reach Kedartal you have to cross a steep ridge from where you can see majestic Thalay Sagar peak which stand tall amongst all.

When you cross this ridge descend down towards Lake now, this is the only descend.

The temperature here gets falls and becomes too cold. Setup your tents at campsite, dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 5 :Trek from Kedar Kharak to Bhoj Kharak

Trek Distance 05 km – 3/4 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Bhoj Kharak – 3780 Meter

Night Stay – Our camp – on twin share basis

Have breakfast and start your trek early, today is an descend but you need to be careful while descending down as the trail is rocky and you have to follow the same path, there are loose rocks on the way be attentive don’t get slipped.
Descending down is easy and it takes less time. Reach Bhoj Kharak, place your tents there, dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 6 : Trek from Bhoj Kharak to Gangotri Hotel

Total distance 08 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Gangotri Hotel – 3415 Meter

Night Stay – Our Hotel – on twin share basis

This is the last day of your trek, from Bhoj Kharak to Gangotri is an easy descend and can be completed in four to five hours. When you reach Gangotri hotel visit Gangotri temple and witness Ganga Aarti there.
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

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Day 7 :Drive from Gangotri to Dehradun by taxi (258 km) (10/ 11 Hours)

Mode of journey – by taxi

Today – good bye from Gangotri and kedartal trek .

scenic drive from Gangotri to dehradun you are reach dehradun 6 to 07 pm evening

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Transport

Accommodation

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit