Overview

Guarded by the mighty snow-clad peaks and enriched greenery, Kedartal near Gangotri is a most sought after destination in Uttarakhand.  An enchanting lake situated next to Kedar Bamak Glacier at the foot of the enormous Thalaysagar (6,904) and Brigupanth Peak (6,772mts), Kedartal is one of the most beautiful high altitude lakes in India at a height of 4780 meters. A challenging trek towards the lake demands exquisite mountaineering experience and here is a 6 day long trek to the holy site of Gangotri and Kedartal which goes through the rough trails encircled by fir and bhoj trees in plenty.

Region

Garhwal

Total Trekking

38 Km.

Grade

Moderate to Difficult

Altitude

16,115. Ft

Days/Night

7 Days

Minimum Age

12

Temperature

May — June (15C to 20C and night 7C to2C) Sept — Oct (15C to 10C and night 5C to -5C).

Best Season

Pre Monsoon Season:— May first week to June end and post monsoon Season:- September 2nd week to Nov first week.

Itineary

Day 1 — Dehradun to Gangotri (250 km, 11-12 Hours by Road)

  • If you start around 06:00 AM, you will reach Uttarkashi by 12 noon. From Uttarkashi, you will have to take another shared cab to reach Gangotri.

Day 2 — Acclimatisation at Gangotri

  • We will be taking rest at Gangotri as will try to get acclimatized. We will prepare ourself well for trek ahead

Day 3 — Gangotri – Bhoj Kharak (Trek – 8 km)

  • Early morning, take blessings from the Gangotri temple and buy the necessary items from the market. Start today’s expedition by crossing the bridge over Bhagirathi River and start climbing towards the right. Maintain your pace as the first few kilometres of the trek involves a steep climb. Soon this trail will open up to the forest of blue pine, fir and bhoj trees. A heart-warming sight of Kedar Ganga flowing on your left will come into your view.
  • After traversing for a while, you will be blessed with the first sight of Thalaysagar. Before reaching Bhoj Kharak, you need to carefully cross the steep slant rock amidst the trail, having a little space in between. It is also known as the Spider Wall as it formidable during winters especially during early June or late October and one wrong move may drag you hundreds of feet below. So cross this section patiently and reach Bhoj Kharak seated at an elevation of 3,780 metres. Bhoj Kharak is a dwarf campsite. If you manage to reach here by noon then move towards Lower Kedar Kharak on the same day.

Day 4 — Bhoj Kharak – Kedar Kharak (Trek – 5 km)

  • Start off early by taking the 5 km stretch that passes through the rugged terrains. After traversing for a couple of kilometres, you will witness a sudden change in the scenery. The sweet scent of the Himalayan flora accentuated by the essence of numerous Bhojpatra trees and the wild bushes will entice you to explore further. You will soon catch a glimpse of the Manda peaks proudly exhibiting its lustre-duster. As you come closer to Kedar Kharak, the stunning views of Bhrigupanth Peak will also catch up. Take each step carefully while crossing the land sliding zone of Gila Pahar. If the trail to Gila Pahar is not suitable for walking then trek all the way down to Kedar Ganga.
  • Cross the river and hike against the river flow until you cross the Gila Pahar intersection, then cross the river again and hike back to the original trail that leads to Kedar Kharak. Soon you will come across a wide valley while proceeding towards Lower Kedar Kharak at 4,100 metres and in no time, you will reach the alpine meadows of Kedar Kharak seated at 4,280 metres. From here, you can savour a spellbinding view of Bhrigupanth and Thalaysagar peaks. Kedar Kharak is considered as one of the most beautiful campsites in the Gangotri National Park region.

Day 5 — Kedar Kharak – Kedar Tal – KedarKharak (Trek – 10 km)

  • Post breakfast, start the 5 km trek to Kedar Tal from Kedar Kharak. You have to traverse on moraines and the glaciers blanketed by moraines. If you are commencing this trek in June, then you might have to trek on snow for a few kilometres before Kedar Tal. Cross the bubbling creek carrying the glacial water and then climb the steep rocky terrain. Follow the cairn markings and climb the final ridge which will open up to the view of Kedar Bamak Glacier. Soon you will see the ravishing Kedar Tal Lake.
  • One can see the mirror reflection of the towering Thalaysagar peak on the still waters of this lake. Leave Kedar Tal by noon and explore the Jogin Advance Base Camp perched at 4,900 metres. The perk of commencing this trek is that you can relish the best views of the Thalaysagar peak and from its west ridge; you can see the Thalaysagar icefall and the Jogin group of peaks. Trek back to Kedar Tal and crash in your sleeping beds.

Day 6 — Kedar Tal – Gangotri (Trek – 18 km)

  • Capture the sunrise and hike back to Gangotri, which will take around 7-8 hours. If you manage to reach Bhoj Kharak by 3 pm then make your way towards Gangotri, else camp at Bhoj Kharak.

Day 7 — Gangotri to Dehradun

  • Wake up early morning and enjoy the views of the sunrise and wind up the tour as you arrive at Dehradun from Gangotri. It will take almost 10 hours to reach Dehradun.
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 Rs 13,500  
Rs 12,500 per person
Gangotri to Gangotri
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Departure Dates

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Day 1: - Reporting at Gangotri
Day 2: - Acclimatisation at Gangotri
Day 3: - Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak (3,780 m)
Day 4: - Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak (4,270 m)
Day 5: - Kedar Kharak to Kedartal and back to kedar kharak (4,425 m)
Day 6: - Kedar kharak to Gangotri-
Day 7: - Gangotri to Dehradun drive-

Reporting Information

Reporting Time
6.30 am To 7.30 am
On Last Day
5.30 pm To 6.30 pm

Trek Notes

People with below conditions are not allowed:
  • People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, TB, Epilepsy(got faints)
  • High blood pressure or higher BMI.
Chilren should meet below requirements
  • Below 8 years are not allowed
Please note: If you had any medical history, please let us know.

Trek Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions


Transport to and from the base camp
The above trek cost includes transport to and from base camp.
Safety equipment
First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers, Walkie-Talkie etc. will be available at campsite.
Accommodation
Stay is included from Day 1 to Last Day. Tents/Homestays/lodges will be provided. Tripple sharing Accomodation and seprate accomodation for girls/ladies will be povided
Meals
All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast at Last day are included. Veg food will be provided during the trek.
Permits/ Forest fees
UTT will arrange trekking permits and forest passes.
Experienced Trek Leader & Team
Qualified trek leaders haing in basic / advanced mountaineering courses certificates/ degrees will assiston trek.
Other staff member includes qualified cooks, helpers and porters.

Exclusions


Food during transit to and from the base camp
Food would not be provided during transit and trekkers have to bear the cost at their own.
Mule and Porter charges
Generally we expect trekkers to carry their bag-pack and luggage themselves. For those who wish to use Mule/Porter need to pay Rs 350 per day for same.
Personal Expense
Personal Expense of any kind. The trek cost does not include stay at any location on last day
*Anything apart from inclusions

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