Kedartal Trek

₹ 13500 (8 people)

*GST Applicable

7 Days / 6 Nights

Pickup and Drop available from Dehradun (Optional)

Duration

8 days

Difficulty Level

Moderate to Difficult

Maximum Altitude

15,485 ft

Best Time to Visit

May,June,Sept,Oct

Pickup to Drop

DehraDun to DehraDun

Overview: Why you should choose this Trek

Kedartal, aka Shiva’s lake is situated at an altitude of 4,750 mtrs. (15,600 ft.) in the Garhwal Himalayan region of India. Kedartal is fed by the melting snow over Mt. Thalay Sagar (6,904mtrs.), Mt.Meru (6,672mtrs.), Mt Bhrigupanth (6,772mtrs.) and other surrounding peaks of the region that are are also the source of Kedar Ganga.

Kedartal’s proximity to magnificent peaks, the accompanying view and the sight of crystal-clear blue lake makes this visit for the travellers a truely mesmerizing experience.

The picturesque Kedartal is situated at the base of the Thalay Sagar and Bhrigupanth Peak. The lake is fed by the water from snow over Thalay Sagar (6,904 m), Meru (6,672 m) and Bhrigupanth (6,772m), and is the source of Kedar Ganga, an important tributary of Bhagirathi River, considered as Lord Shiva’s contribution to Bhagirathi River.

Kedartal is a popular trekking destination and the trek commences from Gangotri. The Kedartal trek, being one of the moderate treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region, is recommended for trekkers having prior trekking experience. The route involves a steep rocky climb along the narrow Kedar Ganga gorge en route to Bhoj Kharak, which is 8 km from Gangotri. Kedar Kharak is the next available camping site, which is 4 km from Bhoj Kharak. From here one need to trek 5 km to reach Kedartal. This 17 km trek usually takes 3-4 days to complete. The camping points of the trek are Bhoj Kharak, Kedar Kharak and Kedartal. The route passes through scenic Himalayan forests.

Kedartal is an immaculate lake holding crystal clear water and the view of the reflections of Thalay Sagar peak is truly enchanting. It is surrounded by Thalay Sagar, Bhrigupanth, Jogin 1, Jogin 2 and other Himalayan peaks. Tourists can see a rich variety of high altitude fauna like Bharal, Ghoral, Fox and the Himalayan Black Bear during the trek.

Brief Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Reach Gangotri (11,204 ft); 10-12 hours drive from Dehradun.
Day 2: Acclimatisation day around Gangotri (10,055 ft)
Day 3: Trek from Gangotri (10,055 ft) to Bhoj Kharak (12,772 ft); 5-6 hours, 9 km.
Day 4: Bhoj Kharak (12,772 ft) to Kedar Kharak (14,238 ft); 3-4 hours, 4.25 km.
Day 5: Kedar Kharak (14,238 ft) to Kedartal (15,485 ft) and back to Kedar Kharak; 8 hours, 8 km.
Day 6: Kedar Kharak (14,238 ft) to Gangotri(11,204 ft); 8 hours, 11 km.
Day 7: Departure for Dehradun from Gangotri.

Some Important Facts:

  • Region- Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand
  • Maximum Altitude- 15,240 feet
  • Trek Difficulty Level- Difficult
  • Duration- 5-6 days
  • Bali Pass Trek Distance- 32 km
  • Start Point-Gangotri
  • End Point-Gangotri
  • Best Season- May to June and September to October
  • Temperatures in these months- Plus 10-12 degrees Celsius maximum to -10 degrees minimum
  • Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
  • Last ATM: Take out your money at Haridwar