Kedartal Trek

CALENDER

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INCLUSIONS

  • Transportation from Haridwar to Haridwar
  • Trek Cost: Food(Veg Only- Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner), Tents(Triple Sharing), Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Matts
  • Snow Grips/Micro Crampons for Kedarkantha trekking in winter (if necessary)
  • Accommodation in Hotel/Guest House on Day 1 & 5
  • Experienced Trek Leader, Professional Guides and a very supportive staff
  • Forest permits
  • Medical Amenities – First Aid Kits, Oxymeters, oxygen cylinders.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion list
  • Meals during Transportation
  • Any kind of personal Expenses
  • Unscheduled or extended stay due to road blocks, Landslides
  • Porter/mule charges (Personal), Back pack offloading Charges
  • Cost of Evacuation in case of emergency

Mode of Transportation

  • No of Persons (1-4) : Hatch Back - Alto, Swift or Equivalent Vehicle
  • No of Persons (5-8) : Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero or Equivalent Vehicle
  • No of Persons (9-12): Tempo Traveler

Summary of Kedartaal Trekking

StateUttarakhand
Difficulty LevelModerate
Duration6 Days
Start PointGangotri
End PointGangotri
Kedartaal Trek Altitude / Kedartaal Trek Distance⛰15,500 ft / 📍37 kms

Kedartal Trek Overview & Itinerary

Kedartal trek starts from Gangotri, the source of the Ganges and one of the char dhams of Uttarakhand. Kedartal- Lord Shiva’s lake, is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarkhand at an altitude of 4900metres. It is the source of Kedar Ganga river, that is flowing beside the trail to Kedartal. The trek is a beautiful journey from Gangotri Dham,rocky trail beside the river, through the pine forest and high altitude meadows with the view of majestic Himalayan peaks such as Mt Thalaysagar, Mt Bhrigupanth, Manda Parvat, Mt Jogin, Mt Gangotri. These peaks can be seen very close and rising from the base to top. The reflection of these peaks can also be seen in the Kedartal.

It is moderate to difficult level trek with rocky terrain and steep climb. Sometimes you have to climb the spider wall in the trails. As you climb higher the temperature gets colder and the view gets better and better.

 

KEDARTAL TREK ITINERARY

 Day 1:- Haridwar to Dharali/Gangotri

  • The Travellers will be picked up from Haridwar.
  • Travel from Haridwar to Dharali/Gangotri, Dharali is 20kms before Gangotri; Gangotri is the base for Kedartal trek.
  • Reach dharali/Gangotri in the evening; Stay in the hotel/home-stay.
  • Dinner followed by rest. 

Day 2:- Trek from Gangotri to Bhojharak (6 km trek)

  • Wake up early in the morning and freshen up for the day ahead.
  • After breakfast we will head towards Gangotri, It is one hour drive from Dharali to Gangotri.
  • The trek starts from Gangotri to Bhojkharak
  • The trails are rocky and steep going through the forest.
  • It takes 5-6 hours to reach Bhojkharak walking at a constant pace.
  • Reach Bhojkhark Campsite for the Lunch.
  • After lunch rest or explore around the campsite.
  • Acclimatisation walk in the evening and evening snacks will be ready on return.
  • Dinner followed by rest. 

Day 3:- Bhojkharak to kedarkharak (4 km trek)

  • Wake up early in the morning and freshen up for the day ahead.
  • After breakfast the trek starts to the next campsite Kedarkharak.
  • The trek is easier than earlier day with uniform ascents and descends.
  • It will take 4-5 hours to reach the campsite.
  • Reach the campsite for lunch.
  • After lunch rest or explore around the campsite.
  • Acclimatisation walk in the evening and evening snacks will be ready on return.
  • Dinner followed by rest. 

Day 4:- Kedarkharak to Kedartal and back to Kedarkharak (8km trek)

 

  • Wake up early in the morning and freshen up for the day ahead.
  • The most excited day comes when we attempt summit to kedartal.
  • After breakfast the trek starts and we head towards kedartal.
  • After 4-5 hours of strenuous effort we reach the emerald lake and the reflection Thalay sagar peak in the lake.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the lake and its surroundings for some time then we will head towards kedarkharak campsite.
  • Rest in the camps 

Day 5:-Kedarkharak to Gangotri (10 km trek)

  • Wake up early in the morning and freshen up for the day ahead.
  • After breakfast we will trek back to Gangotri.
  • As the trek is mostly descending it will be easier and take less time.
  • Reach Gangotri and 1 hour drive to Dharali for our night stay.
  • Dinner followed by rest 

Day 6:- Dharali to Haridwar

  • Wake up early in the morning and freshen up for the day ahead.
  • After breakfast travel to Haridwar.
  • Reach Dehradun by evening; from there you can plan your journey further. 

Essentials to carry with you on this Trek

  • Backpack/Ruck Sack (at least 55 Litres) and a small day bag ( upto 15 litres) for summit day
  • Poncho/Raincoat and Rain Cover for Ruck Sack
  • 2 Quick Dry T-shirts (preferably Full Sleeves) and Track Pants
  • Warm Jacket preferably a down jacket or an equivalent heavy jacket to protect from cold at night
  • Comfortable Shoes with a good grip and ankle support. We recommend Quechua Forclaz 100 or similar shoe
  • A pair of fleece jacket or fleece upper
  • Good Thermals for insulation at night
  • Lip Balm and Cold Cream
  • Sun Cap or Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Dark Sunglasses. People who wear spectacle may use photochromatic lenses in their spects
  • 2 pair of warm socks and at least 2 pair of normal cotton socks
  • 1 Pair of slippers/Sandals
  • Woolen Cap and Gloves for night
  • Toiletries – Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Liquid soap, Hand Sanitizers, Slippers, Light Towel, Toilet Roll (Avoid wet tissues as they are not eco friendly)
  • Torch or Headlamp with extra pair of batteries
  • Personal Medical Kit: Diamox-Mountain Sickness, Crocin-Fever, Avomine-Motion Sickness, Avil 25mg – Allergies, Combiflam, Disprin-headache, Norflox TZ & Lomofen-diarrhea, digene-acidity, omez/rantadine  antacid, crepe bandages, band aids, ORS, betadiene or antiseptic cream, moov spray/volini, cotton, gauze.
  • Water bottle 1 L or Hydration bag 2 L
  • Other personal accessories – Camera, Tripod, mobile charger, power banks(as there will be no electricity during the trek)

Note:

  • Being a high altitude trek, this trek is suitable for climbers with good physical condition and stamina.
  • This is a tentative itinerary which may change as per weather conditions
  • We expect you to carry your rucksacks, in case if you want them to be carried by mules back pack offloading charge up to Rs. 300/bag/day is applicable
  • In case of any natural calamity the company will not be able to refund the trip charges, for more details check our cancellation policy