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Kedartal Trek

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Trek Duration

6 Days

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Trek Distance

28 Km.

Difficulty Level



15500 Ft.

Best Season

May-June & Sept-Oct

₹16500 ₹15100

Call our Kedartal Trek Expert Ms. Nidhi to know more about the trek


  •  One Night stay in Manali at ₹ 1200/person
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Summary of Kedartaal Trekking

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



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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 Trek. 

The Kedartal 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. Follow us on Instagram. 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.


  • The Travellers will be picked up from Prince Chowk in Dehradun near the railway station.
  • Travel from Dehradun Dharali/Gangotri, Dharali is around 250 kms 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.
  • 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.
  • Acclamatisation walk in the evening and evening snacks will be ready on return.
  • Dinner followed by rest. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Wake up early in the morning and freshen up for the day ahead.
  • After breakfast travel to Dehradun
  • Reach Dehradun by evening; from there you can plan your journey further. 

Trek Essentials

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  • 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: 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)


  • 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 to 700/bag/day (depending on the trek you choose) 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

Kedartal Trek Map

Kedartal Trek Map


The difficulty level of Kedartal Trek is moderate. Spread over 6 days the ascends are of moderate grading with few difficult patches. Specially the spider wall crossing.

Kedartal Trek cost varies from Rs. 15000 to Rs. 18000 depending on the group size and the time of the year you are planning to do it. Being a very popular trek there are many companies which sell this trek online but only few companies are service providers.

May, June and September, October are the best months to do Kedartal Trek.

Yes a beginner can do Kedartal trek but it is not recommended. A prior trekking experience will be very helpful in this trek. If you are a beginner and planning this trek you should have three things in mind.

  1. Physical fitness : You don’t have to be a fitness freak to do a trek it is just that basic fitness should be maintained. You should not be obese and should not have any medical ailments.
  2. Mental fitness : You should come with an open mindset and be ready for the harsh conditions winters have to offer.
  3. Gear : Being a Monsoon trek good gear is extremely essential.

You can keep extra luggage in the base village for any particular trek. There are no cloak roo charges applicable. Its free of cost

If you are going on a trek don’t expect mobile signals. There are few spots on the trails of few treks where you might find a single tower or something but it always depends if that is enough to make a call or not.

As there are no permanent toilets on the trek, we carry toilet tents which are dry toilets so you need to carry wet tissues/tissue wipes with you.

Yes, TSS team can organize private batches for individual groups, but the cost of the trek may vary according to the number of members in your group. You can talk to our trek coordinator via whatsapp/call to get the customized group rates.

It’s a strict no. If you fall sick during the trek due to alcohol consumption TheSearchingSouls has the right to cancel your trek and send you back to base village. No expenses shall be refunded in that case and you will have to pay additional for stay at base village.

Start running/walking at least 3-4 Kms everyday.

If it’s a snow trek a good trekking shoe is mandatory. If you buy a new shoe do walk for few days so that it fits you well and doesn’t leave you with blisters while you trek. If it is a summer trek or post monsoon trek a shoe with good grip and ankle support will do.

We provide 3 Veg meals and evening Snacks. There will be no non veg served during the trek. Eggs may or may not be served depending on the trek.

We will provide sleeping bags, inner liners,
sleeping mats, tents. You just need to carry
your personal gear.
List of personal Gear is in our website
under Trek Essentials.

Himalaya Journeys Treks &Expedition prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek. Every camp site has basic first aid and oxygen cylinders But if a serious emergency occurs, we will evacuate you to the base village and nearest hospital but the expenses of that has to be borne by the individual

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