Kedartal Trek

One of the most beautiful and highest glacial lakes. The snowfall on Mount Thalaysagar, Meru and Bhrigupanth and the other surrounding peaks is the main resource for the lake. Being a difficult trek, it needs few experiences of trekking before you decide. However, the spectacular nature that one gets to see is mind numbing. It starts from Gangotri and traverses through challenging yet gorgeous terrain. A must do on your list of trekking, Kedartal will be an experience in itself.

Highlights

Duration - 5 Nights, 6 days

Grade - Difficult

Season - Spring, Summer, Autumn

Terrain - Trail, Morain, Meadows

  • Visit Gangotri Temple

  • Ganga Aarti at Gangotri (evening)

  • See kedar taal

  • Camping at Bhoj kharak,kedar kharak and kedartal

Itinerary

Day 1: Reach Gangotri (11,204 ft); 10-12 hours drive from Dehradun. Transport will be arranged from Dehradun Railway Station at 6.00 am. Cab cost per vehicle will be Rs.7,000 (5-6 seater).

This is to be shared among trekkers and paid directly to the driver.

Day 2 : Trek from Gangotri (10,055 ft) to Bhoj Kharak (12,772 ft); 5-6 hours, 9 km.

Day 3: Bhoj Kharak (12,772 ft) to Kedar Kharak (14,238 ft); 3-4 hours, 4.25 km.

Day 4 : Kedar Kharak (14,238 ft) to Kedartal (15,485 ft) and back to Kedar Kharak; 8 hours, 8 km.

Day 5 : Kedar Kharak (14,238 ft) to Gangotri(11,204 ft); 8 hours, 11 km.

Day 6 : Depart for Dehradun. Cab cost per vehicle will be Rs.7,000 (5-6 seater). You will reach  Dehradun between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.

What's Included

  • All Essential Permits For Trek

  • Porter Or Mules For Central Equipment

  • Camping And All Meals On Trek

  • First Aid

  • Cooking And Camping Staff

  • Central Equipment Like Sleeping Bags, Mattress and Tents

What's Not Included

  • Stay On Arrival And Departure from Roadhead

  • Personal Porter Or Mule

  • Special Medicine Or Any special Health Kit\

  • Transportation

Trek Guidelines

Pre

  • Depending on the duration of the trek, we must pack certain essentials which our body might require - vaseline, hand creams, toilet rolls, hand sanitisers, etc.

  • For beginners, it is advisable to pack medicines meant for acute mountain sickness like nausea, headache, dehydration, fatigue and diarrhea. Please carry medicines after consulting your doctor. 

  • For people who have had two or three experiences of trekking and have experienced certain issues with their body while trekking, please consult your doctor and carry your medicines for the trek. 

  • Please do inform your trek leader about any medical illnesses which you have experienced during previous trekking experiences. 

  • To avoid itches in external hair such as beard, pain due to long toenails , it is recommended to please either cut or trim them to avoid painful trekking. 

  • For all trekkers, two weeks prior to your trekking dates, please follow stamina building exercises such as jogging, skipping and core exercises , which will enable a successful trekking experience.

  • Check all safety measures with your Trek leader and please ensure that you do not compromise on following the recommended safety measures. 

  • Please extra inners and thermals, extra gloves, extra caps> 

  • Please carry at least 4 pairs of woollen socks. 

  •  Please carry your own trekking pole. 

  •  It is advisable that you carry your own basic utensils such as a mug,  a bowl, a spoon etc. on your trek.

During

  • Before starting at the base, please discuss clearly with your trek leader about your trekking experiences which could be amatuer to professional. 

  • Please also inform the trek leader about any certain issues related to any illness while trekking. 

  • Before reaching the starting point at the base, please make sure that you wear clothes in three or four layers. 

  • While trekking,you might want unlayer the clothings (jacket) slowly, on reaching a rest point , please make sure to wear your jacket. This will preserve the body heat from the wind chill.

  • Keep hydrating your body during the trek by consuming water in sips and NOT in large quantities.

  • Always follow the rules of acclimatization as advised by your trek leader. 

  • Please don't skip any meals which would be provided during the trek. Eating right and sleeping well are the biggest secrets to having a fit body while you are on the trek in the mountainous terrains. 

  • Please follow the rules of LNT - LEAVE NO TRACE , for example - do not leave any kind of litter on your trekking trail or at your camp site. 

  • The aim is always to finish the entire quantity of food made on the trekking journey. If there is any quantity of food left after consuming it, it is important to bury it , so that we can avoid the visit of any animals

  • At the camp site, there will be a toilet tent provided for nature’s call, however, if you wish to not use it and would like to defecate in the open, PLEASE DIG A PIT, DEFECATE INSIDE IT and COVER IT with sand/mud or stone.

Post

  • You can discuss the challenges you faced with your trek leader after you complete it. 

  • If you feel any kind of biological illness, please do visit and consult your doctor after the trek.