Kedartal Trek

7 Days - 6 Nights
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Description

Kedartal – The Source of River Kedar Ganga

Kedartal is in the Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 4912 m. Perhaps, it is the source of Kedar Ganga and it is believed that it is a contribution to Bhagirathi by Lord Shiva. Kedartal Trek is an Enthralling Gangotri valley in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand India, this trek come under Gangotri National park.

No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate and desirable soothing green meadow. So, what else can be better than spending some days here in the serenity!

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Get the closest view of Mountains

This place is amidst the tall standing mountains all covered by snow, you will get the magnificent views of snow covered mountains, you don’t often get the close view of mountains on many treks, but at Kedar Tal you will get close and majestic views of them. Mountains like Thalay sagar, Bhrigunath, Meru and Mt. Gangotri and Manda Parvat are closely visible.

The trail goes through pine forest and the climb is steep, it is moderate to difficult trek as the climb is steep and there are landslide prone areas and you have to go through them, it is an adventurous trek and not recommended for beginners but adventure lovers can choose this unique glacial lake trek.

About Base camp Kedartal at Gangotri

Gangotri is a starting point of Kedartal trek, Gangotri is a holy town perched at an altitude of 3,092 m on Bhagirathi River’s banks in Uttarkashi district. According to the legend, it is Goddess Ganga’s shrine and this pious site is the part of Chota Char Dham which holds a great place in the heart of Hindu mythology and Hindu devotees.

A temple “Gangotri” is present in this region which was built by “Amar Singh Thapa” in 19th Century. Therefore, the purest deity “Ganga” is worshipped in this town. Here is the presence of many hot water springs nearby and it is believed that a dip in the pure water of Ganges washes all the sins.

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WHY TO CHOOSE KEDARTAL TREK?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Kedartal trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 516 Km both side and on foot 36 km which is to be covered into 7 days. . Dehradun to Dehradun

Kedartal trek is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 4912 Meters

The Starting trail is moderate as compare to other treks this is difficult trek. So this trek is not for beginners

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kg only

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Altitude we are going to cover

Gangotri – 3415 Meter

Bhoj Kharak – 3870 Meter

Kedar Kharak – 4270 Meter

Kedartal – 4912 Meter

Getting to Himalayan hikers Base Camp Gangotri

Option 01 – Direct flight Available – Bangalore to Dehradun

Kolkata to Dehradun

Mumbai to Dehradun

Pune to Dehradun

Delhi to Dehradun

Option 02 – Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.

(Special A/C train from New Delhi would be best)

You can reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.

Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo

Transport costs per person one way Rs. 1200/- Extra pay to directly your taxi driver

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT:Withdraw money before your journey;Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.

(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)

Mobile Connectivity:There will be no networks during the trek, in Uttarkashi your device will receive the networks and at Gangotri only Idea and BSNL Airtel, signals are there but you cannot rely on the connectivity because the signal strength is not good. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

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Key Points Kedartal trek

Duration: –6 Nights 7 Days – from Dehradun to Dehradun

Base camp: – Gangotri

Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 10°C) Night (2° C to 6° C)

Kedartal Altitude: – 4912 Meter

Best Time: – May, June, September, October

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 36 Km – By taxi 516 km

Group Size: – 15 people

Short Itinerary Kedartal Trek –

Day 1- Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Gangotri – 258 km) (10/11 Hours) (3415 Meter

Day 2 – Trek from Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak camp (08 km) (5/6 Hours) (3780 Meter)

Day 3 – Trek from Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak (5 km) (4/5 Hours) (4270 Meter)

Day 4 – Exploration Day Kedartal (4912 Meter) and Thalay sagar back to camp (6/7 Hours)

Day 5 – Trek from Kedar Kharak to Bhoj Kharak camp (05 km) (3/4 Hours) (3780 Meter)

Day 6 – Trek from Bhoj Kharak to Gangotri (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (3415 Meter)

Day 7 – Drive from Gangotri to Dehradun by taxi (258 km) (10/ 11 Hours)

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Day 1: Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Gangotri

Total distance 258 km – 10/11 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Uttarkashi – 3415 Meter

Night stay – Hotel on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Gangotri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.
Get in the vehicle from Dehradun and enjoy the picturesque journey along Bhagirathi River’s bank and forest stretches to reach Gangotri base camp . It is the base camp of Kedartal trek.
Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty.

Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.
After half an hour, stop at Suwa kholi Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of maximum 1 hour.

Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close
Further you will cross the small Chinyali saur of Dharasu Reach Uttarkashi around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch.

After having Go through the picturesque zig- zag road to gangotri via harshil
Freshen up and enjoy evening snacks in the open Garden with great views.

You will be provided some details after which you can go for evening walk but be at the hotel, Mandakini at gangotri for dinner.

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Day 2 : Trek from Gangotri to Bhoj kharak camp

Total distance 08 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Bhoj Kharak – 3780 Meter r

Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

After breakfast From Gangotri the trail to Bhoj Kharak is through forest, you will reach that forest after crossing a bridge over Bhagirathi River.

It is steep ascend to reach Bhoj Kharak, you will find rocks on the way and you might get tired because of the steep and rocky climb, so carry enough water.
You will be walking under the shade of trees in dense forest and below flows Kedar Ganga. This place has a mythological story behind it and it is said that source of Kedar Ganga is Kedartal and contribution of Lord Shiva to Bhagirathi.

Path gets leveled for some-time and again gets steep, the trail is difficult but it will be worth your efforts when you reach your destination.

When you go further you will cross a mountain wall, cross this patiently, there will be a professional guide with you so will cross it without problems. Cross another mountain wall and after few minutes you will reach Bhoj Kharak campsite.

The trail is narrow and there is grass all around, so find a place to set your tents or just clear up some area. The valley is not vast so you will not get clearer or amazing views but you can enjoy the beauty of imperfections because it lies there. At night have your dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 3 : Trek from Bhoj kharak to Kedar kharak camp

Trek Distance 05 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Kedar Kharak – 4270 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Kedar Kharak is a meadow which is not very big but has colorful blooming flowers and Mt. Bhirgupath can be seen in the back which looks extremely beautiful covered by snow.
The trail isn’t levelled but isn’t difficult, it has some ascends and descends, ascending is steep but further they get less steep, this place is rich in fauna so you can spot some animals there and also many variety of birds.

Reach the Lake, Brahma Kamal’s and fan kamal , laser,
As you go higher and gain altitude you will see ice crystals, it becomes cooler when you go upwards.

Today is an easy trek as compared to previous day, keep walking and you will reach Kedar Kharak, the meadow with blooming flowers.

Sunset from Kedar Kharak is captivating and looks mesmerizing from there, place your camps and enjoy these moments, it looks beautiful because the colours are changed during dusk and the sun sets behind Mt. bhrigupati. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 4 : Exploration Day Kedartal (4912 Meter) and thalay sagar back to camp (6/7 Hours)

Trek Distance 09 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Kedartal – 4912 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Wake up early morning have some breakfast start trek from Kedartal is a unique glacial lake at high altitude (4912 m) it has a mythological story behind it. Trek to adventurous place with interesting story behind it makes it a popular trek; .
Today you are going to reach your destination, trek to Kedartal gets tough sometimes ascends gets steep with very less descends.

The trail is rocky and moderate and can become dangerous so you have to be careful while walking on that trail, there are loose rocks so put every step carefully so that you do not get slipped or don’t get your ankle twisted.

The land is barren and you will not find any vegetation there.
Weather is unpredictable and rain and snowfall can occur anytime so you need to be prepared for that, to reach Kedartal you have to cross a steep ridge from where you can see majestic Thalay Sagar peak which stand tall amongst all.

When you cross this ridge descend down towards Lake now, this is the only descend.

The temperature here gets falls and becomes too cold. Setup your tents at campsite, dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 5 :Trek from Kedar Kharak to Bhoj Kharak

Trek Distance 05 km – 3/4 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Bhoj Kharak – 3780 Meter

Night Stay – Our camp – on twin share basis

Have breakfast and start your trek early, today is an descend but you need to be careful while descending down as the trail is rocky and you have to follow the same path, there are loose rocks on the way be attentive don’t get slipped.
Descending down is easy and it takes less time. Reach Bhoj Kharak, place your tents there, dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 6 : Trek from Bhoj Kharak to Gangotri Hotel

Total distance 08 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Gangotri Hotel – 3415 Meter

Night Stay – Our Hotel – on twin share basis

This is the last day of your trek, from Bhoj Kharak to Gangotri is an easy descend and can be completed in four to five hours. When you reach Gangotri hotel visit Gangotri temple and witness Ganga Aarti there.
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

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Day 7 :Drive from Gangotri to Dehradun by taxi (258 km) (10/ 11 Hours)

Mode of journey – by taxi

Today – It is your last breakfast on this trek with Himalayan Hikers team. The certificates will be given and after some beautiful photos we will bid you all a good bye from Gangotri and kedartal trek .

scenic drive from Gangotri to dehradun you are reach dehradun 6 to 07 pm evening

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel Gangotri

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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