Kedartal Trek with Safarnama
Kedartal Trek is one of the popular Himalayan adventure trekking destinations among the trekkers. The word “Kedar” refers to Lord Shiva and “Taal” refers to the lake. Kedartal lake trek offers the beauty of the Himalayas and provides enthralling opportunities for trekking in the mountains. Adding the beauty of this outstanding summer trekking in Himalaya are the campsites and the snowy peaks.
Kedartal Trek not only signifies the natural beauty of a high altitude mountain lake but also a source of spiritual guidance as well. Trekking through this region gives an opportunity to the adventure lovers to gain a deep insight into the natural beauty of the Garhwal region and the bewitching flora and fauna.
Kedartal trek is a difficult glacier trek with the highest altitude of 15,583 ft. Along with the splendid beauty of the trek, the thrilling adventure is another reason for trekkers to visit Kedartal trek and Jogin advanced base camp trek. Amongst the many popular trekking activities, the Kedartal trek is one of the oldest Himalayan adventures in Uttarakhand.
Best time for going to kedartal trek in summer is from May to June and September to October. You see a panorama of Himalayan peaks like Mt Bhrigupanth, Mt Thalay Sagar, Mt Manda, and Mt Bhagirathi. One can also see peaks like Mt Gangotri and Mt Meru, Mt Jogin and also the wildlife of the Himalayan region.
Day 1: Haridwar to Gangotri; 10 hours, 258 km
Drive from Haridwar railway station to Gangotri is scenic and beautiful. The route along the Bhagirathi waterway, the course zigzags over the Sukkhi top displays an amazing perspective of the wide stream valley. After reaching Gangotri, visit the Gangotri temple, Gauri Kund and Surya Kund. You can also enjoy the beautiful places near Gangotri, local cuisine and the arti.
Day 2: Gangotri to Bhoj kharak; 6 hours, 8 km
Gangotri is situated in the northern part of Uttarkashi District at an altitude of 3048 meters. It is a pilgrim place and one may see many temples, local markets, caves, pine forests along with morning and evening prayers of the River. The kedartal trek starts from Gangotri and Bhoj Kharak is the first campsite. The total trekking distance from Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak is 8 km.
The kedartal trekking trail takes you through the dense forest of pine and bhojpatra trees as if you have travelled back in time. After 2 to 3 hours of trek, the walk towards Bhoj Kharak campsite is a little strenuous due to the slant rocks. Trekkers see the spectacular view of the Thalay Sagar mountain from the campsite. Overnight stay in Bhoj Kharak.
Day 3: Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak; 6hours, 4 km
Trek from Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak is along the river Kedar Ganga. Kedar Kharak is a beautiful campsite in the Gangotri national park region with the view of many mighty mountains. The total trekking distance for the day is 4 km.
Start the trek along the beautiful Kedar Ganga river and then by crossing Bhoj forest and flower-strewn meadows. After crossing the bhoj forest, trek ascends gradually and is a cross steep climbs till the Kedar Kharak campsite. The overwhelming beauty of the campsite is astonishing as the sky-touching mountains like Bhrigupanth, Thalayi Sagar and the colourful valleys are the visuals you will never want to forget. Overnight stay in Kedar Kharak campsite.
Day 4: Kedar kharak to Kedartal; 7 hours, 5 km
Enjoy a healthy breakfast with the wonderful views of stunning snow-clad peaks and prepare yourself for the final destination. Located around 5 km from the Kedar Kharak campsite, Kedartal Lake is one of the most appealing lakes surrounded by the mountains far away from the touch of those cities amidst nature.
One can see the reflection of the Thalay Sagar mountains and Jogin peaks in the clear water of beautiful Kedartal Lake. It looks like a view straight out of those storybooks. Overnight in tents near Kedartal Lake.
Day 5: Kedar kharak Gangotri; 12 hours, 9 km
After having breakfast, it will be time to take an excursion back to Bhoj Kharak. Capture the stunning view of the sunrise turning the top of the mountains to golden along with their reflection in the lake is stupendous. Trek back from Kedar Kharak to Bhoj Kharak take us around 3 hrs.
Day 6: Gangotri to Haridwar.
●Meals while on trek (Veg., Egg).
●All entry fees and permits.Accommodation:- Guest house, camping during Trek.
●Qualified & mountaineering certified Trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
●First aid medical kits.
●Trek equipments (Sleeping Bag, Inner, Mattress, Tents, Kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent).
●Transport to and from the base camp is to be paid directly to the driver
●Any kind of personal expenses.
●Food during the transit.
●Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
●Anything not specifically mentioned under the cost.
Haridwar Junction railway station
Purusharthi Market Road, Shikhu Pur, Devpura, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401