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Kamala Deshpande

5.0

All in all was amazing, really the place and the expereince we get from this tour were very special and memorable.

Kedartal Trek Overview

Trip Starting From: New Delhi

Trip Location: Uttarkashi

Guarded by the mighty snow-clad peaks and enriched greenery, Kedartal near Gangotri is a most sought after destination in Uttarakhand.

An enchanting lake situated next to Kedar Bamak Glacier at the foot of the enormous Thalaysagar (6,904 m) and Brigupanth Peak (6,772 m), Kedartal is one of the most beautiful high altitude lakes in India at a height of 4780 m. A challenging trek towards the lake demands exquisite mountaineering experience and here is a 6 day-long trek to the holy site of Gangotri and Kedartal which goes through the rough trails encircled by fir and bhoj trees in plenty.

Start the trip from Delhi to Dehradun and from there to Uttarkashi. If you arrive around 06:00 AM at Dehradun, you can reach Uttarkashi by 03:00 PM and then enjoy the trip to Gangotri. Tread the hardest trekking routes that lead you to Bhoj Kharak, Kedar Kharak and Kedartal; relish the utmost beauty possessed by the nearby locations and glacial valleys as much as you want. Being a photographers' paradise, the entire Kedartal location can offer you numerous good and breathtaking views, letting you linger for long.

The package includes food, accommodation in tents and hotels and transportation from Delhi to Uttarkashi and return. As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through to ensure the utmost care and personal safety of the guests.

Kedartal Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Dehradun – Uttarkashi – Gangotri (drive 258 km, 10 hours)

    Board a shared cab from Rispana Pul in Dehradun to Uttarkashi.

    Drive for 5-6 hours that takes you through Mussoorie Bypass Road giving you the most spectacular views including the precious views of Tehri Dam Lake as well and proceed to Chilyanisaur.

    Take a short break at Uttarkashi and continue travelling to Gangotri via Harsil that would take another four hours.

    If you start around 06:00 AM, you will reach Uttarkashi by 12 noon.

    From Uttarkashi, you will have to take another shared cab to reach Gangotri.

    Once you reach Gangotri, go to the temple to perform evening aarti and afterwards, get permission to enter the Gangotri National Park.

    If time permits, hike to Surya Kund as well.

    Stay overnight in a hotel in Gangotri.

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    Gangotri – Bhoj Kharak (trek 8 km)

    In the morning, visit the sacred shrine of Gangotri and wander around the local markets.

    Cross the bridge over Bhagirathi River and start climbing the ascent on the right.

    Walk the steep in a slow constant pace so that you would not be tired so easily.

    The trail passes through pine trees and it goes to enter a mix vegetation zone of fir and Bhoj trees.

    The silently flowing Kedar Ganga is visible from the top, deep down in the gorge.

    You will also witness the first glimpse of Thalaysagar and every step will take you closer to this mystical mountain.

    Before reaching Bhoj Kharak there is a steep and slant rock amidst the trail with space of just a few steps, also known as Spider Wall amongst trekkers.

    During early June or late October if the rocky face is covered with snow then it will require some skills to cross this section because one slip can drag you to a few hundred feet below.

    Cross this section and you’ll reach Bhoj Kharak.

    Situated at the elevation of 3,780 m above sea level Bhoj Kharak is a small campsite.

    If you are fit and managed to reach Bhoj Kharak at around noon then try to push and reach Lower Kedar Kharak on the same day.

  • Day 3 -

    Bhoj Kharak – Kedar Kharak (trek 5 km)

    Stretching along for 5 km that passes through some of the complicated rugged terrains will take you to Kedar Kharak.

    After every 30 minutes, the serenity seems to change; it starts with a rich flora filled trail and then the Manda peaks' views will come on the way.

    Enjoy the mesmerising views of Bhrigupanth peak.

    Cross the zone of Gila Pahar and if it is not a proper condition, you can take the trek route down to Kedar Ganga, cross the river and then continue hiking against the river flow till you cross the Gila Pahar intersection and then hike back to the trail that leads to Kedar Kharak.

    A wide valley opens up as you proceed towards Lower Kedar Kharak (4100 m) and the trek ends up at the beautiful meadow of Kedar Kharak situated at an elevation of 4,280 m above sea level.

    The trek demands good physical strength even though it extends up to 5 km only.

    But in the end, it is a well paid off effort because Kedar Kharak is one of the most beautiful campsites in the Gangotri National Park region.

    Bharal (Blue Sheep) visiting the location for grazing sets a perfect background for the location.

    The sight of Bhrigupanth and Thalaysagar peaks standing high together is like a surreal dream.

  • Day 4 -

    Kedar Kharak – Kedar Tal – Jogin ABC – Kedar Tal (trek 10 km)

    Yet another 5 km long trek to reach Kedar Tal from Kedar Kharak which is filled mostly with moraines and glaciers covered with moraines.

    If you are trekking in June you might have to trek on snow for the last couple of kilometres before reaching Kedartal.

    Cross the brook carrying icy cold water and climb the steep rocky terrain.

    Keep following the cairn markings to ensure that you are on the right trail.

    After climbing the final ridge, Kedar Bamak Glacier's views along with other lakes become obvious from a distance.

    The foot of Mt. Bhrigupanth and Mt. Thalaysagar merges with the Kedar Bamak Glacier is a pleasing sight.

    Continue trekking for another hour further to behold the magnificent views of the high altitude lake, the immaculate Kedar Tal.

    The view of Thalaysagar peak reflecting on the still water of Kedartal is mesmerizing.

    Kedar Tal is situated at an altitude of 4780 m above sea level.

    Explore the Jogin Advance Base Camp and leave from Kedartal around noon and trek towards Jogin ABC (4900 m).

    This hiking stretch will not only get you well acclimatized but it will also showcase the best views of Thalaysagar peak, its West Ridge will open up and you’ll see the Thalaysagar Icefall up close.

    Later, trek back to Kedar Tal and stay overnight in tents.

  • Day 5 -

    Kedar Tal – Gangotri

    Capture the breathtaking sunrise views early in the morning and then head out to enjoy a long and tiring hike back to Gangotri that will take around 7-8 hours.

    If you reach Bhoj Kharak by 03:00 PM, then proceed to Gangotri or camp at Bhoj Kharak.

  • Day 6 -

    Gangotri – Uttarkashi – Dehradun (drive 258 km and 10 hours)

    Wake up early morning and enjoy the views of the sunrise and wind up the tour as you arrive at Dehradun from Gangotri.

    It will take almost 10 hours to reach Dehradun.

Stay

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  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Gangotri in hotels and accommodation during the trek in tents

Meal

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  • All meals are included in the package (veg meals)

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

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  • All necessary permits, forest camping and environmental charges
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  • All necessary trekking equipment (tent, sleeping bag with inner mattress, dinning tent, toilet tent. etc)
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  • Porter for food material, cook and mule for kitchen and equipment
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  • Mountaineering certified guide throughout the trek
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  • Services of experienced trek leader

Transport

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  • All transfers using Volvo Bus from Delhi to Dehradun and Dehradun to Delhi
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  • All transfers from Dehradun to Gangotri and Gangotri to Dehradun using Tempo Traveller/ Mahindra Bolero

Things To Carry

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  • Thrillophilia voucher (can present mobile voucher)
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  • Valid ID proof for each member
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  • Personal toiletries and medication (if any)
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  • Warm and comfortable clothes
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  • Jackets and sweaters, woollen caps, gloves, etc.
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  • Trekking shoes
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  • Water bottles, backpack, energy bars/snacks, etc.
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  • Mosquito & insect repellent
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  • Sunscreen lotion
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Binoculars
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  • Camera
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  • Cap or hat
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  • Flashlight (with spare batteries)

Advisory

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  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed.
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  • Social distancing to be maintained.
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  • Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
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  • To ensure utmost hygiene, the place is daily cleaned and sanitized.
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  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
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  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
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  • Avoid uncomfortable clothing during the activities (like sarees, etc.).
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  • Carrying jewellery or other valuables is not advisable.
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  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products is strictly prohibited during this activity.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Kedartal Trek: Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Kedartal Trek: Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Kedartal Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    Story by Kamala Deshpande

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    All in all was amazing, really the place and the expereince we get from this tour were very special and memorable.

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    People Also Ask About Kedartal Trek

    1. What is the best time to visit Kedartal trek?

      The best time to plan the Kedartal Trek is in the months of May to Mid June and then in September to October are considered to be the best months to go for this Kedartal trek.

    2. Will the transfers from Delhi be inclusive in Kedartal trek cost?

      Yes, the transfer from Delhi is inclusive in the Kedartal trek cost as the package is complete for the customer which includes the transfers, accommodation, meals and many other things which allow the customer to enjoy a hassle-free trip throughout the journey.

    3. Is it a group tour?

      Yes, it is a group tour which provides you all sorts of trekking adventures to your whole group .

    4. What type of clothes do I have to carry for Kedartal trek?

      The clothes which you are required to carry along with you for this Kedartal trek are as follows:-
      - Heavy woolen clothes can keep you warm throughout the trek.
      - Woolen socks.
      - Gloves.
      - Hats or caps.
      - Jackets and sweaters.

    5. Will non veg meals be also available on Kedartal trek?

      No, the nonveg meals are not available on this Kedartal trek. The trekkers will only be provided with the vegetarian meals throughout this trek.

    6. What is the difficulty level of Kedartal trek?

      The Kedartal trek is difficult in terms of the difficulty level. This trek comprises climbs to the glacial Kedartal lake, sitting amid a cauldron of big mountains. The trek is difficult because the trail is also extremely remote.

    7. What will be the route of Kedartal trek?

      The trek to Kedartal starts right from the Gangotri. You will be picked from Delhi - Dehradun - Uttarkashi – Gangotri which is a long Drive of 258 kilometers from Dehradun which takes around 10 hours to reach the Gangotri. From Gangotri, the trek is 18 kilometers. In the first phase of the trek on the second day, you will start the trekking from Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak which is an 8 kilometers trek.

      Then on the 3rd day, you will start the trek from Bhoj Kharak – Kedar Kharak which is a 5 kilometers trek. Then on the fourth day, you will trek from Kedar Kharak – Kedar Tal – Jogin ABC – Kedar Tal which is a 10-kilometer long trek. Then on the fifth day, you will be trekking to the last point of the trek from Kedar Tal – Gangotri trek which is 18 kilometers long trek.

    8. Can kids do Kedartal trek?

      No, Kids cannot do this Kedartal trek. As this trek is difficult and requires some extreme trekking and physical stamina to complete the trek that's why the kids are not likely to be fit for this trek.

    9. What is the permit process for Kedartal trek Tapovan?

      The process to get the permit for the Kedartal trek Tapovan is like it can be obtained from either the District Forest Officer in Uttarkashi or at the forest office in Gangotri. There is a daily limit of 150 permits per day and it is issued on a first come first-served basis.

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