Kedartal Trek

The Kedartal Trek is a moderately difficult trek best suited for experienced trekkers. It is a pristine, unknown trek which takes you from Gangotri to Kedartal. This is one of the most rewarding treks in the Himalayas for its breathtaking views and the landscape that it takes you through. You follow the Bhagirathi river till Gangotri, and then Kedar Ganga to its source at Kedartal. On the trek, you also get to see the majestic views of the Bhrigupant peak, Jogin group of mountains, and the imposing Thalaysagar. You might even get a chance to bathe in the hot water springs of Gangnani.

Destination

Kedartal, also known as Shiva's Lake, is one of the highest lakes in Uttarakhand, it is nestled in the Himalayas at an altitude of 14,518 feet above sea level. It is at the base of the Thalaysagar Peak. On the trek, you will cross through dense fir and birch forests, and across the tree line. After that, the trek becomes strenuous and takes you over massive boulders and stones.

Destination highlights

Trek through dense forests of birch and fir, across the tree line and over massive boulders to the base of the Thakaysagar Mountain. | Summit to one of the highest lakes in Uttarakhand at 14,518 feet on the Kedartal Trek. | See the majestic mountains of Bhrigupant mt., Jogin group and Thalaysagar.

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34 kms

25 hrs

8 kms

Dehradun

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Dehradun

Private SUV or Tempo Traveller

Gangotri

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05:30

05:30

You will report to the pick-up point, from where you will be driven to Gangnani which is known for its hot water springs. It is a 190 kms drive which will take about 8 hrs. If time permits, you might even drive to Gangotri. Overnight in a guesthouse at Gangnani.

Overnight in a guesthouse at Gangnani.

Today's meal package only includes dinner which will be served at the guesthouse in Gangnani. | Note: If the guesthouse is not available at Gangnani/Gangotri, then you will spend the night in tents.

Food

Dinner

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Day 1 Milestone

Dehradun

Gangnani

05:30 AM

Today, you will begin your day with a one hour drive to Gangotri where you will begin your trek to Bhoj Kharak. It is a steep trail of about 8 kms through fir forests, along the banks of Kedar Ganga to the campsite. Overnight in tents at Bhoj Kharak.

Overnight in tents at Bhoj Kharak.

Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served to you at the guesthouse, packed lunch will be served en route, and dinner will be served at the Bhoj Kharak campsite. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be issued to you for the night.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Veg

Day 2 Milestone

Gangnani

Bhoj Kharak

05:30 AM

You will begin your trek for Kedar Kharak today, which is a short 4 kms trek through dense birch forest, and across the tree line. Though the route is short, it is steep, so caution is necessary. Overnight in tents at Kedar Kharak.

Overnight in tents at Kedar Kharak.

Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served to you at the Bhoj Kharak campsite, packed lunch will be served en route, and dinner will be served at the Kedar Kharak campsite. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be issued to you for the night.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Veg

Day 3 Milestone

Bhoj Kharak

Kedar Kharak

05:30 AM

Today, you will begin your trek to Kedartal. The route is strenuous as you will trek through a terrain of boulders and stones. You will reach Kedartal glacier lake by afternoon. Overnight in tents at Kedartal.

Overnight in tents at Kedartal.

Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served to you at the Kedar Kharak campsite, packed lunch will be served en route, and dinner will be served at the Kedartal campsite. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be issued to you for the night.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Veg

Day 4 Milestone

Kedar Kharak

Kedartal

05:30 AM

Today, you will spend the day at Kedartal summit and explore the surrounding region. Overnight in tents at Kedartal.

Overnight in tents at Kedartal.

Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the meals will be served at the Kedartal campsite itself. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be issued to you for the night.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Veg

Day 5 Milestone

Kedartal

Kedartal

05:30 AM

Today is the last and the longest trek of your trip. It is a 17 kms descent back to Gangotri which will take about 8 hrs to complete. Overnight in a guesthouse at Gangotri.

Overnight in guesthouse at Gangotri.

Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the Kedartal campsite, packed lunch will be served en route, and dinner will be served at the guesthouse in Gangotri. | Note: If the guesthouse in Gangotri is not available, then you will spend the night in tents.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Veg

Day 6 Milestone

Kedartal

Gangotri

05:30 AM

Today is the last day of your trip as you begin your drive to Dehradun. It is an 8 hrs, 242 kms drive and you will reach the drop off point by early evening. Your trip ends here.

Your journey ends before nightfall.

Today's meal package only includes breakfast which will be served to you at the guesthouse in Gangotri before you depart for Dehradun. You will reach Dehradun by evening. Your trip ends here.

Food

Breakfast

Veg

Day 7 Milestone

Gangotri

Dehradun

05:30 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Travel arrangements from Dehradun and back in SUV, tempo traveller or a similar private shared vehicle
  • Accommodation for 6 nights in guesthouse/tents on triple/quad sharing basis
  • Meals from dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 7
  • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag and mattresses
  • Any technical equipment required for the trek, if needed
  • Services of experienced trek leader and camping crew
  • All government permits and charges
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Travel arrangements between your home city and Dehradun
  • Meals during the transit
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, roadblocks, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as gratuity tips to staff, extra meals and beverages, etc.
  • Adventure travel insurance
  • Accommodation in Dehradun
  • Porter/mule service to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 250 per day per bag not exceeding 12 kgs)
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Full-sleeved non-cotton t-shirts
  • Long sleeve t-shirt
  • Fleece jacket or woollen sweater
  • Thermal inners (upper and lower)
  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Downfeather or hollofil jacket
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Sun cap/hat
  • Balaclava or neck gaiter
  • Woollen and cotton socks
  • Waterproof trekking shoes with ankle support and flip flops
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
  • Hard luggage such as trolley, suitcases etc.
  • Restrictive clothing

What not to Wear

  • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
  • Restrictive clothing
  • Flip-flops

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Transport vehicle from Dehradun and back
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 7
  • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
  • Common kitchen and dining tent
  • Toilet tent
  • Any technical equipment required for the trek, if needed
  • First Aid Kit

You need to get

  • Backpack (with rain cover)
  • Trekking pole/walking stick
  • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottles
  • Dry snacks (energy bars, dry fruits etc.)
  • Cold cream
  • Toilet paper and wet wipes
  • Lightweight towels and napkins
  • Sun-cap/sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Personal medical kit (Please bring all the essentials)

Medical Kit

  • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of the Kedartal trek: 100% refund.

For cancellations made 15-29 days before departure of the Kedartal trek: 50% refund.

For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of the Kedartal trek: no refund.

In case of no show: no refund.

All refunds will be processed after deducting the cost of accommodation, travel and other expenses already incurred by the tour operator.

All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

Rules on trip

Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip. Consumption of cigarettes and other tobacco products is not recommended.

Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing any general disturbance.

Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Kedartal trek.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the Kedartal trek.

The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Kedartal trek depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveller.