Kedar Tal Trek

Kedar Tal Trek Introduction And Details

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Kedar Tal Trek

5 Popular Peaks:
Bhrigupanth ( 6772m ), Mandani Parvat ( 6193m ), Meru Peak ( 6803m ), Thalay Sagar ( 6904m ), Mandani III ( 6529m )
1 Serene Lakes:
Kedar Tal ( 4708m )
1 Mind-boggling Glaciers:
Kedar Bamak
1 Tranquil Rivers:
Kedar Ganga
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Gangotri National Park
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Day 1
Uttarkashi
Day 2
D2Gangotri
Day 2
Gangotri
Day 2
Gangotri Dham
Day 3
D3Gangotri
Day 4
D4Bhoj Kharak
Day 5
D5Kedar Kharak
Day 5
Kedar Tal
Day 5
Jogin ABC
Day 6
D6Kedar Tal
Day 6
Kedar Kharak
Day 7
D7Bhoj Kharak
Day 7
Gangotri
Day 7
Uttarkashi
Day 8
Rishikesh

Kedar Tal Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Gangotri

Overnight In: Gangotri (3048m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Evening Snacks Onwards
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Drive Day

Take your winding and climbing mountain drive to Uttarkashi early morning. Witness the vast Tehri Dam and the vivid streets of Uttrakhand on the way before reaching Uttarkashi where we break for lunch. Post that, we head toward Gangotri and reach by late evening. We quickly have dinner and go to bed. Tomorrow will be a much required rest day.

Day 2

Acclimatization Day


Explore Gangotri DhamNearby. ( 5 Kms,3 hours )

Day 2
3050 - Gangotri
Day 2
3050 - Gangotri
Day 2
3050 - Gangotri Dham
Day 2
3050 - Gangotri


5Km, 3hrs.

Activity: Acclimatize Day
Overnight In: Gangotri (3048m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

Today is an important day, specially after the hectic drive the previous day. It helps us acclimatize well for the trek preventing us from any sickness. We rest out the day and start lazily. We take out the precious time to visit Gangotri Dham - one of the purest shrines of Hindus

Day 3From Gangotri To Bhoj Kharak

Day 3
3050 - Gangotri
Day 3
3500 - Bhoj Kharak


4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Bhoj Kharak (3496m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we start our trek to Kedar Tal. The initial part of the trek route goes through the birch forest and bushes following up the Kedar Ganga which comes out of the Kedar Tal. We cross the tree line and reach Bhoj Kaharak. We will find a suitable camping space once we cross the tree line on a meadow nearby a available water source.

Day 4From Bhoj Kharak To Kedar Kharak

Day 4
3500 - Bhoj Kharak
Day 4
4280 - Kedar Kharak


4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Kedar Kharak (4279m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we take ourselves furthermore closer to Kedar Tal. The route is simple and follows up the Kedar Ganga. We do require to cross few rockfall zones carefully

Day 5From Kedar Kharak To Kedar Tal . Excursion to Jogin ABC

Day 5
4280 - Kedar Kharak
Day 5
4710 - Kedar Tal
Day 5
4920 - Jogin ABC
Day 5
4710 - Kedar Tal


4hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Kedar Tal (4708m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

We are on the most important day of our trek to Kedar Tal. We reach Kedar Tal today after some 3 - 4 hours of walk on the glacial moraine, parts of which are steeper. The constant view of Thalaysagar and Bhrigupant constantly motivates us and the view starts opening slowly as we approach Kedar Tal.

The beautiful lake surrounded by elegant peaks all round just takes our heart away. We camp here tonight and relish it to the fullest.

Day 6From Kedar Taal To Bhoj Kharak, Via - Kedar Kharak

Day 6
4710 - Kedar Taal
Day 6
4280 - Kedar Kharak
Day 6
3500 - Bhoj Kharak


5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Bhoj Kharak (3496m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

We retrace our steps back on the same trail to reach Bhoj Kharak today

Day 7From Bhoj Kharak To Rishikesh, Via - Gangotri, Uttarkashi

Activity: Trek, Drive Day
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cost Of Transport Included: NO

We retrace our steps back on the same trail to reach Gangotri. We quickly board our cab to leave for Rishikesh the same day.

Why Should You Do The Kedar Tal Trek

  • Gangotri Temple - 1 of the 4 holy shrines of the Hindus
  • Goumukh - the snout the Gangotri Glacier,  the start point of Bhagirathi River, a major tributary of River Ganga whihc is also known as the lifeline of India
  • The glacial lake of Kedar Tal surrounded by Thalaysagar and Bhrigupanth is also considered pious by the Hindus. The name translates to Shiva's Lake where Lord Shiva is the god of destruction according to indu mythology
  • Its perhaps the easiest and shortest of all the treks in the region

Kedar Tal Trek - Elaborate Description

"The Lake OF Lord Shiva" as the name translates to the trek to Kedar Tal is one of the easier to do and smaller treks in the Gangotri National Park which otherwise is known for the more 'famous and difficult' Auden's Col  and Kalindi Khal trek.

The trek to Kedar Tal starts at Gangotri - one of the four holy shrines of the Hindus, not to mention the winding and colorful drive up to Uttarkashi and then to Gangotri which starts to give you a rich experience of the hills, its people, terrain and beauty.

From Gangotri, the trek takes you through the gorge of the Kedar Ganga passing by the forest which slowly converts to bushes, then to grasses and then finally found only in sparse between rocks as you gain altitude very fast, since Gangotri itself is over 3000 meters from where you start your trek.The first campsite of Bhojkharak is already over tree line. Another 2 days of trek brings you to the  ultimate setting of a serene lake surrounded by whote snow cladded peaks giving you great views of Thalay Sagar and Bhrigupanth. The glacial lake of Kedar Tal is located in a spectacular settings with the elegant peaks of Bhrigupanth and Thalaysagar making a perfect background. Continued walks on the moraine from Kedar Tal takes us to the Advanced Base Camp of Jogin Group

This trek is over moraines in high altitude, following a river emerging from a glacial lake, and hence offers a unique experience to understand the geographical features of the Himalayas. Trekking in the Gangotri National park also offers an opportunity  to sight wild life as it is home to number of protected species. 

Kedar Tal Trek details and departures

Kedar Tal Trek Package Cost Details

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Gangotri (3048m )
    Overnight In: Gangotri (3048m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks Onwards
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Excursion to Gangotri Dham (3050m )3 Hrs. 5 Kms
    Overnight In: Gangotri (3048m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Gangotri (3048m ) To Bhoj Kharak (3496m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Bhoj Kharak (3496m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Bhoj Kharak (3496m ) To Kedar Kharak (4279m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kedar Kharak (4279m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Kedar Kharak (4279m ) To Kedar Tal (4708m ) . Excursion to Jogin ABC (4920m ). 4 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kedar Tal (4708m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Kedar Taal (4708m ) To Bhoj Kharak (3496m ), Via - Kedar Kharak (4279m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Bhoj Kharak (3496m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek, Drive

    Departure Day
    From Bhoj Kharak (3496m ) To Rishikesh (350m ), Via - Gangotri (3050m ), Uttarkashi (1450m ). 2 Hrs.
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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Kedar Tal Trek Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 8 Days, Dehradoon to Dehradoon
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4708m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: May, Jun, early Jul, mid Sep, Early October
  • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field, glacier, icy, crevasses, boulders
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Gangotri
  • 🚩 Ends In: Gangotri
  • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradoon
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Gangotri
  • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL till Gangotri and near by areas
  • 🌐 Internet Option: No
  • 🌞 Temperatures:
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali

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