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Kedar Tal - Jogin ABC Trek

Kedar Tal - Jogin ABC Trek

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  • Duration: 8 Days, Dehradoon to Dehradoon
  • Highest Altitude: 4708m
  • Grade: Moderate + ( learn more )
  • 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 At: Gangotri
  • Ends At: Gangotri
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradoon
  • Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
  • Mobile Network: BSNL till Gangotri and near by areas
  • Internet Option: No
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  • Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali
+ Travel Description

"Shiva's Lake" 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

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+ TRAVEL ITINERARY

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Gangotri (3048m ), Via - Uttarkashi (1450m ) . 9 - 10 Hrs. 250 Kms
    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.
    Overnight In: Rishikesh (350m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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+ Detailed Itinerary

Day 1From Rishikesh To Gangotri, Via - Uttarkashi

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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.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Evening Snacks Onwards

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Day 2Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day. Excursion to Gangotri Dham

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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

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: All Meals

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Day 3From Gangotri To Bhoj Kharak

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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.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 4From Bhoj Kharak To Kedar Kharak

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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

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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

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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.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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

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

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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

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

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

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+ Why Is This Special

Lakes At Glance: Kedar Tal ( 4708m )

Glaciers At Glance: Kedar Bamak

Rivers At Glance: Kedar Ganga

National Parks / Forest Reserves: Gangotri National Park

  • 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
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