THE PIOUS SHIVA LAKE KNOWN AS KEDARTAL IS IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THALYASAGAR AND BRIGUPANTH MOUNTAINS. WITH KEDARTAL IS KEDAR BAMAK GLACIER SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO IT. KEDARTAL IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT DESTINATION IN UTTARAKHAND. KEDARTAL TREK IS ONE OF THOSE EXCRUCIATING TREKS WHICH NEEDS the EXPERTISE TO CONQUER. THIS TREK LEADS YOU TO THE HOLY GANGOTRI SITE AND KEDARTAL. THIS TREK HAS ALSO GAINED A PLACE IN OUR LIST OF TOP 10 TREKS IN UTTARAKHAND

KEDARTAL TREK IS TIRING AND TOUGH FOR MANY TREKKERS. IT TESTS YOU AND MAKE YOU THINK AGAIN ABOUT YOUR ASCEND. BUT THE EXPERIENCE AND VIEWS VANISHES ALL THOSE LINES OF WORRIES. THE LUSH-GREEN VALLEY ALL AROUND, THE SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS, RIVER STREAMS, AND WATERFALLS ALL THESE MAKE KEDARTAL TREK JOURNEY WORTH TO TAKE.

FACTS ABOUT KEDARTAL TREK

  • Difficulty level : Moderate to Tough
  • Max altitude : 4800m
  • Total distance : 40 km(TOTAL)
  • Trek duration : 5 days
  • Best time : May to October
  • Location : Uttarakashi,uttarakhand
  • nearest railway : Dehradun
  • Start point : Gangotri
  • Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant , DDun
KEDARTAL

ITINERARY OF KEDARTAL TREK

DAY 1 (REACH GANGOTRI)

AS THE NEAREST RAILWAY STATION AND AIRPORT ARE BOTH DEHRADUN SO IT IS ADVISABLE TO START YOUR JOURNEY FROM DEHRADUN EARLY IN THE MORNING. TAKE THE BUS OR SHARD TAXI’S TO UTTARKASHI FROM DEHRADUN. YOU WILL DRIVE THROUGH MUSSOORIE AND TEHRI DAM SO THESE VIEWS WILL MAKE YOUR 6 HOUR LONG RIDE COMFORTABLE AND ENJOYABLE. ON REACHING UTTARKASHI YOU CAN TAKE TAXI’S TOWARDS GANGOTRI. THE EVENING AARTI IS A MUST WATCH AND IT IS AMAZING TO WATCH.

See also  KEDARKANTHA TREK

DAY 2 (BHOJ KHARAK)

AFTER RESTING LAST NIGHT IN GANGOTRI , WAKE UP EARLY IN MORNING AND START PACKING YOUR BAG AFTER TAKING ESSENTIAL ITEMS FROM LOCAL MARKET. OUR KEDARTAL TREK JOURNEY STARTS FROM TODAY. CROSS THE BRIDGE OVER BHAGIRATHI RIVER AND START CLIMBING TOWARDS RIGHT,SOON YOU WILL FOREST FULL OF PINE AND BHOJ TRESS AND ALSO YOU WILL SEE VIEW OF KEDAR GANGA.
AFTER TREKKING MORE YOU WILL HAVE THE FIRST SIGHT OF MIGHTY THALYASAGAR , WHICH IS AMAZING EXPERIENCE ITSELF.
THEN CAREFULLY CROSS SPIDERWALL AND REACH BHOJ KHARAK.

DAY 3 (KEDAR KHARAK)

THE NEXT DESTINATION FROM BHOJ KHARAK IS TO KEDAR KHARAK . THE TREKKING DISTANCE IS OF 5 KMS. YOU WILL START TO FEEL THE ESSENCE OF BHOJPATRA AND FEEL A CHANGE IN ENVIRONMENT. TREKKING FROM BHOJ KHARAK TO KEDAR KHARAK SOON YOU WILL SEE BHRIGUPANTH ALSO.NOW CAREFULLY TREK AROUND THIS PLACE AS SLIDING ZONE WILL START NAMELY GILA PATHAR (WET STONE) . SOON AFTER TREK FOR SOME MORE DISTANCE YOU WILL SE THE MEADOWS OF KEDAR KHARAK . THIS CAMPSITE WILL GIVE YOU VIEWS OF DIFFRENT PEAKS AND KEDAR MEADOWS. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CAMPSITES.

KEDARTAL

DAY 4 (KEDARTAL)

NEXT DAY STARTS ANOTHER JOURNEY FROM KEDAR KHARAK TO KEDARTAL AND THEN RETURNING BACK THE SAME DAY. THE TREK FROM KEDARKHARAK TO KEDARTAL IS OF ANOTHER 5 KMS. CROSS THE CREEKS AND GLACIAL WATER TO CLIMB THE ROCKY TERRAIN. FOLLOW THE MARKINGS AND CLIMB THE FINAL RIDGE OPENING UP SIGHT OF KEDAR BAMAK GLACIER. WALKING ALONG SOON YOU WILL SEE THE SPECTACULAR KEDAR TAL LAKE , WHICH HAVE THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER . IT SHOWS THE REFLECTION OF THE PEAKS AROUND.
COME BACK TO KEDAR KHARAK THE SAME DAY AND REVISIT THOSE SPECTACULAR MOMENTS IN YOUR MEMORIES.

See also  VALLEY OF FLOWERS

DAY 5 (REACH GANGOTRI)

HIKE BACK TO GANGOTRI , IT WILL BE A LONG TREK SO BETTER TO START YOUR DAY EARLY. IT WILL BE ADVISABLE TO REACH BHOJ KHARAK IN AFTERNOON ONLY SO THAT YOU CAN REACH GANGOTRI THE SAME DAY. AFTER REACHING GANGOTRI YOU CAN GO BACK TO DEHRADUN THE NEXT DAY.

KEDARTAL TREK WILL SURELY GIVE YOU SOME GREAT MEMORIES, IT IS A FEELING WHICH THESE HIMALAYAN ADVENTURES ALWAYS GIVES.
THE PURE ADRENALINE RUSH WHICH FLOWS THROUGH, THE SENSE OF TIREDNESS BUT STILL PUSHING HARD, AND THEN THE RESULT WHICH YOU SEE. WE WILL THE JOURNEY ITSELF IS FAR MORE BEAUTIFUL AND LOVELY THAN THE RESULT.

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