Trek to the lake of Lord Shiva

Kedartal Lake Trek

May – June & September - October

₹ 14499 + 5% GST

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

Kedartal which is also known as the lake of Lord Shiva is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarkhand. Kedartal is also one of the highest lakes in Uttarakhand. This beautiful glacial lake is located at an altitude of 4912 m above sea level. It is said that this lake is made from Kedar glacier and from this lake a mighty river Kedarganga comes out.

If you are an adventure lover then the Kedartal Trek is for you. If you are an experienced hiker and want to test your limits then don't miss the chance to visit Kedartal. Although Kedartal Trek is not easy, this trek will surely reward all your efforts.

What is so special about Kedartal Lake Trek?

 

During your visit to Kedartal, you will be mesmerised by the view of mighty mountain peaks of the Himalayas like Mt Bhrigupanth, Mt Thalaysagar, Manda Parvat, Mt Jogin and Mt Gangotri.

 

Kedartal lake is located at the base of Thalyasagar Peak (6904m) and has crystal clear water and on the other side, you can see Brigupanth Peak (6772 m). You will be amazed by the view of the Thal Sagar peak reflecting on Kedaratal.

What is the altitude of Kedartal Lake?

Kedartal Lake is at an altitude of 4912 meters above sea level. 

Altitude

4720 m 

Difficulty

Moderate

Duration

6 D/5 N

Pickup Point

Dehradun

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Day 1:-Dehradun to Gangotri (Drive 258 km, 10 hours drive)

You will start early in the morning from Dehradun to arrive in Gangotri by late evening. It takes around 10 hours to reach Gangotri from Dehradun. After driving continuously for 5-6 hours you will pass by Mussoorie that will give you the most spectacular views. On the way, you will also see the views of Tehri Dam Lake as well and proceed to Chilyanisaur.

You can take a short break in Uttarkashi before heading towards Gangotri via Harshil. After reaching Gangotri, you can visit the temple to perform evening aarti and then you can take the permit from Gangotri National Park. If you have time then you can also visit Surya Kund.

Night Stay: Stay in a homestay or hotel.
Altitude: 3064 m

 

Day 2:- Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak (5-6 hours/ 8 km Trek)

 

Today early in the morning, you can visit the sacred temple of Gangotri and you can also shop for essentials from the local market. Start your trek by crossing the bridge over Ganga / Bhagirathi River and on the right your climbing starts.

Today you will pass by pine trees and you will enter into a mixed vegetation zone Bhoj trees. Deep down you can see the Kedar Ganga river flowing silently into the valley. On the way, you will witness the first glimpse of Thalaysagar. The peak will come closer and closer as you will walk toward it.

You will go through the steep and sloping rock before reaching Bhoj Kharak this is also known as the Spider Wall. Bhoj Khhharak is a small campsite at an elevation of 3,780 m above sea level.

Water Source: 3 sources of water on the way. It is required to carry enough water during the trek.

Trek: 8 km
Stay: Camp
Altitude: 3780 m

Day 3: Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak (4-5 hours/ 5 km Trek)

 

Today you will trek for 5 km that will pass by rugged terrains before you reach Kedar Kharak.

You will it relatively simple trek as compared to the trek of the previous day's ascent. But still, you will find some severe patches, and you will pass by ascending and descending terrain. It will take you around 4 hours to reach Kedar Kharak located at an altitude of 4,340m.

Water Source: There are few water sources on the way from where you can fill your water bottle.

Trek: 5 km
Stay: Camp
Altitude: 4340 m

Day 4: Kedar Kharak to Kedartal to Kedar Kharak ( 6-7 hours / 6 km)

 

Today you will trek for 6 km approx to reach Kedar Tal from Kedar Khark which is mostly filled with dirt and rocks and glaciers covered with dust. In the month of June, you will walk on snow to reach Kedartal.

You need to be very careful while walking on loose rocks. the temperature at Kedartal can change anytime.

Water Source: There is no water source on the water. Carry at least 2L of water with you on the trek.

Trek: 6 km

Stay: Camp
Altitude: 4720m - 4340 m

Day 5: Kedar Kharak to Gangotri ( 8=9 hours / 13 KM)

Today you can enjoy the breathtaking sunrise early in the morning and then trek back to Gangotri that will take around 7-8 hours.

Water Source: You will find water sources on the way.

Trek: 10 km

Stay: Camp/Homestay
Altitude: 3415 m

Day 6: Gangotri to Dehradun( 8-9 hours / 243 KM)

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the view. After breakfast, get the taxi and head toward Dehradun which will take around 8-9 hours.

Kedartal 5 Nights Package

Cost Per Person

₹ 18999 (2 - 4 Persons) 

₹ 14499 (5+ Persons) 

₹ 13499 (7+ Persons)

  • Rain cover

  • Warm clothes

  • Caps

  • Toilet paper & wipes

  • Backpack (50-60l)

  • Water bottle

  • Fleece jackets and thermals

  • Hiking shoes

  • Led torch (with extra batteries)

  • Mosquito & insect repellent

  • Thermal inners

Included in the package

  • Certified Trek Leaders are provided to you by Walking The Himalayas. 

  • All the trekking essentials like Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons, Liners, Cutlery, etc.

  • All the staff members from team Walking The Himalayas are experienced that includes Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters.

  • We promise our travellers to provide delicious, hygienic & nutritious meals during the trek that includes morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & dinner).

  • Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.

  • All forest permits and camping charges.

Not included in the package

 

Transport to and from Badrinath – Walking The Himalayas will arrange shared taxis for trekkers. These shared taxis will pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station or Airport. Taxi from Haridwar to Badrinath costs around Rs. 6000 - 9000 per taxi and Rs. 9000 - 12000 per tempo one way. So if you are in a group of 6 - 10 persons then a taxi/tempo will cost around 1000 per person for one side.  


Food during transit to and from the base camp – Walking the Himalayas doesn't include meals purchased during the journey to Gangotri and back.


Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1,500 - 2000. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 - 10 kgs. Walking The Himalayas does not allow Suitcases/Strollers/Duffel bags during the trek, so if you are bringing these then you have to take care on your own. These charges can vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Gangotri (Rs.350 per day inclusive of taxes).
 

Personal expenses - Your trekking package doesn't include any kind of personal expenses. 

Cancellation

 

If your trek gets called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.) we will not refund your money. Instead of money, Walking The Himalayas will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. You can easily redeem that voucher for the same amount for any of the treks available at the same price. 

In case you wish to cancel your trek please email us at help@walkingthehimalayas.com

Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial.

The cancellation policy of Walking The Himalayas is based on the original booking time and the original start date of the trek.

  • If you cancel a trek before 30 days of trek start date and get a full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 15 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 20% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 10 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 40% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 5 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 60% of the total trek fee.

  • The Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before the trek start date.

Trek cancellation due to weather:

  • In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, you can opt for the same trek again throughout your lifetime on all our fixed departures for the same trek.

  • This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.

  • This is non-transferable.