The complete guide to kedartal – Discover the best

 The complete guide to kedartal – Discover the best


Kedartal, an ice-dammed lake located at 15,580 feet elevation in the Garhwal Region in India’s Himalayas is known as Kedartal. According to Hindu tradition, Kedartal is where Kedar Ganga is derived. This is Lord Shiva’s gift for Bhagirathi.

Kedartal, a famous trekking spot in Uttarakhand, starts from Gangotri. Kedartal is a challenging but beautiful trek spot. Kedartal is surrounded by Thalay Sagar and Bhrigupanth as well as Jogin, Jogin, and other Himalayan peaks. The district is special and lucky people will spot Bharal (Blue Sheep), Goral mountain chain wild bear, as well as various other, heckles throughout the trip. This trip is both a delight and a reminder of the natural beauty, which is unrivaled in its roughness. It is also incredibly relaxing and enjoyable.

The Best Time to Go on a Kedartal Trek

Because of its high altitude, the Kedartal Trek can only be accessed for a few months each year. This trek is only possible for 4 to 5 months. The summer season, which runs from mid-may through the end of June, is when the Kedatral trek can be done. Kedartal is usually closed in July when it rains over there. This increases the risk of landslides for trekkers. The trek can be done from mid-September through the end of October. Trekkers should be aware that there is a high chance of snowfall in November, making it risky.

You can also see the Nag tibba trek as it is a very amazing trek located in Himachal.

A Brief Guide and Itinerary

The Kedartal Trek is an exciting and active way to enjoy the beauty of nature. This trek usually takes about 4-5 days. Below is a brief guide for the Kedartal trek.

Day 1: Dehradun to Gangotri. Distance 230-240 km

Dehradun is the nearest stop to Gangotri. The journey to Kedartal Trek usually begins from there. Trekking agencies and guides start their journey from Dehradun. From there, they travel to Gangotri, which is approximately 10-12 hours driving. You can see the majestic Tehri dam (the tallest dam in India) as well as the Ganga aarti at Gangotri Temple. Everyone should make sure they have everything needed for the journey when they arrive at Gangotri.

Day 2: Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak (8 Kms Trek)

As the start of the trek, the adventure begins on the second day. It takes approximately 8kms to cover the total distance on the first day. As you move forward, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the forest made up of blue pine, firewood, and bhoj. Trekkers can also see the beautiful Kedar Ganga flowing on their journey. After a while, the Mountain Thalay Sagar is visible. The first sight of the Mountain Thalay Sagar can be seen after traveling for a while.

Day 3: Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak (5 Kms Trek)

Kedar kharak, a famous and beautiful campsite in the Gangotri National Park Region, is the destination for the third day. On the third day, you will need to cover 5kms. We will be able to see Bhrigupanth’s and Thalay Sagar Peak from Kedar kharak.

Day 4: Kedarkharak to Kedartal (5 Kms Trek)

The fourth day is known as the crowning day. The trekking ends at Kedar Kharak, kedartal in 2-3 hours.

Day 5: Kedartal-Gangotri (18 Kms).

We can then proceed to Gangotri after we have had breakfast and seen the Sunrise. Important to note that the trip from Gangotri to Kedartal is very similar. Similar to the above, Gangotri should be visited if you return from Kedartal.


It is worth the 18 km trek to Kedartal, which starts from Gangotri. This beautiful adventure is worth the effort.

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