Mt. Kedar Dome (6832m)
Uttarakhand | 21D/20N | 22,411 Ft.
May to October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
- Reviews 258 Reviews4.9/5
- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Ultimate
- Group Size Small Group
All about the Mt. Kedar Dome (6832m).
Kedar Dome, as the name suggests, is a majestic, dome shaped peak draped within the folds of the Garhwal Himalayas that form the Gangotri peaks. Named after Lord Shiva, the mountain also holds religious significance amongst Hindus.The northwestern flank of the mountain is relatively easier, compared to the eastern side which makes for a dangerous climb. The peak is ideal for ski ascents, and is popular amongst skiers. Standing tall at a dizzying 6,831 meters, the trek to Kedar Dome, though easy, demands prior high altitude trekking experience along with ability to endure extreme weather conditions. The initial part of the trek traces the trail of the Gaumukh Tapovan trek. It offers great views of the Gangotri glacier, Gangotri peaks, and the stunning Mount Kedarnath.
- The peak is merely 150 m shy of touching the 7,000 m mark!
- A great choice for those seeking to climb a 6,000+ meters peak without any hardcore mountaineering techniques.
- In pleasant weather conditions, you can also ski down the peak, making it a truly thrilling experience.
Day 1 Reach Rishikesh and Stay for the night
Day 2 Drive from Rishikesh to Uttarkashi
Day 3 Drive from Uttarkashi to Gangotri
Altitude: 3,084 m
Time Taken: 5-6 hours
Day 4 Trek from Gangotri to Bhojbasa (3,800 m)
Distance: 14 km
Trekking time: 4-5 hours
Day 5 Trek from Bhojbasa to Tapovan (4,400 m) via Gaumukh
Distance: 9 km
Trekking time: 4-5 hours
Day 6 Trek from Tapovan to Kirti Glacier Base Camp (4,500 m)
Distance: 9 km
Trekking time: 4-5 hours
Day 7 to Day 18 Trek from Base Camp to Mount Kedar Dome
Day 19 Trek from Kirti Glacier to Bhojbasa
Day 20 Trek from Bhojbasa to gangotri; Drive to Uttarkashi
Day 21 Drive from Uttarkashi to Rishikesh and you can go on with your onward plans
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
- Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
- Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
- A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Accommodation and Food in Rishikesh: Food and stay in Rishikesh are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Rishikesh, we can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation to Rishikesh from home city or Delhi and vice versa is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
- Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
- Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
- Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.
Whom is the trek for?
Since the trek pushes you up to a staggering height of 6,831 meters, it is imperative to build up your cardiovascular endurance and stamina to better adjust to the thin air and low oxygen levels. Consider doing the Kedar Dome trek only if you have some prior experience of high altitude trekking. Beginners are advised to avoid it.
What weather conditions can be expected on the trek?
During daytime, the temperature ranges between 15 to 20 degrees, while nights are colder, with temperatures around 10 degrees. As you move higher up, the temperature drops significantly. The weather conditions can take drastic turns above the mark of 4,000 meters.
What is the ideal time to attempt the trek?
May to October is the ideal window for the Kedar Dome trek, as the extremities of winter are eliminated, and the snow cover remains more or less intact. The Spring season is also perfect for skiing.
What things are needed to be carried?
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines. For a complete checklist, download the checklist from the footer.