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30°54'37.3"N 78°57'29.1"E

Kedartal Trek

Kedartal (Shiva's lake) trek at 15600 ft height is the best alternative to crowded trails like Roopkund.
  • Uttarakhand
  • 7 Days
  • 38 KM
  • 15,748 FT
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • ₹ 15450
    $ 215*
    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Best Time

    May-June, Sept-Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Gangotri, Uttarakhand

  • Pickup Point

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    Railway Station, Dehradun

  • Minimum Age

    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.



  • An exceptional sight to watch the sunset at Kedar Kharak. As the red ball of fire descends behind the snow-clad Bhrigupant, the entire meadow looks orange and turns grey at dusk.
  • Thalay Sagar Peak casts a mesmerizing reflection in the waters of Kedar Tal.
  • Wild, up-close views of not one, not two, but five massive Himalayan peaks are exclusive to the Kedar Tal trek. There are very few other treks that can promise you that.


Trekking is a few things that challenge you, it's one thing that enables you to break loose your standard lives & therefore it's one thing that changes you. It will cause you to feel a lot of live & rested. Adventures will be sought-after in varied ways in which like mount, watercourse rafting, trekking, skydiving, skin-dive, etc. Even exploring new individuals & cities will be thought of as a journey. Trekking is what people seek when they want to live a vibrant and happening life. Everyone during some phase of life has a douse for adventure. For some, it may be their way of living lives while for others it can be an escape from usual life. So, let the gentle breeze from unblemished land caress you, let the voice of chirping birds bless your ears, let the rays of rising sun beyond horizons persuade you to shine bright, let the hard climb up the mountain test your determination, as everyone needs a little adventure in their lives, whatever counts for you is up to you. In order to experience this feeling, we introduce you to the astounding Kedartal trek.

Kedartal referred to as "Shiva's Lake" is one amongst the very best lakes in Uttarakhand. This immaculate glacial lake is sitting at an elevation of 16,115 ft on top of the water level within the Uttarkashi district. Kedar Tal lake is made by the melting of Kedar ice mass, thereby parturition to Kedar Ganga watercourse that is a very important tributary of Bhagirathi watercourse.

The 18 km trek to Kedartal from Gangotri is arduous. Kedartal trek needs previous trekking expertise within the mountains thanks to its moderate troublesome terrains. Kedartal could be a well-liked trek in Uttarakhand and is understood for its difficult trek route yet because of the exciting views of snowy peaks, lush inexperienced depression, and cascading watercourse streams and waterfalls. No surprise kedartal trek is one amongst the foremost profitable trek in Uttarakhand.

Kedartal is enclosed by Thalay Sagar, Bhrigupanth, Jogin 1, Jogin 2 and different mountain chain peaks. Since the region is diverse, the lucky ones will spot Bharal (Blue Sheep), Goral, mountain chain black bear and varied species of birds throughout the trek. Kedartal holds crystal water, is placed at the bottom of the Thalay Sagar Peak and Brigupanth Peak. The read of the reflections of Thalay Sagar peak on Kedartal is really attractive.

The Kedartal trek is not for everyone. It is a difficult trek. What this means is that it requires a considerable amount of fitness to do the trek. What it gives in return is a truly supernatural trekking experience. The trek mounts to the glacial Kedartal lake. On our other treks, we get terrific mountain views. But not as near as the ones on the Kedartal trek. You have Mt Thalaysagar, Mt Bhrigupanth, Manda Parvat, Mt Jogin, Mt Gangotri rising up right in front of you. These are no small mountains.

The trek in itself is fantastic. Climbing out of Gangotri through splendid pine forests, the trail enters high altitude pastures. The camps along the way give tremendous views of the great mountains surrounding these settings. This is one of our few treks where you always sight the blue sheep or bharals. The diversity of the trek, grand views, and terrific mountain settings make this one of the great treks in India.

Best Time for Kedartal Trek

Best time to travel to Kedar Tal Trek is in summer (May - June) and Post Monsoon (September - mid-October)

Summer: The weather of Kedar Tal Trek remains salubrious and pleasing during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the vacation. Carry woolens with you.

Post Monsoon: Serenity and wilderness are at its best during post monsoon at Kedar Tal Trek. The region is blooming with snowfall during winters and the accommodation options also remain few. But you can see the best of Kedar Tal Trek during post monsoon as it looks like Heaven on earth.

Peaks visible from Kedartal Trek

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Today’s journey will be from Dehradun to Gangotri which will take around 10 to 12 hour’s drive. The drive is complemented with an amazing sight of rising Himalayan peaks. Higher above, on top of the mountain, are the mythological Seven Lakes. The beautiful river Bhagirathi flows alongside the village. About 100 meters from the edge of the road, flows the holy Bhagirathi River. The waters of the Bhagirathi, originating from the Kedartal glacier, are icy cold and magically pure. Rising above the opposite bank of the river is another side of the mountain, on which stands the Mukhba village.

Gangotri is buried in snow from November to March and the temperature plunges to -15 C. The river freezes and most Gangotir families move into small rented tenements at Uttarkashi. It comes alive in April, Indian/foreign tourists visit Gangotri for sightseeing and to experience the breathtaking, tranquil, grandeur and magnificence that the mighty Himalayas behold; far from the madding crowd.

Meals : Dinner Only
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 12 hours
Altitude : 10,001 ft.
Distance : 242 km

This day is reserved for rest and acclimatization in Gangotri.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 10,001 ft.

The path to Bhoj Kharak begins as before long as you cross the stream. The path weaves through gorgeous woods, and ascends steeply, resulting in Bhoj Kharak. You’ll additionally pass the ashrams of a number of sages. When two hundred meters, take a path that climbs up sharply, on the facet of another ashram. This brings you to the forest path to Bhoj Kharak. Here one, the path ascends steeply most thanks to Bhoj Kharak. Below you, you hear the Kedar Ganga stream thundering past. On top of you’re branches of the fir trees you discover during this forest. The depression becomes narrower as you go deeper. There are short stretches of flat walks that permit you to catch your breath however the climb is relentless. After an hour and a half of climbing, the fir tree gives way to birch or bhoj. The barks of those trees shed suppose sheets that fit the paper. Because of the sturdiness and texture of this bark, most of our ancient Indian texts were written on these. The locals use it in their shoes as insulation from the cold. Although the piece of ground is strenuous, ‘rhythmic trekking’ takes the sting off it. It’s vital to require tiny sips of water at equal intervals to stay well hydrous. The path crosses 3 water points from wherever you’ll refill your water bottles.

After 5 hours of trekking, the path emerges out of the forest. Here, you get your 1st ‘spider wall’ or a slim path on a close to the vertical rock face. The path has merely enough house to stay afoot at a time. specialize in the ensuing step and don’t look down – you’ll be ready to cross this path well. Climbs for one more fifteen minutes before you reach the second spider wall. Cross this and you’ll reach the campground at intervals 5 minutes. Camp here for the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 12,893 ft.
Distance : 8 km

The trek from Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak is comparatively straightforward compared to the previous day’s climb. Although there are a number of grim patches, the piece of ground has uniform ascents and descents. The trek to Kedar Kharak, located at 14,000 ft, is 4 metric linear unit and takes around 5 hours. The ascent is kind of steep as before long as you began of the campground at Bhoj Kharak. When one metric linear unit trek although the Bhoj forests the path leaves the line associate degreed enters meadows that are multi-colors in time of year – an astounding setting for photography with the snow-lined peak Bhrigu Path. It’s during this stretch that you just could get an opportunity to encounter high altitude fauna like bharal (blue sheep), goral, Himalayan black bear and a spread of birds. The climate gets chillier as you gain altitude. Don’t be stunned if you notice a skinny layer of ice up the stones within the streams. when passing concerning 2 additional water points you reach Kedarkharak.

The camp is about a huge dry hayfield with a number of sparsely distributed boulders beside a large stream. It’s associate degree exceptional sight to observe the sunset at Kedar Kharak. Because the red ball of fireside sinks behind the snow-clad Bhrigupant, the complete hayfield appears orange and turns gray at crepuscule. Camp here for the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 - 7 hours
Altitude : 14,468 ft.
Distance : 7 km

On this day the thrill level among the trekkers is typically at its peak, with the avidity to create it to the emerald lake taking up any exhaustion from the previous days’ treks. begin early as this stretch is that the most grueling of all. At a height of 16,116 ft, the ‘Tal’ is a five metric linear unit slog from Kedar Kharak through the range with completely no verdure around.

Despite the barrenness, the piece of ground will be quite exhilarating. With vigorous ascents and really few descents, it demands a good deal of energy and energy to be ready to reach the destination on time, considering the unpredictable weather, with the likelihood of snow and rain being quite high throughout this season. The path will best be delineated as a rocky maze with only one or 2 tiny streams that aren’t close, therefore it requires you to hold adequate water.

If not careful, one will simply get rotated and it takes a jiffy to understand that the route is astray, thus it’s imperative that you just stick with your trek mates. For this reason heaps of cairns ( piles of stones) are placed on the way to the Tal to signifies the proper direction. When concerning 5 hours of trekking, and 0.5 kilometers aloof from the lake, you’ll see the mighty Thalay Sagar Peak, casts a hypnotic reflection within the waters of Kedar Tal. The emerald-colored waters of the lake ar serene enough to place you in an exceeding trance. Feel the exhaustion and fatigue of the trek leaving your body, as you lose yourself amidst this surreal paradise. Stay a while exploring around Kedar Tal, and capture albums filled with recollections to require away. The temperature falls drastically at Kedartal. Although the water is very cold, it’s quite an expertise to wet your fingertips within the emerald inexperienced lake. Stay a while here and soak within the scenery before turning back to Kedar Kharak on a similar route.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 15,748 ft.
Distance : 8 km

We will start our day early in the morning to see the changing shades of the rays over the Thalay Sagar as the sunrise. The hard part is done, we are homeward bound! Start the descent to Gangotri right after breakfast. The day is free at leisure to explore the scenic beauty of the place. It will take about 6 to 7 hours of trekking. Travel the same path back and cherish the surroundings one last time. Since most of the trail is descending, it should take you lesser time to reach. Jobs fill your pockets but trekking fill your soul”. Most people view trekking as something that is undertaken as a break from the mundane routine, for others it is a way of life. Trekking is all about making memories, gaining more knowledge, learning new things about the surroundings and about one’s own self and making lots of great stories. Going for an adventure camp is the best way to get all of these as it punches one to get out of their routine lives and try new things. Trek camp basically means spending the nights in tents and doing various activities at the camp-site. There are many activities included in camping to make it more exciting and interesting.

Amateur, as well as professional photographers, could cluck some breathtaking photos during this trek. So make sure you collect all the moments in your heart and cherish the beauty of nature.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 10,001 ft.
Distance : 15 km

Nature is an art performing and evolving all the time so beautifully. The connection with nature has a calming effect that heals us. The freshness and purity of nature rejuvenate us. When we experience loneliness in nature we feel real peace and tranquility of nature. One needs to lose deep into nature to feel the heart of nature. The beauty and richness of nature are beyond words and beyond imagination.

Wrap your journey and say goodbye to hills. Take the memories of the trek with you and drive back to Dehradun.

Meals : Breakfast only
Accommodation : Not Included
Time Taken : 12 hours
Distance : 242 km

How To Reach

We can arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Dehradun, you will be liable to pay for this. All the trekkers joining the trek can share the cab cost. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Dehradun after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.

How to reach Kedartal Trek Base Camp (Gangotri) :

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun and is easily accessible, it is just 25 km away from the city. Daily flights from New Delhi are available to this airport. You will have to take a bus or a cab to reach Gangotri.

By Train

Dehradun railway station. Overnight trains that hail from Delhi are Nandadevi Express and Dehradun Express. People often prefer railways over airways because with trains you get to see the landscape in its full glory, it is also cheaper and you will definitely enjoy your way till Dehradun. You will have to take a bus or a cab to reach Gangotri.

By Road

Regular bus service is available from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate which plies government buses that are safe and you can rely on them more than the private buses. You will have to take a bus or a cab to reach Gangotri.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety


  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • 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-course meal plan.
  • Camping 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.
  • Trek 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. 

Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.


  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in Dehradun: Food and stay in Dehradun and during transit are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Dehradun, we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation to Dehradun: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Dehradun to Gangotri and back Dehradun is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for which you will be liable to pay.
  • Personal 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 the 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. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, 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.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:

1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.

2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to

3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.

4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.

More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow:

2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 

3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.

4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: 

5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.

7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 

8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.

9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.

10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.

11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.

12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.

13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.


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