Kedartal Trek

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Kedartal Trek

Kedartal Trek is located in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas at 15,580 feet. The trek is a moderate-level trek, meaning that trekkers who have trekked before should do this as it will be a little tricky. This trek is a must-do as you would be hiking to the glacial emerald lake, which is astounding. When you start reaching up, you will be mesmerized by the snow-covered peaks of Thalaysagar, Manda Parvat, Brighupath, Gangotri, Bhagiratji, Mount Meru, and many other mountains. You won’t find many villages or people and few trekking groups on this trek. The trek is filled with tricky terrain, whether passing through boulders or going steep uphill and downhill, which checks your physical and mental endurance. Also, you will pass through some of the beautiful nature sights like Bhoj Forest.

Trek Route

Day 1: Dehradun to Gangotri by Road

Day 2: Rest amd Acclimatisation Around Trails Of Gangotri And Market.

Day 3: Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak by Trek

Day 4: Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak by Trek

Day 5: Kedar Kharak to Kedartal and back to Kedar Kharak by Trek

Day 6: Kedar Kharak to Gangotri by Trek

Day 7: Gangotri to Dehradun by Road

What Mountain Expert Say

Preetam | Founder & C.E.O

Preetam Singh Rawat

Preetam Singh Rawat

The founder of this trekking organisation and have almost 12 years of experience in mountain guiding with 6000-7000 meters peaks scaled by him.

Not only this, but the founder have also guided over 200 Himalayan treks like Bali Pass, Buran Ghati, Rupin Pass, Pin Bhabha, Stok Kangri, Black Peak several times.

Why You Should Do Kedartal Trek

The trek is suitable for adventure-seeking people who want to feel accomplished by reaching the top. This trek has to offer vibrant flowers, lush green meadows, and a few streams that add to nature’s vistas. Below, we have provided some of the key highlights of this trek.

1. At Kedartal Lake, catch the reflection of Thalayasagar and Bhrigupanth peaks.

As you are standing at Kedartal Lake, you will be stunned by the surreal sight of Mount Thalayasagar and Bhrigupanth reflecting off the calm blue Kedartal glacial lake.

2. Bhoj Kharak, where you see thick coniferous forests with waterfalls.

Once you have crossed the rough terrain with boulders, you will be delighted by the sight of the gigantic coniferous trees atop the mountains at Bhoj Kharak.

3. You will walk by the Spider Wall, which is thrilling for adrenaline.

This section of the mountain is called the spider wall, as stone slabs are tilted at an angle of 60 degrees, and to pass, people tend to use both hands and legs to walk past it.

Route Map, Temprature And Rain Fall Charts

Best Time to Do Kedartal Trek

The best time to do a Kedartal trek is in May, June, and September, October. The summer season in May and June makes it a suitable time to see Kedartal Lake frozen during this season, along with the exceptional sight of the snow-covered peaks of Thalaysagar and Bhrigunath. This season, you will also experience the trek in the snow; it makes the hike challenging, but reaching the top is still worth the trouble. But as June approaches, due to the coming of the monsoon season, the trek may become a little tricky due to rain.
In the autumn season, which is in September and October, it is after the monsoon, so the sky becomes more precise, and you can easily see the mountains around. In this season, the lake is not frozen; instead, it shines bright in the shade of blue or emerald green. If the sky is much clearer and the lake’s water is calm, you can see the reflection of mountains such as Thalaysagar. Changing the colour of vegetation adds to the scenic view’s colour. You could see silver birch changing colour to golden yellow, and you would also see other plantations changing colour to yellow, brown, and maroon.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary of Kedartal Trek

Day 1: Dehradun to Gangotri by Road

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the hotel.
  • Meal – Dinner
  • Distance – 240 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 8 hrs
  • Altitude – Dehradun (2100 ft / 640 mtr), Gangotri (10,200 ft / 3100 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 8100 ft / 2460 mtr
  • Trek Grade  None

On this day, we would travel from our respective places and arrive at Dehradun; depending on the location from where we are travelling, we could come one day in advance to rest. The journey from Dehradun to Gangotri will be long and in the hills. The Himalayan region’s changing panoramic views from the vast plains to the high hills. The Trekup India driver will drop us off at the hotel where we will stay, and a delicious dinner will await us later at night.

Day 2: Rest amd Acclimatisation Around Trails Of Gangotri And Market.

Day 3: Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 9 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 5 hrs
  • Altitude – Gangotri (10,200 ft / 3100 mtr), Bhoj Kharak (12,500 ft / 3810 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 2300 ft / 710 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Gradual to Moderate

We would be woken up by the sound of the gushing river Ganga and the fresh and clean air of the mountains. Today will be the first day of our trek, beginning from Gangotri, and we will camp at Bhoj Kharak. As we started our trek, we would cross the Bhagirathi River via the Bhairav Ghati Bridge; we could then see the GMVN lodge on the right. On the trek ahead, we would visit the ashrams of a few sages; the trail would then lead uphill. After crossing the ashrams, you would reach the forest trail, and the trek would steeply ascend. The trek would become rocky, and you must pass through here carefully. We would now start hearing the roaring Kedar Ganga River. The trail becomes narrower as you walk ahead, but after walking for a short while, you will come up to a clearing where you can walk easily. There would be a few streams where you could drink and fill your water bottles; you would then soon reach a spider wall. We should be cautious when passing through the spider wall because it stands 60 degrees straight. Trekup India Team will help you cross these problematic areas; after crossing this difficult terrain, you will reach the Bhoj Kharak campsite. Here, you would spend the night with Bhoj and Rhododendron trees, and Thalaysagar Peak will come into view.

Day 4: Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 5 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 5 hrs
  • Altitude – Bhoj Kharak (12,500 ft / 3810 mtr), Kedar Kharak (14,280 ft / 4352 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 1780 ft / 542 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Moderate

We would begin our morning with a delicious breakfast and a hot cup of tea, with branches cracking in the gushing cold breeze. Today’s trail will be less treacherous than the previous day, with a few steep ups and downs. Walking towards Kedar Kharak, we will see the trees disappear and the vast grassland in the distance. You might see some flowers bloom as well. The trail will then be steep uphill, and while walking, if you are lucky, you might catch sight of blue sheep or Bharal, Himalayan Black Bear, Goral, and various birds found in the area. As soon as you reach the campsite, you will be mesmerized by the scenic camp in the middle of the meadows and the majestic Brighupanth peak looming above. You would have crossed the last stream on the trail, and the weather here will get colder. We would be spending the night at such a stunning scenic campsite.

Day 5: Kedar Kharak to Kedartal and back to Kedar Kharak by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 5 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 5 hrs
  • Altitude – Kedar Kharak (14,280 ft / 4352 mtr), Kedartal (15,580 ft / 4749 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 1300 ft / 397 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Difficult

Today is the day for which we came on this trek, for we would be trekking on the deserted trails. You will climb very steep trails on this trek with very few descents depending on the season you are visiting; you might find snow if you are visiting in the summer season. You must know the equipment if you are trekking in the snow season. The Trekup India team will be there to assist us with that. The trails would be filled with boulders, loose rocks, and mud. You would be passing by a few streams. We would reach the lake after crossing a steep ridge, and upon reaching it, you would be captivated by the sight of emerald water, blue Kedartal, and Thalaysagar in front of you. You would also catch 360-degree views of mountains like Manda, Gangotri, Bhagirathi, Brighupant, and Meru. After you have enjoyed the vistas Kedartal offers, you will return to Kedar Kharak, where you will be camping for the night.

Day 6: Kedar Kharak to Gangotri by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the hotel.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 14 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 8 hrs
  • Altitude – Kedar Kharak (14,280 ft / 4352 mtr), Gangotri (10,200 ft / 3100 mtr),
  • Altitude Difference – 4080 ft / 1252 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Gradual to Moderate

Begin our morning by waking up early and eating a healthy, warm breakfast with the view of the sunrise in front. On today’s trek, the trail will be descending the hill, and it will take time, so you should be well prepared. You would be seeing the beautiful sight of the mountains before getting down, and you would be passing through the rough trail. This would be the last day of trekking, and by the time you reach Gangotri, it would be late, so that you would be spending the night here.

Day 7: Gangotri to Dehradun by Road

  • Meal – Breakfast and Lunch
  • Distance – 240 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 8 hrs
  • Altitude – Gangotri (10,200 ft / 3100 mtr), Dehradun (2100 ft / 640 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 8100 ft / 2460 mtr
  • Trek Grade  None

The last day marks the end of your journey, and we will be driving today after having breakfast. It’s a long journey which takes approximately 8 hours to reach. You would enjoy the scenic views of the hills one last time before going to our home. You would be taking in your journey and cherishing it as these experiences help you in many ways.

Food Provided by Us During Trek

We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.

After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.

The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek. You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya,  Corn flakes, Maggie, along with tea or coffee.

In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast. After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

Safety During Kedartal Trek

Trekking with us for Kedartal Trek is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches. During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional. For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.

Know About Us:- You need to know that our company Trekup India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.

We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Sikkim and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.

We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain

Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks. One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.

Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.

For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Priority

At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore. All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.

We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks . Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.

Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.

How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us

Right from our establishment, we at Trekup India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers. For walking on snow, Trekpp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks. In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.

Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.

Explore our New Safety Protocols

In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. 

Our On-trek safety checks includes:

  • Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
  • Stretchers team appointed on every trek
  • Radios
  • Trained mountain staff and full safety
  • Additional oxygen cylinders
  • Special medical kit for high altitude treks
  • Microspikes on all types of snow treks
  • Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
  • Technical team on all snowy slopes

What should you pack for the Kedartal Trek

Kedartal Trek is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.

There is an important question that the trekker who is doing trek asks, like what all things to carry while trekking. Below we have provided the details on everything you should carry; an easy way to remember is by Head to foot or foot to head. We have prepared from Head to foot.

  1. Head Lamps – If there are treks which you might do at night and even when camping for the night. Headlamps help a lot.
  2. Hats or Cap – Beanie Cap will protect you from winds and sometimes freezing temperatures for the night. Hats protect you from the sun during the day and also ensure they have a strap so the hat doesn’t blow from the wind.
  3. Sunglasses – if you want to carry sunglasses, you will need specific sunglasses for trekking. The glasses should protect from UV rays, fit your face perfectly so it doesn’t fall while you climb, jump, or cross an obstacle, and be according to the weather conditions of the place; the glass should be made to fit different weather conditions.
  4. Buff / Balaclava – You must carry this to protect your mouth or neck from extreme temperatures and keep it warm.
  5. T-shirt / Long sleeve shirt – you should carry at least 4 to 5 T–shirts, so if one gets wet or dirty, you can wear another. Long sleeve shirts help to protect from sun UV rays.
  6. Hiking / Trekking Jacket – down jackets (-5 to-10 C) or three-layer jackets.
  7. Thermals – at least two pairs of thermals help keep the body warm during cold weather.
  8. Undergarments – you can carry them according to your habitual and hygiene requirements.
  9. Gloves – 1 pair of gloves will keep your hand warm and nice.
  10. Shorts / Legging / Pants – Bring 3 to 4 warm, comfortable shorts. Leggings can be used specifically in the chilling morning and evening to keep your body warm and act as dry. You can carry some nylon blend and light and quick-drying pants. Warm covers ups like fleece-lined tracksuit pants or ski pants.
  11. Socks – you should at least carry 3 to 4 pairs.
  12. Footwear – Trekking shoes which are waterproof and have ankle support. Walking / Hiking sandals which can be used off the trek, i.e., in the morning and evening hours, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometimes used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safer than crossing barefoot or wetting your boots. Sneakers (Optional) can be worn for normal driving days or used around the camp.
  13. Rain Wears – you can carry a raincoat, rain jacket, and pants. During long rains, the waterproof jackets start leaking, but the poncho does get work in keeping you dry, so choose accordingly. Rain covers, small waterproof to cover your backpack and a daypack for your gadgets.
  14. Backpack – Make sure your backpack should be comfortable, neither too big nor too small, and for a week’s trek, 60-70 litres of the backpack should be enough to hold all your belongings. Ensure your backpack has good hip & Shoulder support, and pockets should be accessible quickly.
  15. Daypack – All trekkers should keep in mind that a daypack is very important; this will be a great help to you while on the trek, also every single day, you won’t be carrying your backpack; therefore, for day excursions, shorter hikers, sightseeing, you can carry your stuff in it.


Personal First Aid Kit

Below are some common medicines generally required/used during your adventure trip; however, please consult your doctors prior.

  • Antiseptic towel or water syringe (to clean the wound)
  • Butterfly bandage for a small cut
  • Cotton and elastic bandages and sterile gauze pad for larger wounds
  • Latex gloves are used when the wound bleeds.
  • Medicine for Diarrhea (Upset stomach)
  • Medicine for cold, flue/fever headache
  • Some pain killers
  • ORS pouches
  • Quick pain relief spray (External use)
  • Any personal medicine prescribed by your doctor
  • Dimox / Similar for high altitude sickness
  • Bug Repellent
  • Carry some nutria/energy bars and drinks (non-alcoholic)
  • Note: Kindly consult your doctor before purchasing or taking any medicine.

Gadgets and Other Items

  • Trekking Poles
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries for phone and camera, power bank
  • Light weight flashlight or headlight
  • Waterproof bag made up of plastic for the camera.
  • Music system / Bluetooth
  • Plug/converter for electrical items
  • 1-litre water bottle
  • A journal with a pen would be a good idea to keep your notes.
  • Some book of your interest for the ideal time
  • Get into the habit of keeping a Map and guidebook of the region.

Hygiene & Personal toiletry

  • Sunscreen with UV protection
  • 1 or 2 small quick-drying towels
  • Toilet paper/tissues/wet wipes
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/ mouth freshener
  • Deodorant / Talcum powder
  • Shampoo
  • Lip-gloss/salve
  • Sanitary pads/tampons (For female travellers)
  • Bio gradable Soap
  • Nail clipper
  • Your other personal items that you use daily.

Compulsory Documents to Carry

These files must be submitted to the Forest Department before your trek. With none of these, you will not be permitted to trek. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Ids like Aadhaar, voter id, etc.

Trek Cost Exclusion

  • Stay 3 Nights in tented accommodation at respective campsites of Trekup India on a sharing basis and 3 days in a hotel.
  • Meals: Trekup India provided cooked meals during the trek, starting with Dinner on Day 01 to tea, coffe on day 6 (Meals are simple, nutritious, and vegetarian and non-repeated meals)
  • Transport: Dehradun to Gangotri and return on sharing jeeps  

Trek Equipment’s: 

  • Sleeping bags, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, and Toilet Tents.
  • Amenities: All utensils, sleeping mattresses (Black foam mats), Crampons, and Gaiters for snow.    
  • Health & Safety:  First Aid Box, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretchers, Oxi meters, BP Machines, health.
  • Permits: Forest Permits and Camping Permission Fee.
  • Trek Crew: High Altitude Chef, Helpers, Trek Leader & Guides, and other support team.
  • Potters & Mules: Potters and Mules to carry all trekking equipment, ration, and vegetables.

Trek Cost Exclusion

  • GST 5% (it is Mandatory)
  • Any insurance (Trekup India recommends each trekker to get insurance) 
  • Any Meals/accommodation beside the itinerary or not mentioned in the program.
  • Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start/end point 
  • Personal Medical expenses do carry your medication. 
  • Any personal services such as Laundry, phone calls, liquors, mineral water, etc.
  • Any still / video camera fee 
  • Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay directly on the spot. 
  • Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 700 per day, per bag. Note: Bag weight should not be more than 10 kg.
  • Any emergency evacuation charges
  • Any services that are not mentioned in the cost inclusion section.

How To Reach Dehradun?

By Air:

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun by flight, almost 25km from the city. You can find regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun.

However, if you plan to reach Dehradun by flight, it is better to come one day in advance.

By Train

Two express trains are convenient if you want to reach Dehradun from Delhi by train. With the train, it is an overnight journey. The two trains are mentioned below:

Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)

Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

By Bus

From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service to Dehradun. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the central bus station in Delhi, from where you will find both AC and non-AC buses for Dehradun.

However, taking government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT is always better. The bus will drop you at Dehradun ISBT, and then we will send our staff who will pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station, so you need to reach there.


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