Brief Event Description
|Event Organiser||Himalaya Shelter|
|Event Location||Kedartal Lake, below the Gangotri Glacier|
|Pickup Time||08 : 00 A.M|
|Things to Carry||NA|
|Itinerary||Day 01 : Rishikesh to Harsil
After breakfast we commence a 7-8 hours journey to harsil via Uttarkashi. Overnight in guesthouse at harsil. Lunch enroute. Dinner at Guesthouse.
Day 02 : Harsil to Bhoj Kharak(3780m)
After early morning breakfast we drive to Gangotri(30km) via the beautiful villages . We reach Gangotri by 10am and visit the temple. The trek to Bhoj Kharak begins with a steep hike through fir forests before traversing the Kedar Gorge to reach camp. We will trek 8km (5-6 hrs) as we follow the Kedar Ganga (Lord Shiva's contribution to Bhagirathi), all the while enjoying the thundering sound of the river emerging from Kedartal. Overnight stay in tents
Day 03 : Bhoj Kharak to Kedar Kharak (4270m)
We will trek 4km (4-5 hrs) passing through a beautiful birch (bhoj) forest, before departing from the tree line and arriving at camp. The Bhrigupanth peak provides a nice backdrop as we make our way across the long meadow, where the shepherds come to graze their sheep and goats. The day is short in distance, but it has its steep sections, so caution is necessary. Overnight stay in tents
Day 04 : Kedar Kharak to Kedar Taal (4425m)
The 5km (4-5 hrs) trek up to Kedartal is considered to be laborious, and crosses very difficult terrain of boulders and stones. It is a maze of rocks and relatively easy to get turned around, but if you look closely you will see little cairns that have been placed on the route to the lake. Kedartal is one of the most enchanting glacial lakes with the majestic Thaleysagar looming up behind it. Thaleysagar, a quartz mountain, is also known as Sphatik (quartz) and is truly a delight to see at sunset!
Day 05 : Rest Day at Kedar Taal or Kedar Kharak
We rest this day to enjoy the pristine surroundings.Be sure to get up extra early to catch the magnificent sunrise and reflections off of the lake and surrounding peaks! Overnight stay in tents
Day 06 : Kedar Taal/Kedar Kharak to harsil
Wake up early and trek all the way back to Gangotri and drive to harsil. Being downhill we can cover this in 1 day .Overnight in guest house at harsil.
Day 07 : Harsil to Haridwar
Drive all the way back to Haridwar to wind up your trek and leave the himalayas behind. Only to take back memories and promises to come back again.
|Instructions & Guidelines||NA|
Kedartal is a high altitude lake nestled in the himalayas below the gangotri glacier. The approach to the lake is via massive boulders and one can see snow near the lake throughout the year. The trek starts from gangotri and goes through some beautiful birch forests. This is a less frequented trek in this region as most of the trekkers prefer to go to Gaumukh/Tapovan.