Start From : 13,500/-

Kedar Tal-also known as 'Shiva's Lake' is one of the highest lakes in Uttarakhand.

Start From : 13,500/-

Kedar Tal is one of the most beautiful high altitude lakes in India at a height of 4780 m. A challenging trek towards the lake demands an exquisite trekking experience. It catches surreal glimpses of the holy site of Gangotri, which goes through the rough trails encircled by fir and bhoj and alpine trees. Tread the hardest trekking routes that lead you to Bhoj Kharak, Kedar Kharak, and Kedartal, relish the utmost beauty possessed by the nearby locations and glacial valleys as much as you want.

Short Itinerary

Day 1-Dehradun/Rishikesh to Lohajung - 296 km Drive

Day 2-Bhoj Kharak; Enthralling 8 KM spider wall trek

Day 3-Kedar Kharak; Discover the rustic trail of Gangotri National Park

Day 4-Kedar Tal; Admire the surreal crystal-clear emerald lake that fits perfectly in the landscape

Day 5-Gangotri; Pay heed to the holy shrine of Ganga

Day 6-Dehradun: It's time to say goodbye

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Dehradun/Rishikesh to Lohajung - 296 km Drive

As you arrive in Dehradun, board a shared cab from Rispana Pul in Dehradun to Uttarkashi. Drive for 5-6 hours that takes you through Mussoorie Bypass Road giving you the most spectacular views including the precious views of Tehri Dam Lake as well and proceed to Chilyanisaur. Take a short break at Uttarkashi and continue travelling to Gangotri via Harsil that would take another four hours. Once you reach Gangotri, go to the temple to perform evening aarti and afterwards, get permission to enter the Gangotri National Park

Duration:3 hours

Day 2

Bhoj Kharak; Enthralling 8 KM spider wall trek

In the morning, visit the sacred shrine of Gangotri and wander around the local markets. Cross the bridge over Bhagirathi River and start climbing the ascent on the right. Walk the steep in a slow constant pace so that you would not be tired so easily. You will also witness the first glimpse of Thalaysagar and every step will take you closer to this mystical mountain. Before reaching Bhoj Kharak there is a steep and slant rock amidst the trail with space of just a few steps, also known as Spider Wall amongst trekkers. Cross this section and you’ll reach Bhoj Kharak.Situated at the elevation of 3,780 m above sea level Bhoj Kharak is a small campsite.

Duration:3 hours

Day 3

Kedar Kharak; Discover the rustic trail of Gangotri National Park

Stretching along for 5 KM that passes through some of the complicated rugged terrains will take you to Kedar Kharak. After every 30 minutes, the serenity seems to change; it starts with a rich flora filled trail and then the Manda peaks' views will come on the way. Enjoy the mesmerising views of Bhrigupanth peak. A wide valley opens up as you proceed towards Lower Kedar Kharak (4100 m) and the trek ends up at the beautiful meadow of Kedar Kharak situated at an elevation of 4,280 m above sea level. But in the end, it is a well paid off effort because Kedar Kharak is one of the most beautiful campsites in the Gangotri National Park region. Bharal (Blue Sheep) visiting the location for grazing sets a perfect background for the location. The sight of Bhrigupanth and Thalaysagar peaks standing high together is like a surreal dream

Duration: 3 hours

Day 4

Kedar Tal; Admire the surreal crystal-clear emerald lake that fits perfectly in the landscape

Yet another 5 KM long trek to reach Kedar Tal from Kedar Kharak which is filled mostly with moraines and glaciers covered with moraines. The foot of Mt. Bhrigupanth and Mt. Thalaysagar merges with the Kedar Bamak Glacier is a pleasing sight. Continue trekking for another hour further to behold the magnificent views of the high altitude lake, the immaculate Kedar Tal. The view of Thalaysagar peak reflecting on the still water of Kedartal is mesmerizing. Kedar Tal is situated at an altitude of 4780 m above sea level. Explore the Jogin Advance Base Camp and leave from Kedartal around noon and trek towards Jogin (4900 m). This hiking stretch will not only get you well acclimatized but it will also showcase the best views of Thalaysagar peak, its West Ridge will open up and you’ll see the Thalaysagar Icefall up close. Later, trek back to Kedar Tal and stay overnight in tents

Duration: 3 hours

Day 5

Gangotri; Pay heed to the holy shrine of Ganga

Capture the breathtaking sunrise views early in the morning and then head out to enjoy a long and tiring hike back to Gangotri that will take around 7-8 hours. If you reach Bhoj Kharak by 03:00 PM, then proceed to Gangotri or camp at Bhoj Kharak

Duration: 3 hours

Day 6

Dehradun: It's time to say goodbye

Wake up early morning and enjoy the views of the sunrise and wind up the tour as you arrive at Dehradun from Gangotri. Reach Dehradun with a pocketful of adventurous memories

Duration: 3 hours

Photo Gallery

Other Information

Price Includes

  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Dhaula to Sangla (VEG).
  • All accommodation from Dhaula to Sangla.
  • All campaign equipments Medical Kit.
  • Professional Trek Leaders (Experienced Guide/Staff) All forests permits

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance and other emergencies.
  • All Meals from Kathgodam-Lohajung & Lohajung-Kathgodam
  • Mules (A Hybrid Animal) to carry personal luggage Single room accommodations
  • Hard Drinks (This also includes undistilled fermented beverages)
  • Photography accessories like cameras etc.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are "from", per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 12) sharing, and include all taxes. Day touring as per the itinerary.

20 Reviews

4.3 Excellent
  1. This was my 2nd experience with them. It was educational, benefitial, reflective, fun, interesting, friendly, disciplined .. Considering the fact that it was in the remote hills, yet The Mountain Trekker provided such splendid facilities, I'll add luxurious.

  2. Sumit was awesome, awesome being an understatement. He not only was informative regarding the trees, environment, birds, mountains, trails, Gaia, local language, rock climbing

Your Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this by clicking on a star below *