Kedartal Trek in Uttarkashi
The Kedartal trek is for adventure seekers. It is intended for trekkers who have completed a significant number of Himalayan treks and want to push themselves further. It is a difficult journey, but the reward for all the effort is truly magical.
The trail ascends to the glacial Kedartal lake, which is surrounded by massive mountains. In this cauldron, famous mountains from our country rise in front of you: Mt Thalaysagar, Mt Bhrigupanth, Manda Parvat, Mt Jogin, and Mt Gangotri. You set up camp in the shadow of Mt Thalaysagar and Mt Bhrigupanth.
Few treks bring you this close to such massive mountains. Even fewer allow you to spend so much time in their vicinity. The only thing that comes close is Goechala, and that is a big statement.
In addition, the trail is extremely remote. At this altitude, there is no human habitation. There are also very few trekking groups on this trail. When compared to many other unfortunately crowded trails, this solitude is a blessing.
The trail, on the other hand, is filled with obstacles. The trek begins at around 11,000 feet and climbs to over 16,000 feet. This elevation gain takes 3-4 days. Climbing boulders and navigating steep ascents and descents on difficult terrain becomes exponentially more difficult when you’re also trying to catch your breath. This requires adequate physical and mental preparation.
This preparation and hard trekking are amply rewarded on this trek, with lovely bhoj forests, vast high-altitude meadows, and the indescribable serenity of the Kedartal lake. You finish the trek with a strong sense of accomplishment.
The Kedartal Trek is located in Uttarakhand. It begins and ends in Gangotri, a pilgrimage town. It is a 50-kilometer trek in the Himalayas that takes four days to complete (seven days if you include the drive to and from the trek and an acclimatization day). It is a difficult trek (more on that later) that should only be attempted by experienced trekkers.
It is located in the Greater Himalayas and is famous for its spectacular views of peaks such as Mt Thalay Sagar, Mt Bhrigupanth, Manda Parvat, Mt Jogin, and Mt Gangotri.