Char Dham Yatra

Gangotri - Kedar Tal Trekking

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Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Max Altitude : 4912 Mts
Best Time : April to June & August to October
Difficulty : Moderate Trek

A 14 days trip which involves drive to Gangotri , the ancient source of the holy river Ganga and trek to the finest high altitude Himalayan lake, Kedar tal (4912 mts) punctuated with breath stopping close view of Greater Himalayan peaks e.g. Thaleysagar (6904 mts), Brigupanth (6772 mts) and Jogin Group of peaks.

The emerald lake with melting snow of Kedar glacier originates kedarganga, a tributary of Bhagirathi, considered as lord Shiva,'s contribution to Bhagirathi. One can encounter a good variety of high altitude fauna e.g. Bharal (blue sheep), Goral, Himalayan black bear with a great variety of birds. The trek is bit strenuous, but the rewards are very high.

Sample Tour Plan

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival met at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight: Hotel

Day 02: Delhi - Haridwar
Morning transfer to the station time to catch train for Hardwar. On arrival met at the station and transfer to the hotel. Evening free to explore the hardwar. Overnight: Hotel

Day 03: Haridwar - Uttarkashi (1158 mts)
Early morning after breakfast drive to Uttarkashi. Situated on the bank of roaring Bhagirathi, this town is famous for its institute of mountaineering. The drive to uttarkashi is beautiful and along the bhagirathi river. Arrive Uttarkashi and transfer to hotel. Overnight: Hotel in Uttarkashi

Day 04: Uttarkashi - Gangotri (3140 mts)
Morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri. Arrive Gangotri and transfer to Hotel. Overnight: Hotel

Day 05: Gangotri - Bhoj Kharak (3780 mts) (5 hrs)
Morning after breakfast trek to Bhoj Kharak. The steep ascent to Bhoj Kharak starts as we leave the camp. After an hour climb we travers kedar gorge to reach Bhoj kharak. The entire trek is along Kedar Ganga , through fir (cedus ) and Bhoj (birch) trees. The bark of birch was used as paper for ancient manuscript in Inida. Arrive Bhoj Kharak and camp. Overnight: Tent

Day 07: Bhoj Kharak - Kedar Kharak (4270 mts)(4-5 hrs)
Today we leave the tree line and trek through a long meadow with Bhrigupanth peak in backdrop. Arrive and camp near the gushing stream in the meadow. Overnight: Tent

Day 08: Kedar Kharak - Kedar Tal (4912 mts) (4-5 hrs)
Today the trek is very steep and through boulders and stones. After 3-4 hrs walking on difficult terrain we reach Kedartal . Arrive and camp. Enjoy an excellent sunset on Thaleysagar peak with its reflection in the lake. Overnight: Tent

Day 09: Kedartal - Bhojkharak (4-5 hrs)
Early morning witness special sunrise on the peaks and lake. After breakfast trace your steps back to Bhoj kharak. Lunch at Kedarkharak. Arrive Bhoj kharak and camp. Overnight: Tent

Day 10: Bhoj Kharak - Gangotri (4-5 hrs)
Early morning start trekking down to Gangotri . Witness evening prayer at Gangotri temple, dedicated to Goddess Ganges. Overnight: Tent

Day 11: Gangotri - Rishikesh (360 mts)
Morning after breakfast drive towards Rishikesh. Lunch at Uttarkahsi. Upon arrival in Rishikesh transfer to Hotel.

Day 12: Rishikesh
Free day in Rishikesh to explore the holy city.

Day 13: Rishikesh - Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi. Upon arrival delhi, transfer to Hotel.

Day 14: Delhi Departure
Departure transfer to International Airport to catch the flight to onward destination.

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