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Kedar Tal Trekking in Garhwal by High Adventure
This is high altitude Himalayan Lake. We will enjoy to see Thaleysagar peak with its reflection in the lake. The close view of Greater Himalayan peaks Thaleysagar (6904 mts), Brigupanth (6772 mts) and Jogin Group. The emerald lake with melting snow of Kedar glacier originates Kedarganga, a tributary of Bhagirathi, On way of trek one can see wild life like Bharal (blue sheep), Goral, Himalayan black bear and variety of birds. The trek is bit, but the rewards are very high.
Accessibility :- Take the overnight Mussoorie Express (10:15pm) from Delhi to reach Haridwar early in the morning.
Arrival in the Arlee morning at Haridwar then drive to Uttarkashi. The drive takes you through the picturesque Garhwal Mountains along with the holy Ganges. Check in hotel. Evening visit the famish Vishwanath Temple then back to hotel.
After breakfast drive to Gangotri (3046m.) The road to Gangotri was builtby the Border Road Organization as it goes to Nelang Pass bordering Tibet. Check in Hotel. Visit Gangotri temple in the evening.
After breakfast 8 km. trek to Bhoj Kharak 3780m. It is a steep ascent. The entire trek is along Kedar Ganga, through fir and Bhoj (birch) trees. The bark of birch was used as paper for ancient manuscript in India. Overnight at Tent.
After breakfast 4km. trek to Kedar Kharak 4270 mts passing through a beautiful birch forest, 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. We camp near the gushing stream in the meadow.
After breakfast 5 km. trek to Kedar tal 4910 mtrs. The trek is very steep and through boulders and stones. After 3-4 hrs walking on difficult terrain we reach Kedartal . It 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). Over night stay in tent.
Early morning witness special sunrise on the peaks and lake. After breakfast 9 km. trek to Bhoj kharak. Pack lunch on the way evening check in Bhoj Kharak camp. Over night at tent.
After breakfast 8 km. trek down to Gangotri then drive to Uttarkashi. Check in hotel.
After breakfast drive to Haridwar Railway station.