Kedartal, Gangotri – Timings, Accessibility, Best time to visit


Still, landing them in the reflection of a lake is a definite exhilaration, If watching mountains directly was not the exhilaration. Kedartal is an emerald lake that manifests the indefectibly reflection of Thalay Sagar peak. And after Gomukh Tapovan this is the alternate journey heading from Gangotri. Thus, it’s no before in enticing views.

How to Reach

By Air-

Gleeful Entitlement Field is the field serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the megacity. There’s a diurnal flight from Delhi to Dehradun

By Train-

Take the late train to Dehradun from Delhi

Nandadevi Express-Train no 12205 (Departure 1150 pm; Arrival-540 am)

Dehradun Express-Train no 12687 (Departure-910 pm; Arrival-500 am)

By Bus-

There’s regular automobile service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate.

We’d suggest you to take only government motorcars from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private motorcars ply from outside ISBT, and they aren’t trust worthiness.

Generally, motorcars drop you at Dehradun ISBT.

  • TTH’s Tata Sumo or analogous vehicles will pick up you from Dehradun Railway Station at 600 am.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the journey.
  • You’ll reach Gangotri by 500 pm.

Risk & Respond

High Altitude Treks Risk and Response A high altitude journey calls for an audacious station, but embarking on an audacious trip without calculating the pitfalls is maximum asininity. That’s why we’ve listed a many pitfalls and the response planned by TTH to minimize or address the pitfalls in the possible way.

Threat Altitude Before you start the journey, it’s important to understand the counteraccusations of high altitude on your body. Be apprehensive of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort.

Response If you feel any of these symptoms, inform the journey leader on precedence and follow his instructions. Every campground has as stretcher, completely equipped first aid tackle, oxygen cylinders to address the situation.

Threat Weather is changeable in the Himalayas. Though we’re always observant about the changing rainfall, no bone can guarantee a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do understand that your security is of utmost significance to us, and we won’t do any further from the campground if the rainfall isn’t favorable.

Response The decision of the Trek Leaders and Attendants to do or stay for the rainfall to get better will be final.

Threat Injuries Frequently, while touring over delicate terrains, you might have minor injuries like leg sprain, bruises etc. Serious injuries like fractures or major cuts are veritably rare.

Response All our Trek Leaders are Pukka Nature First Aid askers. They’re trained to handle extremities and can attack minor injuries with a well-equipped first aid tackle. In case of serious injuries, the case is carried on a stretcher to the nearest road-head and is led to the nearest medical center.

Threat Lack of communication bias In the remote areas of the Himalayas, mobile networks don’t reach. On a journey, one is cut off from the world of calls, SMSes or WhatsApp.

Response We calculate on talkie- pictures and runners to communicate between the campgrounds and the base camps.

There are two seasons in the time when you can do the Kedartal Trek. During the summer, the journey can be done frommid-May to end of June. While in afterlife, it can be done from medial-September to end of October. These are the times to do the Kedartal journey.

Kedartal in Summer (mid-May tomid-June)

Summer is the most popular time to do the Kedartal journey, as a big magnet in early summers is to find the Kedartal lake fully firmed. This is a rare sight. You don’t get to see a frozen lake right in the middle of huge mountains.

In discrepancy, the view of Mt Thalaysagar and Mt Bhrigunath with the blue sky and snow-limited mountain is exceptional!

Another big magnet at this time is the presence of snow on the trail. In May, you ’ll find a good quantum of snow after Kedar Kharak on the way to the peak. You’ll also find patches of snow before you reach Kedar Kharak, especially in the murk of the mountains, patches where direct sun can not reach. While the presence of snow makes the journey grueling, it also adds an redundant cure of adventure to the journey.

But then’s commodity you must keep in mind while touring to Kedartal in summer – the months of May-June are susceptible to bad rainfall. Remember that the journey lies in the stage of the Greater Himalayas, and at similar altitude you can anticipate it to snow indeed in summer.

Kedartal in Autumn (September to October)

The setting shifts radically if you be to journey to Kedartal in afterlife. In September-October, the summer haze and shadows clear up to reveal brilliant mountain views.

After the thunderstorm, when the sky shakes off all the shadows and becomes treble clean, you see the views of the mountains around. And there are numerous mountains to look at.

Being in the Gangotri region, this trail is girdled by big mountains in all directions. Getting to see these mountains from similar close diggings against the background of a clear sky brings gashes to numerous a pedestrian’ eyes.

Indeed, the views can’t get any better than at the peak. The lake now fully still looks a shade of blue or emerald green depending on the rainfall. When the water is still, you’ll see a complete reflection of potent Mt. Thalaysagar reflecting in its blue-green waters.


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