For those who love experience, the Kedartal trip is for you. Adventurers who have been on many Himalayan treks and are now able to drive themselves. This is a difficult trip with a truly mysterious encounter as a reward.
Kedartal, also known as Shiva’s Lake, is perhaps the most notable lake in Uttarakhand. The perfect frosty lake can be found at 4,912 metres above the ocean in the Uttarkashi region. The liquefying and formation of Kedar ice sheets results in Kedar Tal lake. This is the source of Kedar Ganga River, which is an important feeder to Bhagirathi River. Uttarakhand is the home of the Kedartal Trek. It begins and ends at Gangotri, a traveler town. It’s a 50-km journey that takes 4 days to complete (7 days including driving and an acclimatization) in the Himalayas.
How do you get there?
It is possible to reach Gangotri using all street transport from Dehradun or Haridwar, Rishikesh or Rishikesh. This 18-km journey from Gangotri is recommended to be completed in three days. This will allow you to adapt well at high altitude. You can also complete this journey in just two days.
It is considered to be a moderately to severe problem for the Kedartal. This is not the place for people who enjoy traveling. It is one of the most chilly lakes in Uttarakhand. To reach the lake, one must traverse difficult terrain.
This trek is possible for anyone.
You are required to be in the best physical and mental health for this trip. Cardiovascular perseverance can be maintained by swimming, running and flight of stairs bouncing. Light running meetings along with custom indoor wellness programs, occasional territory climbing, and other activities, will help you to improve your overall wellness. To maintain your highest wellness levels, you should also engage in strength and molding activities.
Where do you start?
The attraction of this trip is enhanced by Gangotri’s trailhead, which is where the path begins, and the holy town that is said to be at the source of the Ganges River. The spot comes alive during yatra season with its business sectors, sanctuaries and forests brimming with sadhus.
Things to Keep
You will need to use sunscreen, creams, moisturizers, lip balms, creams, moisturizers, and any other cosmetics in your day.
You’ll need to be warm if it gets close to winter.
Additional pair of clothes
Always have medicine on hand in an emergency
First Aid kit
Travel charger, earphones and headphones
You can capture beautiful scenes with a waterproof camera bag.
Torch with additional batteries
Additional and sufficient cash
Keep essential documents for photo ID evidence such as Adhar Card, container Card and so forth
Carry Vaccine certificates
Keep some snacks handy
Bring some books if you like to read while on the road.
To ensure you are comfortable while traveling, wear shoes that have thick soles.
Why should you visit?
You can expect great Gangotri excellence when you take the Kedar Tal Journey. This course is not for beginners, especially if you are going there during winter. The mid-year journey is great, with plenty of flower excellence on both the trip and return. Both sides of the course are filled with hopeful knolls that have incredible artwork and art.
They will be happy to welcome you at your turns. Even though the course is steep and intense, you won’t feel fatigued. Kedartal, the expansion to the Kedar Ganga, has a number of fanciful advantages, although that is well covered with the absolute attention of nature god alone. She protects the precious legends in her air and verdure, as well as the snow-covered slope tops. The snow-covered tops from all sides will look like stars, truth be told.
The best season to visit
Summer is the best time to make the Kedartal trip. Early summer is when the Kedartal lake is completely frozen. This is a fascinating sight. It’s rare to see a solid frozen lake in the middle of huge mountains. The view from Mt Thalaysagar or Mt Bhrigunath, with their blue skies and snow-covered mountains, is quite rare! Another attraction is the snow that can be found on the path. You’ll find a lot more snow on the path to the culmination in May after Kedar Kharak.