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Trekking2017

                Culture, Nature & Adventure - Trek

Name of the Trip : Kedar Tal Trek

Grade: Difficult

Number  of  Days: 08

Number of Nights : 07

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ThaleySagar peak above kedartal Peak

A eight days trip   which involves drive to Gangotri , the ancient source of the holy river  Ganga  and trek to the finest high altitude Himalayan lake, Kedartal (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.

Itinerary

 

DAY 00 ARRIVE RISHIKESH . OVERNIGHT HOTEL

DAY 01. RISHIKESH/UTTARKASHI       DRIVE  5-6 HRS    OVERNIGHT: HOTEL

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 for meals and overnight stay.

DAY 02. UTTARKASI/ GANGOTRI         DRIVE : 5-6 HRS   OVERNIGHT : HOTEL

Morning    after  breakfast drive to Gangotri. Lunch enroute  atGangnani, with a hot refreshing bath in   hot spring.  Arrive Gangotri and transfer to tourist bungalow. Evening visit the Gangotri temple dedicated to Goddess Ganges. Join the pilgrims for evening Ganga “Arti” ( Prayers with lights and drums). Trace your steps back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight hotel.

DAY 03. GANGOTRI/BHOJ KHARAK                TREK: 5-6 HRS             OVERNIGHT : CAMP

Morning after breakfast   trek to BhojKharak. The steep  ascent  to BhojKharak starts as we  leave the camp. After   an hour climb we traverse kedar gorge to reach  Bhojkharak. 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 BhojKharak  and camp.  Meals and   overnight   camp. 

DAY 04. BHOJ KHARAK/ KEDAR KHARAK      TREK: 4-5 HRS      OVERNIGHT: CAMP

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. Meals  and  overnight   camp.

DAY  05. KEDAR KHARAK/ KEDARTAL    TREK: 4-5 HRS.       OVERNIGHT: CAMP

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. Meals and  overnight camp.

DAY 06. KEDARTAL / BHOJ KHARAK          TREK:: 4-5 HRS.      OVERNIGHT:  CAMP

Early  morning  witness special sunrise on the peaks and lake. After   breakfast   trace your steps   back   to Bhojkharak. Lunch     at  Kedarkharak. ArriveBhojkharak and camp. Meals   and  overnight camp.

DAY 07. BHOJ KHARAK / GANGOTRI /UTTERKASHI         TREK: 4- 5 hrs. DRIVE 4-5 HRS.   OVERNIGHT : HOTEL

Early morning start trekking down   to Gangotri . Witness evening   prayer at Gangotri temple, dedicated  to  Goddess Ganges. Meals   and overnight   tourist bungalow.

DAY 08. UTTERKASHI / RISHIKESH                DRIVE : 9-10 HRS.     OVERNIGHT :  HOTEL

Morning  after breakfast drive toRishikesh. Lunch enroute. 

ArriveRishikesh. Tour Terminates.  One can take the fast train to Delhi or stay overnight.

ALTITUDE:

Rishikesh: 360 mts.Uttarkahsi: 1158 mts.Gangotri 3140 mts.Bhojkharak: 3989MtsKedarKharak 4490 mts.Kedartal:  4912 mts.

 

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