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Region

Uttarakhand | India

Kedar Tal Trek Duration

Duration

7 Days

Kedar Tal Trek altitude

Max Altitude

15500 Ft.

Kedar Tal Trek distance

Trekking Km

37 KM

Kedar Tal Trek grade

Grade

Difficult

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Overview

Trek Name: Kedar Tal Trek

Days: 7

Adventure Type: Trekking

Base Camp: Gangotri

Season:Summer | Autumn |

Month:May | June | September | October |

Country: India

Altitude: 15500 Ft.

Grade: Difficult

Rail Head: Dehradun

Stay: Camping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse : triple, quad, dormitory (separate for male and female)

Food: Meals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg)

Location: Uttarakhand

Distance: 37 Km.

Trail Type: Circle trail | Camping in various locations, starting and ending at the same point.

AirPort: Jolly Grant Airport, which is 28 km away from Dehradun

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Why Kedar Tal Is A Must-Do Trek?

If watching the mountains directly wasn’t a thrill, capturing them in the reflections of a lake is a thrill. Kedartal is an emerald lake that manifests the flawless reflection of the Thalaysagar peak. After Shivling Peak, Thalaysagar is considered the most beautiful peak. The surprising fact is both of them lie in the Gangotri Range. And after Gaumukh Tapovan this is another trek heading from Gangotri, therefore it does not lag in enticing views.

Lying at 15,500 feet,  Kedartal is one of the most astounding glacial lakes. It is fed by the melting snow of Thalaysagar and Brighupanth Peak. This lake is the best place to witness the magnificence of huge peaks from the closest. The mountain peaks like Manda, Bhagirathi, Gangotri, Bhrigupanth, Mt. Meru, and Thalaysagar encompass the skyline. In the barren lands of the higher Himalayas, the lake fits perfectly in the landscape. It is like a blooming lotus in the mud! Except the mud here is rising black-white mountains.

This trek is considered difficult due to the presence of a rocky path right from day 1. 

Kedar Tal Trek Informative Video
Who Can Participate
  • Age; 15 years.
  • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 4,000m/13,100ft.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 6 km of distance in 35 minutes without stress.
  • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.
Itinerary
Dehradun To Gangotri | A Scenic Drive To Gangotri

  • Altitude(Gangotri): 3,100 m/ 10,200 ft.
  • Pick-up place: Dehradun railway station 6 Am.
  • Drive Distance: 260 km | 8 to 9 hrs.
  • After a Uttarkashi keep a warm jacket in handy.
  • Local market and network available.
  • Full functioning ATM at Uttarkashi.
  • Gangotri is one of the Chardham of Uttarakhand.
  • Dinner at the guesthouse (included in the cost).
  • Stay in a guesthouse.

 

After reaching Dehradun get ready for a long drive to one of the most revered places in Uttarakhand, the Gangotri Dham. It is one of the Char Dhams of the Hindu pilgrimage. You will reach Gangotri in the evening and it is situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi River at 3100 meters. During the summer months, the Gangotri Dham is crowded with pilgrims as well as adventure seekers. After reaching Gangotri, you will check into a guesthouse and rest in the hotel after the long drive.

Gangotri is the base camp for your Kedartal trek and on the first day, we will drive from Dehradun to Gangotri. The pickup is scheduled at 6:00 am from Dehradun Railway Station and you will be driven to Gangotri in a comfortable Tata Sumo or similar vehicle. The drive takes about 8 to 9 hrs and all along the route, you will see stunning views of the Himalayan Ranges and you will also cross the Tehri Dam on the way. You will cross the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand and after Uttarkashi, the roads become narrower and the forest becomes denser. It also gets colder as you gain altitude. You will cross the lovely town of Harshil on the way. If you are doing the trek in the summer months, Gangotri will be brimming with pilgrims visiting the Gangotri Dham, as it is the time for the Chardham Yatra.

Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges, is steeped in mythology. The legend has it that King Bhagirath prayed to Lord Shiva for the salvation of the souls of all his 6000 sons and obliging to the request, Lord Shiva requested Goddess Ganga to flow down to earth and purify the ashes of Bhagirath’s sons. This and many more mythologies elevate the status of the River Ganga to purify one’s soul.

On reaching Gangotri, we will check into a guesthouse and stay the night in Gangotri.

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Acclimatization Day At Gangotri | Bask In The Tranquility

  • Altitude: 3,100 m/ 10,200 ft.
  • Gangotri temple - Gangotri is one of the Char Dhams of Uttarakhand.
  • After breakfast visit Pandav Gufa, Gauri, and Surya Kund.
  • Post lunch you can visit Gangotri temple and go shopping.
  • Acclimatization walk around Gangotri town.
  • Stay in a guest house.

 

Wake in God’s lap in the mystical environs of Gangotri. Gangotri is a small pilgrim town in Uttarkashi with a temple of Goddess Ganga at its heart. Nestled amidst Himalayan peaks, dense forests, and glaciers, the serenity of Gangotri will rejuvenate you thoroughly. It’s a hustling hub of devotees during the Char Dham Yatra. Make the most of your day and explore the Gangotri shrine and explore the Gangotri shrine and the nearby areas You can visit Gangotri temple, Surya Kund, and watch the Ganga Aarti. Today is specially reserved for acclimatization. Therefore, try to stay outdoors and let your body adjust to the high altitude.

Today’s day is reserved for acclimatization. At higher altitudes, when the oxygen becomes rare, there are chances of AMS if you gain altitude too quickly. We add a day for acclimatization in our itinerary to help your body adjust to the high altitude and low-temperature conditions. You can explore the nearby areas and take short acclimatizations hike on the trail and back to your base camp. Take in the town’s sights and surroundings and return to your guesthouse to rest for the night.

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Gangotri To Bhoj Kharak | Thrilling Spider Walls

  • Altitude (Bhoj Kharak): 3,900 m/ 12,800 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 9 km |  5-6 hrs.
  • Rocky terrain, most of the part is a steep ascent.
  • Trek is under the tree line.
  • Limited sources (approx 3) on the way.
  • Kedar Ganga River will always be towards the left.
  • Can see Thalaysagar Peak on the way.
  • Will find an abundance of Bhojpatra trees.
  • Packed lunch on the way.
  • Will reach the site by afternoon.
  • Stay in a tent (two in one tent).

Wake up early and get ready to trudge on the actual trekking path. Today we will trek from Gangotri to Bhoj Kharak. The trek is 8-9 km long and unique. Today the path to Bhoj Kharak is different and you will be ready to witness it. Head towards the Bhairav Ghati Bridge across the Bhagirathi River and follow the trail it heads towards Bhoj Kharak. In the beginning of the trail, you will see GMVN cottages on you right and you will also cross the ashrams of a few sages. The trail has already begun to ascend at this point. The path to Bhoj Kharak is rocky and this is the only way to reach the forest. You will find many people accompanying you on the way. Kedar Ganga will remain on your left and there are an abundance of Bhojpatra trees on today’s trail.  It is believed that in ancient times the leaves of Bhojpatra trees were used to write literature. The locals also use the leaves of these trees as shoe soles for insulation against cold. 200 meters into the trail and you will take a sharp turn towards right alongside another ashram. You are now at the beginning of the Bhoj Kharak trail. You will notice fir trees at the beginning of the forest and after about an hour of climbing the fir trees give way to Bhoj trees. The trail ascends very steeply all the way to Bhoj Kharak. Below you you can hear the strong gushing noise of the Kedar Ganga passing by. The deeper you go, the narrower the valley becomes. There are also flat walk sections on the trail that allow you to catch your breath.

While on the trek, do not forget to take sips of water every now and then to stay hydrated. The trail will also pass by three water points so you can refill your water bottle from there. After walking for a couple of hours, you will reach a spider wall which is nearly vertical standing at an angle of 60 degrees. This is a risky and technical path and you can only place one foot at a time as you cross the wall. Our technical team will assist you across this difficult patch and once you climb the patch, you arrive at Bhoj Kharak, your campsite for today. Find a flat patch of land to pitch your tents and the valley is quite narrow here as well. The campsite is marked by Bhoj and Rhododendron trees and the views of Thalaysagar make it a great camping spot. Rest today in your tents.

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Bhoj Kharak To Kedar Kharak | Explore The Rustic Side Of Gangotri National Park

  • Altitude (Kedar Kharak): 4,350 m/ 14,300 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 4.5 km | 4 - 5 hrs.
  • Altitude Gain: 450 m/ 1,500 ft.
  • The initial 1 km is steep ascent, rest is gradual ascent and descent.
  • Most of the part is in a meadow.
  • Easy day compared to the previous day.
  • Can see the Thalaysagar Peak on the way.
  • Sufficient water sources on the way.
  • Hot lunch at campsite.
  • Will reach the campsite by early afternoon.
  • Stay in a tent.

 

Today’s hike is shorter and easier compared to yesterday. However, the trail begins with a steep climb at first.  Kedar Kharak is located at an altitude of 14,000 ft and the trek distance is 4.5 km from your Bhoj Kharak campsite. As you move up the treeline seems to vanish. Then the trail opens up to meadows filled with colourful blossoms. The meadows are especially beautiful during the autumn season. After yesterday's rocky terrain, today will be a pleasant walk with a few steep ups and downs. Once you enter the meadows it is a relaxing stroll for the next 2 kms with a few steep ascents.

Bharal or Blue Sheep, Goral, Himalayan Black Bear, and a variety of birds are known to be seen so keep your eyes and ears awake. The campsite is set between meadows with wonderful sights of Brighupanth peak. This is a great spot to capture some stunning pictures with Bhirgupanth Peak in the background. The climate starts to get chillier with the gain of altitude and you may notice a thin layer of frosts over the stones.  After one last river crossing over Kedar Ganga, you will reach the campsite. Do not miss the famous sunset from this spot. As the sun sinks behind the Bhrigupanth Peak, the entire meadow is strewn in orange hues. Settle in your campsite at night.

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Kedar Kharak To Kedartal And Back To Kedar Kharak | Soak In The Dreamy Charm Of Kedartal

  • Altitude: 4,700 ft/ 15,500 ft (Kedar Tal).
  • Trek Distance: 5 km | 4-5 hrs.
  • Altitude Gain: 350 m/ 1200 ft.
  • Spend 1 hr and trek back to Kedar Kharak.
  • Continuous steep ascent on rocky terrain with no greenery around.
  • Carry enough water as there are no water sources.
  • Stay in tent in Kedar Kharak.

 

This is the most exciting day of your trek as you finally get to see the dreamy emerald lake. However, approach to the lake is not easy and you have to overcome rocky and barren terrains with 3 ridges to reach the lake.

The path goes through barren land and dry sights around with only 2-3 stream crossing. The weather gets unpredictable here, therefore, being on schedule is the key. The trail is through scree, dust, and boulders with no greenery around. Although the terrain is barren, it is quite thrill crossing this patch to the trek. Steep ascents and descents mark the trail and requires a great deal of energy to cross the trek. After a few hours of trekking on such path, the final steep ridge is reached. There are cairns placed to mark the trail. About half a kilometer away from the lake, you can see the glorious Thalaysagar peak across the ridge. Once you climb the final ridge you will the stunning Kedartal. One last descend to the lake and you will be right next to the Kedartal. You can find a flawless reflection of Thalaysagar on the lake. From the lake, you should get the panorama of Mt. Manda, Brighupant, Gangotri, Thalaysagar, Bhagirathi and Mt. Meru. The temperature drops drastically at Kedartal and you will see a beautiful reflection of Thalaysagar peak on the lake.

Spend the most rejuvenating time at the lake and get ready to retrace steps back to Kedarkharak along the same path.

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Kedar Kharak To Gangotri | Pay Respects At The Holy Shrine

  • Altitude: 3,100 m/ 10,200 ft (Gangotri).
  • Trek Distance: 14 km | 8-9 hrs.
  • Altitude loss: 1,250 m/ 4,100 ft.
  • Enough water sources on the way.
  • Packed lunch on the way.
  • Stay in the guesthouse.

 

Wake up early and capture the breathtaking sunrise views from the Kedar Kharak campsite and then head out towards your downhill trek to Gangotri. It is a long trek of 13.5 km and takes about 8 to 9 hrs to reach the trek. Trace the same path that you came up in, cherishing the surroundings for the final time. While descending be careful of the loose rocks on the trail. If you reach Gangotri by early evening, you can catch the Ganga Aarti. You will stay the night at Gangotri and head back to Rishikesh the next morning.

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Gangotri To Dehradun | Return With Beautiful Memories

  • Drive Distance: 250 km | 7-8 hrs.
  • Will reach Dehradun by 5-6 pm.
  • Breakfast and lunch on the way (not included in the cost).
  • Gangotri to Dehradun driving time may increase due to heavy traffic. Make your further travel plans from Dehradun after 8:30 pm.

 

The time has come to say goodbye to the mountains. After morning tea towards to Dehradun, you will check out from the guesthouse. Our vehicle will pick you up from Gangotri and drop you at Dehradun by evening.

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Day-1: Dehradun To Gangotri | A Scenic Drive To Gangotri
  • Altitude(Gangotri): 3,100 m/ 10,200 ft.
  • Drive Distance: 260 km | 8 to 9 hrs.

Note 

  • Distance, Altitude, and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off.
  • Keep the original and copy of ID proof handy.
  • Come one day early if planning to come by flight.
  • We will pick you up at 6 am from the Dehradun railway station for an 8-9 hour-long journey to Gangotri.
Day-2: Acclimatization Day At Gangotri | Bask In The Tranquility
  • Altitude: 3,100 m/ 10,200 ft.
  • After breakfast visit Pandav Gufa, Bhagirath Shila, Surya, and Gauri Kund.
  • Post lunch can visit Gangotri Temple or go shopping.
Day-3: Gangotri To Bhoj Kharak | Thrilling Spider Walls
  • Altitude (Bhoj Kharak): 3,900 m/ 12,800 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 9 km |  5-6 hrs.
Day-4: Bhoj Kharak To Kedar Kharak | Explore The Rustic Side Of Gangotri National Park
  • Altitude (Kedar Kharak): 4,350 m/ 14,300 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 4.5 km | 4 - 5 hrs.
Day-5: Kedar Kharak To Kedartal And Back To Kedar Kharak | Soak In The Dreamy Charm Of Kedartal
  • Altitude(Kedar Tal): 4,700 ft/ 15,500 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 5 km | 4-5 hrs.
Day-6: Kedar Kharak To Gangotri | Pay Respects At The Holy Shrine
  • Altitude (Gangotri): 3,100 m/ 10,200 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 14 km | 8-9 hrs.
Day-7: Gangotri To Dehradun | Return With Beautiful Memories
  • Drive Distance: 250 km | 7-8 hrs.
  • Gangotri to Dehradun driving time may increase due to heavy traffic. Make your further travel plans from Dehradun after 8:30 pm.
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  • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute).

  • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 70 – 90, SYSTOLIC 100 - 140 mm Hg).

  • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute).

  • Should not have Liver and kidney issues.

  • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Heart problems, Hypertension, etc.

  • No pacemaker implant.

  • People with Sinus issues, Epilepsy please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek.

  • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

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  • Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when they join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and the Ministry Of Tourism (MOT).
  • Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before the trek departure date.
  • This service is exclusive to Indian government employees and is applicable only for treks within India.
  • Do mail at info@trekthehimalayas to apply and mention your booked trek date and trek name.

  • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.
  • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
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How To Reach

It is essential for everyone to arrive at Dehradun (06:00 am). 

Once you have reached Dehradun, TTH will manage the rest of your travel arrangements, if you have opted for TTH's pick-up service, you can select this option during the booking process by adding it as an add-on.

 

Options to reach Dehradun - First, you can arrive at Delhi, Dehradun airport or Chandigarh. The journey from these locations to Dehradun is explained below.

1. Take an overnight train.

2. Take a bus to Dehradun, and then take a cab to the pickup point (Railway station).

Delhi to Dehradun - 250km | 6hr.

Chandigarh to Dehradun - 220km | 5hr 

The distance from the Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT) to the Railway Station is 6 km, without traffic, it will take 15 minutes.

We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Dehradun at least by 05:30 am positively.

3. Take flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) (25 km, 50 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.

 

The designated drop-off point is Dehradun Railway station.

Arrive in Dehradun Railway Station by 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Please consider planning your subsequent travel arrangements after 9:00 pm.

The distance from Railway Station to Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT) is 6 km, it will take approx 25 minutes.

The distance from Railway Station to Dehradun Airport is 28km, it will take approx 45min to 1hr.

It's highly advisable to keep a buffer day in your travel plan. If the buffer day is not needed, it can be used to explore Dehradun/Mussoorie/Rishikesh.

If you prefer to travel independently to Base camp and don't want to take TTH's pick-up service, you can either take a government bus or book a private cab from Rishikesh. Your trek coordinator will provide guidance on how to arrange for the bus or cab booking.

TTH offers comfortable transportation through Tempo Traveler, Bolero, or equivalent vehicles. If you wish to upgrade your mode of transportation, please contact your trek coordinator for further assistance.

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Cost Terms

Inclusion

1. Insurance is Mandatory.

2. Accommodation (as per the itinerary):

  • Guest house in Gangotri on Day 1, Day 2 & Day 6 (triple, quad, dormitory (separate for male and female)).
  • Camping during the trek (Day3 to Day 5).

3. Meals (Veg + Egg):

  • All meals Gangotri to Gangotri
  • Day 1 Dinner to Day 6 Dinner.

4. Support:

  • 1 Versatile base camp manager: handles communication and deploys extra manpower in emergencies.
  • 1 Mountaineering & First aid qualified professional trek Leader.
  • 1 Experienced high-altitude chef.
  • Local experienced guides (Number of guides depending on the group size).
  • Enough support staff.

5. Trek equipment:

  • Sleeping bag, Sleeping liners (if required), mattresses, and Utensils.
  • 3 men all season trekker tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dining tent, Toilet tent.
  • Camping stool, Walkie talkie.
  • Ropes, Helmet, Ice axe, Harness, Gaiters & Crampon (if required).

6. First aid:

  • Medical kit, Stretcher, Oxygen cylinder, Blood pressure monitor, Oximeter, Stethoscope.

7. Mules/porters to carry the central luggage. 

8. Clock room facility available at the base camp for additional luggage.

9. All necessary permits and entry fees, up to the amount charged for Indians.

 

Exclusion

1. Food during the transit.

2. Any kind of personal expenses.

3. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.

4. Emergency evacuation, hospitalization charge or etc.

5. Transportation (as per the itinerary):

  • Dehradun to Gangotri and return to Dehradun.

6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusion.

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things).

1- Satellite phone/set phone -  is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) -  is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) -  are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. 

Cancellation terms:

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (any trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same date) to your friend

Note- If a booking is made using a voucher or discount code, the policies related to vouchers and discounts cannot be modified.

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essentials

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Backpack with rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack with rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If off-load opted)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Water Bottle / Hydration pack 2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Small size tiffin/lunch box 1 Nos
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
T-Shirt (Synthetic quick dry) 1 Full & 2 Half sleeves
Fleece T-shirt 1 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather / Hollow jacket 1 Nos
Thermal inner (Upper and Lower) 1 Pair
Trek Pant (Synthetic quick dry) 2 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece Pant 1 Nos
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece / woollen gloves 1 Pair
Poncho / waterproof Jacket and pant 1 Nos
Sunscreen 1 Nos
Moisturiser 1 Nos
Chap-stick / Lip balm 1 Nos
Toothbrush and toothpaste 1 Nos
Toilet paper & Wipes 1 Nos
Soap / hand sanitizers 1 Nos
Antibacterial powder 1 Nos
Quick dry towel 1 Nos
Head torch 1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun Cap 1 Nos
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Buff / Neck-gaiters 1 Synthetic & 1 Woollen
Sunglasses UV with dark side cover, People who wear spectacles - (A)- Use contact lenses | (B)- Photo chromatic glasses
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle, good grip)
Floaters / flip-flops 1 Pair
Cotton socks 6 pairs
Woollen socks 1 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Micro spikes 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Kedar Tal Trek TrekEssential
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

To register with TTH, visit our website - www.trekthehimalayas.com and create your account. To create your account you will need to use your email address and fill in all the details, set your unique password and your account is ready to use.

  • To book a trek with TTH, you first need to register with us and create an account.
  • Choose the trek that you want to do and click on available dates.
  • You will land at the login page, fill in the required details.
  • Add Participants, choose add-on services click on the Pay now button, choose your preferred payment method, and make the payment. TTH accepts multiple payment options, including credit/debit cards, net banking, and UPI.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from TTH with all the necessary details about the trek, including the meeting point, transportation, accommodation, and other important instructions.

please send an email to us at info@trekthehimalayas.com or reach out to the numbers provided in the Help and Support section of your Trek Page. We will ensure that your issue is promptly resolved.

To book services such as off-load luggage and transportation, you can find them listed as add-ons. These additional services can be booked at the time of your initial booking. If you miss booking add-ons during the initial reservation, you can log in anytime and easily book 4 days before the departure date add-ons through the platform.

In such a situation, please log in to your account and transfer your trek or date to the desired one within 12 hours or drop us an email at info@trekthehimalayas.com 10 days before the departure date of the trek. After the initial 12-hour period, any changes will be processed according to the cancellation policy.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at info@trekthehimalayas.com or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Family treks differ from regular treks by focusing on ease of difficulty, offering shorter durations for younger participants, Kid-friendly and easily digestible foods, child-friendly activities, maintaining a higher guide ratio for diverse age groups, and implementing additional safety measures for families.

Family Trek with Kids recommendation Only Dayara Bugyal and Chopta Chandrashila Trek.

Minimum age for TTH treks is typically 7 years, though this may vary depending on the specific trek.

Yes, you can take a kids to a high-altitude trek with a parent. Discuss with a trek expert before booking a trek.

Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.

Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.

Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download medical and disclaimer form

Physical Fitness: Ensure your child is physically fit. Engage them in regular exercise, outdoor activities, and hikes to build stamina and endurance. Hydration: Emphasize the importance of staying hydrated at high altitudes. Encourage your child to drink water regularly, even if they don't feel thirsty. Proper Nutrition: Provide a well-balanced diet with sufficient carbohydrates for energy and foods rich in iron to prevent altitude sickness. Adequate Sleep: Ensure your child gets enough sleep in the days leading up to the trek. Quality rest is crucial for altitude adaptation. Educate on Altitude Sickness: Teach your child about the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, and dizziness. Encourage them to communicate any discomfort immediately. Appropriate Clothing and Gear: Dress your child in layers to adjust to changing temperatures. Ensure they have appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy footwear. Positive Mindset: Foster a positive mindset. Encourage your child, and let them know it's okay to take breaks when needed. Medical Check-Up: Schedule a medical check-up before the trek to ensure your child is fit for high-altitude activities. Consult with a healthcare professional about any potential health concerns.

TTH takes special care to provide wholesome and nutritious food for children on treks. Here are some of the foods that are typically served for children:
Breakfast: For breakfast, TTH serves a variety of options like porridge, cornflakes, bread, butter, jam, honey, boiled eggs, omelettes, and pancakes. Children can choose from these options to fuel themselves for the day's trek.
Lunch: For lunch, TTH serves lunch which includes rotis, vegetables, rice, dal, and salad. The rotis are usually made fresh on the trek and are a good source of carbohydrates. The dal and vegetables provide protein and other essential nutrients.
Snacks: TTH provides healthy snacks like fresh fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, cookies, and biscuits to keep the children energized throughout the day.
Dinner: For dinner, TTH serves a hot and wholesome meal which includes soup, rice, dal, vegetables, and a non-vegetarian dish (if requested in advance). Children can also choose from a variety of desserts like custard, jelly, and fruit salad.
Dietary requirements: If a child has any special dietary requirements, TTH can cater to those needs as well. For example, if a child is lactose intolerant or allergic to nuts, the kitchen staff can make arrangements to accommodate those requirements.

Choosing the right trek for a beginner can be a bit overwhelming as there are many factors to consider such as distance, elevation gain, terrain difficulty, weather, and time of year. Here are some tips that can help you choose the right trek for a beginner:

1. Determine fitness level: Assess the fitness level of the beginner to understand their physical capabilities. This will help you select a trek that is challenging but not too difficult.

2. Choose a well-traveled trail: A well-traveled trail will have more amenities such as signposts, water stations, and shelter. It is also safer as there will be other hikers on the trail.

3. Consider the length of the trek: For beginners, it is recommended to start with a shorter trek that can be completed in a day or two. This will help them get acclimatized to trekking and build their confidence.

4. Look for gradual elevation gain: Choose a trek with a gradual elevation gain rather than steep ascents. This will make the trek easier and more enjoyable.

5. Check the weather: Check the weather forecast before selecting a trek. Avoid treks during the monsoon season or winter when the trails can be slippery or dangerous.

6. Research the trail: Read about the trail to get an idea of the terrain, altitude, and difficulty level. This will help you select a trek that is suitable for the beginner.

7. Consult with an expert: If you are unsure about which trek to choose, consult our trek expert Mr. Nitin (+91 70600 59773) between 10 AM to 6 PM (Tuesday - Friday). Mr. Nitin will provide you valuable advice and guidance.

Overall, it is important to choose a trek that is enjoyable, challenging but not too difficult, and suitable for the beginner's fitness level and experience.

It is not recommended for a beginner to choose a difficult Himalayan trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally challenging, especially if you are not used to the high altitude, steep slopes, and rugged terrain. Choosing a difficult trek without the proper experience, fitness level, and preparation can be dangerous and put you at risk of altitude sickness, injury, and other hazards.

If you are a beginner, it is recommended to start with an easier trek and gradually build up your skills and experience. This will help you understand the challenges of trekking in the Himalayas, and also prepare you physically and mentally for a more difficult trek in the future. It is also important to choose a trek that matches your fitness level, experience, and interest.

There is no specific age limit for a beginner trekker. However, it is important to consider your physical fitness, health condition, and personal interests before embarking on a trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally demanding, and requires a certain level of physical fitness and endurance.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are above a certain age, it is recommended to consult with a doctor before embarking on a trek. It is also important to listen to your body and take breaks as needed during the trek to prevent exhaustion or injury.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at info@trekthehimalayas.com or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Yes, you can join the trek. We have fixed departure groups where you can simply book your trek and we will take care of curating a group.

Before you start the trek, it is recommended that you make all the necessary phone calls as during the trek you may or may not receive network coverage, once you come back to the Base Camp, you can reconnect with your family via phone once again. You can share your trek coordinator contact detail with your family members to get the latest updates about your trek batch.

At TTH, we provide wholesome and nutritious meals during the trek. The food is vegetarian and includes a variety of dishes such as rice, dal, vegetables, chapati, paratha, pasta, noodles, and soup. We also offer snacks such as biscuits, and salty, and dry fruits during the trek. Special dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten-free, or Jain food can also be arranged if informed in advance.

If you are allergic to some foods, you need to let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements accordingly.

TTH is a trekking company that prioritizes the safety of all its participants, including women trekkers. They have a comprehensive safety system in place, which includes a dedicated team of experienced and trained trek leaders and support staff who are equipped to handle emergency situations and provide first aid.

TTH also takes specific measures to ensure the safety and comfort of women trekkers. They have a separate tent accommodation for women trekkers, female trek leaders, and support staff. They also provide separate toilet facilities for women and encourage a safe and respectful environment for all trekkers.

Moreover, TTH has a strict policy against any kind of harassment and has a zero-tolerance policy towards such incidents. They have a designated Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to investigate and address any complaints related to harassment or misconduct. Overall, TTH has a good reputation for safety and responsible trekking practices, and women can feel comfortable and safe while trekking with them.

In case you are the only women in the group, we provide a single sleeping arrangement. Also, during the trek, the trek leader will always remain by your side to provide optimum safety and reassurance.

You can reach out to the trek coordinator to inquire about the number of female trekkers and their respective states who have booked the trek. Please note that the trek coordinator cannot disclose personal details of any trekker. Once you've confirmed your booking, a WhatsApp Group will be created for all the trekkers in your batch. This allows you to connect with fellow trekkers before the trek begins.

While many of our treks are led by female trek leaders, however, it is not possible to know which trek leader is assigned to which group. But nonetheless, whether the trek leader is male or female you can be completely assured of your safety and security with us.

Yes, it is possible to trek with periods. However, it is important to take some extra precautions and preparations to ensure a comfortable and safe trekking experience.

Here are some tips that can help you trek during your period:

1. Use menstrual hygiene products that you are comfortable with, such as tampons, pads, or menstrual cups. It is recommended to carry enough supplies for the entire duration of the trek.

2. Pack wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and plastic bags to dispose of used hygiene products.

3. Wear comfortable and breathable clothing that allows for easy movement and reduces friction. Avoid wearing tight or restrictive clothing that can cause discomfort.

4. Carry pain relief medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, in case of menstrual cramps.

5. Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support your energy levels and overall health.

6. Take breaks as needed and listen to your body. If you feel uncomfortable or experience any unusual symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

It is also recommended to consult with a doctor before going on a trek during your period, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking medication. By taking necessary precautions and being prepared, you can have a safe and comfortable trekking experience even during your period.

We provide proper disposal facilities for sanitary pad disposal during the trek.

We offer three person tents with twin-sharing for optimum comfort. A woman trekker will share a tent with another woman trekker and if you are the only woman in the group, you will be given a single accommodation for your comfort and privacy.

Yes, we do provide gears on rent. You can book it using you TTH account directly.

Mountaineering qualified Experienced and first aid certified Trek Leader, First Aid Certify local guide, Cook, helpers and supporting staff.

People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, High blood pressure, Epilepsy (got faints), TB , Heart problem or on higher BMI side are strictly not allowed to go on any Himalayan trek. Apart from this if you had any medical history, please let us know.

No. Alcohol and smocking isn’t allowed while on trek. It is totally misconception that it will keep you warm. Your body need to acclimatize properly and for that eat properly and drink enough water; these things will keep you warm.

Toilet tents provide a convenient solution for answering nature's call in the great outdoors. Dry toilets, in particular, offer a highly sanitary approach. By digging a pit and utilizing mud and a shovel, you can easily cover up your waste. This method ensures cleanliness and hygiene while camping or exploring in the forest. 

Remember to pack essential toiletries to complete your outdoor bathroom kit and maintain proper personal hygiene during your adventures. With these practices in place, you can enjoy nature while also respecting it.

Layer Up From Head To Toe
Eat Full Meals, never sleep empty stomach
You can keep warmee (if you’re more susceptible to cold).
Use sleeping bag in right way and don’t leave free space in sleeping bag.

For upper body
– Thermal layer
– T-shirt (full-sleeves)
– Fleece T-shirt (for extreme colds)
– Fleece layer
– Thick Jacket/Down Jacket
– Waterproof or Windproof layer (outermost layer, when it is snowing or raining)
- For Lower Body
– Thermal layer
– Hiking pants (normal) or Winter hiking pants

Based on how warm you feel you can skip any of the above layers. Your outer later should be windproof since it is windy at high altitude.
The idea behind layering is that the more insulation you have the less cold you feel, and instead of wearing a very thick jacket if you wear multiple layers, your body will be better insulated against the cold.

Yes, we provide micro spikes and gaiters, if required.

Mandatory documents: 2 xerox of ID having address (addhar card/driving license), 2 Passport size photographs, hard copy Medical form signed & sealed by doctor, disclaimer form sign by trekker and high altitude insurance.

No. We don’t but we can suggest you good hotel/Stay nearby pick up location.

Yes, trekker must carry 2 water bottles 1 litre each so they can refill it at campsite for drinking and keep themselves hydrate.

You should buy shoes which has these three features –Good grip, Ankle Support and additional water resistant layers. Generally, we advise Quechua Trek 100, MH 500 and MH 100.

No one is forced to go on. There is always enough staff to split the party according to need and regroup later at the camp. Most people have no trouble reaching the highest campsite. If some members decide not to climb the final distance they can wait for the climbers to come back down the same way or take a lateral path to the descent route.

The Kedartal Trek is a popular trekking route in the Indian state of Uttarakhand that takes you to the stunning Kedartal Lake, located at an altitude of 4,724 meters (15,500 feet) in the Garhwal Himalayas.

The Kedartal Trek typically takes 5-6 days to complete, depending on the route and weather conditions.

The best time to do the Kedartal Trek is from May to June and September to October when the weather is relatively stable, and the trail is not covered in snow.

Some previous trekking experience is recommended for the Kedartal Trek, as it involves steep ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and potential altitude sickness.

The Kedartal Trek requires a moderate to a high level of physical fitness as the trek involves steep ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and potential altitude sickness.

To undertake the Kedartal Trek, you will need to obtain the necessary permits and paperwork from the Indian authorities. These may include a trekking permit and a medical certificate.

Yes, the Kedartal Trek is generally considered safe, but with any trek or adventure activity, there are inherent risks involved. It is important to follow safety guidelines, such as staying hydrated, wearing appropriate clothing and footwear, and avoiding overexertion.

Accommodation on the Kedartal Trek typically includes camping in tents or basic lodges.

The Kedartal Trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult trek suitable for experienced trekkers.

To undertake the Kedartal Trek, you will need to obtain the necessary permits and paperwork from the Indian authorities. These may include a trekking permit and a medical certificate.

Yes, the Kedartal Trek is generally considered safe, but with any trek or adventure activity, there are inherent risks involved. It is important to follow safety guidelines, such as staying hydrated, wearing appropriate clothing and footwear, and avoiding overexertion.

Accommodation on the Kedartal Trek typically includes camping in tents or basic lodges.

The Kedartal Trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult trek suitable for experienced trekkers.

It is possible to do the Kedartal Trek solo, but it is recommended to go with a group or a certified guide for safety reasons.

The distance covered on the Kedartal Trek is approximately 37 kilometres (22.9 miles), depending on the route taken.

The Kedartal Trek involves significant altitude gain, with the lake situated at an altitude of 4,724 meters (15,500 feet). As such, there is a high risk of altitude sickness, and it is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and follow safety guidelines to minimize the risk.

Some of the highlights of the Kedartal Trek include trekking through beautiful alpine meadows, passing through glacier-fed streams, and reaching the stunning Kedartal Lake with views of snow-capped mountain ranges.

You should pack appropriate clothing and footwear, a backpack, a sleeping bag, a tent (if camping), sunscreen, insect repellent, and other personal items. It is also important to bring warm clothing as temperatures can drop significantly at night.