GANGOTRI BHOJ KHARAK KEDAR TAL TREK
A ten days trip which involves drive to Gangotri , the ancient source of the holy river Ganga and trek to the finest high altitude Himalayan lake, Kedar tal (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.
Best time to visit:July to September
Duration :10 Days
Area :Garhwal Himalaya
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
AREA COVERED: DELHI – RISHIKESH – UTTARKASHI – GANGOTRI– BHOJ KHARAK TREK – KEDAR KHARAK TREK - KEDARTAL TREK - GANGOTRI TREK CORBETT - GANGOTRI - RISHIKESH– DELHI
DURATION: 09 NIGHTS/ 10 DAYS
DAY 1: DELHI - RISHIKESH
Arrive at Delhi further drive to Rishikesh. Over night at hotel.
DAY 02. RISHIKESH / UTTARKASHI DRIVE 5-6 HRS
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 over night at hotel / Tourist guest house.
DAY 03. UTTARKASHI / GANGOTRI DRIVE : 5-6 HRS
Morning after breakfast drive to Gangotri. Lunch enroute at Gangotri, with a hot refreshing bath in hot spring. Arrive Gangotri and over night at hotel / Tourist guest house.
DAY 04. GANGOTRI/BHOJ KHARAK TREK: 5-6 HRS
Morning after breakfast trek to Bhoj Kharak. The steep ascent to Bhoj Kharak starts as we leave the camp. After an hour climb we travers Kedar gorge to reach Bhoj kharak. 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 India. Arrive Bhoj Kharak. Overnight at camp.
DAY 05. BHOJ KHARAK/ KEDAR KHARAK TREK: 4-5 HRS
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. Overnight at camp.
DAY 06. KEDAR KHARAK / KEDARTAL TREK: 4-5 HRS.
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 07. 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 Bhoj kharak. Lunch at Kedarkharak. Arrive Bhoj kharak. Overnight at camp.
DAY 08. BHOJ KHARAK / GANGOTRI TREK: 4- 5 hrs.
Early morning start trekking down to Gangotri . Witness evening prayer at Gangotri temple, dedicated to Goddess Ganges. .Overnight at camp.
DAY 09. GANGOTRI/ RISHIKESH DRIVE : 9-10 HRS.
Morning after breakfast drive towards Rishikesh. Lunch at Uttarkashi. Overnight at hotel..
DAY 10. RISHIKESH - DELHI.
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi to connect to further flight or train.