Kedar Tal


Kedar Tal is the source of the Kedar Ganga River. A trek over a rugged mountain trail leads one to the Kedar Tal; the spectacular and enchanting lake situated 18km from Gangotri. The difficult trek to the Kedar can pose a challenge to the sturdiest of trekkers. There is no facility of any kind on the way and one has to make all arrangements in advance. A local guide is a must. However, the crystal clear waters of the lake in the backdrop of the imposing Thalaiyasagar (थलय सागर ) peak make the challenge worthwhile. Visitors should ideally go to this spot between June to October.
The place is about 4600 m above sea level and is the base camp of trekking to the Thalaiyasagar, Jogin, Bhrigupanth (भृगुपंथ) and other peaks.


How to Reach Kedar Tal

From To Distance (Km)
Delhi Kagbhusandi Tal 506
Starting Major
Delhi Meerut 67
Meerut Roorkee 116
Roorkee Haridwar 31
Haridwar Rishikesh 24
Rishikesh Chamba 62
Chamba Uttarkashi 104
Uttarkashi Bhatwari 27
Bhatwari Harsil 43
Harsil Gangotri 26
Gangotri Kedartal 17 (Trek)

Rail : Nearest Station is Rishikesh
Air: Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun

Best Time to visit : June-October