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Kedar Dome Expedition

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer : (-2°C to -15°C)

DURATION

17 days

LEVEL

Difficult

Kedar Dome is the Third Highest Peak of Gangotri Group

Gangotri group of peaks are in Garhwal region and their part Kedar Dome, the third highest peak lies at an elevation of 6,831 meters, here the word “Kedar” is for Lord Shiva. Kedarnath is the first highest peak in this group and both of them; Kedar Dome and Kedarnath surrounds Gangotri Glacier.

 

Prior Experience is Must

 

The climb is daunting and requires proper skills and knowledge. A person should have prior experience to overcome the challenges. Altitude is gained gradually and the air is thin so acclimatization is necessary.

 

Pass through Fable Places

 

The starting of this expedition is Gangotri which is famous for its pilgrimage site and Hindus worship Goddess Ganga here. Further cross Gomukh, the source of River Ganga and Gangotri glacier. Go through places with rich Flora and Fauna and also some landslide prone areas.

Trek Information

Duration – 17 days

 

Best Season – May, June, September and October

 

Level – Difficult

 

Highest Points – (6831 m)

 

Weather – It is unpredicted and can change anytime, nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant according to the season.

 

Summer Temperature – (-2°C to -15°C)

 

Starting Point –Dehradun

 

 

 

Short Details for Kedar Dome Expedition

 

 

Day 1: Dehradun to Gangotri (3092 m) (245 km) (10/12 hours)

 

Day 2: Acclimatization Day

 

Day 3: Gangotri to Bhojbasa (3769 m) (13 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Day 4: Bhojbasa to Tapovan (4337 m) via Gomukh (3890 m)

 

Day 5: Acclimatization Day

 

Day 6: Tapovan to Base Camp

 

Day 7 to Day 14 are reserved for Summit Attempt

 

Day 15: Tapovan to Chirbasa (16 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Day 16: Chirbasa to Gangotri (14 km) (6/7 hours)

 

Day 17: Gangotri to Dehradun (245 km) (10/12 hours)

 


Kedar Dome Expedition Details Itinerary

 

Day 01- Dehradun to Gangotri (3092 m) (245 km) (10/12 hours)

 

Meet us at Dehradun Railway Station and then drive towards Uttarkashi to reach Gangotri. The journey will be along the banks of River Ganga. On the way visit Gangnani; hot spring. Pass through lush green forests and get the views of Great Himalayas and Harsil.

 

Reach Gangotri, which is famous for a holy pilgrimage. Go to a hotel rest there for some time and then explore this place on your own. Ganga Aarti is very famous here don’t miss to attend that.

 

Day 02- Acclimatization Day

 

Today go to nearby places like Panadavas cave. Get yourself prepared for the upcoming days. After your hike and exploring places come back to the hotel.

 

Day 03- Gangotri to Bhojbasa (3769 m) (13 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Start the trek from market and pass through forests section and boulder zone to reach Chirbasa. From here you can have glance of Gomukh glacier and Bhagirathi group of peaks. Now, head towards Bhojbasa the path is wide the trail will take you through some landslide prone areas.

 

En route relish the views of Mt. Shivling and Bhagirathi peaks. As you go higher the trail becomes barren and rocky. Bhojbasa campsite is barren but offers clear and spectacular views. Enjoy the scenic views then dinner and overnight stay is in tents.

 

Day 04- Bhojbasa to Tapovan (4337 m) via Gomukh (3890 m)

 

The trek is through boulder zone, traverse Gangotri glacier and you need to be very carefully while climbing it. Follow your guide because the trails are not clear.

 

Now head towards Tapovan which is famous for its wide grasslands, it is 2 hours away from Gomukh. Ascending is steep but when you reach there the views are striking, Mt. Shivling which was visible from day one now you can get the clearer views of it and the other peaks visible from there are Bhagirathi group and Mt. Meru.

 

The beautiful meadow of Tapovan is your campsite with surpassing view of high mountains. Set your tents and enjoy spending night in the middle of a meadow.

 

Day 05- Acclimatization Day

 

Go on a hike today and rest for the day. You can explore Neel tal and meadows of Tapovan.

 

Day 06- Tapovan to Base Camp

 

Today after breakfast start the trek from Tapovan to Base Camp of Kedar Dome.

 

Day 7 to Day 14 are reserved for Summit Attempt

 

These days are extra in the itinerary for climbing summit successfully and Loading Ferry.

 

Day 15- Tapovan to Chirbasa (16 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Post breakfast descent to Chirbasa by following the same route. Reach the campsite after a long, pitch your tents and retire for the night.

 

Day 16- Chirbasa to Gangotri (14 km) (6/7 hours)

 

Chirbasa to Gangotri the distance is 14 km long. Descent and you can reach there in 6 to 7 hours. Arrangements will be made in a hotel at Gangotri.

 

Day 17- Gangotri to Dehradun (245 km) (10/12 hours)

 

After the breakfast at hotel leave for Dehradun.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity: –

 

ATM POINT – Uttarkashi is the last ATM point.

 

Mobile Connectivity

 

BSNL signals are available at Gangotri, ahead the connectivity is not good.  There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

 

INFORMATION

There would be many questions in your mind. Don’t worry you can get your answers here.

 

About Kedar Dome

– Kedar Dome is the Third Highest Peak of Gangotri Group.
– It lies at an elevation of 6,831 meters, here the word “Kedar” is for Lord Shiva.
– Kedar Dome and Kedarnath surrounds Gangotri Glacier.
The climb is daunting and requires proper skills and knowledge.

 

Highlights of this Trek

– Views of Mt. Shivling from Day 1 and majestic views of Bhagirathi Peaks.
– On this expedition you are going to pass through fable places.
– There are a variety of landscapes.
– Crossing Gangotri glacier.

 

What is the best time to go for the thrill of this trek?

May, June, September and October

 

Is this trek for Beginners?

No, this is not for beginners because of the difficult level and high altitude of this trek.

 

These points should not be avoided

– Proper conditioning and training of body required
– Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
– Sturdy hiking shoes are important
– High altitude requires proper acclimatization
– Intermittent or no signals
– Carry travel light
– Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible

The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”

 

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –

  1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these – (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id etc.)
  2. Medical certificate by a doctor
  3. Risk certificates

 

Foremost Requirements

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

 

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

 

-Jacket

 

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.

 

-Trekking Pants

 

You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.

 

-Thermals

 

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

 

-Warm clothes

 

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

 

-T- shirts

 

To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • Toiletry Items

(Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer etc.)

 

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

 

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

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Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.
  • The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.
  • Getting to high altitude can be a problem to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on regular basis.
  • We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our top most priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 1,25,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun) (5% GST Extra)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.

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Short Itinerary

 

Day 1- Dehradun to Gangotri (3092 m) (245 km) (10/12 hours)

 

Day 2- Acclimatization Day

 

Day 3- Gangotri to Bhojbasa (3769 m) (13 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Day 4- Bhojbasa to Tapovan (4337 m) via Gomukh (3890 m)

 

Day 5- Acclimatization Day

 

Day 6- Tapovan to Base Camp

 

Day 7 to Day 14 are reserved for Summit Attempt

 

Day 15- Tapovan to Chirbasa (16 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Day 16- Chirbasa to Gangotri (14 km) (6/7 hours)

 

Day 17- Gangotri to Dehradun (245 km) (10/12 hours)

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund

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