Kedar Dome Expedition

Temperature

Summer : -2°C to -15°C

Duration

17 Days | 16 Nights

Level

Easy

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.

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.

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.

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.

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should 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

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

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 the 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 dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. 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 the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of 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

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

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

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

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 for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a 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 topmost 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.

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Include & Exclude In This Trek

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

your uploading

Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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