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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
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.
Today go to nearby places like Pandeva’s cave. Get yourself prepared for the upcoming days. After your hike and exploring places come back to the hotel.
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.
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.
Go on a hike today and rest for the day. You can explore Neel tal and meadows of Tapovan.
Today after breakfast start the trek from Tapovan to Base Camp of Kedar Dome.
These days are extra in the itinerary for climbing summit successfully and Loading Ferry.
Post breakfast descent to Chirbasa by following the same route. Reach the campsite after a long, pitch your tents and retire for the night.
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.
After the breakfast at hotel leave for Dehradun.
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
Guide, Porters, cook, Helper
Mules, Kitchen team
Good Experience local Trek Leader guide
Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s
Personal Toiletry Items
Personal Medical Kit