kedartal lake


Kedartal also known as the Shiva’s lake is a glacial lake, nestled in the Indian Himalayas, renowned for its stunning emerald color beauty. Situated at an altitude of over 16,000 feet (4,800 meters), it offers a mesmerizing reflection of the surrounding snow-capped peaks like Mt Thalay sagar, Meru & Brighupanth. The journey unveils diverse landscapes including dense Himalayan birch forests, rocky paths, and possibly snowfields. Trekkers are rewarded with breathtaking vistas and a serene experience upon reaching the azure waters of Kedartal. The base of Kedartal Trek is from Gangotri, another trek after Gangotri gaumukh tapovan trek to start from there.

The Kedartal trek is high altitude(other high altitude treks) provides for a moderate to challenging level of adventure, demanding a mix of good physical stamina and endurance, mental resilience, and cautious planning. Spanning through diverse landscapes, trekkers climb through dense forests,  steep inclinesand navigating rocky trails, and likelyhood of snow-covered sections, particularly during winter and spring. Beginning at an altitude of approximately 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) and ascending to over 16,000 feet (4,800 meters) at Kedartal, the journey entails substantial altitude gain, which may induce altitude-related challenges such as shortness of breath, headaches, or nausea.

Moreover, the Himalayan weather, which can be extremely unpredictabie at high altitudes, adds another layer of complexity. Trekkers must be prepared for for sudden weather changes, including rain, snowfall, or strong winds, which can significantly impact hiking conditions and visibility. Proper preparation specially for high altitude, adequate hydration, some strength training and carrying essential gear are crucial precautions to mitigate risks associated with high-altitude trekking.

While the Kedartal trek is within the reach of moderately experienced trekkers, its demanding terrain and altitude require carefull preparation and physical fitness. With careful planning, adherence to safety guidelines, and respect for the environment, adventurers can embark on an unforgettable journey amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas and the reflection of Mt Thalay in the emerald colour lake.


The Kedartal Trek demands a high level of physical fitness due to its challenging terrain and altitude.It is a moderate to difficult adventure depending on the trekking experience on has so some amount of preparation is definetly required. We also have all trekking gears to combat the difficulty of the Kedartal trek

Trekkers must possess excellent cardiovascular endurance, strength, and stamina to navigate steep ascents, rocky paths, and high-altitude conditions. Cardio exercises such as running, cycling, help improve endurance, while strength training focusing on leg muscles helps in tackling rugged terrain. Additionally, practicing yoga or some form of regular excercise improves strength,flexibility and balance, crucial for walking uneven surfaces.

Adequate preparation through regular aerobic workouts, strength training, and altitude acclimatization ensures trekkers are well-prepared physically to fully enjoy the majestic beauty and ruggedness of the Kedartal Trek

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