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How To Reach Kedartal

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Lying at 15,485 ft. Kedartal is one of the most astounding glacial lakes in the world. It is fed by the melting snow of Thalaysagar and Brighupanth peak.

You get to experience remarkable beauty when you trek along the awe-inspiring 18 km long trek to Kedartal from Gangotri, as you walk through lush green valleys, cascading river streams and waterfalls and snow-clad mountain peaks of the Himalayas on the course of your journey.

Reaching Gangotri is not a problem as it is well connected by air, road and railway networks.

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There are frequent bus services owned by the state government and private agencies, connecting to Gangotri, which is the starting point of Kedar Tal Trek, from neighboring towns and cities. There are bus services to and from Yamunotri, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Tehri and other places. State transport corporations of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, ply buses on this route, along with several private operators.

Jeeps and tempos are available from Rishikesh to Gangotri. Alternatively, you can also drive down to Gangotri from nearby cities.

The trek to Kedar Tal commences from Gangotri. From Gangotri, this 18 km trek is advised to complete in three days. The camping points of the trek are Bhoj Kharak, Kedar Kharak and Kedar Tal.

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Dehradun is the home to the Jolly Grant Airport, which is the nearest to Gangotri. This is a domestic airport and is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Thriuvananthapuram. Taxis and cabs are easily available from the airport to Gangotri, which take roughly 7 hours to reach the destination.

If you are looking for an international airport, then the closest airport is in New Delhi.


The nearest railway station is in Rishikesh at a distance of 250 km. You need to travel to Rishikesh by train to get a bus or taxi to Gangotri. Haridwar is another close railhead.

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