Kedartal with Patangnidhar and Rudugaira Valley Base Camp Trek Photos

Kedartal Trek with Patangnidhar & Rudugaira Valley Base Camp Trekking

Package Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
Package Starts From Gangotri to Gangotri
₹ 35,000onwards

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Kedartal with Patangni Dhar and Rudugaira Valley Trekking Package 
Cost Per PersonRs 35000

Note: The costing is for Indian Nationals only,   as per group size. Additional charges will apply for Foreign Nationals   due to permits and camping/entry fees. Offer is not valid on long weekends and festival dates, price may vary on seasonal dates.

GST @5% is applicable on above price.

Package Highlights

  • Visit the sacred Gangotri Temple (one of the Char Dham)
  • Magnificent views of Thalaysagar and Bhrigupanth Peak
  • Beautiful campsites throughout the trek
  • Patangni Dhar - trekking on ridge
  • Small batch size with freedom to explore more

This 8 days trekking tour involves drive to Gangotri , the ancient source of the holy river Ganga and trek to the finest high altitude Himalayan lake, Kedartal (4780 mts) and further Patangni Dhar punctuated with breath-stopping close view of Greater Himalayan peaks e.g. Thalayasagar (6904 mts), Brigupanth (6772 mts) and Join Group of peaks , Gangotri group, Rudugaira Valley base camp with Patangnidhar and others . 

You can also encounter a good variety of high altitude fauna e.g. Bharal (blue sheep), Goral, Himalayan black bear with a great variety of birds. 

Short Itinerary of Patangini Dhar with Rudugaira Valley Trek

Day 01: Arrival at Gangotri
Day 02: Gangotri – Bhoj Kharak
Day 03: Bhoj Kharak – Kedar Kharak
Day 04: Kedar Kharak – Kedar Tal Parikrama – Kedar Kharak
Day 05: Kedar Kharak - Patangini Dhar Base Camp
Day 06: Patangini Dhar Base Camp – Patangini Dhar – Nala Camp
Day 07: Nala Camp – Gangotri
Day 08: Departure

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Gangotri


Arrive at Gangotri, meet our trek representative/Guide at Gangotri. Check in your hotel. Visit Gangotri Temple for evening aarti and buy trek essential items (if any) from Gangotri market. Dinner and night stay in Gangotri Hotel.

Check how to reach Gangotri : How to reach Uttarkashi.

Day 2
Gangotri – Bhojkharak

Trek8 kmAlt3780 mStayCamps

Visit the sacred shrine of Gangotri in the morning; also buy all the necessary items from the market. Cross the bridge over Bhagirathi River and start the climb on the right. The first few kilometers of the trek is very steep so try to walk with a slow yet constant speed. The trail initially passes through pine trees then enters a mix vegetation zone of fir and bhoj trees. While trekking you’ll see Kedar Ganga flowing on your left, deep down in the gorge. The cascading sound of the furious river and the whispering sound of trees are a treat to ears.

Soon you’ll witness the first glimpse of Thalaysagar and every step will take you closer to this mystical mountain. Just before reaching Bhoj Kharak there is a steep and slant rock amidst the trail with space of just a few steps, it is also known as Spider Wall amongst trekkers. But while it may seem daunting in the pictures, it is not that difficult to traverse this section in the absence of snow. During early June or late October if the rocky face is covered with snow then it will require some skills to cross this section because one slip can drag you to a few hundred feet below. Cross this section and you’ll reach Bhoj Kharak.

Situated at the elevation of 3,780 mts above sea level Bhoj Kharak is a small and an average looking campsite. If you are fit and managed to reach Bhoj Kharak at around noon then try to push and reach Lower Kedar Kharak on the same day.

Day 3
Bhoj Kharak – Kedar Kharak

Trek5 kmAlt4280 mStayCamps

This 5 km stretch passes through some patches of complicated rugged terrains. After every half an hour into the trek, you’ll see a pleasant change in the scenery. Initially, it starts with a flora rich trail with numerous Bhojpatra trees and colorful wild bushes around. Soon the view changes with Manda peaks revealing itself.

Stunning views of Bhrigupanth peak will also catch up as you trek nearer to Kedar Kharak. Concentrate on every step while you cross the land sliding zone of Gila Pahar. If this section of Gila Pahar is in very bad shape then try and trek down all the way to Kedar Ganga, cross the river and hike against the river flow until you cross the Gila Pahar intersection then cross the river again and hike back to the original trail that leads to Kedar Kharak.

A wide valley opens up as you proceed towards Lower Kedarkharak (4100mts) and the trek ends up at the beautiful meadow of Kedar Kharak situated at an elevation of 4,280mts above sea level. Even though this trekking stretch is just 5kms long, it demands good physical strength and endurance from trekkers. However, in the end, it is a well paid off effort because Kedarkharak is one of the most beautiful campsites in the Gangotri National Park region. In addition, Bharal (Blue Sheep) often visit here for grazing, making it a picture-perfect location for photographers. The sight of Bhrigupanth and Thalaysagar peaks standing high together is like a surreal dream.

Day 4
Kedar Kharak – Kedar Tal Parikrama – Kedar Kharak

Trek12 kmAlt4900 mStayCamps

It takes another 5 kms to reach Kedar Tal from Kedar Kharak and most of the route is on moraines and glacier covered with moraines. If trekking in June you might have to trek on snow for last couple of kilometres before Kedartal. Cross the brook carrying icy cold water and climb the steep rocky terrain. Keep following the cairn markings to ensure that you are on the right trail.

After climbing the final ridge, Kedar Bamak Glacier comes in the view along with its glacial lakes. The foot of Mt. Bhrigupanth and Mt. Thalaysagar merges with the Kedar Bamak Glacier. An hour further into the trek reveals a beautiful high altitude lake, the immaculate Kedar Tal. The view of Thalaysagar peak reflecting on the still water of Kedartal is mesmerizing.

Kedar Tal is situated at an altitude of 4780 mts above sea level. AMS is quite common at such altitude so it is better to go for an acclimatization hike. We take a walk around the Kedartal Lake (in hindi: Parikrama) and head back to Kedarkharak for night stay in Camps.

Note: Camping is not allowed in Kedartal.

Day 5
Kedharkharak - Patangini Dhar Base Camp

Today is a short hike but with good incline. Since there is steep climb involved for Patangini Dhar, we will camp at its base on a hanging ridge and get acclimatised for next days tough climb.

Day 6
Patangini Dhar Base Camp – Patangini Dhar – Nala Camp

Trek11 kmAlt4915 m

Today we will climb through the ridge of Patangnidhar. The entire route is quite strenuous through bolder zone. The entire Kedar Basin and the surrounding mountain range will much more prominent from the pass. On a clear day one can also easily point out Auden's Col from the pass. 

Through the Rudugaira Nala we have to cross the glacier to base of Mount Rudugaira .The camp site offered excellent views of the snow peaks around. We had the Rudugaira peak to the South-West, Gangotri I, Gangotri II, Gangotri III to the South and the Jogin Ito the South-East. Night stay in Camps in Rudugaira Upper Nala Campsite.

Day 7
Rudugaira Upper Nala Camp – Gangotri

Trek10 kmStayHotel

Wake up early in the morning for a glorious sunrise and absorb as much beauty as you can. It is one long and tiring hike back to Gangotri this day which takes around 7 hrs to complete.  Reach Gangotri in the evening. Night stay at Hotel in Gangotri.

Day 8
Departure from Gangotri

Check and departure from Gangotri after breakfast. Our trek services for this Kedartal Trek will end at Gangotri.

Package Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Gangotri
  • All Meals during the Trek
  • Trek Fees, All Trekking equipments (Tents, Sleeping Bags. etc)
  • Porter, Cook & Mule charges (for trekking equipment)
  • Forest Camping Charges, Entry Fees & Permits
  • Mountaineering Certified Guide with Services of Experienced Trek Leader

Package Exclusions

  • Transportation
  • Meals in Gangotri
  • Any other personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned above Inclusions
  • Taxes Extra
  • Extra Buffer Day Charge: Rs. 3000 per day
  • Bag Offloading Charge: Rs. 500 per bag per day

Important Information

Note: Important Things to Carry during trekking
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Why we prefer private and small groups? We love to trek in smaller private groups as we believe that it gives the best ambience to experience the Himalayan spirituality, serenity, solitude and rawness. Small groups are also eco friendly, less noisy, safe, friendly, easy to manage and more caring towards each other. Most importantly, private groups are more focused towards their objective, which is to enjoy being in the nature. We specialize in arranging customized private groups catering to the specific needs.

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Seeded in 2003, eUttaranchal is a travel company specializing in Char Dham Helicopter Tours and Trekking across Uttarakhand. We are registered as an Adventure Tour Operator with Uttarakhand Tourism. We are also one of the most followed pages of Uttarakhand on social media.

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