Situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state of India, Kedarnath (Main) and its subpeak Kedarnath Dome is a mountain in the Gangotri group of peaks. Kedarnath (Main) lies on the main ridge that lies south of the Gangotri Glacier, and Kedarnath Dome, a subpeak of the main peak, lies on a spur projecting towards the glacier, two kilometres northwest of Kedarnath.
Kedarnath and Kedarnath Dome were first climbed together, in 1947, by a Swiss team led by André Roch. Their route on Kedarnath Dome, the northwest flank, is still the standard route; it is straightforward and relatively low-angled.
The east face of Kedarnath Dome was first climbed in 1989 by a Hungarian expedition led by Attila Ozsváth.
- Northwest flank (easiest route)
- East face
HOW TO REACH
The trekkers must first reach Dehradun. From Dehradun, take bus or taxi to Uttarkashi. The route to Kedarnath peak is as follows: Uttarkashi – Gangotri — Bhojwassa – Gomukh – Tapovan – BC – Summit (BC= Base Camp)
- ROAD: Dehradun has good connectivity of buses from Delhi. One can get a bus to Dehradun. The bus service is available all day with buses leaving every half an hour.
- RAIL: Dehradun Railway Station is situated at a distance of about 2 km from the city center. Major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi and Indore are connected by regular as well as frequent train services from the main city.
- AIR: Jolly Grant situated in Dehradun which is well connected with major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore etc.