Kedarnath Peak – Main & Dome

6940 mts
Uttarkashi-Rudraprayag

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.

HISTORY

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.

CLIMBING ROUTES

  • 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.

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