Kedarnath Peak – Main & Dome

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.



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)

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
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