This spectacular and enchanting lake is situated at a distance of about 18 kms. from Gangotri, negotiable through rough and tough mountain trail. The trek is very tiring and there are testing moments even for a hardy trekker.
There is no facility of any kind on the way and one has to make all arrangements in advance. A local guide is a must. The lake is crystal clear with the mighty Thalayasagar (spahatikling) peak forming a splendid backdrop. The place is about 15000 feet of sea level and is the base camp for trekking to the Thalayasagar, Jogin, Bhrigupanth and other peaks. A crystal clear and transparent lake giving a feel of the chill waters, Kedar Tal is a spectacular creation of God that lies at an altitude of 4425 mts above sea level. This is the best place for a long trek.
The trek to Kedar Tal needs to be directed through a local guide, and is not for the weaklings. To trek across and cover the entire patch of 18 kms from Gangotri to Kedar Tal without any modern facilities on the way is a dare devil’s task! Ensure that you make the necessary arrangements well in advance before you begin your trek.