Kedar Dome is a high peak in the Gangotri group in the Garhwal Himalaya and the base camp lies just 4 days from the Gangotri shrine which is the road head for this expedition. It was first climbed in 1947 by a Swiss Team which also climbed Mt.Kedarnath nearby. The Northwest flank taken during the first ascent is still the standard route to climb this mountain. A relatively easy climb, the mountain’s highest draw is its altitude which is just about 170m short of the 7000m mark. This is a great mountain for people looking to climb something really high but not requiring serious mountaineering skills. It forms a great stepping stone to climb 7000 m plus mountains. It is also popular for ski-mountaineering trips.
Day 1: Briefing at IMF, overnight train from Delhi to Dehradun.
Day 2: Drive Dehradun to Uttarkashi (1,110m)
Day 3: Drive Uttarkashi to Gangotri (3,048m)
Day 4: Acclimatisation day in Gangotri (3,048m)
Day 5: Trek Gangotri to Chirbasa (3,548m)
Day 6: Trek Chirbasa to Bhojbasa (3,784m)
Day 7: Trek Bhojbasa to Tapovan (4,420m)
Day 8: Trek to Kirti Glacier/Base Camp (BC) (4,740m)
Day 9: Rest & acclimatize day, sort out your gear for the climb
Day 10-18: Climbing Period with two camps above Base Camp; C1 (5300m) & C2 (6000m)
Day 19-20: Contingency days for bad weather
Day 21: Base Camp to Tapovan
Day 22: Trek Tapovan to Chirbasa
Day 23: Trek Chirbasa to Gangotri & drive to Uttarkashi
Day 24: Drive Uttarkashi to Dehradun & train to Delhi.
Day 25: IMF Debriefing & later transfer to airport