One of the most beautiful lakes in Uttaranchal is the Kedar Tal. Situated at a distance of 18kms from Gangotri, the Kedar Tal tucked away in the Garhwal Himalayas is surely a dream destination for adventure freaks and nature lovers. Etched on the rugged mountains, the Kedar Tal reflects the snowy Thalaiyasagar peak.
Quite spectacular and breathtakingly beautiful, the journey to the Kedar Tal in Uttaranchal is quite strenuous. One has to trek a huge distance, to reach Kedar Tal which is 4,000 mts above the sea level. Away from the fast paced life of the plains, tourists take this trek with just the basic necessities with them and it is worth the effort when the destination is Kedar Tal.
The water of the Kedar Tal is absolutely blue in color as a result of the glaciers that surround it. The Kedar Tal lake is considered to be a sacred lake by the devotees that come here each year. This lake is believed to have formed as a result of the melted snow of the Kedar glacier. Even at this high altitude, one can easily spot some rich variety of fauna.
The Kedar Tal Lake is surrounded by some beautiful green forests which are home to some of the animals like Bharal or Blue Sheep, Goral and the Himalayan Black Bear as well.
Not only this, Kedar Tal also acts as the base camp for trekking to Thalaiyasagar, Jogin and Bhrigupanth. Treks for other Himalayan peaks can also be planned from Kedar Tal. But keep in mind that this trek can be quite a tough one and hence you must have a guide with you, who would guide you all the way. The best season to visit Kedar Tal is during June and October.