Starting from the holy shrine of Gangotri, along the Kedar-Ganga Valley is a rocky and steep path to the Kedartal - a glacial lake located at ~15,000ft. As a cherry on the top, the location gives an unparalleled view to Mt. Thalay Sagar, one of the most treacherous peaks to climb in the Himalayan Glaciers.
At our first camping site Bhojkharak, I happened to experience snow for the first time in my 25 years of existence and also a nightmare that could second none!
Everyday, our lunch breaks during the trek were always filled with scenic views of the valley.
As we climbed further, we came across scores of mountains with vertical rocks and steep climbs. The only way to get through was with fast yet calm movements!
After an arduous day of cautiously crossing the falling rocks, we decided to camp at Kedar kharak - a large flat land - giving a 360 degree view of the valley!
The next morning, we climbed our way onto the ice glacier to the lake - 1000s of feet and after crossing multiple snow-clad mountains like this one, we finally reached the lake.