Buda Kedar Trek

6 Days - 5 Nights
  • Buda Kedar Trek


Buda Kedar Trek is a pilgrimage site dedicated to “Lord Shiva” in Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The Shivling present there is the biggest one in Northern India. It is located at the confluence of Dharam Ganga and BAL Ganga. Spot a variety of Himalayan birds here in the untouched environment of these hills.

Explore the Hills In Buda Kedar Trek

On your trek come across the life of locals living in the mountainous regions. Cross cultivated farms and see wooden huts of villagers.

The temples en route are uniquely styled and rich in architecture, every temple present there holds a different story.

Story of Buda Kedar Temple

When the Pandavas were in search of Lord Shiva after the battle of Kurukshetra during the Mahabharata era, they saw sage balkhily at Bhrigu Parvat.

The sage told them to visit the confluence and meet the old man who was meditating there.

When the Pandavas reached there the old man vanished and a Shivling appeared.

The Pandavas embraced the Shivling as told by the sage, to get rid of their sins.

This Shivling is the biggest one in Northern India and the impressions of Pandavas can be seen on it.

Key Points of Buda Kedar Trek

Level is Easy

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

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Duration – 6 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season – Throughout the year except Monsoon season

Level – Easy

Highest Point – 2400 m

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Winter temperature – (0°C to -5°C)

Summer temperature – (2°C to 15°C)

Starting point – Dehradun

Short Itinerary of Buda Kedar Trek

Day 1 – Dehradun to Ghuttu (1500 m) (156 km)

Day 2 – Ghuttu to Bhairon Chatti (2400 m) (5/6 hours)

Day 3 – Bhairon Chatti to Buda Kedar (1500 m) (5/6 hours)

Day 4 – Buda Kedar to Belak (2400 m) (6 hours)

Day 5 – Belak to Malla (1500 m) and Drive to Uttarkashi

Day 6 – Uttarkashi to Dehradun (1198 m) (145 km)


Day 1: Dehradun to Ghuttu (1500 m) (156 km)

Meet us at Dehradun Railway Station at 6:30 in the morning. Ghuttu is the base camp of Buda Kedar and Panwali Kantha Trek, it is a small town at an altitude of 5100 feet and you can reach there in 7 to 8 hours.


Day 2 : Ghuttu to Bhairon Chatti (2400 m) (5/6 hours)

Today the trek is an interesting one because the trail makes its way through many farms, quaint villages with wooden huts and with rich architectural temples en route.

Before reaching Bhairon Chatti campsite pass through the forest of pines and enjoy walking under the shade of tall pine trees. Climb the peak’s top and get amazing views of Himalayan peaks, go further and explore the surroundings. Setup your camps and settle for the night.


Day 3 : Bhairon Chatti to Buda Kedar (1500 m) (5/6 hours)

Descent through the fields and dense forests, get amazing experience of crossing BAL Ganga River on the way. Campsite is beside the Buda Kedar village, it lies amid high hills and forests of Deodar.

Reach the campsite and visit Buda Kedar pilgrim site which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Get back setup your camps and comfortably sleep in tents.


Day 4 : Buda Kedar to Belak (2400 m) (6 hours)

Leave the serene campsite of Buda Kedar, bow down to Lord Shiva and start the ascent to Belak. Trek through the forest area and get down through some fields and villages.

The campsite is near the village of Belak, pitch your camps there have salubrious food and retire for the night.


Day 5 : Belak to Malla (1500 m) (4 hours) and Drive to Uttarkashi (26 km) (2 hours)

Descent through some Himalayan villages and reach Bhagirathi River. Start the ascent to Malla village from there vehicle will arranged till Uttarkashi and arrangements will be made in a hotel there.


Day 6 : Uttarkashi to Dehradun (1198 m) (145 km)

Post breakfast leave from Uttarkashi to Dehradun. Have lunch en route.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Dehradun To Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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