It is also known as Chorabari Glacier in the Garhwal Himalayas of the Uttrakhand state. This glacier is nearby Kedarnath shrine above sea level at an astounding altitude of 3,900 m. It is also known as Kanti Sarovar located about 4 km from Kedarnath. After Mahatma Gandhiâ€™s ashes were immersed in the lake Chorabari came to be known as Gandhi Sarovar in 1948. From Gaurikund the 14 km trek to Kedarnath pass across scenic waterfalls and virgin oak and deodar forests. A leap off the cliff was believe to brought Nirvana (Salvation), Bhairava temple is close to the glacier.
One gets to witness the glory of Himalayan glacier and the mesmeric views of the snow on reaching the summit. From close proximity is sure to lend the sight of the snow laden Chorabari Glacier with a lifetime experience. En route Chorabari Tal there is a breath- taking waterfalls. Kanti Sarovar is the real name of the lake. It is also offers a splendid view of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. En route to this lake there is a pretty Madhu Ganga waterfall.
After crossing the Chorabari Bamak, head on the snow to camp on the snowfield. Chorabari Bamak is a tributary of Alkananda River and the vital origin of Mandakini River. It is lies on the foothills of Kirti Stambh peaks and Kedarnath, Chorabari Tal is situated on the mouth of Chorabari Bamak glacier. The trek is difficult, challenging and long to summit.
By Road: From Rishikesh buses and taxis are easily available to Gaurikund and remaining 250 km journey from here. The trekkers will have to cover the 14 km distance on foot from Gaurikund to Kedarnath.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Rishikesh.
By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun.
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