KEDARKANTHA TREK

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5 Days
Min Age : Min 14 Max 60

Tour Details

Considered as one of the best winter treks in India, Kedarkantha is a mountain summit at an altitude of 12500ft, located inside Govind Wildlife sanctuary in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The climb to Kedarkantha starts from a village called Sankri.

It’s a moderate level trek during winters and easy as for summers but mesmerizes with pure blissful Himalayan views. This trek is suitable for beginners as well as children. The beautiful snow covered landscape and thrilling climb to summit, makes it a perfect getaway for a 4 day trek.

Difficulty Level

Easy

Duration

5 Days

Highest Altitude

3800m (12500ft)

Group Size

Min 4 Max 16

Age group

Min 14 Max 60

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Sankri (6400ft)

220 km drive – approx 10 hours

Trekkers will be picked from Dehradun at 6:30am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle. The scenic beauty of the setting sun on the Greater Himalayas from Sankri is a fabulous sight to savor. One can have dinner at the hotel premises or can enjoy dinner at the dhabas to taste some local flavors and experience the cuisine of the area. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Expected arrival time at Sankri – 5:00 pm

BSNL network erratic

Day 2Sankri (6400 ft) to Juda-ka-Talab (9100ft) 4 kms trek, approx 5 hours

The trail passes through dense pine forests, maple trees, few streams and finally opens out to beautiful meadows. The journey begins by moving out of Sankri village through an extension called Sor. Once the village is crossed the road takes a wide curve and climbs sharply. Moving along the stream this is the road that moves towards the Kedarkantha. The initial climb would be climbing several bridges through dense forest trees and thick carpet of maple and pine leaves all brown in color. It’s an exquisite vision and a pictorial view that leaves all mesmerized. Crossing few streams and continuing through the trail and rising sharp through dense oaks one can reach the beautiful pictorial spot of Jadu Ka Talab which can never be missed by any trekker due to its sharp contrasting and unique beauty.

Day 3Juda-ka-Talab (9100ft) to Kedarkantha Base (11250ft) 4 kms trek, approx 2.5 hours

Most of today’s trail is on a ridge, under oak trees. In this trail one will come across many shepherd huts in open meadows which are equally delightful to see. At an altitude of about 10,400 feet one can visualize traces of snow in and around the track only if it is the winter months trekking. With winding roads meandering through dry oak forests, stretched meadows and through lanes around shepherd huts the trail continues to Kedarkantha Base.

The evening sky is equally beautiful with glowing stars and shining planets ornamenting the sun. As the night grows the sight becomes more charming with the Milky way stretching from one end to the other, the dense network of stars and glistening peak of the mountain all come together to provide an awe striking view that remains imprinted in mind.

Peaks :- Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana stand among the others

Day 4Kedarkantha base (11250ft) to Kedarkantha peak(12500ft); descend to Hargaon camp (8900ft). 6 kms trek, approx 7 hours

On this route, the trekkers need to again cover a few portions of oak forest but the journey through this trail is much easier and faster. Climbing through the forest till its end , one can find the Kedarkantha peak much closer. Towards the end of the trail and close to the top the trek becomes a little difficult and can be a little strenuous especially for the first time trekkers. However the view from the top and the amazing location is worth the effort. At the top of the peak there is a beautiful yet small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. There is a small shrine of Lord Ganesh too.

Day 5Hargaon camp (8900ft) to Sankri (6400ft) 6 kms trek, approx 4 hours

Meandering through rich dense pine forests one can view the sight of streams flowing by in a slow and steady way. One can fill in water here for the rest of the track. A little further down the trail comes to a ridge from where it gives a splendid view of Har ki Dun valley or the Valley of Gods in its blissful and harmonious view. Descend 2500 feet through dense pine forests .

Day 6Departure day (Sankri to Dehradun)

Distance: 220 km drive, approx 10 hours

You will be dropped at Dehradun station in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle

HOW TO REACH

By Air :-

Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun

By Train :-

Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi

  • Nanda Devi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
  • Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

By Bus:-

There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi Kashmiri gate.

Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station

  • Himalayan Tahrs’s Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek
  • You will reach Sankri by 5:00 pm
  • Food from dehradun to Sankri is not included in the trek cost

INCLUSIONS

The trek fees includes 

  1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
  2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
  3. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  4. Camping permits –All necessary permits and entry fees.
  5. Professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
  6. Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and return (According to itinerary)

The trek fees does not include

  1. Any kind of personal expenses.
  2. Food during the transit.
  3. Insurance.
  4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Note : Normally HT expects you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.

Charges of offloading backpack:-

INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance

INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri

The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have a waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.