Kedarkantha Trek

5 Days

Trip Facts

  • Easy To Moderate
  • 12,500 Ft.
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • +5 to -5
  • Possible All Round The Year. Preferred In Snowy Months Of December To April.

Overview

Located within the Govind Wildlife sanctuary in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand at the altitude of 12500ft, 20 km trek of kedarkantha trek is ideal for all the trekkers all around the year, but the best time to visit it starts from september and continues till Feb which offers snow ladened mountain peaks surrounded by mystical pine trees. In the beginning of the journey you will find it rich in flora, fauna and wildlife including leapords, bears, Musk deer and different species of birds. The trek route is easy to moderate suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. The trek starts from a small village called sankri and 13 peaks of Himalayan range are visible from the kedarkantha peak. It is believed that Lord Shiva once meditated at Kedarkantha peak and a droplet fell from his hair which formed this lake named as Juda-ka-talab. One can witness breathtaking tangerine sunrise and sunsets from this peak and will be delighted to be on this journey.

Day 1: Dehradun To Sankri 200 Kms

Day 2: Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab Trek 6 Kms

Day 3: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base 2.5 Kms

Day 4: Kedarkantha base to Summit & (Back to Jud Lake)(13 Kms).

Day 5: Juda lake to Sankri (6km) and Drive to Dehradun(210 Kms)

Also checkout the Advisory Below-
1. Smoking and drinking are not recommended.
2. Follow the trek instructor or guide in order to enjoy a safe trekking experience.
3. No intoxication in any means during the trek.
4. Avoid trekking in nights without the conscience of trek guide
5 .carry all the personal medications to be safe in the trek.
6. All the trek takes place through eco friendly zones ,so do not encourage littering the local sites or camp sites or on the trek route.

Itinerary

The exotic and fascinating Kedarkantha Trek commences from Dehradun city. trekkers for the trip should reach Dehradun on the day before the trip commences or before 6am of the commencing date. The trekkers will be received warmly by the authorized personal from Dehradun at 6:30am for a onward journey to Sankri. Sankri is located at a distance of 210 kms on the National Highway 123. It’s a long scenic drive on a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle providing absolute comfort to the trekkers so that they can enjoy the beauty of the location. It is the scenic surroundings which increases the pleasure of reaching the destination and exhilarates the joy of the thrilling tour that remains yet to be experienced. The journey is a long one and takes about evening to reach the destination. In the midst one can enjoy the lunch break at the popular eateries having some local food and homemade spices. The last 22 kms to Sankri is all the more exciting since it travels through Govind National Park which is famous for its avid collection of flora typical of this region and not found in any other location of the country. The expected time to reach Sankri is 5 pm but since in some areas the roads are a little bumpy and rough, the time can be a little longer. However on reaching the destination one can check in to the prior booked hotel and our representative can help with the check in formalities. After freshening up, since the evening is free for leisure one can enjoy indoors and relax or can set out to explore the beautiful Sankri village where there are local shops and small market selling mostly daily goods and a collection of few dhabas. The BSNL network is quite erratic here so getting the phone lines can be a little difficult. However 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.

Though the tour starts from Dehradun but the trekking trip commences from Sankri only. Having an early start after a healthy breakfast at the hotel it’s a journey straight towards Juda Ka Talab which is based at an altitude of 9100 feet. It’s a 4 kms trekking journey and the approximate time for reaching the same is around 5 hours. 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. The trail is wide and one can hear the sounds of running streams all through but may not be in view till much further. On the way one can view remote villages where women and kids are found carrying bundles of wooden logs, wooden sticks and dry leaves to utilize them for household cooking and setting up night fire. While crunching the dried maple and oak leaves on the way up one can also view Himalayan Languars swinging from one branch of trees to another. Though they are somewhat a shy animal it’s difficult to have a gallant view of them as they move quickly from the vision’s range. Apart from this, boars, martens and hares can also be spotted in this region. The scenario however changes a lot in the summer months when the luscious meadows remain verdant green with hilly flowers of unique kind. 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.

The intoxicating journey continues day where the trekkers are destined to trek towards Kedarkantha base which lies at an altitude of 11, 250 feet. The distance from Jadu Ka Talab to this destination is about 4 kms and in a moderate speed it takes about 2.5 hours to reach the place. After having the morning breakfast set out for the next journey where the trail is somewhat straight forward and quite visible. The track again begins through dense forests of pine and oak trees only and through steep ridge and much more dense areas. 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. In the midst one can take a long break to reenergize the body and get the enthralling view of natural extravaganza in the area. Just before reaching the Kedarkantha Base one can enjoy the fascinating views of arc shaped range of snow clapped mountains comprising of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana standing out proudly showcasing their beauty. After reaching the base, set up the tent in a preferred selected place which is open and one can enjoy a clear view of the night sky. However it is advisable to be based in close group rather than in much scattered way in the dark. 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. However in such a height it is possible to cold waves so proper woolens should be carried for protection. Overnight sleep at the tent.

The fourth day of the trek is destined to conquer the Kedarnath Peak. Today the trekkers need to hike an elevation from 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet. The schedule of the day includes hiking to Kedarkantha peak and then again descending back till Hargaon camp which is based at 8900 feet. The total journey comprises of 7 kms altogether and takes about 7 hours of time in a moderate speed. Ideally it is a long day but the excitement of the journey and conquering the peak would be far greater and much more worthy in compared to the challenges that lay ahead for the visitors. The day begins early with a filling breakfast and enjoying the sunrise from the Kedarkantha meadows which is a simply amazing, pure and divine. One can bask in the first rays of the morning sun and gain as much energize possible for the day ahead. One can even visualize the beautiful peak from these meadows which elevates the excitement. The way to the top can be made through several trails but it is better to take the main trail as its keep rising at an even level. 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. The arresting 360 view of the snow clad peaks of Uttarakhand is intoxicating and beyond words to be penned down. One can relax at the top for some time and enjoy the magical beauty of nature and then descend towards base camp by noon time. After reaching the camp take a break for lunch and refreshments. Once relaxed, set out for descending furthermore to Hargaon camp. This time again, it’s a journey back through dense oak forests, pine and maple trees, shepherd huts and frozen streams. Savoring the beauty of the location and enjoying the regular clearings, which is unique of Kedarkantha trip descend further to Horegaon campsite. On reaching the campsites set the tent and mark the end of another delightful day with dinner and overnight sleep at the tent. However for the enthusiasts travelers there’s option of setting up a campfire here and enjoying the night time ambience chatting and having good time with the journey friends together.

Though the tour starts from Dehradun but the trekking trip commences from Sankri only. Having an early start after a healthy breakfast at the hotel it’s a journey straight towards Juda Ka Talab which is based at an altitude of 9100 feet. It’s a 4 kms trekking journey and the approximate time for reaching the same is around 5 hours. 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. The trail is wide and one can hear the sounds of running streams all through but may not be in view till much further. On the way one can view remote villages where women and kids are found carrying bundles of wooden logs, wooden sticks and dry leaves to utilize them for household cooking and setting up night fire. While crunching the dried maple and oak leaves on the way up one can also view Himalayan Languars swinging from one branch of trees to another. Though they are somewhat a shy animal it’s difficult to have a gallant view of them as they move quickly from the vision’s range. Apart from this, boars, martens and hares can also be spotted in this region. The scenario however changes a lot in the summer months when the luscious meadows remain verdant green with hilly flowers of unique kind. 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.

Inclusion

  • Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
  • Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  • All necessary permits and entry fees.
  • First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and retorn (According to itinerary)
  • Mules to carry the central luggage

Exclusion

  • Meals during road journeys.
  • Insurance.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything apart from inclusions.

Trekking Shoes (Waterproof, Ankle support)

Rucksack with raincover (40-60 litre)

Daybag/Daypack (10-20 litre)

Jacket : (Windproof, Down jacket, Fleece jacket)

Woolen/Fleece Clothes

Thermal Inners

Woolen Cap

Hand Gloves (Waterproof/Woolen/Fleece)

1  Raincoat/Poncho

Trek Pole/Walking Stick

Trek Pants (Windproof/Waterproof)

3  T-Shirts (Collar/Full Sleeves/Rapid dry)

Socks (3 pairs)

Neck Cover

2  water bottle (each 1 litre)

Slippers/Floaters (Non-slippery)

Lunch Box / Tiffin

Hat or sun protection Cap

Head Lamp / Hand torch

Sunglasses (UV protected)

Personal Toiletries

Hand Sanitizer

Toilet Paper roll

Sun Screen (SPF 40-60)

Moisturizer/Lip Balm

Glucose/DryFruits/Energy Bar

Personal Basic Medical kit

**Microspikes/Crampon and Gaiters Included in package

**Personal ID card (original with photocopy)

**Rent available at Sankri Basecamp

**All items above available at sankri market.

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Kedarkantha Trek
From ₹4,999.00
/ Adult

Trip Facts

  • Easy To Moderate
  • 12,500 Ft.
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • +5 to -5
  • Possible All Round The Year. Preferred In Snowy Months Of December To April.
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