Said to be every trekker’s dream, the Kedarkantha trek is one of the best Himalayan treks that remains accessible in winters. Located in the Upper Garhwal, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand- the Kedarkantha trek is a wholesome package of nature, fun and adventure. If you want to have an experience that stays in your memories forever, then this trek is an ideal choice. Covered in sparkling snow during winters, Kedarkantha offers jaw-dropping views of Himalayan ranges, tranquil rivers, dramatic landscapes, picture-perfect campsites and many more.
In short, the Kedarkantha trek is a perfect mix of challenge, adventure and breathtaking views. Here’s a detailed Kedarkantha trek guide to help you with everything you need to do this enchanting Kedarkantha yatra (wink)!
Famous for being one of the few treks accessible in winters, the best time to do the Kedarkantha trek is from December to April. While trekking from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab, you’ll see the first snow on the very first day of the trek.
According to experienced trekkers, the Kedarkantha (elevation 12,500 ft. (3,800 m) difficulty level falls between easy to moderate, which means anyone over the age of five and under sixty-five can go on this trek. However, the difficulty of this trek tends to increase during winters, especially after the snowfall.
Day 1: Arrival at Sankri (Altitude: 6,400 feet)
Trekkers will be picked from Dehradun at 6:30 am in a Tata Sumo or tempo traveler a similar vehicle. The breezy drive to Sankri, a small village within the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, is a 188 km drive, i.e. approx. 10 hours.
Stay here overnight in camps, enjoy a lip-smacking dinner, and the SKY FULL OF STARS!
Day 2: Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab (Altitude: 6,400 feet to 9,100 feet)
After breakfast, we will head towards the very beautiful Juda ka Talab, a 4-5 hour of trek. The trail goes through dense pine and oak trees, offering a captivating beauty of nature. Witness the serenity scattered around this place with sunset and camp here for an overnight.
Day 3: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base (Altitude: 9,100 feet to 11,250 feet)
Start your trek to Kedarkantha base camp, a short trail of 4 km, i.e. approx. 2-3 hours. Most of today’s trail begins through dense forests of pine and oak trees. This camping site has tremendous picturesque views, and you can also soak the beauty of nature.
Enjoy your overnight stay in camps and some good music and a bonfire.
Day 4: Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Peak; descend to Hargaon camp (Altitude: 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet to
With a long trail stretching over a 6 kms trek, it takes 3-4 hours to reach the summit, surrounded by the panoramic sights of mighty Himalayas snow capped peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag. After spending some time at the summit top, head back to the campsite. Post lunch, head towards your overnight stay in Hargaon.
Day 5: Hargaon camp to Sankri (Altitude: 8,900 feet to 6,400 feet)
This is the last day of your trek as you’ll be heading back to Sankri, so make the most out of it. After breakfast, we will descend through dense pine, which is a 6 kms trek, i.e. approx. 4 hours. After reaching Sankri by noon, freshen up in your camps and get ready to experience the local culture of this village.
Day 6: Departure day (Sankri to Dehradun)
Sign off from Sankri early in the morning, as the drive for Dehradun takes 8-9 hours.
NOTE: ON DAY 6, YOU’LL REACH DEHRADUN BETWEEN 6 pm AND 7 pm.
YOU CAN BOOK YOUR TRAVEL ANY TIME AFTER 8 pm.
CHARGES FOR OFFLOADING BACKPACK
Please Note: The backpack should have a waterproof cover. It’s an adventure trek, so do not carry any suitcase/trolleys.
In case you wish to cancel your trek, please email us at trippingindia.in or firstname.lastname@example.org
1- Cancellations up to 21 days before departure date – 70% refund
2- Between 21 days to 14 days before departure – 50% refund
3- Between 14 days to 10 days before departure- 30% refund
4- Less than 10 days of departure – No refund, or you can transfer your trek (same batch date & same trek) to your friend or dear one.
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