Kedarkantha Trek – One of the best destination to plan a trek
Kedarkantha Trek – One of the best destination to plan a trek
Kedarkantha trek – one of the best destinations to plan a trek
Kedarkantha is a peak located at an altitude of 3,800 meters within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district. A prominent winter trek in the Garhwal Himalayan region, this trek fulfill all the aspects of a best trek. The trek starts from a small village Sankri which is a very famous place and the trail takes you through picturesque places. There are abundance of trees, the streams flows through forests and you will come across lush green meadows which will mesmerize you.
Why Camping here is one of the main Attraction?
Camping here is one of the main reasons which makes this trek a bliss for trekkers, at night the stars fully cover up the sky; you can enjoy stargazing at night. This place is rich in Flora and Fauna here are a variety of birds present in this region, you can spot Himalayan Monal here and Langoor families hanging on trees. It is pleasure to walk through the woods.
Kedarkantha peak offers spectacular views of 13 Himalayan ranges. The panorama views will blow up your mind and you could not resist capturing pictures there. Snow covered peaks glimmer from a distance which attracts the eye of visitors. Bali Pass, Sarutal, Black peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) III), Bandarpooch Peak, Black Peak, Baraadsar Range, Rupin and Supin you will get fetching views of these mountains from Kedarkantha Top.
Divine aura of this place
On top there is Lord Shiva and Ganesh’s temple which makes the environment serene, villagers believe that this place is sacred and visit it every year during their festival.
Duration: 6 days from Dehradun to Dehradun
Best Season: Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov and Dec
Highest Points, Altitude: (3800 Metres) (12500 feet)
Trekking distance: (23 km.)
Weather: It gets cold during night and the day temperature is pleasant according to the season.
Winter temperatures: Kedarkantha trek (-3°C to -10°C)
Summer temperature: Kedarkantha trek (5°C to 15°C)
Location Chart:Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nowgaon, Purola, Netwar, Sankri.
Kedarkantha Trek Short Itinerary
Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri Drive (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1950 meters)
Day 2: Sankri to Juda ka Talab (05.Km) (4/5 hours) (2700 meters)
Day 3: Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha base camp (03 km) (2/hours) (3400 Meters)
Day 4: Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha summit (12500 feet) (3800 metres)
Day 5: Hargano Thach to Sankri (5.Km) (3/4 hours) (1920 metres)
Day 6: Sankri to Dehradun (Drive to 210 km) (7/8 hrs)
Kedarkantha Trek Details Trek, Itinerary
Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri Drive (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1950 meters)
Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive towards Sankri you can have your breakfast at Kempty Fall which is a famous picnic spot and is famous for a waterfall. Have your lunch in middle of your journey at Purola. It’s a picturesque drive to Sankri, you will get fetching views from your window, and the drive will be through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are beautiful places in the Himalayas.
Sankri lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, it is a village with a mini market famous for wooden huts which serve delectable food. You will see apple orchards here and greenery all around. Reach Sankri have a glace of snow covered mountains, this place is pollution free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini” Relax, have your meal and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 2: Sankri to Juda ka Talab (05 Km) (4/hrs)(2700 meters)
Trek starts from Sankri’s mini market, have your breakfast and leave early for Juda Ka Talab with packed lunch. After crossing the hustle and bustle of busy market you enter the area of Forest Department where your I.D’s get checked. When you go further you can see Saur village on your left there are wooden houses which remains cool in summers and warm in winters.
The trail is well marked and cemented and from there you can have glance of mountains, all covered by snow and Swargarohini with “Char Singhs” looks the most beautiful of them all. As you go further now you have to trek off road and the ascend starts, this climb is steep till 1km, make sure you have enough water so that you don’t gasp to breathe. Take breaks and continue your trek, the trail is through beautiful dense forest it is all covered by lush greenery.
You can hear the sound of flowing streams and chirping of birds which makes it pleasurable to trek through these woods. Today’s trek is an ascending one there are short descends. In middle of your trek you will reach a meadow a stream flows on the side, there is a wooden hut of localite which serves Maggie and tea, you can communicate with them and know about their traditional lifestyle.
After spending some time there start your trek it will take two hours to reach Juda Ka Talab, the ascend is steep keep going and you will descend down now you are about to reach Juda Ka Talab. Juda ka Talab is a famous lake amidst a meadow it is crystal clear and the attraction of that place. Reach your campsite explore this place, you will see trees all around, camping here is perfect under the shade of shimmering stars and around this captivating lake. Setup your tents here, explore the beauty and enjoy overnight stay and dinner in tents.
Day 3: Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha base camp (03 km) (2/3 hours) (3400 Meters)
Have your breakfast at Juda Ka Talab and leave for Kedarkantha’s base camp, the trail is beautiful and has got mesmerizing views of snow covered peaks and you can also take the other path of Baniya Thach, it is a short steep climb and has also got scenic views of mountains. The trail takes you through dense pine forest, it is a pleasure to walk through the woods, further this forest ends at a ridge.
After 90 minutes of trekking through the forest of oaks you will reach another ridge, cross that reach you may get tired but then a meadow will unfold in front of you from there the views are magnificent. Now, Kedarkantha summit is visible from here, the snow-capped mountains looks enchanting and the beautiful greenery makes one stare at it as it looks picturesque.
During winter season it remains covered by snow and looks picture perfect, walk over snow and under the shade of oak trees. Continue your trek and after some ascends you will reach Kedarkantha Base Camp, the view of Bandarpooch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Rangnala are glorifying and all covered by snow they look fascinating together. This campsite is the most beautiful one and the beauty of this place will leave you spell bound. Enjoy your meal here and overnight stay in tents.
Day 04- Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha summit (12500 feet) (3800 metres)
Morning in Kedarkantha Base Camp is prepossessing and looks stammeringly beautiful, witness the sunrise from there it will make your day. The peaks glimmer from a distance and Kedarkantha Peak is clearly visible from there. Have your breakfast early in the morning and start your trek towards Kedarkantha summit, there are many trails to reach this point you can take anyone.
Maronda Thach a wide meadow, Pokhrola Thach after a gradual ascend it offers majestic views of mountains which are covered by snow and the views of huge waterfalls. This place is rich in Flora and Fauna, you can spot rare species of birds here and a variety of flowers and trees. The last climb to Kedarkantha Peak is steep and it takes energy and efforts to reach there but the efforts are worth going there.
The alluring views of Swargarohini 1, 2, 3, Har Ki Dun valley, Kala Nag, Black Peak stand tall in front of your eyes, the views are panoramic from there and there are temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesh which makes the aura spiritual and divine. Visit those temples spend some time there relishing the beauty of this place then head back to your campsite have lunch there and plan descend to Hargaon.
Day 5: Hargaon Thach to Sankri (5 Km) (3/4 hours) (1920 meters)
Have breakfast at your campsite Hargao Thach, you can reach Sankri through many trials there are many options.One of the trail is mostly used which is well marked it will take you through the pine forest and it will end at a ridge from where you can get the mesmerising views of Har Ki Dun valley which is steeped in mythology.
When you are about to reach Sankri you will see huts lined up properly these are of local villagers. Have your lunch in middle of the trek and continue walking. Reach Sankri’s mini market there is our hotel named “Swargarohini” you can know about their traditional culture and their values. The combination of dark and light greenery is very soothing, have your dinner here and relaxing stay in tents.
Day 06: Sankri to Dehradun (Drive to 210 km) (7/8hrs)
After having breakfast start your journey early so that you can reach Dehradun by 6:00 pm.
Why trekking in Kedarkantha?
-Snowfall starts from December and is there till April, there are all snow covered meadows at that time.
-Different adventurous activities in one trek.
-Boredom can never strike you while travelling to Kedarkantha. Mussoorie, Nowgaon, Purola, Netwar and other beautiful places are on the way.
-The view from the top of Kedarkantha is one of the best reason of its beauty. Har-ki-dun, Purola-(Dhungira) their views are also available from there.
-Religious place, different culture you can get to about their culture from the localites.
– From top of Kedarkantha Swargarohini peak, Bandarpoonch (monkey-tail), Char-sing is visible.
Welcome to HPMA – Transport – Pick up to you from Dehradun Railway Sation Drive to .Swargarohini Hotel Main market Sankri Trek lies in the Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.
Kedarkantha peak , it is one of the most beautiful peak (360 Degree view point) in the Western Himalayas. This is god shiva , Ganpati , A delight for trekkers, both in summer and winter, this trek is accessible through Govind National Park – known for its rich variety of flora and fauna. Bugyal The trail through alpine meadows, moraine ridges, glacier basins, pine forests and ancient villages, gives you spectacular valley views and a chance to experience the wonderful slow-paced local lifestyle.
We are Per Day Climb Altitude for this trek
Note: – Level: The trek experience and moderate Kedar Kantha trek is classified Trek .We are going about (2,000 feet) in altitude per day.
Getting to the base camp HPMA – office and Hotel
Take an overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi. New Delhi-Dehradun A/C special train from New Delhi station is the best option. The train reaches Dehradun at 5.40 am. If you Meet to our office member and drive to Sankri base camp office Har-ki-dun Road Sankri .
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun
Note:- Bangalore to Dehradun Flight Available & Delhi to Dehradun
There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi, ISBT Kashmere Gate.
We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness.
Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station meet us railway stion 6:30 Am
The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”
First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –
To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.
Things you can get on Rent
Clothes to Carry On A Trek
Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)
Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.
You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.
At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.
Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.
To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.
They are useful during rain and snowfall.
(Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer etc.)
(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)
Medical Kit is Mandatory
(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)
Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit
Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe
WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY
(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)(5% GST Extra)
Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.
Note:- Hi Trekkers – on the way purola is the last where you will receive all mobile Network !!
Sankri is the last point where you will receive mobile network. Only BSNL and Vodafone, so ensure you finish your important telephone calls here. Inform anxious family members about poor connectivity during the trek.
Dehradun city is also where you will find the last ATM in case you need to withdraw money before starting the trek Journey – Team (HPMA)
Day 1:- Dehradun to Sankri Drive (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1950 meters)
Day 2:- Sankri to Juda ka Talab (05.Km) (4/5 hours) (2700 metres)
Day 3:- Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha base camp (03 km) (2/3 hours) (3400 Meters)
Day 4:- Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha summit (12500 feet) (3800 metres)
Day 5:-Hargano Thach to Sankri (5.Km) (3/4 hours) (1920 meters)
Day 6:- Sankri to Dehradun (Drive to 210 km) (7/8 hrs)
Our service end here
This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.
“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.
Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable
Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable
Less than 20 – No Refund