Kedarkantha Trek | Kailashrath Treks
Day 1: Arrival in Sankri (6400 FT)
Arrive in Sankri, which is the starting point of the trek. The distance from Dehradun to Sankri is about 200 kms and it takes about 8 hours of drive. Cab services are frequent and readily available from Dehradun (around 5,500 INR). Transport can be organised from our side by 7:00 AM from Dehradun Railway station for Sankri, but charges should be shared by all the members. Sankri is a beautiful village in the Uttarkashi district. The entire trek route is very scenic and mesmerizing, with especially the last part in which we pass through Govind life sanctuary.
Once members reach Sankri, they will have snacks. All the members will be briefed about the trek via Orientation. Overnight stay at Sankri.
Day 2: Sankri to Juda Ka Taal (9000 FT, 5 Kms trek)
Start early after breakfast for the next campsite Juda Ka Taal from Sankri. The trek distance is just 5 Kms and is easy all the way till Juda Ka Taal campsite. Spot woodpecker on the way as they are pretty common in the region. Encounter a larger green meadow on the way, which is generally used as lunch point for the trekkers. Swargarohini peak can be seen from here. The trek is easy with full of amazing views. Overnight stay at Juda Ka Taal.
Day 3: Juda ka Taal to Kedarkantha Base Camp (11,200 FT, 4 Kms trek)
The trek from Juda Ka Taal campsite to Kedarkantha base camp is short but starts early to suit against the snow conditions. It takes around 2-3 hours to reach Kedarkantha base camp. At night, the snow-clad mountain peaks shine bright as the moon, and we will clearly see Kedarkantha from the campsite. Sleep early to get ready for the early summit push for the peak.
Day 4: Kedarkantha Base Camp – Kedarkantha (12,500 FT) – Hargaon (8,450 FT, 6 Kms trek)
Start the day early with a wake up call at 2:30 AM for the summit push. The trek is strenuous as it gets steep at few points. The trek commences at 4 AM with head torches at a slow moving pace towards the summit. Participants need not carry their complete backpack for the trek but only lunch and water bottle. They can leave the backpack at the camp itself as after the summit they will descend via the camp.
The way light comes and what happens in the sky is amazing, a variety of colours you will see in the sky. The summit offers some of the most spectacular views of Yamunotri and Gangotri Ranges. At summit we will spend some time and return back to Hargaon campsite via Kedarkantha base camp.
Day 5Hargaon –Sankri (6 Kms trek)
The last day of the trek is easy with snow slopes to descend. It usually takes around 3 hours to descend from Hargaon to Sankri. Participants can go to Dehradun today. Cabs are frequent for Dehradun.
How to Reach Sankri
By Bus: Take a bus headed towards Sankri from Dehradun. It leaves at 6.00 am from Dehradun Railway station.
By taxi: The distance from Dehradun to Sankri is about 200 kms and it takes about 8 hours of drive. Cab services are frequent and readily available from Dehradun. Taxi charges are around Rs 1100-1200 per person (Rs 5500 per vehicle – 5 seats)
Trekkers must report at Sankri village in the evening after 3 pm. POC details will be emailed prior to the event.
Things To Carry
Trekking shoes: Carry trekking shoes good grip and ankle support. Do not carry sports shoes.
Three layers of warm clothes: Carry two or three-layer jackets, fleece jackets and a padded jacket.
Two/Three trek pants: Carry light cotton trek pants. Denim/jeans and shorts are not suitable for trekking.
Three t-shirts (collared/dri-fit): Full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Carry one or two dri-fit t-shirts.
Thermals: Carry thermals (top and bottom).
Sunglasses: Sunglasses are mandatory. There will be lot of snow on the trek and can cause snow blindness.
Cap: At high altitude, the sun is extra harsh so carry a cap to protect yourself.
Water proof hand gloves: Carry water proof gloves and avoid woollen gloves as they will get wet if you touch snow.
Socks (3-4 pairs) and a pair of woollen socks: Apart from two sports socks, you can take a pair of woollen socks for the night.
Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that you don’t get wet. The trek will continue as planned even during rainfall. Your poncho should protect you rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings.
Daypack (20 litres): You will need this to carry water bottles, lunch box and personal medical kit in case you decide to offload your backpack.
Lunch box and water bottle: Every participant should have their personal lunch box and good water bottle.
Sankri, Uttarakhand 249128