Treks & Trails : Kedarkantha
Kedarkantha peak, situated in the mountains of the tons river valley is a beautiful ridge peak; easily accessible anytime of the year. The trek goes through the Govind national park and gives you ample time to soak in the flora and fauna of this protected area. The summit lies at an altitude of 3850m and reaching the Kedarkantha summit is very satisfying as you are rewarded with views of peaks like the Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Black peak and Ranglana.
A 4 NIGHT 5 DAYS TREK TO KEDARKANTHA
Day 1 Reach Dehradun at 5 am in the morning. Drive to Sankri.
Reach Sankri (6,450 ft) by the evening.
Meet the trek guide and way to hotel/homestay in Sankri. If time permits you can explore the village or just walk around Sankri. Overnight Stay with dinner.
5kms Trek from Sankri (6,450 ft) – Juda ka Talab (9,100 ft)
Gear up for the first day of trek. Walk for a couple hundred meters towards the road that leads to Taluka and you will see a big hoarding of Uttarakhand Tourism. The route to Kedarkantha gets a diversion on the right after walking for another 5 minutes.
There is a steep climb involved as soon as you take right. The trail goes through the beautiful forest of oak, birch & deodar. The sound of some minor streams flowing through rocks will please your ears. It just takes around 3 hours to reach Juda ka Talab . Juda ka Talab is a beautiful lake surrounded with trees on one side and lush green elevated meadow on all the other sides. It is situated at an altitude of 2800 mts above sea level.
After spending some tome time Juda ka Talab, we will trek towards Kedarkantha base camp.
You’ll encounter couple of picturesque spots that are ideal for camping. After roughly walking for an hour and a half you’ll reach Lower Kedarkantha Base Camp. There are a couple of shepherd huts in this region which are often used as kitchen area.
Continue walking uphill through a patch of dense forest and after climbing for an hour you’ll reach Kedarkantha Base Camp perched at an elevation of 3450mts above sea level. Watch out for the sunset as it is a spectacularly beautiful sight to see the mountains painted with golden hues.
Trek from Juda ka Talab (9,100 ft) – Kedarkantha base camp (11,200 ft) - Kedarkantha Summit (12,500 ft)
Start trekking early from Kedarkantha Base Camp because it is The Summit Day. The climb is moderately steep and the views are rewarding. The trail goes pierces through the oak forest and opens up to a straight climb through northern ridge. In roughly less than two hours time you’ll reach Kedarkantha Summit from Kedarkantha Base Camp.
A wide view of Himalayan peaks will greet you at the summit, spend quality time there. Gangotri & Yamunotri ranges are also distinctly visible from the peak. The Kedarkantha Summit is situated at an altitude of 3900mts above sea level, equivalent to several peaks in the French Alps. Try and spend a good time at the summit if the weather is clear. Descend to Base Camp, night stay at Kedarkantha Base camp.
Trek from Base Camp – Hargaon(8,900 ft) – Sankri (6,450 ft)
During the trek to Hargaon, the trail is beautifully laid on the gentle slopes between oak and pine forest. It will take around 2 hours for you to reach Hargaon Campsite from Kedarkantha Base Camp. Continue the decent till Sankri, enjoy the scenic beauty. Spend quality time in the evening at our homestay in Sankri.
Drive to Dehradun/Delhi.
After breakfast in the morning, Board a cab/bus and leave for Dehradun. Our trek services will end at Sankri
THE COST OF THE TREK IS
INR 7500 SANKRI TO SANKRI
INR 8500 DEHRADUN TO DEHRADUN
INR 10000 DELHI TO DELHI
Travel depending on package chosen
All Meals during the trek
Stay arrangements during the trek
Maharana Pratap ISBT
Yudhister Setu, Inter State Bus Terminal, Kashmere Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110006