For those of you who are looking for some thrilling adventure then Kedarkantha trek is
perfectly made for you. Decorated with a beguiling magnificence of falling snow and
bordered with pine trees, The Kedarkantha Peak is a standout amongst the most
looked for after snow trekking destinations in India. You will start this trek from
Dehradun which is another beautiful destination. The drive to Kedarkantha takes you
through Mussoorie, and some of the scenic beauty of the region till you reach Sankri.
During your trek, you will come across some of the majestic sights of the
snow-capped Himalayas, the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, a myriad collection
of flora and frozen ponds. As you continue your trek you will also see remote towns
where ladies and children are busy taking, bundles of wooden logs, wooden sticks and
dry leaves to use them for cooking and set up bonfires at night. Kedarkantha trekking
package gives you that perfect trekking experience that you have been
long waiting for.
Haridwar has a railway station which is well-connected from all metropolitan
cities and nearest airport is Dehradun – Jolly Grant.
One of the most popular winter treks in Uttarakhand, Kedarkantha Trek is a trekker’s
delight and rookie’s rite of passage due to its relative ease. Covered in sparkling snow
during winters, this trek offers breath-taking view of the majestic Himalayan peaks. It
also offers trekkers a unique opportunity to experience the life in the remotest of
villages in dead winter!
Distance: 200Kms | Time Taken: Drive / 6-7 Hrs
•Today you will start your drive from Dehradun to reach Sankri.
•This is an enjoyable drive initially along the Yamuna and towards the latter part along the beautiful Tons River.
•There are very beautiful pine forest sections along the drive today.
•Upon reaching Sankri we will check into the scenically located campsite.
•Overnight stay at Sankri.
Distance: 8Kms | Time Taken: Trek / 7-8 Hrs
•After a leisurely breakfast, you will set out on the hike.
•Walking to Saur village and from there you will start climbing up.
•Reach a small lake/pond called Juda-ka-Talab.
•Camp here for the night.
•Overnight stay at Juda – Ka - Talab.
Distance: 6Kms | Time Taken: Trek / 6-7 Hrs
•Post breakfast begin the trek towards Kedarkantha base, our destination for the day.
•The route is beautiful with vast fields of snow and patches of green in between them.
•The Kedarkantha base campsite is an open snow ground surrounded by trees.
•This site has been chosen keeping in mind the safety aspect and is a wonderful place to set up a camp.
•Here one can rest at Gujjar huts for safety back, in case the weather is harsh.
•From nearby get fabulous views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch & Kalanag peaks.
•Overnight stay at the base camp of Kedarkantha.
Distance: 8Kms | Time Taken: Trek / 7 - 8 Hrs
•Start quite early about 2.00AM in the morning and it consumes around 7 to 8 hours to get to the summit.
•You get to see all the mountains of the Yamunotri and Gangotri range and also Kinner Kailash range and other ranges in Himachal.
•Also, there are some great views of the underlying valleys.
•After spending some time at the summit start descending and walk all the way down to Hargaon base camp.
•Overnight stay at the base of Hargaon.
Distance: 188Kms | Time Taken: (Trek / 4 - 5 Hrs) (Drive / 6 - 7 Hrs)
•After a hot cup of tea and breakfast, we will start descending to Sankri.
•Continue on the trail and the views get really exciting as we start to get a glimpse of the tips of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.
•Your trip ends here.