KEDARKANTHA TREK (Winter Trek)
Kedarkantha, a spectacular Himalyan peak in Uttarakhand, stands towering and formidable at an altitude of 12,500feet, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is home to it. Regardless of whether you are trudging on icy wintry routes or crossing your path amid lustrous verdant pine woods, the Kedarkantha journey will thrill you with a diverse assortment of vegetation and animals. The name Kedarkantha conjures up fantastic images in your head . one of the first pictures that enthrals you is Lord Shiva seated over an enormous Himalayan peak, bestowing his benediction on the earth below. Standing at a height of roughly 12,500 feet, the Kedarkantha pinnacle is the magnificient mountain peak lodged in the Himalays of Uttrakhand.
- Region- Uttarakashi , Uttarakhand
- Trek Altitude- 12,500 feet
- Trek Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate
- Trek Duration- 6 Days
- Temperature- Average day temperatures vary degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius and average night temperatures hover between -10 degrees Celsius to 3 degrees Celsius.
- Nearest Railway Station- Dehradun
- Nearest Airport- Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
- Last ATM- Purola near Sankri has the last ATM
Day 1 : Arrival Sankri from Dehradun ( 210 km drive / 10 hours)
he drive from Dehradun to Sankri is an enchanting hill drive of 10-11 hour stretching over approx 210 Km ride via Mussoorie, Damta, Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Naitwar. A pick up will be arranged at Dehradun and the pick-up points and timings will be coordinated by email prior to your bookings of the trek. The booking excludes the lunch for the day and the transportation from Dehradun to Sankri. And from Sankri, we will be taking care of your fooding and lodging.
Day 2 : Sankri to Juda Ka Talab ( 04 km trek / 05 hours)
Your second day will start with a chilled morning, locals doing their daily works, mules passing by and lots Himalayan Bhutia dogs trying to get friendly with you. Post breakfast trek starts from the local Sankri road entering into the local trails and then dissolving into the forest of broad leaves trees. The path goes through Saud village and it is a gentle climb. A lot of locals, mostly women and children will be seen on the way carrying wood and dried leaves for their cattle. Walking trails of this day will be steep sometimes and sometimes it will be levelled grounds with green and dense forests running alongside you. End of the day we will be setting up our campsites which is located near to Juda Ka Talab and is a closed camping site surrounded by tall pine and oak trees and mountain slopes. We will be reaching the campsites by afternoon and staying in camps enjoying the serenity scattered around this place with evening sunset and glittering sunrise in the morning.
Day 3 : Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkanth Baee camp / Lohasu ( 04 km trek / 2-3 hours)
We start post breakfast from JUDA KA TALAB and trek through the pine and oak trees to reach the open highlands below the summit. As you move forward into the forest suddenly at the end forest trails you start to see a wide meadow stretching in front of mighty Dhauladhar Ranges. This camping site has excellent picturesque views and is the main highlight of the trek. There are green pastures nearby and the views towards Himachal are unending. You can roam around this place easily and soak all the fresh tidings of nature's gift .We camp here for the night.
Day 4 : Kedarkanth Baee camp / Lohasu to Kedarkanth Peak & descend to Hargaon ( 06 km trek / 7 hours)
It's a long day today as we are climbing on steep slopes from the west ridge of the mountain and then after reaching the summit, we return back to the basecamp and post lunch we move to Hargaon campsite. We will start early in the morning post breakfast and try to reach the top by the next morning to experience the sunrise. As we move forward slowly dense forest trails surrounding by Pine trees start to disappear. It's a rigorous and tiring uphill climb of over 2 hours but the scenic views around you will keep your adrenaline rush high in anticipation of the view from the top. At some point of this walk you will be awestruck by the 360-degree view and once everyone reaches the top, believe us it's a win-win situation for everyone. Panoramic views of mighty Himalayas range mixed with dark blue and white clouds scattered like a painting sketched by nature just for you. After spending some time on the top we head back to our campsite, have lunch at a mid point of the downwards journey from the basecamp and head towards Hargaon. Stay for the night in tents.
Day 5 : Hargaon to Sankri ( 06 km trek / 4 hours)
Today we will be heading towards Sankri from where it all started approximately 6 kms long trail counting about 4 hours. After breakfast, we will descend through a more marked well paved route, laden with stones. A trail further leading to a ridge from where you get a splendid view of Har ki Dun valley. And by the evening we reach Sankri. Small handmade goods, wooden toys and wooden home décor items can be bought from here. Local delicacies can be tasted here for a memorable experience. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6 : Sankri to Dehradun ( 210 km drive / 10 hours)
Our vehicle will drop you to Dehradun after breakfast with Sweet Memories...!!!