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Kedarkantha is considered one of the Best winter treks in India. It is a captivating trip that lets you explore the awe-inspiring sceneries of the Himalayas. This trek is the best combination of breathtaking landscapes, adventure, and natural beauty, making it a perfect place for trekking lovers.
The Kedarkantha Trek is a moderate-level trek, which makes it ideal for both beginners and experienced Trekkers of India who always seek a courageous challenge.
The trek starts from a Sankri village situated in the Uttarkashi district. Twenty kilometers is the overall trekking distance that normally takes six days.
The road takes you through quaint valleys, charming meadows, and dense forests. When you climb to higher altitudes, you will see the alteration of the scenery into a winter wonderland wrapped in pristine white snow.
The peak of Kedarkantha Mountain stands at 3,850 meters ((12,631 feet), an altitude that gives an overwhelming 360-degree view of the neighboring valleys and peaks. Most summit climb starts during the early hours before or during Sunrise to let you see a fascinating sunrise over the snow-capped mountains.
Why Should You Do Kedarkantha Trek?
The Kedarkantha Trek, the Best trek in Uttarakhand, presents various reasons to start this incredible journey.
Best Time to Do Kedarkantha Trek?
The ideal time to start the Kedarkantha trekking is during winter (from December to April). The winter season gives the best climate for Kedarkantha trekking, with the delightful splendor of snow-covered scenery, amusing daytime temperatures, and clear skies.
During the winters, the Kedarkantha area converts into a winter wonderland, plus your trekking experience becomes more exquisite. The frost-covered trees, frozen lakes, and pristine white snow create a dreamlike, breathtaking environment.
How difficult is Kedarkantha Trek?
This trek is moderate and appropriate for both beginners and experienced trekkers with a modest fitness level. Though it involves some steep descents and ascents, a slower speed and proper acclimatization can make your trek manageable.
It is important to get yourself ready physically before starting the trek. Daily workouts, including hiking practice, strength training, and cardiovascular workouts, can aid you in developing stamina and endurance. Therefore, consult your doctor and do some methodical health check-ups before starting this high-altitude Trek india.
How to Reach Kedarkantha Trek?
Sankri village is the base camp for Kedarkantha Trek, which is properly connected to big cities in India. Below are some major transportation modes through which you can read Sankri.
Here is a brief outline of the typical short itinerary for the Kedarkantha Trek:
Note: 5D | 4N itinerary is also available, Prices will be the same.
Altitude: 1920 meters - 6,400 feet
Time Taken: 8-10 hrs.
Distance: 200 kms by road
Highlights: Sankri Village, Pine Forests, Tons River, Breathtaking Scenery
Embark on an extraordinary expedition from Dehradun, the Kedarkantha winter trek. To ensure a smooth start, all trekkers must arrive before 6 am. By 06:30 am, the enthralling journey to Sankri village will begin.
The distance between Dehradun and Sankri is approximately 220 km, and the journey will take around 10 hours. The route along National Highway 123 offers a picturesque drive, unveiling enchanting valleys and dense forests.
Around 22 km before reaching Sankri, the serene Himalayas and lush greenery will captivate your senses. Govind National Park, renowned for its unique flora found exclusively in this region, will also grace your path.
Altitude: 3430 meters
Distance: 8 kms trek
Time Taken: 7-8 hours
Highlights: Enchanting Villages, Rich Himalayan Flora and Fauna, Graceful Bridges
On the second day, the trek to Juda Ka Talab at an altitude of 9,100 feet will commence. The trek covers approximately 5 km, taking around 5 hours, depending on the trekkers' capabilities.
Embrace an array of thrilling experiences on the trail, overcoming ice and slush with the assistance of TrekupIndia's expert guides. The journey begins amidst a beautiful pine and maple forest, gradually ascending alongside wildlife and pastures. Along the way, quaint huts amidst verdant fields will delight your sight.
As you ascend, a grand lake awaits on your left, while the right side hosts thick pine and oak forests, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. The lake's temperature differs, providing lukewarm waters around it, whereas the rest stays cold. During winter, the water becomes a charming sheet of ice, a view to observe.
The lake also accommodates a natural passageway that caters as a water source for the locals. The trek persists across bridges, and you might see the mysterious Himalayan Langur, famous for its introverted nature.
You may also discover the sights of martens, hares, and boars in this area. Juda Ka Talab, situated in the opaque oak and pine forest, greets you with its wonderful beauty. The night waits for you with a wholesome and warm dinner, giving you a chance to delight in the lap of Mother Nature.
Distance: 6 kms trek
Time Taken: 7-8 hours
Altitude: 3430 meters - 3800 meters
Highlights: Breathtaking Sunrise, 360-degree View of Prominent Mountain Peaks, Kedar Kantha Peak
Wake up early to enjoy the breathtaking Sunrise, an awe-inspiring spectacle view that will amaze you. On day 3, you will start trekking to Kedarkantha Base, located at 11,250 feet altitude. Your trek to Kedarkantha Base from Juda Ka Talab covers nearly 6 kms, taking about 7-8 hours at a slower pace.
The splendid and delightful lake Jadu Ka Talab, covered by pine trees, provides fun-filled activities and frozen winter adventures for trekkers.
As you climb up further, the trek becomes steeper, plus your trek guide will give you instructions to go through snow slopes. Listen to your guide carefully and follow each instruction, including the advised size of your footsteps.
Again, the trek reveals amidst the opaque forests of oak and pine trees, traversing vertical ridges. After reaching 10,400 feet altitude, you will explore traces of snow that will give you a breathtaking view of nature's magnificence.
Get ready to be fascinated when the trip to the base camp unfolds surprising arc-shaped ranges decorated in snow, including the Ranglana, Kala Nag, Swargarohini, and majestic Bandarpoonch. These peaks stand tall and smugly.
At the peak, you will also find a small temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, with a holy place for Lord Ganesh. After arriving at the peak, you can catch your breath and soak in the fascinating beauty of nature.
Distance: 6-7 kms trek
Time Taken: 4-5 hours
Highlights: Har ki Dun Valley, Pine and Oak Forests, Serene Sunrise
Prepare for an exciting and challenging day as you reach the majestic Kedar Kantha Peak. This Kedarkantha trek distance covers a 6 km, elevating you from 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet, and takes approximately 7 hours. Be ready for a steep ascent that demands your utmost preparation.
During the trek, marvel at nature's vibrant colors and behold the majestic vistas of the Rupin range. When you reach Kedarkantha peak, you can enjoy the views to Kalanaag, Bandarpooch, Yamunotri, Swargarohini, and Gangotri.
Upon reaching the summit, the awe-inspiring vistas of nature will evoke a range of emotions and leave you spellbound. Descending Hargaon Camp or Juda Ka Talab Camp (whichever camp we have pitched) is also part of the day's itinerary, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the valleys and nature while spending the night at the campsite.
Distance: 200 kms by vehicle
Time Taken: 8-10 hours
Altitude: 3430 meters
Highlights: Scenic Route, Mori Town, Tons River, Panoramic View of Doon from Mussoorie
Day 5 marks the descent from Hargaon Camp or Juda Ka Talab Camp (whichever camp we have pitched) to Sankri, covering a distance of 6 km. Descending from 8900 to 6400 feet, the journey will take approximately 4 hours or longer if you maintain a moderate speed.
As you bid farewell to the regal Himalayas and snow-capped mountain ranges, your path leads back to Sankri. The trek is relatively straightforward as the distance is short. Sankri serves as the base village for several other treks, including Bali Pass and Borasu Pass. In the morning, you will be greeted by a stunning sunrise amidst the pine trees at Hargaon camp.
After breakfast, pack your belongings and follow the marked paved pathway to Sankri.
On day 6, it's time to return to Dehradun from Sankri, covering a distance of 220 km. The journey will take approximately 10 hours, so depart Sankri early in the morning to ensure you reach Dehradun by evening.
By 7 - 8 pm, you will arrive in Dehradun, so make the necessary arrangements for your onward journey to your hometown.
As you drive back to Dehradun, cherish the memories you have created during this remarkable expedition through the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas and the unforgettable experiences that will stay with you forever.
Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport is the closest airport to Sankri. It is also considered the best place to embark on the Kedarkantha trek from Delhi. You can take a cab or taxi from this airport to Sankri.
Sankri village is also connected by road, and daily bus operators run from leading cities like Delhi and Dehradun. You can also prefer driving alone or hiring a private taxi to reach Sankri.
Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Sankri village, which is well-connected to many cities across India. You can take a local bus or cab from Dehradun station to Sankri.
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Previous trekking experience is not mandatory. However, basic fitness and stamina are essential to undertake the trek comfortably.
The Kedarkantha Trek is suitable for individuals of various age groups. However, consulting with a medical professional is advisable, especially for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.
The trek is considered safe during the winter season. However, it is crucial to follow the instructions of the trek leader, check Kedarkantha weather, carry the necessary safety equipment, and dress appropriately to tackle cold weather conditions.
You will usually get accommodated in basic guesthouses or tents. The campsites offer an extraordinary experience of staying in nature’s lap, whereas guesthouses offer more amenities and comfort.
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