Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Trek

One of the best winter treks in India. Panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, sunrise from the summit and the scenic Kedarkantha base camp will make you fall in love with the place. It’s perfect for amateurs and beginners but you need to physically fit to complete the trek.

Tour Overview

An exquisite sunrise with a view of 13 Himalayan peaks.

Standing at top of a rock with an open 360° view of the Himalayan peaks(Swargarohini, Kalanag, Bandarpoonch, Gangotri and Yamunotri ranges), on top of that an exquisite sunrise and the visible peaks changing their colors from yellow to red to orange. That’s what Kedarkantha Trek has to offer from its summit. Trekking through Deodar forest is a real treat in winter, as the trees are covered in snow and as you pass by them snow suddenly falls on you that might be something you always desired for. On a clear day, you can see the Swargarohini group of peaks, Bandarpoonch, Black peak, Bali pass which connects Gangotri and Har ki Dun valley, Devkiyara and Borasu Pass which connects Tons river valley with Baspa river valley. On the other side, you can see Uttarkashi, Gaumukh, Tapovan, in the open valley Dehradun and Nag Tibba beside it you see the entire Kinner Kailash range. You witness some beautiful sunsets in this trek, especially from the Kedarkantha base camp. One can enjoy the snow slides that can be done in some specific slopes under the guidance of the trek leader. It is one of the best winter treks in India.

Itinerary

Kedarkantha Trek - Detailed Itinerary:

Day 00: Delhi - Dehradun ( 254 km l 6 hours l Dehradun 1,466 feet)

  • Distance: 254 km 
  • Travel Time: 6 hours 
  • Max Altitude: 1466 feet
  • Pickup Point: Majnu ka Tila around 10:00 pm.
  • You will be reaching early morning to Dehradun where you will be meeting your fellow trekkers(if any).Dehradun

Day 01: Dehradun - Sankri (187 km | 7-8 hours | Altitude 6,455 feet)

  • Distance: 187 km 
  • Travel Time: 7-8 hours 
  • Max Altitude: 6455 feet
  • You will start your journey to the most scenic village and a trekkers delight which is Sankri. Sankri is 187 km from Dehradun and will take around 7-8 hours to reach. Wondering when you will see snow? If you are lucky, Sankri might welcome you with some fresh snowfall in winters. You may explore the village if it’s not dark yet or you may just enjoy your cup of tea looking at those beautiful peaks and the beauty of Sankri. Overnight stay at a homestay

Day 02: Sankri - Juda ka Talab aka JKT (4 km | 4-5 hours | Altitude 9100 feet)

  • Trek Distance: 4 km 
  • Trek Time: 4-5 hours 
  • Max Altitude: 9100 feet
  • The Kedarkantha trek starts after crossing the forest check post. If you are thinking of bringing a Drone with you its better you drop that idea because the whole region is a part of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and you can’t fly a drone even in Sankri. The trek you will be doing today to reach Juda ka Talab is of 4 km and will take around 3-4 hours. In winters you might find 1-2 feet of snow after a short trek from Sankri. Don’t forget to meet the famous Vijay Bhai who has a shop before Juda ka Talab and do listen to his soothing flute. Juda ka Talab campsite is near the Juda Ka Talab and in the month of January, it’s completely frozen. Deodar & Oak forests are guarding the lake and is a picturesque view in winters when it’s completely frozen and the trees are covered in snow.Juda Ka Talab

Day 03: Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha base camp (4 km | 3 hours | Altitude 11,250 feet)

  • Trek Distance: 4 km 
  • Trek Time: 3-4 hours 
  • Max Altitude: 11,250 feet
  • Start your trek from Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha base camp which is about 4 km and will take around 3-4 hours. The slope is steep and the trail passes through the forest of Oak and Deodar.
  • Kedarkantha is one of the most beautiful campsites in this entire trek. You can even see the Kedarkantha summit from the base camp and right in front of you is an open valley with clouds floating over it and at the back, you see Swargarohini, Black peak and few other Himalayan peaks. If you are an astrophotographer you might get some best shots of your life from the Kedarkantha base camp. 

Day 04: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Summit to Juda ka Talab (9 km | 6 hours | 12,500 feet)

  • Trek Distance: 9 km 
  • Trek Time: 6 hours 
  • Max Altitude: 12,500feet
  • Finally, the day comes for which you were eagerly waiting for the summit day! You will wake up really early today as you don’t want to miss the beautiful sunrise from the summit of Kedarkantha. Waking up at 3:00-4:00 am, gearing up with gaiters and mini crampons and start your trek to the amazing summit of Kedarkantha from Kedarkantha base camp. After an hour (or two) trek from the Kedarkantha base camp, you finally take a step at the summit of Kedarkantha and the grand views welcomes you! Spend your time looking at those beautiful giants right in front of your eyes. Live this moment as it’s going to stay with you forever. After spending good quality time at the summit, its time for you to trek down to Juda ka Talab campsite.

Day 05: Juda Ka Talab to Sankri 

  • Trek Distance: 4-5 km 
  • Trek Time: 3-4 hour
  • With all the great memories you created in this trek its time for you to trek down to the base camp Sankri. It’s a short trek and you can relax in Sankri after the three days of the trek.

Day 06: Sankri to Dehradun 

  • Distance: 187 km 
  • Travel Time: 7-8 hours
  • After your Breakfast. It’s time for you to start your journey back to Dehradun its a 7-8 hours drive from Sankri. You will be reaching to Dehradun in the evening.

Day 07: Dehradun to Delhi

  • Distance: 254 km
  • Travel Time: 6 hours
  • You will be reaching early morning to Delhi.

Covid-19 Preparedness

Covid-19 Preparedness

  • Guests will be asked to declare their city of travel and basic health status via a form before the booking. This is for the safety of guests and the hosts.
  • All the accommodations will run on the reduced capacity to maintain social distancing.
  • Ginger tea will be served daily for immunity.
  • Daily morning and evening temperature checks of all guests and staff by thermal meters.
  • All guests are requested to wear masks at all times when they are out of the room.
  • Guests are requested to carry their own hand sanitisers.
  • All rooms will be sanitized before the guest's check-in and after they check-out.
  • Hot water will be available for bathing as soon as the guests arrive at the accommodation.
  • Meals will be served separately to different sets of guests, not in common rooms.
  • All interaction between guests and hosts will be contactless.
  • The taxis provided will be sanitized before receiving the guests

Start Time

8:00IST

Varies according to sunset

Distance

20 kmkms

Approx by walk

Duration

6 Dayshours

Approx

Availability

Nov to April

Assemble Place

Dehradun

Price starts
6500
Language

Hindi/English

Difficulty

Moderate

Possible extras

Food

All meals included

Also known as

Kedarkantha mountain trek

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