Kedarkantha Trek in Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India
Kedarkantha is considered one of the most popular and beautiful trek in Uttarakhand, India. Today Kedarkantha is the topmost trek of Uttarakhand Himalayas. The beauty of which people keep seeing, Kedarkantha Trek is a classic winter trek. The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers to see the scenic beauty and experience the life of remote villages of Garhwal Himalayas.
Kedarkantha trek lies in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It starts from a small but busy village of Sour – Sankri which is in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary national park. If you visit it once, then no doubt you will definitely visit here again. The charm is the most beautiful thing about this place. Certainly, many of the trekkers feel like Sankri is their second home.
This trek can be seen in the beauty of the Himalayas. The altitude of the Kedarkantha trek is 3800 meters. I will tell you the special thing that Kedarkantha is a triangle-shaped mountain. Which makes this trek more beautiful? , so the local people worship here on July 15 every year. Here Shiva and Ganesha are worshiped, which is spoken in the local language by Meru Bagwan!
Around here on 15 June every year. local People from 15 villages come here and pray for good health and harvest and celebrate this fair with great pomp. I am a local here, These were truly good and enjoyable days. When there were no tents, it was very pleasant to spend the night sitting under the open sky; we not only used to live like this for all the cows. Since then, the Kedarkantha trek is considered to be the best and beautiful.
The view from the Kedarkantha Summit
The special thing about the Kedarkantha trek is that from here also the most beautiful mountain range of Himalayas is seen. Which are Swargarohini Peak -I. II.III (6300 meters), Black Peak (6387 meters), Banddarpunch Peak (6300 meters) and all the mountains are seen from here like Rupin range, Supin range, Khimloga Peak, Baraadsar Lake range, Vishkhopri range, Ranglana Peak 5800 meters, etc
From here, the view of all the treks is easily visible from Har Ki Doon Valley and Ruinsara Valley Bali Pass, Borasu Pass, Sarutal, Fachu Kandi Pass Trek. You can view all the treks from a single trek.
Trekkers on the Kedarkantha Summit-3800 m
Best Time and Who Should Do Kedarkantha Trek?
I believe that these treks are for all those people who consider their second home in the mountain! I have done this trek more than 100 times; no one else knows more about this trek than I know! These treks start from near my village, today it seems like when people take this trek and there is a joy on everyone’s face. These treks are not very easy and not very difficult.
My personal belief is that people can do this trek from a minimum of 5 years to 60 years.
But it is necessary to be fit to do this trek
And you can do this trek in the year; these are the plan for both summer and winter,
For Winter Trek, I think it is necessary for people from 10 years to 55 years
This trek will be a relief and joy for the first time visitors. This trek will increase new energy and confidence in you
You can do Kedarkantha trek in 5 nights and 6 days.
And if anyone has less time, then people can do this trek in 4 nights 5 days, from Dehradun and Dehradun
The temperature of Kedarkantha varies from month to month; both the temperature of winter and the temperature of summer are favorable.
The view and the environment of the Kedarkantha trek change from time to time. These are all due to nature.
Why Kedarkantha is the most popular winter trek in Uttarakhand, India?
It is true that Kedarkantha is considered to be the most popular winter trek in Uttarakhand and the world today. Therefore, Kedarkantha trek is the prominent and most popular winter trek in Uttarakhand. It has got unmatched beauty in winters and the trail hides in a thick blanket of snow almost winter.
The lush green forests usually turn white, making it a small wonderland. As a result, The Kedarkantha trek is not only for experienced trekkers but this trek is also for the amateurs and children’s too.
The Winter view is a bit different here. There should be snow all around, snow-capped mountains and beautiful river rivulets and birds. Once someone has reached the Sankri market base camp, they have come to another world of mind, Sankri is a small and beautiful market with all the beautiful houses and hotels around, Here morning and night view here is different and When you see the sunrise and sunset view here, you will see yourself so close to the sky.
Kedarkantha Winter is different fun playing snowman sliding and throwing snow at each other’s equipment and making snowfall is even more enjoyable. Taking beautiful photos in the snow is a memorable moment and winter trek can be the best trek in your life. The best thing is that when snow falls, it is a different sight; most people come to see it.
The Moon from Sankri base camp seems so close that touching it feels possible. And, the sunrise from Sankri is gorgeous because the golden rays of the sun eagerly welcome and wake you up. The day ends, and we don’t even realize – someone said it right that we Kuldeep Ji, you are lucky that you live here. The trekkers told me if the office, airport, everything was here, they would never leave the mountains.
My only answer was – if every facility were here, then the mesmerizing beauty of the mountains would have lost somewhere. The untouched beauty is the thing that provides peace and a spark to know about the hills. We are fortunate and happy to be “Pahadis.”
Kedarkantha Base Camp
Kedarkantha Base Camp is a beautiful Bugyal. From where you can see the starting Kedarkantha Peak, Kedarkantha Base Camp is in an open ground. Kedarkantha Base Camp is a big campsite in this trek, From here you start to see views of the entire Himalayas. It is very nice to spend the night here.
Juda ka Talab is the Best Campsite in Kedarkantha Trek?
The meaning of pond is like a bunch of hair. These are seen in summer when there is no snow here. Winter, I do not see it because the snow is covered with pure The Juda ka Talab is a very beautiful camp, where there are dense forests and the beautiful Bugyal in the center, so this is considered a camp. The sound of wild
Kedarkantha Campsite Juda Ka Talab
The altitude we are going to cover in Kedarkantha
Sankri -Altitude – (1920 Meters)
Juda Ka Talab- Altitude (2700 Meters)
Kedarkantha base camp- Altitude (3200 Meters)
Kedarkantha summit- Altitude (3800 Meters)
Hargadon thach- Altitude (2645 Meters)
Key Points of Kedarkantha trek
Kedarkantha Trek Duration: 5 Nights 6 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun
Kedarkantha Cost: Rs. 7000 Per Person including all costs of the trek from Sankri to Sankri
Kedarkantha Base camp: Sankri – Hotel Swargarohini
Kedarkantha Summer Temperature: Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2° C to 5° C)
Kedarkantha Winter Temperature: Day (-2°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -10°C)
Kedarkantha Altitude: 3800 Meters (12500 feet)
Kedarkantha Best Time: All year (summer or winter)
Kedarkantha Trek Level: Moderate
Kedarkantha Trek distance: On foot 23 Km – By taxi 420 km
Kedarkantha Group Size: minimum 05 or maximum of 20 people
Group Size: – We will have a minimum group size of 5 people and a maximum of 20 people, if someone has to be private for their group, then you will be given a full date.
Short Itinerary of Kedarkantha Trek
Day 1 – Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Sankri Market – 210 Km (8/9 Hours (1920 Meters) overnight stay Hotel Swargarohini Palace at Sankri
Day 2 – Trek from Sankri to Juda ka Talab (05 km) (4/5 Hours) (2700 Meters) overnight stay Camp
Day 3 – Trek from Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha base camp trek (3.5 km) (2/3 Hours) (3200 Meters) (overnight stay our camp
Day 4 – Trek from Kedarkantha base camp to Kedarkantha summit (12500 Feet) (3800 Meters back to Hargadon campsite – 9 km) (5/6 Hours) (2645 Meters) overnight stay camp
Day 5 – Trek from Hargaon camp to Sankri base camp – (5.5 km) (4/5 Hours) (1920 Meters) overnight stay Hotel
Day 6 – Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km)(8/9 Hours)
Note: – Our service will remain from Dehradun to Dehradun – for more details please check includes or excludes
Your travel plan for the Kedarkantha trek in Uttarakhand
You can book trains, air flights, and bus tickets for your journey only according to the information given by us.
1- The Kedarkantha trek will be of 4 days and 02 days of your journey total of 06 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun
2- First of all, all the trekkers will have to book their flight and train bus according to our time table as our pick up is from 6 am to 7 am, you will have to reach Dehradun in the morning.
3- A taxi from Himalayan hikers will link you to the Dehradun railway station.
4- Himalayan Hikers organize transport to Sankri base camp from Dehradun railway station. Our vehicles leave at 6:00 am to 7:00 am sharp from Dehradun. The taxi costs pay to directly your taxi driver
5- In Dehradun railway station you will get our staff that will arrange transport for you. The contacts no Transport coordinator or our office team will give you a week ago to your departure
6- Please you guys book your transport facility according to your own time table, after Himalayan hikers take all the responsibility of Dehradun to Dehradun, that you will not face any problem.
Your travel plan for the Kedarkantha Trek
If you are traveling from Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, or Gujarat any other city, So you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a train from Delhi for Dehradun comfortably.
Option 01:- By Train
All trekkers booked yourself the,
Nanda Devi Express to Dehradun (Train no is 12206 Departure 11:30 pm: – Reached Dehradun 5:45
Dehradun Express- to Dehradun (Train no is 12687 Departure -9:10 pm:- Reached Dehradun 5:00 am
Take both overnight trains Dehradun to from new Delhi- Dehradun Special A/C train from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station the best option to you. The train reached at Dehradun railway station morning 5:45 to 6:30 am if you Meet to Our office Member – joining to our upcoming batches and Group.
Option 02:- By Air –
Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport in Dehradun. Located about 27 km for the Dehradun city. There are flights available from all states to Dehradun, you can go online and book your tickets. These are easy and easy ways for you and you also save your time, Taxis are available from the airport to Dehradun at all time costs Rs. 800/* one-way pay to directly
Option 03:- By Bus
You can reach Kathgodam from Delhi by a bus, board it from Delhi’s Kashmiri get ISBT; it is good if you are book the seats. Directly bus stand. But to get the bus tickets booked you have to come to the bus stand a little early
The bus leaves from Dehradun from Delhi at around 9.00 pm. frequent buses are available until midnight. It is a journey of about 7 hours to 8 hours.
(Reach Dehradun bus stand between 5:00 am to 6:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)
How to Reach Sankri the Sankri Base Camp?
The journey from Dehradun to the Sankri is beautiful and it is you in Dehradun. From Rajpur Road you will go and they will come to Mussoorie which is called the queen of the mountains. After Mussoorie, you will come to Kampitfall. Here you will stop for breakfast. For 45 minutes after breakfast in kampitfall, you will come along the Yamuna River – Purola, here you will stay for lunch for 1 hour. After that, you will be taken straight to the place where our team will be ready to welcome you.
Also, read about – Sankri – A Small Paradise in the Himalayas, Uttarakashi, Uttarkhand
Before starting the journey to Kedarkantha, make sure that you need payments, and then take out the cash on the way, there is no bank and ATM in Sakari Base Camp, so it is necessary for you, Purola market is the last place where you can withdraw cash from ATM, (If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)
The phone does not work well on it. Therefore, you should ensure that you do not have to make any important calls. Only BSNL and Vodafone work in Base Camp, Remember, these networks also sometimes do not work. Because the signal strength is not good. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek. Last Purola your device will receive good networks.