Kedarkantha Trek in Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India-2021
Kedarkantha is considered one of the most hiking location and trek in Uttarakhand, India. It is best trek to fulfil your satisfaction about trekking. Kedarkantha trek is quite special because it has stunning views and it provides the best views of the entire mountains cape. Today Kedarkantha is the topmost trek of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Kedarkantha is an incredible place to stay there and enjoy the sunrise and sunset. Kedarkantha Trek is a classic winter trek. The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers to explore something new about the nature, and experience the life of remote villages of Garhwal Himalayas.
Kedarkantha’s Mountains Range are Highly Photogenic.
Kedarkantha Trek lies in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It starts from a traditional village of Sour – Sankri which is in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary national park. Sour village is quite beautiful with snow covered mountains and the sparkling tons river flowing through it. If you visit it once, then no doubt you will definitely visit here again. The charm is the most beautiful thing about this place. the Sankri is a delightful place set apart by the mountains and chilly climate. Houses made of wood look very beautiful and adorable. In sour village there are various conventions, fairs , and rituals. the people of the village wear traditional costumes and cook traditional food. Folk dances( Naati, raas,and taandi) of the area are a part for amusement and entertainment.
This trek can be seen in the beauty of the Himalayas. The altitude of the Kedarkantha trek is 3800 meters. one unique thing is about Kedarkantha trek ,is that Kedarkantha is a triangle-shaped mountain. Which makes this trek more exploring. A huge fair is organized every year on 15 June in Kedarkantha . Here Shiva and Ganesha are worshiped, which is spoken in the local language Meru Bagwan!
On 15 June ,local People come to this place from 15 villages and wish 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 experience to spend the night sitting under the twinkling starry sky, and falling asleep to the sound of the wind and flowing water.
The view from the Kedarkantha Summit
The quite unique 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), Bandarpunch Peak (6300 meters) and all the mountains are seen from here like Rupin pass 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 Dun 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 Why Should Do Kedarkantha Trek
I believe that these treks are for all those people who consider their second home in the mountain! If you want to spend your time in mountains then it is an opportunity for you .
from Kedarkantha trek you will absolutely get some experiences about life that how local people spend their life in backward areas. you will also get peace and satisfaction which everyone wants.
In the early days of my travel every time I went for a hiking or trekking trip. 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 to 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. Kedarkantha trek will offer a large number of stunning views like green stretches of land ,fresh flowing water and thick forests .The snow clad mountain tops along with the thick forests make the trip worthwhile.
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. Trekking through the forests you can see adorable sights of traditionally dressed villagers collecting fodder for their cattle. It’s beautiful area to spot various trees like pine ,oak and rhododendron.
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 which is famous for shopping among tourists. There are plenty of hotels and home stays that you can spend night in and then continue with your trek. 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.”
Juda ka Talab & Kedarkantha 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 an incredible camp, where there are dense forests and the beautiful Bugyal in the center, so this is considered a 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.
Kedarkantha Base Campsite PC
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
Duration: 5 Nights 6 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun
Kedarkantha Fee : Rs. 9,000 Per Person including all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun
Summer Temperature:- Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2° C to 5° C)
Winter Temperature:- Day (-2°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -10°C)
Altitude: – 12500 feet)
Best Time: All year (summer or winter)
Trek Level: Moderate
Trek distance: On foot 23 Km – By taxi 420 km
Group Size: – We will have a minimum group size of 5 people and a maximum of 30 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 – 190 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 – Drive from Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (190 km)(8/9 Hours)
Note: – Our service will remain from Dehradun to Dehradun – for more details please check includes or excludes
How to Reach Sankri the Sankri Base Camp?
The journey from Dehradun to the Sankri is beautiful and it is you in Dehradun. The way to Sankri is 190 km and it takes 7-8 hours to reach there, the drive is picturesque because you go through some of the beauteous places.
Also, read about – Sankri – A Small Paradise in the Himalayas, Uttarakashi, Uttarkhand
From Rajpur Road you will go and they will come to Mussoorie which is a hill station and it is known as the “Queen of Hills” it is situated at the foothills of Greater Garhwal ranges and the aura of this place is aesthetic and the environment is soothing so it justifies its title
.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.
The drive to Sankri (From where the Kedarkantha trek starts) is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nain bag, Damta , Nawgano , Purola, Mori, Netwar, Sankri along the Rupin Supin or Tons River Kedarkantha trek is one the easiest treks in the Himalayas to enjoy thick snow cover. With this, you will start seeing the beautiful mountain range.