Kedarkantha Trek

6 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS
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Description

Kedarkantha the Prominent winter trek in Garhwal Himalayas Uttarakhand INDIA

Kedarkantha is perched at an altitude of 3,800 m in Uttarakhand. And, the Kedarkantha trek offers six days vacation with the taste of perfect adventure and jaw-dropping experiences.

Therefore, Kedarkantha trek is the prominent winter trek! It has got unmatched beauty in winters.
The trail hides in a thick blanket of snow almost winter. The lush verdant forests Usually turn white, making it a small wonderland. As a result, The Kedarkantha trek is not only for experienced trekkers but for amateurs and children too.

kedarkantha-summitKedarkantha Summit

Why Kedarkantha Trek?

Kedarkantha is a beautiful place and the sacred abode of Lord Shiva! According to mythology and beliefs, this is the favorite place of Shiva.

First of all People of village Saur, Sankri, Sidari, Kotgaon, Pati Sigtur believe that when Adi Shankaracharya started telling about God and Goddess, then he heard a sound of a cow which came from Leka Dannda.

Therefore, he proceeded to Kedarnath instead of Kedarkantha because he did not want to be late while making the temple the reason now the temple of Shiva is in Kedarnath instead of Kedarkantha.

On the peak is the temple of Lord Ganesha, where a unique statue can see which is highly worshipped by the people. Nowadays also the villagers, after 15th July, organize a grand fair at the top of Kedarkantha, and the people from almost 36 villages attend it with pure heart and devotion.

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Base Camp Kedarkantha

Kedarkantha is one of the most beautiful places in India with the best panorama mountain views! It remains covered in snow most of the time and is the most loved winter destination among trekkers.

Now, it is in the league of India’s Top Most Winter Treks! This magnificent place attracts people all across the globe. If you are in search of tranquility and beauty, then no other site can beat Kedarkantha.

Sometimes, trekkers talk to villagers about how lucky they are to live in such a heavenly place amidst the serenity. And, yes, in reality, whoever visits this place take unforgettable memories to cherish.

The villagers so heartily welcome trekkers that they surely come again to do another trek. The nature of Uttarakhand – meadows, rivers, streams, birds, animals, and flowers everything is attracting people to visit it. Uttarakhand is no less than a paradise, which is also known as Devbhoomi.

Kedarkantha trek lies in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It starts from a small but busy village of Sankri, which is in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary.

If you visit it once, then no doubt you will revisit it, the charm is the most beautiful thing about this place.

Certainly, many of the trekkers feel like Sankri is their second home.

About Sankri – What Sankri is?

Sankri is a beautiful small, and busy market. There are small shops and some hotels, the most beautiful one is the Swargarohini hotel, which offers impressive scenic views of the perfect nature.

Witness unique wooden houses made of Deodar wood. You can get most of the things in Sankri because it is the primary market of 15 villages.

Sankri is the basecamp of 25+ treks. Some treks are of Himachal or Kinnaur village; some treks lead back to Sankri and others to Uttarkashi.

Around five expeditions starts from Sankri

Swargarohini HotelSwargarohini Hotel

History of Base camp Sankri

In 1970 only foreigners used to visit here and the number exceeded 20 people per day. At that Har ki Dun Trek was the most famous one, and the people highly visited it.

The number of Bengali trekkers was also high; they did many high altitude passes and visited Sankri frequently.

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 sunset is beautiful, too, but a short while of darkness will surely make you smile afterward when the moon shines.

The lives in the mountains are different; there are risks and happiness too!

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.”

Altitude we are going to cover In Kedarkantha

Sankri (1920 Meters)

JudaKaTalab (2700 Meters)

Kedarkantha base camp (3200 Meters)

Kedarkantha summit ( 3800 Meters )

Hargaon thach (2645 Meters)

Getting to Himalayan hikers Base Camp Office at Sankri

Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.

(Similarly, Special train’s from New Delhi would be best)

You can reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged, and there you can meet our office members.

Note:- Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo

Transport costs per person one way Rs. 1100/- Extra pay to Directly your taxi driver

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey  Purola is the last point where you will find ATM.

(If you want to withdraw money, then do it in Dehradun.)

Mobile Connectivity: There will be no networks during the trek. In Purola, your device will receive the networks, and at Sankri, only Vodafone and BSNL signals are there, but you cannot rely on the connectivity because the signal strength is not good. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek.

Key Points Kedarkantha trek

Duration: – 5 Nights 6 Days

Base camp:- Sankri

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)

Kedarkantha Altitude: – 3800 Meters

Best Time:- All year

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 23 Km – By taxi 420 km

Group Size: – 20 people

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)

Day 2 Trek from Sankri to Juda ka Talab (05 km) (4/5 Hours) (2700 Meters )

Day 3 – Trek from Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha base camp trek (3.5 km) (2/3 Hours) (3200 Meters ) ( overnight stay our campsite

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 )

Day 5 – Trek from Hargaon camp to Sankri base camp – (5.5 km) (4/5 Hours) (1920 Meters )

Day 6 – Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km)(8/9 Hours)

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Day 1: Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Sankri (base camp) by taxi 

Total distance 210 km8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude  Sankri base camp1920 Meters

Night stay – Our Swargarohini Hotel – on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty. Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.

After half an hour, stop at kempty fall. Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of maximum 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close to holy Yamuna River. If you want, then take a short break of 20 minutes and enjoy being around it.

Reach Mori and after 1 hour you will come across a check post. They will ask for Aadhar cards and some other details. Ahead lies Sankri, enjoy the drive and the wait is soon going to be over. Reach trekkers paradise and the main market of Sankri.

Go to hotel Swargarohini, freshen up and enjoy evening snacks in the open terrace with great views. You will be provided some details after which you can go for evening walk but be at the hotel for dinner.

Enjoy delicious dinner and spend comfortable night in the mountains.

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Day 2 : Trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab

Trek Distance  5 Km – 4/5 Hours Trek

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude – Juda ka talab  – 2700 Meters

Night Stay – Camp in tents – on twin share basis

Today, the heart warming morning is eagerly waiting for you to wake up. Feel the peace amid the mountains; no connectivity and no materialistic thing is here to disturb you, the only thing is peace.

Relish the hot cup of coffee/tea at 6:00 am and get ready for your breakfast at 7:30 am. You have to strictly leave at 8:30 am after the instructions of your guide

The trek starts from Sankri to Juda ka Talab which is 5 kms away. After a little walk from the main market witness Swargarohini peaks (I, II, III) which will mesmerize you.

After 20 minutes of hike the beautiful Saur village will come into sight, all the houses there are made of wood. Here are home stays which serve delicious organic local food.

As you move further, the forests turn more beautiful. Spot some Himalayan birds and don’t miss the sight of cascading waterfalls. The meadows and these forests are enough to attract anybody.

Some names of the local places are – Goteka, Boiroka ligudiya, Posla, Jainola, Kuwamohli and then Juda Ka Talab.

Juda Ka Talab is today’s destination which is favorite of many trekkers. This lake is present in a forest clearing. It is 100 meters long and the width is 36 m. The water is clear and reflects the surroundings. Camp amid pine trees and enjoy the night there.

Have evening tea/coffee, snacks, soup and explore the area. Dinner will be served after which you can rest for the night.

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Day 3 : Trek from Juda Ka talab to Kedarkantha base

Trek Distance  3.5 Km – 2/3 Hours Trek

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude – Kedarkantha basecamp  – 3200 Meters

Night Stay – Camp in tent- on twin share basis

Wake up and peep out of your tents to see if there is snow or the sun is shining. It is important to tell you that one day there is greenery everywhere and the other day it turns all white because of snow. This is reality, and this scenery is heartwarming!

Like other days enjoy tea/ coffee, have breakfast at 7:30 am and leave at 8:30 – 9:00 am. Today, you will be heading towards Kedarkantha base from where Kedarkantha peak is clearly visible.

The distance from Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha base is 3.5 km which can be easily reached in 2 to 3 hours. Today’s trek is short and comfortable.

Start the trek, cross an ascent, move through the dense forest and suddenly an open meadow will welcome you. Halt there and enjoy great views of the Himalayas.

Move further through pine forest and reach your campsite from where the Kedarkantha peak shines tall and relish the great views! Afterwards enjoy hot lunch.

Note: – if you are trekking in winter season then briefing is the most important part and the gaiters and crampons will be provided. So, you have to be ready at 4:30 am wearing them.

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Day 4 : Trek from Kedarkantha base camp to Kedarkantha Summit (3800 Meters) and descent to Hargaon Thach

Trek Distance  9 Km – 6/7 Hours Trek

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude Hargaon thach 2645 Meters

Night Stay – Camp in tent- on twin share basis

Today is the main day of your trek, so be ready at 4:30 am in the morning to witness sunrise from Kedarkantha summit. Nothing can be better than watching rising sun from the summit because then the views are jaw dropping. Whoever watches it gets mesmerized.

Light breakfast will be served at 4:30 am then the trek with start. It is important to use headlamps. Trekking in dark is really fun but only with professional guides. Soon you will reach just below the Kedarkantha summit.

The ascent to top is 1.5 km long but the efforts will be worth. Move ahead with everyone and the soft sunrays will fill your heart with joy. When the sun is about to rise, reach the top (3800 m) and capture some of the best moments of your life.

There is the temple of Lord Shiva and Ganesha, seek their blessings and get awe struck by the panorama views of stunning Himalayan peaks. Spend good time with your group and after an hour get ready for the descent.

The descent is going to be fun, slide down with the help of your guides. The sliding point is 2 km long, this is going to be your best experience.

Have lunch on the way, rest for sometime and move towards the campsite for today. Hargaon is a beautiful wide meadow, spend your time here and retire for the night.

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Day 5 : Trek from Hargaon thach to Sankri – Hotel Swargarohini

Trek Distance  5.5 Km – 4/5 Hours Trek

Mode of journey – on foot

Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Today morning enjoy the breakfast at your last camp of this trek. Start trekking and while descending from Hargaon to Sankri you will come across many view points and ahead reach the apple orchards.

After it reach base camp Sankri and today your stay will be at Swargarohini hotel. You can also buy some local food from here and take uncountable memories with you. Enjoying beautiful life here

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Day 6: Return from Sankri to Dehradun by taxi 

Distance  210 Km8/9 Hours Trek

Mode of journey – Bay taxi

Our service end here

Today – It is your last breakfast on this trek with Himalayan Hikers team. The certificates will be given and after some beautiful photos we will bid you all a goodbye from Sankri.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Transport

Reviews (8)

8 reviews for Kedarkantha Trek

  1. Jogesh patel

    A very beautiful natural place for mountain and snow lover. It is my third and first trek in uttrakhand region we booked with Himalayan hikers for fist time but we surprise with this hospitality,nice trek leader,nice set up with good views all thing is good for me. Specially team serve ” hot jalebi” at 12k it’s awesome expireance for like me Gujarati person. Food is always hot and team is very comparative and motivational. Keep it up and looking for next trip.
    Best

  2. Usha Adhikari

    Awesome experience, Kedarkantha was my first trekking experience , its not about only treck but also the guid and other services including food/ lodging. I and my team are like beginner for treck, but the team of guids(Ramesh bhaiya, narender bhayia and gyan bhayia) provided by Rawat ji was really nice.They all are so supportive and motivational people, it is very important to have a great guide. This team has proved to be quiet efficient in a lot many ways. They are patient for the slow trekkers, great entertainers and even greater cooks. Most important was food which was served was really giving us homely feel and commendable .

    Our experience with the Himalayan hikers was really amazing.

  3. Mansi Nagda

    Amazing experience and best part was the service
    Better ng vegetarian I always had this doubt of good food but they provide superb and amazing quality food and that’s not it
    A such an altitude where we won’t even get water to drink we would get food like almost atleast 4 times a day ( freshly cooked not packaged )

    Being a first timer and beginner in trekking we could complete it with utmost ease

    The guide and the staff is amazing

    I was in constant touch with Kuldeep ji and right from our pick up from Dehradun station and drop to.Dehradun station we did not feel uncomfortable or anything

    It was the best experience

    Also when we went there were many trekeking groups which were closed due to government regulations for their problems

    But Himalayan Hikers have their own property and you can totally rely on them

  4. Akshata Dorkadi

    I have been trekking the Himalayas for 7 years now (not too many years, I know!) But trekking is my life. I like to explore new places, new people, experience life as it comes.
    Himalayan hikers is a great team of different, warm and fun people who help you through the trek. For trekking at extreme temperatures, it is very important to have a great guide. This team has proved to be quiet efficient in a lot many ways. They are patient for the slow trekkers, great entertainers and even greater cooks.

    Our experience with the Himalayan hikers have been amazing!

    Kudos to the team!

    One can never go unless the mountains call for you. Have a great time trekking the Himalayas!

  5. pooja

    I had never been to Himalayas and Kedarkantha was my first trekking experience. I did not know much about the places and what things to carry, but thanks to Mr Kuldeep who helped a lot. It was once in a lifetime experience, the steep climb was very hard for me but the support and motivation by our trek leader “Mahendra” was enough to boost my confidence. When I reached the summit I felt out of this world and words are less to explain them!The towering mountains looked extremely captivating and the peaceful aura of this place is unforgettable. Thanks to all the mates and team members for being so kind and helpful.

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