If you want to witness the miracles of Mother Nature, Kedarkantha has more to offer than you ever desired for. The magnetic Himalayas possess the mesmerising beauty to swear by. Talking about the landscape, it has snow-capped mountains kissing the never-ending blue sky in the horizon. The invincible pointy peaks touch the sky like it’s very easy to summit. If you’re looking for a short fun-filled vacation in the North, then Kedarkantha can be you go. It is an adventure trek combined with comfortable trip, that suits everybody. The best part is, you can enjoy the beauty of Kedarkantha during any time of the year. It has something unique to offer in every season. Although if you’re here to look out for snow-capped mountains then winter is the perfect time for your visit.
Kedarkanth is plush with mountain lakes, greenery and rich flora and fauna. The wilderness is less polluted as compared to other mainstream hill stations. The balmy, solitary villages give you a glimpse of a paradoxical life as yours. If you want to detox your mind from the cobwebs of the citylife, Kedarkantha is for you.
Every year, hundreds of thrill seekers flock at Kedarkantha to enjoy some time in solitude and peace. It is very popular for its picture-worthy sunrises which enliven up the entire mountain-lined landscape. Even in the night, you will get a sky view that will take your breath away. Hundreds of kilometres away from the city pollution, the sky in the mountains are clear and laden with stars. This postcard view will be photographed in your memory forever.
Kedarkantha: A Glimpse
Kedarkantha is seated at a height of 12,500 feet, offering a terrace view to the widely-spread Himalayas. Kedarkantha is a magnificent mountain peak in Uttarakhand, situated in a less-explored wilderness. It is located within Govind Ballabh Wildlife Sanctuary and Govind Ballabh National Park. During its trek, you can witness a wide array of sceneries ranging from snow-covered trails to pine lined mountains.
If you’re looking out for a short respite from the city life, then you can enrol for the Kedarkantha trip with us. Here is a detailed itinerary for Kedarkantha trek.
Note: Excluding Dehradun (local transfer from Dehradun to Sankri and return is not included in the price)
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Sankri, Uttarakhand|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 10:00 AM|
|ALTITUDE||3,800 m (12,500 ft)|
Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri
Early morning, you will meet at the starting point where your journey to Sankri will begin. The 10-11 hours of drive will take you through Mussoorie, Damta, Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Naitwar. However, the booking doesn’t include the lunch for the day, hence you are advised to pack your lunch or rely on the stalls and restaurants. The package excludes the transportation from Dehradun to Sankri. After reaching Sankri, we will be handling your lodgings and food.
Day 2: Sankri to Juda Ka Talab
On Day 2, you will start early with a sumptuous breakfast. After the meal, you will start your trek to Juda Ka Talab. The trek will involve a lots of friendly Bhutia dogs, tree-lined trails and dissolving forest. At the end of the day, you will reach Juda Ka Talab, where a camp will be set. In the camp, you will enjoy a nutritious lunch enjoying the pristine view of Himalayas. Relish a cup of tea with the setting sun and wake up to a glittering sunrise in the morning.
Day 3: Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp
We start early at Juda Ka Talab with a light breakfast. The 4 kilometres of trek will take you through pine and oak lined trails with open highlands below the summit. As you move forward in your trek, you will find vast meadow in front of the snow capped Dhauladhar Ranges. That’s where the base camp will be set up. The campsite is picked in order to provide you maximum comfort and picturesque view surrounding you. You can enjoy solitude or spend some quality time with your loved ones. This nature’s lap has an ambience to offer to everyone. We spend the night here and begin the trek next morning.
Day 4: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Kedarkantha Peak and back to Hargaon
Day 4 is going to require you be full of energy. It will keep you on the move as you will be trekking first to Kedarkantha peak and then descending to Hargaon. The 6 kilometres of trek will take you around 7 hours. Starting in the morning, you will reach Kedarkantha in few hours and then come back to the base camp for lunch. After having a sumptuous meal, you will be moving to Hargaon campsite. The trail is surrounded by dense forest on both sides. It’s a demanding trek of 3 hours but the beauty around you will keep you high with energy. You will spend the night in the tents, making the entire trip even more exciting.
Day 5: Hargaon to Sankri
Early in the morning, you will begin your journey to Sankri. It will be a 6 kilometre long trail which will span around 4 hours. After breakfast, your journey will begin through stone paved trails which lead to a ridge that offers a panoramic view of Har Ki Dun valley. By evening, you will be at Sankri. At the flea market, you can shop for hand made goods, dolls, home décor items for your friends and family. Local dishes are worth an experience here. You will be provided overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 6: Sankri to Dehradun
In the morning, we will arrange a transport for you to Dehradun. It will be a 200 kilometre drive which will take around 10 hours.