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Kedarkantha Trek is a high mountain peak Trek in Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Indian Himalayas. This mountain peak summit is situated at an altitude of 12,500 ft (3810 meters) in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district. This Trek in India is Considered as one of the easy & best winter Trek in Indian Himalayas. It means peoples having no experience of prior trekking can attend this trek, However, a Physical fitness is always required for any trek in Himalayas & Kedarkantha Trek is not an exception.
Kedarkantha trek starts with a long drive to Sankri from Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand, India. Sankri is last beautiful village connected by motorable roads situated at an altitude of 6400 ft. This 220 km ( 10 hrs ) journey from Dehradun to Sankri will take you through picturesque views of mountains, green valleys, gorges, and pine forests you can say it is best road drive in Indian Himalayas. After Reaching Sankri Trekking starts towards Jadu Ka Talab, our first campsite during Kedarkantha Trek. It takes 5 hours to reach this place which is situated at 9100 ft. Next day we start trekking from Jadu ka Talab to Kedarkantha base camp situated at 11,250 ft and then to Kedarkantha peak which is situated at an elevation of 12,500 ft. After reaching Kedarkantha peak Trekkers are rewarded with stunning views of Himalayas. Some of the mountains peaks of Indian Himalayas you can see from here are Swargarohini peak to the north, Banderpooch mountains, Ranglana mountain ranges to the north-east and Rupin Pass at Himachal Pradesh - Uttarakhand border to the northwest. The best thing about the Kedarkantha Trek is, you encounter all those excitement and thrilling experience of a mountain trek but in much less time and money.
Kedarkantha Trek Highlights:
Duration : 6 Days | Dehradun to Dehradun.
Age criteria : 16+ years.
Max Altitude : 12,500 ft.
Temperature : Day (12-17°C) & Night (0- 8°C)
Group size : 10 to 15 plus Explore Himalaya team.
Region : Uttarakhand, Indian Himalayas
Grade : Easy To Moderate
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Explore Himalaya Trek Manager will meet you at Dehradun railway station at 6:30 AM. He will pick you for long but scenic drive to Sankri via Mussoorie along the Tons River. On arrival Relax and enjoy your delicious dinner overnight with camping accommodation.
After warmup exercise in the morning and healthy breakfast we will start the trek around 8 AM for our next camp Juda Ka Talab. It’s a 5 km trekking journey and the approximate time one will take to cover is around 5 hours. After few streams Crossing and trekking through the beautiful trail surrounded by dense oaks forest we will reach the beautiful pictorial spot of Jadu Ka Talab. We will camp beside the small pond surrounded by Pine and Oak trees. One can have beautiful views of snow clad peaks from Juda Ka Talab campsite. Dinner and overnight stay in the camps.
Get up early in the morning to see the golden glow of snow clad peaks. After breakfast start the trek to Kedarkantha Peak base which takes around 3 hrs to cover. The trek again begins through dense forests of pine and oak trees. Just before reaching the Kedarkantha Base one can enjoy the fascinating views of arc-shaped range of snow-capped mountains comprising of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana. Enjoy hot lunch and explore the area. Dinner and overnight stay in Camp.
Today we have to hike for a long time as one have to hike to Kedarkantha peak and then again descending back till Hargaon camp which is situated at 8900 feet so we will start our hike early with a healthy breakfast. enjoy the sunrise from the Kedarkantha meadows which is a simply incredible, pure and divine. After reaching the camp take a break for lunch and refreshments. Have your lunch with amazing views of snow clad peaks of Yamunotri and Gangotri ranges.After lunch we will start our discending trek till Hargaon camp. relax and enjoy your dinner and stay in camp overnight.
Trek down from Hargaon to Sankri on well marked trail by stones. After having the breakfast, pack the backpack to descend down through thick forest of Pine and Maple trees. at some places you will have open views of beautiful Har Ki Dun valley. On reaching the base, get back to the hotel and freshen up and get settled for the day. You can explore the village and local peoples lifestyle. Dinner and overnight stay in Sankri.