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Overview

Duration                  : 06 days
Difficulty                  : Easy 
Start / Finish           : Dehradun
Nearest Town         : Mussorie
Altitude                   : 12500 Feet

 

Day 01:  Assemble time & point will be 06:30 A.M at Dehradun Railway Station.

Day 06:  Drop off time and point will be 06:30 P.M. at Dehradun Railway Station.

Kedarkantha Trek is a classic 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 Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The drive to Sankri (From where the Kedarkantha trek starts) is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Mussoorie, Purola, Mori, Netwar, Motwat along the Tons River Kedarkantha trek is one the easiest treks in the Himalayas to enjoy thick snow cover. The Kedarkantha trek campsite is great for birding and surrounded by beautiful snow peaks.

5 Nights 6 Days 06 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, and more Singtur Range, Uttarakhand
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • 02 Night Homestay / Guest House / Hotel accommodation in Sankri on triple / quad sharing basis.
  • 03 Nights tented accommodation (Twin Sharing for Couples)
  • All Veg Meals from day 1st Dinner to till Day 6th Breakfast.
  • Morning – Evening Tea/Coffee with light snacks.
  • All fees and Permit (for Indians).
  • Basic First Aid Medical kit wit Oxygen cylinder and Oxi meter.
  • Crampons if required.
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Leader  and support staff.
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and return.
  • Note: The accommodation will be separate for male and females.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals during transit.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Any fees and permits ( for non-Indians).
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in above inclusions.
  • Cost Escalation due to "Force Majeure" and evacuation charges.
  • GST @ 5%
Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Sankri (6,450 ft, 220km, 8 hours)

We will leave from Dehradun by 6:30 am and reach Sankri  approximately by 5:00 pm. Sankri is a beautiful small village  which has a few small dhabas and shops. We would be  staying overnight in a guesthouse slightly up the road. We  would reach Sankri at the time of sunset, which makes for a  beautiful setting, as the Swargarohini peaks stand over the  ridges beyond Sankri. 

Day 2: Trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab (9,000 ft, 4km, 5 hours)

Today, we will leave for trekking and reach our campsite,  Juda ka Talab. We will leave at around 9:00 am after a  sumptuous breakfast at the guesthouse. We will leave  Sankri passing through another small village of Saur, from  where the trail takes us to Kedarkantha. The path goes  through pine forest until we reach a ridge, which opens up  into a wide trail. After we have completed almost a quarter  of our trek, we would catch up to the stream, we have been  hearing. This is the last spot to fill water bottles until Juda ka  Talab. As we carry on the same trail, we go through pine and  maple forests and the trail becomes dense and narrow  again until you reach Juda ka Talab. Juda ka Talab makes  for a perfect campsite with a large lake on the left and  dense pine and oak forests on the right. The lake was once  two lakes that are now conjoined to make one. Enjoy the  sunset with evening snacks and explore the area. 

Day 3: Trek from Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base (10,600 ft, 4km, 4 hours)

Today, we start our day with hot tea and breakfast and then  head towards Kedarkantha Base. As we leave Juda ka  Talab, the trail is straight and rises to an elevation at the  edge of the lake and goes into the dense pine forest. As we  continue to walk on the ridge for another half an hour, the  ridge opens out to another open field. You will find a  shepherd’s hut here where you can take a break and relax  for a while as we have less than a thousand feet to climb to  the Kedarkantha base. After a short climb, in the shadows of  oak trees, the route opens up into a field again. Look behind  to absorb and enjoy the panorama of snow ranges  surrounding Kedarkantha peak. As we climb up higher,  usually over snow, we reach our destination, Kedarkantha  base camp site. Snow- capped mountains like Ranglana,  Kala Nag, Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, stretch from your  right to your left.

Day 4: Trek from Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Peak and back to Kedarkantha Base (12,500 ft, 6km, 7-8 hrs)

We wake up a bit early for the beautiful sunrise from the  Kedarkantha base; the Kedarkantha peak is clearly visible  from the base. We then move forward with our day with a  hot cup of tea and breakfast. 

There are many trails to go up to Kedarkantha Peak, the  best route is from the northern elevation of the summit, it  takes 3 hours to climb the summit from the campsite. The  mountain top is marked by a trishul-like arrangement of  stones that points to the sky. The mountain top gives a 360°  view of the snowy mountains of Uttarakhand. The Gangotri  and Yamunotri , Chansil and Kinnaur Kailash are a few of the  ranges that are visible from the top. There is a straight  forward descent from the peak to the Kedarkantha base,  the route we would take is full of oak and pine trees and  many frozen streams. We reach back in the evening and  finally relax after an eventful day.

Day 5: Trek from Kedarkantha Base to Sankri (6400 feet, 6km, 4-5 hrs)

Today, we head back to Sankri after we fill our stomachs  with sumptuous breakfast. The path to Sankri is filled with  stones and is basically a descent through pine trees with a  stream on our left which is a good spot to fill water. We start  on this path walking past the cluster of four huts and  through deep dark pine forest that engulfs the route as it  moves further away from the ridge. The hike route gets even  more beautiful as it spirals down to a pine forest that leads  to Hargaon. The trail evens out and progressively goes  downhill through pine forest to come to another ridge. From  this elevation point, we can view the open Har ki Dun valley  and as we climb down, we encounter apple orchards and  potato farms. The trail divides numerous times and each  division leads to a dierent part of Sankri. In the evening, we  reach the guesthouse and enjoy dinner there before we  head to our beds to rest.

Day 6: Sankri – Dehradun Drive back (220km, 10-11 hours)

We start our 10 hour long drive from Sankri to Dehradun  after breakfast. The drive would be one a kind with pine  forests and rivers as your view as your drive down. We will  stop for lunch in between to enjoy food in the midst of such  beauty. We will reach Dehradun by 8:00 pm.

Pickup point
Kedarkantha, Singtur Range, Uttarakhand, India View on Map