Standing tall and mighty at an elevation of 12,500 feet, Kedarkantha is a majestic mountain peak of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. It is located within Govind Ballabh Wildlife Sanctuary and Govind Ballabh National Park. Kedarkantha trek treats you to an exotic array of flora and fauna all through the trek,
Whether trekking on snowy winter trails or traversing your way through glossy green pine forests, Kedarkantha trek is a trekkers delight.
If you are seeking a short rendezvous from the mundane routine of city life then Kedarkantha trek is bound to soar your spirits.
Kedarkantha the word itself conjures beautiful images in your mind. The image of Lord Shiva sitting atop an imposing Himalayan mountain, showering his blessings to the world underneath is one of the first images that titillates your senses. Located at an altitude of around 12,500 feet, the Kedarkantha summit is the majestic mountain peak bedecked in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand.
Even though Kedarkantha Trek is an ideal destination during all seasons, it is one of the most sought-after winter treks in India. Trekkers marvel at this amazing trek which flatters you with snow till the end of April. The snow-capped peaks encompassed by tall trees offer mesmerizing views from altitudes as low as 10,000 feet.
Snow starts to set in around the middle of December and stays as late as the first week of April, which makes this a perfect choice for people who are looking to trek in winter. If you want to walk through verdant green forests and myriad flowers with views of snowy peaks, then summer is the time to go. Whichever month you choose, you not be disappointed. The trek is great throughout the year except from the monsoon months, and it will be a tough choice to make when you want to go on this stunning trek.
Trek to Kedarkantha is an all-season activity. However, you can better plan your trip if you visit it during the season that best suits you. You might love to explore Kedarkantha in its greenest glory when the meadows, trails, and campsites are fresh with new leaves and blooming flowers. The region gets enough rainfall during the monsoon months and you witness pretty waterfalls sprout up in the hills. The dark and grey clouds hovering over the mountains make for a beautiful sight
Total distance 210 km (10 Hours journey) via mussoorie
Mode of journey – By taxi
Altitude – Sankri base camp – 1920 Meters
Night stay – In Guest Houses.
Last ATM- Purola village
Rockclimber provides transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station/ISBT early in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am.
Enjoy breakfast and lunch on the way in beautiful environment. After the identification at Mori check post, travels will reach our base camp Sankri. It will be a night stay in the guest house after the dinner.
Short briefing about our next day trek will be conducted by the guides. We request our trekkers to understand those points for smooth journey without causing harm to ourselves and our mother nature.
Trek Distance -4.5 Km – 5 Hours Trek
Altitude – Juda ka talab – 2700 Meters
Night Stay – Camp in tents – on twin share basis
After a relaxing night and nutritional breakfast, we will head from Sankri to Juda Ka talab around 9am. It will be 4.5km journey which will take approximately 4-5 hours to reach our todays destination Juda Ka talab.
Trekkers can take short breaks and can enjoy the view over a cup of tea or delicious Maggie in the tea points on our journey for today.
Lunch will be provided after reaching Juda ka talab. Enjoy your day in the laps of nature, click some interesting pictures and have fun with co-trekkers. Enjoy Tea with some snacks and soup in the evening followed by nutritional dinner.
Trek Distance 2.5 Km – 3 Hours Trek
Altitude – Kedarkantha basecamp – 3200 Meters
Night Stay – Camp in tent- on twin share basis
After a morning tea and breakfast, head towards kedarkantha base camp from where kedarkantha peak is clearly. Today we will cross the greenery and notice the white snow.
Journey for today is the shortest and most comfortable one.
After trekking about 3 hours, we will reach base camp where you will get enough time to capture the inner beauty of Himalayas.
Enjoy today’s menu and get ready for next day’s trek to kedarkantha peak. Gaiters and crampons will be provided to the trekkers so that they can walk comfortably in snow.
Trek Distance 9 Km – 6/7 Hours Trek
Night Stay – Camp in tent- on twin share basis
And finally the day has come for which we were waiting. Yes capturing the mesmerizing sunrise from the Kedarkantha peak.
So wake up early and get ready at 3 am in the morning to witness the jaw dropping view. Have your breakfast and tea, collect your refreshments and where your gears (gaiters, crampons, head torch, polarized sunglasses and water bottle).
Start taking deep breathes and a steady foot’s to climb the peak. Make sure you don’t rush in darkness and drink water in sips while seating or standing. The ascent is long but it is worth full once you reach the peak.
Spend some time with your co-trekkers in the sunrays and then get ready for the descent. This part of trek is going to be fun as you are going to slide on the snow to shorten our long distance. Believe me this will be your best experience. Make sure to get your ponchos for smooth sliding. Soon you will reach your base camp.
Take rest and enjoy your lunch. Shortly we need to leave for Hargaon for our todays night stay.
Trek Distance 5 Km – 5 Hours Trek
Night Stay – Guest house – on twin share basis
Today morning we will head to Sankri after tea and breakfast. On the way we will witness many view points and apple orchards. Make sure that we don’t harm the orchards as they are bread and butter for the locals here.
After reaching Sankri, guest room will be provided to the trekkers. Enjoy your meals. You can also help the locals by buying some goods such as rajmas, fruits and many other organic things. Feel the uttrakhandi culture.
Distance 210 Km – 10 Hours Trek
Mode of journey – Bay taxi
Today – It is your last breakfast on this trek with Rockclimber team. The certificates will be given and we will bid you all a goodbye from Sankri.