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THE KEDARKANTHA TREK

Kedarkantha Trek lies in the Govind Wild Life Sanctuary and Govind Pashu National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

This trek starts from Sankri, and the drive to Sankri, along the Tons river, is a very picturesque drive in the Himalayas through Mussoorie, Purola, Mori, Netwar.

Kedarkantha is an easy trek, and a fabulous winter trek where you can enjoy a thick snow cover. The campsite here is great for birdwatchers, and allows you fabulous views of Himalayan snow peaks.

 

Difficulty leve: Easy to moderate.

Max. altitude: 12500 feet.

Base camp: Sankri.

Duration: 5 days, 4 nights.

Best season: All through the year, great in winters.


ITINERARY IN BRIEF

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (6,450 ft).  
 

Day 2: Sankri (6,450 ft) to Juda Ka Talab (9,100 ft).
 

Day 3: Juda Ka Talab (9,100ft) to Kedarkantha base (10,600 ft).
 

Day 4: Kedarkantha Base (10,600 ft) to Kedarkantha Peak (12,500 ft) and back to Kedarkantha Base.
 

Day 5: Kedarkantha Base to Sankri; drive back to Dehradun.


DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: 

Drive from Dehradun to Sankri(6,450 ft), a drive of 190 odd kms.

 Long, around 8 hours, but scenic drive to Sankri which goes through Mussoorie, Purola, Mori, and Netwar,  along the Tons River.

Relax. Stay overnight.

 

Day 2: 

Trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab(9,000 ft).

Wake up early morning. Breakfast, and embark upon the trek to Juda Ka Talab around 8 am. Reach in 4 odd hours, and camp beside the small pond surrounded by pine and oak trees.

Savour the magnificent views of snow clad peaks from the Juda Ka Talab campsite.

 

Day 3: 

Trek from Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base (10,600 ft).

Wake up early morning to the magic of snow clad, golden Himalayan peaks. Breakfast, and begin the trek to Kedarkantha Peak base, a hike of around 4 hours. 

Lunch under the Himalayas. Relax, explore and enjoy the surroundings. Camp overnight. 

 

Day 4: 

Trek from Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Peak, and back to Kedarkantha Base(12,500 ft).

Prepare for a thoroughly enjoyable, yet a longish, trek today. Enjoy your lunch over breathtaking views of snow clad peaks of Yamunotri and Gangotri ranges.

Savour your stay at the peak for a while, and trek back to your camp at Kedarkantha Base.

 

Day 5: 

Trek back from Kedarkantha Base to Sankri and drive back to Dehradun.

Early breakfast, and begin your descent from Kedarkantha Base to Sankri via Hargaon on a well laid out trail of stones. The walk through thick forest of pine and maple trees is exhilarating, and at some places you will find open views of the beautiful Har Ki Dun valley.  

Drive back to Dehradun, catch your train to Delhi.

Get lost in the memories forever!

 

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