A GUIDE TO PLAN KEDARKANTHA TREK

Kedarkantha trek is a well-known winter trek in India. This is one of the special treks which is accessible even during winters.

 About Kedarkantha trek

 

Kedarkantha Trek Summit which mesmerises you all along the trek path.

Kedarkantha Trek at a Glance

Difficulty level is Moderate best Suitable for Beginners

Kedarkantha Trail overwhelmed with Oak forests,Dense Pine & snow during winters, open meadows.

It pinned in the region of Uttarakhand.

Base Camp is offered from Sankri (200 kms from Dehradun)

Kedarkantha Trek is covered in the distance of 25 km (Approx)

Kedarkantha Trek Duration is of 4 days (Sankri – Sankri)

Best Season to precede Kedarkantha Trek is December to April.

The Kedarkantha trek initiates from the village named Sankri in Uttarakhand which is pinned in Uttarakhand by bargaining the altitude of 6000 ft.

 

 

Best Time to do the Kedarkantha Trek

 

Kedarkantha trek has a bargaining height of 12000 ft. It is offering it’s best time to the visitors from mid December to March. This trek is allowed during winters especially. The snow trek is much more interesting right!? A popular best adventurous trek among Himalayan ranges. From mid December ,you can observe snow fall there. And continues until April end. Actually you are allowed in any of the months in the year. But to experience the snow beauty lies here, try to visit from the months of mid December to April. Simply, a snowy wonderland will shine in front of you. Judah ka Talab and Hargaon are the most recommended campaigns of snow.

 

 

Day1: Through the transportation services drive Dehradun to Sankri base camp.

 

Day2:  Trek starts from Sankri base camp to juda ka talab.

 

Day3: Head Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp

 

Day4: From Kedarkantha base camp to kedarkantha peak and next to Haragaon campaign.

 

Day5: From Haragaon to Sankri. From there you can individually split into your desired transportation services to arrive Dehradun.

 

Kedarkantha Trek – Detailed Itinerary

 

 

Day1: Through the transportation services drive Dehradun to Sankri base camp.

 

Head to Sankri village at early morning and arrive the Sankri base camp by evening. There you can enjoy stunning sunset and village beauty. You can arrange some other things to make last minute preparations for your heading trekking plan. And get good rest at Sankri base camp all night. You can reach Sankri by any mode of transportation such as buses,cabs,taxis etc.

 

Distance: 220 km

 

Duration: 10 – 11 hours

 

Altitude: 6,400 feet

 

 

Day2: Trek starts from Sankri base camp to juda ka talab.

 

Distance: 5 km

 

Duration: 5 hours

 

Altitude: 9,100 feet

 

You’ll ahead a rough trail trekking upto 5 km from Sankri base camp through all over the lush green meadows and pine and oak plantations. From there you’ll reached to Juda Ka Talab campaign. As the name suggests ,this was an frozen lake. Actually once this was a combination of two lakes,later it was conjoined as one.

 

Day3: Head Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp

 

Distance: 4 km

 

Duration: 3 hours

 

Altitude: 11,250 feet

 

From Juda Ka Talab, you need to trek 4 km starting from lush green thick pine forests after you’ll be introduced to the sloppy mountain ranges which grab your views and moves you into Kedarkantha base camp. This was bargaining the altitude of 11,150 feet. This is the best place to enjoy panoramic beauties and snow capped mountains also includes Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag, and Ranglana etc. You are well enjoy the visualisation of Kedarkantha trek from here.

 

Day4: From Kedarkantha base camp to kadarkantha peak and next to Haragaon campaign.

 

Distance: 6 km

 

Duration: 6 – 7 hours

 

Altitude: 12,500 feet to 8,900 feet

 

Kedarkantha base camp which is iconised by a Trishul towards the sky placed near the 2 hrs travelling distance away from base camp. You are best recommendable to start your trekking before dawn not to miss out the dazzling sunrise from summit of Kedarkantha peak. Gangotri, Kinnaur Kailash and Yamunotri etc ranges will Mingle you around as inviting. From there you’ll be moved to Hargaon campsite.

 

Day5: From Haragaon to Sankri. From there you can individually split into your desired transportation services to arrive Dehradun.

 

Distance: 6 km

 

Duration: 4 hours

 

Altitude: 6,400 feet

 

Your trek starts from the Haragaon to Sankri which takes less time as you are descending. While moving back to Sankri you’ll get introduced to har ki dun valley with stunning picturesque beauties. Once you reach to Sankri you can return to Dehradun via various modes of transportation services. Buses can available only during the period of 5 AM to 7 PM.

 

Accommodation Options During Kedarkantha Trek

 

Sankri is the village which offers accommodation limitedly. There are also few hotels and homestays for staying. All are offered with reasonable prices and Homestays offer a more budget-friendly option while giving you an authentic experience of the Himalayan way of life.

 

Food Options during Kedarkantha Trek

 

Except at Sankri,its highly impossible to find tea houses and some food options like Maggie and other snacks etc. Although the chances of finding food centres are uncertain,so carrying nuts, energy drinks are recommendable. Pre planning before aheading to the trekking and resolving the issues with the accomodation and food is best thing. The ones who are planning to trek individually ,they need to carry the stove and required ingredients and fuel throughout the trek camp.

 

Permits & Local Guide for Kedarkantha Trek

 

Local guide is must and compulsory according to the rules declared by the Govind Vihar National Park of forest department. With a local guide ,you are not sure that you are safe. But you must allot a local guide for your safety and emergencies and to help over trails. And you can grab an enthusiastic and historical background also great culture invoked in there. Pre-booking during peak seasons with a local guide is compulsory. Local guide costs upto a 1000/- . And to permit you into the trek per day costs 50 INR.

 

 

Things to Carry for the Kedarkantha Trek

 

Torch which sets at your head ,a mandatory item.

A stick which supports you while you are walking.

Back pack of 50 to 60 ltrs mandatory.

Hiking shoes which are comfortable while trekking.

Rain coat

Warm clothes another pair

Water bottle,socks, extra pair.

Kedarkantha trek won’t have ATMs,so maintain and bring the cash wherever you travel there.

There are no signal towers for phones and only BSNL signal acts actively,so plan to have a BSNL sim card.

November to January is the peak season so, pre-booking is compulsory.

Bring torch lights and backpack of minimum 50 ltrs under 10 kg weight.

 

 

 

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