Kedarkantha is considered as one of the most beautiful and popular trek in Uttrakhand. It is a classic winter track with some of the best views of the mountains . Very rarely you will find stunning clearings on a trek that makes way for some rest spots and beautiful campsites.
The biggest reason this trek is unique is its beautiful forests. All three routes have beautiful diverse forests that will totally immerse you in.
Kedarkantha trek is located at an elevation of 3800 meters. Kedarkantha trek lies in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It starts from a small but busy village of Sour-Sankri which is in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary national park. If you visit it once, then no doubt you will definitely visit here again. The charm is the most beautiful thing about this place .
Trekkers have to go through the wildlife sanctuary to reach the Kedarkanth trek. Trekkers reach Juda Ka Talab after crossing the wildlife sanctuary. The Juda Ka Talab is an attractive pond surrounded by green pastures of maple, oak, and pine trees. Trekkers can relax here if they want.
Another feature of this trek is its footsteps. Juda Ka Talab, which is a thrill itself to see it in winters, while the base camp is also in a very beautiful place which is white in winters and full of green color the rest of the time. From here, the view of all the treks is easily visible from Har Ki Doon Valley and Ruinsara Valley Bali Pass, Borasu Pass, Sarutal,Fachu Kandi Pass Trek.
you will start your drive from Dehradun to reach Sankri. This is an enjoyable drive initially along the Yamuna and towards the latter part along the beautiful Tons River. There are very beautiful pine forest sections along the drive today. Upon reaching Sankri we will check into the scenically located campsite. Overnight stay at Sankri
After a leisurely breakfast, you will set out on the hike.
Walking to Saur village and from there you will start climbing up.
Reach a small lake/pond called Juda-ka-Talab.
Camp here for the night.
Overnight stay at Juda – ka – Talab
Post breakfast begin the trek towards Kedar Kantha base, our destination for the day.
The route is beautiful with vast fields of snow and patches of green in between them.
The Kedar Kantha base campsite is an open snow ground surrounded by trees.
This site has been chosen keeping in mind the safety aspect and is a wonderful place to set up a camp.
Here one can rest at Gujjar huts for safety back, in case the weather is harsh.
From nearby get fabulous views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch& Kalanag peaks.
Overnight stay at the base camp of Kedarkantha
The distance to the summit is not long but is reasonably steep and walking on snow makes it more tiring and time-consuming.
Depending upon the snow conditions select the best route leading to the summit.
Start quite early about 2 am in the morning and it will take anywhere between 7 to 8 hours to get to the summit.
You get to see all the mountains of the Yamunotri and Gangotri range and also of Kinner Kailash range and other ranges in Himachal.
Also, there are some great views of the underlying valleys. After spending some time at the summit and will start descending and walk all the way down to base camp.
Overnight stay at the base of Kedarkantha
After a hot cup of tea and breakfast, we will start descending to Sankri.
Continue on the trail and the views get really exciting as we start to get a glimpse of the tips of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.
Arrival at Sankri for the night.
Overnight stay at Sankri
After breakfast board the vehicle and start driving back towards Dehradun.
Arrive in Dehradun by around late afternoon or evening.
Your trip ends here.