KedarKantha Trek is a classic winter trek perfect for snow lovers. The base camp for this four-day excursion is at Sankri Village, which takes 7-8 hours from Dehradun. This gorgeous hike offers a great experience on the hiking trails along the trail, albeit with rich forests, snowy tracks, patches of green meadows and beautiful scenic views at all times.
Kedar Kantha Peak is located in the Govind National Park in West Garhwal, surrounded by many panoramic river valleys, snowy mountains, remote villages with rich flora. It is one of the easiest hikes in the Himalayas to experience snow cover. Winters snow here begins in mid-December and runs through mid-April. The snow collides after exceeding 10,000 meters and the campgrounds of this excursion add magnificent beauty.
kedarkantha trek itinerary
|Dehradun – Sankri Distance – 220 KM , 7 to 8 Hrs Journey .|
|Sankri – Juda-ka-Talab Distance – 4 KM [Duration: 5– 6 hours trek]|
| Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base Distance – 4 km, [Duration: 3 – 4hours]|
|Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha peak Distance – 6 km, [Duration: 6– 7 hours]|
|Hargaon camp to Sankri 6 KM[Duration: 5 – 6 hours] |
|Sankri to Dehradun Distance – 220 KM , 7 to 8 Hrs Journey|
Day - 1: Dehradun – Sankri
From Dehradun, drive to Sankri via Mussorrie. Lunch will be had along the way. The drive is a delightful one as the path takes you along the Yamuna, exquisite Tons river and pine forests. Once you reach Sankri that is steeped in natural beauty, check into the hotel. In the evening, enjoy a stroll in the charming village and warm up for the Kedarkantha trek to come ahead. Overnight can be spent in the hotel.
Day – 2 : Sankri – Juda-ka-Talab
After a healthy breakfast at the hotel it’s a journey straight towards Juda Ka Talab which is based at an altitude of 9100 feet. It’s a 4km trekking journey and the approximate time for reaching the same is around 5 hours.
The journey begins by moving out of Sankri village through an extension called Sor. Once the village is crossed the road takes a wide curve and climbs sharply. Moving along the stream this is the road that moves towards the Kedarkantha
Day - 3 : Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base
The intoxicating journey continues day where the trekkers are destined to trek towards Kedarkantha base which lies at an altitude of 11, 250 feet. The distance from Jadu Ka Talab to this destination is about 4kms and in a moderate speed it takes about 2.5 hours to reach the place. The track again begins through dense forests of pine and oak trees only and through steep ridge and much more dense areas.
DAY- 4 : Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha peak; descend to Hargaon camp
The fourth day of the trek is destined to conquer the Kedarnath Peak. Today the trekkers need to hike an elevation from 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet. The schedule of the day includes hiking to Kedarkantha peak and then again descending back till Hargaon camp which is based at 8900 feet. The total journey comprises of 6kms altogether and takes about 7 hours of time in a moderate speed deally it is a long day but the excitement of the journey and conquering the peak would be far greater and much more worthy in compared to the challenges that lay ahead for the trekkers.
Day - 5 Hargaon camp to Sankri
Today the schedule is marked for descending further to Sankri which descending from 8900 feet to 6400 feet. The time for descending this approximately 6 kms long trail takes about 4 hours or more at a moderate speed. Sunrise from Horegaon campsite is the nexus of thick wood pine forest is equally beautiful. After having the breakfast, pack the backpack to descend furthermore through a more clearly marked well paved pathway.
Day - 6 Departure day Sankri to Dehradun
The last day of the trip is the departure day where the trekkers need to travel back to Dehradun. distance takes about 9 to 10 hours
you can plan how to spend the day fruitfully on your own, be it sightseeing or shopping, Dehradun will not disappoint you.
Trip ends here…