The trek to the picturesque Kedarkantha summit begins in Dehradun. It is a lengthy trip from Dehradun and takes around 8 hours to reach at a height of 6400 feet. It is 200 kilometres from Dehradun. The next day, the hike begins from Sankari to Jadu's Pond, which is located at 9100 feet and takes around 5 hours to reach. This walk offers the grandeur of verdant grasslands, deep fir woods, gorgeous streams, and majestic maple trees. This is the first campground where hikers must sleep in tents. The next day, a 4.5-kilometer journey from Jadu Ka Pond to the base of Kedarkantha is required. Trackers on this path pass through beautiful meadows and hold several snow-covered peaks that surround the location for the first time. The next goal is Kedarkantha Shikhar, which is located at a height of 12,500 feet and can be a little more difficult than the others. Though the stunning ideas of the picturesque Himalayas compensate for all of the hard labour. After reaching the summit, the first halt will be in the Horegaon camp at 8900 feet, which may be reached by nightfall on the same day. The next day, it returned to Sankari across deep fir forests. The trek to Dehradun and the route forward begins in Sankari.
Day 1:– Dehradun to Mothad Kotgaon (Sankari) Drive Distance: 187 kms Duration: 6-7 hours Elevation: 1950m
Arrive at Dehradun and start your journey towards Sankri village. Drive along Yamuna and Tons river, with pine forests surrounding your way and enjoy the beauty of nature at its best. After the breezy ride reach Sankri and check-in to the comfortable campsite. Enjoy a lip-smacking dinner at the campsite. Overnight stay at Sankri.
Day 2:- Mothad Kotgaon (Sankari) to Juda Ka Talab. Where Lord Shiva once came to meditate Sankri. Trek Distance: 4 kms. Duration: 3 – 4 hours, Elevation: 2786m
After breakfast, you will set out on the hike from Saur Village and start climbing up. Along the way, we will cross several high-altitude suspension bridges and small villages. Reach the lake called Juda Ka Talab, where Lord Shiva had opened a small lock of his hair and water dripped from his hair forming this huge lake. Step out of your camps and witness the starlit sky bedside the frozen lake. Overnight stay at Juda Ka Talab.
Day 3:- Juda Ka Talab to Base Camp, Trek Distance 4 kms. Duration: 4 – 5 hours. Elevation: 3430 m
Enjoy breakfast at Juda Ka Talab, and head towards Kedarkantha base. Immerse yourself in the beauty of snow-lined path and patches of green that surrounds your way. In case the weather is harsh, comfort yourself at the safe and equipped Gujjar huts. The imposing view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana will knock the breath straight out of you. Upon reaching the campsite, mark the end of the day with a wonderful dinner and retire to the tents for the night. Overnight stay at the Kedarkantha base.
Day 4:- Base Camp to Kedar Kantha Summit | The day you’ve been Working Hard for Kedarkantha. Trek Distance: 6 kms. Duration: 6-7 hours. Elevation: 3800m
Post Breakfast get ready for the ultimate adventure. Start early at around 2 am in the morning and it will take anywhere between 7 to 8 hours to get to the summit. You will get to feel the welcoming and filtered sunrays from the mountains of the Yamunotri and Gangotri range and also of Kinner Kailash ranges. On reaching the summit, your jaw is going to drop and your eyes will not blink as you see the sun rising from the summit. After spending some time at the summit and will start descending and walk all the way down to base camp. Reach the campsite and end the day with a delicious dinner.
Day 5:- Base Camp to Mothad Kotgaon (Sankari) | Descend with the Mighty Mountains Sankri. Trek Distance: 6 kms | Duration: 4 – 5 hours | Elevation: 1950m
Enjoy the delicious breakfast at the base camp. As you descend to Sankri village, get ready to listen to some interesting local stories shared by your guide. Continue on the trail and admire the views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Arrive at the tiny Sankri village and share your trekking stories with your friends over a cup of coffee. Overnight stay at Sankri village.
Day 6:- Mothad Kotgaon (Sankari) – Dehradun. Goodbye to the Lofty Peaks Dehradun
Drive Distance: 187 kms. Duration: 6-7 hours. Elevation: 640m
After a mouth-watering breakfast, board the vehicle and start driving back towards Dehradun. Arrive in Dehradun by around late afternoon or evening. Kedarkantha trek package ends here with beautiful memories.
By Air :-
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun
By Train :-
Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi
Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)
There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi?s ISBT Kashmere Gate.
We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness.
Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station
DTHH’s Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.
Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek
You will reach Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri) by 5:00 pm
Food from dehradun to Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri) is not included in the trek cost
What is the best time for Kedarkantha trek?
Kedarkantha trekking can be done most of the year, but the best time is between November to April when the roads are submerged under a blanket of snow and the snow-covered alpines look beautiful! June to September are months to be avoided for trekking because it rains very heavily and walking gets difficult.
What is the temperature during Kedarkantha Trek?
Generally, the recommended period to go on the Kedarkantha trek is between December to April. In these months day temperature is 8°C and night temperature is -5°C to 3°C.
High Altitude Treks: Risk and Response A high altitude trek calls for an adventurous attitude, but embarking on an adventurous trip without calculating the risks is utter stupidity. That’s why we have listed a few risks and the response planned by TTH to minimise or address the risks in the best possible way.
Risk: Altitude Before you start the trek, it is important to understand the implications of high altitude on your body. Be aware of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort.
Response: If you feel any of these symptoms, inform the trek leader on priority and follow his instructions. Every campsite has as stretcher, fully equipped first aid kit, oxygen cylinders to address the situation.
Risk: Weather Weather is unpredictable in the Himalayas. Though we are always observant about the changing weather, no one can guarantee a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do understand that your security is of utmost importance to us and we will not proceed any further from the campsite if the weather is not favourable.
Response: The decision of the Trek Leaders and Guides to proceed or wait for the weather to get better will be final.
Risk: Injuries Often, while trekking over difficult terrains, you might have minor injuries like leg sprain, bruises etc. Serious injuries like fractures or major cuts are very rare.
Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can tackle minor injuries with a well-equipped first aid kit. In case of serious injuries, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the nearest road-head and is led to nearest medical centre.
Risk: Lack of communication devices In the remote areas of the Himalayas, mobile networks do not reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the world of calls, SMSs or watsapps.
Response: We rely on walkie-talkies and runners to communicate between the campsites and the base camps.
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