One of the famous Himalayan winter hikes is the Kedarkantha Trek. When it comes to winter trekking in India, the Kedarkantha trip may be the greatest option. The view of the Mighty Himalayas from the routes all the way to the top, which is at an altitude of 3,810 meters/ 12,500 feet, is particularly magnificent with the falling winter snow. This hike, regardless of expertise, is recommended for all adventure enthusiasts who enjoy snow and High Mountains. Beginners are welcome to participate in this lovely hike.
This trek includes some of the most magnificent campsites in the Himalayas, each of which is unique in its own way and does not compare in beauty to any of the other campsites along the way. This summit is easily accessible at any time of year and provides hikers with a distinct calm experience depending on the season. Finally, the trail leads to the best point of the rocky snow-covered top, from which hikers may enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the DhaulaDhar ranges and Godly peaks such as Swargarohini, Banderpooch, and Black Peak.
Best Time to Visit: Kedarkantha Trek is enjoyable to visit at any time of year. December to April is the best time to visit, with snow trekking around the middle of December. During the winter, Kedarkantha is blanketed in a thick blanket of snow, making it ideal for skiing.
Day 1 – Arrival at Sankri
Mussoorie, Damta, Naugaon, Purola, Mori, and Naitwar are all visited on the way from Dehradun to Sankri, which takes 8-9 hours and spans 188 kilometres. Beautiful valleys and forest cover will be visible during the excursion. Sankri is the final road-head to the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district. We will stay in a Guest House, Home Stay, or Camp on a shared basis. The route will start the next morning at 7:00 a.m. with a light breakfast and a brief lecture about the Kedarkantha adventure by the Trekkaro staff.
Day 2 – Sankri to Juda Ka Talab
The journey from Sankri village to Juda Ka Talab will initially take you to an altitude of roughly 2700 feet; it will take you around 4-5 hours to hike through dense forest trees and a thick blanket of brown maple and pine leaves, observing nature’s wonderful splendor.. The walk passes through Saud village and has a gentle ascent. The campsite at Juda Ka Talab will be surrounded by thick pine and oak trees, as well as mountain slopes. Enjoy the tranquility spread about this spot with an evening sunset and brilliant dawn in the morning by camping here for an overnight stay.
Day 3 – Kedarkantha Base Camp to Juda Ka Talab
Today’s trail is short, and it takes 2-3 hours to reach the open highlands below the summit, passing through dense woods of pine and oak trees only, as well as a steep ridge and much more dense places. This is one of the most beautiful sections of the walk, with breathtaking natural splendor that promises to leave an indelible impression. As you enter the woodland at the end of the forest pathways, you’ll notice an expansive meadow extending out in front of the towering Dhauladhar Ranges. The main attraction of the journey is this camping location, which provides spectacular scenic views.
Day 4 – Kedarkantha Base Camp
Today will be a long day, but the thrill of the trek and conquering the peak will be far greater and far more worthwhile than the hardships that await the visitors. The ascent is strenuous but well worth it for the spectacular vistas. As you go slowly, the lush woodland pathways surrounded by pine trees begin to fade away. It takes approximately 2 hours to get there. You are surrounded by mountain valleys and ranges from the peak.
Day 5 – Hargaon to Sankri
Today is the last day of the journey, and you’ll be headed to Sankri, where it all began with a 6 kilometre long track that takes around 4 hours to complete. We’ll descend along a more well-marked, well-paved, stone-laden path after breakfast. A trail leads to a ridge from which you can see the entire Har Ki Dun valley. After arriving in Sankri around noon, check into a guest house, camp, or homestay for the night. Roam around this peaceful village and pick up a few words in the local dialect; this is valued and frequently leads to getting more out of the experience.
Day 6 – Drive to Dehradun
Because the travel takes 8-9 hours, depart Sankri early in the morning, preferably before 7:00 a.m.
How to Get There By Air:
The Jolly Grant airport, which serves Dehradun, is located 25 kilometers from the city. A daily flight connects Delhi and Dehradun.
- Take the Nanda Devi Express (12205) from Delhi to Dehradun overnight.
- Arrival: 05:40; Departure: 23:50
The Dehradun Express (12687) is a train that runs between Delhi and Dehradun.
- Arrival: 05:00; Departure: 21:10
There is a regular bus service between Delhi (ISBT Kashmere Gate) and Dehradun. From the ISBT Kashmere Gate, we recommend only taking government buses.
The buses usually dropped you off at the Dehradun ISBT. From there, take an Ola/Uber Cab/Auto Rickshaw/Shared Three Wheeler to Dehradun railway station.
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