Area: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 06 Days (3 days travel/3 days trek)
Best Season: Round the year except July and August
Altitude: 3850 mts/12630 ft
Total Trekking: 32 K.M
Kedar Kantha Trek is a classic winter trek, perfect for those who are in love with snow. This four days trek has its base camp is at Sankri Village, which takes 7-8 hours of travel from Dehradun. This wonderful trek offers a great experience to the trekkers with a trail though rich forests, snowy tracks, patches of green meadows and some beautiful scenic views all the way. Kedar Kantha Peak is located in Govind National Park of Western Garhwal, surrounded by a number of panoramic river valleys, snow-laden mountains, remotely located small villages with a rich flora-fauna. It is one of the easiest treks in Himalayas to experience the snow covers. Winters snow here sets in the middle of December and lasts till the middle of April. Snow will come across after crossing the height of 10,000 feet and the campsites of this trek boosts magnificent beauty.
The drive from the base camp of this trek (Sankri Village) to Kedar Kantha is one of the most panoramic and picturesque drives in Himalayas which takes you through Mussoorie, Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Naitwar. The snow covered path and the patch of meadows will give you a perfect glance of the Himalayan Crown. Silent and soothing streams with peaceful lakes will treat your hard trekking tiredness, giving you a feeling of being in mother's lap. If you know skiing, that's even better. It will help you to get the glance of the heavenly landscape from a good height. Rich forests lamented with snow will give you a pleasant experience and sooth your eyes. Humbleness of the regional people will impress you completely.
Designated to be the residing place of Shiva, the ancient Hindu Lord, the land really looks like heaven. Silence and tranquility of the place will give you such a feeling that you will shy to whisper even. The cosmic sky view, with the sky-knocking peaks will make you feel at least once, that you are on the roof of the earth. There are many mythological stories surrounding Kedar Kantha. It is believed that the temple Kedarnath was originally located here, but while disturbed by the villagers, Pandavas went away from the place to the present Kedarnath location. Local people believe that the place is the residing place of the lord, still now.
April to June (Summer) and October to March (Winter)
In Summer: Mild weather prevails throughout the summer season. During this time, one can see the clear view of the neighbouring mountains.
In Monsoon: One should be brave enough to face all the challenges if planning to trek during the monsoon as the roads remain blocked due to landslides. It will be little strenuous, but the scenic view of the mountains is worth all the effort.
In Winter: From the start, till the end, the trail remains covered with snow, thus, the trek becomes little difficult. Trek looks the best during winters, and indeed, the trek becomes more difficult. Carrying heavy woolens is advised.
Kedarkantha is a mountain summit, which is standing tall at an altitude of 3850 m in Garhwal Himalayan ranges. The peak can be reached during any time of the year by crossing Govind National park. One trekkers reach the summit, they will be rewarded with the view of beautiful peaks like Swargarohini (6,252 m), Bandarpunch (6,316 m), Black or Kalanag (6387 m) and Ranglana.
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, which is 225 kms from Sankri
Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, which is 225 kms from Sankri
By Road: Sankri is well connected by road from Dehradun, Haridwar, Mussoorie and Rishikesh
Take an AC train for Dehradun at 06:55 hrs from New Delhi Railway Station. On arrival at Dehradun by 12:40 hrs, here meet our representative and transfer to Mussoorie by road. On arrival at Mussoorie check in to hotel. In the evening, visit the market of Mussoorie and roan near Mall Road. Overnight stay in a hotel in Mussoorie.
Post breakfast, we shall drive to Sankri, which will take about 6-7 hrs to reach Sankri. The drive is through Mussoorie, Kempty Fall, Nainbagh, Purola and Mori. On arrival at Sankri, we will set out our camp for an overnight stay.
Today, we will start our trek up to Juda ka Talab from Sankri. The trekking trail has several small ponds on the way to Kedar Kantha. One can witness the majestic snow-capped Himalayan Peaks. We shall pitch our tent here for an overnight stay.
After the breakfast, we shall trek to Kedar Kantha. The trekking trail is adorned with flowers, lush green meadows and waterfalls. Dinner and overnight in tents.
The day is for exploration of Kedar Kantha, one can attempt summit. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
In the morning, we will trek back to Sankri. From here, we shall drive to Dehradun. On arrival at Dehradun, we will board the Mussoorie Express at 9:15 PM for Delhi. Overnight journey.
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You should book Kedar Kantha Trek well in advance (at least 2 month prior) advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare well for the trek.
There will be pony/porter that will carry your backpack while on trek; you only need to carry your small knapsack.
Once you book your trek with us we will give you a list of things to carry and the total weight should not cross 12 Kgs.
Our pick up and drop point for Kedar Kantha Trek is New Delhi train station at platform no. 16. We will send you the train ticket and you can board train from there to Haridwar. At Haridwar our guide will pick you from train station and then from there your tour will start.
We always have an experience trekking guide who leads the trek.
Our group size is minimum 2 people and maximum 18 people with mix of men and women.
Kedar Kantha Trek is an easy trek with a maximum altitude of 12630ft (3850m) minimum age required is 08 years.
Between the months of March to June and September to November, the temperature during the trek can go as low as 10 Degree Celsius during the night, Between December and March, the temperature in drops to minus.
We plan our treks in such a way that after 4-5 hours of trekking we reach next camp in between 14:00 – 15:00 hrs time and normally trek a distance of 10-15 Kms a day.
Additional hotel stay and food charges may apply in case the trip extends due to unavoidable reasons.
Diamox is indeed very helpful, but it's advisable to consult the doctor first.
Yes, it is a safe trek for girls.
Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For warm and dry terrains, you can choose low-ankle hiking shoes. Trek boots are best for the rugged and cold condition. Trekking on the glaciers and extensive snow, on the other hand, will require trek boots with crampon-ready features. Any footwear brand that provides ankle support and comes with crampon-ready features is considered as the best for trekking.
While trekking, we serve vegetarian food rich in protein, carbohydrates and highly nutritious. Sometimes, we surprise our trekkers with tasty treats like pakora, local food, etc.
Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets
Vehicles like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, and Tempo Traveller are suitable for a ride on damaged Himalayan roads.
We guarantee that even if that there will one trekker we will go on that date.
Trekking on high Himalayan altitudes is always a rewarding experience. However, it is important that you should keep your safety in mind. Emergencies, like illness, AMS, storms, missteps, landslides and even avalanches, are rare but can happen anytime during the trekking, so be prepared for any random goof-ups. To deal with any emergencies your guides, who are an expert mountaineers will be there for your rescue. Your tour guide will always carry a first aid kit to deal with any medical emergencies. In the case of some rescue operation, extra charges will be borne by the trekkers.
Register for the trek and we will send you the details about the booking procedure.