About Kedarkantha Trek

Kedar kantha Trek Trek is also 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 also 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 also 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 also 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 also 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 also give you a perfect glance of the Himalayan Crown. Silent and soothing streams with peaceful lakes will also 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 also help you to get the glance of the heavenly landscape from a good height. Rich forests lamented with snow will also give you a pleasant experience and sooth your eyes. Humbleness of the regional people will also impress you completely.

Designated to be the residing place of Shiva, the ancient Hindu Lord, the land also really looks like heaven. Silence and tranquility of the place will also 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 also 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.

Kedarkantha Trekking Tours Highlights

  • Experience huge snow blankets around you in every direction after crossing the mark of 10,000 feet, from middle to December to middle of April.
  • The campsites of the trek are also a delight for first time travellers as not all treks have such beautiful campsites like Juda-Ka-Talab, Hargaon and base camp, etc.
  • This less travelled remote route is also one of the most exquisite drives in Indian Himalayas.

Best Time to Visit Kedarkantha Trek

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.

Where is the Kedar Kantha?

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.

Kedar Kantha Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 01

Delhi – Dehradun – Mussoorie

Other Benfits (On Arrival)
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers
  • Stay Included

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.

Day 02

Mussoorie – Sankri (Drive 200 kms)

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.

Day 03

Sankri – Juda ka Talab (Trek 4 kms) 2850 mts

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.

Day 04

Juda ka Talab – Kedar Kantha (Trek 7 kms)

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.

Day 05

Kedar Kantha (3850 mts)

The day is for exploration of Kedar Kantha, one can attempt summit. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 06

Kedar Kantha – Sankri (Trek 11 kms) – Dehradun – Delhi

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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