Kedarkantha Trek Garhwal Himalayas (Winter and Summer)
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Kedarkantha Trek Garhwal Himalayas (Winter And Summer)

Itinerary No. : 2300

Indicative Price : 7,100.00 INR

Conditions : Starting at 7100 INR, does not include transport to Sankri village

  • This package has two variation. The one with transport includes a pick and drop from Dehradun to Sankri and then back to Dehradun, Sankri is the start point of the trek. The one without transport, Trekker have to reach Sankri on his own .
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
  • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.
  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites
  • This trip has two variants with transport and without transport

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Dehradun

Beste Zeit für einen Besuch :
Jan, Feb, Mar, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Kedarkantha is one of the best and most popular snowtreks in India.

(Best time for winter Trek: Nov-Apr)
For those of you who are looking for some thrilling adventure then Kedarkantha trek is perfectly made for you.  Decorated with a beguiling magnificence of falling snow and bordered with pine trees, The Kedarkantha Peak is a standout amongst the most looked for after snow trekking destinations in India. You will start this trek from Dehradun which is another beautiful destination. The drive to Kedarkantha takes you through Mussoorie, and some of the scenic beauty of the region till you reaches Sankri. 

Kedarkantha Trek Highlights:

  • Kedarkantha Trek in Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful treks which take you to the land of some of the best views which you will cherish for a lifetime.
  • Get a chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region as you continue your trek.
  • Each of the campsites is known for its amazing surroundings with the beauty of pine trees.
  • During your trek you will trek across some of the most beautiful sights with snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys and frozen ponds.
  • This winter trek will take you through a journey of some of the unknown places with the best views of the mountains.
  • Soak in the amazing beauty of the region while you continue trekking through the lush meadows, dense pine forests, cascading beautiful streams, and gorgeous maple trees.
For further information please also visit: http://www.hillwaytreks.com/trip/kedarkhantha-trek/
 
 

Supplier Detail : Hillway Treks Trekking in Uttarakhand is a very engaging activity that keeps you glued to the mystical surroundings of many Himalayan summits and peaks. There is an innumerable list of trekking routes which promise plenty of adventure and sceneries. The many alluring trekking routes such as Valley of flowers, Kedarkantha, Roopkund lake, Chopta and Chandrashila trek, Pindari glacier, Nanda Devi, Kuari Pass trek, Deoria Tal etc. Uttarakhand is fondly known as the “Land of Gods,” and you will find at least a temple on almost every route. The entire state emanates positivity and proves to be living to its title. As you embark on various treks in Uttarakhand, you will come across placid lakes, frozen glaciers, quaint temples, sky-high waterfalls, crystal clear streams and small Himalayan villages. Our trekking team has more than 20 years route experience in remote adventure, peak climbing, expeditions, culture and nature research, whatever your condition we will help you to achieve your final goal. We believe in adventure beyond the fun. We are more specialized in unbeaten and unspoiled nature finder trekking operator.

Day 1
Car
Travel (Car)
12:00 AM
Vorfrankiert , Driven 

Dehradun - Sankri (8-9hrs by road) 

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   - Juda-ka-Talab
Trek/Hike
Site Seeing (Trek/Hike)
12:00 AM
Zeit bis zur Ankunft:
11:40 PM
Name der Ortschaft:
Juda-ka-Talab

Sankri - Juda-ka-Talab (4-5hrs)

Though the tour starts from Dehradun but the trekking trip commences from Sankri only. Having an early start 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.The initial climb would be climbing several bridges through dense forest trees and thick carpet of maple and pine leaves all brown in color. It’s an exquisite vision and a pictorial view that leaves all mesmerized. The trail is wide and one can hear the sounds of running streams all through but may not be in view till much further.

On the way one can view remote villages where women and kids are found carrying bundles of wooden logs, wooden sticks and dry leaves to utilize them for household cooking and setting up night fire. While crunching the dried maple and oak leaves on the way up one can also view Himalayan Languars swinging from one branch of trees to another. Though they are somewhat a shy animal it’s difficult to have a gallant view of them as they move quickly from the vision’s range. Apart from this, boars, martens and hares can also be spotted in this region

The scenario however changes a lot in the summer months when the luscious meadows remain verdant green with hilly flowers of unique kind. Crossing few streams and continuing through the trail and rising sharp through dense oaks one can reach the beautiful pictorial spot of Jadu Ka Talab which can never be missed by any trekker due to its sharp contrasting and unique beauty.

Day 3   - Kedarkantha
Trek/Hike
Site Seeing (Trek/Hike)
12:00 AM
Zeit bis zur Ankunft:
11:40 PM
Name der Ortschaft:
Kedarkantha

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. After having the morning breakfast set out for the next journey where the trail is somewhat straight forward and quite visible. The track again begins through dense forests of pine and oak trees only and through steep ridge and much more dense areas.

In this trail one will come across many shepherd huts in open meadows which are equally delightful to see. At an altitude of about 10,400 feet one can visualize traces of snow in and around the track only if it is the winter months trekking. With winding roads meandering through dry oak forests, stretched meadows and through lanes around shepherd huts the trail continues to Kedarkantha Base. In the midst one can take a long break to reenergize the body and get the enthralling view of natural extravaganza in the area. Just before reaching the Kedarkantha Base one can enjoy the fascinating views of arc shaped range of snow clapped mountains comprising of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana standing out proudly showcasing their beauty.

Day 4   - Kedarkantha
Trek/Hike
Site Seeing (Trek/Hike)
12:00 AM
Zeit bis zur Ankunft:
11:40 PM
Name der Ortschaft:
Kedarkantha

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. Ideally 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 visitors. The day begins early with a filling breakfast and enjoying the sunrise from the Kedarkantha meadows which is a simply amazing, pure and divine. One can bask in the first rays of the morning sun and gain as much energize possible for the day ahead. One can even visualize the beautiful peak from these meadows which elevates the excitement. The way to the top can be made through several trails but it is better to take the main trail as its keep rising at an even level.

On this route, the trekkers need to again cover a few portions of oak forest but the journey through this trail is much easier and faster. Climbing through the forest till its end , one can find the Kedarkantha peak much closer. Towards the end of the trail and close to the top the trek becomes a little difficult and can be a little strenuous especially for the first time trekkers. However the view from the top and the amazing location is worth the effort.

At the top of the peak there is a beautiful yet small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. There is a small shrine of Lord Ganesh too.The arresting 360 view of the snow clad peaks of Uttarakhand is intoxicating and beyond words to be penned down. One can relax at the top for some time and enjoy the magical beauty of nature and then descend towards base camp by noon time. After reaching the camp take a break for lunch and refreshments. Once relaxed, set out for descending furthermore to Hargaon camp. This time again, it’s a journey back through dense oak forests, pine and maple trees, shepherd huts and frozen streams. Savoring the beauty of the location and enjoying the regular clearings, which is unique of Kedarkantha trip descend further to Horegaon campsite.

Day 5   - Sankri
Trek/Hike
Site Seeing (Trek/Hike)
12:00 AM
Zeit bis zur Ankunft:
11:40 PM
Name der Ortschaft:
Sankri

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. The first morning sun 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, laden with small stones. Meandering through rich dense pine forests one can view the sight of streams flowing by in a slow and steady way. One can fill in water here for the rest of the track.

A little further down the trail comes to a ridge from where it gives a splendid view of Har ki Dun valley or the Valley of Gods in its blissful and harmonious view. One can explore the place more and enjoy photographing the lovely valley from the distance. One can also enjoy the sights of the lovely flora and fauna and take quick snaps of the same to retain the memories of the beautiful placed captured for future. Descending a furthermore through the dense forests one can see the first signs of habitation and by evening one can reach Sankri. The last 2500 feet is filled with dense pine forests.

On reaching the base, get back to the hotel and freshen up and get settled for the day. If the enthusiasm stays, one can again get out exploring the village to collect some local items to keep as a souvenir of the location. Though not many products are available here but one can always have small hand made goods, wooden toys and wooden home décor items for friends and families. Get to know the locals and know more about their lifestyle here. Life moves at a slow pace in Sankri which is home for about 120 families. Potatoes, rice and apples are the main ingredients here and people leave in wooden houses to protect from colder weather. The belief in religion is quite strong here and regular melas or fairs are organized here with entertainment being done with folk songs and native dance. Dinner can be tasted at the dhabas based here serving local food or one can enjoy delicious North Indian and Western cuisine at the hotel premises. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6
Car
Travel (Car)
12:00 AM
Place:
Sankri Village
Vorfrankiert , Driven 

Departure day (Sankri to Dehradun)


The last day of the trip is the departure day where the trekkers need to travel back to Dehradun. Tata Sumo or a similar make car will be provided for a travel back of 220 kms to the city. Start the day early by enjoying the morning sun once again from Sankri and then enjoy a healthy and relishing breakfast at the hotel. Pack the bags and take all the belongings and check out of the hotel by 8 am approximately so that the journey to Dehradun can be started early. The distance takes about 10 hours to reach excluding the break times so the earlier one starts its always the better. The return will again be through NH123, though there are other routes available too through Mori Sankari Road or through NH72. However it’s better to take the initial NH123 route only as it is the shortest and have much less traffic. Scenic ambience and lovely surroundings mark the roads back to Dehradun city. Cherish the picturesque beauty of the location, the avid beauty of nature, the stretched landscapes, the verdant meadows and splendid ambience that pleases the heart in every way.

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