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Standing tall and mighty at an elevation of 12,500 feet, Kedarkantha is a majestic mountain peak of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. It is located within Govind Ballabh Wildlife Sanctuary and Govind Ballabh National Park. This place treats you to an exotic array of flora and fauna throughout the trek, whether trekking on snowy winter trails or traversing your way through the glossy green pine forests, the Kedarkantha trek is a trekkers delight. If you are seeking a short rendezvous from the mundane routine of city life then this particular location is bound to soar your spirits.
Duration: 6 days
Length: 20 km
Altitude: 12500 ft
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Day 1: Dehradun – Sankari | River Tons, Pine Forest
Reach Dehradun at 6 am
Altitude: 6,400 feet || Distance: 256 Km || 6-7 Hrs
Let us know our tour-mates and guides before we begin our adventurous journey. We ride alongside the beloved and untamed Yamuna River, later on, enjoy the fresh and chilly breeze from the River Tons. On our way, we will encounter beautiful plains of pine forest. The pine forests are a sight of great attraction. The trek gives a feel of climbing the Himalayas without any technical climbing, which makes the Kedarkantha trek special and unique hence a popular attraction.
Day 2: Sankari – Juda ka Talab | Kedarkantha Trek Begins
Altitude: 9,100 feet || 4 Km Trek || 4-5 Hrs
Post breakfast we visit the nearby villages and meet the local people. We meet our trek leaders and start our Kedarkantha trek, and ascend to Juda ka Talab. Our camp will be located beside the glacial lake amid the snowy mountains. Play with the snow, listen to the local story, understand and grasp the knowledge of the legend behind ‘Juda Ka Talab’. And captivate the flora-fauna of the Himalaya’s. The campsite is not only mesmerizing but also perfect for capturing loads of pictures. Do not forget to captivate the alluring sunset from the mountains. We rest in our allotted camps.
Day 3: Juda ka Talab – Kedarkantha Base Camp | Kedarkantha Trekking
Altitude: 11,250 feet || 4 Km Trek || 4-5 Hrs
We wake up early and witness the dazzling sunrise from within the mountains. After you finish the scrumptious breakfast, we kick start the trek to hit the days destination i.e, Kedarkantha Base Camp. While the trekking is inflow we will witness snowy peaks and numerous summits; the best part is that we will be trekking over them to reach the Kedarkantha Peak. Witness the majestic summits that treat you to the magical panorama of open highlands expansive meadows, breathtaking points and steep slopes. The entire way is snow-covered with occasional pine and oak trees; a perfectly picturesque place. We end the night at the base camp; have a delicious dinner, and rest beside the graceful mountains.
Day 4: Kedarkantha base – Kedarkantha peak – Hargaon | Kedarkantha Peak, Mesmerizing Peak View
Altitude: 11,250 feet – 12,500 feet – 8,900 feet || 16 Km Trek || 8-10 Hrs
We start our day early, have breakfast and begin the trek to reach the highest peak, i.e, Kedarkantha Peak. The Kedarkantha trek is adventurous in itself but on top of that at the summit, a 360-degree view of mountain peaks sways you off; not just the famous peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kalanag, Gangotri, Yamunotri, and DhaulaDhar Ranges but also hundreds of other untouched and untainted virgin mountains welcome you with a warm embrace. We spend some time on the peak, endure the conditions, and make awesome memories and have snacks and hot tea before we start to trek down. Depending upon the conditions we would choose the best path to descend to Hargaon. We end our Kedarkantha trek and lay off for today at Hargaon.
Day 5: Hargaon – Sankari | Cross Snowy Summits, Dense Forest Trails
Post tea and breakfast, we start descending. On our trail, we will once again cross snowy and lofty summits. We trace our path back to Sankari. Witness the local trails and dense forests from the elevation and dive into its beauty. We have an overnight stay at Sankari.
Day 6: Sankari – Dehradun | Conclude the Kedarkantha Trek
Drop to Dehradun by approx 6:00 pm
Post breakfast we set the course for Dehradun. And thus, we conclude our journey. You can spend the rest of the day in Dehradun sightseeing, shopping or local tours, but be sure to make the best out of your time.
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