Total Duration – 4 Night / 5 Days
Maximum Altitude – 3800 m.
Grade – Easy to Moderate
Best Season – November to April
Accommodation – Organized Campsite / Guest house
Food – On trek All meals included
Distance – 20 KM.
A mighty Kedarkantha peak standing tall at an elevation of 12,500 ft located within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district of Uttrakhand is a depiction of one of a place we can call as a paradise on Earth. Deriving its name from the Hindu Mythology ‘Kedarkantha’ meaning ‘throat of Lord Shiva’ is said to be a place where lord Shiva meditated once before moving to ‘Kedarnath’. It’s an exotic trek filled with a variety of flora and fauna, changing tree lines, exquisite campsites, snowy mountain ranges, frozen lakes and much more. Even though it’s an all season trek yet it is mostly preferred during winters for its magical beauty and the serenity of the whiteness all around. The Majestic Himalayas are incredible but their real beauty can only be seen during winters.
The Journey to the delight of ‘Kedarkantha’ starts from a small village named ‘sankri’ which is a trekking hamlet. Sankri is the last road head village situated on the foot of Himalayas and offers as a gate to the ecstatic world. The “Kedarkanth” trek is about 20 km from ‘Sankri’ and takes about 6 days for completion. The best part is that the trek ends from where the journey starts i.e. ‘Sankri’. The temperature during the trek is favoring as compared to other treks in Himalayas which is why it is gaining popularity. The temperature ranges from 8 degree to 20 degrees during the day and fall up to -10 degrees at night. ‘KedarKanth’ offer a variation of scenic beauties on the way and from the summit it widens your horizon to thirteen Himalayan peaks near about, glamorizing the view even more and sending chills down the spine. It’s a trek to paradise from a gradient of 6,400 ft (Sankri) to 12,500ft mere in 20 km distance,
The difficulty level of this trek is moderate which suits even the first timers. This trek never fails to enthrall you, leaving you mesmerized from the very first step you enter through the gates into the ‘Govind Sanctuary’ till you step out. We focus primarily to enrich your experience with our services and make sure to give you an experience of life time. And it is said in every walk with the nature one receives far more than he seeks and ‘Kedarkantha’ is no different.
Sankri is the last village having been connected by the road from where the adventurous journey to the throat of Lord shiva starts. Sankri is an initial point which unfolds to aplenty of other adventure treks aswell, hence it is often known as a trekker’s paradise. The drive to Sankri from Dehradun is a 7 to 8 hours journey covering almost 200km.The tiredness of the long ride will be abducted from you when you’ll be welcomed by the tall standing peaks, lush green forests but most of with the rich culture and warm smiles of the locals of Sankri who will be welcoming you with their open arms. Sankri will start to amaze you from the very point you land your first step in the village. For the night you would be arranged a guesthouse befor the start of the trek.
After fueling yourself with a healthy and nutritious meal you will be leaving for your first stop which is called Juda Ka Talab. As the name indicated ‘Juda ka Taal’ is an astounding long stretch of a mountain with a lake residing inbetween. It is the first stop where the camp is made on the lakeshore. The lake will keep you mesmerized by its beauty with some spectacular sights of contrast of green, brown and white. On this day you will be covering somewhere about 3 to 5 kms which will give you an ample of time to bedazzled by the beauty of ‘Juda ka Taal’.
After spending a night under the stars on the lakeshore in a tent, you for sure will be excited even more to see what the journey will bring as you will move forth and this trek will not fail you. On this very day you will be walking a distance of about 3 to 4 km to the ‘Kedarkantha Base camp’ which is situated at an altitude of 11,500fts. You will experience the drastic change in the climate mere in this 4 kms stretch.
This is a long waited day for every trekker because you will be summiting the Kedarkantha top on this day. You will be served with breakfast and the morning tea to keep you warm. Kedarkantha is located at elevation of 12,500fts and after reaching the top you will be experiencing one of the wonders of Himalayas, the mighty ranges before you will not fail to take your breath away and leave you spell bounded. The feeling of standing on a top as the world is below your feet will leave you amazed, giving you an experience for lifetime or a story that you will narrate when you will be old that how you conquered the Himalayas. From the top you will descend down to Hargaon which will be your last camp on this trail.
After spending the night in the tent you already will start to miss the adventure you had in this trek. In this very day you will be covering almost 6 kms decent to the village of Sankri from where you will be returning back to your normal days.
It’s said that everything doesn’t last forever but for sure the amusement, the adventure that you had in this trek will remain with you forever. When you will reach back to your normal life and imagine of the time you had, it will still bring a big smile on your face and everything that you had lived will reverberated in your memory.
b)Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
c)NOC form (by trekker)
By road, drive to Sankri from Dehradun takes you through towns and villages like Mussoorie, Nowgaon, Purola and Mori. After gaining height at Mussoorie, we continue our drive inwards and, soon, are joined by the river Yamuna river. 190 km long drive takes around 8-9 hours to complete. Dehradun is well connected with major destinations of the country. NH72 connects Dehradun to Nahan (95 km) to the north-west, and thereon to Panchkula, Chandigarh and Shimla. NH 72 terminates at Haridwar, which is at 54km from Dehradun. Dehradun is located at a distance of 235 km from Delhi. NH72A links Dehra Dun to NH58 at Roorkee (67 km) and thereon south to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi (235 km). There is regular bus service from Delhi for Dehradun from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate.
An excellent rail network connects Dehradun to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata. From Delhi- DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun
Local transport during trek.
Tents on sharing basis.
Advanced and qualified Guide from Himalayan Adventure Trips.
Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
All trek organizational requirements
Basic First aid Kit with portable oxygen.
Forest Permits and camping charges.
All trekking permits.
While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
Accommodation in Hotel/Guest House/Home stay or tents.
All group equipment for the trek (tents at Base Camp, use of Base Camp facilities)
All trek staff, including Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
Air travel or any kind of travel fare.
Hotel accommodation and meals.
Personal expenses such as laundry, battery charging and showers at lodges.
Entry visas or inner line permit for Foreign Participants.
Personal clothing and trekking equipment like sleeping bag liners, walking sticks, etc.
Any rescue costs or costs of early departure from the expedition.
Gratuities to guides and Sherpa staff.
Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks.
Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits/ gifts etc)
Food to/from the trailhead
Himalayan Adventure Trips is a leading tour and travel company working since 8 years in the Northern Himalayas, providing a comprehensive adventure experience through well performed strategies awareness and precise execution of planning. We at Himalayan Adventure Trips choose a well qualified group of Instructors Guides certified from well recognized mountaineering institutes, Porters who are companionable ready to help anyway, cooks of amazing recipes making a simple dish into sumptuous meal and the accommodation so relaxing reliving all the stress, are our prime deal of course during each trek. We are dedicatedly bound to give the best agile performance and service flawlessly throughout the trip than one claiming the untrue indeed.
We run treks in most of the Himalayan region, in Nepal, Laddakh and particularly in Himachal Pradesh. We choose the best routes to bring out the real pleasures amongst seekers finding a proper weekend thrill. We try to provide the most possible accommodations, food and the quality service companioning to favor the moment. During any of our trekking routes you will get the most delicious food of all, consisting of regular Indian food with some Chinese, continental, Italian mix of cuisines. We select the best food diet required for a trekker to sustain health and physical fitness during the sheer hikes, because food and water is the only energy which will keep you away from ails and sicknesses.
With a professional team instructing the group it becomes easy to complete any Himalayan trek without any hassle. Our team at HAT is well trained to operate giving first aid in the wilderness or the Acute Mountain Sicknesses or to rescue someone struck in situation. The treks are run smoothly often without any obstructions but the weather is unpredictable so are the mountains. So believe in us we will take you far away from your routine aspirations toward the overwhelming course of conquering the time. We have a successful history of running trekking programs without any mishaps or major contingencies. That’s all because of our skilled team of Guides Instructors Cooks Helpers and porters ready to help anyone in need while in the mountains.
There are several passionate trekkers mountaineers who had completed many of the treks expeditions with us successfully and keep exploring the Himalayas repeatedly in our worthy service. After all there is a lot more to explore in the mountains so we invite you to join in Himalayan Adventure Trips’s programs to experience the mountains never shown and seen before. You can visit our website www.himalayanadventuretrips.com check the details or contact for further assistance.
Himalayan Adventure Trips is a distinguished adventure company in the Northern Himalayas as well as in Nepal and other parts of the country. We at Himalayan adventure trips work on least risk basis providing on with the ultimate escort during any kind of adventure activity. We are working as a tour and travel company since 8 years and own a good reputation of executing successful adventure programs in amongst leading adventure companies in Northern Himalayas. We hold a team of professionals and passionate mountaineers who are capable of tackling any adverse circumstances at any means. Our Guides and Instructors are skilled, certified from ABHIMAS Manali (Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports) an eminent institute of Adventure, which had given so many ardent climbers and mountaineers to the world.
We at Himalayan Adventure Trips organize treks, tours, expeditions, Cycling, Paragliding, river rafting, Skiing and much more in various regions such as Leh Laddakh, Nepal and in Himachal Pradesh. We believe in working with local inhabitant’s guides and instructors to provide an extra bit of knowledge about the surroundings and the terrain. We ensure that our every program should held with precise safety and security, thus with sheer pleasure each adventure seeker will find it a fair deal to voyage into the Himalayas. We opt the best quality adventure equipments facilitating with delicious food offering a companionable team of good vibes all at one place.
At Himalayan Adventure Trips everyone is invited even if he/ she are beginner or a passionate adventurer there is a lot much to do out in the Nature. The exploration of nature will never stop or start until one assures a strong will determination to conquer the mountains. Here at Himalayan Adventure Trips we make certain that every adventurer should achieve his/ her dream of climbing a peak, completing an arduous trek or cycling over highest mountain passes. We deem once you join in our any of the programs/activities you will be delighted and fulfilled with all our services facilitated in the Himalayas. So you can go to our website www.himalayanadventuretrips.com to get any of the information regarding your preferred program or if you don’t know about trekking and climbing you can contact us and we will recommend you the best option requisite.
As you know every mountainous excursion demands a precise planning, a planning with adequate pliability of observing and tackling situations, held all as by overcoming mind body and soul throughout the incredible Himalayan journey.
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