About the Kedarkantha Trek:
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.
During your trek, you will come across some of the majestic sights of the snow-capped Himalayas, the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, a myriad collection of flora and frozen ponds. As you continue your trek you will also see remote towns where ladies and children are busy taking, bundles of wooden logs, wooden sticks and dry leaves to use them for cooking and set up bonfires at night. Kedarkantha trekking package gives you that perfect trekking experience that you have been long waiting for.
Today you will start your drive from Dehradun to reach Sankri.
This is an enjoyable drive initially along the Yamuna and towards the latter part along the beautiful Tons River.
There are very beautiful pine forest sections along the drive today.
Upon reaching Sankri we will check into the scenically located campsite.
Overnight stay at Sankri
After a leisurely breakfast, you will set out on the hike.
Walking to Saur village and from there you will start climbing up.
Reach a small lake/pond called Juda-ka-Talab.
Camp here for the night.
Overnight stay at Juda – ka – Talab
Post breakfast begin the trek towards Kedar Kantha base, our destination for the day.
The route is beautiful with vast fields of snow and patches of green in between them.
The Kedar Kantha base campsite is an open snow ground surrounded by trees.
This site has been chosen keeping in mind the safety aspect and is a wonderful place to set up a camp.
Here one can rest at Gujjar huts for safety back, in case the weather is harsh.
From nearby get fabulous views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch& Kalanag peaks.
Overnight stay at the base camp of Kedarkantha
The distance to the summit is not long but is reasonably steep and walking on snow makes it more tiring and time-consuming.
Depending upon the snow conditions select the best route leading to the summit.
Start quite early about 2 am in the morning and it will take anywhere between 7 to 8 hours to get to the summit.
You get to see all the mountains of the Yamunotri and Gangotri range and also of Kinner Kailash range and other ranges in Himachal.
Also, there are some great views of the underlying valleys. After spending some time at the summit and will start descending and walk all the way down to base camp.
Overnight stay at the base of Kedarkantha
After a hot cup of tea and breakfast, we will start descending to Sankri.
Continue on the trail and the views get really exciting as we start to get a glimpse of the tips of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.
Arrival at Sankri for the night.
Overnight stay at Sankri
After breakfast board the vehicle and start driving back towards Dehradun.
Arrive in Dehradun by around late afternoon or evening.
Your trip ends here.
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