Very few Himalayan treks have the wonders and vistas of Kedarkantha. Richly laden with pine and deodar trees, expansive meadows and intense climbing stretches, the Kedarkantha trek is ideal for beginners. While a basic level of fitness is necessary, even an amateur trekker can easily scale this summit. We will be starting from Sankri and descending via Hargaon. Kedarkantha has a legacy dedicated to the mighty God Shiva and this Shivratri, we will be trekking to this magnificent beauty.
Meet at Dehradun. Drive down to Sankri Village. Settle down in our beautiful mountain Cottage. If time permits you can explore this stunning village or just walk around Sankri. Sankri is about 200 kms from Dehradun.
Gear up for first day of the trek after breakfast. The trail goes through a lush forest of oak, birch & deodar. The sound of some minor streams flowing through rocks will please your ears. It just takes around 2 - 3 hours to reach Juda ka Talab. Juda ka Talab is a beautiful lake surrounded with trees on one side and lush green elevated meadow on all the other sides. It is situated at an altitude of 2800 mts above sea level. After spending some time at Juda ka Talab, we will trek towards Kedarkantha base camp. Trek up till base camp and rest. Watch out for the sunset as it is a spectacularly beautiful sight to see the mountains painted with golden hues.
Start trekking early from Kedarkantha Base Camp because it is The Summit Day. The climb is moderately steep and the views are rewarding. The trail goes piercing through the oak forest and opens up to a straight climb through northern ridge. In roughly less than two hours time you’ll reach Kedarkantha Summit from Kedarkantha Base Camp. A wide view of Himalayan peaks will greet you at the summit, spent quality time there. Gangotri & Yamunotri ranges are also distinctly visible from the peak. The Kedarkantha Summit is situated at an altitude of 3900 mts above sea level, equivalent to several peaks in the French Alps. Try and spend some good time at the summit if the weather is clear. Descend to Base Camp, night stay at Kedarkantha Base camp.
We trek down through Hargaon. The trail is beautifully laid on the gentle slopes between oak and pine forest. It will take around 2 hours for you to reach Hargaon Campsite from Kedarkantha Base Camp. Continue the decent till Sankri, enjoy the scenic beauty. Spend quality time in the evening at our cottage in Sankri and catch up on your much needed rest.
Post breakfast, we walk around the sleepy village of Sankri. Post interaction with locals, we get into our bus and leave for Dehradun. Trip ends in Dehradun.