Kedarkantha The Best Winter Trekking Trail in Uttarakhand

Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand

Imagine that you are in minus-degree temperatures, trekking ten feet of snow, covering as many layers of cloth as possible, waiting for the sun to shine through, and constantly clenching your teeth. Can anyone get the feeling of why to pay for such torture?

But once you reach the summit, the feeling of being on the highest peak will make everything worth it.

Experiencing the snow-capped Mountain range, fascinating plains, camping, and bonfires is an excellent achievement. Kedarkantha Trek is a perfect opportunity for trekking enthusiasts to explore an inch by trekking. It is absolutely a paradise where you can quench your thirst for winter trek adventure. 

Why Kedarkantha One Of The Best Winter Trek

Kedarkantha Trek

Pleated at 3800 meters above sea level, Kedarkantha is a Majestic peak situated at Govind wildlife sanctuary in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is one of the popular winter treks in Uttarakhand due to its easy access and mesmerizing snowfall. The Kedarkantha trek is like a silver spoon in the mouth for trekking lovers. If you want to explore every hub of the snowy terrain by trekking, then do this trek which takes you through the blue alpine dense forest and snow-covered meadows to make it mesmerizing.

Due to its height, Kedarkantha receives a lot of snowfall and has delightful skyline views. If there is anyone who wants to enjoy the snow, whether it is new trekkers, the Kedarkantha trek is the only trek open throughout the year.

Kedarkantha Trek Tour Itinerary

Start / End Point: Sankri Village

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate

Altitude : 12,500 feet

Best time to Visit: November to April

Location: Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

Railway Station: Dehradun Railhead is the nearest Railway Station.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport.

ByRoad: Dehradun is well connected by motorable roads. You can take any bus or taxi.

Day 1 – Dehradun – Sankri 

Sankri Village

Distance – 200 km. 

Time – 7 – 8 hours.

Altitude – 1976 meters.

  • Start your journey from Dehradun to Sankri.
  • On the way, explore the beauty of nature surrounded by blue pine forest and Yamuna and Tone River.
  • After the long scenic drive, reach Sankri and check – into the pre-booked campsite.
  • Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at the camp and overnight stay here.

Day 2 – Sankri – Juda Ka Talab

Juda Ka Talab

Distance – 4 km. 

Time – 3 – 4 hours.

Altitude – 2786 meters.

  • After Breakfast, you will start trekking from saur village to Juda ka Talab.
  • While doing this trek, you will have an opportunity to admire the beauty of many small towns and suspension bridges.
  • Reached at Juda Ka Talab check – in your camp.
  • Enjoy your lip-smashing food and overnight stay here.

Day 3 – Juda Ka Talab to Base Camp

Kedarkantha Base Camp

Distance – 4 km. 

Time – 3 – 4 hours.

Altitude – 3430 meters.

  • After Breakfast, head out to Kedarkantha Base Camp.
  • You lost yourself in the magnificent view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including Swargrohini, Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and England.
  • After reaching Base Camp, take your camps and enjoy a wonderful dinner.
  • Overnight stay at KedarKantha Base Camp.

Day 4 – Base Camp to Kedarkantha Summit

Kedarkantha Summit

Distance – 6 km. 

Time – 6 – 7 hours.

Altitude – 3800 meters.

  • After Breakfast, start your trek early in the morning, around 2 a. m. It will take about 7 to 8 hours to reach the summit.
  • Enjoy the imposing view of higher Himalayan ranges, including – Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Kinner Kailash.
  • Spending some time at the summit and then heading back to Base camp.
  • End your day with the yummiest dinner at camp and an overnight stay here.

Day 5 – Base Camp to Sankri

Distance – 6 km. 

Time – 4 – 5 hours.

Altitude – 1950 meters.

  • Enjoy your delicious Breakfast at Base Camp.
  • Descend back to Sankri Village.
  • Have your mouth-watering meals and overnight stay here.

Day 6 – Sankri to Dehradun

Get back to your destination with a mesmerizing trip. 

Tips for Kedarkantha Trek

  1. Do not try to carry more than 10 -12 kg in your backpack.
  2. Don’t wastewater.
  3. Avoid trekking during the monsoon.
  4. Avoid using plastic bags and support eco-tourism.
  5. Give your valid ID proof at the time of check-in.
  6. Don’t expect any luxury during the camping. It is elementary.
  7. Carry on your battery back – up device for your phone and laptop.
  8. Carry dry snacks/food from home because food is available only in fixed places. 
  9. Children, less than seven years are not recommended for the Kedarkantha trek.
  10. Avoid consumption of alcohol during the Kedarkantha Trek.
  11. Carry enough warm clothes and the right trekking shoes for the Kedarkantha winter trek.
  12. Don’t forget to bring your camera. If you want to click a beautiful glimpse of snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

Things to Carry For Kedarkantha Trek

  1. Hiking shoes
  2. Head torch
  3. Walking stick
  4. Warm clothes
  5. Rain cover
  6. Water bottle
  7. Extra pair of socks
  8. Thermal inners
  9. Backpack (10 – 12 kg)
  10. Fleece jackets and thermals
  11. Woolen socks, cap, mittens & scarf

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