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Kedarkantha Trek 4N5D

Dehradun
Excellent

Duration

4 NIght 5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

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Overview

Use Coupon Code ” kedarkantha” for Extra Discout *Offer Valid Till 31st December*

Departure Date(Dehradun To Dehradun)

November: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11,12,13,14,18,19,20.21,23,26,27,28,

December: 3,6,10,11,12,14,18,19,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,

January : 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,13,14,15,21,22,28,29,30

February: Daily Group Departure

Kedarkantha trek Information

Intro The Kedarkantha trek is one of the best trekking experiences that you can get if you are a lover of trekking.

India has many things to offer starting from the great mountains to the deep seas. You can enjoy all types of adventures amidst the beauty of nature in India.

Trekking is one of the most interesting and fun-loving activities that can be enjoyed in the mountain ranges. The Kedarkantha region is all full of mountains so it will be a great idea to go for Kedarkantha trek in Uttarakhand.

Based in Western Garhwal in the Uttarakashi district, the Kedarkantha Trek is known for being one of the easy treks of the country which can be attended by people who are in experienced trekkers and have no knowledge of prior trekking.

However physical fitness is required where one should be able to jog at least for 4 kms in 30 minutes before committing for the trekking tour.

As the altitude rises the air becomes thin and people needs to carry backpacks too, which can all be very difficult, without proper physical fitness.

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With charming and captivating sights of snow clapped Himalayas, the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, myriad collection of flora, frozen ponds, to the sights of mesmerizing peaks, this trek have all the delightful marvels that a trekker wish to experience and view in his journey.

Not only for the adventure seekers and trekkers, to enjoy thrilling challenges, the Kedarkantha Trek is an ideal destination for the nature lovers to bask in the beauty of undisturbed nature and enjoy delightful and blissful moments with exhilarating experiences.


Local legends of Kedarkantha Trek

At the trek top, there is a stone-sheeted shrine of Lord Shiva, which is bordered by snow-covered mountains all around.

A Trishul is positioned on the shrine’s ground, pointing towards the great blue sky. Locals visit the top every now and then to pay their respect at the shrine, and a small temple below is- also at the summit- that houses a statue of Lord Ganesha in peak summer every year.

People here believe in the fact that if the summer experiences no rainfall, laying Ganesha’s statue on the ground would result in good rain.


Lord Shiva and the Bull story

According to the Kedarkantha legend, Lord Shiva sat at the summit to meditate but was disturbed by a bull, which was running below. So he went to Kedarnath, a town in Uttarakhand, to meditate afterwards.

The Pandava legend

Another local myth relates to the Pandavas, who went to the Himalayas to seek Lord Shiva’s blessings. However, he hid from Bheem and disguised himself as a bull.

But, Bheem recognised him and went after him. So Shiva hid underground. When he rushed out from his hiding place, he let his body parts get divided, and each part fell at a different place.

His throat fell on the Kedarkantha, thus earning the peak its name- transliteration-

“the throat of Lord Shiva”.

The myth resembles the story of Panch Kedar, a set of five Shiva temples- Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwar- located in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region.

According to this legend, the Pandavas, on the advice of Lord Krishna, sought Lord Shiva to pardon them for their sins of killing their kin during the Mahabharata. But, Shiva was angry with them for their conduct and avoided them by taking the form of a bull and leaving for the Garhwal region.

The Pandavas sighted Shiva grazing as a bull in the hills of Guptakashi and tried to grab its tails and legs forcibly. However, the bull disappeared into the ground and later reappeared in the original form of Lord Shiva at five places- the bull’s hump at Kedarnath, legs at Tungnath, face at Rudranath, stomach at Madhyamaheswar and hair at Kalpeshwar. It is believed that the Pandavas built five temples at these places.


Kedarkantha Trek location

Kedarkantha is a mountain peak of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India.

Its elevation is 12,500 ft (3,800 m). Kedarkantha is located within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district.

A trek to the peak of Kedarkantha usually starts from Sankri, a small village, and takes four days to complete.


Kedarkantha Trek Best Time

This trek in itself is a beautiful trek, but the experience varies with the changes in the season. People who like to trek amidst the green environment with comfortable weather, summer is a good time to take on this trek.

But if you are looking for some excitement winter is the time to go. The fresh snow fall, trees covered with snow makes it an amazing time to visit the place during the winters.

Kedarkantha Trek is one of the most gorgeous winter treks starting from December to April. Trekkers can experience a complete snow trek during these months.

One can experience the first snow of the season on the very first day of the trek when trekking from Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab. Kedarkantha is one of the very few treks one can access during winters. Himalayan treks are often closed or banned during heavy snowfall in winters.

But Kedarkantha promises just the right amount of snow and at the same time gives you access to a summit that stands tall at 12,500 ft.It literally feels like heaven to be at the summit point during sunrise.

There is a euphony of beautiful peaks at the summit point around you with bouncing golden hues that seem to come from another age. It is a sight beyond all superlatives i.e. best time for Kedarkantha Trek.

We highly suggest you to take this trek during Christmas or New Year celebrations to make it a memorable winter trekking experience. Below are the temperature details for winter trek to Kedarkantha:

1. Kedarkantha Trek in December to February

• The temperature during the day is usually 13-18 degrees.

• After the sun sets, the temperature might go as low as -7 degrees Celsius. • Higher altitude adds up to temperature getting lower (in minus).

• Kedarkantha campsites may have chilling winds blowing so make sure you carry enough warm clothes.

2. Kedarkantha Trek March to May

• The temperature during the day will be around 16-20 degrees.

• During the night, the temperature drops to 3-4 degrees, plus during snowfall, the temperature could go to zero degrees. We advise our trekkers to take the Kedarkantha trek in winter to enjoy the complete benefits of the trek in the natural environment. 


Altitude of Kedarkantha trek

At a towering height of 3800 meters, Kedarkantha is a majestic peak located in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kedarkantha is one of the most popular treks in Uttarakhand due to its relative ease of access and gradual inclination.

Kedarkantha Trek Trek distance

The overall Kedarkantha trek distance is around 20 km, from start to finish. The trek begins from a village by the name of Sankri located at a height of 6,500 ft. From Sankri, trekkers have to climb 6,00 ft uphill and cover a distance of 10 km.

Weather of Kedarkantha trek

Kedarkantha peak is an all-round year trek and however, the views you will get to see depends on the weather conditions.

The temperature during summer months varies from 10 – 20 degrees Celsius.

During winters Kedarkantha trek is packed with heavy snow and offers your beautiful views of snow-topped Himalayan mountains. Sun’s reflection from the snow studded mountains makes the mountains glow.

The weather becomes extremely cold in winters and the actual temperature dips to -5 degrees in winter.

Due to wind gusts, the temperature feels like -10 to -15 degrees. Best season to visit This trek in itself is a beautiful trek, but the experience varies with the changes in the season.

People who like to trek amidst the green environment with comfortable weather, summer is a good time to take on this trek. But if you are looking for some excitement winter is the time to go.

The fresh snow fall, trees covered with snow makes it an amazing time to visit the place during the winters


Highlights of the Kedarkantha Trek

• The scenic drive from Dehradun to Sankri

• The mythical Juda Ka Taal Campsite

• Bewitching forest glades with phenomenal view

• The trek to the Kedarkantha Base Camp is comparatively steeper. The trail takes you through primeval Oak forests that get denser as you veer through.

• The thrill of a summit climb before dawn


Kedarkanta Trek Itinerary

Day 1- Dehradun To Sankri |8 hours drive |190km|

• Reach Dehradun, we will drive towards Sankri, which is the starting point for the trek.

• Reach Sankri by evening arrival assistance followed by the introduction of our Trek leader and Support staff.

• Post-check-in to our designated hotel/homestay, the rest of the day is at leisure and you’re advised to relax and prepare for the journey ahead.

• The dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Sankri Village.


Day 2|Sankri to Juda Ka Talab (2,774 m)| 2-3 hours’ trek| 3 km|

• The day will start with morning Tea at around 06:00 AM.

• Followed by that, the day will start with breakfast and a day briefing session from the Trek Leader end.

• Afterward, we’ll start our trek, the first checkpoint for the day will be Juda Ka Taal Campsite.

• Upon reaching Juda Ka Taal Campsite, we’ll have lunch.

• The rest of the day is at leisure.

• Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay at Juda Ka Taal Campsite.

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Day 3 |Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp (3,429 m)|2-3 hours trek |3 km

• The day will start with a morning tea, followed by breakfast.

• The Trek Leader will give you a day briefing before starting out for the Kedarkantha Base Camp.

• Afterward, we’ll start the trek towards the Kedarkantha Base Camp, which takes about 2-3 hours.

• Upon reaching and checking into the campsite, we’ll have hot lunch.

• The rest of the day is at leisure and we’ll relax with things like snow fighting, group activities and more.

• Lastly, we’ll have dinner at the campsite followed by an overnight stay at Kedarkantha Base Camp.

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Day 4 |Kedarkantha Trek base camp to Kedarkantha Summit (3,810 m) and back to Hargaon (2,713 m)| 5-6 hours trek| 8 km|

• The day 4th is when we trek towards Kedarkantha Peak.

• We will be needing an early start today, the group will trek up to the Kedarkanta Summit.

• After reaching the summit, we’ll enjoy the view from the top and witness the famous sunrise from this place.

• Shortly afterwards, we’ll start back for the Kedarkantha Base Camp once again.

• Upon reaching, Hot Lunch will be served at the campsite.

• It’s last night at the campsite so we will have a farewell bash.

• Overnight stay at Hargaon Campsite.

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Day 5 |Hargaon – Sankri – Dehradun|8 hours drive |190km|

• After a hearty breakfast, we’ll trek down to the Sankri Village from Hargaon Campsite. Kedarkantha Trek

• The path to Sankri is filled with stones and is basically a descent through pine trees with a stream on our left which is a good spot to fill water.

• Upon reaching Sankri, we’ll stop and freshen up at our designated hotel, hot lunch would be provided. • Shortly afterward, we’ll be out again, moving towards Dehradun. (Reach Dehradun by late evening).


Things to Carry for Kedarkantha Trek

  • Backpack 30/60 L

External straps and loops and easy to open compartments access.

  • Water Bottle

A reusable water bottle/hydration flask – 1.5-2L.

  • Energy Bars

Nutrient-dense with oats, nuts, seeds, and fruit.

  • Weather Appropriate Clothing

Warm and waterproof clothing for winters, wind and waterproof jackets

  • Flashlight

A textured grip with rechargeable batteries.

  • Sun protection

Sunscreen, wide-brim hat, and sunglasses.

  • Rain Protection

Umbrella, opt for waterproof & windproof rain jacket for winters.

  • Trekking Boots

Good grip, flexible sole, good ankle support, snug fit, water-resistance and are easy to wear/remove.

  • Extra Pair of Clothing

When the weather changes in the mountains (as it happens every few hours), you can take off or put on layers as required.

  • Towel

Lightweight – cotton/bamboo/linen/microfiber easy to dry. har ki dun trek trek solo , har ki dun trek from dehradun , har ki dun trek valley , har ki dun trek blog

  • Personal Hygiene Kit

Hand sanitizer, biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cotton washcloth,toilet paper, a menstrual cup (if necessary) or feminine hygiene products and a sealable plastic bag to carry them out.

  • Mini First Aid Kit

First aid for emergencies  har ki dun trek from deharadun, har ki dun se konsi nadi nikalti hai , har ki dun altitude , har ki dun best time to visit

  • Trash Bag

Normal kitchen garbage bags to keep the trails you trek beautiful, clean, and free of garbage.

  • Slippers

With a flexible sole and good grip, water-resistant.  


What you should consider before going to Kedarkantha Trek

• The temperature of the place various from 15°C to – 5°C so there shouldn’t be any doubts to fill your bags with warm clothes while you go for Kedarkantha trek in December or any month of the year for that matter.

• Trekking shoes, slippers, sunscreen lotions, windcheaters, raincoat, and UV protected sunglasses, water bottles, personal medication, walking stick, torch, first aid equipment should be with you in the trek

• Carrying extra energy cells for the flashlight and the torch will be fruitful as due to low temperature sometimes cells don’t work properly.Kedarkantha Trek

• The weather out there is cold and chilly so it is advisable to carry a proper pack of moisturiser to keep your skin healthy.

• The idea of keeping extra food and dry foods will be amazing

• Do not carry more than 10 kg of weight or luggage as it will become difficult to carry

• Keep an appropriate amount of money with you so that you do not fall short of the fund in the middle of the trekking tour

• Avoid such treks if you have breathing problems and you are acrophobic

• The person suffering from a heart problem, high blood pressure and ellipses should avoid such trip.

• Kedarkantha is supposed to be the throat of Lord Shiva and this place has religious significance so do not try to hurt the religious sentiments of the local people.

• Dehydration is one of the reasons for altitude sickness so keep yourself properly hydrated.


How to Reach Dehradun

Dehradun By Air

Located around 22 km southeast of Dehradun, the Jolly Grant Airport, also known as Dehradun Airport, connects the city to almost all major domestic destinations.

The airport also has easy access to the holy towns of Rishikesh (20 km) and Haridwar (30 km).

By Road Dehradun

Dehradun is well-connected by road to other major cities of the country via NH 72.

Regular deluxe and normal buses to the city are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.

By Rail

Dehradun Railway Station connects the city to all major cities of the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Varanasi and Vadodara.

From outside the railway station, you can take a auto rickshaw or hire a private taxi to reach your desired destination.


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Itinerary

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Day 1- Dehradun To Sankri | 8 hours drive |190km|

Drive Form Dehradun To Sankri(Incuded In Package)

Day 2: Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab (Hargaon )

Today marks your first day of trekking. After a wholesome breakfast, we make our answer of Sankri village and begin the steep climb up Capitol Hill to Juda-ka-Talab (Hargaon) .

We have 4 kilometers to hide. The climb is steep, since the lake is found at the peak of 9,100 feet. The path uphill is a picture painted within the warm colors of fallen maple and pine leaves. A few bridges that penetrate the dense forests await us.

The scenery is irresistible and price every step of the way, dotted with hares, langoors, and other such beautiful, harmless fauna. The sound of nearby streams wafts in and out of your ears as we make our thanks to the lake, along with the crisp sound of leaves under your feet.


We also witness some heart-warming scenes of rural life during this region. Women with firewood and men taking their cattle bent graze, all against the backdrop of the breathtaking landscape.

Juda ka Talab may be a vision of wonder under the clear, blue sky. Trekkers can take their time to relish the vegetation and scenery.

Day 3: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp

Excitement is build up as we start our trek towards the Kedarkantha base camp. After breakfast, we start our 4 km long journey. The trail, though steep in some patches, is not
difficult to follow. The route to the Kedarkantha base camp is dotted with small lakes and therefore the land is way far away from any kind of pollution or human disturbance. The trail snakes through oak-laden forests, wide meadows, and more evidence of remote life. you recognize you're on the brink of the base camp once you see the arch of the Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Ranglana, and Kala Nag
ranges before you. Here, a piping hot lunch is going to be provided.

The evening is going to be peppered with fun experiences like group games or an acclimatization walk to familiarize yourself with the area and therefore the terrain. Afterward, the trekkers can rest while enjoying some evening snacks
and soup. the remainder of the evening is usually free. Dinner is going to be served early because the trek begins
tomorrow!

The night ahead goes to be the trek’s most memorable one. you'll watch the galaxy unravel its wonders to you on the canvas of the sky, creating an unforgettable picture that no
the camera can do justice to.

Take a flash to recollect it. The temperature at the Kedarkantha base camp may drop very low in the dark . confirm you've got enough layers on to stay warm.

Day 4: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Kedarkantha Peak; Descent to Hargaon Camp

Today, we shall cover the Kedarkantha peak, and climb 1,250 feet above the bottom . Afterwards, we shall descend from the height to Hargaon village, once more.

The trek ahead is moderately difficult, but with a touch little bit of determination, we'll be ready to cover the space in 6-7 hours. Today, we begin at the first hours of two or 3 am, in order that we will witness the glorious sunrise at the Kedarkantha peak.

Day 5 Hargaon - Sankri - Dehradun|8 hours drive |190km|

Drive Form Dehradun To Sankri(Incuded In Package)

Today we head down to Sankri. It takes about 2-3 hours to finish this 4 km trek route of the day. For the rest of the day, you can explore the village of Sankri, which is known to be the heart of the Har Ki Dun valley, along with other villages like Gangad and Osla. Sankri is a typical “Pahari” village, with unbeatable hospitality offered by the locals. It is also the last road head to the Govind Balabh Pant Wildlife Sanctuary.

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation From Dehradun - Sankri and Sankri - Dehradun
  • Accommodation on sharing basis.
  • All Meals (veg) , Including From Dinner on the 1st day to Breakfast on the 5th Day.
  • Well Qualified Trek Leader.
  • Supporting Staff and cook.
  • Forest Permits.
  • Basic Medical Kit.
  • Accommodation on Tent Stay & Homestay.
  • Camping and Trekking Equipment ( Tent, sleeping bags, gaiters,Microspikes etc).
  • Anything which is not included in the above inclusion.
  • Porters or Mule to carry Your personal Luggage.
  • Any kind of Personal Expenses.
  • Personal Medication.

Durations

4Night 5Days

Difficulty Level

Easy To Moderate

Best Time to Visit

November- December

Tour's Location

Dehradun

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Shirin

31/08/2021

Magnificent Experience

<p>I just fell in love with this place and thanks alot for the Lazymonk Adventure staff for all the care and support. Definitely gonna revisit again.</p>
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Gaurav

31/08/2021

Just Wow !!

<p>The trek’s weather is so mesmerizing and I loved the way lazymonk Adventure staff took care of us all. DO VISIT guys.</p>
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Hitesh

29/08/2021

Awesome Trek

<p>Undoubtedly one of the best treks I’ve been on. Special thanks for the Lazymonk Adventure staff for all the efforts and care.</p>
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Chetan

29/08/2021

Mindblowing Trek

<p>The trek and everything was super amazing. I had best time of my life. Special thanks for the Lazymonk Adventure staff for all the efforts and friendly environment.</p>
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Vidit

28/08/2021

Lovely one.

<p>The trek is full of enjoyment and excitement all over the site. The lazy Monk adventure team was awesome and much caring one. Will definitely gonna come back and catch up with you guys.</p>
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Akash Gupta

27/08/2021

Awesome!

Amazing Destination for trekking and adventurism. Thanks for the lazymonk Adventure staff for the caring and friendly atmosphere. Do visit.
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Ankit

22/08/2021

Mindblowing trek.

Much recommended one. The trekking site is full of amazing landscapes. Thanks for lazymonk Adventure staff for all the care and support. Do visit guys.
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Alisha

22/08/2021

Chilling one !

OMG! the trek is so amazing and more specifically everything related to food and stay was well maintained by the staff of lazyMonk Adventure. A big thanks to them. Do visit guys.
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sreesha

18/06/2021

Great trek

<p>One of the best Trek enjoys different shades of the trek and nature , and also experienced different types of climate in a duration of 6 days . Guiding where supporting us and it was well organized by LazyMonk. The memorising breath taking view of greater Himalayas gives the best experience for life time.</p>
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