Kedarkantha Trek

3rd Jan 2021
Photo of Kedarkantha Trek by Aaryan Jain


Searching for a colder time of year trek in the snow, the Great Himalayas invite you to the wonderful and most well known Kedarkantha trek. Arranged in Uttarakhand, encompassed by western Garhwal of Uttarkashi area. The headquarters Sankri, a town in Uttarkashi region at 6,400 feet inside the Govind natural life safe-haven is the beginning place of the entrancing 25km Kedarkantha trek.

What is the best way to get to Sankri for the Kedarkantha Trek?

The excursion begins at Dehradun. It is a drive of 198 km roughly from Dehradun to Sankri town which takes around 10 - 11 hours. There are immediate public transports to Sankri that begin around 5 AM and 7 AM. Relax on the off chance that you miss the transport; you can take associating transports until Purola or Hanol and change one more transport there to arrive at Sankri or recruit a taxi. Or on the other hand take a common jeep or taxi.

In the event that you would prefer not to go by transport, you might employ a taxi or drive your vehicle til Sankri takes around 8 hours. The drive is very invigorating, passing through lovely towns, watching the rich green glades and snow-covered mountains on the surprising streets, and passing through the pine and oak trees. You can see the Tons stream streaming next to you.

This is the best time to go on the Kedarkantha Trek.

Relatively few treks are open during the winters because of substantial snowfall. You can encounter snowfall from mid-December to March.

The best and ideal opportunity to visit this spot will be in top winters, from December to April. Despite the fact that you can go any month consistently, you need to see the colder time of year with the snow, making it a wonderland. It has excellent camping areas like Juda ka Talab and Har gaon to camp and partake in the snowfall.

Here is the fundamental agenda for a short Kedarkantha trek.

Kedarkantha trek begins from Sankri town

Day1: Dehradun to headquarters at Sankri

It is a lengthy drive of 187 km from Dehradun to the headquarters at Sankri town at 6,400 feet. It requires 8-10 hours to reach, and coming, you'll pass excellent towns like Mussoorie, Naitwar.

Day2: Sankri to Juda Ka Talab

The headquarters to Juda ka Talab at a height of 9,000 feet is a 5 km climb. The trek takes around 5 hours watching the tasty green knolls, pine, oak, and maple trees. When you arrive at Juda ka Talab, you can likewise drink water from the lake.

Day3: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Juda ka Talab

Start the trek in the early daytime during dawn to Kedarkantha headquarters situated at 11,200 feet. Today, it is a 4 km trek, which requires 3 hours to reach, passing through pine and oak woodlands.

Day4: Hargaon to Kedarkantha Base Camp via Kedarkantha Top

Start the day preceding the first light to arrive at the culmination by dawn. The pinnacle is at 12,500 feet and takes around 2-3 hours to show up. When you witness the wonder of nature, stop there and sink in.

Day5: Hargaon to Sankri

Time to return home! A 6 km trek from Hargaon to Sankri town takes around 3-4 hours. Assuming you wish to remain one more day in Sankri, go on!

Climate and temperature during Kedarkantha trek:

During winters, the temperature in day time goes from 5 degrees to 10 degrees celsius. In the evening, it drops definitely to 0 degrees to - 10 degrees celsius. The spot gets covered with considerable snow covers toward each path from the last seven day stretch of December.

This spot will be covered with weighty snow and new thick layers of snow in January and February. You might get the sun in the day, keeping you all warm, however the temperature radically drops down in the evenings and gets very viral. Also, as you move higher, it gets colder. During the long periods of March to May, the temperature becomes hotter with day temperatures from 10 to 15 degrees and night temperatures between freezing and - 5 degrees and lovely with sketchy snow around.

Have a Great Trip!