Kedarkantha summit - Himalayan Snow Trek (12500 feet)

Tripoto
9th Feb 2019
Photo of Kedarkantha summit - Himalayan Snow Trek (12500 feet) by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 1

A start to an amazing and adventurous trek to one of Indias best Himalayan Trek
"Kedarkantha Trek".
Start :
How to reach Sankri, basecamp of Kedarkantha-trek.
By Air, train and road : Reach Delhi
I have travelled from Mumbai. Catched evening 7 pm flight to Delhi.
After arrival to Delhi, then catched 11:50 pm train to Dehradun (Nandadevi Express).
That was about Day 1.

Photo of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 2

Day 2 started with arrival to Dehradun morning 6 am.
From there we booked a Jeep /Tavera ( 7:30 am) to reach Sankri.
One can get cabs outside of Dehradun station, there you find many drivers approaching us.
For Tavera /Jeep - it costed 6000 rs (for group of 6) to Sankri (8 hours) travel.
Buses are also available which costs 350 rs/person, but it halts everywhere and takes more than 10 hours and it will tire you.
Recommendation: Cab, is the best way to travel.
One can enjoy beauty scenes of mussorie and on the way route and can halt for lunch or snacks.
We reached around 3:30 pm to Sankri.
Got checked in hotel provided by Kailashrath Treks.
Sankri is a small village where you find many trekking groups provide accomodation for trekkers and considered as start basecamp of Kedarkantha-trek.
That day we rested in hotel and getting knowing with trekkers( icebreaking sessions) and also briefing from trek guide about Kedarkantha trek.

Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 3

This day started with early morning wake up call at 6 am.
We got ready and packed our bagpacks with proper arrangement of clothes in to Match weights around shoulder and waist.
Make sure max weight is around waist (60-70%) and on shoulder (40-30%).
It will balance our body during trek.
We then kicked on for trek @8 am.
This day was to reach Judaa ka Talaab basecamp. It takes around (3-4 hours) to reach and is 5km trek.
One can see beautiful snowcapped mountains, snow and pine trees.
Judaa ka Talaab is full frozen lake during winters and one can enjoy over there and have a peaceful time.
Stay at Judaa ka talaab basecamp for rest of day and enjoy.
Lunch @ 1 pm
Tea and snacks @ 4 pm
Soup @6:30 pm
Dinner @7 pm
Get warm in tents and njoy the nature, get lost in thoughts and have a peaceful time.
Sleep early, so as to give rest to your body and wake up early morning for next day trek.

Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sankri, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 4

This day started with early morning wakeup call @6 am.
Enjoy morning freshness of Himalayas, meditate and relax.
Have a delicious breakfast @7:30 am prepared by our local chefs in tents in snow conditions.
We have to appreciate their efforts to keep us healthy and fit by providing proper nutritous food on timely basis.
Start trek @8 am to  next  Kedarkantha basecamp.
It takes around (4 hours) to reach and is 5-6 km trek.
Trek level :Moderate
Fitness is must, need techniques to apply on time for trek like walking basics, oxygen intake.
One can view summit point from this basecamp.
Take rest for the day at camp and need to follow same procedure as previous day.

Photo of Juda Ka Talab, Supin Range, Uttarakhand by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Juda Ka Talab, Supin Range, Uttarakhand by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Juda Ka Talab, Supin Range, Uttarakhand by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Juda Ka Talab, Supin Range, Uttarakhand by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Juda Ka Talab, Supin Range, Uttarakhand by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Juda Ka Talab, Supin Range, Uttarakhand by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Juda Ka Talab, Supin Range, Uttarakhand by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Juda Ka Talab, Supin Range, Uttarakhand by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Juda Ka Talab, Supin Range, Uttarakhand by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Juda Ka Talab, Supin Range, Uttarakhand by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Juda Ka Talab, Supin Range, Uttarakhand by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Juda Ka Talab, Supin Range, Uttarakhand by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 5

This day was instructed to wake up @3 am for summit climb.
It takes around 5 hrs to reach summit and back to camp in another 2-3 hours. (3-4km)
Enjoy beautiful view and weather of summit.
On return to kedarkantha basecamp have lunch, pack your bagpacks and get ready for descending to Sankri.
Wet started @2 pm to descend down.
It was a way from Hargaon to reach Sankri.
Descending is fast but difficult, as ice melts it makes a way slippery and makes trekkers to slip.
But it is fun in group and can easily pass it by enjoying the beautiful Himalayan peaks.
We reached arnd 6 pm to Sankri ( 9 km).
So, we finally completed kedarkantha trek and back to hotel for day rest.

Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kedarkantha Summit, Bandiyar, Uttarakhand, India by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 6

This day we started off back to Dehradun by arranging same cab.
From DEHRADUN, we can take train or bus to Delhi.
From Delhi we can travel by air, train or bus to our destination.
This was the itinerary and travel plan for kedarkantha trek.

Total cost for trek booked through Kailashrath treks :7500 rs

Temperature :During day time (0 to - 5 degrees)
During evening and night (-5 to - 20 degrees)

That's the challenge of survival in these extreme conditions.

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