Kedarkantha trekking Itinerary
Region : Uttarkashi uttarakhand
Duration : 6 Days
Level : Moderate
Trekking distance : 24 Kms
Max Altitude : 3800 Meters
Pickup Point :Dehradun
Drop Point :Dehradun
Best Season :Round of the Year
KedarKantha Peak is located in Govind National Park of Western Garhwal, surrounded by a number of panoramic river valleys, snow-laden mountains, remotely located small villages with a rich flora-fauna. It is one of the easiest treks in Himalayas to experience the snow covers. Winters snow here sets in the middle of December and lasts till the middle of April. Snow will come across after crossing the height of 10,000 feet and the campsites of this trek boosts magnificent beauty. The drive from the base camp of this trek (Sankri Village) to Kedar Kantha is one of the most panoramic and picturesque drives in Himalayas which takes you through Mussoorie, Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Naitwar. The snow covered path and the patch of meadows will give you a perfect glance of the Himalayan Crown. Silent and soothing streams with peaceful lakes will treat your hard trekking tiredness, giving you a feeling of being in mother's lap. If you know skiing, that's even better. It will help you to get the glance of the heavenly landscape from a good height. Rich forests lamented with snow will give you a pleasant experience and sooth your eyes. Humbleness of the regional people will impress you completely.
Difficulty Level : Kedarkantha Trek
One who has an experience of trekking can do it, and it isn’t even hard for the first timers, but enough fitness is required, though anybody with a decent Fitness can trek to Kedarkantha and this could be the most magnificent and incredible winter trek for the trekkers.
Is it suitable for children’s?
Yes, the trek is favorable for children’s up to 5 years of age, but there is unwavering additional logistical support that we recommend for children’s.
Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families?
Yes, this Himalayan trek, we recommend for those who have a less or no prior experience in trekking, this trek does not have tricky patches, and a well-planned itinerary will not making it tiring and uncomfortable for you to trek.
Highest Altitude : Kedarkantha Trek
One can attain a maximum altitude of 12,500ft. Subject to his endurance and other conditions such as a climate, temperature. The trek brings us to the winter wonderland that serves as an excellent destination for skiing during winters. The fourth day of the trek is destined to conquer the Kedarnath Peak.
The trekkers need to hike an elevation from 11,250ft. to 12,500ft. The schedule of the day includes hiking to Kedarkantha peak and then again descending back till Hargaon camp which is at 8900ft. always take care about the fitness as it is so much required because one has to ascend.
Season : Kedarkantha Trek
Season, Kedarkantha is best known for winters only, A trek to this worthy destination can be planned from December to March when in winters this resplendent destination is always wrapped into the blanket of snow, and it is the most recommended treks for first-timers. Although the trek to Kedarkantha is open for trekkers all year round, the best season for Kedarkantha trek is during winters - from December to March. At Kedarkantha, the snow starts to set in by the middle of December and stays until March last week. Snow covers the whole destination so with each step on can feel that they are strolling in the paradise.
Average Temperature : Kedarkantha Trek
The average temperature in the day time will be 8°C to 15°C, and in the night time, it will fall to -5°C to 3°C.
One must bring enough pair of clothes and better quality trekking shoes so that a trekker can be covered thoroughly and does not face any difficulty during the stay at this temperature; there is a vast difference in the city and mountain temperature so it might be possible that one can encounter a little difficulty during acclimatization.
It is essential to bring all warm enough, and that may not even affect the backpack too much.
What Makes this Trek Different?
Kedarkantha trek is a perfect picturesque trek in the lap of the Himalayas of Garhwal. The overall return trek is around 24 Km from Sankri, which is covered in a span of over 4 days. The trek takes you up to the summit of the Kedarkantha peak at 3800 m. The view from the top offers spectacular panorama the region and other lesser known peaks, valleys and villages of the area. The Dhauladhar range of Himachal, Rupin valley, Har Ki Dun valley and views that goes down to the dense settlement of Purola, are all visible. The snow cover on the surrounding peaks makes all the mountains and sharp points appear like a dominating high peaks.
On the top, you feel like an eagle with a bird's eye view of the surrounding, amid summer and autumn, the trek is delightful with rich green knolls; woodland cover with a delicate waving water of the Juda ka Taalab, KedarKantha is a standout amongst the best winter snow trek existing in the whole Himalayas. The whole trek is secured by a thick layer of crisp white snow. The perspective of woodland shrouded in snow is extremely fantastic and a sight which just pop your heart and keeps you energized all through. The mountain additionally offers you the fundamental experience of a Summit Trek.