Kedarkantha Trekking :
Kedarkantha Trek is located within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state. The snow and pine trees have adorned Kedarkantha Peak. This is one of the most famous and bewitching trekking destinations of India. The falling winter snow gives the mesmerizing view that attracts the tourists.
The Himalayan range includes many trekking places, where the Garhwal region has gained much popularity. The spellbound beauty of this region will blow your mind with several natural charms of the surrounding. The meadows, lush greenery, and hamlets are adding enormous pleasure to the Kedarkantha Trek package. The place is filled with several natural objects and it proves its elegance in every second you spend here. Kedarkantha Trek Package in Uttarakhand will help you to explore many places like swargarohini, banderpooch, black, and raglan.
Kedarkantha Trek Package Inclusions
Meals during the trek
Dinner on arrival day in Sankri
Forest Permits/Camping Charges
Accommodation in Guest house/Home stay/Camping
Meals while on trek (Veg.)
Professional Trek Leader Guide, and Support staff.
Trekking equipments like Crampon & Gaiters, Sleeping bag, Thick mattress, Dinning tent.
Permits and entry fees
First aid medical kits
Kedarkantha Trekking Quick View
Kedarkantha Base camp : Sankri village
Kedarkantha Trek Duration: 6D/5N
Kedarkantha Trek Distance: 20 km
Kedarkantha Trek Height: 12,500 ft, (3800 m)
Kedarkantha Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Kedarkantha Trek Temperature: Day (8°C to 15°C) and Night: (-5°C to 3°C)
Best Time to do Kedarkantha Trekking: November to April
Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Group Departures Kedarkantha Trek
➔October : 16,23 ,27,29,30
➔ November: 1,2,6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28
➔ December: 4,5,11,12,18,19, 20, 21, 22 23, 24,25,26,27,28,29, 30
➔ February:5,6,12,13, 19,20, 26,27
Note: Customization Dates available/Choose your own Travel Date.
How to reach Dehradun
Nearest Airport – Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun , is located 24 km away from the city.
And daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun.
The nearest railway station is the Dehradun junction, which is well connected to major cities from all over India.
The regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi’s (ISBT Kashmere Gate).
The government buses from (ISBT Kashmere Gate). Private buses run from outside of ISBT.
You can either drive to Dehradun or hire a cab/taxi to reach Dehradun from Delhi.
Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Station through Ola/ Uber Cab and Vikram , Tata Sumo or similar vehicles to go Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.
If you wish to reach kedarkantha Base camp Sankri on your own by public transportation:
There are 2/3 privately operated buses from Dehradun (near DDN railway station on Gandhi road) To Sankri. The 200 Km journey will take around 10/12 hours. The busses start at 5:30; & 6:00; & 7:00 am onward.
You will reach Sankri at 5:00pm.
Kedarkantha Trek Best Time
Kedarkantha winter trek is conducted almost round of the year the best memoriable 360 degree views seen in the months from December to April cannot be compared with summer times. kedarkantha trek route is covered with snow-clapped trekking trails and the buckets of snow at the base camp of kedarkantha winter trek of the pine trees are a fascinating beauty to savor and remains only available during the winter days. However, it is better to avoid the monsoon time for trekking on these trails.
The Kedarkantha trek can be done round of the year but in each weather condition it’s looks are different in winters because there will be snow white whole landscape, flora & fauna covered with the white blanket of snow. The Kedarkantha trail is full of snow during winters becomes white due to snow with tall snow-covered pine trees. If you are on a kedarkantha winter trek during a full moon then for a while you will forget that you are on the earth because the reflection of the moon on the snow creates a miraculous effect in your eyes. The whole kedarkantha campsite will look like you are camping on some other planet. Due to these specialities, the Kedarkantha winter trekking is the most famous trek among trekkers and nature lovers.if we talking about summers season and spring season it will be lush green, has the fragrance of wildflowers, the fragrance of pinewood, blooming flowers of different colours. The whole landscape captivates you and your senses. Due to heavy rainfall during monsoon season it will be quite risky to do trekking so the best time is April to June and then September to April. If you are going especially for snow then go after the starting of December when this area will be fully covered with white blanket of snow.
Kedarkantha Trek Location
Kedarkantha Trek is located in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary Uttarkashi district in the range of Himalayas Uttarakhand, India. Kedarkantha trekking is starts from a village Sankri, the base camp of Kedarkantha trek. The kedarkantha trek height is 12,500 ft (3,800 m) above sea level and reaching the summit that feels very rewarding as you get a 360-degree view of peaks with eyes like the Yamunotri, Gangotri ranges, Bandarpoonch, Black pea and Ranglana. And the another glimps of Har Ki Dun valley makes an appearance.
Kedarkantha summit is situated in the Tons of mountains valley is a beautiful ridge peak; kedarkantha trek package is easily accessible round of the year. The kedarkantha view is embraced with a variety of flora and fauna, making it even more appealing, adventurous, and fulfilling your eyes.
Distance from Dehradun to Kedarkantha Trek.
The distance between Dehradun to Kedarkantha Trekking is around 190 km one way. The Kedarkantha Trek start from Dehradun Railway station in morning 6:30 onwards to the Kedarkantha base camp Sankri.
Kedarkantha Trek Distance
Kedarkanthat trek day one starts from Dehradun to Sankri covering the stupendous distance of around 190kms. kedarkantha trek journey taking atleast of 8-9 hours to reach sankri the kedarkantha base camp but full of astounding sceneries boosting your adrenaline levels all the way and giving you mesmerizing feeling of being surrounded by the blissful nature hills satation on the way like Mussoorie and waterfall like Kempty fall, and sideseen like Damta, Naugaon, Purola, Mori to reach Sankri.
Day two on field trek starts from sankri will be heading towards Juda-ka-Talab is around trekking distance of 5 kms the real joy of trekking and tourism in Uttarakhand. The trekking of 5 kms from sankri to Juda-Ka-Talab is a much refreshing in winters you can see snow starting from sankri to Juda-ka-Talab. Also the Juda-ka-Talab is frozen in the month of December to mid of March.
The Day three kedarkantha trekking starts from the Juda-ka-Talab to the Kedarkantha base camp the distance of around 3.5kms to making it super comfy trekking and giving tourists much better comfort in kedarkantha base camp.
Today will be the summit day starts from Kedarkantha base camp to the Kedarkantha peak and right after descent to the Juda-ka-Talab the distance spanning around 9 kms and the next day Juda-ka-talab to sankri which will end up our memorable trekking journey.
Kedarkantha Trek Height
Kedarkantha trek height is ranging between 3800m (12,500 ft) from sea level making it one of the best beginner trek in Uttarakhand India.
Kedarkantha trek stands at the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. However, the kedarkantha trek height is only partly responsible, when calculating difficulty levels. Although the entire kedarkantha trek route is made up of gradual ascends and descends, you may have to face some steep climbs. You will also have to depend on torch lights during dark hours. The last 100 ft or so can be strenuous. It is challenging, but also enjoyable. Since the trek difficulty level is easy to moderate, anyone can go on this trek.
The kedarkantha trekking trail starts from Sankri (6,500 ft), goes past Juda Ka Talab (9,000 ft), followed by Kedarkantha base camp (11,250 ft), and then onwards to the summit (12,500 ft). The Kedarkantha base camp is easy to cover and has mostly soft ascends. From the closest kedarkantha base camp to the summit, you may have to put a bit more effort. However, even then it is doable. Do keep in mind that the difficulty level of the trek may increase during the winter months when snowfall in kedarkantha winter trek.
Kedarkantha temperature during the winter season ranges from 10-16degree Celcius during the day to as low as -4 degrees Celcius during the night. After sundown, the cold wind starts and Kedarkantha temperature drops dramatically. During the months of January and February, Kedarkantha is generally covered with snow and you would realize that the Kedarkantha weather is chilling cold even during the day. It is recommended to have woolen clothes with proper layering to deal with cold Kedarkantha temperature in winter.
Snow fall start in Kedarkantha trek
Kedarkantha winter trek is especially loved by trekkers because of snow fall time starts in December, but sometimes it happens in early November as well. Kedarkantha peak becomes full of snowfall,
Kedarkantha has the highest snowfall in the months of January and February, which lasts till the last of may does not melt easily.
Kedarkantha trek during November to December
Kedarkantha trek in November is basically chill weather. And in December rolls in the snow to gets really cold. Kedarkantha winter trek temperature falls below 0 degrees at nightfall. The mercury reading ranges from 0 degrees to -6 degrees Celsius after sunset. Snowfall and frost is a common occurrence, and you can expect fresh layers of White Blanket of sheets.
The temperature remains at 10-16 degrees Celsius during the daytime, but nights experience constant sub-zero levels. It can also get occasionally windy. You should be carrying proper winter clothes.
Kedarkantha trek during January to March
The average temperature in Kedarkantha trek varies between 8 degrees to 19 degrees Celsius during the day time. At night, the mercury can still fall to sub-zero levels in January and February as well as March.
kedarkantha temperature being start normal in April as spring season is coming. New leaves grow on the bare tree branches and the barren forest gets colour after the harsh winter months though patches of snow can be noticed even till the last week of April.