The trek is covered in snow till April. Snow on Kedarkantha trail lasts until the third week of April. And patches of it start popping up on the floor among pine trees as soon as you cross the 10,000 feet mark. The meadows, needless to say, are completely blanketed with snow which is a beautiful sight.
Great campsites. Kedarkantha’s campsites can be deemed as the prettiest in the Himalayas. Every campsite on this trail has something unique about it. The first campsite - Juda-Ka-Talab is sprawled in a tight clearing amidst giant pine trees. The base camp sits on an open meadow, with snow peaks mountains staring at ikt from all sides. And Hargaon, the last camp site is again in an open meadow with its ends seeping into darkness of oaks and pines.
Best drive in the Himalayas. While trekking on Kedarkantha trail is a delight, driving to the base camp Sankri is nothing less than a treat. Driving from Dehradun to Sankri will take you through Mussoorie, Nowgaon, Purola, Mori and Naitwar. Most of these places are remote and rustic. Specially watch out for the stretch from Purola to Sankri - astonishin.
Trek on a carpet of brown leaves. Thanks to the dense cover of pines, the trail to Kedarkantha is always covered with dried pine leaves. They make a crunching sound as you walk on them. And that sound is music to any trekker’s ears, really.
Breath taking snow peaks all around .The Kedarkantha base camp reveals itself suddenly. And the moment you set foot on it, the majestic view of surrounding Garhwal Himalayas hits you. It’s a 360 degrees view that holds your attention for a long while. And there, right in front tof you stands the Kedarkantha summit. The first vision of Kedarkantha basecamp is the one many cherish in their memories. You will too.
We are looking forward to providing you with a fantastic trekking experience in March and April.
Day 2: Sankri 6,450 ft to Juda ka talab 9,100 ft.
Day 3: Juda ka talab 9,100 ft to Kedarkantha base 11,250 ft.
Day 4: Kedarkantha base 11,250 ft to Kedarkantha peak 12,500 ft and down to Har Gaon 8,900 ft.
Day 5: Har Gaon 8,900 ft to Sankri
Day 6: Drive back to Dehradun. Reach by 7-8 pm.
- Vegetarian food as per menu on the trek
- Forest camping charges
- Trek permits
- Sleeping bags
- Safety equipment
- Services of a trek leader
- Any expense incurred before reaching Sankri where the trek starts.