It is the most beautiful rounded peak and most sought after snow trekking destinations in India. Even in winter, a trek to Kedarkantha is possible as the trail path is through the dense forests and vast meadows. One will get soaked into the aura as we walk through the protected area of Govind national park. Our destination path is full of pictorial view nestled at the Kedarkantha height at 3810 meters above sea level covering a consolidated distance of 20 km — a delightful marvel for all trekkers with the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, myriad collection of flora, frozen ponds, to the sights of mesmerizing peaks. Himalaya Trekking hidden jewel the best winter season hike.
Day 1- Dehradun – Sankri 8 hour drive
Day 2- Sankri Base Camp to Juda-ka-Talab - 4 Km (9100 Feet)
Day 3- Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base – 2.5km (11200 Feet)
Day 4- Kedarkantha base camp to Kedarkantha Summit (3,810 m) and back to Hargaon (2,713 m)
Day 5- Hargaon to Sankri
Day 6- Sankri – Dehradun eight hours Drive
Dehradun – Sankri 8 hour drive
The journey will start at 6.00 am from Dehradun Railway Station to Sankri and it will take around 9 hrs. We will drive via Dehradun and Mussoorie, alongside the Yamuna and also passes by beautiful pine forests. On reaching Sankri, we will explore the scenic hamlet to prepare for the trek. Overnight stay at Sankri.
Sankri Base Camp to Juda-ka-Talab - 4 Km (9100 Feet)
Our trek commences from today for a distance of 4km. We will start our trek to Juda-ka-Talab by moving out of Sankri, towards Sor and upwards on an inclined road that moves parallel to a beautiful stream. We cross many babbling brooks amidst the dense forest, whilst walking on a lush carpet of maple and pine leaves. The sounds of the streams mingled with the Twitter of birds and the calls of the langur greet your eyes. Juda-ka-Talab is a pristine lake surrounded by pines. It is situated at a height of 9100 feet. Overnight stay in tents.
Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base – 2.5km (11200 Feet)
Today we start our trek to the Kedarkantha base camp which is at a height of 11,200 feet and is 2.5km away from Juda-ka-Talab. The distance can be covered at a leisurely pace post breakfast. We enter the beautiful forest once again and as we climb higher, the ridge gets steeper. As if to compensate for its steepness, the landscape is dotted with charming not meadows. We will reach the campsite by the afternoon. Overnight stay in tents.
Duration: 3 hours
Kedarkantha base camp to Kedarkantha Summit (3,810 m) and back to Hargaon (2,713 m)
This is the day you’ve been working hard for! The trek from the base camp to the summit is not a long one. On reaching the summit, your jaw is going to drop and your eyes will not blink. The Kedarkantha summit is marked by an arrangement of stones with a Trishul that points to the sky. The summit offers an astonishing 360-degree view of the peaks of Uttarakhand and the Chaainsheel Pass and Kailash ranges of Himachal. From the top, you can also see the Har Ki Dun valley below. The story behind Kedarkantha is an interesting one. The name literally means the throat of Lord Shiva (Kedar refers to Lord Shiva and Kantha means Throat). The legend has it that this peak was supposed to be the original Kedarnath temple but Lord Shiva, who disguised himself as a cowhiding from the Pandavas was disturbed during meditation by the villagers. The interruption made him change his location from this peak to the present Kedarnath temple. We hike back to the base camp after spending a good time on the summit. Post lunch we head towards Hargaon (2 km trail). Hargaon is a large camping area en route to Sankri. An overnight stay is required before saying goodbye to the beautiful place.
Duration: 3 hours
Hargaon to Sankri
Today we head down to Sankri. It takes about 2-3 hours to finish this 4 km trek route of the day. For the rest of the day, you can explore the village of Sankri, which is known to be the heart of the Har Ki Dun valley, along with other villages like Gangad and Osla. Sankri is a typical “Pahari” village, with unbeatable hospitality offered by the locals. It is also the last road head to the Govind Ballabh Pant Wildlife Sanctuary
Duration: 3 hours
Sankri – Dehradun eight hours Drive
We will check out after breakfast by 8 am and start our return journey towards Dehradun. We will reach Dehradun by evening. The glorious trek ends here.
Duration: 3 hours
Tour Packages Option
Rs. 6,000/- Per Person (Sankri to Sankri)
Rs. 7,000/- Per Person (Dehradun to Sankri)
- Qualified & mountaineering certified trek Leader.
- Transport from Dehradun to Sankri & Sankri to Dehradun
- Accommodation:- Guest house, camping during Trek.
- Hygienic & Nutritious Meals on scheduled time (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks & Dinner)
- Trekking gears (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons)
- Adventure gears for team (Ice axe, oximeter)
- Fully equipped medial kit, oxygen and safety equipment
- All entry fees and permits.
- Experienced Staff (Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters)
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- food during travel (Dehradun to Sankri & Sankri to Dehradun)
- Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the cost.
- Walking Stick, Jacket & Trekking Shoes will be available on rent.
Terms & Conditions
Prices are "from", per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 12) sharing, and include all taxes. Day touring as per the itinerary.