ABOUT THE DESTINATION:
The region is situated in the serenity of the beautiful and stunning Garhwal Himalayas, Trekkers eagerly look forward to undertaking Kedarkantha trek as it provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty and spend time in the lap of nature. Besides, region’s scenic natural beauty is complemented with the charming hamlets, lush and green meadows, and breathtaking views of the towering peaks of the Himalayas. The meandering trail to the 12,000 ft tall summit passes through the Govind National Park that gives a beautiful view of the Himalayan flora and fauna. The sight of the peaks of Swaragarohini, Banderpoonch, Kala Nag (black peak) and Ranglana and the highlight of the trek where the sunsets against the backdrop of the majestic and imposing snow-capped mountains are sure to fascinate everyone!. Kedarkantha trek ranks as one of the most beautiful and sought-after treks in the world. The “Juda-Ka-Talab” surrounded and covered by huge pine trees is a feast for the eyes.
b) THE TREK:
The exquisite journey of the charming peaks of the Kedarkantha starts from Dehradun. From Dehradun, it takes a long drive to Sankri situated at an altitude of 6,400 ft and takes approximately around 10 hrs to reach. The route passes thru Mussoorie. Though the route is remote the delightful sights on the way is sure to interest travelers. During this trail, trekkers come across majestic views of snowcapped mountains, lush green meadows, a variety of flora and fauna, maple trees, and frozen ponds!. Amazing surroundings of every campsite enveloped in pine trees appeal to one’s aesthetic senses. The trek is one of the least expensive and can be enjoyed with pleasure and comfort. The Kedarkantha trek is usually undertaken in winter
c) TREK HIGHLIGHTS:
- Region: Uttrakhand
- Starting Point: Sankri
- Ending Point: Sankri
- Duration: 6 days and 5 nights
- Ideal Time: December-April
- Level: Easy
- Total Distance: 20 Km
- Maximum elevation: 12,500 Ft.
- Weather: Best season to visit Kedarkantha is winter from December- April. It is full of snow during these months. Trekkers will see snows on the first day of the Kedarkantha trek itself while trekking from Sankri to Juda ka Talab.
- Communication: Emergency communication is difficult, as the route after Sankri will not have mobile connectivity. In case trekkers go with a troupe, walkie-talkies are available to communicate with the base camp. BSNL mobile connectivity works well on some sections of the Kedarkantha trek.
- ATM Points: Purola is the last ATM point here.
d) KEY FACTS ABOUT TREK:
- This is a ‘round the year’ trek and can be undertaken in both summer and winter.
- The campsite is great for bird watching ng and surrounded by beautiful snow peak and stunningly wide clearings in the forests.
- Har Ki Dun Road at Sankri is located at the confluence of the Supin River. A temple dedicated to Lord Someswar Temple on the banks of the river is a worth a visit. There is also a small market in Sankri. Here, sunset is a treat to watch.