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Kedarkantha Trek – Explore the Serene Himalayas

5 Days

The name ‘Kedarkantha‘ is steeped in ancient lore, echoing the tales of Lord Shiva and the unfinished temple from the times of the Mahabharata. ‘Kedar‘ symbolizes Lord Shiva, while ‘Kantha‘ signifies throat. Legend has it that the Pandavas, during the construction of the Kedarnath temple, faced divine signs compelling them to halt, resulting in the temple reaching only up to the throat level, with the remaining construction taking place in Kedarnath.

Kedarkantha Trek Highlights:

  1. A Trek to Remember: Ascend to the summit of Kedarkantha at 12,500 feet and relish breathtaking views of snow-laden peaks and valleys.
  2. Winter Wonderland: Experience the enchanting beauty of winter as the landscape transforms into a pristine white canvas from November to February, perfect for skiing and snow trekking.
  3. Mythological Echoes: Delve into the mythological significance of the trek, where legends intertwine with the natural beauty, offering a path of inner discovery and spiritual rejuvenation.
  4. Nature’s Abode: Traverse through diverse landscapes of dense pine forests, serene lakes, and open meadows, each revealing its unique charm and natural wonders.
  5. Wildlife Sanctuary: Explore the Govind Ballabh Pant National Park, a sanctuary for endangered Himalayan wildlife, adding a touch of biodiversity to your trekking experience.

The Kedarkantha Trek is a treasure trove of experiences, offering unique moments and breathtaking views that remain etched in memory:

Capturing Nature’s Magic: Photographers are in for a treat! Witness snowfall from pine trees resembling a shower of enchanting magic dust, providing the perfect frame for stunning photographs.

Conquer the Summit: At the Kedarkantha Summit, strike the ‘I rule the world’ pose against a backdrop of awe-inspiring views. It’s not just a summit; it’s a moment to create an envy-worthy profile picture.

Enchanting Campsites: Each campsite along the trek is a canvas of unique beauty, unmatched by any other. Experience the charm of these sites nestled amidst the Himalayas.

Camp at Frozen Juda ka Talab: Camping beside the frozen Juda ka Talab, a place steeped in myth and believed to be where Lord Shiva once meditated, offers a surreal and spiritual experience.

Nighttime Trekking and Sunrise: Walk amidst the dark with head torches illuminating the way, leading up to a mesmerizing sunrise from atop a mountain before reaching the Summit. It’s a blend of adventure and serene beauty encapsulated in one experience.

Why Choose Super Trekkers for your Kedarkantha Trek?

  • Experienced and certified guides: We have a team of highly experienced and certified guides who will ensure your safety and make your trek enjoyable.
  • Excellent logistics: We take care of all the logistics, including transportation, accommodation, and meals, so you can focus on enjoying your trek.
  • Small group sizes: We keep our group sizes small to ensure that you get personalized attention from our guides.
  • Commitment to sustainability: We are committed to sustainable travel practices and minimizing our impact on the environment.

Package Options

  • Kedarkantha Trek from Sankri (5D/4N)   INR 8,999    INR 6,499
  • Kedarkantha Trek From Dehradun | (5D/4N)  INR 11,000 INR 7,999

Juda Ka Talab:

A picturesque jewel en route, Juda Ka Talab is a serene lake enveloped by lush pine forests. The campsite, a brief walk from the lake, offers a tranquil setting for trekkers to spend a night amidst nature’s grandeur. In peak winters, the lake freezes, providing an adventurous opportunity to walk on its frozen surface. The trek to Juda Ka Talab from Sankri spans 4 KM and takes 3-4 hours, perfect for a single-night camping experience.

Juda ka Talab

Base Camp:

Around 3-4 hours from Juda Ka Talab lies the Kedarkantha Base Camp at an altitude of 11,250 feet (3429 meters). This campsite, bustling with numerous tents, serves as a resting spot for the second night. As trekkers ascend further, the treeline starts thinning, unveiling panoramic vistas.

Summit Trek:

The final stretch from the Base Camp to the Kedarkantha peak is relatively short but steep. Starting early is recommended to relish the mesmerizing sunrise at the peak. The total trekking distance typically spans 20 to 24 km across 4 to 6 days, encompassing both ascent and descent.

Trek Difficulty:

Considered moderately challenging, the trek demands gradual ascents, steep climbs, and descents through forests, meadows, and snow-clad terrain. Adequate preparation, including physical conditioning and suitable gear, is pivotal, especially during winter when sub-zero temperatures pose challenges.

Overall, the Kedarkantha Trek offers an enchanting journey through varied landscapes, promising an unforgettable adventure amidst the splendor of the Himalayas.

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Kedarkantha Trek Weather Detail

MonthMin. TempMax. TempWeather
January-10°C08°CSnowfall
February-10°C08°CSnowfall
March-03°C12°CSunny & Clear
April-03°C12°CSunny & Clear
May04°C18°CSunny & Clear
June04°C20°CCloudy & Rains
July04°C18°CCloudy & Rains
August05°C20°CCloudy & Rains
September05°C20°CSunny & Clear
October03°C18°CSunny & Clear
November0°C10°CSnowfall
December-10°C08°CSnowfall

Kedarkantha Overview

Kedarkantha Trek is a captivating winter trek nestled in the Himalayas, renowned for its scenic beauty and accessibility. The trek, usually undertaken from December to April, offers a mesmerizing snow-covered landscape, making it an ideal destination for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike.

The trail commences from Sankri, a lively village accessible after an 8 to 9-hour drive from Dehradun. As trekkers journey through Mussoorie, Kempty Falls, and trace the Yamuna and Tons rivers, they’re greeted with stunning views, especially near Mori along the Tons River.

Spanning approximately 10 KM and taking 4 days (or an expedited 3 days for adept trekkers) to complete, the journey’s most popular route is via Sankri and Juda ka Talab. Alternatively, some opt for the longer and less-traveled route starting from Gaichwan Gaon, near Netwar.

Kedarkantha Highlights

  • Snow-Draped Landscapes: Traverse through snow-covered meadows, pine forests, and enchanting campsites, painting a mesmerizing wintry panorama.
  • Panoramic Himalayan Views: Experience awe-inspiring 360-degree vistas of the majestic Himalayan range and surrounding mountains, offering scenic grandeur.
  • Winter Wonderland: Embrace the charm of snow-covered terrains, including ground, trees, and mountain peaks, with the possibility of witnessing fresh snowfall between December and February.
  • Riverside Serenity: Enjoy picturesque views of the serene Tons River and Thamsa River, adding to the trek's tranquil beauty.
  • Unique Wildlife Habitat: Discover Kedarkantha's association with India's first Snow Leopard project, offering an opportunity to explore this unique ecosystem and, perhaps, catch a glimpse of these elusive and magnificent creatures.
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From ₹8,999 ₹6,499
/ Adult
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  • Professional Local Guide
  • Customized itineraries to suit your preferences
  • Constant hand-holding prior, during, and post-trek
  • 12,500 ft
  • Day (8°C to 15°C) and Night: (-12°C to 3°C)
  • November to April
  • 20 km
  • Included
  • Guest house/Home stay/Camping
  • Meals while on trek (Veg.)
  • 4-6 hrs hours of trekking.
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • Dehradun/Sankari

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