KEDARKANTHA TREK



Kedarkantha Trek is one of the popular treks of Indian Himalayas. It touches the sky gracefully at an altitude of 12,500 ft above sea level. It is for all those people with an edge of adventure looking forward to start trekking in Himalayas under moderate difficulty level. The total trekking distance of Kedarkantha is around 20 kms which is to done in a span of 6 days. The peak of Kedarkantha is a window not just to see beautiful meadows but also the 360 degree views of peaks of Uttarakhand. Swargarohini is one beautiful peak which can be see seen from the base camp ie Sankri Village and the top. Besides Swargarohini, one can get beautiful views of the majestic Bandar punch, Kalanag (Black Peak), Har Ki Dun Valley and Yamunotri range.

HOW TO REACH

The basecamp of the trek is the village of Sankri Village, Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand, India. One can start DAY 1 and reach Sankri by the following way:

  • VIA DEHRADUN: Dehradun is well connected by road, rail and air. Once in Dehradun, Get Beyond Limits has arranged shared cabs for your convenience on per seat basis which will take you on 12 hours journey via the snow capped Garhwal mountains which will drop directly at Sankri. This entire shared cab will cost Rs 5,550/- which can be divided equally among the participants (usually 5-6 people each cab). The pick up starts at 0630 hrs till 0900 hrs.

    Please Note: The amount of the cab needs to be payed directly to the drivers as Get Beyond Limits only connects the drivers and the trekkers for a convenient travel.

    Alternatively, you can also reach Sankri via your own transportation.

Feel free to reach us in case of any queries.

Brahmatal Himalayan Trek

SHORT ITINERARY WITH ALTITUDE & DISTANCE


DAY 1 Dehradun Railway Station (1,430 feet) Sankri (6,445 feet) 187 kms (Via Vehicle)
DAY 2 Sankri (6,445 feet) Juda ka Talab (9,100 feet) 3 Kms
DAY 3 Juda ka Talab (9,100 feet) Kedarkantha Base (10,700 feet) 2 Kms
DAY 4 Kedarkantha Base (10,700 feet) - Summit Kedarkantha Top (12,500 feet) Kedarkantha Base (10,700 feet) - Hargaon (8,500 ft) 11 to 12 Kms
DAY 5 Hargaon (8,500 ft) Sankri (6,445 feet) 4 Kms
DAY 6 Sankri (6,445 feet) Dehradun (1,430 feet) 187 Kms(Via Vehicle)
Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek

SNOW TREK

Kedarkantha Trek is one of those early peaks which started the vibes of snow trekking in Himalayas. The charm of snow everywhere will always be there with the temperatures at the night going subzero during the winter months of the year. Even Sankri, the basecamp of the trek, gets covered with snow during winters. At times we also get fresh snowfall during the trek itself. Trekking in snow is good when all the preparation to handle the cold is done in the right way. The campsites are just too pristine during the snow time. The lakes are frozen, surrounded by pine trees, covered with snow.

ROUTE MAP




DETAILED ITINERARY


DAY 01: SANKRI BASECAMP


Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek
“Great things are done when men and mountain meet.”

Water Sources: The water of the mountain is waiting for you. Drink clean water throughout the journey to Sankri from Dehradun to be on the safer side.

We start early morning from Dehradun Railway Station to reach Sankri which will be the basecamp of Kedarkantha Trek. During the course of the journey, we will be passing from Kumaun region of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and bypassing the famous tourist destination Mussoorie. The roads are not straight throughout the journey. We suggest to be prepared for it and have light meals to avoid discomfort. If we get lucky we may get a chance to witness the dawn by the time we reach Sankri Basecamp of Get Beyond Limits. The total journey time is around 12 hours from Dehradun to Sankri. We advise you to stay warm wearing warm clothing including gloves, caps and mufflers if required. We will have one briefing session and few formalities before the lights are turned off for sleep. The dream of setting foot on the trails of Kedarkantha Peak at 12,500 feet above sea level is not far now.

DAY 02: JUDA KA TALAB CAMPSITE


Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek
“We travel initially to lose ourselves, we trek next to find ourselves.”

Water Sources: Campsite and few streams towards Juda ka Talab campsite.

When you wake up with the beautiful sun rays of Sankri Village we would recommend you to go further towards Saud village and see the sunrise from Har ki Dun valley. You will also find a beautiful village on top of a hill opposite to Saud Village.

Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek

When the distances are less for a climb like Kedarkantha, it means that the accent is going to be more. The trail starting point itself is a mark of an inclined route. It remains like that through most of the trail. We will find huge pine trees which signify that snow falls in this region along with dense oak trees and Rhododendron plant which is the state flower of Uttarakhand. There will be a bridge which we will cross which can also be a source of water. Further ahead we will find one more bridge but we take a left from that side to reach Juda ka Talab also known as Judatal or Juda Lake of Kedarkantha Trek. Climbing up there is an open ground surrounded by Walnut trees which is also one of the rest points of Get Beyond Limits Team. Till here we did around 2kms.

Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek

Going further through the dense trees of Kedarkantha Trek we will reach Juda ka Talab Campsite. It is a lake in the wilderness of mountains of Kedarkantha Trek. Juda ka Talab or Juda Lake at an height of 9,100 feet is also an Alpine Lake. Any lake which is above 5,000 feet is called an Alpine Lake.

The distance travelled to reach Juda Lake is only 3kms but has a height gain of 2,655 feet. We will not simply don’t settle down at our camp site after reaching Juda Lake. A good practice for acclimatization is to roam around the campsite with your ears not covered even during cold. This will be the beginning of getting out of your comfort zone to make it to the top of Kedarkantha Peak. You have it in you, just believe in yourself, Get Beyond Limits!

DAY 03: KEDARKANTHA BASE CAMPSITE


Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek
“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing”

Water Sources: Only campsite. Follow the standard process of carrying at least 2 litres of water.

The dense forest of Pine and Oak trees will continue with a steep inclined trail for next 2 kms. Further we reach a point where the first view of Kedarkantha can be seen. This is also called Talkhetra and is Kedarkantha Base campsite. Your target for tomorrow is right in front of you, Kedarkantha Peak standing tall at 12,500 feet above sea level. Keep visualizing it to mark the soul on it, the body will eventually follow.

Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek

DAY 04: SUMMIT KEDARKANTHA TOP AND HARGAON CAMPSITE


Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek
“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.”

Water Sources: Only campsite. Follow the standard process of carrying at least 2 litres of water.

Kedarkantha Trek is known for a 360 degree view from the top at around 12,500 feet. We will start early morning to reach Kedarkantha Top before the sunrise. The gradient is quite high in the end but very much manageable for a trekker. Initially we will cross a beautiful meadow with a temporary hut. Going up we will cross a bridge which makes Kedarkantha Peak look very close. The tree line starts to decrease from here on. The terrain becomes less incline once we reach the base of Kedarkantha Peak. It is just 1.5 kms away from this point. Keep going left, cross the beautiful small meadows surrounded by huge rocks. The last stretch is like a ridge walk towards the peak. A charismatic view towards Sankri village with the meadows joining Kedarkantha Peak is a symbol of courage to climb mountains. Sometimes the slope and sometimes the snow makes it difficult to climb. If it was easy then anyone could have done it and we know that beauty comes with a price. The effort that you put in from the mind to push limits on this Himalayan Trek which makes it as a beautiful permanent memory.

Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek

A beautiful temple on Kedarkantha Peak surrounded by a 360 degree view of peaks like Kalanag or Black Peak, Swargarohini, Bandarpunch, Hathi, Ghoda, Har Ki Dun Valley and Yamunotri range are seen from the top.

Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek

After capturing the summit moment at Kedarkantha Peak in our hearts, we start coming down from the other side of the hill which has a temple too. During snow time you can try sliding down at your own risk. Just know how to stop yourself down during the snow slide. Passing the forests we reach Kedarkantha base and further reach Kedarkantha base camp. Our hot lunch is waiting for us at Kedarkantha base camp to give us more energy to reach Hargaon campsite. Earlier this place was used by shepherds to feed the herd but no one stays there anymore. It is also known as shepherd's village. Keep your feet calm on ground by not going fast on decent. It will certainly be a day to cherish as you will summit, do 12 kms of trekking sleep under the forest cover. This is your day to feel the Himalayan mountains inside your soul too. You too can be high like them and humble like them.

Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek

DAY 05: SANKRI BASECAMP


Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek
“You have done it, feel good about it”

Water Sources: Only campsite. Follow the standard process of carrying at least 2 litres of water.

Early morning we will wind up things at the campsite to reach back to Sankri Basecamp of Get Beyond Limits. It will be complete decent and throughout the trail you will find Rhododendron and majestic Oak Trees. Going further you will connect the trail that was hiked to reach Juda ka Talab. A peaceful 4 kms of trek to reach the Sankri Basecamp via Posla Village. The village looks quite colorful in flowers during season time.

Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek

Once you reach back to Sankri Base camp of Get Beyond Limits you will have enough time to settle down and enjoy the magic of the mountains. Explore the villages and learn new things from the locals.

Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek

DAY 06: SANKRI BASECAMP - DEHRADUN


Kedarkantha Himalayan Trek
“I never change I simply become more myself on mountains.”

Water Sources: Take some water from the mountain. This will keep you charged in the concrete jungle of the city.

'Don't bring the city to the mountain but take the mountain to the city'. The idea is to learn from the locals, they are calm in all situations, they are grounded, work is worship no matter what it is, mountains are next to god and nothing is more important than a positive mind which make you trespass your limits. The connections you make on a mountain will always be special. We wish that your tempo remains high as always. Check out the photo album once you reach home.

Kedarkantha ka tempo high hai and so shall be yours!

CURRENT TRAIL TEMPERATURE


THINGS TO CARRY


ITEM DESCRIPTION QUANTITY
RUCKSACK/DAY PACK The broader the straps are the better you will feel. A frame oriented distributes the weight supporting the back. Suggested Capacity: 40L 1
JACKET/SWEATER The weather changes drastically, carrying a light jacket or a sweater is required at night and morning as it is cold. 1
CARGOS/ TRACK PANTS A light synthetic track pant that can easily dry when wet in case of rainfall. Cargos are rugged and are good on jungle terrains which gives it a less chance to be torn down by thorns 2
T-SHIRT/SHIRT T-shirt/Shirt Carry light cotton t-shirts preferably full sleeves to avoid sun burn. Avoid carry black as it is a heat absorber. 2-3
CAP/HAT A cap or a hat that can cover the head and face against the direct sunlight during peak hours. 1
SHOES A pair of shoe with good traction and water proof body is an ideal match. Ensure that the shoes are not old or new, get used to the shoe if it is new, as a rule you should be comfortable to walk in difficult terrain for 6 hours at least. 1 Pair
SLIPPERS/FLIP FLOPS Comfortable slippers or flip flops for the homestay and the return journey. 1
SOCKS Sports or cotton socks that don’t make your feet sweat on long walks. Carrying few extra pair is always a good idea in case they get wet 3 Pairs
RAIN COAT/PONCHO A compact raincoat or a poncho that can quickly dry when wet is very important considering the amount of rain-shower that happens especially in Monsoon. 1
WATER BOTTLE A 2 litre good leak proof water bottle. Don’t miss the chance to drink spring water, if any. 1
TORCH A small sized torch is mandatory. You would not like be in limits after the sunset. 1
PERSONAL MEDICATION KIT Crocin, Combiflam, Dettol, ORS, Betadine Cream, Volini Spray, Digene, Cotton, Crape Bandage and Band Aid or any other medicine which you take frequently. 1 Set
REPAIR KIT Even if you don’t know how to use thread and needle still carry them, sometimes they can be the last resort. 1 Each
TOWEL It should be light and easily dry after use. 1
TOILETRIES Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Toilet paper, Sunscreen, etc. for your convenience. 1 Each
SUN GLASSES Sturdy, convenient to carry sun glasses for eye protection. 1

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30 to 04 Jan 2018

(Reach Dehradun Railway Station between 6 AM - 9 AM on Dec 30, 2017)

06 to 11 Jan 2018

(Reach Dehradun Railway Station between 6 AM - 9 AM on Jan 6, 2018)

11 to 16 Jan 2018

(Reach Dehradun Railway Station between 6 AM - 9 AM on Jan 11, 2018)

Duration: 6 Days

Trek Fee: Rs 8,999/- Rs 6,699/- (5% GST applicable)

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  • - 3 People Sharing Tented Accommodation (Separate for Men and Women)
  • - All vegetarian food from Sankri to Summit to Sankri during the trek
  • - Powerpacks (Energy Snacks)
  • - Campfire (if permitted by situation)
  • - Himalayan Outdoor Leaders
  • - Expert campsite team
  • - Permits and other camping charges
  • - Local Guide(s)
  • - Required Trekking equipments (sleeping bags, tents, ropes, ice axe, etc)
  • - Safety Kit (Oxygen cylinder, stretcher, medical kit, etc)
  • - Full fledged Camping Experience including high altitude sleeping bags and other high altitude equipment
  • - Brief campsite set up and management training sessions
  • - Mountain Manners
  • - Stargazing (if permitted by situation)
  • - Certificate of Completition
  • - Get Beyond Limits Merchandise

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KEY FACTS

DURATION 6 Days
ALTITUDE 12,500 feet
TRAIL TYPE Steep inclination throughout the trail in the midst of forest and open meadows till the summit
DIFFICULTY Moderate Himalayan Trek difficulty level
BEST SEASON All seasons have their own charm. The change in the colors of meadows, woods and rains always makes it appealing to the eyes of a trekker
TOILETS Tibetan style running toilets
MOBILE NETWORK The only networks that work at the Sankri Base Camp till 2017 are Idea and BSNL and that too with lot of disturbance. It is better to update your family and friends before that you won’t be reachable till the trek ends to avoid their anxiety.
POWER SOURCES Sankri has very unreliable power facilities. Don’t panic when you find out how the world lives with electricity. You can get extra battery for you photo devices so that you don’t miss on anything.
ADVISORY Make sure you are well prepared for the unpredictable conditions one might face in the Himalayas. Make sure you read the list of preparation documents specially hand crafted by team Get Beyond Limits for your preparation:
REGION Sankri of district Uttarkashi, Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India
COORDINATES 31°01'21.2"N 78°10'20.2"E