06 Days

Kedarkantha Trek

  • Area: Garhwal Himalayas
  • Trip Duration:5 nights / 6 days
  • Trekking Grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Highest Point:4450 mts (Darwa Top)
  • Highest Camping Point: 3310 mts
  • Best Time: Mid April to June – September to November
1st Day

Day 01: Rishikesh - Sankri (166 kms/ 7/8 hrs Drive)

Arrive Rishikesh in the Morning and Drive Sankri, going into the Yamuna valley via Dehradun, Mussoorie, and the Kempty falls, finally descending into the Tons river valley, crossing towns such as Yamuna River, Purola, Mori and Netwar, Sankri is the last village connected to the motor road. This picturesque village is about 13 Kms inside the Govind Wild Life Sanctuary (Netwair is the place where the check post is located). Sankri is the gateway to the almost untouched Har-ki-dun (3566m) with the Swargarohini Peak(6096m) towering above it in the backdrop. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

2nd Day

Day 02: Sankri - Juda Ka Talab (Trek 5 kms/ 3/4 hrs Trek)

In the morning after breakfast trek towards Juda Ka Talab. Cross the village Saur and the road takes a wide curve. Later climb sharply to next to a stream. The trail gets into the pine forest and starts to climb until you reach a ridge ten minutes later. On the ridge the trail evens out and widens for almost the rest of the day. Overnight stay in tents.

3rd Day

Day 03: Juda Ka Talab - Kedar Kantha Base (Trek 4 kms 3 hrs Trek)

The trail out of Juda Ka Talab is clearly visible and straight forward. The trail rises to a ridge at the edge of the lake. At the ridge take a sharp left and dive into the dense pine forest climbing higher. Avoid the trail that goes ahead and down (that is another trail to Sankri used by shepherds). Overnight stay in tents.

4th Day

Day 04: Kedar Kantha meadows - Kedar Kantha Peak (12,500 ft). Descend to -Hargaon camp (Trek 7 kms/ 6/5 hrs Trek )

In the morning view the sunrise from the Kedar Kantha meadows is as startling as the sunset. It is something worth getting out of your sleeping bags early for. It starts early at the meadows, so you need to plan it somewhat. Overnight stay in tent.

5th Day

Day 05: Hargaon camp - Sankri (Trek 7 kms /4 hrs Trek )

The Hargaon camp site is another campsite that stays in your mind for its prettiness. There is plenty of firewood to light a campfire as well, Overnight stay in Tents.

6th Day

Day 06: Sankri – Rishikesh ( 7-8 hrs Drive)

Morning after Breakfast drive to Rishikesh or Dehradun, lunch en-route, arrive and Depart to your next Destination.
Trip ends.