Camping in Himalaya mountains

Trek to Kedarkantha

INTRODUCTION Camping in Himalaya mountains

Kedarkantha peak is situated lies at an altitude of 3850 m in the majestic mountains of Tons river valley. It is a beautiful ridge peak; which is fairly easily accessible at almost anytime of the year. During winter season, snow covered valley and mountains offer a majestic and peaceful view. The trek route passes through Govind national park and offers great oppurtunity to enjoy the beauty of diverse and unique flora and fauna of the region. ime to soak in the flora and fauna of this protected area. The trek also offers rewarding views of a number of nearby peaks like Banderpoonch, Swargarohini, Ranglana and a few others.

TREK SUMMARY

Day 1: DEHRADOON TO SANKRI (210 kms) – 8 hours drive
Day 2: TREK TO JUDA TALAB (2850 m) – 10 kms
Day 3: JUDA TALAB TO KEDAR KANTH MEADOW – 6 kms
Day 4: KEDARKANTHA PEAK (3850 m) AND TREK BACK TO SANKRI
Day 5: SANKRI TO DEHRADUN (210 kms)

TREK INFORMATION:

Duration: 5 Days | 4 Nights
Best Season: Throughout the year
Level: Easy
Maximum Elevation: 3850 m at Kedar Kanth peak.
Weather: Cold nights and days. Pleasant days during summers.
Restrictions: None.
Getting From/To: Sankri is connected by road from Dehradun and is about 7 hours drive.

TREK ITINERARY:

Day 1: DEHRADUN TO SANKRI (210kms) – 8 hours drive
Early morning start from Dehradun in a car and reach Sankri by late afternoon. Last 22 km of the road passes through Govind National park, a beautiful but bumpy ride through lush green forest. Night in a local guesthouse.

Day 2: EXPLORING SANKRI AND TREK TO JUDA TALAB (2850m) – 10 kms
Trek towards Juda Talab via route which passes through Saud village. You will come across local villagers collecting firewood and other stuff from the forest every now and then. Campsite is located near Juda lake and is surrounded by tall tress and mountain slopes.

Day 3: JUDA TALAB TO KEDAR KANTH MEADOW – 6 kms
Next morning, we will hike through a forest of pine and oak trees to reach a clearing just below Kedarkantha peak. This place offers excellent views of the area and is the most picturesque place of this trek as the trekkers can see a long way in every direction. Night stay in camp site.

Day 4: CLIMB KEDARKANTHA PEAK (3850 m) AND TREK BACK TO SANKRI
Due to long walk back, we start early and reach to top of ridge by noon which takes about 2 hours on a normal day. After enjoying the views and some rest, we walk back to our campsite for lunch and aletr on back to Sankri to spend the night in a guest house.
Day 5: SANKRI TO DEHRADUN (210 kms)
Drive back to Dehradun for drop there.

COST: INR 11000 per person.

PACKING LIST

  • Small backpack to hold the day walk necessities.
  • Luggage in rucksack/soft bags suitable to be carried by self or porters.
  • Warm clothes, wind-cheater, scarf, hat, sun-glasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes.
  • Personal medical kit, water bottle, snacks.
  • Toilet paper, wet wipes.
  • A bag to collect own trash.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Travel itineraries in the mountains don not necessarily run exactly as scheduled. Keep a buffer for delays due to weather, road conditions etc.
  • Any additional expenses caused by delays, medical condition, road blocks and other causes will be borne by the guests.
  • We recommend a comprehensive travel insurance and a medical checkup before the visit.
  • This tour covers some remote destinations in Uttarakhand which have very limited phone coverage, unpredictable weather and high altitude.

INCLUSIONS

  • Pickup drop from Dehradun in a private or shared taxi.
  • Accommodation in campsites mentioned.
  • Meals, tea and non-bottled water in campsite, Bottled water available for purchase.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Hotel stay and meals at Dehradun before and after the trip.
  • Personal expenses, refreshments during road journey, alcohol.
  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.

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