Kedarkantha Trek- A Perfect Destination To Spend Your Vacation

Introduction

Kedarkantha trek is one of the most admired destinations for beginners and families for vacation. It is rested at an incredible altitude of 12,500 feet and vows one of the most exciting experiences in the Indian Himalayas for all. Found at the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park, it presents the true tranquillity and the serenity of nature with beautiful vistas with a dramatic climb, charming lakes and rivers, and the majestic Himalayan peaks. Kedarkantha Trek is also highly popular as one of the best winter treks in the region among adventure and photography enthusiasts as it takes you to some of the remotest villages to explore in the bone-cold weather, Knee-deep snow, enthralling surroundings especially from the summit, and with a moderate level of the trail.

Promising the number of attractions, a splendid experience to a rewarding summit climb, the reasons to do Kedarkantha Trek is not limited to have a perfect vacation but also to have a great introspective time with yourself. But to conclude, the main charm behind this trek includes the incomparable summit ascent with unique clearings and campsites, spell-bounding sunsets, refreshing drive to the base camp, and beautiful forests of Deodar, Pine and Oak trees. Drive to the base camp is parallel to any other that goes over 18km of distance. Kedarkantha trek is along the Mori valley alongside the River Tons with Sankri, a small village, as the base camp for this trek.

Best Time

The best time to take your opportunity for the Kedarkantha trek, as stated, is during the snowy winter season, however, it welcomes travellers for most of the year. To be exact, the Kedarkantha trek marks November to April as the ideal time except for July and August, which are the months for rainfall, which makes it a total of 10 months of a year. Found at a high altitude, during the day the temperature ranges from 8°C to 15°C while it may drop to -5°C to 3°C at nighttime. The glacial winter season in Kedarkantha Trek is from November till April.

Difficulty and Fitness

Kedarkantha Trek has a maximum elevation of 12,500 feet with trekking stretching for 20 km of distance and 6 days. It is a backpacker’s favourite for its challenging and fulfilling summit with a moderately easy grade for difficulty during all seasons of the year. The track has a nicely laid out path accompanied by very few steeps ascends or descends. Here, water is available throughout the journey. Though, It’s always helpful to prepare it for any trek to have a hassle-free trail.

With easy to moderate trek grade, Kedarkantha trek can be done by a 5-year kid to 65-70 year person, if they are physically and medically fit. To get your fitness right for Kedarkantha, you can start practicing brisk walking for at least 30 minutes every day and keep on increasing the speed every new day. To get it right, start it at least 2 weeks before starting the trek.

Itinerary-5 Days Of A Lifetime Experience

Day 1: After arriving in at Dehradun, a drive to Sankri base camp stretching for 200 Km 

Day 2: Starts trek from Sankri to Juda ka Talan of 5 Km

Day 3: Trek continuing from Juda ka Talab to the Kedarkantha base covering 5 Km of distance.

Day 4: Trek from Kedarkantha base camp, Sankri to the Kedarkantha peak and then back to the campsite —7 Km

Day 5: From here trek back to Sankri -8 Km

Day 6: Last day of the trek with a drive from base camp to Dehradun stretching of 200 Km

Sankri Zipline Ride

The most thrilling and fascinating activity, Sankri Zipline, is a to-do destination for your vacation with friends, family, or solo. Zipline Adventures lies in the Saur village of Uttarkashi and is honored as the highest zipline of Uttarakhand Himalayas. This Zipline offers you the most adventure and thrill with a length of 700 meters crossing over the Saur village of the Sankri range. This heart-racing activity exhibits mesmerizing aerial views of Saur village that are beyond entrancing.

Kedarkantha Skiing

Kedarkantha Ski trek is a perfect destination to go for during your Kedarkantha trek vacation that lets you explore a new side to the breath-taking beauty of Kedarkantha with a profound and exciting experience with the Kedarkantha Ski course. Now you already know that the Kedarkantha trek is cherished as a classic winter snow trek, therefore it offers you to ski amidst the snow-decorated meadows and perfect slopes for skiing 

Make notes-To reach the skiing region take up a trek from Sankri Village. This trek goes along an attractive, serene, and beautiful forest, rich in flora and fauna with rising pine and oak trees in the Garhwal Himalayas.

Malsi Deer Park, Dehradun

Malsi Deer Park is a zoological garden that is found to be at the base of the Shivalik range in Dehradun, also known as Malsi Zoo. This is one of the perfect destinations to be traveled to during the Kedar Kantha trek as your perfect getaway vacation from the mundane with family. Malsi Deer Park beholds nature’s true beauty with rich flora and fauna amidst ultimate serenity. The park is blessed with peaceful surroundings that make it an ideal place for a picnic done solo or with family and of course, sightseeing!

Mainly famous for deer, the visitors at Malsi Deer park can also spot peacocks, nilgais, rabbits, and tigers among other animals. It is also a home to Himalayan antelopes that grabs the attention of children and animal lovers to this place. This park is also a part of the Malsi Forest Reserve and is prized to be the second-best wildlife attraction in Dehradun following after the Rajaji National Park.

Jakhol Village

Jakhol Village is a lovely hamlet defined by the Garhwal Himalayas, at a distance of 19 km from Netwar, acting as the gateway to Govind National Park. Located in the Mori block of Uttarkashi district of the state Uttarakhand, this village serves you with some soothing views and relaxing sites. It attracts the travelers with interesting activities to do like bird-watching with the jungle walk, camping, trekking, photography, hiking, and cultural exchange with village walk. This perfect destination during Kedarkantha trek vacation becomes the ultimate chance to explore, observe and learn in a pack when bounded by apple trees, wooden houses, and various flora and fauna.

Camping At Juda Ka Talab

During the Kedarkantha trek, this high-altitude lake is adored by the trekkers in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Juda Ka Talab lies at an altitude of 2,700 meters and remains crystal-frozen throughout the winters. The lake is covered by the scenic Himalayan landscapes and is found 4kms at Sankri Village, ahead of the last village that allows motorable roads. This leaves travelers with no option but to trek after Sankari.

Above everything, Juda Ka Talab acts as a perfect camping ground for backpackers who are ready and looking forward to the days of trekking for the Kedarkantha summit (3,800 meters).

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To reach this amazing camping site, a 4-hour trek from Sankri village is done along the trail offering rich forests with pine trees.

Kedarkantha Trek is a perfect destination to spend your vacation with friends, family or simply solo that blesses you with some eye-pleasing memories to cherish and look back on.