Kedarkantha is a mountain peak of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. Its elevation is 12,500 ft. Kedarkantha is located within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district. Kedarkantha is easily one of the most popular treks in India — popular amongst seasoned trekkers and beginners alike. Kedarkantha trek gives you the unsurpassed beauty, magnificent views of charming villages, meadows, snow paths, dramatic landscape dotted with lovely lakes, mountains, tranquil rivers and the great Himalayan peaks.
The Kedarkantha trek also provides a great opportunity to view the scenic beauty and feel the experience of the life of remote villages of Uttarakhand Himalayas.
Age Limit for Kedarkantha
- People can do this trek from a minimum of 5 years to 60 years.
- But it is necessary to be fit to do this trek
- And you can do this trek in the year; these are the plan for both summer and winter,
- For Winter Trek, I think it is necessary for people from 10 years to 55 years
- This trek will be a relief and joy for the first time visitors. This trek will increase new energy and confidence in you
- You can do Kedarkantha trek in 05 nights and 06 days. from Dehradun to Dehradun
- And if anyone has less time, then people can do this trek in 04 nights 05 days, from Dehradun to Dehradun
Best Time to Visit Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha is one such trek which you can do throughout the year, it is more popular especially for winters trek.
Kedarkantha trek will offer a large number of stunning views like green stretches of land ,fresh flowing water and thick forests .The snow clad mountain tops along with the thick forests make the trip worthwhile. The lush green forests usually turn white, making it a small Switzerland. As a result, The Kedarkantha trek is not only for experienced trekkers but this trek is also for the amateurs and children’s too. Trekking through the forests you can see adorable sights of traditionally dressed villagers collecting fodder for their cattle. It’s beautiful area to spot various trees like pine ,oak and rhododendron.
The Winter view is a bit different here. There should be snow all around, snow-capped mountains and beautiful river rivulets and birds. Once someone has reached the Sankri market base camp, they have come to another world of mind, Sankri is a small and beautiful market which is famous for shopping among tourists. There are plenty of hotels and home stays that you can spend night in and then continue with your trek. When you see the sunrise and sunset view here, you will see yourself so close to the sky.
Six Days Trekking Program
DAY 1: Drive from Dehradun to Kotgaon
Transport will be arranged at 6.30 AM. The cab can also pick you up from Library Chowk, Mall Road, Mussoorie at 7.30 AM. This cost has to be borne by trekkers and paid directly to the driver. Cost of the cab – Rs.6,000 per vehicle for an SUV, shared among 5-6 trekkers, or Rs.9,000 per vehicle for a Tempo Traveller, shared among 11-12 trekkers.
DAY 2: Trek from Kotgaon to Khujaai
Moderate. Gradual ascent for 2 – 2.5 hours followed by a steep ascent. Carry 2 litres of water. There’s one water source half way through the trek
DAY 3: Trek from Khujaai to Dhoka
Easy. A half kilometre of ascent to a meadow followed by half a kilometre of a level walk. Gradual ascent which becomes steep for the last 300 metres to Pukhrola. Carry sufficient water. You will find streams along the trail to refill your water bottles.
DAY 4: Trek from Dhoka to Mohlani via Kedarkantha Summit
Easy to moderate. 2-3 hours steep ascent to reach the summit. Steep descent to Akhoti Thatch. Carry two litres of water. The first water source is at Talkhetra, around 2 hours into the descent.
DAY 5: Trek from Mohlani to Kotgaon
Easy. Gradual descent all the way. Carry sufficient water. There is one water source, around 1.5 hours into the trek.
DAY 6: Drive back from Kotgaon to Dehradun
This transport cost has to be borne by trekkers and paid directly to the driver. Cost of the cab – Rs.6,000 per vehicle for an SUV, shared among 5-6 trekkers, or Rs.9,000 per vehicle for a Tempo Traveller, shared among 11-12 trekkers.