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My experience with the trek is just above the sky... I enjoyed a lot... Especially it's an beginners trek. We need to have basic fitness level to go f...
I would say that the Kedarkantha winter trek was one of the most fabulous trek for me. I had this one done last year November along with few of my frie...
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Situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, Kedarkantha trekking in Uttarakhand is an amazing experience for those who enjoying spending time in nature. One of the often visited locations, the area’s natural beauty is complemented with quaint hamlets, unending lush green meadows, and some terrific sights of the towering Himalayan peaks.
The snaking trail to the 3,850m tall summit goes through Govind National Park, which offers an exclusive glance of the Himalayan flora and fauna. With views of peaks like the Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Black, and Ranglana, the highlight of the trail is undoubtedly sunsets against the backdrop of impressive snow-capped mountains.
Temperature Range: -5 to 20 degrees celsius
Total trekking distance: 36km
Garhwal, Mussoorie, Barkot, Sankri, Govind National Park
Drive on twisting roads, which present the most scenic sights of the Garhwal as you pass through exotic locales of Mussoorie, Barkot to finally arrive at the last motorable village Sankri, 13km inside Govind National Park. You’ll camp at this quaint village for the tent in pitched camps.
Remote Lake, Pond, Pine and Oak Trees, Himalayan Backdrop
After a wholesome breakfast and some warm up exercise to help you acclimatise with the local weather conditions, you’ll begin your trek from the beautiful village of Sankri and head towards Juda ka Talaab. This remote lake tucked away in the grandeur of the snow-capped mountains is the ideal place to camp for the ever changing scenes bring alive the natural kaleidoscope with every change in light. Retire for the night by a pond ringed by pine and oak trees.
Green Pastures, Wild flora, Undulating Meadows, Snow-capped Mountains, Forest Trek
Post breakfast, start on the day’s trek to the base of the Kedarkantha peak. This is one of the finest stretches on this trail as the natural beauty is unbelievable and promises to leave behind an unforgettable memory. Trek through forest heavily occupied by pine and oak trees that give these mountains its distinct charm. Arrive at an open meadow at the summit’s base, set up camp for the night and retire.
Gangotri and Yamunotri Ranges, Ascending and Descending Trek
Ensure that you have had a suitably large sized breakfast as today will be a long day. Ascend to the Kedarkantha peak (3,850m). The climb is steep but absolutely worthwhile and one with rewarding views. Have lunch against a stunning backdrop of the Gangotri and Yamunotri ranges. After a quick break, prepare for a descent to Hargaon, your destination for the night’s halt.
Campfire, Natural Wonders
After a filling breakfast with crisp mountain air for company, pack and prepare for your trek back to Sankri. Along the way you can enjoy the open views of meadows of the beautiful Har ki Dun Valley much known for its rich flora. Retire for the day.
End of trek
Today marks the official ending to your mesmerising Kedarkantha trekking. As you travel on the same path from Sankri to Dehradun, the excitement at the start of the journey finds a way to settle down with a set of unforgettable memories as you head back home.
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Rated : 5.0
My experience with the trek is just above the sky... I enjoyed a lot... Especially it's an beginners trek. We need to have basic fitness level to go for the trek. What's most best thing about the trek is our guides Mr. Surrender Rana, Mr.Ramesh who call themselves as Pahad ka Bacha and the team who filled us with delicious food and lots of care. They are so helpful through out the trek. Now coming to the trek everyday you will get to see different landscapes. The mightiness of the Majestic Himalayas is something which filled my heart with unbelievable experience. For people who would love to experience the nature with a decent amount of trek this is perfect. This trek could be a ignition start for the next treks we would like to go. Do go with the complete trek essentials what will be mentioned the list. For a good trekker the most important things are perfect shoes and proper clothing, this will make the trek easy. Experience the Majestic Himalayas, The secrets, wilderness, calm and blissfulness mountains give you!!..
Rated : 5.0
I would say that the Kedarkantha winter trek was one of the most fabulous trek for me. I had this one done last year November along with few of my friends. Walking over the thick blankets of snow was a new experience for me as it was my first Himalayan trek and that too in the winters. It was easy all through the way and the trek facilitators were extremely friendly and helpful. I think, Kedarkantha trekking is the best way to get acclimatise with the Himalayas.
Rated : 5.0
We ate like pigs to stay energized for the trek, and all I remember is trudging up endless peaks after that, and not feeling tired for even one second as the landscape simply keeps you stunned! The Gangotri ranges are a whole new revelation and I recommend this trek for all young adventurers!
Rated : 5.0
amazing experience.. the team from Renok adventures was full of awesome people!!
Rated : 5.0
The agency that conducted this trek for us was exceptional. The trip was surreal for us as we were there during peak snowfall. Though the trek during his time was definitely not easy and was quite challenging, the folks ensured a super pleasant experience for us and provided us with support wherever needed. The guides, Pinku sir, Mohan sir and Kamal sir were all terrific people. The chefs at each base camp deserve more applause than any 5-star hotel chef by a huge margin. I am so glad I took this trek and experienced something life revolutionary.
Rated : 5.0
There was a lot to see and explore during our Kedarkantha trek. The trek guides made all the arrangements for us and after we started on the Garhwal Himalayas, there was only the nature's magical beauty on our way. Most of the parts of the trek was easy; at some parts, there might be a bit of challenging and tricky terrains. But if you stick to rules and guidelines, you can make it easily. Thanks to all the trek members and instructors and especially Thrillophilia for such an amazing experience.
Rated : 5.0
Kedarkantha trek was an eye-opener to me. For the first time I got to witness the majestic beauty of the Garhwal Himalayas through this trek. Also as it was an easy hike, I was more comfortable and had plenty of times to admire the beauty around. And yeah, this is among the easy treks in Uttarakhand and is best enjoyed during the winters only. All thanks to the organisers, trek guides and the supporting staff for such a brilliant experience.
Rated : 5.0
I joined this trek to Kedarkantha in Uttarakhand in last November and it was immense fun all the way. The trek to Kedarkantha peak was the most exciting part (on the 4th day). Even the rest of the trek was too good and filled with plenty of thrilling moments. I had a great experience and I'm sure everyone will have this experience considering they also book this Kedarkantha trek with a reputed and trust worthy organisers.
Rated : 5.0
It was a great experience while we were on our first trek to Kedarkantha. Trust me, Garhwal Himalayas are always the best for the beginners to gain some experience. And the Kedarkantha peak acts as the gateway for such experiences. Forests, rivers, snow fields, green meadows, etc. are the main attractions of this trek. In addition to all these, there are the awesome views of the Himalayan and several other peaks. I would recommend this Kearkantha trek for all the beginners.
Rated : 5.0
Out of the six days, we were trekking for four days (2nd-4th), and it was such a outstanding experience. While Kedarkantha trekking, we came across several ponds, dense forests, remarkable peaks and lot more. Difficulties were not so challenging and even the terrains were friendly. The trek guides and instructors were really amazing. They had all the info about the trek and made it real easy for us.
What is the best time to go?
Best time for this trek is from December to April.
Will I find snow?
The winter snow sets in by the middle of December and lasts until the third week of April.You will probably come across ?snow? just as you cross the 10,000 feet mark, lying on the forest floor among the pine trees. When you reach the meadows, it is likely to be a huge blanket of white around you in every direction.
I am a first timer. Should I go for this trek?
Kedarnath Trek is usually termed the ‘ A beginners Trek’ So first timers can avail this trek.
What clothing or equipment do we need to carry from our side?
Be well prepared and carry the following: A Backpack (min 60 Ltrs) with rain cover, appropriate clothing, Comfortable shoes, and wollen jackets to keep warm
Which type of shoes should I carry?
Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support. Not sport shoes. Carrying a walking stick will help.
What kind of food will be provided during this trek? What about safe drinking water?
You will be provided with all meals throughout the trek. Only Vegetarian food will be provided and good safe drinking water will be available.
How many people will be in a group?
The size of the group can vary depending on the bookings we receive.
How much weight will I have to carry?
It is advisable to carry a 6 Ltr backpack, weight to be carried will depend of you requirements and capacity.
Will there be mobile connectivity?
Due to high altitudes it is highly unlikely to find strong mobile connectivity
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