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Kedar Kantha is the trek that you must be taking now. It was the best trek ever. The trek is brilliant. There is no trek like this at all. This is even...
Wao what a beautiful place it was, just can not understand why it was unknown and undeiscovered to me...!!! Absolute the land of paradise for trekkers ...
Group Departures on: [November: 26]; [December: 3, 10, 17 to 31]; [January: 7, 14, 21 & 28]; [February: 4, 11 & 18]
About the Activity:
Positioned in the lovely Tons river valley, the Kedarkantha summit offers an engaging trekking experience. Your trail will mender through Govind National Park where you can soak up the rich flora and fauna of the region.
With this activity of easy nature, you will be conquering 3850 m. Once on top, set your vision on Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Kalanag and Ranglana peaks. Even while making your way along, you will be accompanied with stunning sights of the Himalayan Range. If you are lucky, you may even get to spot some wildlife.
The charms of the Kedarkantha Peak Trek include getting a whiff of local life as you take the trail amidst Saud Village along with camping close to the Juda Lake where you will be surrounded by thickets of tall trees and mountain slopes. Also, get to visit a temple at the summit that houses shrines of lords Ganesh, Shiva and Parvati. On your way back, you can take a pit stop at the super popular hill station of Mussoorie.
Altitude: 3850 m
Temperature Range: Days are going to be sunny and warm while the night temperature at the highest campsite would be in the range of 0-10 °C. In the post monsoon season, the days are sunny with temperatures hovering around (12-20 °C). The evenings start getting cold with the onset of October and nights are comparatively colder (-2 to 8 °C).
Arrival at Sankri
The exciting Kedarkantha Trekking begins today. Reach Dehradun and transfer to Sankri through Mussoorie. Lunch will be had along the way. The drive is a delightful one as the route takes you by the Yamuna and Tons rivers. You will also be making way through pine woodland streches. Once at Sankri, check into the hotel located in a picturesque location. You can enjoy an amble through the lovely vicinity and warm up for the later trekking experience. Also, get to witness the surreal sight of the sun receding behind the mighty Himalayan ranges.
Gentle Ascend, Saud Village, Local Life, Woodland Area
Charge up for the day ahead with breakfast and commence trekking to the picturesque Juda Talab. Today, you will enjoy a gentle ascend and make way amidst Saud Village. Get a whiff of the local life as you see the women carrying wood and dried leaves for the cattle.
The camping area is a delightful one close to Juda Lake. It is ringed by towering trees and mountain slopes sans winds and sights. The jungle is a thick one with little light seeping through. Though, on your left above the ridgeline, the afternoon sunlight comes in. Arrive by noon time. Post a relaxed lunch, embark upon a trek of moderate level. You will mostly making way through a lovely woodland area. Begin walking to Saur village from the hotel and then start ascending. Post about two hours, you will arrive at Juda-ka-Talab. This water body congeals into ice during the winter months. As you proceed, you will be greeted with stunning sights of snowy Himalayan peaks.
Snow Carpets, Green Stretches, Brook, Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Kalanag Peaks
Dig into breakfast and commence Kedarkantha Trekking. The trail is a charming one with snow carpets that are laced with stretches of green in between. You can enjoy many photo ops along the way. Though tiresome, the trek of the day is an enjoyable one. Reach the camping area that is a huge snow ground. It is ringed by mist filled mountains and there is also a brook meandering closely. Adding to the delight are the great sights of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Kalanag peaks. Later during the night, you can retreat into the tents.
Series of Switchbacks, Temple, Snow Peaks of Uttarakhand
Brace yourself for a long day. Have breakfast and begin early to arrive at the ridge top by afternoon. The ascend takes more than two hours and rewards with some great sights. When at the meadows, you can easily see the Kedarkantha Peak. While several routes get you there, the ideal one is through the ridge on the north. You will have to ascend to a series of switchbacks to reach the temple at the top. The place of worship houses shrines of the lords Ganesh, Shiva and Parvathi.
After about 5 minutes from the temple, will get you to the Kedarkanta Peak. Here you will find a collection of stones in a square and a Trishul that points upwards. From this summit, you can feast your eyes on Uttarakhand's snowy regions. Enjoy some moments over here and the retreat to the camping area. Indulge in lunch and set off to Sankri. Your night stay will be a guest house over here.
Mussoorie, Trip ends here
Dig into breakfast and transfer to Dehradun. Along the way, halt at Mussoorie, the sought after and beautiful hill station. After an hour's drive from here, you will reach Dehradun and proceed to your onward destination your Kedarkantha trekking comes to an end.
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Rated : 5.0
Kedar Kantha is the trek that you must be taking now. It was the best trek ever. The trek is brilliant. There is no trek like this at all. This is even listed as the most terrific and terrifying snow treks ever. I had a really great time with this trek. It was awesome. Also this trek was not that expensive too.
Rated : 5.0
Wao what a beautiful place it was, just can not understand why it was unknown and undeiscovered to me...!!! Absolute the land of paradise for trekkers and nature lovers. Before starting my adventure i had searched a lot about the location in internet as well. Saw the dense forest of pine trees and oak. Well there were many campsites but above all i loved to spend time in the Hargaon camp, which was just awesome.
Rated : 5.0
Kedarkantha trek is absolutely the first choice for the trekkers if himalayan trekking is considered. Having a moderate trekking trail with a cover of beauty all arround makes it even more suitable for treeking expedition. The nearby pine trees are really big and there are many flat grounds where a camp can be set up easily. One such campsite was the Juda-Ka-Talab campsite which was a perfect place and the Kedarkantha Base also.
Rated : 4.0
The trekking experience at the Kedar Kantha was good and interesting. It is the most terrific trek ever. I initially thought this was an exaggeration, but I am completely wrong. This is no exaggaration. This is really the most incredible trek ever. You will definitely love this trek a lot. Do try it to enjoy the whole experience. You will love it.
Rated : 4.0
The trek was exciting and awesome. It was just the best place to trek and have camps. Doing it in winter was the biggest good decision that I took in my life. It was an awesome and a nice experience that I had recently. I loved it totally. The trek was indeed costly, but it was totally worthy for the experience that I gathered.
Rated : 4.0
The trek was good. One may not call it great, but this trek was fine and interesting. It was neither too costly nor too cheap. It was of moderate level difficulty. The only issue with this trek was that the food and stay options were pretty lousy. It was indeed a fine trek. This trek needs a lot of stamina, so take this only if you are fit enough.
Rated : 4.0
A big tip from me to you, if you are taking this trek is that take this trek in winter. Winter in India is pretty confusing. Actually, not many know but on the Kedarkantha trek, the winter snow will only set in by the middle of December. The good news is that it will last until the last week of April. Most people blindly take this in October thinking that is the winter time, but no. Take this in January that is the best time to take this trek. I took it this January 3rd week and I came across snow? just as I crossed the 10,000 feet mark. It was amazing to see snow lying on the forest floor among the gigantic pine trees. When I finally reach the meadows, what I saw made me go crazy. I saw a huge blanket of white around me in literally every direction.
Rated : 4.0
The trekking was an amazing experience. This trek definitely has the most gorgeous and ?prettiest? camp sites in the whole Himalayas. I have been on many treks but not all trek sites also has brilliant and boast worthy campsite of its own like the Kedarkantha trek. What is great about this is that each of its campsites are very unique in their beauty. Some of the campsites that I have seen and visited in the past are the The Juda-Ka-Talab, which is a campsite that sits in a subtle clearing that is surrounded by pretty giant pine trees, the Kedar kantha Base campsite is the most original and the best of these campsites. It has an open meadow with snow peaks all around. Finally, the Hargaon camp is also about clearing of pines and oaks. The best part is that it is almost as if each and every one of them actually competes with each other on who is the prettiest.
Rated : 4.0
I had a really nice time. It was indeed great. I loved the trek. I recommend this totally.
Rated : 4.0
Awesome Hmalayan trekking experience Guys!!! Actually this place was unknown to many people in the beginning. Sometimes i think i was lucky that i did my first trekking in this beautiful himalayan peak. Kedarkantha becomes even more beautiful in winter season, especially when the snow covers the mountains. While trekking we had reached to 10,000 feet height and it was a great feeling. From the peak point the nature reveals its hidden treasure. Overall it was a memorable act for us.
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