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Kedarkantha Winter Trek

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Trekking Distance :  20 km


Maximum Altitude :  3810 mt


LOCATION CHART : DEHRADUN, MUSSORIE, NOWGAON, PUROLA, NETWAR, SANKARI, JUDALAKE, BAIYA, KEDARKANTHA, DUNDA THACH, TALOTI, TALUKA, SANKARI!!


WHY KEDARKANTHA

 

  • It is a beautiful lake surrounded by tall pine trees. The lake gets frozen during the winter season.

 

  • This camp is trekkers delight as it gives us some stunning views of kedarkantha summit and shooting stars at night.

 

  • Surrounded with dense forests, this place gives you the true camping experience.

 

ITINERARIES


DAY 1: DEHRADUN TO SANKARI DRIVE (210KM)(1920MT)

Drive from Dehradun to Sankri/Saur (1920mt) through the Yamuna and Tons valleys across the Yamuna bridge and eye pleasing view of beautiful dense pine forests. Trekkers will reach Sankri in the evening, which is the best time to look out for the sun setting behind the mountain ranges. Sankri base camp gives a beautiful view of all the four peaks in swargarohini range. Overnight camping in sankri under the clear sky covered with millions of stars.

 

DAY 2 : SANKARI TO JUDA LAKE BY TREK ,(5KMT) (3/4 HRS) JUDA LAKE (2700MT)

 

The trekkers will start their ascend after having breakfast from village Saur with pack lunch. The trail passes through dense pine forests, maple trees, a few streams and finally opens out to a beautiful Juda Ka Talab (Juda lake) . Juda ka talab is almost too perfect in its setting as a campsite, with a large lake to your left and a dense oak and pine forest to your right.


DAY 3 : JUDA LAKE TO KEDARKANTHA BASE(LOHASU) (4KMT),(3400MT) (3/4 HRS)

 

With packed lunch, to Bainya (Kedarkantha 3836mt). You could either opt for the steep climb of Bainya Thach, which is a path with beautiful views, Once you reach the Kedarkantha base, look out for white peaks that stretch from your left to right forming a wide arc. Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana stand among the others. Kedakantha base offers one of the best views of the night sky. Camp overnight under a blanket of stars, with shooting stars making streaks across the sky wishing you goodnight.

 

DAY 4 : KEDARKANTHA BASE TO KEDARKANTHA PEAK SUMMIT (3812MT) (12500FT) AND DESCEND TO HARGAON 6KM (4/5HRS)

 

This climb is a challenging one as it will be an early morning summit push. The trekkers will get a perfect reward for this effort with breathtaking sunrise view over the entire western Himalayan range. The trail to the summit is straigh forward through a small patch of oak trees. A few feet short of the summit, you can spot a temple with idols of lord Shiva and Parvathi. The summit is a five minute climb from the shrine. It is marked by a cairn with a shiv Trishul & Ganesh murati that points to the sky. Spend some time at the summit and descend back to the base camp by noon for lunch. The trail down to Bainya bugiyal is spectacular as it ascends and descends through oaks, pines and frozen streams. Reach Bainya bugiyal /Hargaon by evening and camp for the night.

DAY 5 : HARGAON TO SANKRI BY TREK (6KM) (5/6HRS)

 

The trail down to Hargoaon/ Bainya Bugiyal passes through a series of switch backs, farms, and a ridge. It is one of the most beautiful descending trails that Himalayas has to offer. This trial offers you the view of entire Himalayan range for one last time. After trekking for 6 km you will reach Sankri.
 
 
DAY 6 : SANKARI TO DEHRADUN BY TAXI TRAVEL (210KM) (7/8HRS)


Board a bus or taxi from Sankri to Dehradun early morning

 

EQUIPMENTS

 

  • Personal medical kit(for acidity, headache, pain, etc.)
  • Trekking pole.
  • 2 water bottles of 1L each.
  • Camera.
  • Headlamp/Torch.
  • Needle and thread.
  • Toiletries (Sunscreen - SPF 40+, moisturiser, light towel, lipbalm, small soap, toilet paper, wet ti
  • Sunglasses(essential for snow as it prevents snow blindness).
  • Waterproof handgloves.
  • 1 Cap/Hat.
  • Raincoat/Poncho.
  • Thermal inners.
  • Thermal inners.
  • Thick jacket.
  • 3 collared tees(collared tees prevent neck from sunburn).
  • Trek pants(at least 2).
  • 3 pairs of socks(cotton and woolen each).
  • Trekking shoes with handy grip(Sports shoes are not good enough for walking on ice and snow).
  • Backpack/Rucksack(50-60L) with raincover.

 

Cost per person (INR)
Rs.7665
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Duration 6 Days
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