Kedarkantha trek takes you towards giant mountains, and past picturesque lakes of the state of Uttarakhand. The trip commences from Dehradun, from where you drive to the small, but pretty village of Sankri.
Arrive at Dehradun Railway Station between 6am to 7am.You will be greeted by the authorised person of company at Dehradun Railway station and by taxi you will move towads Sankri .The journey from Dehradun to Sankri takes aroun 10-11 hours .
After having dinner pack accordingly as you have to start the trekking early morning tomorrow. You will experience the first night out under the tents.
After having a healthy breakfast the trek start toward Juda ka Talaab,moving out of Sankri village through an extension called Sor. Once you cross the village the road climbs sharply toward the Kedarkantha. You will be climbing several bridges witnessing exquisite view. You can also encounter Himalayan langoors jumping from one tree to another. Crossing few streams and dense oaks you will reach beautiful Juda ka Talaab which is an apt and perfect destination to spend a perfect evening. Explore the area at your best.
You will be served with snacks and dinner at the camp site. Overnight sleep is arrange in tents.
After having morning breakfast the trek again begind through the dense forest of pine and oak trees .Going through steep ridge and much more dense area. At an altitude of about 3170m one can witness traces of snow(only in winter) One comes across many shephards, dry oak forests trekking towards to kedar kantha base. The group can halt and take a break to re-energise. Just before reaching the base you can witness snow capped mountains of Bandarpoonch, Swargrohini, Kala Naag and Ranglana.
Altitude - 3430m to 3810m. Distance - 6kms .Time taken - 7hours.Today we will hike to Kedarkantha peak which is at an elevation of 3810m and descent back to Hargaon camp.Its a long day but the excitement to conquer the peak would be worthy of the challenges. Stuff yourself with the breakfast along with enjoy the sunrise from Kedarkantha meadows. The trekkers will need to climb the oak forest till its end and find Kedarkantha peak much closer. At the end of the trail and close to the top the trek can be little strainous but the location is amazing and worth the effort. At the top of the peak you will find a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva and Godess Parvati. You can relax and enjoy the magical beauty of nature and start descending towards the base camp. Once you reach the Hargaon camp site relax throughout the evening . Enthusiastic travellers can set up a camp fire and spend the night chatting and enjoying with the fellow travellers
Time to descend back to the base camp. After having breakfast, descend further more through rich dense pine forests and again witness sites of flowing streams. Moving further down the trail one can have splendind view of Har ki dun valley from the ridge. The last few metres is filled with dense pine forests. Once you reach the base camp get back to the camp site, freshen up and if one feels can explore the village.
Congratulations you have done it; Early morning between 7am to 8am leave for Dehradun.