Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand 2024 | Best Uttarakhand Tour
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Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand 2024 | Best Uttarakhand Tour

Uttarakhand with our Kedarkantha Trek in 2023, a highlight of the Best Uttarakhand Tour. Experience the majestic landscapes of the Himalayas.

Kedarkantha Trek Highlights

  • Kedarkantha is a trek blushing with beauty, giving photographers a perfect opportunity to capture the snow falling from the pine trees that looks like magic dust

  • The ‘I rule the world’ pose at the top of Kedarkantha Summit will make a wonderful profile pic and with stunning views in the backdrop, it will make your friends jealous too!

  • Experience the lovely campsites, where every site is unique in its own way and does not match the beauty with any other campsites in the journey

  • Get a chance to camp around frozen Juda ka Talab where was once a place for meditation of Lord Shiva

  • Experience walking in the middle of the night in, the head torches lighting the way and watching the sunrise from the top of a mountain before you reach Summit

Kedarkantha Trek Overview

About the Kedarkantha Trekking:

Kedarkantha is such a popular winter trek that it would be apt to entitle it as the Queen of Winter kedarkantha Trek in december. Knee-deep snow in winters, mesmerizing view from the top, and beautiful and easy trails make it popular among trekkers. The ‘easy on endurance’ trail goes through the thick pine forests of Govind National Park. The views from the top are worth climbing to an altitude of 12,500 ft.

Kedarkantha trek will give you an inimitable view of the cosmic sky, lush meadows, snow paths, charming villages, scented pine forest, sky-knocking peaks, tranquil rivers, and some mythological story whispers.

Kedarkantha Trekking Quick Facts:

Start/ End Point of the Trek: Sankri village

Duration: 5D/4N

Kedarkantha Trek Distance: 20 km

Kedarkantha Trek Height: 12,500 ft

Kedarkantha Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Kedarkantha Trek Temperature: Day (8°C to 15°C) and Night: (-5°C to 3°C)

Best Time to do Kedarkantha Trekking: November to April

Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

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Kedarkantha Trek Itinerary

  • Bid farewell to the beautiful Juda Ka Talab campsite and begin your descent towards Sankri.
  • Follow your trek guide and the same trail you took on your way up, but this time, you’ll be going downhill.
  • Take your time and be cautious while descending, especially on steep or icy sections.
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty and the sounds of nature as you make your way down.
Transfer in Bolero Camper, Tempo Traveller or similar
  • Meet the representative in Sankri who will take you to Dehrand

Day 1
Dehradun to Sankri | Route to The Paradise of Himalayas

Your Kedarkantha Trek starts from Dehradun. Meet the representative who will take you to Sankri, a charming village nestled in the mountains. Enjoy the scenic views along the way as you travel through beautiful valleys and villages. The route is scenic and takes you through a dense pine forest, filling the air with the sweet aroma of pines. Drive alongside the Tons River & reach Sankri in the evening. Proceed with the check-in formalities in a guest house. Overnight stay in Sankri.

Transfer in Bolero Camper, Tempo Traveller or similar
  • Meet the representative at the Dehradun Railway Station/ Bus Stand who will take you to Sankri for an overnight stay.

Day 2
Sankri to Juda Ka Talab | Where Lord Shiva once came to meditate

Have breakfast and check out from the guest house. Start your trek from Sankri Village to Juda Ka Talab. Along the way, cross several high-altitude suspension bridges and small villages. Reach Juda Ka Talab, a lake that holds a mythological significance to Lord Shiva. Check in to the camps near the lake for an overnight stay


Activity: Trek From Sankri to Juda Ka Talab
  • Start your trek from Sankri village. You’ll meet your kedarkantha peak trek guide and fellow trekkers.
  • The trail begins with a gradual ascent through a forested path. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and the sounds of nature.
  • You’ll pass through picturesque meadows and small streams. Keep an eye out for colourful birds and wildlife.
  • Reach Juda Ka Talab, a serene and beautiful lake, by late afternoon.

Day 3
Juda Ka Talab to Base Camp | Get your Cameras ready

After breakfast, check out from the campsite and start your trek to the Base Camp. Immerse yourself in the beauty of a snow-lined path and patches of green that surround your way. The imposing view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana will surely fascinate you and make your experience worthwhile. Upon reaching the campsite, mark the end of the day with a wonderful dinner and retire to the tents for the night

Activity: Trek From Juda Ka Talab To Base Camp
  • Begin your trek towards the Kedarkantha Base Camp.
  • The trail involves a steep climb, so take it slow and steady. Your trek guide will be there to assist and guide you.
  • As you ascend, you’ll pass through dense forests, and if you’re trekking during the winter months, you may encounter snow.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys as you make your way up.

Day 4
Base Camp to Kedar Kantha Summit | Descend Back to Juda Ka Talab

The day you’ve been waiting for! Wake up early and start your trek at around 2:00 AM in the morning. You will get to feel the welcoming and filtered sun rays from the mountains of the Yamunotri and Gangotri ranges and also of the Kinner Kailash ranges. On reaching the summit witness the breathtaking view of the sun rising from the summit. Afterwards, it’s time to descend back to the Kedarkantha Base Camp and then to Juda ka Talab for an overnight stay.

Activity: Trek From Base Camp to the Kedarkantha Summit | Descend Back to Juda Ka Talab
  • Start your trek in the dark with the help of your headlamp. The initial trail is steep and demanding.
  • Follow your experienced trek guide and fellow trekkers as you make your way towards the Kedar Kantha Summit.
  • The trail will be icy and snowy, so be cautious with every step. Use trekking poles if needed.
  • As the sun begins to rise, you’ll witness a mesmerizing sunrise from the summit.
  • Reach the summit of Kedar Kantha and savour the breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
  • Spend some time at the summit, soaking in the beauty and serenity of the Himalayas and then descend back to the Kedarkantha Base Camp and then to Juda Ka Talab.
  • The descent can be equally challenging, especially on icy slopes, so follow your guide’s instructions closely.

Day 5
Descend From Juda Ka Talab to Sankri | Drive Back to Dehradun | Departure

After breakfast, check out from the campsite and start descending back towards Sankri Village which is a 4 km trek taking 2-3 hours. After reaching Sankri, meet the representative who will take you to Dehradun. Hold on to as many beautiful memories as you can in your heart and bid farewell to the Mighty Himalayas with gratitude and fondness.

Activity: Trek From Juda Ka Talab To Sankri Village

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