Kedarkantha Trek

Sankri, Uttarakhand




6 days



Among seasonal trekkers and beginners, the Kedarkantha trek is one of the most popular winter treks. It is a week-long trek in Uttarakhand’s Pashu Vihar National Park. Situated at an altitude of about 3810 meters above sea level, this thrilling summit offers a mind-blowing view of the majestic Himalayan peaks decorated across the skyline.

The most prominent peaks are Bandarpoonch, Black Peak, Swargarohini, Yamunotri, and Gangotri.

The rewarding summit climb is one of the reasons the Kedarkantha trek is so popular. As soon as you reach the base camp, the trek gets steeper. As you start walking towards the summit early in the morning, the birds and the Himalayan crowns wish you good luck. The glorious view keeps you company as you climb up the hill.

Kedarkantha trek gets more challenging and is best enjoyed during the winters. The freezing temperatures, snow, and gushing winds make the winters tough here. For your safety, perfect trekking gears are the most important thing. Keep on reading the article to know more about the gear required for the Kedarkantha trek.


  • To and from transfer from Haridwar/Dehradun.
  • All Veg meals as indicated above in the itinerary.
  • Tented accommodation on a triple sharing basis.
  • Guest House in Sankri on triple sharing.
  • Morning and Evening tea with light snacks during the trek.
  • All necessary fees and permits.
  • Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, gaiters, crampons etc.)
  • Medical First Aid Kit.
  • Services of an expert trek leader
  • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
  • All Applicable Taxes


  • Food during transit
  • Backpack offloading charges
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Any expenses for optional activities.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything apart from the inclusions

Trek Itinerary


Distance 187 kms | 6-7 hours of drive

  • Arrival at Dehradun airport or Dehradun railway station
  • Drive through pine forests to reach Sankri village, from where our trek would begin.
  • Enjoy the night at Sankri village and get ready for the journey the next morning.

Distance 4 kms | Duration 3-4 hours | Elevation 2786m

  • The trek begins early in the morning from Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab, the holy lake created by Lord Shiva.
  • As you move up, you will come across small villages and high-altitude suspension bridges.
  • The night stay will be at Juda-ka-Talab. It is said that Lord Shiva was searching for some water, and he opened a small lock of his hair and water dripped from his locks and formed this high-altitude lake.
  • During the winters, you will find the lake frozen.

Distance 4 km | Duration 4-5 hours | elevation 3430m

  • Get ready the next morning to head towards the Kedarkantha base camp.
  • The scenic beauty of this route is something out of this world. Capture as much as you can.
  • Don’t forget to get rests as required because you don’t wanna miss out on the rewarding summit and the enchanting views by falling sick.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges across the sky. It is absolutely breathtaking.
  • Sign off the day with dinner at Kedarkantha base camp and good sleep.

Distance 6 kms | Duration 7-8 hours | Elevation 3800m

  • The ultimate journey, the day you have been waiting for already here.
  • No matter what adjectives are used, the views you get to see are absolutely amazing.
  • Get your breakfast and start climbing as early as possible today, because this is gonna be a long walk and you must also reach the base camp before sunset.
  • Feel the sun rays on your face through the Yamunotri and Gangotri ranges.
  • The jaw-dropping 360-degree view at the summit is waiting for you.
  • Spend some time at the summit, and click all the pictures and selfies you have been planning.
  • Get ready for the descending walk to the base camp. This should take shorter than uphill.
  • Reach the campsite, have a delicious dinner and have a good sleep.

Distance 6 km | Duration 4-5 hours | Elevation 1950m

  • Get your breakfast and start off your day.
  • Get ready to admire the mighty mountains all around again. You will never feel tired of the view, it's never-ending.
  • If your time permits, interact with the villagers, they are really sweet. Also, you get to listen to plenty of interesting stories about this place.
  • You will reach Sankri village easily and on time. So you have plenty of time for a campfire may be? Or comfort yourself with a hot cup of coffee and some chit-chat as this is your last day on the Kedarkantha trek.
  • Get your delicious dinner and sign off for the day.

Distance 187 km | Duration 6-7 hours

  • Board your cab according to the scheduled flight or train.
  • Or you can reach Dehradun a bit early and do some shopping, or just roam around the city.
  • Dehradun is a very beautiful city with amazing weather. Spend some quality time, and relish all the memories you made on the trek.
  • Now it’s time for your flight or train.
  • And here comes the end to the beautiful Kedarkantha trek.

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