Dehradun – Sankri – Kedarkantha (5 Nights 6 Days)
Awesome winter trek through snowy peaks and ridges, a Camping based adventure
experience in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand.The trails through snow filled forest and meadows
offers great views of the himalayas and if luck is on your side you might spot some
wildlife as well.The snow filled landscapes and views that you’d want to capture forever
makes this short 5 day trekking experience totally worth it,Soak the sun during the day
and gear up for sub zero temperatures at night. The Kedarkantha peak stands at 3800m
and offers a good challenge to trekkers. On making the summit one gets a pure windy
and picturesque experience with views of Har ki dun valley Dhauladhar range, Chansil
pass, Rupin valley, Swargarohini peak, Bandarpuch, kalanag, Gangotri, Dropadi ka danda
and jorkandel peak.
The trek starts from Sankri and we begin our trek to juda ka talab going through shepherd
huts and camping around one. The views keep getting better as we reach the bass camp
to reach the summit the next morning.
During this amazing trip you will experience the wild life, temples, viewpoints, serene
lakes, Museums & tea gardens, among others.
With relaxed itinerary, comfortable transfers, delicious meals and top accommodation
options ensure travellers never forget their trip
Day 01 : Dehradun – Sankri [Drive : 7-8hrs]
The thrilling Kedarkantha Trek begins from Dehradun city. The trekkers will be received
warmly from Dehradun at 6:30am for an onward journey to Sankri.
Sankri is located at a distance of 220kms on the National Highway 123. It’s a long scenic
drive providing absolute comfort to the trekkers so that they can enjoy the beauty of the
location. The scenic surroundings increase the excitement of reaching the destination
and exhilarate the joy of the thrilling tour that remains yet to be experienced. The journey
is bit long and takes about evening to reach the destination. In between one can enjoy
the lunch break at the popular eateries having some local food and homemade spices.
The last 22 kms to Sankri is all the more exciting since it travels through Govind National
Park which is famous for its avid collection of flora typical of this region and not found in
any other location of the country. The expected time to reach Sankri is 5 pm. However on
reaching the destination one can check in to the prior booked hotel and our
representative can help with the check in formalities. After freshening up, since the
evening is free for leisure one can enjoy indoors and relax or can set out to explore the
beautiful Sankri village where there are local shops and small market selling mostly daily
goods and a collection of few dhabas. You can also interact with your fellow trekkers in
the mean time. The BSNL network is quite erratic here so getting the phone lines can be
a little difficult. One can have dinner at the hotel premises or can enjoy dinner at the
dhabas to taste some local flavors and experience the cuisine of the area.
Day 02 : Sankri – Juda ka Talab [Trek : 4-5hrs]
The actual trekking trip starts from Sankri. Having a fresh start after a healthy breakfast,
it’s a journey straight towards Juda Ka Talab which is based at an altitude of 9100 feet.
It’s a 4km trekking journey and the approximate time for reaching the same is around 5
The journey begins by moving out of Sankri village through an extension called Sor. Once
the village is crossed the road takes a wide curve and climbs sharply. Moving along the
stream this is the road that moves towards the Kedarkantha.
With exotic visions, the trail is wide and one can hear the sounds of running streams all
through but may not be in view till much further. On the way one can view remote villages
where women and kids are found carrying bundles of wooden logs, wooden sticks and
dry leaves to utilize them for household cooking and setting up night fire. Boars, martens
and hares can also be spotted in this region. The scenario however changes a lot in the
summer months when the luscious meadows remain verdant green with hilly flowers of
unique kind. Crossing few streams and continuing through the trail and rising sharp
through dense oaks one can reach the beautiful pictorial spot of Jadu Ka Talab which can
never be missed by any trekker due to its sharp contrasting and unique beauty.
Juda Ka talab is an amazing destination. It is an ideal campsite with lake on one side and
pine & oak forest on the other. This stop is no less than a treat for photography lovers.
Stars can be gazed during the night by making the atmosphere all cosy
Day 03 : Juda Ka Talab – Kedar Kantha Base / Shepherds’ Huts
After having the morning breakfast set out for the next journey where the trail is
somewhat straight forward and quite visible. The distance from Jadu Ka Talab to this
destination is about 4kms and in a moderate speed it takes about 2.5 hours to reach the
The track again begins through dense forests of pine and oak trees only and through
steep ridge and much more dense areas. In this trail one will come across many
shepherd huts in open meadows which are equally delightful to see. During the winter
month trekking one can easily find the traces of snow at an altitude of 10,400 feet. In the
midst one can take a long break to reenergize the body and get the enthralling view of
natural extravaganza in the area. Just before reaching the Kedarkantha Base one can
enjoy the fascinating views of arc shaped range of snow clapped mountains comprising
of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana showcasing their beauty.
After reaching the base, set up the tent in a preferred selected place which is open and
one can enjoy a clear view of the night sky. However it is advisable to be based in close
group rather than in much scattered way in the dark.
Day 04 : Kedarkantha Base – Kedarkantha Summit and descend – Har Gaon
[Trek : 6-7hrs]
The fourth day of the trek is aimed at reaching Kedarnath Peak. Today, the trekkers will
elevate from 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet. The schedule of the day includes hiking to
Kedarkantha peak and then again descending back till Hargaon camp which is based at
The total journey comprises of 6kms altogether and takes about 7 hours of time in a
moderate speed. The day begins early with a filling breakfast and enjoying the sunrise
from the Kedarkantha meadows which is a simply pure and divine.
The way to the top can be made through several trails but it is better to take the main trail
as its keep rising at an even level. On this route, the trekkers need to again cover a few
portions of oak forest but the journey through this trail is much easier and faster. Climbing
through the forest till its end, one can find the Kedarkantha peak much closer. Towards
the end of the trail and close to the top the trek becomes a little difficult and can be a
little strenuous especially for the first time trekkers. At the top of the peak there is a
beautiful yet small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati.
Day 05 : Har gaon – Sankri [Trek : 4-5hrs]
Today, the time for descending further to Sankri takes about 4 hours or more at a
moderate speed. After having the breakfast, pack your bags to descend further through a
more clearly marked well paved pathway, laden with small stones. You can fill water here for the rest of the track. A little further down the trail comes to a ridge from where it gives
a splendid view of Har ki Dun valley.
By evening, descending a furthermore through the dense forests one can reach Sankri.
The last 2500 feet is filled with dense pine forests. On reaching the base, get back to the
hotel and freshen up and get settled for the day.
You can interact with locals here and get to know about their lifestyle. Life moves at a
slow pace in Sankri which is home for about 120 families
Day 06 : Sankri – Dehradun [ Drive : 7-8hrs]
Pack the bags and take all the belongings and check out of the hotel early in the
morning. It’s time for bidding adieu.
The distance approximately takes about 10 hours to reach. Scenic ambience and lovely
surroundings mark the roads back to Dehradun city.
The trip back to Dehradun reaches around 7 o clock evening time. For all those who wish
to stay in Dehradun and enjoy the place for a day or more can book a hotel in the city
and spend some more lovely days in midst the beautiful Himalayas and can pray to visit
Trek Cost : 6,600/- [Per Person on Double Sharing] Sankri to Sankri
Trek Cost : 6,100/- [Per Person on Triple Sharing] Sankri to Sankri
Transport Cost : 2600/- [Per Person]
Optional Cost : 1800/- Per Person Porter Charges. To carry your personal bag
weighing not more than 8 kgs for the complete trek
22 Dec, 29 Dec 2018
• Accommodation : in Homestay / Guest House / Alpine tents
• Meals : Meals starting from dinner on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 06. All meals
will be Vegetarian
• Morning and evening refreshments
• Refreshment during the trek.
• Camping : Camping equipment’s like – tents, sleeping bags, toilet tents and
• Professional guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal
attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally
trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
• Fist Aid Kit and Medical Kit
• Forest Fee
• GST 5%
• Cost for Airfare, Insurance Premiums
• Breakfast and Lunch on Day 1
• Travel expenses to reach and return from Dehradun
• Any meals or services not mentioned above under cost inclusions
• Additional accommodation, food and Transport expenses if tour gets delayed due
to weather, health or any other reason
• Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps,
injury or any health problem
• Extra cost incurred due to any unforeseen occurrence landslides, road blocks, bad
weather, expenses incurred on account of sickness etc.
• Cost for supplementary service, optional Tours, Up-gradation Charges, and
• Cost for service provided on a personal request
• Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, incidentals or any other expense of personal nature
• Tips for guides and helping staff
• Personal and Medical Insurance
• Cost for any other service not mentioned in the ‘cost inclusions’ above
We provide transfers to get you to the starting point and back as comfortably and in
as less time as possible for you to enjoy the trip. For this we use quality vehicles like
Mahindra Bolero, Tempo Traveler, etc. and no local jeeps or similar vehicles are used
except where there are short transfers from the Guesthouse/Hotels to the trek points, etc.
The transport tariff includes all driver charges, fuel, parking, toll, and taxes.