5 Days

Located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand
which contains the source of both the Ganges from
Gangotri and Yamuna from Yamunotri rivers, is
the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Wildlife
Sanctuary. Within the park lies the beautiful
Kedarkantha. Nestled comfortably in the higher
reaches of Garhwal Himalayas this moderate
trek not only attracts seasoned trekkers and but
beginners as well.


The trek is an amalgamation of everything a traveler would want. From beautiful-dense-immersive forests, beautiful clearings, the rich flora and fauna, trails, the route, gorgeous campsites and not to forget the oh so beautiful sunsets. The climb to the peak of Kedarkantha starts from a small quaint parish called as Sankri. It’s astonishing to eyewitness 13 peaks of the Himalayan range from the Kedarkantha peak. Moreover, there is a lake called Juda-ka-talab, as per the local folklore, once upon a time Lord Shiva meditated at Kedarkantha. Its name implies so from the droplet fallen from Shiva’s hair to form this lake named as Juda-ka-talab. 16 kms into the trek and attaining a height of 12500 ft above sea level, what one sees is one of the most enthralling and mesmerising pictorial view of Mighty Himalayas – covered in snow. The Kedarkantha trek has gained its recognition owing to the snow that is spread over the region up until the month of April. One of the highlights of the trek is also the pristine view of Swargarohini and Bandarpoonch. Kedarkantha trek is one of the few treks in the Indian Himalayas where you can trek for most part of the year. Kedarkantha trek is accessible for almost 10 months of the year except July and August (heavy monsoons).


Journey from Dehradun to Dargaan Village in Sankri Valley (220 kms approx. 8- 10 hrs) The trek would begin from Dargaan which is an 8 to 1 hours drive from Dehradun. The drive, even though a long one is rather an exquisit scenic drive. The drive, even though a long one is rather an exquisit scenic drive. You see beautiful valleys, cute villages and forest cover throughout the journey with tons river also gent flowing. The altitude that one gains is 6,400 feet. Upon arriving you would be checked into the guest house where you will be staying for the night You are most likely to be arriving late in the afternoon hence you would have the evening to yourself whereir if not too tired you can explore the beautiful village of Dargaan. Later, a briefing session will be conducted before you retire for the night post a hearty dinner.

Dargaan Village to Kedarkantha Base Camp, 5 km trek approx 5 to 6 hrs As the morning unfolds, gear up for the first day of th trek. Post breakfast at around 7 am, you will start the trek. With your lunch carefully packed, you are now ready kick start the trek. This trek would take you through the pristine Juda Ka Talab, which is a high altitude lake. You will also hike through gorgeous dense oak and pine forest, coming across a couple of shepherd huts and then gradually climb to the campsite. Settled amidst the forests, the campsite perched at an elevation of approx 3450mts above sea level is surrounded with pine and oak trees, with a stunning view of snow-laden peaks as you settle in for the day Apart from the captivating view of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana peaks, you would also have a chance to experience the rich and rare flora and fauna. Being located in the Govind Past Vihar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, the trek is blessing. The evening would be packed with some fun team building activities followed by a scrumptious dinner.

Trek from Kedarkantha Base Camp to Kedarkantha Peak and then back to Kedarkantha Base Camp, 6km approx. 7hrs. Today you make the final push towards the summit. Post breakfast, making your way through an enchanting meadow trail. The route goes on the western ridge of the mountain and it gets very steep at multiple points. Climb in a zig zag way in such places. A 360 degree panoramic view of the of snow clapped peaks of Garhwal Himalayan Ranges would greet you from the summit. After spending some time on the summit, retrace you way to the Kedarkantha Base Camp. If time permits, a temple visit of Lord Shiva, Maa Parvati and Lord Ganesha can be scheduled. Later, with a lip smacking dinner in your belly, tuck yourself in your cosy camps, underneath the blanket a billion stars.

Kedarkantha base Camp to Dragon Village in Sankri valley, 8km approx 7 hrs This morning you will begin to trek down towards Sankri. Start your day with a healthy breakfast and trek down back on a well-marked trail. The trail is beautifully laid on the gentle slopes between oak, Maple and pine forests. The descent is steep on some stretches so you will need to stay cautious. Arrive in Sankri in the evening and stay overnight at th Homestay/Guesthouse.

Departure day Dragon Village Sankri to Dehradun (220 kms approx. 8- 10 hrs) This day brings an end to this 5 day Himalayan adventure. We would start early in the morning, post breakfast since the journey takes at least 10 hours. This would exclude lunch.

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