If you are looking for a classic winter trek in the Himalayas, Kedarnath trek should top the list. It gives a window of opportunity for the trekkers to witness the sheer beauty of the majestic Himalayas and also experience the life of the villages in the Gharwal region of the Himalayas. Kedarnath trek provides one of the most prettiest campsites of the Himalayas.
Length: 5 Nights/ 6 Days; from Sankri to Sankri
Weather: Snow & very cold in winter. Else pleasant weather except monsoon
Season: Round the year except monsoon. Expect good snow in the winter months until mid-April
Route Map- Dehradun-Sankri- Juda Talab- Kedarkantha- Sankri- Dehradun
Accommodation: Twin/Tripple sharing Tents
Day 01: Drive from Dehradun to Sankri (10 hrs)
Get a morning bus from near dehradun railway station and drive towards Sankri via Mussoorie, Damta, Purola, Mori and Netwar. It is one of the most scenic routes and is perfect for photography. Overnight stay in GMVN rest house.
Day 02: Trek from Sankri to Juda Talab
After breakfast, begin trek towards Juda lake. The trek is easy and the campsite can be reached in 3-4 hours. Juda Lake base camp lies in the middle of lush green meadows and is surrounded by Oak and Pine trees from all sides, making it one of the most scenic campsites in India. Camp overnight by lake side.
Day 03: Trek from Juda talab to Kedarkantha Peak
Wake up early morning to witness the most spectacular sunrise and enjoy the calmness till while sipping hot tea. After breakfast, start trek towards Kedarkantha base camp. This part goes through dense himalayan forest and you can see the high altitude coniferous forest .We will reach to Kedarkantha base camp in 4-5 hours. The base camp is situated on vast green meadows. The scenic beauty is so appealing that people always wish to stay there. After lunch we will trek to Kedarkantha peak and you can have a view of a life time from the peak. Only Kedarkantha Trek can give you so mesmerizing view of gangotri and Yamunotri. Capture the beauty of the panorama as it is much more than a photograph, this will be a wealth of a lifetime for you. After enjoying the beauty of the vista we trek back to our campsite at Kedarkantha base
Day 04: Trek from Kedarkantha to Juda talab/Hargaon
Today we will start our journey back to Sankri. We will trek from Kedarkantha peak to Juda talab and set our camp there. Will follow the same route we took during the arrival journey. Overnight camp at Juda Talab.
Day 05: Trek from Juda lake to Sankri
After early morning breakfast, start trek slowly towards Sankri. Reach Sankri. Overnight in GMVN tourist rest house at Sankri or we will set our own Tent as per the availability.
Day 06: Dehradun drop
Drive from Sankri to Dehradun with the memories of a lifetime. The trip ends here.
Thermal wears, cotton trousers, winter jacket, raincoat/poncho, extra pair of socks (3)
Personal clothes and toiletry kit, Hiking Shoes, Water Bottle (minimum 2 litres)
Skull Cap and Sun Cap/ Hat, Sunscreen Lotion (optional), Camera (optional), Personal Medication (if any), Personal Identification (Compulsory)
Cancellation and Refund:
All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the participants
Triphippie will not be responsible for the weather or your personal health issues
Cancellation prior to 05-10 days before the trek starts: 75% Refund
Cancellation prior to 5 days before the trek starts: No Refund
No Show : No Refund