Kedarkantha Winter Trek
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- Difficulty - Moderate
- For 20+ years
- Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan)
Located in Uttarkashi district of uttarakhand which contains the source of both the Ganges from Gangotri and Yamuna from Yamunotri river, is the Govind Prashu 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 about beginners as well. The trek is an amaigamation of everything a traveler would want. From Beautiful-Dense-Immersive forest, Beautiful clearings, the rich Flora and Fauna, Trails, the root, gorgeous campsites and beautiful sunsets.
The climb to the peak of Kedarkantha starts from a small point quaint perish called as Sankri. 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 the few treks in the Indian Himalayas where you can trek for most part of the year.
The trek would begin from Dargaan which is a 6 to 7 hours drive from Dehradun. You see beautiful valleys, ancient villages and lush forest cover throughout the journey folowed with the "Tons River". The village Dargaan is situated at an Altitude of 6,400 ft giving a beautiful view of Chainsheel Paas and Giant Himalayas of Pine and Deodar tree. Upon arriving you would be checked into our 20 years old wooden Homestay where you will be staying for the night.
Your are most likely to be arriving late in afternoon hence you would have the evening to yourself wherein if not to tired you can explore the beautifull village & Apple Orchids out there. Later, a briefing session will be conducted before you retire for the night post a hearty dinner.
As the morning unfolds, gear up for the first day of the trek. Post breakfast at around 8 in the morning, you will start the trek. With your lunch carefully packed, you are noew ready to kick start the trek. This trek would take you through the local Apple and Plum orchids, Oak, Pine & Deodar Jungle, lush green meadow coming across a couple of old shepherd's huts then gradually climb to the campsite. Settled amidst the beautiful meadow, the campsite perched at an elevation of approx 3450mts above sea level is surrounded with a stunning view of snow-laden peaks as you settle in for the day.
The heady scent of nature will completely revive you from the moderately steep climb. 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 Prashu Vihar National Parkand Wildlife Sanctuary, the trek is a blessing. The evening would be packed with some fun team building activities followed by a scrumptious dinnner.
Today you make the final push towards the summit. Post breakfast, making your way through an enchanting meadow trait. The route goes on the western ridge of the mountain and it gets very sleep at multiple points. Climb in a Zigzags Way in such places. A 360 degree panoramic view of the snow capped peaks of Garhwal Himalayan Ranges would greet you from the Summit. After spending some time on the summit, retrace your way to the Kedarkantha Base camp. If time permits, a temple visit of Lord Shiva, Maa Parvati and Lord Ganesha can be scheduled. Laterm with a lip smacking dinner in your belly, tuck yourself in your cosy camps, underneath the blanket of a billion stars.
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 descant is sleep on same on some stretches so you will need to stay cautious. Arrive in Sankri in the evening and stay overnight at the Homestay / Guesthouse.
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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 hrs. This would exclude lunch.
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This was one amazing trek, the people and the facilities all were very nice. 👍The camps were nice and perfect to have a sunset and sunrise view. It was so serene and peaceful. The food was very nice, had a great time. A big thanks to the team , kudos!
My trip went unexpectedly well. Shaim who was our trek lead, kept me motivated to climb the Chandrashila peak and I did it effortlessly because of him. The food and stay was comfortable and the campfire was a cherry on top. Overall, I loved every bit of the trip. Thank you.!!
I went on a trip last week to chopta with journey basket and It was a memorable experience for me. The food was yum and the stay was also comfortable. Our trip leader SHAIM was very helpful and cheerful throughout the trip. I would suggest my other friends too about journey basket.
Okay..so I booked this trip from Journey basket for Chopta. Didn’t expect much from it in the beginning as I’m a traveller and like to explore new hiking destinations myself. However, to my surprise, Journey basket just flipped the perception for me. It went great and I enjoyed every bit of it.
The camps were nice and spacious with good hygiene. They were well equipped with warm beddings considering the December winters.
Our tour coordinators Pankaj, Gaurav and Ayush Balli managed the group pretty well with various group activities to indulge every individual.
We did two treks - Tungnath temple and Doriyatal trek. Treks were an ultimate fun and an amazing experience!!
Well, the best is yet to come.. Journey Basket had arranged an amazing New Years Party with DJ and dance.. One couldn’t expect much !!
Lastly, Thank you Journey Basket for this great memorable experience!
Would like to recommend this to all. Please try different treks from Journey basket, but start with Chopta!! 👍🏻😬
We just came back from Chopta. The tour was wonderful all along the way and everything went smooth. I am so pleased with the trip.
Our guide Shaim was quite enjoyable , resourceful, competent, funny and knowledgeable. We got excellent service.
I started my Journey on 9 oct from Rishikesh towards Tungnath-Chandrashila Trek with Mr. Shaim and other members of the group. We have so much fun together all thanks to our Guide Shaim. Food was good, Trek was good, Everyone showed a great amount of Professionalism and i personally am very happy with the behaviour our everyone and helping nature. Special Thanks to Shaim for making my trip super fun and super adventurous. I really had the time of my life.
Accommodation on ( Triple / Quad Sharing )
Qualified and experienced Trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers
Hot Water for Drinking
First Aid medical kits
Meals ( During Transportation )
Potters for your Personal Luggage
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price includes
Policy and Terms
Booking amount is non- refundable
Remaining needs to be cleared atleast 7 Days prior Departure
100% Amount non- refundable incase cancellation done within 2 days prior departure
50% Refund if cancellation done before 2 days prior Departure