7N / 8D
Day – One
Arrival at Dehradun airport pick up meet assist and transfer to hotel. Later visit Robber’s Cave Popular picnicking, hiking & wading spot where a river flows through a narrow, cavelike gorge, Sahastradhara falls and Paltan Bazar market. Leisure your night @ Hotel (Halt)
Day – Two
Dehradun and drive to Sankri
Your trip will start from Dehradun for the Kedar Kantha Winter Snow Trek. All the trekkers need to arrive at Dehradun before 6 am because till 06:30 am, we will start our drive to Sankri.
You need to know that the distance between Dehradun to Sankri is almost 220km which will take approximately 10 hours to reach. Sankri is located on the National Highway 123 and is a beautiful drive. While driving from Dehradun to Sankri, you will be spell-bounded with the beauty of valleys as well as forests. Before reaching Sankri about 22km, all the trekkers will get an amazing feeling of serene Himalayas as well as greenery. You will also come across Govind National Park which is well-known for its huge collection of Flora. In this park, you will find the Flora which is available only in this region and nowhere else in the country.
Day – Three
Trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab
On day 2, you will begin the trek towards Juda Ka Talab which is located at an altitude of 9,100 feet. Till afternoon, you will cover almost 5km which takes 5 hours but this can also vary on the capability of the trekker. Get ready to experience the diverse adventures on the trail. While walking, ice and slush might bother you a little but the guides will help you out so don’t worry.
The trek will start with a beautiful pine & maple forest that will further rise alongside the wildlife as well as pastures. As you trail upwards, you will spot some beautiful huts alongside the fields.
While trekking, you will see a goliath lake on the left and thick pine & oak backwoods on the other side which is a perfect example of beauty. You will get the Luke warm water all around the lake and the rest water will be colder. In winters, you can see a sheet of ice instead of water, giving you an eye-catchy view. This lake also has a big natural tunnel that offers water to the villagers.
Primarily, you will be climbing through the bridges and one of the exciting things about this trek is that you will find Himalayan Languor. You need to know that they are shy animals and hardly anyone gets the chance to see them. You might also witness boars, hares as well as martens in this region. Juda Ka Tal is a beautiful destination in the thick pine and oak forest. At night, you will be served with hot & healthy dinner. Your night stay will be scheduled in a camp where you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature's lap.
Day – Four
Trek from Juda Ka Talab to Kedar Kantha
Get up early in the morning and witness the breathtaking sunrise that will definitely leave you stunned. On day 3, we will begin the trek for Kedar Kantha base which is located at a height of 11,250 feet. Kedar Kantha Base from Jadu Ka Talab is almost 4kms and it takes 2.5 hours to cover at a moderate speed. You need to know that Jadu Ka Talab is a wonderful lake that is surrounded by pine trees that often gets freeze at the time of winters and also turns out to be a spot for adventures as well as fun activities for the trekkers. Gradually, the trail will get steeper as you keep on moving upwards. Your trek guide will teach you different skills for snow slopes, so be attentive and listen to him carefully. He might also guide you about how big your footsteps should be. Your trekking will again start from the dense forest of pine and oak trees. The trail also passes through the steep ridges. As you gradually walk towards the path and reach a height of 10,400 feet, you will witness the snow traces that will definitely give you magnificent views of nature. Get ready because the spectacular views are still waiting to shock the trekkers because before reaching the base camp all the trekkers can observe the stunning views of different arc-shaped ranges that are covered with snow like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag as well as Ranglana that are standing with great pride in the lap of Mother Nature. At night, you will be served with delicious dinner in your tents only.
Day – Five
Base camp to Kedar Kantha descend to Hargaon camp
This day is going to be a long one because you will be heading towards the Kedar Kantha peak. Today, you will be trekking from 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet and trek for almost 6kms which will be covered in 7 hours. It is necessary for you to know that the trail will be steeper, so be prepared accordingly. At the time of trekking, you will see the magical colors of nature as well as the majestic sights of different ranges including Rupin. The reason for calling it Kedar Kantha, rumors from villagers is; 1st they tried to build Kedarnath temple in that peak but they heard some animal’s sound which means omen for a divine event. Till then they constructed Lord Shiva’s statue till neck ad in Hindi neck is called Kanth as well as Lord Shiva has a lot of names and Kedar is one of them. This is the reason, why it is known as Kedarkantha. In Kedar Kantha peak, you can treat your eyes with appealing views of Bandarpooch, Swargarohini, Kalanaag, Gangotri as well as Yamunotri. After reaching the summit, the captivating views of nature will definitely balance your emotion and leave you stunned. On the top, you will also find a small temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati along with a small shrine of Lord Ganesh too. Apart from this, we will also start descending to Hargaon camp on the same day. A night stay will be scheduled at the campsites, giving you beautiful views of valleys and nature.
Day – Six
Trek from Hargaon camp to Sankri
Day 5 is marked for descending further to Sankri from Hargaon Camp. We will be descending from 8900 feet to 6400 feet. The time for descending the 6kms long trail will take almost 4 hours and even more if you follow a moderate speed. The day has arrived when you need to leave the regal views of the Himalayas as well as snowcapped mountain ranges because we will be heading back to Sankri. It is important for you to know that the trek is going to simple as the distance is short.
Sankri is the stoppage village for several treks like Bali pass, Borasu pass, and many more. The morning at Hragaon camp is going to welcome you with a stunning sunrise right between the pine trees. After having breakfast, you will pack your back and start descending through a clearly marked paved pathway and reach Sankri.
Day – Eight
Morning leisurely breakfast in hotel check out and you shall be dropped at Dehradun airport/railway station for your onward journey. Departure for your hometown with a bag full of memories Have a great journey towards your destination.