One of the most well-known winter treks is the Kedarkantha Trek, which is situated in the Western Garhwal area of the state of Uttarakhand. This is also one of the few treks that allows a less experienced hiker to gain experience on a winter walk in less than a week. The tour begins in Dehradun, from where you take a car to Sankri, a small yet endearing village. The town is surrounded by the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, a place where several plant and animal species may be found. Discover Saud Village as you hike toward Juda Ka Talab, the centrepiece of the Kedarkantha trekking tour, and observe the traditional way of life devoid of contemporary conveniences. A stunning pond called Juda Ka Talab is encircled by verdant meadows and woods of maple, oak, and Morinda spruce trees.
You will have enough time to unwind, spend time with loved ones, and get ready for the journey ahead. The following section of the Kedarkantha trekking route brings you to the summit’s base, which is a lush meadow. It is a joy for the senses to hike through oak and maple trees while inhaling the fragrance of diverse flower types. The meadow proves to be a fantastic place to pitch up camp because you can take in the breathtaking landscape. Spend the night in your camp, and if you’re a morning person, you could even get to see a spectacular sunrise.
After brunch, proceed to the Kedarkantha Peak, where a Trishul is fixed atop a mound of rocks. Make the most of your journey to Kedarkantha by standing at the summit and taking in the expansive views of the valleys below or the sky above. Spend some time atop the mountain before beginning the descent to the campsite. Enjoy your lunch when you get here, and then start walking downhill to the Sankri settlement. The stroll itself will be quite an experience because you’ll pass a lot of little ponds and streams along the way. Once in Sankri, go to Dehradun by car.
Although the drive is quite lengthy, it is very picturesque because you pass through charming towns and lovely valleys. Following the Tons River also takes you via Mussoorie, Purola, Mora, and Netwar. When you get to Sankri, check into your lodging and have a nap. There will be a briefing session afterwards.
The camp is built around a small pond and totally encircled by pine and oak trees. As you settle in for the day, you’ll have a breathtaking view of snow-capped peaks. Nature’s tranquilly and scent will make you feel entirely renewed. Dinner is served; stay the night.
Get up early to catch the sunrise and observe the snow-peaks turn gold as the sun gradually illuminates them. After eating breakfast, get ready to begin the 4-hour hike to the base of Kedarkantha Peak, which is the next campsite. Once more, the trail starts between pine and oak woods, which get denser as you go. You will receive a cooked meal as soon as you arrive at the base. Explore the region close to the campsite, or simply unwind and take in the breathtaking beauty of nature. Later, supper early and spend the night.
The fourth day’s journey will be lengthy as you must travel for 7-8 hours to the top of Kedarkantha Peak before returning to Hargaon. To get as high as we can before sunrise, we’ll set off early in the morning. It’s crucial to stick with the group because the trail curves and turns. It will take you about four hours to reach the summit. You will have breath-taking vistas of the Yamunotri and Gangotri hills as compensation for reaching the peak. Before returning to the following campsite, savour a hot meal and take some time to take in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you.
You’ll set out on your walk this morning early in the direction of Sankri. After a wholesome breakfast, hike back to Sankri via a cobblestone path that has been clearly indicated. You will enjoy stunning views of the Har khi Doon valley as you go through dense woods of pine and maple trees. You must use caution because the drop can be rather steep in certain places. After arriving in Sankri in the evening, get in the car and head to Dehradoon. Arrive in Dehradun in the evening after a 9–10 hour journey.