Kedarkantha Trek

One Of The Finest Summit Climbs For Beginners

Kedarkantha (not to be confused with the popular Temple Kedarnath) is a 5-day long trek in Govind Pashu Vihar National Park in Uttarakhand (6 when including the travel days from Dehradun to the base camp and back to Dehradun). Kedarkantha is easily one of the most popular treks in India — popular amongst seasoned trekkers and beginners alike.

The journey for the beautiful Kedarkantha peak commences from the city of Dehradun. From Dehradun it’s a long drive to Sankri located at an altitude of 6400 feet and takes about 10 hours to reach. It’s a distance of 220 km from Dehradun. The trekking trip starts from Sankri the next day towards Hargaon which is based at around 9100 feet and takes about 4 hours trekking to reach the destination. During this trail one can experience the beauty of lush meadows, dense pine forests, cascading beautiful streams, and gorgeous maple trees. Here is the first campsite where the trekkers need to stay in tents. From Hargaon on the following day one needs to trek up to 11,250 feet towards Kedarkantha base via Juda ka Talaab which is again a distance of approximately 6 kms. In this trail the trekkers pass through lush meadows and for the first time catch the view multiple snow capped peaks standing tall encircling the location. The next destination is the Kedarkantha peak which is based at a height of 12,500 feet and this trail can be a little challenging in compared to others. However the views of the fascinating Himalayas make it up for all the hard work with its breathtaking views. On conquering the peak it’s a journey back where the first stop would be at Hargaon camp at 8900 feet which can be reached on the same day evening. The next day it’s a trail back to Sankri through dense pine forests. From Sankri it’s a journey back to Dehradun and way forward.

  • Region :- Uttarakhand
  • Duration :- 6 Days
  • Grade :- Easy To Moderate
  • Max Altitude :- 12,500 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km :- 20 Kms.

How to Reach

By Air :-
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun

By Train :-
Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi

  • Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
  • Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

By Bus:-
There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate.
We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station

Trek /Tour fee Payment:
The fee can be paid by online by payment gateway/UPI Transfer. When your transfer is done, please share us a Snapshot of Transaction ID with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently on what’s app/mail.

 Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
  • All applicable refunds will be done in original payment mode used to made payment.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.
  • This is a non transferable voucher
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email. In such case alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

Day 1-Dehradun to Sankri Village ( Four Wheeler)

Meet us early in the morning at Dehradun. From here we will start the scenic drive to our base camp set up at Sankri, located at an altitude of 6,400 ft. During the drive, you will pass through the beautiful places like Mussoorie, Naitwar and many more. It will be the picturesque drive of a lifetime to reach base camp. Also throughout the drive, you will feel nature with you along with the beautiful landscape and fragrance of pinewood and Himalayan flora and fauna. The drive will take around 7-8 hours to complete.

Upon reaching, you can check-in at your hotel/homestay/camping and drop your luggage before heading out for a stroll through the quaint little hamlet Sankri. This is a small Himalayan hamlet full of natural richness.

You will spend the night in the tents or in village Homestay/Hotel.


Day 2-From Sankri, trek to Hargaon (Height 6,400 feet to 9,100 feet | Distance 4 KM)

After breakfast this morning, you will trek to the Hargaon.

Along the way, we will cross several high-altitude suspension bridges and small villages. After crossing a few streams, we reach our destination.

Overnight at Hargaon camp with your company.


Day 3- From Hargaon to Base Camp via Juda ka talaab.( Height 9,100 feet to 11,250 feet | Distance 2.5 KM)

After breakfast this morning, Start early, and enjoy the glorious sunrise. After tucking in the delicious breakfast, we will start the trek to the Kedarkantha base, perched at an altitude of 11,250 ft.

The trek will take around 3 hours to complete, with adequate pauses. The trek is almost level at the beginning, taking a marked trail.

However, soon it enters a dense forest of Pine and Oak and opens into wonderful meadows, cluttered with tiny shepherds’ huts. The imposing view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana will knock the breath straight out of you.


Day 4-Base Camp to Kedarkantha Summit and back to Hargaon. ( Height 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet to 8,900 feet| Distance 6 KM)

Soak in the brilliance of the sunrise and enjoy your pleasant breakfast. We will start with the trek to the Kedarkantha Peak, located at a height of 12,500 ft. The trek starts with a gradual incline and progressed to a steeper incline towards the end.

We start by trekking through a forest of towering Pine and Oak trees. As the leaves crunch beneath our feet, and we take in the mossy smell of the forest, we can hear the sound of a stream bubbling along, though it is not in view.

As the forest opens up, we see that we’re very close to the peak now. This is when the going gets a little tougher as the path steepens.

However, the reward waiting at the end of the struggle is more than enough to make up for it – the breathtaking view of the Himalayas. There is also a quaint little temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesh at the top. This place is a sacred place and it said that it is blessed by the presence of Lord Shiva once upon a time. This is a mythological fact. Believe it or not but you feel that something is special there which binds you with this and attracts you to visit it as many as possible.

After enjoying the view, we start the descent to base camp. The descent is easier and faster. Upon reaching the base camp and resting for a while, we continue the descent to Hargaon camp, at an altitude of 8,900 ft. The name Hargaon means village of Har, means village of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, Har means Shiva. A Hargaon campsite is again a beautiful place where you will definitely enjoy your stay with your teammates.


Day 5-Hargaon to Sankri. ( Height 8,900 feet to 6,400 feet| Distance 6 KM)

Rise with the sun and take in the splendour of the Himalayas, while enjoying your breakfast. After this, we will start our descent to Sankri and time to goodbye Hargaon campsite. The trek will take about 4-5 hours to complete. Stay at Sankri for Night.


Day 6-Sankri to Dehradun drop. ( Four Wheeler charges extra )

This trek will be a new kind of trek for you and along this trek memories of the past Five days which you have spent under the lap, mother nature will walk. Then drive back Sankri to Dehradun. As the final moment of trekking makes this evening more enjoyable with your groupmates because after this evening this will be your lifetime memory.

Your trek fee includes

  • 1. Accommodation – Stay from Day 1 to Day 6 (Sankri to Hargaon Return). ( Homestay/ Hotel/Tent sharing basis).
  • 2. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Dinner. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days.
  • 3. Transport- Dehradun Pick up and drop.
  • 4. Camping charges – All camping charges are included.
  • 5. Experienced Guide.
  • 6. Trekking equipment – Sanitized Tents, sleeping bags, Sleeping mats, Crampons & Gaiters (if required).
  • 7. Safety equipment – First aid, medical kit, will be available at campsite to deal with emergencies.
  • 8. Helper Staff.
  • 9. Sanitary – Dry-toilet with camp on trek, Sanitizer, Handwash.
  • 10. Free Parking for Private Vehicle.

Your trek fee does not include

  • 1. Meals – For Non-Veg food prior intimation will be required on pay basis.(4 days prior to trek booking intimation required)
  • 2. Backpack offloading charges.
  • 3. Anything apart from inclusions.
  • 4. Any kind of personal expenses.
  • 5. Any kind of Insurance.
  • 6. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • 7. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
  • 8. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Tour Reviews

May 8, 2023

You made some first rate points there. I looked on the web for the difficulty and found most people will go along with together with your website.

May 9, 2023

Thanks for sharing excellent informations. Your website is very cool. I am impressed by the details that you have on this web site. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my pal, ROCK! I found simply the info I already searched all over the place and simply couldn’t come across. What a great site.

Leave a Review