Kedarkantha Trek in Uttrakhand

Kedarkantha Trek in Uttrakhand

A quick Glance at Kedarkantha Trek

Altitude :12500f/3810m
Level : Moderate/Difficult
Duration : 8 to 9days (Delhi to Delhi)
Best Season : April to June/Sep to Dec

Route : Delhi, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Purola, Mori, Netwar, Sankri
Highlights : Mussoorie, Purola, Mori, Kedarkantha Peaks

The YHAI Kedarkantha Trek

The Kedarkantha Trek was earlier known as Har-Ki-Doon trek,which was shortened for the convenience of trekkers. The Kedarkantha trek is an annual event in the YHAI national program calendar. The aim of this trek is toprovide the participants with an opportunity for adventure,see natural beauty of the Himalayas, especially of the remote villages of Garhwal Himalayas.

The Route of the Kedarkantha Trekking

The Kedar Kanthatrek is along a well designed route in the southern areas of Govind Wild life Sanctuary and NationalPark, located in the north of Uttrakhand. Kedar kantha trekis conducted during summers and in winters as well.

I had volunteered as a Camp Leader during 2007 and these are the pictures from that period. Much has changed since then I am sure but the mountains remain the same. Very soon I am gonna be here for sure.

The Kedarkantha Route Map and Detailed Itinerary

The detailed Itinerary of the Kedarkantha Trekking Expedition is as under :-

Delhi to Dehradun By Bus/Train
Dehradun to Mussoorie By Bus/Shared Taxi
Day 1. Report at YHAI Mussoorie
Day 2. Mussoorie to Sankri via Purola By Bus/Taxi
Day 3. Report at Sankri (Base Camp). Sankri is the gateway for Har- ki-Doon Trek, Dumadhar Kandi, Yamunotri (via Bal Pass), Rupin Pass (from Netwar) and the Kedarkanth Trek.
Day 4. Sankhri to Juda Talao
Day 5. Juda Talao to Kedarkantha Peak
Day 6. Kedarkantha to Talhauti
Day 7. Talhouti to Taluka
Day 8. Taluka to Sankri
Day 9. Sankri to Mussoorie/Dehradun/Delhi

Some Trekking Gear and Gadgets for the Kedarkantha Trek

Jacket
Rucksack
Torch or Headlamp
Quality Trekking Shoes
Few Pair of Socks
Walking Stick/pole