KEDARKANTHA TREK Blog – Everything you should know before going



Kedarkantha Trek! I feel goosebumps and butterflies just thinking about the name. After much thought, I decided to embark on my first Snow Himalayan Trek. It was my 50th birthday gift. I never imagined that one day I would trek up the Himalayas. The Himalayas are more than just snow-capped mountains. They are also a place that evokes emotions. The trek was memorable because it took place at 12,500 feet above sea level. It was a beautiful journey through pine forests and breathtaking views of the Himalayan range. A layer of white snow made the trip even more special.
It was something I had always hoped for, but it never came true. Just recently, I returned from a snow family vacation in Himachal Pradesh. I booked the Kedarkantha Trek without doing any research. I was able to see the videos and read a few blogs, but the Kedarkantha Trek was beyond my imagination. The 360-degree view of the snow-capped Himalayas and tall green Pine trees, snowy ascending tracks, a row of trekkers in colorful jerseys carrying their luggage, the tok-tok sound made by ponies, streams flowing through rocks with cold water, even though there was so much greenery, everything looked like a black-and-white painted landscape of a hilly area.

Story of Kedarkantha

Kedarkantha is sometimes mistaken for Kedarnath. Talking to locals, I learned about the popular Kedarkantha story. It is a must-read for all those who want to trek Kedarkantha. Kedarkantha is the name of the place where Lord Shiva’s throat (or throat) can be found. Locals believe that Lord Shiva meditated here before heading towards Kedarnath.

Trek to Kedarkantha

Many blogs and vlogs are available on Kedarkantha Trek, giving all the details. The trek’s difficulty was a major concern of mine. The difficulty level of the trek is subjective. A great trek for beginners to kedarkantha. However, most blogs claim it to be easy. It is recommended that you have previous trekking experience. Kedarkantha, at 12500ft above sea level, is a great Himalayan Trek for beginners.

Trek Route

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri Village

The base camp for the Kedarkantha trek is Sankri, which is approximately an 8-10 hours drive from Dehradun. After having breakfast, tea, coffee, lunch, and bio breaks, we left Dehradun at 8 a.m. We arrived in Sankri by 6 p.m. You will see the River Yamuna running through the route, bright, happy mustard fields, twists, turns, and tall pine trees as you travel. You will feel the majestic Himalayas from the route. We stopped in the middle a few times to have lunch and spent some time on the river banks. We felt like children again as we soaked our feet in the river.
Sankri is a small village that grows crops for local consumption. It is located at 6000 feet above sea level and serves as the base camp for Kedarkantha Trek.


  • You can find most of the accommodation options, including homestays, budget hotels and rented accommodations, here. These rooms are comfortable and have bathrooms.
  • You can easily find vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods. You can also find a variety of seasonal and local fruits here.
  • Trekking gears like shoes, trekking poles, winter wear, etc. You can hire them.
  • You can find everything you need: backpacks, woolens and shoes, clothing, Tibetan handicrafts, food, and other knick-knacks at the market.

Day 2: Trek from Sankri, Juda ka Talaab

Sankri, at 6000 feet above sea level, is the starting point of the trek. After a healthy breakfast, we started our trek from Sankri at 10. The weather was pleasant, but it was sunny.
The climb to Juda Ka Talaab’s base camp was easy, thanks to the deodar and pine forest, muddy trails and breathtaking views of snow-clad mountains.
Frozen lake, also known as Juda ka Talab, was 2700m high. It left us speechless. Juda ka Talab is surrounded by thick layers of snow and tall pine trees. This makes it a great place to take photos. Juda ka Talab is located approximately kilometers from our base camp. To reach the base camp, it took us approximately 5 hours and 5 km. We reached the base camp at 3:00 p.m. and were starving to the core. We were advised to rest and adjust to the snow and temperature. On the second day, we saw Juda Ka Talab while hiking up towards Kedarkantha Base campsite.
After a hearty and filling meal, we explored the area and took pictures. Although we were exhausted at the end, we were excited to get up the next morning.
It was extremely cold that night. Although it was impossible to determine the temperature, it felt like -10°C. The tent accommodation was twin/triple sharing. We had to cover ourselves with two blankets, even though they had provided them.

At Juda Ka Talab campsite

  • It is located approximately 5km from Sankri and about 9000 feet above sea level.
  • You will see the beautiful frozen lake. Safety reasons for walking on the lake are not considered.
  • Your trek company will provide you with Gaiters or Spikes. These protect you from getting slammed on the snow.
  • Keep your waterproof gloves, caps, and thermals close at hand. It can get hot and sunny during the day and cold and nail-biting at night.
  • This pit stop offers tea and Maggie points.
  • You will find temporary washrooms closer to the tents.

Day 3 Juda ka Talaab – Kedarkantha Base Camp

After breakfast, we started our trek the next day at 9 a.m. from Juda ka Talab Base Camp. Juda ka Talab could be found just a kilometer from the base campsite towards Kedarkantha Base campsite. The trek became very difficult because it was sunny. The route becomes slippery and slushy when the sun shines. It was difficult for some of the trekkers to get their gaiters and spikes. As a result, they fell a few times.
The surrounding scenery was stunning with its majestic mountains, deep snow, freshwater streams, and not-so-green tree. It was visually stunning, even though it looked all black and white. This is the most difficult point for first-timers, as it becomes steeper and more exhausting. As we got closer to the base campsite, the trek became more enjoyable. It was both a mixture of excitement and nervousness. I thought a lot about whether I would be able to do it. I also wondered if my lungs could support me (asthmatic), if my knees could support me (first snow trek at 50, no joke) and many other things. It was only 5km, and we were almost at the Kedarkantha Base campsite. It was 4 p.m. Even though we were exhausted, there was still enough light to take photos. Three times we were energized by the first glimpse of Kedarkantha Peak. The temperature began to drop. The tents were placed on the snow.
Because the dinner was early, we were not allowed to take a break. So we sat around and played games, danced, sang, and did everything possible. We all got to know each other by then and started building our morale for the summit.
The guides gave us a briefing about the summit trek while we ate dinner.
  • The summit base camp is located at approximately 11000 feet above sea level. It takes 4km to reach it.
  • From this point, the gradient becomes steeper.
  • Take a look at the jaw-dropping views from the Himalayas.
  • There are very few tea points.


  • Don’t treat the trek as a simple one. You can do the snow Himalayan Trek for the first time, but previous trekking experience and fitness are required.
  • You can trek from Dehradun-Dehradun for Rs 7000 to Rs 9000, depending on the accommodation and travel. Services you use.
  • It would help if you had lots of woolen clothing.
  • Hydration is essential for the entire trek.
  • Do not lie

 Note: If you are not a trekking person then you should go with a manali rohtang pass trip this is also the best option for the ones. You can directly contact “capture a trip” to better know what’s good for you.


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