Considered among the best winter treks of the country, the trek to Kedarkantha is a majestic summit trek located in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. At an elevation 3812 metres above sea level, it is among the very popular winter treks giving a slight glimpse of summiting a Himalayan peak with no prior trekking experience due to its ease of grade and accessibility. The snow remains here till the month of April, which makes it so
popular unlike other winter treks. The trek starts from a small village Sankri, passing through dense forests of oak and rhododendron, a frozen lake or talab midway and finally a summit trek in snowy and chilly conditions. The likes of different Himalayan peaks namely Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Swargarohini, etc. are visible from the summit of Kedarkantha .
According to legend by locals, it is believed that when Lord Shiva was wandering here in Kedarkantha in his bull avatar to hide from the Pandavas, the local dwellers disturbed his peace and the local villagers believe that the trident of Lord Shiva erected at the Kedarkantha Peak which protects them and keeps the Himalayan rivers replenished. The trek to Kedarkantha is of 23 km of easy to moderate grade with some steep stretches on the summit day, thereby making it accessible to first time trekker also
Departure from Dehradun to Sankri around 6:30 AM- Overnight stay.
Sankri to Juda Ka Talab (5 Km trek). Overnight stay in the camps.
Juda Ka Talab to Base Camp (3.5 Km trek)- Overnight stay in the camps.
The Summit Day- Trek to Kedarkantha Peakto(5 Km trek)- Descend back to Hargaon base camp- Overnight stay.
Hargaon to Sankri. (5.5 Km descend)- Overnight stay.
Drive back to Dehradun.