Day 1: Reporting At Sankri.
Post your arrival at Dehradun; you will be heading to Sankri via Mussorie. Drive Dehradun to Sankri that takes you along the Yamuna exquisite, offers the feeling of joy. It’s an 8 hrs journey, where you’ll find yourself in the Uttarkashi District which will be trailed by a spell-bounding beauty of valleys and forest cover. Full of heritage beauty with under the unite trail.
Uttarkashi states for ‘Kashi’ in the south which is one of the holy places in India. It has its rich mythology behind the site. GMVN is very active in this valley for tourism, which is a good sign for trekkers to get availabilities.
Prior reaching to Sankri about 22 km, trekkers get the most fantastic feeling of serene Himalayas and greenery. As the path passes through Govind national park which is famous for its avid collection of Flora, finds only in this region and nowhere in the country.
Day 2: Sankri to Juda Ka Taal.
Your trek will begin today where you’ll head towards Juda Ka Taal having an altitude of 9100 Ft. covering approx. 5 km till afternoon that may take 5 hrs depends on the trekker's capability. Witness numerous adventures on the trail, Ice and slush would bother you a bit while walking, but you’ll perform well with our expert guide.
The trek will begin with a beautiful pine &, maple forest which will ascend alongside the wildlife and meadows. Gradually trailing upwards, you’ll spot some hut alongside the fields. Its soft surface of grassland where locals do swimming on summers. You’ll get the Luke warm water all around the lake and rest will be the colder. And in winters you can see a sheet of ice instead of water. Through one big natural tunnel provide the same water to villagers. In the absence of electronic music, birds tweet can take the place of it, once the trekker crosses the village the path turns into full curves and Climbs.
Initially, the climb would be through Bridges, and the most exciting thing one can witness is the Himalayan Languor, though they are shy animals so you may only get the Glimpse of them. Apart from it; boars, martens and hares are also visible in the region. Juda ka Tal is a mesmerizing destination in the thick pine and oak forest, and this will be the destination for today to set a camp and enjoy the beauty in the lap of Mother Nature.
Day 3: Juda Ka Taal to Kedarkantha Base Camp.
Juda Ka Taal is a magnificent lake surrounded by the pine trees which gets freeze during winters and became a spot for adventures and fun activities for the trekkers. The trail will be getting steeper as you move forward where your trek guide can teach you some skills for snow slopes and also do listen to him; he might assist you regarding how big you footsteps should be. The destination of this day is Kedarkantha base camp lies at an altitude of 11,250 Ft. which is approx 4 km from Juda ka Taal and may take 2.5 hrs to reach.
The journey again starts from the dense forest of pine and oak trees, and also the trail passes through the steep ridges. Walking towards the path and at an altitude of 10,400 Ft. one can witness the snow traces and imagine the whole scenarios of the destination.
The breathtaking view is still waiting to shock the trekkers to the core as just before reaching the base camp trekkers can witness the appealing view of arc-shaped ranges covered with snow such as Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana standing with pride in a lap of Mother Nature.
Day 4: Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha to Back to Kedarkantha base.
The day will be a long one as you would be heading towards Kedarkantha Peak. Today's elevation is from 11,250 Ft. to 12,500 Ft. and May take around 6 Km trekking that might be cover in 7 hrs and the trail will be steeper. During the trek, you’ll see the magical colors of nature. You'll be joyful with the majestic view of many ranges like Rupin and a lot more. The reason for calling it Kedarkantha, hearsay from villagers is; 1st they try to build Kedarnath temple in that peak, but they heard some animal's sound which is an omen for a spiritual event.
So till then they construct lord Shiva’s statue till neck and in Hindi Neck is known as 'Kanth' and Lord Shiva is having lots of names, so Kedar is one of them. That’s why it’s "KEDARKANTHA".
In Kedarkantha peak you can treat your eyes with following valleys that are- SWARGAROHINI, GANGOTRI, KALANAAG, YAMUNOTRI & BANDAROOCH. Once you are on the summit the captivating view will balance your emotion and gradually turns it into the spirituality. As at the top there is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati and a small shrine of Lord Ganesh too.
Day 5: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Sankri.
The day has come where you’ll have to leave the majestic view of the Himalayas and snowcapped mountain ranges. We’ll be heading back to the Sankri today. And the trek will be simple since the distance is short. Sankri is the stoppage village for more than ten treks; Known as Bali pass, Borasu pass, etc. The morning will welcome you with a spectacular sunrise between the pine trees which will proceed with the breakfast.
Day 6: Drive back to Dehradun.
On your 6th day, you will head towards Dehradun from Sankri/Kotgaon, and it will take 6 hrs to reach. So better to start early in the morning, collect the memories and drive back to dehradun with all the fun and love.