KedarKantha Trek | Another Garhwal Gem

Gaurav Dutt

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Dates:- 24th August-2016 || 28th August-2016
Person:- Me And My Younger Brother-In-Law
Bike:- Pulsar 150CC
Things Carried:- Quechua Tent, Sleeping-Bags, 2 Bag-Packs


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This will be a photologue as I have nothing much to write about it. I was actually traveling alone for this trip and at the last moment, my younger brother-in-law accompanied
me. we decided to trek to Har-ki-Dun but being a monsoon season the local authorities didn't gave us a permission, thus, we ended up doing Kedarkantha.
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Route || Distance || Road Condition

Ghaziabad - Dehradun || 227 KM || Fine
Dehradun - Mussorie - Yamuna Bridge - Nainbagh - Damta - Naugaon - Purola || 142 KM || Pretty Good
Purola - Mori || 32 KM || Pretty Good
Mori - Naitwar || 17 KM || Bad
Naitwar -Sankri || 13 KM || Very Bad

Accommodation
Purola :- Kamal Guest House:- 300 Rs/ Night
GMVN Sankri :- 300 Rs Per Bed / Night

Trek Information

Sankri - Juda-Ka-Talab || 5 KM
Juda-Ka-Talaab - Kedarkantha Base Camp || 4 KM
Kedarkantha Base Camp - Kedarkantha || 4 KM


Google Earth Route:
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Buses From Sankri
The same timings goes from the routes which are mentioned, towards Sankri


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Our Itinerary:-
Day1:-
Ghaziabad - Dehradun - Purola
Day2:- Purola - Mori - Netwar - Sanskri
Day3:- Sankri - Kedarkantha Base Camp
Day4:- Kedarkantha Base Camp - Kedarkantha - Sankri
Day5:- Sankri - Purola - Lakhmandal - Dehradun - Ghaziabad

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Here It Goes:-
Day1:- Ghaziabad - Dehradun - Purola


Mussorie
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Mussorie, Enroute To Kempty
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Ashish, Enroute To Naugaon
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At Purola, Kamleshwar River
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Purola
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Purola, Our Hotel Backyard, Kamleshwar River
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Day2:- Purola - Mori - Netwar - Sanskri


Early Morning, Purola
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Enroute To Mori
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Enroute To Mori
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Enroute To Mori, Ashish And Me.
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Enroute To Mori
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Enroute To Netwar
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Enroute To Sankri
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Sankri
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Day3:- Sankri - Kedarkantha Base Camp


Enroute To Kedarkantha
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Enroute To Kedarkantha
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Enroute To Kedarkantha
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Enroute To Kedarkantha, Small Rivulet
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Enroute To Kedarkantha
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Enroute To Kedarkantha, Your's Truly
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Enroute To Kedarkantha
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Enroute To Kedarkantha, Ashish
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Enroute To Kedarkantha
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Juda-Ka-Talaab
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Juda-Ka-Talaab
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Juda-Ka-Talaab, Had Lunch and Took Some Much Needed Break
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Juda-Ka-Talaab
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Kedarkantha Base Camp
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KedarKantha Peak, As Seen From Base Camp
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KedarKantha Base Camp
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Night At The Shepherds Hut
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Day4:- Kedarkantha Base Camp - Kedarkantha - Sankri

Don't have pics of Kedarkantha as it was raining heavily.


Base Camp, It was raining continuously until we get back to sankri

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Shepherds Hut, we spent the entire night here.
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Kedarkantha Base Camp
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Kedarkantha Base Camp
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On our way back to Sankri
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Came Back To Sankri and Visited Small Temple Dedicated To Lord Shiva,
2 KM From Sankri, At Saur

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Day5:- Sankri - Purola - Lakhmandal - Dehradun - Ghaziabad


Lakhmandal Temple
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Lakhmandal Town
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At Lakhmandal, With Ashish
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Lakhmandal Temple Premises
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Lakhmandal Temple Premises
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This is it from my side.
Om Namah Shivaaye.
 
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NatureLover

Ride to face the fear
Gaurav bhai aap toh akele hi nikal gaye...i seriously wanted to do this trek...but anyway awesome captures and lovely narration as usual..
 

NatureLover

Ride to face the fear
Gaurav, what's the gradient of this trail? Is it steep all the way? Is it doable in one day or can we reach till base camp instead of halting at Juda Ka Talab...
 

Gaurav Dutt

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Beautiful.... but... Photographs without climax... :)
Did you hire any guide ?
Hehe Thanks Bro..
We hired a guide cum porter, who gave an everlasting worst impression. he robbed us fairly well, he wanted us to complete this trek in 5 days, to which I said no and told him to plan the trip for two days. This made him totally flabbergasted, because of making not much of a money.
His name was Rajkumar and has a problem in his left leg.
 

Gaurav Dutt

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Where did the Kedarkantha pics go? :eek:
Brother, On the fourth day, We started for Kedarkantha early morning with rains pouring in so heavily, Just 1 KM before, we aborted the trek and came back as It was really impossible for us to see ahead.
 
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Gaurav Dutt

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Gaurav bhai aap toh akele hi nikal gaye...i seriously wanted to do this trek...but anyway awesome captures and lovely narration as usual..
Sorry Bhai, Bas Achanak Se Plan Bana, Bike Uthai Aur Nikal Gaya.. Jaldi Milkar Sang Plan Karte Hain Ek Garhwal Ka Trip For Sure..

Where are summit pics? Did you reach summit?
Bhai, Summit Se Thoda Pehle Mausam Itna Kharab Ho Gaya Ki Kuch Dikh He Nahi Raha Tha.. Toh Fir Wahi Se Waapis Chal Diye.. Hawayein Bhut Tagdi Chal Rahi Thi Toh Waapsi Ka Plan Bana Liya Bina Kuch Soche Samjhe.

Gaurav, what's the gradient of this trail? Is it steep all the way? Is it doable in one day or can we reach till base camp instead of halting at Juda Ka Talab...
Bhai, the path is well marked and the gradient is steep all the way. Yes, we can do it in one day, but as the weather is not predictable in hills, so it is good to break your journey at Base camp and summit the peak early morning and come back down to Sankri the same day. It will not be of a problem at all. This is what we plan to do.

Usually, people opt for private companies to go to Kedarkantha and they prepare itineraries to break your journey first at Juda Ka Talaab And then secondly at Base camp. IMO you can without any problem make it to base camp in the evening if you start early morning from Sankri.

You can also embark on this trail with your own equipment and a porter with you from Sankri.
 
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