Kedarkantha & Har Ki Dun Circuit Trek

Joining 2 of the prettiest treks in Uttrakhand through untouched terrains of vast Bugyals and high altitude lake

Kedarkantha & Har Ki Dun Circuit Trek Introduction And Details

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Kedarkantha & Har Ki Dun Circuit Trek

9 Popular Peaks:
Bandarpunch West ( 6316m ), Kalanag ( 6387m ), Swargarohini 1 ( 6252m ), Swargarohini 2 ( 6240m ), Swargarohini 3 ( 6168m ), Swargarohini 4 ( 6000m ), Bandarpoonch East ( 6045m ), Har Ki Dun Peak ( 5620m ), Hata Peak ( 5838m )
3 Serene Lakes:
Juda Ka Taalab ( 2826m ), Morinda Tal ( 3797m ), Saru Tal ( 4145m )
6 Tranquil Rivers:
Supin , Rupin, Tons, Har Ki Dun Gad, Moninda Gad, Jaundhar Gad
6 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Sankri, Soud, Taluka, Dhatmir, Gangaad, Osla
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary
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Day 1
D1Dehradun
Day 1
Mussurie
Day 1
Mori
Day 2
D2Sankri
Day 2
Juda Ka Taalab
Day 2
Saud
Day 3
D3Kedarkantha BC
Day 3
Kedarkantha Peak Summit
Day 4
D4Dunda
Day 4
Pushtar Bugyal
Day 5
D5Taloti
Day 5
Taloti
Day 5
Saru Tal
Day 6
D6Taloti
Day 7
D7Dhatmir
Day 7
Gangaad
Day 8
D8Osla
Day 9
D9Kalkati Dhar
Day 9
Boslo
Day 9
Har Ki Dun, Maninda, Jaundhar
Day 10
D10Boslo
Day 10
Gangaad
Day 10
Taluka
Day 11
D11Sankri
Day 12
D12Dehradun
Day 13
Sankri

Kedarkantha & Har Ki Dun Circuit Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Sankri

Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Welcome Tea and Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Drive Day

Start from Dehradoon early morning and take the picturesque ride to Sankri following the river Yamuna and the Tons. Mussurie and Kempty falls are good places to halt for breakfast and photos. Its a long drive of about 7 - 8 hours. So relax and take breaks to enjoy the ride. Our team stays ready to greet you in Sankri.

Day 2From Sankri To Kedarkantha BC, Via - Juda Ka Taalab, Saud ( 7 Kms,5 hours )

Day 2
1920 - Sankri
Day 2
2840 - Juda Ka Taalab
Day 2
1980 - Saud
Day 2
3120 - Kedarkantha BC


7Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Kedarkantha BC (3120m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we start our trek. As we start we pass by the village of Saud and then hit the trail towards Kedarkantha peak. The total distance for the day if about 7 kilometers but overall a steep climb right from the beginning. We often rest as the beauty of the forest and small openings makes it an absolutely beautiful and picturesque trek. 

We stop by the Juda Ka Taalab lake. This is where we have our lunch and then move forward to our camp for the day - Kedarkantha Base Camp.

Its a beautiful campsite with a clear view of the peak which we will climb tomorrow. The campsite is on a open meadow and is very pretty.

Day 3From Kedarkantha BC To Dunda, Via - Kedarkantha Peak Summit ( 11 Kms,6 hours )

Day 3
3120 - Kedarkantha BC
Day 3
3800 - Kedarkantha Peak Summit
Day 3
3300 - Dunda


11Km, 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Dunda (3300m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we climb the Kedarkantha Peak and move onward towards Har Ki Dun. The trail is well laiden and a gentle and occasional steep climb takes us to the summit of the Kedarkantha Peak. The summit of the Kedarkantha peak offers breath-taking views of the surrounding. The Swargarohini group of the mountains appear majestic. This is the holy place of Lord Shiva and a small temple demarcates it. After offering prayers, we trek onward to take ourselves into the wonderland of meadows where anyone seldom visits.. Here is the start of the Bugyal of Pushtara.

Day 4From Dunda To Taloti, Via - Pushtar Bugyal ( 10 Kms,5 hours )

Day 4
3300 - Dunda
Day 4
3500 - Pushtar Bugyal
Day 4
3555 - Taloti


10Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Taloti (3551m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

The view of the surrounding is just splendid and so is our hike for the day. The route passes through the meadows and the coniferous forest with occasional steep climbs to bring us to the opening right in the middle of the forest - Taloti.

Day 5

Exploration Day


Excursion to Saru Tal. Return To Taloti ( 12 Kms,6 hours )

Day 5
3555 - Taloti
Day 5
3555 - Taloti
Day 5
4155 - Saru Tal
Day 5
3555 - Taloti


12Km, 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Taloti (3551m )
Accommodation: Camps
Meals Included: All Meals

Early morning we start our excursion to Saru Tal - A Beautifull Lake enroute Yamunotri on the Fachu Kandi Pass. A steep climb of about 4.5 kilometers from Taloti brings us to this beatiful lake. This site has a beautiful panorama of lesser known peaks like Majhi Kanda, Dhar Koi Dhar, Maner Valley, Dev Kyara Valley and the Borasu Valley. The Yamunotri range is also visible clearly and from here there is a route to exit to Yamunotri. The peaks of Swargarohini, Black Peak and Bandarpoonch are the tallest and dominate the view. The region remains under snow from December till May.

After we spend enough time to satisfy our soul in this beautiful lake side, we then trek back to Taloti.

Day 6From Taloti To Dhatmir ( 12 Kms,5 hours )

Day 6
3555 - Taloti
Day 6
2400 - Dhatmir


12Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Dhatmir (2400m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals
We descend down to the village of Dhatmir through dense forest.

Day 7From Dhatmir To Osla, Via - Gangaad ( 9 Kms,5 hours )

Day 7
2400 - Dhatmir
Day 7
2510 - Gangaad
Day 7
2985 - Osla


9Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Osla (2981m )
Accommodation: Camps / Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

From Gangaad, it a gentle trek to the village of Osla. As we trek on this popular trekking route to Har Ki Dun, we also witness the rich culture of these Borasu region. Someshwar Mahadev, an incarnation of Lord Shiva rules this valley and the local people are devotees of Shiva or Someshwar Mahadev. The temples and architecture of the huts are very enriching.

Day 8From Osla To Kalkati Dhar ( 12 Kms,5-6 hours )

Day 8
3200 - Osla
Day 8
3200 - Kalkati Dhar


12Km, 5-6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Kalkati Dhar (3200m )
Accommodation: Camps
Meals Included: All Meals

A scenic trek to the beautiful campsite of Kalkati Dhar, via Halche/p>

Day 9

Exploration Day


Excursion to Har Ki Dun, Maninda, Jaundhar. Return To Boslo ( 12 Kms,6 hours )

Day 9
3150 - Boslo
Day 9
3150 - Boslo
Day 9
4005 - Har Ki Dun, Maninda, Jaundhar
Day 9
3150 - Boslo


12Km, 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Boslo (3150m )
Accommodation: Camps
Meals Included: All Meals
Use the full day to explore Har Ki Dun, Maninda Tal, Jaundhar Glacier View Point, or just relax and soak in the beauty of the Valley Of Lord Shiva - Har Ki DUn

Day 10From Kalkati Dhar To Sankri, Via - Gangaad, Taluka ( 17 Kms,6 hours )

Day 10
3600 - Kalkati Dhar
Day 10
2500 - Gangaad
Day 10
1800 - Taluka
Day 10
1920 - Sankri


17Km, 6hrs.

Activity: Trek, Drive Day
Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

We descend down the same route to reach the trek starting point of Taluka from where we drive back to Sankri

Day 11Departure From Sankri

Activity: Drive Day
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cost Of Transport Included: NO

Drive back to Dehradun

Day 12

Reserved Day For Contingency



This is a planned reserved day to keep window for bad weather and other contiongencies. If unutilized, we can spend this day in any other campsite of our liking. The cost of this day is included in the trek package. If you decide to finish your trek instead of utilizing this resereved day, no money will be refunded and the local resources will be paid in full.

Why Should You Do The Kedarkantha & Har Ki Dun Circuit Trek

  • Connecting 2 gems of the Supin Valley, the Kedarkantha - Har Ki Dun Round trek goes through some of the remotest and untouched terrains in this region.
  • At 3800 Meters, the summit of Kedarkantha offers a grand view of the surrounding valleys and high mountain peaks. In the process, it takes you through one of the most picturesque trek routes in the Himalayas. 
  • The beautiful lake of Juda Ka Tal en route Kedarkantha Base Camp right on the first day of the trek offers much required peace and relaxation to the tired body bogged down with societal work loads.
  • As the trek progresses further from Kedarkantha Summit, it descends down to the vast and untouched meadow of the Pustara. This meadow is not even frequented by the locals except for some shepherds with their flock of sheep 
  • From Taloti, the trek takes us to the pristine lake of Saru Tal - a divine lake above the Yamunotri Valley. It is considered very pious by the locals and as per Hindu beliefs.
  • The beauty of the Har Ki Dun valley have been cherished by our ancestors long back. The charm still continues as this valley never fails to surprise people with its ultimate beauty and enriching experience.
  • An excursion to Maninda Tal adds on to this trek itinerary as an icing to a delicious cake. It just adds enough to the already beautiful and mystical Har Ki Dun and Saru Tal trek.
  • An extra push to the Jaundhar Glacier view point will be a reward for the fit trekkers who loves to push more.

Kedarkantha & Har Ki Dun Circuit Trek - Elaborate Description

The beautiful and evergreen trek through the valley of Har Ki Dun and the splendid trek to the summit of Kedarkantha Peak needs no introduction to the trekkers. What if you could do both of this beautiful trek together? Well, we just made that possible. We have connected both Har Ki Dun and Kedarkantha in a single trek that goes through untouched meadows and a route that seldom sees any human beings except for a few shepherds. The meadows of Pushtar, Dunda and Taloti are one of the most unventured places in the Himalayas, although being so near to 2 of the most popular treks exploited by the corporates of the trekking industry in India - Har Ki Dun and Kedarkantha. Not just that, the trek route touches one of the most pious and serene High Altitude lake in the region - Saru Tal which is at an altitude of 4200 meters.

The Mesmerizing Saru Tal
frozen Saru Tal - a pristine lake near Taloti

 

beautiful surrounding around Saru Tal
untouched terrain of Taloti under snow cover

 

The Kedarkantha - Har Ki Dun Circuit Trek takes you through the vast meadows and rhododendron forest and some of the unique looking and holy lakes of Uttarakhand. the trek initially starts with climbing the summit of Kedarkantha Peak and unlike the leisure version of the Kedarkantha trek which is done over 4 days, this trek itinerary means business and crosses the Kedarkantha Peak right on the second day, thus doing justice with the overhyped Kedarkantha trek. We cross the Kedarkantha Peak and trek further to the meadows of Dunda and Pustara. The views from the summit of Kedarkantha Peak is definitely breathtaking. The Swargaroni group of mountains constantly seeks attention. The surrounding panorama of other lesser-known peaks and valleys does enough contributions to the marvellous views that this trek is known for. By the end of this trek, we would reach to the base of these peaks which we now see from the top of Kedarkantha Peak.

venturing into an untouched land
venturing into an untouched land

 

The Serene Seema Tal
a small lake enroute

 

nearing Dhatmir, from Taloti
nearing Dhatmir, from Taloti

We have also joined the holy lake of Saru Tal with this trek route. Saru Tal is one unique looking high altitude lake above 4150 meters. Though small, the charm and feel around this wonderland is just indescribable. A grand panorama of the Yamunotri range and Borasu Valley is worth mentioning. The ruggedness of the Swargaroni peaks can be witnessed much closely which gives us the answer as to why this peak is considered one of the difficult ones to climb. Black Peak and Bandarpoonch on the other hand rises high through the clouds at a distance. Other lesser-known peaks nearby are very picturesque. We descend down to the beautiful village of Dhatmir as the first sign of civilization after venturing in the no man's land for a few days.

The Green Villages of Borasu
the village of Dhatmir

As we start the trek from Dhatmir, we then descend down towards the Supin River and hence meeting the popular Har Ki Dun trek route. After crossing the Har Ki Dun gad, we then meet the proper trek route going towards the village of Gangaad and Osla and then further to the plateau of Har Ki Dun. The cultural density and uniqueness of this Valley are perhaps one of the most valued takeaways from this trek. A good energetic team can make a good time to further explore the Jaundhar Glacier and Maninda Tal as well. We then return to Taluka and to save time, we board our cab to Dehradoon straightaway, thus bringing an end to a beautiful trek. Next time you venture in this region, try other more challenging Treks like Borasu Pass, Dhumdar Kandi Pass, Bali Pass, etc.

Duryodhan Temple of Osla
the famous Duryodhan Temple of Osla

 

The Har Ki Dun Valley
beautiful Har Ki Dun

Kedarkantha & Har Ki Dun Circuit Trek Package Cost Details

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Sankri (1920m )
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Welcome Tea and Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Trek

    From Sankri (1920m ) To Kedarkantha BC (3120m ), Via - Juda Ka Taalab (2837m ), Saud (1980m ). 5 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Overnight In: Kedarkantha BC (3120m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Kedarkantha BC (3120m ) To Dunda (3300m ), Via - Kedarkantha Peak Summit (3800m ) . 6 Hrs. 11 Kms
    Overnight In: Dunda (3300m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Dunda (3300m ) To Taloti (3551m ), Via - Pushtar Bugyal (3500m ) . 5 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Taloti (3551m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Taloti (3551m ) To Taloti (3551m ) . Excursion to Saru Tal (4152m ). 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Taloti (3551m )
    Accommodation: Camps
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Taloti (3551m ) To Dhatmir (2400m ) . 5 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Dhatmir (2400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek

    From Dhatmir (2400m ) To Osla (2981m ), Via - Gangaad (2510m ) . 5 Hrs. 9 Kms
    Overnight In: Osla (2981m )
    Accommodation: Camps / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek

    From Osla (3200m ) To Kalkati Dhar (3200m ) . 5-6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Kalkati Dhar (3200m )
    Accommodation: Camps
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Trek

    From Boslo (3150m ) To Boslo (3150m ) . Excursion to Har Ki Dun, Maninda, Jaundhar (4001m ). 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Boslo (3150m )
    Accommodation: Camps
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 10

    Trek, Drive

    From Kalkati Dhar (3600m ) To Sankri (1920m ), Via - Gangaad (2500m ), Taluka (1800m ). 6 Hrs. 17 Kms
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 11

    Drive

    Departure Day
    Departure From Sankri
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 12

    Reserved Contingency Day

    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Camps
    Meals Included: All Meals
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Kedarkantha & Har Ki Dun Circuit Trek Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 12 Days, 11 Nights, Sankri to Sankri
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4126m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: April. May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov
  • 🌄 Terrain: Alpine Meadows, Rhododendron forests
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
  • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
  • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
  • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL till Sankri and higher points
  • 🌐 Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri
  • 🌞 Temperatures: -10 to 10 during winters, 2 to 15 in summers
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali, Tibetan and South Indian

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