Kedarkantha And Har Ki Dun Trek Together With Saru Tal

Kedarkantha And Har Ki Dun Circuit Trek With Saru Tal and Maninda Tal

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

Details Of The Kedarkantha And Har Ki Dun Circuit Trekking Expedition

Rs. 22500/-
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Batch Size:
25 - 40 <12
Extra cost of Rs. 3000 applicable for foreigners for higher permit cost and other specific arrangements. International Trekkers need to go through manual invoicing upon remittance of the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. Remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader

Above cost is assumed for 4-5 people team. Actual Cost is subject to the actual team size joining the trek and requested customizations. Higher team size will lower the cost while lower team size will significantly increase the cost. Assummed Inclusions can be read on Cost Inclusions

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Kedarkantha And Har Ki Dun Circuit Trekking Expedition


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

Why Should You Do The Kedarkantha And Har Ki Dun Circuit Trekking Expedition

  • 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.
  • 📅 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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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 And Har Ki Dun Circuit Trekking Expedition Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Sankri ( 200 Kms,8 hours )

Drive Day

Brief Details Of The 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 Base Camp, Via - Juda Ka Taalab, Saud ( 7 Kms,5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 Base Camp To Dunda, Via - Kedarkantha Peak Summit ( 11 Kms,6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 5Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day. Excursion to Saru Tal ( 12 Kms,6 hours )

Rest Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: We descend down to the village of Dhatmir through dense forest.

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

Trek Day

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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 )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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

Day 9Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day. Excursion to Har Ki Dun, Maninda Tal, Jaundhar Glacier View Point ( 12 Kms,6 hours )

Rest Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: 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 )

Trek, Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Kalkati Dhar: 3600 meters / 11808 feet
  • Gangaad: 2500 meters / 8200 feet
  • Taluka: 1800 meters / 5904 feet
  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6298 feet
Brief Details Of The Day:

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

Day 11From Sankri To Dehradun ( 190 Kms,8 hours )

Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6298 feet
  • Dehradun: 315 meters / 1034 feet
Brief Details Of The Day:

Drive back to Dehradun

Day 12Extra Buffer / Reserved / Contingency Day ( 1 Kms,1 hours )

Buffer Day


Brief Details Of The Day: This is a paid buffer day to make up for weather adversities. If not used, we can take an extra rest day at the best location

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    From Dehradun (445m ) To Sankri (1920m ), Via - Mussurie (2000m ), Mori (1200m ). 8 Hrs. 200 Kms
    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 Base Camp (3120m ), Via - Juda Ka Taalab (2837m ), Saud (1980m ). 5 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Overnight In: Kedarkantha Base Camp (3120m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Kedarkantha Base Camp (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

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    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

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Excursion to Har Ki Dun, Maninda Tal, Jaundhar Glacier View Point (4001m )6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Kalkati Dhar (3200m )
    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
    From Sankri (1920m ) To Dehradun (315m ) . 8 Hrs. 190 Kms
    Overnight In: Dehradun (315m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 12

    Extra Buffer / Reserved / Contingency Day

    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Camps
    Meals Included: All Meals
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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Duration: 12 Days / 11 nights of trek cost Ex. Sankri
  • Accommodation In Base Village (Sankri): 2 nights in Himalayan High managed homestay in Sankri with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure.
  • Accommodation On Trek: Spacious, sturdy and High-Quality Dome Tents will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and table for extra hygiene and confort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting Evening Tea in Sankri on Day 1 till Breakfast in Sankri on Day 12 morning. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will be communicating with each other and trek base with the help of long range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied with a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:6. That is 1 guide for every 6 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of Govind Vihar National Park
  • Transfers: One way transfer from Taluka to Sankri in 4X4 offroader for the trekking team and support crew.
  • Max Team Size: Small group of not more than 15 members. You can make any batch a private batch by paying a little extra over the base trek fees.
  • Personal Trek Equipments: 9 set of essential trek gears for complimentary use. ( read below)

 

 

Personal Trekking Equipment For Free Use:
(No Rent will be charged. Refundable security amount of Rs. 1000 need to be deposited )

  • Gaiters to protect snow from getting into your shoe (to be returned after use )
  • Microspikes / Ice Tracktion Crampons to grip well on slippery and hard snow on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Poncho to protect you from snowfall (to be returned after use )
  • Trek Pole to protect you from falling and balancing on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Rucksack to pack your trekking gears from Sankri (to be returned after use )
  • Fleece Inner Gloves (to increase layering in your hand )
  • Neck Warmer: ( to protect your throat )
  • Waterproof Gloves: ( to protect your hands)
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Inner to ensure personal sleeping hygiene.  (to be taken home )

 

 

Equipment Available On Rent At Extra Cost

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua)
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants
  • Headlamps

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What's Not Included

  • ** BAGGAGE OFFLOAD: Extra at INR 3000 per trekker
  • ** TRANSPORT Ex Dehradoon: Can be arranged on request. Rs. 6000 for small cab, one way (seats 7 ). Rs. 10000 for tempo traveller, one way ( seats 13). We will arrange on request, you pay by sharing to the driver.
  • Food purchased outside our fixed menu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything out of the Inclusions list

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