Route: Kedarkanta Summit (India)

Submitted by VarunGunaseelan on Mon, 02/15/2021 - 08:32pm
Uttarakhand, IN
9.28 km
Vertical Gain
1835 m

This route starts outside of Sankri, a village that serves as a gateway to several popular treks in the Western Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Kedarkanta (3800m) is a minor summit and is frequently climbed route by tourists in 2-4 days. It is a steep and sustained hike all the way through as it gains nearly 200 vertical meters with every kilometer for 9 kilometers. There is a nice lake at 2835m which often serves as a campsite. Most of the route is on well defined forest trails while the last 300 vertical meters to the summit is open and rocky. The summit gives great views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks particularly in the north where prominent local peaks such as Bandarpunch, Kalanag and Swargrohini are visible.