Kedarkantha Trek (Hiking & Trekking in Himalayas )
- A Perfect Winter & Snow Trek in the Himalayas
Kedarkantha trek is to reach the peak in the mountain of the Tons river valley. It is the most beautiful rounded peak and most sought after snow trekking destinations in India. Even in winter, a trek to Kedarkantha is possible as the trail path is through the dense forests and vast meadows. One will get soaked into the aura as we walk through the protected area of Govind national park. Our destination path is full of pictorial view nestled at the height of 3810 meters covering a consolidated distance of 20kms — a delightful marvel for all trekkers with the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, myriad collection of flora, frozen ponds, to the sights of mesmerizing peaks.
Highlights of Kedarkantha Trek:
Trek through the lush meadows, dense pine forests, cascading beautiful streams, and gorgeous maple trees and get soaked in the amazing beauty of the region.
Trek trail is through the best views that one can cherish for a lifetime.
Witness the beauty of the snowcapped mountains, verdant valley, and frozen ponds.
Trail through the vivid flora and fauna of the region.
Beautiful campsite surrounded with lush pine trees and open sky.
Batches for Kedarkantha Trek:
9th to 14th December 2018
16th to 21st December 2018
23rd to 28th December 2018
30th to 4th January 2018
Kedarkantha Trek Event Basic Details:
• Kedarkantha Peak Height 12,500 Feet
• Kedarkantha Trek Grade Easy to Moderate
• Kedarkantha Trek Duration 6 Days
• Kedarkantha Trek Cost Rs.10000
• Kedarkantha trek distance 21.5 km
How to reach Kedarkantha Trek:
Dehradun brings the closest to our base location with the airport Jolly Grant. It is well connected to all the states and city with a daily flight from Delhi.
From Delhi - DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)
From Kolkata - Doon Express (13009)
From Mumbai - Dehradun Express (19019)
From Chennai - Dehradun express (12687)
Dehradun is well connected by roads across the country with NH 72 connecting regions like Panchkula, Chandigarh, and Shimla. There are ample Local and private buses to Dehradun.
Kedarkantha Trek Event Itinerary:
Day 1 – Dehradun to Sankri Village Base Camp 210 Km 6400 Feet:
Our journey starts as we hit the road from Dehradun Railway station. Be ready by 6.00 am to enjoy the drive. We drive all our trekkers to Kempty Falls near Mussoorie to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Smell the freshness in the air as the journey recommences till we pass by Purola. Trekkers will enjoy the glimpse of the River Tons joining a glacial stream to become the River Supin. Then we enter the Govind National Park and be lucky enough to spot some wildlife. As we reach our destination Sankri for today by approximately 6 pm, one can see the glimpse of the quaint and quiet village which is a hive for the trekking season.
Day 2 – Sankri Base Camp to Juda-ka-Talab 4 Km 9100ft:
Today we cover a distance of 4km to reach Juda-ka-Talab by moving towards Sor and upwards on an inclined road. Must know if that the road runs parallel to a beautiful stream. The sounds of the streams mingled with the Twitter of birds and the calls of the langur greet your eyes. While ascending farther up, you will cross paths with the local 'Paharis' or mountain folk, who will greet you with a shy smile. You may also chance upon wild boars, martens, hares and a myriad of birds amidst towering oak trees. As we reach Juda-ka-Talab, you will be amazed by this pristine lake surrounded by pines. It is at the height of 9100 feet. The lake glitters like a flawless emerald, while the surrounding foliage changes from a viridescent cloak in the summers to a beautiful white cover of snow in the winters. The rest of the day is yours to explore in the arms of Mother Nature. Get clicking with those cameras! Enjoy a warm meal beside an even more temperate fire under a canopy of stars. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 3 - Day 3 Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base TalKetra - 2.5 km 11200 Feet:
We are just 2.5kms away from the Kedarkantha base camp, and today we start moving to that base. Since the distance is short, we start post breakfast and enter the forest once again to climb higher. We touch base by roughly 12 pm and get engaged with some fun activities. The evening is for the demo on how to use gaiters and microspikes for tomorrow. Spend the night in stargazing and discover shooting stars zipping across the sky.
Day 4 - Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Trek Peak and back to base - 8 km 12500 Feet
We start the day with early breakfast at 4.00am to conquer the Kedarkantha peak. The trek is long as we have to scale up the stunning alpine mountain and climb back to the base camp on the same day. We start to climb up to an elevation of 12,500 feet. Complete trek covers a distance of 8km and takes roughly 9 hours to complete. As the sun climbs on the horizon, the panorama changes with every passing hour. The climb is slightly strenuous as we reach the peak. One we are at the summit, we get a mesmerizing 360 view which makes our effort worth it. Once you are with the excitement of the beautiful location it’s time to make your way back to the base camp; a delightful meal awaits you wherein you can reflect and share the days' experience and achievements with your fellow Trekkers.
Day 5 - Kedarkantha Base to Sankri Village - 8 km 6400 Ft
We take the same route that we came to view the magnificent sight. Our decent take any time between 6 to 6hrs to complete, and we reach a height of 6400 feet. We marvel at the gurgling streams one last time as they meander through the mountain & quench your thirst by relishing the taste of pure mountain water. The way back you will get the glimpse of Har ki Dhun valley. We reach our destination for today – Sankri village by 2 pm and explore the various eateries to grab a bite and hunt for some souvenirs to take back home. One such opportunity to observe and understand the contented life of the locals and their simple way of living. Enjoy a well-earned dinner to celebrate the completion of your trek successfully.
Day 6 - Sankri to Dehradun - 210 km
Our goodbye to such a wonderfully tranquil and divine region is over a healthy breakfast. Our transport awaits as we check out the hotel by 8 am. The drive back to Dehradun is all about the memory you have about the place with last minute photos. We have ensured that the trek is in such a way that you have been provided with ample rest to make it an enjoyable experience. Once in Dehradhun, part ways with your fellow trekkers, with the promise of experiencing yet another thrilling adventure with us.
The FAQ on Kedarkantha Trek:
1. How difficult is the Kedarkantha Trek?
Kedarkantha Trek in comparison is easy to moderate difficulty with another high altitude trek.
2. How much distance do we have to trek each day?
On an average, we cover roughly 4-8kms between our camping stations.
3. What will happen if a trek is extended?
Beyond our controllable reasons when the trek is extended, then additional charges tend to be applied.
4. Who will be our lead guide person?
Lead guide person is certified & experienced personnel. These guides are locally sourced and have other team members including local guides, cook, helpers, and porters.
5. Is this trek safe for girls?
Our treks are planned with a male: female ratio. As an organizer, we make sure that their tents are shared only with other female trekkers.
6. Many people in a tent?
Our tents are all three person tents.
7. What is the level of fitness expected from the trekkers?
Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the Trek. Kedarkantha Trek is ideal for beginners to familiarize themselves with similar high altitude treks.
8. Typical Food menu during a trek?
We make sure that wholesome and nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening snacks are served. We believe and serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.
9. What if we encounter a medical emergency?
We are trained to manage emergencies in high altitudes. Our lead guide is professional and experienced. Our team do carry emergency first aid kits and oxygen cylinder.
What is included in the tour
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Sankri to Sankri (VEG)
- All accommodation from Sankri to Sankri
- Transport from Sankri-Dehradun
- All campaign equipments
- Medical Kit
- Professional Trek Leaders (Experienced Guide/Staff)
- All forests permits
What is NOT included in the tour
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Transport from Dehradun-Sankri
- All Meals from Dehradun-Sankri & Sankri-Dehradun
- Mules (A Hybrid Animal) to carry personal luggage
- Single room accommodations
- Hard Drinks (This also includes undistilled fermented beverages)
- Photography accessories like cameras etc.
- 5% GST
- 1 Pair of Thermal
- 3 Pair of Socks + 1 Pair of woollen socks
- 2 Pair of Hand Gloves (Water Proof & Fleece material)
- Sun Cap
- Woollen Cap
- Neck Warmer (Scarf/Buff)
- 2 Quick Dry Full Sleeves (T-Shirt)
- 1 Full sleeves Fleece
- 1 Wind Proof Jacket (windcheater/Heavy Jacket)
- 2 Track Pants (No Cotton or Jeans)
- Sun Glass
- Sun scream, Lip balm, Moisturizer
- Trek Pole
- Trekking Shoes (No Sports shoes or Woodland shoes)
- Poncho ( The Gear used to protect from Rain)
- Day pack (Small one)
- Back Pack 60 Ltrs (+ Rain cover)
- 2 Water Bottles
- Toilet Paper & Wet Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- Antibactial Powder
- Tooth Brush
- Quick Dry Towel
- Crocin (1Strip)
- Disprine (1 Strip)
- Lomotive (1 Strip)
- Digene (1Strip)
- Band Aid - Qty 5
- Neusphorine Powder
- Betadine Tube
- Vomistop/Avomine (Motion Sickness Tablet)
- Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun
- Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi
- Nandadevi Express - Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival - 5:40am)
- Dehradun Express - Train no: 12687 (Departure - 9:10pm; Arrival - 5:00am)
There is regular bus service from Delhi for Dehradun from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate. Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station.
- Vehicles are available for pick-up from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:30am.
- You will reach Sankri by 5:00 pm