Kedarkantha Trek - Hiking & Trekking in the Himalayas
A Perfect Winter & Snow Trek in the Himalayas
Kedarkantha Trek is to reach a Kedarkantha 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 Kedarkantha height at 3810 meters above sea level covering a consolidated distance of 20 km — a delightful marvel for all trekkers with the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, myriad collection of flora, frozen ponds, to the sights of mesmerizing peaks.
Fix Departure Batches for Kedarkantha Trek
|October 2019||November 2019||December 2019|
|5th - 10th Oct||5th - 10th Nov||4th - 9th Dec|
|12th - 17th Oct||14th - 19th Nov||14th - 19th Dec|
|19th - 24th Oct||16th -21st Nov||19th - 24th Dec|
|26th - 31st Oct||30th Nov - 5th Dec||28th Dec - 2nd Jan|
Kedarkantha Trek Event Basic Details
- Location: Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand.
- Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
- Maximum Kedarkantha altitude 3800 meters / 12500 feet above sea level
- Grade: Easy to Moderate
- Kedarkantha Trek Cost Rs. 9,000 + 5% GST. (Per person - Sankri to Sankri)
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.
The transportation cost from Dehradun to Sankri and back will have to be borne by the trekkers, the total cost of transportation one way is (to be shared among 5-6 people, i.e INR 5,500/- approx INR 1,100/- per person one way) – to be paid directly to the driver.
Kedarkantha Trek Event Itinerary
Day 1: Dehradun – Sankri (9hsr drive)
The journey will start at 6.00 am from Dehradun Railway Station to Sankri and it will take around 9 hrs. We will drive via Dehradun and Mussoorie, alongside the Yamuna and also passes by beautiful pine forests. On reaching Sankri, we will explore the scenic hamlet to prepare for the trek. Overnight stay at Sankri.
Day 2: Sankri Base Camp to Juda-ka-Talab - 4 Km (9100 Feet)
Our trek commences from today for a distance of 4km. We will start our trek to Juda-ka-Talab by moving out of Sankri, towards Sor and upwards on an inclined road that moves parallel to a beautiful stream. We cross many babbling brooks amidst the dense forest, whilst walking on a lush carpet of maple and pine leaves. The sounds of the streams mingled with the Twitter of birds and the calls of the langur greet your eyes. Juda-ka-Talab is a pristine lake surrounded by pines. It is situated at a height of 9100 feet. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 3: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base – 2.5km (11200 Feet)
Today we start our trek to the Kedarkantha base camp which is at a height of 11,200 feet and is 2.5km away from Juda-ka-Talab. The distance can be covered at a leisurely pace post breakfast. We enter the beautiful forest once again and as we climb higher, the ridge gets steeper. As if to compensate for its steepness, the landscape is dotted with charming not meadows. We will reach at the campsite by afternoon. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 4: Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Peak & Back to Base - 8 Km (12500 Feet)
The distance to the summit is not long but the climb is steep and depending upon the snow conditions then, we will pick the best route and it will take about 2−3 hours. From the top of the peak, you will be able to see all the mountains of the Yumnotri, Gangotri and the Kinner Kailash range, plus the valleys. We will descend the peak and trek all the way down to Juda−ka−Talab or an alternate campsite, depending on which route we choose. Overnight in tents.
Day 5: Kedarkantha Base to Sankri Village - 8 Km (6400 Feet)
Today we will start our last descend to Sankri village. 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. Along the way you will get to glimpse the Har ki Dhun valley enticingly beckons you in the distance. As you reach Sankri by 2 pm, you can explore Sankri and hunt for some souvenirs to take home with you.
Day 6: Sankri – Dehradun (9-10hrs Drive)
We will check out after breakfast by 8 am and start our return journey towards Dehradun. We will reach Dehradun by evening. The glorious trek ends here.
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What is included in the tour
- All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast
- Tented accommodation throughout the trek on sharing basis
- Guide and cook fees
- Rent for camping equipment
- Forest entry charges
- Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment
What is NOT included in the tour
- 5% GST (Service Tax)
- Transport till Sankri and back
- Meals while travelling
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
- Accommodation in Dehradun.
- Mules/Porter to carry personal luggage
- Single room accommodations
- Photography accessories like cameras etc.
- Anything which is not mention in cost includes
- 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)
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 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.
10. What is the Kedarkantha Temperature?
Kedarkantha Trek temperature varies from 14 degrees to -3 degree during winter.
11. Kedarkantha weather throughout the year?
During summer Kedarkantha weather is pleasant from April May June. During monsoon, it is difficult to trek at Kedarkantha from July, August till September. Autumn month October, November the look of Kedarkantha changes it is the best time for new trekkers. Winter is the best time for snow treks at Kedarkantha in the Himalayas from December, January, February to March.