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Kedarkantha trek
  5 Nights /   6 Days

Kedarkantha trek

Cost Summary₹ 25,000
Per Person
  5 Nights /   6 Days
Kedarkantha trek
Cost Summary₹ 25,000
Per Person

Overview

This Kedarkantha trek will be starting from Sankri which is the base camp where you will be staying in a guest house / homestay. You will be picked up from Dehradun and will be dropped at Dehradun via Mussoorie on the last day. Three days stay will be in a tent on Double sharing and two days stay will be in Homestay. You will be trekking through Juda-ka-talab, Kedarkantha base camp, Kedarkantha peak, Hargaon and then back again to Sankri, the starting point.

On your way to Kedarkantha you will be able to learn about the lifestyle of local people and witness some alluring beauty of nature with thrilling and adventurous paths formed due to a thick sheet of snow. Kedarkantha peak will provide you the magnificent view of mighty Himalayan ranges and their beauty gets enhanced during the time of sunrise, when the orange rays of sun strikes the snow.

All in all it will be an adventurous trek trail which will connect you with nature in the most beautiful way. Kedarkantha is a mountain peak that is located at an elevation of 12,500 feets in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Kedarkantha is a Himalayan mountain peak which is located within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. Juda ka talab is one of the most prominent place that is visited during Kedarkantha trek as per the legends it is said that Lord Shiva once meditated at Kedarkantha and a drop from Shiva's hair fall on ground to form this lake and since then it is named as Juda-ka-talab. From Kedarkantha you can have the view of 13 mountains of Himalayan Range, and can also have the panoramic view of Har Ki Dun.

Why go on Kedarkantha Trek?

Kedarkantha is one of the popular and perfect winter treks that can be enjoyed by Pro adventure lovers and also for new beginners. In the kedarkantha Trek you can witness beauty and adventure both in equal proportion. You will walk through some of the dense forest of oak trees with a thick sheet of snow on your path. During the winter months trackwhen the mountain peaks are covered with snow, the view gets enhanced and when the Ray of rising Sun falls on it, it appears so heavenly. If you opt to go on track during the winter months then you can explore the beauty of this place and can have the peace of mind as this place is not that crowded during this period of time.

Seasons for Kedarkantha Trek

Summer

During the summer months the day appears to be sunny and pleasant but the night remains cold so if you want to plan at this period of time then you need to carry some light woolens. the temperature during this period of time ranges from 18°C to 8°C.

Winter

During the winter season the area experiences heavy snowfall and the nights become extremely cold. The snowfall starts during the end of December month and ends till the mid February month. During this period of time the temperature ranges from 8°C to minus 5°C. During the winters month the track can be enjoyed best as it is less populated at that period of time so you can plan it during anytime from January to February month.

Monsoon

During the monsoon period the trek becomes quite risky and you need to watch out for rain and lightning. it is not advisable to opt for this trek during  the monsoon season as there will be a major risk of life

Altitude : 12500 feet of Kedarkantha.

Durations : A complete trek can be done in a period of six days.

Temperature : Summer 5°C to 20°C, Monsoon 9°C to 27°C, Winter -3°C to -8°C.

Trek Distance : The distance of trek from Sankri to Kedarkantha is 20 km.

Trek Type: Easy to Moderate

How To Reach

By Rail

Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station that is connected to the major cities of India like Delhi, Howrah, Lucknow, etc. From the railway station, you can hire local bus private vehicles for a taxi to reach Sankri which is the base camp for the trek.

By Road

There are many government buses, taxis, and that run from Delhi to the Dehradun bus stand. On reaching Dehradun you can take a local bus to Dehradun Railway station and from there you will be picked up in Tata Sumo or some similar category vehicle. The total distance between Dehradun and Sankri is around 200 km which can be covered in the time period of 10 hours.

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport located in Dehradun. From the airport, you can hire any local vehicle for a cab to reach Dehradun pick up point, then you will be picked up in Tata Sumo or similar vehicle.

Best Time Kedarkantha Trek

The best time to go on kedarkantha Trek is during the winter months from December month to April month. At this period of time the part will be covered with snow which makes it more adventurous and thrilling one. Even if you will track from sankri to Juda ka Talab you can witness snow on your way. During this period of time the sunrise appears heavenly at kedarkantha peak.

Points to be taken into consideration

You need to have a trekking stick without that you can't Move in the mountains.

Altitude sickness is a condition that can happen so if you experience any symptoms such as minor headaches, general discomfort or nausea then you  can directly contact the trek leader. Each campsite is having stretches, oxygen cylinders, and other medical facilities.

If the weather conditions become unfavorable during the trek then the decision of trek guides and trek leader is final and you need to follow it.

If you are having any minor or major injuries during the trek then you can contact the trek leaders as they are certified wilderness First Aid responders, and there are stretchers on each campsite on which you can be taken to the nearest medical center.

Walkie talkie will be used for communicating from the camping sites to the base camp as there are no networks available in cellphones.

No tight on body-hugging clothes are allowed.

You need to wear light clothes which can dry easily.

Your body should be fully hydrated and you need to carry a water bottle along with you on the trek.

A pair of raincoats should be taken along on the trek.

You should have good Sports or trekking shoes.

While moving upward you should put down your heel first and while coming downwards you need to walk on your flat foot.

Any kind of meditation should only be taken after the Consultants.

Things to Carry

Full track pants.

Full sleeve T-shirts with a collar.

Waterproof Jacket with full sleeves.

Woolen inner wears.

Normal comfortable clothes.

Woolen muffler, scarf, and cap.

Raincoat or umbrella.

Backpack of 50 to 60 liters with a rain cover.

Energy bars and dry fruits.

Poncho.

Hand sanitizer and antibacterial powder.

Toothpaste and toothbrush.

Floaters and flip-flops.

Waterproof and woolen gloves.

A medical kit containing bandage, Crepe bandage, Crocin, combiflam, cotton, Betadine, moove, and other sprays.

Four pairs of sports socks.

Sports or trekking shoes.

100% UV protection sunglasses.

Lip and skincare balms.

Hot bag or water bottle or thermal flask.

Drinking water bottle.

Walking stick.

Head Torch or an LED light.

Lightweight towel.

thing that is not mentioned.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Que: How long do we need to walk for Kedarkantha trek on each day?

Ans: You need to walk for around 7 km each which will take from 5 to 7 hours. But the complete trek is done with proper halt so it doesn’t seem that difficult.

Que: Having Diamox is advisable?

Ans: no it is not advisable but if you still want to have them, then you should first consult your doctors.

Que: Where are the nearest hospitals located?

Ans: There is a Government Hospital and a Primary Health Centre which is located in Mori town of Uttarakhand.

Que: Where is the last ATM located?

Ans: The last ATM is located in Mori town which is having the SBI Bank with an ATM. At times you can find that the ATM machine is not working in that case you can withdraw your cash at withdrawal Centre or through cards.

Que: who will go along on the trek and who will lead?

Ans: There will be a trek leader who will be having a certified course degree for basic and advanced level of mountaineering. Other than him there will be a cook, porter, local guide, helper, and other persons.

Que: What is the maximum number of people in a group?

Ans: there is no limit for a customized trek group but for the fixed departure at least there should be 15 to 16 people in a single group to go ahead with the trekking plan.

Que: Is this trek safe for girls?

Ans: yes this trek is fully safe for the female trekkers as the male and female ratio is taken into consideration before starting the trek. Separate camps are provided to the group of girls so that they can be comfortable.

Que: If the bag is overloaded the can anyone help in carrying?

Ans: yes your extra luggage will be taken by Mule or Porter but for that, you need to book at least 15 days advance so that they can be arranged.

Que: Which networks are available on Kedarkantha Trek?

Ans: BSNL, Vodafone, Jio and Airtel sims have moderate to good network connectivity on the different locations of kedarkantha trek.

Que: What is the minimum age to go on this trek?

Ans: The minimum age required to go on any kind of trek is above the age of 10 years and should have a good fitness level.

Que: Is a tent shared among solo female travelers and male travelers?

Ans: No the tent will be shared with the same gender, the tent partner of the female traveler will be another female traveler and for males, it will be a male traveler.

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  • Experience The Spiritual Journey Of A Lifetime As You Pay Homage At One Of The Holiest Shrines In Hinduism.
  • Accommodation on Double Sharing Basis
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner as per itinerary.
  • Pickup & Drop from your origin city
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private car
  • Parking & Toll Charges
  • All State Entry Taxes & Driver Allowance
  • Airfare
  • Lunch, Snacks & Beverages
  • Entry Fees & Local Guide Charges
  • Activity Fees
  • Hotel Early Check-in / Late Check-out Charges, if applicable
  • 5% GST

How to make a booking

Please provide us your inquiries through email mentioned on the website. As soon as we receive your query, will update your tour Itinerary and other package details by replying to the same mail. Once, the guest is satisfied and gives us the confirmation of the tour we request you to transfer the booking amount mentioned in the below format in any of our bank accounts.

1st Installment :

  • For making the first installment regarding the complete package tour you need to pay 40% of the total package amount as your booking amount.
  • For only hotel booking you need to pay 40% of the total booking amount of your accommodation cost in the first installment.
  • In the first installment for booking vehicle or transportation you need to make the 40% of total amount mentioned as your transportation cost.
  • For the helicopter booking you need to pay the 100% of total cost as your booking amount in the first installment itself.

2nd Installment :

  • For making the second installment of your complete tour package you need to pay the 35% of your total package amount in 30 days prior to your day of departure.
  • For your hotel booking you need to pay the 40% of total amount in 30 days prior to your day of departure.
  • For your vehicle or transportation booking in your second installment you need to pay 40% of your total package amount, 30 days before the day of departure.

3rd Installment :

  • For third and last installment you need to pay the remaining 25% from your total package amount in prior to 15 from your day of your departure.
  • For your third installment regarding the hotel booking you need to pay the 20% of your total package amount in prior to 15 days from your day of departure.
  • For making the third installment regarding your transportation booking you need to pay the 20% of your total package amount in prior to the 15 days from your day of departure.

Tour Itinerary

The right to change amend or modify the itinerary of the tour at any time. We will notify you with such changes in prior over the phone or through the mail or the best communication method available at that point of time. Those changes may occur due to situations beyond our control like weather problems, cancellations of trains, flights, and political unrest, etc. We will try our best to keep the tour unchanged. However, any compensation or any refund due to such changes will not be paid by us.

Hotel Bookings

Hotel bookings are made by us on behalf of our customers. We are having a tie-up with many hotels. Although all rates are updated on our website, still there are chances that the rates of Hotels may go up/down. Sometimes rates of the hotel are hiked during long weekends and during festive seasons. It is better that you confirm the rates before making an online payment over the mail. The quality of the room, amenities or meals which are displayed in photos on hotel websites may vary. Booking of the rooms on the same floor/adjacent rooms/ non-smoking rooms in any hotel is not guaranteed. The right to change the pre-booked hotel or the category of rooms is reserved, anytime during the tour due to overbooking of a hotel, blocking of the sewage, electricity/water failure, etc.

Check-in/ Check-out times of hotels / Resorts may vary from city to city. please check these timings before making the booking. Early check-in and late checkout will be charged extra and are subject to the availability of the rooms. Policies for accommodating children and for extra beds may vary from hotel to hotel.

Vehicle Bookings

Vehicles are booked on behalf of our customers. We aim to provide the best available vehicle with the best services to our clients. The costs of diesel/petrol prices, interstate taxes, vehicle maintenance cost, toll & taxes, etc are beyond our control. Rates displayed on our website are eligible for change at any time without any prior notice.

The pre-booked vehicle can be changed to a similar category of vehicle in case of non-availability of the pre-booked vehicle.

Air-conditioned, as well as non-air-conditioned vehicles are booked as per request. If the air conditioner stops working due to technical fault at any time during the tour will not be our responsibility. No refund or change in the vehicle will be made in between the trip unless the vehicle is not in the condition to go further.

Amendments or changes after booking

If you wish to do amendments or change the prior booking, you have to inform us in writing on mail.

Amendment or changes in any booking will be treated as a new booking and will be subject to availability at that time and the additional cost will be charged. The additional cost will be borne by you. There will be an amendment charge of Rs.1000/- applicable.

Cancelation of the booking will be informed to us in writing on mail. The cancellation charges will be applicable depending upon the services. Cancellation of the hotels and airlines will be done according to their own cancellation policies.

The cancellation for a package tour, be applicable as follows :

  • Cancellation before clear 30 working days or more prior to the date of departure of the Tour: 25% of the total tour cost will be charged.
  • Cancellation before clear 29 to 16 working days prior to the date of departure of the Tour: 50% of the total tour cost will be charged.
  • Cancellation before less than 15 clear working days prior to the date of departure of the Tour: 100% of the total tour cost will be charged.

Balance Payment

The complete balance payment has to be made before the starting date of the trip. However, the company can ask you anytime to clear the balance payment before 30 days from the date of departure.
The right is reserved to amend/change the prices offered for the tour and to adjust our charges due to various factors like currency fluctuations, special/high season charge levied by the suppliers, fuel price rise, travel arrangements, hike in any government taxes or visa amounts or for any other reason before the date of departure. All such increased prices must be paid before your departure (Full and final).
No refund for unutilized services

There will be no refund or compensation provided for services that are not used. If you fail to avail/use any services due to any reason the company will not provide any kind of refund or any other services as compensation of the unutilized services.

Itinerary

Early morning meet and greet with the representative at the Dehradun airport / railway station and drive toward Sankri (prefer the night journey from Delhi to Dehradun). This is a tiring 10-hour long journey that will take you through the beautiful view of the majestic mountain. On arrival for overnight stay will be in a Homestay. In the evening time you can explore the nearby village. After that, have you dinner and overnight stay in the homestay itself.

On the second day of your trek you will be trekking from Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab which is approximately an 8 kilometre long trek that can be covered in the time duration of 8 hours. The path leading towards Juda-ka-Talab will pass through the beautiful forest of Deodar and oak trees. In the kedarkantha Trek, Juda-ka-Talab is one of the prime attractions and remains fully covered with snow during the winter months. While trekking you can witness some local peoples of that area and can also learn about their lifestyle. Also you can have the site of magnificent Himalayan range. On the way you can stop for lunch and can have Tea, Maggie and other such items. On moving forward, you will reach your final destination Juda-ka-Talab which is located at an altitude of 2700. From this point you can easily have the view of Swargarohini peak. Your overnight stay will be in the tent at Juda-ka-Talab.

The next morning after having breakfast and getting refreshed again your trek to kedarkantha base camp will start today's trek is approximately 4 km long. Kedarkantha base camp is located at an altitude of 3430 and is one of the best campsites throughout this Trek. While trekking on your path you will be passing through a ridge of oak trees and also witnessing some meadows and some huts made up of wood. On arrival at Kedarkantha base camp you will be having a magnificent view of Bandarpunch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Rang Lana peaks. During the night time you can have the view of Spectacular Milky Way, spend your night in the camp under the alluring stars.

The next day you will be waking up early in the morning, that is before Dawn to have a view of the fascinating peaks of Kedarkantha. After having breakfast in the camp you will be trekking towards the Kedarkantha peak . It will take around 2 hours to complete this trek and as the sun tends to rise the beauty of Majestic Mountain peaks gets enhanced. Here you can click some of the best photos of Himalayan ranges located in the surrounding. This place is also having a small Temple that is dedicated to Lord shiva and Goddess Parvati and at a few distance while you move upward there is a one more small temple which is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Here you can enjoy the beautiful view of Kinnaur Kailash range, Yamunotri and Gangotri mountain range, Rupin range, Har ki Doon and other such passes. You can also have the panoramic view of Bandarpoonch, Black peak and Swargarohini peak from this pass. To have some refreshments you can have tea from the small stalls located at the pass. In the afternoon you will trek down towards the base camp and after having lunch you will be trekking towards Hargaon. By the evening time you will be reaching Hargaon and the night stay will be in the tents in Hargaon.

After getting refresh and having breakfast in the tent on the second last day of your trek you will be trekking towards Sankri, which was the starting point of the trek. On the way to Sankri you will be passing through to a dense forest of Pine trees. After trekking for 4 hours and covering the distance of 6 kilometres you will finally reach Sankri which is the last point of this trek your overnight stay will be in a Homestay. You will be having a delicious dinner and after that will get into your cozy beds.

This is the last day of your trek today you will be driven from Sankri to Dehradun by covering the distance of 200 km in approximate time of 10 hours. On the way towards Dehradun you will be having the site of Mori town, Purola, Tons river etc you will be taken to Dehradun through Mussoorie. Before ending your trip you can take a halt at Mussoorie to visit Kempty fall and can also have your afternoon lunch in some restaurants nearby. After that you will be transferred to Dehradun and left with the sweet memories of your trip.

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