Kedarkantha Trek & Rishikesh Camping

4 December onwards

Uttarakhand

9,999

About

Standing tall and mighty at an elevation of 12,500 feet, Kedarkantha is a majestic mountain peak of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. It is located within Govind Ballabh Wildlife Sanctuary and Govind Ballabh National Park. This place treats you to an exotic array of flora and fauna throughout the trek, whether trekking on snowy winter trails or traversing your way through the glossy green pine forests, the Kedarkantha trek is a trekkers delight. If you are seeking a short rendezvous from the mundane routine of city life then this particular location is bound to soar your spirits.

Duration: 6 days
Length: 20 km
Altitude: 12500 ft
Difficulty Level: Moderate

BATCHES

December
  • 04 Dec 2022
  • 11 Dec 2022
  • 18 Dec 2022

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January
  • 01 Jan 2023
  • 08 Jan 2023
  • 15 Jan 2023
  • 22 Jan 2023
  • 29 Jan 2023
February
  • 05 Feb 2023
  • 12 Feb 2023
  • 19 Feb 2023
  • 26 Feb 2023

PRICE

 ₹9,999/-  (Dehradun to Rishikesh)

NOTE : Block your seat at just ₹2000/- and pay the rest 25 days before the trip date. 

Note: We will provide you with complete assistance in planning your travel from your hometown to the meeting point. You are free to choose any mode of transportation, be it train, flight or bus as per your budget and convenience.
 

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Dehradun – Sankari | River Tons, Pine Forest

Reach Dehradun at 6 am

Altitude: 6,400 feet || Distance: 256 Km || 6-7 Hrs

Let us know our tour-mates and guides before we begin our adventurous journey. We ride alongside the beloved and untamed Yamuna River, later on, enjoy the fresh and chilly breeze from the River Tons. On our way, we will encounter beautiful plains of pine forest. The pine forests are a sight of great attraction. The trek gives a feel of climbing the Himalayas without any technical climbing, which makes the Kedarkantha trek special and unique hence a popular attraction.

Day 2: Sankari – Juda ka Talab | Kedarkantha Trek Begins

Altitude: 9,100 feet || 4 Km Trek || 4-5 Hrs

Post breakfast we visit the nearby villages and meet the local people. We meet our trek leaders and start our Kedarkantha trek, and ascend to Juda ka Talab. Our camp will be located beside the glacial lake amid the snowy mountains. Play with the snow, listen to the local story, understand and grasp the knowledge of the legend behind ‘Juda Ka Talab’. And captivate the flora-fauna of the Himalaya’s. The campsite is not only mesmerizing but also perfect for capturing loads of pictures. Do not forget to captivate the alluring sunset from the mountains. We rest in our allotted camps.

Day 3: Juda ka Talab – Kedarkantha Base Camp | Kedarkantha Trekking

Altitude: 11,250 feet || 4 Km Trek || 4-5 Hrs

We wake up early and witness the dazzling sunrise from within the mountains. After you finish the scrumptious breakfast, we kick start the trek to hit the days destination i.e, Kedarkantha Base Camp. While the trekking is inflow we will witness snowy peaks and numerous summits; the best part is that we will be trekking over them to reach the Kedarkantha Peak. Witness the majestic summits that treat you to the magical panorama of open highlands expansive meadows, breathtaking points and steep slopes. The entire way is snow-covered with occasional pine and oak trees; a perfectly picturesque place. We end the night at the base camp; have a delicious dinner, and rest beside the graceful mountains.

Day 4: Kedarkantha base – Kedarkantha peak – Hargaon | Kedarkantha Peak, Mesmerizing Peak View

Altitude: 11,250 feet12,500 feet8,900 feet || 16 Km Trek || 8-10 Hrs

We start our day early, have breakfast and begin the trek to reach the highest peak, i.e, Kedarkantha Peak. The Kedarkantha trek is adventurous in itself but on top of that at the summit, a 360-degree view of mountain peaks sways you off; not just the famous peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kalanag, Gangotri, Yamunotri, and DhaulaDhar Ranges but also hundreds of other untouched and untainted virgin mountains welcome you with a warm embrace. We spend some time on the peak, endure the conditions, and make awesome memories and have snacks and hot tea before we start to trek down. Depending upon the conditions we would choose the best path to descend to Hargaon. We end our Kedarkantha trek and lay off for today at Hargaon.

Day 5:  Hargaon to Sankri Trek – Drive to Rishikesh | Camping, bonfires, and smores

After witnessing another blissful sunrise high up the mountains, have a relaxing breakfast at Hargaon. We descend to Sankri via forest trails and the enchanting sounds of the birds and wildlife. Thereafter, drive to Rishikesh from Sankri for an enriching camping experience. We indulge ourselves in camping activities, sing-alongs, games and rest ourselves for the night full of bonfires and smores.

Day 6: Rishikesh River Rafting | Return home with happy faces!

After a heartfelt breakfast, we check out of our Rishikesh camping site. River rafting and Rishikesh swim side by side and that is why we have a surprise for the day ahead! Experience the infamous river rafting of Rishikesh, make vlogs for your Instagrams, and capture your laughing faces and racing hearts. Return home with awesome memories, giggles, and a little bit of the river sands!

Inclusions

  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri, Sankri to Rishikesh.
  • 2 Night Stay at guesthouse 
  • 3 night stay in camp
  • One night camping at Rishikesh
  • Qualified & mountaineering certified trek Leader.
  • Accommodation:-Guesthouse, camping during Trek.
  • Hygienic & Nutritious Meals :
  • 5 Dinners (from Day 1 to Day 5)
  • 5 Breakfasts (from Day 2 to Day 6)
  • 4 Packed Lunches (from Day 2 to Day 6)
  • Trekking gears (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons)
  • Adventure gears for the team (Ice axe, oximeter)
  • Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment
  • All entry fees and permits.
  • Experienced Staff (Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters)

Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit (Dehradun to Sankri & Sankri to Rishikesh)
  • River Rafting 
  • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
  • Insurance.
  • 5% GST.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the cost.
  • Walking Stick, Jacket & Trekking Shoes will be available for rent.

Tent sharing options

  • Three-person high-quality large tents
  • Two-person high-quality tents for couples (only on prior confirmation and may subject to availability at some campsites)

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Trekking Shoes compulsory
  • Haversack
  • Personal medicines if any
  • Sweaters
  • Torch
  • Compulsory bedsheets
  • Thermal
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cap
  • Synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Suitable pair of clothes
  • Toiletries (sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, toilet paper, sanitiser, and wet wipes)
  • Cutlery (spoon, coffee mug, and lunch box)
  • Water bottles
  • Plastic covers or bags for wet clothes
  • Stick
  • Poncho

WHO ALL CAN GO 

  • Newbies can volunteer, should have some interest in trekking and mountaineering.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
  • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.
  • Heart problems, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission.
  • The climber must not have the mentioned conditions

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    NOTE :
    • HikerWolf reserves the rights to cancel the trip if the minimum batch size does not suffice. 
    • Trip Leaders will only accompany you if there are people more than the minimum batch size otherwise, the trip will be handled virtually.

    Yes, we have many Solo Trekkers/Travellers joining us on all our treks. The Kedarkantha trek at HikerWolf is planned in such a way that you will not only enjoy the trek but also make new friends.

    Kedarkantha trek difficulty level is easy to moderate, with gradual ascends and descends. Only the uphill climb from Kedarkantha base camp can be a little strenuous.

    In terms of the terrain, the trail is easy. If you compare Kedarkantha to a few of the toughest treks in India, like the Rupin Pass trek or the Goechala trek, then it would rate very low on the difficulty scale.

    Yes, The Kedarkantha trek is an easy to moderate trek, which means it is suitable for beginners. It is a round trail & stands at the height of 12,500 ft. It is suited for all healthy adults as well as children. The trail has a blend of a few ascends & descends that offers an ideal opportunity to amateur trekkers and first-timers to enjoy and explore their adventurous side. 

    It is advisable to avoid harsh winter and monsoon months. The path leading to the temple gets highly dangerous during peak monsoons as landslides and floods are very common during this time of the year. Although yes, Kedarkantha Trek is safe. The villagers are decent and helpful. So you don’t have to worry about your safety because you will not face any situations as such in Devbhoomi but it is always advised to take care of your personal belongings.

    • Kedarkantha Peak – The name literally means the throat of lord Shiva (Kedar refers to Lord Shiva and Kantha means Throat) “He is the Destroyer of the universe only to recreate it, Lord Shiva.”
    • At a towering height of 3800 meters, Kedarkantha is a majestic peak located in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kedarkantha is one of the most popular treks in Uttarakhand due to its relative ease of access and gradual inclination.
    • Kedarkantha is a trek that single-handedly revolutionised winter trekking in our country. It also changed the perception of “high altitude trekking” as a sport. It showed the world that the Himalayan treks are possible outside of summer and autumn. It made winter trekking more popular than even summer in India.
    • This winter trek is known for its extraordinary charm, exquisite campsites in Himalayas, wonderful sunset, thrilling summit climb, magnificent trail, splendid scenic beauty, mind blowing fauna. It just sinks into you in no time, one gets withdrawal symptoms for weeks after the visit. And the jaw-dropping view from the top, which makes this trek popular among the trekkers & adventurers.

    On the Kedarkantha trek, you will be accompanied by our certified professional trekking leaders & climbers. In addition to them, there will be a local guide, a cook, an assistant, porters, and other staff. All our treks are led and hosted by professional trek leaders who have good experiences in managing groups and conducting various team-building games and activities.This type of games and activities helps like-minded trekkers to mix up, make new friends, and enjoy every moment of the trek.

    For the Kedarkantha trek, we prefer to have a group of 15-30 people. We believe that smaller groups of people can connect easily and have lots of fun together while we can give our personal care as well.

    We rent taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveler, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our suppliers for the transportation towards Kedarkantha Tour.

    The overall Kedarkantha trek distance is around 20 km, from start to finish. The trek begins from a village by the name of Sankri located at a height of 6,500 ft. From Sankri, trekkers have to climb 6,000 ft uphill and cover a distance of 10 km within 2 days, to reach the highest point of the peak.

    Kedarkantha gets most of its footfalls between the months of December to April, which is the best time to visit Kedarkantha Trek. The spring season lets the trekkers peek into its picturesque views elevated by the clear skies, lush green pine forests and its fragrant wildflowers.

    We provide dual/triple sharing accommodation during all our stays on the Kedarkantha Tour. Our stay is located at an apt location with views of the snowy hills, turquoise lakes, and camping under the stars. We are known to provide the best possible accommodation on our trips, the accommodation can be in a hotel / alpine tent / dome tent / Homestays.

    Yes, during the Kedarkantha trek, separate toilet tents will be installed on each campsite.

    Kedarkantha is a secluded place so most of the mobile networks do not work here but you can carry a sim of BSNL because in base camp and nearby places it works good enough. Due to its remote location and high altitude, mobile networks are only scantily available on the Kedarkantha Trek. Hence, it is difficult to get 3G or 4G connectivity. 

    Yes, breakfast, lunch and dinner all are included in the HikerWolf Kedarkantha Trek package.

    We provide nutritious and healthy food during the trek. We always serve vegetarian Indian food and eggs as an essential part of the meals in our Kedarkantha Trek.

     No, Drinking and smoking are strictly prohibited on the Kedarkantha trek because going to a cold secluded place of Himalayas where altitude sickness is responsible for making many trekkers sick is enough. The alcohol can react to your body differently in tough conditions so it is advised to not take that kind of risk.

    Comfortable trekking shoes are recommended for enduring trek towards Kedarkantha. We recommend Quechua trekking shoes for better grip in the rigorous trek. Shoes are the lifeline during the trek. It is highly recommended to buy trekking shoes from a well-known brand. You can consider companies like Action Campus, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoe with ankle support will work well.

    HikerWolf Kedarkantha trekking package includes:

     

    • Experienced Trek Leader.
    • Travel fare from Dehradun to base Village (Sankri) and back
    • Supporting staff.
    • All meals on scheduled time(Vegetarian and Delicious Only)
    • Quality equipment for Trekking (This doesn’t include personal equipment)
    • Fully equipped medical kit and safety equipment
    • All kinds of permits and camping charges
    • Stay in Tent and Homestays
    • Crampons

    Kedarkantha is a majestic peak located in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand perched at an altitude of 12,500 ft and 3,800 in meters above sea level and it is a 20 km long trek wild in nature with trails and terrains leading us the way which makes it more adventurous.

    Endurance plays a bigger role than fitness in Kedarkantha Trek. The following exercises should help you:

    • Start jogging or cardio exercises 5/ 6 times a week for 20 mins, this will increase your air intake capacity, which is required for the high altitudes of Kedarkantha.
    • Do push-ups, squats, abs exercises to keep your muscles toned. As you will require muscle strength to endure the long-distance travel.
    • Cut down on sugar and junk food, start eating healthy.

    The list of clothes/things you should carry for the Kedarkantha Trek is as follows:

    • Windcheater Jacket / Heavy windproof jacket
    • Inner thermals (2 pairs minimum)
    • Insulating socks
    • Comfortable travel pants/ trekking pants
    • Caps
    • Balaclava/ Monkey cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Hand gloves
    • Extra pair of shoes/gumboots 
    • Personal medications (if any) 
    • Identity proof 
    • Trekking Shoes compulsory
    • Haversack
    • Personal medicines if any
    • Sweaters
    • Torch
    • Compulsory bedsheets
    • Thermal
    • Suitable pair of clothes
    • Toiletries (sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, toilet paper, sanitiser, and wet wipes)
    • Cutlery (spoon, coffee mug, and lunch box)
    • Water bottles
    • Plastic covers or bags for wet clothes
    • Stick
    • Poncho
    • A shoulder bag/ rucksack for all your luggage

    Note: Do not carry any valuables to the Kedarkantha Trek. Please take care of it in case you are carrying the same. HikerWolf will not be responsible if you lose them by any chance

    Yes, it is recommended to bring your own medicines while trekking. Although we carry First Aid kits with us all the time as it is an essential part of our trips. We ensure that you get better in terms of any sickness which bothers you on the trip.

    The HikerWolf Kedarkantha trek is limited to people up to the age of 35 years. Travellers need to be within the age limit on the trip departure date to be eligible to join. We strictly follow this age criterion, and can not make any exceptions. 

    We feel that a narrow age-group leads to better experiences for our travellers when they visit a destination and the whole trip experience is more fun since people are on the same wavelength. Plus, it is always great when people make friends and keep in touch later.

    The minimum age required for the HikerWolf Kedarkantha trek is 14 years.

    There are many exciting and picturesque places to visit in our following trek such as:

    • Dehradun
    • Sankari
    • Juda ka Talab
    • Kedarkantha Base Camp
    • Kedarkantha Peak
    • Hargaon

    The following are the things to do in Kedarkantha Trek:

     

      • Camp like a Champ! – There is no more beautiful thing than camping by the side of a lake, and a lake as serene as Juda Ka Tal enhances the experience even more. The frozen blue lake in the winter will surely be a treat to your eyes. As the Kedarkantha flaunts the beauty in having the prettiest campsites in the Himalayas, each campsite is unique in its own way. 
      • Dash through the Snow – You are never old to play in the snow, whether you are a little kid or an adult – you wouldn’t be able to resist yourself sliding down the snow because you are going to witness a lot of snow. Once the highs are over, you might get to slide, it will be a life threateningly hilarious experience for you to cherish.
      • Build a Snowman – If there is snow, there is a snowman! A perfect activity for winter vacation with your kids is making a snowman while being on the trek. Not only a snowman, if you have plenty of time in hand you can even try making the igloo.
    • Hit the Top – Get mesmerized by the quick sweep of a panoramic view from the top. In aplomb the Mountain Ranges of Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kinner-Kailash will stand tall to welcome as you reach the top. Take a deep breath and soak in this moment of majestic beauty of the Himalayas. You can see Bandarpoonch, Black peak, Har Ki Doon Valley and many more exciting views around you.

    Try local cuisines for your Taste Buds – Get surprised by the villagers at Sankri who will sway you away with their warm hospitality and humbleness. Give yourself a treat of various kinds of cuisine, not only are they healthy but also very delicious. Indians will always impress you with their amazing food.

    After selecting the Kedarkantha trek on the Hikerwolf website, click the Book now button, select the dates and make your payment. You will get an auto-generated receipt on the email submitted by you. You can also contact us if you have any difficulty, we will guide you through the booking process.

    Yes, Kedarkantha Trek can be personalized for you if you have a group of 14 plus people. We can customize any trip/excursion based on your needs and feasibility.

    The average temperature in Kedarkantha remains around 10 degrees Celsius in the day and -2 degrees Celsius at night, during the winter season. During the summer season, the average temperature of Kedarkantha remains around 20 degrees Celsius in the day and 6 degrees Celsius at night. Whereas, the average temperature of Kedarkantha remains around 17 degrees Celsius in the day and 4 degrees Celsius at night, during the monsoons.

     

    Yes, this trek is good for families and children. You can do this trek with family members if they are medically and physically fit and the children who are above 8 years old. Proper execution and planning will ensure the best & lifetime cherishing trip for your family.

    Himalaya water is considered the purest and safest water to drink. But for safety reasons, we sometimes boil water and use it for drinking and cooking. If you find clean water while hiking, always fill the water where it flows, not where the water is stable or at rest.

    Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the excursion. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperatures down to -10 degrees.

    If it starts to rain slowly during the trek, we will continue walking as expected. Your poncho will keep you dry. If it rains a lot, we will try to find a refuge and wait for the rain to stop or subside. If it rains in the field, there would be no problems because all our living tents, our kitchen tents, and our bathroom tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

    No, but our trekking leaders are certified in the first aid course for wildlife and always carry a first aid kit and oxygen cylinders during high altitude excursions.

    It totally depends on the dynamics of the group. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent. If there is an odd number of people, then the tents would be on triple sharing basis.

    We always recommend carrying the backpack while trekking to help maintain body posture. If you can’t, we can provide you with a mule/porter to carry your backpack. If you want this service, you must inform us at least 1 week before the trek. The offloading fee would be around INR 300 per person, per day.

    Yes, we generally have many girls joining us on our trips so there are high chances that you are not the only girl on the Kedarkantha Trek. The majority of our staff are girls & girls safety is of prime importance to us. We assure you that you will be with safe and reliable people on the Kedarkantha Tour.

    Kedarkantha is best done as a winter trek – from December to April. It is an out-and-out snow trek during these months. You’ll see the first snows on the very first day of the trek, while trekking from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab. Moreover, Kedarkantha is one of the few treks accessible in winter.

    The following precaution must be taken to deal with altitude sickness.

    • Before ascending towards the higher altitude, spend a couple of days getting accustomed to the low oxygen levels of Kedarkantha. 
    • Avoid ascending more than 500 meters for the initial days.
    • Also, bring your medication with you and rest whenever necessary.
    • Drink lots and lots of water.

    To explore Kedarkantha minimum 6 days are required where you can enjoy the trek to the fullest and with the utmost joy it will feel like an accomplishment once you complete the Kedarkantha Trek and return with wonderful memories to cherish.

    Not really, but as the route comes under Govind Pashu Vihar National Park, there can be a little bit of risk of wild animals. It is advised to walk with the trek mates and the trek leaders will guide you through the trek safely.

    Well, it totally depends on the person. There are usually no side effects of Diamox, but if you have previous medical conditions, it is best to consult your doctor.

    Our itinerary is designed in such a way that we get sufficient time acclimatized. In case you have any problem while trekking, inform your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

    It differs from person to person. If you think this will help you maintain balance while trekking, bring your cane. Some people believe that walking sticks break the pace while walking but it certainly depends on you.

    There is nothing to worry as such, our trek leader will take care of you as we carry our First aid kit with us. We will provide hospitality right away as soon as you inform us about the injury.

    Yes, absolutely! If you are physically fit there’s nothing stopping you as such. Also, Kedarkantha Trek comes under the easy treks which can be completed by anyone. As a matter of fact, age is just a number. So, enjoy the trek wholeheartedly at any point of your life.

    If you need gaiters and spikes for a winter Kedarkantha Trek depends totally on the weather on that particular day. Since we can’t always predict the weather, it would be better if you carry it with you, just in case.

    Kedarkantha trek in June is a paradise for nature lovers. It’s worth mentioning that during this month, you will not be able to see any snow. However, you will be able to see lush greenery and a variety of flowers.

    Hiking in jeans is not recommended. Jeans are made from cotton, which holds water and can freeze. Many hikers wore jeans for hiking in the 1970s and 1980s before synthetic material was available. For short hikes and nature walks, jeans can be acceptable hiking attire. But for long hikes and treks the appropriate wear are Pants, which should be made of durable, quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon (just as with your upper body, be sure to avoid cotton), should be worn if you expect any drop in temperature or heavy vegetation along the trail.

    Knee-deep snow in winters, mesmerizing view from the top, and the beautiful easy trails makes it popular among trekkers. The ‘easy on endurance’ trail goes through the thick pine forests of Govind National Park. The views from the top are worth climbing to an altitude of 12,500 ft. of course, it is very beautiful and worth visiting the angelic beauty of nature by trekking

    No, Kedarkantha is a place situated in the Himalayan range and is known for its very famous trekking route while Kedarnath is one of the pilgrimage locations from the Chardham yatra. It does have a trek but it’s more famous as a journey which takes you to a temple of Shiva, which goes by the same name, Kedarnath Temple.

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