Trek to Kedarkantha

21 November onwards

Uttarakhand

7,999

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

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Trek Fees

₹1̶1̶0̶0̶0̶/- ₹7999/- 

  • Block your seat by paying just ₹2000/- at the current discounted price and pay the rest 20 days before the event date.
  • We’ve made it easy to change your travel plans up to 20 days prior to your trip’s departure date.
  • You can choose new dates and/or a new destination or get a full refund without any penalty for up to 20 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 – Sankari | Cross Snowy Summits, Dense Forest Trails

Post tea and breakfast, we start descending. On our trail, we will once again cross snowy and lofty summits. We trace our path back to Sankari. Witness the local trails and dense forests from the elevation and dive into its beauty. We have an overnight stay at Sankari.

Day 6: Sankari – Dehradun | Conclude the Kedarkantha Trek

Drop to Dehradun by approx 6:00 pm

Post breakfast we set the course for Dehradun. And thus, we conclude our journey. You can spend the rest of the day in Dehradun sightseeing, shopping or local tours, but be sure to make the best out of your time.

Inclusions

  • Experienced Trek Leader.
  • All meals on scheduled time(Vegetarian and Delicious Only)
  • Quality equipment during the trek (This doesn’t include personal equipment)
  • Supporting staff.
  • Fully equipped medical kit and safety equipment
  • All kinds of permits and camping charges
  • Stay in Tent and Homestays
  • Crampons

Exclusions

  • Any personal expenses like Insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages
  • Travel fare from Dehradun to base Village (Sankri) and back. If needed, transportation will be provided at Rs 2500/- (for both sides) more will be charged for the same.
  • Mules or Porter’s to carry personal luggage
  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions
  • Food during the transit.
  • Unscheduled or extended stay due to roadblock

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 to Kedarkantha trek

  • 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.

DETAILED ITINERARY

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

Finally, the day has come that you’ve been waiting for so long. You reached Dehradun and it feels like a dream come true! With big open arms, we welcome you to our family. We are really grateful that you chose our Kedarkantha trekking package. As we will pick you up from your arrival spot, we will set foot for our amazing journey ahead. In this journey, you will come across like-minded strangers who will eventually end up being great friends and companions. On our trailblazing journey, you’ll get to experience some prominent and captivating sights that profoundly add to the glory of this place.

The mighty Yamuna river will be by your side as you head to your destination. The clear white stream of water amidst the lofty mountains is bound to take your attention. Going high up through all those tortuous roads by the river and the cool breeze that blows through the gaps might blow your mind away! On the way, we’ll also meet Tons river whose elegance runs in parallel to the Yamuna.

Our journey is also set to cross paths with the beautiful northern plains as well as the Himalayan pine forests which are equally enchanting. The breathtaking views of this place are beyond comparison and will compel you to set your gaze outside. After about a 6-hour journey, we will reach Sankari and will complete the first part of our Kedarkantha trekking.

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

Hey Heeey! It’s time to wake up to a brand-new day of our trekking adventure. After having our tummies full, we embark on our thrill-filled trekking. Today our Kedarkantha trekking destination will be Juda Ka Talab. Before that, we will visit the nearby villages and will delve into and learn about their beautiful cultures and traditions, besides getting tips on how to trek. Trek leaders will be present over there and once we meet them, we will start the exciting trek.

After an adventurous Kedarkantha trek, we will reach this charming lake high up in the mountains. We will set up our pretty little accommodations, i.e., tents right next to this beguiling lake amidst the snow-clad mountains. Isn’t it amazing?

You will learn about the sensational history behind the legendary lake and also spend time listening to heartwarming local stories. The diverse flora and fauna of this place are also worth a shot. And yes, you also get to take photographs over here, scores of photographs, whether it be a selfie or groupie or the tantalizing mountains and of the scenic beauties. The sunsets are a no-miss for they are fabulous. As the night slowly dwells in, we will settle in our little cottages and doze off.

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

Morning folks! It’s time for another great adventure! We will wake up early to witness the enriching rays of the colourful and captivating sunrise. It is one of the best sites that you’ll possibly encounter here and it’s timeless.

After watching the sunrise from the lap of the mountains, we will set off for the Kedarkantha trek. The journey comes with its perks too. You’ll see some splendid snow-capped mountains and a handful of summits that will snatch away your attention. As we cross through the snow-covered tracks, you will get to experience the praiseworthy scenarios, the vast spread of highlands and a captivating panoramic view of the sky meeting the lands miles away. This place will also serve as a perfect place to capture some breathtaking photographs. We will continue our journey and after about 4-5 hours, we will reach our destination, the Kedarkantha base camp.

The lights and warmth of the camp amidst the admirable mountains will be an amazing experience for you. After the dinner delight, we take some rest for another equally great adventure on the next day.

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

Yay! It’s the day! Today you can finally get to the place you’ve been craving for, the highest peak, the Kedarkantha peak. Right after having a delicious breakfast, we will head towards the summit, trekking all the way through the mountains. Once you reach the peak, the scintillating views of the snowy peaks under the dazzling sun rays are going to blow your mind away.

It will feel as if this place has descended from heaven itself. The whole panoramic view of the entire landscape is mesmerizing. Besides, you’ll get to enjoy the insanely popular peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kalanag, Gangotri, Yamunotri, and DhaulaDhar Ranges among several others, standing mighty and tall with all their elegance, poise, and perfection. We will spend some quality time on the summit and enjoy the scenic views, take a bunch of photographs, have lots of exciting interactions and lots and lots of happy memories. Tea and some tasty snacks will be provided to add to your delight.

After all these amazing moments that we spend together, we will leave this place behind and slowly descend on our way to Hargaon. Once we reach, we will have another amazing dinner session and finally lay down to sleep off the tiredness.   

Day 5: Hargaon – Sankari | Cross Snowy Summits, Dense Forest Trails

It’s time to get up for we gotta get down! Today, we will continue our descend towards Sankari. As we go down, you will once again get to experience the dense growth of beautiful, snow-covered coniferous trees and those rugged mountainous terrains that we once crossed while we were on our Kedarkantha trek.

By now, a part of you would want to stay back and admire the divine scenery of this enchanting place and the other part would simply want to let go of the hold. On the way, we will also come across local trails and dense forests that only add to the beauty of this place. Once we reach Sankari, we will have a scrumptious dinner and have an overnight stay.

Day 6: Sankari – Dehradun | Conclude the Kedarkantha Trek

Good Morning fellas! Here we are, having accomplished an amazing adventure and now, it’s time that we part ways. Today, after having the last breakfast, we head down to Dehradun by 6 p.m. And here we conclude the adventure part of our trip. You can allow yourself to do some local sightseeing and some obligatory shopping.

The Kedarkantha trek was an amazing one and we hope that you had and what you wished for and made tons of precious memories with hopes to return someday soon. The family that we made here was amazing and now it’s time to return to our normal lives and with sweet goodbyes and a heart full of emotions, we part ways.

1. What will be the group Size?
We prefer to have a group of 15-18 people as we intend to have more fun and give personal care.
We need at least 6 people to kick start our treks.

2. Who will accompany us on the Trek?
All our treks are led by certified professional trekking leaders, climbers. In addition to them, there will be a local guide, a cook, an assistant, porters, and other staff.

3. I am joining as a solo girl and/or traveling for the first time, is it safe to travel/trek alone?
Safety is of prime importance and we understand them very well. The major of our staff is a girl for that very reason so be assured you are in safe and reliable hands.

4. What type of ground transportation will be used during the trip?
We rent taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveler, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our suppliers.

5. I can’t carry my backpack/bag while trekking, can I offload it?
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. I 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.

6. What shoes should I buy?
Shoes are the lifeline during the trek. It is highly recommended to buy trekking shoes for a well well-known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoe with ankle support will work well.

7. Are there bathrooms/toilets facilities available during the excursion?
During the trek, separate toilet tents will be installed on each campsite.

8. What will be the type of accommodation?
Accommodation is in dome tents/Homestay.

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

10. How many trekkers will be in a tent?
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.

11. How can I book a trek with you?
After selecting the trip/excursion, you can book by clicking the Book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you through the booking which is quite easy.

12. What kind of food is served during the trek?
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the trek. We always serve vegetarian Indian food and eggs.

13. How can I get drinking water during the trek?
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.

14. Can we change the path?
Yes, you can make suggestions. We will analyze this and, if we consider it feasible, we will apply it.

15. Can the trip/excursion be personalized?
Yes, we can customize any trip/excursion based on your needs and feasibility.

16. Will the doctor accompany us during the walk?
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.

17. Do you prefer to take medications with me?
Yes, it is recommended to bring your own medicines while trekking.

18. Is Diamox advisable or not?
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. If in case you have any problem while trekking, inform your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

19. What is the minimum age limit to be eligible for the trek?
The Minimum age limit is 14 years

20. What will we do if it rains?
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.

21. Why is the trekking pole needed?
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. It depends on you

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