Kedarkantha Trek Overview

Explore the Himalayas on the beautiful Kedarkantha trek. Kedarkantha is a 6-days trek in the Govind Pashuvihar National Park which is popular for a lot of reasons. The first reason being the rewarding experience of the summit climb. The summit looms large right from the base camp and as you start your journey towards the peak a whole new world reveals itself to you.

Kedarkantha is not particularly an easy climb, it is steep and the closer you get to the summit, the trickier the paths become. But once you complete it, the overwhelming sense of accomplishment is going to take over your senses. A trek to Kedarkantha is also going to leave you mesmerized with its dense lush forest. Kedarkantha trek being inside a wildlife sanctuary, the aspect of nature will render you speechless with its raw Western Himalayan beauty.

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Kedarkantha Trek from Sankri (5D/4N)
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Highlights
  • Embark on an exhilarating trek to the Kedarkantha summit for a 360-degree view of the majestic Himalayan peaks.

  • Enjoy picturesque camp stays and have a unique and immersive experience with nature.

  • Explore the beautiful Juda ka Talab and add a tranquil touch to the trekking adventure.

  • Witness the magical sunrise from the summit as it casts a mesmerising glow over the surrounding peaks.

  • Revel in the majestic Himalayas’ beauty as you trail amidst the snow-capped peaks and pristine landscapes.

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Must Know Before You Go
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the night unless it is a part of the itinerary and a guide is with you; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • In case, the trek needs to be canceled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government are to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask is recommended.
  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains available.
  • All the activities depend upon the weather.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Ensure that you stay covered with thermals and enough jackets to withstand the temperature that is between 8°C to 15°C during the day and -5°C to 3°C at the night.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the Kedarkantha trekking during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the Kedarkantha winter trek.
  • Children below the age of 7 years are not recommended for Kedarkantha trek.
  • Pay heed to the trek leaders and guides in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • Transportation to and fro from Dehradun is available on additional charges on request.
  • The Kedarkantha winter trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travelers littering may be fined.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the Kedarkantha trek package.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the Kedarkantha Trekking.
  • Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Thrillophilia'' reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which Thrilllophilia or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. Thrillophilia reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule, cancellation of flights/1trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, roadblocks, etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost. No bill will be reimbursed for any missed service/facility.
  • During a trip, in case the roads are blocked due to landslides or a reason that is beyond control, Thrillophilia will rearrange the itinerary for the travellers real-time, however, the cost of alternative accommodation will be borne by the customer as the hotels pre-booked execute their cancellation policies and are nonrefundable.
  • Because of any reason natural or personal, if the Trek or a particular activity is not completed, no refund will be processed.
  • The difference in the cost shall be borne by the client in case of any amendment in the package due to change in the number of guests, hotel change, itinerary change, etc.
  • If in case any traveller wants to or decides to leave the trip in the middle, all the expenses from that point onwards will be borne by the traveller. Neither the operator nor Thrillophilia will be held responsible for such decisions or for any refund.
  • The refund or compensation is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. refund or compensation are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of Thrillophilia.
  • At Thrillophilia, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event we might have to call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity or other issues like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that might prevent a safe trekking experience. In such cases, Thrillophilia will issue a Credit note summing up to the same amount as your trek fee that can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
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Kedarkantha Trek From Dehradun | (5D/4N)
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Kedarkantha Trek From Dehradun 5 D 4 N
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Starts at
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Highlights
  • Embark on an exhilarating trek to the Kedarkantha summit for a 360-degree view of the majestic Himalayan peaks.

  • Enjoy picturesque camp stays and have a unique and immersive experience with nature.

  • Explore the beautiful Juda ka Talab and add a tranquil touch to the trekking adventure.

  • Witness the magical sunrise from the summit as it casts a mesmerising glow over the surrounding peaks.

  • Revel in the majestic Himalayas’ beauty as you trail amidst the snow-capped peaks and pristine landscapes.

Scroll down to read more
Must Know Before You Go
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the night unless it is a part of the itinerary and a guide is with you; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • In case, the trek needs to be canceled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government are to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask is recommended.
  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains available.
  • All the activities depend upon the weather.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Ensure that you stay covered with thermals and enough jackets to withstand the temperature that is between 8°C to 15°C during the day and -5°C to 3°C at the night.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the Kedarkantha trekking during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the Kedarkantha winter trek.
  • Children below the age of 7 years are not recommended for Kedarkantha trek.
  • Pay heed to the trek leaders and guides in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • Transportation to and fro from Dehradun is available on additional charges on request.
  • The Kedarkantha winter trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travelers littering may be fined.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the Kedarkantha trek package.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the Kedarkantha Trekking.
  • Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Thrillophilia'' reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which Thrilllophilia or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. Thrillophilia reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule, cancellation of flights/1trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, roadblocks, etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost. No bill will be reimbursed for any missed service/facility.
  • During a trip, in case the roads are blocked due to landslides or a reason that is beyond control, Thrillophilia will rearrange the itinerary for the travellers real-time, however, the cost of alternative accommodation will be borne by the customer as the hotels pre-booked execute their cancellation policies and are nonrefundable.
  • Because of any reason natural or personal, if the Trek or a particular activity is not completed, no refund will be processed.
  • The difference in the cost shall be borne by the client in case of any amendment in the package due to change in the number of guests, hotel change, itinerary change, etc.
  • If in case any traveller wants to or decides to leave the trip in the middle, all the expenses from that point onwards will be borne by the traveller. Neither the operator nor Thrillophilia will be held responsible for such decisions or for any refund.
  • The refund or compensation is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. refund or compensation are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of Thrillophilia.
  • At Thrillophilia, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event we might have to call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity or other issues like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that might prevent a safe trekking experience. In such cases, Thrillophilia will issue a Credit note summing up to the same amount as your trek fee that can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
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Quick Facts of Kedarkantha Trek

Quick Facts of Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Trek Height: 12,500 ft

Start/ End Point of the Trek: Sankri village

Service From: Dehradun

Duration: 6D/5N

Kedarkantha Trek Distance: 20 km

Kedarkantha Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate

Kedarkantha Trek Temperature: Day (8°C to 15°C) and Night: (-5°C to 3°C)

Best Time to do Kedarkantha Trek: November to April

Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Short Itinerary for Kedarkantha Summit Trek

Day 1 - Dehradun to Sankri

Day 2 - Sankri to Juda ka Talab

Day 3 - Juda ka Talab to Base Camp

Day 4 - Base Camp to Kedarkantha Summit

Day 5 - Base Camp to Sankri

Day 6 - Sankri to Dehradun

Kedarkantha Trek Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 1

Dehradun to Sankri

Distance: 187km

Duration: 8-9 hours

Altitude: 1950m

  • Start your journey towards Sankri village from Dehradun, which would take you about 9-10 hours.
  • Drive along Yamuna and Tons river, with pine forests surrounding your way and enjoy the beauty of nature at its best.
  • After the breezy ride reach Sankri and check-in to your campsite.
  • Overnight stay at Sankri.

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Tips for Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha is a very popular trek among first timers who are indulging in some serious trekking. It can be a good way to kickstart your trekking journey. Here are some tips for the first time trekkers :

  • You can rent trekking poles, trekking shoes, and trekking bags in Sankri but be sure to check the availability before peak season.
  • Keeping your phones fully charged and carrying an extra battery for your camera is advisable as electricity in snakri is quite an issue, the place faces frequent power cuts.
  • Carry a flask to store warm water which you can drink during your trek .
  • This cannot be stressed enough but do not overpack as doing so you will be bringing doom upon yourself.
  • Stuff your things in a planned way so that things are easily accessible to you when you need them.
  • As you enter Purola (halfway to Sankri), there will be no network so make sure you inform your loved ones.
  • There are no ATMs after Mori so be sure to use the ATM in Dehradun itself.
  • As you begin your trek, start with small steps and gradually increase your pace
  • Keep quick foods like energy bar with you which will give you an instant boost.
  • Do not forget to keep your headorce as you will be trekking 3 am in the morning.

Unsaid Things About Kedarkantha Trek

Unsaid Things About Kedarkantha Trek
  • Trek inside a wildlife sanctuary : Kedarkantha is located in the Govind Pashuvihar Sanctuary and National Park, the area is filled with rich flora and fauna with biodiversity of Western Himalayas. In your trek to Kedarkanth you will be witnessing all three kinds of flora of Western Himalayas : Broadleaf forests, Subalpine conifer and Subalpine shrubs and bushes.

  • Religious and Cultural significance of Kedarkantha : According to mythology, it is believed that Lord Shiva stayed here for a few days when he was hiding from a demon. All the three significant villages, Sankri, Kotgaon and Gaichwan have a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. In terms of culture we will see a heavy influence of the Kinnaur, the people over here dress and talk in a similar fashion like the Kinnauris.

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FAQ's of Kedarkantha Trek

How long is the Kedarkantha Trek?

    Kedarkantha trek is a 18 km long trek which takes 4 days from Sankri to complete the trek. On the first day you will cover 5 km which will take you around 4 hours approximately, on the second day you will cover 4 km over a span of 4 hours. On the third day you will trek from Juda ka talab to Base camp which is 4 kms.On the 4th day you will cover around 6 km which will take you 6-7 hours.

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