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Overview

About the Destination:
A dreamlike region such as Uttarakhand gifts its visitors plenty of adventures and Kedarkantha trek is one among them with millions of wonderful sights that will enchant your eyes. Kedar Kantha is less explored and mostly untouched even though it gained attraction due to another famous trek that is Har ki Dun. Kedar Kantha is awesomely beautified with charming villages, vast stretches of meadows, snow paths and magnificent views of the great Himalayas. Everything here looks so lovely and you will definitely find the natives and their culture quite amusing. While heading to the top portions, you will see the permeating nature’s glory that offers a dramatic landscape dotted with lovely lakes, tranquil rivers, mountains and rising Himalayan peaks. 

With Kedarkantha trek route which unwinds through many forests, snow-laden patches of green, meadow used by shepherds during the summer season are unpredictable several times but the views of several peaks and ranges are undeniable as well. The whole trek has sworn to bring to you the authenticity of thrill and adventure en route here. Make use of the miraculous chances to ski and feel the glee as you glide through frosty slopes. Spend some time staring at the mesmerizing beauty of the mountains. 

The complete snow covered area comes after 10,000 ft mark. A lot of trekkers would find it alluring to walk through a snow bed with full of pine trees. Moreover, the campsites arranged throughout the trek may steal your heart for many reasons, from the setting to the cozy interior. Not all treks can boast of the beauty of their campsites like the Kedarkantha trek. The Juda-Ka-Talab campground sits in a clearing encompassed by huge pine trees; the Kedarkantha Base campground is on an open glade with snow tops all around.

Kedar Kantha is recognized as one atypical summit which should not be missed by those who love adventure to the core. It also shares some of the greatest sights of nature to bring back people to feel what is it like to be closer to nature without mediocre. Take the chance to bask in the prettiness of intact nature and enjoy wonderful and heavenly moments with exhilarating experiences

About the Trek
For those who are planning to head out to some exotic massifs in the Himalayas, this seven day trekking package to Kedar Kantha would be a mind blowing choice to be picked up. Lined by hundreds of pine trees and falling snow throughout the highest regions, Kedar Kantha is an adorable piece of beauty. You will start this trek from Dehradun, the most celebrated hill station in Uttarakhand. The drive to Kedarkantha takes you through Mussoorie, and some of the scenic beauty of the region till you reach Sankri. 

The scenic drive along the remote locations make the target livelier and enthusiasm comes to take hold of you in a short time. From the base camp itself, you will start capturing the stunning panoramic view of the popular peaks in the Himalayan Ranges, standing tall with undefeated pride. When you get to the Kedarkantha summit, it is as though you have touched the sky and every one of the summits is at your eye level. Perched at a height of 3810 meters which is about 12,000 feet, this trek is a perfect expedition which can bring forth adventure as well as excitement together and you will cover almost 20 kilometers with the last stretches of the Kedar Kantha trails.

During your trek, the surprising moments arise when the equal distribution of natural wonders come to present them before you; the snow-laden peaks, greener, landscapes, frozen ponds and rivulets and the large meadows. As you continue your trek you will also see remote towns where ladies and children are busy carrying bundles of wooden logs, wooden sticks and dry leaves to use them for cooking and set up bonfires at night.

Kedarkantha Trek Highlights:
  • - Kedarkantha Trek is one of the most beautiful treks which will take you to the land of tall peaks that are part of the mighty Himalayas.
  • - It is considered to be a perfect winter trek with promising adventure at the summit where snow cover is not uncommon.
  • - Get a chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region as you continue your trek.
  • - Each of the campsites is known for its amazing surroundings with the beauty of pine trees.
  • - Soak in the amazing beauty of the region while you continue trekking through the lush meadows, dense pine forests, cascading beautiful streams, and gorgeous maple trees.

Quick Facts:
Temperature: Day: 8°C-15°C and Night: -5°C-3°C
Trekking Distance:  20km
Maximum Altitude: 12,500ft
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Base Camp: Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)
ATM: Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Dehradun - Sankri (7-8 hrs by road)

    From Dehradun, get a drive to Sankri via Mussoorie.

    Have lunch en route and the delightful drive will show you the beautiful Yamuna, exquisite Tons river and pine forests.

    Check into the hotel after reaching Sankrir and in the evening, enjoy a stroll in the charming village.

    Stay overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 2 - Sankri - Juda-ka-Talab - Shepherd Camp (3-4hrs)

    Commence the much awaited trek today after breakfast. Head out to Kedarkantha.

    The trail of today will be moderate and will pass through a lovely forest for most of the part.

    Start off with a walk to Saur Village where the proper ascending starts.

    After 2 hours of walking, you will reach Juda-ka-Talab, a small lake pond that turns to ice during the winters.

    While you continue walking, the tips of the frosty peaks of the mighty Himalayas become visible.

    Hike for 1.5 hours more and arrive at a meadow used by shepherds during the summer season.

    Camp here for the night.

  • Day 3 - Shepherd Camp - Kedarkantha Base (4hrs)

    The trek to Kedarkantha base happens today. Start it off after breakfast.

    It will be a challenging trail that is laced with vast snow fields and green patches between them.

    Once you reach the destination, take time to revel in the open snow ground ringed by trees.

    Check into the camps pitched over here. Also, there will be a safety back up hut.

    Enjoy the views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Kalanag peaks more closely.

    Stay overnight in the tents.

  • Day 4 - Base Camp - Kedarkantha – Base Camp

    Today, be prepared for a steep climb and ascend through snow.

    The route will be taken depending upon the snow conditions.

    After 4-5 hours, you will reach Kedarkantha. Here you will get the ample views of Yamunotri and Gangotri ranges, Kinner Kailash range and other ranges in the Himalayas.

    Return to the base camp and stay overnight there.

  • Day 5 - Base Camp - Shepherd Camp (2hrs)

    After having tea and cookies, begin the trek to the Shepherd Camp.

    Once you reach, have a sumptuous breakfast and then relax for sometime.

    You will then be given a briefing on skiing techniques and get familiarised with the equipment.

    You will be assisted by the expert guides throughout. Under their supervision, enjoy 3-5 adventurous hours of skiing with adequate breaks in between.

    After the activity, return to your stay and relax for the whole night peacefully.

  • Day 6 - Day spent at Shepard Camp, Go Skiing

    Engage with the techniques of skiing for one more day.

    Glide along the slope of snow cover and let your heart collect some exotic memories.

    There will be enough breaks in between and as the day ends, you will be comfortable in doing short runs. Stay overnight in the tents.

  • Day 7 - Shepherd Camp – Sankri – Dehradun

    First half of the day, enjoy skiing for a bit. Later, start descending to Sankri.

    Once you reach there, take a hot bath.

    Indulge in lunch and start driving back towards Dehradun which you reach by around 8 pm.

Stay

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  • Accommodation in hotels and tents

Meal

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  • All Meals Included

Activity

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  • Skiing
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  • Camping
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  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

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  • 2 guides
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  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
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  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)
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  • First Aid Kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
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  • Service Tax

Transport

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  • Transportation from Dehradun (start) to Dehradun (end) can be availed at an extra cost

Things To Carry

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  • Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3, Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt
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  • Trekking Pants that are water resistant/repellent and having inside lining for extra warmth- 2
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  • Windproof/water resistant outer shell (jacket) of good quality with a proper hood
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  • Down jacket with min 600 fill power rating, Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
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  • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
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  • Carry basic medicine kits
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  • Woollen cap, Inner fleece gloves, Outer water proof gloves
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  • Thick woollen socks and regular socks (4 – 5 pairs), Scarf/muffler (optional)
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  • Comfortable waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes that come with a thick sole and high ankles
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  • Camp shoes such as sneakers/sport shoes
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  • Raincoat / Poncho
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  • Small light weight towel
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  • Insulated water bottle and hydration pack (optional)
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  • Cap / floppy hat to keep the strong sun away from your face, Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (important when traversing through snow)
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  • Sturdy walking stick / Trekking pole
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  • Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm
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  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
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  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
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  • Personal toiletries
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  • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
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  • Carry rain cover for your bags
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  • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain

Advisory

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  • Pay heed to the guidelines given by trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience
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  • You are not allowed to have alcohol or any toxic substances during the trek
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights
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  • Consult with a physician if you are fit to undertake the trek
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites
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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. When is the best time for Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      As mentioned in the name, this trek is to be experienced in winter. Ideal time to experienced is from December to April During this time, you will be able to see the clear view of the region and snow filled campsites. Each campsite gives you the feel of fairyland in the snow.

    2. What level of fitness is expected from me?

      Kedarkantha Winter trek is considered as an easy trek but it gets moderately difficult as you progress. It is advisable to spend enough time getting some additional exercise before taking up this trek. You can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time. Taking the stairs without any breaks is extremely helpful to keep yourself fit. It is mandatory to be physically fit, for all treks. You should be comfortable enough to walk up to 6-7 hours per day.

    3. What all things I should carry for the trek?

      Here is the basic checklist which should help you with your packing. As a general rule, it is advised that you should try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. It is ideal to carry a backpack [40-60 L] and include the following – Trekking shoes, Thermals, Synthetic Trek pants, T-shirts, Top and bottom thick Fleece, wind-proof jackets, sunglasses, LED Torch, Head Torch, Trekking pole, Socks [2-3 pairs], synthetic hand gloves. You need to also carry a day pack of around 20 L which will hold all the toiletries – Light towel, Sunscreen [with high SPF formulation], moisturiser, lip balm, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitizer, water bottle, Garbage bags, dryflo tube/buff, Poncho, Power bank, warmees [in case you feel cold] and medicines – Diamox 10-15 tablets, Crocin 5-6 tablets, Band-aid pack of 10, Cotton roll, soframycin, O2 [Diarrhoea], Moov/Relispray, ORS/Electral 8-10 packets, Avomine [Motion Sickness]. It is advisable to consult a doctor for medicine before packing.

    4. What kind of shoes I should have?

      One needs proper trekking shoes during the trek and should strictly avoid sports shoes or sneakers. Since you have to walk in dense forests along with steep ascent and descent, it is advisable to have all-terrain water proof shoes. These are easily available. It is also advisable to walk in these shoes and get your feet used to it before the trek. Here are some brand recommendations – Forclaz, Columbia. Quechua, Zamberlan, Lafuma, Conquest and The North Face.

    5. What will be the facility of food and water during the trek?

      Freshly cooked food will be served during the trek. Vegetarian food will be served to the group keeping both health and taste in mind. Tea and Coffee will be served during the breaks. All the members are encouraged to eat well. Safe drinking water is provided to all the members throughout the trek.

    6. What all medicines I should carry? Can I take Diamox?

      Carrying medicines is important while trekking anywhere in the world. During the trekking, access to pharmacies is not easy. So, it’s better to carry first-aid kit. You can pack Crocin 5-6 tablets, Band-aid pack of 10, Cotton roll, Soframycin, Moov/Relispray, ORS/Electral 8-10 packets, Avomine [Motion Sickness]. It is advisable to consult a doctor for medicines before packing. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhoea medicine such as O2, Roko, Lopamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option. While you are trekking in high altitude region, you are prone to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) whose symptoms are – headache, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, dizziness and difficulty in sleeping. To overcome this Diamox is helpful. It is advisable to keep it handy or to have 1/2 a tablet in the morning and 1/2 a tablet 30 minutes before bed [kindly consult your doctor before taking any kind of medicines].

    7. Will there be mobile connectivity on Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      Mobile network is inconsistent during the trek. Most of mobile networks do not work for most part of this trek. BSNL is the only mobile network that work in patches along the way (but is inconsistent).

    8. What type of winter trek is this? Do we need to walk in a lot of snow?

      Kedarkantha Winter Trek is considered as the best winter trek in India, and it will be the best bet to undertake winter trek with this one During winter, Kedarkantha makes for a tremendous trek in snow, with pretty campsites and astoundingly wide clearings in the forests. You will come across snow just as you cross the 10,000-ft. mark, lying on the forest floor among the pine trees. A huge snow blanket is likely to surround you in every direction.

    9. What will be the Kedarkantha snow trek temperature?

      Even though this is a winter trek, temperature is not that harsh. Daytime average temperature will be 8-15 degrees and during night time it will drop to -3 to – 5 degrees.

    10. Is it a good trek for first timer?

      Kedarkantha Winter trek is considered as an easy trek but it gets moderately difficult as you progress. First-timer can try this trek, only if they are physically fit. It is advisable to spend enough time getting some additional exercise before taking up this trek. You can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time. Taking the stairs without any breaks is extremely helpful to keep yourself fit. You should be comfortable enough to walk up to 6-7 hours per day. It is mandatory to be physically fit, for all treks.

    11. What type of vehicles will be used for transportation?

      Transportation will be available at an extra cost. It will be from Dehradun (start) to Dehradun (end) and you need to inform us in at the time of booking, so that arrangements can be made. Toyota Innova, Mahindra Scorpio, Tempo Traveller or similar kind of vehicle will be used for transport.

    12. What all places we will cover during Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      Kedarkantha winter trek usually starts from Sankri; which can be easily reached from Dehradun via bus or taxi. This trail takes the trekkers through the spotless beauty of the vicinity. From snow-capped Himalayan peaks to a frozen pond, meadows covered with snow to some of the other mesmerising peaks, this trek offers all the marvels, any trekker or a nature lover can wish for!

    13. How is Kedarkantha Snow trek weather?

      Days are pleasantly warner during the day and cold during night time. During the winter season, Daytime temperatures range from 8-15 degrees and at night it drops up to -7ºC at night. During the daytime the sunlight is good and the weather is clear but you are advised to dress in layers in the night as it gets very cold.

    14. What is the difficulty level Kedarkantha winter trek?

      Kedarkantha Winter trek is considered from easy to moderately difficult as you progress. First-timer/beginners can try this trek, if they are physically fit. You should keep in mind that you will be walking up to 6-7 hours per day and should be comfortable with that.

    15. How much do we have to trek each day?

      Total trekking distance is 20 km for this trek. You will cover distance of 8-15kms a day during the trek, barring the days left out for sightseeing, travelling and other tourist activities.

    16. Is it a safe trek for girls?

      Trekking is extremely safe for girls including this one. We will ensure that women are safe during the entire trek. Even if there is solo girl part of the trip, she will be provided single tent to sleep alone. If there are more than two girls, then they can share a tent. We ensure that you are never left on your own, understand your pace and be with the group.

    17. Where is the maximum elevation of Kedarkantha snow trek?

      Highest altitude of Kedarkantha snow trek will be 12,500 ft.

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