Kedarkantha Trek

From

₹ 7,500 ₹8,500

Duration

5D/4N

Height

12,500ft

Distance

20kms

Pick Up & Drop

Dehradun

Overview

The Kedarkantha trek is your best option if you’re looking to go trekking in India during the winter. Kedarkantha trek is a fantastic journey in virgin snow from December to March, with lovely campsites and remarkably vast clearings in the trees. One of the most popular snow trekking locations in India is the Kedarkantha Peak. Winter snow falling makes for a stunning photographic scene, but what’s even more beautiful is the view of the Mighty Himalayas from the pathways all the way to the summit. An ideal walking track, which spans a total of 20 kilometres and is located at a height of 3810 metres (12,500 feet), may be found here. Even first-time trekkers may go on the trekking journey and take the nature’s beauty at its finest due to the short distance and moderate difficulty of the walking track. This route contains every lovely wonder that a hiker might want to see and experience. The Kedarkantha trek is a great place for nature lovers to take in the beauty of unspoiled nature, enjoy lovely and blissful moments with thrilling experiences, and not just for adventure seekers and trekkers to enjoy thrilling difficulties.

Highlights

Trek Plan

Day1: From Dehradun to Sankri

Pickup from Dehradun in the morning for a 240 km (10 hours) lengthy but beautiful trip to Sankri through Mussoorie, Barkot, Purola, Mori, and Netwar along the Tons River. Located in the Uttarkashi district, on the slopes of the Himalayas, lies the peaceful village- Sankri. In addition to several other well-known treks, like the Kedarkantha Trek, Har ki Dun, Rupin Pass, Bali Pass, and countless more, this modest community serves as the base camp for these renowned treks. At an elevation of 6,400 feet above sea level, this community is situated within the Govind wildlife sanctuary. It is an ideal spot for those seeking a serene mountain vacation or those who are adventurous. This location has a breathtaking view of the Himalayas and a wealth of cultural heritage, thanks to its wooden construction. Spend the night in Sankri and have dinner there.

Trek from Sankri to Juda-ka-talab

After our morning workout, we will eat breakfast and go out for our first camp at Juda Ka Talab at 8 AM. Today, you’ll trek a total of 5 kilometres. One will witness several shepherd houses in wide-open meadows along this walk, all of which are beautiful to view. In a lovely pine forest approximately ten minutes’ walk from the settlement, the route begins. The route is broad, and one can hear streams running throughout, but they might not be seen until much farther down. We’ll set our tent next to the tiny pond, which is flanked by pine and oak trees. From the Juda Ka Talab camping, one may enjoy stunning views of snow-covered mountains. Also, today you will get your all three time of meals.

Trek from Juda-ka-talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp

Wake up early morning to view the snow-covered peaks’ golden light. Start your journey to the base of Kedarkantha Peak after breakfast; it will take you upto 4 hours to get there. The trek resumes through pine and oak tree-only deep forests, high ridges, and even denser terrain. One may take in the breathtaking vistas of an arc-shaped range of snow-covered mountains just before arriving at the Kedarkantha Base. Take a delicious meal and see the nature’s beauty. You can see Kedarkantha plainly from your campground since the snow-covered mountain peaks sparkle as brilliantly as the moon at night. Spend the night in the tent.

From Kedarkantha Base Camp to Kedarkantha Peak to Hargaon

The trek to the top of Kedarkantha mountain is long today. The day starts early with a hearty breakfast and taking in the wonderful, pristine, and divine dawn from the Kedarkantha meadows. You may occasionally find yourself standing in knee-deep snow. You’ll see a spectacular display of colours in the sky as the sun rises, and the transition will leave you awestruck. At the summit, one may unwind for a while while taking in the enchanted beauty of nature. We hike back to the camping spot in Hargaon after spending some quality time at the top. 

From Hargaon to Sankri to Dehradun

From Hargaon, follow the stone route to Sankri. Trek downward through dense stands of Pine and Maple trees. Transfer to Dehradun once reached in Sankri. This is the last day of the trek.

What’s Included

What’s Excluded

Things To Carry

When embarking on a trek with Global Events Travels, there are certain items you need to bring yourself. These are divided into five categories: Trekking Gear, Footwear, Clothing, Toiletries, Utensils, and Miscellaneous. All items listed are essential, unless marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Rucksack with rain cover
  • Day pack bag, Recommended for treks with a summit day
  • Head torch with spare batteries
  • UV protection sunglasses
  • Water bottles: Two 1-liter bottles

Footwear

  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes: 1 pair
  • Lightweight slippers or sandals: 1 pair
    Clothing
  • Quick-dry warm lower or track pants: 2
  • Full-sleeve T-shirts/sweatshirts: 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Thick woolen socks: 1 pair for every 2 days of trekking
  • Thermal body warmer (upper & lower): 1 set
  • Undergarments: 1 for each day of trekking
  • Warm jacket (closed at wrist & neck): 1
  • Full-sleeve sweater: 1
  • Rainwear (jacket & pants): 1 set
  • Waterproof, warm gloves: 1 pair
  • Woolen cap**: 1
  • Sun-shielding hat: 1

Toiletries

  • Personal toiletries kit: Small towel, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush,
    toothpaste, cold cream, etc.
  • Sunscreen lotion: Small pack
  • Lip balm: Small pack

Utensils

  • Small, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box: 1
  • Plate: 1
  • Spoon: 1
  • Tea/coffee mug (plastic): 1

Miscellaneous

  • Camera: (Optional)
  • Personal medicines: Bring plenty if needed; consult your doctor before the trek.
  • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars (Optional)

FAQ's

The best time to do the Kedarkantha Trek is typically from December to April when the region experiences snowfall and the landscapes are beautifully covered in snow. However, the trek can also be done during the summer months, from April to June, when the weather is milder and the snow has melted.

The Kedarkantha Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. It involves trekking through varying terrain, including forests, meadows, and snow-covered trails. While it's suitable for beginners, some prior trekking experience and a reasonable level of fitness are recommended.

The Kedarkantha Trek typically takes around 5 days to complete. This includes trekking from Sankri village to the Kedarkantha summit and back, with overnight stays at various campsites along the way.

The summit of Kedarkantha Peak stands at an altitude of approximately 12,500 feet (3,800 meters) above sea level.

Accommodation during the Kedarkantha Trek typically consists of tents or guesthouses at various campsites along the route. Some operators also offer fixed tented camps with basic amenities like sleeping bags, mattresses, and meals.

Essential items to pack for the Kedarkantha Trek include appropriate clothing (layers for cold weather), trekking shoes, a sturdy backpack, water bottles, energy snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, personal medications, and a first aid kit. It's also advisable to carry a trekking pole and a good quality sleeping bag.

While the altitude of Kedarkantha Peak is not extremely high, some trekkers may experience symptoms of altitude sickness, especially if ascending too quickly. It's important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. If symptoms persist or worsen, it's advisable to descend to a lower altitude.

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