Kedarkantha Trek

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3800m

06 Days

Easy

Age 8+

Dehradun

Activities

Trip overview

Kedarkantha Trek is placed in the Upper Garhwal Himalayas (The Garhwal are the Himalayan mountain levels in the Indian state of Uttarakhand). The Kedarkantha Trek provides an easily available hike at any time of the year.

The Kedarkantha Trek takes you on a memorable ride beginning with the Govind National Park which is a treasure residence of plants and fauna such as leopards, bears, musk deer and many birds! The specialty of this trek lies in the way it mixes lovely scenery with a challenging route.

The Kedarkantha Trek distance from Sankri is around 20 – 22kms, Aahvan Adventures has designed a Kedarkantha trek itinerary that is so beautiful that it gets you through all the adventure with minimum hustle, The Kedarkantha Trek duration is almost 4 to 5 days to complete the whole trek.

The best time for the Kedarkantha trek is during winter and most of the avid trekkers choose to go on this trek during December month. In winter you will get the best experience of this Snowy trek.

Days will be warm but nights are to watch out for as zero temperatures or even below zero temperature. All the challenges aside, The Kedarkantha trek promises a sweeping view from the peak.

Kedarkantha Trek route takes you via dense forest and good sized snowfields decorated with inexperienced patches. Kedarkantha Trek difficulty stage is easy to moderate so any beginner can do it. Kedarkantha Trek Altitude (Kedarkantha Trek Height) is 12500 ft / 3800m approx.

Kedarkantha Trek is an exalted mountain peak of the Himalayas in  Uttarakhand. Kedarkantha Trek Location is in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and Govind National Park. Kedarkantha trek will treat you to an exotic array of flora and fauna all through the trek.

Kedarkantha Trek is a trekker’s delight because of its snowy wintry weather trails and traversing your way through smooth green pine forests, If you are searching for a quick rendezvous from the mundane movements of town life then the Kedarkantha trek experience is bound to jump your spirits.

Kedarkantha trek is filled with spirituality that the word itself conjures lovely pics in your mind. The image of Lord Shiva sitting on top of an imposing Himalayan mountain, showering his blessings to the world is one of the first pics that excite your senses. The Kedarkantha Summit is the majestic mountain peak in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand.

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trip Dates

itinerary

sometimes its the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination

The trip which leads you to the Kedarkantha Trek will start from Dehradun Railway Station with a morning pick up at 7.00 AM. We’ll travel to Sankri via Mussoorie, the Queen of Hills. Famous tourist destinations, ironically, don’t really deserve your attention when you’re on a longer trip like this.

The total distance between Dehradun and Sankri is approximately 200 kilometres, with a driving time of 9 to 10 hours. Mussoorie, on the other hand, isn’t just another hill station along the way; it has a long and illustrious history.

We will move the Mussoorie en-route to the Sankri, alongside the stunning Yamuna and Tons rivers. The drive also passes by means of beautiful pine forests.

On reaching Sankri, we will explore the scenic hamlet to prepare for the trek that lies ahead and overnight stay at Sankri. You can also spot the British architecture around the town.

Snow-capped mountains begin to appear up within the distance from Mussoorie onwards. We are going to have the magnificent scenario of “Kempty Falls” on the route to Sankri.

Sankri is the base camp of this elating endeavor and the passage point to the charismatic Kedarkantha and Har Ki Dun. The scenic village that is conveniently situated at 1950 meters on the pinnacle conveniently, In the Valley with exhilarating views of the Himalayas. It is magically located 13 km inside the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary.

Sankri is an ideal base camp amidst the ridges because of the beautiful sun setting behind the Himalayas and the gleam of the Swargarohini peak. When we arrive in Sankri, we will visit the picturesque hamlet in order to prepare for the upcoming Kedarkantha trek and an overnight stay in Sankri.

We will begin our day with a hot, delectable breakfast before beginning our moderate hiking climb. The final destination would take approximately 4 to 5 hours to enter. We will pass through dense forests of Kedarkantha.

While mountaineering we will walk through Saur village, We will get transient glimpses of snow-covered mountains of the Himalayas but the pleasant view is yet to come on this Kedarkantha Trek. Juda-ka-Talab (which is frozen for the duration of winters) located at the top of 2800m.

An hour’s walk will lead us to the meadows where we will stay for the night. Overnight stay will be in tents.

KedarKantha Trek base becomes our destination for the day and we start for it post breakfast.

Today will be a busy day for the shutterbugs as the trek route is lovely with open views on all sides and good sized snowfields decorated with green patches. However, our destination is even more impressive. The route is around 4 to 5 hours long.

Imagine vast open, snowfields, the size of two football fields, a stream running by, and misty mountains forming the background – this is the KedarKantha Trek base where we will camp overnight in tents. We told you it was impressive!

If the Kedarkantha Trek base is this beautiful, imagine the beauty of the summit. Today will be a busy day for the shutterbugs as the trek route is beautiful with open views on all side and big snow fields embellished with green patches.

To the Kedarkantha top it would be a steep climb as well as it may be a little challenging too; depending on the snow. It would be a quick route and it will not take more than 2-3 hours.

As for the view from the top – you will be in a position to see all the mountains of the Yumnotri, Gangotri, and the KinnerKailash range, plus the valleys.

However, our destination is even extra impressive. Imagine a massive open, snowfields, the size of two soccer fields, a stream walking by, and misty mountains forming the background.

 

Then, depending on the route we take, we’ll descend the Kedarkantha Peak and trek all the way down to Juda-ka-Talab or an optional campsite. Tents would be used for the night.

We will return these days after an early breakfast. It is a quick trek and will only last a couple of hours. We will reach Sankri at around 12 o’clock and then you will have stay in the neighborhood village for whole day.

We will board the vehicles and begin driving back to Dehradun after spending the night in Sankri. Arrive in Dehradun by 6 p.m. in the late afternoon. The amazing journey to Kedarkantha comes to an end here.

trip cost & policies

Inclusions:
  • Accommodation during the Kedarkantha Trek (camping)
  • All meals – vegetarian at Kedarkantha Trek
  • Campfire at Camps (If Available)
  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges for Kedarkantha Trek
  • Trekking equipment (Tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.)
  • Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
  • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
  • Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)
  • Achievement Certificate of Kedarkantha Trek
  • Memories of Life Time of Kedarkantha Trek
Inclusions:
  • Dehradun to Sankri & Return Transport in Tempo/Bolero/Sumo Vehicle
  • Accommodation during the Kedarkantha Trek (camping)
  • All meals – vegetarian
  • Campfire at Camps (If Available)
  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges for Kedarkantha Trek
  • Trekking equipment (Tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.)
  • Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
  • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
  • Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)
  • Achievement Certificate of Kedarkantha Trek
  • Memories of Life Time of Kedarkantha Trek
Inclusions:
  • Delhi to Dehradun & Return Transport in Private Vehicle (Minimum 4 Pax Required)
  • Dehradun to Sankri & Return Transport in Tempo/Bolero/Sumo Vehicle
  • Accommodation during the Kedarkantha Trek (camping)
  • All meals – vegetarian
  • Campfire at Camps (If Available)
  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges for VKedarkantha Trek
  • Trekking equipment (Tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.)
  • Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
  • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
  • Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)
  • Achievement Certificate of Kedarkantha Trek
  • Memories of Life Time of Kedarkantha Trek
  • GST 5% (Service Tax)
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri & Return (Rs.2000 Additional)
  • Backpack offloading charges (Rs.250 Per Day/Per Bag)
  • Food during transport from Dehradun to Sankri & Return
  • Backpack offloading charges (Rs. 250/day/bag)
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything apart from the inclusions
  1. Full payment / Rs.5,000 for Trek / Rs.10,000 for Road Trip / Mountain Expedition to be made in advance at the time of booking
  2. Remaining / Rest Payment to be made before the start of the trip
  3. Booking can be made via NEFT / RTGS / SWIFT / Bank Transfer / Cash
  4. GST @ 5% will be additional on all the bookings
  5. Last Date of the booking will be closed before 07 days prior trip departure
  6. Cross confirm the dates and seat availability from our team via mail or call before any online booking/reservation
  7. If any invoice amount is above 2 lacs and mode of payment full or partial is in cash (cash paid at counter or deposited in bank) 1% TCS will be applicable and to be deposited extra on total amount and PAN card copy has to be shared.
  8. Full payment is required as per applicable airfare in case of flight booking
  1. In the event of cancellation of any trip/adventure activity services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, we must be notified the same via mail at info@aahvanadventures.com
  2. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice on mail and cancellation charges would be as follows
            -Before 30 days: 90% of the total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Between 21−30 days: 75% of total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Between 11−20 days: 50% of total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Less than 10 days: No refund
  3. Refund will be processed within 10 working days after the cancellation date.
  4. Cancellation charges will be calculated on gross tour cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure and date of cancellation.
  5. No Refund will be payable:
            -For any missed/unused services of the tour including the meals due to whatsoever reason
            -If services of the tour are modified, varied, amended, cancelled or not utilized.
            -If any client decides and/or is required to cancel the tour due to any changes made in Itinerary or trip
            -If the client is not satisfied with any service of the operator
  1. Aahvan Adventures OPC Pvt Ltd can change the Sequence of the day-wise tour program/Itinerary without any prior notice. It may Change depending upon traffic schedules/restrictions, landslides, flight amendments, weather conditions or any other travel related unforeseen circumstances.
  2. In case of cancellation of the group from our end due to any unavoidable circumstances, we will either transfer the booking in our other fixed departure trips or refund the complete amount except flight charges if any.
  3. Aahvan Adventures takes utmost care to ensure the safety of its members during any of the adventure programs. However, in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Aahvan Adventures will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes arising due to the above will be subject to the jurisdiction of Ahmedabad only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which traveller would not be allowed to participate in any of the adventure programs.
  4. The package price does not include – Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage/ offloading charges during any trip, monument fees, camera fees etc.
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  6. It is mandatory for all guests to carry valid photo ID’s (Passport/Driving License/Voter ID Card). PAN Card is not accepted at many places as a valid photo ID.
  7. Aahvan Adventures reserves right to dismiss any client from the tour due to any form of misbehaviour, unreasonable quarrel or physical/verbal assault affecting a client or any of the Ground Field Staff.

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Essentials

pack your bag for great adventure

  • Day Bag(20-30 litre) with Rain Cover (If you hire mule or porter)
  • Back Pack(50-60 litre) with Rain Cover
  • 2- water bottles
  • Personal Medical kit (If you required)
  • Hiking Shoes-water proof and ankle support
  • Torch With extra batteries
  • Original ID Card
  • Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
  • Thermal Wear
  • 2-jacket (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
  • Warm Inner wears
  • 2-Gloves (1 Woollen, 1 Waterproof)
  • 2-Trek Pants (which is a comfortable full day)
  • 4-T-shirts (2 Full Sleeves,
  • 2 Half Sleeves)
  • 2-Sweater (1 Fleece, 1 Woollen)
  • 5-Socks (3 Cotton, 2 Woollen)
  • Rain Coat / Poncho
  • Handkerchief/towels
  • 2- Caps (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woollen Cap)
  • UV sunglass
  • Balaclava
  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Lip Balm
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Body Lotion
  • Sanitizer

fAQ's

Who questions much, Shall learn much.

  • A. Kedarkantha trek is moderate and meant for everyone, right from fit/adventurous to seasoned hikers. Kedarkantha trek is the best trek for beginners.
  • A. Best time to visit Kedarkantha trek is from December to April month.
  • A. Kedarkantha Peak is the highest point of the Kedarkantha trek situated at the height of 3800m/12500 ft.
  • A. Dehradun is around 250km from Delhi by road. So many trains are well connected to Dehradun and as well Haridwar, which is 50km away from Dehradun. The nearest airport is Jolly Grand Airport.
  • A.For a small group of upto 5-6 people we provide Tata sumo or Mahindra Bolero and for a group of more than 10 people we provide 13 seater Tempo Traveller.
  • A. During winters Kedarkantha Trek Dayt temperature will be around 8° to 12° and Kedarkantha Trek Night it will fall down to -10°
  • A. Trekking shoes are not mandatory but, it will make the trek comfortable. Take a shoe with a good grip and high ankle support. It would be better if the shoes are waterproof.
  • A. During Kedarkantha trek the stay will be in hiking tents so there is no provision for a bath on the trek.
  • A. In Kedarkantha Trek group size would be around 15-20 people.
  • A. In kedarkantha trek there will be 2 experienced guides depending on the group size.
  • A. Yes, men and women will not be sharing tents, unless on their demand.
  • A. During the trek we provide food 4 times a day i.e. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner.
  • A. We suggest you to carry an original ID card and a photograph during the trek.
  • A. Yes, we do provide Toilet tents during Kedarkantha Trek.
  • Yes, Sudden weather changes are expected, we suggest you to always carry a light raincoat or waterproof windcheater/poncho.
  • A. In Kedarkantha Trek mobile networks are rarely available and it totally depends upon weather conditions. At Sankri you will get BSNL mobile network. During other locations, you won’t have any network.
  • A. During the trek, you will get electricity only in Sankri.
  • A. After Dehradun, the last ATM will be at Purola on the route, it is advised to keep required.
  • A. Yes, this Kedarkantha Trek is full of surprises for shutterbugs. However, keep checking on the warning boards if it is not permitted at some places then avoid it.
  • A. The Kedarkantha trek is the group activity and Trek leaders have the responsibility of the whole trek in place of individual one so customized menus will be difficult to be available. However you can ask for customization, if possible you can for it we will try to make it available.
  • A. The Distance between Delhi to Kedarkantha Trek is around 450 km.
  • A. Yes, the Kedarkantha trek is very safe for female solo travelers. Among all the Kedarkantha Trek organisers, Team Aahvan Adventures has very proactive and responsible approach for all the trekkers, especially for female travelers.
  • A. Yes, you can join us as Solo Traveller. There are many solo male and female travellers join us for the trek.
  • A.Yes, you can carry your own tent but we do not suggest to carry your tent because it will increase the weight of your luggage.
  • A. Kedarkantha trek is the part of Govind Ballabh National Park. It is a natural reserve for many Himalayan species.
  • A. Distance between Mussoorie and Kedarkantha is approx 152 kms. And many public transport available from Sankri village.
  • A. Sankri is approx 235 kms away from Haridwar. You can hire a private tourist cab or you can go with government or private bus from Sankri.
  • A. Kedarkantha trek is made for everyone. The minimum age required to do this trek is 10+ years.
  • A. Physical fitness is required for the Kedarkantha trek, you should involve yourself in physical activities like running, skipping, and some yoga breathing exercises for Kedarkantha Trek Preparation.
  • A. No, you do not need to take any permits. In our trek cost, we include Kedarkantha Trek Permit from the forest department.
  • A. Yes, you can go for Kedarkantha trek along with your family. The trek is easy however physical fitness is required.

Best time for kedarkantha trek

During a year Kedarkantha trek is operational for almost 10 months. People choose to go on this Kedarkantha Trek in different seasons. There are basically four seasons to visit Kedarkantha Trek

Seasonal Accessibility –

Winter Season – December to Mid March
During winter you will get to experience snow starting from the base camp Sankri. Also can experience snowfall depends on weather conditions. You can feel frigidity in the surrounding with Frosty weather and shivering nights. This season is a bit difficult yet the climb to the peak can still work up.

Spring Season – Mid March to April
The day starts with a radiant morning and a bleak golden sunrise. The weather stays fabulous with a clear view all the time. This season provides you a better opportunity to experience a hassle-free climb to the summit.

Summer Season – May to June
During this season Kedarkantha Trek weather turns into golden meadows with a warm atmosphere.  The days will be most pleasant and the blue sky visible all the time with fairly stable temperatures.

Autumn Season – September to November
After the monsoon season, it would be the green trail. In this duration, the Kedarkantha Trek days becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools considerably.

Best Time for Kedarkantha Trek
Why Kedarkantha Trek is unique?
Kedarkantha Trek in Winter
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Kedarkantha Trek

Rated 5 out of 5
March 20, 2020

Trekking at a height of 9,000 ft was really a great experience. Did this Kedarkantha winter trek last year and it was really 5 days of extreme fun and thrill. The weather was favorable, Kedarkantha trek was nice, terrains were hart too at some places and the trek instructors were extremely well trained to handle a group of individuals who hardly knew each other. It was in fact a memorable experience at such a great height.

Dhairya Daga

Best service from Aahvan

Rated 5 out of 5
February 19, 2020

I love snow treks; I think they are fun. Snow treks though are quite tough and must be taken with high caution, care, and safety. That was the best part about this enjoyable trip; the safety was highly ensured by the organizers. Kedarkantha Trek is just awesome. Here, it is said that the snow is there till April month. However, I am not sure as we took this trek in January which was quite a nice time for snow. The trek was out and out fun. It was quite expensive but totally worthy. The level of difficulty of this trek is moderate to challenging. The trek trail covers dehradun and Sankri among other places. The river valley is the biggest value addition of this trek, and it was brilliant. In short, this trek was a nice and happy one. I totally recommend this trek.

Krunal Goyal

Best winter trek

Rated 4 out of 5
February 15, 2020

It is a winter trek, so you should expect snow only. The all-over trek is moderate except for the last stretch. But when you reach the summit, the view and sunrise took all you tiredness. One of the best winter trek. But at the same time keep enough pair of proper clothes. And take extra care of your foot and fingers.

Priyanka Sharma

Great Place

Rated 5 out of 5
January 12, 2020

Great place…our trek guide did an excellent job. Had so much fun…the place offers you views that you can get in no other trek, I’m sure. Lovely experience.

Vinay Kumar

Best Trek ever visited

Rated 4 out of 5
December 19, 2019

I went Kedarkantha in batch of 11th May 2019 to 15th May 2019. It was very nice experience. Starting from the beginning i include transportation , food and accommodation everything was super and very comfortable. On trek everything was according to requirement and helpful. Tent accommodation , sleeping bag and food during the scheduled trek was awesome and very nice. Guide and other team members were very friendly and full of efforts and experience. Guides very experienced and strong they handled us alone when the snowfall and hailstones were falling along with rainfall. Just trust on them in such situations. Hats off to them . Very nice experience with nature and aahvan Adventure. Thank you.

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