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Kedarkantha Trek Highlights

  • Kedarkantha is a trek blushing with beauty, giving photographers a perfect opportunity to capture the snow falling from the pine trees that looks like magic dust
  • The ‘I rule the world’ pose at the top of Kedarkantha Summit will make a wonderful profile pic and with stunning views in the backdrop, it will make your friends jealous too!
  • Experience the lovely campsites, where every site is unique in its own way and does not match the beauty with any other campsites in the journey
  • Get a chance to camp around frozen Juda ka Talab where was once a place for meditation of Lord Shiva
  • Experience walking in the middle of the night in, the head torches lighting the way and watching the sunrise from the top of a mountain before you reach Summit

Kedarkantha Trek Overview

About the Kedarkantha Trekking:

Kedarkantha is such a popular winter trek that it would be apt to entitle it as the Queen of Winter Treks. Knee-deep snow in winters, mesmerizing view from the top, and the beautiful and easy trails make it popular among trekkers. The ‘easy on endurance’ trail goes through the thick pine forests of Govind National Park. The views from the top are worth climbing to an altitude of 12,500 ft.

Kedarkantha trek will give you an inimitable view of the cosmic sky, lush meadows, snow paths, charming villages, scented pine forest, sky-knocking peaks, tranquil rivers, and some mythological story whispers.


Kedarkantha Trekking Quick Facts:

Start/ End Point of the Trek: Sankri village

Duration: 6D/5N

Kedarkantha Trek Distance: 20 km

Kedarkantha Trek Height: 12,500 ft

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 Trekking: November to April

Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Kedarkantha Trek Package Inclusions:

Accommodation in Guest house/Home stay/Camping

Meals while on trek (Veg.)

Trekking equipments like comfortable sleeping bag, thick mattress, separate kitchen & dinning tent, crampon, utensils

All necessary permits and entry fees

Oxygen cylinder, first aid medical kits and stretcher

Professional Trek Leader (Mountaineering qualified), Guide, and Support staff.

Staff insurance.


Available Group Departures:

November: 6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28

December: 4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26

January: 1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30

February:5,6,12,13

Note: Customization available


How to reach Dehradun:

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport serves Dehradun domestically, with regular flights coming in from major metro cities in India. 

By Train: The nearest railway station is the Dehradun junction, which is well connected to major cities from all over India.

By Road: Dehradun is well connected through road network. You can either drive to Dehradun or hire a cab/taxi to reach Dehradun from Delhi or any other nearby cities. Regular bus services also prevail to and fro Dehradun through an excellent roadways network

Kedarkantha Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Dehradun to Sankri | Route to The Paradise of Himalayas
Dehradun

Drive Distance: 187 kms | Duration: 6-7 hours | Elevation: 1950m

  • Arrive at Dehradun and start your journey towards Sankri village
  • 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 the comfortable campsite
  • Enjoy a lip-smacking dinner at the campsite
  • Overnight stay at Sankri



Day 2
Sankri to Juda Ka Talab | Where Lord Shiva once came to meditate
Sankri

Trek Distance: 4 kms | Duration: 3 - 4 hours | Elevation: 2786m

  • After breakfast, you will set out on the hike from Saur Village and start climbing up
  • Along the way, we will cross several high-altitude suspension bridges and small villages
  • Reach the lake called Juda Ka Talab, where Lord Shiva had opened a small lock of his hair and water dripped from his hair forming this huge lake
  • Step out of your camps and witness the starlit sky bedside the frozen lake
  • Overnight stay at Juda Ka Talab
Day 3
Juda Ka Talab to Base Camp | Get your Cameras ready
Juda Ka Talab

Trek Distance: 4 kms | Duration: 4 - 5 hours | Elevation: 3430m

  • Enjoy breakfast at Juda Ka Talab, and head towards Kedarkantha base
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of snow-lined path and patches of green that surrounds your way
  • In case the weather is harsh, comfort yourself at the safe and equipped Gujjar huts
  • The imposing view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana will knock the breath straight out of you
  • Upon reaching the campsite, mark the end of the day with a wonderful dinner and retire to the tents for the night
  • Overnight stay at the Kedarkantha base
Day 4
Base Camp to Kedar Kantha Summit | The day you've been Working Hard for
Kedarkantha

Trek Distance: 6 kms | Duration: 6-7 hours | Elevation: 3800m

  • Post Breakfast get ready for the ultimate adventure
  • Start early at around 2 am in the morning and it will take anywhere between 7 to 8 hours to get to the summit
  • You will get to feel the welcoming and filtered sunrays from the mountains of the Yamunotri and Gangotri range and also of Kinner Kailash ranges.
  • On reaching the summit, your jaw is going to drop and your eyes will not blink as you see the sun rising from the summit
  • After spending some time at the summit and will start descending and walk all the way down to base camp
  • Reach the campsite and end the day with a delicious dinner
Day 5
Base Camp to Sankri | Descend with the Mighty Mountains
Sankri

Trek Distance: 6 kms | Duration: 4 - 5 hours | Elevation: 1950m

  • Enjoy the delicious breakfast at the base camp
  • As you descend to Sankri village, get ready to listen to some interesting local stories shared by your guide
  • Continue on the trail and admire the views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas
  • Arrive at the tiny Sankri village and share your trekking stories with your friends over a cup of coffee
  • Overnight stay at Sankri village
Day 6
Sankri – Dehradun | Goodbye to the Lofty Peaks
Dehradun

Drive Distance: 187 kms | Duration: 6-7 hours | Elevation: 640m

  • After a mouth-watering breakfast, board the vehicle and start driving back towards Dehradun
  • Arrive in Dehradun by around late afternoon or evening
  • Kedarkantha trek package ends here with beautiful memories

Select Package Option

To ensure the safety of the participants, first aid, medical kits, stretcher, and oxygen cylinder are available.

Price Includes
  • Meals

    Everyday breakfast, lunch, and dinner (vegetarian)

    Day 1 dinner to Day 6 breakfast

  • Stay

    Accommodation for 5 nights:

    Tent or guesthouse stay on triple/quad sharing basis

    Standard tents/hotels/Guest House with attached washroom in Sankri


  • Permits

    All necessary permits and entry fees

  • Guide

    Mountaineering qualified & professional trek guide

  • Activities

    Trekking and camping

Begin your journey from Dehradun and get ready to experience an adventurous trek to Kedarkantha.

To ensure the safety of the participants, first aid medical kits, stretcher, and oxygen cylinder are available.

Price Includes
  • Stay

    Accommodation for 5 nights:

    Tent or guesthouse stay on triple/quad sharing basis

    Standard tents/hotels/Guest House with attached washroom in Sankri


  • Meals

    Everyday breakfast, lunch, and dinner (vegetarian)

    Day 1 dinner to Day 6 breakfast

  • Transfers

    Dehradun to Dehradun

  • Permits

    All necessary permits and entry fees

  • Guide

    Mountaineering qualified & professional trek guide

  • Activities

    Trekking and camping

More Details about Kedarkantha Trek

Know Before You Go for Kedarkantha Trek

  • 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.

Things To Carry for Kedarkantha Trek

  • Head torchMandatory Item
  • Walking stickMandatory Item
  • Back pack (50-60l)Mandatory Item
  • Hiking shoesMandatory Item
  • Rain cover
  • Warm clothes
  • Day pack (20-30l)
  • Water bottle
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Fleece jackets and thermals
  • Thermal inners
  • Woollen cap, socks, mittens & scarf

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Kedarkantha Trek Map

Starting Point
Dehradun
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India