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Chandrakala Achari

5.0

I would say that the Kedarkantha winter trek was one of the most fabulous trek for me. I had this one done last year November along with few of my friends. Walking over the thick blankets of snow was a new experience for me as it was my first Himalayan trek and that too in the winters. It was easy all through the way and the trek facilitators were extremely friendly and helpful. I think, Kedarkantha trekking is the best way to get acclimatise with the Himalayas.

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Vinay Dubashi

5.0

We ate like pigs to stay energized for the trek, and all I remember is trudging up endless peaks after that, and not feeling tired for even one second as the landscape simply keeps you stunned! The Gangotri ranges are a whole new revelation and I recommend this trek for all young adventurers!

Overview

About the Destination:

Situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, Kedarkantha trekking in Uttarakhand is an amazing experience for those who enjoying spending time in nature. One of the often visited locations, the area’s natural beauty is complemented with quaint hamlets, unending lush green meadows, and some terrific sights of the towering Himalayan peaks.

The snaking trail to the 3,850m tall summit goes through Govind National Park, which offers an exclusive glance of the Himalayan flora and fauna. With views of peaks like the Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Black, and Ranglana, the highlight of the trail is undoubtedly sunsets against the backdrop of impressive snow-capped mountains.

Altitude: 3,850m

Temperature Range: -5 to 20 degrees celsius

Total trekking distance: 36km


Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Dehradun – Sankri (Drive 210km/ 8hrs)

     Garhwal, Mussoorie, Barkot, Sankri, Govind National Park

    Drive on twisting roads, which present the most scenic sights of the Garhwal as you pass through exotic locales of Mussoorie, Barkot to finally arrive at the last motorable village Sankri, 13km inside Govind National Park. You’ll camp at this quaint village for the tent in pitched camps.

  • Day 2 - Trek from Sankri to Juda ka Taalab (Trek 9,000ft/ 4hrs)

    Remote Lake, Pond, Pine and Oak Trees, Himalayan Backdrop

    After a wholesome breakfast and some warm up exercise to help you acclimatise with the local weather conditions, you’ll begin your trek from the beautiful village of Sankri and head towards Juda ka Talaab. This remote lake tucked away in the grandeur of the snow-capped mountains is the ideal place to camp for the ever changing scenes bring alive the natural kaleidoscope with every change in light. Retire for the night by a pond ringed by pine and oak trees.

  • Day 3 - Trek from Juda ka Talaab to Kedarkantha Base (Trek 9,000ft/ 7hrs)

    Green Pastures, Wild flora, Undulating Meadows, Snow-capped Mountains, Forest Trek

    Post breakfast, start on the day’s trek to the base of the Kedarkantha peak. This is one of the finest stretches on this trail as the natural beauty is unbelievable and promises to leave behind an unforgettable memory. Trek through forest heavily occupied by pine and oak trees that give these mountains its distinct charm. Arrive at an open meadow at the summit’s base, set up camp for the night and retire.

  • Day 4 - Trek to Kedarkantha Summit and descend to Hargaon (Trek 9,000ft/ 3hrs)

    Gangotri and Yamunotri Ranges, Ascending and Descending Trek

    Ensure that you have had a suitably large sized breakfast as today will be a long day. Ascend to the Kedarkantha peak (3,850m). The climb is steep but absolutely worthwhile and one with rewarding views. Have lunch against a stunning backdrop of the Gangotri and Yamunotri ranges. After a quick break, prepare for a descent to Hargaon, your destination for the night’s halt.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Hargaon back to Sankri (9,000ft/ 8hrs)

    Campfire, Natural Wonders

    After a filling breakfast with crisp mountain air for company, pack and prepare for your trek back to Sankri. Along the way you can enjoy the open views of meadows of the beautiful Har ki Dun Valley much known for its rich flora. Retire for the day.

  • Day 6 - Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (210km/ 8hrs)

    End of trek

    Today marks the official ending to your mesmerising Kedarkantha trekking. As you travel on the same path from Sankri to Dehradun, the excitement at the start of the journey finds a way to settle down with a set of unforgettable memories as you head back home.

Stay

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  • Alpine Tent Stay

Meal

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  • All Meals Included
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  • Veg
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  • 5 breakfasts
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  • 4 lunches
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  • 4 snacks
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  • 5 dinners

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • River Crossing
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

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  • Accommodation (tents)
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  • Veg meals (while on trek)
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  • Medical and first aid kit
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  • Necessary permits
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  • Qualified and experienced trip leader, well-informed guide, and support staff
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  • Wildlife and Sanctuary fees

Things To Carry

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  • Backpack (min 60 Ltrs) with rain cover
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  • Trekking Shoes (Forclaz 100, 500 recommended)
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  • 2 pairs of full sleeve shirts/T-shirts and track Pants
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  • 2 pairs of cotton socks. 3 pairs of woollen socks
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  • 1 full sleeves sweater or fleece jacket (preferable)
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  • One jacket
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  • Thermal inners - 1 Pair
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  • 1 pair gloves.
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  • Sun cap
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  • One scarf
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  • Light towel
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  • Lip balm
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  • Cold cream & sun screen (SPF 40+)
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  • Water bottle 1 Lt
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  • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
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  • Personal toilet kit and toilet paper
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  • Personal medicine kit
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  • Dark sunglasses (U/V protected)
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  • Walking stick (one)

Advisory

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  • This package has two variation. The one with transport includes a pick and drop from Dehradun to Sankri and then back to Dehradun, Sankri is the start point of the trek. The one without transport, Trekker have to reach Sankri on his own .
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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
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  • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during 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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  • This trip has two variants with transport and without transport.

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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    Story by Chandrakala Achari

     Rated : 5.0

    I would say that the Kedarkantha winter trek was one of the most fabulous trek for me. I had this one done last year November along with few of my friends. Walking over the thick blankets of snow was a new experience for me as it was my first Himalayan trek and that too in the winters. It was easy all through the way and the trek facilitators were extremely friendly and helpful. I think, Kedarkantha trekking is the best way to get acclimatise with the Himalayas.

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    Story by Vinay Dubashi

     Rated : 5.0

    We ate like pigs to stay energized for the trek, and all I remember is trudging up endless peaks after that, and not feeling tired for even one second as the landscape simply keeps you stunned! The Gangotri ranges are a whole new revelation and I recommend this trek for all young adventurers!

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    Story by Aslesha Talwar

     Rated : 5.0

    There was a lot to see and explore during our Kedarkantha trek. The trek guides made all the arrangements for us and after we started on the Garhwal Himalayas, there was only the nature's magical beauty on our way. Most of the parts of the trek was easy; at some parts, there might be a bit of challenging and tricky terrains. But if you stick to rules and guidelines, you can make it easily. Thanks to all the trek members and instructors and especially Thrillophilia for such an amazing experience.

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    Story by Kumuda Shah

     Rated : 5.0

    Kedarkantha trek was an eye-opener to me. For the first time I got to witness the majestic beauty of the Garhwal Himalayas through this trek. Also as it was an easy hike, I was more comfortable and had plenty of times to admire the beauty around. And yeah, this is among the easy treks in Uttarakhand and is best enjoyed during the winters only. All thanks to the organisers, trek guides and the supporting staff for such a brilliant experience.

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    Story by Chidambar Nambeesan

     Rated : 5.0

    I joined this trek to Kedarkantha in Uttarakhand in last November and it was immense fun all the way. The trek to Kedarkantha peak was the most exciting part (on the 4th day). Even the rest of the trek was too good and filled with plenty of thrilling moments. I had a great experience and I'm sure everyone will have this experience considering they also book this Kedarkantha trek with a reputed and trust worthy organisers.

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    Story by Bhaaswar Chaturvedi

     Rated : 5.0

    It was a great experience while we were on our first trek to Kedarkantha. Trust me, Garhwal Himalayas are always the best for the beginners to gain some experience. And the Kedarkantha peak acts as the gateway for such experiences. Forests, rivers, snow fields, green meadows, etc. are the main attractions of this trek. In addition to all these, there are the awesome views of the Himalayan and several other peaks. I would recommend this Kearkantha trek for all the beginners.

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    Story by Balamani Iyengar

     Rated : 5.0

    Out of the six days, we were trekking for four days (2nd-4th), and it was such a outstanding experience. While Kedarkantha trekking, we came across several ponds, dense forests, remarkable peaks and lot more. Difficulties were not so challenging and even the terrains were friendly. The trek guides and instructors were really amazing. They had all the info about the trek and made it real easy for us.

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    Story by Vasundhara Dubashi

     Rated : 5.0

    While on the trek to Kedarkantha, every single moment was full of excellent views, memorable experiences and hell lot of fun. The terrains were easy to access and do not require much effort. But yeah, temperature might fluctuate a bit. Keep a track on how to pack for this trek. Rest is all good to go.

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    Story by Malati Varman

     Rated : 5.0

    It was simply a 10/10 experience for me and our entire group. From the second to the fifth day, there was only trekking and trekking. Great views of the Himalayas, amazing trekking routes, snow blankets to walk over and the openness of the atmosphere; everything was so beautiful and clear. Hats off to the trek facilitators and all the crew members for such a delightful Kedarkantha trek.

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    Story by Daksha Johar

     Rated : 5.0

    A must for the beginners! I personally liked it and hope everyone would like it as well. No such challenges or difficulties on the trek to Kedarkantha. Make sure your organisers are experienced enough and gives you all the info about the trek beforehand. I had a perfect trekking experience with this organiser and would also like to recommend them for all.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the best time to go?

      Best time for this trek is from December to April.

    2. Will I find snow?

      The winter snow sets in by the middle of December and lasts until the third week of April.You will probably come across ?snow? just as you cross the 10,000 feet mark, lying on the forest floor among the pine trees. When you reach the meadows, it is likely to be a huge blanket of white around you in every direction.

    3. I am a first timer. Should I go for this trek?

      Kedarnath Trek is usually termed the ‘ A beginners Trek’ So first timers can avail this trek.

    4. What clothing or equipment do we need to carry from our side?

      Be well prepared and carry the following: A Backpack (min 60 Ltrs) with rain cover, appropriate clothing, Comfortable shoes, and wollen jackets to keep warm

    5. Which type of shoes should I carry?

      Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support. Not sport shoes. Carrying a walking stick will help.

    6. What kind of food will be provided during this trek? What about safe drinking water?

      You will be provided with all meals throughout the trek. Only Vegetarian food will be provided and good safe drinking water will be available.

    7. How many people will be in a group?

      The size of the group can vary depending on the bookings we receive.

    8. How much weight will I have to carry?

      It is advisable to carry a 6 Ltr backpack, weight to be carried will depend of you requirements and capacity.

    9. Will there be mobile connectivity?

      Due to high altitudes it is highly unlikely to find strong mobile connectivity

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