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About the Activity:
Fixed departure dates: 19-02-2017, 26-02-2017, 12-03-2017, 19-03-2017, 26-03-2017, 02-04-2017, 09-04-2017

  • Winter is the most suitable time to engage in Kedarkantha trek that takes you through the remote forests covered with pine, maple, and Rhododendron trees in the state of Uttarakhand.
  • This 6 day trek starts at Sankri a remote village around 200 kms from Dehradun. It is most sought after winter treks because of the landscape and majorly for snow which makes it a delight for trekkers. 
  • Kedarkantha proudly presents you adventure all through its way to reach the top of 12000 ft.
Short itinerary is as follows:
Day 1: Dehradun – Sankri (Drive 200km approx. 8hours)
Day 2: Sankri – Juda Ka Talab
Day 3: Juda ka Talab – Kedarkantha base
Day 4: Kedarkantha base camp – Kedarkantha peak - Kedarkantha base
Day 5: Kedarkantha base camp – Sankri
Day 6: Sankri – Dehradun (Drive back)

How to reach:
By air: Dehradun’s airport is the Jolly Grant Airport, which is located 20 km away from the city Centre. Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Connect and Spice Jet have regular flights to Dehradun. Taxis, buses are available to Sankri the starting point of the trek.
By train: Dehradun is connected by train services to cities Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ujjain, Chennai, and Varanasi. Dehradun is connected to the rest of the country by trains such as the Shatabdi Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Dehradun AC Express, Doon Express, Bandra Express and the Amritsar-Dehradun Express among others. Take an overnight train to Dehradun to reach Dehradun Railway station where there is a pick to Sankri at 7 am which will drop you at Sankri by evening.
By bus:- You will find plenty of buses from Delhi Kashmere gate ISBT to Dehradun ISBT daily.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Dehradun – Sankri (Drive 200 km approx. 8 hours)

    Start your journey from Dehradun railway station early morning at 7 AM and the journey will be through Mussoorie and all the way to Sankri the start point of the trek.

    The drive is an amazing one as it will take you through Kempty falls in Mussoorie, Barkot, Purola, Mori along the Tons river and finally will arrive at Sankri.

    Transport will be arranged and you can check in a guest house in Sankri.

    Dinner and early retirement for the day as you must get up early for the trek next day.

  • Day 2 -

    Sankri – Juda Ka Talab

    Trek from Sankri after breakfast to Juda ka Talab which is 4 km at an altitude of around 9000ft.

    Camp near a pond and the surroundings covered with oak and pine trees which make it an amazing location for camping.

    The trek will take 4 to 5 hours to reach.

    Camp and enjoy the day with nature and the beautiful view of the mountains.

  • Day 3 -

    Juda ka Talab – Kedarkantha base

    After breakfast, move steadily toward Kedarkantha Basecamp which is at 11000ft and it will take around 3 to 4 hours to reach.

    Today the trek will be mostly through pine and oak trees.

    On the way, you can also find shepherd huts.

  • Day 4 -

    Kedarkantha base camp – Kedarkantha peak - Kedarkantha base

    Trek to Kedarkantha Summit peak after an early breakfast which will take around 4 hours.

    The peak will give you a view of all the snow-clad mountain ranges of the state of Uttarakhand.

    Enjoy the view and rest for a while and have lunch before we trek back to base camp by evening.

  • Day 5 -

    Kedarkantha base camp – Sankri

    Trek back to Sankri 6000ft from Kedarkantha base camp 9000 ft today which will take around 6 hours.

    The trail is covered with pine and oak trees with the snow clad mountains.

    Reach Sankri and retire for the night.

  • Day 6 -

    Sankri – Dehradun (Drive back)

    Drive back from Sankri to Dehradun will take around 10 hours which is around 200 km.

Stay

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  • Accommodation will be (camping) and you will be provided sleeping bags, with roll on mattresses and the pantry/kitchen and toilet facilities. 

Meal

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  • All meals during the trek (veg and egg)

Activity

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  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

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  • Qualified and experienced trek leaders, guide, support staff
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  • First aid treatment/facilities
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  • Any of the permit charges, forest entry fee and camping charges
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  • Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ropes etc.)

Things To Carry

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  • Day Sack for a water bottle, camera, personal clothing
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  • Windcheater/waterproof jacket
  • 7
  • Fleece inner wear
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  • Sports/ hiking shoes
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  • Sun Screen lotion, small torch, sunglasses, cap, t-shirts, loose trousers
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  • Light Jacket (woolen)
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  • Personal medicines if required
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  • Rain Poncho or umbrella
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Backpack (Min 55 Liters) with Rain Cover
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  • Floaters or sandals
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  • Pairs of quick dry tees and track pants
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  • Two pair of socks
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  • One heavy jacket
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  • Light towel
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  • Lip balm
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  • Cold cream and sun screen (SPF 40+) recommended
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  • Water Bottle 1 Lt

Advisory

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  • It is advisable to keep a buffer day for unpredictable weather /road conditions in the mountains.
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  • All transport will be arranged from Dehradun to Sankri and back with addition charges of 1100 each which will be paid to the transporter directly.
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  • Please do not litter and avoid bringing plastic bags for the trek.
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  • Please inform us in advance if you want porter for your personal baggage. Additional charges will be levied.
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  • Trekkers must exhibit kindness and sensitivity towards all animals that they stumble upon during the trek.
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  • During trek travel through the local villages and hamlets, respect towards the local cultural ethos must be adhered to.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made before 30 days prior to the start of the trek, either you can transfer the trek to any one else you know or get a refund of 90% of the booking amount.
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  • If cancellations are made between 30 and 15 days prior to the start of the trek, either you can choose any other trek or get a refund of 75% of the booking amount.
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  • If cancellations are made between 15 and 10 days prior to the start of the trek, get a refund of 50% of the booking amount.
  • 7
  • If cancellations are made in less than 10 days prior to the start of the trek, 100% of the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

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 12 hours of successful booking
  • 7
  • 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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