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Ayontika Nath

5.0

Awesome experience throughout this trekking journey. It was a dehradun to dehradun itinerary. The trek leader, your guide and the entire team was full ...

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smita sahni

5.0

I just completed my kedarkantha trekk a few days bck. Overall it was one of the most memorable treks I have been on. The views from the base camp and t...

Kedarkantha Winter Trek Overview

Kedarkantha Winter Trek Highlights:

- Kedarkantha Trek is one of the most beautiful treks which take you to the land of some of the best views which you will cherish for a lifetime.
- Get a chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region as you continue your trek.
- This winter trek will take you through a journey of some of the unknown places with the best views of the mountains.
- During your trek, you will come across some of the most beautiful sights with snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys and frozen ponds.
- Each of the campsites is known for its amazing surroundings with the beauty of pine trees.

Fringed with pine trees and adorned with the beauty of snow, the Kedarkantha Winter trek is one of the most sought-after snow-trekking destinations in the country. Situated at a height of 3800 m above sea level, the trek to this mountain pass in Uttarakhand offers various levels of challenges to the trekkers. Offering an enthralling trekking experience, Kedarkantha trek in winter usually originates from Sankri; which can be easily reached from Dehradun and takes the trekkers through the immaculate beauty of the vicinity.

From snow-capped Himalayan peaks to a frozen pond, meadows covered with snow to some of the other mesmerizing peaks, this trek offers all the marvels a trekker can wish for. Not just for the trekkers, Kedarkantha winter trek is also an ideal trek for nature lovers, shutterbugs and other classes of travellers. Within the 6 exciting days of this expedition, the trekkers are rewarded with magical views, exhilarating experiences and delightful moments. 

Get ready to spend some time close to nature while you head out for this one of a kind trek. As the name goes this winter trek will take you across the snow-covered trails with hundreds of pine trees, dense forest and stunning mountains. Another best part of this Kedarkantha Winter trek is that you will come across some of the beautiful campsite surrounded by pine trees. Spend some time admiring the beauty of nature with the frozen lakes and the valleys.

As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through to ensure the utmost care and personal safety of the guests.

Quick Facts about Kedarkantha Winter Trek:

- Temperature, Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C
- Trekking distance: 20 km
- Maximum Altitude: 12,500 ft
- Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
- Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 
- Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
- Base Camp: Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)
- ATM: Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins

Kedarkantha Winter Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive from Dehradun to Sankri (2,000 m)

    Upon your arrival in Dehradun, drive along the scenic vicinity of Mussorrie and the stunning Yamuna River to reach Sankari; have your lunch during the route.

    All through this long journey, the pictorial pine forests, snow-clad peaks and the scenic views will keep you engrossed with fun and excitement.

    Post arrival in Sankari, check-in into the hotel and relax for the day.

    As the temperature during the trek might get to the minimum level, it is also important to get acclimatised with the atmosphere; overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Day 2 - Trek from Sankri to Juda-Ka-Talab (2,700 m) & Juda-ka-Talab to Shepherd Camp (2,900 m)

    Today will be the first day of the winter trek to Kedarkantha!

    After having a delicious breakfast in the hotel, begin with a slow and gradual hike to the Saur Village, from where the trek will continue trailing upwards.

    Climbing uphill from Saur hamlet, reach the Juda-ka-Talab, a small yet quintessential pond that freezes completely during the winters.

    From the banks of the lake, you can also enjoy the panoramic views of the snow-clad peak of the mighty Himalayan range and continue hiking through the scenic locales and arrive at the campsite called Shepherd Camp.

    The camp is called such as when the meadows flourishes during the summers, the local shepherds use them as a grazing ground for their sheep; overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 3 - Trek from Shepherd Camp to Kedarkantha Basecamp (3,400 m)

    Today's trek will take you through a magnificent trail that leads to Kedarkantha!

    After having breakfast in the Shepherd Camp, begin with the day's trek through lush snow-fields with sparse green patches between them.

    The charm and allurement of this trail is truly a delight for the shutterbugs.

    Traversing through the snow-covered vicinity; you will reach a campsite at the base of Kedarkantha that is fringed with snow-clad trees and offers stunning views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Kalanag peaks.

    Check-in into the campsite and retire for the day; overnight stay will be in tents.

  • Day 4 - Trek (to and) form Base Camp to Kedarkantha (3,800 m)

    Waking up today morning, prepare yourself for an exhausting trek to Kedarkantha summit.

    Though today's trek won't be a long one, it requires time, energy and the spirit to ascend forward.

    Starting early morning from the basecamp, trek over the hard blanket of snow and after 4-5 hours, you will reach the Kedarkantha Peak.

    Enjoy awe-inspiring views from the peak; witness panoramic views of the Yumnotri, Gangotri, Kinner Kailash and other Himalayan Ranges.

    Spend pleasant and overwhelming moments at the summit before embarking on the back trek to the basecamp; overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Kedarkantha Basecamp to Sankri (2,000 m)

    Today will be the last day of this astounding snow trekking to Kedarkantha.

    After having breakfast at the campsite, start with the down trek to Sankri.

    Though the trek will be comparatively easier, one needs to be careful as the descending slopes also offer slippery trails at times.

    On arrival in Sankri, check-in into a cosy hotel and enjoy the day with scenic views all around; overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 6 - Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (6-7 hours)

    Post today's breakfast in the hotel, you will be driven back to Dehradun.

    With your arrival in Dehradun, this stunning snow trek to Kedarkantha expedition will come to an end.

Stay

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  • Standard hotel in Sankri on single/double occupancy
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  • Tents on sharing basis across other destinations

Meal

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  • Veg. Nutritious Meals

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

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  • Camping equipment and charges
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  • Expert and trained trek guides and instructors
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  • All guide and trainer charges
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  • Porter and mule charges only to carry camping equipment and rations
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  • Entry charges or any other permits required during the trek
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  • First aid / medical kit

Transport

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  • Transportation from Dehradun (start) to Dehradun (end) can be availed at an extra cost (choose 'Including Transport' while booking the package). Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Scorpio, Tempo Traveller or similar kind of vehicle.

Things To Carry

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  • Warm clothes: fleece jackets, tee-shirts, pullovers and thermals
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  • Raincoats and windcheaters
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  • Water bottles and towels
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  • Backpack with plastic or waterproof linings
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  • Trekking shoes, slippers, extra pair of socks and gaiters
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  • Waterproof gloves, scarf/muffler and walking stick
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  • Sunscreen lotions, ointments, lip balms and UV-protected sunglasses
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  • Torch/flashlights with extra pair of energy cells
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  • Toiletries, personal medications (if any) and energy bars

Advisory

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  • Do not consume alcohols or any other intoxicating products during the trek.
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  • Always pay heed to the trek guides or instructors.
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  • Try not to leave the group under any circumstances.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights as it is extremely dangerous.
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  • Avoid using earphones as that might hinder your hearing.
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  • Do not participate or encourage littering on the places in any form.
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  • While visiting the local villages and religious sites, obey the local guidelines and instructions.
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  • Do not harm or interrupt the local and religious sentiments of the places.
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  • Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs) is INR 1250.
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  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed.
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  • Social distancing to be maintained.
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  • Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
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  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.

Kedarkantha Winter Trek: Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost 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 total tour cost 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 total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Kedarkantha Winter Trek: Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Kedarkantha Winter Trek: Booking 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 before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Ayontika Nath

     Rated : 5.0

    Awesome experience throughout this trekking journey. It was a dehradun to dehradun itinerary. The trek leader, your guide and the entire team was full of energy. Day 1 and Day 2 was full of views and then you experience the summit. The view from top can't be explained!

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    Story by smita sahni

     Rated : 5.0

    I just completed my kedarkantha trekk a few days bck. Overall it was one of the most memorable treks I have been on. The views from the base camp and the summit were simply amazing. Our trekk leaders mr. Pramod rana and ms. Neelam were very helpful and took great care of us. The only issue I had was that there weren't sufficient number of tents for toilets according to the number of people in the group. Rest everything was good.

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    Story by Rohan Dhawan

     Rated : 4.0

    Kedar Kantha Trek is just about awesome. Here the snow is there till April. Thus we can take this tour even in Feb or March. I took this in Feb and it was awesome. Snow treks are fun, but they always seem costly. I got this through a deal and it was very affordable. The trek was out and out fun. The level of difficulty is moderate. As we keep going uphill, we feel very weird due to the changes in climate. yes the climate is really bad, it was really cold through out but worth doing it. if you like snow and cold a must do trek The river valley we encountered during this trek was brilliant.

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    Story by Geeta Malik

     Rated : 5.0

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    We made a group booking for the Kedarkantha Snow Trek through Thrillophilia, and received the best discount offers. The after-sale policy here was also impeccable. The trek itself was a wonderful experience. We availed for the package that included pick up and drop off from Dehradun. The service was extremely timely and trouble free. The entire experience with Thrillophilia was absolutely hassle-free, and it is something I would recommend to all my friends.

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    Story by Anal Embranthiri

     Rated : 5.0

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    We made a group booking for the Kedarkantha Snow Trek through Thrillophilia, and received the best discount offers. The after-sale policy here was also impeccable. The trek itself was a wonderful experience. We availed for the package that included pick up and drop off from Dehradun. The service was extremely timely and trouble free. The entire experience with Thrillophilia was absolutely hassle-free, and it is something I would recommend to all my friends.

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    Story by Anjushri Mehrotra

     Rated : 5.0

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    Just loved the trek to the fullest. The extreme cold of winter can be best felt at this trek. The trail is completely covered with snow and makes it really difficult to go for the summit walk but once you reach the summit it rewards you with the best mountain views.

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    Story by Divjot Chattopadhyay

     Rated : 5.0

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    Well done team, we get exactly as the itinerary planned by you, no-rush, and no-issues at all the entire trip.

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    Story by Acharyanandana Sethi

     Rated : 4.0

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    My friends and I made a booking for the Kedarkantha Winter trek through Thrillophilia. We had been searching for a budget-friendly deal for a long time now, and finally chanced upon the perfect offer on this site. Unlike most online booking sites, booking the tickets through Thrillophilia proved to be completely smooth and hassle-free. The trip experience too, was fantastic. The staff was extremely friendly and supportable and the group leader offered the best possible leadership.

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    Story by Gita Agarwal

     Rated : 5.0

    The trek was was very good. i went as a solo traveller, a bit scared being a girl and also it was first time i was travelling alone. the people were amazing, the trek consisted of 12 members plus guides and helpers. it was the best time i had in my life. will cheerish this time and the people i meet. i have bonded so well that i feel i knoe them since ages. but amazing time and a beautifu place sorry no word to describe the place .

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    Story by Bhima Mishra

     Rated : 5.0

    Thank you so much for everything the tour operators provided i had a mind blasting experience will be back next year. :)

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    People Also Ask About Kedarkantha Winter Trek

    1. When is the best time for Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      Kedarkantha peak winter trek is a great trek to do in winters during the month of October to December & in May also. During this time you can see the clear view of the region and snow filled campsites. Each campsite turns into a fairyland in the snow. During the springtime too this trek can be done as the forests come alive in this season, and the snow stays in parts all the way until April.

    2. What level of fitness is expected from me for Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      This trek begins easy but gets moderately difficult with every passing day. It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.

    3. What all things I should carry for the Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      The following checklist should help you with your packing:
      - As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
      - Hiking boots
      - Trainers or sandals for river crossings and camp use
      - Walking socks (3 pairs)
      - Spare laces
      - Trekking trousers
      - Waterproof overtrousers
      - Underwear
      - Thermal base layer - leggings
      - Baselayer shirts (short sleeve and 1 long sleeve) or T-shirts
      - Fleece jacket or warm jumper
      - Waterproof jacket
      - Sunhat and Warm hat
      - Sunglasses
      - Gloves or mittens
      - Daypack 30 litres
      - Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
      - Headtorch and spare batteries
      - Water bottles 1 litre (x2)
      - Sleeping bag (comfort rated -10ºC) (minus 15ºC for late November and December trips)
      - Washbag and toiletries
      - Antibacterial handwash
      -Small towel
      - Basic First Aid Kit including antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
      - Small padlock 

    4. What kind of shoes I should have for the Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      You should carry high-ankle trekking shoes. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For this particular trek, shoes with thick souls are recommended.

    5. What will be the facility of food and water during the Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. All meals will be provided. This would include nutritional vegetarian meals, with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.

    6. What all medicines I should carry at Kedarkantha Winter Trek? Can I take diamox?

      Carrying medicines is important while trekking anywhere in the world. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option. During the trek you may not have access to pharmacies. So it’s better to have medications ready. Yes, you can carry diamox and can be taken too if having sickness/nausea.

    7. Will there be mobile connectivity on Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      Indian mobile networks do not work for most part of this trek. Vodafone and BSNL are the only mobile networks that work in patches along the way (but are inconsistent).

    8. What type of winter trek is this? Do we need to walk in a lot of snow?

      When it comes to trekking in India in winter, the Kedarkantha trek would be your best bet. From December to April, Kedarkantha makes for a terrific trek in virgin snow, with pretty campsites and astonishingly wide clearings in the forests.

      You are likely to come across snow just as you cross the 10,000 ft mark, lying on the forest floor among the pine trees. When you reach the meadows, a huge blanket of white is likely to surround you in every direction.

    9. What will be the Kedarkantha winter trek temparature?

      The average temperature in the day time will be 8°C to 15°C and in the night time it will fall to -5°C to 3°C.

    10. Is Kedarkantha Trek in winter a good trek for first timer?

      This trek is begins easy but gets moderately difficult with every passing day. It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.

    11. What type of vehicles will be used for transportation at Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      Transportation from Dehradun (start) to Dehradun (end) can be availed at an extra cost (choose 'Including Transport' while booking the package). Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Scorpio, Tempo Traveller or similar kind of vehicles will be available for transport.

    12. What all places we will cover during Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      Kedarkantha winter trek usually originates from Sankri; which can be easily reached from Dehradun and takes the trekkers through the immaculate beauty of the vicinity. From snow-capped Himalayan peaks to a frozen pond, meadows covered with snow to some of the other mesmerizing peaks, this trek offers all the marvels, a trekker can wish for!

      Starting from Sankari you will be taken to Juda-Ka-Talab than to Shepherd Camp. You will further trek to  Kedarkantha basecamp and finally, will be taken to Kedarkantha to witness the beauty of nature.

    13. What is the difficulty level Kedarkantha winter trek?

      The difficulty level of the Kedarkatha Trek is from easy to moderate. Kedarkantha is suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. Anyone who is physically fit can do this trek easily. You will need an optimum level of fitness for this trek. Each day you will be trekking for 5 to 6 hours during the trek.

    14. How much do we have to trek each day at Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      We will cover anywhere between 8-15kms a day barring the days left out for sightseeing, travelling and other tourist activities.

    15. Is Kedarkantha Winter Trek a safe trek for girls?

      For girls, trekking is extremely safe. Vendors have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.

    16. Where is the maximum elevation of Kedarkantha snow trek?

      Highest altitude of the Kedarkantha peak winter trek will be 12,500 ft.

    17. Where does Kedarkantha winter trek start?

      The Kedarkantha winter trek tour starts from Dehradun. However, the trek itself starts from Sankri. From Sankri, the trekking trail makes its way to the Kedarkantha Base Camp through Juda Ka Talab, and then makes its way back to Dehradun again.

    18. How can I reach to Kedarkantha trek?

      The trekking journey commences from Sankri. One can reach Sankri from Dehradun via a drive through Mussoorie. It takes around ten hours to travel from Dehradun to Sankri by car.

    19. How long does it take to trek Kedarkantha in winters?

      It takes around 6 days to complete the Kedarkantha trek in winters, between the months of December and April.

    20. What is the height of Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

      The Kedarkantha peak sits at a height of 3810 meters, that is 12,500 feet above the sea level. The trek itself sprawls across 20 kilometers, making its way to scenic alpine forests.

    21. Is Kedarkantha Winter Trek dangerous?

      The difficulty level of the Kedarkantha Winter trek is deemed to be moderate. Owing to its staggering height, the uphill ascent may prove to be beset with challenges for first time trekkers. The first 10,000 feet is pretty easy to scale, and the difficulty of the trek increases gradually.

      The trek may prove to be somewhat strenuous when you get closer to the Kedarkantha peak, as this area is especially steep and difficult to scale compared to the previous distance.

    22. Is it safe to do Kedarkantha snow Trek in December?

      Yes, it is absolutely safe to do the Kedarkantha Snow Trek in December. In fact, it is recommended to do the trek during this time. During this time, the mountains are clad with snow, and the beauty of the scene is unparalleled.

      However, the temperature during these months generally tends to drop below freezing level, and one must take precautions by donning adequate clothing for the trip.

    23. Can I do Kedarkantha Winter Trek solo?

      No, the Kedarkantha Winter trek cannot be done solo, neither is it recommended. The trek is generally done in a big group, and led by an experienced trek guide.

    24. How much does Kedarkantha Winter Trek cost?

      The trek tour offered by Thrillophilia, spanning across 6 days and 5 nights, costs only Rs. 8,200/- per adult person, with special discounts on group bookings. The price is inclusive of meals, stays, transport as well as other amenities.

    25. Can we take kids to Kedarkantha winter trek?

      Yes, it is possible to take kids to the Kedarkantha peak trek in winter. Owing to its moderate difficulty level, the trek would not be terribly tough for children. In fact, it is an ideal tour for kids who want to enjoy the sight of the snow for the first time.

      However, it is recommended not to bring along children who have to be carried by a parent to the trek. This would make the climb more strenuous and difficult for the concerned parent.

    26. Is Kedarkantha Winter Trek worth visiting?

      Yes, Kedarkantha winter trek is an absolute must-visit for both trekking enthusiasts as well as beginner trekkers who are looking for a perfect first experience. The winter trek trail takes its trekkers through one of the most scenic trekking trails, across Alpine forests and snow-clad mountains. The trek itself is easy to moderate, and can be attempted by everyone.

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