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Rohan Dhawan

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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Gita Agarwal

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 .

Overview

About the Destination:

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 3,800m above the sea level, the trek to this mountain pass in Uttarakhand offers various levels of challenges to the trekkers. Offering an enthralling trekking experience, 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. Not just for the trekkers, Kedarkantha winter trek is also an ideal trek for the nature lovers, shutterbugs and other classes of travellers as well. Within the 6 exciting days of this expedition, the trekkers are rewarded with magical views, exhilarating experiences and delightful moments. 

Get ready to make 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 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. This is one trek which should not be missed by the adventure seekers who loves to take some challenges. This trek is an ideal destination for the nature lovers to bask in the prettiness of intact nature and enjoy wonderful and heavenly moments with exhilarating experiences. As for the photography lovers, you can shot some of your best shots while on this trek.


About the Trek:

Popular known as the winter trek, Kedankantha trek is one a must do the trek for you during the winters. Beautifully covered by the falling snow and surrounded by the pine trees this trek is a standout among the other treks in the world. The trek is from easy to moderate where you will pass through many steep paths and boulders.  You will start your trek from Dehradun, your drive from here will be the most enchanting one with some of the best views of the nearby places. You will pass through Mussoorie, as you slowly take the road you will the scenic beauty of the region till you reach Sankri. 

Although it is a remote route but the beautiful drive will definitely make you stare at it for long.  Right from the Kedarkantha base camp, you'll see dazzling 360-degree perspectives of well-known mountain summits. As you will slowly reach the Kedarkantha summit, you will feel as if you have touched the sky and you will have the whole view right in front of your eyes. Perched at a height of 3810 meters which is about 12,000 feet this is a perfect trekking trail which covers a consolidate distance of 20 km. 

On your trek, you will come across the snow-capped Himalayas, the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, a myriad collection of flora and frozen ponds. Watch the high mountain passes and then also the local people residing in this region. Kedarkantha snow trek gives you that perfect trekking experience that you have been long waiting for.

Kedarkantha 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 trek 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.

- Soak in the amazing beauty of the region while you continue trekking through the lush meadows, dense pine forests, cascading beautiful streams, and gorgeous maple trees.

Quick Facts:

Temperature: Day: 8°C-15°C and Night: -5°C-3°C

Trekking Distance:  20km

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.

Itinerary

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

    Upon your arrival in Dehradun, drive along the scenic vicinity of Mussorrie and the stunning Yamuna River to reach Sankari; within the route, have lunch. All through this long jounrey, 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 (2,700m) & Juda-ka-Talab to Shepherd Camp (2,900m)

    Today will be 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 (3,400m)

    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 (3,800m)

    Waking u 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 (2,000m)

    Today will be last day of this astounding snow trekking to Kedarkantha! After having breakfast in the campsite, start with the down trek to Sankri. Though the trek will be comparatively easier, one need to be careful as the descending slopes also offers 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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  • 5 Breakfast
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  • 5 Lunch
  • 7
  • 5 Dinner
  • 7
  • Breakfast will include the following (6:30 am):
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  • Hot Milk with Corflakes, Bread Toast/Nutrela, Butter/Jam/Cheese/Peanut Butter, Upma, Tea/Coffee
  • 7
  • Packed lunch will include any of the below options (12 O’clock):
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  • Option 1: Plain Paratha (3), Aloo Zeera, Burger (1), Sauce + Pickle + Salt + Pepper, Petha(Sweet) + Juice (Tang 1 ltr)
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  • Option 2: Poori (5), Aloo Mutter, Veg Sandwiches (2), Sauce + Pickle + Salt + Pepper
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  • Option 3: Aloo Parantha (3), Butter + Jam Sandwiches (2), Sauce+ Pickle + Salt + Pepper, Pera (Sweet) + Juice ( Tang 1 ltr)
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  • Option 4: Piyaj+ Ajwain Parantha (3), Patta Gobi (Cabbage), Burger (1), Sauce + Pickle + Salt + Pepper, Balmithai ( Indian Sweet) + Juice ( Tang 1 ltr)
  • 7
  • Option 5: Bin Patee (3) made with Plain Paratha, Veg Sandwiches (3), Sauce + Pickle + Salt + Pepper, Sonpapri (sweet) + Juice ( Tang 1 ltr)
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  • Option 6: Veg Roll (3) made with plain Parantha, Butter Jam Sandwiches (3), Sauce + Pickle + Salt + Pepper, Petha (sweet) + Juice ( Tang 1 ltr)
  • 7
  • Option 7: Poori (5), Aloo Mutter, Veg Sandwiches (2), Sauce + Pickle + Salt + Pepper, Balmithai (Indian Sweet) + Juice ( Tang 1 ltr)
  • 7
  • Hi-tea will include any of the below options (3:30 pm):
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  • Option 1: Pakoda, Tea/Coffee, Popcorn
  • 7
  • Option 2: Maggi, Tea/Coffee, Popcorn
  • 7
  • Option 3: Aloo Boonda, Tea/Coffee, Popcorn
  • 7
  • Option 4: Aloo Piyaj Pakoda, Tea/Coffee, Popcorn
  • 7
  • Option 5: Bread Pakoda, Tea/Coffee, Popcorn
  • 7
  • Option 6: Maggi, Tea/Coffee, Popcorn
  • 7
  • Dinner will include any of the below options (6:30 pm):
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  • Option 1: Tomato Soup, Masoor Dal, Mix Veg, Macroni, Pappad + Pickle, Rice, Roti
  • 7
  • Option 2: Veg Soup, Dal Makhni/Black Urad Dal, Aloo Beans, Pasta in Red Sauce, Pappad + Pickle, Rice
  • 7
  • Option 3: Hot and Sour Soup, Rajma, Aloo Matar, Pasta in White Sauce, Pappad + Pickle, Rice, Roti, Sewai ( Sweet)
  • 7
  • Option 4: Tomato Soup, Mix Dal, Matar Paneer, Macroni, Pappad + Pickle, Rice, Roti, Gulab Jamu8n (Tinned)
  • 7
  • Option 5: Sweet Corn Soup, Chana Dal, Aloo Matar Pulao, Pappad + Pickle, Rice, Roti, Kheer (sweet)
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  • Option 6: Veg Soup, Arhar-Maa ka Dal, Chole, Pasta in Red Sauce, Pappad + Pickle, Rice, Roti, Sewai ( Sweet)

Activity

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  • Trekking
  • 7
  • Camping
  • 7
  • Lake Visit

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
  • 7
  • Porter and mule charges only to carry camping equipment and rations
  • 7
  • 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 of 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):Rs. 1250

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 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 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 Ghanashyam Dhawan

     Rated : 5.0

    Gorgeous landscapes just about everywhere! I would put on my headphones and get lost in them. So did i come back with loads of pictures and stories to tell ... not really! I came back after the first day not being able to face my initial fear of cold coupled with rain. But this journey and time of solitude, after a very long time, made me see myself much clearly without any noise. Some parts scary, some parts peaceful :) My journey inwards - A journey that I will always remember!

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    Story by Sumitra Nehru

     Rated : 5.0

    it was a good experience since you also end up meeting people from different destinations. the trekking in snow, and walking uphill was difficult but was so worth it. trust me the sunrise i have witnessed here was oe of the best i have seen. we were really lucky to see it, as our guides told me its difficult to witness sucha beautiful sunrise in winter. a beatiful trek.

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    Story by Aslesha Talwar

     Rated : 5.0

    Trekking over 34 kms is not an easy task, even for professionals such as us. We had an absolutely amazing time during this trek and got to see the beautiful 3,850 ft mountain peak that really looked breathtaking. We engaged in river crossing as well during the trek, Wow! And trust me when I say you should carry enough winter protection, it can sometimes get really cold.

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    Story by Sharath Yadav

     Rated : 5.0

    One of the most thrilling experience of my life. It's extremely cold at night so carry proper warmers. The feels like temperature can be way below what your actual readings might say. This was my 3rd Himalayan trek after markha and roopkund. A must do for adventure seekers.

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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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    Story by Ekdant Agarwal

     Rated : 4.0

    After a year of working and not taking a break, i needed one. Being an avid Trekker i really wanted to do one winter trek, Trust me winter treks are not easy, they are difficult because you literally have to walk in snow and frezzing cold. but it was so worth it and i realized what i wanted to do in my life. i explored myself and also an amazing part of india. a life changing experience. i would just wanted to thanks the trek guides specially bhju bhai and my fellow trekkers. cheers!!

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    Story by Sanjay Pillai

     Rated : 4.0

    I never knew that winter treks can be so amazing. I think the real fun of trekking is in winter trek. It was amazing and will stay in my memory forever. Just one request, please DON'T LITTER, and COLLECT YOUR OWN GARBAGE IN A BAG AND BRING IT BACK DOWN. Lets keep this place in its purest form.

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    Story by Tanushree Verma

     Rated : 4.0

    Snow treks are interesting and difficult then summer. someone suggested me a winter trek and i searched about it, it looked so interesting and different. the view was mesmerizing, completely white! i witness the whole himalayas in white for the first time and it was just amazing.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

      Kedarkantha trek is a great trek to do in winter during the month of December to April. 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?

      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.

    3. What all things I should carry for the 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 baselayer - leggings Baselayer shirts (short sleeve and 1 long sleeve) Shirts or T-shirts Fleece jacket or warm jumper Waterproof jacket Sunhat 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 (to lock your KE

    4. What kind of shoes I should have?

      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 trek?

      There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. From dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 13, 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? 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 trekking 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 snow trek temparature?

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

    10. Is it 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?

      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.

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

      Kedarkantha winter trek usually originate 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 mesmerising peaks, this trek offers all the marvels, a trekker can wish for!

    13. How is Kedarkantha Snow trek weather?

      During the daytime, the temperatures remain 13-18ºC and night time temperature drops down to 0-6ºC in summer. During the winter season, the temperatures range from 8-15ºC during the day and can drop down to -7ºC at night. Also, during the daytime the sunlight is good and the weather is clear but you have to dress in layers in the night as it gets very cold.

    14. 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.

    15. How much do we have to trek each day?

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

    16. Is it 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.

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

      Highest altitude will be 12,500 ft.

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