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Kedarkantha Trek: A Spiritual Exploration

The Kedarkantha Trek, located in the pristine Govind Pashu Vihar National Park of Uttarakhand, India, is a renowned 6-day adventure that captivates seasoned trekkers and beginners alike. With its most significant highlight being the rewarding summit climb, this trek offers a unique and unforgettable experience in the Indian Himalayas.

The journey begins with a scenic drive from Dehradun to the base camp, setting the tone for the forthcoming adventure. The spectacular peak of Kedarkantha rises tall as you begin your trek from the base camp in the early morning hours, motivating you to scale its heights. The ascent starts off moderately tough, and as you go up, it gets harder and harder; it takes willpower and patience to make it. However, the majestic allure of the upper Himalayas keeps you motivated throughout the ascent.

Every trekker strives to reach Kedarkantha's summit since it is the highest achievement. Pushing your limitations and overcoming challenges to achieve an unmatched sense of success are key components of reaching the top of a mountain. A panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks opens out before you as you stand on the summit, awarding you with breathtaking sights that make your heart sing with joy.

The Kedarkantha Trek has a lot more to offer than just the peak. The presence of breathtaking clearings along the numerous pathways is one of its distinguishing characteristics. These clearings offer peaceful resting areas and charming campsites that let hikers take in the surrounding natural splendor. The strategically placed clearings give excellent viewpoint spots from which trekkers may fully experience the splendor of the route and the breathtaking panoramas.

The enchanting woodlands along the Kedarkantha Trek are yet another noteworthy feature. Your senses will be captivated by the variety of woodlands you pass through on the walk. The lush greenery and varied flora create an immersive experience, making you feel one with nature. The enchanting forests are a delight for nature lovers and adventurers alike, and they add an extra layer of magic to the entire trek.

We offer numerous all-inclusive trek packages for people looking to take on the Kedarkantha journey to suit varied tastes and needs. Our Kedarkantha Trek Packages encompass travel from Dehradun to the base camp and back, along with all essential amenities and guided support throughout the trek. The cost of the packages varies depending on the inclusions and duration, making them accessible to a wide range of trekkers.

In the Indian Himalayas, the Kedarkantha Trek is the peak of adventure and scenic splendor. With its rewarding summit climb, picturesque clearings, and captivating forests, this trek promises an unforgettable journey that leaves trekkers with a profound sense of accomplishment and a deep connection with nature. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a novice seeking to explore the wonders of the Himalayas, the Kedarkantha Trek is a must-try expedition that will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul.

Trek Info

Trail Type : One way trail. The trek starts and ends at Sankri

Rail Head : Dehradun Railway Station

Airport :Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Base Camp :Sankri

Best Season :Round the year except monsoon

Service From :Sankri to Sankri

Meals :Meals while on trek ( Veg and Egg)

Stay :Homestay/ Camping

Region :Uttarakhand

Duration :5 Days

Grade :Easy to Moderate

Maximum Altitude :12500 Ft

Approx Trekking KM :22 Km

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(Uttarakhand To Uttarakhand)
Day :1 Arrival at Dehradun. Transfer to Sankri( 200 Km/ 8 Hrs) Overnight stay in Sankri
    Arrival at Dehradun: You will arrive in Dehradun, which is the gateway city to the Dev Kyara trek. Transfer to Sankri (200 km / 8 hours): From Dehradun, you will embark on a scenic drive to Sankri village, which serves as the base for the trek. The journey takes approximately 8 hours. Overnight stay in Sankri.
Day :2 Trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab (5 Km/ 9000 Ft)
    Trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab (5 km / 9,000 ft): Start the trek from Sankri and hike to Juda Ka Talab. The trail takes you through dense forests and beautiful meadows. It is a relatively gentle ascent of about 5 kilometers, and the altitude at Juda Ka Talab is around 9,000 ft. Set up camp near the serene Juda Lake for the night.
Day :3 Trek from Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp (4 Km / 11,200 Ft)
    Trek from Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp (4 km / 11,200 ft): Resume the trek from Juda Ka Talab and make your way to the Kedarkantha Base Camp. This stretch of the trek covers approximately 4 kilometers and takes you to an altitude of around 11,200 ft. The base camp offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Camp overnight at the base camp.
Day :4 Trek from Kedarkantha base camp to Kedarkantha Peak (12,500 Ft) and back to Hargaon (8450 ft/ 6 Km)
    Trek from Kedarkantha Base Camp to Kedarkantha Peak (12,500 ft) and back to Hargaon (6 km / 8,450 ft): Today is the summit day. Begin early in the morning and ascend from the base camp to the Kedarkantha Peak, reaching an altitude of approximately 12,500 ft. Enjoy panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks from the summit. Descend back to Hargaon, which is located at an altitude of around 8,450 ft. Camp overnight at Hargaon.
Day :5 Trek from Hargaon to Sankri (6 km) to Dehradun
    Trek from Hargaon to Sankri (6 km) and return to Dehradun: On the final day of the trek, hike back from Hargaon to Sankri, covering a distance of approximately 6 kilometers. Once you reach Sankri, you'll drive back to Dehradun, where the trek concludes.


1. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).

2. All necessary entry fees and permits.

3. Accommodation: - Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.

4. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.

5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.

6. Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)

7. Staff Insurance.

8. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

9. Transportation

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1. Any kind of personal expenses.

2. Food during the transit.

3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.

4. Insurance.

5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth’s surface

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AtUS (Automated Externa Detiorilators - are portable life saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpected

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What to carry

  1. Trekking shoes: A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for a comfortable and safe trek. Look for shoes that are sturdy, provide good ankle support, and have a good grip on different types of terrain.
  2. Backpack with rain cover (50-60 ltr): A backpack is necessary to carry all your gear. Make sure it's the right size for your trek, and comes with a rain cover to keep your belongings dry in case of rain.
  3. Thermals (upper and lower): Thermals are lightweight and comfortable base layers that help regulate your body temperature in cold weather. Bring both upper and lower thermals to keep warm.
  4. 3 T-shirts (advisable quick dry): Choose quick-drying T-shirts made from breathable and moisture-wicking materials. This will help keep you cool and dry during your trek.
  5. 2 trek pants: Choose lightweight and comfortable trek pants that are easy to move in and can dry quickly if wet.
  6. Jacket (-10 degree): A warm jacket is essential for cold weather. Choose a jacket that is waterproof and windproof, and provides good insulation.
  7. Fleece or hood (2): Fleece jackets or hoodies are great mid-layer options to keep warm. Bring at least two, as they can also be used as an extra layer at night.
  8. Sunglasses (UV protected): Protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays with sunglasses that are designed for outdoor activities.
  9. Sun cap: A sun cap or hat with a brim will protect your face and neck from the sun.
  10. Hand gloves: Bring a pair of lightweight gloves to keep your hands warm and protected from wind and sunburn.
  11. Woollen cap: A woollen cap will keep your head and ears warm at night or in cold weather.
  12. Socks (3 pairs min): Bring at least three pairs of good quality socks that are moisture-wicking and provide good cushioning and support for your feet.
  13. Headlamp: A headlamp will come in handy if you're hiking in low-light conditions or need to find your way in the dark.
  14. Trekking pole (if needed): Trekking poles can help reduce strain on your legs and provide additional support on steep terrain.
  15. Rain cover\poncho: A rain cover or poncho will keep you and your gear dry during unexpected rain showers.
  16. Day pack (if you plan to offload your bag): If you plan to offload your backpack during the trek, bring a smaller day pack to carry essentials like water, snacks, and a first aid kit.
  17. A toiletry kit: Bring a small kit with personal hygiene items, such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper.
  18. Lunchbox, cup, spoon: If you plan to bring your own food, bring a lunchbox, cup, and spoon to carry and eat your meals.
  19. 2 one-litter bottles: Staying hydrated is crucial, so bring at least two one-liter bottles to carry water.
  20. 2-3 plastic covers to keep your wet or used clothes: Plastic bags are useful for keeping wet or dirty clothes separate from the rest of your belongings. They can also be used to pack out any trash or waste you generate during the trek.
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How to reach

  1. By Air: The nearest airport to Kedarkantha is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a shared cab to reach Sankri, the base village for the trek. The distance between Dehradun and Sankri is approximately 200 km, and the journey takes around 8 hours by road.
  2. By Train: The nearest railway station to Kedarkantha is Dehradun Railway Station. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or take a shared cab to reach Sankri. The distance between Dehradun and Sankri is approximately 200 km, and the journey takes around 8 hours by road.
  3. By Road: If you are traveling by road, you can take a bus or hire a taxi from Dehradun to reach Sankri. Regular buses operate from Dehradun to Sankri. The journey takes around 8 hours.
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Q: 1 What is the best time to undertake the Kedarkantha trek?

A: 1 The best time to do the Kedarkantha trek is during the winter months of December to February when the region is covered in snow, offering a mesmerizing winter trekking experience. The weather during this period is usually cold and clear.

Q: 2 What is the difficulty level of the Kedarkantha trek?

A: 2 The Kedarkantha trek is considered a moderately difficult trek suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. It involves gradual ascents and descents, with a maximum altitude of approximately 12,500 ft. Prior trekking experience and a moderate level of fitness are recommended.

Q: 3 Is altitude sickness a concern during the Kedarkantha trek?

A: 3 While the maximum altitude on the Kedarkantha trek is relatively moderate, altitude sickness can still be a concern for some individuals. It's important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. Consulting with a healthcare professional and carrying necessary medications is advisable.

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Cancellation policy

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Himalayan Daredevils must be notified of the same in writing at info@himalayandaredevils.com At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

5% deduction of trek fee

100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

30% deduction of trek fee

100% cash voucher for same trip till one year

85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch 50% deduction of trek fee

80% cash voucher for same trip till one year

70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend

No cash refund

20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year

10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

If by a rare consequence Himalayan Daredevils calls off/cancels a trek:

At Himalayan Daredevils, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, Himalayan Daredevils will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee.

The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.


If the entirety of your group fails to reach or cross the pickup point, or abandons the trek, due to any unforeseen circumstances like snowfall or heavy rainfall, landslide, and such, in such a case the voucher will not be issued. You can, however, choose to repeat the trek with us

The voucher is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. Vouchers are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of Himalayan Daredevils.

In the rare event that Himalayan Daredevils shifts a trek:

As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favorable.

In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.


Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch

In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Himalayan Daredevils. We holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice

Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

This is a non-transferable voucher

The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Himalayan Daredevils

The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Himalayan Daredevils in India

To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id

All the other Terms of booking a trek with Himalayan Daredevils are applicable to the voucher

Himalayan Daredevils holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. 'Himalayan Daredevils" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which HDD or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. HDD reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

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