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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 :January | February | March | April | October | November | December

Service From :Sankri to Sankri

Meals :Meals while on trek ( Veg and Egg)

Stay :Homestay/ Camping

Region :Uttarakhand

Duration :5 Days

Grade :Easy

Maximum Altitude :12500 Ft

Approx Trekking KM :22 Km

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Itinerary

(Uttarakhand To Uttarakhand)
1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
5
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.

Inclusions

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.

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Exclusions

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.

7. Transportation

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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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FAQs

Ques: 1 What is the best time to undertake the Kedarkantha trek?

Ans: 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.

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

Ans: 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.

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

Ans: 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.

Ques: 4 Is Kedarkantha trek and Kedarnath different?

Ans: 4 Kedarnath and Kedarkantha are different, but both are located in the Garhwal Himalayan range. Dehradun's distance to Kedarkantha is around 200 km that takes 10-11 hours to reach Sankri, the base camp of Kedarkantha trek. It is famous for winter treks for which many people wait for winters to crowd here. The campsites are beautiful with mountain peaks, pine and oak trees as a backdrop, a bonfire in the middle of the camps keeping it warm in the nights, and many beautiful sights.

Ques: 5 How long does it take to complete Kedarkantha Trek?

Ans: 5 Kedarkantha Trek takes 3 minimum and 4 maximum days to complete.

Ques: 6 What fitness level is required for Kedarkantha Trek?

Ans: 6 The route of the Kedarkantha Trek contains many uphills. So it does requires an average level of fitness. Some basic amount of fitness training will make your journey enjoyable and easy.

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Cancellation policy

Life is unpredictable and we understand sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavour to make it as easy possible for you. However, please understand we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of programme. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below-

Cancellation prior to 30 days from start of the event: Get monetary refund with 15% of cancellation charges on trek fee.

Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of event: 50% on trek fee is non refundable and the remaining 50 % will be given as cash voucher which is valid for 1 year.

Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of event: No refund.

Please note cancellation will be only accepted by email.

Note: The Himalayan Daredevils reserves the right to cancel a programme before departure in the event of logistical problems arriving due to natural calamities, strikes, wars on any other circumstances that makes the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.

Itinerary changes & trip delays:

We plan itineraries based on the information at the time of planning and in rare circumstances, there are subject to change. In the event that the itinerary is changes or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, landslides etc. We will always aim to give you the best experience possible. However The Himalayan Daredevils are not be held responsible for the cost of delay or changes.

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