Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Trek In Uttarakhand

Kedarkantha trek is a perfect picturesque trek in the lap of the Himalayas of Garhwal. The overall return trek distance of the Kedatkantha trek is around 24 kilometers from Sankri – a small village located closer to Kinnaur in the Uttarkashi district of Uttrakhand.

This trek has the prettiest campsites in the Himalayas. Not all treks can boast of the beauty of their campsites like the Kedarkantha trek. Each campsite is unique in its beauty. The Akroti Thach campsite sits in a clearing surrounded by walnut and pine trees, the Pukhrola campsite is on an open meadow with the Kedarkantha summit in clear view. It is almost as if each one of them competes with the other for the beautiful setting.

Kedarkantha trek takes you up to its summit which touches the altitude of 3800 meters or 12468 Feet above the sea level. The view from the top offers spectacular panorama the region all around. Other lesser known peaks of the Supin Range, villages located nearby, valleys of Himachal and Garhwal. From the top of the Kedarkantha Summit, you can also view the Dhauladhar range of Himachal Pradesh, The Rupin valley, Har Ki Dun valley and views that goes down to the dense settlement of Purola.

This region gets early snow in the winters and soft white snow covers all the surrounding peaks after the snowfall by December, making it one of the best snow trek in Uttarakhand. All the surrounding mountains, which otherwise were insignificant now looks extremely elegant and beautiful with their sharp points appearing like a dominating 6000 meter peaks of the Himalayas.

Pick-up & Dropping pointDehradun, Uttarkhand
Starting point of trekSankri, Uttarkashi
Maximum Altitude3800m
Duration4 night/5 days
Best time to trekJanuary to April and September, December
GradeModerate

First Day – Dehradun to Sankri (altitude- 1920 mtr.)

  • The trekkers will be picked up from Dehradun Railway Station at 6.00.a.m. from where the journey will begin. Dehradun is well connected with Delhi through railway and road route. Overnight Buses and Trains are available.
  • A 256 km road ride to Sankri from Dehradun crossing Mussuorie, Kempty Falls, Netwar & Purola. Breakfast and lunch during the travel will be provided in the road side inns. The cost of the meals during travel will be paid by the individual.
  • Arrival at Sankri village, followed by accommodation in a Guest house/Hotel. Dinner and rest at the guesthouse/hotel followed by a quick introduction and briefing session with the trek leader and fellow travelers.

 Second Day- Sankri to Juda Ka Talab Campsite (altitude- 2020 mtr.) 4 km. trek

  • Excursion to Juda Ka Talab campsite after breakfast.
  • The trail is of easy to moderate ascent passing through dense forests of Oak & Rhondendrone gaining an elevation of about 1000 metres.
  • The legend has it that Lord Shiva opened a little of his hair and water flowed out to form this small pond. Several trekkers use this spot as a camp site, spending the night here having fun near bonfires and sleeping under a blanket of twinkling stars.
  • Arrival at Juda Ka Talab campsite followed by lunch and rest in the camps.
  • The Tal remains frozen during the winter season and a great sight to watch.
  • Evening refreshments, bonfire and dinner at the campsite.
  • Overnight stay in the camps.

Third Day- Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp (altitude 3477 mtr.)- 4 km. trek

  • After breakfast Excursion to Kedarkantha Base Camp a trek of 4 km
  • No residential population and all covered in snow with peaks Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and offcourse Kedarkantha in the backdrop.
  • Lunch at the base camp.
  • An evening walk followed by evening refreshments and bonfire.
  • Early dinner and rest in the camps.

Fourth Day- Kedarkantha Base Camp to Kedarkantha Summit to Hargaon Base Camp (altitude 3812 mtr.)- 16 km. trek

  • Early morning excursion to Kedarkantha Peak at 5.a.m. after breakfast.
  • Steepy and moderate climb of 4km with level walks in between.
  • Carry atleast 1-2 litres of water individually as the trail is deprived of water points.
  • Packed lunch at the summit point of the trek.
  • Descend back to Hargaon Base camp from the peak.
  • Refreshments and evening snacks after arriving at base camp.
  • Dinner and rest in Camps.

Fifth Day- Sankri to Derhadun

  • Descend down to Sankri Village from Hargaon camp after breakfast at Hargaon camp
  • Drive to Dehradun from Sankri village, a 256 km drive via Netwar, Purola, Kempty Falls & Mussoorie.
  • Evening refreshments to be provided in the road side inns.
  • Expected arrival time at Dehradun will be 8 P.M.
InclusionsExclusions
Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and return as per the itineraryMeals during Transportation & any kind of personal Expenses.
Trek equipment’s : Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (triple sharing), Snow Grips/Micro Crampons for winter treks (if necessary)Unscheduled or extended stay due to road blocks, Landslides
Food (Veg Only- Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner)Porter / mule charges (Personal), back pack offloading Charges
Accommodation in Hotel/Guest House on Day 1Cost of Evacuation in case of emergency.
Experienced Trek Leader, Guides and a very supportive staff 
First aid medical kits, Oxymeters & oxygen cylinder 
Forest permits. 
Bon Fire in the campsite (Depends on Forest rules) 

Basic gear

Backpack / Ruck Sackat least 55 ltr.
Small day bagupto 15 ltr. for summit day
Torch or Headlamp with extra pair of batteries1 Nos.
Water bottle or Hydration bag1 ltr. or 2 ltr.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
Rain Cover for Ruck Sack1 Nos.

Be comfy at the trek

Quick Dry T-shirts (preferably Full Sleeves)2 Nos.
Track Pants1 Nos.
Warm Jacket preferably a down jacket or an equivalent heavy jacket to protect from cold at night1 Nos.
Fleece jacket or fleece upper1 pair
Poncho/Raincoat1 Nos.
Good Thermals for insulation at night

Think about your head

Sun Cap or Sunscreen (SPF 30+)1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen Cap1 Nos.
Dark SunglassesPeople who wear spectacle may use photo chromatic lenses in their specs

Mind your step

warm socks2 pair
normal cotton socks2 pair
slippers/Sandals1 Pair
Comfortable Shoes with a good grip and ankle support.1 pair

Keep these handy

Waterproof Gloves1 pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 pair

Personnel Utilities

Quick dry towelTooth brush & Tooth paste
Hand SanitizersLip Balm and Cold Cream
Toilet Roll (Avoid wet tissues as they are not eco friendly)Liquid soap
CameraTripod
Mobile chargerPower banks(as there will be no electricity during the trek)

*Subject to change as per trek & customer

  • Being a high altitude trek, this trek is suitable for climbers with good physical condition and stamina.
  • This is a tentative itinerary which may change as per weather conditions
  • We expect you to carry your rucksacks, in case if you want them to be carried by mules back pack offloading charge up to Rs. 300/bag/day is applicable
  • In case of any natural calamity the company will not be able to refund the trip charges, for more details check our cancellation policy.

Transportation

  • No of Persons (1-4)  : Hatch Back – Alto, Swift or Equivalent Vehicle
  • No of Persons (5-8)  : Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero or Equivalent Vehicle
  • No of Persons (9-12): Tempo Traveler

Cancellation Policies of Trek

If trek cancel by the our sideIf trek cancel by the customer side
  • If the trek is cancelled due to any unavoidable Circumstances like Bharat bandh, natural disaster etc then we will provide a trek Coupon where you can opt for the same trek or a different for a period of one year. If you want to change the trek the amount you paid will be deducted if the new trek cost is greater than the cancelled trek and if the new trek cost is less the remaining amount will be refunded.
  • If Booking of less than 3 members and the trek is cancelled due to no further trekker available, the customer will get full refund and will get a discount coupon of 10% for next trek. The Coupon can be used only once for a period of one year.
  • If the trek is cancel prior to 30 days of booking date then 100 % Amount will be refund.
  • If the trek is cancel between 15 to 29 days of booking date then 55 % Amount of will be refund.
  • If the trek is cancel between 7-14 days of booking date then 35% Amount will be refund.
  • If the trek is cancel between 1-6 days of booking date – No Amount will be refunded.
If, you seat transfer to a friend

(a) You can anytime transfer your seat to your friend but he / she has to fulfill all the formalities before the day of the Event.

(b) Replacement would not be applicable on any public transport booked for original participant; in that case booking for new member has to be done again.

Refunds are initiated and will reach to your account between 1 -16 working days of cancellation

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