Here's a golden opportunity for you to tick off a fantastic Himalayan winter trek!
Kedarkantha is a picturesque trek in the lap of the Himalayas of Uttarkashi district situated in Uttarakhand state.
The overall trek of 24 kms is covered in 4 days. It's good for beginners who wish to try Himalayan trek for first time.
One can witness upto 13 other Himalayan peaks from Kedarkantha peak on a clear day. The panoramic view of the snow capped Himalayan ranges, valleys and villages from Kedarkantha summit are a sight to behold.
Kedarkantha, at a height of 3300 meters (12500 feet) above Sea level is a must in the check list of all Himalayan treks.
Starting date: 22 Dec
Ending date: 27 Dec
Trip starts from: Dehradun
Bus: Dehradun Bus stand
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Duration: 5 Night & 6 Days
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Max Altitude: 12,500 Ft.
Trek distance: 24 Kms.
Trek type: Round Trail. The trek starts and ends at Sankri
Base Camp: Sankri village (Around 10 Hrs drive from Dehradun)
Day 1: (22 Dec)
You may reach Dehradun Airport or Bus stand by morning 7 AM.
We shall start our journey from Dehradun to Sankri village after Breakfast.
This picturesque drive covers 220 kms through Himalayas and takes around 10 hrs by our private vehicle
We will reach a guest house, check in and take good rest
Trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab
This uphill trek of just over 4 km takes approximately 5 hours to finish
We will be passing through jungle trails, beautiful meadows, will come across mountain villagers carrying firewood and leaves for their household work, and mules going up and down carrying camping equipment for trekkers
Today you will move from an altitude of 6400 feet to 9100 feet above Sea level
We shall also indulge in some photography and sightseeing around Juda-ka-talab and the adjacent snow covered grasslands
Camp overnight with long conversations and stories
Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Trek
Today we will move from an altitude of 9100 feet to 11,250 feet above Sea level
The 4 km trek takes just around 3 hours to finish
We shall walk alongside the oak trees enjoying the serenity of forest and trek through dense jungle as we move ahead towards Kedarkantha base
At around 10000 feet one gets to see and walk over a lot of snow
The night sky is so beautiful and climate really cold at this point with warm bonfire to keep the heat flowing in our bodies
Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha peak Trek & descend to Har Gaon
Today is the most beautiful day of our entire trip as we move from an altitude of 11250 feet to 12500 feet which is the summit of Kedarkantha
Todays long trek will take around 7 hours with 6 km of uphill and flat trail combination
We will conquer Kedarkantha and revel at the beauty of snow capped Himalayas. The 360 degree view from the top is simply unforgettable.
We then descend to 8900 feet which is to our Har Gaon campsite
Har Gaon to Sankri Trek
We descend further to 6400 feet to reach base point Sankri where we started our journey 3 days back
As we move along the ridge, we get to see Har ki Doon valley which is also called The Valley of Gods
We will stay in a guest house today reliving the memories of the trek and going through the breath taking pictures we took.
Day 6: (27 Dec)
Freshen up and drive back to Dehradun through amazing landscapes of Himalayas as we stop over at numerous points cherishing the journey.
We shall reach Dehradun town by evening 6 to 7 PM. You may book your return tickets any time after 8 PM
Say Bye to your new friends, whom you shared an unforgettable journey for past few days and together witnessed a master piece of mother nature called Kedarkantha
Safety & Rescue:
Mountaineering course qualified Trek Leader
Local support team for geographical intelligence
Crampons/Micro-spikes for trek (if needed at that time)
First aid Kit
Fitness & Preparation:
One needs to prepare for any treks in the Himalayas (even though a trek like Kedarkantha may be done by beginners)
It is recommended to achieve minimal fitness of being able to jog for 5 km without taking any break to attempt any trek in Himalayas
No major health issues shall be present like Asthma, any breathing problem, Heart problems, High blood pressure or any other special medical condition
Only those people who understand the complexity of Himalayan travel and treks are advised to book this trek.
How to reach Dehradun:
Dehradun is well connected by Train, Road and Air
Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun has frequent flights from all metro cities
Dehradun is just 246 km from New Delhi which takes around 7-8 hour drive. You may board Bus at Kashmiri Gate ISBT.
Things to carry:
Comfortable Backpack with good back support (preferably water proof)
Quick dry and comfortable Trek Pants
Warm and waterproof Jacket
Trekking Shoe with good grip and traction
2 Water bottles of 1 Liter each
Please make sure you read other Tabs like "Cost, Inclusions & Exclusions", "Terms & Conditions", & "Refund Policy" before you book your slot :)
Feel free to contact the organizers if any doubt or concern, we are happy to help you :)
Natural Spring Water during the trek you can just fill your bottle with
Trek Leader, Guide, Cook, Helpers who are familiar with local conditions and routes
A lot of stories related to the trek. Group activities and a lot of memories!
GST of 5%
Food while traveling (Day 1 and Day 6)
Any personal or misc. expenses not mentioned in inclusions above
Mules or Porter can carry your personal luggage during the trek days on extra cost of 1700/-
This has to be booked at least a week in advance
Tents, Sleeping bags, other equipments are carried by helpers. Trekkers need to carry only their backpacks and stuff
Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions:
No Luxury. We assure awesome memories every trip, but not awesome facilities!
We provide basic facilities in terms of food, travel & accommodation.
The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule are permitted
Absolutely No littering during our travels. We swear to protect our environment.
No alcohol & smoking during Treks & adventure activities. There would be separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at campsite/homestay for interested people
Co-operate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers wont miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety while traveling with Muddie Trails. Don't indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
Every traveler is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organizer(s) after boarding the vehicle that discharges Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.
Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions etc. In most cases, if the time permits, organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
The event will stand cancelled if less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek
Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics and religion/caste/race.
Using foul or abusive language, eve teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s) and/or involving in physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by Muddie Trails.
80% refund if cancellation request is sent 30 days before trek
50% refund if cancellation request is sent between 29 to 15 days before trek
No refund within 15 days, during or after the trek
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Map & Directions
Map & Directions
Kedarkantha Peak Singtur Range, Uttarakhand 249128, India
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