Kedarkantha is a Prominent winter and summer trek in the Garhwal Himalayan region at an elevation of 3,800m in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi District. When it comes to trekking in India in winter, the Kedarkantha trek would be your best bet. With falling winter snow it's a mesmerizing pictorial view and what's more attractive, is the view of the mighty Himalayas from the trails right to the top. The beautiful forest clearings and celestial meadows of Kedarkantha are incomparable. Such idyllic settings are hard to find but this trek offers the best places to camp.
One of the best camping spots is JudaKaTalab it is a wide clearing amidst the forest. On this trek, you can explore the culture and tradition which people follow in Himalayan villages. The sights are spectacular with amazing 360-degree views of Swargarohini I, II, III (6300 meters) Bandar Poonch peak (6316 meters) and Black peak (6387 meters) altogether. One can also see Rupin & Supin valley, Baraadsar range, Kanasar Lake, Phulara ridge, Bali Pass and Sarutal.
Duration: 6 Days
Grade: Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude:12,500 Ft
Starting point: Delhi
End point: Delhi
Trek fee: 12777
The altitude we are going to cover
Sankri (1920 m)
JudaKaTalab ( 2700 m)
Kedarkantha base camp ( 3400 m)
Kedarkantha summit ( 3800 m)
The snow-capped mountain peaks surrounding this place keeps you thrilled with fun and excitement.
You cross several bridges during the trek which are made of wooden logs. This makes the gradual hike more exciting.
After reaching JudaKa Talab, you notice a small pond of water with the surroundings of oak and pine trees.
After arrival at the Kedarkantha base camp, enjoy the splendid view of snow-capped Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, and Kalanag peaks.
The majestic view of Kinner Kailash, Yumnotri, Gangotri, and other Himalayan ranges is a divine pleasure. Kedarkantha gives a 360-degree view.
Itinerary of Kedarkantha Trek - Jan 2020
Day 1 - Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)
Day 2 - Sankri to Juda Ka Talab (5 km) (4/5 hours) (2700 m)
Day 3 - Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha base (4 Km) (3/4 hours) (3400 m)
Day 4 - Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha Summit (3.4km) (3800 m) and then to Hargaon (5 km)
Day 5 -Hargaon Thach to Sankri (6 km) (5/6 hours) (1920 m)
Day 6 - Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)
TREK FEE PER PERSON- Rs 12777 (Delhi to Delhi)
Getting to Base Camp at Sankri
1. From Delhi to Sankri
Everyone should reach H Nizamuddin Railway Station by 9 pm on 11th January 2020. We will take the A/C train from New Delhi to Dehradun that will reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 6:00 am. For the next journey, vehicles will be arranged from Dehradun to Sankri.¬¬
2. From Sankri to Delhi
Return journey will start on 17th January 2020 from Sankri to Dehradun. We will take train from Dehradun to Delhi.
For Dehradun to Delhi travel, participants have two options to choose.
Option 1 Take a train to Delhi on the same day (17th Jan, 10pm) we reach at Dehradun. Train will reach at Delhi at 5am on 18th Jan 2020.
Option 2 Take a train to Delhi on 18th Jan, at 10 pm. Participant can use the spare time from 17th Evening to 18th night to explore Dehradun and nearby areas. The added cost of this additional Day and travel expenses should be taken care of by participants. The Kayakers will provide train tickets from Dehradun to Delhi only.
Train will reach at Delhi at 5am on 19th Jan 2020.
(The Kayakers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo Traveller 13+ D) or non ac taxi.
Note: Reaching Delhi and Dehradun Railway Station is participants responsibility. The Kayakers will not responsible if participant misses train.
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM.
(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)
Mobile Connectivity: There will be no networks during the trek, in Purola your device will receive the networks and at Sankri only Vodafone and BSNL signals are there but you cannot rely on the connectivity because the signal strength is not good. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek.
Package Cost Includes
Forest Permit and entrance fee
Accommodation - You will be staying in the Swargarohini hotel at Sankri and intents on the remaining days of the trek (2, 3 people/tent). The room/tent is separate for the male and female participants.
Meals - Breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup, and dinner. We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. We have variety of delectable and healthy food, which is nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on the trek
Trekking equipment High-quality tents and sleeping bags, mattress, liner, pillow in all the camps. Sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC
Gaiters to prevent snow from entering inside your shoe.
Microspikes - Helps you walking on hard snow terrain
Safety equipment First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter etc. will be with guide/trek leader and a the campsite as well to deal with emergencies
Expert trek Leaders Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
Expert Trek support team The mountain staff on this trek consists of certified guides, cooks, helpers and porters.
Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
Separate Toilet tents Ladies and Gents
Package Cost Excludes -
Personal toiletry Items
On first day en-route to base camp, the breakfast and lunch are not included
last day en-route lunch and dinner are not included
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar card)
Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
NOC form (by the trekker)
Carry Personal Medical kit
The Kayakers will carry first aid kit all the day of the trek. Still, every participant needs to carry their personal medication.
Note- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem in your trek, discuss and take advice from the professional guide.
- Back pack (50 to 60 liters)
- Sturdy Trekking Shoes
Things to carry:
Trekking shoes: Carry waterproof trekking shoes good grip and ankle support. Do not carry sports shoes.
Three layers of warm clothes: Carry two or three-layer jackets, fleece jackets and a padded jacket.
Two/Three trek pants: Carry light cotton trek pants. Denim/jeans and shorts are not suitable for trekking.
Three t-shirts (collared/dri-fit): Full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sunburns on the neck and arms. Carry one or two dri-fit t-shirts.
Thermals: Carry thermals (top and bottom).
Sunglasses: Sunglasses are mandatory. There will be a lot of snow on the trek and can cause snow blindness.
Cap: At high altitude, the sun is extra harsh so carry a cap to protect yourself.
Waterproof hand gloves: Carry waterproof gloves and avoid woolen gloves as they will get wet if you touch snow.
Socks (3-4 pairs) and a pair of woolen socks: Apart from two sports socks, you can take a pair of woolen socks for the night.
Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it's mandatory to carry a poncho so that you don't get wet. The trek will continue as planned even during rainfall. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings.
Day pack (20 liters): You will need this to carry water bottles, lunch boxes, and personal medical kit in case you decide to offload your backpack.
Lunch box and water bottle: Every participant should have their personal lunch box and a good water bottle.
Please note below points
Emergency during trek
In case of any emergency, The Kayakers will take necessary measures for your return to the base camp. A staff will accompany you. He may not be some trained personnel. Doctors do not go along with a team. The Kayaker's leaders are trained to administer first aid and know how to deal with issues related to the mountains. Registering for this trek is an understanding that you are aware of related difficulties on a high-altitude trek
Our camp leaders will conduct routine health checks at all camps to measure oxygen saturation, blood pressure. The camp leader reserves the right to exclude any trekker from climbing higher on the trek without refund if the trekker's vital readings are below accepted norms for that altitude. These norms are available with our camp leaders. Your trek leader will also be carrying a medical kit that includes basic first aid and high-altitude sickness medicines and will also be carrying an oxygen cylinder throughout the trek.
Route change/postponement/delay/completing the trek earlier
Under some extraordinary circumstances, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage.
Separate toilet tents for gents and ladies will be pitched at every campsite. Do not carry sanitary napkins or wet wipes since these are not biodegradable. If you do happen to use wet wipes to clean up after a trek, make sure you bring them back with you.
The Kayakers is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
Drinking and smoking:
Smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited. Buying drugs or any illegal material is strictly prohibited, the participant will be detained and handed over to government authority.
Other Conditions & Indemnity:
I am aware that participating in adventure sports like kayaking, cycling, trekking, climbing, and rappelling has some inherent risks of illness, injury or death. This may be a result of the negligence of others, myself, forces of nature or other agencies knew or unknown. Rescue and medical services may not be able to reach me in time.
I hereby fully assume all risk of illness, injury or death, and The Kayakers, its owners, employees, consultants, agents and associates from all actions, claims or demands from any damages resulting out of my participation in this sporting event. This obligation is binding upon me personally as well as on my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns and all members of my family.
I hereby authorize any medical treatment deemed necessary in the event of any emergency, injury or mishap. I agree to bear all costs of rescue and/or medical services that may be incurred on my behalf.
I recognize that as the provider of services, The Kayakers will operate under a covenant of good faith and fair dealing, but that it may be necessary to terminate any event or adventure excursion due to forces of nature, medical necessities or other reasons. I accept their right to take such actions for the safety of all participants including me.
I understand that though precautions will be taken to provide a safe and enjoyable experience, there can be no guarantee of absolute safety against illness, injury and/or accident and that there are grave and unpredictable elements of risk in any adventure, sport or activity associated with the outdoors.
I agree that any film or photographs of me as a participant becomes the property of The Kayakers and may be used for promotional and commercial purposes.