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About Kedarkantha Trek Package

Trekking is all about finding yourself in the right place, connecting with nature and learning about life. Kedarkantha is one of the most exquisite and prestigious Trekking destinations elevated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is among the most sought-after winter treks in the region, offering outstanding views of the Himalayan peaks and a comparatively moderate level of difficulty, making it suitable for experienced as well as beginner trekkers.

The Kedarkantha Trek renders breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, dense pine forests and delightful pastures. Throughout the winter months, the entire trail is covered in snow creating a magical winter wonderland experience. The best part of the trek is reaching the summit of Kedarkantha peak, which stands at an altitude of 12,500 (3810 meters) above sea level. Kedarkantha region is rich in biodiversity, with diverse Flora and Fauna. Trekkers may come across various himalayan bird species, including Monal Pheasants as well as wildlife such as Musk Deer and Himalayan Bear.

Quick Facts about Kedarkantha Trek from Dehradun

  • Kedarkantha is located within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is a mountain peak of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand.
  • The summit of Kedarkantha is elevated at an altitude of nearly 12,500 (38000 meters) above sea level.
  • The trek generally takes around 5-6 days, depending on the itinerary chosen.
  • Juda ka Talab (The Frozen Lake) is a picturesque campsite enroute to Kedarkantha. Trekkers can stop by and spend some time in the tranquility of this lake.
  • Snow leopards and black bears are found in Kedarkantha Peak Summit.

Top attractions to visit during Kedarkantha Trek

Here are some of the top attractions to visit near Kedarkantha Trek:

Har Ki Dun Valley- This beautiful Har Ki Dun valley is known for its lush pastures, alpine forests and views of snow-capped peaks. It's a famous trekking destination and offers chances for birdwatching and camping.

Yamunotri Temple- Situated around 90 kilometers from Sankri village (the base camp for Kedarkantha Trek) Yamunotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and is one the Char Dham pilgrimage site in uttarakhand.

Gangotri Temple- Located approximately 150 Kilometers from Sankri village, Gangotri temple is dedicated to goddess Ganga and is another pilgrimage site in the region. It marks the origin of the river Ganges.

Ruinsara Tal- This high altitude lake is located near the base camp of Har Ki Dun trek and offers stunning views of the surrounding peak. It's a serene spot for camping and enjoying the beauty of the Himalayas.

Deoria Tal- This charming lake is located near the town of Sari, which is a short drive from Sankri. Deoria tal offers the panoramic views of the Chaukhamba peaks reflected in its clear waters and is accessible via a short trek from Sari Village.

Uttarkashi Town- Uttarkashi is a charming town, situated on the banks of the river Bhagirathi. It's known for its ancient temples including the Vishwanath temple and serves as a gateway to many treks and pilgrimage sites.

How to prepare for Kedarkantha Peak Trek?

Some important tips for Kedarkantha Trek to make certain a safe and enjoyable experience.

Fitness Preparation- Trekkers should start preparing physically a month before the trek, incorporating cardio, strength training, and endurance exercises into their routine to build stamina and endurance, as the trek involves long hours of walking in varying terrains.

Acclimatization- Trekkers should spend a day or two in Sankri or nearby areas, before starting the trek to Kedarkantha to acclimatize to the altitude. This helps reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

Packing Essentials- Pack light but ensure you have all the essential items such as Trekking Boots, Warm Clothing (including thermal wears, fleece jackets, gloves and hats) sleeping bag, a sporty and lightweight backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen lip balm, headlamp or flashlights, with extra batteries, water bottles or hydration system, snacks and a first aid kit.

Layering Clothing- Trekkers should wear layers of dress to adjust to changing weather conditions. Start with a moisture-absorbing base layer followed by a foil layer like fleece or down jackets and top it off with a waterproof and windproof layer of clothing for the outer shell.

Stay Hydrated and Nourished- Drink plenty of water during the trek to stay hydrated specifically at higher altitudes, where dehydration can occur quickly, carry high energy snacks like dry fruits and nuts, some energy bars and chocolates to keep our level up.

Follow Safety Guidelines- Stay with your group and follow the instructions of your guide, shun take unnecessary risks especially in terrible weather conditions or difficult terrains.

Best time to do Kedarkantha Peak Trek

The best time to do Kedarkantha Trek is during the winter season, specifically from December-March, here’s know why:

The best time to do Kedarkantha Peak trek is during the winter season mainly, since the region experiences clear skies and stable weather conditions in the months of December to April making it ideal for trekking.

December to February is particularly famous as the region is usually covered in snow, offering stunning views of snow-capped peaks and pristine landscapes. However, keep in mind that the temperature can drop significantly during the winter months, so be prepared with appropriate clothing and gear.

April marks the end of the trekking season as snow starts to melt but it still offers pleasant weather and beautiful scenery. It's important to check weather forecasts and trail conditions before your trek. As conditions can vary from year to year.

Snowfall and Scenery- The winter months metamorphose the Kedarkantha region into a winter wonderland, with snow wrapping landscapes, forests and trails, the snow-capped peaks create a stunning backdrop, offering wonderful views during the trek.

Mild Weather- Despite the cold temperatures, the weather during the winter months is generally stable and mild, making it suitable for trekking. Days are crisp and clear with sunny skies while the nights can be cold but manageable with proper equipment.

Snow Trekking Experience- Trekking in snow adds an extra layer of adventure and excitement to the experience. The Kedarkantha trek experience would be very exciting in the winter season for trekkers. The snow covered trails provide a unique trekking challenge, requiring additional skills such as walking with crampons and using Trekking poles.

Less Crowded Trails- Compared to the peak trekking seasons in spring and summer, the winter months see fewer trekkers on the trails. This means you can enjoy more solitude and tranquility in the midst of the pristine Himalayan wilderness.

Panoramic views- The clear winter skies offer excellent visibility, allowing trekkers to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks from the summit of the Kedarkantha Peak. Witnessing the sunrise and sunset on a snow-clad mountain is truly a special experience.

How difficult is Kedarkantha Trek?

Kedarkantha trek, huddled in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, offers an enchanting expedition through dense forests, pastures embellished with vibrant flora and snow-clad landscapes. This trek takes about 6-8 hours to complete, and the difficulty level is moderate. It's a level 2 trek suitable for both novice and experienced.

The trails begin gently winding through quaint villages and lush greenery, gradually ascending towards higher altitudes, trekkers come across abrupt dispose, rocky patches and and possibly icy sketches, demanding a steady physical effort and attentive footing. Despite the provocation, the magnificent beauty of the Himalayan landscapes, including panoramic view of the snow peaked mountains and serene alpine pastures serves as a rewarding incentive along the way. With proper preparation, including acclimatization to high altitudes and suitable gear, conquering the Kedarkantha trek promises an unforgettable adventure filled with both personal triumphs and nature wonders.

Explore our other trek packages: Tungnath Kedarnath, Chadar Trek, Hampta Pass Trek, Valley of Flowers Trek.

Itinerary

Day 1

Dehradun Arrival & Drive To Sankri (6,400 ft) | 198 km

Assemble at the boarding point in Dehradun - ISBT Bus Stand and drive to Sankri. Sankri village serves as the beginning point and the base camp for the Kedarkantha trek.

After arriving in Sankri, check in to our cozy homestay/guesthouse, freshen-up and have some leisure. Feel free to take a stroll around this gorgeous village and pack for your next day's trek. Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in Sankri.

Day 2

Sankri To Juda ka Talab (9,100 Ft.) | 4 km

Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, we will start our trek from Sankri village to Juda Ka Talab. The initial trail passes through the dense pine forest which gets covered with snow during the winter season. Get mesmerized by the stunning view of Swargarohini mountain massif enroute your campsite at Juda Ka Talab.

After arriving in Juda Ka Talab, check in to our camps, treat yourself with a much-needed lunch and have some leisure. Feel free to take a stroll around and soak in the charm of the frozen lake. Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in camps.

Day 3

Juda Ka Taal To Kedarkantha Base Camp (11,250 ft) | 4 km

Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, we will start our trek from Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp. The trekking trail to the basecamp is a bit steeper than the previous day’s trail.

After arriving in Kedarkantha Base Camp, check in to our camps, treat yourself with a much-needed lunch and have some leisure. Feel free to take a stroll around, indulge in snow fights or take part in group activities. Treat your eyes with jaw dropping vistas of snow-peaked Himalayas. Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in camps.

Day 4

Kedarkantha Peak (12,500 ft) & Descent To Hargaon (8,900 ft) | 9 km

Today is the most visually mesmerizing day. Wake up around midnight (2 or 3 AM) and start our trek from Kedarkantha Base Camp to Kedarkantha Peak.

At Kedarkantha Peak Summit, witness the famous sunrise and get mesmerized by the jawdropping view of Himalayan peaks of Garhwal region and Kinnaur region such as Gangotri, Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Kinner Kailash, etc.

Start your descent from Kedarkantha Peak Summit to Kedarkantha Base Camp and treat yourself with a hearty lunch. Start your descent from Kedarkantha Base Camp to Hargaon. After arriving in Hargaon, check in to our camps. Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in camps.

Day 5

Hargaon To Sankri (4 km) | Drive To Dehradun (198 km)

Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, we will start our descent from Hargaon to Sankri village.

After arriving back in Sankri, quickly drive from Sankri village to Dehradun.

By late evening, you will be dropped at Dehradun - ISBT Bus Stand. Trek ends with lots of amazing memories and unforgettable experiences.

Inclusions

  • Transportation: Tempo Traveler/cabs (from Dehradun to Dehradun).
  • Accommodation on sharing basis: 1 night in homestay/guesthouse (Sankri) and 3 nights in camps (Juda Ka Talab, Kedarkantha Base Camp & Hargaon).
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner (starting from Day 1 Dinner till Day 5 Breakfast) and complimentary evening tea & snacks. [all veg meals]
  • Well qualified and experienced trek leader and support staff.
  • All necessary entry fees and forest permits.
  • First-Aid medical kits for emergencies.
  • Camping & trekking equipment - sleeping bags, snow gaiters, microspikes & rope (if required).
  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.

Exclusions

  • Any extra meals apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions.
  • Travel Insurance, items of a personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.
  • Porters/mules to carry personal luggage.
  • Any other costing involved due to circumstances like natural calamity, weather conditions, riots, roadblocks, landslides or any other forced circumstances which are out of our control.
  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.

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