Altitude
: 12500
Duration
: 5 Days
Trek Length
: 20 kms
Pick Up and Drop Point
: Dehradun
Difficulty
: Easy to Moderate

Overview

Kedarkantha trek is a winter trek through the remote forests covered with pine, maple, and Rhododendron trees in the state of Uttarakhand. It starts at Sankri a remote village inside Govind Wildlife Sanctuary around 200 km from Dehradun. It is the most sought-after winter trek because of the landscape and majorly snow which makes it a delight for trekkers. At 12000ft the Kedarkantha trek offers you the best setting for a winter trek with some amazing views of the mountain peaks and pine and maple trees in the surrounding and walking on snow-covered trails. This five-day trek is a perfect trek for all, especially for beginners who love the winters and snow. With a little bit of fitness and a positive spirit jump in with Adventurescape for the trek of your lifetime. 

Kedarkantha trek begins from Sankri base camp, at 6,400 feet, ascending to 12,500 feet high at Kedarkantha top. Kedarkantha Trek is a 25 km-long trek from Sankri to Kedarkantha top and back walk along the gorgeous trails covered in snow. At the top, you'll see a 360-degree panorama of snow-clad mountains which is a view to cherish.   

                         

Best Time to go for Kedarkantha Trek

There are not many high-altitude treks available in winter. Kedarkantha trek is one of the treks you can summit the peak at 12000 feet in winter. The snow-clad view from the top is amazing with a 360-degree view. The best time to go for this trek is between December to February when there is ample snow. If you vary of the cold weather and snow you can opt to go from February to March when the days are sunny with less cold nights.


Mobile network Connectivity and ATMs on the Kedarkantha Trek

The last ATM is in Mori on the way to Sankri from Dehradun. The ATMs may not have cash available at all times. So try and get cash from Dehradun or Purola if possible. 

Mobile connectivity is not available in Sankri. You get BSNL networks at few areas. Other networks like Airtel, Vodafone etc are not available once you reach Sankri. Thus you can inform your parents or friends before you leave Dehradun. Once on the trek, there will not be any network connectivity till you return to Sankri.


Why choose Kedarkantha Trek?

  • Rated as the best winter trek which allows you to summit a peak in winter.
  • Experience snowfall in the Himalayas (December onwards) 
  • Easy level trek (4-5km trek per day) for beginners and novices alike.
  • Beautiful campsite in Juda ka Talab and Kedarkantha base with a mesmerizing view.
  • Drive from Dehradun to Sankri through the picturesque Mussoorie and remote village of Uttarakhand.
  • Safe and tourist-friendly location for a family with welcoming and warm-hearted locals 
  • Try activities like zipline and skiing in Sankri village


Book your Kedarkantha Trek with a reliable and top-rated Trekking agency. Check our GOOGLE REVIEWS here!


We have everyday departures starting from 10th Nov 2022 to 1st March 2023. Book your slot now.

For more details contact us.

Package cost and details

PACKAGE COST:

Premium Trek Package 

Cost INR 8000 + 5% GST (Ex Dehradun)

Cost INR 6500 + 5% GST (Ex Sankri)

Standard Trek Package

Cost INR 7000 + 5% GST (Ex Dehradun)

Cost INR 5500 + 5% GST (Ex Sankri)


INCLUSIONS:  

  1. Accommodation costs (camping) 

    • High-quality sleeping bags for extreme weather

    • Roll-on mattresses

    • Tents (triple sharing)

    • pantry/kitchen and toilet facilities

  2. Qualified and experienced trek leaders, Guide, support staff

  3. First aid treatment/facilities

  4. All meals during the trek (veg and egg)

  5. Any of the permit charges, forest entry fee, and camping charges.

  6. Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ropes, etc.)

  7. Stay in Sankri Hotel (Day1)


  EXCLUSIONS:

  1. The trek cost does not include any train fare or air fare charges

  2. Meals during transit

  3. Porters or mules for personal luggage

  4. Transportation from Dehradun to Sankri and back will be shared and the cost is borne by trekkers.

  5. Any cost or cancellation arising out of unforeseen circumstances.



Itinerary

Day 1
Day1: Dehradun – Sankri (Drive 200km approx. 8hours)
Today we start our journey from Dehradun railway station early morning at 7 am and the journey will be through Mussoorie and all the way to Sankri the start point of the trek. The drive is an amazing one as it will take you through Kempty falls in Mussoorie, Barkot, Purola, Mori along the Tons river and finally will arrive at Sankri. Transport will be arranged and you can check in a guest house in Sankri. Dinner and early retirement for the day as you must get up early for the trek next day.
Day 2
Day2: Sankri – Juda Ka Talab
We start our trek from Sankri after breakfast to Juda ka Talab which is 4 km at an altitude of around 9000ft. We will be camping near a pond and the surroundings covered with oak and pine trees which make it an amazing location for camping. The trek will take 4 to 5 hours to reach. Camp and enjoy the day with nature and the beautiful view of the mountains.
Day 3
Day3: Juda ka Talab – Kedarkantha base
After breakfast, we will move steadily towards Kedarkantha Basecamp which is at 11000ft and will take around 3 to 4 hours to reach. Today the trek will be mostly through pine and oak trees. On the way, you can also find shepherd huts.
Day 4
Day4: Kedarkantha base camp – Kedarkantha peak - Hargaon campsite
Today we will trek to Kedarkantha Summit peak after an early breakfast which will take around 4 hours. The peak will give you a view of all the snow-clad mountain ranges of the state of Uttarakhand. Enjoy the view and rest for a while and have lunch before we trek back to base camp by evening.
Day 5
Day5: Hagaon campsite to Sankri. Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (200km/8 hours)
We trek back to Sankri 6000 ft from Kedarkantha base camp 9000ft today which will take around 3 hours. The trail is covered with pine and oak trees with snow-clad mountains. Reach Sankri which will commence the trek. Take home the beautiful and amazing memories of the trek. Stay in a guesthouse with dinner and enjoy the day in Sankri. Drive back from Sankri to Dehradun will take around 10 hours which is around 200km through scenic views of the Himalayas. We will be back to Dehradun by around 3 pm in the evening.   

You can also stay back in Sankri for one night stay. Please get in touch with our team for more details. Your itinerary will be extended to 6 days instead of 5days.

Things to Carry

Necessities:

  1. Trekking shoes **: Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support is compulsory for the trek. Please ensure that the trekking shoes are not new and used by the trekker prior to the trek. The trail is slippery and requires you to walk through rocks and boulders so good grip and water resistance shoe is necessary.  Do keep an extra floater in case of rain and for use in camps.
  2. Backpack (50-70 litres) **: A backpack with comfortable straps and a supporting frame is very important as you have to carry it on your own during the trek. Invest in a good backpack that is lightweight and comfortable to carry on long treks. 
  3. Daypack (20 litres): Keep a daypack incase you off load your backpack during the trek for your essential day items.
  4. Torch or Headlamp **: Please bring a torch or headlamp for all treks.
  5. Cutlery: Carry a spoon, mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons and for packed lunch.
  6. Sunglasses **: Invest in a good pair of sunglasses as you are going to be out in the sun for most of day. If you are trekking in snow it will be a mandatory as it protects you from snow blindness.
  7. Two water bottles **: 1 litre each for water during the trek. 


**    MANDATORY  DO NOT FORGET


Clothes and Other accessories


  1. Warm jacket and Sweater (couple of them if you feel more susceptible to cold) 
  2. Thermals: Carry thermals to keep yourself warm in the camp.Trek pants (2)  for daily use during the trek which are light and comfortable.
  3. Collared Shirts (3-4) Full sleeves and quick dry so that it prevents sunburn on the arms and neck area. 
  4. Poncho: Poncho is very important when you are trekking in monsoon season to protect you from the rain. You can rent one from us @ INR 50 per day.
  5. Cap: To protect your hair and face from the scorching sun carry a cap.
  6.  Synthetic gloves for your hands as it will protect your hands from water, snow and keep you dry and warm.
  7. Socks (2 pair) + Wollen socks(2 pair)  for keep you warm in the camps.
  8. Trekking pole: You should carry your own trekking poles for the steep uphills and downhills. You can carry them or rent one from us @ INR 50 per day
  9. Toiletries: Sunscreen **, moisturiser, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, wet wipes and tissues. 
  10. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes and to bring back your non biodegradable material back. Mountains are the source of water and life on this planet. Please try and keep it clean and healthy.

Mandatory Personal Medical Kit 


  1. Diamox – 5 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  2. Hyoscine (3 tablets)
  3. Amlodipine 5mg (5 tablet) With doctors prescription only
  4. Avomine – 2 tablets (motion sickness)
  5. Crocin – 3 tablets (fever)
  6. Avil 25mg – 2 tablets (allergies)
  7. Disprin – 3 tablets (headache)
  8. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 3 tablets each (diarrhea)
  9. Digene – 5 tablets (acidity)
  10. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  11. Gauze – 1 small roll
  12. Band-aid – 5 strips
  13. Cotton – 1 small roll
  14. ORS – 105packets
  15. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  16. Moov spray (aches, & sprains) 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek

You can either transfer the same trek to any of your friends/family or get a voucher

for the same amount and register for any of our treks in future (validity 1 year) Or Get a refund of 90 %

(If the trek amount varies, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)


Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trek

You can either choose to go for any other trek or other batches for the same trek

depending on availability Or Get a refund of 75%


Cancellation between 15 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

You can choose to go on the same trek with other batches in the same season

Or Get a refund of 50%


Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

You can transfer your trek to your friend/family (same trek) No cash refund.

FAQS

A perfect trek for beginners if you want to experience a heavy-snow trekking trail. Kedarkantha falls under the easy-moderate category in terms of difficulty. Refrain from attempting the trek from late January to April as the landscape is covered under a blanket of snow, making it difficult to climb. Trekking is a highly strenuous and challenging activity as you subject your body to physical and mental extremes. After the most challenging climb, the majestic view seems even more breathtaking. Therefore, fitness becomes an integral part of your trekking journey. Most trekkers need to climb for 4 hours a day and the summit day tends to be longer. 


The best time to visit Kedarkantha is December-April when the temperature drops as low as -10 degrees Celsius. If you are planning to visit Kedarnath in winter, make sure to carry thick, woolen clothes. The weather fluctuates drastically in Kedarkantha. The entire region is submerged under thick layers of sparkling snow along with the panoramic sight of the snow-clad mountains of the Himalayas. The monsoon months of July-September are pretty unpredictable. The area receives relatively more minor rainfall, but it leads to avalanches and roadblocks when it does rain heavily. The trekking route is open almost throughout the year, including in summer. However, if you plan to visit Kedarnath, nothing can surpass the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas in winter. 


Offbeat villages do not have good connectivity. Most people indulge in the serene ambiance and look forward to disconnecting from the world. The trek begins from Sankri, the base village of the Kedarkantha trek. The mobile connectivity starts fluctuating even though there are some landline phones at a couple of shops. Mobile services such as BSNL, Airtel, Jio, and Idea usually work in Sankri. The last traces of signal strength can be found in Mussoorie and Dehradun. Once you get plunged into the natural beauty of mountains, streams, valleys, birds, and meadows, if you are anxious about informing others about well-being, you can get access to Wifi at some shops in Sankri for 50-100 rupees. 


 Yes, if you want to experience snow during your trek, the late winter months are ideal. In December, the entire path is coated with white powdery snow, making the trek even more exciting. There is an influx of travelers looking to experience numerous adventure sports such as trekking, snowboarding, and skiing during this time. It is a euphoric experience for everyone, and traversing on snow will leave an indelible mark on your memory. 


Trekking for the first time can be daunting for first-timers. Since the landscape is engulfed in snow during winter, you need to be prepared for the bone-chilling temperatures. Do not compromise on the quality of clothes and invest in some good warm clothes. Keep yourself hydrated during the trek to avoid getting hit with AMS. Do not carry unnecessary luggage, as some trekking companies do not offer to offload your luggage. Carry a thermos water bottle and do not forget a raincoat. Buy or rent a trekking pole for walking through snow. Get 3-4 thick, good, quality socks and a proper pair of hiking shoes. If you are traveling solo, make sure to carry a sleeping bag. 


The starting point of Kedarkantha Trek is ten minutes away from Sankri. Sankri is a scenic hamlet, the base camp for treks in Uttarakhand. You can easily reach Dehradun through road, rail and air transport. There are numerous public buses and shared jeep services available between Dehradun and Sankri. You can also avail of a taxi which will cost you around Rs 600. 


By Road: Direct buses are not available to Sankri from Delhi. You can opt for overnight UKRTC buses and Volvos from ISBT Kashmere Gate (Delhi-Dehradun). You can hire a taxi or an outstation cab to reach Dehradun too. The total distance from Delhi to Dehradun is around 247 km. 


By Rail: The closest railway station is in Dehradun, 187 km from Sankri. There are numerous trains available from Delhi to Dehradun like Dehradun Express, Mussoorie Express and Nanda Devi Express. Make sure to book your train one month in advance. 


By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, which is 213 km away from the base village of Sankri. You can board a flight from New Delhi to Dehradun.


Kedarkantha Trek is an 18 km long trek that spans over 4 days (6 if you include the travel days from Dehradun and back). On the first day, you trek for about 5 km for about 4 hours. The second day is shorter where you trek for about 2 km over 2 hours. 

The third day is the longest day of the trek as you trek to the summit and come back to the next campsite. On this day, you trek about 6 km over 6-7 hours.  On the last day, you trek for 5-6 km again over 5 hours.

The last ATM en route to the base camp is in Mori. Mori has an SBI bank with an ATM attached to it.  However, the ATM is empty of cash many times.  In such a case, you may head out to an SBI authorized cash withdrawal centre.  You can swipe your card and get cash from the person servicing the desk.  This centre is located on the first floor, two buildings to the right of SBI.

Although Mori has this possibility, we strongly encourage trekkers to bring cash or to withdraw cash from the 3 ATMs available in Purola (SBI, ICICI and Axis Bank ATMs).

There are many unique highlights about Kedarkantha Trek, below are some major points. - Its one of the best and safe snow trek - Its offers 360 degree snow capped peaks - It involves night trekking Experience - The summit offers breath taking sunrise view - Its also believed lord shiv used to meditate here and as per locals original Kedarnath temple was to be built here. - Also, the pretty small village of Sankari it’s unique for up keeping its tradition & Culture.

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Altitude
: 12500
Duration
: 5 Days
Trek Length
: 20 kms
Pick Up and Drop Point
: Dehradun
Difficulty
: Easy to Moderate

Kedarkantha trek is a winter trek through the remote forests covered with pine, maple, and Rhododendron trees in the state of Uttarakhand. It starts at Sankri a remote village inside Govind Wildlife Sanctuary around 200 km from Dehradun. It is the most sought-after winter trek because of the landscape and majorly snow which makes it a delight for trekkers. At 12000ft the Kedarkantha trek offers you the best setting for a winter trek with some amazing views of the mountain peaks and pine and maple trees in the surrounding and walking on snow-covered trails. This five-day trek is a perfect trek for all, especially for beginners who love the winters and snow. With a little bit of fitness and a positive spirit jump in with Adventurescape for the trek of your lifetime. 

Kedarkantha trek begins from Sankri base camp, at 6,400 feet, ascending to 12,500 feet high at Kedarkantha top. Kedarkantha Trek is a 25 km-long trek from Sankri to Kedarkantha top and back walk along the gorgeous trails covered in snow. At the top, you'll see a 360-degree panorama of snow-clad mountains which is a view to cherish.   

                         

Best Time to go for Kedarkantha Trek

There are not many high-altitude treks available in winter. Kedarkantha trek is one of the treks you can summit the peak at 12000 feet in winter. The snow-clad view from the top is amazing with a 360-degree view. The best time to go for this trek is between December to February when there is ample snow. If you vary of the cold weather and snow you can opt to go from February to March when the days are sunny with less cold nights.


Mobile network Connectivity and ATMs on the Kedarkantha Trek

The last ATM is in Mori on the way to Sankri from Dehradun. The ATMs may not have cash available at all times. So try and get cash from Dehradun or Purola if possible. 

Mobile connectivity is not available in Sankri. You get BSNL networks at few areas. Other networks like Airtel, Vodafone etc are not available once you reach Sankri. Thus you can inform your parents or friends before you leave Dehradun. Once on the trek, there will not be any network connectivity till you return to Sankri.


Why choose Kedarkantha Trek?

  • Rated as the best winter trek which allows you to summit a peak in winter.
  • Experience snowfall in the Himalayas (December onwards) 
  • Easy level trek (4-5km trek per day) for beginners and novices alike.
  • Beautiful campsite in Juda ka Talab and Kedarkantha base with a mesmerizing view.
  • Drive from Dehradun to Sankri through the picturesque Mussoorie and remote village of Uttarakhand.
  • Safe and tourist-friendly location for a family with welcoming and warm-hearted locals 
  • Try activities like zipline and skiing in Sankri village


Book your Kedarkantha Trek with a reliable and top-rated Trekking agency. Check our GOOGLE REVIEWS here!


We have everyday departures starting from 10th Nov 2022 to 1st March 2023. Book your slot now.

For more details contact us.

PACKAGE COST:

Premium Trek Package 

Cost INR 8000 + 5% GST (Ex Dehradun)

Cost INR 6500 + 5% GST (Ex Sankri)

Standard Trek Package

Cost INR 7000 + 5% GST (Ex Dehradun)

Cost INR 5500 + 5% GST (Ex Sankri)


INCLUSIONS:  

  1. Accommodation costs (camping) 

    • High-quality sleeping bags for extreme weather

    • Roll-on mattresses

    • Tents (triple sharing)

    • pantry/kitchen and toilet facilities

  2. Qualified and experienced trek leaders, Guide, support staff

  3. First aid treatment/facilities

  4. All meals during the trek (veg and egg)

  5. Any of the permit charges, forest entry fee, and camping charges.

  6. Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ropes, etc.)

  7. Stay in Sankri Hotel (Day1)


  EXCLUSIONS:

  1. The trek cost does not include any train fare or air fare charges

  2. Meals during transit

  3. Porters or mules for personal luggage

  4. Transportation from Dehradun to Sankri and back will be shared and the cost is borne by trekkers.

  5. Any cost or cancellation arising out of unforeseen circumstances.



Day 1
Day1: Dehradun – Sankri (Drive 200km approx. 8hours)
Today we start our journey from Dehradun railway station early morning at 7 am and the journey will be through Mussoorie and all the way to Sankri the start point of the trek. The drive is an amazing one as it will take you through Kempty falls in Mussoorie, Barkot, Purola, Mori along the Tons river and finally will arrive at Sankri. Transport will be arranged and you can check in a guest house in Sankri. Dinner and early retirement for the day as you must get up early for the trek next day.
Day 2
Day2: Sankri – Juda Ka Talab
We start our trek from Sankri after breakfast to Juda ka Talab which is 4 km at an altitude of around 9000ft. We will be camping near a pond and the surroundings covered with oak and pine trees which make it an amazing location for camping. The trek will take 4 to 5 hours to reach. Camp and enjoy the day with nature and the beautiful view of the mountains.
Day 3
Day3: Juda ka Talab – Kedarkantha base
After breakfast, we will move steadily towards Kedarkantha Basecamp which is at 11000ft and will take around 3 to 4 hours to reach. Today the trek will be mostly through pine and oak trees. On the way, you can also find shepherd huts.
Day 4
Day4: Kedarkantha base camp – Kedarkantha peak - Hargaon campsite
Today we will trek to Kedarkantha Summit peak after an early breakfast which will take around 4 hours. The peak will give you a view of all the snow-clad mountain ranges of the state of Uttarakhand. Enjoy the view and rest for a while and have lunch before we trek back to base camp by evening.
Day 5
Day5: Hagaon campsite to Sankri. Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (200km/8 hours)
We trek back to Sankri 6000 ft from Kedarkantha base camp 9000ft today which will take around 3 hours. The trail is covered with pine and oak trees with snow-clad mountains. Reach Sankri which will commence the trek. Take home the beautiful and amazing memories of the trek. Stay in a guesthouse with dinner and enjoy the day in Sankri. Drive back from Sankri to Dehradun will take around 10 hours which is around 200km through scenic views of the Himalayas. We will be back to Dehradun by around 3 pm in the evening.   

You can also stay back in Sankri for one night stay. Please get in touch with our team for more details. Your itinerary will be extended to 6 days instead of 5days.

Necessities:

  1. Trekking shoes **: Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support is compulsory for the trek. Please ensure that the trekking shoes are not new and used by the trekker prior to the trek. The trail is slippery and requires you to walk through rocks and boulders so good grip and water resistance shoe is necessary.  Do keep an extra floater in case of rain and for use in camps.
  2. Backpack (50-70 litres) **: A backpack with comfortable straps and a supporting frame is very important as you have to carry it on your own during the trek. Invest in a good backpack that is lightweight and comfortable to carry on long treks. 
  3. Daypack (20 litres): Keep a daypack incase you off load your backpack during the trek for your essential day items.
  4. Torch or Headlamp **: Please bring a torch or headlamp for all treks.
  5. Cutlery: Carry a spoon, mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons and for packed lunch.
  6. Sunglasses **: Invest in a good pair of sunglasses as you are going to be out in the sun for most of day. If you are trekking in snow it will be a mandatory as it protects you from snow blindness.
  7. Two water bottles **: 1 litre each for water during the trek. 


**    MANDATORY  DO NOT FORGET


Clothes and Other accessories


  1. Warm jacket and Sweater (couple of them if you feel more susceptible to cold) 
  2. Thermals: Carry thermals to keep yourself warm in the camp.Trek pants (2)  for daily use during the trek which are light and comfortable.
  3. Collared Shirts (3-4) Full sleeves and quick dry so that it prevents sunburn on the arms and neck area. 
  4. Poncho: Poncho is very important when you are trekking in monsoon season to protect you from the rain. You can rent one from us @ INR 50 per day.
  5. Cap: To protect your hair and face from the scorching sun carry a cap.
  6.  Synthetic gloves for your hands as it will protect your hands from water, snow and keep you dry and warm.
  7. Socks (2 pair) + Wollen socks(2 pair)  for keep you warm in the camps.
  8. Trekking pole: You should carry your own trekking poles for the steep uphills and downhills. You can carry them or rent one from us @ INR 50 per day
  9. Toiletries: Sunscreen **, moisturiser, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, wet wipes and tissues. 
  10. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes and to bring back your non biodegradable material back. Mountains are the source of water and life on this planet. Please try and keep it clean and healthy.

Mandatory Personal Medical Kit 


  1. Diamox – 5 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  2. Hyoscine (3 tablets)
  3. Amlodipine 5mg (5 tablet) With doctors prescription only
  4. Avomine – 2 tablets (motion sickness)
  5. Crocin – 3 tablets (fever)
  6. Avil 25mg – 2 tablets (allergies)
  7. Disprin – 3 tablets (headache)
  8. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 3 tablets each (diarrhea)
  9. Digene – 5 tablets (acidity)
  10. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  11. Gauze – 1 small roll
  12. Band-aid – 5 strips
  13. Cotton – 1 small roll
  14. ORS – 105packets
  15. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  16. Moov spray (aches, & sprains) 

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek

You can either transfer the same trek to any of your friends/family or get a voucher

for the same amount and register for any of our treks in future (validity 1 year) Or Get a refund of 90 %

(If the trek amount varies, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)


Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trek

You can either choose to go for any other trek or other batches for the same trek

depending on availability Or Get a refund of 75%


Cancellation between 15 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

You can choose to go on the same trek with other batches in the same season

Or Get a refund of 50%


Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

You can transfer your trek to your friend/family (same trek) No cash refund.

A perfect trek for beginners if you want to experience a heavy-snow trekking trail. Kedarkantha falls under the easy-moderate category in terms of difficulty. Refrain from attempting the trek from late January to April as the landscape is covered under a blanket of snow, making it difficult to climb. Trekking is a highly strenuous and challenging activity as you subject your body to physical and mental extremes. After the most challenging climb, the majestic view seems even more breathtaking. Therefore, fitness becomes an integral part of your trekking journey. Most trekkers need to climb for 4 hours a day and the summit day tends to be longer. 


The best time to visit Kedarkantha is December-April when the temperature drops as low as -10 degrees Celsius. If you are planning to visit Kedarnath in winter, make sure to carry thick, woolen clothes. The weather fluctuates drastically in Kedarkantha. The entire region is submerged under thick layers of sparkling snow along with the panoramic sight of the snow-clad mountains of the Himalayas. The monsoon months of July-September are pretty unpredictable. The area receives relatively more minor rainfall, but it leads to avalanches and roadblocks when it does rain heavily. The trekking route is open almost throughout the year, including in summer. However, if you plan to visit Kedarnath, nothing can surpass the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas in winter. 


Offbeat villages do not have good connectivity. Most people indulge in the serene ambiance and look forward to disconnecting from the world. The trek begins from Sankri, the base village of the Kedarkantha trek. The mobile connectivity starts fluctuating even though there are some landline phones at a couple of shops. Mobile services such as BSNL, Airtel, Jio, and Idea usually work in Sankri. The last traces of signal strength can be found in Mussoorie and Dehradun. Once you get plunged into the natural beauty of mountains, streams, valleys, birds, and meadows, if you are anxious about informing others about well-being, you can get access to Wifi at some shops in Sankri for 50-100 rupees. 


 Yes, if you want to experience snow during your trek, the late winter months are ideal. In December, the entire path is coated with white powdery snow, making the trek even more exciting. There is an influx of travelers looking to experience numerous adventure sports such as trekking, snowboarding, and skiing during this time. It is a euphoric experience for everyone, and traversing on snow will leave an indelible mark on your memory. 


Trekking for the first time can be daunting for first-timers. Since the landscape is engulfed in snow during winter, you need to be prepared for the bone-chilling temperatures. Do not compromise on the quality of clothes and invest in some good warm clothes. Keep yourself hydrated during the trek to avoid getting hit with AMS. Do not carry unnecessary luggage, as some trekking companies do not offer to offload your luggage. Carry a thermos water bottle and do not forget a raincoat. Buy or rent a trekking pole for walking through snow. Get 3-4 thick, good, quality socks and a proper pair of hiking shoes. If you are traveling solo, make sure to carry a sleeping bag. 


The starting point of Kedarkantha Trek is ten minutes away from Sankri. Sankri is a scenic hamlet, the base camp for treks in Uttarakhand. You can easily reach Dehradun through road, rail and air transport. There are numerous public buses and shared jeep services available between Dehradun and Sankri. You can also avail of a taxi which will cost you around Rs 600. 


By Road: Direct buses are not available to Sankri from Delhi. You can opt for overnight UKRTC buses and Volvos from ISBT Kashmere Gate (Delhi-Dehradun). You can hire a taxi or an outstation cab to reach Dehradun too. The total distance from Delhi to Dehradun is around 247 km. 


By Rail: The closest railway station is in Dehradun, 187 km from Sankri. There are numerous trains available from Delhi to Dehradun like Dehradun Express, Mussoorie Express and Nanda Devi Express. Make sure to book your train one month in advance. 


By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, which is 213 km away from the base village of Sankri. You can board a flight from New Delhi to Dehradun.


Kedarkantha Trek is an 18 km long trek that spans over 4 days (6 if you include the travel days from Dehradun and back). On the first day, you trek for about 5 km for about 4 hours. The second day is shorter where you trek for about 2 km over 2 hours. 

The third day is the longest day of the trek as you trek to the summit and come back to the next campsite. On this day, you trek about 6 km over 6-7 hours.  On the last day, you trek for 5-6 km again over 5 hours.

The last ATM en route to the base camp is in Mori. Mori has an SBI bank with an ATM attached to it.  However, the ATM is empty of cash many times.  In such a case, you may head out to an SBI authorized cash withdrawal centre.  You can swipe your card and get cash from the person servicing the desk.  This centre is located on the first floor, two buildings to the right of SBI.

Although Mori has this possibility, we strongly encourage trekkers to bring cash or to withdraw cash from the 3 ATMs available in Purola (SBI, ICICI and Axis Bank ATMs).

There are many unique highlights about Kedarkantha Trek, below are some major points. - Its one of the best and safe snow trek - Its offers 360 degree snow capped peaks - It involves night trekking Experience - The summit offers breath taking sunrise view - Its also believed lord shiv used to meditate here and as per locals original Kedarnath temple was to be built here. - Also, the pretty small village of Sankari it’s unique for up keeping its tradition & Culture.
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