Kedarkantha Trek


Dehradun

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Duration
5 Days
Max Altitude
12500 ft
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Low Temp
-5 to -7 ° C
High Temp
8 to 13 ° C

Overview

Kedarkantha trek is a winters trek through the remote forests covered with pine, maple, and Rhododendron trees in the state of Uttarakhand. It starts at Sankri a remote village around 200 kms from Dehradun. It is most sought after winter treks because of the landscape and majorly for 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 view 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 positive spirit jump in with Adventurescape for the trek of your lifetime.

                         


   INCLUSIONS:  

  • 1.Accommodation costs (camping) sleeping bags, with roll on mattresses and the 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.)


  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

Brief Itinerary

Day1: Dehradun – Sankri (Drive 200km approx. 8hours)

Day2: Sankri – Juda Ka Talab

Day3: Juda ka Talab – Kedarkantha base

Day4: Kedarkantha base camp – Kedarkantha peak - Kedarkantha base

Day5: Kedarkantha base camp – Sankri– Dehradun (Drive back)

Itinerary

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.



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.



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.



Day4: Kedarkantha base camp – Kedarkantha peak - Kedarkantha base

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.



Day5: Kedarkantha base camp – Sankri– Dehradun (Drive back)

We trek back to Sankri 6000 ft from Kedarkantha base camp 9000ft today which will take around 6 hours. The trail is covered with pine and oak trees with the snow-clad mountains. Reach Sankri which will commence the trek. Take home the beautiful and amazing memories of the trek. Drive back from Sankri to Dehradun will take around 10 hours which is around 200km.



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) 




How to prepare

How to prepare for a moderate trek?


  • There is nothing more fulfilling than enjoying the nature's untouched beauty in the mountains. We are gifted with abilities to achieve any daunting tasks such as swimming and running. Just like these, trekking is an amazing experience for all. Challenging yourself to enjoy nature's gifts has always been a traveller's dream. Though trekking is an enthralling journey, it must be well prepared to enjoy it to the fullest.

  • A common question is 'how challenging is a trek'? It depends on various factors like weather, challenges faced during the trek, and most importantly, your endurance level. It is possible to have a beautiful hiking as long as you are physically and mentally prepared for it. Whether you are planning for an easy, moderate, or a difficult trek, a pre-training is the must. 

  • If you have already completed an easy trek, you go for a moderate trek with some more training. Moderate treks have challenges in terms of weather and different terrains but if you are fit, you can come over the obstacles. A moderate trek requires at 5 weeks of strength and flexibility training.



Cardiovascular exercises


Week

Exercise

Distance

Duration

Frequency

1

Running

4 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week

2

Running

4 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week

3

Running

5 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week

4

Running

5 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week

5

Running

5 kilometres

Within 30 minutes

Run at least 3 days in a week




Flexibility exercises


Week

Exercise

Sets

Duration

Frequency

1

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly

2

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly

3

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly

4

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly

5

Squats, Sit Ups, Crunches & Suryanamaskar

2 sets of 20 counts each

Less than 30 seconds for each set

Each exercise twice in a week

Suryanamaskar - Two rounds weekly




Breathing exercises


Week

Exercise

Counts

Duration

Frequency

1

Abdominal Breathing

10 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least once in a week

2

Abdominal Breathing

20 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least once in a week

3

Abdominal Breathing

30 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least once in a week

4

Abdominal Breathing

40 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least twice in a week

5

Abdominal Breathing

40 counts

Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

At least twice in a week




Moderate treks require more stamina to withstand weather and walk through different terrains. It is advisable to complete an easy trek before going for a moderate trek. Follow the exercise schedule and make sure you are fit by the end of fifth week. If you can run 5 kilometres within 30 minutes and follow flexibility exercises, you are fit for a moderate trek. If you already hit the gym, you can skip repetitive exercises. Running on the road is better than running on a treadmill.







How to reach

BY AIR:-

Dehradun’s airport is the Jolly Grant Airport, which is located 20 km away from the city centre. Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Connect and Spice Jet have regular flights to Dehradun. Taxis, buses govt are available to Sankri the starting point of the trek.


BY TRAIN:-

Dehradun is connected by train services to cities Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Mumbai,

Kolkata, Ujjain, Chennai, and Varanasi. Dehradun is connected to the rest of the country

by trains such as the Shatabdi Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Dehradun AC Express,

Doon Express, Bandra Express and the Amritsar-Dehradun Express among others.

Take an overnight train to Dehradun to reach Dehradun Railway station where there is

a pick to Sankri at 7 am which will drop you at Sankri by evening.


BY BUS:-

You will find plenty of buses from Delhi Kashmere gate ISBT to Dehradun ISBT daily

FAQ

1. What is the style of accommodation in this trek and are they comfortable?

You will be staying in a guest house when you reach Sankri, the room will be shared by other trekkers. During the trek, the accommodation will be in tents on triple sharing basis. You will be given individual sleeping bags which are comfortable and warm and can withstand cold weather of -10 degrees. 


2. What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

Daytime temperatures will range from 13-20ºC and night time temperature will range from 0-7ºC in summer. 

In winter, temperatures will range from 8-14ºC during the day and can drop down to -7ºC at night.


3. Will there be snow on this trek?

Yes, there will be snow on this trek from December to April.



5. What will we do if it rains?

Carry a poncho with you and during rain we continue as scheduled using the poncho and backpack cover to protect you from the rain. The tents that you will be staying in, the dining tent, kitchen and toilet tents are all waterproof, so you will stay dry inside.


6. How do we reach Sankri?

 Adventurescape will arrange pick – up vehicles/shared cabs from Dehradun railway station and to Sankri, the base camp. This transport cost is to be included in the trek cost. The drive to Sankri will take 8-9 hours. Pick up from Dehradun will be at 6.30 am.

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.

Trek Fee Per Person

₹9800

GST 5% is applicable on the fee.

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Addons
  • Transportation Charge - ₹1700
  • Porter Charge - ₹1050 (optional)
  • Transport from Delhi to Dehradun and back will cost you INR 1700. This is optional and if you wish to avail this select this option when you book your trek.
    Book before 30th November and get this trek for just INR 9000. Taxes additional. Offer valid till 31st November. Cannot be clubbed with other offers.
    You can book this trek by paying INR 4000 advance now. Click BOOK NOW and proceed to payment.Then select the option to pay the advance amount on the booking page. You will receive a confirmation mail thereafter. Rest of the payment to be made 2 days prior to the trek.
Trek Dates
  • 2017-12-23 Seats available 19
  • 2017-12-30 Seats available15
  • 2018-01-06 Seats available 20
  • 2018-01-13 Seats available20
  • 2018-01-20 Seats available20
  • 2018-01-26 Seats available20
  • 2018-02-03 Seats available 20
  • 2018-02-10 Seats available20
  • 2018-02-17 Seats available20
  • 2018-02-24 Seats available20
  • 2018-03-03 Seats available 20
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  • 2018-03-24 Seats available20
  • 2018-03-31 Seats available20
  • 2018-04-07 Seats available 20
  • 2018-04-14 Seats available20
  • 2018-04-21 Seats available20
  • 2018-04-28 Seats available20