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
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
We trek back to Sankri 6000ft from Kedarkantha base camp 9000ft today which will take around 6hours. 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.
Day6: Sankri – Dehradun (Drive back)
Drive back from Sankri to Dehradun will take around 10 hours which is around 200km.
** MANDATORY DO NOT FORGET
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.
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.
You will find plenty of buses from Delhi Kashmere gate ISBT to Dehradun ISBT daily
Stay in Naitwar and Sankri on Days 1 and 5 of the trek will be in guest houses, where you will share a room with fellow trekkers. Stay on all other days will be in tents. Each tent accommodates 3 people.
Yes, Indiahikes trekkers will be provided with tents and high altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.
Day time temperatures will range from 13-18ºC and night time temperature will range from 0-6ºC in summer. In winter, temperatures will range from 8-15ºC during the day and can drop down to -7ºC at night.
Yes, there will be snow on this trek from December to April.
If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings. When it rains at the campsite, we usually get together in the dining tent and play games. The tents that you will be staying in, the dining tent, kitchen and toilet tents are all water proof, so you will stay dry inside.
Indiahikes will arrange pick – up vehicles/shared cabs from Dehradun railway station and to Naitwar, the base camp. This transport cost is to be borne by the trekkers and will amount to approximately Rs.5,500 per vehicle. You will have to pay the driver directly. The drive to Naitwar will take 8-9 hours. Pick up from Dehradun will be at 6.30 am.
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.
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