Region: Uttarakhand Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights Grade: Easy Max Altitude: 12,500 Ft. Trekking Km: 20 Kms. Trail Type: Round trail. The trek starts and ends at Sankri Rail head: Dehradun is the nearest rail head to the base camp Air Port: jolly grant airport Dehradun Base Camp: Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun) Best Season: Round the year except monsoon.More snow in the winter months until April. Snow: December to April Services from: Dehradun to Dehradun Food: Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg) Stay: Guest house, Home stay, Camping
The Kedarkantha Peak is one of the most sought after snow trekking destinations in India. 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. Nestled at a height of 3810 meters which is about 12,500 feet this is an ideal trekking trail which covers a consolidated distance of 20 kms. The distance is not much and the trekking trail is neither very difficult which enables even the first time trekkers to set on the adventure and enjoy the beauty of nature at its best. With charming and captivating sights of snow clapped Himalayas, the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, myriad collection of flora, frozen ponds, to the sights of mesmerizing peaks, this trek have all the delightful marvels that a trekker wish to experience and view in his journey. Not only for the adventure seekers and trekkers, to enjoy thrilling challenges, the Kedarkantha Trek is an ideal destination for the nature lovers to bask in the beauty of undisturbed nature and enjoy delightful and blissful moments with exhilarating experiences.
This snow trek is operates between Dec to mid-April when the region has had good snowfall. Contrary to the popular belief winters is a good time to be in the mountains if one is equipped properly. Most locals inhabiting higher reaches of the mountains don’t mind the problems associated with snowfall and seem to have a good time during these months. Also there are lots of local festivals in these months. In these months weather is generally clear most of the days. Day time is normally pleasantly warm with one getting to enjoy sitting out in the sun. Temperature would be around 12-17 °C. Evenings are quite cold and one would need to be inside a tent/room or sitting outside next to fire with proper winter clothes. The evening temperatures will be around – 3 to 5 °C. Nights can be very cold with temperatures in the range of – 8 to 0 °C. Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.
These points should not be avoided
Proper conditioning & training of body required
Proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures
Shoes are the single most important equipment
High altitude requires proper acclimatization
Phones don’t work
Weather is unpredictable so the itinerary is flexible.
Do’s and Don’ts:
We believe in leaving the mountains in a better condition, which is why we follow a no-litter policy on our treks. Each trekker will have to bring back the waste that is created during the trek.
Trekking is best enjoyed when you’ve worn comfortable clothes. Try and avoid wearing Jeans, bright colours and heavy apparels as much as possible.
A lighter backpack always helps you have a better trek, try and carry just as much as needed.
Always be in sight of your trek lead, if you feel the need to stop for any reason at all, please keep the trek lead informed.
If you do come across any reptiles, animals or even insects during the trek, please keep your calm and let it patiently pass by. Any kind of noise and panic will scare them as well.
Do not venture out into the forest/waterfalls on your own as it may be dangerous.
Trekking is a good adventure, having said that, it is our primary responsibility to take good care of ourselves and be compassionate towards fellow trekkers
If, at any point, during the trek, you feel uneasy or unwell, please inform the trek lead immediately
Tune in to the sounds of nature while on a trek and avoid carrying speakers or playing music during the course of the trek
To help you enjoy the trek to the fullest, we avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol, and other intoxicants during the course of the trek
Fitness Required for Kedarkantha Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen. The Kedarkantha Trek is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitness
Trekking Experience: Ideal trek for a beginner. Fitness Required: The Kedarkantha Trek falls in the category of Moderate treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.
How to reach Dehradun?
BY AIR : Take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, Hire a cab to reach Dehradun City as the airport is 29 km away.
BY TRAIN : The Dehradun railway station is located in the centre of the city which is well connected to all the major cities of the country.
BY ROAD : Dehradun is easily accessible from major cities of the country as it has an excellent road connectivity with other major cities and towns of North India. There are state-run and private buses that offer a regular service.
The cancellation policy is based on the original booking time and original start date of the trek.
Cancel before 30 days of trek start date and get full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.
Cancel before 15 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 20% of total trek fee.
Cancel before 10 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 40% of total trek fee.
Cancel before 5 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 60% of total trek fee.
Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before trek start date.
Arrival at Sankri
Altitude: 6,400 feet 220 km drive - approx 10 hours Trekkers will be picked from Dehradun at 6:30am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle Expected arrival time at Sankri – 5:00 pm BSNL network erratic
Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab
Altitude: 6,400 feet to 9,100 feet 4 kms trek, approx 5 hours The trail passes through dense pine forests, maple trees, few streams and finally opens out to beautiful meadows Stay in tents
Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base
Altitude: 9,100 feet to 11,250 feet 4 kms trek, approx 2.5 hours Most of today’s trail is on a ridge, under oak trees You will also pass through some meadows where you can spot shepherd log huts Peaks :- Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana stand among the others Stay in tents
Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha peak summits ; descend To hargaon
Altitude: 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet to 8,900 feet 6 kms trek, approx 7 hours Spend some time at the summit and descend back to the base camp by noon for lunch Post lunch, descend down to Hargaon Reach Hargaon by evening Stay in tents
Hargaon to Sankri .. Same day back to Dehradun (Sankri to Dehradun)
Altitude: 8,900 feet to 6,400 feet 6 kms trek, approx 4 hours Descend 2500 feet through dense pine forests Distance: 190 km drive, approx 8hours You will be dropped at Dehradun station in tempu traveller. Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle Note: On Day 5 you’ll reach Dehradun between 6 pm and 7 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.
Himalayan Summit (12,500 ft)
One of the best trek in Uttarakhand
Suitable for biginners and Experienced trekkers
Panoramic Himalayan Views
Geogeous campsite & surreal sunset
Food as per menu on the trek.
Forest Camping charges
Trek guide, cook, helpers, and mules for carrying common luggage
Transportation if Specified in Itinerary
Accommodation in Tents, or Homestay
All meals from Lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 7
Group Transfers in tampu traveller/Innova/Xylo
All logistics and meals during the trek like tents, guide, cook and porters.
All currently applicable taxes including service tax
Meals during road Journeyss
Any king of Insurance
Any expense of personal Nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
Carriage of personal laggage during the trek
Any private individual Transfer Cost
Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered
Insurance, laundry and phone calls, medical expenses
Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Anything that is not included in the Inclusions list (see above)
Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as road blocks, accidents & any medical evacuations. Weather conditions. Any train delays, or re-scheduling etc.
Back pack & rain cover
(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover
20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Advisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack
2 bottles of one litre each People who use hydration pack- 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter Carry at least one thermos flask
Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected. People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek) (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
MIND YOUR STEP
1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
1 Pair (Optional)
1 Pair (Our team will notify you if required)
KEEP THESE HANDY
Question- What is the fitness level required for the Kedarkantha Trek and how hard is the trek? Ans. This trek is easy to moderate and meant for everyone, right from fit/adventurous to seasoned hikers.
Question- Which is the best time for Kedarkantha Trek? Ans. December to April
Question- When to Book this Trek? Ans. Its is advisable to book this trek before 15 days.
Question- What is the maximum altitude point of Kedarkantha Trek? Ans. Kedarkantha Peak – 3800m
Question- What will be the daytime and night temperature? Ans. During day time the temperature will be around 8° to 12° and during night it will fall down to -5°
Question- Are trekking shoes mandatory? Ans. Trekking shoes are not mandatory but, it will make the trek comfortable. Take a shoe with a good grip and high ankle support. It would be better if the shoes are waterproof. Q. Are there any provisions for taking bath?
Question- What is the size of trekking group? Ans. 20 to 30 People
Question- Are accommodation for men and women separate? Ans. Yes, men and women will not be sharing tents, unless they want.
Question- What kind of food you provide during the trek? Ans. We provide food for 4 times in a day i.e. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner.
Question- Do you provide toilet tents? Ans. Yes we do provide Toilet tents.
Question- Can we expect rains/snowfall during the trek? Ans. Yes, Sudden weather changes are expected, always carry a light rain coat or waterproof windcheater/poncho.
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