Kedarkantha Trek

Duration

5N/6D

Starting from

INR 8,500

Pick-up

Dehradun

Drop

Dehradun

 

Considered among the best winter treks of the country, the trek to Kedarkantha is a majestic summit trek located in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. At an elevation 3812 metres above sea level, it is among the very popular winter treks giving a slight glimpse of summiting a Himalayan peak with no prior trekking experience due to its ease of grade and accessibility. The snow remains here till the month of April, which makes it so
popular unlike other winter treks. The trek starts from a small village Sankri, passing through dense forests of oak and rhododendron, a frozen lake or talab midway and finally a summit trek in snowy and chilly conditions. The likes of different Himalayan peaks namely Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Swargarohini, etc. are visible from the summit of Kedarkantha .

According to legend by locals, it is believed that when Lord Shiva was wandering here in Kedarkantha in his bull avatar to hide from the Pandavas, the local dwellers disturbed his peace and the local villagers believe that the trident of Lord Shiva erected at the Kedarkantha Peak which protects them and keeps the Himalayan rivers replenished. The trek to Kedarkantha is of 23 km of easy to moderate grade with some steep stretches on the summit day, thereby making it accessible to first time trekker also

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1

Departure from Dehradun to Sankri around 6:30 AM- Overnight stay.

Day 2

Sankri to Juda Ka Talab (5 Km trek). Overnight stay in the camps.

Day 3

Juda Ka Talab to Base Camp (3.5 Km trek)- Overnight stay in the camps.

Day 4

The Summit Day- Trek to Kedarkantha Peakto(5 Km trek)- Descend back to Hargaon base camp- Overnight stay.

Day 5

Hargaon to Sankri. (5.5 Km descend)- Overnight stay.

Day 6

Drive back to Dehradun.

 

February

Feb

06

Feb

13

Feb

20

Feb

27

March

Mar

06

Mar

11

Mar

13

Mar

20

Mar

27

April

Apr

03

Apr

10

Apr

17

Apr

24

Schedule

 

Price

Room Sharing

Triple Sharing

Cost Per Person

INR 8500

Other Info

 
Inclusions

Transportation from Dehradun to Dehradun.

Accommodation in hotel/ guest house on day 1 and 5 and camps on other days.

Meals:     Day 1: evening tea, dinner

                Day 2: breakfast, lunch, evening tea, dinner 

                Day 3: breakfast, lunch, evening tea, dinner

                Day 4: breakfast, lunch, evening tea, dinner 

                Day 5breakfast, lunch, evening tea, dinner 

                Day 6breakfast

Others: Food (veg only- breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner), Tents (triple/ double sharing), Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats.

Snow grips/ micro crampons and gaiters for winter treks (if necessary).

Experienced trek leader, guides and very supportive staffs.

Forest permits.

Medical amenities – first aid kits, oximeter, oxygen cylinders.

Exclusions

5% Gst

Hiking poles, trekking shoes, poncho available on rent.

Anything not mentioned in the inclusion list.

Meals during transportation.

Any kind of personal expenses.

Unscheduled or extended stay due to roadblocks, landslides.

Porter/mule charges, backpack offloading charges are personal.

Cost of evacuation in case of emergency.

Transportaion Mode

No of persons (1-4): Hatchback - Alto, Swift or equivalent.

No of persons (5-8): Tata Sumo/ Mahindra Bolero or equivalent.

No of persons (9-12): Tempo Traveler.