Are you planning to take part in a trek that can help you enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty and fresh snowfall? Then go for the Kedarkantha trek. A well-planned Kedarkantha trek can give a wonderful trekking experience to both beginner and expert trekkers. Throughout the walking trail you will encounter spectacular frozen lakes, verdant pine forest, exotic flowers, beautiful villages, and more. Read on to know about necessary details about Kedarkantha trek.
Surrounded by murky forest and hill slopes, Juda Ka Talab is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places on your trek to Kedarkantha. From here you can have a majestic sight of mountains.
On your way to Kedarkantha trek, you have to make your one night stay at Kedarkantha base camp. The next morning, the beautiful view of sunrise from the base camp will leave you stunned. The height of Kedarkantha base camp is 11250 ft. From this base camp you will head towards Juda Ka Talab, which is just 4 km away.
To start the Kedarkantha trek, you need to reach Sankri village first. This place is situated 196 km from Dehradun.
By airways: Jolly Grant airport is the nearest domestic airport to Dehradun. You can avail this air travel to and from various destinations around the state
By railways: You can also avail train and reach Dehradun railway station.
By roadways: There are public bus services from Dehradun to Sankri village. You can also hire a shared or private car.
Kedarkantha trek package cost will be around INR 7499 with 5% GST per person.
December to March is the best time for Kedarkantha trek.
1. Winter wear, like woolen clothes, thermals, jackets, gloves, caps, socks, mufflers, etc. If you want to do the trek during summer, light woolens are enough. But if you plan the trek during winter, three to five layers of clothing is the must.
2. Windproof jacket
3. Comfortable hiking shoes, snow boots
4. Adjustable trekking pole with wrist strap
5. Essential toiletries
7. Medicines for altitude sickness, fever, headache, stomach upset, etc. Other than these carry pain relief spray, band aids, etc.
8. Power bank
9. Comfortable trekking clothes
10. If you are planning to do Kedarkantha trek during monsoon, carry
umbrella and raincoat 11. Water bottle
12. Poly bags
13. Dry food items
14. Camera with extra set of battery and memory card
15. Identity proof documents
The difficulty level of Kedarkantha trek is easy to moderate. The trek starts from around 6500 ft high Sankri village. Kedarkantha is just 20 km away from Sankri village. You can slowly do the trek, enjoying the surroundings, capturing the serene view, making it a spectacular and unforgettable experience of your life.
The summit of Kedarkantha trek is 12500 ft high. The trek is not that high and the trail is not life-threatening at all.
December is the beginning of snowfall in Kedarkantha trek. It lasts till March.
You need to confirm the cancellation via mail to the official email address at least 7 days before the trip's commencement. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you can cancel the trip 48 hours before the trip commencement as well. In this case, you need to attach your COVID positive report to the cancellation mail.
If the operator cancels the trip due to any circumstance that is beyond the operator’s control, the operator is not liable to refund any money and the client is entitled to do any future trip within 18 months from departure date of the canceled trip.
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Kedarkantha Trek Itinerary
Arrive at Dehradun by flight or train. Our representative will take you to Sankri village. We would accommodate you at a good place in Sankri.
After having breakfast leave Sankri and start trekking. Today’s destination is Juda Ka Talab basecamp. You will cross one village after another. The path is surrounded by dense pine forest. Within 3 to 4 hours you will reach the destination.
You are about to embark on a journey that will bring you deep into the forests, past pristine snow-capped mountains. You'll continue walking and eventually reach your destination Kedarkantha base camp. It's about 2-3 hours from where we left off at Juda Ka Talab. The entire trail is mesmerizing and a paradise to photographers and nature lovers.
The day you’ve been working for is finally here! The trek from base camp to summit isn't long and when we get there, your jaw will drop open in awe. You'll take it all in - 360 degree views of mountains of Uttarakhand and Kailash range of Himachal. After reaching the summit, spend a good amount of time embracing nature and having a time of your life. Then hike back to Kedarkantha base camp. Have lunch there. After that, trek to Hargaon camping area. Spend the night there.
Trek through the lush green forests to arrive at Sankri. It's a 2-3 hour walk and if you're looking for some rest after all that hiking, then explore this quaint little village where you will feel good to see the villagers’ unmatched hospitality.
This is the day when you will head to Dehradun from Sankri. The journey is going to end today. It will feel good to see how the landscape around you will change from lush green dense pine forests to wide roads on your way back to Dehradun. The driving time will be approximately 7 to 8 hours.