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kedarkantha summit trek

The Most Demanding Summit Trek in Uttrakhand. Join the #clubyaadi community for upcoming batch.

Trekking + Camping + Trekleader + Meals + Transport All inclusinve.

Duration :

4Night 5Days

Starting Price:

Rs. 4999/Person

Pickup/Drop:

Dehradun/Sankari

Activity:

Trekking | Camping

Brief Description

  • Region: Uttarakhand

  • District: Uttarkashi

  • Duration: 6 Days

  • Difficulty Level: Easy

  • Highest Altitude: 3,810 M / 12,500 Ft.

  • Trekking Distance: 20 Kilometers

  • Temperature: In Summer - Day Time Temperature: 8°C To 15°C And Night Time Temperature: 0°C To 7°C. In Winter (December - January) - Day Time Temperature: -2°C To 5°C And Night Time Temperature: -12°C To -5°C


Kedarkantha Trek is one of the classic gems of winter treks in the Himalayas. When it comes to trekking in India in winter, the Kedarkantha trek might be your best bet. With falling winter snow it’s an attractive pictorial view and what’s more attractive, is the view of the Mighty Himalayas from the trails right to the top lying at the altitude of 3,810 meters/ 12,500 feet. This trek is recommended for all adventure souls who like snow and High Mountains, irrespective of your experience. Beginners are more than welcome to go on this beautiful trek. This trek has the beautiful campsites in the Himalayas, where every site is unique in its own way and does not match the beauty with any other campsites in the journey. This summit is effortlessly accessible any time of the year and offers trekkers a different serene experience in different seasons. In the end, the trail leaves you at the best point of rocky snow included summit from wherein trekkers are rewarded with remarkable 360° bird’s eye views of DhaulaDhar ranges and Godly peaks like Swargarohini, Banderpooch, and Black Peak.

Best Time to Visit: Kedarkantha Trek is pleasant for all the year to visit. Best time of year include December to April, Expect trekking on the snow in the mid of December. During winters, Kedarkantha covered in the thick blanket of snow best for skiers.

How to Reach: 

Dehradun By Air - Located around 22 km southeast of Dehradun, the Jolly Grant Airport, also known as Dehradun Airport, connects the city to almost all major domestic destinations. The airport also has easy access to the holy towns of Rishikesh (20 km) and Haridwar (30 km).

By Road Dehradun - Dehradun is well-connected by road to other major cities of the country via NH 72. Regular deluxe and normal buses to the city are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi. 

 

By Rail - Dehradun Railway Station connects the city to all major cities of the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Varanasi and Vadodara. From outside the railway station, you can take a auto rickshaw or hire a private taxi to reach your desired destination

Detail Itinerary..!

Day 1: Arrival at Sankri From Dehradun

  • Early start from Dehradun in the morning at 7:00 a.m.

  • Altitude 6,400 feet.

  • 210 km drive10 hours of Travelling,

  • Expected arrival time at Sankri – 5:00 pm.

  • Accommodation and food in Guest House.


The drive from Dehradun to Sankri is an enchanting hill drive of 10-11 hour stretching over approx 210 Km ride via Mussoorie, Damta, Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Naitwar. A pick up will be arranged at Dehradun and the pick-up points and timings will be coordinated by email prior to your bookings of the trek. The booking excludes the lunch for the day and the transportation from Dehradun to Sankri. And from Sankri, we will be taking care of your fooding and lodging.

Day 2: Start from Sankri to Juda ka Talab

  • Altitude Gain From 6,400 feet to 9,100 feet.

  • 4 kms Trekking 5 hours of Trekking

  • Camping at Juda Ka Talab

  • Accommodation & Food in tents.


Your second day will start with a chilled morning, locals doing their daily works, mules passing by and lots Himalayan Bhutia dogs trying to get friendly with you. Post breakfast trek starts from the local Sankri road entering into the local trails and then dissolving into the forest of broad leaves trees. The path goes through Saud village and it is a gentle climb. A lot of locals, mostly women and children will be seen on the way carrying wood and dried leaves for their cattle. Walking trails of this day will be steep sometimes and sometimes it will be levelled grounds with green and dense forests running along with you. End of the day we will be setting up our campsites which is located near to Juda Ka Talab and is a closed camping site surrounded by tall pine and oak trees and mountain slopes. We will be reaching the campsites by afternoon and staying in camps enjoying the serenity scattered around this place with evening sunset and glittering sunrise in the morning.

 

Day 3: Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp

  • Altitude Gain From 9,100 feet to 11,250 feet.

  • 4 kms Trekking 2.5 hours of Trekking

  • Camping at Kedarkantha Base Camp

  • Accommodation & Food in tents.


We start post breakfast from JUDA KA TALAB and trek through the pine and oak trees to reach the open highlands below the summit. As you move forward into the forest suddenly at the end forest trails you start to see a wide meadow stretching in front of mighty Dhauladhar Ranges. This camping site has excellent picturesque views and is the main highlight of the trek. There are green pastures nearby and the views towards Himachal which are unending. You can roam around this place easily and can soak all the fresh tidings of nature's gift .We camp here for the night.

Day 4: Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha peak then descend to Hargaon

  • Altitude gain from 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet,

  • then descend to 8,900 feet 6 kms

  • Trekking 7 hours of Trekking

  • Reach the summit and then return to the base camp for lunch.

  • After lunch, descend down to Hargaon.

  • Reach Hargaon by evening.

  • Accommodation & Food in tents.


It's a long day today as we are climbing on steep slopes from the west ridge of the mountain and then after reaching the summit, we return back to the basecamp and post lunch we move to Hargaon campsite. We will start early in the morning post breakfast and try to reach the top by the morning to experience the sunrise. As we move forward slowly dense forest trails surrounding by Pine trees start to disappear slowly. It's a rigorous and tiring uphill climb of over 2 hours but the scenic views around you will keep your adrenaline rush high just to know how's the view from the top. At some point of this walk you will be awestruck by the 360-degree view and once everyone reaches the top, believe us it's a win-win situation for everyone. Panoramic views of mighty Himalayas range mixed with dark blue and white clouds scattered like a painting sketched by nature just for you. After spending some time on the top we head back to our campsite, have lunch at a mid point of the downwards journey from the basecamp and head towards Hargaon. Stay for the night in tents.

Day 5: Hargaon camp to Sankri

  • Altitude: 8,900 feet to 6,400 feet.

  • 6 kms trek, approx 4 hours

  • Descend 2500 feet through dense pine forests.


Today we will be heading towards Sankri from where it all started approximately 6 kms long trail counting about 4 hours. After breakfast, we will descend through a more marked well paved route, laden with stones. A trail further the trail leads to a ridge from where you get a splendid view of Har ki Dun valley. And by the evening we reach Sankri. Small handmade goods, wooden toys and wooden home décor items can be bought from here. Local delicacies can be tasted here for a memorable experience. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Sankri to Dehradun

  • 210 km drive, approx 10 hours.

 

Travel Back From Sankri to DehradunYou will be dropped at Dehradun station in a pre-booked vehicle or cab.
We will be arranging a vehicle for your drop to Dehradun.

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Certified Trek Leaders

  • High-quality trekking gears (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons, Liners, Cutlery).

  • Experienced Staff (Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters).

  • Delicious, Hygienic & Nutritious Meals on scheduled time (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks & Dinner).

  • Adventure gears for team (Ice axe, walkie talkies, oximeter).

  • Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.

  • All forest permits and camping charges.

 

Exclusions

  • Food items purchased by individuals at local canteens on the trek or during the drive.

  • Any early return travel costs or accommodation except for the days as per the itinerary.

  • Any expenses for medical treatment of injury or accident before, during or after the trek.

Payment and Cancelation

Price Per Person

Ex Delhi            - 8999/-

Ex Dehradun    - 7500/-

Ex  Sankari       - 5400/-

 

Pay In Parts: You can book yourself on a non-refundable advance of INR 2100 and your seat will be confirmed. Remainder payment will need to be done on or before departure.

 

Option 1:

Account Holder: Yaadigo Networks Pvt Ltd

Account Number: 201003067339

IFSC: INDB0000370

Account Type: Current

Branch: Nehru Place

 

Option 2:

We will send you the payment link. with 2.5% extra charge.

 

Option 3:

Google pay Wallet no. 73-73-73-4778

Cancelation & Refund

Cancellation
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Yaadigo will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.

In case you wish to cancel your trek please email us at info@yaadigo.in

Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial.

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.Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before trek start date.

  • 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 cancellation due to weather:

  • In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, one can opt for the same trek again throughout their lifetime on all our fixed departure for the same trek.

  • This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.

  • This is non-transferable.

 

Health and Safety

  • For any Himalayan Trek, Ideal BMI for a trekker should be 18.5 to 24.9

  • To keep a check of this please calculate BMI here

  • Below given Safety checks should be done to get prepared for any Himalayan Trek.

Balance : As well said a balanced mind and body gives out best in every condition and that too works in Himalayan treks as well.
Legs Strength : Body and Legs Strength is required to carry body weight as well as the backpack while trekking in uneven multi terrains. Generally, a good strength on legs works out good in any Trek. One can gain legs strength by doing simple Squats.
Muscle Flexibility : While trekking in Trans Himalayan region with a flexible body one can easily achieve full range of movement and this can be really helpful for trekkers as well as trek leads. A good flexible will be an advantage while walking on trails, climbing and river crossing etc. Flexibility can be achieved by simple stretching, yoga etc.
Cardiovascular Endurance : Cardiovascular endurance is defined as the ability of lungs and heart to transmit oxygen to the body muscles. All Himalayan treks are basically ascending descending the slopes and for this trekkers should be having a good cardiovascular endurance. Anyone planning for a Himalayan trek can attain this capacity by doing any cardio exercise like running, swimming, cycling etc.

Advesory:-

  • Carry minimum weight it will save your physical efforts.

  • The trekking area is an eco-sensitive zone so do not dispose of plastic waste without information. If it is urgent then ask your team leader/Guide/Group Leader. 

  • If there is any kind of signboard or warning board read it carefully and follow the same written on it.

  • Drugs and any kind of intoxicant are strictly prohibited. If someone is found with it then the trip will be cancelled immediately without any kind of refund.

  • Any person with health conditions like Asthma etc is advised not to go for this expedition. However, if they so decide, it is at their own risk. 

  • Keep hydrated yourself with water but not in excess. Drink water sip by sip it will help to ascend the trek and avoid getting dehydrated.

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