Kedarkantha Trek (4N/5D)

Sankri

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Duration

5 Days

Tour Type

Popular Treks

Group Size

12 persons

Location

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Overview

  • Temperature: 8°C to 15°C D and 3°C to 5°C N

  • Trekking distance: 20 km

  • Altitude: 12,500 ft.

  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

  • Pickup and drop: Dehradun to Dehradun

  • Nearest airport: Jolly Grant Airport

  • Base camp: Sankri

  • Nearest ATM: Purola

  • Stay: Guest House and Campside

  • Food: veg

  • (NOTE) Food, including: base camp to base camp

 

Overview:

Kedarkantha Trek is one of the prime, well-known, and most exquisite winter treks in the country. Over the course of 4 days, you will be climbing up the summit of Kedarkantha Peak at 12,500 feet, staying in beautiful campsites, hiking along snow-laden pine and oak forests like you are in a winter wonderland, and also challenging yourself to explore another version of yourself. It’s a perfect trek for beginners trekking for the first time in the Himalayas. A complete package indeed, with plenty of highlights.



Spellbinding Summit Views:

Kedarkantha is a unique trek as it will give you a summit climbing experience and incredible views at a relatively lower altitude of 12,500 ft. The summit climbing day is a thrilling day in itself when you wake up early in the morning and push for the summit to witness the sunrise over the mountain ranges. The walk up the summit ridge is sure to give you goosebumps. At the summit, you can get a 360-degree panoramic view of the nearby mountain ranges that is bound to leave you speechless. Beautiful peaks like Swargarohini, Black Peak, and Bandarpoonch, along with the Har Ki Dun Valley, Rupin Valley, the Kinnaur Range, and many more mountains and valleys, show up at the summit. All in all, it was a memorable and hard-earned day.

 

Beautiful Winter Trail:

The trails are abundantly covered with tall and gorgeous pine and oak trees, and during winter, these trails are snowbound. The entire landscape transforms into a fairytale setting with snow-covered trees and white snow trails that will take you to another world and bring out the inner child in you. It’s a real privilege to walk along these trails.

 

Perfect campsites:

The campsites are also a big highlight of the trek, with so many aspects to admire. Juda Ka Talab and Kedarkantha Base Camp are truly a pleasure to camp at and spend a wholesome evening in the mountains. The pristine lake, Juda Ka Talab, will be frozen in the winter, which adds to its charm. Kedarkantha Base Camp has a good view from outside your tent door, which makes it a perfect setting to contemplate, refresh your mind, and spend some quality time. It’s also a good campsite for stargazing at night.

  

Short Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Sankri

  • Altitude: 6,400ft
  • The 220-kilometer drive from Dehradun to Sankri village takes approximately 10 hours.

Day 2: Sankri to Juda Ka Talab

  • Altitude: 6,400 ft. to 9,000 ft.
  • A 4 km trek takes approximately 5 hours.

Day 3: Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base

  • Altitude: 9,100 feet to 11,250 feet
  • A 3 km trek takes approximately 2.5 hours.

Day 4: Summit day: K.K. base to K.K. summit and descend down to Sankri

  • Altitude: 11,250 ft to 8,900 ft (k.k. base camp) and 12,500 ft ( summit)

Day 5: Departure from Sankri to Dehradun

 

Full Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Sankri

  • Altitude: 6,400ft
  • The 220-kilometer drive from Dehradun to Sankri village takes approximately 10 hours.

Sankri has no ATMs and no proper mobile network. The BSNL network is quite erratic and, more often than not, unavailable. There are local shops and a small market selling mostly daily goods and a collection of dabbas. However, the scenic beauty of the setting sun on the Himalayas from Sankri is a fabulous sight to savor.

 

Day 2: Sankri to Juda Ka Talab

  • Altitude: 6,400 ft. to 9,000 ft.
  • A 4 km trek takes approximately 5 hours.

The trail passes through a dense pine forest, maple trees, a few streams, and finally opens out to beautiful meadows. They will be in tents. The day's hike will be a moderate one with gradual and steep ascents leading up to Juda Ka Talab. You can find dabbas on the trail where you can take a break for tea or an omelette. There are also clearings where one can indulge in photography, take a breather, and hydrate.



Day 3: Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base

  • Altitude: 9,100 feet to 11,250 feet
  • A 3 km trek takes approximately 2.5 hours.

Most of today’s trail is on a ridge, under oak trees. You will pass through some meadows where you can spot some shepherds' log huts. They will be in tents. Today’s day is a shorter one, but one will be ascending continuously till Kedarkantha base camp as we have 2000 feet of altitude gain. The day will provide a good amount of rest and a chance for your body to acclimate to the conditions and altitude and stay ready for the summit day push.

 

Day 4: Summit day: K.K. base to K.K. summit and descent down to Hargaon

  • Altitude: 11,250 ft. to 8,900 ft. (Hargaon); 12,5000 ft. ( summit)
  • A 6 km trek takes approximately 7 hours.

It’s the longest day of the trek, the summit day. One will be starting very early in the morning, in the wee hours before sunrise, so that we can reach the top in time to witness the sunrise. The ascent will be a combination of gradual and steep terrain until the top. Once we reach the top, we can spend some time depending on the weather conditions. During the winter, one can enjoy multiple slides while descending from the top. We descend to the Sankri campsite, where we will stay in tents for the night.

 

Day 5: Sankri to Dehradun

  • Altitude: 6,400ft
  • The 220-kilometer drive from Dehradun to Sankri village takes approximately 10 hours.

 

 

Price Inclusion

For the duration of your trek, you will be staying in hotels and camps from day one until departure day.

Meals: From the first supper to the morning of the departure day, all meals are included. We offer easy, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.

Transportation: We will provide round-trip transportation from the pick-up point and drop-off point.

Camping fees: Both trekking permits and woodland camping fees are included in the price.

All of the camps will provide you with high-quality tents and sleeping bags for your trek. We have high-altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 °C. Ropes, microspikes, and gaiters are all available.

 

Price Exclusion

Expenses for personal reasons: For instance, during the trek, personal bags must be transported.

Emergency Costs: Any expense that arises as a result of any kind of emergency

 

What to take

Trekking shoes are water-proof.

Backpack: 60 liters

> Clothes: two trekking pants, a fleece jacket, three warm layers, three T-shirts, a thermal inner pair, a light towel, a raincover bag, a poncho, a raincoat, a down jacket, etc.

> Full-sleeve T-shirt, woollen sweater or fleece, and down jacket

> windproof or water-resistant jackets; thermal inner wear; a scarf or muffler (optional)

> 2 pairs of woollen shocks

> Woollen cap: 1; scarf: 1

> Sunglasses: good quality

Trekking poles are required for you.

> Sun cap

> Handgloves: one pair waterproof

> Socks: 4 pairs of good quality

Balaclava, head torch, led torch (extra sell), sunscreen, cold cream, lip balm, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer

> Water bottle: 1 liter

 

Personal medical kit

> Paracetamol: 4 tablets (Fivar)

Saridon, 6 tabs (headache).

Digene: 4 tablets (acidity)

> Crepe Bandage, 2 pairs

> Gauze, 1 small roll

> Band-aid -- 10 strips

Cotton: 1 packet

> Ors - 5 packet

Bentadine or any antiseptic cream

> Move, spray (for aches and sprains)

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your trek, please email us at info.thehimalayan@gmail.com.

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

The cancellation policy is based on the original booking time and original start date of the trek.

Before 30 days, 90% of the total land package cost is refundable.

Between 21 and 30 days, 75% of the total land package cost is refundable.

Between 11 and 20 days, 50% of the total land package cost is refundable.

Less than 10 days: no refund.

 

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 departures 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.

Travel Styles

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Tour Location

Sankri

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08/11/2022 04:32

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One of the best trekking place & the Himalayan exploration best trekking company . Trek leader @vicky Lodhiyal is a awesome guy ever
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