Trek to Kedarkantha in Uttarakhand, India

About Kedarkantha, India

Kedarkantha is a beautiful ridge mountain peak in the Tons River Valley, Uttarakhand, India. Because of its elevation of 12,500 feet, the summit offers stunning 360-degree views of some of the highest Himalayan peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, and Black Pearl in the Himalayas. On a trek to Kedarkantha, you will pass through the Govind Wildlife sanctuary and national park, so you can expect to see plenty of flora and fauna.

About Kedarkantha Trek

The Kedarkantha trek is a popular trekking route among adventurers because of the mountain’s easy accessibility throughout the year. The best time to visit is between December and March when the landscape turns from beautiful to spectacular. A snow trek to Kedarkantha will take you on a trail that is completely covered with thick, pure white snow and it’s so much fun! On the last day of the Kedarkantha trek, you'll get gorgeous views of the famous Har ki Dun valley.

Itinerary of the Kedarkantha trek

The start point of the trek to Kedarkantha begins with a drive to Sankri and is a highlight by itself, taking you through Mussoorie and along the Tons river. You'll be camping at a vantage point on your second day, where you'll wake up at dawn to watch the sun drenched snow-capped peaks in golden light, after which you'll tuck back into your bags for a couple of hours of beauty sleep more!

The trek is absolutely stunning and goes through the Govind National Park and gives you ample time to explore the flora and fauna of this protected area. The Kedarkantha trek has some of the most stunning campsites from Juda-ka-Talab, a small pond amidst oak and pine forests that is frozen in winter.

Best season to visit

Both summer treks and snow treks to Kedarkantha are moderately challenging, and can be enjoyed by fit first-time trekkers and trekking veterans alike. It is an ideal trek that offers beauty and adventure in equal measure.

Snow trek to Kedarkantha

On a snow trek to Kedarkantha, you can expect to trek through beautiful white meadows, and white forests on this scenic route. Enjoy unparalleled views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks and camp at picturesque locations in the lap of nature. This trek is an easy way to get the full snow trekking experience as it takes you camping next to a frozen lake, from where you can see the Himalayas in all their winter glory.

Summer trek to Kedarkantha

In summer, the trek to the summit takes you through green meadows, fragrant pine and oak forests, filled with birds and wildflowers. The trail is beautiful all year around with beautiful alpine forests to be enjoyed and streams of clear sparkling water flowing past. On the trek, look out for leopards, wild cats, birds, bear, boars and musk deer en route.

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Kedarkantha Trek
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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The 5 days – 4 nights trek to Kedarkantha peak is an easy, and mesmerizing trek. Kedarkantha peak, situated in the mountains of the Tons river valley, is a beautiful ridge peak offering stunning views of the Himalayas. It is a popular trekking destination amongst adventurists because of its easy accessibility throughout the year. In winters it snows in the valley and the views from the summit are breathtaking. The summit lies at an altitude of 3850m and after reaching the top trekkers are rewarded with views of peaks like the Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Black and Ranglana. IMPORTANT: A minimum group size of 4 is required to make the booking.
    Inclusions
  • Transport from Dehradun and back to Dehradun
  • Experienced mountain guide and cook
  • Camping tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Camping mattresses
  • Camping stool/chair
  • Mess tents
  • First aid kit
  • All veg meals starting from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 5
  • Porter/mule for carrying camping equipment and ration
  • Forest entry
    Exclusions
  • Insurance
  • Porter mule charges for your personal bag
  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown
  • Personal expenses like tips, medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from at is mentioned above
  • Any meals during the travel journey back to Dehradun
  • Accommodation in Dehradun
  • Any service not mentioned above
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Trek to Kedarkantha
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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Kedarkantha is a popular trekking destination among adventurers because of its easy accessibility throughout the year. Your drive to Sankri, the start point of the trek, is a highlight by itself, taking you through Mussoorie and along the Tons river. You'll be camping at a vantage point on your second day, where you'll wake up at dawn to watch the sun drench the snow-capped peaks in golden light, after which you'll tuck back into your bags for a couple of hours of beauty sleep more! Trekking through pine and oak forests, crossing patches of snow, and camping at some stunning locations makes this a trek you won't forget.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation during trek (camping)
  • Meals while on trek (veg)
  • Permits (except for foreign nationals)
  • First-aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced trek guide, and support staff
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and back (can be arranged for INR 5500 one-way for a group of 6 travellers. Approximately INR 1000 per person for a one-way travel)
  • Meals during transit
  • Personal expenses
  • Cost escalation due to any circumstances
  • Personal porters
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Snow Trek to Kedarkantha
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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This winter adventure might just be the most perfect Himalayan adventure you could sign up for! Because the trail leads through dense forests, the trail is walkable even when it's snowing. You'll have some fun trudging through deep snow when you hit the meadows, and you'll have some sections of steep climbing to the summit. In this snow, this becomes even more challenging, but the views from the top are worth it. Look out for leopards, wild cats, birds, bear, boars and musk deer en route.

This is a moderately challenging trek that can be enjoyed by fit first-time trekkers and trekking veterans alike, looking for a short break in the Himalayas.
    Inclusions
  • 2 guides for a group of 12
  • Accomodation in basic hotels/ campsites/guest houses on twin sharing basis
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and back
  • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, toilet tents while camping
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6
  • Porter/mule charges for camping equipment
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
  • First aid kit
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Any costs or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any airport/railway transfers
  • Personal porters for your luggage (can be arranged for INR 1250 per bag under 10 kgs)
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc.
  • Insurance
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Snow Trek to Kedarkantha
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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For beginners who want to experience the thrill of conquering a snow-laden trek, there is no better option than the Kedarkantha trek. Kedarkantha is one of the few treks that are open throughout the year, but it is ideal between December and March when the trail is covered entirely with snow that is thick, pure white, and so much fun! From camping beside a frozen lake to witnessing the Himalayas in all their winter glory, this trek is an easy way to get the full snow trek experience.
    Inclusions
  • Guesthouse stay and dinner on Day 1
  • Meals during the trek
  • Forest permits/camping charges (if any)
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags/mats
  • Safety equipment
  • Services of trek guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common supplies
  • Services of an experienced trek leader
  • Transport from Sankri-Taluka-Sankri
    Exclusions
  • Personal utensils
  • Transport from Dehradun-Sankri-Dehradun
  • Meals during road journeys
  • Personal porters for your bags
  • Any insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusions list
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Snow trekking to Kedarkantha
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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For those venturing on their first Himalayan trek, Kedarkantha is an ideal trek that offers beauty and adventure in equal measure. The trail takes you through dense pine and maple forests with streams of clear sparkling water flowing past, so it's beautiful all year round. But in winter, the landscape turns from beautiful to spectacular.

You'll get to trek through fresh snowfall, up into the heights where there are gorgeous views of famed Hiamalayan peaks. You'll also be camping beside a completely frozen Juda ka Talab, and waking up at dawn to see the first rays of the sun turning the peaks gold.

    Inclusions
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and back
  • All meals while on trek
  • Camping equipment
  • Trek equipment
  • Permits and entry fees
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide and support staff
    Exclusions
  • Meals/snacks en route Sankri from Dehradun
  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions
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The Kedarkantha Expedition (14-17 years)
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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This is a perfect 10 day trip in the Himalayan wilderness, offering kids a opportunity to undertake challenges like high altitude trekking and white water rafting under expert supervision.

Participants learn the basics of trekking and mountaineering and are included in planning and decision-making and have to share roles in rotation. Roles may vary from camp set up, pack up (leave no trace), cooking, washing, collecting firewood or sourcing drinking water, and all tasks are managed by the group.

This is a moderately challenging trip which also offers an opportunity to learn various life skills and adventure techniques.
The trip also give participants a chance to do the exciting sport of river rafting.
    Inclusions
  • Travel from New Delhi to the campsite near Dehradun and back in AC III tier
  • Accomodation in 3 person tents
  • Meals as specified
  • Expert supervision
  • Clean washrooms ( Separate areas for boys and girls will be demarcated near the campsite of the day)
    Exclusions
  • Any services or cost not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Sleeping bags (Inme recomends that participants get their own sleeping bags, but this can also be availed from the campsite at no additional cost)
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Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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The Kedarkantha trek is one of the best loved treks in the Himalayas. In the summer, you'll have blue skies and snow-capped mountains all around. You'll trek through lush pine and oak forests, on trails dotted with wildflowers; you'll camp by emerald lakes, and walk through wide open meadows. Kedarkantha Peak is a gorgeous ridge peak, with spectacular views of Black Peak, Ranglana Peak, Bandarpooch and Swargarohini Peak. This is a moderate trek and is great for both fit first timers as well as experienced trekkers.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags and mattresses for each trekker
  • Meals during the trek (only vegetarian)
  • Trekking permits and forest entry fees as required
  • Kitchen and dining tent with utensils
  • Toilet tents with toilet rolls and handwash
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified trek leader and support staff
  • Mules to carry central equipment
  • All taxes as applicable
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Dehradun-Sankri-Dehradun (can be arranged for INR 1100 per person)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Mules or porters for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 1200 per person, for the entire trip)
  • Meals during the transit
  • Any expenses other than those mentioned in inclusions
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