Trek to Kedarkantha in Uttarakhand, India

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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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Snow Trek to Kedarkantha
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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This snow trek to Kedarkantha is one of the easiest treks to take you into thick snow. It's accessible for most of the year, so is popular with other adventurers, but it's great fun in the winters. You'll get to camp in snow, trek through snow, and you'll discover what the famous Juda ka Talab looks like when frozen over. Your drive to Sankri, the start point of the Kedarkantha 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!
    Inclusions
  • Transport from Dehradun-Sankri-Dehradun
  • 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
  • Meals during transit
  • Personal expenses
  • Cost escalation due to any circumstances
  • Personal porters
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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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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Student Trek - Snow Trek to Kedarkantha
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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One of the most stunning winter treks in the Himalayas, this snow trek to Kedarkantha offers you ethereal landscapes and scenic views. You'll trek through trails buried deep in snow and negotiate a slippery climb to the summit. From the top, you'll get views of Gangotri, Yamnotri, and the Kinner Kailash range. You will camp in pine forests and will do one day of fun activities like snow tubing, valley traverse and tree jumaring.

ABOUT YOUTH TREKS: These treks are curated to offer young trekkers a wild adventure experience. They are meant only for students, so the team can meet and interact with likeminded adventure buffs and make friends from around the country. The group will be accompanied by young, encouraging instructors and trek leaders who are trained to work with youngsters. And finally, these trips are arranged to be pocket-friendly and fit in a number of activities to keep youngsters busy and inculcate individuality and confidence.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in customized alpine tents on triple sharing basis
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 5
  • Camping mattresses
  • Camping stools
  • Mess tent
  • 3 toilet tents, separate for male and female travellers with portable toilet seats
  • 2 professional guides for 20 trekkers
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fee (if any)
  • First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Dehradun-Sankri-Dehradun
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag (can be arranged for INR 1300 per person, for a 10 kg bag)
  • Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
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Snow Trek to Kedarkantha
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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This snow trek to Kedarkantha might just be the most perfect winter Himalayan adventure you could sign up for! The trail leads through dense forests, so is walkable even when it's snowing. You'll have some fun trekking through deep snow when you hit the meadows, and you'll have some sections of steep climbing to the summit, but the views from the top are worth it.

This is a moderately challenging Kedarkantha trek that can be enjoyed by fit first-time trekkers and 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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The snow trek to Kedarkantha is said to be one of the most beautiful winter treks you can do in Uttarakhand. This trek has multiple advantages: it's fairly easy and so is suitable for first-timers; it takes you into the snow on the first day itself, and it offers you a great combination of pine forests, frozen lakes, views of snowy peaks, and a whole lot of mountain living.
    Inclusions
  • Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun in private SUV shared by all trekkers
  • Accommodation in alpine tents on triple sharing basis
  • Accommodation in hotels or guesthouses on triple/quadruple/dormitory sharing basis
  • Meals while on trek (veg and egg) from dinner on Day 1 to dinner on Day 5
  • Sleeping bags
  • Camping mattress
  • Utensils
  • Toilet tents
  • Kitchen and dining tent
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • First aid medical kits
  • Crampon
  • Stretcher
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Trained and experienced trek leader, guide and support staff
  • Mules and porters to carry common equipment
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Food during transit
  • Insurance
  • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 300 per day, per 12 kg bag)
  • Personal expenses such as extra meals, packaged water, soft drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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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 (vegetarian and eggs)
  • 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 camping equipment
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Dehradun-Sankri-Dehradun (can be arranged for INR 1700 per person)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Mules or porters for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 1050 per person, for the entire trip)
  • Meals during the transit
  • Any expenses other than those mentioned in inclusions
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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
  • Transport from Sankri-Taluka-Sankri
  • Camping in tents on triple sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags, sleeping mats
  • Toilet tent
  • Dining tent
  • Guesthouse stay and dinner on Day 1
  • Veg meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 5
  • Forest permits/camping charges (if any)
  • Safety equipment
  • Services of trek guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common supplies
  • Services of an experienced trek leader
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Personal utensils
  • Transport from Dehradun-Sankri-Dehradun (can be arranged for INR 2300)
  • Meals during road journeys
  • Porters for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 964 per person, for a 12 kg bag)
  • Any insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusions list
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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 Kedarkantha 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 to Kedarkantha 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