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  • Trip introduction

    This is a moderately challenging trek that can be enjoyed by first-time trekkers and trekking veterans alike, looking for a short summer break in the Himalayas. The trek begins with an ascend to Juda-ka-Talab, a small pond, and continues towards the base and then summit of the Kedar Kantha peak. The views of the Himalayan ranges en route are unparalleled, and the trail also provides a chance to observe the wildlife of this region, with leopards, wild cats, birds, bear, boars and musk deer to be seen.

    Destination

    The trail is situated in the beautiful Har-ki-Dun valley, which is a popular pit-stop for many summer treks. We trek to a beautiful pond Juda-ka-Talab and cross several expanses of grassy meadows studded with alpine flowers. The trek also provides an opportunity for nature lovers to observe the myriad species of flora and fauna in the area.

    Destination highlights

    Trek through carpets of lush, grassy meadows. | Enjoy unparalleled views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks. | Photograph the local flora and fauna. | Camp at picturesque locations in the lap of nature.

    Activity Details

    1427

    12450

    6500

    48 kms

    20 hrs

    4 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Dehradun - Sankri (6500 feet)

    We start our journey from Dehradun and head to Sankri through Mussoorie. This is a scenic drive along the Yamuna and Tons rivers. We pass some beautiful forests of pine and oak on en route to the picturesque Sankri village, where we check-in into our hotel.

    Overnight stay at Wild Orchid Inn.

    Wild Orchid Inn

    Situated in the lap of the Himalayas, the Wild Orchid Inn offers cozy, clean rooms with a suite of amenities.

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    Day 1 Milestone

    Dehradun

    Sankri

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Non veg
    Day 2: Sankri - Juda-ka-Talab (8850 feet) – Shepherd camp (9500 feet)
    Day 03: Shepherd camp (9500 feet) – Base of Kedarkantha (11100 feet)
    Day 04: Base camp (11100 feet) – Kedarkantha (12450 feet) – Base camp (8800 feet)
    Day 05: Base camp (11100 feet) – Sankri (6500 feet)
    Day 06: Sankri (6500 feet)- Dehradun
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  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 45 days before departure: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 30-45 days before departure: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15-30 days before departure: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15 days or less before departure: No refund

    Rules on trip

    We as adventure travellers try to bring no harm to the environment around us in our pursuit of wilderness travel in the Himalayas and seek assistance from each participant too in this regard. We have a set of guidelines that we adhere to based on the tenets of Leave No Trace and Tread Light policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise travelling in small groups, understanding the impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on. Kindly cooperate to achieve the best experience.

    Participants need to adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

    Acclimatisation and High Altitude Sickness: This is one of the most important aspects of travelling in the high Himalayas and cannot be ignored or set aside. Acclimatisation basically means our body adjusting to lower levels of oxygen (rarefied air) and reduced air pressure as me move up. In case one does not acclimatise properly there are chances of the person facing extreme discomfort and this can be fatal in extreme cases. While there is no set route to getting properly acclimatised there are a general precautions and steps that one can take to initiate good acclimatisation. Our trekking guides will assist you with these steps. 

    The most important thing is to select the right trek keeping in mind your experience or inexperience, health, objectives and ability.
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    • Kedarkantha Backpacking Trekking Adventure Nature
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 2 guides for the group

    • Accomodation in basic hotels/ campsites/guest houses with neat and clean rooms with basic amenities on triple sharing
    • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, toilet tents while camping
    • All meals as specified
    • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
    • First aid kit

    Excludes

    • Transport between Dehradun-Sankri-Dehradun

    • Any costs or services not mentioned in inclusions
    • Any airport/railway transfers
    • 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

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
    • Warm and thick fleece pullover/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Jeans/Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent, with inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please) preferably with a hood
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Raincoat / Poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches or jewellery
    • Unnecessary electronic devices

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Accommodation in 3/4 season alpine tents
    • Fresh, clean sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Toilet tent for women
    • First-aid or medical kit

    You need to get

    • Walking stick / Trekking pole
    • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Sturdy water bottle
    • Cap/hat
    • Sun glasses
    • Carry rain cover for your bags
    • Day pack/small bag for everyday essentials
    • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
    • Camera (with fully charged batteries)
    • You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental/sale and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication only. We carry a first-aid or medical kit.