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  • Trip introduction

    Kedarkantha is one of the most scenic and popular summit treks in India which can be explored by beginners as well. Although the trek to Kedarkantha summit is open throughout the year, climbing here during winter is most rewarding as you will come across several beautiful clearings which are filled with thick layers of snow and surrounded by lush pine trees. On this trek, you will be camping at some of the most gorgeous settings, including Juda ka Talab, which is frozen in winter. The final walk to the Kedarkantha peak involves walking over a ridge carpeted with thick snow during winter months. In summer, reaching the summit involves trekking through verdant meadows, fragrant pine and oak forests, and watching exotic birds and wildflowers along the way. 

    Destination

    The view from Kedarkanth peak, located at an altitude of 12,600 feet, is thrilling as you can see snow-covered Himalayan ranges all around you. To the north, you will see Swargarohini, Black Peak, Bandarpoonch of the Gangotri and Yamunotri ranges. You can also see Har ki Dun valley below the summit, and watch Rupin valley making its way to Himachal Pradesh on your west. The trek to Kedarkantha begins with a drive from Dehradun to Sankri, which is a pleasant drive through the winding roads of Mussoorie, and driving alongside rivers at Nowgaon and Purola. Throughout the trek, you will be staying in tents at beautiful campsites like Juda ka Talab, Kedarkantha base and Hargaon. 

    Destination highlights

    Climb atop Kedarkanth at the altitude of 12,600 feet. | Watch 360-degree views of the Himalayan ranges from Kedarkantha summit. | Camp at the banks of frozen Juda ka Talab during winter. | Enjoy the drive from Dehradun to Sankri through the winding roads of Mussoorie. 

    Activity Details

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    46 km

    22 hours

    11.5 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Kedarkantha trek: Dehradun to Sankri drive

    Arrive in Dehradun railway station before 08:00 hours. After meeting the trek operator at the station, you will embark on a long drive to Sankri through the hairpin curved roads of Mussoorie. The drive then follows a scenic route with the backdrop of snow-capped Garhwal Himalayas and rivers gushing below the ghats. You will arrive in Sankri by afternoon. Check-in at the pre-booked hotel in Sankri where you will spend the night. You can explore this quaint village in the evening on your own. 

    Overnight in tents at Sankri.

    Drive from Dehradun to Sankri. Today' meal package includes dinner only. You can buy lunch at your own expense on the way to Sankri.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dehradun

    Sankri

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of Kedarkantha trek: Sankri to Juda ka Talab Trek
    Day 3 of Kedarkantha trek: Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Trek
    Day 4 of Kedarkantha trek: Trek to Kedarkantha Summit and Descent to Hargaon
    Day 5 of Kedarkantha trek: Hargaon to Sankri trek
    Day 6 of Kedarkantha trek: Sankri to Dehradun drive
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellation made 15 days before the departure of Kedarkantha trek: Full refund (excluding 15% service charges)

    NO REFUND will be provided if cancellation is made within 8-15 days of the departure of Kedarkantha trek, however, you can postpone the trek to some other departure date or you can book some another trek of this operator only.

    NO REFUND if cancellation is made within 7 days of the departure of Kedarkantha trek.

    Rules on trip

    Consuming alcohol or any others intoxicants before or during the trek is strictly prohibited.

    Strictly avoid littering while trekking, and also at campsites.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accidents during Kedarkantha Trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Kedarkantha Trek due to any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis

    • Sleeping mattress, blankets and pillows
    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 6
    • Lunch from Day 2 to Day 5
    • Evening Snacks
    • Dinner from Day 1 to Day 5
    • All permits, as required
    • First aid kit
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transportation cost between Dehradun and Sankri can be arranged at an additional INR 2100

    • Any kind of insurance
    • Porter for personal luggage
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, medical evacuation, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Down jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Full sleeved shirt/t-shirt
    • Quick dry apparels
    • Trekking pants/shorts
    • Thermal inners
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping mattress, blankets and pillows

    You need to get

    • Aadhaar card/Driving license
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • Walking pole
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Sleeping bags
    • 2x Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Lunch box and spoons/forks
    • Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Towel
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava/neck gaiters
    • Spare sandals to use at the campsite
    • Cotton/woollen socks
    • Woollen gloves
    • Synthetic waterproof gloves
    • Personal medical kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.