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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    Your route for the snow trek to Kedarkantha begins from the scenic mountain hamlet of Sankri, and moves onwards and upwards through pine forests. You can expect to see Juda ka Talab, which will be frozen over, as well as snow-capped peaks all around. You'll also be able to see famous peaks like Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Kala Nag on this Kedarkantha trek.

    Destination highlights

    Trek through snow, meadows, and forests on this snow trek to Kedarkantha. | Enjoy unparalleled views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks. | Interact with shepherds and locals on the Kedarkantha winter trek. | Photograph the local flora and fauna. | Camp at picturesque locations in the lap of nature.

    Activity Details

    9500

    12450

    6500

    48 kms

    20 hrs

    4 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kedarkantha trek: Dehradun - Sankri

    You'll be picked up from Dehraun and driven through Mussoorie to Sankri. This is a long (7 hours) but scenic drive along the Yamuna and Tons rivers. En route, you'll pass beautiful forests of pine and oak, giving you a feel of the mountains. In the picturesque Sankri village, you'll check in to your hotel, and spend the rest of the day walking about and resting for the Kedarkantha trek ahead. Overnight stay in hotel.

    You'll spend the night in a clean, cosy hotel in Sankri. Make sure you charge all your batteries, camera and phone tonight, because you'll be camping for the next few nights.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dehradun

    Sankri

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Kedarkantha trek: Sankri - Shepherd camp
    Day 3 of the Kedarkantha trek: Shepherd camp - Kedarkantha base
    Day 4 of the Kedarkantha trek: Summit day!
    Day 5 of the Kedarkantha trek: Descend to Sankri
    Day 6 of the Kedarkantha trek: Return to Dehradun
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 45 days or more before the departure of the Kedarkantha trek: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 30-45 days before the departure of the Kedarkantha trek: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure of the Kedarkantha trek: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 0-15 days before the departure of the Kedarkantha trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Payment for this snow trek to Kedarkantha will not be adjusted towards any future trips.

    Rules on trip

    The operator has a set of guidelines for the Kedarkantha trek that must be adhered to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader during the snow trek to Kedarkantha.

    Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited during the Kedarkantha trek.

    While on the Kedarkantha trek, participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, the operator will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary of this trip is changed, the extra charges for accommodation, transport, etc, will be borne by the guests. The same will be applicable if a guest decides to change the itinerary due to personal reasons, injury, or bad health.

    Participants will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the snow trek to Kedarkantha. You are requested to inform the operator if you're suffering from any major ailment and submit your health certificate.

    All fixed departure trips will be run according to a fixed schedule and standard services. In case of individual requirements, the operator may not be able to entertain the request or may have to charge additional amounts. Please be aware of this fact.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 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

    Excludes

    • 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

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3 pairs
    • 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 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
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches or jewellery
    • Unnecessary electronic devices
    • Avoid wearing a windcheater instead of a windproof jacket

    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
    • Mess tents
    • Hot water bottles on trek nights
    • Camping stools
    • Toilet tents with portable toilet seats
    • 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
    • Camera (with fully charged batteries)

    Medical Kit

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