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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    Taking you to a height of 12,500 feet in the Western Garhwal range in Uttarakhand, this snow trek to Kedarkantha summit gives you spectacular views of the surrounding peaks, like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag, and Ranglana peak. Your route takes you through undulating meadows, snow-laden forests and sparkling streams, and has some of the best campsites of all the treks at this altitude.

    Destination highlights

    Summit Kedarkantha at 12,500 feet in the Garhwal Himalayas. | Trek through snow-laden meadows and dense oak forests. | Climb to the Kedarkantha summit for spectacular views of the majestic Himalayas. | Camp in enchanting forest clearings and vast meadows. | Experience the thrills of trekking in the snow on the most beautiful winter treks in India.

    Activity Details

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    19 hours

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Drive to Sankri

    You'll meet your operator early, at 06:00 hours, at Dehradun railway station. You'll board a private vehicle, shared by your trek members, and will be driven to Sankri. This 10-hour long journey takes all day, winding through gorgeous mountain scenery, and you'll get to Sankri by 17:00 hrs. You'll check in to your hotel/guesthouse, freshen up, and can head out to explore the market. Overnight in hotel/guesthouse.

    Overnight stay in a guesthouse/homestay.

    You'll be driven from Dehradun railway station to Sankri and should reach Sankri by early evening. There are no meals provided during transit, but you'll be stopping en route and can pay for it yourself. You'll be staying in a guesthouse/homestay at Sankri in cosy rooms on triple/quad/dormitory basis. You'll be provided with bedsheets and pillows to keep you warm and you'll retire for the night after a delicious dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dehradun

    Sankri

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Trek to Juda-ka-Talab
    Day 3 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha base
    Day 4 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Summit day!
    Day 5 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Hargaon to Sankri
    Day 6 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Return to Dehradun
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  • Cancellation policy

    For any cancellations made 24 days or more prior to the departure of the Kedarkantha snow trek: 95% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book any other trek with the same operator within a year.

    For cancellations made 14-24 days before the departure of the Kedarkantha snow trek: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book the same trek with any other batch of the same operator within a year.

    For any cancellations made 10-14 days before the departure of the Kedarkantha snow trek: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount for the same trek in the same season.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before the departure of the Kedarkantha snow trek: No refund but you can transfer the same trek to a friend.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the snow trek to Kedarkantha.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages, drugs etc. during the snow trek to Kedarkantha is strictly prohibited.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of transferring the snow trek to Kedarkantha to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements of the operator.

    Participants will only be able to change their dates/batch of the snow trek to Kedarkantha depending on the seats available. The operator reserves the right to change/cancel the plans for the snow trek to Kedarkantha without prior notice if deemed necessary. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

    Any event cost for the snow trek to Kedarkantha is exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.

    Your vehicle from Dehradun to Sankri will accommodate 7-8 passengers.
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    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
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    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 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

    Excludes

    • 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
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, medical evacuation, etc

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 3 synthetic trekking pants
    • 4 non-cotton full sleeved T-shirts
    • 1 fleece T-shirt
    • 1 woollen or fleece jacket
    • 1 down feather/hollofil jacket
    • 1 pair of wind and waterproof jacket and pants
    • 1 pair of thermal inners
    • 1 raincoat or poncho
    • 1 woollen cap
    • 1 balaclava
    • 1 neck gaiter
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • 1 pair of waterproof trekking shoes
    • 4 pairs of cotton socks
    • 2 pairs of woollen socks (for the night)
    • 1 pair of gumboots
    • 1 pair of waterproof gloves
    • 1 pair of fleece/woollen gloves
    • Not to wear - Shorts, fitting denims, capris
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Slippers
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases or trolley bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents
    • Sleeping bag
    • Camping mattress
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Any technical gear, if required for trekking
    • Transport in a private, shared SUV

    You need to get

    • Backpack with raincover (50-60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
    • Daypack with raincover (20-30 ltr)
    • Trekking pole
    • Head torch/ flashlight
    • 1 ltr water bottle or hydration pack
    • Light snacks
    • Energy bars
    • Personal medical kit
    • Sunscreen cream
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Moisturiser
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Lip balm
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Toilet paper and wipes
    • Quick dry towel
    • Sun cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Floaters or flip-flops for after trekking hours

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry a specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.