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  • Trip introduction

    Kedarkantha is a popular trekking destination located in the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, and is suitable for first-time trekkers too. With an easy trekking distance of about 9 km per day, this 5 day Kedarkantha trek takes you to a height of 12,500 feet to the peak. You'll make your way through forests of oak, birch and deodar or Himalayan cedar, and get views of several Himalayan peaks, as well as the Gangotri and Yamunotri ranges. One of the highlights of the Kedarkantha trek is the night at Juda ka Talab, a beautiful lake surrounded by trees and snowy meadows.

    Destination

    The Kedarkantha trek takes you through a fairy-tale landscape of forest verdure, snow-blanketed meadows and mountain silhouettes. The trail starts in a pine forest with a carpet of leaves in various hues of brown. One of the highlights of this trek is the Juda ka Talab, a beautiful lake surrounded by forests. In the winter, the ice layer on the lake becomes so thick that you can even walk over it. In summer, it's a delightful campsite for your first night of camping. And finally, the crowning glory, the Kedarkantha summit. You'll feel like you’re on top of the world up here, with enthralling view of Himalayan peaks stretching out in all directions.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Kedarkantha through winding trails in forests of oak, birch and deodar. | Bask in the glorious sunsets on the way to the Kedarkantha base camp. | Enjoy your stay at some of the prettiest campsites in the Himalayas. | Be enthralled by the beauty of the Juda ka Talab, an enchanting lake flanked by trees on one side and meadows on the other. | Take in the spectacular view of Himalayan peaks and the Gangotri and Yamunotri ranges at the Kedarkantha summit.

    Activity Details

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    20 kms

    10 hours

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Arrival in Sankri

    You'll arrive at Sankri Village and meet the trek host at the local homestay. If time permits, you can explore this beautiful village or just walk around Sankri. You will be provided with dinner at camp, and will sleep in tents at night.

    Overnight stay in a campsite in Sankri.

    You will arrive in Sankri today and check in to your campsite. If you need to pick up any last minute essentials for your Kedarkantha trek, today is a good day to buy them in Sankri. You'll eat dinner at camp, and then will retire to alpine tents on double/triple sharing basis. Each tent has sleeping bags, and there is a kitchen tent and toilet tent (1 per 8 pax) for your stay.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Sankri

    Sankri

    18:00 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Jain (with prior notice)
    Day 2: Sankri to Kedarkantha Base Camp
    Day 3: Base Camp to Kedarkantha Summit to Base Camp
    Day 4: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Sankri
    Day 5: Departure from Sankri
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  • Cancellation policy

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

    No show: No refund.

    For cancellations made 16-30 days before the start date of the Kedarkantha trek: 50% of the total cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made 31 days or more before the start date of the Kedarkantha trek: 90% of the total cost will be refunded.

    All refunds will be paid after deducting any transaction charges.

    There will be no refunds in case of road blocks or accidents.

    Rules on trip

    The operator provides basic amenities in the wilderness of Himalayas, so please don’t expect any luxury treatment.

    Kindly do not carry any valuables during the Kedarkantha trek. The operator will not be responsible for any loss of baggage, goods, air tickets, passport, cash, traveller’s cheques, or any other travel document or item owned by you while on tour, whatever the cause.

    You must be a responsible trekker. Behaviour that can cause danger, annoyance to others or can interfere with the trek procedures may lead to termination of your participation from the trip, with no right to refund.

    Participants must treat all equipment provided by the operator with care.

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

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Any expenses due to unforeseen circumstances shall be shared by all trekkers. The operator is not liable to refund these costs.

    All trekkers are solely responsible for their own possessions.

    The operator reserves the right to modify the itinerary or cancel the Kedarkantha trek for your own safety or in case of unusual and unforeseen circumstances.

    Before starting the Kedarkantha trek, please let the operator know if you have any medical conditions.

    No refunds will be made for any accommodation, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.

    By participating in this trek, you accept that you are aware of the personal risks and dangers attendant upon such travel. By booking this trek, you assume responsibility of all such risks and release the operator from all claims and causes of action arising from such damages or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks.

    In the case of illness or an accident during the Kedarkantha trek, all hospital expenses, doctor fees, evacuation from road or mountain or any other charges incurred as a direct or indirect result of your illness/accident are your responsibility.

    The operator reserves the right to take photograpsh during the Kedarkantha trek and use the images for their website and promotions. If you are not comfortable with your images being online, please do make this clear before the photos are taken.
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    • Trekking Kedarkantha Uttarakhand Mountains Adventure Activity Sports Snow Fun
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Tent on double/triple sharing basis

    • Toilet tent (01 for batch size of 8 pax)
    • Sleeping bag (grade -05 degree to -10 degree)
    • Kitchen tent and utensils
    • All veg meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
    • Morning tea, evening tea with snacks
    • Camping charges and National Park fees (for Indian citizens only)
    • Guide, cook, helper and mule charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri (can be arranged for INR 2400 per person, requires a minimum of 5 persons to book a vehicle)

    • Any other personal expense
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes OR ankle-length shoes with good grip
    • 2-3 track pants/cotton pants/cargos
    • 2 full sleeved warm t-shirts
    • 1 full sleeved fleece t-shirt or sweater
    • 1 full sleeved jacket (windproof/down-filled)
    • 1 set of thermal inners
    • 3-4 pairs of socks
    • A woollen cap or a balaclava that covers the ear
    • Wind cheater OR a light rain coat OR a poncho
    • Gloves
    • Not to wear - Restrictive clothing such as tight jeans
    • Shorts or capris
    • Denims
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Hard suitcases or trolley bags
    • Slippers

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport from Sankri-Taluka-Sankri in a private shared vehicle
    • Tent on double/triple sharing basis
    • Toilet tent (01 for batch size of 8 pax)
    • Sleeping bag (grade -05 degree to -10 degree)
    • Kitchen tent and utensils

    You need to get

    • An identity card (mandatory)
    • A backpack (up to 50 litre capacity)
    • LED torch/headlamp with an extra set of batteries
    • 1 water bottle (1 litre)
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun cap
    • Light towel
    • Chapstick or lip balm
    • Cold cream
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Personal toiletries
    • Roll of toilet paper
    • Camera with memory cards
    • Extra batteries for camera
    • Solar charger (optional)
    • Carry a few plastic bags for your clothes in case they get wet.
    • Slippers/sports sandals
    • Carry mixed dried fruits as snacks during the trek.

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication as well as a personal first-aid kit for this trip.