Snow trek to Kedarkantha
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
(Feature coming soon)

From
Rs. 10,200
Trek the Himalayas
(0)
(Ratings Upcoming)
Trekking
6Duration
in Days
22Max
Group Size
12+
years
View
scales >
Physical (3)

Cultural (3)

Nature (5)

Group
Size
Cost
Per Person
1
Rs. 10,200
  • 6
  • Duration in Days
  • 22
  • Max
    Group Size
  • 12
  • +
    years
View
scales >
Physical (3)

Cultural (3)

Nature (5)

Trekking
This is a paragraph with little content.

This is another small paragraph.

  • 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.

    Fine print

    Rules on the 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.

    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.

    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.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Dehradun Railway Station
    Get directions >
    Drop off point
    Dehradun Railway Station
    Mode of transport
    Tata Sumo
    Start point
    Sankri
    Get directions >
    End point
    Sankri
    Time of departure
    06:00 AM
    Time of return
    07:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    19 hours
    Total distance covered
    20 kms
    Start point elevation
    11250 feet
    Maximum elevation
    12500 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6400 feet
    Average per day distance
    5 kms
  • 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.

    Day 2 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Trek to Juda-ka-Talab

    You'll wake up to a beautiful morning, and a hearty breakfast. After that, you start your trek. You'll leave Sankri behind and climb upwards through maple and pine forests, along sparkling streams, and over rickety wooden bridges. Your campsite for the night is on the banks of Juda ka Talab, which may be frozen over. You’ll pitch your tents close by and will enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for the night. Overnight stay in tents.
    /Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next Leave behind lines and footprints on the snow

    Day 3 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha base

    You'll wake up to a cold mountain morning and eat breakfast while you gaze out over the lake. You'll be trekking to the base of Kedarkantha today, walking through pine forests and negotiating a steep slope. As you climb, you'll begin to see the peaks of famous mountains like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana. Once you get to the base, you'll set up tents and enjoy the campsite. Overnight stay in tents.
    /Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next Trek through impressive meadows buried in snow

    Day 4 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Summit day!

    You'll start after a good breakfast, and begin the final stretch of the trek to Kedarkantha. It's a gradual ascent that gets a little harder as you near the summit, but you'll be stopping frequently to take in the views. Once you get to the top, you'll have some time to explore and then will descend to Hargaon camp. You'll eat a hearty dinner tonight, and will retire to tents for the night.
    /Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next Take stunning photographs of the Himalayan giants

    Day 5 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Hargaon to Sankri

    After a filling breakfast, you’ll begin trekking down to Sankri. En route, you'll see the valley of Har ki Dun, and will be able to stop to admire the views. You’ll reach Sankri by evening and can explore the lively market area or simply relax at the hotel. Overnight stay in hotel or guesthouse.
    /Kedarkantha Trek Uttarakhand Dehradun Camping Adventure Trekking India The Great Next Trudge on the snow covered terrain

    Day 6 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Return to Dehradun

    You’ll check out of the hotel/guesthouse in the morning and will be driven back to Dehradun. You should reach Dehradun railway station by 19:00 hours. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dehradun
    End point
    Sankri
    Day start time
    06:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sankri
    End point
    Juda-ka-Talab
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Juda-ka-Talab
    End point
    Kedarkantha base
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kedarkantha base
    End point
    Hargaon
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Hargaon
    End point
    Sankri
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sankri
    End point
    Dehradun
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
  • Reviews section coming soon
  • 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
      What not to Wear
    • Shorts, fitting denims, capris
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Slippers
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases or trolley bags

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

    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 2 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Trek to Juda-ka-Talab

    Overnight stay in alpine tents.

    You'll start trekking from Sankri to Juda-Ka-Talab after breakfast at the guesthouse and you'll carry a packed lunch for the afternoon. Your alpine tents are pitched near the frozen lake and you'll also have a toilet and kitchen tent. At night, you'll be provided with thick sleeping bags and camping mattresses in your tent.

    Day 3 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha base

    Overnight stay in alpine tents.

    You'll trek to Kedarkantha base today after breakfast and the friendly support staff will pack the campsite after you and move to the next base. You'll eat a packed lunch on the way and you'll reach the base only by early evening. You'll have a delicious dinner in the kitchen-dining tent before retiring to your cosy tents with sleeping bags and camping mattresses to keep you warm. You'll sleep under a starlit sky in a forest clearing tonight. Your campsite also has a toilet tent.

    Day 4 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Summit day!

    Overnight stay in alpine tents.

    Today you'll eat a hot breakfast at camp and carry a packed lunch. After your summit, you'll return to camp where a hot dinnner is waiting for you, and you'll fall into your tents for a long sleep.

    Day 5 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Hargaon to Sankri

    Overnight stay in a guesthouse/ homestay.

    You'll descend to Sankri today after a filling breakfast at the Hargaon campsite. You'll eat a packed lunch on the way and should reach the homestay/guesthouse by evening. The rooms are on triple or quad/dorm sharing, and have all the beds and bedding you'll need.

    Day 6 of the snow trek to Kedarkantha: Return to Dehradun

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    You'll be driven from Sankri to Dehradun railway station today. While there are no meals provided today, you will halt for lunch and snacks on the way and you can order and pay for your own meals. You should reach Dehradun by evening. Your trip ends here.

    Food

    Dinner
    Food variations
    Veg

    Food

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Food variations
    Veg

    Food

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Food variations
    Veg

    Food

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Food variations
    Veg

    Food

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Food variations
    Veg

    Food

    No meals will be provided today.
    Food variations
    Veg
  • Marker on map shows trip start point.