Trek to Kedarkantha
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The Kedarkantha trek is one of the best loved treks in the Himalayas. In the summer, you'll have blue skies and snow-capped mountains all around. You'll trek through lush pine and oak forests, on trails dotted with wildflowers; you'll camp by emerald lakes, and walk through wide open meadows. Kedarkantha Peak is a gorgeous ridge peak, with spectacular views of Black Peak, Ranglana Peak, Bandarpooch and Swargarohini Peak. This is a moderate trek and is great for both fit first timers as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    Located in the midst of the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarakhand, the Kedarkantha trek is ideal for bird watchers and nature lovers. You'll see all kinds of Himalayan species of flora and fauna, including (if you're lucky!) the Asian black bear or the musk deer.

    Kedarkantha Peak stands tall at an elevation of 12,500 feet. The first stages of the trek are through forests of pine, oak and maple, with flowering rhodendron trees to add colour, while the upper sections have meadows and sweeping views.

    Destination highlights

    • Walk through forest trails lined with pine and oak trees
    • Spend days in the midst of picturesque mountain landscapes
    • Camp beside the serene Juda ka talab

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

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

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs during the Kedarkantha trek is not permitted.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 0-10 days before the departure of the Kedarkantha trek: No refund, but you can transfer the same to a friend.

    For cancellations made 10-15 days before the departure of the Kedarkantha trek: 50% of the amount will be refunded, or you can move to another batch for the same trek, same season.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure of the Kedarkantha trek: 75% of the amount will be refunded, or you can choose another trek or other batches for the same trek, same season.

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before the departure of the Kedarkantha trek: 90% of the amount will be refunded, or you can transfer the trek to a family member, or get a voucher for the same amount, to be used in the same year.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The supplier reserves the right to change the itinerary of Kedarkantha trek without prior notice.

    Any trek costs are exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.

    In the case of transferring your booking to a family member or friend, that person should satisfy the mandatory requirements for the Kedarkantha trek.

    Changing of batches depends on availability of the Kedarkantha trek.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Dehradun railway station
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    Drop off point
    Dehradun
    Mode of transport
    Private vehicle or jeep
    Start point
    Sankri
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    End point
    Sankri
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    08:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    19 hrs
    Total distance covered
    41 kms
    Start point elevation
    9000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    12600 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6500 feet
    Average per day distance
    10 kms
  • Day 1 of the Kedarkantha trek: Dehradun to Sankri

    Today you'll be picked up at Dehradun Railway Station at 07:00 hrs, and will begin the long drive to Sankri. It's an 8 hour drive, but will take you through the hillstation settings of Mussorie, along the Tons river, and up into Sankri. You'll reach Sankri by late evening. Overnight in tents/guesthouse at Sankri.

    Day 2 of the Kedarkantha trek: Sankri to Juda ka Talaab

    After breakfast, you begin your trek from Sankri to reach to Juda ka Talab at an altitude of 9000 ft. You'll trek for about 4 hours, going deeper into the pine-scented forests of Uttarakhand, until you come to a clearing with a lake. This is the famous Juda ka Talaab. The lake is is fringed with majestic oak and pine trees, and is an idyllic place for camping. You'll spend the rest of the day at the campsite, enjoying the fresh mountain air. Overnight in tents.

    Day 3 of the Kedarkantha trek: Juda ka Talaab to Kedarkantha base

    You will continue your trek to the Kedarkantha base camp which is at 11,000 ft. Your trail will take you through the thick green forests with oak and pine trees. You'll pass shepherd huts on the way, and will get to a large meadow. This meadow has brilliant views, and will inspire you about your trek tomorrow. You will camp for the night at Kedarkantha base camp.

    Day 4 of the Kedarkantha trek: Kedarkantha Peak day

    Today you will begin your ascent to the Kedarkantha peak after an early breakfast. You need to start early so that you have enough time to get to the top and back down again. It's a 2-3 hour trek to top, and you'll get spectacular views of the snow-capped ranges around. You'll eat a packed lunch here, and then begin your return to the base. Spend the evening at the campsite, enjoying your victorious climb. Overnight in tents.

    Day 5 of the Kedarkantha trek: Return to Sankri

    Today you'll trek back to Sankri from the Kedarkantha base camp. The trek will take you close to 6 hrs, but is downhill all the way. You will camp for the night at Sankri, having conquered the mighty Kedarkantha peak. Overnight in tents or in guesthouse.

    Day 6 of the Kedarkantha trek: Sankri to Dehradun

    After the last few trekking days, today's long drive will be a welcome chance to rest your legs. You'll begin in the morning after breakfast, and will arrive at Dehradun by evening. Trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dehradun
    End point
    Sankri
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sankri
    End point
    Juda ka Talaab
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Juda ka Talaab
    End point
    Kedarkantha base
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kedarkantha base camp
    End point
    Kedarkantha base camp
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kedarkantha base camp
    End point
    Sankri
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sankri
    End point
    Dehradun railway station
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags and mattresses for each trekker
    • Meals during the trek (only vegetarian)
    • Trekking permits and forest entry fees as required
    • Kitchen and dining tent with utensils
    • Toilet tents with toilet rolls and handwash
    • First aid medical kits
    • Qualified trek leader and support staff
    • Mules to carry central equipment
    • All taxes as applicable
      Excludes
    • Transport from Dehradun-Sankri-Dehradun (can be arranged for INR 1100 per person)
    • Any personal expenses
    • Mules or porters for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 1200 per person, for the entire trip)
    • Meals during the transit
    • Any expenses other than those mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • 2-3 pairs of quick dry tees and track pants
    • Thick jacket
    • Two pairs of socks and a thin towel
    • Rain poncho or umbrella
      What not to Wear
    • Sandals and floaters
    • Expensive jewelry and gadgets

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All camping gear including tents and sleeping mattress
    • Kitchen tent
    • Dining tent
    • Toilet tent
      You need to get
    • Trekking shoes
    • Backpack (min 55 liters) with rain cover
    • Water bottle 1 litre
    • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
    • Cold cream and sun screen (SPF 40+)
    • Personal medicines if required
    • Fleece innerwear
    • Light woolen jacket

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Kedarkantha trek: Dehradun to Sankri

    Overnight in tents/guesthouse at Sankri

    You will camp for the night at Sankri. Your operator provides you with tents on twin/triple sharing basis, sleeping bags and mattresses.For your convenience, you'll have access to toilet tents with toilet rolls and handwash, as well as kitchen and dining tents.

    Day 2 of the Kedarkantha trek: Sankri to Juda ka Talaab

    Overnight in tents at Juda ka Talab

    Tonight you'll camp at an unforgettable lakeside campsite. Juda ka Talaab is one of the prettiest campsites you'll see on this trek. You'll get to the campsite in the early evening, so you'll have time to enjoy this location completely.

    Day 3 of the Kedarkantha trek: Juda ka Talaab to Kedarkantha base

    Overnight in tents at Kedarkantha base camp

    You will camp for the night at Kedarkantha base camp. The campsite is in the middle of a meadow, and offers great views. Try to go to bed early today, because you have an early start and a long trek tomorrow.

    Day 4 of the Kedarkantha trek: Kedarkantha Peak day

    Overnight in tents at Kedarkantha base camp

    You'll have a long trekking day today, after which you return to your campsite at base camp. You'll spend the evening tired but victorious.

    Day 5 of the Kedarkantha trek: Return to Sankri

    Overnight in tents at Sankri

    You'll get to Sankri by evening, and will have some time to go walking into the village to see it.

    Day 6 of the Kedarkantha trek: Sankri to Dehradun

    Trip ends in Dehradun

    You'll arrive in Dehradun by evening. Do make sure your tickets for your onward journey are for late night, or for the next day. If there are delays en route, you might not make it back in time to catch evening departures.

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