KEDARKANTHA TREK

Trek to the Summit: Kedarkantha Trek with Adventure Peaks Expeditions.

Base Camp

Sankri

Region

Uttarakhand

Trek Grade

Easy To Moderate

Trek Distance

20 Kms

Trek Duration

5 days

Highest Altitude

12,500 ft.

Best Season

Nov to April

Nearest Airport

Dehradun

Pick & Drop Point

Dehradun Railway Station

Railway Station

Dehradun

Contact Us

₹ 10,500

₹ 7,500

+5% GST

KEDARKANTHA TREK

Trek to the Summit: Kedarkantha Trek with Adventure Peaks Expeditions.

Region

Uttarakhand

Base Camp

Sankri

Trek Grade

Easy To Moderate

Trek Distance

20 Kms

Trek Duration

5 days

Highest Altitude

12,500 ft.

Best Season

Nov to April

Pick & Drop Point

Dehradun Railway Station

Nearest Airport

Dehradun

Railway Station

Dehradun

Contact Us

₹ 10,500

₹ 7,500
+5% GST

ABOUT KEDARKANTHA TREK

 

Located at an altitude of 12,500ft., Kedarkantha is one of the most famous winter treks in Uttarakhand. Kedarkantha is well-known for its striking and magnificent beauty. During winters enclosed in sparkling snow, this trek presents the tremendous look of the royal Himalayan peaks. It also offers its trekkers a unique chance to experience life in the outmost of villages that too in dead winter. If you really want to enjoy nature at its best and experience an amazing trek then the Kedarkantha trek is definitely the best option for you. During the trek, you will pass through fascinating pretty sights, snow tracks, rich forests as well as fields.

This trek is ideal for both beginners and seasoned trekkers due to the simple endurance of the trail. While trekking, you will get the chance to camp around frozen Juda Ka Talab where once Lord Shiva used to meditate. Kedarkantha trek is sure to give you supreme beauty, glorious sights of the beautiful villages, snow paths, intense landscape dotted with eye-catchy lakes, meadows, mountains, the great Himalayan peaks as well as soothing rivers. In case, you are a mountain lover who wants to explore every inch of the terrains then the Kedarkantha trek is going to be an utter delight for you. You need to know that Kedarkantha is covered with snow from December to April, making it one of the top treks in Uttarakhand. 

Kedarkantha trek summit is settled in Govind Wildlife National Sanctuary Park of Uttarkashi. While trekking you will see this enthralling peak is surrounded by different attractive river valleys. November to the last week of April is the best time to plan for this trek as you can find a lot of snow here. The campsites of this trek are a treat for your eyes as they are covered with snow from mid-November. Currently, Kedarkantha is considered the top trek of the Uttarakhand Himalayas. If you love enjoying mind-blowing sunrise and sunset then you must plan for the Kedarkantha trek at least once in your life. This trek begins from a traditional village named Sankri which is present in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary National Park. Sankri is very beautiful with snow-capped mountains as well as the twinkling river flowing through it. Knee-deep snow in winters, compelling sights from the top, and gorgeous and simple trails, make Kedarkantha a widespread trek among trekkers. You need to know trekkers from across the world come to experience the splendid beauty of this trek. 

Remember every trek in the Himalayas is considered special and renowned for its incredible beauty. Trekking not only gives you the chance to get a perfect dose of nature which is not possible in cities. Not only this, but trekking also gives you an opportunity to extend your physical and psychological bounds.

So, if you like trekking and want to experience nature at its best then you must surely plan your trip to Kedarkantha and rejuvenate yourself in the beauty of the scenery.

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FAQs

The best time to do the Kedarkantha Trek is usually from November to March when the snow covers the trail, offering breathtaking views.

The Kedarkantha Trek is easy to moderate in difficulty, making it suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

The total duration of the Kedarkantha Trek is usually 5 days, including travel to and from the base camp.

The altitude of Kedarkantha Peak is approximately 12,500 feet (3,810 meters) above sea level.

Essential items to carry for the Kedarkantha Trek include warm clothing, sturdy trekking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, poncho, headlight, trekking poles, gloves, woolen cap, water bottles, first aid kit, and high-energy snacks.

It is mandatory to go with a local trekking agency registered under forest department and Uttarakhand tourism, it is highly recommended for all tourists, especially for beginners or those unfamiliar with the terrain.

Permits are required for the Kedarkantha Trek, and they can be obtained from authorized trekking agencies.

Accommodation during the trek includes tents at designated camping sites along the trail.

There are no strict age restrictions for the Kedarkantha Trek, but participants should be reasonably fit and able to trek for several hours a day. Recommended age limit is a minimum of 10 years with a medical certificate.

Weather during the trek can vary from cold to extremely cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing at night.

During the Kedarkantha trek, weather conditions vary with the seasons. In winter (December to March), temperatures range from 0°C to -10°C, with heavy snowfall.

Spring (April to June) brings milder temperatures of 5°C to 15°C, with patches of snow at higher elevations.

Monsoon (July to September) sees temperatures of 10°C to 20°C, with heavy rainfall and slippery trails.


Autumn (October to November) offers clear skies and temperatures of 5°C to 15°C. Trekkers should be prepared for fluctuating weather and pack accordingly, ensuring proper clothing and gear to make the most of their Kedarkantha adventure.

Only basic first aid kits are available with guides from trekking agencies along the Kedarkantha route. Trekkers should supplement with their own medications and equipment. In case of emergencies, evacuation may be necessary to access more comprehensive medical facilities in nearby cities.

Yes, solo trekking is possible for the Kedarkantha trek, as trekking agencies often organize group treks where solo trekkers can join. At the basecamp starting point of the trek, solo trekkers will have the opportunity to join other tourists and form a group for the trek. This allows solo trekkers to enjoy the experience while also ensuring safety and companionship along the trail.

Yes, it is safe for girls to trek the Kedarkantha. Trekking agencies prioritize safety and provide experienced certified guides, groups, and proper separate arrangements for accommodations.

Alternate routes or side trips during the trek include exploring nearby villages or ascending nearby lakes and meadows for panoramic views.

Wildlife encounters are rare, but trekkers should be cautious of slippery trails, heavy snowfall, and altitude sickness.

Yes, Trekking equipment such as Jackets, Shoes, trekking poles, raincoats, headlamps, Trek pants, and backpacks can usually be rented at the base camp or nearby shops.

The cost of the Kedarkantha Trek varies depending on factors such as group size, trekking agency, and amenities included, but typically ranges from ₹7500 to ₹9000 per person.

Yes, it is possible to do the Kedarkantha Trek in winter, as it is a winter trek only but it requires additional preparation and caution due to the harsh weather conditions.

Transportation options to reach the Sankri starting point of the Kedarkantha Trek include buses, taxis, or private vehicles from Dehradun.

It's advisable to book the trek at least a month in advance, especially during peak trekking seasons.

Cultural and historical sites near the trekking route include remote villages with traditional lifestyles and ancient temples dedicated to local deities.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Drive 198 km/8-9 Hrs

Altitude – 6300ft/1920m

Only Jio and BSNL newtwork available

Trekkers will be picked up from Dehradun railway station at 7 AM. The journey will start from Dehradun to Sankri village. You will drive along the Yamuna and other rivers along with beautiful pine forests that will surround your way. the drive to Sankri is going to be memorable because of the captivating sights. 

By 5 PM in the evening, you will reach Sankri and after freshening up you will get the time to explore this beautiful village. The night stay of all the trekkers will be arranged in a hotel or homestay.

Altitude 9,100 ft.; Trek 3.5 km/ 4-5 Hrs., Night stay in tents at Juda Lake.

In the early morning, we will start the trek from Sankri to Juda-Ka-Talab which is 4km. You will enjoy really amazing views of nature from Juda-Ka-Talab as it is located at a height of 9,100ft. The dense forest and carpet of maple leaves during the trek will surely startle you. The track going to Juda-Ka-Talab passes through riveting forests of deodar, oak, and birch trees. Night stay will be scheduled in tents at Juda Lake, giving you chance to spend some quality time in nature’s lap. 

 Altitude - 11,250 ft.; Trek 3 km/4-5 Hrs, Night stay at base camp.

From Juda-Ka-Talab, your trek will start at Kedarkantha base early in the morning which is nestled at an altitude of 11,250ft. In order to reach Kedarkantha base, you will go through the forest of Pine and Oak trees which will later lead to breathtaking meadows. 

Also get ready to experience the splendid views of well-known Himalayan peaks such as Swargarohini, Kala Nag, and Bandarpoonch. Night stay will be planned at base camp, giving you outstanding views of nature.

Altitude - 12500ft/ 3810m;
Night Trek 3.5km, base camp to summit/ 3-4 hrs;
Trek 7km/3-5hrs, summit to juda lake.
Night stay in tents at Juda ka talaab.

On day 4, we will trek from Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha summit which is located at a height of 12,500ft. On the same day, we will return back to base camp as well as descend to Juda-ka-Talaab camp. While trekking, you will go through crystal clear streams and oak trees. You will also be served with delicious and healthy breakfast. 

At night, all the trekkers will stay in tents right under the open sky filled with sparkling stars.  

Trek 3 km/2-3 hours

On day 5, we will trek back from Juda-Ka-Talaab to Sankri via Hargaon which is almost 3 hours trek. After reaching Sankri, we will drive back to Dehradun along with some beautiful and life-long memories. It will take almost 8-9 hours to reach back to Dehradun. 

At Dehradun railway station, we will drop you off by 11 pm. Say goodbye to the most exciting treks that will give you some unique experiences to cherish throughout your life. 

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THINGS TO CARRY

INCLUSIONS

EXCLUSIONS

POLICY

Booking Confirmation Policy

• The customer receives a Booking confirmation receipt immediately via Email and WhatsApp of a successful booking.

Cancellation policy

In the event you cancel your trek, cancellation policy we follow :

• Cancellation 20 days before the starting date of the trek – Refund with 10% cancellation charges.

FAQs

The best time to do the Kedarkantha Trek is usually from November to March when the snow covers the trail, offering breathtaking views.

The Kedarkantha Trek is easy to moderate in difficulty, making it suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

The total duration of the Kedarkantha Trek is usually 5 days, including travel to and from the base camp.

The altitude of Kedarkantha Peak is approximately 12,500 feet (3,810 meters) above sea level.

Essential items to carry for the Kedarkantha Trek include warm clothing, sturdy trekking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, poncho, headlight, trekking poles, gloves, woolen cap, water bottles, first aid kit, and high-energy snacks.

It is mandatory to go with a local trekking agency registered under forest department and Uttarakhand tourism, it is highly recommended for all tourists, especially for beginners or those unfamiliar with the terrain.

Permits are required for the Kedarkantha Trek, and they can be obtained from authorized trekking agencies.

Accommodation during the trek includes tents at designated camping sites along the trail.

There are no strict age restrictions for the Kedarkantha Trek, but participants should be reasonably fit and able to trek for several hours a day. Recommended age limit is a minimum of 10 years with a medical certificate.

Weather during the trek can vary from cold to extremely cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing at night.

During the Kedarkantha trek, weather conditions vary with the seasons. In winter (December to March), temperatures range from 0°C to -10°C, with heavy snowfall.

Spring (April to June) brings milder temperatures of 5°C to 15°C, with patches of snow at higher elevations.

Monsoon (July to September) sees temperatures of 10°C to 20°C, with heavy rainfall and slippery trails.


Autumn (October to November) offers clear skies and temperatures of 5°C to 15°C. Trekkers should be prepared for fluctuating weather and pack accordingly, ensuring proper clothing and gear to make the most of their Kedarkantha adventure.

Only basic first aid kits are available with guides from trekking agencies along the Kedarkantha route. Trekkers should supplement with their own medications and equipment. In case of emergencies, evacuation may be necessary to access more comprehensive medical facilities in nearby cities.

Yes, solo trekking is possible for the Kedarkantha trek, as trekking agencies often organize group treks where solo trekkers can join. At the basecamp starting point of the trek, solo trekkers will have the opportunity to join other tourists and form a group for the trek. This allows solo trekkers to enjoy the experience while also ensuring safety and companionship along the trail.

Yes, it is safe for girls to trek the Kedarkantha. Trekking agencies prioritize safety and provide experienced certified guides, groups, and proper separate arrangements for accommodations.

Alternate routes or side trips during the trek include exploring nearby villages or ascending nearby lakes and meadows for panoramic views.

Wildlife encounters are rare, but trekkers should be cautious of slippery trails, heavy snowfall, and altitude sickness.

Yes, Trekking equipment such as Jackets, Shoes, trekking poles, raincoats, headlamps, Trek pants, and backpacks can usually be rented at the base camp or nearby shops.

The cost of the Kedarkantha Trek varies depending on factors such as group size, trekking agency, and amenities included, but typically ranges from ₹7500 to ₹9000 per person.

Yes, it is possible to do the Kedarkantha Trek in winter, as it is a winter trek only but it requires additional preparation and caution due to the harsh weather conditions.

Transportation options to reach the Sankri starting point of the Kedarkantha Trek include buses, taxis, or private vehicles from Dehradun.

It's advisable to book the trek at least a month in advance, especially during peak trekking seasons.

Cultural and historical sites near the trekking route include remote villages with traditional lifestyles and ancient temples dedicated to local deities.

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