Kedarkantha is a 12,500 ft (3810m) high mountain summit on the Garhwal Himalaya. It lies in the Uttarkashi District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is flanked by the Har-ki-Dun Valley and Swargarohini peak to the north, the Bandarpunch mountain massif to the north-east and Rupin Pass at Himachal Pradesh – Uttarakhand border to the north west.
- Minimum Age : Above 10 Years
- Maximum Age : Below 50 Years
What is included in the tour
- Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun
- Trek equipment like a Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent.
- Nutritious, high-calorie vegetarian food
- Guide, cook and camp helpers.
- Tented Accommodation
- First Aid
- Forest Permission Charges
- Instructor for the trek
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any expenses of personal nature like phone call etc.
- Any air/train to reach Delhi and return from Delhi.
- Travel from Delhi to Dehradun.
- Any hotel accommodation.
- Horses with horsemen to carry your loads on the route.
- Your Accommodation or any other expenses before or after the trek schedule.
- Extra food apart from above mentioned things.
- Anything is not mentioned above.
- Trekking Shoes
- Trekking Pole
- LED Torch
- One Water Bottle (one litre)
- Lunch Box
- Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
- Trekking Jacket
- Warm Layers
- Two trek pants
- Full sleeve dry-fit T-shirts
- Thermals (1 pair)
- Sunscreeen Lotion (SPF 50/70)
- Lip Balm (SPF 30)
- Synthetic hand gloves
- Woolen Cap
- Three pair of Socks
- Raincoat/Poncho is a must
- Daypack (Recommended), for summit Day
- Plastic cover (for wet clothes in winters and rainy season)
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving license or voters ID
Day 1 - Dehradun To Sankari Drive – (Altitude: 1850 m, Distance : 210 Kms, 7-8 Hours Drive)
From Dehradun to Sankri/Saur (1850mt) through the Yamuna and Tons valleys across the Yamuna bridge, Nainbagh, Nowgaon, Purola, Jarmola (Jarmola is one of the biggest and most beautiful pine forests in Asia), Mori and Netwar. Trek to a tiny market in Sankri, a few wooden huts serve simple yet delicious food. Dinner and overnight stay at the GMVN (Garhwal Mangal Vikas Nigam) rest house or the Forest Department’s rest house or in tent.
Day 2 - Sankari To Juda lake by Trek – (Altitude: 2500 m, Distance : 4-5 Hours Trek)
On an even surface through thick forests, with a few waterfalls on the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Juda Lake in tent at the camping !
Day 3 - Juda Lake To Base Kedarkantha – (Altitude: 3200 m, 3-4 Hours Trek)
Today, the trail gradient is steeper then yesterdays climb. It takes around 3 hours to complete this part of the journey. Moving further from Juda ka Talab, the trail divides into two, the route on the left is followed by a steep stretch with pine trees all around. During the climb to the summit, we spot few nomad shelters now occupied by groups for the shelter or turned into refreshing shops(tapris) by the locals. The Basecamp offers astonishing landscape of the grand summit of Kedarkantha – the most popular winter trek in India. Have your dinner early today as we will start the trek to summit at 3 A.M
Day 4 - Kedarkantha Base To Kedarkantha Summit & Back to Base Camp – (Altitude: 3812 m, 5-6 Hours Trek)
Finally, this is the day you have been working so hard for. We leave at night for today’s journey, so you need to be prepared with proper clothing and other essentials in your backpack. Must to carry gears are Water bottles, Gloves, and a torch. After 2 hours of tiring hike, we rest for 10 minutes at a tea point, the treeline ends here and a jaw dropping view of Himalayas can be enjoyed. For all snow lovers and photographers, the summit point is a paradise. In the summit a shrine made of stones can be seen, hymns and prayers are offered by the locals to the shrine .They believe once Lord shiva meditated at this place. Fromthe top, you can spot Har ki dun valley and ahead trial to Pushtar Ridge. If everything goes as per schedule, we spend some time up in the summit enjoying the magnificent view of snow capped peaks. The Kedarkantha summit delivers magnificent landscape of grand Himalayan peaks like Swargarohini 1-2-3-4, Black Peak, Bandarpoonch, Gangotri and Yumnotri Range. We trek back to Base Camp after spending some quality time at the summit. At the summit Point you can spot small temples dedicated to Lord shiva and Lord Ganesha. The night will be chilly so better be prepared before falling asleep with proper clothing essentials.
Day 5 - Kedarkantha Base Camp to Sankri and Drive to Dehradun (Trek : 2 Hrs l Drive 7-8 Hrs)
Today we will head back to sankri from a different route. It takes about 3 -4 hours to complete a 6 km journey to reach Sankri Market. We descend crossing another camping site, Hargaon. For the rest of the day, you can explore the village of sankri or saud, which is 200 meters walk away from the sankri market. Touring the village will explore you to a rich culture and a pleasant environment of the habitat. Photography enthusiast has a chance to capture the cheerful faces and peaceful lifestyle of Highland families. You can also catch a glimpse of beautifully carved traditional wooden houses around this place.
1] There is a different permission charge for Foreigner & the difference amount should be paid by the participant on spot.
2] Itinerary can be changed, in case of snow, rainfall and landslides.
3] We advice you keep a extra day and plan your travel because the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable.
Important: Himalayan Treks are been conducted through our local vendors.