Overview

Fringed with pine trees and adorned with the beauty of snow, the Kedarkantha Peak is one of the most sought after snow-trekking destinations in the country. Situated at a height of 3,800m above the sea level, the trek to this mountain pass in Uttarakhand offers various levels of challenges to the trekkers. Offering an enthralling trekking experience, Kedarkantha winter trek usually originate from Sankri; which can be easily reached from Dehradun and takes the trekkers through the immaculate beauty of the vicinity. From snow-capped Himalayan peaks to a frozen pond, meadows covered with snow to some of the other mesmerising peaks, this trek offers all the marvels, a trekker can wish for! Not just for the trekkers, Kedarkantha winter trek is also an ideal trek for the nature lovers, shutterbugs and other classes of travellers as well. Within the 6 exciting days of this expedition, the trekkers are rewarded with magical views, exhilarating experiences and delightful moments!

Region

Garhwal

Total Trekking

20 Kms

Grade

Easy To Moderate

Altitude

12,500 Ft

Days/Night

6 Days/5 Nights

Minimum Age

8 Years

Temperature

Nov —  Dec (8°C-15°C;and night -5°C-3°C) Jan —  Feb  (7°C-14°C and night 4C to -7C).

Best Season

Kedarkantha is best done as a winter trek – from Mid Nov  to April. It is an out-and-out snow trek during these months.

Itineary

Day 1 - Dehradun - Sankri (7-8 hrs by road)

  • From Dehradun, drive to Sankri. Mussoorie, Kempty Fall, Nainbag, Purola and Mori will be on route.
  • Stay will in hotel
  • Sankari village can be visited in evening

Day 2 - Sankri - Juda-ka-Talab - Shepherd Camp (3-4 hrs)

  • Trek to Juda ka Talab, after breakfast
  • The trail is of moderate nature and passes through a lovely forest for most of the part.
  • It will take 2-2.5 hours to reach Juda-ka-Talab
  • Tents will be pitched here and overnight stay will be here

Day 3 - Juda ka Talab - Kedarkantha Base (4 hrs)

  • Can witness awesome views of snow clapped peaks in early morning
  • Trek to KedarKantha Base camp, after breakfast.
  • Reach the destination and revel in the open snow ground ringed by trees.
  • Witness the views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Kalanag peaks
  • Overnight will be spent in tents.

Day 4 - Base Camp - Kedarkantha – Base Camp

  • Start Trek to Kedarkantha from Base camp and reach Kedarkantha. It takes 4-5 hours to reach kedarkantha
  • Magnificent views of mountains of Yumnotri and Gangotri range, Kinner Kailash range and other ranges in Himachal
  • Head back to the base camp.
  • Overnight will be spent in tents.

Day 5 - Kedarkantha Base camp – Sankri

  • After Breakfast trek back to Sankri village.
  • On arrival in Sankri check-in into a hotel and enjoy the day with scenic views all around
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 - Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (6-7 Hours)

  • Post breakfast, Drive back to Dehradun. Trip ends here.

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Reviews for Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Trek Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 38 reviews.

kedarkantha trek

★★★★☆
4 5 1
“I trekked to kedarkantha peak with Uttarakhand trip trek (UTT)and it was a wonderful experience!! We had booked the trek from dehradun to dehradun and tempo driver madan ji is a really joyful person. Travel was good and comfortable. After reaching Sankri,, we were warmly welcomed by our trek leader Pramod Ji & his team. He & his team organised all the rental equipment's and manged everyone really well. Food quality was also good. Overall experience was very good and we all had good time. Thank you UTT for this wonderfull trip!!

Kedarkantha Jan 2, 2019

★★★★★
5 5 1
“An absolute stunner. Brilliant. The trail was pristine, straight out of a fairytale. It was so beautiful, mesmerizing. A big shout-out to UTT. Laxman and Bisht were gems as our guides. They were funny, caring, hardworking and motivating all the time. We felt more of them as our trekking mates than leaders. The batch was nice, we played so much of Dumb-Charade and made so much noise. The UTT staff at every campsite needs our congratulations for bearing such harsh conditions, and provide us lip smacking food.”

KEDARKANTHA trek with UTT

★★★★★
5 5 1
“Well, this trek being my first ever Himalayan trek has left me speechless in all manner. You dont go to the Himalayas just for trekking but instead you get to learn a lot of life lessons. One thing that I have observed is that the Trekking culture and the way of work inUTT is way too different as compared to other Trek organisers. The Food which was served to us was just too good. Our Trek Leaders Laxman and Bisht were always there with us through thick and thin. They always acted more like friends to us than trek leaders. They continued to motivate us to reach the summit in a frozen temperature of -25. I will surely return back with some other trek and learn some more lessons and collect even more memories that I could cherish for life. One thing is for sure… “IF IT IS HIMALAYAS, IT HAS TO BE UTT!”

Kedarkantha snow trek

★★★★★
5 5 1
“Kedarkantha trek was my 1st snow trek with UTT and it was outstanding trek My experience of kedakkantha was really special. I think one’s in a life time you should do a Kedarkantha trek in winter as it was snow everywhere and the view from summit is just awesome. At the time of difficulty, the trek leader are always there to guide you. Healthy food, friendly staff, organised trek, I would love to do more treks with uttarakhand trip trek.

Kedarkantha Trek 27 Jan 2019

★★★★☆
4 5 1
“Last week of Jan 2019, Winter trek for Kedar kantha. Luckily we saw nice snowfall at Sankri baseCamp but unluckily due to Government ban on camping due to heavy snow, we could not get the summit. But with UTT we did hike upto Juda Ka taal, which was awesome experience and Pradeep sir, our trek lead took us to the most possible height, safely and we returned via Hargaon, which was again a nice experience of walking in 3-4 feet snow, amazing view full of white surroundings.. Stay at Sankri was also nice. Temperature was in minus and food served at sankri stay was very nice and timely. Thanks UTT for the nice experience and will try next time when weather is favorable..

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Sankri to Sankri
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Departure Dates

  09-Nov-2019 — 14-Nov-2019
  16-Nov-2019 — 21-Nov-2019
  23-Nov-2019 — 28-Nov-2019
  30-Nov-2019 — 05-Dec-2019
Day 1:- Dehradun to Sankri (09-10 hrs)
Day 2:- Sankri to Juda ka talab
Day 3:- Juda ka talab to Kedarkantha base
Day 4:- Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha peak; descend to Har Gaon
Day 5:- Har Gaon to Sankri
Day 6:- Sankri to Dehradun

Reporting Information

Reporting Time
6.30 am To 7.30 am At Dehradun Railway Station
On Last Day
You’ll reach Dehradun between 5 pm to 6 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.

Trek Notes

People with below conditions are not allowed:
  • People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, TB, Epilepsy(got faints)
  • High blood pressure or higher BMI.
Chilren should meet below requirements
  • Below 8 years are not allowed
Please note: If you had any medical history, please let us know.

Trek Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions


Transport to and from the base camp
The above trek cost includes transport to and from base camp.
Safety equipment
First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers, Walkie-Talkie etc. will be available at campsite.
Accommodation
Stay is included from Day 1 to Last Day. Tents/Homestays/lodges will be provided. Tripple sharing Accomodation and seprate accomodation for girls/ladies will be povided
Meals
All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast at Last day are included. Veg food will be provided during the trek.
Permits/ Forest fees
UTT will arrange trekking permits and forest passes.
Experienced Trek Leader & Team
Qualified trek leaders haing in basic / advanced mountaineering courses certificates/ degrees will assiston trek.
Other staff member includes qualified cooks, helpers and porters.

Exclusions


Food during transit to and from the base camp
Food would not be provided during transit and trekkers have to bear the cost at their own.
Mule and Porter charges
Generally we expect trekkers to carry their bag-pack and luggage themselves. For those who wish to use Mule/Porter need to pay Rs 350 per day for same.
Personal Expense
Personal Expense of any kind. The trek cost does not include stay at any location on last day
*Anything apart from inclusions

ATM & Mobile Connectivity

ATM

We recommend to either carry cash or withdraw at Dehradun as there are hardly any ATMs in Sankri or post that.

Mussoorie and Nainbagh, on the way to Purola, are the last places where you will find an ATM.

Mobile Connectivity

You can get pretty fair connectivity on BSNL sims, Other connections are shaky and won’t work properly.

Purola is the last place before the trek where you’re likely to get a stable mobile signal. This is about an hour and a half before Naitwar, the base camp.

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