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The difficulty level of Kedarkantha trek – Kedarkantha trek is considered as an easy to moderate level winter
Where is Kedarkantha:- Kedarkantha is a mountain peak of Garhwal Himalayas in the Shivalik Hills of Uttarakhand in India.
Total trekking distance of Kedarkantha – 22 KMs
The weather condition of the Kedarkantha– kedarkantha trek in winter is marked with snowfall, ankle-deep snow, cold days and chilling nights.
Average Temperature at – Expect day temperature to be around 8 to 10 degrees Celsius but
kedarkantha trek temperature in December and January can go down to -5 degrees Celsius at
Kedarkantha trek maximum altitude – 12,500 ft
Last ATM point – Purola has the last ATM point before the kedarkantha trek begins but you are
advised to withdraw your cash at Dehradun itself to avoid any type of inconvenience.
Trekking meal plan – On the kedarkantha trek, you will get 4 times meals and snacks a day.
Meals will be simple, veg and hygienic and will include sweets. The menu will change every day.
Accommodations on Trek – Your stay will be in a guest house or homestay in sankri and in
camping tents during the trek. Best Time for Kedarkantha Trek (April- June & Sept-March)
Maximum altitude of Kedarkantha peak – 12,500ft
Base Camp of Kedarkantha Trek– Sankri
Kedarkantha trek is one of the most popular winter treks in Uttrakhand, both among trained trekkers and beginners alike. There are not one or two but plenty of pleasantries on Kedarkantha Trek that makes it so special. Right from Sankri, the base camp of Kedarkantha, the mountains open up around you. Sankri is a small village inside Govind wildlife sanctuary, home to diverse flora and fauna.
On your way to Kedarkantha top, you pass through Juda ka Tlab, an alpine lake surrounded by lush green pastures and forests of Oak and Maple trees. Also, wild trail through Oak and maple trees, soaked in the aroma of various species of wildflowers is a treat to the scenes one of the best things about kedarkantha is its camping locations set amidst snow-covered meadows and forest under clear sky studded with sparkling stars.
After trekking through pristine lakes, snow-covered paths, tranquil rivers and villages showcasing Pahadi Culture, you reach the kedarkantha summit from where you get to see magnificent mountains of the Garhwal region and Harkidun Valley. Additionally, you will see the black peaks, Swargarohini and Bandarpuch peaks standing right in front of you. These views make every effort put in completing kedarkantha rewarding.
1)Trek of Kedarkantha in Uttarakhand is considered the ” Queen of winter treks”.
2) The base camp of the kedarkantha trek sankri village is a base camp for many other treks and
3) This winter trek will take you through beautiful pine forests flourishing amidst snow-capped
4) kedarkantha trek camping locations are set in beautiful places surrounded by beautiful
mountains and dense pine forest.
5) Visible peaks on this winter trek are Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala nag and Ranglana.
The best time to visit this trek is from December to March. Particularly in the month of December and January when snowfall is at its peak. It is the time when the valley receives fresh snowfall and paint everything en route kedarkantha trek white. Though the kedarkantha trek in the summer months is open the beauty of the kedarkantha trek can be truly enjoyed only during winters. Kedarkantha trek in December is taken by several trekkers.
At Manchala Mushafir Private Limited or manchalamushafir.com you will get a kedarkantha trek package with two variants. One is Ex-Dehradun and the second one is Ex-Sankri (Basecamp of this Trek). All packages are available at very affordable prices with an EMI facility available. For groups, we have an extra discount also.
November:- 6; 7; 13;14; 18; 20; 27;28
Please call on +91-9311052232 for customised dates.
1st Day– Arrival at sankri base camp of kedarkantha trek
2nd Day– After breakfast Trek from sankri to Juda ka Talab
3rd Day– Juda ka talab to kedarkantha base
4th Day– Kedarkantha base to kedarkantha peak summit and after enjoying sunrise descend to Hargaon
5th Day– Trek from Hargaon to Sankri and drive from Sankri to Dehradun
As you know kedarkantha is one of the most famous winter treks of India. Along with lots of excitement and beautiful view, it also brings challenges. Knee deep snow, chilling wind and slippery ground are some of the major challenges of the Kedarkantha trek. So we have to prepare well before leaving for the trek to ensure complete safety for us. So we are providing a list of some important items which you can’t afford to miss.
For the Kedarkantha trek, you need a backpack of 40 to 60 litres with a rain cover. Choose the appropriate size as per your carrying capacity and requirement. Before choosing any backpack ensure proper stitching or review(if you are purchasing it from any online shopping portal).
At night or in case of snowfall the temperature of the Kedarkantha trek sometimes falls even below 0 degrees celsius. For this, you have to pack clothing very carefully. Here is a checklist of items you are going to need while trekking.
Kedarkantha trek is at an approximate height of 3800 meters. Here you are going to face many different kinds of challenges especially because of chilling wind and prickling sunlight. So we have to take special care of our skin. For this, you have to take sunscreen (Prefer buying Biotique product) and lip balm (prefer buying Nivea product) with a sun protection factor (SPF) of more than 70.
*Either you can buy it or you can also rent these items from Sanki(base camp for Kedarkantha trek) at a nominal rate starting from 50INR to 700INR for the complete trek. If you wish to rent any of these items inform your trek leader well in advance.
All our trek leaders carry a common medical kit, but still, we recommend our trekkers carry their own personal medical kit consisting of some common medicines for their personal use. Some of the contents of the medical kit are as follows:-
Most of the trekkers frequently have doubt in their minds that why we can’t trek in our sports shoes. Even if you have the same doubt let me help you get this doubt clear.
Trekking shoes are high ankle and made up of stiff waterproof material which will protect your leg from getting twisted in uneven terrains and also protect your feet from snowbite. Sole of shoes meant for trekking are scientifically designed to help you move comfortably even on ice and other slippery ground. while on the other hand sports shoes have low ankles which allow your feet to move freely. This may twist your feet. So we don’t allow our trekkers to trek in sport’s shoes because your safety is our priority.
Strength training is the most important thing which you should practice before coming to any trek. It will not only improve your stamina and strength but also help you to enjoy this trek to the fullest. I am going to share some normal exercises which anyone can do with the comfort of their location and time. You have to start your strength preparation almost 40-45 days before coming to trek.
On the trek, as you start gaining height air will start thinking and you have to breathe deeply. In cardiovascular activity also train ourselves to breathe deeply and rapidly. In these activities our major muscles of the leg, hand and hip move for a stretched period of time. When these muscles move rapidly we need to breathe deep to provide oxygen to our body. Some of the cardiovascular activities are brisk walking, jogging, swimming, cycling etc. You can practice any of the above exercises for the good health of your heart and lungs.
Body parts below our west are considered as the lower part of the body. On trekking, this part will perform the maximum task. We will strengthen it by performing some very simple exercises like brisk walking or running at a slow pace and constant speed, Squats, calf raises and Lunges with 3 sets of 10 to 15 repetitions each.
Since you have to carry your backpack on your own for approximately 4-5 hours so your upper body muscles should be strong enough. To strengthen the upper body muscles you can do planks daily for 1 to 2 minutes. You can also do pushups in 3 sets with a repetition of 10 to 15 depending upon individual capacity.
Dehradun is approximately 280Kms away from Delhi and is well connected from both rail and road. We suggest our customers take an overnight bus from Delhi to reach Dehradun. You will get all range premium to government buses from Kashmiri gate ISBT, Delhi. We recommend our guests make advance booking to avoid any inconvenience or surcharges in peak season. You can book a bus from any private operator website or you can collectively see all operators on online bus booking platforms like Redbus or Goibibo.
For train booking, you can check your ticket directly on the IRCTC website. In Dehradun, our trek leader will welcome you at the Dehradun bus stop and railway station. He/She will brief you about the trek and will introduce you to your other co-trekkers and our staff. Later we will proceed to our base camp which is at Sankri. Generally, we start from Dehradun by 8 AM so plan your journey accordingly.
For reaching Kedarkantha we have two options available. One is to take the train from Mumbai and reach Haridwar which is 54Kms away from Dehradun but the issue with this route is that you will get very few trains directly from Mumbai to Haridwar. Our second and my personal favourite route for the kedarkantha trek from Mumbai is to reach Dehradun with connecting Train at Delhi or from Delhi you can take a luxury bus to reach Dehradun. You will get direct trains from your nearest stations i.e Bandra Terminal, Kalyan Jn, Mumbai Central, PANVEL and C Shivaji Mah T. You can find your perfect train from the IRCTC website. If you are coming by Air you directly reach Dehradun airport also. You can directly book your flight from Goibibo or Makemytrip
From Pune, you will get a direct train for Delhi which will take approximately 19 to 26hrs to reach New Delhi / H Nizamuddin railway station. From there you can take your next train to Dehradun or you can explore Delhi and in the evening take a bus from the Kasmirigate bus stand to reach Dehradun.
Dehradun is the nearest railway station for the Kedarkantha trek which is approximate 208Kms away from Kedarkantha.
If you face any difficulty to plan your journey feel free to call us on 9311052232. Our representative will help you. You can also mail us at [email protected]
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Dehradun to Sankri drive – 9/10 hrs
Arrival at sankri base camp of kedarkantha trek
Sankri Altitude: 6,400 feet
Dehradun to sankri distance- 200 kms
Time is taken to reach sankri from Dehradun - approx 10 hours
Expected arrival time at Sankri village – 5 o'clock in the evening.
Trekkers will be picked from Dehradun at 6:30 in the morning in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle
With the sunrise, we start our journey from Dehradun to sankri village the kedarkantha trek base
camp. We drive along River Tons that later change course to become Supin river. The lush green
pine forest and vivid flora on Dehradun to sankri route paint the valley all around the green. We make
a stop at kempty fall on the route from Dehradun to sankri.
By 5 o'clock in the evening, we reach sankri village. Apart from the kedarkantha peak trek, sankri
is a base camp for many other treks near the kedarkantha trek. Few worth mentioning are Har ki dun
trek, Bali pass trek and Ruinsara pass trek hence sankri is also famous as a trekking base camp.
During peak seasons for a trek like the kedarkantha snowfall season, Sankri village turns into a home for
numerous trek and adventure lovers.
Go around this beautiful alpine village of sankri get acquainted with local culture and relax yourself
for the night.
Trek to Juda ka Talab– 5 Km- 4/5 hours
Average altitude: 6,400 feet to 9,100 feet
Length of sankri to juda ka talab trek - 4 kms
Time taken - approx 5 hours
Next day we start our trek from sankri to juda ka talab. This part of kedarkantha trek starts
through thick forest of pine. As you start gaining altitude, the scenic landscape keep getting
more beautiful. You can also spot several species of fauna on kedarkantha trek like Himalayan
grey langurs, hares & boars.
Sankri to juda ka talab trek route takes you deep inside the pine forest and clear openings
After trekking for about 5 Hrs now we finally reach to Juda ka talab our 1st camping site for
kedarkantha trek. Juda ka talab is surrounded by dense forest of oaks and pines.
Trek to Kedarkantha base – 5 Km – 3 hours
Average altitude: 9,100 feet to 11,250 feet
Length of the trek- 4 km,
Time took- approx 2.5 hours
On this day we start our next part of the kedarkantha trek from Juda ka Talab to the kedarkantha peak
base. The trail goes through a ridge at the far end of Juda ka Talab and then move inside a closely-knit pine forest. The kedarkantha trekking trail opens to a scenic meadow known as "Hut point".
You will find the 1st snow patches in this area unless there is heavy snowfall.
On this trekking trail of the Kedarkantha trek, you will find yourself being welcomed by a stretch of
white peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala nag and Ranglana.
At the end of the day's trails of kedarkantha trek, you reach an open spot and you are free to pitch
your tent anywhere. Find yourself a beautiful spot to get a clear view of the starlit sky above shining
Trek to Kedarkantha peak descent to the Hurgaon via Kedarkantha base – to the Hurgaon 7 Km
Average altitude: 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet and back to 8,900 feet
Length of the trek- 6 km,
Time required- approx 7 hours
The distance from the kedarkantha base to the kedarkantha peak is not long but is reasonably steep. It
will take around 2 to 3 hours to get to the kedarkantha peak top. This is the moment you have
been travelling and trekking for so long. The view from the kedarkantha peak top is outstanding. You
will see all the mountains of the Yamunotri and Gangotri ranges and also of the Kinner Kailash range
of Himachal Pradesh.
After enjoying the stunning view atop kedarkantha peak and living the beautiful scene for a while,
descend back to Hargaon base camp.
Hargaon to Sankri to Dehradun same day
Average altitude: 8,900 feet to 6,400 feet
Trek length - 6 kms trek,
Time taken- 4 hours
Sankri to dehradun distance by road- 200 Kms
The Hargaon camp site is splendidly beautiful that will capture your mind and fill your senses
with its scenic beauty.
As you start trekking down you pass through the pine trees to come to a ridge from where har ki
dun valley is clearly visible.
After arriving back to sankri we head towards Dehradun end point of kedarkantha trek