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Kedarkantha Trek

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Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

5 people

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Overview

Kedarkantha is a mountain peak of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. Its elevation is 12,500 ft (3,800 m). Kedarkantha is located within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district. The climb to the peak of Kedarkantha starts from a small village called Sankri. There are a total of 13 peaks of the Himalayan range visible from the Kedarkantha peak. The experience of the summit climb is very special and stays with you for a long time. There is a lake called Juda-ka-Talab, the locals say that once upon a time Lord Shiva meditated at Kedarkantha. Its name implies so from the droplet fallen from Shiva’s hair to form this lake named as Juda-ka-Talab. You will get to see Godly peaks like Swargarohini, Black Peak, and Bandarpoonch during this trek. The Kedarkantha trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Route: Dehradun- Sankri- Juda ka Talab- Kedarkantha- Dehradun
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Altitude: 3,800 m/12,500 ft
  • Trek Length: 24 km
  • Trek Duration: 4 Nights/ 5 Days
  • *We provide sanitized Transportation, follow Covid norms and provide hygienic Stay. Please ensure to bring sanitisers and masks along.*

What you will do

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Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri village (Drive- 220 km, 8 Hours)

Sankri is a small village in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand which makes for the basecamp for many Himalayan treks including Bali Pass trek, Har ki Dun trek etc. The drive from Dehradun to Sankri is long but rewarding especially during the last stretch when the roads wind through dens pine forests which serve as a refreshing welcome into the higher altitudes of the region. Sankri is also a great spot for birdwatchers and this is one of the top things to do in Sankri when there!
At Sankri, we have an overnight halt in a homestay and prepare for the adventurous trek the following morning.

Day 2: Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab (2750 m, 4/5 Hours Trek)

The trek to Juda Ka Talab is 5 kilometres long and follows a gradual ascent. Trekking on this day is easy and along the way trekkers will cross beautiful pine forests and lush meadows. Just before the campsite, there are two small shops selling omelette, Maggi and tea which can be used as refreshment. Towards the end of the day’s trek, one can also start spotting higher peaks – of which Swargrohini is the most prominently visible.

Day 3: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp (3400 m, 5 hours Trek)

The trek to the Kedarkantha basecamp is steeper than the previous day. Trekkers walk through beautiful forests before reaching a breath-taking clearing to rest before carrying on further. The base camp is also called Pukhrola and while the trek to Pukhrola may be short, there is a sudden altitude gain – so it is important to keep yourself hydrated to prevent AMS. This trail takes you through meadows like Siunn ka Thach and Mowra ka Thach which makes the challenging climb rewarding. This is also the area where the treeline starts receding slowly. From the campsite, one can also see the Kedarkantha Peak clearly which will accompany us for the rest of the trek.

Day 4: Base camp to Summit (3800 m) and back to Juda-ka-Talab

This day is a little tiring than others. On the day of the final ascent, we wake up in the wee hours of the morning, well before sunrise and begin our final journey uphill. The goal is to reach the summit by sunrise to witness such spectacular views that you’ll remember them forever! The climb to the summit is steep and tricky but not long. From the summit, as the sun slowly rises from behind the eastern horizon, you can see the higher mountains lighting up one by one. From the Kedarkantha summit, one can see many far-off peaks like Swargrohini, Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Draupadi ka Danda, Gangotri, Jaonli and even Jorkanden!
After spending some bone freezing, but truly memorable moments at the summit, we descend and take the same route to go back to Juda ka Talab and camp for the night.

Day 5: Juda-ka-Talab to Sankri village (2 hours trek) then drive to Dehradun (Drive – 220 km, 8 Hours)

The final day includes the simple hike back to Sankri village from Juda ka Talab, from where we then drive back to Dehradun with a full heart and a few days’ worth of happy memories!

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation: 4 Nights stay in camps (3) & rooms (1).
  • Transportation (Dehradun to Sankri & return).
  • All Meals during the Trek (Day – 1 Dinner to Day – 5 Breakfast), evening snacks, soup and lunch included.
  • All necessary Forest, Camping, Trekking Permits & Entry Fees.
  • Camping Equipment like Tents, Sleeping Bag, Mattress, etc.
  • Equipment like Microspikes, Gaiters to walk comfortably on snow & ice (if required).
  • Services of Certified & Experienced Trek leader & Supporting Staff.
  • Basic First-Aid Medical Kit.
  • Any services not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Any Meal, Snacks during Land Transfer/Transportation.
  • Any Insurance, Rescue, Hospitalization, Porter, Mule, Off-loading, any expenses beyond our control to be borne by you.

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FAQs

Guidance:
Climbers are reminded that there is a 15kg limit on personal luggage for all climbs.
Cameras, whether video or film, needed to be protected against the severe cold either in a warm pouch or the interior pockets of your clothing. Do not keep your camera in your backpack at higher elevations.
We do not provide donkeys or porters to carry luggage.
No insurance is provided during the trek.
When between camps, please carry your daily personal rubbish to the next camp.
Remember – “Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints”. So, keep the mountains clean and green.
Aspirins and Paracetamols are highly recommended for headaches and because they also thin the blood that will help improving circulation & oxygen delivery to the body.
Strong painkillers are not recommended as they can suppress respiration.
Personal expense of any kind will not be entertained.
Personal Equipment Required:
A good sturdy pair of shoes and a backpack with plastic or waterproof lining.
Comfortable, lightweight clothing.
Sunglasses or goggles.
A woollen hat for warmth.
Pocket knife.
Torch.
Scarf or bandana.
Lip balm.
Earplugs. (Optional)
Spare contact lenses or glasses.
Thermal innerwear.
Extra polythene bags.
A whistle.
Reading materials, Games, Cards. (Optional)
Towel especially lightweight quick-dry type.
Track pants with more pockets. Carry around 2 pants. Avoid jeans.
Waterproof jackets and gloves.
A raincoat since the weather can be unpredictable sometimes. (Optional)
Identification proof like Passport, Driving license, Aadhar card etc.
1 Passport size photograph.
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellation of booking of tour 31 days or more before the date of Departure will result in 20% deduction in the cost of the tour.
Cancellation of booking of tour 21-30 days before the date of Departure will result in 40% deduction of the cost of the tour.
Cancellation of booking of tour 11-20 days before the date of Departure will result in 60% deduction of the cost of the tour.
Cancellation of booking of tour 6-10 days before the date of Departure will result in 80% deduction of the cost of the tour.
Cancellation of booking of tour 1-5 days before the date of Departure will result in 100% deduction of the cost of the tour.

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