Kedarkantha Trek
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  • Small Batch Size (Max 15)
  • Mountaineering Course Certified Trek Leaders, Specially Trained in Emergency Procedures & First Aid Responder
  • Local Guides Certified in First Aid Responder
  • Trek Leaders to Participants ratio of 1:8
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Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha is an easy trek highly recommended for those who are planning their first trek & want it to be snow laden.This is one of the few treks which are open for the entire year. The ideal season to do this trek however is from dec end to march when the trail is completely snow clad. Camping over snow by the lake, 360 degree view of some of the highest peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Black Peak are some of the major attractions of this trek. Lying in Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, the region is home to rich flora & fauna.


1 Difficulty Level Easy. No prior experience of trekking required.
2 Max. Altitude 12500 Ft.
3 Season Dec end - March
4 What is included in the fee Meals during the trek
Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any
Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
Safety Equipment
Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage
Services of a Certified Trek Leader
5 What is not included in the fee Meals during road journeys
Carriage of Personal Bags during the trek
Any kind of Insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.
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Trek Fee

7950

Sankri to Sankri

GST @ 5% is applicable on the fee.


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Fixed Departures

02-12-2017 - 06-12-2017(Open)
09-12-2017 - 13-12-2017(Open)
16-12-2017 - 20-12-2017(Open)
23-12-2017 - 27-12-2017(Open)
30-12-2017 - 03-01-2018(Open)
06-01-2018 - 10-01-2018(Open)
13-01-2018 - 17-01-2018(Open)
20-01-2018 - 24-01-2018(Open)
26-01-2018 - 30-01-2018(Open)
27-01-2018 - 31-01-2018(Open)
03-02-2018 - 07-02-2018(Open)
10-02-2018 - 14-02-2018(Open)
17-02-2018 - 21-02-2018(Open)
24-02-2018 - 28-02-2018(Open)
03-03-2018 - 07-03-2018(Open)
10-03-2018 - 14-03-2018(Open)
17-03-2018 - 21-03-2018(Open)
24-03-2018 - 28-03-2018(Open)

Itinerary

DAY 1 : Arrive in Sankri (6400 FT , 0 Km Trek)

Report in Sankri by late afternoon. Check into Guest House. Rooms will be on sharing basis.Dinner on this day is included.

DAY 2 : Sankri – Juda Ka Taal (9050 FT, 4 Kms Trek)

Today’s trek is to Juda Ka Taal. After a short walk of 10 mins on the road towards Taluka there is a small trail going up in the thick pine forest. There are small huts nearby. If in doubt ask the locals for right directions. During winters entire trail is covered with snow. So it is advisable to have mini spikes or very good grip shoes for this trail. The climb is a little steep in the beginning and will remain so till you reach Juda Ka Taal. Juda Taal is a small pond surrounded by pine forest all around. If you go there in winters you will find it frozen. Juda-Taal is a beautiful campsite and one can reach Juda Taal by lunch time. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach Juda-Tall from Sankri.

DAY 3 : Juda Ka Taal - Kedarkantha Base Camp (11200 FT, 4 Kms Trek)

The trail to Kedarkantha Base Camp is little steeper than the one you encountered yesterday. After about an hour of steep climb the forest gives way to a small meadow which during winters is a breath taking site. It is a point where the view opens up and you can have a 180 Degree view of some of Himalayan peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Black Peak. This is another place to take a short break and imbibe the beauty. It takes another 1 or 2 hours to reach the base camp of Kedarkantha. It is again very beautiful campsite where you can see all those glistening peaks when you sit near your camp in the evening.

DAY 4 : Kedarkantha Base Camp- Kedarkantha (12,500 FT)- Hargaon Camp( 8900 FT, 6 Kms Trek)

Today’s summit day and we will start early in the morning before break of dawn. Whenever you go for a summit always try to make it to the summit before sunrise. The view from the summit is mesmerizing when you see those rays of rising sun kissing the mountain and those peaks changing color every passing second. Once you get over this amazing show of light and colours, try to acquaint yourself with a little knowledge of peaks all around you. There is a 360 deg view of snow clad mountains. You can see Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kinner Kailash mountain ranges from here. It’s place where once can spend endless hours but after spending a couple of hours there it’s time to head back to the camp for the night. Tonight’s campsite is Hargaon.

DAY 5 : Hargaon-Sankri- Dehradun (6 Kms Trek)

Today is the final day of the trek and it’s time to head back home. After breakfast we will start our descent to Sankri. The descent is pretty steep and one needs to take extra care in winters as those steep slopes becomes very slippery. It will take around 4 hours to descend down to Sankri from Hargaon. Trip ends once we reach Sankri. For those who have booked the return transport upto Dehradun with us , the vehicle will leave immediate after we arrive in Sankri. If you are booking Dehradun- Delhi transport on the same night it is advisable that you book bus or train around 11 in the night.


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Trek FAQs

All you need to know about Kedarkantha Trek

 Why Bikat?
  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • Packing a rucksack
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend down on a snow trail (if doing this trek in winters)
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail (if doing this trek in other seasons)
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
  • Special for this Expedition: Enjoy the experience of a traditional homestay in Sankri on arrival day and complete the trek in 5 days (from Dehradun or Delhi to Dehradun or Delhi)
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice axe, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.
Is this trek good for me?

This trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers. For a novice, it is a great start to enter into the world of trekking. It can get a bit rigorous for the first timers. Therefore, it is recommended to maintain a good physical stamina and read extensively.

Any experienced trekker would love to go on this trek for the love of its views and trekking.

Experience required

This trek is apt for the first-timers. Those coming for the first time should prepare and read extensively about the trek. A basic knowledge of how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will help.

Requisite Skills
  • How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
  • How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.
Fitness Benchmark
  1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
  2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds

If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

What to Pack

Here is your checklist for this trek. Make sure you pack all these items for a comfortable trekking experience.

  • Trekking Gear
    • A rucksack with rain cover
    • A water bottle or a hydration pack
    • A Hand/Head Torch with spare batteries
    • UV Protection Sunglasses
    • A trekking pole
  • Clothing: Since it is a winter trek, 5 layers of clothing is imperative. The temperature in the night drop below 0-degree Celsius and 8-15 degree Celsius in daytime.
  • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants- 2
    • Full sleeves T-shirts- 3
    • Thermal Bodywarmer Upper & Lower- 1
    • Fleece Jacket-1
    • Padded Jacket -1 (Goose down or feather is preferable)
    • Full sleeves sweater- 1 (Needed if you feel cold at high altitudes despite 4 layers)
    • Rainwear (Jacket & Pants) -1
    • Thick woolen socks- 1 pair
    • Cotton socks - at least 2-3 pairs
    • Undergarments - 1 for every day of trekking
    • Pair of Warm Gloves - 1
    • Pair of synthetic (water resistant) gloves- 1
    • Woolen cap - 1
    • Balaclava-1
  • Footwear
    • Non-skid deep trod hiking shoes (Preferably ankle high) - 1 pair
    • Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals - 1 pair
  • Toiletries
    • Sunscreen lotion, lip balm, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, toilet roll, cold cream, small towel.
    • Anti-fungal cream: Carry an antifungal cream if you are sensitive to sweating and prone to skin irritations around genitals or groin area due to lack of bathing.
    • For women:
      • Tampons or sanitary napkins,
      • 2-3 zip pouches to dispose off non-biodegradable waste
      • Vaginal wash to avoid any irritation due to lack of bathing.
  • Utensils
    • A small size, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box - preferably aluminum
    • A plate and a spoon
    • A mug - preferably aluminum
  • Miscellaneous
    • Camera (optional)
    • Personal medicine kit. Though our trek leaders carry a fully equipped first-aid kit, make sure you consult your doctor before the trek in case you have any special ailment.
    • Epi-Pen - If you are allergic to a common ingredient and have a history of reaction, then please inform us. Carrying an EpiPen helps in case of any accidental intakes.
    • Dry fruits, energy bars
How to reach

The base camp of Kedarkantha Trek is Taluka which is a 10-minute walk from Sankri. Sankri is a small village in Uttarakhand which is a base camp for Uttrakhand treks. It is 180 km from Dehradun. There are public buses and shared jeeps running between Dehradun and Sankri. You can also take a shared taxi that will cost you around INR 600.

Dehradun is easily accessible through road, rail, and air transport.

By Road

There are no direct buses to Sankri from Delhi. There  You can take overnight UKRTC buses and Volvos available from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi to Dehradun. The distance from Delhi to Dehradun is about 247 km. You can also hire a taxi or outstation cab from Delhi to Dehradun. 

By Rail

The nearest railway station to Sankri is 187 km away in Dehradun. There are a number of trains running between Delhi and Dehradun like Dehradun Express, Mussoorie Express, Nanda Devi Express. It is advisable to make your train bookings a month in advance.  

By Air

The nearest airport from Sankri is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun which is 213 km away from Sankri. You can reach Dehradun from New Delhi by flight.

Nearby Attractions

There are a number of places to visit in Dehradun and Mussoorie. Sahastradhara, a ‘thousand fold water spring’ is a famous tourist spot in Dehradun. The waters of the spring are believed to have medicinal properties. Robber’s Cave or Guchhi Pani is a famous picnic spot for fun-loving enthusiasts. Visit the holy Tapkeshwar Temple on the bank of Asan River which is believed have one of the oldest Shivling.

Enjoy the splash at much touted Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. The highest place in Mussoorie, Lal Tibba is where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. Admire the Kumaon and Garhwal Art & Culture at SOHAM Heritage and Art Centre.  

Cellular Connectivity

There is no mobile reception after Sankri.




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