5 Night 6 Days
Perched at an elevation of 3,800 meters in Uttarakhand, Kedarkantha offers a captivating adventure over a 6-day expedition, promising remarkable experiences. Widely regarded as the premier winter trek, Kedarkantha boasts unparalleled beauty during the colder months, where the trail disappears beneath a pristine blanket of snow. The once lush green forests transform into a mesmerizing winter wonderland.
What makes Kedarkantha truly exceptional is its accessibility to not only seasoned trekkers but also beginners and children. The trek spans various altitudes, starting from Sankri at 1,920 meters, ascending through JudaKaTalab at 2,700 meters, reaching the Kedarkantha base camp at 3,400 meters, and finally culminating at the majestic Kedarkantha summit at 3,800 meters above sea level.
During summer, the temperatures range from 5°C to 15°C during the day and drop to 2°C to 5°C at night. In contrast, winter paints a different picture, with daytime temperatures plummeting to -2°C to -5°C and nighttime temperatures reaching as low as -5°C to -10°C.
The trek covers a distance of 23 kilometers on foot, making it a moderate-level expedition. Kedarkantha’s allure lies not just in its challenging terrain but also in the enchanting transformation of nature, making it an unforgettable experience for all adventurers, regardless of their trekking background.
Morning 07 AM pick up from Dehradun Railway Station. Transfer to Sankri. On the way stop at Mussoorie Kempty Falls. Enjoy Yamuna river view later on the way. At arrival check in to hotel in Sankri. You will be given details about next day schedule and instructions. Later you can walk around or relax. Overnight stay at hotel in Sankri. (Dinner included)
Today after breakfast, we will start our trek around 8 AM. You will see some small Himalayan villages, natural streams of water falling from mountains and forest. Our destination today is Juda Ka Talab which is 100 meter long and 35 meter wide lake. Later enjoy nature around or relax. Overnight stay in camps. (All meals included)
Today after breakfast, we will start our trek around 8 AM. Sometimes the night time snowfall changes the views suddenly. Today we will trek to Kedarkantha Base camp. Here Kedarkantha mountain is visible clearly. After lunch enjoy nature around or relax. Next day we will start early so plan accordingly. Overnight stay in camps. (All meals included)
Today we will start early for the sunrise view. We will start at 4:30 AM for sunrise view. Light breakfast will be provided. It’s little steep climb but it’s worth. Sunrise views in mountains are mesmerizing from the altitude of 3800 meters. (If weather is clear). Enjoy breathtaking views of Himalayas. Take blessing from Shiva Temple here. While returning sliding on safer slopes can be great fun. Later return to base. After lunch relax or enjoy nature around. Overnight stay in camps. (All meals included)
Today after breakfast, we will start our trek around 9 AM. After spending good amount of time in mountains, today’s descent will be easier for you. You will see some Apple Orchards here on the way along with villages. Overnight stay at hotel in Sankri. (All meals included)
Morning after breakfast, check out from hotel. Transfer to Dehradun. Drop at Dehradun Railway Station (Breakfast included)
|Trekking shoes: High ankle, thick sole with good grip; preferably waterproof||Waterproof rucksack or rucksack with rain-cover||Governement issued photo identitiy cards|
|Raincoat/ poncho||Wind & waterproof pant||2-3 trousers (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)|
|Windproof jacket||3-4 T-shirts/shirts; Preferably quick dry||Warm fleece, alternative; a woolen sweater|
|Extra pair of socks||1 small towel||Balaclava|
|Add-ons on for winter|
|1 pair of woolen socks||1 pair of thermal inner wear (Upper and lower)||Waterproof thick gloves|
|Water bottle (Kindly do NOT carry Bisleri bottles)||Sunscreen cream/moisturizer/lip balm||Head Torch (hand torch would be an alternative)|
|Slippers / sandals; non-slippery||Sunglasses (it should be UV protected) or use Photo chromatic glasses.||Camera (Optional)|
|Hat or sun protection cap||Dry tissues (Wet tissues are not encouraged as they NOT bio-degradable)||Towel|
|Woolen cap/scarf||Hot water bags||Personal medical kit|
|Polyethene bags to store soiled clothes / trash||Sunscreen cream/moisturizer/lip balm||Power bank to charge mobiles|
|Hand sanitizer||Dry tissues (Wet tissues are not encouraged as they NOT bio-degradable)||Towel|
|Toilet paper roll||Toothbrush/toothpaste||1 small box of soap/body wash/facewash|
|Personal medical kit|
|Diamox - to prevent AMS||Norflox TZ & Lomofen - (diarrhea)||Cotton - 1 small roll|
|Crocin - fever||ORS||Betadine or any antiseptic cream|
|Avomine - (motion sickness)||Omez/ Rantadine - (antacids)||Moov/volini spray (aches, & sprains)|
|Avil 25mg - (allergies)||Crepe bandage - 3 to 5 meters||Knee caps|
|Combiflam - (Pain killer)||Gauze - 1 small roll||Personal medications, if any|
|Disprin - (headache)||Band aids - different sizes||Digene - (acidity)|