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Kedar Kantha Trek

Area : Garhwal Himalayas

Duration : 06 Days (3 days travel/3 days trek)

Best Season : Round the year except July and August

Grade :

Easy
These treks are 5 to 8 days long and involve walking for about 3-4 hrs daily. The trail on such treks is well defined but not always flat. These kind of treks are great for families and first timers.

Altitude : 3850 mts/12630 ft

Total Trekking : 32 K.M

About Kedarkantha Trek

Kedar Kantha Trek is a classic winter trek, perfect for those who are in love with snow. This four days trek has its base camp is at Sankri Village, which takes 7-8 hours of travel from Dehradun. This wonderful trek offers a great experience to the trekkers with a trail though rich forests, snowy tracks, patches of green meadows and some beautiful scenic views all the way. Kedar Kantha Peak is located in Govind National Park of Western Garhwal, surrounded by a number of panoramic river valleys, snow-laden mountains, remotely located small villages with a rich flora-fauna. It is one of the easiest treks in Himalayas to experience the snow covers. Winters snow here sets in the middle of December and lasts till the middle of April. Snow will come across after crossing the height of 10,000 feet and the campsites of this trek boosts magnificent beauty.

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The drive from the base camp of this trek (Sankri Village) to Kedar Kantha is one of the most panoramic and picturesque drives in Himalayas which takes you through Mussoorie, Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Naitwar. The snow covered path and the patch of meadows will give you a perfect glance of the Himalayan Crown. Silent and soothing streams with peaceful lakes will treat your hard trekking tiredness, giving you a feeling of being in mother's lap. If you know skiing, that's even better. It will help you to get the glance of the heavenly landscape from a good height. Rich forests lamented with snow will give you a pleasant experience and sooth your eyes. Humbleness of the regional people will impress you completely.

Designated to be the residing place of Shiva, the ancient Hindu Lord, the land really looks like heaven. Silence and tranquility of the place will give you such a feeling that you will shy to whisper even. The cosmic sky view, with the sky-knocking peaks will make you feel at least once, that you are on the roof of the earth. There are many mythological stories surrounding Kedar Kantha. It is believed that the temple Kedarnath was originally located here, but while disturbed by the villagers, Pandavas went away from the place to the present Kedarnath location. Local people believe that the place is the residing place of the lord, still now.

Kedar Kantha Trekking Tours Highlights

  • Experience huge snow blankets around you in every direction after crossing the mark of 10,000 feet, from middle to December to middle of April.
  • The campsites of the trek are a delight for first time travellers as not all treks have such beautiful campsites like Juda-Ka-Talab, Hargaon and base camp, etc.
  • This less travelled remote route is one of the most exquisite drives in Indian Himalayas.

Best Time to Visit Kedar Kantha Trek

April to June (Summer) and October to March (Winter)

In Summer: Mild weather prevails throughout the summer season. During this time, one can see the clear view of the neighbouring mountains.

In Monsoon: One should be brave enough to face all the challenges if planning to trek during the monsoon as the roads remain blocked due to landslides. It will be little strenuous, but the scenic view of the mountains is worth all the effort.

In Winter: From the start, till the end, the trail remains covered with snow, thus, the trek becomes little difficult. Trek looks the best during winters, and indeed, the trek becomes more difficult. Carrying heavy woolens is advised.

Where is the Kedar Kantha?

Kedarkantha is a mountain summit, which is standing tall at an altitude of 3850 m in Garhwal Himalayan ranges. The peak can be reached during any time of the year by crossing Govind National park. One trekkers reach the summit, they will be rewarded with the view of beautiful peaks like Swargarohini (6,252 m), Bandarpunch (6,316 m), Black or Kalanag (6387 m) and Ranglana.

How to Reach?

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, which is 225 kms from Sankri

Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, which is 225 kms from Sankri

By Road: Sankri is well connected by road from Dehradun, Haridwar, Mussoorie and Rishikesh

Kedar Kantha Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 01: Delhi – Dehradun - Mussoorie

Take an AC train for Dehradun at 06:55 hrs from New Delhi Railway Station. On arrival at Dehradun by 12:40 hrs, here meet our representative and transfer to Mussoorie by road. On arrival at Mussoorie check in to hotel. In the evening, visit the market of Mussoorie and roan near Mall Road. Overnight stay in a hotel in Mussoorie.

Day 02: Mussoorie - Sankri (Drive 200 kms)

Post breakfast, we shall drive to Sankri, which will take about 6-7 hrs to reach Sankri. The drive is through Mussoorie, Kempty Fall, Nainbagh, Purola and Mori. On arrival at Sankri, we will set out our camp for an overnight stay.

Day 03: Sankri - Juda ka Talab (Trek 4 kms) 2850 mts

Today, we will start our trek up to Juda ka Talab from Sankri. The trekking trail has several small ponds on the way to Kedar Kantha. One can witness the majestic snow-capped Himalayan Peaks. We shall pitch our tent here for an overnight stay.

Day 04: Juda ka Talab - Kedar Kantha (Trek 7 kms)

After the breakfast, we shall trek to Kedar Kantha. The trekking trail is adorned with flowers, lush green meadows and waterfalls. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 05: Kedar Kantha (3850 mts)

The day is for exploration of Kedar Kantha, one can attempt summit. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 06: Kedar Kantha - Sankri (Trek 11 kms) - Dehradun - Delhi

In the morning, we will trek back to Sankri. From here, we shall drive to Dehradun. On arrival at Dehradun, we will board the Mussoorie Express at 9:15 PM for Delhi. Overnight journey.

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Things to Carry for Kedar Kantha Trek

  • Windproof jacket
  • Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve
  • Woolen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woolen cap, Woolen gloves
  • Woolen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small light weight towel
  • Sturdy Water bottle
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Personal medications
  • Personal toiletries

Booking Terms and Conditions:

Please read the booking terms as set out with your agreement with Tour My India Pvt. Ltd. A Noida based Tour operator herein called TMI. For More Click Here...

When to book Kedar Kantha Trek ?

You should book Kedar Kantha Trek well in advance (at least 2 month prior) advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare well for the trek.

Who will carry my backpack?

There will be pony/porter that will carry your backpack while on trek; you only need to carry your small knapsack.

What will be the weight of the backpack?

Once you book your trek with us we will give you a list of things to carry and the total weight should not cross 12 Kgs.

Where to meet you?

Our pick up and drop point for Kedar Kantha Trek is New Delhi train station at platform no. 16. We will send you the train ticket and you can board train from there to Haridwar. At Haridwar our guide will pick you from train station and then from there your tour will start.

How we run the trek?

We always have an experience trekking guide who leads the trek.

What is the batch size?

Our group size is minimum 2 people and maximum 18 people with mix of men and women.

What is minimum age required for Kedar Kantha Trek ?

Kedar Kantha Trek is an easy trek with a maximum altitude of 12630ft (3850m) minimum age required is 08 years.

What will be the minimum temperature during Kedar Kantha Trek ?

Between the months of March to June and September to November, the temperature during the trek can go as low as 10 Degree Celsius during the night, Between December and March, the temperature in drops to minus.

How long we trek during Kedar Kantha Trek ?

We plan our treks in such a way that after 4-5 hours of trekking we reach next camp in between 14:00 – 15:00 hrs time and normally trek a distance of 10-15 Kms a day.

What will happen if a trek is extended because of landslides or any other reasons?

Additional hotel stay and food charges may apply in case the trip extends due to unavoidable reasons.

Can I take the Diamox?

Diamox is indeed very helpful, but it's advisable to consult the doctor first.

Is it safe for girls to go on a trek?

Yes, it is a safe trek for girls.

What kind of shoes will be required?

Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For warm and dry terrains, you can choose low-ankle hiking shoes. Trek boots are best for the rugged and cold condition. Trekking on the glaciers and extensive snow, on the other hand, will require trek boots with crampon-ready features. Any footwear brand that provides ankle support and comes with crampon-ready features is considered as the best for trekking.

What kind of food is served during the trek?

While trekking, we serve vegetarian food rich in protein, carbohydrates and highly nutritious. Sometimes, we surprise our trekkers with tasty treats like pakora, local food, etc.

Is it safe to drink water from the stream?

Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets

Which vehicle do we use for transportations?

Vehicles like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, and Tempo Traveller are suitable for a ride on damaged Himalayan roads.

Are your fixed departures dates are fixed?

We guarantee that even if that there will one trekker we will go on that date.

How do you deal with the emergency situation?

Trekking on high Himalayan altitudes is always a rewarding experience. However, it is important that you should keep your safety in mind. Emergencies, like illness, AMS, storms, missteps, landslides and even avalanches, are rare but can happen anytime during the trekking, so be prepared for any random goof-ups. To deal with any emergencies your guides, who are an expert mountaineers will be there for your rescue. Your tour guide will always carry a first aid kit to deal with any medical emergencies. In the case of some rescue operation, extra charges will be borne by the trekkers.

How to book the trek?

Register for the trek and we will send you the details about the booking procedure.

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