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- 5 Days 4 Nights
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- Difficulty - Moderate
- For 15+ years
- Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan) February March
Standing tall and mighty at an elevation of 12,500 feet, Kedarkantha is a majestic mountain peak of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. It is located within Govind Ballabh Wildlife Sanctuary and Govind Ballabh National Park. This place treats you to an exotic array of flora and fauna throughout the trek, whether trekking on snowy winter trails or traversing your way through the glossy green pine forests, the Kedarkantha trek is a trekkers delight. If you are seeking a short rendezvous from the mundane routine of city life then this particular location is bound to soar your spirits.
Who should attend?
The Kedarkantha trek beckons to nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and those yearning for a soul-stirring Himalayan experience. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a novice, this trail offers a perfect blend of challenge and scenic beauty, making it an ideal choice for anyone eager to embark on a memorable mountain adventure. Embark on the Kedarkantha trek with Hikerwolf, where safety is our utmost priority. We assure all female travelers that they can explore with confidence, knowing that their well-being is our concern. We also celebrate the vibrant presence of solo travelers, who not only bring their unique perspectives but also add an adventurous spirit to our journeys in the Himalayas.
Only for someone has opted for train tickets from Mumbai, Surat, Vadodara.
Reach Dehradun at 6 am
Altitude: 6,400 feet || Distance: 256 Km || 6-7 Hrs
Let us know our tour-mates and guides before we begin our adventurous journey. We ride alongside the beloved and untamed Yamuna River, later on, enjoy the fresh and chilly breeze from the River Tons. On our way, we will encounter beautiful plains of pine forest. The pine forests are a sight of great attraction. The trek gives a feel of climbing the Himalayas without any technical climbing, which makes the Kedarkantha trek special and unique hence a popular attraction.
Altitude: 9,100 feet || 4 Km Trek || 4-5 Hrs
Post breakfast we visit the nearby villages and meet the local people. We meet our trek leaders and start our Kedarkantha trek, and ascend to Juda ka Talab. Our camp will be located beside the glacial lake amid the snowy mountains. Play with the snow, listen to the local story, understand and grasp the knowledge of the legend behind ‘Juda Ka Talab’. And captivate the flora-fauna of the Himalaya’s. The campsite is not only mesmerizing but also perfect for capturing loads of pictures. Do not forget to captivate the alluring sunset from the mountains. We rest in our allotted camps.
Altitude: 11,250 feet || 4 Km Trek || 4-5 Hrs
We wake up early and witness the dazzling sunrise from within the mountains. After you finish the scrumptious breakfast, we kick start the trek to hit the days destination i.e, Kedarkantha Base Camp. While the trekking is inflow we will witness snowy peaks and numerous summits; the best part is that we will be trekking over them to reach the Kedarkantha Peak. Witness the majestic summits that treat you to the magical panorama of open highlands expansive meadows, breathtaking points and steep slopes. The entire way is snow-covered with occasional pine and oak trees; a perfectly picturesque place. We end the night at the base camp; have a delicious dinner, and rest beside the graceful mountains.
Altitude: 11,250 feet – 12,500 feet – 8,900 feet || 16 Km Trek || 8-10 Hrs
We start our day early, have breakfast and begin the trek to reach the highest peak, i.e, Kedarkantha Peak. The Kedarkantha trek is adventurous in itself but on top of that at the summit, a 360-degree view of mountain peaks sways you off; not just the famous peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kalanag, Gangotri, Yamunotri, and DhaulaDhar Ranges but also hundreds of other untouched and untainted virgin mountains welcome you with a warm embrace. We spend some time on the peak, endure the conditions, and make awesome memories and have snacks and hot tea before we start to trek down. Depending upon the conditions we would choose the best path to descend to Hargaon. We end our Kedarkantha trek and lay off for today at Hargaon.
After witnessing another blissful sunrise high up the mountains, have a relaxing breakfast at Hargaon. We descend to Sankri via forest trails and the enchanting sounds of the birds and wildlife. Thereafter, drive to Dheradun from Sankri. The drive is filled with picturesque landscapes and a sense of accomplishment, having conquered the trails. As we head back home, our hearts are brimming with joy and contentment, cherishing the memories of the trek from Hargaon to Sankri and the return journey that left us with happy faces and a renewed spirit of adventure.
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- Transport from Dehradun to Sankri.
- Sleeper class train tickets from Mumbai to Delhi and Back.
- 2 Night Stay at guesthouse
- Qualified & mountaineering certified trek Leader.
- Accommodation:-Guesthouse, camping during Trek.
- Hygienic & Nutritious Meals :
- 5 Dinners (from Day 1 to Day 4)
- 5 Breakfasts (from Day 2 to Day 5)
- 4 Packed Lunches (from Day 2 to Day 5)
- Trekking gears (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons)
- Adventure gears for the team (Ice axe, oximeter)
- Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment
- All entry fees and permits.
- Experienced Staff (Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters)
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Meals onboard train journey.
- Food during the transit (Dehradun to Sankri)
- Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
- 5% GST.
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the cost.
- Walking Stick, Jacket & Trekking Shoes will be available for rent.
THINGS TO CARRY
- Trekking Shoes compulsory
- Personal medicines if any
- Compulsory bedsheets
- Warm clothes
- Sun cap
- Synthetic hand gloves
- Suitable pair of clothes
- Toiletries (sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, toilet paper, sanitiser, and wet wipes)
- Cutlery (spoon, coffee mug, and lunch box)
- Water bottles
- Plastic covers or bags for wet clothes
Terms and Conditions
- HikerWolf provides its train tickets through the IRCTC app.
- The tickets confirmation depends on the number of days left until the trip.
- While it’s important to understand that there is no 100% confirmation guarantee for waitlisted and RAC tickets on every occasion, please be aware that HikerWolf does not have control over the confirmation process for tickets.
- It’s important to acknowledge that there’s always a possibility of receiving an RAC (half seat) or a waitlisted ticket instead of a confirmed seat. Please note that HikerWolf is not accountable for unconfirmed tickets, as IRCTC is a government entity over which we have no control.
- If the train is canceled or its route is changed for any reason, HikerWolf will not assume responsibility, and alternative solutions will be offered at an additional cost.
- To enhance your chances of securing a full seat on the train, it’s highly advisable to book your trip well in advance, preferably at least 20 days prior to your travel date.
- HikerWolf cannot be held responsible for changes in your travel plans, and therefore, if you choose not to take the same train we originally booked for your return journey, there will be no refunds\change for ticket dates or prices.
Q: Is Kedarkantha Trek safe for Solo Travelers and Female Travelers ?
A: Yes, we have many Solo Trekkers/Travellers joining us on all our treks. The Kedarkantha trek at HikerWolf is planned in such a way that you will not only enjoy the trek but also make new friends.
Q: What is the difficulty level of the Kedarkantha Trek ?
A: Kedarkantha trek difficulty level is easy to moderate, with gradual ascends and descends. Only the uphill climb from Kedarkantha base camp can be a little strenuous. In terms of the terrain, the trail is easy. If you compare Kedarkantha to a few of the toughest treks in India, like the Rupin Pass trek or the Goechala trek, then it would rate very low on the difficulty scale.
Q: This is the first time I am going on a trek. Should I go for the Kedarkantha Trek ?
A: Yes, The Kedarkantha trek is an easy to moderate trek, which means it is suitable for beginners. It is a round trail & stands at the height of 12,500 ft. It is suited for all healthy adults as well as children. The trail has a blend of a few ascends & descends that offers an ideal opportunity to amateur trekkers and first-timers to enjoy and explore their adventurous side.
Q: Is the Kedarkantha Trek safe ?
A: It is advisable to avoid harsh winter and monsoon months. The path leading to the temple gets highly dangerous during peak monsoons as landslides and floods are very common during this time of the year. Although yes, Kedarkantha Trek is safe. The villagers are decent and helpful. So you don’t have to worry about your safety because you will not face any situations as such in Devbhoomi but it is always advised to take care of your personal belongings.
Q: What is Kedarkantha famous for ?
A: Kedarkantha Peak – The name literally means the throat of lord Shiva (Kedar refers to Lord Shiva and Kantha means Throat) “He is the Destroyer of the universe only to recreate it, Lord Shiva.” At a towering height of 3800 meters, Kedarkantha is a majestic peak located in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kedarkantha is one of the most popular treks in Uttarakhand due to its relative ease of access and gradual inclination. Kedarkantha is a trek that single-handedly revolutionised winter trekking in our country. It also changed the perception of “high altitude trekking” as a sport. It showed the world that the Himalayan treks are possible outside of summer and autumn. It made winter trekking more popular than even summer in India. This winter trek is known for its extraordinary charm, exquisite campsites in Himalayas, wonderful sunset, thrilling summit climb, magnificent trail, splendid scenic beauty, mind blowing fauna. It just sinks into you in no time, one gets withdrawal symptoms for weeks after the visit. And the jaw-dropping view from the top, which makes this trek popular among the trekkers & adventurers.