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One of the oldest and most popular treks in India, Kedarkantha trek is an ideal trek for beginners and is also considered as the best winter trek in India. This trek has gained its popularity from the fascinating mythological stories and 360 degree views of mesmerizing peaks from the top. Kedarkantha is the combination of 2 words ‘Kedar’ which is another name of Lord Shiva and ‘Kantha’, which means throat. This trek has mythological importance and there are various stories related to it. 

Situated in Govind National Park, the trek starts from Sankri- a scenic little village nestled deep into the mountains of Himalayas. The 8-hour drive to this village from Dehradun will keep you fascinated as you drive along Yamuna and Tons river.

The 20 km long trek to Kedarkantha offers awe struck views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Draupadi ka Danda peaks from the top as you climb to an altitude of 12,500 ft. As you push yourself to the summit, you will be delighted with a feeling of accomplishment. The trek is one of the few treks in India that has so many clearings, offering multiple stops for campsites with eye-catching views. From knee-deep snow in winters to green forest and golden meadows in summer, the trek offers you a unique experience in each season.

Kedarkantha Trek Quick Info:
Kedarkantha trek distance: 20 km
Kedarkantha trek temperature:
Winter- Dec to Feb: 8 to 10 degree in day, 0 to -5 degree at night
Spring- Mar to Apr: 15 to 20 degree in day, 0 to 5 degree at night 
Summer- May to June: 18 to 24 degree in day, 3 to 8 degree at night
Autumn- Sept to Nov: 10 to 15 degree in day, 0 to 3 degree at night
Kedarkantha trek best time: November to April
Kedarkantha trek height: 12,500 ft
Kedarkantha trek difficulty: Easy to moderate

Detailed Information
Kedarkantha Trek Distance-
Cover a distance of 4 to 5 km daily during your four trekking days as the total trek distance is almost equally distributed on all four days. From Sankri to Juda ka Talab, trek for a distance of 4 km on your first trekking day which will take you around 4 to 5 hours. On your next day while trekking through the dense forests of pine and oak and some meadow clearings to reach Kedarkantha Base camp, cover the distance of 4 km in a span of 4 hours. On your summit day, the trek from Kedarkantha base camp to Kedarkantha peak and descend to Hargaon campsite takes 7-8 hours where the total distance covered is 7 km. From Hargaon, cover a distance of 5 km as you reach Sankri village.

Kedarkantha trek height- Kedarkantha peak is situated at a soaring altitude of 12,500 ft.
The altitude gain throughout the span of 4 days would be as follows:-
On your first day, you will gain an altitude of 6400 ft as you reach Sankri from Dehradun.
The next day while trekking to Juda Ka Talab, you will gain an additional altitude of 2450 ft as the lake is situated at an altitude of 8850 ft. Climb to the height of 11,250 ft as you reach the Kedarkantha base camp which is the last campsite for this trek. On your summit day, climb the peak situated at an altitude of whopping 12,500 ft.

Kedarkantha Trek Difficulty- Kedarkantha trek is one of the easiest treks in the Uttarakhand region with an easy to moderate difficulty level.
Kedarkantha trekking starts from Sankri as you pass through the forests of pine and maple and many streams on the way to Juda Ka Talab. The trail is quite broad and ascends gradually for 2-3 hours. During winters, the trail is covered in snow and gaiters are used to navigate the path properly which gives this trek an exciting difficulty attracting thousands of trekkers across India.
The trekking route from Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha base camp opens into the clearing as you walk for 1 km through the forests. You will get introduced to the next clearing after covering another kilometer. The trail is steeper than the previous day and becomes steeper as it gets closer to the campsite. 
The trek to the summit is comparatively longer as it begins by crossing the dense forests of pine and oak and is gradually inclined and steep towards the end, testing your fitness and skills a little. The descent to Hargaon campsite and then to Sankri is quite easier and faster as you pass through the forests and gurgling streams opening into the ridge and offering you a bird eye view of the Har ki Dun valley.

Kedarkantha trek weather- 

Kedarkantha trek in Autumn (October and November)
During these months, the weather in Kedarkantha is pleasant with the temperature ranging from 0°C to 12°C. The temperature rises as in the month of November but the terrain and views remain beautiful for the trekkers.

Kedarkantha trek in Winters (December to February)
Kedarkantha trek in December to mid February is thrilling with temperatures ranging from -15 degree celsius to 5 degree celsius. The snowfall in this region starts from the month of December and usually lasts till the last week of February. The trek is most popular during winters as the trekking trails are submerged under a blanket of snow and along with the snow-covered alpines, the trek offers a right proportion of beauty and adventure.

Kedarkantha trek in Spring (March and April)
This is the great time to experience the last of the winter snow. In these months, the temperature ranges from 3-15 degree celsius. The trekking trail is full of rhododendrons trees and the freshly exposed grasslands as the landscape comes alive after the winters.



Experienced Trek Leader
Local Trek Guide
Comfortable Staff
Trekking Equipment

Who should attend?

Anyone who loves challenge
Anyone who has limits to push
Anyone looking for an adventure
Anyone fit enough for this thrilling experience

Ice-breaking session Fun games Trek briefing Fitness session

Public Transport

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Twin sharing

Lunch, Dinner

(Complimentry snacks)

Get on the Kedarkantha trek journey from Dehradun at 8 AM
Take a shared cab from Dehradun railway station
Stop for breakfast(self-sponsored) after crossing Mussoorie
Drive on the road covered by pine forest along Yamuna and Tons river
Make another stop for lunch(self-sponsored) at around 2 P
Reach Sankri by evening and checkin to the homestay
Have dinner and retire for the night.

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Juda Ka Talab Trekking gear briefing Stay in Camps



Twin sharing basis

All Meals

(Three meals + Evening snacks(Veg))

Get up early and have your breakfast on your first morning in the mountains
Get briefed from your guide and meet your co-trekkers
Start your trek at around 9 AM to your first campsite- Juda Ka Talab
Pass through the dense forest as your trail is covered with pine forests and maple leaves.
Kedarkantha trek route allows you to make a few stopovers at Dhabas available on your way while you admire the views of your surroundings
Reach Juda Ka Talab in the afternoon and hear fascinating stories about the lake from your guide
Check In to the camps situated a few meters away from the lake
Have evening snacks and stroll around the lake to explore the area
Have dinner and retire for the night.

Hike day Fun Games Group Activities Camping



Twin Sharing Basis

All Meals

(Three meals + Evening snacks(Veg))

Get up in the middle of mountains and enjoy your breakfast.
Start your trek towards Kedarkantha base camp
Trek through the dense forest which opens into beautiful meadows and small huts
Get the first views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag peaks which will take your breath away
Reach the campsite and enjoy your evening snacks
Explore the area in the evening and enjoy a mesmerizing sunset
Have dinner and retire early for the night.

Trek Day Summit Expedition Group activities Camping



Twin Sharing Basis

All Meals

(Three meals + Evening snacks(Veg))

Get up early at 4 AM to start your ultimate adventure
Have breakfast and start your trek in the dark
This is the day on which you will reach Kedarkantha trek height of 12,500 ft
Pass through oak forests and witness the unfiltered sun rays as you come close to the summit
Witness the most amazing sunrise of your life on your way
Reach the summit and gaze at a 360 degree view of Himalayas.
Get to know about all the peaks visible from your guide.
There is also a small temple at the top, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
After spending some time at the summit, start your journey down to Kedarkantha base camp
Have lunch and start towards Hargaon campsite which is around 2 km from the base camp
Reach the campsite by evening and enjoy evening snacks
Have dinner and retire for the night.

Trek Day Group activities Camping



Twin Sharing Basis

All Meals

(Three meals + Evening snacks(Veg))

Get up in the morning and enjoy your breakfast
Start your descent back to Sankri
Walk through the forests with the views of snow capped mountains
Reach down in the afternoon and have lunch
Explore the local area in the evening and enjoy evening snacks
Have dinner and retire for the night.

*In case opted for 5D/4N Package:- Day 5- Hargaon Camp to Sankri and back to Dehradun*

Private Vehicle


Stay Not Applicable


Have your breakfast in the morning and say goodbye to your guides
Start your journey to Dehradun
Reach Dehradun by evening as your memorable Kedarkantha trek experience comes to an end.


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The Kedarkantha trek package includes
Accommodation (Guest house, Home stay, Camps
Meals while on trek (Veg
Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (double/triple sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required
All necessary permits and entry fee
First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinde
Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leader, guide and support staff.


The Kedarkantha trek package excludes
● Personal essentials
(i) Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles, etc
(ii) Insurance - Personal and travel insurances
(iii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles, bottled or canned beverages
(iv) Snacks - Chocolates, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar
(v) Entertainment - Camera or drone fee
● Transportation - The charges of transportation on days 1 and 6 are to be borne and shared between the trekker
● In case your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or due to personal reasons after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by yo
● Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the trekker
● Loading and unloading of personnel luggag
● Any kind of emergency evacuation charges


  • Rucksack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
  • Trekking Shoes, Floaters or Sandals
  • Quick Dry Tees
  • Track Pants
  • Cotton socks
  • Pair of woolen socks
  • Rain jacket or Poncho 
  • 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket,1 Heavy Jacket, 1 Pair of Thermal
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Woolen Cap
  • Gloves
  • Sun Cap
  • Scarf
  • Lip Balm
  • Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
  • Packed food
  • Water Bottle 1 
  • Powerbank
  • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
  • Personal Toiletries 
  • Personal Basic Medical Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
  • Trekking Pole
  • Extra Polythene


Dehradun railway station


● By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun that is 20km away from the city. Visitors can take a direct flight to Dehradun from Mumbai or Delhi or connecting flights from anywhere in India. Local vehicles can be availed from outside the airport to reach Dehradun by road from that will take around 40-45 mins to reach the city depending upon the traffic
● By Train: Dehradun Junction Railway Station is well-connected to all the major cities. The Dehradun Railway Station is located 1-2 kilometers away from the city centre and should take you only ten minutes, depending on traffic. Visitors can easily find frequent trains from Delhi to Dehradun
● By Road: Dehradun is well connected by roads to all major cities and towns, It is well connected by road to cities like Delhi by the NH 58 and 72 is approximately a 4 hour drive. Dehradun is also well connected to cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh.

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Policy and Terms

  • If cancellation is made 30 days before the date of travel, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days before the date of travel, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation is made 0 to 15 days before the date of travel, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Frequest Questions

Q: What is the best time for Kedarkantha trek?
A: Kedarkantha trek best time is from November to April. You can also opt for the trek in other months except for monsoons(July to September). Kedarkantha trek route offers different views on different months making it one of the nest trekking experiences in India.

Q: How difficult is the Kedarkantha trek?
A: Kedarkantha trek difficulty level is easy to moderate. It’s the best option for beginners and also the most popular trek in India.

Q: What is the temperature during Kedarkantha trek?
A: Kedarkantha trek temperature changes from season to season. Winter- Dec to Feb: 8 to 10 degree in day, 0 to -5 degree at night Spring- Mar to Apr: 15 to 20 degree in day, 0 to 5 degree at night Summer- May to June: 18 to 24 degree in day, 3 to 8 degree at night Autumn- Sept to Nov: 10 to 15 degree in day, 0 to 3 degree at night

Q: How long will we walk everyday?
A: The total Kedarkantha trek distance is around 21 km. The average distance covered each day is 5 km which takes around 5 hours to cover. The trail is easy to moderate and you’ll have 2 guides with you who keep guiding and motivating you throughout your journey.

Q: What are the safety precautions in the Kedarkantha trek package?
A: All the members of support staff are certified in wilderness first aid and are trained for all concerns related to high altitude. The staff will be carrying a first aid kit, a stretcher, and an oxygen cylinder. All these precautions will be included in the Kedarkantha trek cost.

Q: Tell me about the guides who will be accompanying me.
A: The trek is led by professional trek leaders who have completed Basic and Advanced mountaineering courses. There will be one guide who leads the group and another guide who will be walking at the end of the group.

Q: What is the Kedarkantha trek group size?
A: Usually, the Kedarkantha trek group consists of 20-24 people in one batch including males and females. We need a minimum of 6 people for a fixed departure, but for the customized trip, the group size doesn’t matter and will have customized Kedarkantha trek cost.

Q: Is the Kedarkantha trek in December safe for girls?
A: Absolutely. The safety of girls is of foremost importance to us. We always create a friendly environment on the trek. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips who are very honest and reliable.

Q: I am a solo female traveler. Do I need to share my tent with a male person?
A: No. Female trekkers share tents with female co-trekkers. If you are the only girl on the trek, you get a separate tent for yourself. Kedarkantha is considered one of the safest trekking trails in Himalayas. Camping under a sky full of stars at different camping sites is one of the best experience.

Q: What is the age group for Kedarkantha trek?
A: The age group for the trek is 8 to 60 years. The minimum age limit to go on this trek is 8 years, so if your child is equal or more than this age limit you can easily go trekking with them.

Q: What kind of food is served during Kedarkantha trek December?
A: Vegetarian Indian food is served during the trek making sure that you have enough energy to continue your trek.

Q: What type of shoes are good for this trek?
A: The best suited shoes for the Kedarkantha trek route are the ones that are breathable and light in weight. Also, ankle support is also a very important thing to take care of while buying the perfect pair of shoes. You can go for brands like- Decathlon, Wildcraft, Quechua, etc. In the winters, you’ll require gators or gumboots which you can rent from the base village

Q: Diamox advisable for Kedarkantha trek package?
A: Yes. Since it is a high altitude trek, chances to experience the drastic change in oxygen level and climatic conditions are high. Hence carry a Diamox with you which will help you overcome high altitude sickness.

Q: How is the network and Internet connectivity on the Kedarkantha trek package from Delhi?
A: Beyond the base location there will be no network connectivity. Only BSNL/Jio network will be there on the base location. So it is advisable to be prepared well for the same.

Q: What kind of accommodation is provided in this Kedarkantha trek itinerary?
A: The accommodation during the trek will be in camps or tents on double/triple sharing basis. The camps are sanitized and will be in good condition.

Q: Is smoking and drinking allowed on this trek?
A: Consumption of liquor and smoking is not advisable on high altitude treks. As both these activities dehydrate the body easily and make it very difficult for trekkers to complete the stretches.

Q: What is the Sankri to Kedarkantha trek distance?
A: The total trek distance we will be covering on this trek is 20 km. On each day the average distance we will be covering ranges from 4-6 km. The trek will be led by the professional trek guide who has experience of guiding numerous groups at Kedarkantha trek.

Q: How to reach Kedarkantha trek from Delhi?
A: Dehradun is well connected with Delhi via road and air. First we have to reach Dehradun and drive to Sankri from Dehradun. Sankri is the base camp for Kedarkantha trek. The Kedarkantha trek starts from Sankri and the total distance we will be covering is 20 km.

Q: How do I get in shape to join the Kedarkantha trek itinerary?
A: Kedarkantha trekking route is an easy one, hence anyone with an average fitness routine can easily do this trek. Although someone with a serious medical condition like heart disease or breathing problem should consult a doctor beforehand.

Q: What is the route we are following for the Kedarkantha trek from Delhi?
A: Route for this trek is as follows: Delhi->Dehradun-> Sankri->Juda ka Talab-> Kedarkantha Base-> Kedarkantha Peak->Hargaon Camp->Sankri->Dehradun->Delhi

Q: Is kedarkantha trek in December safe?
A: Yes, December is said to be the best time to go for Kedarkantha trekking. Kedarkantha receives snowfall during this month. The temperature ranges from -15 degree celsius to 5 degree celsius. The trek would be thrilling but that’s one of the best times to enjoy real adventure.

Q: Where can I rent trekking equipment for the Kedarkantha trek package from Delhi?
A: Yes, you can easily rent trekking equipment at the base camp Sankri. There are various options available at the base camp and make sure to check the quality of the gear before renting and that they should be in good working condition.

Q: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?
A: You will be provided with attached washrooms while staying in the guest house in Sankri and dry toilet tents while on the trek.

Q: What type of vehicles will be used for transportation from Dehradun to Sankri and back?
A: The journey from Dehradun to Sankri will be in a SUV like the Tata Sumo or similar will be provided. The rest of the journey is a trek on foot.

Q: Will there be any snow during the trek?
A: Kedarkantha trek is known for its snow. There is a completely different experience when you climb the peak trekking through the trails full of snow. Usually, the snowfall starts in mid December and lasts till the end of January. If you’re lucky, you will be able to find snow on your trails till the month of March.

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