Day 1 - Reach Sankri
Day 2 - Trek from Sankri to Juda-ka-talab | 4 km
Day 3 - Trek from Juda Ka Talab to the Kedarkantha base | 4 km
Day 4 - Trek from Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Peak followed by a descent to Hargaon camp | 6 km
Day 5 - Trek from Hargaon to Sankri | 6 km
Day 6 - Drive from Sankri to Dehradun
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One of the best trekking destinations for winter in India. my surprise it was one of the best treks ever accommodation was top class, and food was extremely nutritious and tasty
It was an amazing experience with banbanjara. It's an awesome winter trek. Experience snowfall and enjoyed. The all-over trek is moderate except for the last stretch. But when you reach the summit, the view and sunrise took all your tiredness.
It's an awesome winter trek. Experience snow fall and enjoyed. We didn't get the view point but snowfall was worth it Good for all. Every day is a new day on this trek and each step brings you closer to nature
Enjoyed a lot in this trek. All were strangers to me at first but then we talked danced trekked together and it was fun
I was very happy to visit this place . It was a memorable trip Kedarkantha was my first-ever trek to the mountains. Even though the last day's climb was a little hard for me, the view we walked into was worth it all
The wonderful experience there whole trek was beautiful. supportive guide and trek leader, good food, and camps.had a good experience there.
This trip is life time memorable trip for me because I fully enjoyed this trip mostly the mountain, Vally, etc
After a hard climb, a beautiful sunrise does not disappoint your efforts. The views and sunrise took all your tiredness. One of the best winter treks. But at the same time keep enough pairs of proper clothes
One of the best trekking destinations for winter in India. Good for all. Every day is a new day on this trek and each step brings you close to nature I did Kedarkantha trek with Moxtain. And believe me, they are good at what they are doing. A very dedicated staff that gives personalized attention and less environmental impact.
It was an amazing experience with Banbanjara. It's an awesome winter trek. Experience snowfall and enjoyed. We didn't get the viewpoint but the snowfall was worth it.
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Yes. This trek is the strikes an ideal balance between thrilling and easy going. Even children can accompany you on this trek. However, children below 16 must be accompanied by parental supervision.
After Dehradun, Purola is the last place where an ATM will be available on the route, it is advised to keep required cash with you as these ATMs can be unreliable and go out of service at any time.
If you like the snow, then this trek is best undertaken during the winter season - between December and April. You will encounter snow on the second day of the trek, while ascending from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab. However, if you undertake this trek during the spring season, you can feast your eyes on the rare Alpine flora which will be in full bloom, especially since most of the trek passes through forests.
Generally, trekking is an activity which you can do according to your choice. The Kedarkantha trek can be attempted as a solo traveller if you have experience but it is advised that in-group it will be the best. So go solo but attached with some group from the base camp. Through this, you can safely explore the place.
Yes, it is safe for couples because tour guides will always be with you to ensure your all needs and safety.
The difficulty level of this trek depends upon weather conditions like in spring and summer. It is easy but a little bit difficult in winters due to snow. However, during winter, you will enjoy it more because this trek is famous for winter trekking.
During winter trek is fully covered with powder-soft virgin snow. It will give you a feeling of another world and spellbound the visitor. It will be another kind of camping on the snow-covered ground.
Normal physical fitness is required to do trekking on Kedarkantha trek. You should be free from any kind of major medical issues. It is advised that before going on the trek check yourself with the physician available nearby you.
There are two kinds of preparations required for the Kedarkantha trek: one is physical and another one is normal that is backpacking and carrying essential items required for the trekking like trekking gears, woollen clothes, camera, medical kit. In terms of physical preparation prior 2-3 months going on the trekking you should involve yourself in physical activities like running, rope skipping, and some yoga breathing exercises. Actually, the whole game depends upon the endurance of the trekker.
Sankri is a small village situated at Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state. Sankri is 7-8 hrs drive away from Dehradun, the state capital. So from there you can hire a private taxi cab or take a government bus or private bus to reach there.
To reach the kedarkantha trek you have to reach Sankri base camp. There are various kinds of transportation facilities available from Dehradun to Sankri.
Sankri is the place where you can give wings to your trekking dreams. From Sankri you can attempt 11 treks where one of the famous treks is Har ki Dun trek.
No, it is not possible at one time because both are in different directions. You can attempt one trek at a time.
It is a 5 Nights and 6 days trek.
For trekking at Kedarkantha trail, you require good quality trekking shoes which provide you with a better grip on the trail. The trek is not in linear form and the trail goes through the forest so you need to walk up and down. If you have shoes with better grip quality it will be very helpful and your trekking will be easy.
No, due to extreme weather conditions as heavy rainfall this area is not suitable for trekking.
Yes, you can easily do the trekking in the month of January at Kedarkantha Trek. It will be safe and enjoyable for you.
Yes, homestays are available only at base camp. During trekking, you will stay in camps.
The total distance of Kedarkantha Trek is 20 km approx where one side is 10 km
No, smoking is not allowed on Kedarkantha trek. During trekking, you need more oxygen so if you smoke you may get affected by high altitude sickness. As you know, you will be trekking in a remote area where medical facilities are not available so it is not recommended.
The minimum age limit is 9-10 years so if your child is equal or more than this age limit you can easily go trekking with them.
Yes, It will be the best time to attempt the Kedarkantha Trek as snow remains till April.
Yes, of course, you can go with your family at Kedarkantha Trek. The trail is easy however physical fitness is required. This trek is suitable for 9-10 years old kids. For ease, you can hire porters and mules.
From the middle of December snowfall starts at the Kedarkantha Trek. Initially, there is heavy snowfall which remains long till the end of April.
Sankri is 236.6 km away from Haridwar. So if you plan to go Haridwar after attempting Kedarkantha Trek then you can hire a private tourist cab or you can go with government or private bus available from Sankri.
There are very famous places nearby Kedarkantha Trek which are Har ki Dun, Ruinsara Tal Trek, Sankri Village, Osla Village, Taluka Village, Jakhol Village, Saru Tal Trek, Rupin Pass Trek, Mori, Bali Pass, Purola Village. As Sankri is trekking Hub so from there you can visit all. However, most famous places or treks from Sankri are Kedarkantha Trek and Har ki Dun Trek.
Distance between Kedarkantha and Mussoorie is 63.5 km. Which is easily accessible through private tourist taxis as well as with public transport available from Sankri village base camp.
Dehradun is well connected with road and by air with Delhi so first you have to reach Dehradun then drive toward Sankri to attempt Kedarkantha Trek. Distance between Dehradun and Delhi is 258.2 km and the total distance from Delhi to Kedarkantha is 278 km.
Yes, Kedarkantha trek is the part of Govind Ballabh Pant National Park which is a natural reserve for many Himalayan species. So there may be chances of confrontation with wildlife to avoid it sticking with your group and being aware of warning boards if any during the trek.
In the month of February, the weather remains cold with snow at Kedarkantha trek and it is one of the best times to attempt Kedarkantha trek.
No, it is not a suitable time for trekking at Kedarkantha due to monsoon season. During monsoon, this area gets heavy rainfall. It is not advisable and feasible to do trekking in the monsoon season.
If you are beginner then some tips you should keep in your mind that winters are extreme cold and there will be snow on all the trail so you must carry woollen clothes, leather gloves, thermo flask, water bottle, thermal wares, good quality backpack, to capture your moments a good camera is required, carry extra batteries for camera, Led flashlight for night purpose also you can use head wear light, fleece jacket, first aid kit, general medicine kit and any other special medicine prescribed by your physician apart from it other miscellaneous necessary items to make easy trekking.
The Kedarkantha Trek is quite easy in comparison to Har ki Dun Trek. Kedarkantha trek is suitable for beginners where Har ki Dun requires the slight experience of trekking.
The total covered distance for Kedarkantha trek is 23 km where for Har ki Dun it is 47 km. During 5-6 days you can cover Kedarkantha Trek and for Har ki Dun minimum 7 days required.
Yes, you can easily rent them at the base camp Sankri. There are various options available only at the base camp. One thing you should ensure before renting any gear that is quality and should be in good working condition. As you start ascending on the trek you will be left with no option. So ensure all things before the start.
Yes, of course, you can carry your own tent but the thing is it will increase the weight of your luggage. So it will be better to rent the tent or pre-book the tent at a campsite or if you want to carry your own the hire porter or mule to carry your luggage.
Yes, you can buy the availability of shoes which fits you may create problems so it will be the best option if you carry your own trekking shoes.
Sankri is a small village of Uttarkashi so there is not any kind of medical facility available at Sankri. It is advised to carry your own first aid and medical kit for the trekking and if you feel some difficulty then inform your trek guide. He will help you to sort out any kind of medical help. The best option to avoid these kinds of problems is to get a body check-up with your local physician before going on the trek.
This is a group activity so you have to stick together with the group and follow the timeline. If you want to stay longer then after group activity ends you can go at your own risk group leader and trek organizers may not be responsible as the trip ends with the group.
Yes, homestays are available at Sankri but it is advised that pre-book your accommodation prior to avoiding last-minute change. Due to last-minute booking, it may be possible that you may not find a suitable stay according to you.
The chances are rare but you know that nature has dynamism so stick with your group and follow the instructions properly provided by your tour guide.
Yes, it is safe for female solo travellers. If you face any difficulty and then immediately inform the trip leader he will definitely help you. Apart from that, if you go with your friends then it will be a more enjoyable trip for you
No, medical facilities are not available during the trek. However, trip leaders are well enough trained and experienced to handle all general medical problems during the trek.The only thing is required that you must be physically fit and free from any kind of chronic disease.
As you know, you will be trekking into the Himalayan wilderness so you can find connectivity only at base camp as there are not any kind of mobile towers on the trek. Only the BSNL sim works fine at base camp and nearby areas.
After reaching Sankri, acclimatizing yourself properly will help you to avoid AMS.
The total distance of Kedarkantha trek is 23-25 km so daily you have to walk 4-7 km to cover the trek in specified time with your group.
The trek leader will be a professional trek guide who has experience of guiding numerous groups at Kedarkantha trek. He will be the person who will guide you and will be a big help in case of any emergency. So follow all his instructions carefully and also respect him as a human being. He will be there to guide and help you not to dominate you. If something disturbing you then you can discuss it with him patiently.
You will be on the trek to enjoy the surroundings in the wilderness so do not expect any tandoori kind of dish. The meal provided to you will be nutritious and healthy to take care of your health as medical facilities are not available on the route.
Trekking is the group activity and Trek leaders have the responsibility of the whole group in place of individual one so customized menus will not be available. One thing you can do is carry some packets of snacks and ready to eat the food of your choice.
Yes, this trek is full of surprises for shutterbugs. However, keep an eye on the warning boards if it is prohibited at some religious place or any place then avoid it.
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