Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Trek

Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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Kedarkantha Trek Highlights

  • Kedarkantha is a trek located in Govind Pashu Vihar National Park in Uttarakhand. Including travel from Dehradun to the base camp and back it is a 6-days long trek. Among adventure enthusiasts, the Kedarkntha trek is one of the most popular treks in Uttarakhand. This trek can be easily done by beginner and experienced trekkers. 
  • There are several reasons to do this trek in the Indian Himalayas. The summit climb is one of the most famous reasons of all. The Kedarkantha summit climb will reward you with some of the most amazing views of famous Himalayan peaks right from the beginning of this trek. If you want to see the world open around you then you must start your trek early in the morning, climbing up steadily on the steep slope of snow. 
  • This summit climb is not an easy one, the steadily steep stretch makes it even more challenging for the trekkers. It also gets tricky as you get closer to the summit, but the big beautiful mountains will make this trek more interesting for you.
  • As you reach the top of the summit you’ll be able to witness stunning views of the Indian Himalayas which will give you a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. This is one of the most popular treks among beginners as there are not many treks that offer the same adventure.
  • Apart from the summit climb this trek also offers beautiful clearings, campsites, and forests. You will pass through dense forests while having the most stunning views of the surroundings and the stay at the campsites will make the trek even more interesting.

Kedarkantha Trek Overview

It is important to keep our trekkers well-informed before they go on a Himalayan trek. In this section, we have mentioned the information about the best time to do the trek, how to reach the base camp, and how to get fit for the trek. This detailed guide will be extremely helpful for you if you are planning a Kedarkantha trek.


Kedarkantha Trek Difficulty Level:

The Kedarkantha trek is an easy to moderate level. This trek is classified so because of the specific criteria mentioned below:

  • The ascent is gradual and evened out
  • This is a 5-6 day long trek (including travel)
  • You will reach an altitude of 14,000 ft. 
  • This trek has multiple exit points which makes it easy

In Kedarlantha you will climb an altitude of around 5,000 ft. within 3 days. The ascent is steady and gradual. If you are well prepared then the steep sections can be tackled easily. You need to trek for 4 hours every day except the summit day, on this day you will trek for longer than usual. 

The maximum altitude you will reach is 12,500 ft. which makes the Kedarkantha trek ideal for beginners and experienced trekkers. If you are looking for a less demanding trek then you must go for the Kedarakantha trek. 

This trek has multiple summit routes and one of the main reasons to do this trek is that this has multiple exits which also makes it ideal on the biases of safety. It also benefits you if you are planning to trek on your own.


What raises the difficulty level to easy-moderate?


➔ The Kedarkantha trek has all the components that make it an easy trek. The summit climb is the aspect that makes this trek an easy-moderate trek, the climb is steep and long.

➔ The duration of the trek is also long, you will have to trek for around 7-8 hours with 5 hours of steady climb and a fast descent of 2-3 hours. You need to be well prepared and fit to do this trek easily as this trek can be challenging on your legs.


How to Reach the Kedarkantha Base Camp:

Kedarkantha is a baimong one of the very known trekking places in Uttarakhand. The breading place for the Kedarkantha trek is most commonly whitewashed in Sankri.

First, you need to reach Dehradun, the state capital of Uttarakhand. Chances are, (Dehradun) Dehradun, you will cross the rail & highway network. They can reach Dehradun either by air, through rail, or by road. By that time, it is either a case of you hiring a taxi and entering it or making your way to the bus stop in the city center to go to Dehradun.

➔ By Train: There is a station in Dehradun that is also a train stopping and it is connected with all states of the country through many trains. Upon arriving at the rails you will either choose a bus or take a taxi and they operate directly to the city center.

➔ By Road: The city, of Dehradun is topologically situated on flat land having good road links with major cities. The choice of mode of transport is either a bus or a car in most of the cases. Sankri is the point of departure from where the inception of this trek takes off. You may catch a shared taxi from Dehradun or then drive your own or hire a taxi and go to a hotel in Sankri. the road journey from Dehradun to Sankri may take up to 8-10 hours by roadway or it may even take more than this, depending upon the use of the vehicle and the condition of the roads.

Now, you'll walk to a place named Sankri Village after which your walk towards your Kedarkantha Base Camp will start. The tour company or the local guides are available as options to you if you like to trek alone without having a company with you. The Kedarkantha base camp Trekking path is about 20km and generally customary to complete within 4 days.

It flourishes through green forests and meadows prowling around the snowcapped mountains of the Himalayan Ranges. Humanize: The Kedarkantha base camp is usually located at around 37 kilometers altitude.


How to Get Fit for the Trek?

To get fit for the Kedarkantha trek you must start jogging daily. It has an impact on the same muscles used during the trek. By jogging daily you can increase your stamina and eventually. You can easily follow this routine as it does not require any equipment or tools. 

➔ Fitness target: if you want to do this trek comfortably then you should be able to cover a distance of 5-6 km in under 37 minutes. You need to be well prepared and fit if you want to do the Kedarkantha trek comfortably. 

➔ Importance of fitness: It is necessary to train yourself properly to achieve a high altitude like Kedarkantha. Every high-altitude trek comes with challenges, so you need to prepare yourself accordingly.
You will have to climb on hard terrains, walk on snow, stream crossing, and summit climb this can be a tough task if you are not well prepared. You can even face these challenges on easy treks too. Without fitness, trekking is not possible.


Amazing Tales and Stories About Kedarkantha Trek

Trekking inside wildlife sanctuary during Kedarkantha Trek:

➔ This beautiful Trek starts from Govind Pashu Vihar and the national park. This area is rich in biodiversity. You will also come across different flora and fauna while trekking. 

You will witness 3 different types of western Himalayan flora: subalpine shrubs and bushes, subalpine conifer, and broadleaved forest. You will get to witness all three types of flora in one trek which is one of the best things about the Kedarkantha trek. 

➔ On your way to the summit, you will notice a striking change in the flora and fauna transforming to vast meadows from forests and shrubs. The Kedarkantha trek has it all. You can also have the most breathtaking views of tons and Thamsa River, the blue turquoise color of this river will wash away all your tiredness and worries. 

Apart from all this here India's first snow leopard conservation project has begun. By Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. huge efforts have been made to conserve these species. 

Religious significance and culture of Kedarkantha:

➔ Kedarkantha holds a strong religious significance. It is believed by locals that lord Shiva came here to hide from a demon and also stayed here for some time. You will find the temple of lord shiva in Sankri, Kotgaon, and Gaichawan Gaon. 

➔ Kedar refers to lord shiva and Kantha refers to his neck. The mountain is worshiped by locals regularly and it is considered one of the holy places. Kedarnatha is located in Uttarakhand and there you will be witnessing the Kinnaur culture which influences many people. The Kedar Kantha is also located near Himachal Pradesh due to which the cultures often merge. 

More treks to explore around Kedarkantha Trek: 

The Govind Pashu Vihar is also famous for being the starting point for many other treks in the country. Many people are not aware of the treks near Kedarkantha. Here’s a list of a few popular treks near Kedarkantha. 

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Itinerary For Kedarkantha Trek


Day 1 - Reach Sankri


Pickup Location

  • Meet us early in the morning at Dehradun. From here we will start the scenic drive to our base camp set up at Sankri, located at an altitude of 6,400 ft. During the drive, you will pass through the beautiful places like Mussoorie, Naitwar and many more. It will be the picturesque drive of a lifetime to reach base camp. Also throughout the drive, you will feel nature with you along with the beautiful landscape and fragrance of pinewood and Himalayan flora and fauna.
  • The drive will take around 7-8 hours to complete. The spectacular and splendid drive will take your heart away right from the start. You will be greeted by forests of Pine and Oak, while your path runs alongside the roaring Yamuna and Tons river.  As you see the water it will be sparkling with its full flow. At some point water will be of milky white colour, at some point, it will be blue and at some point natural green. It will make you realize how mother nature blessed humankind by providing these ultimate gifts to humankind.
  • Upon reaching, you can check-in at your hotel and drop your luggage before heading out for a stroll through the quaint little hamlet Sankri. This is a small Himalayan hamlet full of natural richness. A place is a well-known place among trekking and nature lovers. Sankri is well known as a trekking hub. There are 11 treks which you can attempt from Sankri base camp where most popular treks are Kedarkantha Treks and Har ki Dun trek. This place is also popular among shutterbugs where they can quench the thirst of photography.

Day 2 - Trek from Sankri to Juda-ka-talab | 4 km


The Surreal Beauty Of The Lake

  • Start the day early with a scrumptious breakfast. After this, we will start the trek to Jadu Ka Talab, perched at an altitude of 9,100 ft. The trek will take up to 5 hours to complete.
  • After walking alongside the bubbling stream for a while, we will be taking the turn to a path surrounded by a luscious green forest of Pine and Maple.
  • Along the way, we will cross several high-altitude suspension bridges and small villages. After crossing a few streams, we reach our destination.
  • Upon reaching Juda Ka Talab, you can drink in the surreal beauty of the lake, surrounded by the mountains. There is a story among locals that once upon a time Lord Shiva meditated at the Kedarkantha as its name implies so from the droplets fallen from Shiva’s hair this lake formed named as Juda ka Talab. This lake is considered a sacred lake among locals and followers of Hinduism.  
  • This lake is a religious identity as well as picturesque. It’s views cast spells on a visitor. Once you look at it you will not stop staring at it. You will not have words to describe this feeling. Words will be short only you can feel it. 
  • After refreshing yourself, you can enjoy your delectable dinner and head to your tents for the night.

Day 3 - Trek from Juda Ka Talab to the Kedarkantha base | 4 km

Juda Ka Talab

Enjoy View Of The Snow-Capped Himalayan Peaks

  • Start early, and enjoy the glorious sunrise. After tucking in the delicious breakfast, we will start the trek to the Kedarkantha base, perched at an altitude of 11,250 ft.
  • The trek will take around 3 hours to complete, with adequate pauses. The trek is almost level at the beginning, taking a marked trail.
  • However, soon it enters a dense forest of Pine and Oak and opens into wonderful meadows, cluttered with tiny shepherds’ huts. The imposing view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana will knock the breath straight out of you. These peaks are well-known peaks for their splendid views. As you see the top of these peaks you will feel that there is no space between these and sky. These peaks are the wonders created by mother nature. These are the natural jewels which are priceless. Once you see the view this will imprint on your mind and soul. You will never forget the view of these peaks. Height of Swargarohini peak is 6,252 m, Bandarpunch is 6,316 m high, Kalanag is 6,387 high and Ranglana is 5,554 m high. All these peaks are part of Garhwal Himalaya.
  • Upon reaching the campsite, and refreshing yourself, you can enjoy your delicious dinner and retire to your tents for the night. Enjoy with your trip mates by sharing your experiences. This may be possible that you may find lifetime friends among your trip mates. 

Day 4 - Trek from Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Peak followed by a descent to Hargaon camp | 6 km

Kedarkantha Base

The Breathtaking View Of The Himalayas

  • Soak in the brilliance of the sunrise and enjoy your pleasant breakfast. We will start with the trek to the Kedarkantha Peak, located at a height of 12,500 ft. The trek starts with a gradual incline and progressed to a steeper incline towards the end.
  • We start by trekking through a forest of towering Pine and Oak trees. As the leaves crunch beneath our feet, and we take in the mossy smell of the forest, we can hear the sound of a stream bubbling along, though it is not in view. 
  • As the forest opens up, we see that we’re very close to the peak now. This is when the going gets a little tougher as the path steepens. 
  • However, the reward waiting at the end of the struggle is more than enough to make up for it - the breathtaking view of the Himalayas. There is also a quaint little temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesh at the top. This place is a sacred place and it said that it is blessed by the presence of Lord Shiva once upon a time. This is a mythological fact. Believe it or not but you feel that something is special there which binds you with this and attracts you to visit it as many as possible. You may seek the blessings of god there. The best place to find your lost inner peace due to your daily responsibilities and routine. If time allows then you can meditate for some time. This will be the best way to rejuvenate from a strenuous journey.
  • After enjoying the view, we start the descent to base camp. The descent is easier and faster. Upon reaching the base camp and resting for a while, we continue the descent to Hargaon camp, at an altitude of 8,900 ft. The name Hargaon means village of Har, means village of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, Har means Shiva. A Hargaon campsite is again a beautiful place where you will definitely enjoy your stay with your teammates. 
  • Upon reaching the campsite, mark the end of the day with a wonderful dinner and retire to the tents for the night.

Day 5 - Trek from Hargaon to Sankri | 6 km, Drive to Dehradun


The Valley Of Gods

  • After a leisurely breakfast, begin your descent back to Sankri.
  • After about an hour, you will reach a ridgeline from which you can see some spectacular views of Har Ki Dun Valley; enjoy your moment by photographing the path from a distance.
  • Start the day at the crack of dawn to relish your final sunrise of the journey.  Doing goodbye to the place where we have enjoyed our beautiful moments of life is such a hard moment. But this is the reality you have to move forward for new destinations and new goals. This is the final day when you goodbye to the base camp Sankri- a beautiful small Himalayan hamlet. After breakfast, check-out of the hotel by 8 AM so that you can start the long drive back to Dehradun. 
  • The drive can take up to 11 hours, with adequate pauses for meals, so it is best to start early. Today’s drive is a special drive for you at one point you will be sad due to leaving this heavenly place to jump into busy routine life and at one point you will be happy that now you have the lifetime memory for remembering forever. In your life whenever you will remember those moments and see those photographs which you have captured during the trip it will give you a happy feeling. During the drive, all memories will run along with you. As you will pass this route from Sankri to Dehradun, nothing will look strange to you. You will feel that the river, the trees, the flora & fauna are paying their goodbye to you as their own part. These will motivate you to visit this place again and again.
  • Reach Dehradun by 7 in the evening as your journey with us comes to a close. 
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Kedarkantha Trek Reviews


Devendra Bisht

Unforgettable, rewarding adventure

We loved the trek to Kedarkantha with Banbanjara, we had the best time while trekking to this peak. The company organized a great trek and the staff was also very friendly and helpful. The trek was challenging but rewarding, the mesmerising scenery left me spellbound. If you are looking for an unforgettable adventure then I must recommend this wonderful trek.


Gopal Rawat

Experience was amazing

The overall experience was amazing. The guides and trek leaders were very supportive and helpful. I also had the best camping experience of my life, the food and stay facility was well arranged. The nature-engaging activities made the trek even better. Overall facilities provided were good and I had a safe and comfortable trekking journey.


Pooja Bahuguna

Incredible, breathtaking, and well-organized

I went on this incredible trek to Kedarkantha with BanBanjara and I must say it was the best trekking experience I’ve ever had. The guide and team leaders were well-experienced, they properly guided us. The stunning views of Himalayan ranges and the snow-covered valleys left me and my friends spellbound. We also got some amazing pictures clicked of ourselves. All the facilities provided by Banbanjara were amazing. I appreciate the support of the coordinators of this trek.


Rajesh Rautela

Unforgettable adventure with Banbanjara

It was one of the fantastic experiences with Banbanjara. I will remember this trek for a lifetime, all the documentation made the experience even more easy and comfortable. The trek leaders were very supportive they made the trek enjoyable and smooth. The discipline was good and all other food and stay facilities were the best. The guide was well-trained and knowledgeable making the journey even easier.


Sunita Dimri

Long-awaited adventure fulfilled with BanBanjara

I’ve been planning this trek for a long time, and finally, I had a successful one with Banbanjara. The trek leaders, guides, and other team members were very supportive and helpful. The food was healthy and nutritious, we had a great stay in the camps. There were clean washrooms, comfortable sleeping bags, and comfortable transportation facilities. I recommend you book a trek from Banbanjara to have a thrilling and safe trekking experience.

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Kedarkantha Trek FAQs

I am a first-timer. Is this a good trek for me?

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. 

Are there ATMs easily available during this trek?

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.

What is the best time to go for the Kedarkantha Trek?

Kedarkantha is one of the treks that can be done in most months of the year. You can plan this trek for 10 months except for the 2 (July and August) these are the months of peak monsoon in Uttarakhand. 


In the 10 months, you can cover the seasons mentioned below: 

Winter: winter here starts in December and lasts till the end of February

Spring: March and April are the months of the spring season

Summer: if you want to trek in the summer months you can plan it for May to June 

Autumn: Autumn begins from mid-September and lasts till the end of November


Each season is unique in its way, you will find different weather, difficulty, and terrains.

Can I go solo for Kedarkantha Trek?

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.

Is Kedarkantha trek safe for couples?

Yes, it is safe for couples because tour guides will always be with you to ensure your all needs and safety.

What is the difficulty level of the Kedarkantha trek?

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.

Why is Kedarkantha Trek 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.

What kind of fitness is required for Kedarkantha Trek?

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.

What kind of preparations are required to go on Kedarkantha trek?

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.

How to reach Sankri?

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.

How to reach Kedarkantha Trek?

To reach the kedarkantha trek you have to reach Sankri base camp. There are various kinds of transportation facilities available from Dehradun to Sankri.

Why is Sankri known as a trekking hub?

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.

Can I attempt Kedarkantha and Har ki Dun trek together?

No, it is not possible at one time because both are in different directions. You can attempt one trek at a time.

How many days required to attempt Kedarkantha Trek?

It is a 5 Nights and 6 days trek.

What kind of shoes are required to do trekking on Kedarkantha 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.

Is Kedarkantha Trek remaining open in monsoon?

No, due to extreme weather conditions as heavy rainfall this area is not suitable for trekking.

I want to go on the Kedarkantha trek in the month of January. Is it safe?

Yes, you can easily do the trekking in the month of January at Kedarkantha Trek. It will be safe and enjoyable for you.

Do homestay available for Kedarkantha Trek?

Yes, homestays are available only at base camp. During trekking, you will stay in camps.

How much distance I have to cover for Kedarkantha Trek?

The total distance of Kedarkantha Trek is 20 km approx where one side is 10 km

Is smoking allowed on Kedarkantha Trek?

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. 

What is the minimum age limit for Kedarkantha Trek?

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.

Is the month of March safe for trekking Kedarkantha?

Yes, It will be the best time to attempt the Kedarkantha Trek as snow remains till April.

Can I go with my family to Kedarkantha Trek?

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.

When it starts snowfall at Kedarkantha Trek?

From the middle of December snowfall starts at the Kedarkantha Trek. Initially, there is heavy snowfall which remains long till the end of April.

What is the distance between Kedarkantha and Haridwar?

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.

What are the other places nearby Kedarkantha Trek?

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. 

How far Mussoorie is from Kedarkantha 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. 

How to reach Kedarkantha Trek from Delhi?

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.

Is there the existence of wildlife at Kedarkantha Trek?

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.

What about the weather in the month of February at Kedarkantha 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.

Can I go trekking at Kedarkantha in the month of August?

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.

What are the tips for Kedarkantha Winter Trek?

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.

What is the difference between Kedarkantha Trek and Har ki Dun Trek?

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.

What is the difference between the total covered distance of Kedarkantha and Har ki Dun trek?

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. 

Can I rent the trekking equipment at Kedarkantha Trek?

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.

May I carry my own tent for trekking at Kedarkantha?

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.

Will it be good if you rent trekking shoes from base camp?

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. 

What kind of medical facility is available at Sankri Base Camp?

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. 

Can I stay more time at Kedarkantha 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.

Is homestay available at Base Camp Sankri ?

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.

Is there any risk of an avalanche at Kedarkantha Trek ?

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.

Is Kedarkantha Trek safe for solo female travelers?

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

Is the medical facility available during the trek?

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. 

How is the connectivity of mobile phones during the trek?

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.

Are there any chances of AMS at kedarkantha Trek?

After reaching Sankri, acclimatizing yourself properly will help you to avoid AMS.

How much average distance I have to cover on a daily basis at Kedarkantha Trek?

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. 

Who will be the Trek Leader to guide the 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.

What will be the food menu during the trek?

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.

Can I ask for a customized menu during the trek?

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.

What are the rental costs in Sankri?

These are the approximate renting cost per day:
Waterproof shoes - Rs 125
3 in1 jacket - Rs 100
Walking sticks - Rs 40
Headtorch - Rs 40
Poncho - Rs 40
Waterproof gloves - Rs 30

You will need to rent them for 4 days.

Is Photography allowed on this trek?

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.

How long is the Kedarkantha trek?

The total distance of the Kedarkantha trek is 18 km which can be completed in 6 days including travel. You need to cover a distance of 5 km on the first day which will take approx 4 hours to complete.

What is the height of the Kedarkantha trek?

While trekking you will reach the maximum altitude of 12,500 ft. but it depends upon the starting point you choose. 
Sankri: 6,455 ft.
Kotgaon: 6,530 ft. 
Gaichawan gaon: 5,600 ft.

is kedarnath and kedarkantha trek the same?

No, both of these treks are not the same the total distance between both of these treks is around 370 km via road. Both the peaks are 12 hours away from each other.

I’m more than 58 years old. Can I do this trek?

You need to submit a treadmill test if you are over 58 years old. And you should also be able to jog 4-5  km in 40 mins.

is there network availability in Kedarkantha?

You might face problems with the network while trekking but on your route, you may find some spots where the network for communication is good.

Kedarkantha trek in WInter: Good Idea?

Encountering Kedarkantha Winter Trek is a breathtaking experience to encounter monstery-like snow scenery. In wintertime, the trail becomes a beautiful speck of white all over with pine trees and green fields completely covered by snow. The summit is an ideal place for sightseeing and you can get the perfect view of the Himalayan peaks such as Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Black Peak. The clear winter skies and the sparkling white terrain create a magical ambiance. The trek is undoubtedly challenging, but the sense of achievement you get when you finally arrive at the destination is worth all the hardships. For you, the trek serves as an opportunity for you to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Garhwal Himalayas in its winter avatar. Having the right gear and everything that you need before you set off for the winter trekking is a must for everyone's safe and exciting adventure.

Temperature: 8-10 degrees Celsius during the day and 0 to -10 during the night 

Presence of snow: in winter months you will find snow that turns the entire valley and landscapes into a fairyland

No. of warm layers required: you need to carry at least 5 warm layers to keep you comfortable in chilly weather. 

Kedarakantha Trek in Summer: Good Idea?

During the summer season, the Kedarkantha trek undergoes a once-a-year transformation into a summer wonderland. During the months between April and June, the weather is warm and gentle and that place can be considered an ideal Himalayan adventure. The trail with rhododendrons and colorful meadows, picturesque in the foreground before the snowcapped peaks above, will enchant you. The grandeur of the skies as they open before the eyes of the trekkers brings to mind a sense of awe and enthusiasm, allowing them to enjoy the amazing vision of the Garhwal Himalayas. The comfy temperatures, ranging from 5 to 20 degrees Celsius, make the trek nice, and the perfectly clean environment attached to the nice weather provides the perfect ambiance for an incredible Kedarkantha hiking experience during summer meetings.

Temperature: 18 to 20 degrees during the day and 3 to 8 degrees at night 

Presence of snow: during the summer months you will not find any snow in this region

No. of warm layers required: you can keep it lightweight by carrying 2 warm layers

Kedarakantha Trek in spring: Good Idea?

A trip to Kedarkantha, which is done in the spring is enchanting because there is beauty, as the snow mountaintops change to a lively canvas. The trail, with rhododendrons blooming, is adorned with meadows that will make such a scene around the majestic peaks and a riot of colors against the backdrop. Spring weather is moderate and favorable to hikers because of the clear skies without too much heat and also, moderately cool conditions. The venture of the park, displaying the beauty of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, becomes the journey of herbal loving successfully. Springs beauty with views of the Himalayas you have ever seen from the Kedarkantha summit makes the trek enchanting for the people seeking adventure with the panoramic views and mild climate.

Temperature: 15 to 18 degrees Celsius during the day and 0 to 5 degrees Celsius at night

Presence of snow: during spring months you can witness the last snow as it starts to melt at the lower level and the spring sets in. You can still find snow at the higher altitudes. 

No. of warm layers required: you should carry at least 3 warm layers to keep you warm and comfortable.

Kedarakantha Trek in Autumn: Good Idea?

To live out autumn at Kedarkantha is, in fact, an almost transcendent representation as the splashing colors keep one spellbound with the sheer beauty of nature. From a beautiful kaleidoscope to an extraordinary painting unto itself, the forest turns into a riot of colors and creates the best setting anyone could have ever asked for. Mountain tops can be seen clearly because of the crystalline mountain’s air and the no-pollutant levels, which share the visible buffer zone of a snow-capped mountain. “The weather is nice when the sun is shining, and biting cold at night which prompts a cheerful camping experience.” Autumn's nice alongside the charming background of Himalayan forests makes Kedarkantha a wildly famous trek ideal for those who love to admire nature and those who want to try something more adventurous.

Temperature: 10 to 15 degrees during the day and 0 to - 5 degrees at night 

Presence of snow: in autumn you will not find any snow

No. of warm layers required: you can carry 4 warm layers during these months

Things to Carry on your Kedarkantha trek?

Here’s a list of things you must take on a trek mentioned below: 


Mandatory Documents 

You need to carry some important legal documents which will be asked by the forest department before starting the trek lacking to which you might get disqualified from the trekking group.

➔ Government ID proof: you need to carry a photocopy and original government ID card. You will need to show this ID proof to the forest department to take an entry.

➔ Medical certificate: you need to carry a medical certificate that a practicing doctor signs. Without this, you will not get the permission from the forest department. 


The Essentials 

You must carry proper trekking gear to have a safe and comfortable experience. Make sure you take all the essential items you will need while trekking and during the stay. Here’s a list of everything you need to pack for the Kedarkantha trek.

➔ Comfortable pair of hiking shoes 

➔ A backpack that can carry all the essential items 

➔ Clothes (warm layers)

➔ Asseccoires like sunglasses, caps, gloves, headlamps, and trekking pole 

➔ Rain cover (in monsoon)

➔ Essential toiletries like sunscreen, moisturizer, toothbrush and paste, toilet paper, etc. 

➔ Cutlery is like a lunch box, mug, spoon, water bottle, etc.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 30 days prior to the date of departure, would levy 20% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made 15-30 days prior to the date of departure, would levy 30% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made 7-15 days prior to the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made 0-7 days prior to the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be cancelled.
  • In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveller an alternative that is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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  • Carrying minimum weight will save your physical efforts.
  • The trails go through the forest so try to avoid any kind of activity which is against the law.
  • The trekking area is an eco-sensitive zone so do not dispose of plastic waste without information. If it is urgent then ask your team leader/Guide/Group Leader. 
  • Do not litter here and there.
  • If there is any kind of signboard or warning board read it carefully and follow the same written on it.
  • Respect the rules made by an authority.
  • Follow the group rules. 
  • The trek package has two variations - with transport and without transport. 
  • Alcohol and smoking are not allowed.
  • Drugs and any kind of intoxicant are strictly prohibited. If someone is found with it then the trip will be canceled immediately without any kind of refund.
  • The decision of the trek leader will be final and binding. so follow the rules made and explained by him. 
  • Trekking itineraries may be changed due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather, cancellations, restrictions, etc. We will provide you with the next best alternatives in such cases. 
  • Trek Leader has the responsibility of the whole group to make the journey enjoyable and safe so kindly cooperate. 
  •  Delays may occur due to weather conditions so in any case if there is any difficulty occurring due to this please have patience and cooperation. 
  • Any person with health conditions like Asthma etc is advised not to go for this expedition. However, if they so decide, it is at their own risk. 
  • No matter how cold it is, do not wear thermals while trekking. 
  • Please take care of your own baggage. 
  • Consult a physician before embarking on the trek. 
  • If you opt for a homestay, treat the hosts with respect and communicate with them comfortably!
  • Connectivity on this trek is not available so it will be better to inform your loved ones or relatives before ascending the trek from the base camp about the situation so they will not worry about you.
  • Before renting any kind of trekking gear check it properly whether it is in working condition or not.
  • Keep hydrated yourself with water but not in excess. Drinking water sip by sip it will help to ascend the trek and avoid getting dehydrated.
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