Kedarkantha Trek

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Kedarkantha Trek

Duration 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Starts From Dehradun to Dehradun

Trek Details


Treking distance- 20 Km

Difficulty level- Easy to Moderate

Best time to visit - Oct, Nov , Dec ,Jan to Feb

Highest altitude 12,500 feet

Cost of treking - ₹ 8500/

TRIP Inclusions

Accomodation

Hotel/Homestay/Camping

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Forest permits

All types of forest permits

Tour guide

Experienced crew and staff

Overview

Kedarkanta trek is said to be the queen of trekking destinations in the Uttarkashi belt of Uttarakhand. It is at 12,500 ft and is one of the most beautiful treks, especially in winters when the snow is knee-deep, the trek goes through the pine forests making one feel the best. The distance is 20 km only. The endurance level of the Kedarkanta trek is easy, nothing hard, unlike other trekking destinations. On the summit, you will get to see the cosmic sky, snow paths, the scent of pine forests, tranquil rivers, and too many mythological stories by the locals, if you are a believer you will have an ear full of those stories.
The best way to go is by Sankri village, it is also the place where you will have your night stay, from there on in the morning trek will start to Saur village and start ascending many suspension bridges, and small villages along the way.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Dehradun to Sankri/ Kotgaon
  • Day 02 : Sankri/kotgaon to Juda-ka-talab
  • Day 03 : Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base
  • Day 04 : Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Peak to Hargaon
  • Day 05 : Hargaon - Sankri/Kotgaon to Dehradun

Inclusion

  • Veg Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner
  • Tents(Quad/Triple)
  • Gears: Micro Spikes and Gaiters according to the conditions
  • Convenience in Home stay/Hotels (Quad/Triple/)
  • Experienced and Qualified Guides
  • Forest permits
  • Clinical offices - First Aid Kits, Oxymeter, portable oxygen cylinders
  • Clean Camps and Hotels

Itinerary

Day 01 : Dehradun to Sankri/ Kotgaon

Height: 6,400 feet

220 km drive i.e. almost 10 hours

Dehradun will be the meeting point

The time of arrival at Sankri would be around 5:00 pm

Your experience will begin from Rishikesh for the Kedar Kantha Winter Snow Trek. All the trekkers want to reach at Rishikesh earlier than 6 am due to the fact until 06:30 am, we are able to begin our force to Sankri. You want to recognise that the space among Rishikesh to Sankri is nearly 170km with a purpose to take about 10 hours to reach. Sankri is positioned at the National Highway 123 and is a lovely force. While riding from Rishikesh to Sankri, you'll be spell-bounded with the splendor of valleys in addition to forests. Before achieving Sankri approximately 22km, all of the trekkers gets an superb feeling of serene Himalayas in addition to greenery. You can even encounter Govind National Park that is famous for its large series of Flora. In this park, you may locate the Flora that is to be had handiest on this area and nowhere else withinside the country.


Day 02 : Sankri/kotgaon to Juda-ka-talab

Height: 6,400 feet to 9,100 feet

4 km trek which requires almost 5 hours

The way goes through the dense forest delivering the excellent view

First campsite

On day 2, you may start the trek in the direction of Juda Ka Talab that is placed at an altitude of 9,one hundred feet. Till afternoon, you may cowl nearly 5km which takes five hours however this will additionally range at the functionality of the trekker. Get ready to enjoy a lot of adventures on the trail. While walking, snow and dust may bother you a part but the guides will assist you, so don't worry. The trek will begin with a stunning pine and maple wooded area that is teeming with wildlife to lead along pastures. As you move uphill, you can see some stunning huts on the edge of the fields. In winters, you could see a sheet of ice rather than water, providing you with an eye-catchy view. This lake additionally has a large herbal tunnel that gives water to the villagers.


Day 03 : Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base

Height: from 9,100 feet to almost 11,250 feet

4 km trek i.e. approx 2.5 hours

Attractions- Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana that make this trek worth travelling for

Juda's Pond Trial Maine passes through beautiful forests of oak, birch and pine trees. Juda Ka Talab is one of the most admired destinations within the Kedarkantha trek. It makes even more profit in winters in which it is completely frozen.
Kedarkantha trek offers you the unsurpassed splendor, marvelous perspectives of captivating villages, meadows, snow paths, dramatic panorama dotted with lovable lakes, mountains, tranquil rivers and the notable Himalayan peaks.


Day 04 : Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Peak to Hargaon

Height: 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet then travel to 8,900 feet

6 km trek, approx 7 hours

Explore time at the summit enhancing the beauty of nature and then a way back to the base camp by noon for lunch

Reach Hargaon by evening

Head out early withinside the moring round three am, get your head lamps geared up and overcome the mountain. We see the solar growing from at the back of the ones icy mountains turing the complete degrees right into a coloration of orange like a burning lava. It is a deal with to the eyes wherein one forgets the whole lot and simply enjoys the splendor that nature has to provide. On the manner Kedarkantha Peak Summit Each of the campsite is thought for its herbal splendor all round. The path gives shepherd huts, lovely white snow included floor and the view of the entire path of the summit point. You also can experience the splendor of the meadows all round on the equal time.


Day 5: Hargaon - Sankri/kotgaon to Dehradun

Height: 8,900 feet to 6,400 feet

6 km trek, approx 4 hours

Descend 2500 feet through dense pine forests

Distance: 220 km drive, approx 10 hours

You will be dropped at Dehradun station where the beautiful journey will end

your jeep straight Set out for a driveway to Dehradun. between 6.00 to 7.00 pm Arrive Dehradun.


Exclusion

  • Anything not mention in inclusion
  • Food during Transportation
  • Any sort of personal Expenses
  • Unscheduled or extended stay due to road blockage and Landslides
  • Mule/porter charges (Personal), Back pack offloading Charges
  • Cost of Evacuation if there should arise situation of emergency

How to Reach

At first, you have to arrive at Rishikesh, after that THC crew will deal with your further itinerary.
1. Take Cab/Bus/Train to reach Rishikesh
2. We generally suggest going for the govt. Transports over the private ones outside the bus stop as founded on the experience we have observed that there are exceptionally high possibilities of delay to reach destination and charges are a bit high . Likewise, govt. Transports are more trustworthy. Whichever transport you take, simply try to arrive at Rishikesh to at least by 05:30 am
first you need to arrive at Rishikesh, after that THC will deal with your further itinerary.
3. Take flight to Dehradun air terminal (Jolly Grant Airport) and drive to Rishikesh (20 km, 30 min), In case you are coming by flight, come one day ahead of schedule.
Drop
After morning tea move further to Rishikesh (breakfast and lunch on the way) Reach Rishikesh by 6:30 pm Drop off point is Roadways Bus station Plan your further travel after 7:00 pm.

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Cancellation and refund policy

Cancelling a trek/tour in himalayas is like a real pain when you have been planning of it since a long time. So to make it more convenient for the trekkers we introduce easy cancellation policy. This Policy is effective only as per your booking date.


1. If you are cancelling your trek prior 15 days from your trek date, then we provide you with the FULL REFUND.


2. If you are cancelling your trek within 15 days from your trek date, then there will be NO REFUND.


3. If you want to change the date of your trek, then it should only be done before 20 days from your trek date.


4. THC holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.


5. If we cancel/postpone our trek on the day of departure due to uncertain natural calamity or circumstances I( landslide, heavy rain ) in that case your total amount that you paid prior would be refunded within 3 working days.

Mythology

When you reach Juda ka Talab a lake where it is believed Shiva untied his long locks and squeezed the water out of his locks to form a lake. Overnight stay in camps near the lake will make you experience a life which was hundreds of years ago, with starlit skies and frozen snow lake. In the morning the trekking journey will take you towards the peak of Kedarkanta, on the way, there is a good possibility of snow rains, if that is heavy, there are Van Gujjar huts for shelter. You will be seeing imposing views of bigger mountains nearby such as Banderpoonch, Kala Nag, Swargarohini, Ranglana, and such, you can keep taking selfies from here.

The villagers have been living there since the Mahabharata times, they are not by the modern times and lifestyles of people from other parts of India. They are ingenious from the Himalayas.

Kedarkanta

Upon reaching the tent at the campsite at Kedarkanta you can have a sumptuous vegetarian meal and retire for the night after some fun. The trek to the summit is mesmerizing, to say the least, the nearby peaks radiate great amounts of positive energy, and if it is a full moon night, nothing glows as much as snow-capped giant mountains reflecting moonlight. Though the trek can be made around the year, the motorable road to Sankri is blocked with thick snowfall in the late winter season, even reaching Sankri becomes a task. Kedarkanta is filled with snow from December to April almost every year. Experienced trekkers would recommend newbies and inexperienced ones to start with Kedarkanta before embarking on bigger and tougher trekking expeditions. Since the height is quite high, snow leopards and Himalayan black bears are likely to be there on the way, it is always best to take an experienced trekking guide for a safe and pleasurable trekking experience. The trekking expeditions are always made in a group to make everybody feel safer and more enjoyable. You should start taking to trekking for that memorable experience.