Easiest winter trek of India
Trek Distance: 23 KM
Max Altitude: 3810 M
Starting Point: Sankri
Number of Days: 5 Days
+ Rs. 900.00 Single Accommodation Tent
+ Rs. 1224 Backpack Offloading
+ Rs. 2200 Dehradun - Dehradun
+ Rs. 206 Mandatory Insurance
Kedarkantha Trek is one of the most loved treks for winter and best place for trekking in Uttarakhand. If you want to experience snow and want to experience the beauty of the mighty Himalayas, then this trek is for you only. The region gives trekkers a special opportunity to encounter the most remote existence of the towns in the deep winter!
Feel the blessings of Lord Shiva at the height of 3800M. Kedarkantha is in the Sankri Region of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakand. This region comes under Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, and if you are lucky then you may get a chance to encounter the flora and fauna of Himalayas. The Kedarkantha trek is a joy for mountain lovers who need to investigate every bit of the landscape. Beginning this trek will be probably the best choice for you as it will take you through the thick blue-cedar backwoods, which will then enter into Bugyals also known as alpine meadows which are covered by a thick layer of fresh snow from December to March. There are camping sites on the way to Kedarkantha like Juda ka Talab, Hargaon and Kedarkantha Base Camp which offer scenic views.
Why winter is the best time for doing Kedarkantha Trek?
It is well known that the amazing Kedarkantha trek begins from mid-December and proceeds till March-end. As you make the trail up to 10000 feet, you will start to see snow on your way - snow-clad mountain summits and woods of cedar trees completely covered with snow. As you arrive at the Bugyals or Alpine Meadows, you will see yourself during the white snow wherever you look around.
This captivating scene is unquestionably worth, despite all the trouble. Surrounded and covered by tall cedar trees which are completely covered with snow, stunning peaks and Bugyals make it one of the most looked treks for after winter in India.
In this way, to go on the best winter trip, you should join us in December till March-end. For any individual who loves the chilly climate, the Kedarkantha trek wins the race, as you can enjoy a view of snow with the trekking trail.
Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri/Taluka (7-8 hours/ Drive: 200 km)
After your arrival at Dehradun Railway Station or Airport, you will board the taxi. You will start driving towards Sankri village. On the way, you will pass through places like Vikas Nagar, Kalsi, Lakhamandal, Naugaon, Purola, Mori.
On the way to Sankri, you will be driving along Yamuna and Tons river. You will find yourself passing through dense pine forests. and then finally you will reach Sankri after a tiring 8 hours drive. You can check in to the homestay.
The last ATM is at Purola so please keep the case money as required. Stay in Lodge or Homestay.
Note* The booking will not include lunch for the day. It's all-inclusive from Sankri, we will take care of your meals and lodging.
Altitude: 1950 m
Day 2: Sankri to Juda ka Talab (4-5 hours/Trek: 4 km)
After having morning breakfast, you will start your trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab. You will cover 4 Kms and it will take you around 5 hrs.
After a 4 km trek, you will reach your destination of the day "Juda Ka Talab". It is said that Lord Shiva opened a small lock of his hair here and when Lord Shiva dripped water from his hair that formed a huge lake and this is the reason this lake is named Juda Ka Talab.
Just outside your camps, you will witness the shining frozen lake.
Stay in camps at Juda Ka Talab campsite.
Trek: 4 km / 4-5 hrs
Altitude: 2800 m
Day 3: Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp (4-5 hours/Trek: 4 km)
Trek for around 4-5 hours and you will reach Kedarkantha Base Camp. The total distance you will cover today is around 4 Kms.
In today's trek, you will definitely submerge yourself in the beautiful patches of green grass surrounded by snow all around. You will find shepherd huts on the way to Kedarkantha base camp where you can comfort yourself during harsh climatic conditions.
The gorgeous view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Swargarohini, Bandarpunchh, Kala Nag and Ranglana will take your breath away.
When you reach your campsite your day 3 will end with a delicious dinner served to you by our expert cooks.
Trek: 4-5 hours / 4 km
Altitude: 343o m
Day 4: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Kedarkantha Peak to Base Camp (6-7 hours / 6 km)
Today you will start climbing the peak and will come back to base camp again. It takes around 7 hours to complete.
You will have to wake up early around 2 am in morning and start your trek right away since it's going to take around 7 to 8 hours to get to the summit today. And we want you to see the mesmerizing sunrise from the mountains of the Yamunotri and Gangotri range. You can also see Kinner Kailash ranges.
Spend some time at the summit have your breakfast there. Talk to the unknowns as you will find yourself surrounded by a group of people. After spending few hours you will start descending the same way down to the Kedakantha Base Camp.
After reaching the campsite enjoy your evening in front of a bonfire and your day will end with a delicious dinner
Trek: 6-7 hours / 6 km
Altitude: 3800 m
Day 5: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Sankri (6-7 hours/ 7 km)
Today you will return after having your breakfast in the morning. The trek will be an easy trek today and you will reach Sankri by evening.
While trekking back to Osla, you will dive into the beauty of magnificent valleys, picturesque landscapes, a wilderness full of flora and fauna and etc.
After your arrival at Sakri, you will spend your nights either in the rest houses.
Trek: 7 km
Stay: Rest House
Altitude: 2950 m
Day 6: Sankri to Dehradun ( 7-8 hours / 200 km)
You will have a mouth-watering breakfast in the morning at Sankri and then you will board the taxi to Dehradun. You will drive on the same road along with the Tons and Yamuna river and you will arrive in Dehradun by around late afternoon or evening.
After reaching Dehradun your Kedarkantha trek comes to an end with beautiful memories.
Included in the package
Certified Trek Leaders are provided to you by Walking The Himalayas.
All the trekking essentials like Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons, Liners, Cutlery, etc.
All the staff members from team Walking The Himalayas are experienced that includes Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters.
We promise our travellers to provide delicious, hygienic & nutritious meals during the trek that includes morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & dinner).
Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.
All forest permits and camping charges.
Not included in the package
Transport to and from Sankri – Walking The Himalayas will arrange shared taxis for trekkers. These shared taxis will pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station or Airport. Taxi from Dehradun to Sankri costs around Rs. 6000 - 7000 per taxi and Rs. 9000 - 10000 per tempo one way. So if you are in a group of 6 - 10 persons then a taxi/tempo will cost around 1000 per person for one side.
Food during transit to and from the base camp – Walking the Himalayas doesn't include meals purchased during the journey to Sankri and back.
Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1,500 - 2000. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 - 10 kgs. Walking The Himalayas does not allow Suitcases/Strollers/Duffel bags during the trek, so if you are bringing these then you have to take care on your own. These charges can vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Sankri (Rs.350 per day inclusive of taxes).
Personal expenses - Your trekking package doesn't include any kind of personal expenses.
If your trek gets called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.) we will not refund your money. Instead of money, Walking The Himalayas will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. You can easily redeem that voucher for the same amount for any of the treks available at the same price.
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Trek cancellation due to weather:
In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, you can opt for the same trek again throughout your lifetime on all our fixed departures for the same trek.
This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.
This is non-transferable.