Kedarkantha Trek Important Facts:
Kedarkantha peak height: 12,500 ft
Kedarkantha trek distance: 23 kms Approx.
Kedarkantha is not just a trend starter but also one of the most popular and best winter treks of India. There are various reasons for this.
It has gained its popularity due to the views, terrain, flora, fauna and easy with which someone can complete it.
The name of this trek is derived from two words Kedar + Kantha, literal meaning – ‘Throat of Lord Shiva’. This trek has a whole lot of fascinating mythical stories attached to it.
Kedarkantha is not to be confused with Kedarnath, as these two are completely different.
This 6 days long trek takes place in Govind Pashu Vihar National Park. As you begin your climb up the trek, you will be able to view peaks of Swargarohini, Bandarpunch, Kalanag, and Draupadi ka Danda around you on all days of your trek. The star studded sky in the night is one of the best that you will ever see.
On your way up, you will come across large clearings or open grounds that will provide you not just excellent view but also a sense of nature’s beauty.
The place was initially just a grazing ground for shepherds and a temple for villagers. Over the period it has gained its popularity among trekkers and turned into a buzzing place for tourists.
Thanks to the thrill thirsty Indians!
One of the earliest discovered commercial winter treks in India, Kedarkantha peak has held mind and heart of millions of Indian trekkers throughout its history.
The sheer beauty it holds captivates your eyes and heart.
Trekking on Kedarkantha is much more than what it looks over a couple of photos on your screen. It gives you a sense of satisfaction and achievement.
Kedarkantha is an all-round year trek and however, the views you will get to see depends on the weather conditions.
The temperature during summer months varies from 10 – 20 degrees Celsius.
The warm weather and ample of sunshine results in lush green landscapes and trees filled with leaves and flowers.
One of the best things about Kedarkantha trek in summers is the flourishing trees and flowers. While trekking, you pass through several trails of stunning rhododendrons and gorgeous oak trees.
As the temperature remains very moderate, the entire route becomes extraordinarily colorful too.
During winters Kedarkantha trek is packed with heavy snow and offers your beautiful views of snow-topped Himalayan mountains.
Sun’s reflection from the snow studded mountains makes the mountains glow.
The weather becomes extremely cold in winters and the actual temperature dips to -5 degrees in winter. Due to wind gusts, the temperature feels like -10 to -15 degrees.
Your campsites are placed in grounds full of snow. An itinerary planned for half-day treks and balance half rest period make sure that you get ample time to enjoy the snow.
This trek in itself is a beautiful trek, but the experience varies with the changes in the season.
People who like to trek amidst the green environment with comfortable weather, summer is a good time to take on this trek.
But if you are looking for some excitement, we at Moustache Escapes suggest you to opt for winter. The fresh snow fall, trees covered with snow makes it an amazing time to visit the place during the winters.
Though it is difficult to set out a particular month as the best time to undertake this adventure, but the majority of the trekkers choose winters to conquer this peak.
The entire trek is located in one single national park which is Govind Pashu Vihar National Park, and terrain changes according to the height. The trek takes you from Sankri (located at a height of 6455 ft.) to Kedarkantha summit (located at a height of 12,500 ft.)
The trekking starts with a steep gradient for a short distance and then eases itself during the middle sections.
Kedarkantha trek route comprises of several narrow streams and at times the terrain becomes slippery and muddy.
The terrain also has some rocky patches and you might encounter several boulders marking your way. The last one KM climb to the summit is the steepest one and takes the longest time.
The best thing about this terrain is the flora and fauna that you encounter on the way. The trek route has ample of oak, walnut, chestnuts, maple and apple trees.
Majority of the trail is fairly easy but sometimes it turns into a little harder ascend. Especially during the summit climb, the trail becomes steep, but because you have ample time, trekking over that trail is not a problem.
While you are in Sankri, we provide you with extremely hygienic and clean rooms at the guesthouses with proper bathing facilities.
One of our specialities is the dual occupancy tents. We provide you the best of alpine dome winter camps in India with the maximum capacity of two trekkers.
Of course, if you wish to stay in triple occupancy tent, we can surely arrange that for you.
The best thing about a trek is the night sky in the clear weather that you encounter and the glowing tents.
At 12,000ft and clear skies, you can fulfil your star gazing dreams with a sky full of stars that you never see in a city sky.
Well, our campsites our placed at ideal spots from where you can experience the perfect stargazing moment.
Trekking in the wild also teaches us a lot of things. One of them is to adjust in the most vulnerable situations.
At high altitudes there is no permanent construction, hence there are only dry toilet facilities.
A vegetarian healthy diet helps keeps your bowel movements in order throughout the expedition. Your food consists of lentils, chapattis, cooked vegetables and rice.
This trek is one of the most magnificent treks in the entire Himalayas. This is the perfect trek to get started on your kedarkanta trekking expeditions.
For further queries regarding Kedarkanthan Trekking Trek Height, Kedarkantha trek package, Kedarkantha trek cost, Kedarkantha trek itinerary and Kedarkantha trek map, call us or write to us today!
From Sankri to Sankri - Rs.4699 + GST
From Dehradun to Dehradun - Rs.6699 + GST
Trek ends here!!
From Dehradun to Rishikesh - Rs.7699 + GST
Trek ends here!!
Before booking a cab or bus to or from Sankri, it is advisable to contact the trek operator first as they have the local transport facility running which usually borne and shared between the trekkers.
1. Shirts/T-shirts –2/3, Jeans/Trekking Pants -2
2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
3. Warm and thick Fleece/Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)
5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
6. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
8. Raincoat/Poncho, Small quick dry towel
9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty plastic bottels bottles!!)
10. Cap/Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
11. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick/Trekking pole
12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch/Flashlight (with extra batteries)
13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
14. Personal toiletries
15. Day pack/small bag in case if you are planning to offload your regular backpack
16. Hand Sanitizer
17. Extra face masks
18. Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)
1. You will be greeted by our trek team on your arrival to Sankri.
2. All stays included from Sankri to Sankri on sharing basis:
3. Guest house on day 1
4. Alpine/Dome tents on day 2, 3, 4.
5. Hotel on Day 5 (Only applicable for option 2)
6. All meals included from Day 1 dinner to Day 5 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.
7. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route
8. Hot water in buckets can be provided on request depending on availability while staying at guest houses in Sankri only.
9. Kitchen, dining and toilet tents will be used during the trek.
10. Cooks/Helper for carrying common equipment like rations/tents/utensils/groceries.
11. All trek essentials included–
Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc
Safety equipment - microspikes, gaiters as per requirements and basic first aid kit with a portable oxygen cylinder.
12. Permit - forest and camping fee included.
1. The above trek charges do not include the GST charges (5%).
2. Transportation - The charges of transportation on day 1 and 6 are to be borne and shared between the trekkers.
3. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.
4. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.
5. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.
6. Separate tents on request, will be charged extra (INR 1,500 per tent)
1. If cancellations are made 26 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.
2. If cancellations are made between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 25% of the total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee.
3. If cancellations and rescheduling are made within 7 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
4. Guest can reschedule the tour/trek/activity between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity (Depending on the availability), after this period no rescheduling can be done and no amount can be refunded.
5. Rescheduling of the tour/trek/activity is applicable only once, after that if you want to cancel or reschedule the trek/tour/activity again, it will not be possible and no refund will be processed.
6. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 26 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get canceled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.
7. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.
8. In case if your tour/trek/activity gets cancelled because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes between 0-7 days from your date of travel, you will be eligible to reschedule the date of your trek/tour/activity or you can get a credit note of the amount paid, however no cash refund will be possible in this case.
9. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.
10. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.
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Answer: In case if you opt for transport with us then the pickup point will be the Dehradun Railway Station
Answer: You will reach Sankri at around 12 or 1 in noon followed by the leisure stay and on Day 6 it's an 8-10 hour drive back to Dehradun
Answer: You must carry your valid government-issued ID proof and their copies. Note - PAN card copies will not be accepted as it does not have the local address mentioned.
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