WSR Kedarkantha Trek 22nd – 26th December 2019
Duration: 5 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy
Highest Altitude: 3,810 M / 12,500 Ft.
Trekking Distance: 20 Kilometers
Cost: 8,500/- Per Person
8,300/- WSR Members
Kedarkantha Trek is one of the classic gems of winter treks in the Himalayas. When it comes to trekking in India in winter, the Kedarkantha trek might be your best bet. With falling winter snow it’s an attractive pictorial view and what’s more attractive, is the view of the Mighty Himalayas from the trails right to the top lying at the altitude of 3,810 meters/ 12,500 feet. This trek is recommended for all adventure souls who like snow and High Mountains, irrespective of your experience. Beginners are more than welcome to go on this beautiful trek. This trek has the beautiful campsites in the Himalayas, where every site is unique in its own way and does not match the beauty with any other campsites in the journey. This summit is effortlessly accessible any time of the year and offers trekkers a different serene experience in different seasons. In the end, the trail leaves you at the best point of rocky snow included summit from wherein trekkers are rewarded with remarkable 360° bird’s eye views of DhaulaDhar ranges and Godly peaks like Swargarohini, Banderpooch, and Black Peak.
Day 1: Arrival at Sankri (1,950 m / 6,400 ft.); 188 Km drive from Dehradun
The drive from Dehradun to Sankri is an enchanting hill drive of 8-9 hours stretching over 188 Km ride via Mussoorie, Damta, Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Naitwar. You will see the beautiful valleys and forest cover throughout the journey. Sankri is a little village within the Uttarkashi district of Uttrakhand and the last road head to Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. Stay will be in Guest House/Home Stay/Camp on sharing basis. The trail will commence the next morning at 07:00 AM with light breakfast and a brief session of Kedarkantha trek by Trekkaro team. The cab will be arranged at an additional cost from Dehradun Railway station to Sankri(One Way) at 06:30 AM. Cost of the cab – Rs. 5,500/- per vehicle.
Day 2: Sankri (1,950 m / 6,400 ft.) to Juda Ka Talab (2,773 m / 9,100 ft.)
Initially, the trek from Sankri village to Juda Ka Talab will give you altitude rise of about 2700 ft., this is about 4-5 hours of the trek through the dense forest trees and the thick carpet of maple and pine leaves all brown in color and witness the captivating beauty of nature. The trail goes through Saud village and which is a mild climb. Juda Ka Talab campsite will be surrounded by tall pine and oak trees and mountain slopes. Camp here for an overnight stay, enjoy the serenity scattered around this place with evening sunset and glittering sunrise in the morning.
Day 3: Juda Ka Talab (2,773 m / 9,100 ft.) to Kedarkantha Base Camp (3,429 m / 11,250 ft.)
Today’s trail is short and again begins through dense forests of pine and oak trees only and through the steep ridge and much more dense areas, it takes 2-3 hours to reach the open highlands below the summit. This is one of the greatest stretches in this trek as the natural beauty is unbelievable and promises to depart behind an unforgettable reminiscence. As you move ahead into forest abruptly at the end forest trails you begin to see an extensive meadow stretching in front of mighty Dhauladhar Ranges. This camping site has tremendous picturesque views and is the main highlight of the trek. You can roam around this place without any difficulty and can soak all the fresh tidings of nature’s gift. Camp here for overnight stay.
Day 4: Kedarkantha Base Camp (3,429 m / 11,250 ft.) to Kedarkantha Summit (3,810 m / 12,500 ft.) and descend to Hargaon (2,575 m / 8,450 ft.)
It is a long day today, but the excitement of the journey and conquering the peak would be far greater and much more worthy in compared to the challenges that lay ahead for the visitors. The climb is steep however absolutely worthwhile and one with rewarding views. As soon as you move slowly dense forest trails surrounding by Pine trees start to disappear slowly. It takes about 2 hours to reach there. On the summit, you are surrounded by mountain valleys and ranges. Panoramic sights of mighty Himalayas range mixed with dark blue and white clouds scattered like a painting sketched by nature just for you. You will see the Dhauladhar range, Chainsheel Pass, Har ki Dun valley and Rupin valley. Swargarohini also comes into view along with Black Peak and Bandarpoonch. Some of the other peaks you see include Gangotri, Jaonti, Yamnotri, Jorkanden and Draupadi ka Danda. After spending some time on the top, you head back to the campsite, have lunch at a middle point of descending at the basecamp and head towards Hargaon. After a wonderful day, spend the night in tents.
Day 5: Hargaon (2,575 m / 8,450 ft.) to Sankri (1,950 m / 6,400 ft.)
Today is the last day of the trek and you will be heading towards Sankri from where it all started approximately 6 km long trail counting about 4 hours. After breakfast, we will descend thru a more marked well-paved path, laden with stones. A trail further leads to a ridge from where you get an awesome view of Har Ki Dun valley. After reaching Sankri by noon, Participants can go to Dehradun, Cabs are frequent for Dehradun.
Things To Carry:
• Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Litres)
• Trekking Shoes
• Trekking Pole
• LED Torch
• One Water Bottle (one litre)
• Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
• Trekking Jacket
• Three (Five in winter) Warm Layers
• Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)
• Two collared t-shirts
• Sunscreeen Lotion (SPF 50/70)
• Lip Balm (SPF 30)
• Sun cap
• Synthetic hand gloves
• Two pair of Socks
• Daypack (20 litres), if you opt to offload your backpack
• Plastic cover (for wet clothes)
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving license or voters ID)
High Rated Equipment’s
Expert Trek Leader & Guide
Expenses to and from the base camp
Any Kind of insurance
Anything which is not mentioned in includes
For Booking and Registrations please contact Team WSR:
Harshaal: 9967899156 / 9173664008(Whatsapp)
Deepak: 9699648235 / 8830325868
if not reachable do sms or watsapp.
Email id: [email protected]
To Confirm your Seats please deposit Rs.10,000/- in the bank details mentioned below.
Account No: 363401000047
Name: Harshal Modi
IFS code: ICIC0003634
Once payment is done, please send an email to [email protected] with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number
Cancellation and Refund:
1. If cancellation done prior to 45 Days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 30 Days of outing 50% will be refunded
3. After that no refund will be provided
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.
How To Reach:
Jolly Grant airport is located 25 kilometers from the city, serving to Dehradun. Daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun.
Take the train from Delhi to Dehradun overnight
Nanda Devi Express(12205):- Departure:- 23:50; Arrival:- 05:40
Dehradun Express(12687):- Departure:- 21:10; Arrival:- 05:00
Regular bus service is available from Delhi (ISBT Kashmere Gate) to Dehradun. We suggest that you take only government buses from the ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses run from outside ISBT Kashmere Gate and they are not trustable.
Usually, the buses left you in the Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun railway station via Ola/Uber Cab/Auto Rickshaw/Shared Three Wheeler.
There is only one bus run by the Uttrakhand Government on a daily basis from Dehradun Railway Station to Sankri. The timing of the bus: 08:00 AM. You would reach the Sankri by 06:00 PM