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Kedarkantha Trek

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  • 5- days
  • Max People : 30
  • Min Age : 8
  • Highest : 6000 Ft -12500 Ft
  • 8°c To 25°c
  • Difficulty : Easy

Situated in the lofty Garhwal Himalayas, the Kedar Kantha peak offers a very Accessible trek, any time of the year. The trek takes you on a memorable journey starting with the Govind national park which is a treasure house of Flora and fauna such as leopards, bears, musk deers, and many birds! The uniqueness of this trek lies in the way it mixes beautiful scenery with a Challenging route. Days will be warm but nights are to watch out for as Sub−zero temperatures are a common phenomenon. All the challenges aside,
At an altitude of 3800m/12,500 feet, the trek promises a sweeping view from the Peak.

Basic essentials

  • Back Pack & Rain Cover (50-60 liter)
  • Day Pack & Rain Cover (20-30 liter, If you hire mule or porter)
  • Couple of water bottles (Avoid BisleriBottles)
  • Hiking Shoes (Should be water proof and ankle support)
  • Torch (With extra batteries)
  • Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
  • Personal Medical kit (If you required)
  • Original ID Card

Clothing essentials

  • Trek Pants – 2 Nos. (Avoid Jeans, Shorts, Capri, Fitting Denims)
  • T-shirts – 4 Nos. (2 Full Sleeves, 2 Half Sleeves)
  • Sweater – 2 Nos. (1 Fleece, 1 Woolen)
  • Jacket – 2 Nos. (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
  • Thermal Wear – 1 Nos.
  • Gloves – 2 Nos. (1 Woolen, 1 Waterproof)
  • Socks – 5 Nos. (3 Cotton, 2 Woolen)
  • Warm Inner wears
  • Rain Coat / Poncho – 1 Nos.
  • Handkerchief/towels – 1 Nos.
  • Slippers – 1 Nos.

Protect Your Head

  • UV sunglasses – 1 Nos.
  • Caps – 2 Nos. (1 Sun Cap, 1 WoolenCap)
  • Balaclava – 1 Nos.

Personal Utilities

  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Body Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Sanitizer
  • Cameras
  • Toilet Paper & Wipes
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Books (If you like reading)
  • Music Instruments (Guitar, Flute)
Itinerary

Day 1DEHRADUN - SANKRI (2000M) 9HR DRIVE

The journey will start at 7.00 am from Dehradun Railway Station to Sankri and it will take around 9 hrs. We will drive via Dehradun and Mussoorie, alongside the Yamuna, and also passes by beautiful pine forests. On reaching Sankri, we will explore the scenic hamlet to prepare for the trek. Overnight stay at Sankri.

Day 2SANKRI (2000M) – SHEPHERD CAMP (2900M, TREK/3-4 HRS)

After having breakfast, we will set out on a moderate hike which, for the most part, goes through the forest. We will walk to Saur village and then climb up till we reach a small pond, Juda-ka-Talab, which is frozen during winters. As we continue climbing up, we will get fleeting glimpses of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. One more hour of hiking will take us to the meadows where we will camp overnight, in tents.

Day 3SHEPHERD CAMP (2900M) – BASE CAMP KEDARKANTHA (3400M,TREK/5HRS)

Kedar Kantha base becomes our destination for the day and we start for it post breakfast. Today
will be a busy day for the shutterbugs as the trek route is beautiful with open views on all sides and
vast snow fields decorated with green patches. However, our destination is even more impressive. Imagine vast open, snow fields, the size of two football fields, a stream running by, and misty mountains forming the background − this is the Kedar Kantha base where we will camp overnight in tents. We told you it was impressive!

Day 4BASE CAMP - KEDAR KANTHA PEAK (3800M) - JUDA KA TALAB

Now imagine, if the Kedar Kantha base is that stunning, what will the view from the summit be like? The distance to the summit is not long but the climb is steep and depending upon the snow conditions then, we will pick the best route − and it will take about 2−3 hours. As for the view from the top − you will
be able to see all the mountains of the Yamunotri, Gangotri, and the Kinner Kailash range, plus the valleys. Next, we will descend the peak and trek all the way down to Juda−ka−Talab or an alternate campsite, depending on which route we choose. Overnight in tents.

Day 5JUDA KA TALAB – SANKRI – DEHRADUN / 2 HR TREK / 8 HRDRIVE

Today, we have a short trek and drive straight to Dehradun. You will reach Dehradun at 9.00 pm. The glorious trip ends here.

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FAQ

What is the fitness level required for the Kedarkantha Trek and how hard is the trek?

This trek is easy to moderate and meant for everyone, right from fit/adventurous to seasoned hikers.

Which is the best time for Kedarkantha Trek?

December to April

When to Book this Trek?

What is the maximum altitude point of Kedarkantha Trek?

Kedarkantha Peak – 3800m

How to Reach Dehradun?

Dehradun is around 250km from Delhi by road. So many trains are well connected to
Dehradun and as well Haridwar, which is 50km away from Dehradun. The nearest airport is
Jolly Grand Airport.

Which transport you provide from Delhi to Sankri & Return?

Tempo Traveller / Tata Sumo / Bolero

What will be the daytime and nigh temperature?

During day time the temperature will be around 8° to 12° and during night it will fall down to
-5°

Are trekking shoes mandatory?

Trekking shoes are not mandatory but, it will make the trek comfortable. Take a shoe with a
good grip and high ankle support. It would be better if the shoes are waterproof.

Arethere any provisions for taking bath?

There is a bath facility at only our base camp Sankri.

What is the size of trekking group?

20 to 30 People

How many guides are there in one group?

2 guides

Are accommodation for men and womenseparate?

Yes, men and women will not be sharing tents, unless they want

What kind of food you provide during the trek?

We provide food for 4 times in a day i.e. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner.

Do I need to carry any documents with me?

Carry an original ID card and a photograph.

Do you provide toilet tents?

Yes we do provide Toilet tents

Can we expect rains/snowfall during the trek?

Yes, Sudden weather changes are expected, always carry a light rain coat or waterproof
windcheater/poncho.

Is there any mobile network connectivity?

In Sankri you will only get BSNL mobile network. In other locations you won’t have any
network.

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Equipments

QUECHUA ARPENAZ XL 3 TENT

We use a quality Quechua Arpenaz XL3 tent. These tents are Water-resistant, Waterproof, and validated in the laboratory test mission. The area under the roof breathable polyester double prevents water droplets resulting from condensation, which is deposited on the inner face of the double roof. The ventilation element in the spare one and two ventilation parts on both sides of the entry to limit condensation and air fresheners.

FORCLAZ -5° LIGHT HIKING SLEEPING BAG

This sleeping bag is comfortable in temperature −5˚C/Limit temperature
11˚C & Can be twinned to sleep 2 people. Link a right zip bag to a leG zip
bag. Inner fabric: 100% polyamide. Outer fabric: 100% polyester insert:
100% polyamide and wadding: 100% polyester. The minimum
temperature at which a user feels comfortable overall − neither hot nor
cold − while huddled up in the sleeping bag (as determined for an
average male user under normal conditions of use).

 

HIKING POLE

This is a very important thing to have a hiking poles during the trek. It gives a
support to Hiker all along the trek with comfort. This high-quality pole is
made of durable lightweight aluminum − Poles extend from 25.5 to 53
inches (approximately). Poles contain anti−shock springs for more
comfortable trekking. Durable tips for less forgiving surfaces, rubber foot
for flat surfaces, and optional snow disk for use on soGer ground
coverings.

 

CRAMPONS

A crampon is a traction device that is attached to footwear to improve
mobility on snow and ice during ice climbing. Not only are crampons
used during ice climbing, but they are also used for secure travel on snow
and ice, such as crossing glaciers, snowfields and ice fields, ascending
snow slopes, and scaling ice−covered rock.

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