Kedarkantha Trek Winter Special

Region: Uttarakhand

 

District: Uttarkashi

 

Duration: 5 Days

 

Difficulty Level: Easy

 

Highest Altitude: 3,810 M / 12,500 Ft.

 

Trekking Distance: 20 Kilometers

 

 

 

About:

 

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 its an attractive pictorial view and whats 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° birds eye views of DhaulaDhar ranges and Godly peaks like Swargarohini, Banderpooch, and Black Peak.

 

 

 

Kedarkantha Trek Highlights:

 

- Kedarkantha Trek is one of the most beautiful treks which take you to the land of some of the best views which you will cherish for a lifetime.

 

- This winter trek will take you through a journey of some of the unknown places with the best views of the mountains.

 

- During your trek, you will trek across some of the most beautiful sights with snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys, and frozen ponds.

 

- Get a chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region as you continue your trek.

 

- Each of the campsites is known for its amazing surroundings with the beauty of pine trees.

 

- Soak in the amazing beauty of the region while you continue trekking through the lush meadows, dense pine forests, cascading beautiful streams, and gorgeous maple trees.

 

 

 

Quick Facts:

 

Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C

 

Trekking distance:  20 km

 

Maximum Altitude: 12,500 ft

 

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

 

Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 

 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

 

Base Camp: Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)

 

ATM: Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins. 

 

 

 

Brief Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival at Sankri

 

Altitude: 6,400 feet

 

220 km drive - approx 10 hours

 

Trekkers will be picked from Dehradun at 6:30 am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle

 

Expected arrival time at Sankri 5:00 pm

 

BSNL network erratic

 

 

 

Day 2: Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab

 

Altitude: 6,400 feet to 9,100 feet

 

4 kms trek, approx 5 hours

 

The trail passes through dense pine forests, maple trees, few streams and finally, opens out to beautiful meadows

 

Stay in tents

 

 

 

Day 3: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base

 

Altitude: 9,100 feet to 11,250 feet

 

4 kms trek, approx 2.5 hours

 

Most of todays trail is on a ridge, under oak trees

 

You will also pass through some meadows where you can spot shepherd log huts

 

Peaks:- Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag, and Ranglana stand among the others

 

Stay in tents

 

 

 

Day 4: Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha peak; descend to Hargaon camp

 

Altitude: 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet to 8,900 feet

 

6 kms trek, approx 7 hours

 

Spend some time at the summit and descend back to the base camp by noon for lunch

 

Post lunch, descend down to Hargaon

 

Reach Hargaon by evening

 

Stay in tents

 

 

 

Day 5: Hargaon camp to Sankri

 

Altitude: 8,900 feet to 6,400 feet

 

6 kms trek, approx 4 hours

 

Descend 2500 feet through dense pine forests

 

 

 

Day 6: Departure day (Sankri to Dehradun)

 

Distance: 220 km drive, approx 10 hours

 

You will be dropped at Dehradun station in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle

 

Note: On Day 6, youll reach Dehradun between 6 pm and 7 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.

 

 

 

COSTS INCLUSION 

 

All transfers in shared Taxi PICKUP POINTS to DROP POINTS/Dehradun to Sankri & Sankri to Dehradun

 

Permits and Entrance fees.

 

Accommodation in tents/GVMN Guesthouses

 

All vegetarian nutritious meals,{DURING TREK/Base camp to base camp} Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Tea/Snacks & Dinner.

 

All camping gear including tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mattress, Liner, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, and toilet tent.

 

Good Experience Hindi/ English guide, cooks and porters, mules.

 

First aid box (CREW IS FULLY TRAINED AND EQUIPPED TO HANDLE ANY EMERGENCY)

 

COSTS EXCLUSIONS 

 

Personal Insurance.

 

Personal toiletry Items

 

Personal Medicine kit

 

Meals during transit. (Dehradun to Sankri & Sankri to Dehradun

 

Charges of mules/porters/carrying extra luggage. (Rs 500/per bag /pp/prebooking required )

 

Anything not included under the head

 

Any cost arising from unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, roadblocks, landslides, etc.

 

Things To Carry:

 

Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Litres) 

 

Basics Gears

 

Trekking Shoes 

 

Trekking Pole

 

LED Torch

 

One Water Bottle (one liter)

 

Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)

 

Clothes

 

Trekking Jacket

 

Three (Five in winter) Warm Layers

 

Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)

 

Two collared t-shirts

 

Thermals

 

Accessories

 

Sunglasses

 

Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 50/70)

 

Lip Balm (SPF 30)

 

Sun cap

 

Synthetic hand gloves

 

Two pair of Socks

 

Raincoat/Ponchos

 

Others

 

Daypack (20 liters), if you opt to offload your backpack

 

Toiletries

 

Cutlery

 

Plastic cover (for wet clothes)

 

Mandatory Documents

 

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving license or voters ID)

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EVENT DETAILS

  • Start Date: December 07, 2019 06:00:00
  • End Date: December 12, 2019 18:00:00
  • Type: Paid
  • Location: Mumbai
  • Category: Events
  • Organizer : Bhatakna.com
  • Address: Kedarkantha Peak Singtur Range, Uttarakhand 249128, India

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