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Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Trek
Rs. 7,300  per person plus 5% GST (Flat 10% off)

Calendar6 DaysMountains12,500 ft.distance20 Kms


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map and flagsStart : Sankripackage and flagsEnd : Sankri

Add-ons

Transport ( +INR 2500)
Rental Gear :- Gaiters, Shoes, Trekking pole (+INR 0 (Special offer free) )
BackPack Offloading ( +INR 1200)
Zipline ( +INR 1650/-)

Trek Highlights
  • Enjoy a natural stay in comfortable tents.
  • The kund remains frozen all round year, which is beauty itself.
  • The trek has true Himalayan beauty.
  • It is at high elevation enclosed from all sides with the mountain range.
  • The trek is guided by experienced leaders.
  • Fresh and delicious food is provided.
Inclusion/Exclusion
Inclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Permit & Camping Charges
  • Trekking Gears
  • Safety Equipment
  • Specialist Trek Leader/Team
Exclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Transport to and from the base camp
  • Anything separated from considerations
Short Itinerary

Day 1: Reporting At Sankri

Day 2: Sankri To Juda Ka Taal

Day 3: Juda Ka Taal To Kedarkantha Base Camp

Day 4: Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha to Back to Kedarkantha base

Day 5: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Sankri

Day 6: Drive back to Dehradun

You will be staying in a geust house at Sankri. Accommodation on all other days will be in tents (2-3 per tent).

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Kedarkantha Trek

Encircled with the pine trees and capped with snow, the Kedarkantha trek is one of the most sought after winter trekking destinations in the country. Considered as one of the most leisurely treks among the avid trekkers, yet have its level of adversities. As we know, everybody has their own experiences about trekking, so it can be easy for experienced one and rest will take add on a fresh journey with exhilarated memories. It is at an altitude of 3800 m is filled with the magnificence and enchanting nature. Top hill views visible from Kedarkantha, enjoy with soft hail at the peak for photography. High rise hills will make your presence worthy. Kedarkantha can bring Switzerland traveling feel for you because it covers both the side with snow somewhere and someplace you’ll get sprinkled snowflakes.

Kedarkantha trek starts from Sankri and kedarkantha trek package is worth taking, trekking to Kedarkantha is not challenging and could be the best trekking trail for the first timers which brings so much adventure, as well as fun for the trekkers.

The beauty of Himalayas is so magnificent that people can’t resist themselves from staying there and feel the essence of it and kedarkantha trek best time is form December to April, captivating snow-capped mountains, the verdant greenery, lush landscape, flora, frozen ponds. This trek has all in one that feels so wonderful at the same time thrilled and this trek is best amgost other treks in India. Kedarkantha summit offers 360-degree spin – tingling view to the trekkers from Burane range to Bandarpoonch 1 and 2nd and in between Rupin range, Har Ki Dun, Swaragrohini 1 to 4, Black peak and presents the fascinating view of the Kedarkantha.

Difficulty Level : Kedarkantha Trek

One who has an experience of trekking can do it, and it isn’t even hard for the first timers, but enough fitness is required, though anybody with a decent Fitness can trek to Kedarkantha and this could be the most magnificent and incredible winter trek for the trekkers.

Is it suitable for children’s?

Yes, the trek is favorable for children’s up to 5 years of age, but there is unwavering additional logistical support that we recommend for children’s.

Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families?

Yes, this Himalayan trek, we recommend for those who have a less or no prior experience in trekking, this trek does not have tricky patches, and a well-planned itinerary will not making it tiring and uncomfortable for you to trek.

Highest Altitude : Kedarkantha Trek

One can attain a maximum altitude of 12,500ft. Subject to his endurance and other conditions such as a climate, temperature. The trek brings us to the winter wonderland that serves as an excellent destination for skiing during winters. The fourth day of the trek is destined to conquer the Kedarnath Peak.

The trekkers need to hike an elevation from 11,250ft. to 12,500ft. The schedule of the day includes hiking to Kedarkantha peak and then again descending back till Hargaon camp which is at 8900ft. always take care about the fitness as it is so much required because one has to ascend.

Season : Kedarkantha Trek

Season, Kedarkantha is best known for winters only, A trek to this worthy destination can be planned from December to March when in winters this resplendent destination is always wrapped into the blanket of snow, and it is the most recommended treks for first-timers. Although the trek to Kedarkantha is open for trekkers all year round, the best season for Kedarkantha trek is during winters - from December to March. At Kedarkantha, the snow starts to set in by the middle of December and stays until March last week. Snow covers the whole destination so with each step on can feel that they are strolling in the paradise.

Average Temperature : Kedarkantha Trek

The average temperature in the day time will be 8°C to 15°C, and in the night time, it will fall to -5°C to 3°C.

One must bring enough pair of clothes and better quality trekking shoes so that a trekker can be covered thoroughly and does not face any difficulty during the stay at this temperature; there is a vast difference in the city and mountain temperature so it might be possible that one can encounter a little difficulty during acclimatization.

It is essential to bring all warm enough, and that may not even affect the backpack too much.


What Makes this Trek Different?

Kedarkantha trek is a perfect picturesque trek in the lap of the Himalayas of Garhwal. The overall return trek is around 24 Km from Sankri, which is covered in a span of over 4 days. The trek takes you up to the summit of the Kedarkantha peak at 3800 m. The view from the top offers spectacular panorama the region and other lesser known peaks, valleys and villages of the area. The Dhauladhar range of Himachal, Rupin valley, Har Ki Dun valley and views that goes down to the dense settlement of Purola, are all visible. The snow cover on the surrounding peaks makes all the mountains and sharp points appear like a dominating high peaks.

On the top, you feel like an eagle with a bird's eye view of the surrounding, amid summer and autumn, the trek is delightful with rich green knolls; woodland cover with a delicate waving water of the Juda ka Taalab, KedarKantha is a standout amongst the best winter snow trek existing in the whole Himalayas. The whole trek is secured by a thick layer of crisp white snow. The perspective of woodland shrouded in snow is extremely fantastic and a sight which just pop your heart and keeps you energized all through. The mountain additionally offers you the fundamental experience of a Summit Trek.


Trek Itinerary : Kedarkantha Trek

Day 1 : Reporting At Sankri

Altitude: 6,400 Ft.

Time taken: 220 Km drive - approx 10 hrs

Water sources: Bring you own water Bottles

Post your arrival at Dehradun; you will be head to the Sankri which at the distance of 220 km via Mussorie. This high drive from Dehradun to Sankri that takes you along the Yamuna exquisite offers the feeling of joy where After 8 hrs of the journey to Sankri, you’ll find yourself in the Uttarkashi District which will be trailed by a spell-bounding beauty of valleys and forest cover. Full of heritage beauty with under the unite trail. Uttarkashi states for ‘Kashi’ in the south which is one of the holy places in India. It has its rich mythology behind the site. GMVN is very active in this valley for tourism, which is a good sign for trekkers to get availabilities.

Prior reaching to Sankri about 22 km before trekkers get the most fantastic feeling of serene Himalayas and greenery as the path passes through Govind national park which is famous for its avid collection of Flora, finds only in this region and nowhere in the country.

Roopkund Itinerary Day 1

Reached sankri, the journey starts in the lap of himalays.

Day 2 : Sankri To Juda Ka Taal

Altitude: 6,400 Ft. to 9,100 Ft.

Time taken: Approx 5 hrs

Trek Gradient: Easy to Moderate

Water sources: You may get but must carry your own water bottles

Your trek will begin today where you’ll head towards the Juda Ka Taal having an altitude of 9100 Ft. covering approx. 5 km till afternoon that may take 5 hrs depends on the trekker's capability, witnessing numerous adventures on the trail. Ice and slush would bother you a bit while walking, but you’ll perform well with our expert guide. The trek will begin with a beautiful pine &, maple forest which will ascend alongside the wildlife and meadows. Gradually trailing upwards, you’ll spot some hut alongside the fields. Its soft surface of grassland where localities do swimming on summers, wizardry you’ll get Luke warm water all around the lake and rest will be the colder. And in winters you can see a sheet of ice instead of water. Through one big natural tunnel provide the same water to villagers. You can stroll because high-altitude sickness may affect you on a snow track. In the absence of electronic music, birds tweet can take the place of it once the trekker crosses the village the path turns into full curves and Climbs.

Initially, the climb would be through Bridges, and the most exciting thing one can witness is the Himalayan Languor, though they are shy animals so you may only get the Glimpse of them, apart from it boars, martens and hares are also visible in the region. Juda ka Tal is a mesmerizing destination one find themselves in Between the Giant lake and the thick pine and oak forest, and this will be the destination for today to set a camp and enjoy the beauty in the lap of Mother Nature.

Roopkund Itinerary Day 2

Juda ka Taal mesmerizing destination

Day 3 : Juda Ka Taal To Kedarkantha Base Camp

Altitude: 9,100 Ft. to 11,250 Ft.

Time taken: Approx 2.5 hrs

Trek Gradient: Easy to Moderate

Water sources: Carry your own water bottles

Juda Ka Taal is a magnificent lake surrounded by the pine trees which gets a freeze during winters and became a spot for adventures and fun activities for the trekkers like gliding or walking on ice. The trail will be getting steeper as you move forward where your trek guide can teach you some skills for snow slopes and also do listen to him; he might assist you regarding how big you footsteps should g. The destination of this day is Kedarkantha base camp lies at an altitude of 11,250 Ft. which is approx 4 km from Juda ka Taal and may take 2.5 hrs to reach though depends on the trekkers walking speed.

The journey again starts from the dense forest of pine and oak trees, and also the trail passes through the steep ridges, and a much more dense area, while walking on the way trekkers can witness many shepherds’ huts and can get the instinct of how the Mountaineers survive in all the hard time.

The view is so mesmerizing, and the culture that Shepherds follow the hard work they do and the politeness of the natives can never upset the trekkers.

Walking towards the path and at an altitude of 10,400 Ft. one can witness the snow traces and imagine the whole scenarios of the destination.

The breathtaking view is still waiting to shock the trekkers to the core as just before reaching the base camp trekkers can witness the appealing view of arc-shaped ranges covered with snow such as Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana standing with pride in a lap of Mother Nature.

Roopkund Itinerary Day 2

Kedarkantha base camp

Day 4 : Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha to Back to Kedarkantha base

Altitude: 11,250 Ft. to 12,500 Ft.

Time taken: Approx 7 hrs

Trek Gradient: Easy to Moderate

Water sources: Carry your own water bottles

The day will be a long one as you would be heading towards Kedarkantha Peak today's elevation is from 11,250 Ft. to 12,500 Ft. and may take around 6km trekking that might be cover in 7 hrs and the trail will be steeper, and the pavements will be knee deep into the snow. Albeit it will be fun being there, but on the same side there would be a lot to discover and being watchful on your steps. Glimpse will be there in between sunlight and a maple tree, after reaching Kedarkantha summit. During the trek, you’ll see the magical colors of nature. You'll be joyful with the majestic view of many ranges like Rupin and a lot more. The reason for calling it Kedarkantha, hearsay from villagers is; 1st they try to build Kedarnath temple in that peak, but they heard some animal's sound which is an omen for a spiritual event.

So till then they construct lord Shiva’s statue till neck and in Hindi Neck is known as ‘Kanth’ and Lord Shiva is having lots of names, so Kedar is one of them. That’s why it’s “KEDARKANTHA.” In Kedarkantha peak you can treat your eyes with such following valleys are- SWARGAROHINI, GANGOTRI, KALANAAG, YAMUNOTRI & BANDAROOCH. Once you are on the summit the captivating view will balance your emotion and gradually turns it into the spirituality as at the top there is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati and a small shrine of Lord Ganesh too and the panoramic view if the Uttarakhand is beyond once imagination.

Roopkund Itinerary Day 2

Dedicate this day to kedarkantha peak

Day 5 : Kedarkantha Base Camp to Sankri

Time taken: Approx 3 hrs

Trek Gradient: Easy to Moderate

Water sources: Fill your water bottles

The day has come where you’ll have to leave the majestic view of the Himalayas and snowcapped mountain ranges. We’ll be heading back to the Sankri today, and the trek will be relatively simple since the distance is short. Sankri is the stoppage village for more than ten treks; Known as Bali pass, Borasu pass, etc. The morning will welcome you with a spectacular sunrise between the pine trees which will proceed with the breakfast.

Roopkund Itinerary Day 2

Collect the memories as this a way back to home.

Day 6 : Drive back to Dehradun

Time taken: 6 hrs 58 min

On your 6th day you will head towards Dehradun from Sankri, and it will take 6 hrs to reach better to start early in the morning, collect the memories and drive back to dehradun with all the fun and love.

Why Kedarkantha Trek?

Kedarkantha Trek is a great winter trek. The trek gives an incredible chance to trekkers to see the picturesque magnificence and experience the life of remote villages of Garhwal Himalayas. Kedarkantha Trek lies in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi area of Uttarakhand. Fair to the middle of December to April is the best time for Kedarkantha trek, and this is the only Himalayan trail which is not fully covered by snow during trekking months. And at the same time, this is not too hard to hide 20 Km in such a mesmerizing delightful place. Bombshell will not bother you to think about Kedarkantha ever because it’s easy to moderate with family and kids as well. It’ll fill your historical enthusiasm enough about a trek, and you’ll get more surprise after getting clumps of the valley will dazzle your eyes. The end of the day it’ll justify to leave your comfort and go out for somewhere with whom you are friendly enough.

The Kedarkantha peak is one of the most beautiful summits, the niveous landscape is so mesmerizing, and the more attractive attribute is the Himalayas visible with the snow covered all over the mountains, the peak that lies at an altitude of 3810m which is about 12,500 feet and this is an ideal trek for the beginners too, they can admire the beauty of the peak Kedarkantha and the historical phase that it consists is so beautiful, the charming, captivating sights of snow-capped mountains are not less than a winter wonderland.

The verdant greenery, lush landscapes, myriad collection of flora, frozen ponds, to the views of mesmerizing peaks.

This trek has all the delightful marvels that a trekker wish to experience and view in his journey, Not only for the adventure seekers and trekkers, to enjoy thrilling challenges, the Kedarkantha Trek is an ideal destination for the nature lovers to bask in the beauty of undisturbed nature and enjoy delightful and blissful moments with exhilarating experiences.

Nestled in Garhwal in the Uttarkashi district, this trek consider as an easy trek which can be pursued by the first-timers, but physical fitness is required where the trekker should be able to jog at least for 4km in 30 min from going for a trek, as you start walking towards higher altitude the air become thin and trekkers also carry Backpack, so it is essential to have an enough physical fitness.

Uttarakhand is the most appealing trekking destination for the trek lovers, the panoramic beauty and the natural essence cannot be compared with any other destination in the country, among the entire beautiful destination Kedarkantha is the most captivating place to go and have fun because it’s easy to moderate and a family oriented Destination which can be a desire of every trekker to stay there and enjoy the peaceful beauty of it.

The most inspiring attribute of Kedarkantha is that the snow exists there till the end of the April that eventually turn is into the most fantastic winter trek, not just that but the peaceful view of the place where the snow covers all the pine trees and the leaves from where the snowdrops slips seem so picturesque.

The beauty of the trail just not over here, another beautiful pathway that starts from the pine forest, the view gets more astonishing with each step you take towards the summit.

Trekkers can plan Kedarkantha trip anytime, but the aspiring view comes in winter months from December to April.

The snow-capped mountains and the place full of snow seems like a wonderland, the white carpet invites the trekkers to celebrate their life with full of joy, In fact for the locals the winter months are a time for rejoicing, and they enjoy with some festivals during this time. However, it is better to avoid the monsoon time for trekking in this trail.

In a nutshell, Kedarkantha trek is the most fantastic and thrilling trekking trail offers all the enthusiasm, but with some little challenges one can conquer easily, the whole trek starts from Dehradun and the trekking trail stats from Sankri which is in Uttarkashi district.

Kedarkantha Trek: Essentials

Trekking on Kedarkantha, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these requirements for trekking.

Trekveda Pretrip-Checklist

Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.

Things You Can’t Afford Missing On Trek

1. A Sturdy Backpack

A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the important things that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.

2. A Pair of Trekking Shoes

Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting things that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.


Clothing

Clothing is one of the most important aspects of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus the problems. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.

Three warm layers: On high altitude treks Kedarkantha, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So, during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.

Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denim for the substitute for the trek pants since they are not comforting to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.

Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sunburn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.

Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be used on personal choice depending upon the physical and weather conditions.


Accessories

Sun glasses: Sun Glasses will help to protect you from snow blindness, you should carry one on High altitude trek.

Sun cap: The sun feels brighter and nearer at high altitude treks like Kedarkantha. Used sun caps to save your neck and face from sun Burns, Especially if you are trekking at the end of the day.

Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory for each trek.

Synthetic hand gloves: Bring one set of Woolen and one Waterproof hand gloves to save your hands from cold.

Socks (2 sets): Carry 2 pair of sports socks and a pair of woollen socks as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature at night.

Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is your own choice, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but at times it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.


Other Essentials to Carry

An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practices you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like a water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.

Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.

Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.

Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuff into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.


Mandatory Personal Medical Kit

Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)

Dexamethasone – 1 strip

Nifedipine – 5 tablets


Mandatory Documentation

There are certain rules and laws that you need to follow while going for the treks, however, Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which are inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paperwork.

Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.

  • 1 passport size photos and an original + copy of government photo ID document – required for Sanctuary registration and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Disclaimer form (to be filled by the trekker)

Measures Taken by Trekveda to Ensure the Security of Trekkers

Trekking on Kedarkantha is a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and worse, at the same time. While high altitudes treks making it tough to breathe, the beauty of those pristine mountains leaves you speechless so that you forget to breathe for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there is a certain aspect of the health that is needed to be considered on the first hand when you make up your mind about the trekking at Kedarkantha.

Trekveda, by efforts of its team, leaves no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.

Criteria for Fitness Analysis

Trekking at Kedarkantha demands endurance and fitness and those who suffer any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.

Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the Kedarkantha trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.

Medical Kit for High Range Trekking

An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking on Kedarkantha has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:

  • Diamox
  • Dexamethasone
  • Nifidipine
  • Asthalin Inhaler
  • Syringes

Trekking Equipment for Kedarkantha Trek

Trekveda provides you all the necessary equipment for trekking at Kedarkantha from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take from time to time for your safety. Microspikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiter is provided to cover the snows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high-quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.

Nutrition and Hydration

Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes Kedarkantha trek as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies while trekking.

We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.

Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.

In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately inform the trek leader.


What Trekveda has to offer in case of medical emergency like AMS, HAPE or HACE?

In case of medical emergencies, Trek leaders bear the responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to face such problems.

Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can prove fatal at Kedarkantha if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you face any of the symptoms such as a persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either just inform your trek leader.

Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to a number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to come down to the base camp and then to visit the doctor immediately.

People with AMS are treated with a number of medicines such Diamox, Nifedipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a litre of water along with the rest for an hour.

While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to a number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS.

It’s suggested to take every single illness into the consideration while you’re on the trek.

However, Trekveda is capable of handling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, especially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t take medicine yourself if you’re trekking through us, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.

Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.


Risk and Response

Difficult treks are more adventurous than easy ones. But going on some High-altitude trek like Kedarkantha without calculating its risk is utter stupidity. Safety of our trekkers is on our highest priority list and we do everything to ensure the safe and enjoyable trek.

But:

Sometimes Due to some unfavourable conditions, Trekkers have to face some problems.

So, here we are talking about some risk involve while trekking and their appropriate response.

People always respond as they have learned. Here you will learn to respond on treks while facing unreliable situations. We listed some “What If situation” and their answers best on years on trekking experience we have.

Risk: Altitude

On high altitude trek, there is a risk of Acute mountain sicknesses like Nausea, Headache and general discomfort. It will not affect everyone but sometimes the new trekker will face HAPE and HACE, which is a part of AMS.

Response: If you feel any of symptoms of AMS or any other discomfort, Inform your trek leader As soon as possible. All the trek leader is trained, they will give you proper measure to ensure your safety on the trek. All the campsite has Oxygen mask, Stretcher and fully equip the first Kid to address the situation like this.

Risk: Weather

Weather is unpredictable in mountains, no one can predict about the weather situation you will face while trekking. So, we always begin trek in favourable trekking conditions.

Response: All the trek leaders are mountaineers, they are the best person to decide if it’s safe to trek further or not. The decision of trek leader will final in bad weather condition.

Risk: Injuries

Treks are not straight as roads do. Your route will be zigzag or up or down. Small Injuries like bruises or leg Sprain are common but serious injuries like major cuts or fracture is rare.

Response: We only work with certified Wilderness as trek leaders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can treat small injuries easily. If any trek member faces serious injuries then they will be taken to the nearest hospital available at that time.

Risk: Lack of Communication Device

We sometimes face network problems in Big cities, Facing the same issue on treks is undustable Still, we do our best to connect you with your loved ones.

Response: We use walkie-talkies and sometimes runner to communicate between the campsite and Basecamp. You guardian can send a message on base camp and the base manager will convey your message towards you.

Kedarkantha Trek Route

The trek to the Kedarkantha begins at Sankri where you can reach via Dehradun which is the main station. You’ll shared cabs from Dehradun to Sankri with fellow trekkers. You need to bear the cost of this taxi, which will be 5,500/- INR for 4-5 setter.

The Dehradun station is one of the principle stations in the area and it is an old station. It has great availability to numerous spots and these incorporate Lucknow, Delhi, and Howrah. Tickets from Delhi to Dehradun via train cost around Rs. 150 for an inferior sleeper ticket and Rs. 400 for a third A/C sleeper ticket.

Via Train

There are 19 different trains available between Delhi to Dehradun.

Nanda Devi, Jan Shatabdi, mussoorie express and Dehradun express are the best options among them.

By Bus

Normal transports employ from Kashmiri gate Delhi to Dehradun.

Via Flight

You can get a flight between new Delhi to Jolly Grant.

Distance between the Jolly Grant to Dehradun is 28 Km.

It will take half hour drive to reach Dehradun.

Other transportation

Would recommend you to take just government transports from Kashmiri gate Delhi. Private transports handle from outside ISBT and they are not confiding in value.

Shared Taxis or comparable vehicles will get you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.

Pre-Trek Preparations

Kedarkantha is moderate type trek which is suitable for beginners if they have at least 2 months physical and mental conditioning. However, even being a moderate type trek, proper study of the trek must be made.

Trekking at Kedarkantha, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions.

To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.

Getting to the Kedarkantha trek without proper preparation is something you should never do.


Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after methods which provides not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking at Kedarkantha demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.

Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,

Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.


Strength Building Exercise

Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the Kedarkantha trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be making you suffer less than others who don’t prepare before it.


Flexibility

Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.


Concentration

To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the keys. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the Kedarkantha trek.

This also improves your decision-making ability in the stressful situations, during the trek.


Fitness routine overview

  • Try to cover 5 KM in 45 minutes, When you start preparing.
  • Slowly increase your distance to 7 KM at the same time (45 Minutes). After some time you will get the stamina to run longer. Continue this until you can reach 10 KM in 80 -90 Minute, Then stick to Routine till Trek date.
  • If you are older than 45 years and prefer to walk then Jogging. Then Work on completing 10 KM in 90 Minutes. If Jogging in fine for you then try to cover 5 KM in 40 Minutes, gradually increase you Jogging distance in the same duration.
  • Cycling is fine too for increasing stamina. If you are the one who prefers cycling over Jogging then your target should be to cover 22 KM in 60 minutes.

All the above said exercises will help you stay in good condition to enjoy the trek.

What you need to know about the trek expense

The trek expense of Rs. 6670.00 + 5% GST takes care of all expenses of the trek from Sankri to Sankri.

Here is what the trek fee includes:

  • Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to the last day of the trek. You will be staying in the guest houses of the respective locations & camping on remaining days of the trek.
  • Meals – All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast till last day of the trek are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  • Camping Charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  • Trekking Equipment – You will stay in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high-altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, micro spikes, gaiters etc. as required.
  • Safety Equipment – First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
  • Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic / advanced mountaineering courses.
  • Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  • Transport to and from the base camp – Trekveda will offer the taxi services from and to the base camp.
  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the journey to and from the basecamp.
  • Backpack offloading charges - If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1200 +5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching the basecamp (Rs. 1400 + 5% GST). Online offloading in advance is possible up to two days prior to the trek start date.
  • Stay at hill station on the last day.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Anything apart from inclusions.
  • Buffer day – It is mandatory to have this extra day as any bad weather or rain will delay your pass crossing. If buffer day is utilized, you will need to pay Rs. 1,500 + 5% GST. This amount is to be handed over to your trek leader.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Cancellation: In case of trek cancellation due to any natural hazard or any other reason (like rain, strike etc.) Trekveda will undertake the whole responsibility of the amount as per its refund policy. Trekveda will provide its clients with a voucher which can be redeemed for any trek in the next one year.

    Or if you wish to call off the trek voluntarily at the last moment, in this case the mail requests at cancel@trekveda.com or contact at +91 7078701964 will be entertained.

    While making a cancellation request, kindly brief the reason in the mail. Cancellation charges will vary as per the request period, which is as follows

    • Prior cancellation 40 days from the start of the trek is 90% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 40 to 20 days from the start of the trek is 45% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 20 to 10 days from the start of the trek is 10% refundable.
    • Cancellation within 10 days from the start of the trek is non-refundable.

    Please Note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded. In the process of refunding the amount, the full amount will not be refunded in the first phase. It will take 15 working days to repay the half and another 15 working days for another half of the amount calculated according to the company's cancellation policy.

    Note:

    1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
    2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Trekveda.
    3. Trekveda holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
    4. The cancellation policy will be same whether you are cancelling your trek just after booking the trek.
  2. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at the base camp to the end.
  3. Emergency during trek: In case of medical emergency, the trekker will be taken care at the primary stage since we don’t accompany the doctors during the trek, however our trek leaders are trained for the first-aid treatment. Post the first-aid Trekveda will take the liability to send down the trekker to the nearest basecamp or road head.
  4. Fitness: Before you head to plan a Chadar trek, your body fitness needs to be maintained for the high-altitude Himalayan treks since level of oxygen is considerably low at high ranges, thus proper cardiovascular training is a vital component of pre-trek preparation.
  5. Non-liability: Trekveda is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  6. Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted.
  7. Drinking and Smoking during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

The temperature of Kedarkantha trek in winter remains – 2°C to – 5° C.

So it’s usually cold there throughout the year. Hence in order to get yourself not bothered with the temperature all you need is to keep yourself tuned up with the changing temperate. However our trek leaders are the trained professionals who would let you know about the precautions, but packing woolen cloth accordingly is your responsibility.

The name Kedarkantha means the throat of lord Shiva (Kedar refers to Lord Shiva and Kantha means Throat).

Kedarkantha offers the gorgeous pine forests and maple trees for which this trek is famous, with stunning meadows and streams lining the trail will surprise you with its beauty.

The Kedarkantha height varies with every phase you pass as your approach the Kedarkantha trek, you will acclaim a height of around 12,500 ft.

Yes, we will provide you the tents and Sleeping bags.

Bring Poncho (Rain cover) for your backpack and your own. We will continue on the trail as planned. In the camp sites you will stay under the camps and play games. All the camps are water proof so you will remain dry.

No, these are not available for the rent. You need to carry or purchase them before you head for the trekking. Raincoats and backpacks are a few of the most important things you’d need during the trek provided you are trekking in the rainy seasons.

Trekveda makes its basecamp at Sankri. This is one of the most beautiful places that leads to you to the pristine areas while letting your relish the vibrancy of nature.

Our basecamp would be at Sankri.

Post your arrival at Dehradun and you will be travel in a cab from here to Sankri with fellow Trekkers, planning a trip as per the comfort would make your trek easier and you’d not be exhausted before the real thrill.

Your accommodation at Sankri in the beginning and the end at the guest houses where you’d be sharing the rooms with the fellow Trekkers. Food and stay cost is include in your trekking package in Guest house. The stay on the other days will be in the tents which will be provided by the Trekveda. Each tent will be shared by three fellow trekkers however special arrangements can be made on request. A separate tent will be assigned as the toilet room at each campsite. Any additional baggage (without valuables) can be left behind at the Sankri.

Yes, you can take your child on Kedarkantha trek, but the age limit is above 10.

Certified and experience trek leader, assistant trek leader, Certified guides, High altitude porter, co-guide, cook, assistant cook, mules, mule’s men

We provide highly nutritious food during the trek. No, it’s generally not advised to carry your own food during the trek but you can carry nuts and dry fruits if required.

The best season to see the snow on Kedarkantha trek is the January and February where you can see a lot of snow-clad you can also witness the fresh snowfall at heights if the climate is favorable but if you’re planning to see the snow at large then the Last week of January and first week of February is best.

There would be a separate tent for the toilet at each campsite. However, there would be no facility to bath during the treks and you need to change the clothes at definite intervals in order to keep up with the hygiene. Maintaining hygiene is extremely necessary during the trek as this may lead to the several fatal problems such as AMS, HAPE and HACE.

Trekking pole is one of the key components as well as companion during the trek. It helps you in balancing through the sloppy treks and slippery streams. Carrying a trekking pole may sound irritating but it’s of major use at the high altitudes.

No, Alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek under any circumstances. Dizziness and other issues may arise due to alcohol, which may attract number of fatal outcomes that would not be good for your health and would affect the trek experience as well.

Mobile network on this trek will be until Basecamp which is Sankri. After that, there is no network coverage.

You need to do at least 3 layers. Wearing a warmer along with the jacket would protect you from the cold.

Yes, we ensure safety of trekker by providing require medicine and regular health checkup. In addition to this, our trek leaders are the trained professionals which are made to defy all the odds during the trek.

The distance of each day would vary as per the campsite location, however, there’s a rough figure of 4-6 Km you need to cover each day during the trek.

Kedarkantha trek is considered as Moderate to difficult trek which can be done by anyone, who is fit to trek.

We provide 6 meals a day. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Brunch, evening snacks and supper. The meals will be nutritious in nature and would give you energy for the trek.

Your basecamp Sankri will be your starting point and ending point will be same. You will get this details while booking of every treks respectively.

Trekking Shoes, trekking poles, water bottle, sun glasses, poncho, poncho for back packs, Tiffin (Don’t use silver foil).

The sloppy ice treks on Kedarkantha trek make it difficult to walk. You can’t risk taking the preparation for physical strength prior to trek for granted as it may cost you losing your best trek experience.

You can book this trek via either ways i.e., directly through our websites or you can mail us your queries and dates for the trek. However booking directly through the website will grant you an added advantage of getting all the information about the trek in detail while on mail your knowledge about the trek will be confined to your level of query about the trek. In addition to this, you can also explore other treks of your choice where you’d love to trek later.

Yes, Trekking shoes is must for this trek. The trekking shoes give you the needful grip while climbing or crossing the water streams. However on the snow, we would provide you with detachable spikes which will help you to stiffen your grip on the icy slopes during the trek. You need to return these micro spikes attached to your shoes to the trek leaders at the end of the trek at the basecamp or prior to that.

We provide you with the vegetarian food that’s full of nutrition that would fulfil all your energy requirements during the trek. We avoid serving junk during the trek as it may lead to gastro-intestinal issues in the trekkers.

Yes, please bring these documents.

Parental disclaimer, Medical disclaimer and identity proof (Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, driving license etc.)

No, But certified trek leader will look after your health. Our trek leaders are professionally trained to fight against any medical complications at the primary level.

Yes, you can but we shall not liable be for any of your costly equipment. However, carrying your belongings along with you sounds wiser as you don’t know what demand may arise during the trek and if you don’t want to drag the additional weight while trekking you may opt either of the one. You can opt for offloading which will be charged accordingly.

A batch or group generally consists of 15-18 people. However, there might be the change in numbers as per the availability and due to other reasons.

If you want to offload your backpack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days before the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading of your backpack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual.

No, there is no acclimatization day on this trek.

The minimum age limit for this trek is 8 years old.

However certain implications are considered by our professionals before accepting the trekkers of age above 50 such as their physical strength and stamina coupled up with any medical condition that may become fatal during the course of trek.

Yes, But you need to be physically fit to trek and have stamina to trek 4-6 Km a day.

Yes, a separate tent will work as toilet. However you’re advised to maintain the hygiene by using the biodegradable disposable toiletries and keeping the sanitary napkins and other stuffs in separate zipped bags.

No, due to number of unavoidable circumstances we do not arrange any facilities for bathing.

It depends on the trek location and your network providers. However, at some treks, it possible to connect to the people while others are left abandoned by the telecom companies.

No, we don’t entertain such facilities. Only the essential gears are provided to the trekkers during the trek by Trekveda, rest they have to purchase all the needful equipment by their own.

But you can get trekking Shoes and other equipment on rent directly from the marking in Sankri.

Returning to the home with the mystical memories would probably be the best feeling after the trek. Your Trek will end at Sankri in our guest house, to return you will take a cab from Sankri to Dehradun.

Water source is natural streams, rivers and water springs in the mountains and it is safe to drink.

Yes, trekking pole is necessary for high altitude treks. Trekking poles provide an additional edge while climbing and support you as an aided limb.

A tent will be shared among the maximum of three people, however a number may vary as per demand or the availability of the treks.

Yes, keeping the privacy as the priority we keep the accommodation for both genders separated. Special cases may be taken into the consideration.

Sudden showers are normal, bring a light rain coat or poncho. This will help you to keep you and your belongings dry which is most important at the higher altitudes.

The total expenses of the trek will be INR 7,499 per person. In addition to that an additional of 5% of the GST will be levied on the total cost.

As a beginner I would like to say it is an excellent experience.

Debanjan Bhattacharya

Trekveda is on a right path for making a big mark in this field of trekking Trek Leader Heera Ji and Bhuvan (Dev Doot for us) made this trek easy for us.

Vishal

Over all trek was good with easy to moderate level time management was excellent with we all having adequate time to rest and food was amazing, was excellent trek.

Pearl Seth

Daily necessary should be provided, safety and security also provided, trek leader & staff communication good understandable.

Arzoo

Overall it was a good trek food was good, if would be better if you add eggs to breakfast, staff behaviors and his co-ordinate was very good.

Nikhil

It was a magical night at Kedarkantha peak, I will come here one more time thank you trekveda, trek leader has good knowledge& helpful, safety equipments was good. Food quality was tasty & hot every time.

Saurav verma

Trek leader was very helpful & caring, food quality was very good such that height, safety & equipments quality was good, and staff behavior was very good.

Arpit

Enjoyed the trek lot off with proper guidance & carring guide, trek leader was very supportive & helpful and friendly, food quality was very good, safety equipments was fully fit, staff behavior was excellent.

Shweta verma

This was my first trek & this is my best experience ever had, trek leader was best & good experience, food quality was amazing.

Asmita

Thanks to each and every trek personal staff for their help & support, really love it, I can’t tell the feeling but I most to say that it really amazing really love it, thanks to heera sir from bottom of my heart, trek leader was really awesome person, food quality was very good specially thanks to bhuwan, safety equipments was good.

Mahendra Singh

We have started our trek on 21 dec, Mr heera explained us about trek and other staff, how to climb, how to sleep in sleeping bag, everything was perfect, I will do want trek with the same trek company (trekveda), our trek leader was good & food quality was amazing, trekveda staff was very awareness for trekkers safety, staff communication skill was good.

Priyanshu Bisht

It my second trekking experience with trekveda, enjoy a lot in the whole trek, staff was very supportive, trek leader was very good food was amazing, during the trek safety equipments was safely proper.

Madhuri tamta

Trekveda is very nice trekking community, and his staff was so co-operative, our trek leader Mr. heera Singh was so helpful, our guide ramesh was so supportive whole trek was with us, during the trek food quality was good all equipments were new proper working stage.

Aditya Singh Rana

It was a very awesome experience, best till date; the staff & guide were very helpful & friendly, thank you all off you for wonderful time.

Sonam Vishwakarma

Trek leader was very co operative & friendly, food was healthy & testy, equipements quality was good & staff behavior was very friendly, entire team was very helpful & friendly.

Ajit patil

This was my first trek and it was very great experience with trekveda,I will surely recommend others for this company in future, trek leader always motivated during the trek, food quality was amazing sweet were very good the taste was delicious, safety equipments was excellent,equipement quality was good, communication skill between each other was amazing enjoyed the song(pahadi song),overall staff behavior was good.

Shruti Sharma

Trek leader was supportive & genuine personality, food was delicious specially gulab jamun & kheer, safety gears were good.

Vikas Dara

Trek leader was awesome & good experience about trek, food was tasty whole trek, safety equipments’ was good, staff behavior excellent hospitality all time.

Gaurav Suryan

Trek leader was very good, food was awesome with tons of gratitude, what to write every buddy in your team was out of boundaries, all staff behavior was very good & excellent, I will definitely come to trekveda again.

Sanjay Bagga

It was a scintillating experience with trekveda, food quality was awesome, staff was very well behaved, I will recommend other.

Aditya Singh

Very nice team, giving me a life time experience of my first winter trek, will remember, this experience of life time& will recommended the other people to also prefer Trekveda for this opportunity to experience the life time experience of 12500ft, food quality was excellent on time safety equipments was good, communication was good staff behavior excellent.

Vibha Thakur

Overall trip was really amazing trek leader was very co-operative very carring,it was a amazing experience and very good facility provided by Trekveda team, food facility was very good.

Swinky Sharma

It’s a wonderful trek experience with Trekveda team is great, it was a comfortable stay during the trek all facility was available.

Manu Samriti

It was a really nice journey with trekveda and the trek leader was really good, I enjoyed a lot but it was my bad luck that I didn’t reach till peak due to health issue, but overall it was more than better my expectation.

Pulkit jain & group

I am thankful to trekveda, it was a great experience, and trekveda team was so carring & motivational.

Pallavi dixit

It was my first winter trek, it was a pretty & amazing, I did the summit with the help of trekveda, great thanks to trekveda.

Mayank Jain

Can’t explain word for this, this is my best trek each every point, I have suggest trekveda to all my friend&cooligue,and from review the first day I visit our campsite, I want to say for staff members just one words “awesome”, amazing experience,” wait for next”.

Bhagvat

Extra ordinary experience for all of this moment, all day was awesome and each and every place is can’t a single word for all this.

Tenil

Trek leader was very co operative & supportive, safety equipments was latest & equipments quality was good, we really enjoyed a lot & we want to do another trek from trekveda.

Dev Shri Parikh

The trek experience was really awesome, the staffs were really very good; communication between each other was so good.

Ankit Anand

Trek leader was excellent, food quality was to good at that height, during the trek every person involved so was excellent.

Deepesh Agarwal


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