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Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha Trek

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  • 6 Days
    12,500 ft.
    20 Km

  • Easy to Moderate
    Uttarakhand

  • Best season : Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Add-ons

Transport +INR 2000
Rental Gear +INR
BackPack Offloading +INR 2000

Trek Highlights


  • Kedarkantha trek is nestled at an altitude of 12,500 Ft.
  • Easiest trail with a 360-degree view of the whole Himalayan range.
  • Eye pleasing beauty of the view from Burane range to Bandarpoonch 1 and 2nd and in between Rupin range, Har Ki Dun, Swaragrohini 1 to 4, Black peak.
  • Kedarkantha Trek is a marvelous trekking destination known as the best winter trek.
  • The trek is delightful with rich green knolls; woodland cover with delicate waving water of the Juda ka Talab.
  • The trek will begin with a beautiful pine &, maple forest which will ascend alongside the wildlife and meadows.
  • Full of heritage beauty with under the unite trail.
  • During the trek, you’ll see the magical colors of nature.
  • In Kedarkantha peak you can treat your eyes with following valleys that are - Swargarohini, Gangotri, Kalanaag, Yamunotri & Bandarpooch.
  • As at the top there is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati and a small shrine of Lord Ganesh too.

Inclusion/Exclusion


  • Inclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (it will be basic Indian vegetarian Meals).
  • Experienced Trekking Guide.
  • Experience trekking Cook for the Trek.
  • Trekking Crew.
  • Trekking Permissions.
  • Microspikes and Gaiters.
  • Basic First Aid Kit (Please do carry your personal medicine).
  • All necessary Camping Equipment’s:-
    • Sleeping Tents.
    • Dining Tents.
    • Kitchen Tents.
    • Toilet Tents.
    • Sleeping Bags (You may also carry your own sleeping bags as per your comfortability).
    • Sleeping Liners (We do provide the same, however its recommend to carry your own for comfort).
    • Sleeping Mattress.
  •  
  • Exclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Mandatory GST of 5% on Invoice Amount.
  • Any kind of Travel / Health Insurance (Trekveda strictly recommend each traveller to please carry your own travel / health insurance).
  • Any specific Meals /Snacks / Beverages unless mention in the cost included section.
  • Any of Cost for Airfare, Train fare.
  • Any kind of medical expenses.
  • Any tips, laundry, Phone call, liquors, mineral water, camera fee or any other personal nature expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop services ( Will be subject to additional cost).
  • Any other fee / charges not mentioned in the cost included section.
  • Backpack offloading charges, the backpack should not weigh more than 9 kgs.
  • Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed (Subject to additional cost).

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Trek Highlights


  • Kedarkantha trek is nestled at an altitude of 12,500 Ft.
  • Easiest trail with a 360-degree view of the whole Himalayan range.
  • Eye pleasing beauty of the view from Burane range to Bandarpoonch 1 and 2nd and in between Rupin range, Har Ki Dun, Swaragrohini 1 to 4, Black peak.
  • Kedarkantha Trek is a marvelous trekking destination known as the best winter trek.
  • The trek is delightful with rich green knolls; woodland cover with delicate waving water of the Juda ka Talab.
  • The trek will begin with a beautiful pine &, maple forest which will ascend alongside the wildlife and meadows.
  • Full of heritage beauty with under the unite trail.
  • During the trek, you’ll see the magical colors of nature.
  • In Kedarkantha peak you can treat your eyes with following valleys that are - Swargarohini, Gangotri, Kalanaag, Yamunotri & Bandarpooch.
  • As at the top there is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati and a small shrine of Lord Ganesh too.

Inclusion/Exclusion


  • Inclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (it will be basic Indian vegetarian Meals).
  • Experienced Trekking Guide.
  • Experience trekking Cook for the Trek.
  • Trekking Crew.
  • Trekking Permissions.
  • Microspikes and Gaiters.
  • Basic First Aid Kit (Please do carry your personal medicine).
  • All necessary Camping Equipment’s:-
    • Sleeping Tents.
    • Dining Tents.
    • Kitchen Tents.
    • Toilet Tents.
    • Sleeping Bags (You may also carry your own sleeping bags as per your comfortability).
    • Sleeping Liners (We do provide the same, however its recommend to carry your own for comfort).
    • Sleeping Mattress.
  •  
  • Exclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Mandatory GST of 5% on Invoice Amount.
  • Any kind of Travel / Health Insurance (Trekveda strictly recommend each traveller to please carry your own travel / health insurance).
  • Any specific Meals /Snacks / Beverages unless mention in the cost included section.
  • Any of Cost for Airfare, Train fare.
  • Any kind of medical expenses.
  • Any tips, laundry, Phone call, liquors, mineral water, camera fee or any other personal nature expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop services ( Will be subject to additional cost).
  • Any other fee / charges not mentioned in the cost included section.
  • Backpack offloading charges, the backpack should not weigh more than 9 kgs.
  • Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed (Subject to additional cost).

Start Point : Sankri End Point : Sankri

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 Camp to Kedarkantha Summit and Back to Kedarkantha Base Camp.

Day 5: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Sankri.

Day 6: Departure from Sankri.


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Kedarkantha amidst mountains, enriched with pine trees, the gigantic snow-capped peaks, and the spiritual essence makes Kedarkantha trek the best winter trek in Uttarakhand. Kedarkantha trek has an ample amount of beauty to disclose. The most preferred trek for the tourists, and the most admired trail for both (beginners, and experienced). Kedarkantha trek is nestled at an altitude of 12,500 Ft. above sea level. Easiest trail with a 360-degree view of the whole Himalayan range.

Eye pleasing beauty of the view 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. Kedarkantha trek starts from Sankri and Kedarkantha trek package is reasonable to pick. Kedarkantha trek needs 5 days of vacation, and enthusiasm even if you are beginner this trek going to be the best trek of all time.


What Makes this Trek Different?

Kedarkantha Trek is the best winter trek, unlike other treks, there is less difficulty that a trekker can face. Sankri village is the base camp of the trek which is one of the best base camps for many wonderful treks. Another magnificent experience is Zip 700. an adventure at the beginning of the Kedarkantha trek. Zip 700 is the first highest in India and the 2nd longest in Asia that works on gravitational force. On the top of the Kedarkantha trek, you feel like a victory with a bird's eye view of the surrounding, amid summer and autumn. The trek is delightful with rich green knolls; woodland cover with delicate waving water of the Juda ka Talab.


Is Kedarkantha Trek Easy?

Kedarkantha Trek altitude is 12,500 Ft. which is an attainable altitude for the beginners or first-timers. Therefore Kedarkantha trek is the easy trek we highly recommend to all the first-timers or even experienced ones. As the trek has an ultimate beauty.


Is Kedarkantha Trek Safe?

Kedarkantha Trek is the safest trek amongst many other treks in Uttarakhand. Treks that are recommended to the beginners are usually the safe treks without many hurdles in the trail. And Kedarkantha trek is one of the easiest and the safest trek.


Is Kedarkantha Trek Difficult?

Kedarkantha Trek is nestled at an altitude of 12,500 Ft. which is usually not a high altitude. Therefore the difficulty while trekking to Kedarkantha is not a question of doubt. As the trek is the easiest one.


Important Tips for Kedarkantha Trekking

Kedarkantha Trek is a marvelous trekking destination known as the best winter trek. Some important things to keep in mind are fit body and a little practice of walking into the snow. As this is winter trek so one can face snow in abundance.


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 heading to Sankri via Mussorie. Drive Dehradun to Sankri that takes you along the Yamuna exquisite, offers the feeling of joy. It’s an 8 hrs journey, where 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, 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.

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 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. Witness 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 locals do swimming on summers. You’ll get the 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. 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 in 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.

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 freeze during winters and became a spot for adventures and fun activities for the trekkers. 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 be. 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.

The journey again starts from the dense forest of pine and oak trees, and also the trail passes through the steep ridges. 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.

he 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.

Day 4: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Kedarkantha Summit and Back to Kedarkantha Base Camp.

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 6 Km trekking that might be cover in 7 hrs and the trail will be steeper. 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 following valleys that 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.

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 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.

Day 6: Departure from Sankri.

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. So better to start early in the morning, collect the memories and drive back to dehradun with all the fun and love.

Kedarkantha Trek: Essentials

Trekking, 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 prerequisites for trekking.

Pretrip checklist  

Things You Can’t Afford Missing On Trek


1. A Sturdy Backpack/RukSack

RukSack  

A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the pivotal thing 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

Trekking Shoes  

Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting thing 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 aspect 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 problem. 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 Jacket

Jacket  

On high altitude treks, 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.

Trek Pants

Trekking Pants  

Please don’t go for jeans/ denims for the substitute for the trek pants since they’d not add comfort to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.

T-Shirts

T-Shirt  

It’s advised to wear full sleeved t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sun-burn. 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

Warmer  

Warmers or thermals can be added on one’s own concern related to their health and their exposure to the cold climate.


Accessories

Shades

Sunglasses  

Sunglasses are to counteract snow visual deficiency. While at the same time you're probably not going to discover snow in October, convey a couple in any case.

Sun Cap

SunCap  

The sun feels more grounded while at the same time strolling on the mountain slants. Convey a sun cap to shield your head and neck from the warmth, particularly in case you're trekking later in the day.

Engineered Hand Gloves

Hand Gloves  

One sets of downy or woolen hand gloves. One sets of water evidence/safe, wind verification gloves.

Balaclava

Balaclava  

You may utilize woolen scarves rather too.

Socks

Socks  

A part from two sports socks, you can take a couple of woolen socks for the night as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature.

Headlamp/LED Burn

Headlamp  

Mandatory

Trekking Pole

Trekking pole  

Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is boon, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but 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 practice 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, water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.

Toiletries

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

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

Plastic Bags  

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


Mandatory Documentation

There are certain rules and laws that you need to abide by, while going for the treks, however Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which is 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 paper work.

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 is altogether a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and adverse, all at once. With high altitudes making it tough to breath, the scenic beauty of those pristine mountains leave you spell-bounded so that you forget to breath for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there are certain aspect of the health that are needed to be considered at the first hand when you make up your mind for the trekking,

Trekveda, by dint of its team of trained professionals, leave 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 high altitudes demands endurance and fitness and those who are prone to any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised to 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.

Acclimatization is another important aspect when it comes to getting an adaptation to the climate at the high range treks. A day at rest is not just the rest but a chance to get used to of the place and its habitat.

Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the 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 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
  • Dexamethasone
  • Nifidipine
  • Asthalin Inhaler
  • Syringes

Trekking Equipment for High Altitudes

Trekveda provide you all the necessary equipment for trekking from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take time to time for your safety. Micro spikes 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 gaiters are provided to cover the shows 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 as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies on high altitude treks.

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 tell the trek leader.

Keeping up with the pre-defined processes and the guidelines will help you to have a memorable trekking experience.


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

In case of medical emergencies, Trekveda and its trek leaders bear the sole 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 counter such problems.

Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can be prove fatal if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you encounter/experience any of the symptoms such as 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.

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

People with AMS are treated with number of medicines such Diamox, Nifidipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a liter 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 number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS preceding.

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

However, Trekveda is capable of tackling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, specially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t administer the medicine if you’re trekking through an organization, 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

A high altitude trek requires an audacious state of mind, however leaving on a bold excursion without computing the dangers is absolute idiocy. That is the reason we have recorded a couple of Risk and the Response arranged by Trekveda to limit or address the dangers in the most ideal way.

Risk: Altitude

Before you begin the trek, it is critical to comprehend the ramifications of high altitude on your body. Know about side effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mellow cerebral pain, queasiness and general distress.

Response: If you feel any of these indications, illuminate the trek pioneer on need and take after his directions. Each campground has as stretcher, completely prepared medical aid pack, oxygen chambers to address the circumstance.

Risk: Weather

Weather is unusual in the Himalayas. Despite the fact that we are constantly attentive about the evolving climate, nobody can ensure a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do comprehend that your security is of most extreme significance to us and we won't continue any further from the campground if the climate isn't ideal.

Response: The choice of the Trek Leaders and Guides to continue or sit tight for the climate to show signs of improvement will be last.

Risk: Injuries

Often, while trekking over troublesome territories, you may have minor wounds like leg sprain, wounds and so forth. Genuine wounds like breaks or real cuts are exceptionally uncommon.

Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are prepared to deal with crises and can handle minor wounds with an all-around prepared medical aid unit. If there should arise an occurrence of genuine wounds, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the closest street head and is directed to closest therapeutic focus.

Risk: Lack of Communication

In the remote zones of the Himalayas, portable systems don't reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the universe of calls, SMS or WhatsApp Messages.

Response: We’d depend on walkie-talkies and sprinters to communicate between the campgrounds and the base camps.

Pre-Trek Preparations

Trekking, 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.


Prerequisites of the Trek

Cardiovascular Endurance and Stamina

Cardiovascular endurance is the primordial thing that this trek asks for along with the stamina to withstand the stringent conditions during the trek. There are number of ways you can increase your endurance level but Jogging regularly with gradual increase in the pace would do the magic in just 2 or 2 and a half months. You can also increase your endurance and stamina through swimming, cycling and much more.

Combining the speed and distance target is the most effective way to get your body and mind prepared for the Trek. If you’re planning to build your stamina in a phased manner then here you should pay heed to:

  • Target completing the distance of 5 km in 35 minutes or less at the beginning
  • Pace up your legs to complete the 5 km in 30 minutes or less
  • Before you begin the trek, you should be able to complete 10 km in 60 minutes or less

Strength

To build the strength is another most important thing and a major requirement for this trek. The whole journey of the trek is like an eternal staircase, the more you climb the better you can have the view. It goes with a climb followed by a flat then again, a climb followed by a flat. All the scenic beauty of the trek demands no less than the power of your legs.

The strength of your legs is something you need to work upon. Here is what you can do to strengthen your leg muscles to bear the pain of the trek.

Doing the squats can help. Goal for 3 sets of 15 repetitions without fail. You can begin with 8 squats in each set at the beginning, subject to your core strength for the exercise.

Flexibility

The more flexible you are the more you have the chances to get the glimpse with lesser hustle. Stretching is another major aspect of the trekking which provides you the much-needed flexibility to climb the altitudes with ease while carrying the backpack altogether is not an easier errand.

Stretching your body at large can bring you the utmost comfort during the trek. Here are some stretching you can do to get the flexibility-Stretch your hamstring, quadriceps, hip flexors, lower back muscles and shoulders. They’ll give strength and help you arrive on the slopes with the relaxed muscles. All these exercises would help you to get through the trek with ease and comfort provided you give an ample time to these.

Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after method which provide not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking 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 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 make you suffer less than others who’d not pay the heed.

Flexibility

Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility in your hamstrings, quadriceps, shoulder, lateral sides etc. 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 key. 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 trek.

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

Terms and Conditions

Confirmation Policy:

1. Payment can be done in parts.

2. After making your advance payment, you will get a confirmation email.

3. Once you make the 100% payment for your booking, you'll get all the details about your trek like name and route of the accomodation, transportation and trek field coordinator.

Payment Terms Policy:

100% of total tour cost will have to be paid 1 days before the date of travel.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelling a trek is like a real pain when you have been dreaming of it since a long time. But, to resolve it and to lesser your disappointment. We have a user-friendly cancellation policy for you.

So have a look.

Covid Relief Cancellation Policy

This Policy is effective from 1st June 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 only as per your booking date.

  • If you are cancelling your trek prior 7 days from your trek date, then we provide you with the FULL REFUND.
  • If you are cancelling your trek within 7 days from your trek date, then there will be NO REFUND.
  • If you want to change the date of your trek, then it should only be done before 14 days from your trek date. No changes will be made within the 14 days from your trek date.
Trekveda Cancellation Policy

This Policy is effective from 1st Jan 2021.

  • If you are cancelling your trek prior 30 to 15 days from your trek date, then a 100% REFUND will be provided.
  • If you are cancelling your trek prior 14 to 7 days from your trek date, then 70% REFUND will be provided.
  • If you are cancelling your trek within 7 days from your trek date, NO REFUND will be done.
Trek Cancelling Exceptions

We never cancel any treks at Trekveda but In case we cancel your trek because of any natural calamities, political unrest, and sudden global health concern, riots, government instructions etc. So, Trekveda will issue you a voucher to redeem your trek in 1 year with any trek you want.

Trekveda Refund Policy

In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% bank charges and 5% GST from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for 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.

Former Cancellation Policy

Note- This Policy is only applicable for those who have booked their trek prior 1st June 2020 with us.

  • Prior cancellation 40 days from the start of the trek is 90% refundable.
  • Cancellation between 40 to 20 days from the beginning 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.

How to cancel your trek?

We don't want you to get into any situation where you need to cancel your trek, but sometimes things don't work the way we want. So no worries we have a most comfortable way for you.

  • Drop an email on cancel@trekveda.com.
  • Inform your trek coordinator about your cancellation and a reason for the same. Then they will help you with the futhure process.

What is Trek Voucher?

Trek voucher is your credit amount at Trekveda that you can redeem by trekking in future with us within 1 year.

How to use Trek Voucher?

You can get in touch with our sales executive on given numbers 9821325153/54/56. They will help you in the redemption of your voucher.

Voucher Terms and condition:-

  1. The vouchers can be redeemed against any Trek operated by Trekveda, the discounted rates will not be applicable however published rates as on day will be applicable for voucher redemption.
  2. Unused values will not be refunded or attributed to any transactions after the expiry date.
  3. The vouchers can be redeemed against any Tour / Trek operated by Trekveda, the rates will be applicable as on day.
  4. The vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash, returned for a refund or for any type of transport Services.
  5. The Voucher can be transferred to your family members / friends, at a reduction of 45%.
  6. The voucher can be redeemed for any Tour / Trek before 15 days of travel date, the base rates as on date will be applicable.
  7. The voucher can be extended 30 days prior expiry date, for 03 months, 06 Month and 12 Month with reduction of 30%, 45%, 60% respectively.
  8. Incase tour / trek amount exceeds the value of voucher, balance amount must be paid by online banking, Google Pay and Paytm.
  9. Trekveda reserves the right to cancel a voucher if we deem such action necessary i.e. after expiry date.
  10. Trekveda can vary or replace these conditions from time to time (including to introduce new fees).

Note- The voucher is non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-extendable.

Other Trek Policies

  1. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at the base camp to the end.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Non-liability: Trekveda is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  5. Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted.
  6. 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.

1. Is Kedarkantha Trek suitable for Beginner?

Yes, Kedarkantha Trek is the most suitable trek for the beginners. Kedarkantha altitude is 12,500 Ft. above sea level which is an ideal altitude beginner can opt for.

2. What is fitness requirement for Kedarkantha Trek?

Kedarkantha trek path is easy to walk, it has only few steep ascends and descends. Kedarkantha is graded as easy to moderate, which makes it one of a preferable trek for the first timers. A person physical and mentally fit can prefer this trek. However prior 2 week of trek, one can start walking for 30 mins daily and speed up later on to get a good fitness for the trek.

3. What is a trek distance of Kedarkantha?

Kedarkantha Trek distance is 10 Km one side.

4. What is the best time to do Kedarkantha Trek?

Kedarkantha is known as the best winter trek. So, many people prefer to do it between (Dec-Jan). However it can also be preferred in summers. In a nutshell it can be done round the year.

5. Which mobile network words in Kedarkantha?

Kedarkantha nestled at an altitude of 12,500 Ft. which is inaccessible for any mobile networks. However you can use BSNL only till base camp.

6. Is there any direct bus or taxi service available till Kedarkantha?

The trek starts from Sankri village situated in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand. One can get the bus from Dehradun till Sankri from where the trek starts.

7. Is there any risk of wild animal or avalanche in Kedarkantha?

There are very few chances of Avalanche in Kedarkanth, but yes a little risk of wild animals, as it comes under Govind Pashu Vihar National Park. It is advised to not go beyond your trekking group.

8. Should I keep any high altitude medicines to Kedarkantha Trek?

As such there is no need of high altitude medicine, but many first timers face little bit of issues in high altitude like vomiting, drowsiness, difficulty in breathing so, for your own safety you can prefer to keep Diamox with you.

9. Is liquor and smoking allowed in Kedarkantha Trek?

No, Liquor and smoking aren’t entertaining in Himalayas, for your own health where people get easily sick of high altitude. Having liquor in Himalayas is not at all advisable and smoking? A big no, because one needs fresh oxygen to trek, therefore smoking is like a Trauma.

10. What is an age limit for Kedarkantha Trek?

Age limit for Kedarkantha trek is minimum 9 to 10 years.

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