Kedarkantha Winter Trek
Kedarkantha Winter Trek

Kedarkantha Winter Trek from Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi

Note: Kedarkantha trek and Kedarnath temple are different treks. Don't be confused.

Kedarkantha Trek is one of the popular winter treks in uttarakhand located in Govind wildlife sanctuary of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand
Many travellers chose this trek as their first himalayan trek due to its relative ease of access and gradual inclination.

Kedarkantha peak situated at an altitude of 12,500Ft is covered with a thick blanket of snow from Nov - Apr
Kedarkantha is a fun trek recommended for all adventure souls who like snow and high mountains, 
The highlights of the Kedarkantha trek are the beautiful campsites, 
snow-covered pine forests, 360-degree view of the mountains and the chance to stand on top of one of the easiest trekkable peaks in the Himalayas. 
The total Kedarkantha trek distance is 23 Kms. You will get to see Godly peaks like Swargarohini, Black Peak, and Bandarpoonch during Kedarkantha and come back absolutely thrilled and refreshed.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri
Day 2: Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab
Day 3: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha base
Day 4: Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha Peak || Back to Sankri
Day 5: Naugaon to Dehradun / Rishikesh

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

Report at Dehradun airport by 7 AM; Dehradun Railway station by 8 AM.
(Today we will have to cover @210 Kms so it is suggested to start early in the morning)

Start your journey towards Sankri. The journey is very scenic, where the drive curves through a dense pine forest. 
Throughout the journey, you will be traversing through mountains and going along the Yamuna river which makes the journey a very beautiful experience.
Stop at Kempty Waterfall and have breakfast.
Resume your journey & Stop for lunch at Naugaon.

After reaching Sankri our trek leaders will brief you about the next 3day trek in the Himalayas and distribute the rentals (If you have opted for any)
Enjoy a lip-smacking dinner.

Travel Distance: 210 KM || 8 to 9 hrs
Altitude: Dehradun (2,087 ft) to Naugaon (6,455 ft)
Stay: Sankri (Hotel - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 2: Sankri to Juda Ka Talab

After having breakfast we will start our trek from Sankri and ascend towards Juda Ka Talab.
En route, we will be passing through forests of oak, birch, and beautiful meadows.

Reach Juda ka Talab. Juda Ka Talab is a small pond on the way to Kedarkantha peak. It is one of the most sought-after attractions in the Kedarkantha trek.
Juda Ka Talab remains frozen during winters.  During the peak winter, the ice layer on the lake becomes so thick that you can even walk over the frozen Juda ka Talab.

We will be camping for the night near Juda Ka Talab lake. Swargarohini peak is visible from here.
Trek Distance : Sankri to Juda Ka Talab - 4Kms || 4 to 5Hrs
Altitude: Sankri (6,455 ft) to Juda-ka-Talab (9,311 ft)
Stay: Juda-ka-Talab (Tented - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 3 : Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base

After having a delicious breakfast we will start the trek towards Kedarkantha base. The trek to the base follows a steeper gradient with 
snow-lined patches and dense forests of Oak and Pine Trees.

Reach Kedarkantha base and enjoy the spectacular view around. If the weather is clear we can witness the sunset as it is a spectacularly beautiful sight to watch the mountains painted with golden hues.
Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch & Kalanag peaks can be seen from the base camp.

Trek distance: 1.5 KM || 3 hrs
Altitude: Juda-ka-Talab (9,311 ft) to Kedarkantha Base (11,253 ft)
Stay: Kedarkantha base (Tented - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 4: Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha peak and back to Sankri

We'll start our day early and start ascending towards Kedarkantha peak through the snow.
Reach Kedarkantha peak and witness the breathtaking views of the Himalayas all around.

Sunrise at the peak illuminates the meadows and the beautiful peaks, which mesmerizes everyone.
From the summit, we can see the mountains of the Yamunotri and Gangotri ranges and also of the Kinner Kailash range and other ranges.

After spending some time at the peak we will descend towards the base camp and then to Sankri via Juda Ka Talab.
Trek distance: 14 KM || 7 hrs
Altitude: Kedarkantha Base (11,253 ft) to Kedarkantha peak (12,500 ft); Descend to Sankri  (6,455 ft)
Stay: Sankri (Hotel - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 5: Drive back to Dehradun

We will leave the Homestay after distributing certificates and a few good group photos we will head back to Dehradun via the same route we came.
We will reach Dehradun airport by 8 PM.
You can plan your journey as per that. (For people who opted only for the trek)

Travel Distance: 210 KM || 8 to 9 hrs
Note: Stay will be provided by GoAdventure for the people who opted for rafting.
Stay: Rishikesh (Homestay - 3 or 4 sharing)

Note: If you're not opting for rafting, we will drop you at Dehradun airport/railway station by 4 PM (Day - 6). 
You can plan the return journey accordingly || Add on: Rishikesh rafting - 16 KM - Extra 2500/-

Day 6: River Rafting

Our Rafting instructor will be present at the hotel by 9 AM. 
Head towards the Rafting area which is beside the Hotel.
After briefing about the River Rafting our instructors will start the activity.

We will complete the rafting activity before 1 PM.
Get back to the hotel and check out by 2 PM.
We will be dropping you at the airport by 4 PM.

Rafting add-on Includes:
Rafting of 16 KM 
Pick up & Drop from Hotel to Airport
Day 5 stay in Hotel

Basic Essentials

  • Day Bag(20-30 liter) with Rain Cover (If you hire a mule or porter)
  • BackPack(50-60 liter) with Rain Cover
  • 2- water bottles
  • Personal Medical Kit (If required)
  • Hiking Shoes-water proof and Ankle support
  • Torch With extra batteries
  • Original ID Card
  • Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits, and nuts

Clothing Essentials

  • Thermal Wear
  • 2-jacket (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
  • Warm Inner-wears
  • 2-Gloves (1 Woollen, 1 Waterproof)
  • 2-Trek Pants (which is a comfortable full day)
  • 4-T-shirts (2 Full Sleeves, 2 Half Sleeves)
  • 2-Sweater (1 Fleece, 1 Woollen)
  • 5-Socks (3 Cotton, 2 Woollen)
  • Rain Coat / Poncho
  • Handkerchief/towels

Protect Your Head

  • 2- Caps (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woollen Cap)
  • UV sunglass
  • Balaclava

Personal Utilities

  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Lip Balm
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Body Lotion
  • Sanitizers

  • Transportation (Dehradun to Dehradun)
  • Food: Day-1 Dinner to Day-5 Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Four Nights Camping during the trek on Sharing Basis
  • Tents, Mattresses, and Sleeping Bags
  • Toilet Tents – Dry Pit Style
  • Kitchen Tent, Equipment & All Rations
  • Trek Leader & Assistant Trek Leader / Local Guide
  • Support team
  • Cook
  • Helpers
  • Porters / Mules (for Equipment)
  • Mountaineering Course Qualified Trek Leader
  • Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence
  • Crampons / Micro-spikes to the Trekkers (if Required)
  • First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team
For people who've opted for River Rafting:
  • Rafting of 16 KM in Ganga river
  • Pick up & Drop from Hotel
  • Day 5 stay in Homestay
  • River Rafting:
  • First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team

  • Personal Gears
  • Meals During Transportation
  • Tips, Gratitude to the Team

Rental Gear: We also offer trekking gear on rental. 
PDF: Click here (These are the prices for the entire trek)
Booking form: Rental products (Click here)

  • Winter Jacket (-5 degrees) - Rs.  500
  • Trekking pole  - Rs. 200
  • Poncho   - Rs. 200
  • Gloves - Rs. 200
  • Gaiters - Rs. 200
  • Crampons  - Rs. 400
  • Head torch - Rs. 150
  • Trekking Shoe - Rs. 500
  • Gopro - Rs. 2500
  • Trek pant - Rs. 400

By Air:
Nearest airport: Dehradun. 
Dehradun airport is connected to most of the metro cities in India. GoAdventure vehicle will pick you up from the airport itself. If you come at different timings, there are few hotels availbale nearby

By Rail:
The nearest railway stations are Dehradun or Haridwar. GoAdvneture regular pick up is from Dehradun railway station. You can also take a connecting train from Haridwar to Dehradun

By road:
Delhi to Dehradun/Rishikesh: there are many bus services available. (AC, Non AC, Sleeper & Semi sleeper)

Cost-effective: You can take a flight to Delhi. Delhi to Dehradun a connecting train.

From Dehradun to Sankri: We will be providing a Tempo traveler, Bolero / Similar.

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