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Max Altitude

12,500 FT

Grade

Easy To Moderate

Duration

6 Days

Trekking KM.

20 KM

Suitable for:10+ years
Experience:First timer can apply, previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
Fitness:cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

11,100 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Dehradun to Dehradun | included transport
  • Rs 9,500 Trek Cost & Rs 1,600 Transportation (All included in the cost)

Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail TypeRound trail. The trek starts and ends at Sankri
  • Rail Head Dehradun is the nearest rail head to the base camp
  • AirportJolly grant airport Dehradun
  • Base CampSankri
  • Best Season
    • Winter Treks (Mid Nov - Mid Feb)
    • Spring Treks (Mid Feb - Mid Apr)
  • SnowDecember to April
  • Services fromDehradun to Dehradun | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayCamping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse


  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Duration - 6 Days
  • Grade - Easy To Moderate
  • Max Altitude - 12500 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 20 Kms.

Why Kedarkantha Is A Must Do Trek

Perched atop an altitude of 12,500 ft, Kedarkantha Peak Trek is one of the most popular winter treks and is known for its magnificent beauty. The easy endurance of the trail makes it suitable for both beginners and seasoned trekkers. The spellbinding views from the summit make the 12,500 ft climb totally worth it. Experience the enchanting beauty of the Himalayas, its lush meadows, towering peaks, snow-covered trails, frozen lakes, and a kaleidoscopic sky, in this wonderful winter trek. 

The trek also consists of some of the most beautiful campsites, in the vicinity of pine covers and amidst the snow. You can witness stunning sunrises and sunsets from your campsites and bask in the tranquility of nature. The view from the summit is unlike anything youve ever seen. You can view the majestic Yamunotri and Gangotri peaks along with the Black peak, Bandarpoonch, and the Swargrohini group of peaks. 

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The best time to do the Kedarkantha trek is during the months of December-January and March-April as you will find an abundance of snow during the time, making for a magical experience. An ideal trek for both adventure and nature lovers, this beauty of the trek will leave you speechless.  

The trek also showcases some of the best Himalayan flora. En route, you will cross stunning Rhododendron, Oak, Pine, Walnut, and Chestnut covers. The popular Red Rice is also homegrown in the Kedarkantha region.  You also get to see the lives in remote villages during the winter months, which is a unique experience in itself. This trek holds the heart of many trekkers in the country.

The Kedarkantha peak also has some mythology attached to it. The locals say that Kedarkantha was supposed to be the site for Kedarnath. When Lord Shiva was hiding from the Pandavas and roaming around in his bull-form at Kedarkantha, the village dwellers disturbed his peace and thus he fled to where Kedarnath is today. Villagers in Sankri will tell you that the trident of the Shiva, erected in the Kedarkantha Peak protects the people and also nourishes the Himalayan Rivers.

About The Trek

Kedarkantha is located in the Govind Pashu Bihar National Park in Uttarakhand and this 6-day long trek will take you on a scenic adventure-filled journey in the embrace of the Himalayas. You will see a change in terrains and witness some of the best sunrises and sunsets along your journey. Kedarkantha being a standalone peak, there are many ways to reach the summit. We will take the route via Sankri while climbing and descend via Hargaon.

Our journey for the Kedarkantha trek begins at Dehradun, where we will drive to Sankri village located at an altitude of 6400 ft. It takes about 10 hours to reach Sankri, so it’s a long journey but the road to the village is equally mesmerizing. From Sankri we will begin our trek the next morning.

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Trekking from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab, our next camping spot at 9100 ft, you will go through scented pine and maple covers and spot some cascading streams on the way. We will spend a leisure day at the Juda Ka Talab campsite with wonderful views of the Swargrohini group of peaks.

The next day we will trek to the Kedarkantha base camp, which rests at an altitude of 11,250 ft and the trek distance is about 4.5 kms. Today, you will pass through the lush Himalayan meadows, which are knee-deep in snow during the winter months. From here, you will begin to see panoramic views of Himalayan peaks all around you.

The following day, we will make our trek to the Kedarkantha summit. Spectacular views of snow-capped mountains await you. Once you reach the summit, it truly feels like being on top of the world, you will see 360 views of the Himalayan ranges all around. The summit is situated at an altitude of 12,500 ft and today’s trail can be a little challenging as compared to other days. The breathtaking views that you get from the summit make up for the long trek to the top.

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Relish the scenery in front of you and after spending some time at the summit, we will begin descending towards Hargaon, our next campsite. Hargaon lies at an altitude of 8900 ft and we will reach the campsite by evening.

The next day we will trek back to Sankri through coniferous forest covers. Staying the night at Sankri, we will drive back to Dehradun the next day, ending our beautiful journey. From Dehradun, you can make further bookings for your journey.

What To Expect At The Trek

The entire trek is 20 km long and is a beginner-friendly trek. From the summit, you will get a 360-degree view of the Himalayan peaks. The change in terrains and the steady climb, which is not so difficult unlike many other treks, and the noteworthy views, make the trek overall very satisfactory. You get to experience the beauty of the Himalayas, its challenges, and close interaction with the local lives in such remote areas.

There will be no network coverage after Sankri and if you are carrying electronic devices like laptops, cameras, mobile phones, etc. the batteries will drain out quickly. All the campsites in the trek, including Juda Ka Talab, are pretty scenic and the trail remains covered in snow from December to April. 

You will stay in tents and guesthouses along the journey and the meals during the trek will be provided by us. The trek has a steady ascent and becomes a little challenging during the summit, where its a steep ascent accompanied by gushing winds.

The Kedarkantha trail has diverse vegetation and landscapes throughout and the gradient gets steeper every day. The trail to the summit, however, is quite easy to navigate. You will be required to cover 4 to 5 km every day, with the only exception being the summit day when you will cover about 9 kms. 

Snow can be encountered a little after Sankri Village and depending on the thickness of snow, you may need to wear microspikes or gaiters to navigate the treks properly. The temperature in the trek lingers between 10 degrees C to 3 degrees C so dress appropriately. The weather at Kedarkantha is usually very calm but once in a while the weather can be unpredictable so dress accordingly. We always monitor the weather conditions and in case of inclement weather, we take the necessary measures for the safety of everyone.

Major Attractions

The Forests

The Pine and Oak forest covers in Kedarkantha is one of the Kedarkantha trails. This adds to the beauty of the trek and creates an aura of serenity. These are some of the most pristine alpine forests and being a forest cover at such a high altitude, they do not appear manicured, rather have a wild touch to them. In some places, the forest cover is pretty dense giving a very surreal feel to your climb.

Sunsets

Sunsets from the Kedarkantha trail are quite unsurpassed and there are very few treks that offer such wonderful sunset views as Kedarkantha. Since the Kedarkantha peak is located in the western part of the Garhwal Himalayas, you can get an untarnished view of the setting sun in all its glory. The golden hour when the snow changes its color from blue-white to that of molten gold is indeed a mesmerizing sight to behold.

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The Summit

The Kedarkantha summit is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding ones. The trek is quite popular for its summit and the unparalleled panoramic view of the mountain it offers. On your route, you can witness the summit looming over and ahead, which fills you with a sense of accomplishment and joy, once you make it to the summit. 

Who can participate

    • Age; 10 years.
    • First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 4 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

     

    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek

     

    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.

     

    Note

    • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
    • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Sankri
    • Altitude: 1,950m/ 6,400 feet
    • Drive Distance: 220 km (10 hr approx)
    • Pickup: Dehradun at 6:30 AM
    • Type Of Vehicle: Tata Sumo/Tempo traveller or similar vehicle
    • Network Available: BSNL
    • Arrival at Sankri: 5:00 PM
    • Stay: in hotel, attached washroom with running hot water

Our journey starts from Dehradun where we will pick you up in Tata Sumo or similar vehicles at 6:30 AM. You are requested to report at the pickup point by the time. From Dehradun, we will drive to Sankri, which is at a distance of 220 km from Dehradun. It may take about 8 - 9 hrs or more to reach Sankri as the mountain roads can be quite bumpy at times. However, the road to Sankri is quite scenic. 

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On your way, you will cross picturesque places like Mussoorie, Mori, and Naitwar, etc. You will drive along the beautiful Yamuna and Tons River with pine trees lining the road. The River is milky white in some places and clear green in others. The fragrance of pinewood and the beauty of nature will make up for the long ride to Sankri. The last stretch of the road, about 22 km from Sankri, is even more beautiful as you enter the Govind National Park, famous for being home to much exotic flora and fauna. On reaching Sankri, we will check-in at our hotel. After freshening up, you can spend the evening at the quaint hamlet of Sankri at your leisure.

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You can head out for a stroll through this charming village. Sankri is a trekkers’ hub as it is the base camp for not one or two but 11 Himalayan treks including popular treks like Har Ki Dun. At Sankri BSNL network is available but it is very erratic. You can also watch a beautiful sunset at Sankri Village in the backdrop of the Himalayas, a great opportunity for shutterbugs to capture all the beauty around. At night, you can have dinner at your hotel or in the local village dhabas to get a taste of the local flavors. Stay overnight at Sankri and we will start our trek the following day.

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Day 2 : Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab
    • Altitude: 6400 ft - 9100 ft
    • Trek Distance: 4 km (5 hr approx.)
    • Altitude Gain:- 800m/ 2,700ft
    • Trek through dense forests of maple and pine cross a few streams and beautiful meadows.
    • Stay: in tents, twin sharing

Trekking for the Kedarkantha summit starts at Sankri, our base village for the trek, and today we will trek from here to Juda Ka Talab, a beautiful alpine lake. Start your day early, have your breakfast and head out straight towards Juda Ka Talab. The lake is situated at an altitude of 9100 ft and the trek distance is about 4 km. It will take approximately 5 hours to reach the Lake.

 

As you begin your trek out of Sankri village, you will venture into the village extension Saur and from here you will walk along a stream, and then we will take a turn towards the forest of pine and maple, climbing sharply. We will cross many suspension bridges and small mountain villages on our way to Juda Ka Talab. 

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The trail today is quite broad and ascends gradually for about 2-3 hours. During summers, the trail is full of greenery and you will spot many wildflowers on your way. A carpet of maple and pine leaves covers the trail and opens up to lush green meadows. During winter, the trail is covered in snow, and depending on the snow conditions, you may need gaiters to navigate the path properly. As you trek uphill, you may also spot wildlife in the trail like the Himalayan Languors. While they are quite shy, they move pretty quickly, swinging from branch to branch, so its hard to catch a proper glimpse of them. Apart from this, you may also spot boars, hares, and martens.

 

The Juda Ka Talab campsite is extremely scenic with an alpine lake on one side and a pine forest on the other, it almost feels surreal here. In the lap of mountains and the middle of pine and snow, the surreal beauty of Juda Ka Talab is simply otherworldly. During peak winters, a sheet of ice forms on the lake, creating a picture-perfect view. The lake also has a natural tunnel that provides water to the villagers nearby.  The locals consider the lake as sacred and believe that Lord Shiva meditated at Kedarkantha and droplets falling from his hair formed the lake. 

 

We will camp here for the night. You can click some beautiful pictures here and also take nature walks in the area. At night, a bonfire is a great idea to relish your dinner and warm drinks, chatting up with your fellow trekkers. The night sky is simply breathtaking with an assortment of the brightest stars dazzling the sky. Sleep overnight in your tents.

Day 3 : Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base
    • Altitude: 9,100 ft - 11,250 ft
    • Trek Distance: 4 km (2.5 hr approx.)
    • Altitude Gain:- 650m/ 2,150ft
    • The trail on the ridge under Oak cover and pass through some meadows.
    • Peaks Spotted: Bandarpoonch, Swargrohini peaks, Ranglana, and Kala Nag
    • Stay: in tents, twin sharing

Starting the day early, we will begin our day with a warm breakfast and a glorious sunrise view and begin the trek towards the Kedarkantha Base Camp. The base camp is located at an altitude of 11,250 ft and the distance from Juda Ka Talab to the base camp is 4 kms. Walking moderately, you can reach the base camp in about 3 hrs. The trail is marked quite well so it is quite easy to navigate. The trail is a little steeper than the previous day and it gradually becomes steeper as you get closer to the summit.

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Walking through this trail, you will soon enter a forest Pine and Oak which soon opens into expansive meadows. The meadow is lined with shepherd huts and as you move forward you will catch the sight of towering Himalayan peaks Swargrohini peaks, Bandarpoonch, Ranglana, Kala Nag, etc. The splendid views are enough to render you speechless. The peaks appear as if natural jewels adorned by Mother Nature and the views will be forever imprinted in your memory.

The Kedarkantha trail is fairly easy and beginner-friendly and even in the peak winter, it isn’t as strenuous as other treks making it enjoyable for everyone. You can see the trail covered in snow here during the winter months, in summer it is luscious green. Once you reach the campsite, you can rest and refresh yourself and take small walks around the campsite. At night enjoy a nice and hot dinner and observe the beauty of the clear night sky with an abundance of twinkling stars, glowing brightly. 

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At such a high altitude, the cold waves can be pretty high, so it is recommended you layer appropriately for protection against cold. Retire in your tents early, to get proper rest for the summit trek the next day.

Day 4 : Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha peak; descend to Hargaon camp
    • Altitude: 11,250 ft - 12, 500 ft - 8900 ft
    • Trek Distance: 6 km (7 hrs approx.)
    • Altitude Loss:- 700m/ 2,350ft
    • Spend some time at the summit and descend back to basecamp for lunch.
    • Post lunch descend to Hargaon
    • Stay: in tents, twin sharing

Today we will trek to the Kedarkantha summit reaching an elevation of 12,500 ft. Today’s trekking schedule involves trekking from the base camp to the Kedarkantha summit and descending to the Hargaon campsite. The journey to the summit and down to Hargaon is about 6 km and it takes about 7 hr.

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After a pleasant breakfast in the morning, we will set out for the Kedarkantha summit. The trek is a gradual incline, however, it gets pretty steep in the end and might test your skills and fitness a little. Today also your trek will begin by crossing a forest of towering Oaks and Pines. The leaves strewn on the ground, scrunching your feet and you can also hear the faint sounds of streams gushing by.

 

Soon the forests open up and you are much closer to the peak now and from here the path will begin to get difficult as a sharp incline lies in front of you. But the struggle to reach the top is worth it once you make it to the summit and the marvelous views of the Himalayas await you. You will literally feel like being on top of the world and filled with a sense of accomplishment and inner peace. The astounding views will rejuvenate you after the strenuous journey. There’s also a small temple of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, and Lord Ganesha at the summit.

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After enjoying the picturesque views and basking in nature’s abundance, we will start descending and trek downhill to the Kedarkantha base camp where we will have our lunch, and post-lunch we will begin descending downhill, all the way to Hargaon. The descent is quite easier and faster and soon you will reach the campsite at Hargaon, descending to an elevation of 8900 ft. Reaching the Hargaon campsite marks the end of our day, we will set up camps here, enjoy a nice dinner and retire in our tents for the night.

Day 5 : Hargaon camp to Sankri
    • Altitude: 8,900 ft - 6400 ft 
    • Trek Distance: 6 km (7 hrs approx.)
    • Altitude Loss:-  750m/ 2,500ft
    • Descend through dense pine thickets.
    • Stay: in hotel, attached washroom with running hot water

The final leg of the trek involves descending from Hargaon to Sankri. We will descend from an altitude of 8900 ft to 6400 ft and the trek distance is about 6 km. It takes around 4 km to complete the descent. 

 

Rise with the sun and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast. The sunrise in the Himalayas has a unique splendor, which is quite hypnotizing. After breakfast, we will begin our descent towards Sankri. You will trek through forests and gurgling streams. You can fill your water bottles in the streams. Soon the forest opens up to a ridge from where you get a bird's eye view of the Har ki Dun Valley.

 

The brilliance of the lush green slopes of the Valley is simply wonderful. Relishing the view, we will descend further as the forest grows denser once again and finally opens up at Sankri. At Sankri we will check-in at the hotel once again. You can freshen up and in the evening, you can head out to explore the village.

 

Although there aren’t many shops at Sankri, you can still buy wooden handicraft items, toys, and home decors as souvenirs of your journey. Interact with the locals and get more ideas about the local lifestyle. Life at Sankri is pretty slow-paced and the religious belief is quite strong here. There are about 120 families in Sankri who live in wooden huts to protect themselves from the cold and the staples are potato rice and apples.

 

At Sankri they also hold regular fairs or melas where entertainment takes place in the form of singing and dancing to native folk songs. For dinner you can visit the dhabas, they serve some delicious cuisines or you can have dinner at the hotel premises as well. Stay overnight in the hotel after a tiring yet wonderful journey.

Day 6 : Departure day (Sankri to Dehradun)
    • Drive Distance: 220 km (10 hr approx.)
    • Drop at Dehradun Station in Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle.
    • Breakfast and lunch on the way.
    • You will reach Dehradun by 7:00 pm

     

    Note: Distance, Altitude and Trekking hours are approximate and round off.

     

On the last day of our wonderful trip, today we will head back to Dehradun with so many beautiful memories. Tata Sumo or other similar vehicles will be arranged for you at Sankri to drive you back to Dehradun. Check out from the hotel by 7:00 AM so that we can begin the journey to Dehradun early. We have to cover a distance of 220 km and it will take about 10 hrs so the earlier we start the better.

 

We will again return through NH 123, enjoying the scenic beauty. Cherish the nature around with picturesque vistas stretching alongside far and wide. We will reach Dehradun by 7:00 PM so make your further bookings accordingly.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

First of all everyone has to reach Dehradun, after that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.

Our pick-up location is Dehradun Railway Station at 06:00 AM

The distance from Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT) to Railway Station is 6 km, without traffic it will take 15 minutes.

 

Options to reach Dehradun

1.  Take an overnight train/bust to Dehradun, and then take a cab to the pickup point.

We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Rishikesh at least by 05:30 am positively.

2.  Take flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) (25 km, 50 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.

  • TTH’s Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles will pick-up you.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek.
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.

Trekkers will be dropped at Dehradun Railway station by 06:00 PM, for onward journey from Dehradun it is advised to make arrangements after 08:00 PM.

The distance from Railway Station to Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT)  is 6 km, it will take approx 25 minutes.

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1. Accommodation. (Guest house - Twin or Triple sharing, Camping - twin sharing)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ occasional Egg): Day 1 Dinner to Day 5 Dinner as per the itinerary, Drinking water while on trek (Tape/Mountain water).
3. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
7. Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and return (According to itinerary), Vehicle Type - Tempo Traveller / Sumo / Bolero (NON-AC)
8. Mules to carry the central luggage

1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Insurance.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly

 Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Special Offers

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and are unable to complete the same or you have successfully completed that trek and want to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times without paying the cost of the trek.

Terms and conditions

  • This offer is a non-transferable.
  • This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.
  • This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.
  • This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.
  • Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for the transport cost.

To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.
 

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at [email protected]  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

If by a rare consequence TTH calls off/cancels a trek:

At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.

Note

  • The voucher is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. Vouchers are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of TTH.

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.

In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  • This is a non-transferable voucher
  • The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  • The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  • To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  • All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  • Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cove20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Windstopper Pant1 Pair
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Sunscreen cream1 Nos.
Moisturiser1 Nos.
Toilet Paper & wipes1 Nos.
Lip balm1 Nos.
Hand sanitizer1 Nos.
Antibacterial powder1 Nos.
Toothbrush and toothpaste1 Nos.
Quick dry towel1 Nos.
Head torch1 Nos.
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters1 Nos.
SunglassesDark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks5 pairs
Woollen socks3 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Important Links

  • Mandatory Documents to Bring on A Trek   Read more
  • Health Awareness for Trekking in the Himalayas   Read more
  • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents)   Read more

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Easy To Moderate

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BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What kind of accommodation we’ll get in this trek?

We stay in Guest house on first and fifth night which is in sharing bases (triple, quad, hexad) while on trek we provide tent on twin sharing bases.

2. Will you provide us with tents and sleeping bags?

Yes, we will provide sleeping, tent, mattress. It is among the central equipment.

4. How do we reach Dehradun ?

Dehradun is well connected; you can choose any mode of transport like by air or train. In case you choose air option, the nearest airport is Dehradun and that is 40 km away from Station so we advise you to come one day before and stay a night in Dehradun or you can fly to Delhi and take overnight train Nanada Devi Express (Kota DDN express). It arrive early morning around 05:40 am at Dehradun Railway Station. Or You can also take bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Dehradun .
For Flight/Train schedule, check IRCTC or Airway website

5. Where and what time do we have to reach in Dehradun?

Reporting point is Dehradun Railway Station parking and time 6:00 AM-6:30 AM

6. Whom should I call once I reach in Dehradun?

We always share driver and vehicle number 1 days prior the trek date, so you can call him on your arrival if you’re having problem with finding vehicle.

7. If we come prior the trek date, Do you provide accommodation?

No. We don’t but we can suggest you good hotels nearby pick up location. Few suggestions:
Hotel Doon Regency
Hotel Vishu Inn
Hotel Drona
Hotel Siddharth Paradise
Note: Do check google reviews before booking.

8. How many trekkers do you take in a group?

We need minimum 6 people to run a batch and maximum batch size 24-26.

9. How do we get back after the trek?

Your return transport is also included in trek fee if you're opting for service Dehradun to Dehradun ; we use Tata Sumo/Max/Boloero kind of vehicle and accommodate 6-7 people in a vehicle.

10. Which are the best seasons for the Kedar kantha trek?

Kedar kantha trek is a winter trek so you can do it anytime from November to March. If you’re very interested in snow trekking then you should join this trek in Jan to March. After that proximity of snow lessen up.

11. Are trek poles, Jackets and other equipment available for rent from Trek The Himalayas?

Yes, we do provide gears on rent. Do visit this link: https://trekthehimalayas.com/rent-gear
Or
You can contact with our rental coordinator (Sarika Negi - 8755122244)

12. Is this a good trek for a first timer?

Yes, This is of the best options. We recommend this trek to first timer as well as experienced one.

13. If not the Kedarkantha trek, what is a good alternative trek to do?

You can look for below mention treks which is available in same time
Chopta Chandrashilla trek, Winter Kuari Pass Trek, Brahmatal Trek, Dayara Bugyal Trek.

14. Is there an option to offload my backpack on this trek?

Yes, Offloading facility is available. You should book it in advance and cost is Rs.1200/- in total or book it after reaching there, and for that you need to pay Rs.1500/- in total. Your bag weight should not be more then 10 kgs.

15. What is the age limit?

We allow minimum 8 yrs kid in this trek and maximum depend on trekker's fitness.

16. Who will be with us on the trek from Trek The Himalayas?

Mountaineering qualified Experienced Trek Leader, First Aid Certify local guide, Cook, helpers and supporting staff.

17. What kind of toilet facility you are providing us?

Toilet tents would be there. Basically we use dry toilet which is one of the best way to answer nature call in forest. Dry toilet means, we dig a pita and keep mud and shovel so once you are done with your business you can cover it up using mud. It is most hygienic way. You should carry toiletries as we mention in essential.

18. Can you give us brief details about served food while on trek?

We serve Indian vegetarian food with occasional eggs while on trek, to give you general idea it is like this, Dal sabji roti, rice in lunch & dinner and daliya, poha, sandwich etc in breakfast with morning & evening tea.

19. Do we get enough water for drinking?.

Yes, trekkers must carry 2 water bottles 1 litre each so they can fill/refill at campsite so they can drink and keep themselves hydrate. Once you’re in campsite you can refill it from water container available in campsite.

20. Is there mobile network on this trek?

No, once you start from Sankri there wouldn’t be any network. It is best you inform your family about that. Even in Sankri networks are erratic.

21. Are there any electricity charging points on this trek?

There isn’t any charging point. Sankri is the only place where you can charge your mobile phone and camera after that you need to rely on your power bank or batteries.

22. What kind of shoes we should buy for this trek?

You should buy shoes which has these three features –Good grip, Ankle Support and additional water resistant layers. Generally, we advise Quechua Trek 100, MH 500 and MH 100. Watch this video for better understanding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8cfXGmlO6U

23. Is Trekking pole necessary?

Yes, it is necessary. It is additional support which helps you reduce tiredness and give you strength and balance.

24. When it gets really cold can I consume alcohol?

No. Alcohol and smocking isn’t allowed while on trek. It is totally misconception that it will keep you warm. Your body need to acclimatize properly and for that eat properly and drink enough water; these things will keep you warm.
High altitude trekking is all about your body's ability to process oxygen. The better your body is able to do it, the lesser are your problems that usually affect trekkers in the high altitudes. On a high altitude trek you do not want to take any chances. Due to the low atmospheric pressure the oxygen you get out of each breath is less (at 15,000 feet, it is 60%). A smoker's lung has already been disabled significantly by years of smoking. The first thing you notice is shortness of breath. The shortness of breath results in carbon dioxide build-up in your body. This also leads to increase in blood pressure as the heart struggles to supply oxygen to your other body parts. Chance of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is extremely high in smokers.

25. How long do we trek every day?

We trek 5-6 hrs daily bases.
Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival at Sankri (220 km drive - approx 10 hours)
Day 2: Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab (4 km , approx. 5 hours)
Day 3: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base ( 4 kms trek, approx 2.5 hours )
Day 4: Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha peak; descend to Hargaon camp (6 kms trek, approx 7 hours)
Day 5: Hargaon camp to Sankri (6 kms trek, approx 4 hours)
Day 6: Departure day from Sankri to Dehradun (220 km drive - approx 10 hours)

24. How do I manage the negative temperatures on the trek? Do I need special jackets?

Layer Up From Head To Toe
Eat Full Meals, never sleep empty stomach
You can keep warmee.
Use sleeping bag in right way and don’t leave free space in sleeping bag.

For upper body
– Thermal layer
– T-shirt (full-sleeves preferred)
– Another layer of T-shirt/Shirt (for extreme colds)
– Fleece layer
– Thick Jacket
– Waterproof or Windproof jacket (outermost layer when it is snowing or raining)
For Lower Body
– Thermal layer
– Hiking pants (normal) or only one Winter hiking pants can work
Based on how warm you feel you can skip any of the above layers.
The idea behind layering is that the more insulation you have the less cold you feel, and instead of wearing a very thick jacket if you wear multiple layers, your body will be better insulated against the cold.

Visit this link to know more: https://trekthehimalayas.com/article-how-to-stay-warm-in-cold-winter-treks/

25. What all do I need to carry on the trek?.

A) Mandatory documents: 2 xerox of ID having address (addhar card/driving license), 2 Passport size photograph, Medical form signed & sealed by doctor and soft/hard copy of vaccination certificate.

B) Essential list:
Upper body warmer - 1
Quick dry t-shirts -3
Fleece jacket -1
Down feather/hollow fill jacket -1
Rain poncho/rain proof jacket- 1
Lower body warmer - 1
Quick dry convertible trek pants - 3
Rain proof water pants/poncho - 1
Suncap- 1
Woollen cap/Balaclava - 1
Sunglasses (UV protected with side cover)- 1
Neck gaiter/muffler - 1
Cotton trekking socks 4-5 pair
Woollen socks 2-3 pair
Waterproof high ankle trekking shoes -1 pair
Waterproof hand gloves with fleece layer inside- 1 pair
Woollen gloves -1 pair
Head torch- 1
Lunch box -1
Water bottle- 2(1 litre each)
Extra batteries for head torch
Toiletries (toilet paper, wet tissue, sanitizer, tooth brush, tooth paste, hand wash, sunscreen lotion)
Menstrual hygiene kit for female trekkers.

26. Is it safe to trek with Trek The Himalayas ?

Yes, it is totally safe. Our leading staffs has years of experience in Trekking and know about the situation we may face while on treks because of weather or emergency and take action accordingly.

27. How your cancellation policy work in case of cancellation?

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at [email protected] with registered trek name and date.
Check cost term section in trek page of TTH website to know about cancellation policy.

28. Do you provide crampon/micro spikes and gaiters?

We provide micro spikes and gaiters, if required.

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