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Kedarkantha Winter Trek

Kedarkantha Winter Trek

Price

7500

Duration

Trip Type

Date

Max People

20

Meeting Point

Overview

The adventure of the Kedarkantha trek commences from the base village of Sankri, positioned at an altitude of 6,000 feet. As trekkers ascend to 12,500 feet, they traverse through captivating oak forests, frozen lakes, and snowy trails, particularly during the winter season.

This trek provides a continuous visual feast, showcasing awe-inspiring panoramic views of snow-capped mountain peaks. It encompasses diverse landscapes, including dense oak and pine forests, expansive meadows, tranquil lakes, charming campsites, and magnificent vistas of the Himalayan peaks. Striking an ideal balance between challenge, excitement, and the chance to bask in stunning scenery, the Kedarkantha trek unfolds as a mesmerizing winter wonderland in the heart of the Himalayas, nestled within Uttarakhand, India.

This extraordinary journey reveals the breathtaking grandeur of the snow-covered Himalayan range. Spanning approximately 20 kilometers, the trek unfolds over five days, offering an enchanting blend of adventure and picturesque beauty.

Included/Excluded

  • Comfortable stays in hotels, guesthouses, or dormitories on a twin, triple, or dormitory-sharing basis. Camping includes spacious tents on a double or triple-sharing basis.
  • Nourishing vegetarian meals designed to keep you energized throughout the trek.
  • All necessary trekking permits and woodland camping fees included for a hassle-free experience.
  • Essential trekking equipment provided, including dining tents, kitchen tents, sleeping tents with mattresses, sleeping bags, utensils, ropes, micro-spikes, and gaiters (if required).
  • Mules and porters are available to carry central equipment, easing your load and allowing you to focus on the trek.
  • Experienced and qualified guides, cooks, helpers, and porters dedicated to ensuring a safe and enjoyable trek.
  • Basic first aid kit with an oxygen cylinder and helmet (if required) available to address potential health concerns during the trek.
  • Transportation from Dehradun to the base camp and back for a convenient journey.
  • If you prefer to offload your backpack, an additional fee of INR 1050 per bag applies.
  • The service of mules or porters to carry personal bags is not included and can be arranged at an extra cost.
  • Any expenses arising from emergencies during the trek are not included in the package.
  • Any expenses or items not mentioned in the inclusion section are not covered.
  • Accommodation and meals in Dehradun on the last day of the trek are not included.
  • Meals during transportation are not included.

Tour Plan

Day 1 - Dehradun to Sankri (200kms Drive)

Embarking on your remarkable journey to Kedarkantha begins with your arrival in Dehradun, the gateway to the Himalayas. The scenic drive from Dehradun takes you to Sankri, a charming village nestled amid picturesque mountains. During the drive, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the lush valley and the meandering rivers of the region.

Upon reaching Sankri, the designated base camp for the Kedarkantha trek, we check into our guesthouse. Take the evening to explore the village, interact with the locals, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Himalayan foothills.

Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring that your adventure is not only safe but also enjoyable and unforgettable. From Dehradun to the majestic Himalayan peaks, we are here to make your Kedarkantha trek an experience of a lifetime.

Day 2 - Sankri to Shepherd Camp (3-4 Hours Trek)

Our journey begins today as we embark on a walk towards the Shepherd Camp. En route, we'll traverse through Juda Ka Talab, a tranquil lake embraced by dense pine woods. The walk offers stunning views of the nearby peaks, revealing the captivating beauty of the Himalayan landscape. Upon reaching the Shepherd Camp, we'll set up our tents and savor a delicious cooked lunch beneath the starlit sky.

Day 3 - Shepherd Camp to Kedarkantha Base Camp (3000M)

Prepare for an exciting day ahead as we ascend towards the Kedarkantha Base Camp. The trail takes us through captivating forests, winding streams, and expansive meadows adorned with colorful flowers. Upon reaching the base camp, be greeted by panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan ranges. Spend the evening in awe of the surrounding beauty and indulge in a warm dinner to complete the day.

Day 4 - Base Camp to Kedar Kantha Peak and back to Juda Ka Talab (8KM Trek, 3800M)

Today signifies the pinnacle of our adventure as we triumphantly conquer the formidable Kedarkantha Peak! Beginning early in the morning, we trek through a trail blanketed in snow, making our way towards the summit. Upon reaching the pinnacle, the gratifying sense of accomplishment and the awe-inspiring 360-degree views of the Himalayas justify the journey. Following some time spent at the summit, we descend to Juda ka Talab, where we establish our camp for the night.

Day 5 - Juda Ka Talab to Sankri to Dehradun (5KM Trek, 200Km Drive)

On this day, we say our goodbyes to the mountains as we trek back to Sankri. The trail leads us through pristine forests, charming villages, and picturesque landscapes. Upon reaching Sankri, we commemorate the successful completion of our trek with a hearty meal and some well-deserved rest.

Subsequently, we journey back to Dehradun, carrying with us hearts filled with unforgettable memories of the Kedarkantha trek. Our team will bid you farewell at the airport or railway station, marking the conclusion of this incredible adventure.

Please bear in mind that the itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions, group fitness levels, and other unforeseen circumstances. Be assured, our experienced guides will prioritize safety and ensure an enjoyable trek throughout.

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Things to Carry

Basic Gears

  • 45 to 60 liters trekking bag pack with rain cover and comfortable straps
  • 20 to 30 liters day pack with rain cover.
  • Bring 2 Water bottles 1 regular and 1 Milton/borosil bottle to keep hot water during the night.
  • Snacks like energy bars, dry fruits & ORS.
  • Personal medical kit (consult your doctor).

Clothes

  • At Least 3/4 Full Sleeves (Non-Cotton)
  • 1 Full Fleece T-Shirt
  • 1 Fleece Jacket (Woollen Or Sweater)
  • 1 Down Feather/Hollofil Jacket
  • 1 Waterproof Jacket/ Poncho
  • Thermal Inners (Upper And Lower)
  • 2 Trek Pants (Avoid Shorts & Denim Pants)
  • 1 Pair of Waterproof Gloves
  • 1 Pair of Woollen Gloves
  • 1 Sun Cap
  • 1 Woollen Cap
  • 2 Pairs Of Sunglasses (U/V Protected)
  • 1 Waterproof & High Ankle Trekking Shoes
  • 1 Pair Of Floaters
  • 4 Pairs Of Cotton Socks
  • 1 Pair Of Woollen Socks
  • Hand Sanitizer & Sunscreen Lotion
  • Toothbrush And Toothpaste
  • Toilet Paper And Wet Wipes
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Lip Balm & Antibacterial Powder
  • 2 Neck Gaiters (Buff)
  • Moisturizer

FAQs

How will you contact me once I register?
We will be mailing you the details once you register and creating a WhatsApp group 2 weeks before the trip.  Kindly click on the link & join this group for further coordination. (Note: Keep an eye at your spam folder too)

Can I come alone?
Yes, many of our participants are solo travellers.

Is it safe for a female solo traveller?
It is completely safe for a female solo traveller as our representatives will be there with you all the time. Moreover, most of our events have 60% female participation.

Do I need prior trekking experience for the Kedarkantha Trek?
The Kedarkantha Trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It is a moderate trek, and our experienced guides will provide guidance along the way. That being said, a good level for stamina and fitness is required to complete the trek without any hassles.

Is travel insurance required for this trip?
No, travel insurance is not mandatory. But it is advisable to have insurance that covers trekking and adventure activities, including emergency medical evacuation.

How physically demanding is the Kedarkantha Trek?
The Kedarkantha Trek is considered a moderate trek. It involves gradual ascents and descents, and trekkers should be reasonably fit to undertake it.

How do I book this trip, and what is the cancellation policy?
To book the trip, please call/whatsapp us on 7977722073 || 8169084819 or click the book now button. The cancellation policy is stated on this page.

Is there any additional cost or permit required for the Kedarkantha Trek?
The cost of the trek includes all permits and fees. There are no hidden costs.

What if I have a medical emergency?
We will carry first aid kit with us. The coordinators will be first aid certified. If the problem increases, we will quickly get you to closest medical attention possible.

What is the stay like for this trip?
While on Kedarkantha trek we will be staying at guest house/tents on triple/quad sharing basis

What type of food will I get in this trip?
The trip primarily offers vegetarian meals. All 3 meals will be provided for the duration of the trek i.e. from Day 1 Dinner till Day 5 Breakfast

If you have any more questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to ensure you have a memorable and safe adventure.

Payment

Payment Options:

  • UPI - wsouls@ybl
  • NEFT - A/C No.: 046110100000183 || IFSC: NKGS0000046 || A/c Name: Wandering Souls || Type: Current || Branch: NKGSB NERUL, NEW BOMBAY
  • Online through payment gateway - Click Book Now (3.5% transaction charges)

Payment Terms:

  • You can book you seat by paying ₹4000 advance
  • The remaining amount has to be paid 2 weeks before the trip start date

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation done by participant prior to 45 days of the Event, 10% of the advance amount will be deducted
  • If cancellation done by participant prior to 30 days of the Event, 50% of the advance amount will be deducted
  • If cancellation done by participant between 15 to 30 days of the Event, 100% of advance amount will be deducted
  • If cancellation done by participant between 7 to 15 days of the Event, 50% of whole trip amount will be deducted
  • If cancellation done by participant within 7 days of the Event, 100% of whole trip amount will be deducted

Disclaimer

  • Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation/ roadblocks/landslides/strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses will be borne by the travellers
  • In case of cancellation of any event due to reasons beyond control (like Natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.), refund shall be payable with respect to the given refund norms.
  • Wandering Souls will not be responsible for any losses incurred for any train/air/bus/taxi bookings, hotel bookings or extension to the camp done by clients/participants
  • If treks get canceled for any reason then Payment for this trip will be adjusted
    against any further trips.
  • Team Wandering Souls has the right to change the itinerary and schedule without any notice.

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