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Kedarkantha Short Hardcore Trek 2 Days

Kedarkantha Short Hardcore Trek 2 Days

The Quickest, Hardest and Hardcore way of doing the fabulous Kedarkantha Trek

A Himalayan High Experience
Rs. 5999/-
Batch Size:
25 - 30 <15

3 nights, 2 Trek Days, Sankri to Sankri. Extra cost of Rs. 2000 applicable for foreigners. Private Customized groups can be booked at extra cost

5% GST is applicable on all our costing. All of our trek packages includes Free Adventure Insurance Cover worth Rs. 2 Lakhs

Find Whats Included In The Cost, Free Equipments, Meals etc

Add Ons:
Additional Camping Night In Base Camp: Rs.1500
Single Tent Supplement: Rs.800
Baggage Offloading: Rs.1200
2 Way Cab Pooling Between Dehradun and Sankri: Rs.2200

Must Read - Important Pre-Booking Information

About The Kedarkantha Short Hardcore Trek 2 Days

The Kedarkantha Short Trek is one of our very popular treks and hardcore trekkers just love it. Kedarkantha is one of the prettiest winter and snow treks in our Himalayas. However, its a short trek of just 24 kilometers. Although short, this trek isn't an easy one and involves steep ridge walking straight away from the start of the trek as it climbs the ridge to the summit of the Kedarkantha Peak. The descend from the summit of the Kedarkantha Peak is a steep descend which tests your leg and core muscle strength with real-time mountain challenge. Hence, it's not an easy task. Although difficult to be done in 2 days, many people who are fit and strong can do it and we have been supporting them from the beginning of Himalayan High's journey. This Hardcore and Short version of the Kedarkantha Trek definitely helps someone with lesser time on hand, or someone who wants to explore more in lesser time.

Kedarkantha Peak Covered With Snow
Kedarkantha Peak Covered With Snow


Can Kedarkantha Trek Be Done In 2 Days? Who Should Do It?

Yes, Kedarkantha is just a 24 Km trek which makes it easy to complete it in just 2 days. Doing it in 2 days requires a good amount of fitness and stamina. It's definitely not as easy as the KEDARKANTHA POPULAR TREK which is done over 4 trekking days and 3 nights of camping. Alternatively, this trek has only 1 night of camping. The day's trek involves walking on the ridge climbing continuously till we reach base camp. The distance of the Kedarkantha Trek is about 9 Km and takes about 6 hours of rigorous walk. However, it's doable and we have witnessed people doing it in 5 hours, whereas local guides do it in 3 hours. On the next day, its the climb to the summit which is the remaining 3 km of the climb. Once you reach the summit, then its all about descend and it comparatively easier. We descend down to Sankri on the same day and reach Sankri around 2 PM. Whosoever is generally fit with good stamina can choose this trek. This will not just help you test your physical stamina, but will also save you vital number of days and a little money as well. On any proper Himalayan trek, walking for 6 hours and 14+ km is a normal day's activity. Hence, keeping things in that perspective, our itinerary for Kedarkantha Short and Hardcore trek works out just to be like any other normal trek in the Himalayas. We would say, the popular version of the trek is rather a slow version of the trek which is suitable only for occasional and unexercised trekkers and especially beginners, who are looking to make things easier for them.

Having said the above, it has to be noted explicitly that this trek is not for everyone. Those who are not used to discomfort, less used to exercises, and do not have good stamina should choose the usual leisure trek to Kedarkantha as that's the one everyone can do. When we are asked to measure the required stamina, we would say someone who could complete a 10K marathon. Need not come first or second! Just need to have the stamina and mental strength to complete it.

Kedarkantha Peak Trek
The last leg to the summit of The Kedarkantha Peak Trek


Safety And Comfort On Our Kedarkantha 2 Days Trek

No trek should ever be done in the Himalayas or anywhere without estimating the risk and planning for safety. When you do difficult things, safety and proper gears become more important. You should plan for backup and take all precautions to make it one of the best experiences in your life.

On our managed trek to Kedarkantha, we make sure the guide we allocate is of equal stamina and possesses a positive and helpful nature. Its of no use sending a slow guide with a fast trekker. On the other hand, even though it is just a night's camping in Kedarkantha Base Camp, it becomes important that we send proper cook and good warm food be served right on time. We typically attempt the summit before dawn at around 4 Am in the morning, so that we reach the summit at a time when the sun is just rising. That's the magical hour! To facilitate that, we need to serve dinner and breakfast on time and odd hours. To do that, the cook needs proper assistance and support.

The trail safety includes gears like ice-traction crampons and gaiters. Gaiters prevent snow to get inside your shoe when you are walking on soft snow. On the other hand, crampons help you grip on the slippery packed snow, typically in the morning when you will be trekking in the dark with your headlamps. It will help you walk quickly over the snow-laden trail.

Medical safety would consist of an oxygen cylinder which is to be used in case required. A safety medicine box with emergency medicines and pulse oximeter to monitor your health. The trek leader would be alert on your health conditions and knowledgeable about mountain medicines and physiology.

Camping arrangement will mean comfort, even in the extreme climatic conditions of a snow trek. Double Layered Dome tents with thick cushioned waterproof mattresses to properly insulate cold from the ground. Subzero Sleeping Bag topped up with a thick and cozy fleece sleeping bag liner makes sure you sleep well, even in the extreme weather conditions outside your tent. You will dine in a warm Kitchen tent if in a small group or in a small dining tent if in more than 5 member teams. This makes sure that you don't freeze while you are eating your dinner. Your accommodation in Sankri in a local homestay managed by Himalayan High will not just ensure that it's comfortable but also expose you to the local values and culture as much as possible.

The entire trek is well managed with our expertise and many trekkers in the past who have done this trek successfully recommend us for the same.

Kedarkantha Peak Covered With Snow
Team Himalayan High Trek Leader opening the route to the summit of Kedarkantha Peak after fresh snowfall

How To Reach Sankri

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
Nearest Rail Head: Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
Route Hubs: Dehradoon - Vikasnagar - Nuagaon - Purola - Mori - Naitwar - Sankri

From Airport: Dehradun airport is outside Dehradun city and there are no buses or jeeps that go to Sankri from the airport itself. If you hire a taxi directly from Dehradun airport, we may help to pre-arrange it for you. It costs about 6000 - 6500 Rs and takes about 8 hours to reach Sankri. Alternatively, you may take an auto or a can to come to Dehradun and use public transport like shared jeeps or buses to reach Sankri. Read Below.

From Railway Station: All buses or shared Jeeps for Sankri leave near the Railway Station. There is only one Government bus which leaves from Sankri right beside the railway station exit. Its called the Mussurie Bus Stand. Other private buses and taxis leave from Purola Taxi Stand outside the railway station on the main road opposite to Grand Hotel.

By Bus: There are 3 buses which leave early morning at 530, 630, and 8 AM. Private buses to Sankri leave from the main road near the Grand Hotel. There is no stand. They just stand beside the road and start from there. There is a single Government Bus which leaves from Mussurie Bus Stand, beside Dehradun Railway station at 830 AM. Do enquire for a bus on the previous night before heading to the bus stand. Sometimes timings can change.

By Shared Jeeps: From Dehradoon, you will get shared jeeps to Purola. From there, Mori is the next hub which is 35 km away and takes about 1.5 hours. From Mori, you get the next shared jeep to Naitwar which is 11 km in distance. It takes about 30 minutes to reach Naitwar from Mori. From Naitwar, Sankri is 25 km and takes about an hour. However, the shared vehicles wait to get filled and it takes a lot of time to fill. Sometimes as long as 3 hours. You may hire a vehicle from Naitwar to Sankri which will cost you 600 Rs. Hiring a jeep from Mori will cost you about 1200 Rs. If you are late, hiring jeeps are your only choice for reaching Sankri. Or else, you will have to book a hotel and stay there itself. If you plan to stay in a hotel then Purola or Mori makes a good choice. Naitwar does not have any proper hotel to stay in. On the next day, you can take a direct bus or a shared jeep to Sankri from either Mori or Purola. The first bus in the morning to Sankri from Purola leaves at 530 AM and reaches Sankri at 10 AM.

Distance From Major Points:

Dehradun to Sankri: 211 kms
Dehradun to Purola: 140 kms
Purola to Mori: 35 km
Mori to Naitwar: 11 km
Naitwar to Sankri: 25 km

Equipment Rental For Kedarkantha Trek

We have just made it super flexible for the Trekking Community looking to venture deeper and higher in the Sankri range in Uttrakhand for your treks to Kedarkantha, Har Ki Dun and many other treks and expeditions like Black Peak or Kaalanag Expedition, Swargarohini Expedition, etc. starting from Sankri. Now you can rent almost any trekking and mountaineering equipment from Sankri. From lightweight butane gas canisters to sleeping bags, tents, Kitchen tents, toilet tent, gaiters, crampons, ponchos, etc. Safety gears like oxygen cylinders, pulse oximeter, and many more. We've covered it all for you.

Just come down to Sankri, arrange your trek by yourself and get it done in Your style - Your way! That will definitely hone and nurture the Trek Leader in you. Only one thing - pre-book the rental equipment through our Online Trek Gear Booking System and carry your invoice to our Sankri Location.

If you are looking for our relaxed and leisure trek to Kedarkantha for Beginners? You may follow the link and check out KEDARKANTHA SNOW TREK.
Detailed Daywise Itinerary For Kedarkantha Short Hardcore Trek 2 Days

Day 1From Dehradoon To Sankri, Via - Purola, Mori

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Early morning board your vehicles to take one of the very picturesque Himalayan drive following the Yamuna and the Tons river. You may stop by at Mussurie for having a quick breakfast and at Kempty falls enroute to start with the fun game right away.

After a drive of some 7 hours, you will arrive in Sankri by evening. On reaching, one of our representative will greet you and guide you to your hotel room. Once you are settled and freshened up, we meet over for evening Tea and Snacks. That's where we get introduced with the Team, issue you personal equipments for extra hygiene and safety, and share latest updates for the Kedarkantha trek in short. 

Our dinner gets ready by that time, and we get ready for a savoury dinner cooked by our expert cook hired locally.

Your trek leader and guide will share the timings for tomorrow.

Accommodation: Homestay / Hotel
Meals: Evening Snacks, Dinner

Day 2From Sankri To Kedarkantha Base Camp, Via - Juda ka Taalab

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day: Trek to Base Camp
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals
  • day2 photo - approaching kedarkantha base camp
  • day2 photo - kedarkantha base camp
  • day2 photo - towards kedarkantha
  • day2 photo - kedarkantha winter trek swriling uo through the forest
  • day2 photo - the snow laiden trail to juda ka taalab

Day 3Summit Day. From Kedarkantha Base Camp To Sankri, Via - Hargaon

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day: Summit Kedarkantha Peak and return back to Sankri
Accommodation: Camps
Meals: All Meals
  • day3 photo - some rest enroute kedarkantha summit
  • day3 photo - kedarkantha summit trek

Day 4From Sankri To Dehradun

Quick Information:
  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6336 feets
  • Dehradun: 445 meters / 1469 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 190 Km
  • Approximate Time: 8 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day: Trek to Sankri and then drive back to Dehradun
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

Unnatural times call for an unusual response. We at Himalayan High are facing it with even more stringent safety measures to ensure our treks, trekkers, and the local support team are safe. The Covid19 Pandemic has completely changed the way we look at the World and do things. It has changed the way we trek as well. Here is a brief.

  • Small Groups of less than 15 members
  • No Fixed Camps at all. Use a single sleeping bag, mattress & sleeping bag inners throughout the trek without any mixup
  • Sanitized Transportation
  • Contactless Screening of Participants on arrival
  • Contactless Paperwork and Online Booking Procedure
  • Mandatory Sanitization Before Entry
  • Sanitized Accommodation, Linens, Sleeping Bags, etc
  • Sanitized and sun-dried Camping Equipment
  • Monitored Support Crew with extra protection of masks, gloves and frequent use of sanitizers
  • Social Distancing from other unmonitored groups
  • Daily evaluation of Health for Safe Mountain Health
  • Twin Sharing Accommodations on the trek
  • Single tent supplement available
  • Proper Dining Hygiene in Dining Tents
  • Dry Toilets in toilet tents.
  • Covid Hygiene Kit including personal Sleeping Bag Inner for free
  • Precautionary Quarantine Tents On Trek
  • Immunity-Boosting Food Menu and Drinks
  • Filtered, Boiled and Treated Drinking Water

Read more on the following link about our Covid19 safety measures to ensure a safe trek. Safe trekking in the Himalayas during COVID-19

With this protocol, we have resumed our Himalayan Treks.

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+ Quick Info
  • Duration: 3 nights, 2 Trek Days, Sankri to Sankri
  • Highest Altitude: 3800m
  • Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
  • Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow in winter
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts At: Sankri
  • Ends At: Sankri
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
  • Nearest Rail Head: Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
  • Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL till Sankri and Summit
  • Internet Option: 3G on BSNL till Mori and 2G on Vodafone. Occasional 2G in Sankri
  • Temperatures: -10 to 10 during winters, 2 to 15 in summers
  • Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali, Tibetan and South Indian
+ Short Travel Itinerary

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1


    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Sankri (1920m ), Via - Purola (1550m ), Mori (1150m ). 7 - 8 Hrs. 200 Kms
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Homestay / Hotel
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2


    From Sankri (1920m ) To Kedarkantha Base Camp (3400m ), Via - Juda ka Taalab (2700m ) . 6 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Kedarkantha Base Camp (3400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Summit Day.

    From Kedarkantha Base Camp (3400m ) To Sankri (1920m ), Via - Hargaon (2700m ) . 8 Hrs. 15 Kms
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Camps
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4


    Departure Day
    From Sankri (1920m ) To Dehradun (445m ) . 8 Hrs. 190 Kms
    Overnight In: Dehradun (445m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
+ Fixed Departure Dates

* click on the month name to see the dates

+ Package Cost Inclusions

What's Included In The Price

  • 4 Days / 3 nights of trek cost Ex. Sankri
  • 2 night in standard hotel in Sankri. 
  • 1 night in camps
  • Accommodation in spacious tents on trek, 2 man/ 3 man tents
  • Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth
  • All required camping gears with Separate Dining and Kitchen Tents and toilet tents for men and women
  • All meals starting Evening Tea in Sankri on Day 1 till Breakfast on the last day.
  • 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude plus evening snacks, soup, hot drinks and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • All other equipment and safety gears required for snow trek like Gaiters, Anti Slip Ice Crampons, etc
  • High Altitude Medical Kit
  • Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader
  • Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, etc
  • All forest entry permits and camping fees
  • We provide Ice Traction Spikes and Snow Proof gaiters as a basic safety gear to all trekkers without any cost
+ Package Cost Exclusions

What's Not Included

  • ** BAGGAGE OFFLOAD: Extra at INR 1200 per trekker
  • ** TRANSPORT Ex Dehradoon: Can be arranged on request. Rs. 5500 for small cab, one way (seats 7 ). Rs. 9000 for tempo traveller, one way ( seats 13). We will arrange on request, you pay by sharing to the driver.
  • Food purchased outside our fixed menu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything out of the Inclusions list
+ Trek Highlights

Lakes At Glance: Juda Ka Taalab ( 2826m )

Rivers At Glance: Supin

Villages At Glance: Sankri

National Parks / Forest Reserves: Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary

+ Reviews & Testimonials

4.9 of 381 reviews

Excellent: 344
Very Good: 31
Good: 5
Average: 1
Bad: 0

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We keep our reviews gladly, transparently and boldly on Google unlike hiding it on our own website and showcasing only the positive ones. Heartful thanks and gratitude to all of our Trekkers who took the effort to review us after they completed their trek with us. We understand none is perfect, but with proper experience, intention and feedbacks, one can achieve perfection. Our reviews are a result of our hardwork and intention to serve with the best intentions.
+ Cancellation Policy

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 3 - 6 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


(1st OCTOBER 2020 TILL 31st MARCH 2021 )

Considering the uncertainties during the COVID19 pandemic, we have eased our cancellation rules. 

  • Up to 3 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total invoiced amount. No questions asked.
  • 2 days to 1 day before the trek start date - We will either issue you a trek voucher with a value of 100% of the trek fee or refund 85% of the trek fee if you want us to transfer the money back.
  • Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Validity Of The Covid19 Cancellation Policy: The above-listed cancellation rules apply only to bookings for which the trek start date falls between 1st October 2020 till 31st March 2021.

Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

+ Contact Information
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