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Kedarkantha Trek - The Prettiest Snow Peak In Winter

Kedarkantha Winter Trek

The most exquisite, picturesque & life changing snow trek in the Himalayas to be done in the Winters from December till April

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+ Quick Info
  • Duration: 6 Days, 5 nights, Sankri to Sankri
  • Highest Altitude: 3800m
  • Grade: Easy ( learn more )
  • Best Time: Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
  • 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
  • Mobile Network: Vodafone till Mori. BSNL/Vodafone in 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
+ Travel Description

Kedarkantha Winter Trek is a perfect adventure in the lap of the Himalayas of Garhwal. The overall return distance is around 24 kilometers from Sankri - a small village located in the Jaunsar region of Uttarkashi district in the Indian State of Uttrakhand - The Land of Gods.

The beautiful walk takes you up to the summit of the Kedarkantha Peak which touches the altitude of 3800 meters or 12468 Feet above the sea level. The view from the top offers spectacular panorama of the region all around. The mighty peaks of the Supin Range, namely the Swagarohinis, Bandarpoonch and Black Peak surround the valley. From the top, you can also view the Dhauladhar range of Himachal Praesh, The Rupin valley, Har Ki Dun valley and views that goes down to the dense settlement of Purola.

Falling between the junction of the Mighty Dhauladhar range and the Great Himalayas, this region gets high amount of snow early in the winters starting from December which continues and keeps piling up till the March. After March, the snow begins to recede opening up the lush green meadow beneath with colorful flowers blooming during the Spring and Summers. All of the surrounding peaks and valleys are covered with super fresh white snows, making it one of the best snow trek in the Indian Himalayas. All the surrounding mountains, which otherwise were insignificant now looks extremely elegant and beautiful with their sharp points appearing like a dominating 6000 meter peaks of the Himalayas.

We have been organizing the Kedarkantha Trek since long and absolutely without any case of a mishap till date (unlike others), and offcourse with an excellent review and reputation. We serve with heart keeping in mind that most of the trekkers who join us are beginners and need that extra care and mentoring. We absolutely prioritize Safety & provide extremely knowledgeable trek leaders and local route guides who knows not just about the sport, but also about the locality, high altitude physiology and medicines. We keep Comfort and experience building next to Safety. Camping in that wild and extreme temperatures needs good insulation and care from the cold. Our mattresses are waterproof with thick foam inside giving perfect insulation from the frozen ground. The Sleeping bags we provide are the ones used by our Army in the extremities. These are topped up by a thick and clean sleeping bag inner which are made up of fleece for extra hygiene and warmth. Over that, we suggest you to bring hot water rubber bags which we fill with hot water in the night. You can use it like a heater inside your sleeping bags giving you the coziest sleep even in the wild conditions.

We provide dining tents with table and stools so that you do not need to sit on the frozen ground or stand outside in the freezing open while eating. We make sure that we do not serve Packed Lunch which cools to ice in that temperature. All the food that we server is served fresh and hot hot !! We menu is designed keeping in mind the altitude and temperature to take care of your body and provide warmth. 

Giving you cultural insight during your stay with us is given priority and we shares stories and make you interact with local oldies and small boys so that you get more knowledge about the local culture and food. We keep you in one of the most beautiful home-stays in Sankri right in the middle of the village so that you share more with them. Also, we serve local organic cuisines in our homestay in Sankri. We buy as many from the locals as possible like Red Rice, Potatoes, Garlic, Millets, Rajma, Bethu etc and serve you organic meals as much as possible.

The Kedarkantha trek is not a easy walk offcourse. Its short but steep. The temperatures are extreme ranging between 1 to -10 degree Celsius. Altitude adds further more to the difficulties as well. Camping under these conditions and walking through the snow is not an easy task. We celebrate with joy after the summit and distribute a trek completion certificate after successful completion iof the trek.

Join us to have one of the best experience of your lifetime. 


Our Safety practice on kedarkantha trek

Comfortable Camping Arrangements On kedarkantha trek

Cultural exposure on kedarkantha trek



Looking for a shorter and quick trek to Kedarkantha ? You may follow the link and check out KEDARKANTHA PEAK 2 DAYS SHORT HARDCORE TREK

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We believe that a smaller group gives you the best of the Himalayan Experience and specialize in organizing customized groups for this travel. Do get in touch with us if you want us to arrange this for you.

You can use the link - Request Customized Private Travel Plan and fill the form to drop us an email with your specific requirements and service required. We will get back to you with the detailed plan and quotation as per the group size and service requested.

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Fixed Departure Price
( per head cost)
INR 10500

INR 8,200
(for Indians)
USD 131
(for Foreigners)

6 Days, 5 nights, Sankri to Sankri

Book @Rs. 7450 only for a team of 6 or more
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GST Number: 19AADCH8833L1Z1

Our Batch Size:
25 - 30  2 - 15

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  • Day 1


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


    From Sankri (1920m ) To Juda ka Taalab (2700m ) . 3 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Juda ka Taalab (2700m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3


    From Juda Ka Taalab (2700m ) To Kedarkantha Base Camp (3400m ) . 3 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kedarkantha Base Camp (3400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Summit Day.

    From Kedarkantha Base Camp (3400m ) To Hargaon (2700m ), Via - Kedarkantha Summit (3800m ) . 6 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Hargaon (2700m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5


    From Hargaon (2700m ) To Sankri (1920m ) . 3 Hrs. 4 Kms
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Hotel/ Homestay
    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6


    Departure Day
    From Sankri (1920m ) To Dehradun (300m ) . 7 - 8 Hrs. 200 Kms
    Overnight In: Dehradun (300m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO

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+ Cost Inclusions

What's Included In The Price

  • 6 Days / 5 nights of trek cost from Sankri to Sankri
  • 2 night in one of the most beautiful homestay in Sankri with all amenities
  • Accommodation in spacious and strong tents on trek, 3 sharing
  • 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 Day 6.
  • 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • All safety gears required for High Altitude Snow trek like Oxygen Cylinders, Stretchers, Pulse Oxymeters, Wireless Communication Sets, Rope, Ice Axe, Gaiters, Anti Slip Ice Crampons, etc
  • High Altitude Medical Kit with medically sound trek leader
  • 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
  • Microspikes and Gaiters to all trekkers
  • Trek Completion Certificates
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What's Not Included

  • ** BAGGAGE OFFLOAD: Extra at INR 1200 per bag for entire 4 days of trek
  • Food purchased outside our fixed menu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything out of the Inclusions list
  • Personal Trekking Gears ( like shoes, down jackets, waterproof trekpants, trekpole, etc everything required can be rented from us at a discounted rate if booked well on time )
  • Transportation from Dehradun or Haridwar can be arranged on request. There are 3 direct buses also in the morning.
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+ Detailed Itinerary

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

Photos From The Day:

Day 2From Sankri To Juda ka Taalab

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today after breakfast, we start our trek. We start on the road that goes to Talkua and just when we reach the village of Soud, the trek route starts on the right and starts climbing up to enter into the forest cover.  From here, its a constant, but easy climb to our campsite of Juda Ka Taalab. Kedarkantha peak is not visible entirely on the trek route for today.

The trek route come across multiple opening in the forest, and we take multiple breaks, not just to rest, but also to grasp the beautiful view presented by the elements of the nature. In some 3.5 hours, we reach our campsite for the day.

We camp by the lake of Juda Ka Talab ( The Lake of Separation ). Its a beautiful small lake in a small opening right in the middle of the forest. During winter, the lake freezes allowing you to walk above it.

After we reach, we are served with hot lunch and we take some rest after that. Evening we meet up for a quick medical recheck and ease out for the day. Photography and Camping games keep us engaged.

The light drops early here with the sunset and with that, its gets colder too ! We have our dinner early and get into our tents which are warmer. A good day ends.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day2 photo - kadarkantha trek kids of sankri and soud
  • day2 photo - kedarkantha winter trek swriling uo through the forest
  • day2 photo - the snow laiden trail to juda ka taalab

Day 3From Juda Ka Taalab To Kedarkantha Base Camp

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today's trek is shorter but a very beautiful one. Getting out of the cozy warm sleeping bags might get bit challenging. However, the hot tea waiting outside, the sunlight finding its way through the tall trees and the day forward will motivate you a lot to come out of those bags. Also, today is the day we see our peak for the first time !!

We finish our breakfast and start our trek for the day through the forest trails again. As we climb further, the forest starts clearing lightly and we can see our peak for the first time from an opening in the forest. We pass by few abandoned shepherd's hut. The trek continuously keeps us motivated and in some couple of hours we reach a bigger opening in the forest. That's where we camp for the day !!

We chose our campsite as per availability of water and ease out for the rest of the day. Here you are surrounded by white fresh snow all over with the peak of Kedarkantha right in front of you, calling you towards it !! Sunny day can be hot here even with snow all around because of the reflections. We need to take care of our eyes and also stay well protected against the cold wind, despite the heat.

After lunch and some rest, we will test our equipment like gaiters, micro spikes, etc. A demo will be given on how to use them and then we start wearing them on as this practice will help us get ready quickly tomorrow since we will start the trek before the dawn to perfectly time our reaching the summit. That's where the real Himalayan High is after all !! We take short walks nearby with the gears and if required, few snow techniques will also be displayed to you for using it when necessary. 

Similar to yesterday, we have early dinner and get into our tents just after the sunset.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day3 photo - approaching kedarkantha base camp
  • day3 photo - kedarkantha surrounding valleys
  • day3 photo - kedarkantha base camp
  • day3 photo - towards kedarkantha
  • day3 photo - very precious early morning sun

Day 4Summit Day. From Kedarkantha Base Camp To Hargaon, Via - Kedarkantha Summit

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today is a challenging day for us. Not because the trek is difficult, but because the condition and timing is sharp. We gear up for The Day of the trek as we head for the ridge of the peak before the day dawns. We summit the mighty Kedarkantha peak for the exhilarating summit view from the top of the Kedarkantha peak. Hence depending upon the sunrise, we start our trek at before dawn at around 330 - 430 AM.

A quick breakfast of hot porridge, coffee and few quick munch for the trek, we start the trek with our headlamps on and lighted. For photographers, this creates an excellent shot with a trail of light climbing the white peak through the dark !!

Soon we find ourselves walking on the mountain itself, on its ridge. After a climb of some 3 hours, we stand on the summit of the mountain. There is a small temple, where we offer prayers to Lord Shiva. The magic spelled by the Sun on the surrounding mountains and valleys is just a moment to Live for!!

We do not just want to come back but, we sadly have to. So, after spending some good time on the top, we head down the same route. We return to Base, savour on hot lunch and then trek further down to Hargaon where wqe camp for the night amidst the pine forest.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day4 photo - the route to kedarkantha summit
  • day4 photo - kedarkantha summit trek
  • day4 photo - some rest enroute kedarkantha summit
  • day4 photo - a bridge enroute kedarkantha summit
  • day4 photo - team himalayan high on kedarkantha peak

Day 5From Hargaon To Sankri

Quick Information:
  • Hargaon: 2700 meters / 8910 feets
  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6336 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 4 Km
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today we end our trek. We start early morning around 630 AM from Hargaon so that we can reach Sankri on time. After a fresh shower, we fall in for the last time for the certificate distribution ceremony. After savoring on hot lunch in Sankri, we easde out for the day and party hard.

If you want to leave for Dehradun on the same day, you can do so by 12 PM so that we reach Dehradun by 8 PM. This enables us to make the most of our vacation and allows you to be on your next destination like Mussourie, Rishikesh, Dehradoon, Haridwar, Chakrata, Kanatal etc on time if you want.

Accommodation: Hotel/ Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Photos From The Day:

Day 6From Sankri To Dehradun

Quick Information:
  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6336 feets
  • Dehradun: 300 meters / 990 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 200 Km
  • Approximate Time: 7 - 8 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day: departure day.
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Photos From The Day:

+ Why Is This Special

Lakes At Glance: Juda Ka Taalab ( 2826m )

Rivers At Glance: Supin , Tons

Villages At Glance: Sankri, Soud, Mana

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

  • Camp in the woods in the lap of the Himalayas of Garhwal. The trail is through the thick forest cover of the Himalayan Coniferous trees.
  • Feel the experience of a summit trek. Kedar Kantha is a beautiful looking mountain and on this trek we reach its summit at 3800 meters. 
  • An excellent trek to begin a multi day trek in the Himalayas. The total distance covered in this ttrek is just around 20 kilometers which we cover in 4 days. Each day we walk for about 2 - 3 hours except for summit day when we walk for around 5 hours. It gives an apt platform to test your endurance which is required for a multi day Himalayan trek.
  • Winter trek, trek on snow covered mountain. Its a classic winter trek and is one of the best winter treks available in the Himalayas. 
  • Enjoy the cold !! This trek is cold during the winter and temperature can drop as low as -10 degrees on nightfall.
  • Local culture and villages. Kedar Kantha is associated with the Hindu God - Lord Shiva. There is an interesting story of the place which the guide narrates on reaching the summit. There is a temple on the summit.
  • Snow covered peaks of the surrounding valley like Rupin, Har Ki Dun beautifies this trek even further. 
+ Reviews & Testimonials

Our Reviews

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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.
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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.


Cancellation Policy For Treks in India, Nepal, and Bhutan

  1. Up to 30 days from the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total invoiced amount
  2. 30th day to 21st day from the trek start date - 50% refund of the total invoiced amount
  3. 20 days and later - No Refund of the total invoiced amount
  4. 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 5 days from Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days from Trek Start Date by sending an email.

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