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.
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Want Us To Help you Arrange For This Epic Journey ?
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.