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Kedarkantha Winter And Snow Trek 2020-21

Kedarkantha Winter And Snow Trek

The most exquisite, picturesque & life changing snow trek for beginners

A Himalayan High Experience
Rs. 7950/-
Batch Size:
25 - 30 <15

5 Days, 4 nights, 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

Rs. 9450 with All Trek Equipment
Rs. 11500 with all equipment and travel from Dehradun

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Add Ons:
Single Tent Supplement: Rs.2500
Baggage Offloading: Rs.1200
2 Way Cab Pooling Between Dehradun and Sankri: Rs.2200

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About The Kedarkantha Winter And Snow Trek

The Kedarkantha Winter Trek is a perfect adventure in the lap of the Himalayas of Garhwal to be done in December, January, February,March and April. The overall return distance is around 24 kilometres 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 a 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 Pradesh, The Rupin valley, Har Ki Dun valley, and views that go down to the dense settlement of Purola.

Falling between the junction of the Mighty Dhauladhar range and the Great Himalayas, this region gets a 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 treks in the Indian Himalayas. All the surrounding mountains, which otherwise were insignificant now look extremely elegant and beautiful with their sharp points appearing like a dominating 6000-meter peak of the Himalayas.

Important Note: Though this trek itinerary is popular and makes it easy for more trekkers, but we actually prefer to do the Kedarkantha Trek in 2 days from Sankri with just 1 halt in the beautiful high camp of the Kedarkantha Base. This we call the Kedarkantha Hardcore Trek. This itinerary is only good for those trekkers who are physically fit and visit Kedarkantha for the sake of trekking and no-nonsense. It helps ignore the touristic, ill-managed and out of discipline trekkers who just come to party, make noise, drink and click pictures. Our hardcore Kedarkantha trek involves proper trek for over 5 hours every day in snowy conditions and gives you a trekkers' satisfaction at the end of the day. Its a no-nonsense itinerary and does the right justice to the short 24 Kilometer Kedarkantha trek which the fit and good trekker can even do in a single day if planned well. You might be interested in this trek rather.

Note: To help Beginners refrain from buying expensive trek gears, our package for Kedarkantha Trek includes all required gears for free to be used for the trek. Find more about Whats Included In The Cost, Free Equipments, Meals etc

Kedarkantha Peak Covered With Snow
Kedarkantha Peak Under Snow Cover

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

When Does Snowfall Happen In Kedarkantha?

The Kedarkantha Trek falls in the Jaunsar region of Uttrakhand bordering the Kinnaur belt of Himachal Pradesh. This region lies in the juncture between the Great Himalayas and The Dhauladhar range and receives an immense amount of snowfall during the winter months from December till March. Sometimes, it even snows here out of the schedule like in the months of April, October, or November too. However, they disappear very soon with the bright sun melting off the snow. The snowfall that happens in the months of December remains for as long as till the end of March. The cold weather of the winter prevents it from melting, whereas fresh snowfall keeps on piling over it making it a snow wonderland. Typically it can snow anytime in December till March and many trekkers and local people wait eagerly for it. Good snowfall brings prosperity to the village. It results in a good apple season in the coming months and also good earning opportunities for the local trek guide and porters.

A Full White Snow-Covered Kedarkantha Trek - Best Time To Venture

If you read the internet you will feel as if the Kedarkantha trek is full of snow all round the year. However, it's not true. It snows in this region during the winter months of December and goes on till the mid of March. The snow starts to melt starting end of March and after the mid of April, the trek becomes green and colorful with blooming flowers. During the winter months from December till March, the trek remains under snow cover and the visual sight is one of the rarest in the Himalayas and referred by many trekkers as 'the most beautiful trek in the Himalayas'

Kedarkantha Peak Covered With Snow
Himalayan High Trek Leader Opening The Route To Kedarkantha After Fresh Snowfall

How Cold Is The Kedarkantha Trek In The Winters?

Kedarkantha Trek is freezingly cold in the winter months from December till March. During the winter months when the trek is full white because of snow, the temperature dips down below freezing point and goes to as low as -10 degrees on the top of the summit at midnight or at dawn. However, the temperature inside the tent is around 3-4 degrees depending upon how many people share the tent. Daytime temperature during the winter remains around 8 - 12 degrees. We need to be mindful that when sunlight reflects on fresh white snow above 3000 meters, it can get quite warm and even hot at times due to the reflection of UV rays. So on a bright sunny day, even in the winters when there is snow all around, the temperature can reach up to 20 degrees due to reflection. We need to protect ourselves not just from the UV rays but also from frequent temperature changes and sweating.

Kedarkantha Peak Covered With Snow
Kedarkantha Trek Just After A Fresh Snowfall

Is The Kedarkantha Trek Summitable In January and February?

Often the months of January and February are the best months to do the Kedarkantha Trek. Usually, the month of December is very crowded with Christmas and New Year Holidays making it convenient for many office goers and college students to get leaves. However, the months of January and February are one of the best times to do the Kedarkantha Trek. During these months the trek route is less crowded and the trail typically remains completely under snow. Less crowd makes it a great trek experience as it sets the appropriate ambiance and solitude of a Himalayan Trek. It lets you capture good photographs and also works out to be ideal for wildlife sightings. Often it works out to be a great adventure as in the month of January, it snows for 2-3 days continuously. While this calls out for a great adventure, it might disrupt your schedule at the same time. Do keep a few buffer days on hand while you plan this trek, especially between the end of January till the end of February. Our teams have submitted the Kedarkantha Peak many times in these months and we see no reason why you cannot be able to do it. However, you do need a good, strong, and positive support team to work for you. Sometimes we did face disruption which we managed by waiting for a day or two and then doing the same trek to complete it in style.

Can Beginners Do The Kedarkantha Trek?

Kedarkantha trek is perhaps one of the best treks for beginners. It is a multiday Himalayan trek that involves camping and surviving extreme conditions of snow and cold. On any good Himalayan trek that goes higher and above 4000 meters it becomes very important that you are well accustomed to camping and sustaining discomfort for multiple days. Kedrarkantha trek just gives you a crash course for the same. The walks on each day are planned to be shorter, there is an ample amount of snow but we keep no stones unturned to give you comfort even during that extreme temperature and wilderness. It about managing the adventure under the safe hands of experienced trek leaders. We do exactly the same. We hone your trekking skills while on the trek, to make you a better trekker, to make you love and care for the Himalayas, just as we do! With our planned trek, safety instructions, and fitness guidelines, anyone who is generally fit, should be able to complete the Kedar Kantha trek without any problem.

Beginners on Kedarkantha Trek
Happy Faces After Completing The Kedarkantha Trek

What Is The Fitness Level Required For Doing The Kedarkantha Trek?

Anyone who is generally fit with no cardiac problems should be able to complete the Kedarkantha trek without any problems. When we say 'Generally Fit', we mean he/she should be able to run and 6Km marathon and should be able to complete it. He need not come first. Just be able to complete it. Having strong legs, shoulders and core strength helps a lot. You may do staircase climbing with or without weight to train your legs. Cycling, Swimming, or brisk walking should help build stamina. Plank helps strengthen your back and core. A few pushups and chin-ups should strengthen your shoulders and back muscles. Do note that you need not be a champion in marathon running or be a bodybuilder. You just need to have a positive mindset and a generally fit body used to exercises.

Is The Kedarkantha Trek Safe?

Trail Safety: Yes - Kedarkantha Trek is very safe, but only when done under a responsible and alert guide. Or else, this trek can go wrong for many. A twisted ankle, fractured hand, wrist, leg, etc are something which ignorant and irresponsible trek guides have shown to us in the past. In fact, a trekker under the supervision of one of the most popular, the largest and pioneer of trek companies in India have even died on this trek route. All thanks to the ignorant trek leader. Sometimes, even a few trek leaders have returned with a frostbitten leg on this trek. It is common to get lost in the jungle on this trek route. So this historical data does reflect that this trek is easy, but needs to be done under good supervision and a responsible trek company.

In the history of Himalayan High, we have not had a single case of even twisted ankle on any of our treks. All thanks to our well-planned adventure, strict discipline, and mountaineering principles. and most importantly - trained trek leaders who are mountaineers themselves.

Excessive Snowfall: It is typically very common in the month of February to receive excessive snowfall for continued days. Many times it snows bad when treks are still on. While you are in the tents, it is a possibility that the tent might break if you don't keep clearing the snow to pile on the top. We require a swift response at that time and hence the trekking company you chose to trek with matters a lot. With Himalayan High, you will be advised what to wear and our team is a professional and experienced team to handle these issues.

High Altitude and AMS: The Kedarkantha trek route is very safe from Altitude Sickness. If you are fit and have the desired stamina, you may even climb the peak in a matter of 2 days. all of the camps on this trek have natural oxygen from trees. The highest altitude of this trek is 3800 meters, which is not the sleeping altitude. The highest sleeping altitude is 3000 meters and below the tree line where natural trees give out fresh oxygen. However, on our managed treks, we carry oxygen cylinders with us as a precautionary safety measure and monitor the health of all the trekkers every day.

Emergency Exit: There is no alternative way out on this trek route apart from either trekking back to Sankri or bring an injured trekker down on the back of a horse. On reaching Sankri, cabs can be managed.

Water On Trek: Water is a very important element on any trek. Wrong water intake can cause you to withdraw from the trek and be hospitalized as well. On any Himalayan trek, natural water sources like lakes and streams are the only option. We serve stream water boiled, filtered, and then treated with oxidizing agents like chlorine or iodine. Till now we haven't had any bad experience with water.

Women Safety: It is typically very safe for women in the Himalayas. The locals respect them and treat them well. We haven't yet heard of any stories or incidents of bad treatment with women in this region. However, it must be noted that local culture and sentiments must be respected.

walk through snow forest on Kedarkantha Trek
Trekking Through the Forest on The Kedarkantha Trek

Why Should You Do The Kedarkantha Trek With Himalayan High?

We have been organizing the Kedarkantha Trek for a long time and absolutely without any case of a mishap to date (unlike others), and of course 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 know 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 is made up of fleece for extra hygiene and warmth. Over that, we suggest you bring hot water rubber bags which we fill with hot water in the night. You can use it as a heater inside your sleeping bags giving you the coziest sleep even in the wild conditions.

We provide dining tents with tables 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 the ice at that temperature. All the food that we serve is served fresh and 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 share 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 obviously not an easy walk. It's short but steep. The temperatures are extreme ranging between 1 to -10 degrees Celsius. Altitude adds furthermore 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 the successful completion of the trek.

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

team Himalayan high on Kedarkantha Trek
Our Satisfied Team On The Summit Of Kedarkantha Trek

List Of Things To Carry For Our Kedarkantha Trek

  • 3 sets of Tshirts
  • 2 set of track pants
  • 4 sets of socks ( 2 cottons, 2 woollen)
  • 1 set of thermal inner ( upper & lower)
  • Fleece Jacket or Pullovers
  • Down Jacket (provided by us if u buy the full package with rentals )
  • Waterproof High Ankle Trekking Shoes (provided by us if you buy the full package with rentals )
  • Headlamp (provided by us if you buy the full package with rentals )
  • Sunglasses
  • Water Bottle & Tiffin Box with Spoon
  • Skull Cap Wollen or Fleece
  • Toilet Paper Roll, Wet Tissue
  • Personal Care Kit ( lip balm, moisturizer, sunscreen, etc )
  • Personal Medical Kit


Few Important Tips For The Kedarkantha Trek

ATM and Cash Points: There are no ATMs or rather any banks in Sankri. Purola - 70 Kms below Sankri is the last place which you can trust to withdraw some cash from ATM. Else, it is advisable you withdraw it from Dehradun or Mussoorie.

Mobile and Internet Network In Sankri: The mobile network is very unreliable and is not consistent. It has mobile towers for BSNL and Vodafone. When it works, even on the trek route there are points including the summit from where you can make calls. However, it does not work most of the time. It is better to inform your family members accordingly so that they do not panic when you aren't reachable on phone. Also, while reaching Sankri, Purola is the last point where you get a reliable 4G network of Airtel, Jio along with BSNL and Vodafone. Once you leave Purola, Only BSNL and Vodafone is available. Jio will be up soon. Mori is the last point which is 36 KM before Sankri where you may get internet on BSNL 3g most of the time. After that do not expect the Internet on your mobile.

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 till 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 Mussoorie 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 Mussoorie 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 include most of the equipment to be used on our trek as a complimentary offer. However, there are a few high maintenances and very crucial gears which we rent out at the least cost possible. These are further discounted for our private trekkers and we prioritize their delivery to them, preventing them from buying expensive gears. These are High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes From Decathlon, -20 degrees Down Jackets, Windproof/Waterproof Jackets, Windproof/Waterproof pants and headlamps

Book on https://himalayanhigh.in/himalayan-high-altitude-equipment-rentals.aspx after booking your trek with us for discounts. Rent is chargeable for 4 trekking days only.

DIY Kedarkantha Trek - Hone The Trek Leader In You

Kedarkantha is a very thrilling and exciting Himalayan trek to do for sure. Arranging this trek for yourself with your friends and family needs immense planning and knowledge of trekking in the Himalayas. There are several trek organizers who organize this trek for groups of people. They have all the arrangements for the trek sorted out and you can just join their group and enjoy your experience. Himalayan High is one of the best trek organizers in the Industry. However, somewhere out there, there are different breeds of people too who don't enjoy trekking with fully organized groups as much as others. That's why, to help them, we have detailed a complete step by step guide to planning and organizing the Kedarkantha trek on your own.

If you look at organizing any multi-day Himalayan trek, it may seem to you as a complex problem. But to make it simpler, we need to break it down into different essential components of organizing a trek. Here are a few things that need to be sorted out for your trek planning.

read more on Kedarkantha Trek - Do It Yourself Guide

Detailed Daywise Itinerary For Kedarkantha Winter And Snow Trek

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

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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 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
  • 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

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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
  • 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 Sankri, Via - Kedarkantha Summit , Hargaon

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today is the most important day for us as we would be summiting the Kedarkantha Peak. Today the conditions of the trek and the timings will be very sharp. In order to summit the peak at the time of dawn to witness the exhilarating beauty of the sunrise over the beautiful valley, we start the trek at around 33 AM in the morning. We camp high up in the base camp to shorten the distance to the summit. A quick breakfast of hot porridge, coffee and few quick munches 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 !! It takes about 2 hours to reach the summit from the base camp. The trek is difficult and few short sections are very steep. Snow, wind, cold and altitude adds up to the difficulty. Teamwork and spirit make it easy to negate the difficulties and we make it all the way to the top. The wind on the top is very hard and we return back soon. The return trek to base camp is made easier by sliding on the snow. It takes about an hour to reach back to Base Camp.

After reaching base camp, we pack our gears and leave for Sankri. We have lunch in Juda Ka Taalab camp and then head back to Sankri via Hargaon route. Since the entire route is an easy descend and our walking speed increases, we finish the trek unexpectedly quickly than the climb. 

Accommodation: Homestay in Sankri
Meals: All Meals
  • 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 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

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: 5 Days, 4 nights, Sankri to Sankri
  • Highest Altitude: 3800m
  • Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
  • 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
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
  • 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
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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 Sankri (1920m ), Via - Kedarkantha Summit (3800m ), Hargaon (2700m ). 6 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Homestay in Sankri
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5


    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
+ Fixed Departure Dates

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+ Package Cost Inclusions

What's Included In The Price

  • 5 Days / 4 nights of trek cost from Sankri to Sankri
  • 2 night in one of the most beautiful homestays in Sankri with all amenities
  • Accommodation will be provided in spacious and strong tents on the trek on twin sharing basis
  • 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.
  • All meals suited for high altitude. Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Soup, Dinner, Dessert, and Hot Drinks. Extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Oxygen Cylinders, High Altitude Medicine Kit, Stretchers, Pulse Oxymeters, Wireless Communication Sets, Rope, Ice Axe, etc
  • Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader
  • All local resources including an Experienced & Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, etc
  • Govind Vihar National Park trek permits with entry and camping fees
  • Trek Completion Certificates
  • Guide to Trekker ratio of 1:6


Personal Trekking Equipment For Free Use:
(No Rent will be charged. A Refundable security amount of Rs. 1000 need to be deposited for equipment safety )

  • Gaiters to protect snow from getting into your shoe (to be returned after use )
  • Microspikes / Ice Tracktion Crampons to grip well on slippery and hard snow on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Poncho to protect you from snowfall (to be returned after use )
  • Trek Pole to protect you from falling and balancing on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Rucksack to pack your trekking gears from Sankri (to be returned after use )
  • Fleece Inner Gloves (to increase layering in your hand )
  • Neck Warmer: ( to protect your throat )
  • Waterproof Gloves: ( to protect your hands)
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Inner to ensure personal sleeping hygiene.  (to be taken home )
  • Travel Insurance With Adventure Risk Cover Upto Rs. 2Lakhs


Equipment Available On Rent At Extra Cost:

( you get all of these below equipment free with 9450 trek package )

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua): Rs 680
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets: Rs. 510
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets: Rs. 255
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants: Rs. 255
  • Headlamps: 102


Rs. 11500 package includes all the gears and shared transport in private taxis from Dehradun as well.


+ Package Cost Exclusions

What's Not Included

  • Baggage Offload: Can be booked at an extra cost of Rs. 1200 per bag not weighing more than 11 Kgs, for entire 4 days of the trek
  • Food purchased outside our fixed menu
  • Travel Insurance Upto Reaching Sankri
  • Anything out of the Inclusions list
  • Personal Trekking Gears ( like shoes, down jackets, waterproof trek pants, sunglasses, waterproof gloves, etc)
  • Any kind of transportation from Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, or Sankri. We can arrange on request or you can book by yourself as an addon service after booking the trek.
+ Trek Highlights

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 amidst the woods deep in the forest of the Govind Vihar National Park, in the Himalayas of Uttrakhand. The trail is through the thick forest cover of the Himalayan Coniferous trees. Christmas Trees as trekkers fondly call it, when they are fully covered with snow in the months of December and January in the Kedarkantha Trek.
  • Feel the experience of a summit trek. The Kedarnantha peak is a beautiful looking mountain and presents a good challenge to test yourself. 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 trek is just around 24 kilometers which we cover in 4 days. Each day we walk for about 3 - 4 hours except for summit day when we walk for around 6 hours. It gives an apt platform to test your endurance which is required for a multi-day Himalayan trek.
  • Winter trek, trek on a snow-covered mountain is so much rewarding. It's 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. Kedarkantha 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. The 4 peaks of Swargarohini, Black peak, and Bandarpoonch are visible on this trek.
+ Reviews & Testimonials

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

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+ 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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