Kedarkantha


Uttarakhand      |      5 Days      |      December      |      Easy-Moderate


Kedarkantha is a majestic peak dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand. There are a total of 13 peaks of the Himalayan range visible from the Kedarkantha peak.

If you are looking forward to summit Kedarkantha Peak at its best and also if you are willing to be a part of an exciting group then this is the best deal you can get.

This peak is about 3800m (12500ft) above mean sea level and having beautiful campsites, snow-covered pine forests, 360-degree view of the mountains. Reach Escapades Travels on your own and we take care of your all needs for a memorable trip.

Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival at Dehradun Railway Station in the morning, drive towards Sankri – a beautiful village that lies in the district of Uttarkashi, about 162 km from Dehradun. This village serves as the gateway to the Har ki Doon, and it lies at an altitude of around 1950 metres above sea level. The village is located around 13 km inside the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary.

The drive from Dehradun to Sankri will take approximately 10-11 hours. Stay overnight at the pre-arranged accommodation in Sankri.
Day 2
Today, we proceed towards Juda Ka Taal (4 km/approx., 5hrs approx). The trail passes through beautiful pine forests. Mid-way the forest clears up to a large meadow with beautiful Himalayan Range in the background. Stay overnight in Camp.
Day 3
We start with an excursion to Juda Ka Taal, a lake surrounded by pine forests, that freezes during winters. Then, proceed towards Kedarkantha Base Camp (4Km, 3hrs approx.) At night, the snow-clad mountain peaks shine brightly as the moon. After an early dinner, try to get a good night’s sleep as you will be waking up at 2 AM for breakfast and will start your summit attempt around 3 AM in the morning. Stay overnight in Camp.
Day 4
Today is the SUMMIT DAY. We will start our journey before dawn through snow slopes. The first ray of morning will leave you speechless with dramatic 360-degree view of Himalayan Range. Then, we descend towards Base Camp for warm lunch and process toward Hargaon post lunch. Total distance to be covered 6km, 7hrs approx Stay overnight in Camp.
Day 5
We will start early morning to catch Sunrise and proceed back to Sankri (6km, 3hrs approx.) and drive back to Dehradoon by Car (10hrs) to reach by evening, from where you will continue your onwards trip.


Basic Trekking Gears :

  Backpack (50-60 Litres) with raincover
  Daypack (20 litres)
  Ponchos
  Trekking Pole / Walking Stick
  2 x 1 litre water bottle
  Personal medicine kit (as advised by your Doctor)
  3 quick dry full sleeves T-Shirts, 1 half sleeve fleece T-Shirt
  3 Trek Pants
  Down Jacket, fleece gloves, waterproof hand gloves
  High ankle trekking shoe with good grip
  Accessories- Sunglass, Cap, 2 pair of shocks, Quick dry towel (small size)
  Toiletries- Sunscreen (SPF 40+), Moisturiser, Hand Sanitizer, Zip lock bags, toothpaste, toothbrush


FAQ

1 Best time to do Kedarkantha Trek?
December to February is a best time as a winter Trek. However, except monsoon you can go in summer as well.
2 Can a beginner join this trek?
This trek is highly recommended for beginner. One of the most popular winter trek in India.
3 Where will we pick you up?
Dehradoon Railway Station.
4 How to Reach?

By Air :- Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from the Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun.

By Train:- An excellent rail network connects Dehradoon to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata.

By Bus:- There are many regular bus services from Delhi to Dehradoon, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate. We would suggest taking only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Usually, buses drop you at Dehradoon ISBT. From there you have to come to Haridwar Railway Station

5 Cancellation Policy?

Cancellation prior 30 days from date of journey – 75% refund.

Cancellation between 30 to 21 days from date of journey – 50% refund.

Cancellation between 21 to 14 days from date of journey – 25% refund.

Cancellation less than 14 days from date of journey – non refundable.


Price per person:

Rs. 8500/-

(Dehradoon to Dehradoon)

Fixed Departure

26th Dec to 30th Dec 2019

Package Inclusion:

   All transfers from Dehradoon to Sankri & Back.
   All Accommodation in Lodges/HomeStay/Camps on sharing basis
   Trekking with Experienced Guide
   All meals (Veg and Egg) on trek
   All Permits
   All Taxes

Package Exclusion:

   Any personal/food, mineral water/stay expenses
   Meals in Journey
   Mules/Porter charges
   Expenses of any extra day(s), if occurred
   Anything not mentioned in Inclusions