Kedarkantha Trek | Best Winter Trek In India

Kedarkantha Winter Trek

Kedarkantha  peak at Altitude Of 3810 m/12500 ft is situated in the fringe of Govind National Park, Uttarakhand. This is de facto “Most popular winter trek in India“. The Kedarkantha trekking route is popular among adventurers all around the world because of its splendid beauty and easy accessibility throughout the year. It is an ideal trek that offers an exciting blend of beauty and adventure in equal measure. 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. Kedarkantha trek is one of the most loved attractions of the winter trek in Himalaya. And also, one can capture the most beautiful sights with the verdant valley and frozen lakes.

Kedarkantha Trek Highlights:

Kedarkantha  Winter Trek in Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful treks which take you to the land of some of the best views which you will cherish for a lifetime.

This winter trek will take you through a journey of some of the unknown places with the best views of the mountains.

During your trek you will trek across some of the most beautiful sights with snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys and frozen ponds.

Get a chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region as you continue your trek.

Each of the campsites is known for its amazing surroundings with the beauty of pine trees.

Soak in the amazing beauty of the region while you continue, trekking through the lush meadows, dense pine forests, cascading beautiful streams, and gorgeous maple trees.

Area – Base Camp Sankari Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand)

Best season – April to October

Altitude Range – 2,130mts to 3,400mts Above Sea Level

Trekking Grade – Easy to Moderate

Duration – 4 Days Trek, 2 Days Travel (Total 6 Days)

Temperature –  Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C

Total Trek –  20km

The best time to visit the Kedarkantha trek is in the months of December to April. The entire region is covered with sparkling white snow and the base of alpine trees is half-submerged with it. If the snowy mountains attract you then this the best time for you to witness the true beauty of nature. The months of June to September are the monsoon months and one must avoid trekking at this time. The trekking route remains open in the summertime but the beauty in the winter months is truly paradisiacal that makes it the best time to visit Kedarkantha.

Day 1 :- Dehradun To Sankari( 1920.MTS)  Drive ( 210 Km ) .

  • Morning Pick Up And Drive To Sankari .
  • Lunch On The Way , Journey Will Tale About 10 HRS .
  • Evening Time Arrival In Sankari Welcome Drink , Overnight Stay And Dinner .

Day 2 :- Sankari To Juda Ka Tal 2700.MTS ( 4Km Trek )

  • Morning After Breakfast Trek To Juda Ka Tal .
  • Arrive At Juda Ka Tal Post Lunch , Hot Lunch In Campsite .
  • The most prominent peaks that you’ll see throughout the trek is Swargarohini. Post Lunch
  • Evening Time Tea/Coffee , Snacks And Overnight Stay Dinner In Campsite .

Day 3 :-  Juda Ka Tal To Kedarkantha Base Camp 3400.MTS ( 4 Km Trek )

  • Morning After Breakfast Trek To Base Camp Of Kedarkanta .
  • Most of today’s trail is on a ridge, under oak trees
  • Fascinating views of an arc-shaped range of snow-capped mountains comprising of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana standing out proudly showcasing their beauty.
  • Arrive in Base Camp Site Post Lunch , Hot Lunch In Campsite .
  • Evening Time Tea/Coffee , Snacks And Overnight Stay And Dinner In Campsite .

Day 4 :-  Base Camp To Kedarkantha Peak (3800.MTS) To Hargaon (2700.MTS)

  • Spend some time at the summit and descend back to the base camp by noon for lunch Then 6 Km Trekking Till Hargaon .
  • Lunch In Base Camp .
  • Evening Time Arrival In Hargaon Welcome Drink Tea/Coffee , Snacks And Overnight Stay And Dinner In Campsite .

Day 5 :- Hargaon To Sankari .

  • Morning After Breakfast Return Trek To Sankari .
  • 6 Km Trekking .
  • Arrive In Sankari Before Lunch .
  • Evening Time Tea/Coffee , Snacks And Overnight Stay And Dinner In Campsite

Day 6 :- Sankari To Dehradun (210 Km )

  • Morning After Breakfast Check-out From Hotel And Depart To Dehradun .

Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3, Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt.

Trekking Pants that are water resistant/repellent and having inside lining for extra warmth- 2.

Windproof/water resistant outer shell (jacket) of good quality with a proper hood.

Down jacket with min 600 fill power rating, Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater.

Thermal inner wear (upper and lower).

Woollen cap, Inner fleece gloves, Outer water proof gloves .

Thick woollen socks and regular socks (4 – 5 pairs), Scarf/muffler (optional).

Comfortable waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes that come with a thick sole and high ankles.

Camp shoes such as sneakers/sport shoes.

Raincoat / Poncho.

Small light weight towel.

Insulated water bottle and hydration pack (optional).

Cap / floppy hat to keep the strong sun away from your face, Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (important when traversing through snow).

Walking stick / Trekking pole.

Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm .

Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries).

Medicines, if requiring any specific medication.

Personal toiletries.

Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it.

Carry rain cover for your bags.

Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain .

Suggested Personal Medical Kit Checklist

Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS).

Dexamethasone – one strip.

Nifedipine – 5 tablets.

Crocin – 6 tablets (fever).

Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness).

Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies).

Combiflam – 4 tablets (Pain killer).

Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 6 tablets each(diarrhea).

Digene – 10 tablets (acidity).

Omez/ Rantadine – 10 tablets (antacids).

Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters.

Gauze – 1 small roll.

Band aid – 10 strips.

Cotton – 1 small roll.

ORS – 10 packets.

Betadine or any antiseptic cream.

Moov spray (aches, & sprains).

Knee cap, if you are prone to knee injury.

Anti fungal powder .

Including In Cost

  • Accommodation ( Guest House/Hotel/Homestay/Campsite)
  • Meal On Trek ( Veg. Meal + Egg )
  • Trek/Camp Equipment’s ( Camping Tent , Kitchen Tent Utility Tent , Sleeping Bags, Mattress , etc. )
  • All Required Permissions And Entry Fees .
  • Certified And Experienced Trek Leader And Other Coworking Staff .

Excluding In Cost

  • Any Kind Of Personal Expense.
  • Pick Up And Drop fare From Kathgodam
  • Travel Insurance
  • Mules And Potters To Carry Personal Luggage .
  • Anything Which is Not mentioned Above .

By Train- Dehradun is well-connected to major cities of India like Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, etc. by train. From Dehradun to Sankri, it takes around 10 hours by road.

By Road- Dehradun is well-connected with most of the major cities of India like Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, etc. by road. From Dehradun to Sankri, it takes around 10 hours by road.
From Delhi, you can even take a bus to Rohru and then a taxi from Rohru to Sankri. It takes around 15 and a half hours in total.

By Flight- Reach Dehradun from Delhi by flight. There are flights available every day and flying time is 55 minutes. From Dehradun to Sankri, it takes around 10 hours by road.

Frequently Asked Question

The last ATM Point For Kedarkantha Trek ?

Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins.

Mobile Network Available While On Trek ?

No Mobile Network In Trek Route , In Sankari BSNl Work Properly .

Eligibility For Kedarkantha Trek ?

First timer can apply, should have some interest in trekking and mountaineering, The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 45 minutes without a stress.

Can I drink alcohol or smoke on the trek?

Drinking alcohol on mountains is always a bad idea, as the alcohol makes your body dehydrated and in the mountains, dehydration is one of the major causes for altitude sickness. You also shouldn’t smoke, because then you would require more oxygen, and the mountains have thin air to breathe

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Kedarkantha Trek | Best Winter Trek In India

Trip Facts

  • Ex. Dehradun
  • Any
  • 3810.MTS
  • Hotel/Guest House/Tent
  • 5 Night And 6 Days
  • All Meal Veg.
  • Winter

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