Kedarkantha Trek , Uttarakhand (Sankri route)

Dec 11- 16, 2022

Trip fees: ₹10,500

Available Seats: 3

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Overview
Kedarkantha is a mountain peak of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. Its elevation is 12,500 ft (3,800 m). It is located within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district. The climb to the peak of Kedarkantha starts from a small village called as Sankri. There are a total of 13 peaks of the Himalayan range visible from the Kedarkantha peak.
The experience of the summit climb is very special and stays with you for a long time. There is a lake called Juda Ka Talab, the locals believe that it was formed out of a droplet ,which fell from Lord Shiva’s hair (Hair bun = Juda), when he was meditated at Kedarkantha. It usually takes 4 days to complete the Kedarkantha trek. Through this itinerary, we wish to make this trek truly adventurous and exciting for you, who want to maximise their experience and gain more outdoor skills.
Come! Join the Kedarkantha Trek by LetsGoForACamp in this December.
 
Day Date  Altitude Activity
Day 1 11-12-2022 6,400 ft Dehradun to Sankri 
Day 2 12-12-2022 9,100 ft Sankri to Juda ka Talab
Day 3 13-12-2022 11,250 ft Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha Winter’s Base Camp
Day 4 14-12-2022 12,500 ft Kedarkantha Winter’s Base Camp to Kedarkantha Summit and back to Kedarkantha Winter’s Base Camp
Day 5 15-12-2022 6,400 ft Kedarkantha Winter’s Base Camp to Sankri
Day 6 16-12-2022 Drive back from Sankri to Dehradun
Detailed Itinerary
 
Day Date Activity
Day 1 11-12-2022 Dehradun to Sankri (6,400 ft) (Drive 210 Km/8-9 Hrs), Pickup Time - 6:00 AM
The drive to Sankri is 210 km from Dehradun and takes about 10 hours. The twisting roads take you through the most scenic sights of the Garhwal Himalaya. On the way, we cross places like Mussoorie, Kempty Falls, Damta, Nainbaag, Naugaon, Purola, Jarmola, Kharsaadi, Mori and Naitwar. The last few kilometres to Sankri is most exciting since the road passes through Govind National Park, which is famous for its avid collection of flora typical of this region.
Sankri is a quaint village situated at an elevation of 6400 feet from mean sea level. It is a trailhead for a lot of other famous treks. At 8 pm, we will have our dinner and retire for the day
Day 2 12-12-2022 Sankri to Juda ka Talab (9,100 ft) (Trek 5 Km/5 Hrs)
The magnificence of this heavenly lake is bound to remain etched in your memory for the rest of your lifetime. It is a closed site surrounded by tall pine and oak trees. The night sky, with its bright and shining stars, is simply irresistible and we bet you won’t be able to keep your eyes off it. Overnight stay in tents.
At around 10 am, we begin our trek from Sankri and head towards Juda Ka Talab camp. The trail is covered by a beautiful pine forest, slowly will gain altitude, accompanied by a breathtaking sight of Himalayan ranges in the backdrop. The most prominent peak that you’ll see throughout the trek is Swargarohini.In the afternoon, around 3 pm, we will reach the Juda Ka Talab campsite.
Day 3 13-12-2022 Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Winter’s Base Camp (11,250 ft) (Trek 3 Km/3 Hrs)
Comparatively relaxed day. The distance from Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha base is about 4 km. At a moderate speed, it takes about 3.5 hours to reach the Kedarkantha base. The thick forest slowly opens up in a huge meadow, which is our destination - the Kedarkantha base. You also get a panoramic view of many peaks including Kinner Kailash (Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh), Rupin-Supin ranges, and some villages like Shirga and Kalaab.
As the night grows, the view becomes more charming with a patch of Milky-way stretching across the sky. After an early dinner, try to get a good night's sleep as you will be waking up the next day at 2 am so that we start the summit climb before 4 am and try to reach the summit before the sunrise
Day 4 14-12-2022 Kedarkantha Winter’s Base Camp to Kedarkantha Summit (12,500 ft) and back to Kedarkantha Winter’s Base Camp (Trek 6 Km/7-8 Hrs)
The altitude is approximately 11500 feet- base camp for the summers. Witness dramatic show of colours in the sky as the sun rises. The 360-degree view of the majestic Himalayas from the Kedarkantha summit is commendable. Swargarohini, Kala Nag (Black Peak) and Bandarpoonch are some of the most distinguished peaks visible from here. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Har Ki Dun, and Rupin-Supin mountain ranges are other well-known ranges that can be seen from the summit. Chaainsheel is also visible.
There are temples on the summit dedicated to Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, and Lord Ganesha. It tends to get quite windy at the top, so keep moving to keep your body warm.Overnight sleep in the tents.
Day 5 15-12-2022 Kedarkantha Winter’s Base Camp to Sankri (Trek 7 Km/4 Hrs)
Return Back & spend the rest of the day exploring around Sankri and Saur Village.
Day 6 16-12-2022 Drive back from Sankri to Dehradun (Drive 210 Km/7-8 Hrs)
Drop at Dehradune by 9:00 PM

Note:-

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate (Suitable for Beginners)
  • Kedarkantha Trail: Dense Pine & Oak forests, open meadows & snow during winters.
  • Region: Uttarakhand
  • Base Camp: Sankri (200 kms from Dehradun)
  • Kedarkantha Altitude: 6,000 ft at Sankri to 12,500 ft. at Kedarkantha Peak
  • Kedarkantha Trek Distance: 25 km (Approx)
  • Kedarkantha Trek Duration: 4 days (Sankri – Sankri)
  • Best Season for Kedarkantha Trek: December to April
Package Inclusions
  • Accommodation on double/triple sharing basis in Guest house/Homestay (1st and 5th night) and double sharing basis in tents (2nd, 3rd and 4th nights) as per the itinerary.
  • Meals (from day 1 Dinner to day 6 Morning Tea) (veg & egg).
  • Trek logistics like Kitchen tent, Dining Tent, Dry pit Toilet Tent, Sleeping Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mattress, Camping stools, etc.
  • All necessary permits and entry fees for Indian citizens.
  • Basic first aid kit, Oximeter, stretcher and Oxygen Cylinder.
  • Well Qualified & Experienced Trek Leader with Friendly & Cheerful support staff.
  • Transport on sharing basis from Dehradun to Sankri and back to Dehradun as per the itinerary (non-ac Dzire/Bolero/Maxx/Tempo-Traveller, depends upon the number of PAX).
  • Cloakroom facility at Sankri, in case you want to leave some stuff (Clothes, shoes, etc) back at Sankri which you believe you don’t need while on the trek.
Package Exclusions
 
    1. Any kind of personal expenses.
    2. Camp fire is not allowed. Kedarkantha trek is within the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary.
    3. Food during transit.
    4. Bottled water.
    5. Any kind of Insurance.
    6. Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
    7. Accommodation not listed in the itinerary.
    8. Expenses incurred due to any kind of mishap, medical issues, landslide, weather conditions, strikes, political unrest, etc. In such cases, extra will be charged as per actual rates.
    9. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
    10. Any necessary permits and entry fees for Non-Indian citizens.
    11. Anything not specifically mentioned under the section “Tour Inclusion”
Note:
  • Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveller.
  • Team Leader/Guides word is the final one, all team members need to follow this..
  • Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is accidents involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.
  • Trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity or Political/Law and order Situations will be non- refundable.
  • Bag Offloading:In case you do not wish to carry your backpack, porters/mules will carry your backpack along with the other trek logistics. It is an extra chargeable service. For this trek, charges per bag are INR 1200 for the entire trek. Bag shouldn’t weigh more than 9 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys bags will not be allowed.
Fees

10,500.00

Available Seats: 3



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The Specialty of our itinerary :

  1. Lesser Cost: One of the least expensive Kedarkantha trek itineraries with all the facilities mentioned in inclusions.
  2. Twin/ Triple sharing tents.
  3. Handpicked expert guides, porters, and cooks on the trek.
  4. Hygenic and best-in-class food during the trek.
  5. 24 X 7 coordinators‘ availability.
  6. Personalized guidance on fitness regime and packing guidance.
  7. Q & A session with trek expert and doctor
  8. The fee can be paid as installments.
Important Instructions
  1. Accommodation – Tents Camping Sharing ( Two/Triple  sharing )
  2. Food – All meals during Trek are nutritious Veg food
  3. Meeting Point – Dehradun
  4. ATM point – Sankri , but we recommend to keep the required money with you.
  5. Mobile Signal – During trekking time no connectivity
  6. Nearest Rail Head – Dehradun
  7. Nearest Airport –Jolly Grant Airport – Dehradun
  8. Best Season – Dec-March

Note: Don’t forget your ID proof in original and 2 photocopies, Passport size photos, Flight boarding Pass.Medical Certificate: One- month Validity.

 

Installment Plan

Installment Dates Amount
At the Time Of Registration 6300
Before Nov 1st, 2022 4200
Total 10500

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Dates  Cancellation  Fee (ie deduction of only payment gateway charges)
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek  Get 60% refund
Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek  Get a 50% refund
Cancellation between 14 days and 15 days to the start of the trek Get a 30% refund.
Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the trek Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.
  • Alternatively, a registered participant may transfer his/her registration to a friend without any cancellation fee.
  • In case of cancellation of the program due to any gov restrictions due to COVID/ Weather, an alternate date will be provided for the same trip and no refund for that.
  • In case you are not able to join the trek on the new dates, either you can send a replacement ( Without any additional cost) / You can opt for Wallet transfer,
    • What is Wallet Transfer ?:  The amount will move to LGFC Wallet and you can use that for any other trip.  ( 2% fee will be deducted as movement charges) . Strictly there won’t be any refund to a bank account.
    • Wallet transfer is applicable only for the case when a participant wont be able to join the new date on a postponed trip due to Pandemic / Weather situations
    • The wallet transfer offer will only be one time , when the new date is announced. Further changes will be counted as normal cancellations and will be as per cancellation policy.
  • Installments are to be paid before the due dates.
  • In case when installments are pending after the due date, the order will be auto-canceled.
  • There will be no refund in case of auto cancellation due to nonpayment of installments.

 

 

Why With Us?

  1. Budget-Friendly.
  2. Pay the total camp fee in  installments before the trek – See Installments
  3. Best Food and Best Local Guide, Team Leader During Trek.
  4. The best food During the trek: We believe that for a trekker, food is one of the most important things during their journey. We provide the best nutritious food veg during trekking.
  5. Not just the trek, many more things to learn and experience: We are not just providing sightseeing or trekking experience. Know more about the life of people in the Himalayas, Winter Life in Uttarkhand
  6. Well Experienced Local Guide and Support Staffs
  7. Plan beyond the Itinerary- In case if you want to extend the trip, we are there to help you by providing Stays contact and transportation, Talk to the coordinator of LetsGoForACamp.
  8. Why no pick up from Kerala or any other South Indian Cities ? : Flight is available from all major cities to Delhi and From Delhi to Dehradun Since the flight charge is flexible in Nature, those who book early need to spend only less from their pocket.

Things to carry

Item Name Quantity 
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair
Backpack (50-60 L) + Rain cover 1
Daypack (20-25 L) + Rain cover 1 (Optional, in case opting for bag offload)
Sun Cap 1
Woolen Cap 1
Dark Sunglasses (UV Protected) 1
Scarf/Muffler 1
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Dri fit/Cotton T-shirt (Full sleeve) 4
Fleece/Woolen Sweater 2 (Thick)
Windproof Jacket 1
Down feather/padded Jacket 1 (Thick)
Trekking Pant 2 (Thick)
Track/Sports Lower 1
Socks 3 (Cotton) + 2 (Woolen)
Poncho/Rain Suit 1
Sandals/Slippers 1
Hand Gloves 1 (Waterproof or Woolen)
Water Bottle 1L (Prefer Thermos)
Basic lunch box with spoon 1
Head Torch (with extra battery) 1
Towel 1
Trekking Pole 1 (Optional)

 

Personal Utility Kit
Sunscreen
Moisturiser
 Hand Sanitiser
Paper Soap
Toilet Roll
Face wash
Lip balm
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Wet wipes
Deodorant
3 to 4 Plastic Covers

Personal Medical Kit:- Consult a Doctor

How To Reach?

By Air:–

Direct flight is available only from Delhi airport. So all other cities there will be connected flight to Dehradun, eg: From Bangalore to Delhi and Delhi to Dehradun.

Try to book the same carrier for your connecting flight, as in winter there are always delays and sometimes even cancellations of flights. Booking for the same carrier would help to get you an alternate flight without much trouble

 

Contact:

In case of any clarification required write to us at [email protected] or call : 8088120956 , 8050725190

FAQs
The journey starts at Dehradun. It is a drive of 198 km approximately from Dehradun to Sankri village which takes around 10 – 11 hours.
Its a secluded place, most of the mobile network won’t work, but you can keep BSNL/JIO
Medical facility are limited !! So, Keep all your basic medical kit ready
No . Not advisable in High altitude treks
No . Washroom will be temporary tent based dry toliet.
Yes, every year many women do this trek
Not at all, you are always welcome. You will never feel that you are alone in this trek, you will get a lot of friends here.
Yes, there are a lot of budget category hotels and Hostels available at Dehradun. You may book early online.

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