5 days, 6 days
Duration
Easy
Physicality
Uttrakhand, India
Location
Sept-May
Dates

Kedarkantha Trek in Uttarakhand, head to the beautiful Himalayan mountains which offers full of excitement and quickly becoming the best tourist place in Uttarakhand. Grabbing the attention with a cracking view of the mountains and beautiful meadows, the Kedarkantha peak trek has one of the best campsites that comes first to mind when planning for the easy winter trekking in Uttarakhand. And also, you can experience the amazing winter Kedarkantha peak trekking trail in Uttarakhand which takes you picturesque lake and towards majestic mountains.

Description of the Kedarkantha Trek

The trekking trail to kedarkantha passes through the pine trees and snow-capped mountains. Kedarkantha Trek is one among the most perfect winter trekking destination in the country. one can also experience the wonder of kedarkantha peak with the snow trekking destination in Uttarakhand. The beauty of kedarkantha peak winter trek is perfect with outstanding views that are blissful to witness. This best winter trek in Uttarakhand also offers a chance to experience the ancient villages of Garhwal range of mountains and their lifestyle and culture.

Kedarkantha is one of the most loved attractions of the winter treks in Himalaya. And also, one can capture the most beautiful sights with the verdant valley and frozen lakes. This blog of Kedarkantha peak weekend trek gives you a perfect guideline for trekking in Himalaya. Similarly, Kedarkantha peak is a classic trek that offers a chance to experience snow like never before. With the maximum height reaching 12500 feet. This winter trek is an easy to moderate level trek. And at the same time, Kedarkantha peak weekend trek known for providing a huge amount of snow that makes a trek exciting.

Kedarkantha Trek Weather

Endless gorgeous landscapes, lush greenery all around and breezy cool weather that also offers colorful experience in Himalaya. The maximum temperature of the Kedarkantha trek in winters will be  0 to -15 degree Celsius in the night and in the day time, 0 to +10 degree celsius. The locals are very friendly with whom you can enjoy the local cuisine and also get the opportunity to see their culture.

And, one can even purchase traditional wear from the village.  The village is vibrant and is famous for local temples and their rich culture, you can also visit the local temple. Kedarkantha peak winter trekking trail is famous for its scenic beauty, snow trekking trail away from the city rush and also the spectacular view of the beautiful frozen campsites in winter.

Kedarkantha Peak Trek Best Season

The Kedarkantha peak trek in Uttarakhand is one of the perfect for an ideal break from the cities life. If you like being out on the snow treks, then this one is for you. And, the best time of the Kedarkantha trek is in the month of December, January, February, and March. When it comes to the splendid beauty of the Uttarakhand Himalayan trekking, Kedarkantha peak snow trail will blow up the minds and that’s the reason it is also considered one of the best winter treks in India.  Winter Kedarkantha peak is also the best winter trek of Garhwal Himalayas which touches the 12,500 feet above sea level in Uttarkashi district of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Kedarkantha Peak Trek Route

Dehradun-Sankari-Juda Ka Talab-Kedarkantha Base camp- Kedarkantha Peak

Day 1: Kedarkantha Trek- Dehradun to Sankri

Sankri village
PC-Neeraj Copyright © 2017 Himalayan climber. All Rights Reserved.

Altitude: 6,455 ft.

Distance: 197 km (drive)

Time Taken: 8-10 hrs

The vehicles start at 06:30 am from the parking of Dehradun railway station. Kedarkantha peak winter Trek in Uttarakhand, the journey starts from Dehradun early in the morning for Sankri. The beautiful village of Sankri is about 200 km from Dehradun in the Uttarkashi District. The place sits at an altitude of 1950 meters above the sea level, and also in the lap of scenic misty mountains.

Trekking in Uttarakhand Himalayas offers a chance to explore the villages and their lifestyle. Kedarkantha peak comes under the best winter treks in India. Our Kedarkantha weekend trekking package starts from Sankari and you can also enjoy the beautiful sights near Sankari. Sankari is the last village which has a motorable road, its all about a peaceful escape surrounded by Naugaon, Rohru, Purola, and Chauhara Block. One can spend the evening to explore the village and also enjoy the surrounding area full of fresh aura. From Sankari, you get a sensational view of swargarohini the beautiful Himalayan peak. Then reach the base camp, relax and acclimatize.

 

Day 2: Sankri to Juda Ka Talaab

on the way to campsite of kedarkantha peak trek
PC-Neeraj Copyright © 2017 Himalayan climber. All Rights Reserved.

Altitude: 9100 ft.

Distance: 4 km

Time Taken: 5 hours

Difficulty: Easy

The trek starts from Sankari on some healthy breakfast, have some tea. Sankri is a small hamlet located in Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand, India and is about 13 km inside the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. And, It is also the base camp village for other treks such as Kedarkantha peak, Harkidun trek and Bali pass trek in Uttarakhand.

Sankri offers you a view of many snow-covered peaks including that of Swargarohini, Ranglana, Banderponch, and Kalanag. It’s pretty famous with old style and classic wooden houses that make you travel back in time and also a perfect place to start for winter treks.

 

Day 1 Kedarkantha Peak trek
PC- Neeraj, Copyright © 2017 Himalayan climber. All Rights Reserved.
juda ka talab
PC- Neeraj, Copyright © 2017 Himalayan climber. All Rights Reserved.

The trekking trail is generally through the dense forest of oaks and you will also encounter the rare sight of maple forests. They are found only in these regions in India. Fauna includes boars, martens, languor, and hares. And, after crossing a few streams the trail continues through the dense forest of oaks and then one can reach Juda Ka Talaab, the first campsite of Kedarkantha best winter Trek in Uttarakhand. The campsites of the winter Kedarkantha peak are beautiful with the picturesque beauty around. Then, stay the night in the tents at Juda ka Talaab.

 

Day 3: Juda Ka Talaab to Kedarkantha Trek Base Camp

Kedarkantha @ Juda ka talab
PC- Neeraj, Copyright © 2017 Himalayan climber. All Rights Reserved.

Altitude: 11,250 ft.

Distance: 4 km

Time Taken: 2.5 hrs

Difficulty: Easy

Wake up to the amazing sight of the frozen lake only to find it between the snow-covered trees and surrounded by the mountains. And It also feels as if you are into some set from the Harry Potter fiction movie just to experience the magic of this beautiful nature. This trek also offers the perfect mix of nature’s beauty and the fantastic view of the majestic peaks. And it Known for its scenic beauty due to the snowy trekking trail with the fantastic view from the summit point of kedarkantha peak. It is a perfect gateway for snow lovers. Kedarkantha trekking is also perfect for winter vacations. And also, it provides you a good view of the snowy peaks and one can get an opportunity to enjoy the snow.

Juda ka Talab, the first campsite of the Kedarkantha winter Trek in Uttarakhand. This campsite has a picturesque lake, looks absolutely divine and turns frozen during winters. Its time trekkers start looking at Himalaya trekking seriously as one of the perfect attractions for winter trekking. And, this beautiful campsite is surrounded by the dense pine and oak forest. Kedarkantha peak base is elevated at a height of 9000 feet above sea level and located in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand.

Kedarkantha winter trek
PC- Neeraj, Copyright © 2017 Himalayan climber. All Rights Reserved.

Walk over ridges today that shall give into brilliant meadows. The walk shows the stunning peaks such as Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag, and Ranglana among countless others. Reach the camp site at the Kedarkantha Base Camp and then soak in the view of the entire range at a sight.

 

Day 4: Kedarkantha Trek base to Kedarkantha peak; descend to Hargaon camp

 winter trekking
PC- Neeraj, Copyright © 2017 Himalayan climber. All Rights Reserved.
picturique view of Kedarkantha trekking trail
Kedarkantha peak, Copyright © 2017 Himalayan climber. All Rights Reserved

Altitude: 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet to 8,900 feet.

Distance: 6 km trek

Time taken: approx 7 hours.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

The D day is here. Head out early in the morning around 3 am, get your headlamps ready and conquer the mountain. We see the sun rising from behind those icy mountains truing the entire ranges into a shade of orange like burning lava. The fantastic view from the top of the Kedarkantha peak summit point is also a treat to the eyes where one forgets everything and just enjoys the beauty that nature has to provide.

On the way to Kedarkantha trek
On the way Kedarkantha Peak Summit

Each campsite of this trek is known for its natural beauty all around. The trekking trail of kedarkantha peak also offers shepherd huts, beautiful white snow-covered ground and the view of the whole trail of the summit point. You can also enjoy the beauty of the meadows all-around at the same time. Another popular option for trekkers is the snow camping with a clear view of the night sky. And, this area is also the home to a number of birch species and animals.

summit point of Kedarkantha peak
Kedarkantha peak Summited

Highlights of the Day 4 Trek

At an altitude of 10,400 feet, you can enjoy the enthralling views of the snow-peaked mountains of Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Swargarohini, Ranglana. And at the same time, spend some time at the Kedarkantha Peak summit. Some of the top attractions one can also see from the top include the Sankari, Judha ka Talab, Kedarkantha Base, and Kedarkantha trek. Due to its mesmerizing scenic beauty, Kedarkantha peak winter trek also makes up for a popular weekend destination.

It is well known that the mighty Kedarkantha peak experiences snow starting from the middle of December and continues till the end of April. As you reach the meadows, you will shortly find yourself amid white snow for as far as your eyes go. This spellbinding view is covered by tall pine trees adorned with snow and also the mesmerizing view of the snowy peaks makes it most sought after winter trek in India.

At an elevation of 12500 feet, Kedarkantha weekend Trek in Uttarakhand also offers the spectacular view of the Black peak, Swargarohini, Harkidun valley, Bandarpoonch, Dhauladhar range of Himachal. And the villages of this area and descend back to the base camp by noon for lunch. We descend down to Hargaon after lunch. Reach Hargaon by the evening. Then, we spend the night in tents.

snow Trek
Copyright © 2017 Himalayan climber. All Rights Reserved

 

 

Day 5: Hargaon camp to Sankri

snow trekking trail to kedarakantha
PC- Neeraj, Copyright © 2017 Himalayan climber. All Rights Reserved.

Altitude: 8,900 feet to 6,400 feet.

Distance: 6 km trek

Time taken: Approx 4 hours.

Difficulty: Easy. Descend 2500 feet through dense pine forests.

winter kedarkantha trekking
PC- Neeraj, Copyright © 2017 Himalayan climber. All Rights Reserved.

Jump into the snow, play, jump, dance and just enjoy yourself to the moment as the Kedarkantha peak summit is done. The trek for the day starts towards Sankri. The trekking trail of kedarkantha peak through the various beautiful campsites which will be a memorable journey of your life. Similarly, Kedarkantha Trek in Uttarakhand is one of the best winter treks available for the trekkers who want to enjoy the winter trekking and snowy experience.

 

Day 6: Kedarkantha Trek- Departure day, Sankri to Dehradun.

Distance: 197 km (drive)

Time Taken: 8-10 hrs

You will be dropped at Dehradun station in a Ford Trax, Chevrolet Tavera, Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle (Transportation Cost Not Included). Tada! You have made it. Congratulations. Pat yourself for the feat. Remember the trek, get nostalgic and then prepare a show off-script to amaze your friends…

Note: On Day 6, you’ll reach Dehradun between 6 pm and 7 pm. Then, you can book your travel any time after 8 pm.

We offer the best Kedarkantha Trek Package from Base camp to Base camp with very low budget. And you will also get best services from Himalayan Climber.

TRANSPORT CHARGES- 1100/person (Dehradun to Sankri),
 1100/person ( Sankri to Dehradun) [sharing base]

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

Altitude: 6,455 ft.

Distance: 197 km (drive)

Time Taken: 8-10 hrs

Day 2: Sankri to Kedarkantha Base Camp

Altitude: 11,250 ft.

Distance: 8 km

Time Taken: 5 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Day 3: Kedarkantha Trek base to Kedarkantha peak; descend to Juda ka Talab

Altitude: 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet to 8,900 feet.

Distance: 7 km trek

Time taken: approx 7 hours.

Difficulty: moderate

Day 4: Juda Ka Talab to Sankri to Dehradun.

Trek – 4 Km

Distance: 197 kms (drive)

Time Taken: 10 hrs

Equipments

* Backpack (Rucksack) (60 ltr -70ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps and back pack rain cover
* Walking Stick
* Water Bottle
* Head Torch with Extra Batteries
* Lighter
* Knife
Clothing
* Down Jacket
* Fleece Jacket
* Windproof Jacket
* Waterproof Trek Pants
* Waterproof Jacket
* Thermal Trouser
* Woolen cap
* Waterproof and Woolen Gloves
* Gaiters
* 5 Pair Woolen Socks & Light Cotton Socks
* Hat
*T-shirt 3-4
* Comfortable Trek Pants 3-4
* Handkerchief
* Monkey cap
Foot Wear
* Trekking Shoes
* Slippers
Miscellaneous Items
 * Sun Block for Lips
 * Sun Protection Cream
 * Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected
 * Toilet Kit (Toilet Paper)
 * Quick Dry Towels
 * Water Purifying Tablets
 * Medical & First-Aid Kit
 * Hand Sanitizer
Other
* Lunch box
* Buff
* Nail cutter
* I.D.
* Passport size photo

Kedarkantha Peak Trek Guide

Distance from Indian capital Delhi (Approximate 510 km including Trek distance- 9km)

Location: Located at District -Uttarkashi, Garhwal,State- Uttarakhand, height-3900mts-
Dehradun- Mussorie- Purola- Sakri-to 9km trek

How to Reach

BY TRAIN

22 weekly trains from Delhi to Dehradun. Some trein are respective train number – New
Delhi Dehradun Ac Express, Dehradun Janshtbdi, Dehradun Shatabdi Dehradun Shatabdi-
12017, Dehradun Janshtbdi- 12055, New Delhi Dehradun Ac Express- 12205- for more detail
visit IRCTC webite.

BY BUS

Regular buses from ISBT ISBT Kashmiri Gate in New Delh station to Dehradun station-
Mussorie- Purola- Sakri-to 9km trek

BY AIR

Indira Gandhi International Airport to Jolly Grant Airport from Delhi, 20 km from Dehradun
to Mussorie- Purola- Sakri-to 9km trek
Famous hill station located this route- Delhi-Dehradun- Mussorie- Purola- Sakri

Inclusions

  • Meals while on trek (Veg., Egg).
  • All entry fees and permits.
  • Accommodation:- Guest house, camping during Trek.
  • Qualified & mountaineering certified Trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • First aid medical kits
  • Trek equipments (Sleeping Bag, Inner, Mattress, Tents, Kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent).

Exclusions

  • Transport to and from the base camp is to be paid directly to the driver
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Insurance.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the cost.

A trekking requires a lot of preparations to make sure that are physically and mentally ready for adventure. Here you can learn some basic life and survival skills, planning and organizing in this phase. We are giving some suggestions to make sure you are safe and enjoy your trekking adventure, Because of the changing environment, altitude, and terrains you’ll be facing Climbing & trekking is no small undertaking, so it is necessary that you give some time to prepare before you going to trekking & expedition in Himalayan Mountain.

WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO DO BEFORE GOING TO TREK?

Prepare your body-

  1. Running, Walk, Running

Running & Walking is the easiest and best for good health and trekking. Since the daunting of trekking & climbing requires long hours of public walk, ride, or drive, you must practice running or walking ablest one hour daily. Long walks during trekking make you tired those times and walk increase your fitness levels.

The benefits of running-

  • Loosing of extra pounds weight
  • Lower risk of heart problem
  • Improve and balance blood circulation
  • Increase stamina
  1. Walking with solder-load or weighted bag

Since trekking requires long time walks with a bag 5 kilos on your solder, a sudden weight on your shoulders. Put 5-6 kilos bag and try to walk 2-3 minutes and repeat this 10 times in 24 hours. If you have weight vest the try to run if you have not weighted vest the fill your bag with some books and wasted newspaper to weight.

  1. Climb stairs Up & Down

A mandatory aspect of trekking is ascending and descending trek. Ascend and descend walking is the most difficult tasks one faces during such trekking. For fitness practice, you regularly climb stairs. Regular climbing stair provides stronger muscles and better mental reflexes. Every day 5-10 minutes of stair climbing or 45 min walk or 20 min running reduces the risk of heart problem and increasing your stamina.

  1. Leg Exercises

Sports like football and hockey which involve running can be the best exercise. Cycling is also best exercise to boost up your muscles. You also follow leg exercises.

  • Sit-ups
  • Leg Curls
  • Cycling
  • Dumbbell lifting
  • Swimming
  • Swiss Ball Wall Squat
  • Stairs walk
  • Leg Curls

Repeat those exercises 2-3 time in a day to prepared for trekking in Himalayas.

  1. Mental and physiological fitness

Mentally and physiological fitness is more important for fitness. If you find some time for yourself then meditate. Meditation is best exercise for the Mental and physiological fitness.

One of the most impotent things for trekking and maintaining is support and encouragement of your family and friends.

Some other type to exercise your body that would give advantages and more benefit during ascent and descent trek way-

  • Yoga, stretching which helps maintain flexibility of your body
  • Stretching helps maintain flexibility
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Stair up and down
Kedarkantha peak
Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha Peak Winter Trek
Kedarkantha Trek

Tour Reviews

4.94 based on 16 reviews
January 8, 2018

Really great experience. I liked it. The food provided was simple and delicious. Khushal sir and Vinod sir were very supportive. The only problem I faced that the tent’s inner layer formed a thin layer of ice, early in the morning. May be it’s because the temperature dropped too much but apart from that the trek was nice ,decent and reasonable.

January 10, 2018

Kedarkantha trek was my 1st snow trek with Himalayan Climber and it was outstanding, white christmas for the first time.
My experience of kedakkantha was really special. I think one’s in a life time you should do a Kedarkantha trek in winter as it was snow everywhere and the view from summit is just awesome. At the time of difficulty, the trek leader are always there to guide you. Healthy food, friendly staff, organised trek, I would love to do more treks with Himalayan Climber.

February 28, 2018

Kedarkantha trek is my first trek with himalayan climber. It was great experience with himalayan climber. Our trek leader Chandan Negi bhai is very very good, honest and responsible person. Our cook K.K. bhai and support staff Aftab bhai both are remarkable and very nice persons. We have made a great experience and enjoyed fully. Afterall I want to tell about the man, without whom the trek was impossible. Mr. Neeraj Joshi, the founder of the himalayan climber. Neeraj bhai is a very very good and responsible person and a very good organiser. I suggest everyone to trek with himalayan climber. Atlast again I want to say Thank you our all team members, trek leader and other supporting staff.

June 28, 2018

Had a amazing Experience with Himalayan climber on my first snow trek to Kedarkantha .It went all smoothly without any hassle .Also Food was very good i didn’t expected to be that good . I’ll surely choose them for my upcoming Treks . Our Guide Chandan Negi was awesome and very friendly man ,we enjoyed a lot.
It waa worth the value , a total Paisa Vasool

June 28, 2018

I went on a Kedarkantha winter trek with my grp and it was a wonderful experience with Himalayan climbers. The trek guide kushal bhai and the staff were very friendly. We all enjoyed with them.

August 26, 2018

Himalayan climber a best group for exploring the Himalayas. They are very warm and caring. Amazing hospitality! No matter what the circumstances, these make sure the services are up to the mark. Very good staff who make sure you have an amazing time. Cheers to Himalayan climber team

August 26, 2018

We trekked for kedarkantha peak trek with Himalayan climber for the first time. I would say this is the best trek and trekking team. The places where we stayed in the tent had a serenity beauty and awesome scenary’s which cant be expressed in words. Overall experience was too good and highly recommend to trek with these people.

March 4, 2019

Himalayan climber group is most cooperative with us. The hospitality provided is excellent. This was my first Himalayan trek in Uttarakhand. Kedarkantha trek is awesome and must have experience for everyone.

March 4, 2019

It was an exciting experience in the mountains. Everything was well organized, loved the entire experience with Himalayan climber. I completed the Kedarkantha trek with my family. Best family trek.

March 5, 2019

Himalayan climber is a great travel company. The whole experience was awesome. The arrangements, equipments, trek leader and the team was professional. I would surely recommend to do a Kedarkatha trek with the team Himalayan climber.

March 23, 2019

Himalayan climber group is most cooperative with us. The hospitality provided is excellent. Himalayan climber a best group for exploring the Himalayas. They are very warm and caring.

April 1, 2019

My fourth trek with Himalayan climber. A lifetime experience of kedarkantha trek in Uttarakhand. I am looking forward to many such experiences.

April 1, 2019

It was a fantastic trekking experience with team Himalayan climber. Undoubtedly the best guiding staff. The group size was small which meant that Himalayan climbers first priority is safety and not money. Kedarkantha really a good trek to visit.

April 1, 2019

Good accommodation at sankri. My second successful trekking in Indian Himalaya with Himalayan climber. View was outstanding at the summit point of kedarkantha trek. Can’t wait for doing more trekking experience with himlayan climber.

April 1, 2019

Lots of memories gathered from the kedarkantha trek. My three trek done with Himalayan climber. Very professional team with good epuipments. Would love to do it again with them.

April 1, 2019

The kedarkantha trekking was very well organized. We planned trek by team himlayan climber. Thank you guys!! Awaiting for such more treks in the future.

Leave a Review