Kedarkantha trek

Kedarkantha situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttrakhand. For the nature admirers, it’s the best place to visit. The area is complemented with unsurpassed beauty, quaint hamlets, green meadows, snow paths and amazingsights of the rising Himalayan peaks. Close to Har Ki Dun this place is lesser visited. Uttarakhand is imbued with nature’s aura that offers a landscape dotted with serene rivers, groovy lakes and exceeding peaks. To catch anexclusive glance of flora & fauna in Himalayas one must pass through thesnaking trail to the 3,850m tall summit goes through Govind National Park. Withviews of peaks like the Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Black, and Ranglana, thehighlight of the trail is undoubtedly sunsets against the backdrop ofimpressive snow-capped mountains.

Day 1 : Drive from Dehradun and Arrival at Sankri Day 2 : Trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Taal (9050 Feet, 4 Kms) Day 3 : Juda Ka Taal - Kedarkantha Base Camp (11200 FT, 4 Kms Trek) Day 4 : Kedarkantha Base Camp- Kedarkantha (12,500 FT)- Juda ka Taal(9050 FT, 10 KM) Day 5 : Juda Ka Taal - Sankri- Dehradun (6 Kms Trek)
  • Day 1

    Dehradun – Sankri (Drive) Drive from Dehradun and Arrival at Sankri. It starts with the amazing twisting squirrel like driving, with the most scenic sights of the Garhwal as you pass through exotic locales of Mussoorie, Barkot to finally arrive at the last motorable village Sankri, 13km inside Govind National Park. Twilight home stay in the quaint village. Reporting venue is Dehradun ISBT at 8 AM and you will be notified with details of cab a day before your trek start day..! 185 Km drive from Dehradun The cab will be arranged at an additional cost from Dehradun to Sankri and drop you back from Sankri. This will cost approx. Rs. 5,500/- one way per 5-6 seat vehicle. You will have to share this value with the other trekkers.
  • Day 2

    Trek From Sankri To Juda Ka Taal ( 9000ft) Trek From Sankri To Juda Ka Taal ( 9000ft) Trek From Sankri To Juda Ka Taal ( 9000ft) Trek From Sankri To Juda Ka Taal ( 9000ft) Trek From Sankri To Juda Ka Taal ( 9000ft) Trek from Sankri to Juda ka Talab(9000 feet) Remote Lake, Pond, Pine and Oak Trees, Himalayan Backdrop. Trekking from village Sankri towards Juda ka Talaab after having a wholesome nutritious breakfast and some training for the trek. This remote lake tucked away in the grandeur of the snow-capped mountains is the ideal place to camp for the ever-changing scenes bring alive the natural kaleidoscope with every change in light. Gaze at stars and enjoy the twilight camping site.
  • Day 3

    Trek From Juda Ka Taal To Kedarkantha Base (11250ft) Trek from Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha Basecamp(11,250 feet) Green Pastures, Wild flora, Undulating Meadows, Snow-capped Mountains, Forest Trek. Next day starts with an aim to reach at the base camp of Kedarkantha peak. It’s the most enthralling trail with finest stretches and leaves us behind with unforgettable experiences. Trek through forest heavily occupied by pine and oak trees that give these mountains its distinct charm. Arrive at an open meadow at the summit’s base, set up camp for the night and good night!
  • Day 4

    Trek to kedarkantha summit and head back to Hargaon(8900 feet) Gangotri and Yamunotri Ranges, Ascending and Descending Trek. It’s going to be a long day so healthy breakfast is a must. We shall be ascending to the Kedarkantha peak (3,850m). The climb is steep but worthwhile and one with rewarding views. Lunch will be against a stunning backdrop of the Gangotri and Yamunotri ranges. Then our descending trekking will be started towards Hargaon and the twilight camping will be there.
  • Day 5

    Trek from Hargaon back to Sankri and drive back to Dehradun It’s time to backpack to Sankri, along with open views of snow covered mountains and down hill villages . And finally reach at Sankri in guest house and we will provide you certificate of completion of trek . Then we will depart in same cab you opt for sharing and drive back to Dehradun and reach Dehradun by 8-9 pm on day 5. Here we say Good Bye with keen to see you on any other treks or trip with us .
  • Tents ,Sleeping Bags & Mats

  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage

  • Camp Stay

  • Meals during trek

  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges

  • Safety Equipment

  • Services of a Trek Leader

  • Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.

  • Insurance, Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc

  • Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation / roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.

  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

  • Any Kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.

  • Down Jacket (Main jacket), Raincoat/ Poncho, Inner Layer, Tshirt or Fleece, Track Pant, Extra pair of Socks

  • Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores), Woolen Cap, Rucksack (At least 40L), Mufflers/ Neck Warmer, Extra pair of Clothes, Undergarments, Slippers, Power Bank

  • Sunscreen Lotion, Sunglasses, Torch, Water Bottle, Tissue Roll, Hand Sanitizer, Personal Toiletries, Medicines, First Aid Kit, Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

  • Fitness Tips Pre-Trek Preparations Trekking, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions. To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit. Prerequisites of the Trek Cardiovascular Endurance and Stamina Cardiovascular endurance is the primordial thing that this trek asks for along with the stamina to withstand the stringent conditions during the trek. There are number of ways you can increase your endurance level but Jogging regularly with gradual increase in the pace would do the magic in just 2 or 2 and a half months. You can also increase your endurance and stamina through swimming, cycling and much more. Combining the speed and distance target is the most effective way to get your body and mind prepared for the Hampta Pass Trek. If you’re planning to build your stamina in a phased manner then here you should pay heed to: Target completing the distance of 5 Km in 35 min or less at the beginning Pace up your legs to complete the 5 Km in 30 min or less Before you begin the trek, you should be able to complete 10 Km in 60 min or less Strength To build the strength is another most important thing and a major requirement for this trek. The whole journey of the trek is like an eternal staircase, the more you climb the better you can have the view. It goes with a climb followed by a flat then again, a climb followed by a flat. All the scenic beauty of the trek demands no less than the power of your legs. The strength of your legs is something you need to work upon. Here is what you can do to strengthen your leg muscles to bear the pain of the trek. The strength of your legs is something you need to work upon. Here is what you can do to strengthen your leg muscles to bear the pain of the trek. Flexibility The more flexible you are the more you have the chances to get the glimpse with lesser hustle. Stretching is another major aspect of the trekking which provides you the much-needed flexibility to climb the altitudes with ease while carrying the backpack altogether is not an easier errand. Stretching your body at large can bring you the utmost comfort during the trek. Here are some stretching you can do to get the flexibility-Stretch your hamstring, quadriceps, hip flexors, lower back muscles and shoulders. They’ll give strength and help you arrive on the slopes with the relaxed muscles. All these exercises would help you to get through the trek with ease and comfort provided you give an ample time to these. Cardiovascular Exercise Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after method which provide not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time. Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance, Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5 Km. in 45 min and then gradually increase it to 7 Km. in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 Km. in 80-90 min without fail, at a stretch. Strength Building Exercise Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. Strength would be make you suffer less than others who’d not pay the heed. Flexibility Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility in your hamstrings, quadriceps, shoulder, lateral sides etc. can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a heavy backpack can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek. Concentration To pacify you or any other companion, yoga and meditation is the key. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the trek. This also improves your decision-making ability in the direst stressful situations, during the trek.

Where To Reach: Reporting will be in Sankri Village (A small village and base for Kedarkantha Trek) on day 1 in the Evening . If you opt Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station (Bus park if Dehradun station close due to under renovation as advisory by Indian Railways from 7 Nov to 7 Feb) then reporting time will be at 8am on day one.This will comes up with additional cost of 2000/person both way. Cab details will be share 2 days before your arrival . You start your onwards journey for Dehradun from Sankri on day 5 morning after breakfast and we shall be reach on 8-9 pm at Dehradun Railway Bus Stand/Railway station .
  • No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

  • Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date

  • 59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)

  • 44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost

  • 29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.

  • 15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.

  • 7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.

  • No Show . No refund.

  • Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

  • If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

  • If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

  • Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

  • Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

  • What will be the group size?

    Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

  • Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?

    All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff. All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

  • I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

    Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

  • What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?

    Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

  • What we will do if it rains

    Bring Poncho (Rain cover) for your backpack and your own. We will continue on the trail as planned. In the camp sites you will stay under the camps and play games. All the camps are water proof so you will remain dry.

  • What is the style of accomodation on this trek

    Your accommodation at Sankri in the beginning and the end at the guest houses where you’d be sharing the rooms with the fellow Trekkers. Food and stay cost is include in your trekking package in Guest house. The stay on the other days will be in the tents which will be provided by the Travel Banjare. Each tent will be shared by three fellow trekkers however special arrangements can be made on request. A separate tent will be assigned as the toilet room at each campsite. Any additional baggage (without valuables) can be left behind at the Sankri.

  • Can i take chold along on this trek? What is the age limit?

    Yes, you can take your child on Har ki Dun trek, but the age limit is above 12 year.

  • What kind of food is served on this trek

    We provide highly nutritious food during the trek. No, it’s generally not advised to carry your own food during the trek but you can carry nuts and dry fruits if required.

  • I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

    We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 600 per person per day.

  • Which shoes should I buy?

    Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

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