KEDARKANTHA

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Location
Sankri

Region
Uttarakhand, India

Difficulty Level
Moderate

Endurance Level
High

Highest Altitude
~ 12500 ft

Temperature
Day time: 10°C-15°C
Night time: -5°C-3°C

Start-End
Dehradun – Kedarkantha- Dehradun

Duration
5 Nights / 6 Days

Dates
05th January to 10th January – 2018
20th December to 25th December – 2018

Price
Rs. 10,800 (inclusive)

KEDARKANTHA – EVENT DETAILS

OVERVIEW

DESCRIPTION

Trekking in winter, the Kedarkantha trek would be your best trek ever. From December to April, Kedarkantha makes for a enormous trek in virgin snow, with beautiful pitches and amazingly wide clearings in the woodlands.

HIGHLIGHTS

You are probable to come through snow just as you cross the 10,000 Ft. lying on the woodland among the pine trees. When you reach the meadows, a huge blanket of snowy is likely to edging you in each route.

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive Dehradun – Move towards Sankri – 210 Km Drive

The very first day we will meet at the Dehradun railway station at 6:00 in the morning for our journey towards Sankri.  Reach Sankri Village in the evening. Take full rest for tomorrow’s Trek to Kedarkantha.

Day 2 - Sankri To Juda Tal – 5 Km Trek

After having breakfast will start the trek to Juda Tal.  We will camp beside the small pond surrounded by Pine and Oak trees. One can have beautiful views of meadows and views of snow capped peaks.  Overnight at camp.

Day 3 - Juda Tal To Kedarkantha Base – 5 Km Trek

After delicious breakfast starts the trek to Kedarkantha Peak base which takes around 4 hrs to reach Kedarkantha Peak base. Enjoy hot lunch and explore the area.

Day 4 - Kedarkantha Base To Kedarkantha Peak & back to Kedarkantha Base – 8 Km Trek

After having breakfast, will start the day to summit the Kedarkantha peak, have your packed lunch with incredible views of snow capped peaks of Yamunotri and Gangotri ranges. It’s a long day trek up to summit. After spending some time at the peak we trek back to nearby camping site at the Kedarkantha Base.

Day 5 - Kedarkantha Base To Sankri – 8 Km Trek

After breakfast will start the trek down from Kedarkantha Base to Sankri.  Trek down through thick forest of Pine and Maple trees and at some places you will have open views of beautiful Har Ki Dun Valley

Day 6 - Sankri To Dehradun – 210 Km Drive

Today early breakfast will start our return journey  to Dehradun to catch your train or flight towards your Home.

THINGS TO CARRY

Note: This is just a reminder list of what to bring. You can bring any other additional things as per your requirements. When in doubt, you can can always contact us and we would be happy to assist and guide you.

MAP & GETTING THERE

Sankri is base village for this trek. Mountain Hikers will arrange Mountain Hikers organizes travelling facility from Dehradun to Sankri. The pick-up is at 6.30 am from Dehradun Railway station on Day 1.

PRICE POLICY

Price Includes:

✓ Accommodation (Hotel, Guest house, Homestay, Camping)
✓ Meals while on trek (Veg)
✓ Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, and tent)
✓ All necessary permits and entry fees
✓ First aid medical kits
✓ Experts of Mountain Hikers
✓ Food & Accommodation from Sankri to Sankri

Price Excludes

× Air/ Train / Bus Tickets as per the service have taken by participants.
×
Mineral Water / Cold Drinks, etc.
× Camera & Coolie charges.
× Food charges during Train & Bus Journey.
× Personal expenditure of any kind.
× Insurance of any kind.
× Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
× Any other charges not mentioned in “Charges Include”.

Cancellation Policy
§ Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund. Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund. Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
§ In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid.
§ The refund (if any) will be given within 15 days after the event is over, irrespective of cancellation date on the cancellation request form.

FAQs

Q1. How about accommodation facility in this trek?

Accommodation will be in tents on all the days – each tent will be shared by 3 / 4 Hikers. The tents will be provided by Mountain Hikers. We will also put up Dinner Tent / Kitchen Tent & Toilet tents – The number will vary according to the size of the group.

Mountain Hikers will provide sleeping bag to each Hiker. The sleeping bags we provide can sustain temperatures up to -10° C on high altitude treks.

Q2. When will there be snow on this trek?

You are possible to find snow on this trek in June. Though, this depends on the snowfall that happens in the earlier winter.  

Q3. At what time we supposed to reach Dehradun?

Mountain Hikers will arrange for pick up from Dehradun by 07:30 AM. Be sure to reach Dehradun by 06:00 AM.

Q4. When will we get back to Dehradun?

On Day 6, we we reached Dehradun.

Q5. What is the best way to reach Dehradun?

Dehradun is well connected to Delhi. If you take an overnight bus from Delhi, it will take you 12-14 hours to reach Dehradun. Tickets can be booked online. You You can choose government buses such as HPTDC and HRTC as they usually run on schedule.

Q6. Can First timers go for this trek?

Kedarkantha trek is a Moderate level trek. First timers can go for this trek. However, irrespective of your past trekking experience, fitness is mandatory before every high altitude trek.  Everyday exercise, Yoga, jogging 5-6 km in 30 minutes can help with this trek.

Q7. Who will be trek coordinator with us from Mountain Hikers?

An expert qualified & certified Trek Leader from Mountain Hikers, along with technical guides, cooks and other staff members will be with hikers during the whole trek. This team is well trained and is always ready to help hikers.

Q8. Do I need special snowshoes for the trek?

No need to buy special snowshoes for this trek. A good trekking shoes is sufficient for the trek. We advise a pair that is water resistant. Keep sufficient spare socks for a quick change in case the snow wets the insides of the shoes.

Q9. What kind of food is served on the trek? Should we carry any food?

Mountain Hikers provides menu which is suitable for high altitude treks. Breakfast menu includes bread & Jam and butter, Dalia, Poha, sandwiches, corn flakes etc. Lunch mostly includes of Roti or Puri with Veg. sabzi. Dinner is complete with Dal, Rice, Roti and Dessert. You can carry dry snacks & dry fruits if required.

Q10. When it becomes really cold can I consume alcohol?

Alcohol is unsafe in extreme cold, especially on high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead it opens your pores making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very speedily. Hence consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited on all Mountain Hikers treks. Similarly smoking is not allowed on Mountain Hikers Treks Anyone found with alcohol is quickly removed from the trek.

Q11. What about the internet & wifi connectivity?

Purola and Sankri have BSNL mobile phone networks that work irregularly.

Q12. What about the ATMs if I need to withdraw cash?

Purola has the last ATM point before your trek starts.

BOOKING – Kedarkantha Trek

Dates
05th January to 10th January – 2018
20th December to 25th December – 2018

Price
Rs. 10,800 (inclusive)

  • Call Aditya Phadtare on +91 97308 95678  OR Vallari Pathak on +91 77570 23567 and reserve your seats.
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Account Holder Name: MOUNTAIN HIKERS
Account No.: 009230100003080
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Account Type: Current Account
Branch: Chinchwad Gaon
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