Kedarkantha Trek

6 Days - 5 Nights | Dehradun to Dehradun
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Description

Kedarkantha Trek – A Summit Peak at an altitude of 3800 m in Uttarakhand Himalayas – 2024

The Kedarkantha winter trek is indeed special, and several aspects contribute to its uniqueness:

Snow-Covered Landscapes: One of the main attractions of the Kedarkantha trek during winter is the snow-covered landscapes. The entire region gets transformed into a winter wonderland, with trees, meadows, and mountains covered in pristine white snow.

Breathtaking Views: The trek offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. On a clear day, you can see prominent peaks like Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Black Peak, and others, creating a stunning backdrop for your trekking adventure. Winter Camping: Camping in the snow is a unique experience.

If you want to do Kedarkantha Trek with a local trekking organisation then welcome with Himalayan Hikers Team. We treat our trekkers like a family and we have the Most luxurious and expensive hotel and homestay in Sankri like The Grand Shiva Home Stay or Hotel Swargarohini Palace for your luxurious stay and camping stay including with the trek. The Trek route is Sankri, Juda ka Talab, Kedarkantha Base Camp, and Hargaon Camp, and we also provide delicious food every day 4 to 5 times to our trekkers. We have an experienced local Guide, Cooking Team, Helpers, and Transport Pickup and Drop from Dehradun Railway Station.

The special and correct route of the Kedarkantha trek is from Sankri only, from where we have been doing it for about 32 years.

We Provide healthy, and tasty food, served hot all the time, Breakfast, Lunch, evening snacks, soup, and Dinner, along with morning and evening hot water provided to trekkers, which is essential in winter trek to Kedarkantha. Also, medical kits and oxygen cylinders, technical equipment are kept, MICRO spikes for Hiking in snow are provided free of cost during the trek

Route of Kedarkantha Trek

Dehradun to Sankri Base Camp Main Market, Then – Sankri to Juda Ka Talab, Kedarkantha Base camp, Kedarkantha Peak Summit-12500 ft- then Hargaon,  Sankri Back to Dehradun

Kedarkantha Trek Summit

Kedarkantha Trek is a beautiful Winter Trek in Uttarakhand, Himalayas -India

Here are some highlights of Kedarkantha Trek:

Snow-covered landscapes: Kedarkantha Trek is famous for its snow-covered landscapes, which offer a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks.

Summit climb: The trek involves a summit climb to the Kedarkantha peak, which stands at an elevation of 12,500 feet.

Stunning views: From the summit, you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding peaks, including Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Kalanag.

Campsites: The trek offers some of the most beautiful camping sites, where you can spend the night under the starry sky.

Local culture: The trek takes you through traditional villages of the Uttarakhand region, where you can get a glimpse of the local culture and way of life.

Difficulty level: The trek is considered a moderate Trek, making it ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers.

Accessibility: Kedarkantha trek is easily accessible from major cities like Delhi, making it a popular weekend getaway.

Juda ka Talab is a scenic high-altitude lake located in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand, India. Here are some of the highlights of this beautiful destination

Natural Beauty: The lake is surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, with stunning views of snow-capped peaks and lush green forests.

Camping: There are several campsites around the lake where you can spend the night under the stars and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the surrounding wilderness.

Bird Watching: Juda ka Talab is home to a variety of rare bird species, including Himalayan monals, snow pigeons, and koklass pheasants, making it a paradise for bird watchers.

Flora and Fauna: The lake is surrounded by dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and deodar, which are home to a variety of wildlife species like musk deer, bharal, and leopards.

Religious Significance: The lake is considered sacred by the locals, who believe that it is connected to the Mahabharata epic.

Overall, the Kedarkantha trek is a perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural exploration.

We have Trekking Equipment available on Rent, which you can pick up from our Himalayan Hikers Shop at Sankri Base Camp of Kedarkantha 

kedarkantha Trek in Winters

Short Itinerary of Kedarkantha Trek

DAY  01- Pickup Dehradun Railway Station Morning 07:00 Am |Drive to Sankri Base Camp Hotel, Via Mussoorie, Kamptifall, Damta, Purola, Mori Sankri,

Drive Distance: 190 km | Duration: 08-09 hours | Overnight Stay Hotel at Sankri – Twin Sharing or Three Sharing

DAY 2 – Trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab Camp 01 | Trek Distance: 05 km | Trek Time : 4/5 hours | Altitude 8,858 ft | Overnight Stay Camp  – Twin Sharing or Three Sharing

DAY 3 – Trek from Juda Ka Talab  to Kedarkantha Base Camp 02 | Trek Distance: 03 km | Trek Time : 2/3 hours | Altitude 10,498 ft | Overnight Stay Camp  – Twin Sharing or Three Sharing

DAY 4 –  Early Morning 3:30 am Trek from  Kedarkantha Base Camp to Kedarkantha Peak Summit –12500 ft  |After Summit – Back to Kedarkantha Base then after Lunch Trek down Gargaon Camp 3- Trek Distance: 11 km | Trek Time : 7/8 hours | Altitude 8,498 ft | Overnight Stay Camp  – Twin Sharing or Three Sharing

DAY 5 – Trek from Hargaon Camp to  Sankri Hotel | Trek Distance: 05 km | Trek Time: 4/5 hours | Altitude 6,398 ft | Overnight Stay Hotel   – Twin Sharing or Three Sharing

DAY 6 – Drive Back from Sankri Market to Dehradun City Drive Distance: 190 km | Drive Duration:08-09hours | Drop  point for Himalayan Hikers trekkers: Dehradun Railway Station

Key Point-  Kedarkantha Trek The most popular Winter  Trek 

Duration: 05 Nights 06 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

Kedarkantha Trek Cost: Rs. 7,500.00 Per Person including all costs of the trek from 05 nights to 06 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

 Summer Temperature:-  Day 5°C to 15°C  and Night 2° C to 5° C

 Winter Temperature:-  Day -2°C to -5° C and Night -5°C to -10°C

Kedarkantha Summit -Altitude:  – 12,500 feet

Kedarkantha Weather Conditions – Kedarkantha is one such trek that can be done throughout the year, Here the weather changes every month, But where the weather is very nice and favorable during the day, the night or morning is also cold according to the time.

Trek Level: Moderate

Trek distance: On foot 23 Km – By taxi 420 km

Group Size: – We will have a  maximum Group size of 35 people in each group, if someone has to be private for their group, then you will be given a full date.

Kedarkantha is considered one of the most popular winter trek and hiking locations in Uttarakhand, India Altitude is 12500 feet,  It is the best trek to fulfill your satisfaction with trekking. Kedarkantha trek is quite special because it has stunning views and it provides the best views of the entire mountains cape.  Today Kedarkantha is the topmost trek of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Kedarkantha is an incredible place to stay there and enjoy the sunrise and sunset.  The Trek is a classic winter trek that provides a great opportunity for trekkers to explore something new about nature, and experience the life of remote villages of Garhwal Himalayas.

The best time to see snow on Kedarkantha Trek

Every year the snowfall in Kedarkantha starts in the middle of November month. And it starts any time in the month of December too, so a good time to see you here is Snowy December,

Kedarkantha experiences maximum snowfall in January and February, in these two months there is maximum snowfall and there is a white blanket of snow on the entire trek.

You will get to see snow in Kedarkantha from December to March end, which makes this trek a special winter trek.

The most special is the frozen lake, Local name is Juda ka Talab which is in our first camp side it completely freezes in winter.

Best time to see snow in Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Mountains Range is Highly Photogenic.

Kedarkantha Trek lies in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It starts from the traditional village of Sour – Sankri which is in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary National Park. Sour village is quite beautiful with snow-covered mountains and the sparkling tons river flowing through it. If you visit it once, then no doubt you will definitely visit here again. The charm is the most beautiful thing about this place.  the Sankri is a delightful place set apart by the mountains and chilly climate and weather. Houses made of wood look very beautiful and adorable. In Sour Village, there are various conventions, fairs, and rituals. the people of the village wear traditional costumes and cook traditional food. Folk dances( Naati, raas, and taandi) of the area are a part of amusement and entertainment.

Most Popular winter Trek

The view from the Kedarkantha Summit

The quite unique thing about the Kedarkantha trek is that from here the most beautiful mountain range of the Himalayas is seen. Which are Swargarohini Peak -I. II.III (6300 meters), Black Peak (6387 meters), Bandarpunch Peak (6300 meters), and all the mountains are seen from here like Rupin Pass range, Supin range, Khimloga Peak, Baraadsar Lake range, Vishkhopri range, Ranglana Peak 5800 meters, etc.

From here, the view of all the treks is easily visible from Har Ki Dun Valley and Ruinsara Valley Bali Pass, Borasu Pass, Sarutal, Fachu Kandi Pass Trek. You can view all the treks from a single trek.

Best time to visit in kedarkantha trek

Best Time to Visit  Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha is one such trek that you can do throughout the year, it is more popular, especially for winter trek. I believe that these treks are for all those people who consider their second home in the mountains!  If you want to spend your time in the mountains then it is an opportunity for you.

from the Kedarkantha trek you will absolutely get some experiences about life and how local people spend their life in backward areas. you will also get peace and satisfaction which everyone wants.

In the early days of my travel every time I went for a hiking or trekking trip. I have done this trek more than 100 times; no one else knows more about this trek than I know! These treks start from near my village, today it seems like when people take this trek and there is joy on everyone’s face. These treks are not very easy and not very difficult.

Age Limit for Kedarkantha Trek

Our personal belief is that people can do this trek for a minimum of 5 years to 60 years but it is necessary to be fit to do this trek. And you can do this trek in the year. These are the plans for both summer and winter.

For Winter Trek, I think it is necessary for people from 10 years to 55 years and this trek will be a relief and joy for first-time visitors. This trek will increase new energy and confidence in you.

You can do the Kedarkantha trek in 05 nights and 06 days. from Dehradun to Dehradun and if anyone has less time, then people can do this trek in 04 nights 05 days, from Dehradun to Dehradun

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Why Kedarkantha is the Most Popular Winter Trek in Uttarakhand, India?

It is true that Kedarkantha is considered to be the most popular winter trek in Uttarakhand and the world today. Therefore, the Kedarkantha trek is the prominent and most popular winter trek in Uttarakhand. It has got unmatched beauty in winter and the trail hides in a thick blanket of snow almost winter. Kedarkantha trek will offer a large number of stunning views like green stretches of land,fresh flowing water, and thick forests. The snow-clad mountain tops along with the thick forests make the trip worthwhile.

The lush green forests usually turn white, making it a small Switzerland. As a result, The Kedarkantha trek is not only for experienced trekkers but this trek is also for amateurs and children too. Trekking through the forests you can see adorable sights of traditionally dressed villagers collecting fodder for their cattle. It’s a beautiful area to spot various trees like pine,oak, and rhododendron.

The Winter view is a bit different here. There should be snow all around, snow-capped mountains and beautiful river rivulets and birds. Once someone has reached the Sankri market base camp, they have come to another world of mind, Sankri is a small and beautiful market which is famous for shopping among tourists. There are plenty of hotels and homestays that you can spend the night in and then continue with your trek.  When you see the sunrise and sunset view here, you will see yourself so close to the sky.

Kedarkantha Winter is different fun playing snowman sliding and throwing snow at each other’s equipment and making snowfall is even more enjoyable. Taking beautiful photos in the snow is a memorable moment and a winter trek can be the best trek in your life. The best thing is that when snow falls, it is a different sight; most people come to see it.

The Moon from the Sankri base camp seems so close that touching it feels possible. And, the sunrise from Sankri is gorgeous because the golden rays of the sun eagerly welcome and wake you up. The day ends, and we don’t even realize – someone said it right that we Kuldeep Ji, you are lucky that you live here. The trekkers told me if the office, airport, everything was here, they would never leave the mountains.

My only answer was – if every facility were here, then the mesmerizing beauty of the mountains would have lost somewhere. The untouched beauty is the thing that provides peace and a spark to know about the hills. We are fortunate and happy to be “Pahadis.”

 About the camp of Kedarkantha

The meaning of pond is like a bunch of hair. These are seen in summer when there is no snow here. In Winter, I do not see it because the snow is covered with pure The Juda ka Talab is an incredible camp, where there are dense forests and the beautiful Bugyal in the center, so this is considered a camp. Kedarkantha Base Camp is a beautiful Bugyal. From where you can see the starting Kedarkantha Peak, Kedarkantha Base Camp is in open ground. Kedarkantha Base Camp is a big campsite in this trek, From here you start to see views of the entire Himalayas. It is very nice to spend the night here.

Is it a safe trek for me?

Yes the Kedarkantha trek is very safe. All our professionals strive our best to provide trekkers with the best experience possible.

Kedarkantha Trek is our village’s local trek, which we have been doing for years, here the trek was first done by Himalayan Hikers in 2003 to the children of Woodstock School, Mussoorie since then it has become very popular here. for the winter season,

Difficulty level ?

Kedarkantha is a very beautiful winter trek and an uphill trek in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, this is a moderate trek, The Kedarkantha Trek is great for those people who have a great passion for mountaineering and consider it a special purpose in their life.

Despite the fact that the top is relatively low in elevation, we recommend physical endurance and a strong fitness record. All groups will be Guided by our pros for trekking equipment and impending terrain during the course. We strongly urge beginner trekkers to attempt the Kedarkantha summit due to its modest difficulty.

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When does snowfall start in the Kedarkantha trek?

In the Kedarkantha trek, snowfall time occurs only in December, but sometimes it happens in early November as well, it is seasonal.

By the way, if it rains sometimes even in October, then the Kedarkantha peak becomes snowfall, but I do not know much longer.

The snow that falls from 15th December lasts for a long time.

Kedarkantha has the highest snowfall in the months of January and February, which lasts till the last of May and does not melt easily.

What should you keep in mind some things for doing the Kedarkantha Trek?

Kedarkantha trek is as good as it is said, you also need to be prepared., Kedarkantha trek is a moderate trek that starts from Sankri and ends at, So what are the special things to keep in mind before coming on this trek?

Winter Season

1.  In Kedarkantha Trek Winter Trek, you will need warm clothes a lot, for which you will need proper good uniform clothes

2. Winters are always cold, so only warm clothes can keep you safe on the Kedarkantha trek

3. Always take the information from the company with which you are booking the trek before going on the trek, what do you need to bring

4.  In the winter season, the temperature always drops day by day, so warm clothes will help you a lot.

Summer Season

1. The summer trek to Kedarkantha is very special, the view and the temperature are all favorable to you

2. For the summer trek, you have to bring only normal clothes so that your trek can be good, there is no need for hot clothes, but in hiking it is also necessary to bring all the equipment which is necessary for you.

3. It is necessary to have 3 pairs of clothes for trekking, especially the poncho, which you will have to bring every season

4. In the summer season, the temperature is always normal, so there is no need for hot clothes.

Monsoon Season

1. During the monsoon season, it rains occasionally during the Kedarkantha trek, especially in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, so if you have dry clothes here, it is very good, even when wet, it dries quickly.

2. At this time you have to bring at least 4 pairs of clothes, for the monsoon trek you do not have to bring too warm clothes, at this time you, hiking pants and t-Sart, I can trek

3. It’s only a little cold in the morning and evening and the day is a good temperature for you

4. Before going on any trek, it will be easy for you to take information related to each season.

5. Trekkers need to know about these, you can ask us anytime like the trek route, trek map, temperature, weather conditions, difficulty level, trek starting point, endpoint, transport, view of the trek, the best time to visit, How to reach Kedar Kantha, trek distance, Location, etc, keep this information before going.

Sankri to Kedarkantha Summit Route Map

Note: – Our service will remain from Dehradun to Dehradun – for more details please check includes or excludes 

How to Reach Sankri Base Camp?

The journey from Dehradun to the Sankri is beautiful and it is you in Dehradun.  The way to Sankri is 190 km and it takes 7-8 hours to reach there, the drive is picturesque because you go through some of the beautiful places.

Also, read about – Sankri – A Small Paradise in the Himalayas, Uttarakashi, Uttarakhand

From Rajpur Road you will go and they will come to Mussoorie which is a hill station and it is known as the “Queen of Hills” it is situated at the foothills of the Greater Garhwal ranges and the aura of this place is aesthetic and the environment is soothing so it justifies its title

.After Mussoorie, you will come to Kampitfall. Here you will stop for breakfast. For 45 minutes after breakfast in Kampitfall, you will come along the Yamuna River – Purola, where you will stay for lunch for 1 hour. After that, you will be taken straight to the place where our team will be ready to welcome you.

The drive to Sankri (From where the Kedarkantha trek starts) is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nain bag, Damta, Nawgano, Purola, Mori, Netwar, Sankri along the Rupin Supin or Tons River Kedarkantha trek is one the easiest treks in the Himalayas to enjoy thick snow cover. With this, you will start seeing the beautiful mountain range.

How to reach sankri - the starting point of kedarkantha trek

Will there be electricity in the Kedarkantha trek?

Let me tell you that there is no electricity in the forest area of the Kedarkantha trek. Here we use Stobe Light and or Solar Light, candlelight at the nights

If you come on this trek, then you should bring your own headlight and your camera with full charge, if possible, it would be good to bring extra battery backup, and also bring the phone after full charge, today people most of phones use the same

You will get the last electricity only in our hotel Sankri base, where you have to charge the battery of your phone and camera at night.

Phone connectivity and transactions

1) Only the Jio network works in the Sankri base camp,  so we will tell our trekkers that if you have any very important thing to do, then Mori, or Purola to good network on your phone It would be better if you call from here to come. Connectivity along the route is unpredictable, so we advise people to complete all their work well in advance.

I will be able to get only Wi-Fi in Sankri, for this you have to pay 50 to 100 rupees.

2) In case of emergency, Himalaya Hikers trekkers will be provided with walkie-talkies in advance so that they can send their messages to the base camp

ATM- The last available ATM transaction will be in Dehradun or Purola. We advise travelers to deposit cash before or while in Dehradun as ATMs available at other locations may not dispense cash at times.

We pick up to you from Dehradun so take out cash from there itself.

How to reach the Kedarkantha trek

The easiest way to reach Dehradun is by flight, Direct flights are always available for Dehradun from Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Pune, Kolkata, Gujrat, and more

You can also easily reach Dehradun by train Via Delhi. Trains are available from all states of India.

Trains

1. Nanda Devi Express -12205 ( New Delhi to Dehradun ) · Classes: 1A,2A,3A ·

2. Trains from Dehradun DDN to Howrah Jn HWH DDN SPL 02327)

3. Doon Express -13010

4. Mussoorie Express -14041 ( Delhi S Rohilla to Dehradun )

5. Dehradun Shatabdi Express, 12017

Himalayan Hikers will arrange transport for you to go from Dehradun to Sankri Base Camp

Mode of Transport is Tempo Travelers and Bolero taxi, Swift taxi, more

Sankri is our main base Camp office of Kedarkantha trek and Har Ki Dun, Rupin Pass, Bali pass, Borasu pass, Baraadsar lake , more treks

You can reach Dehradun from Delhi by bus, and board it from (Delhi) ISBT, Kashmiri Gate it is good if you are booking the seats.

(Reach  ISBT between 5:30 am to 7:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)

What is the distance to reach Kedarkantha from other state

  1. Delhi to dehradun distance by flight -207 Kms) and Dehradun airport to  Sankri 217 kms by taxi and  (Sankri to Kedarkantha 23 km on foot )
  2. Delhi to dehradun distance by train 302 kms ) and Dehradun to Sankri 190 kms by taxi and (Sankri to Kedarkantha 23 km on foot )
  3. Delhi to dehradun distance by bus 249 kms) and Dehradun to Sankri by taxi  190 kms, and (Sankri to Kedarkantha 23 km on foot )
  4. Bangalore to dehradun distance by air 1924 kms) (By Train – 2371 kms) and Dehradun airport to  Sankri 217 km by taxi, and (Sankri to Kedarkantha 23 km on foot )
  5. Mumbai to dehradun distance by air 1344 kms) (By Train – 1724 kms ) and Dehradun to Sankri 190 km by Taxi and (Sankri to Kedarkantha 23 km on foot )
  6. kolkata to dehradun distance by air 1518 kms ( By Train – 1694 km) and Dehradun to Sankri 190 km by taxi and (Sankri to Kedarkantha 23 km on foot )
  7. The distance from Dehradun to Sankri is 190 kms.
  8. Musoorie to Sankri distance is 160 km.

What do we do for safety in Kedarkantha trek?

First of all, the safety of trekkers is much more for us, if you see in the trek, then there are all the risks, which I do not think about.

Himalayan Hikers worry more about you that no one should ever have any problem in the trek.

What should we and you keep more safety in the trek

  1. Whenever you are going for any trek, it is very important that you go completely fit and ready.
  2. The trek is not difficult, if you make your feet and your mind calm and strong, you will find the trek very easy.
  3. While trekking, keep in mind that you are walking on the right route or not always with your guide.
  4. Most people look somewhere and where they are walking, this can cause twitching in your legs, which can ruin your entire trek.
  5. It is important to ask your doctor if you have any medical problems
  6. I should always keep my medical kit with me, it is very important.
  7. Himalayan Hikers always keep a medical kit with you, such as oxygen cylinders, medicine to be given in emergency on the trek
  8. If any trekkers have any more problems, then they are brought back to the base camp by laying them in the stretcher.
  9. Our camp in Kedarkantha trek is around the tree line where you can not have any problem of oxygen
  10. In case of any medical problem, the help of your guide or well-informed trekkers should be taken

Why should you go for the Kedarkantha trek with Himalayan Hikers?

  1. Himalayan Hikers is one of the oldest trekking organizations, which is organizing trekking and adventure expedition in Uttarakhand Himalayas from almost past 30 years.
  2. Himalayan Hikers have started their journey from  Sankri Base Camp.  Sankri is  base camp of more than 25 treks, Which we are organizing  like – Kedarkantha, Har Ki Dun, Phulara Ridge trek, Bali pass, Borasu Pass, Rupin Pass. Dhumdharkandi pass. fachu kandi pass. Baraadsar lake, Rupin Supin trek, Nalgan pass, Kanasar lake and many more.
  3. We are the local people of Sankri village who can provide you the best experience here
  4. Good and experienced people from more than 20 villages are working with us, who will continue to serve you in your trek and will always be there with you throughout the trek.
  5. Himalayan Hikers provide the safety of their trekkers and good experience throughout the trek as well as share every story related to the mountains with you.
  6. Himalayan hikers  will  feed you with good, healthy and delicious food every day during the trek
  7. Where you can get the experience of Himalaya Hikers
  8. Himalayan Hikers own 1 hotel and 1 home stay in Sankri – Sour Village where you can spend some quality time with your family, friends and your loved once.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING FOR KEDARKANTHA TREK: SEASON 2023

  • Backpack of 50 -60 ltrs
  • Sturdy hiking boots: preferably all leather upper as it provides better ankle support. If you do not own a pair yet, it is advisable that you buy one  as soon as possible & wear it often so that they are well broken. This will help prevent blisters.
  • Lightweight tennis shoes/sandals: for wearing in camp
  • Wool socks: 2 pairs: preferably thick wool socks.
  • Nylon socks: 2- Pairs, of the type you wear daily to be worm under the wool socks to prevent blisters.
  • Hiking shirt: 1 Preferably long sleeve
  • Long John top: 2 also known as thermal underwear, preferably wool to be worm as the first layer.
  • Warm shirts & pants for camp : 2 each
  • Rain cot/ Poncho  1 each • Warm Jacket: 1
  • Wool gloves: 1 pairs as thick as available in the market.
  • Long John bottoms: Preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  • Under wear: 2-3 changes Hiking shorts/ pants: 1
  • Sun hat: Cotton or nylon. Sun Glasses: Preferably with an anchor
  • Sun Protection Lotion: optional Lip balm/chap stick: optional
  • Water bottle: 2 Bottles of 1 Liter capacity (Pepsi bottles work well) please insure that they do not leak.
  • Head lamp / flashlight: Preferably a headlamp as it leaves your hands free to work please bring extra batteries.
  • Toilet articles: Tooth brush, tooth paste, etc+ And personal medical kit small one

Kedarkantha Trek FAQs

Q- What is special about the Kedarkantha winter trek?

Answer- The Kedarkantha Winter Trek is renowned for its stunning snow-covered landscapes and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Here are some key highlights and special features of the Kedarkantha Winter Trek:

Snow-covered trails: The trek takes you through dense forests and pristine meadows blanketed with snow, creating a picturesque winter wonderland.

Panoramic views: One of the main attractions of the Kedarkantha trek is the breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, including Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Black Peak, and Ranglana.

Camping experience: The trek involves camping at various scenic locations, allowing trekkers to experience the serenity of the mountains and the beauty of camping under the stars amidst snow-capped peaks.

Cultural immersion: The trek passes through several remote villages, providing trekkers with an opportunity to interact with the local Garhwali people and experience their culture and way of life.

Wildlife sightings: The trek offers the chance to spot various Himalayan wildlife species such as musk deer, monal pheasants, and Himalayan langurs in their natural habitat.

Q- Children up to what age can do this trek? And the older ones who are around 60 years of age?

Answer –The suitability of the Kedarkantha Winter Trek for children and older adults can depend on various factors such as their physical fitness, prior trekking experience, and ability to withstand cold weather conditions. Here are some general considerations:

Children: While there is no strict age limit for children to do the Kedarkantha trek, it is generally recommended for children above the age of 8 or 10 years old, depending on their physical fitness and endurance levels. Younger children may find the trek challenging due to its duration, altitude, and cold weather conditions. Parents should assess their child’s physical abilities and consult with trek organizers for specific age recommendations.

Older adults (around 60 years of age): Older adults in good health and with a reasonable level of fitness can certainly undertake the Kedarkantha trek. However, they need to consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on the trek, especially if they have any pre-existing medical conditions. Trek organizers may also recommend a slower pace and adequate rest breaks to accommodate the needs of older trekkers. Older adults must acclimatize properly to the altitude and listen to their bodies throughout the trek to avoid overexertion or altitude-related issues

Q- The special points in Kedarkantha winter we should prepare for?

Extreme Cold: Temperatures during winter months can drop well below freezing, especially at higher altitudes. It’s essential to pack appropriate cold-weather gear such as insulated clothing, thermal layers, gloves, hats, and a good quality sleeping bag rated for sub-zero temperatures.

Snow and Ice: The trail to Kedarkantha can be covered in snow and ice during winter, making it slippery and potentially hazardous. Ensure you have sturdy, waterproof trekking boots with good traction. Carry microspikes or crampons for extra grip on icy sections.

Altitude: While Kedarkantha is not an extremely high-altitude trek compared to some other Himalayan treks, it still reaches altitudes above 3,800 meters (12,500 feet). Acclimatize properly by ascending gradually and staying hydrated. Be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness and descend if necessary.

Packing the right amount and type of clothing is crucial for staying comfortable and safe during a winter trek to Kedarkantha. Here’s a general guideline for the types and quantities of clothing to consider:

  1. Base Layers:
    • Long-sleeved thermal tops: 1-2
    • Thermal leggings: 1-2 pairs
    • Thermal socks: 3-4 pairs
  2. Insulating Layers:
    • Fleece jacket or sweater: 1-2
    • Insulated down jacket or synthetic equivalent: 1
    • Insulated pants or trousers: 1 pair
  3. Outer Layers:
    • Waterproof, windproof jacket: 1
    • Waterproof, windproof pants: 1 pair
    • Gaiters (to keep snow out of boots): 1 pair
  4. Headgear:
    • Wool or fleece hat: 1
    • Balaclava or neck gaiter: 1
    • Sunglasses with UV protection: 1
    • Ski goggles (for windy or snowy conditions): 1
  5. Handwear:
    • Insulated gloves or mittens: 1 pair
    • Waterproof outer gloves or mittens: 1 pair
  6. Footwear:
    • Insulated, waterproof trekking boots: 1 pair
    • Extra pairs of woolen socks: 2-3 pairs
  7. Miscellaneous:
    • Trekking poles (for stability on snow and ice): 1 pair
    • Backpack rain cover (to keep your gear dry): 1
    • Spare set of dry clothes for sleeping

Q- How risky is the Kedarkantha trek for beginners?

Moderate Level: Kedarkantha is generally considered a moderate trek suitable for beginners with a reasonable level of fitness. The trail involves ascending and descending through varied terrain, including forested paths, snow-covered slopes, and rocky sections. While it’s manageable for most beginners, some may find certain sections challenging, especially in winter when snow and ice are present

Q- How Do I prepare for the Kedarkantha winter trek physically?

Preparing for the Kedarkantha trek physically requires a combination of cardiovascular endurance, strength training, flexibility, and altitude acclimatization. Here’s a more detailed plan to help you get ready:

  1. Cardiovascular Endurance: Trekking involves long hours of walking, often uphill and downhill. To build cardiovascular endurance:
    • Start with regular aerobic exercises like brisk walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming.
    • Gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts to simulate the demands of trekking.
    • Aim for at least 30-60 minutes of cardio activity, 3-4 times per week.
  2. Strength Training: Trekking also requires muscular strength, especially in your legs, core, and back. Incorporate strength training exercises such as:
    • Squats
    • Lunges
    • Step-ups
    • Deadlifts
    • Planks
    • Push-ups
    • Pull-ups or lat pulldowns

Focus on compound exercises that target multiple muscle groups simultaneously. Aim for 2-3 strength training sessions per week, allowing at least 48 hours of rest between sessions to allow for muscle recovery.

  1. Flexibility and Mobility: Improving flexibility and mobility will help prevent injuries and make it easier to navigate challenging terrain. Include stretching exercises in your routine, focusing on:
    • Hamstrings
    • Quadriceps
    • Calves
    • Hip flexors
    • Glutes
    • Lower back

Incorporate dynamic stretches and mobility exercises to improve range of motion and joint stability.

  1. Altitude Acclimatization: Kedarkantha trek reaches altitudes above 3,800 meters (12,500 feet). To prepare for the altitude:
    • If possible, spend some time at moderate altitudes before the trek to allow your body to acclimatize gradually.
    • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
    • Ascend gradually during the trek, allowing time for your body to adjust to the altitude.
    • Be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness and descend if you experience severe headaches, nausea, dizziness, or difficulty breathing.
  2. Practice Trekking: If you have access to hiking trails in your area, go on regular hikes to simulate trekking conditions. Start with shorter hikes and gradually increase the distance and elevation gain as you build your fitness level.
  3. Pack Training: Train with a weighted backpack to simulate the load you’ll be carrying during the trek. Start with a lighter pack and gradually increase the weight as you get stronger.
  4. Rest and Recovery: Make sure to incorporate rest days into your training schedule to allow your muscles to recover and rebuild. Listen to your body and adjust your training intensity as needed to avoid overtraining and injury.

Our Extra Luggage Where do we keep,  in Sankri?

Hotels, guesthouses, or homestays: Extra luggage keep our sankri Hotel Sankri offers luggage storage facilities for their guests. You can inquire about the place where you are staying,

What are offloading luggage charges on Kedarkantha Trek?

The cost of luggage offloading charges on the Kedarkantha  Trek ranged from Per bag per day Rs. 300  Indian Rupees per day per bag.        8 kg to 10 kg allowed

What type medicines carry for kedakantha trek ?

it’s essential to carry a basic medical kit to address common ailments and emergencies. Here’s a suggested list of medicines and supplies you might consider bringing:

  1. Pain Relief:
    • Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for general pain relief.
    • Aspirin for mild pain relief and as a blood thinner (useful in case of suspected heart attack).
  2. Antacids:
    • For indigestion and heartburn.
  3. Antihistamines:
    • For allergic reactions and insect bites/stings.
    • Also, useful for managing symptoms of cold or allergies.
  4. Anti-diarrheal Medication:
    • Such as loperamide, in case of diarrhea.
    • Oral rehydration salts to replenish electrolytes in case of dehydration.
  5. Antibiotics:
    • Broad-spectrum antibiotic for treating bacterial infections (e.g., respiratory infections or wound infections).
    • Prescription from a doctor might be necessary.
  6. Topical Antibiotic Ointment:
    • For treating minor wounds or cuts.
  7. Antiseptic Wipes or Solution:
    • For cleaning wounds.
  8. Sterile Gauze and Bandages:
    • For dressing wounds and injuries.
  9. Moleskin or Blister Pads:
    • For preventing and treating blisters.
  10. Sunscreen:
    • SPF 30 or higher to protect against sunburn at high altitudes.
  11. Lip Balm with Sunscreen:
    • To prevent chapped lips.
  12. Tweezers and Small Scissors:
    • For removing splinters and cutting bandages or tape.
  13. Water Purification Tablets or Filter:
    • To ensure safe drinking water during the trek.
  14. Personal Medications:
    • Any prescription medications you regularly take.
  15. Emergency Contact Information:
    • List of emergency contacts and any relevant medical information.

How many days before booking the Kedarkantha Trek Package?

The number of days before booking a Kedarkantha trek package can vary depending on several factors such as the availability of slots, the policies of the trekking company or tour operator, and personal preferences. However, it’s generally advisable to book your trek package well in advance, especially during peak trekking seasons or popular times of the year.

Here are some considerations regarding booking timing:

  1. Peak Seasons: If you plan to trek during peak seasons like ( December to March) or autumn (September to November), it’s recommended to book several months in advance, sometimes even 2 months to a year ahead, to secure your spot.
  2. Off-Peak Seasons: If you’re flexible with your travel dates and prefer trekking during off-peak seasons like winter (December to February) or monsoon (June to August), you might have more flexibility in booking closer to your preferred dates. However, it’s still advisable to book at least a few weeks in advance to ensure availability and to allow for necessary preparations.
  3. Group Size: Larger groups may need to book further in advance to secure accommodations and permits, especially if you’re traveling during peak seasons.
  4. Last-Minute Booking: Last-minute bookings might be possible, especially if you’re traveling solo or in a small group, and if there’s availability. However, there’s a risk of limited options and higher prices.
  5. Tour Operator Policies: Check the policies of the trekking company or tour operator you’re considering booking with. Some may require booking well in advance, while others may offer last-minute deals or flexible booking options.

Himalayan Hikers – Provided food During the Kedarkantha Trek

We serve five -05 times meals a day including- Breakfast, Lunch, Eevening Snakes, Soup, Dinner, A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keep you fit and healthy on the trek.(Veg or non-veg  food) With our local food and Day Pack, for Summit Day like fresh fruits

Food Menu– Roti + Rice + Salad + Papad +Matter paneer +Daal +mix veg+ daily more vegetable +sweet+ Bread +Omelets +Nutella + jam + butter +Muesli, Milk+Banana+ Allo parantha +Tea & coffee Cornflakes, Milk +Egg bhurji +Bread, Peanut Butter +Pancake  +Plain parantha +Fruits+ Porridge Oats+ +Bread & cheese  +Poha +Boiled egg + Gulab Jamun+ Custard+ Jalebi+ Chilla +Honey+ Puri + Chole more

Note: – This is only list Himalayan Hikers Team or Cook provide you more healthy food and more items of per day menu

The type of food provided during a trek can vary depending on factors like the location, duration, and the trekking company or organization you’re with. However, there are some common types of food that are often included in trekking provisions:

  1. Carbohydrates: Foods high in carbohydrates provide energy for the trek. This includes items like rice, pasta, bread, and potatoes. More
  2. Proteins: Protein-rich foods help with muscle repair and recovery. Common protein sources include lentils, beans, tofu, meat (if available), eggs, and dairy products.
  3. Fruits and vegetables: These provide essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. While fresh produce may not always be available, dried fruits and vegetables or canned options might be included.
  4. Snacks: Trekking often involves long hours of physical exertion, so snacks are important for quick energy boosts. Snacks like nuts, energy bars, trail mix, and chocolate are common choices.
  5. Local cuisine: Depending on the region you’re trekking in, you might also get the chance to sample local dishes. This can be a delightful way to experience the culture and flavors of the area.

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Day 1: Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Sankri (base camp) by Tempo Travellers 13+D

Total distance  190 km8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude  Sankri base camp1920 Meters

Night stay – Our Swargarohini Hotel – on a share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty. Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.

  1. Dehradun to Mussoorie: The drive often begins in Dehradun and takes you through the picturesque hill station of Mussoorie. The scenic beauty of the Mussoorie hills with its lush greenery and pleasant weather is a great start to your journey.
  2. Mussoorie to Kempty Falls: As you continue your drive, you can make a detour to Kempty Falls, a popular tourist spot. The falls offer a refreshing stopover with beautiful cascades surrounded by green hills.
  3. Purola: After Kempty Falls, you’ll continue your journey through Purola. This is where the terrain starts to become more hilly and remote, offering a glimpse of rural Himalayan life.
  4. Beautiful Villages: The drive takes you through several small villages and hamlets, each with its own charm. You’ll pass by terraced fields, pine forests, and quaint houses that dot the landscape.
  5. Stunning Valleys: As you get closer to Sankri, you’ll enter valleys with breathtaking views. The Tons River Valley is particularly beautiful, and you’ll cross it on your way to Sankri. The river, surrounded by lush green hills, is a sight to behold.
  6. The Last Stretch to Sankri: The final part of the drive is through dense forests and narrow mountain roads. The road might be challenging, but the natural beauty is truly remarkable. As you get closer to Sankri, you’ll notice the mountain vistas opening up, and you’ll be surrounded by towering peaks.
  7. Sankri: When you arrive in Sankri, you’ll find it to be a charming village with a Himalayan backdrop. The views of the surrounding mountains, especially during sunrise and sunset, can be awe-inspiring.

Go to Hotel Swargarohini, freshen up, and enjoy evening snacks in the open terrace with great views. You will be provided some details after which you can go for an evening walk but be at the hotel for dinner.

Enjoy a delicious dinner and spend a comfortable night in the mountains.

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Day 2 : Trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab

Trek Distance  5 Km – 4/5 Hours Trek

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude – Juda ka talab  – 2700 Meters

Night Stay – Camp in tents – on a shared basis

Today, the heartwarming morning is eagerly waiting for you to wake up. Feel the peace amid the mountains; no connectivity and no materialistic thing is here to disturb you, the only thing is peace.

Relish the hot cup of coffee/tea at 6:00 a.m. and get ready for your breakfast at 7:30 a.m. You have to strictly leave at 8:30 am after the instructions of your guide

The trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab on the way to Kedarkantha is a beautiful journey that takes you through the lush forests of the Govind National Park in Uttarakhand, India. Here’s a rough route and some of the scenic highlights along the way:

  1. Sankri (Base Camp): Your trek to Kedarkantha starts from Sankri. Sankri is a picturesque village surrounded by snow-capped peaks and lush green meadows.
  2. Forest Trail: As you leave Sankri, you’ll enter a dense forest with pine, oak, and rhododendron trees. The forest trail is particularly beautiful during spring when the rhododendron trees are in bloom.
  3. Scenic Views: As you ascend, you’ll have occasional openings in the forest that offer glimpses of the snow-capped peaks in the distance. The Swargarohini range and Bandarpoonch are some of the prominent peaks you might spot.
  4. Water Crossings: You’ll encounter a few small streams and water crossings along the way. These add to the charm of the trek and provide opportunities for refreshing breaks.
  5. Kedarkantha Base Camp: After a few hours of trekking, you’ll reach the Kedarkantha Base Camp. This campsite is located in a meadow and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
  6. Juda Ka Talab: From the Kedarkantha Base Camp, you’ll continue your trek to Juda Ka Talab. The trail meanders through more forests and meadows. Juda Ka Talab is a small, picturesque lake surrounded by a meadow and is an excellent camping spot. The reflections of the surrounding mountains in the clear water make it a beautiful setting.
  7. Mountain Views: While at Juda Ka Talab, you’ll have stunning views of Kedarkantha Peak, which appears quite close from here. The clear mountain air and the serene atmosphere make this campsite a wonderful place to spend the night.

The trek from Sankri to Juda Ka Talab is known for its natural beauty and relatively moderate difficulty, making it a popular choice for trekkers. It’s advisable to undertake this trek with a guide or in a group, especially if you’re not familiar with the route, as weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountains, and a guide can provide important local knowledge and safety.

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Day 3 : Trek from Juda Ka talab to Kedarkantha base

Trek Distance  03  Km – 2/3 Hours Trek

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude – Kedarkantha basecamp  – 3200 Meters

Night Stay – Camp in a tent- on a share basis

The trek from Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp is a crucial part of the Kedarkantha trek in Uttarakhand, India. It offers some breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscape. Here’s an overview of the route and what you can expect to see along the way:

  1. Juda Ka Talab: You’ll start your trek from Juda Ka Talab, a picturesque alpine lake surrounded by meadows. The lake’s pristine waters and reflections of the surrounding peaks create a serene atmosphere. Take in the beautiful surroundings before setting out.
  2. Gradual Ascent: The trail from Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp involves a gradual ascent through a mix of meadows and forests. The path can be snowy, especially in the winter months, so make sure to wear appropriate footwear and carry trekking poles for stability.
  3. Views of Kedarkantha Peak: As you trek, you’ll have periodic views of the Kedarkantha Peak in the distance. The snow-clad peak stands tall and is an ever-present reminder of your ultimate goal.
  4. Pine Forests: You’ll pass through dense pine forests with towering trees. The forested sections offer a refreshing change of scenery from the meadows and are particularly enchanting in the snow.
  5. Mountain Vistas: The trek provides stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and the Gangotri-Yamunotri range. These views get more captivating as you gain altitude.
  6. Kedarkantha Base Camp: After a few hours of trekking, you’ll reach the Kedarkantha Base Camp. The campsite is located in a high-altitude meadow with stunning 360-degree views of the Himalayas. The Kedarkantha Peak is prominently visible from here, and it makes for an ideal spot to rest and acclimatize.
  7. Snow (in Winter): Depending on the season and recent weather, you might encounter snow on the trail. This can make the trek more challenging but also more beautiful.

The Kedarkantha Base Camp is a popular spot for trekkers to spend the night before making the final ascent to the summit of Kedarkantha Peak. The clear mountain air and the quiet, serene environment at the base camp create a peaceful setting for trekkers to prepare for the next day’s adventure.

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Day 4 : Trek from Kedarkantha base camp to Kedarkantha Summit (3800 Meters) and descent to Hargaon Thach

Trek Distance  11 Km – 6/7 Hours Trek

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude Hargaon thach 2645 Meters

Night Stay – Camp in a tent- on a share basis

Today is the main day of your trek, so be ready at 3:30 am in the morning to witness the sunrise from the Kedarkantha summit. Nothing can be better than watching the rising sun from the summit because then the views are jaw-dropping. Whoever watches it gets mesmerized.

The Kedarkantha summit is the final destination of the Kedarkantha trek, and it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Here’s a description of the route from Kedarkantha Base Camp to the Kedarkantha summit and its location:

  1. Starting from Kedarkantha Base Camp: The trek to the Kedarkantha summit typically begins from the Kedarkantha Base Camp. This campsite is situated in a high-altitude meadow and serves as the starting point for the summit attempt.
  2. Early Start: To reach the summit and enjoy the best views, it’s recommended to start very early in the morning, usually before dawn. The early start allows you to ascend while the snow is still firm and the weather is clear.
  3. Ascend through Alpine Meadows: The trail from the base camp to the summit involves a gradual ascent through alpine meadows. The landscape becomes more open, and you’ll be walking on a mix of snow and rock.
  4. Snow Clad Terrain (in Winter): Depending on the season, you might encounter varying degrees of snow as you climb higher. In the winter months, the trail is often covered in snow, which can make the trek more challenging but incredibly beautiful.
  5. Views of Surrounding Peaks: As you ascend, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and others. The views become more and more stunning as you get closer to the summit.
  6. Kedarkantha Summit: The Kedarkantha summit is a small, snow-clad peak. Once you reach the summit, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. The Kedarkantha Peak itself is a remarkable sight, and you’ll also have a clear view of the Har Ki Dun Valley.

The Kedarkantha summit is at an elevation of approximately 12,500 feet (3,800 meters), and it’s known for its captivating 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. It’s a popular spot for trekkers to take in the beauty of the Himalayas, especially at sunrise when the peaks are bathed in golden light.

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Day 5: Trek from Hargaon thach to Sankri – Hotel Swargarohini

Trek Distance-  05 Km – 4/5 Hours Trek

Mode of journey – on foot

Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Today morning enjoy breakfast at your last camp of this trek. Start trekking and while descending from Hargaon to Sankri you will come across many viewpoints and reach the apple orchards.

  1. Hargaon Campsite: Your last day of trekking usually starts from the Hargaon campsite. Hargaon is a picturesque campsite located in a forested area. It’s a serene and peaceful spot with the soothing sounds of the forest.
  2. Descend through Forest: The trail from Hargaon to Sankri is primarily a descent through the forested area. You’ll be walking through dense pine and oak forests, which can provide a different but equally enchanting view compared to the alpine meadows higher up on the trek.
  3. Mountain Views: While descending through the forest, you might still have occasional glimpses of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. These views can be especially beautiful with the play of light and shadow through the trees.
  4. Passing Through Villages: As you get closer to Sankri, you’ll pass through small villages and settlements. These provide a glimpse of local life in the region, and you may encounter friendly villagers along the way.
  5. Sankri: Your trek concludes when you reach Sankri. Sankri is a charming village in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand and serves as the starting and ending point for the Kedarkantha trek. The village is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and lush landscapes.
  6. Village Scenery: The village of Sankri itself is quite picturesque, with traditional wooden houses, terraced fields, and the beautiful backdrop of the Himalayan mountains.

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Day 6: Return from Sankri to Dehradun by Tempo Travellers 

Distance  190 Km8/9 Hours Trek

Mode of the journey – Bay Tempo Travellers

Our service ends here

Today – It is your last breakfast on this trek with the Himalayan Hikers team. The certificates will be given and after some beautiful photos, we will bid you all goodbye from Sankri.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medicine for Altitude Sickness

Medicine for acidity and discomfort.

Fever and Headache Medicines

Pain Reliever

Motion Sickness Medicine

Medicine for Allergies

Medicine for Diarrhoea

Sprains Cream or Spray

Antiseptic Cream

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Please take all medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

It is important to have some guidelines in place in case something unexpected happens. Here are some general guidelines that may be helpful:

  1. Have a first-aid kit: Make sure to carry a well-equipped first-aid kit that can be used to treat minor injuries and ailments.
  2. Follow safety protocols: It is important to follow all safety protocols and guidelines related to the trek. This includes staying on designated trails, avoiding risky or dangerous areas, and staying with your group.
  3. Have a communication plan: Make sure to have a communication plan in place in case of emergencies. This may include carrying a mobile phone or a satellite phone, or using a walkie-talkie to stay in touch with other members of your group.
  4. Know the local emergency services: Be aware of the local emergency services available in the area where you will be trekking. This includes knowing the location of the nearest hospital, police station, or rescue service.
  5. Carry proper gear and equipment: Make sure to carry appropriate gear and equipment for the trek, including proper footwear, warm clothing, and rain gear. This will help you stay comfortable and safe during the trek.
  6. Follow Leave No Trace principles: Follow Leave No Trace principles and leave the trekking area as you found it. This includes packing out all trash and waste, avoiding damaging vegetation, and respecting wildlife.
  7. Stay calm and collected: In case something unexpected happens, try to stay calm and collected. Assess the situation and take appropriate action to stay safe and help others in your group.

It’s also a good idea to consult with a local trekking agency or experienced guide before embarking on a trek, as they can provide additional guidance and support to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Kedarkantha Trek FAQ

1. What is the Kedarkantha Trek? Kedarkantha is a popular winter trekking destination in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India. It is known for its scenic beauty, dense pine forests, expansive meadows, and panoramic views from the summit.

2. Where is Kedarkantha located? Kedarkantha is located in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand.

3. How do I reach the starting point of the trek? The trek starts from a village called Sankri. Here’s how you can reach Sankri:

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, about 220 km from Sankri. From there, you can hire a taxi to Sankri.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is Dehradun Railway Station, around 200 km from Sankri. You can take a bus or taxi from Dehradun to Sankri.
  • By Road: Sankri is well-connected by road. You can take a bus or taxi from Dehradun, which is approximately an 8-10 hour drive.

4. What is the best time to visit Kedarkantha? The best time to trek to Kedarkantha is during the winter months of December to April, when the region is covered in snow, offering a beautiful winter trekking experience. It can also be trekked from April to June and September to November, but winter is the most popular season.

5. What is the duration of the trek? The Kedarkantha trek typically takes 5-6 days, including travel time to and from Sankri.

6. What is the difficulty level of the trek? The trek is considered easy to moderate. It involves gradual ascents and is suitable for beginners with good physical fitness.

7. What is the altitude of Kedarkantha? The summit of Kedarkantha is at an altitude of approximately 3,810 meters (12,500 feet).

8. What should I pack for the trek? Here’s a list of essential items to pack:

  • Warm clothing (layers, thermal wear, down jacket)
  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Trekking poles
  • Backpack (40-60 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (if not provided by the trekking company)
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water bottles and purification tablets
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Flashlight/headlamp with extra batteries
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items

9. Do I need a permit for the trek? Yes, you need permits to trek in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. These can usually be arranged by your trekking company or obtained from the forest department office in Sankri.

10. What kind of accommodation is available during the trek? Accommodation during the trek typically includes camping in tents at designated campsites. The facilities are basic but comfortable.

11. Are there any risks or challenges on the trek? The trek involves challenges such as:

  • Cold weather and potential snowfall
  • Physical strain from long trekking days
  • Altitude-related issues It’s essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and follow the guidance of your trek leader.

12. Is it safe to trek alone? While it is possible to trek alone, it is highly recommended to join a group or hire a local guide for safety, navigation, and a richer experience.

13. Can I do the trek if I have no prior trekking experience? Yes, beginners can do the Kedarkantha trek, but it is advisable to be in good physical condition and perhaps undertake some shorter treks beforehand to build endurance.

14. What kind of food is provided during the trek? Most trekking packages include vegetarian meals, which are nutritious and catered to trekking needs. The food usually includes local cuisine, rice, chapati, vegetables, dal, and snacks.

15. What are some key highlights of the trek?

  • Spectacular views of peaks like Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Black Peak
  • Dense forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron
  • Snow-covered landscapes in winter
  • The serene Juda ka Talab (a high-altitude lake)
  • The panoramic views from the Kedarkantha summit

16. Are there any cultural or historical aspects of the trek? The trek passes through traditional villages like Sankri, which offer a glimpse into the local culture and lifestyle of the people living in the Garhwal Himalayas.

17. What kind of fitness is required for the trek? A basic level of fitness is required for the Kedarkantha trek. Regular cardiovascular exercise, such as jogging, swimming, or cycling, and leg strengthening exercises can help prepare for the trek.

18. What should I be aware of regarding altitude sickness? Altitude sickness can affect anyone above 2,500 meters. To minimize the risk:

  • Acclimatize properly
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • Ascend slowly and give your body time to adjust

This FAQ should provide a thorough overview for anyone considering the Kedarkantha trek. If you have more specific questions, feel free to ask!

Are you Looking for Trekking Equipment on Rent?

If any trekker needs trekking equipment on Rent then Himalayan Hikers has the best trekking equipment available on rent.

There are many people behind this who are in great need of it, it is better to hire it at affordable price without spending much money for just a few days.

Rent Costs per Day

1. Hiking shoes Per day Rs. 100/-

2. Hiking Pant Per Day Rs. 100/-

3. Down Jacket Per Day Rs. 100/-

4. Hiking Pole Per Day Rs. 50/-

5. Headlight Per Day Rs. 50/-

6. Trekking Bag 50 to 60 litter Per Day Rs. 50/-

7. Gloves Per Day Rs. 50/-

Trek Equipment You can book directly on first day at the Sankri Base Camp.

What is Included In This Trek?

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun – Tempo Travellers or Bolero Taxi

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel Sankri – Swargarohini Hotel and The Grand Shiva Home stay

Accommodation in tents on twin/three share basis

All meals: Breakfast,  Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Snacks, Soup and Dinner

High quality Dome tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Helper

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Included In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate if you Age 50 above

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Offloading Costs Per Bag Per Day Rs. 300.00 Pay to Directly our Branch Office at Sankri

Reviews (68)

68 reviews for Kedarkantha Trek

  1. Ravindra Meena

    Overall I really enjoyed this trek. My first snow trek and I did a lot of fun here. Specially the arrangement and activities Himalayan hikers provides at such locations were just amazing. our guide Nishu Rana was very helpful, friendly, funny and careful throughout the trek. I really like that…
    It was a memorable trek for me.
    Thank you Himalayan Hikers for such a good trek hope to do so more with you.

  2. Kapil Sabdhani

    Excellent food and travel guide. Overall amazing experience.

  3. Onal Bhatt Shah

    This was my first ever trekking experience and I must say I couldn’t have made a better decision than choosing Himalayan Hikers for the same.
    First and foremost our guides- Dinesh Rawat ji and Suresh Shah ji made it possible for us to do the trek specially the summit and that too before sunrise.The chefs Kamlesh ji and Kedar ji made food that was both tasty and healthy.The tents were good, the campsites were better and our company from guides, to chefs, to locals, to co-trekkers was excellent.
    Full marks to Himalayan Hikers for such comfort in such adversity and kudos to our entire team.
    We did it.The summit with the sunrise view.
    Hip Hip Hurray.🫡🥳

  4. Atul Bharti

    Trekking with Himalayan Hikers was the best experience. The whole trip is not only about trekking but camping. In camps we had the best and comfortable experience with amazing food. We ate Gulab Jamun and custored and so many things.
    The best part of the whole trip was the company and support of the trekk guide. He supported and motivated in the trip, also arranged cricket sport during our camping.

    Overall, it was an amazing experience, I would personally recommend others to trek with Himalayan Hikers.

  5. saurabh Kumar Verma

    Good Experience with Himalayan Hikers …
    and Himalayan Hikers team leader ( guide) Very Experience Person..

  6. Aman Kumar madesia

    Himalayan Hikers made my Kedarkantha trek an absolute delight! The guides were so friendly and experienced, ensuring our safety every step of the way. The breathtaking views from the summit were worth every bit of effort. I highly recommend Himalayan Hikers for an incredible trekking experience!🏔️😊

  7. Amol Jadhav

    This was my first time with Himalayan Hikers for the Kedarkantha Trek. I did my Sumit on 12 March 2024. whole process was smooth. I would highly appreciate our Trek Guides- Rupesh sir, Rana sir and Alok sir, they were very enthusiastic and encouraged each one of us. some scope is there for betterment like food options and food serving timings. Tents were good but snow /ice could have been removed from the tents area because that was the problem for many of us. Overall experience was good. 3.5 out 5 for the facilities that has been provided to us like hotel, equipment and food.

  8. Umang Chheda

    This was my first time Snow trek and it had been thrilling adventure experience. Team had well organized right from Transport, Accomodation and Food (Super Tasty). Thanks to the entire team for making this journey so smooth in such tough conditions, so hatsoff for the same.

  9. workforankitjena19

    These trek was a lifetime experience which I cannot forget it was the best experience with our guide Sonu and kedar sir there expertise helped us to complete the trek in all conditions.The food was very good and up to the mark.Best Experience Ever.

  10. sachinvasaniya27

    Amazing experience..
    Good food.. Good guidance
    kedarsir and sonusir were so supportive..

  11. divysharma367

    One of the finest trekking company.
    Our trek leader sonu sir and kedar sir helped us complete our trek and provided assistance in every possible way.
    Food in the camps was on top.
    Thank you Himalayan Hikers!

  12. mandarchavan021100

    Best trekking experience,
    Trek guides guided us well, food was delicious, stays were warm and cozy, and the view was worth every penny.
    Next trek will be planned soon through Himalayan hikers

  13. Divyanshu Kataria

    Best experience

  14. Darshit Soni

    I did my Kedarkantha Trek from 9/3/24 to 12/3/24 with the Himalayan Hikers. It was indeed adventurous and thrilling. About the services of the Himalayan Hikers, it was much better with respect to accomodation, food, transportation and trekking experience and the team of Harimohanji Rawat, Amitji, Babluji and others gave an extra edge. The things that which made me prefer them over others are their time management, pricing, constant support and their ready to serve attitude. At the end, every organisation should work constantly to improve their services and I also feel same regarding this organisation. If one is confused regarding the organisation, I firmly believe that you can go ahead with Himalayan Hikers for your trekking.

  15. Darshan Panchal

    As my first snow trek it was a wonderful experience. There was team of 3 guides. They managed the group successfully. The morning tea was a new thing which made me fresh from the start of the day. As a science student I want to add a point that you can sprinkle salt around area of camp site to keep camp site clean. Rest all was very good.

  16. ROSHMI UMBOWN

    I did my Kedarkantha Trek on 7th Feb’24. One of the best traking experience with team Himalayan Hikers. I must say there is no one better than them. Himalayan Hikers have absolutely fantastic, knowledgeable and reliable guides and experience leaders . They have provided us very good quality of food, beautiful camp site and best quality of sleeping bag . I would love to join again with the team HH and also loved to recommend my family and friends. Spacial thanks to Rawat Sir, Nishu Bhai, Devid Bhai, Joggi bhai and all the team members.

  17. Ajay Kumar

    my experience with this himalayan hikers team was terrific. this was my first ever trek so there was a lot of excitement . But when i came here then i came to know that due to heavy snowfall sunmit was closed , but our trek leaders & our guides were too dedicated to do the summit with us . they kept our motivation high . we made the trail from base camp to summit . & this was a great experience with such a professional & supportive team.

  18. Surajit Mandal

    Brimming with precious memories and yearning to go back…. Thanks Manoj ji and your team and management of Himalayan Hikers for everything! Love from Bengal!

  19. Subrahmanya Shetty (verified owner)

    In one word “Amazing”.I had never been to Himalayas and Kedarkantha was my first ever trekking experience.
    First day we stayed at swarg rohini. The food provided over there was delicious and nutritious. Second day we started our hike. The guide Mahaveer rana was very knowledgeable and made our trekking experience smooth and joyful. The food provided in the camping site was exceptional as well. The climb to the summit was bit hard due to black ice but with the help our guide we sailed through. And in the end experienced my first ever snow fall.

  20. Ankit Kumar

    The Trek experience was really awesome. Food provided was very healthy, tasty and nutritious. No chinese or junk food. The camping site was also really awesome with proper facilities and amenities provided. Happened to trek with very experienced guide “Mr. Mahavir Rana” and had a wonderful life experience. The guide was very helping and professional with very supportive nature. He helped us to capture the essence of himalyas with its beauty and its local flavours. Overall the experience was very satisfying and lively. The only thing fishy was at the Hotel provided at Sankari which was Hotel Swargrohini where food quality was below average and No geysers provided at the room.

  21. Sameer Agrawal

    Recently booked kedarkantha trek with them and the experience was exceptional. The trek guide, the camping sites, the food everything was great! The trek guide, Mr. Mahavir Rana, was very experienced. He supported and motivated us through the trek to the summit. The food provided at the camping sites was healthy, tasty and nutritious. No junk food provided! The overall experience was amazing and exceptional. Will surely recommend them to friends and family!

  22. deepak

    The guide mahaveer rana is exceptionally skilled as a guide. The behaviour of staff is friendly and very sweet.
    Camping site is neat and sleeping bags are of good quality.
    Menu is full of healthy foods, no junk food was served.
    Mahaveer rana Guide helped us in completing the summit and motivated us throughout the summit. He also helped in exploring various tastes of Himalayas and vegetation. He not only guided us but also taught the technique of trekking on ice snow and white ice.

  23. Priyadarshan

    I enrolled and took part in Kedarkanth Trek from December 30, 2023. And what an experience it was!! Himalayan Hikers (HH) and Kuldeep in particular were outstanding in planning and execution of the trek. Not only this is scenic trek but little difficult for beginners and those with little age on their back, like me 69 years old! Both guides on this trek, Ganga Panwar and Tripan are very knowledgeable, encourage and inspire every tracker, would look for everyone for morning tea, breakfast or dinner. Food quality was very excellent.
    If health permits, I will not mind joining Har Ki Doon trek in October!

  24. AMIT GUPTA

    I have completed Kedarkanth Trek with Himalayan hikers its was Amazing experience.
    From Pick up point to Drop point you don’t have to worry about food food & stay. Food Quality is Awesome. I would also thanks to our guide Jogi bhai he is very knowledgeable and supportive with good behavior. Over all it was a awesome experience.
    Would surely recommend every one to trek with Himalayan hikers, since the end to end support and it’s really helpful..!!

  25. Himabindu

    Please choose Himalayan Hikers for kedarkantha trek without any hesitation.

    kedarkantha trek was my first trek and the experience was really fantastic. I would never forget this experience and the HH team made the journey more intresting and memorable.
    Radhey ji taught us about Mountains and I got to learn about Mountains from different perspective that would be my lifelong learnings
    Radhey ji along with Anirudh ji,David ji and Sanjay helped me and my friends to reach the summit and clarified lot of doubts and had lot of fun conversations during the trek.
    The food is top notch and the team made sure that all the members reached the summit safely by being with us.

  26. Ayush Gupta

    I’m Ayush Gupta from Bhopal.This was my first trek. It was an awesome experience. I never imagined it to be so good. Food was so tasty. Cleaning was good everywhere in tents, the camping, etc. Cutlery was provided for all the meals. They were also very clean. The guides were helping and taking care of every individual personally. They motivated us for the summit. The summit was unbelievably amazing. Radhey Sir always led from the front. He gave a lot of pep talks to motivate us for the peak. David sir and Anirudh sir (bhaiya) helped us with important tactics required to cross trickey sections of the trek. Anirudh bhaiya was very friendly. He played a lot of games with us. It’s the best trek I have so far in my life.

  27. Rukman Parihar

    Trek Leader of Himalayan hikers Special Radhe, David and Anirudh of are very helpful. All the facilities provided during the trek were very good. Got a very good chance to know nature. The entire team of Himalaya Hikers is very helpful.
    thank u Himalayan hikers team.

  28. Ayushi Choudhary

    The Kedarkantha trek with Himalayan Hikers was an exceptional experience. The team’s organization, from accommodation to meals, was top-notch. Knowledgeable guides and breathtaking views made the trek memorable. Highly recommend their services for a seamless adventure.
    Embarking on my first trek with Himalayan Hikers marked a significant milestone in my life. The experience has sparked a newfound love for trekking, and I’m grateful for the supportive team at Himalayan Hikers for making my first trek so memorable.
    All our trek leaders Radhe sir, Anirudh sir, David sir, Sanjay sir are very supportive during the trek it was my first experience of trek and it was all worst Thankyou so much Himalayan Hikers for the best experience.

  29. Harsh Malviya

    Trekking to Kedarkantha was an unforgettable journey that surpassed all expectations. From the breathtaking landscapes to the warm hospitality, every moment felt like a dream come true.

    The food on the trek was a delightful surprise. Amidst the rugged mountains, we were treated to delectable meals that energized us for each day’s adventure. And who would have thought we’d indulge in piping hot jalebis and gulab jamuns amidst the mountains? It was truly a culinary delight!

    A special mention goes to our trek leaders: Radha, David, Sanjay, and Anirudh. Their guidance and support were invaluable throughout the trek. They not only ensured our safety but also made sure we had the best possible experience. Their expertise and care provided us with the confidence to conquer each trail.

  30. Aditya Aryan

    very good experience. food was great and team was very helpful at all steps.

  31. Progga Datta

    Kedarkantha trek was the first trek of my life. I did not have much idea about how challenging this can be. A big and heartfelt thanks to team Himalayan Hikers for their unmatched support and motivation that helped me to get to the summit and come back safely. Thanks for the great experience.

  32. Prasana Ezhilan K R (verified owner)

    Such a great experience. Excellent team supporting us all the way till the end. great and healthy food.

  33. Mohak jain

    I’m mohak jain from kota (raj.) i have recently completed my winter trek with Himalayan hikers on new year. The all the arrangements by the Himalayan hikers were best and properly managed wether providing food , tent , accommodations, guide , transportation etc even they provided me with jain food separately though i was single person who required jain food then also they prepared it for me separately. And coming on the guide the all the guides david bhai , ramveer bhai , khajan singhi ji , rawat ji , netra , dani bhai, sonu all were very cooperative and expert despite of cold weather and snow on trails they helped each and every trekker properly to cross it. Big thanks to owner bhagat singh ji and Kuldeep bhai for providing us with the best team and facilities.

    • Himalayan Hikers

      thanks Mohak jain sir

  34. Naveen (verified owner)

    i have my best trekking experience with Himalayan hiker, best food ..best trek leader and best guides with a reasonable price …

  35. Zil Maravaniya

    Trek experience was amazing!!!
    Specially the trek guides (Rahul sir, anirudh sir , manoj sir) …👍🏻
    And the food and living arrangements at even 10500 ft.
    Hat’s off !!!🫡
    Thanks for this unforgettable experience!!!👊🏻

  36. Rushil Nandaniya

    A wondergul experince away from all the worries of everyday life away from internet away from social media. The trek was under the guidance of trek leaders- Rahul Pathakji, Anirudh Chauhanji and Manojji all of them were very polite and pushed us to our limits. Verything was top notch from food to hygiene. Cheers to the guides and our team of 33 members for experince of a lifetime. Best trek for beginners

  37. Prasham Trivedi

    Very good

  38. Mihir

    Top notch management, everything was perfect .
    loved the food on the trek and staff nature

    • Himalayan Hikers

      thanks

  39. Arun Parihar

    Recently conquered the Kedarkantha trek with Himalayan Hikers, and the experience was amazing ! The trek guides were not only incredibly helpful but also genuinely good-natured, making every step enjoyable.
    The food was absolutely awesome! Every meal was a delight, fueling our adventure with delicious flavors. Big shoutout to the Himalayan Hikers team for turning this trek into an unforgettable journey.

    • Himalayan Hikers

      thanks

  40. Vytesh R (verified owner)

    Excellent experience with Himalayan hikers for kedarkantha trek. It was my first Himalayan trek and it was my best decision to go with Himalayan hikers. Everything was very well arranged, food, tent, camps etc. special mention to food – it was like home food, such healthy food which made it very conducive to optimum trekking, would really recommend Himalayan hikers kedarkantha trek to everyone! Don’t miss the experience of the lifetime!

  41. Saral Shrivastava

    Himalayan Hiker’s Kedarkantha Trek

    Write a review on Himalayan Hikers for kedarkhantha trak and special mention David bhiya and Sanoj bhiya as my guide

    I recently had the pleasure of going on the Kedarkantha trek with Himalayan Hikers and I couldn’t be happier with my experience. Our guides, David bhiya and Sanoj bhiya, were incredibly knowledgeable and attentive throughout the entire trek. They made sure we were safe and comfortable at all times, and their passion for the mountains was evident in the way they shared their knowledge and love for the area with us. The trek itself was challenging but extremely rewarding, with beautiful views and a sense of accomplishment at the summit. I highly recommend Himalayan Hikers and specifically David bhiya and Sanoj bhiya as guides for anyone looking to experience the beauty of the Kedarkantha trek.

    • Himalayan Hikers

      thanks Mr. Saral shrivastava ,

  42. ashishsingh.bme (verified owner)

    wonderful experience . never imagined such kind of service like custard and gulab jamun on trek , matar paneer , ontime tea and foods etc. Our guide mahavir ji and chaturvedi ji aka pandit ji were very supportive and always encouraged us to complete the trek. Himalayan hikers are the best trek agency as far as I seen.

    • Himalayan Hikers

      thanks Mr. Ashish ji have a great day

  43. apoorva1997.as

    It was the best experience of my life till date. The staff was very helpful, we were served home cooked meals at all intervals. The guide who went with our group, Mr. Kamal Thappa, he was very helpful from beginning till the very end. I’m a beginner trekker and this was my first trek but he made it easy for me and helped me out at every step of the way wherever I got stuck. They treated us like family and it didn’t feel like a second that we were away from home. We were even served food in our tents itself because we were too cold to come out.
    In all the greatest experience and the credit goes entirely to the Himalayan Hikers family. ?

    • Himalayan Hikers

      Thanks Apoorva ji , you have shared your experience kedarkantha , we will continue to do better in future also.

  44. rishabhkhetan1995

    One thing I can assure is that there is no better company than Himalayan hikers. It is the best in terms of everything, be it the trek guide, food, experience and so on. Special thanks to our trek guide Mr Kamal. He is the best guide you can ever come across. He helped us in all the way possible and I can assure you nobody does everything in such a personal way. I loved the trek and its memories are going to stay lifelong with me.

    • Himalayan Hikers

      thanks

  45. Mubaraq Shazan

    I am coming back today after doing Kedarkantha trek, very special experience with Himalayan hikers team , Kedarkantha my 1st winter trek is really a special for me, Himalayan hikers took great care, food was super every day, guides helpful, they have their own wonderful Hotels sankri Thanks HH

    • Himalayan Hikers

      Thanks Mubaraq sir – Have a great day –

  46. Bimbita Dasgupta (verified owner)

    I did Kedarkantha trek with HH team from 6th-11th Feb’22. This was my first winter trek. This was a life altering solo trip for me. I thank the whole team for the brilliant arrangement overall, be it food, hotel room, tents, hospitality of every individuals of the team. I would definitely recommend my near & dear ones to go for treks with HH team. Thank you once again, looking forward to again some awesome new experiences of my life with HH team. Till then cheers!!! 🙂

    • Himalayan Hikers

      thanks you so much

  47. Manali Panwar

    Had a wonderful experience with Himalayan hikers
    Starting from sankri to Kedarkantha the visuals were amazing
    The guides were super supportive and the accommodation provided by them were amazing
    Never have I imagined to eat jalebi and gulab jaamun at such peak
    If you want to visit Kedarkantha , do book your travel with them , you will not be disappointed

  48. Manali

    Had a wonderful experience with Himalayan hikers
    Starting from sankri to Kedarkantha the visuals were amazing
    The guides were super supportive and the accommodation provided by them were amazing
    Never have I imagined to eat jalebi and gulab jaamun at such peak
    If you want to visit Kedarkantha , do book your travel with them , you will not be disappointed

  49. Neha Bisht (verified owner)

    I recently booked the Kedarkantha with my friend and had an amazing experience with Himalayan Hikers. Thanks to our trek guide Ashu and Suresh bhaiya. They took great care of us. Being a small group there were lots of fun and our trek guide made sure that we are having fun and not having any issue. Hope you meet you soon.

  50. senifa

    I have done my first winter trek to kedarkantha in march 2021 through himalayan hikers .The food provided on the trek on all days was really nice and much appreciated as it was difficult for cooks to prepare in such cold weather ,its a lifetime experience to witness snow ,walk in snow and slide in snow,I am thankful to my guides(ashutosh,rajesh,Manoj) who really motivated us till the summit and to bring back some good memories .

  51. Susmita

    Me and my husband did this trek during Holi on 29.03.21 to 01.04.21.This is our first trek, enjoyed a lot, experience with Himalayan Hiker team was quite good from pickup to drop. Ours was a 47 people group and were guided by four(RADHE, BIJU Bhaiya, Ramesh Bhaiya and forgot other’s name).The guides were very helpful, charming, and funny too, they gave their helping hands whenever we needed. On the very 1st day of our trek, after 1 hour climbing we were exhausted by our backpack, but the guides helped us by carrying our backpack by themselves for the rest of the trek(as Mules were already booked at the beginning).Thank you guys and also sorry for the inconvenience. Food was good at Hotel & Camp. Only problem was electricity & wifi at Hotel, though it is understandable at such a remote location. Above all Himalayan Hikers Rock. Will meet you soon and recommend you to others.

  52. Amol Bhosale

    Had an experience worth a million dollars, a million smiles and so much more. This was one amazing trek for our group of 6 mountaineers and we want to do it all over again, just to see the amazing view of the mountains once again. The trek guide and instructor Mr. Kuldeep Panwar were really amazing. He had all the info about the trek and made it real easy for us.Recommend this for all nature lovers and hard core adventurers alike

  53. Devesh S. Dhake

    I have been waiting for Kedarkanta Trek for around 6 months, but today I have finally succeeded with it because of our fabulous guide Kuldeep Panwar. On summit day it snowed really heavy so it was risky to climb up the summit but our guide made it fun for us and finally we completed the summit.

  54. Rajesh

    Hi,
    Thanks Himalayan hikers team for a wonderful winter trek experience.
    Starting with Kuldeep ji for answering all our queries and arranging the transportation from dehradun.
    Next a big thanks to our guides Santosh and brijmohan for taking such good care of our group.
    They lead the group very professionally and we were instructed about all the activities in detail.
    Also thank to the cooks who provided such delicious food on all days.
    The tents and equipments were first class.

    Coming to the trek the long walks on snow and reaching the summit before sunrise was too good. The sunrise view from summit makes you forget everything else.
    A must do winter trek.
    Thanks once again HH team.

  55. Sachin Raj

    It was very amazing trip, very good planned and executed! See you soon with another amazing trek in coming years!

  56. Nilesh Phutane

    Hello Himalayan team ,
    Myself and my son r planning to do our first snow trek of kedarkanth , we r from pune if we reach airport at 8.00 am from mumbai how will be the transport
    2) query about trekking gears do we get in sankri
    3) for 22 December we r planning and pl inform for COVID safety measures

    • admin

      Hello sir its pleasure to hear, you planning Kedarkanhta Trek with us. So can you please call or WhatsApp us at +91-9756197558 so that we can give you all details about Kedarkanhta.

  57. SHREEVIBHA JEEVARATHINAM

    HI I AM SHREEVIBHA JEEVARATHINAM FROM BANGALORE
    Kedarkantha Trek with Himalayan hikers. Was one of my best experiences in 2015!
    Thank you Akshata Bv for letting me know and Priyanka Pai for organizing and accommodating me and Himalayan hikers for ensuring every little thing was taken care of!
    Shared elaborate story pics from google plus one of the best experiences in my life… thanks Kuldeep ji and Priyanka for connecting us to this experience

  58. Sagar & Pallavi

    Great experience we have had with Himalayan Hikers (HH), this was the first snow trek for us with lots of queries in mind but HH team made it very simple for us, HH people are really very nice, kind, polite and helpful. Thanks to Mr. Kuldeep Rawat sir and his team for giving us a lifetime memorable trekk. If anyone is going first time then you don’t need to worry, simply connect with Kuldeep sir he will guide you nicely.
    Just don’t compromise the necessary things to carry which HH suggest you to carry.
    All hiking gears you can get on rent in Sankri if you don’t want to carry luggage with you.

    Summary about Himalayan Hikers:
    ✓ Safe.
    ✓ Great food quality.
    ✓ All time support for any queries.
    ✓ Well mannered staff and guides.
    ✓ No hurry for fresh or slow trekkers.
    ✓ Stay facility is fantastic.

  59. Manali

    I did my First Snow trek ‘Kedarkantha trek’ with Himalayan hikers in February 2020. It was the best best experience ever in my lifetime.. from pick up from dehradun, stay at hotel Swargarohini, trekking experience, stay at tent, best food at this much high altitude. Its was the life remembering experience. And the guides we got were the best till date. Rajat sir, pardeep bhaiya, deshraj bhaiya and Nilam di.. i dont have enough words to thanks them.. they were so polite and so nice with us. They helped me to reach the summit nd the view from top wss mesmerising and unforgettable. Thanks to himalyan hikers for the best experience nd waiting for the next trek to do with you again…

  60. Neha Dwivedi

    This was my first trekking experience in uttarakhand. I had decided to book with himalayan hikers. At the start i was little worried about the services and the place but the team has won my heart. The guides were so supportive “brijmohan jee” ratan jee, mahendra jee. Thank you for all your support. The team has provided fresh food that too steaming hot at such an altitude which is almost impossible for me to think. They have taken soo good care of us like their own child. The team has provided us food at 3 am when we were going for summit which is incredible. Also i would like to thank kuldeep jee for helping me understand what to take and what not in the trek. Overall it was an amazing experience with himalayan hikers and i will surelly book another trip with this group.
    Kudos to all team members.
    Love you himalayan hikers team. Will surelly recommend to my friends.??

  61. Abhra Gupta

    When you review a trekking company, you must also keep in mind why you chose it in the first place. I came to know about them because one of my good friend suggested me to join there. Firstly, these guys are NOT for the fussy people, in fact trekking as a sport is NOT suitable for the fussy and beta males. The Himalayan Hikers are in a league of their own. The guides are local and ARE total beasts at what they do. It is not a company for candyfloss people who throw money at companies expecting a luxurious itinerary in return. It is not one of those places. If you want to know the history behind each mountains, connect with the local culture, experience what hardship in the Himalayas actually means, Himalayan Hikers are at the top of the food chain. I had the chance to trek with Surender Rana, my guide during Kedarkantha. We started the summit at 3:45 am from BC. We were the first to reach the peak with the lowest duration. About the food, they have employed probably the best cooks from the valleys. I doubt if any other companies come close to them in terms of experience in trekking, cooking. The secretary, Shri Chain Singh, is what a gentleman and businessman should be. He eats his food with his employees. The guides and his subordinates respect him to the fullest. And maybe that is why Himalayan Hikers have such an incredible customer retention.

  62. Shirish Gupta

    It was simply an A+ experience for me and our entire group. From the second to the fifth day, there was only trekking and trekking. Great views of the Himalayas, amazing trekking routes, snow blankets to walk over, everything was so beautiful and clear. Kudos to HH team! Such a delight Kedarkantha trek!

  63. Sudipta Mitra

    Kedarkantha as a trekking place is a very fantastic place and every should have a trek here in winter season to enjoy the snow and the vast ice fields along with the long walks .
    As an overall review I would like to say that it’s quite good. As for the Campsite and the service you provided during the trek and the guides and everything is awesome. However some changes to be done to make it even better . For example the hotel in which we were staying was not up to the mark with relation to other other trekking companies . Especially , the hot water supply in the hotel was not up to the mark and they need to add diverse types of food. Also, I can remember the equipment that we had been given was not good , especially the crampon . However, my hats off to the guides as the night we had a snowstorm , they worked very hard to keep the snow away from our tent. I strongly recommend that you undergo this trek during winter and of course , with this organisation.

  64. Jogesh patel

    A very beautiful natural place for mountain and snow lover. It is my third and first trek in uttrakhand region we booked with Himalayan hikers for fist time but we surprise with this hospitality,nice trek leader,nice set up with good views all thing is good for me. Specially team serve ” hot jalebi” at 12k it’s awesome expireance for like me Gujarati person. Food is always hot and team is very comparative and motivational. Keep it up and looking for next trip.
    Best

  65. Usha Adhikari

    Awesome experience, Kedarkantha was my first trekking experience , its not about only treck but also the guid and other services including food/ lodging. I and my team are like beginner for treck, but the team of guids(Ramesh bhaiya, narender bhayia and gyan bhayia) provided by Rawat ji was really nice.They all are so supportive and motivational people, it is very important to have a great guide. This team has proved to be quiet efficient in a lot many ways. They are patient for the slow trekkers, great entertainers and even greater cooks. Most important was food which was served was really giving us homely feel and commendable .

    Our experience with the Himalayan hikers was really amazing.

  66. Mansi Nagda

    Amazing experience and best part was the service
    Better ng vegetarian I always had this doubt of good food but they provide superb and amazing quality food and that’s not it
    A such an altitude where we won’t even get water to drink we would get food like almost atleast 4 times a day ( freshly cooked not packaged )

    Being a first timer and beginner in trekking we could complete it with utmost ease

    The guide and the staff is amazing

    I was in constant touch with Kuldeep ji and right from our pick up from Dehradun station and drop to.Dehradun station we did not feel uncomfortable or anything

    It was the best experience

    Also when we went there were many trekeking groups which were closed due to government regulations for their problems

    But Himalayan Hikers have their own property and you can totally rely on them

  67. Akshata Dorkadi

    I have been trekking the Himalayas for 7 years now (not too many years, I know!) But trekking is my life. I like to explore new places, new people, experience life as it comes.
    Himalayan hikers is a great team of different, warm and fun people who help you through the trek. For trekking at extreme temperatures, it is very important to have a great guide. This team has proved to be quiet efficient in a lot many ways. They are patient for the slow trekkers, great entertainers and even greater cooks.

    Our experience with the Himalayan hikers have been amazing!

    Kudos to the team!

    One can never go unless the mountains call for you. Have a great time trekking the Himalayas!

  68. pooja

    I had never been to Himalayas and Kedarkantha was my first trekking experience. I did not know much about the places and what things to carry, but thanks to Mr Kuldeep who helped a lot. It was once in a lifetime experience, the steep climb was very hard for me but the support and motivation by our trek leader “Mahendra” was enough to boost my confidence. When I reached the summit I felt out of this world and words are less to explain them!The towering mountains looked extremely captivating and the peaceful aura of this place is unforgettable. Thanks to all the mates and team members for being so kind and helpful.

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