Itinerary

New Year's Kedarkantha Trek 5D/4N

 

About Kedarkantha Trek

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highest Elevation: 12,500 feet
  • Trek Duration: 06 Days/ 05 Nights
  • Trek Distance: 21 km
  • Region: Uttarkashi
  • Base Camp: Sankri Village
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Dehradun
  • Best time to do: November to April.

This trek earns the badge of one of the best winter treks in India. Panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, sunrise from the summit and the scenic Kedarkantha base camp will for sure melt your heart in the freezing temperature. It’s a perfect trek for beginners too but you have to be physically fit to complete the trek.

An exquisite sunrise with a view of 13 Himalayan peaks.

Standing at top of a rock with an open 360° view of the Himalayan (give the list of a few peaks here, don’t put them in the exact order where you take it from) peaks, on top of that an exquisite sunrise and the visible peaks changing their colors from yellow to red to orange. That’s what Kedarkantha Trek has to offer from its summit. Trekking through Deodar forest is a real treat in winter, as the trees are covered in snow and as you pass by them snow suddenly falls on you that might be something you always desired for. On a clear day, you can see the Swargarohini group of peaks, Bandarpoonch, Black peak, Bali pass which connects Gangotri and Har ki Dun valley, Devkiyara and Borasu Pass which connects Tons river valley with Baspa river valley. On the other side, you can see Uttarkashi, Gaumukh, Tapovan, in the open valley Dehradun and Nag Tibba beside it you see the entire Kinner Kailash range. You witness some beautiful sunsets in this trek, especially from the Kedarkantha base camp. One can enjoy the snow slides that can be done in some specific slopes under the guidance of the trek leader. It is one of the best winter treks in India. 


 

Kedarkantha temperature in winters:

  • December- (0°C to 12℃) 
  • January- (-5°C to 10℃)
  • February- (-5°C to 10℃)
  • March- (-5°C to 10℃)
  • April- (0°C to 12℃)

Sankri - A Trekkers delight -

Sankri situated at an altitude of 6,455 feet is a beautiful scenic village in Uttarkashi. Tons river which adds beauty in the landscape of Sankri is formed by two tributaries Supin and Rupin. Sankri is a base camp of many other treks than Kedarkantha some of them are- Borasu Pass, Bali Pass trek, Har Ki Dun, Ruinsara Tal Trek, Dev Kyara and Baraadsar Lake Trek. This is the last village or a small market from where you can do your last-minute shopping before starting the trek. 


Available Group Departures from Dehradun :

  • December - 28, 29, 30

FLASH SALE 4444/- (Ex Sankri ), ₹6500/- (Ex Dehradun), ₹8500/-( With Rishikesh Rafting) on below dates :

  • 27th Dec - 1st Jan

Cost :

  • Sankri to Sankri (Basecamp) : 6,444 /-
  • Dehradun to Dehradun : 7,499 /-
  • Mumbai / Pune to Mumbai / Pune : 12999/- via Non-ac Train

RESERVE YOUR SLOT BY PAYING JUST 3000/- AS TOKEN AMOUNT


Brief Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Dehradun to Hotel in Naugaon
  • Day 2: Naugaon to Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab
  • Day 3: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha base
  • Day 4: Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha Peak || Back to Naugaon
  • Day 5: Naugaon to Dehradun / Rishikesh

Detailed Itinerary:

Day T-1 : Mumbai / Pune to Delhi

  • Report at Mumbai central station at 08:30 pm
  • People from pune are requested to take a cab.
  • Second boarding point is Borivali station for Western line people

Day 00Delhi - Dehradun ( 254 km l 6 hours l Dehradun 1,466 feet)

  • Pick Up Point: Majnu ka Tila around 10:00 pm.
  • You will be reaching early morning to Dehradun where you will be meeting your fellow trekkers(if any).

Day 01Dehradun - Naugaon

  • Report at Dehradun Airport before 12 PM
  • Distance: 150 KM || 5 to 6 hrs
  • Altitude: Dehradun (2,087 ft) to Naugaon (5,100 ft)
  • The journey is very scenic, where the drive curves through a dense pine forest. Throughout the journey, you will be traversing the mountains and Yamuna and the river of Tons which makes the journey a very beautiful experience. On the way, you can halt at a few places to take really good photographs. 
  • Stay: Naugaon (Hotel - 3 or 4 sharing) 

Day 02: Naugaon - Sankri - Juda ka Talab aka JKT

  • Drive: 70 KM || 2 to 3 hrs
  • Trek distance: 4 KM || 5 hrs
  • Altitude: Sankri (6,455 ft) to Juda-ka-Talab (9,311 ft)
  • 70 KM drive to Sankri, followed by trek
  • We will be passing through dense pine forest, maple trees, natural streams and beautiful meadows
  • Stay: Juda-ka-Talab (Tented - 3 sharing)

Day 03: Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha base camp

  • Trek distance: 4 KM || 3 hrs
  • Altitude: Juda-ka-Talab (9,311 ft) to Kedarkantha Base (11,253 ft)
  • We trek on the ridge under oak trees. We will see the peaks: Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana stand among the others
  • Stay: Kedarkantha base (Tented - 3 sharing)

Day 04: Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Peak Via Hargaon || Back to Naugaon 

  • Trek distance: 9 KM || 7 hrs
  • Drive: 70 KM || 2 to 3 hrs
  • Altitude: Kedarkantha Base (11,253 ft) to Kedarkantha peak (12,500 ft); descend to Sankri
  • We'll be enjoying the view at the summit and descend back to the base camp by the afternoon for lunch at Hargaon.
  • Stay: Naugaon (Hotel - 3 or 4 sharing) 

Day 05Drive back to Dehradun

  • Distance: 150 KM || 5 to 6 hrs
  • We will leave the Homestay after taking a few good photos and we will head back to Dehradun via the same route we came. We will reach Dehradun by 2 PM in the evening.
  • You can plan your journey as per that. (For people who opted only for the trek)
  • Note: Stay will be provided by GoAdventure for the people opted for rafting. 
  • Stay: Rishikesh (Homestay - 3 or 4 sharing)

Note: If you're not opting for rafting, we will drop you at Dehradun airport/railway station by 1 PM. You can plan the return journey accordingly.

Add on: Rishikesh rafting - 16 KM with GoPro video - Extra 2000/-

Day 6: 

  • We will complete the rafting activity before 1 PM
  • Take bus to Delhi in the night
  • Travel overnight

Day 07Delhi - Mumbai

  • You will be reaching early morning to Delhi.
  • Take train to Mumbai anywhere between 7:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Travel overnight

Day T+1 : Reach Mumbai / Pune

  • Reach Mumbai around 5:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Take train to pune around 7:00 am to 11:00 am and reach pune by 4 pm

How to Reach Sankri:

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Sankri which is about 212 km away. From the Airport you can book a cab for Sankri.

By Rail: The Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station to Sankri which is 194 km away and is well connected with Delhi, there are plenty of options to pick your train. You can book a taxi from Dehradun Railway station to Sankri.

 

NoteBook your ticket till Haridwar railway station because Dehradun railway station will be closed till Feb 2020.

By Road: Dehradun is well connected to all major cities. Sankri which is about 187 km away from Dehradun will take around 7-8 hours. You can book a cab or take public transport to reach Sankri, it is well connected with Dehradun.

 


Inclusions:

  • Transportation (Dehradun to Dehradun)
  • Food: Day-1 Dinner to Day-5 Breakfast. 
  • Accommodation: Four Nights Camping during the trek on Sharing Basis
  • Tents, Mattresses, and Sleeping Bags
  • Toilet Tents – Dry Pit Style
  • Kitchen Tent, Equipment & All Rations
  • Trek Leader & Assistant Trek Leader / Local Guide
  • Support team
  • Cook
  • Helpers
  • Porters / Mules (for Equipment)
  • Mountaineering Course Qualified Trek Leader
  • Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence
  • Crampons / Micro-spikes to the Trekkers (if Required)
  • First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team

     

For people who've opted for River Rafting:

  • Rafting of 16 KM in Ganga river
  • Cliff jumping
  • GoPro shoot
  • Pick up & Drop from Hotel
  • Day 6 stay in Homestay
  • River Rafting:
  • First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team

Exclusions:

  • Exclusions
  • Personal Gears
  • Meals During Transportation
  • Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 500/-
  • Tips, Gratitude to the Team
  • GST (5%)

We also offer trekking gear on rental.

Rental Gear for 5 days : 

  • Winter Jacket (-5 degrees) - Rs.  500
  • Trekking pole  - Rs. 200
  • Poncho   - Rs. 200
  • Gloves - Rs. 200
  • Gaiters - Rs. 200
  • Crampons  - Rs. 400
  • Head torch - Rs. 150
  • Trekking Shoe - Rs. 500
  • Gopro - Rs. 2500
  • Trek pant - Rs. 400

ATM Points and Connectivity:

  • The last ATM point to withdraw money in any case of emergency before the trek begins is at Purola. After this, there is no place to find any ATM points. But it’s better to withdraw cash from Dehradun.
  • Mobile connectivity is obviously not there in the Himalayas. Purola again is the last spot where you can get a stable mobile signal.

Things to carry:

Basic Essentials

  • Day Bag(20-30 liter) with Rain Cover (If you hire mule or porter)
  • BackPack(50-60 liter) with Rain Cover
  • 2- water bottles
  • Personal Medical kit (If you required)
  • Hiking Shoes-water proof and ankle support
  • Torch With extra batteries
  • Original ID Card
  • Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits, and nuts

Clothing Essentials

  • Thermal Wear
  • 2-jacket (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
  • Warm Inner-wears
  • 2-Gloves (1 Woollen, 1 Waterproof)
  • 2-Trek Pants (which is a comfortable full day)
  • 4-T-shirts (2 Full Sleeves, 2 Half Sleeves)
  • 2-Sweater (1 Fleece, 1 Woollen)
  • 5-Socks (3 Cotton, 2 Woollen)
  • Rain Coat / Poncho
  • Handkerchief/towels

Protect Your Head

  • 2- Caps (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woollen Cap)
  • UV sunglass
  • Balaclava

Personal Utilities

  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Lip Balm
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Body Lotion
  • Sanitizer

Payment Details :

UPI ID : 7387523876@upi

Net banking :

  • Name- RAJBALA YADAV
    Bank name - HDFC BANK 
    ACC No.- 50100308491863
    IFSC code- HDFC0002501
  • Name- NITIN YADAV
    Bank name - PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK 
    ACC No.- 0530001500002688
    IFSC code- PUNB0053000

Please send a screenshot of the payment on WhatsApp 8850043643 for confirmation , we will then share a form for final booking procedure .


Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% amount to be paid in advance to book the trip.
  • If the booking is canceled 30 days or before the event date then 50% of the booking amount will be refunded.
  • If the booking is canceled 30 days before the event date then no refunds will be given.
  • No show = No refund.

TREKHIEVERS POLICIES :

  • Seats will be reserved only after full payment.
  • Detailed schedule of the trek will be given later to registered participants on WhatsApp group.
  • Organizers have all the right to modify or change the schedule if required.
  • Organizers hold the rights to cancel any event and refund with prior notice.
  • We strictly follow no alcohol, no drugs and no litter policy.

Contact details :

Vaibhavi - 8850043643 | Nitin - 7387523876 | Chetan - 8928861733

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