Why Take Alternate Trail For Kedarkantha Trek?

The Kedarkantha Trek has witnessed heavy footfall in the past few years. The winters are mostly full with thousands of people conquering the peak every day. The extreme rush-like conditions have resulted in most people wishing for an alternate route. A route that would offer an equivalent exposure to the beauty and offer lesser rush at the same time. Here, we have brought to you an alternate route to do the Kedarkantha Trek! If you are an adventure enthusiast and looking to imbibe the true beauty of the mountains, this trek is for you guys!

Offbeat Trail with Splendid Views:

The best thing is that you still can do this trek in a peaceful environment. However, there are many offbeat trails for Kedarkantha peak but the two well-defined trails are Kotgaon and Gaichawan village trails. Most of the trekking organizations accommodate trekkers to Kotgaon but their trek starts from Sankri.

  • Kotgaon: Kotgaon is a small, scenic, and traditional village located near Sankri village in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The height of Kotgaon is 6,330 feet. The village is surrounded by beautiful views of mountain peaks, waterfalls, and greenery. You can even see Kedarkantha peak from here. The village is quite famous for its iconic homestays and the Someshwar Mahadev temple.

  • Kotgaon Village Food Festival: The main attraction during winter is a ‘folk food festival’ that starts on the 24th of Pausa of the Hindu Calendar which is the 11th of January 2022. During this festival, the families prepare different kinds of food for each meal and this festival continues for a week. Badi, Kheer, Cheera, Poh, and Meat are the dishes they prepare and they share these dishes with their neighbors and guests. 

  • Khujey: Walking through a dense forest of fir, oak, and maple you see the most beautiful long trees covered in white sheets of snow. The Khujey campsite is at a height of 9,510 ft. The trek is 5 km with a moderate and gradual ascent. Then you see a hundred meters long ground just like waiting and welcoming you.

  • Odari: Odari Campsite is parallel to Kedarkantha Basecamp at the height of 10,100 ft. surrounded by alpine trees. It is a small clearing. The Kedarkantha summit is 4 Km from here. It is far preferable to be based in a small group than in a dispersed manner in the crowd. The brilliant stars add to the beauty of the evening sky. The sight becomes more lovely as the night progresses. The dense network of stars and the dazzling peaks of the mountain all come together to create a breathtaking view that will stay with you forever.

The only thing you need to be concerned about is your attire. At such altitudes, it is extremely cold, and you must use caution.

An Inclusive Trek with The Exclusive Trail

The multiple trails that lead us to this beautiful destination are the best part of this trek. The Kotagon path is a fantastic route with few people but spectacular vistas. From Odari Basecamp to Juda Ka Talab, you can create unforgettable moments. One of the key advantages of hiking this trail is the opportunity to see everything while also taking in some extra beauty. It's a whole package, and you won't be disappointed.

About Kedarkantha Trek: 

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highest Elevation: 12,500 feet
  • Trek Duration: 05 Days/ 04 Nights
  • Trek Distance: 21 km
  • Region: Uttarkashi
  • Base Camp: Sankri Village
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Dehradun
  • Best time to do: November to April.

Brief Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri / Kotgaon
  • Day 2: Kotgaon to Khujey/Shirpidi Camp
  • Day 3: Khujey/Shirpidi to Odari Camp
  • Day 4: Odari to Juda ka Talab via Kedarkantha Peak
  • Day 5: Juda ka Talab to Dehradun

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Note: Pay 2000/- to block your seats and pay the rest 15 days prior to the event 


4 Nights 5 Days 04 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, and more Kedarkantha, Uttarakhand

Available Group Departures from Dehradun :

  • October: 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
  • November: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
  • December: Daily Departures

New Year & Christmas Batch: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 ( High Demand )

  • January: 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29
  • February: Daily Departures
  • March: Daily Departures

Cost :

  • Sankri to Sankri (Basecamp): 6,499/-  4,499/- per person
  • Dehradun to Dehradun9,499/-   6,499 /- ( 3k extra for Rafting, Cliff jump, Stay, Meals)
  • Delhi to Delhi: 8,999/- ( 3k extra for Rafting, Cliff jump, Stay, Meals)
  • Mumbai / Pune to Mumbai / Pune (10D/9N): 12999/- via Non-ac Train ( 3k extra for Rafting, Cliff jump, Stay, Meals)

What is included in the tour

  • 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
  • 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
  • Day 6 stay in Hostel Stay with Dinner and Breakfast


What is NOT included in the tour

  • Exclusions
  • Personal Gears
  • Meals During Transportation
  • Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 500/-
  • Tips, Gratitude to the Team
  • GST (5%)
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Day 00: Delhi - 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 Dehradun where you will be meeting your fellow trekkers(if any).

Day 01: Dehradun - Sankri/Kotgaon

  • Report at Dehradun Railway Station at 6 AM
  • Distance: 185 KM || 7 hrs
  • Altitude: Dehradun (2,087 ft) to Naugaon (6,330 ft)
  • Our group will assemble at the pick-up point by 7 AM.
  • Later on, we'll head towards Kotgaon.
  • Midway, we'll cross Mussoorie, Kempty Falls, Nainbagh, Purola, and Mori.
  • We'll be reaching Kotgaon by the evening.
  • Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay at Kotgaon village.
  • Stay: Sankri/Kotgaon (Hotel - 3 or 4 sharing) 
  • Meals: Dinner 

Day 02: Trek from Kotgaon to Shirpidi Camp

  • Altitude: Kotgaon (6,330 ft) to Shirpidi (9,510 ft)
  • Trek: 5 km
  • Trek gradient: Easy-moderate.
  • Our Trek Leader will be introduced here followed by a group introduction and the trek's briefing.
  • Post breakfast, we'll start trekking towards Shirpiri Campsite. (5 Km) The trail is a moderate to steep ascent. Midway, we'll have a packed lunch.
  • We'll reach Shirpiri Campsite by late afternoon. Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in the tents.
  • Stay: Shirpidi (Tented - 3 sharing)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 03: Trek from Shirpidi to Odari Camp

  • Trek distance: 2 KM || 3 hrs
  • Altitude: Shirpidi (9,510 ft) to Odari (10,100 ft)
  • Trek gradient: Easy-moderate.
  • After breakfast, we'll head out for Odari Basecamp. (2 Km) The trail is a moderate to steep ascent.
  • Hot lunch will be served at Odari Basecamp.
  • This is an acclimatization and rest day because you have to leave for the summit by 2 AM.
  • Dinner will be served in the early evening followed by an overnight stay in the tents.
  • Trekkers will take proper rest here as they have to summit Kedarkantha Peak in the morning
  • Stay: Odari (Tented - 3 sharing)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Odari to Juda ka Talab via Kedarkantha Summit

  • Trek distance: 8 KM || 7 hrs
  • Altitude: Odari (10,100 ft) to Juda ka Talab (12,500 ft)
  • Trek gradient: Moderate
  • Trekkers have to wake up by 2 AM at night.
  • Breakfast will be served before ascending towards the summit.
  • After which, we'll head out for the summit of Kedarkantha Peak. (4 Km).
  • We'll reach our destination by sunrise and will stay for a while before trekking back to Juda Ka Talab camp. (4 Km)
  • Hot lunch will be served at Juda campsite.
  • Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in the tents.
  • Stay: Juda ka Talab (Hotel - 3 or 4 sharing) 
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Juda ka Talab to Dehradun

  • Trek distance: 4 KM || 4 hrs
  • Distance: 185 KM || 7 hrs
  • After an early breakfast, we'll trek down towards Sankri. (4 Km)
  • We'll head out for Dehradun. (185 Kilometers, 7-Hour Drive)
  • We'll reach Dehradun by the night.
  • The group disassembles here.
  • The Kedarkantha Trek ends here if you haven't opted for Rishikesh stay and Rafting
  • If you have opted for an additional Rishikesh stay, take a sharing cab to Rishikesh from Dehradun.
  • Reach the hostel and check-in. Have Dinner.
  • Stay: Rishikesh (Hostel 4 - 6 sharing)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Note: If you're not opting for rafting, we will drop you at Dehradun airport/railway station by 2 PM. You can plan the return journey accordingly.

Add on: Rishikesh rafting - 16 KM with Stay, Meals (Dinner and Breakfast), and Cliff jump - Extra 3000/-

Day 6: Rishikesh Rafting & Sightseeing

  • Wake up and have breakfast
  • Proceed for 16 km River Rafting
  • We will complete the rafting activity before 1 PM
  • Later self-explore Rishikesh's local sightseeing, Cafes, and market.
  • Visit Triveni Ghat for Ganga Arti
  • Later take a bus to Delhi at the night
  • Travel overnight

Day 07: Delhi - Mumbai

  • You will be reaching early morning Delhi.
  • Take the train to Mumbai at 04:25 PM
  • Travel overnight

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.

Note: Book your ticket to the Haridwar railway station because the 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.

We also offer trekking gear for 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 pants - 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 a mule or porter)
  • BackPack(50-60 liter) with Rain Cover
  • 2- water bottles
  • Personal Medical kit (If 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 :

    Bank name - HDFC BANK 
    ACC No.- 50100308491863
    IFSC code- HDFC0002501
    ACC No.- 0530001500002688
    IFSC code- PUNB0053000

Please send a screenshot of the payment on WhatsApp number 7387523876   for confirmation, we will then share a form for the final booking procedure.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The token amount is non-refundable.
  • 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 Policy :

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

Contact details:

Nitin: 7387523876 | Akshay: 7397823876 | Pravin: 7208620046




Pickup point
Kedarkantha Trek, Kedarkantha, Sankri, Uttarakhand, India View on Map
Himalayan Treks
3 to 5 Days
Tour Type
Group Tours, College Tours
Trek Difficulty
Uttarakhand Destinations
Uttarakhand Treks
Kedarkantha Trek