Kedarkantha trekKING


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Difficulty LevelModerate
Duration6 Days
Start PointSankri
End PointSankri
Altitude / Trek Distance⛰12,500 ft / 📍20 kms

Kedarkantha Overview & Itinerary

Kedarkantha trek is considered among the best winter trek in the country. Kedarkantha is a majestic Himalayan peak located in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand at an elevation of 3812 metres above sea level.  The snow remains here till the month of April, which makes it so popular unlike other winter treks. The trek starts from a small village Sankri, hike through dense forests of oak and Rhododendron, a frozen lake or Talab midway and finally a hike to the summit  in snowy and chilly conditions. The prominent Himalayan peaks namely Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Swargarohini etc are visible from the summit of Kedarkantha. 

What is special about Kedarkantha trekking?

  • If you are looking for a snow trek in the Himalayas accessible in winters, Kedarkantha trekking is for you
  • It gives you a feeling of climbing a Himalayan peak without technical climbing
  • One of the best treks to hike for beginners
  • Beautiful camp sites of Juda ka Talab and Kedarkantha base camp
  • Snow laden trails from the very first day
  • One of the most famous winter treks of the country
  • The view from the summit is mesmerizing where everything looks below your feet 
  • The sunrise from the Kedarkantha peak is one of the best

Kedarkantha Trek Video

Kedarkantha Exp. With TSS


  • Pick up from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:30 AM. Dehradun is well connected with Delhi through railway and road route. Overnight Buses and Trains are available.
  • A 200 km drive to Sankri Via Mussuorie, Kempty Falls, Netwar & Purola.
  • Arrival at Sankri village by evening, Check in Guest house/Hotel. Dinner and rest at the guesthouse/hotel. Quick introduction and briefing about the trek
  • Trek to Juda Ka Talab campsite after breakfast.
  • The trail is of easy to moderate ascend passing through dense forests of Oak & Rhondendrone Arrival at Juda Ka Talab campsite followed by lunch and rest in the camps.
  • The Tal remains frozen during the winter season and a great sight to watch.
  • Evening refreshments, Group Activities and dinner at the campsite.
  • Overnight stay in the camps.
  • Trek to Kedarkantha Base Camp from Juda Ka Talab  after breakfast.
  • Arrival at base camp around lunch
  • An evening acclimatization walk followed by evening refreshments. Early dinner and rest in the camps.
  • Early morning Trek  to Kedarkantha Peak at 4 AM after light breakfast.
  • Steepy and moderate climb of 3.5 km with level walks in between.
  • Carry at least 1-2 litres of water individually as the trail is deprived of water points.
  • Packed lunch at the summit point of the trek.
  • Descend back to Hargaon Base camp from the peak.
  • Refreshments and evening snacks after arriving at base camp.
  • Dinner and rest in Camps.
  • Descend down to Sankri Village from Hargaon camp after breakfast at Hargaon camp
  • Lunch and Night Stay in Sankri
  • After breakfast Drive to Dehradun from Sankri village, a 200 km drive  via Netwar, Purola, Kempty Falls & Mussoorie.
  • Expected arrival at Dehradun will be 9 P.M.

5D/4N Itinerary also available.

Trek Essentials

TSS Jumbo Bag

  • Backpack/Ruck Sack (at least 55 Litres) and a small day bag ( upto 15 litres) for summit day
  • Poncho/Raincoat and Rain Cover for Ruck Sack
  • 2 Quick Dry T-shirts (preferably Full Sleeves) and Track Pants
  • Warm Jacket preferably a down jacket or an equivalent heavy jacket to protect from cold at night
  • Comfortable Shoes with a good grip and ankle support. We recommend Quechua Forclaz 100 or similar shoe
  • A pair of fleece jacket or fleece upper
  • Good Thermals for insulation at night
  • Lip Balm and Cold Cream
  • Sun Cap or Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Dark Sunglasses. People who wear spectacle may use photochromatic lenses in their spects
  • 2 pair of warm socks and at least 2 pair of normal cotton socks
  • 1 Pair of slippers/Sandals
  • Woolen Cap and Gloves for night
  • Toiletries – Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Liquid soap, Hand Sanitizers, Slippers, Light Towel, Toilet Roll (Avoid wet tissues as they are not eco friendly)
  • Torch or Headlamp with extra pair of batteries
  • Personal Medical Kit: Crocin-Fever, Avomine-Motion Sickness, Avil 25mg – Allergies, Combiflam, Disprin-headache, Norflox TZ & Lomofen-diarrhea, digene-acidity, omez/rantadine  antacid, crepe bandages, band aids, ORS, betadiene or antiseptic cream, moov spray/volini, cotton, gauze.
  • Water bottle 1 L or Hydration bag 2 L
  • Other personal accessories – Camera, Tripod, mobile charger, power banks(as there will be no electricity during the trek)


  • Being a high altitude trek, this trek is suitable for climbers with good physical condition and stamina.
  • This is a tentative itinerary which may change as per weather conditions
  • We expect you to carry your rucksacks, in case if you want them to be carried by mules back pack offloading charge up to Rs. 300/bag/day is applicable
  • In case of any natural calamity the company will not be able to refund the trip charges, for more details check our cancellation policy

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