Kedarkantha Trek - Special batch from Mumbai

Charges 11000/- per person. Join Mumbai's renowned trekking team Mischief Treks for an amazing experience at "Kedarkatha". This Trekking event is safe and suitable for all age group, girls, women, kids, families, groups, and solo travelers coming alone. Experience Himachal Pradesh in the best way possible with us.

Kedarkantha Trek - 2022-2023

The event is suitable for the ones who wish to experience Kedarkantha in the best way. This Event takes you through challenging trek through the Himalayas. Great trek to start your Himalayan Treks checklist.

  • Duration: 4 nights 5 days

  • Organised By: Mischief Treks

  • Suitable For: All age groups

  • Batch Size: 15-20 Participants only
    (We do not take a crowd of 80-100 people on this event, it's against our safety policy.)

  • Fees: 11000.00 per participant.
    (website booking discount)
    Rs.20000 11000/- per participant

Note:
⚠️ Book well in advance later train tickets won't be available. Ideally, you need to book 3 months in advance so that train tickets are booked in your name.

Tour Dates:

  • 25-Dec-2022 | Avaliable on request for Private Batch

  • 31-Dec-2022 | Avaliable on request for Private Batch

  • 14-Jan-2023 | Avaliable on request for Private Batch

Major attractions:

  • Picturesque View

  • One of the best trek in Deheradhun

  • Mafia - Tattva style

  • Photography - be ready to get clicked.

  • All the "Masti" which is a USP of Mischief Treks.

Trek brief itinerary

Day 1: Rishikesh to Sankri drive – 9/10 hrs

Day 2: Sankri to Juda Tal – 3Km- 4/ hours

Day 3: Juda Tal to Kedarkantha base– 3 hours

Day 4: Trek to Kedarkantha peak descent to Horgaon via Kedarkantha base – to hargaon

Day 5: Hargaon to Sankri to Rishikesh same day

About Kedarkantha trek - Complete details

About Kedarkantha trek - Complete details

The Kedarkantha Peak is one of the most sought after snow trekking destinations in India. With falling winter snow it’s a mesmerizing pictorial view and what’s more attractive is the view of the Mighty Himalayas from the trails right to the top. Nestled at a height of 3810 meters which is about 12,500 feet this is an ideal trekking trail which covers a consolidated distance of 20 kms. The distance is not much and the trekking trail is neither very difficult which enables even the first time trekkers to set on the adventure and enjoy the beauty of nature at its best. With charming and captivating sights of snow capped Himalayas, the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, myriad collection of flora, frozen ponds, to the sights of mesmerizing peaks, this trek has all the delightful marvels that a trekker wishes to experience and view in his journey. Not only for the adventure seekers and trekkers, to enjoy thrilling challenges, the Kedarkantha Trek is an ideal destination for the nature lovers to bask in the beauty of undisturbed nature and enjoy delightful and blissful moments with exhilarating experiences.

Juda Ka Talab, the first campsite, is the picturesque campsite located at an altitude of 9,000 feet. Juda Ka Talab captivates with a beauty so serene that you blink twice to feel if the place really exists. A thicket of mighty oak and tall pine trees with colossal mountains in the background surrounds the glacial lake imparting the look of a protective shield. Juda Ka Talab weather ranges from -12 to -1 in winter months, 3 to 12 degrees in spring and summer months and -8 to 12 degrees in the fall season.


From Juda ka Talab you trek around 4 km through pine and oak trees to reach the open highlands just below the Kedarkantha summit. Just as the forest ends, you reach a wide meadow which is Kedarkantha base camp. Located at an elevation of 11,250 feet, Kedarkantha base camp is the second campsite in the Kedarkantha trekking trail.


Trek starts from Sankri - sour Village which cultures & lifestyles are traditional around Sour – Sankri which is in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary national park. Our village is quite beautiful with snow covered mountains and the sparkling Toms 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 & Weather. Houses made of wood look very beautiful and adorable. In our 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 for amusement and entertainment.


This trek can be seen in the beauty of the Himalayas. The altitude of the Kedarkantha trek is 3800 meters. Kedarkantha is a triangle-shaped mountain. Which makes this trek more exploring with the view 360 mountains and sunrise

Kedarkantha: Get Ready to Travel the Most Popular Winter Snow Trek Sankri Range / Uttarakhand

Fringed with pine trees and decked with the prettiness of snow, Peak is often considered the best snow-trekking destination in India . Kedarkantha is Located at an altitude of 12,500 ft. above sea level, Kedarkantha trek is quite special because it has stunning views and it provides the best views of the entire mountain's cape.

If you want to experience nature at its best and enjoy a wonderful trek then this Winter Snow Trek is definitely for you. During the trek, you will pass through mesmerizing picturesque views, rich forests, fields as well as snow tracks.


You need to know that Kedarkantha Summit is nestled in Govind wildlife National sanctuary Park of Sankri Uttarakhand . This beautiful peak is encircled by several scenic river valleys, this valley is also known as Sankri Range in Western garwal,


Kedarkantha is considered as the top most winter snow trek in India, beginners can also do this trek in the Himalayas that you need to experience at least once in your life. Best time to do this trek is from the first week of November to the last week of March. You can find a lot of snowfall here.

The campsites of this trek are beautiful. All camps are covered with snow after mid november.


Although every trek in the Himalayas is special and known for its own beauty. Trekking often gives you a dose of nature which is not possible in the cities and also offers you the chance to stretch your psychological & physical limits.This Trek is one of those treks in the Himalayas that induce you to witness the beauty of nature that too in its pure form. Right from snow-capped mountains, green pasture forest, frozen lake to a pleasing divine summit, it offers everything that you wish for as a trekker.The summit ascent of trek is extremely rewarding and sure to give you amazing memories. All these views are seen from the starting point of Sankri base camp till summit.


As you begin your trek in the early hours of the morning and gradually climb up the steep hill, you will experience breathtaking nature views. Kedar Kantha is popular mainly as a winter trek that starts right from a famous village called Sankri. This beautiful village is almost 210km away from Dehradun.


Generally, in the mountains, winter is quite harsh when it comes to weather. When the snowfall begins, the temperature drops down to minus that further blocks several roads, making most areas unreachable.


All these things often make trek exciting and popular because here you can actually experience what winter feels like in the mountains.


The temperature here drops to 10 degrees at night and even less but remember such kind of temperature is bearable only with a bit of carefulness. This is the reason why several tourists head towards the base village of this trek called Sankri, especially in the month of December, January, February, and March each year.


The drive from Dehradun to Mussoorie and to sankari is one of the most stunning and charming drives in the Himalayas. So, don’t forget to carry your camera. On the way, you will come across the paths filled with snow as well as meadows that are going to offer you a mesmerizing glimpse of the Himalayan Peaks. The silent and peaceful streams along with tranquil lakes are sure to treat all your trekking tiredness and give you a tenderness in nature.


You can ski, if you are good at skiing then make sure you try it during the Winter. Skiing will give you the chance to experience an amazing view of the meadows of himalayas covered with snow.


Get ready to experience the pleasant view that will definitely soothe your eyes because while trekking you will come across rich forests that are wailed with recent snowfall in month of december. Not only this, but the gentleness and kindness of the Local people will surely impress you.


This Trek is also considered as the place of Shiva, the ancient Hindu Lord, this trek is no less than a paradise. Silence, as well as the peacefulness of this trek, gives you an amazing feeling and even makes you feel like you are in heaven.


The paradise sky sight, and sky-knocking mountains, are sure to give you a feeling like you are standing on the edge of the earth. When it comes to this trek, there are several mythological stories behind it.


Kedarkantha Trek Length

The Kedarkantha trek length is 20 Kms which is covered in the span of 6 days. Kedarkantha Trek is a moderate to difficult grade trek which can be done by beginners or the first-timers also if they have the basic fitness level. The trek from Sankri to Juda ka Talab is approximately 4km from there and another 4km trek to the Kedarkantha base camp. The next day you will be trekking 6km in total from basecamp to summit and summit to Hargaon. On your return to Sankri, you will be trekking to a length of 6km from Hargaon.


Kedarkantha Trek Best Time

Kedarkantha is an all-season trek that captivates you with a distinct beauty in each season. Spring and summer boast of clear skies and fresh landscapes that treat your senses with the fragrance of blooming flowers. The fall season offers a unique experience; trekking on the trail bedecked with dried multi-hued leaves is an amazing experience.


However, winter is still considered the best time to visit KEDARKANTHA Peak Trek. The snowy trails lined with tall snow-drifted trees, frozen mountain lakes incandescent in the moonlight and snowy peaks glittering at dawn and dusk in amazing hues of golden and red;


Kedarkantha Summit

The trek is famous for its summit and is rightly so. First is that, this is a proper summit marked by cairn. Of all the 12,500 ft treks in the Himalayas, Kedarkantha is one of the two summit treks. The rest are all mostly passes or high points on a range.

This itself is special. Second, is the route to the summit. As soon as you clear the tree line, the summit is right in front of you. So, right from the beginning of the trek, you know where you are trekking to and it creates an instant aspiration. This builds the challenge of the trek right from the beginning of the summit day.

Kedarkantha Temperature And Weather

This snow trek operates between Dec to mid-April when the region has had good snowfall. Contrary to popular belief, winter is a good time to be in the mountains if one is equipped properly. Most locals inhabiting higher reaches of the mountains don’t mind the problems associated with snowfall and seem to have a good time during these months. Also there are lots of local festivals in these months. In these months the weather is generally clear most of the days. Day time is normally pleasantly warm with one getting to enjoy sitting out in the sun. Temperature would be around 12-17 °C. Evenings are quite cold and one would need to be inside a tent/room or sitting outside next to a fire with proper winter clothes. The evening temperatures will be around – 3 to 5 °C. Nights can be very cold with temperatures in the range of – 7 to 0 °C. Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications


Note

Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.

Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.

Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.

Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.

Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.

The trek takes place through eco-friendly zones; we do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.



How To Reach

By Air :-

Take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, Hire a cab to reach Rishikesh City as the airport is 29 km away.

By Train :-

The Haridwar railway station is located in the centre of the city which is well connected to all the major cities of the country.

By Bus:-

Haridwar is easily accessible from major cities of the country as it has an excellent road connectivity with other major cities and towns of North India. There are state-run and private buses that offer a regular service.

Detailed Itinerary - Day wise

ITINERARY :-

For Batch 1: The team will be Boarding the Haridwar Spl train from Bandra terminus (train number) 09019 on 24th December 00:05 hrs, this train will reach Haridwar on 25th Dec morning 8.30am. You can plan to travel with our crew on this date in this train OR directly meet us at the meeting point i.e. Rishikesh Bus Depo at 8am and Dehradun Railway Stn at 9.00 am on 25th December.
For Batch 2: Participants need to meet us at Rishikesh bus depo on 29th Dec at 8.30am


Note - Trains in India often run late so please take that into consideration too. Currently Mumbai to dehradun trains are suspended .


Day 1: Rishikesh/ Haridwar/ Dehradun to Sankri Village

The trek starts from Sankri village which is a 6-8 hours drive from Dehradun Station.

Altitude: 6,400 feet.

220 km drive - approx 8hours.

Stay over in Sankri GuestHouse

Sankri is a stunning little village with Swargarohini serving as its backdrop. From Sankri the track is all around stamped and goes through thick woods with amazing perspectives of the valley sprawled beneath and the spouting stream Rupin streaming in all its strength. Taluka, a little village lays on the banks of the stream Supin, and is known for its lovely “Pahari cabins'' made out of a complex wood, stone and mud group – an absolute necessity see,

Day 2: Sankri Village - Juda ka talab

Altitude: 6,400 feet to 9,100 feet.

4 kms trek, approx 5 hours.

The trail passes through dense pine forests, maple trees, a few streams and finally opens out to beautiful meadows.

Stay in tents.

Somebody wise once said,'' Whenever you doubt the presence of god, take a trip to the Himalayas!” Juda ka talab is one such site in the Himalayas which will surely make you believe in the magic that only god can do. It is a picturesque lake in the Supin range of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. It is elevated at a height of 9100 feet above the sea level. Juda ka talab is a large clearing adjacent to a dense pine and oak forest. The legend has it that Lord Shiva opened a little of his hair and water flowed out to form this small pond. Several trekkers use this spot as a campsite, spending the night here having fun near bonfires and sleeping under a blanket of twinkling stars. The lake looks absolutely divine during winters.

Day 3: Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base

Altitude: 9,100 feet to 11,250 feet.

4 kms trek, approx 2.5 hours.

Most of today’s trail is on a ridge, under oak trees.

You will also pass through some meadows where you can spot shepherd log huts.

Peaks :- Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana stand among the others.

Stay in tents

The Sankri village is a small village located at a distance of 4kms below the Juda ka Talab. Several sheep or cattle herders from the village can be spotted here. While trekking from the village to the lake, through a trail from the dense forest of pine and maple trees and a few streams, look out for Langurs, wild boars and hares on your way up!

Day 4: Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha peak; descend to Hargaon camp

Altitude: 11,250 feet to 12,500 feet to 8,900 feet.

6 kms trek, approx 7 hours.

Spend some time at the summit and descend back to the base camp by noon for lunch..

Post lunch, descend down to Hargaon.

Reach Hargaon by evening.

Stay in tents.

If you trek higher, you will reach the Kedarkantha peak which offers a panoramic view of the glistening snow covered peaks including the Bandarpunch peak, the Swargarohini , Kala nag, Ranglana to name a few. The snow peaks form a wide arc from left to right and create a perfect setting for some fantastic photographs!

Day 5: Hargaon camp to Sankri & Sankri to Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar (Same Day)

Altitude: 8,900 feet to 6,400 feet.

6 kms trek, approx 4 hours.

Descend 2500 feet through dense pine forests.

stay at the cottage/village home

Hargoan is a quaint little village in Uttarakhand. It is known for its picturesque view of the Har-ki-dun valley and other peaks around. It is surrounded by a dense Pine and maple tree forest. It is located 2500 feet above the Sankri village. Several trekkers frequent the Hargoan village, often spending the night here.

(Sankri to Rishikesh)

Distance: 220 km drive, approx 10 hours.


You will be dropped at Dehradun station in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle. It's an open plan from here on. People can opt to stay with our plan or plan their journey :)

The team is planning to spend the night at Mussoorie and celebrate the New Year and leave on the 1st January 2022



Safety of Kedarkantha - Altitude wise

Safety of Kedarkantha - Altitude wise
In this trek, you are climbing around 6,300 ft in the first three days and reaching a maximum altitude of 12,500 ft. Naturally, you can get hit with AMS.

Few aspects of the trek that helps mitigate AMS:

The campsites are placed well within a normal altitude gain for each day. With a steady pace, the chances of getting AMS is less.

The second day is shorter in length and altitude gain. This gives you ample opportunity to rest and acclimatize before the long summit day.

The third day, you lose a lot of height. This helps recover from most AMS symptoms that might occur on the summit day.

However, there are still chances of getting hit by AMS.

In this trek, the symptoms can start right from day 1. Most trekkers present with the starting symptoms of AMS – usually headache or tiredness mixed with perhaps lack of appetite or sleep. The immediate step to take would be to start on a curative course of Diamox which is 250 mg, every 12 hours followed by ample rest.

The earlier you treat these symptoms, the higher the chances of recovering and completing the trek.




Inclusions :-

  • Transport from Dehradhun/Rishikesh/Haridwar to trek location and back (tempo traveler/Innova/Xylo)

  • Accommodation. (Camping)

  • Train tickets from Mumbai to Haridwar (if opted and paid for additionally)

  • All Meals while on trek (Veg.)

  • Trekking equipment, Safety Equipment, Hiking Equipment

  • Forest Permits

  • First aid medical kits

  • Services of an expert trek team to conduct the trek (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)



Exclusions

  • Meals during road Journeys

  • Any expense of personal Nature

  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered

  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

  • Porters for carrying personal luggage.

  • Carriage of personal baggage during the trek

  • Any private individual Transfer Cost

  • Insurance, laundry and phone calls, medical expenses

  • Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages

  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as roadblocks, accidents & any medical evacuations. Weather conditions. Any train delays, or re-scheduling etc.

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusions”(See Above)


Things To Carry

  • Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Litres)

  • Trekking Shoes

  • LED Torch

  • One Water Bottle (one litre)

  • Basic Medications (or prescribed if any) Clothes

  • Trekking Jacket

  • Three (Five in winter) Warm Layers

  • Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)

  • Two collared t-shirts

  • Thermals

  • Extra Pair of Clothes

  • woolen sweater

  • Personal toilet kit and toilet paper

  • Personal medicine kit

Accessories

  • Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 50/70)

  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)

  • Lip Balm (SPF 30)

  • Sun cap

  • Normal Cap

  • Synthetic hand gloves

  • Three pair of Socks

  • Raincoat/Ponchos

  • Plastic cover (for wet clothes)

Mandatory Documents

• Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving license or voters ID) etc


Medical Disclaimer

We will provide a Medical form

Everyone has to Submit the duly filled and signed Medical form approved by a physician.



Cancellation , Rescheduling & Refund Policy.

Cancellation, Rescheduling & Refund Policy.

  • 90% will be refunded if cancelled 30 days (720+ hrs) in advance.

  • 75% will be refunded if cancelled 20 days (480+ hrs) in advance.

  • 50% will be refunded if cancelled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.

  • 0% refund if cancelled in less than 10 days (240 hours) of the event date and time.

  • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, does not reach the meeting point on scheduled date and time.

If the event itself gets cancelled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund.
The 100% refund is applicable after deduction of third party cancellation charges i.e. train and stay. The cancellation charges of train tickets and stay need to be paid by the participant. For this event the stay cancellation charges are 500/- and train cancellation charges will be as applicable as per Indian Railways rules. If you need to reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 720 hours prior to trek. From 00 hrs - 720 hours prior to trek date and time, free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 720hours of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in last 10 days. This mutually agreed cancellation policy is applicable to you and us as well. Date and time of cancellation request sent to us will be considered of calculation of applicable slab given above. The date and time of booking the event are not relevant for calculating the number of days and hours remaining between the event date and cancellation request.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Q. How difficult is the kedarkantha trek?

Ans. Kedarkantha trek varies easy to moderate depending upon snow level, otherwise it is an easy trek to do. Kedarkantha Trek in comparison is easy to moderate difficulty with another high altitude trek.


Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

Ans. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs during our trek.


Q. How to reach the Kedarkantha trek ?

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


Q. How much distance do we have to trek each day?

Ans. On average, we cover roughly four km each day


Q. What will happen if winter trek is extended ?

Ans. Beyond our controllable reasons when the trek is extended, then additional charges tend to be applied.


Q. Who will be our trek leader?

Ans. The lead guide person is certified & experienced personnel. These guides are locally sourced and have other team members including local guides, cook, helpers, and porters. He would have to Trek the Himalayas many times before and has experience of summiting Kedarkantha Peak.


Q. How many people are in tent/

Ans. Our tents are all three-person sharing.


Q. What will be the temperature on the trek?

Ans. Kedarkantha Trek temperature varies from 14 degrees to -3 degrees during winter. Trekking In December during snow season weather can reach -3 degrees.


Q. What level of fitness is expected from participants?

Ans. Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the Trek. Kedarkantha Trek is ideal for beginners to familiarize themselves with similar high altitude treks.

Q. Does cancellation policy / rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day ?
Ans: Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from date and time of booking. The refunds / rescheduling requests will be processed based on date and time of cancellation/ reschedule request sent to us and the date and time of booking the event is irrelevant.