Kedarkanth, a trekking peak situated in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand in the Govind National Park has turned out to be an attraction for seasoned trekkers as well as for amateurs. People often get confused between Kedarkanth and Kedarnath (which is a famous Shiv Temple). Kedarkanth trek offers a splendid view from the summit.
Trek starts from a small village Sankri situated at an altitude of 1950 m. There are two camps before the summit – Juda ka talab and base camp. The stretch from base camp to the summit is what that takes a toll and is considered to be a challenging one through snowy conditions. The view from the summit is inexpressible, you need to get there and experience it for yourself!
Batch 1: 29th January to 3rd Feb 2024
Batch 2: 5th to 10th February 2024
** 25 members per batch
** Seats available on first come first basis
INR 14,000 + GST 5%
***Book before 31st August, and avail RS. 2,000 discount
- One of the best and scenic winter treks
- Picturesque campsites throughout the trek
- Experience the climb to the summit in complete snow
- Attain an elevation of 12,500 feet
This will be your first day and you will be driven to Sankri, a beautiful establishment and the nearest road head of Kedarkanth Trek. You will travel besides Yamuna and Tans rivers. Picturesque pine trees on the route will certainly catch your attention. Once you reach Sankri, rooms / tents will be allotted and the trek leader will brief you about the trek. Pack your bags according to the requirement and enjoy the evening in the fresh air of Sankri.
A wake up call at 5.30 AM for everyone. You will be served hot and delicious breakfast. Trek will start after the breakfast. Initially, the trail is somewhat gradual till Saur village. Once you cross Saur, actual climb starts till Juda Ka Talab campsite. Juda Ka Talab is a beautiful campsite amidst the dense forest. A lake in the middle and tents all around makes it even more pristine to spend your evening.
Third day, you will be climbing till the base camp of Kedarkanth. The trek route is not a lengthy one but certainly more steeper. On the way, you will witness magnificent views of Rupin Valley (Rupin Pass- a famous inter state trek) and Rhododendron forest on one side. Once you reach the base camp, trek leaders will again brief you about the actual summit attempt and related instructions.
The Day, when you will start the summit attempt really early at 04:00 hrs. The entire route goes through snow and takes around 6-8 hours to reach till the summit of Kedarkanth. The wind gusts will definitely feel you much colder than any other point of the trek but that what's you are here for. We would rather say - " ENJOY THE DISCOMFORT ". After spending some time at the summit, start your descend and continue towards Hargaon campsite. Enjoy the evening under sky with the fresh memories of the summit.
This is last day of the trek and you will start comparatively late than previous days. You have to descend till Sankri via different route. After reaching Sankri, you will stay in same guest house / campsite like Day 1. Enjoy the evening and rest properly.
You will start your journey early after breakfast. It will take around 10 hrs to reach Dehradun, say at 7.30 - 8 PM. Please plan your next travel accordingly.
See you soon and cherish the Kedarkanth memories forever!
Trek Cost: Rs. 14,000 + GST 5%
- Transport - Ex-Dehradun
- 2 nights stay at Sankri in guest house / campsite on sharing basis
- Tent accommodation during trekking on sharing basis
- Dinner Day 1 to Breakfast Day 6
- Hot drinking water during the trek
- Necessary paper works and permit
- Sleeping bag for use during the trek
- Experienced guide and porters
- Necessary gears required for the trek
- All meals during the course of vehicular travel
- Anything which is extra that mentioned in the includes section
- Any sort of personal expenses apart from includes
- GST @ 5%
Following is the process of registration:
Step 1>> Booking Amount – Rs. 5,000 /- (Non-refundable in case of cancellation)
Step 1>> Fill the online registration form here – Enrollment Form
Step 2>> Medical Form
Print and submit the Medical declaration Form Download
Step 4>> Balance payment (1 month prior to your batch date)
Account Name: GIRIPREMI ADVENTURE FOUNDATION
Bank Name: HDFC Bank, FC Road Branch
A/c No. : 50200062745252
IFSC code: HDFC0000103
G-Pay Number: 8668548653
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1. If cancellation is made one month or more prior to the trek, we will refund 100% of the paid amount
2. If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to the trek, we will refund 50% of the paid amount
3. If the cancellation is made within 15 days prior to the trek, there will be no refund.
4. If the trek gets cancelled due to any any natural calamities like Uttarakhand floods, Nepal Earthquake, Covid-19 pandemic, we will refund the trek fees deducting actual expenses incurred depending on the stage of the trek.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is one of the best treks for an average trekker a stepping stone for your future Himalayan endeavors. However, you must listen to the GAF team’s advice. Before the trek, you should follow a fitness training module to prepare for this trek. Please fins a training module under *Resources Section*.
Trekkers are supposed to be in good physical conditions. You should increase the level of intensity of training over 2-3 months period. Apart from daily fitness, you should carry 4-6 KG load on your back during the practice treks. It will help you simulate the trekking conditions. Kedarkanth has moderate level uphill-downhill walk and on some specific trails, you may even have to climb little steeper.
Weather is mostly pleasant during the said season (January – February) but at the same time, clear skies lead to fall in temperature. It means that, it will be relatively colder post evening and at night. The wind gusts will definitely blow your mind during the summit attempt. Snowy conditions from the base camp to the summit. You must carry proper warm clothes for the trek so as to enjoy to the fullest.
2 Months Training Module for High Altitude Treks – Download
Acclimatization at high altitude – Download
Suggested Kit list – Download
(You can add or deduct number of things required as per the trek you choose. GAF Team will assist you to select apt things to carry)
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