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6 days
Availability : 20-10-2023, 10-11-2023, 24-11-2023, 08-12-2023, 22-12-2023, 29-12-2023
Min Age : 12+

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Location: Uttarakhand, India

Duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights

Trek gradient: Easy To Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 3,800 m (12,500 ft) above sea level

Distance: 26 Km

 Pickup/ Drop Point: Sankri, Uttarakhand

Best Season: Mid-September to June

Temperature: Winter: Day- 8 to 10°C, Night- 0 to -5°C  Spring: Day- 15 to 18°C, Night- 0 to 5°C  Summer: Day- 18 to 24°C, Night- 3 to 8°C  Autumn: Day- 10 to 15°C, Night- 0°C

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Overview of Kedarkantha trek

The Garhwal mountain ranges in Uttarakhand, India, are part of the Himalayan range, and at the Upper Garhwal Himalayas, Kedarkantha is located. The Kedarkantha Trek is a convenient hike that can be done at any time of year.

The Kedarkantha Trek begins with the Govind National Park, which is a treasure chest of vegetation and fauna, including leopards, bears, musk deer, and a variety of birds.  The uniqueness of this trip is the way it combines beautiful scenery with a tough path, adventure, and less hustle. The Kedarkantha Trek takes approximately 4 to 5 days to accomplish.

Kedarkantha Trek is an exalted Himalayan high summit in Uttarakhand. Govind Wildlife Sanctuary or Govind National Park is thelocation for the Kedarkantha Trek. Throughout the Kedarkantha trip, you will be treated to a unique assortment of flora and fauna. The greatest season to go on the Kedarkantha trip is in the winter; thus, most experienced trekkers opt to travel in December to gain the most out of this trek. Though it is enjoyable at any point of the year, the greatest time to visit this Snowy walk is in the winter.

The Kedarkantha Trek leads you through deep woodland and large snowfields. The difficulty level of the Kedarkantha Trek is easy to moderate, making it suitable for beginners. The altitude of the Kedarkantha Trek is approximately 12500 feet / 3800 meters. The days will be mild, but the evenings will be cold, with freezing temperatures as low as zero or further below zero. Despite the difficulties, the Kedarkantha walk offers a panoramic vista from the Summit.

The Kedarkantha journey is so spiritual that just saying the term conjures up beautiful images in your head. One of the first images that pique your interest is Lord Shiva seated atop an enormous Himalayan peak, pouring his blessings upon the universe. The Kedarkantha Summit is indeed a magnificently high summit in Uttarakhand Himalayas,

Kedarkantha Trek is a trekker’s paradise with its snow icy weather routes. If you’re looking for a brief escape from the humdrum activities of town life, try this for yourself, traverse your route through the vast green pine forests with cold breeze against your face hearing the voice of numerous fauna, and let the Kedarkantha trek experience lift your spirits.

Climatic overview of Kedarkantha trek

Kedarkantha during Summers: April, May, June

The Kedarkantha journey offers a magnificent lush green scenery with a variety of flowers blooming during the walk throughout the summer months. April clears away the last of the winter’s snow, revealing the land in lush greens and vibrant blooms. The hike trail softly weaves up through the lush forest cover of Oak and Pine to bring you to the swaying waters of Juda ka Taalab Lake. During the summer months, temperatures range from 6 degrees Celsius at night to around 20 degrees during the midday heat.


Kedarkantha during Monsoons: July, August, Mid-September

During the monsoon season, the region receives a lot of rain, making trekking difficult at times. However, if you’re looking for an adventure and want to push yourself, you may trek to the peak for a whole different perspective. You’ll be walking through rain, with grey and white clouds moving in and out. Rains cause a plethora of waterfalls to erupt, adding to the picturesque magnificence. Get adequate waterproof gear for the monsoons and an additional pair of warm clothes in case it turns cold at night.


Kedarkantha during Autumn: October, November

During the autumn season, the leaves begin to dry and fall off, and the colour of the meadows changes from green to brown, providing a completely new sensation. For novices, the fall months are ideal for trekking since the temperature is nice and the sights of the Himalayas are spectacular. During the fall months, the temperature ranges from a low of 2 degrees to a high of 15 degrees Celsius during the day.


Kedarkantha Trek in the Winters: December, January, February, March

The Kedarkantha trip is maybe the greatest winter trek in the Himalayas and snow trek in the Himalayas. A heavy covering of fresh white snow covers the whole hike path and surroundings. Because of the convergence of multiple Himalayan peaks, this part of the Himalayas receives early snow, and the quality of the snow is excellent. Its white powder makes it an excellent ski destination as well. The sight of a snow-covered woodland is both lovely and bizarre. It’s an event that immediately captures your heart and keeps you excited throughout. The Kedarkantha trek gets really chilly in the winters and temperature drops to -10 degrees and it adds more tinge of being on one of the best winter treks in the Himalayas.

Why Kedarkantha trek ?

Garhwal mountain ranges:

The Garhwal Himalayas are basically a set of mountain ranges in Uttarakhand, India. These mountains are also part of the Himalaya Sivalik Hills, which are situated in Himachal Pradesh and are the Himalaya’s outermost mountains. Kedarkantha Trek is located in the Upper Garhwal Himalayas and offers a year-round hiking opportunity.


 Kedarkantha Summit:

The Kedarkantha Summit is a magnificent mountain summit in Uttarakhand’s Himalayas. Before you reach the Summit, take a stroll in the middle of the night with torches illuminating the path and finally witnessing the sunrise from the mountaintop. With beautiful vistas in the background, reaching the Summit of Kedarkantha will undoubtedly make you feel as if you have only one life to live and that you are living it to the fullest.


Kedarkantha trail:

The Kedarkantha Trek is around 12500 feet (3800 meters) above sea level. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful campgrounds, each of which is distinctive in its own way and thus does not compare in beauty to any other campsite along the path. Kedarkantha is a stunning walk that provides photographers with the ideal opportunity to seize the magical moment of snow falling from the pine trees.  The Kedarkantha trip will provide you with an unforgettable view of the cosmos, lush meadows, snow trails, picturesque villages, aromatic pine forest, sky-scraping peaks, serene rivers, and mythological story murmurs.


 Frozen Juda ka Talab:

Juda Ka Talab is rather a high-altitude lake found on the Kedarkantha trek within Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district. According to mythology, Lord Shiva used to meditate in the freezing Juda ka Talab. This captivating destination offers breathtaking Himalayan views and is located at an altitude of 2,700 meters above sea level. It also serves as a camping place for trekkers seeking the peak of Kedarkantha (3,800 meters).


Govind National Park:

Govind PashuVihar National Park is a wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand, India, that was first created as a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and then upgraded to a national park. This is home to over 15 animal species and 150 bird species. The Black Bear, Musk Deer, Brown Bear, Bharal, Common Leopard, Himalayan Thar, Serow, and Snow Leopard Serow, are the most significant mammals here.

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Drop location


Price Includes

  • Guest house accomodation in Sankri on sharing basis on Day-1 & Day-5
  • Camping accomodation during trek on sharing basis
  • Camping essentials: Dome Tents, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent (traditional pit style), Sleeping bag, Microspikes, Gaiters, Harness & Carabineers
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea, Dinner during trek. Dinners in Sankri
  • Guide, Group Porter, Cook, Helper.
  • Stretcher evacuation
  • Portable Oxygen cylinder, Pulse oximeter, BP apparatus, Infrared thermometer & other staffs
  • Permits

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Transportation to & fro Dehradun- Sankri
  • Off-loading during the trek (can be arranged if requested before the commencement of the trek with a cost as per the local tariff).
  • In an event of an emergency evacuation, the trekker will be escorted till the nearest road end from where the further expenses of transportation, hotel/ hospital and food shall be managed and borne by that trekker. In such unfortunate event the trekker won’t be eligible for the refund or adjustment voucher.
  • Personal trekking gears like clothings, trekking shoes, trekking poles, toiletry and other items mentioned later in things to carry section.
  • Any cost escalation (accommodation, food, transportation) due to unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, pandemic crisis, sudden government policies or regulations
  • Any expense arising out of itinerary will have to be borne by the Trekker
  • Gratuity/ Tip


  • Always carry a valid original photo ID card with you.
  • Phone network of BSNL & occassionally of Jio is available at Sankri. Although the connectivity is erratic. Pro Tip: Try phone/video call from the summit of Kedarkantha.
  • Trekking is an activity where there are more than 50% chances of facing uncertainty, as you see it’s mentioned “Tentative” itinerary. Weather conditions, wildlife movements, permission changes can often force the trek leader to change the itinerary, distance or place.
  • Throughout the trek, starting from the pick up to the drop, the final decision will be taken by the trek leader and all the trekkers will be expected to abide to the same.
  • All participants are expected to have a fitness level, stamina and the ability to sustain harsh environments.
  • Every trekker will have to undergo a temperature and other vitals check every day.
  • Do weigh your Gears post packing. It should not exceed the range of 8-10 kg – preferably on the lighter side.
  • The last ATM is at Mori (on the way from Dehradun to Sankri). Although it is advisable to withdraw cash from Dehradun itself.
Booking terms
Confirmation policy
  • Email on booking@meandmountain.com or WhatsApp on +91-9051055011 the following details: Name of the participant(s), Name of the event, Date of the event, Email address (Note: This is not the Enrolment form) and proceed with the online payment either via the payment link shared via WhatsApp or the payment section on the website.
  • Mode of payment: only online
  • The participants will receive the Confirmation email and Ticket via email within 48 hours.
  • Ater the confirmation, you will need to send the dully filled, signed and scanned forms (Enrolment, Medical & Self-declaration) to booking@meandmountain.com, before commencement of the expedition.
  • The forms can be downloaded from the links below or ‘FORMS’ section in the home page.
  • It is mandatory for all the participants to submit all 3 forms before the expedition, in absence of which Me and Mountain shall have a full right to deny the entry of that participant to the particular expedition.
Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation done any time after the booking of the event shall be adjusted in any event later with ‘Me And Mountain Global Adventures Pvt Ltd’ only via Adjustment voucher. The Adjustment voucher will be valid for 1 year from the date of the event cancelled.
  • Refer the section on Cancellation/Refund Policy for the detail cancellation policy.
Discontinuation policy
  • In an event of a participant deciding on discontinuing the event mid-way due to any circumstance other than medical condition requiring emergency evacuation, he/she will require to do so by signing the ‘Discontinuation form’ after which he/she is set to go on own. In such situation the participant will neither be eligible for the Refund or the Adjustment voucher.
Reaching Basecamp

In order to reach our basecamp, Sankri. We have to reach Dehradun first. The nearest railway station is Dehradun Junction, which is well connected to major northern Indian towns, most notably New Delhi. Domestic flights from several important cities in India arrive at Jolly Grant Airport, which serves Dehradun. Regular bus connections to and from Dehradun are also available thanks to an efficient road network.

  • Reaching Dehradun by flight

Dehradun has its own airport, Jolly Grant Airport. This airport serves as a hub for regular flights from places like as New Delhi and Mumbai. This is 29.4 kilometres from Dehradun’s main city. When you arrive at the airport, you may easily get a prepaid cab to the city.


  • Reaching Dehradun by road

Regular bus services run to and from Dehradun. They function on a daily basis, whether during the day or at night. For the same journey, you may alternatively take a private or shared cab.


  • Reaching Dehradun by train

The railway network connects Dehradun to the rest of India via the Dehradun railway station. Rail services to and from Dehradun are available on a regular basis. The most well-known is the Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express, which runs from New Delhi Railway Station at a top speed of 120 km/h.

Tentative Itinerary
May change as per the local authority permission & availability of accommodation

Day 1Dehradun to Sankari Drive

Distance – 200kms

Driving time – 9-10 hrs

Altitude – Sankri, 1920m

The Kedarkantha Trek will begin from Dehradun Railway Station. We’ll make our way to Sankri through Mussoorie, the Queen of the Hills. The distance between Dehradun and Sankri is around 200 kilometers, with a driving time of 9 to 10 hours. We will go from Mussoorie to Sankri via the beautiful Yamuna and Tons rivers. The road also runs through lovely pine trees. From Mussoorie forward, snow-capped mountains begin to appear on the horizon. On the way to Sankri, we’ll pass through the breathtaking scenery of “Kempty Falls.” We will arrive in Sankri in the evening when the sun will be sinking behind the mountain ranges. Sankri base camp offers a stunning view of all four peaks in the Swargarohini range. We’ll spend the night in Sankri under a bright sky filled with millions of stars.

Day 2Sankari to Juda lake by trek

Trekking time – 4-5 hrs

Altitude – Juda-ka-Talab, 2800m

We’ll start the day with a delicious, tasty breakfast before embarking on our moderate hiking journey. The final location would take about 4 to 5 hours to reach. We shall travel through deep Kedarkantha woods. We will go through Saur village while ascending, and we will catch fleeting vistas of snow-covered Himalayan ranges, but the most beautiful view on our Kedarkantha Trek is still to come. The route winds through deep pine forests, maple trees, and a few streams before opening up to a stunning Juda Ka Talab (Juda lake) at the top of 2800m. We’ll stroll for an hour to the meadows, where we’ll spend the night. Tents will be used for overnight accommodation.


Day 3Juda lake to Kedarkantha basecamp

Trekking time – 4-5 hrs

Altitude – Kedarkantha Basecamp, 3836m

We will begin our trek to Kedarkantha basecamp. Today will be a busy day for the photographers since the walking path is beautiful, with broad vistas on all sides and large snowfields adorned with green patches. Our destination, on the other hand, is much more magnificent. When we approach the Kedarkantha base, look for white peaks that make a wide arc from left to right. We’ll spend the night camping under the stars. Enjoy your meal while shooting stars sweep across the sky.

Day 4Kedarkantha basecamp to Kedarkantha peak summit and back to Juda lake

Altitude- Kedarkantha peak, 3810m

Imagine the splendor of the top if the Kedarkantha Trek base is this magnificent. The summit climb from Kedarkantha basecamp to Kedarkantha peak starts at 3am. The initial ascend is gradual where you trek under your headtorch’s light. The later part of the trail is rocky, steeper and narrower. Trekkers will be rewarded for their efforts with a stunning dawn vista of the whole western Himalayan range. We’ll spend some time at the peak before returning to the base camp for lunch at about noon. The walk down to Kedarkantha base camp is via a route different from the one taken for the ascend. Initial trail is steeper but less rocky. You will see many trekkers gliding their way down the snowy slope, however we do not recommend the same due to risk of injuring oneself if accidently hit a rock hidden under the snow. The overall descend is breathtaking with a beautiful view of the wide range of Himalayan range around you. We’ll arrive at Kedarkantha base camp from where we descend further after the lunch. We reach Juda lake in the evening and have dinner at camp.


Day 5Juda lake to Sankri by trek

It is one of the most magnificent descent paths in the Himalayas. This trial allows you to see the entire Himalayan range one last time. We will arrive at Sankri in the evening by afternoon. When we get to Sankri, we will check into the guesthouse and rest. Make the most of this day by exploring Sankri. We’ll have our meal under a sky filled with millions and billions of stars. 

Day 6Depart from Sankri to Dehradun

We will wake up in the morning to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the magnificent mountains. Later, we’ll eat breakfast and pack our belongings before returning to Dehradun. From here you will depart for your final destination and the amazing journey will come to an end.

Diet recommendation
  • Consume less spicy diet at least 7 days prior to the expedition
Things to carry
Layering the upper body during trek
  • Layer-1: Body warmer
  • Layer-2: Dry-fit T-shirts
  • Layer-3: Fleece jacket
  • Layer-4: Down/ synthetic padded Jacket
  • Gloves
Layering the lower body during trek
  • Trekking trousers
  • Polyester/ active-wear socks
  • Trekking boots
Layering the upper body in the campsite
  • Layer-1: Body warmer
  • Layer-2: Dry-fit T-shirts
  • Layer-3: Sweater
  • Layer-4: Fleece jacket
  • Layer-5: Down/ synthetic padded Jacket
  • Gloves
Layering the lower body in the campsite
  • Layer-1: Body warmer
  • Layer-2: Trekking trouser
  • Polyester/ active-wear socks
  • Woollen socks
Clothing for layering upper and lower body
Other essential items