The Kedarkantha trek is a standout amongst other trekking encounters that you can get in the event that you are an admirer of trekking. India has numerous things to offer beginning from the incredible mountains to the remote areas. You can appreciate a wide range of experiences in the midst of the excellence of nature in India. Trekking is one of the most fascinating and carefree exercises that can be delighted in the mountain ranges. The Kedarkantha Trek locale is all brimming with mountains so it will be a good thought to go for Kedarkantha trek in Uttarakhand. Underneath all the essential and fundamental data identified with the Kedarkantha trek is given in incredible detail that will assist you with planning your outing for trekking in the Kedarkantha.
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|Short Itinerary||Dehradun – Sankri – Juda Ka Talab – Kedarkantha Base – Kedarkantha Peak – Hargaon – Sankri – Dehradun|
|Total Distance||20 km|
|Altitude Gain||1,968 to 3,810 m|
|Nearest Railway Station||Dehradun (DDN)|
|Nearest Airport||Dehradun (DED)|
|Nearest Inter State Bus Station||Dehradun|
|Nearest Local Bus Station||Sankri|
|Nearest Medical Facility||Sankri|
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Kedarkantha Trek is a moderate level trek. The summit is a bit steep and because of snow and cold weather, it becomes more challenging. Yes, you have to follow a strict fitness routine and prepare your body before going for this trek.
Kedarkantha trek is around 10 km from sankri to Kedarkantha peak. It will take about 4 days to complete the trek to and fro from Sankri.
No Kedarkantha and Kedarnath are not the same. Kedarkantha peak is situated within Govind wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand whereas Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on Garhwal Himalayan Range of Uttarakhand.
April is the month when the snow starts melting. You may or may not find snow if you are visiting this month. Moreover, Beyond this month there will be no snowfall. So if you are planning to do it in April, It is advised you check the weather forecast or ask our team for the current situation.
Yes, It is safe provided you have proper gears and itineraries. Most of the people try to do the summit in December only. The temperature can range from -5 to 3 °C so make sure you carry proper clothing to protect you from extreme cold.
Sometimes due to heavy rainfall, landslides or snowfall, the government may ban tourism activities. To know if Trekking is open or banned right now you can mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
No the network in Kedarkantha is very unreliable, the Last point where you might get signal is sankri. It is advised that if you want to inform anyone you should do it in Dehradun itself.
The distance is about 400 km.
From Dehradun, you can take a Bus to Sankri. There are very few local buses which you will get early in the morning at 6 am or 7 am. You can catch them at Prince Chowk in Dehradun. It will take around 10 hrs by these buses to reach sankri.
Kedarkantha Peak is an altitude of 12,500 ft or 3810 m.
Kedarkantha is a winter Trek and therefore you need to protect yourself from extreme cold. Try to bring Thermals, Jackets, Warm cap, Gloves other than this you also need the proper gear to walk on the snow which includes waterproof trekking shoes, gaiters, crampons, Sunglasses, and Trekking poles. Carry a headlamp for proper visibility in less light and other toiletries as required.
Winter season from December to April is the best time for Kedarkantha Trek. During this period Kedarkantha is fully covered with snow. It is the best time to witness the true beauty of the Kedarkantha peak and the valley around it.
Yes, Kedarkantha is a long trek and you need a proper guide who has complete information about the area. Locals will be the best guides as they know the area very well. If you book the package guide is included with it.
Yes, if you are coming solo and thinking of joining one of our group, then you can go ahead for it. However, if you wish to do it all alone it might be risky if you are doing it for the first time.
Yes, Kedarkantha Starts receiving rainfall by the month of December.
There are lots of options available at base camp Sankri where you can rent trekking gears. The exact price we cannot mention as it is not managed by us. Wherever you rent any gear make sure it is in good condition before after starting the trek you won’t have any option to replace or rent new gear on the way.
Kedarkantha means “Throat of Lord Shiva”. According to Indian Mythology Lord Shiva meditated here and the droplets falling from Shiva’s hair formed the water body known as “Juda ka Talab”.
Yes, the trek is easy in the beginning and moderate in the end. But make sure you have proper gears and equipment as mentioned otherwise you will have a hard time doing this trek.
You can take a bus or hire a cab from Dehradun to Sankri. The journey takes around 10 hours. Make sure you catch the buses early morning (between 6 am to 7 am). After that, it will be difficult to get any bus.
Yes. It is absolutely safe for couples. And lots of couples have already done it. The tour guide will be there with the group and take care of everything.
You have to follow a strict fitness routine one month before going to Kedarkantha Trek. Make sure you go for jogging and walking regularly and do some basic stretching exercises. Also, perform squats and climb up and down a flight of stairs daily.
From Sankri it will take 4 days and from Dehradun, it will take a total of 6 Days to complete the Trek.
The total distance of Kedarkantha Trek is approximately 20 to 23 km.
Yes, there are lots of options for booking homestays at Sankri. Make sure you book them beforehand. In our package stay at Sankri is already included.
Yes, it is absolutely safe for female travelers. If you join the group you will find other females in the same group or any other group which will be going along.
Sankri is the starting point of Kedarkantha Trek.
The temperature at Kedarkantha stays in the range of -5°C to 17°C throughout the year. For the latest updates about the weather, you can contact our team on email@example.com.
Juda ka Talab is a campsite used by trekkers to stay who are going for Kedarkantha Trek.
Never try this or any other trek in the Himalayas on your own until you are 100% sure about everything. Don’t try to attempt any trek after reading blogs or watching some videos. You think you can do it after collecting all the information but reaching the place and navigating the trail is a different thing.
In Hindu mythology, After the war of Kurukshetra, Pandavas were searching for Lord Shiva in Varanasi to compensate for their sins, but Lord Shiva was extremely angry about the loss and dishonesty in the war and didn’t want to meet them so he disguised himself in the form of Bull (Nandi) and Went to Garhwal Ranges in the Himalayas. Pandavas who were not able to find him at Varanasi went to the Himalayas where Bheema spotted this Bull and identified it to be Lord Shiva. He held on to it, not letting him go. In the struggle, the bull was torn into five parts which resulted in panch Kedar; Kedarnath – Back of Lord Shiva, Kapaleshwar – Hairs of Lord Shiva, Rudranath – Face of Lord Shiva and Kedarkantha – Throat of Lord Shiva. There is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at the summit.
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