Kedarkantha Trek , Uttarakhand

6 Days

Trip facts

  • Home Stays and Camps
  • 10-15
  • Tempo Traveller or Bus
  • Trip Captain available
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Winter
  • 5-6 hours


Kedarkantha Trek Overview

About the kedarkantha trekking :

Kedarkantha is such a popular winter trek that it would be apt to entitle it as the Queen of Winter Treks. Knee-deep snow in winters, mesmerizing view from the top, and the beautiful and easy trails make it popular among trekkers. The ‘easy on endurance’ trail goes through the thick pine forests of Govind National Park. The views from the top are worth climbing to an altitude of 12,500 ft.

Kedarkantha trek will give you an inimitable view of the cosmic sky, lush meadows, snow paths, charming villages, scented pine forest, sky-knocking peaks, tranquil rivers, and some mythological story whispers.

Kedarkantha Trekking Quick Facts:

Start/ End Point of the Trek: Sankri village

Duration: 6D/5N

Kedarkantha Trek Distance: 20 km

Kedarkantha Trek Height: 12,500 ft

Kedarkantha Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate

Kedarkantha Trek Temperature: Day (8°C to 15°C) and Night: (-5°C to 3°C)

Best Time to do Kedarkantha Trekking: November to April

Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

How to reach Dehradun:

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport serves Dehradun domestically, with regular flights coming in from major metro cities in India.

By Train: The nearest railway station is the Dehradun junction, which is well connected to major cities from all over India.

By Road: Dehradun is well connected through road network. You can either drive to Dehradun or hire a cab/taxi to reach Dehradun from Delhi or any other nearby cities. Regular bus services also prevail to and fro Dehradun through an excellent roadways network.

Things To Carry for Kedarkantha Trek

  • Back pack (50-60l) (Mandatory Item)
  • Head torch (Mandatory Item)
  • Walking stick (Mandatory Item)
  • Hiking shoes (Mandatory Item)
  • Rain cover
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Water bottle
  • Fleece jackets and thermals
  • Thermal inners
  • Woollen cap, socks, mittens & scarf
  • Warm clothes
  • Day pack (20-30l)

Kedarkantha Trek Policies

Confirmation Policy

As soon as you pay, you will receive a confirmation email from SHALLWEGOO

The remaining amount needs to be paid before the date of travel.

Refund Policy

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fee

Kedarkantha Trek Highlights

  • Kedarkantha is a trek blushing with beauty, giving photographers a perfect opportunity to capture the snow falling from the pine trees that looks like magic dust
  • The ‘I rule the world’ pose at the top of Kedarkantha Summit will make a wonderful profile pic and with stunning views in the backdrop, it will make your friends jealous too!
  • Experience the lovely campsites, where every site is unique in its own way and does not match the beauty with any other campsites in the journey
  • Get a chance to camp around frozen Juda ka Talab where was once a place for meditation of Lord Shiva
  • Experience walking in the middle of the night in, the head torches lighting the way and watching the sunrise from the top of a mountain before you reach Summit


Arrive at Dehradun and start your journey towards Sankri village
Drive along Yamuna and Tons river, with pine forests surrounding your way and enjoy the beauty of nature at its best
After the breezy ride reach Sankri and check-in to the comfortable campsite
Enjoy a lip-smacking dinner at the campsite
Overnight stay at Sankri

After breakfast, you will set out on the hike from Saur Village and start climbing up
Along the way, we will cross several high-altitude suspension bridges and small villages
Reach the lake called Juda Ka Talab, where Lord Shiva had opened a small lock of his hair and water dripped from his hair forming this huge lake
Step out of your camps and witness the starlit sky bedside the frozen lake
Overnight stay at Juda Ka Talab

Enjoy breakfast at Juda Ka Talab, and head towards Kedarkantha base
Immerse yourself in the beauty of snow-lined path and patches of green that surrounds your way
In case the weather is harsh, comfort yourself at the safe and equipped Gujjar huts
The imposing view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana will knock the breath straight out of you
Upon reaching the campsite, mark the end of the day with a wonderful dinner and retire to the tents for the night
Overnight stay at the Kedarkantha base

Post Breakfast get ready for the ultimate adventure
Start early at around 2 am in the morning and it will take anywhere between 7 to 8 hours to get to the summit
You will get to feel the welcoming and filtered sunrays from the mountains of the Yamunotri and Gangotri range and also of Kinner Kailash ranges.
On reaching the summit, your jaw is going to drop and your eyes will not blink as you see the sun rising from the summit
After spending some time at the summit and will start descending and walk all the way down to base camp
Reach the campsite and end the day with a delicious dinner

Enjoy the delicious breakfast at the base camp
As you descend to Sankri village, get ready to listen to some interesting local stories shared by your guide
Continue on the trail and admire the views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas
Arrive at the tiny Sankri village and share your trekking stories with your friends over a cup of coffee
Overnight stay at Sankri village

After a mouth-watering breakfast, board the vehicle and start driving back towards Dehradun
Arrive in Dehradun by around late afternoon or evening
Kedarkantha trek package ends here with beautiful memories


  • Accommodation in Guest house/Home stay/Camping
  • Meals while on trek (Veg.)
  • Trekking equipments like comfortable sleeping bag, thick mattress, separate kitchen & dinning tent, crampon, utensils
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • Oxygen cylinder, first aid medical kits and stretcher
  • Professional Trek Leader (Mountaineering qualified), Guide, and Support staff.
  • Staff insurance.


  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Food during the transit
  • Insurance
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head

Kedarkantha Trek FAQs

What is the best time for Kedarkantha trek?

Kedarkantha trekking can be done most of the year, but the best time is between November to April when the roads are submerged under a blanket of snow and the snow-covered alpines look beautiful! June to September are months to be avoided for trekking because it rains very heavily and walking gets difficult.

What is the temperature during Kedarkantha Trek?

Generally, the recommended period to go on the Kedarkantha trek is between December to April. In these months day temperature is 8°C and night temperature is -5°C to 3°C.

What is the Kedarkantha trek height?

The Kedarkantha trek height is about 3,810 meters, which is approximately 12,500 ft. high. The trek is a perfect 20 KM long trail where you can witness the beguiling beauties of the Himalayas and feast the eyes with snow-covered pathways. The route is arched with the alpine thickets and the wide array of fauna and fauna are a plus to its beauty.

As the trek height is quite high it gets cold as soon as the altitude increases and the oxygen supply also drops. If you are planning a visit to this high altitude make sure that you are not suffering from any breathing problems!

What will be the Kedarkantha trek route?

Day 1 – Drive from Dehradun – Sankri (7-8 hours for 186 KM)

Day 2 – Trek from Sankri – Juda-ka-Talab (3-4 hours for 4 KM)

Day 3 – Trek from Juda-ka-Talab – Kedarkantha Base (3 hours for 4 KM)

Day 4 – Trek from Kedarkantha base – Kedarkantha peak; descend to Juda-Ka-Talab (6 KM)

Day 5 – Trek from Juda-Ka-Talab – Sankri (6 KM)

Day 6 – Drive back from Sankri to Dehradun (7-8 hours for 186 KM)

How long is Kedarkantha winter trek?

In terms of distance, the trek from Sankri to Kedarkantha is 20 KM long. In terms of days, the trek is four days long, which includes two and a half days to ascend and one and a half days to descend. An additional day prior and after the trek is reserved for travelling to and from Dehradun. The entire trek is 6 days long.

How difficult is the Kedarkantha trek?

The Kedarkantha Trek is an easy one and that is the reason it is opted by a number of beginners. To make your first trekking expedition a memorable one this trek always a great choice. The best time for this trek is in the winter season is from November to April as the terrains are all snow-covered and the views of the Garhwal Himalayas will melt your heart away. The trek is about 20 km long and you need 4 active days to complete this trek, so make sure that you keep yourself hydrated and carry enough warm clothes.

When does it snow on kedarkantha trek?

If you are taking the Kedarkantha trek from the month of December to the month of April, you will definitely find snow. The snowfall in this region generally starts from the month of December and lasts till the third week of April.

How much distance will we cover each day on the Kedarkantha trekking tour?

Day 1 – Drive from Dehradun to Sankri – 186 KM

Day 2 – Trek from Sankri to Juda-ka-Talab – 4 KM

Day 3 – Trek from Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha Base – 4 KM

Day 4 – Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Peak and back to Juda-ka-Talab – 6 KM

Day 5 – Trek from Juda-Ka-Talab to Sankri – 6 KM

Day 6 – Drive back from Sankri to Dehradun – 186 KM

What type of vehicles will be used for transportation?

The journey from Dehradun to Sankri and back is by car. An SUV like the Tata Sumo or similar will be provided for group transport. The rest of the journey is a trek on foot.

Which type of shoes should I bring on Kedarkantha trekking tour?

Please do not carry the normal sports shoes. As you need the good traction during the trek, shoes from Woodland or Forclaz 500 is a recommended choice.

What makes Kedarkantha a great trek for beginners?

The trek route leading up to Kedarkantha is an easy one which is why it is preferred by beginners. The roads aren’t very steep and there are just a few ascends and descends that first-timers can enjoy.

Moreover, the trekking pole makes it easier to walk even if the roads are submerged under the snow. The route is home to lush greenery and beautiful streams, along with verdant valleys, maple trees, and pine forests which make the journey a picturesque one.

I am a first timer. Should I go for Kedarkantha Trekking?

Yes, definitely. The Kedarkantha trek route is considered to be easy to moderate which means it is suitable for beginners. The journey beginners at 6400 ft. and you have to travel up to 12500 ft., but the roads aren’t very steep with just a few ascends and descend along the way.

Each day you walk for approximately 5-6 hours which is considered the regular trek pace even for amateurs and are accompanied by expert guides. You’re welcomed by beautiful snow-laden roads and alpines along the way, which make the long walk absolutely worth it.

Is Kedarkantha winter trek easy?

Yes, the Kedarkantha Trek is considered an easy one, which is why most beginners opt for it as well. The snow-laden roads and dense forests are easy to walk through, except for the point between the base camp and the peak, where the climb can get slightly strenuous. Apart from that, the distance covered ranges from 4-6 KM per day at moderate speed, making this trek an easy one.

How much weight will I have to carry?

It is advisable to carry a 6L backpack, weight to be carried will depend on your requirements and capacity.

What's the Kedarkantha weather in December?

In December, Kedarkantha weather ranges between -15°C to 5°C. Being at a height of 12,500 feet, the temperature drops as you climb higher and the winds become more chilly. There is also a very good chance of experiencing snow while trekking in December.


Why plan Kedarkantha trek in November?

Kedarkantha trek is best enjoyed in November because the weather is pleasant and not bone-chilling. There is a good chance of clear skies which won’t play spoilsport to your trip and camping becomes easier in good weather. In November, the famous Juda-Ka-Talab, won’t be frozen, so you can enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the lake with the snow-capped mountains in the background.

What's the Kedarkantha weather in October?

Kedarkantha weather in the month of October is quite pleasing and one can have a gala time witnessing the natural grandeur. The temperature ranges from 4 to 14-degree Celsius that means that the nights are cold while the days are warm making it apt for trekking.

Another great thing about trekking Kedarkantha in this month is that you can witness the clear skies contrasting with the lush greens of the upland.

What medicines should I carry before going to Kedarkantha trekking?

A basic medical kit and medical devices like oxygen cylinders and oxi-meters are included in the Kedarkantha trek cost and tour guides are trained to handle first aid situations. Apart from this, if you have a certain medical condition or require specific medication, you will need to bring it along on the trek.

Are Kedarnath and Kedarkantha the same?

No, Kedarnath and Kedarkantha are two different places. Kedarnath is a hindu pilgrimage spot that is located in Uttarakhand that is home to Kedarnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. On the other hand, Kedarkantha happens to be a mountainous peak in Uttarakhand that is widely famous for its trekking trail. Both the places are about 100 km away from each other.

Is kedarkantha trek safe in december?

Yes, Kedarkantha Trek is completely safe and thrilling in the month of December. The temperature falls down to almost -15 degree celsius to 5 degree celsius. At an altitude of 12,500 feet above the ground, the chilly winds will challenge you every single minute and churn out unforgettable experiences for you.

Can we visit kedarkantha trek in august?

Yes, you can definitely visit Kedarkantha trek in the month of August as the place would be ready with plenty of rainy showers for you. The trek would be really challenging but that’s one of the best times to enjoy real adventure.

What to carry for kedarkantha trek?

  • Woollen clothes
  • Windproof jacket
  • Hiking shoes, Snow boots, sandals or slippers
  • Walking stick or a trekking pole
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sunscreen lotions
  • Lip balm
  • Torch with extra batteries.
  • Toiletries: Sanitizer, tissues, liquid soaps, paste and toothbrush
  • Medicines
  • Phone chargers or power bank
  • Raincoat, extra shirts/t-shirts, and trekking pants
  • Identity card
  • Insulated water bottle
  • Woollen fleece jackets


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