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Amazing end and fabulous start we had 2021. This was our first time we were all cousins together... This was i guess best decision i made to visit and ...
Every one has their own story, this story is about me and friends, thought i was able to complete my complete trek, but yet its has a wonderful experie...
Upon your arrival in Dehradun, drive along the scenic vicinity of Mussorrie and the stunning Yamuna River to reach Sankari; have your lunch during the route.
All through this long journey, the pictorial pine forests, snow-clad peaks and the scenic views will keep you engrossed with fun and excitement.
Post arrival in Sankari, check-in into the hotel and relax for the day.
As the temperature during the trek might get to the minimum level, it is also important to get acclimatised with the atmosphere; overnight stay in the hotel.
Today will be the first day of the winter trek to Kedarkantha!
After having a delicious breakfast in the hotel, begin with a slow and gradual hike to the Saur Village, from where the trek will continue trailing upwards.
Climbing uphill from Saur hamlet, reach the Juda-ka-Talab, a small yet quintessential pond that freezes completely during the winters.
From the banks of the lake, you can also enjoy the panoramic views of the snow-clad peak of the mighty Himalayan range and continue hiking through the scenic locales and arrive at the campsite called Shepherd Camp.
The camp is called such as when the meadows flourishes during the summers, the local shepherds use them as a grazing ground for their sheep; overnight stay in tents.
Today's trek will take you through a magnificent trail that leads to Kedarkantha!
After having breakfast in the Shepherd Camp, begin with the day's trek through lush snow-fields with sparse green patches between them.
The charm and allurement of this trail is truly a delight for the shutterbugs.
Traversing through the snow-covered vicinity; you will reach a campsite at the base of Kedarkantha that is fringed with snow-clad trees and offers stunning views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Kalanag peaks.
Check-in into the campsite and retire for the day; overnight stay will be in tents.
Waking up today morning, prepare yourself for an exhausting trek to Kedarkantha summit.
Though today's trek won't be a long one, it requires time, energy and the spirit to ascend forward.
Starting early morning from the basecamp, trek over the hard blanket of snow and after 4-5 hours, you will reach the Kedarkantha Peak.
Enjoy awe-inspiring views from the peak; witness panoramic views of the Yumnotri, Gangotri, Kinner Kailash and other Himalayan Ranges.
Spend pleasant and overwhelming moments at the summit before embarking on the back trek to the basecamp; overnight stay in tents.
Today will be the last day of this astounding snow trekking to Kedarkantha.
After having breakfast at the campsite, start with the down trek to Sankri.
Though the trek will be comparatively easier, one needs to be careful as the descending slopes also offer slippery trails at times.
On arrival in Sankri, check-in into a cosy hotel and enjoy the day with scenic views all around; overnight stay at the hotel.
Post today's breakfast in the hotel, you will be driven back to Dehradun.
With your arrival in Dehradun, this stunning snow trek to Kedarkantha expedition will come to an end.
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Rated : 4.0
Amazing end and fabulous start we had 2021. This was our first time we were all cousins together... This was i guess best decision i made to visit and capture such a beautiful place of India. Completed our summit on 1 of jan. Amazing hospitality provided by thrillophilians.. But wanna suggest u had better be looking after ur coordination... U can do more good.
Rated : 5.0
Every one has their own story, this story is about me and friends, thought i was able to complete my complete trek, but yet its has a wonderful experience we had, full of joy, the first time being in tent was difficult to deal with, but the nature, its beauty its attractiveness site bound me to fall in love with it. We are unable to explain this in my words but its awesome. But one thing I would request to do give clear presentation of the person coming back or stuck with the half trek, that was a mess apart from it this was the best feeling ever .
Rated : 5.0
Awesome experience throughout this trekking journey. It was a dehradun to dehradun itinerary. The trek leader, your guide and the entire team was full of energy. Day 1 and Day 2 was full of views and then you experience the summit. The view from top can't be explained!
Rated : 5.0
was an amazing experiance...loved the the who;e crew who helped us and our guide Mukesh was so amazing and looked after us It was one of the thrilling treks in Uttrakhand. It is moderate to difficult level, you can go as a group or solo, no tension at all as Thrillophilia arranged everything for you for safety and all, the company has a good operator and staff who would never leave you behind, the cost was affordable but the expereince was amazing. i loved the food aswell ...wasnet very easy trek but its worth it The trek was was very good. i went as a solo traveller, a bit scared being a girl and also it was first time i was travelling alone. the people were amazing, the trek consisted of 6 members plus guides and helpers. it was the best time i had in my life. will cheerish this time and the people i meet. i have bonded so well that i feel i knoe them since ages. but amazing time and a beautifu place
Rated : 5.0
I just completed my kedarkantha trekk a few days bck. Overall it was one of the most memorable treks I have been on. The views from the base camp and the summit were simply amazing. Our trekk leaders mr. Pramod rana and ms. Neelam were very helpful and took great care of us. The only issue I had was that there weren't sufficient number of tents for toilets according to the number of people in the group. Rest everything was good.
Rated : 5.0
well managed trip
Rated : 5.0
First snow experience and hands down it was amazing. The arrangements made by the org. was satisfactory, food and guide was decent too. Must choose thrillophilia as they are quite experienced tourism. Also, not to forget everything was organised and on time Thank you for lovely memories
Rated : 4.0
It was one of the thrilling treks in Uttrakhand. It is moderate to difficult level, you can go as a group or solo, no tension at all as Thrillophilia arranged everything for you for safety and all, the company has a good operator and staff who would never leave you behind, the cost was affordable but the expereince was amazing.
Rated : 5.0
Just loved the trek to the fullest. The extreme cold of winter can be best felt at this trek. The trail is completely covered with snow and makes it really difficult to go for the summit walk but once you reach the summit it rewards you with the best mountain views.
Rated : 5.0
Well done team, we get exactly as the itinerary planned by you, no-rush, and no-issues at all the entire trip.
Kedarkantha peak winter trek is a great trek to do in winters during the month of October to December & in May also. During this time you can see the clear view of the region and snow filled campsites. Each campsite turns into a fairyland in the snow. During the springtime too this trek can be done as the forests come alive in this season, and the snow stays in parts all the way until April.
This trek begins easy but gets moderately difficult with every passing day. It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.
The following checklist should help you with your packing:
- As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
- Hiking boots
- Trainers or sandals for river crossings and camp use
- Walking socks (3 pairs)
- Spare laces
- Trekking trousers
- Waterproof overtrousers
- Thermal base layer - leggings
- Baselayer shirts (short sleeve and 1 long sleeve) or T-shirts
- Fleece jacket or warm jumper
- Waterproof jacket
- Sunhat and Warm hat
- Gloves or mittens
- Daypack 30 litres
- Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
- Headtorch and spare batteries
- Water bottles 1 litre (x2)
- Sleeping bag (comfort rated -10ºC) (minus 15ºC for late November and December trips)
- Washbag and toiletries
- Antibacterial handwash
- Basic First Aid Kit including antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
- Small padlock
You should carry high-ankle trekking shoes. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For this particular trek, shoes with thick souls are recommended.
There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. All meals will be provided. This would include nutritional vegetarian meals, with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.
Carrying medicines is important while trekking anywhere in the world. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option. During the trek you may not have access to pharmacies. So it’s better to have medications ready. Yes, you can carry diamox and can be taken too if having sickness/nausea.
Indian mobile networks do not work for most part of this trek. Vodafone and BSNL are the only mobile networks that work in patches along the way (but are inconsistent).
When it comes to trekking in India in winter, the Kedarkantha trek would be your best bet. From December to April, Kedarkantha makes for a terrific trek in virgin snow, with pretty campsites and astonishingly wide clearings in the forests.
You are likely to come across snow just as you cross the 10,000 ft mark, lying on the forest floor among the pine trees. When you reach the meadows, a huge blanket of white is likely to surround you in every direction.
The average temperature in the day time will be 8°C to 15°C and in the night time it will fall to -5°C to 3°C.
This trek is begins easy but gets moderately difficult with every passing day. It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.
Transportation from Dehradun (start) to Dehradun (end) can be availed at an extra cost (choose 'Including Transport' while booking the package). Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Scorpio, Tempo Traveller or similar kind of vehicles will be available for transport.
Kedarkantha winter trek usually originates from Sankri; which can be easily reached from Dehradun and takes the trekkers through the immaculate beauty of the vicinity. From snow-capped Himalayan peaks to a frozen pond, meadows covered with snow to some of the other mesmerizing peaks, this trek offers all the marvels, a trekker can wish for!
Starting from Sankari you will be taken to Juda-Ka-Talab than to Shepherd Camp. You will further trek to Kedarkantha basecamp and finally, will be taken to Kedarkantha to witness the beauty of nature.
The difficulty level of the Kedarkatha Trek is from easy to moderate. Kedarkantha is suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. Anyone who is physically fit can do this trek easily. You will need an optimum level of fitness for this trek. Each day you will be trekking for 5 to 6 hours during the trek.
We will cover anywhere between 8-15kms a day barring the days left out for sightseeing, travelling and other tourist activities.
For girls, trekking is extremely safe. Vendors have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.
Highest altitude of the Kedarkantha peak winter trek will be 12,500 ft.
The Kedarkantha winter trek tour starts from Dehradun. However, the trek itself starts from Sankri. From Sankri, the trekking trail makes its way to the Kedarkantha Base Camp through Juda Ka Talab, and then makes its way back to Dehradun again.
The trekking journey commences from Sankri. One can reach Sankri from Dehradun via a drive through Mussoorie. It takes around ten hours to travel from Dehradun to Sankri by car.
It takes around 6 days to complete the Kedarkantha trek in winters, between the months of December and April.
The Kedarkantha peak sits at a height of 3810 meters, that is 12,500 feet above the sea level. The trek itself sprawls across 20 kilometers, making its way to scenic alpine forests.
The difficulty level of the Kedarkantha Winter trek is deemed to be moderate. Owing to its staggering height, the uphill ascent may prove to be beset with challenges for first time trekkers. The first 10,000 feet is pretty easy to scale, and the difficulty of the trek increases gradually.
The trek may prove to be somewhat strenuous when you get closer to the Kedarkantha peak, as this area is especially steep and difficult to scale compared to the previous distance.
Yes, it is absolutely safe to do the Kedarkantha Snow Trek in December. In fact, it is recommended to do the trek during this time. During this time, the mountains are clad with snow, and the beauty of the scene is unparalleled.
However, the temperature during these months generally tends to drop below freezing level, and one must take precautions by donning adequate clothing for the trip.
No, the Kedarkantha Winter trek cannot be done solo, neither is it recommended. The trek is generally done in a big group, and led by an experienced trek guide.
The trek tour offered by Thrillophilia, spanning across 6 days and 5 nights, costs only Rs. 8,200/- per adult person, with special discounts on group bookings. The price is inclusive of meals, stays, transport as well as other amenities.
Yes, it is possible to take kids to the Kedarkantha peak trek in winter. Owing to its moderate difficulty level, the trek would not be terribly tough for children. In fact, it is an ideal tour for kids who want to enjoy the sight of the snow for the first time.
However, it is recommended not to bring along children who have to be carried by a parent to the trek. This would make the climb more strenuous and difficult for the concerned parent.
Yes, Kedarkantha winter trek is an absolute must-visit for both trekking enthusiasts as well as beginner trekkers who are looking for a perfect first experience. The winter trek trail takes its trekkers through one of the most scenic trekking trails, across Alpine forests and snow-clad mountains. The trek itself is easy to moderate, and can be attempted by everyone.
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