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Kedarkantha Trek


5 N/6 D

-8°C - 15°C

12,467 Ft.

12 Km Trekking


Are you ready to step out of the ordinary and trek into a realm of breathtaking beauty with an adventurous rush? If yes, then you must enter the realm of the Kedarkantha trek! A trek is famous for winter trekking not only in Uttarakhand but also in the whole of India. The Kedarkantha promises adventure and a rendezvous with nature in its purest, most awe-inspiring state.

Kedarkantha is about 3,800 meters in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is an excellent winter trek destination woven by the artful hands of nature. Treks are a great way to face the challenges of nature and strengthen yourself physically and mentally. This site associated with Hindu mythology was the main abode of Lord Shiva’s meditation. Along with the spiritual heritage, Kedarkantha is also associated with the mysteriously frozen lake of Juda Ka Taal, which attracts every trekker towards it. Its main attraction at the trek’s final stop, the Kedarkantha peak, has stunning views of the Himalayas, including the Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba peaks. If you, too, yearn for the magical views of the Garhwal Himalayas, then the Kedarkantha trek is a must.

Here are some of the things you can expect from the Kedarkantha Trek:-

  • Panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  • Sunrise or Sunset view from Peak.
  • A challenging trek that will test your physical and mental limits.
  • A lifetime of memories.
  • Camping in Beautiful meadows.

About Kedarkantha Trek Package

The Kedarkantha trek takes six days to complete. The trekking starting point is Sankri village in Uttarkashi, 187 km from Dehradun. After opting for the Kedarkantha trek package from Trip Tradition, you can quickly proceed with trekking without falling into any trap. We arrange hotel & guest house accommodations with entire transport and provide food, camping and an experienced trek guide during trekking. After reaching Dehradun, our team will drive you to Sankri village, where your trek will start.

  • Pickup & Drop: Dehradun
  • Trek Starting Point: Sankari
  • Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days
  • Trek Height: 3,800 m (12467 Feet)
  • Trek Route: Sankri – Juda Ka Talab – Kedarkantha Base Camp – Kedarkantha Summit – Hargaon – Sankari

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Kedarkantha Trek Route Map

Kedarkantha Trek Route Map - Trip Tradition

Kedarkantha Trek Package Price

Package Type Duration Price Per Person
Dehradun to Kedarkantha 5 Night & 6 Days INR 7500/-
Delhi to Kedarkantha 6 Night & 7 Days INR 9800/-
Sankri to Kedarkantha 4 Night & 5 Days INR 5500/-

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Best time to trek Kedarkantha

Kedarkantha is a winter trek, with the cooler months being the best period to explore. The Kedarkantha trek begins on 25 December and lasts about two months until March. This timeframe aligns with clear skies, making Kedarkantha an ideal destination. Several factors justify the decision to opt for a winter Kedarkantha trek:

  • Snow-Covered Landscapes: This season offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating charm of snow-covered landscapes. The path encircling the colossal peak is covered in immaculate white, giving a genuinely mesmerising ambience.
  • Unobstructed View: The winter sky is often clear of clouds, allowing an unobstructed view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The remarkable visibility allows trekkers to capture awe-inspiring landscapes.
  • Frozen Lake: Major water bodies such as Juda ka Taal and others falling along the way have crystallised into ice, adding a mesmerising touch to the environment.
  • Serenity Amidst Solitude: Unlike the summer months, there are fewer fellow trekkers along the way in winter, creating an atmosphere of peace and relaxation.
  • Enjoy transportation from Dehradun – Sankri – Dehradun with Trip Tradition.
  • Explore the peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba with breathtaking views.
  • Visit the temple built till the (Kantha) neck of Baba Kedar (Lord Shiva).
  • Enjoy 360-degree views of the Himalayas from 12,500 feet at the summit of Kedarkantha.
  • Get the privilege of having a spectacular view of the Milky Way at night.
  • Choose Sankri, Juda Ka Talab and Hargaon for your best camping accommodation.

Trip Tradition offers Kedarkantha trek in just Rs.7,500/- to Rs.9,999/- per person. Under this package, we provide best-class services to our trekkers, including transport, camping accommodation, food, trekking gear, guide and forest permits.


  • Transportation.
  • All trekking equipment.
  • Stay.
  • Meals During Trip.
  • Experienced Trek Leader.
  • Driver Allowance Toll, Tax & Parking Etc.


  • Personal Expense.
  • Health & Travel Insurance.
  • Not mentioned in “Inclusions“.

Day 1: Arrive Day, Leave for Sankri

The itinerary for the Kedarkantha trek starts from Dehradun. First, arrive at Jolly Grant Airport/Bus Stand/Railway Station of Dehradun, where our representative will meet you and leave for Sankri via Mussoorie, Lakha Mandal, and Purola. Sankri is 187 km from Dehradun, which takes approximately 7 to 8 hours to reach. Night stay at hotel (Sankri village).

Day 2: Ready for Trekking; Next Trek Stop will be Juda ka Taal

Next morning after breakfast, we will be ready for trekking, where your trek leader will guide you about trekking, weather, health and other critical trekking tips. You will receive complete trekking gear, including waterproof shell outer, hiking shoes with extra laces and strick. After getting ready, your next stop will be at Juda Ka Taal Base Camp, where you can explore the famous Freezon Lake – Juda Ka Talab. Night stay and food will be in the Juda Ka Talab.

Day 3: Start the trek from Juda Ka Tal to Kedarkantha Base Camp

The freshness of the morning will welcome you; as soon as you come out of the camp, you will find yourself in the dense forest with snow. It will be the day to leave for Kedarkanatha Base Camp. Tea and hot breakfast will await you before departure; we will proceed to the Kedarkanatha Base Camp after breakfast. Night stay at Kedarkantha Base Camp.

Day 4: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Summit and back to Hargaon Camp

This day will be the most special for you as it will be the peak day of Kedarkantha! After breakfast, you will leave Kedarkantha Base Camp and find yourself at Kedarkantha Peak. This stage can be strenuous, so trek taking rests occasionally. On reaching the summit, you will be awestruck by the 360-degree views of the Himalayas. Spend some time at the summit enjoying the surrounding beauty. After some leisure and exploration, depart for Hargaon. Night stay at Hargaon for camping.

Day 5: Hargaon Campsite to Sankri Village

After breakfast, start the descent towards Sankri. Enjoy the descent down through the forests and grasslands you have trekked through. Reach Sankri by afternoon and rest for some time at accommodation. You can exchange your experiences with the local people to discover the culture of Uttarakhand. Night stay at Sankri.

Day 6: Final Day – leave for Dehradun

On the last day, say goodbye to the Sankri Village and its beautiful landscape. With memories of your trek, we will drop you off at Dehradun, where your journey will end.


Booking Terms: 

You must pay 30% of the booking amount to book a journey. Upon receipt of this payment, you will receive a confirmation shortly. The balance amount should be paid on the day of arrival before commencing the journey.

Cancellation Terms:

  • Any cancellation on or before 30 days from the scheduled journey will not be deducted from the booking amount.
  • For cancellations 30 to 15 days before the scheduled journey, a cancellation fee of 50% of the booking amount will be deducted.
  • Cancellations within 7 days or less of the scheduled journey will attract a cancellation fee of 100% of the booking amount.
  • In case of a ‘No Show’ (immediate failure without prior cancellation), no refund will be issued under any circumstances.

Refund Terms: If your booking is canceled, any applicable refunds will be processed within 10 business days using the original payment method.

Confirmation Policy:

  • On successful booking, customers will receive a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours.
  • If the preferred time slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule will be arranged as per the customer’s choice, and a fresh confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Customers may cancel their booking before confirmation, and a full refund will be processed.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation 3 days before the travel date will attract a cancellation fee of 0% of the total travel cost.
  • Cancellations made 1 to 3 days before the travel date will attract a cancellation fee of 40% of the total travel cost.
  • Cancellation between 0 hours to 1 day before the travel date will attract a cancellation fee of 100% of the total travel cost.
  • Warm clothes, including a down jacket, fleece jacket, thermals, hat, gloves, and scarf.
  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots with ankle support.
  • First Aid Health Kit.
  • ID card/ National Id.
  • Forest Trekking Permit.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Polybags.

FAQs about Kedarkantha Trek

The total distance of the Kedarkantha trek is around 20 to 25 km, starting from Sankri Village, covering Joda Ka Taal - Kedarkantha Base Camp - Kedarkantha Summit - Hargaon - Sankri Village.

The Kedarkantha trek is of moderate difficulty in terms of distance. The daily distance covered during the trek is manageable, but it becomes a bit more challenging from the Kedarkantha base camp.

Yes, beginners with a basic fitness level can attempt the Kedarkantha trek. Try to prepare yourself physically and mentally before leaving for the trek.

There are designated rest stops and campsites on the Kedarkantha trek route. These places provide facilities for the trekkers to rest, eat and spend the night; these include Joda Ka Taal, Kedarkanatha Base Camp, Hargoan and other small halts where you can rest.

The peak of Kedarkantha is generally around 4 to 5 km from the Kedarkantha base camp.

On average, the cost is around Rs.5500/- to Rs.9880/- per person; the Kedarkantha trek can also be reduced to reduce the cost.

No, the Kedarkantha trek cannot be completed in 1 day. The trek takes about 4 to 6 days to complete, including days of ascent, descent, and acclimatisation.

Although it is possible to attempt the Kedarkantha trek alone, it is advisable to go with a guide or as part of a group, especially if you are unfamiliar with the route and conditions. Tracking with others increases safety and provides a better experience.