17 – 24 Feb ’22
Camp Date
8 Days
Duration

KEDARKANTHA – TREKKERS’ WINTER PARADISE!

DID SOMEONE SAY WINTER TREKKING?

Trekking in the Himalayas during summer has been in fashion since a few years but few know that Himalayas are even more beautiful during the peak winters!

The thought of trekking in the winter may give you shivers but those who have been there have a different and a more beautiful story to tell.

The entire valley is covered with fresh December snow and few trees pop out from that white carpet and everything looks like a fairytale location. Grandiose mountain peaks stand out tall from the horizon in a haphazard but aesthetic fashion and you see nothing but white fluffy layers of mountain ranges hiding behind each other.

Kedarkantha Trek is a 3 Day winter trek which you may be just looking for to escape the ordinary and monotonous urban lifestyle. The trek is designed to give a true Himalayan winter experience to beginners and intermediate level trekkers.

The trek starts from a small village named Sankri. The drive till Sankri takes you through beautiful, dense pine forests. The cuts and curves of that beautiful route is something that you will capture in your memories for lifetime. You reach Sankri by evening when the sun turns everything golden and you will be briefed for the trek. Sipping hot tea and chit chattering with your campmates will cut the remaining day for you.

The trek starts next day and you pass through the snow clad jungles for the next 3 days where you sleep in high altitude tents in cozy colourful sleeping bags. Early morning wakeup calls may bring you out of the tents only to witness golden capped snow mountains burning from the rising sun. Camping besides Juda ka Talab (a beautiful pond) located in middle of the snow is something that you may just want to flaunt about later. The view from Kedarkantha top (12,800 ft) offers panoramic views of the entire Himalayan (Supin) range with peaks of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Black Peak Mountains.

From the top, you can also view the Dhauladhar range of Himachal Pradesh, The Rupin valley, Har Ki Dun valley and views that goes down to the dense settlement of Purola.

Kedarkantha is a lifelong experience for anyone who even remotely connects with nature.

CAMP DATE17 – 24 February 2022
PARTICIPANTS30
FEES PER PERSONWill Announce
1

Day 1

Surat to Haridwar by 3AC Train
2

Day 2

Haridwar railway station, Departure for Sankri/Kotgaon (240 kms, appx 9 hrs drive, 6,400 ft), Home stay.
3

Day 3

Sankri (6,400 ft) to Janoul Camp/Juda ka Talab (9,000 ft), Stay in tents

4

Day 4

Janoul Camp/Juda ka Talab (9,000 ft) to Kedarkantha Base (11,000 ft), Stay in tents

5

Day 5

Kedarkantha Base (11,000 ft) – Kedarkantha Summit (12,500 ft) – Sankri/Kotgaon (6,400 ft), 10 hrs trek, Night stay at home stay/hotel.
6

Day 6

Sankri to Rishikesh, 235 kms, 9-10 hrs, Stay in hotel.
7

Day 7

Afternoon departure from Haridwar to Surat by train
8

Day 8

Reach Surat in the evening.

  • Three layers of warm clothes: Carry two or three-layer jackets, fleece jackets and a padded jacket.
  • Thermals: Carry thermals (top and bottom).
  • Wind & Waterproof jacket
  • 2-3 trek pants
  • Three t-shirts (collared/dri-fit): Full sleeved t-shirts, Carry one or two dri-fit t-shirts.
  • Normal Hat/Cap, Woollen Cap, Bandana
  • Waterproof hand gloves
  • Woollen Hand gloves
  • Socks (4-5 pairs) and a 2 pairs of woollen socks
  • Trekking shoes: Carry water proof trekking shoes. (Do not carry sports shoes.)
  • Sandals/floaters
  • Back pack with Rain cover
  • Day pack & Rain cover (If hiring a mule or porter)
  • Head Lamp with Extra batteries
  • Water bottle (1 ltr x 2 nos, insulated type recommended)
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Raincoat/Poncho
  • Snacks – Energy bar, dry fruits, Electrol
  • Personal Medicines
  • Sunscreen Lotion & Moisturiser
  • Toilet Paper & Wipes
  • Original and photocopy of government photo id card
  • First Day Dinner to Last Day Breakfast
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Hi-tea, Dinner
  • Alcohol, smoking and chewing pan masala is strictly prohibited.
  • Do not bring any valuable to the camp. Binoculars and cameras to be brought at owners risk.
  • Electric / Mobile / electronic entertainment gadgets are not encouraged.
  • Medical facility in the form of first-aid will be available and best care of the participants will be taken.
  • If you have a history of any communicable or infectious disease, please mention.
  • Lady volunteers will accompany and take care of female participants.
  • The activities listed above are subjected to change.
  • No refund will be made against cancellation.
  • It will be the personal responsibility of the participants to take care of their belongings.
  • No refund will be given in case the camp gets cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, act of God or force majeure. In this case, the amount will be adjusted in any other camp of wilderness India and can be used in 2 years from the date of cancelled camp.

Inclusions :

  • Train journey 3AC, Surat to Haridwar and return (include only in ex Surat package)
  • Tempo traveler / Bus transport (Haridwar/Rishikesh – Sankri/Kotgaon & Back)
  • Accommodation (5 Nights stay 1 Rooms, 2 Home stay & 2 Camp, 3/4 sharing, Multiple sharing in home stay)
  • Sleeping bag, Sleeping mat
  • Trekking Pole
  • All Meals during trek Day 3 Dinner to Day 6 Breakfast, (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner)
  • Services of Expert & Mountaineering Course Certified Trek Leader, Guides, Cook and Helper.
  • Forest Camping Charges, Fees & Permit, Camping equipment etc.

Exclusions :

  • Food during travel
  • Hotel to Airport Pick up/drop
  • Cost of Emergency, Insurance
  • Personal Porter/mules Charges
  • Bottled water
  • Any personal expense
  • Cost of Hospitalization, Change in itinerary, Rescue, Road Blockage, Acts of God charges beyond our control.
  • Anything not included in inclusion list
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Camp Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
March 12, 2021

Surreal experience at kedarkantha! before this i went to mulher and from then i fell in love with trekking and who better than wilderness India to manage such trips and give such wonderful experience! and about kedarkantha i did not expect it to be this beautiful as it and it seemed beautiful due to perfect management by wilderness India. Best thing about Wilderness India is one who goes on trips with them will never feel like they are some clients , wilderness india treats them as their own!

March 12, 2021

This is the best company you will ever see and the experience with all the guides and volunteers will make you feel like a lion while you are in wilderness.one advice to the one reading this comment you should definitely give a shot to any of the treks this firm is organising the feeling is just purely asthetic and the memories will remain with u in every walk of life.

December 30, 2020

I haven’t seen nor expected any better match, say in terms of integrity, family friendliness, empathy and motivation, all of which highly needed during such high altitude winter treks. Three huge, healthy, sumptuous meals made Happy Tummies – Happy Minds. Dancing to the Garba on the snow capped mountain with the Sun turning the entire sight golden was mesmerising. Coming back with so many life lasting memories and funny moments is marvellous. Thank you – Wilderness India – for making my Year 2020 – a success.

December 24, 2020

Awesome!!! Had the best holiday of 2020. Amazing support and services. Super delicious food at such a high altitude… Must go place with this amazing team , also team leader is very friendly behaviour , superb management, thank you so much viralbhai , daxeshbhai , and volunteer team….

December 23, 2020

Awesome!!! Had the best holiday of 2020. Amazing support and services. Super delicious food at such a high altitude… Must go place with this amazing team

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