02 – 11 Feb 2021
Camp Date
10 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 4 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 DATE02 Feb – 11 Feb 2021
PARTICIPANTS30
FEES PER PERSONDehradun ⇄ Dehradun – ₹9,500/- only (4 Nights, 5 Days)
Surat ⇄ Surat  – ₹18,000/- only
1

Day 1

Surat to Delhi or Haridwar by 3AC Train
2

Day 2

Delhi or Haridwar railway station to Dehradun (by tempo traveler/bus/car), night stay in Hotel.
3

Day 3

Dehradun to Sankri (210 kms, appx 9 hrs drive, 6,400 ft), Night stay at home stay/hotel.
4

Day 4

Sankri (6,400 ft) to Juda ka Talab (9,000 ft), 4 Kms trek, Stay in tents

5

Day 5

Juda ka Talab (9,000 ft) to Kedarkantha Base (11,000 ft), 4 kms trek, Stay in tents

6

Day 6

 Kedarkantha Base (11,000 ft) – Kedarkantha Summit (12,500 ft) – Sankri (6,400 ft) Night stay at home stay/hotel.
7

Day 7

 Sankri to Rishikesh, 235 kms, 9-10 hrs, Stay in hotel.
8

Day 8

Whole day at Rishikesh, River Rafting (one can explore Rishikesh, Ganga maiya arti, Bungee jumping, shopping etc. at your own cost.)
9

Day 9

 Will be in Rishikesh till 2:30pm, in the evening Haridwar to Surat by train
10

Day 10

 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 Tickets from Surat to Surat
  • Tempo traveler / Bus transport (Delhi to Sankri and Sankri to Rishikesh)
  • Accommodation (Tent, Home stay & Hotel)
  • Rafting in Rishikesh
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Trekking Pole
  • Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner)
  • Professional guide
  • Forest permit
  • Plate, mug and spoon

Exclusions :

  • Food during train & Lunch in Rishikesh
  • Cost of Emergency
  • Personal Porter Charges
  • Bottled water
  • Any personal expense
  • Anything not included in inclusion list
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Camp Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
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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