Toilet facilities on all treks in Uttarakhand are dry toilet systems.
Process: Once you are inside the toilet tent, you find a pit. This will be very much similar to the Indian-Style of Toilets. You need to squat down and find peace. After you are done, wipe yourself with a tissue paper. Dispose of the tissue itself along with the waste and then cover all the waste with the loose mud, already available at your hands reach.
The Himalayas are filled with streams and rivers. This is the main source of drinking water for the trek.
Our kitchen staff use the same water for cooking purposes as well.
The water is clean and is perfectly healthy to consume. In fact it is much better than the chlorinated water that you get in your cities.
We do understand that you might have concerns with the water and want to be extra careful.
Here is what you can do.
You can use chlorine tablets or water purification tablets in your bottle. You can find these tabs on Amazon. Try searching for water purification tablets.
You can also go for a slightly more expensive but more permanent option. You can buy the life-straw bottle which ensures clean water.
No, there will be no charging facility during trek. Advice you to carry powerbanks for phones/cameras.
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! Avoid booking Kedarkantha trek package from June to September because it rains very heavily, and walking gets difficult.
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.
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 taken in Kedarkantha trek package 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!
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. Hence, the entire Kedarkantha trek package is 6 days long.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is advisable to carry a 6L backpack, weight to be carried will depend on your requirements and capacity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Woolen 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
- Phone chargers or power bank
- Raincoat, extra shirts/t-shirts, and trekking pants
- Identity card
- Insulated water bottle
- Woolen fleece jackets
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.
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.
8 years and above can come for the trek.