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.
Reach Naitwar; 8-9 hours drive from Dehradun. Transport will be organised from Dehradun Railway Station at 6.30 am. Cab costs approximately Rs.5,500 per vehicle.
Naitwar (5,600 ft) to Jalouta (8,950 ft); 4 hours
Jalouta (8,950 ft) to Pukhrola (10,800 ft); 4 hours
Pukhrola (10,800 ft) to Kedarkantha Summit (12,500 ft); descend to Hargaon (8,450 ft) via Juda ka Talaab (9,211 ft); 6-7 hours
Hargaon (8,450 ft) to Sankri (6,400 ft); 4 hours
Drive to Dehradun; 10-11 hours. The cab costs approximately Rs.5,500 per vehicle. You will reach Dehradun between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.
Please note that you will be staying at a lodge in Sankri. The stay on all other days is in tents (3 per tent).
BDT 11,000 per person
Are you planning to go on your first trek? You really want to experience a snowfall, camp in snow and see some astounding views of snow-capped mountains? Then this trek is perfect for you! With just the right amount of snow, this trek is meant to introduce people to trekking on snow. Since the temperature falls well below zero, carrying more layers is advised. Anyone above the age of 7 is fit to go for this trek.
Kedarkantha is is classified as an an easy-moderate trek. You gain gain about 2,000 ft in altitude each day. The trek also demands continuous ascent and this is what makes it seem a bit difficult to some. The switch from walking on soil to walking on snow with micro-spikes can take some time to get used to. All of this requires decent amounts of stamina and physical fitness.
9 Dec to 14 Dec 17 (open)
10 Dec to 15 Dec 17 (open)
16 Dec to 21 Dec 17 (open)
18 Dec to 23 Dec 17 (open)
22 Dec to 27 Dec 17 (full)
24 Dec to 29 Dec 17 (full)
25 Dec to 30 Dec 17 (full)
28 Dec to 2 Jan 18 (full)
31 Dec to 5 Jan 18 (full)