Is the Kedarkantha trek an easy one

What is the Kedarkantha Trek?
Kedarkantha Trek is an easy high altitude trek done throughout the trek and is particularly enjoyable during winters. The trek is situated in the Uttrarkashi district of Uttarakhand on the Himachal Uttarakhand border.

When is the best time to go to for the Kedarkantha Trek?
The best time for Kedarkantha Trek is during the  during the winter months of December,January,March, April and May. But this trek can be done and is enjoyable throughout the year

What is Kedarkantha Trek Difficulty Level?
Kedarkantha Trek Difficulty level is considered by comparison an easy high altitude trek. But you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful  for preparing for this trek. Total Trekking Kedarkantha trek distacne is around 20 Kilometers only but it is all uphill trek right till the summit. Kedarkantha Trek gives you a feeling of a Peak Expedition.

What will be Kedarkantha temperature?
During the Kedarkantha temperature may between -15 to 10 degree Celsius. There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly. Kedarkantha Temperature in winter go as low as -15 degree Celsius at Kedarkantha Basecamp where as in Summer months of March April and May Kedarkantha Temperature might be as low as 5 degrees Celsius.

How will be the Kedarkantha Weather? 
Kedarkantha Weather during peak winter months from December to February there are high chances of Snowfall. Kedarkantha Weather changes due to western disturbances which cause snowfall and rain in Himalayan region. Kedarkantha Weather remains clear from March to June but you can expect little to heavy rain due to local Kedarkantha weather system.

What is Kedarkantha Height?

Kedarkantha Height is around 3410 meters or 12500 feet above sea level which makes it easy peak to summit but in winter months when it is covered under heavy snow it becomes a challenging trek.

How to Travel from Dehradun to Sankri? 

Our Kedarkantha Trek package includes travel from Dehradun to Sankri but any one wants to travel on their own then they can travel by Government as well Private bus from Dehradun to Sankri. Just outside Dehradun Railway station there is a government bus from where one can get direct bus for Dehradun to Sankri.

What is Dehradun To Kedarkantha Distance? 

Dehradun to Kedarkantha distance is around 200 Kilometers. Dehradun to Sankri road distance is around 180 kilometers and 20 Kilometers of trekking distance from Sankri to Kedarkantha Peak.

What will be the Sankri Temperature? 

Sankri Temperature in winter will be in the range of -5 to 20 degree Celsius and during summer month Sankri temperature will be in the range of 5 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius.

Can we book Kedarkantha Trekking Online? 

Yes you can book all trekking packages online on our website of Facebook page as well. We provide full trekker support in terms of planning and preparation for all the trek in himalayas.

What is the Kedarkantha Trek Cost?  

Our Kedarkantha Trek is Cost is very competitive and we provide best of the services, trained trek leaders and staff and best quality equipment. Our Kedarkantha Trek is cost is Rs 9950 plus applicable taxes and this includes All Transport from Dehradun, Accommodation, All meals (Sankri to Sankri), Equipment like Tents, Sleeping Bags, Micro Spike etc. Our Kedarkantha Trek cost is very competitive and we also offers great group discount.

Can you plan Kedarkantha Trek from Mumbai or any other cities?

We run fixed departures for Kedarkantha Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun when in even a single trekker can join but if you have group and you want to customized then we can rund Kedarkantha Trek from Mumbai as well as other cities in India.

How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6 Kms each day and it takes around 6 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek?
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray

Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it please consult your Doctor before taking it.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team we will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can follow the list at things to carry

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same.
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 300 per day.

 Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes  are a must for the valley of flowers Trek. Read more at “How to Buy Trekking Shoes”

How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents  were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Kedarkantha Trek. This is an ideal trek for a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

 What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kits and oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker. Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize the Kedarkantha Trek?
Yes Kedarkantha Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy?
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling  Policy?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.