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Frequently Asked Questions

Total trekking distance is approximately 24-30 km.

In summer, yes, it is easy but in the case of winter, it becomes moderately difficult. Also, difficulty depends on weather conditions, though it can make trekking difficult during summer also.

Kedarkantha trek is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand near to Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary. It lies under the western Garhwal range of Himalayas.

  • By Air: Nearest airport to Kedarkantha is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun.
  • By Rail: Nearest railway station to Kedarkantha is Dehradun Railway Station.
  • By Road: Dehradun is well connected with northern cities via roads. Most of the buses are depart from Delhi to Dehradun on a regular basis.

Yes, it’s absolutely fine even most of the bookings of Kedarkantha trek is done for winters (December to April).

Kedarkantha is a beginner-friendly trek. Basic level of fitness is required to do this trek. One should be mentally and physically fit before going on this trek.

Kedarkantha trek distance is approx. 10 km for one side.

Generally, months of December to April are considered best to go on this trek. Because on can enjoy the snow and beauty of mountains at their own pace.

Kedarkantha is a secluded place, so most of the mobile phones do not catch the signals but according to some people, BSNL sim catches signals in Kedarkantha base camp and nearby places.

No, because it’s a trek. So it is recommended always carry a first aid box with yourself on trek. But in case you haven’t one ask your trek leader or organizer, he’ll surely help you.

It depends on your speed and weather conditions. Generally, it takes a maximum of four days and a minimum of three days to finish the trek. If you’re an excellent trekker then you can complete it in two days too.

Absolutely, It is an easy trek and very good option for beginners.

Kedarkantha trek is famous for its own unique beauty. It is popular for winter trekking, snowfall, frozen lake (Juda-Ka-Talab), camping. Many corporates, groups, foreigners, couples, solo traveller visit this beautiful place every year.

You know what, age is just a number. If you are fit, physically and mentally, then you are able to go on this trek because it is an easy trek.

In summer you don’t need spikes for this trek, normal shoes works good. But in winter it is advisable for having spikes as it helps in trekking a lot, especially for beginners. In snow, without spikes, you may slip frequently. As you know, slipping can hurt you or can twist your ankle so in that case spike can help to get rid out of it.

  • Start running in morning or evening daily for at least 20 to 30 minutes, 2-4 weeks before going on the trek.
  • Take a fitness test or medical test.
  • Avoid oily or junk food. Keep eating healthy food.
  • Buy good trekking shoes and test them before taking them on the trek.

  • Use public transport to reach the starting point of the Kedarkantha trek, which is Sankri.
  • Avoid fake travel agents or guide.
  • Try to save each penny rather than wasting on useless things. Many people were trying to fool you, but you have to be careful before taking any decision.

Presently, the weather condition is quite good in Kedarkantha and route of the trek is also easy to walk.

No, but it is recommended to stay in groups and don’t go too far from campsites.

Strict no, as alcohol may react with your body as you are on a high altitude of the Himalayas where most of the trekkers got sick due to cold. So it is not advisable to take this kind of risk. Also, it would be best if you had fresh and pure oxygen at that height. Hence smoking is not recommended.

In winter, one should always carry much warm woolen clothes as they can. Wind proof jackets and thermal inners are also advisable as on such a high altitude cold winds keep going, especially in months of December to March. Raincoats are also advisable, in case of rain, it might help.
In summer, full sleeve clothes and sleeveless sweater, jackets works fine, as temperature lies between 6 to 18 degree celsius.

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