Kedarkantha is a Prominent winter and summer trek in Garhwal Himalayan region at an elevation of 3,800m in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi District. When it comes to trekking in India in winter, the Kedarkantha trek would be your best bet. With falling winter snow it’s a mesmerizing pictorial view and what’s more attractive, is the view of the Mighty Himalayas from the trails right to the top. The beautiful forest clearings and celestial meadows of Kedarkantha are incomparable. Such idyllic settings are hard to find but this trek offers the best places to camp. One of the best camping spot is “JudaKaTalab” it is a wide clearing amidst forest. On this trek you can explore the culture and tradition which people follow in Himalayan villages. The sights are spectacular with amazing 360 degree views of Swargarohini – I, II, III (6300 meter) Bandar poonch peak (6316 meters) and Black peak (6387 meter) all together. One can also see Rupin & Supin valley, Baraadsar range, Kanasar Lake, Phulara ridge, Bali Pass and Sarutal.
1. From Delhi to Sankri
Everyone should reach H Nizamuddin Railway Station by 9pm on 11th January, 2020. We will take A/C train from New Delhi to Dehradun that will reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 6:00 am. For the next journey, vehicles will be arranged from Dehradun to Sankri.
2. From Sankri to Delhi
Return journey will start on 17th January 2020 from Sankri to Dehradun. We will take train from Dehradun to Delhi.
For Dehradun to Delhi travel, participants have two options to choose.
Option 1 – Take a train to Delhi on the same day (17th Jan, 10pm) we reach at Dehradun. Train will reach at Delhi at 5am on 18th Jan 2020.
Option 2 – Take a train to Delhi on 18th Jan, 10pm. Participant can use the spare time from 17th Evening to 18th night to explore Dehradun and nearby area. The added cost of this additional Day and travel expenses should be taken care by participant. The Kayakers will provide train tickets from Dehradun to Delhi only.
Train will reach at Delhi at 5am on 19th Jan 2020.
(The Kayakers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo Traveller 13+ D) or non ac taxi.
Note: Reaching at Delhi and Dehradun Railway Station is participant’s responsibility. The Kayakers will not responsible if participant misses train.
Option 1: Replacement
One Month Prior to Event Date: If you can manage to provide replacement for this trek then you will get 90% refund on trek fees (INR 11500).
Less than 30 day to 15 Days to Event date: If you can manage to provide replacement for this trek then you will get 70% refund on trek fees (INR 11500)
Less than 15 days to Event date: If you can manage to provide replacement for this trek then you will get 50% refund on trek fees (INR 11500) and flight charges will not be refunded.
Option 2: Refund
The Kayakers will carry first aid kit all the day of trek. Still, every participant need to carry their personal medication.
Note- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem in your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.
Emergency during trek
In case of any emergency The Kayakers will take necessary measures for your return to the base camp. A staff will accompany you. He may not be some trained personnel. Doctors do not go along with a team. ‘The Kayakers’ leaders are trained to administer first aid and know how to deal with issues related to the mountains. Registering for this trek is an understanding that you are aware of related difficulties on a high-altitude trek.
Our camp leaders will conduct routine health checks at all camps to measure oxygen saturation, blood pressure. Camp leader reserves the right to exclude any trekker from climbing higher on the trek without refund if the trekker’s vital readings are below accepted norms for that altitude. These norms are available with our camp leaders. Your trek leader will also be carrying medical kit which includes basic first aid and high-altitude sickness medicines and will also be carrying an oxygen cylinder throughout the trek.
Route change/postponement/delay/completing the trek earlier
Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage.
Separate toilet tents for gents and ladies will be pitched at every campsite. Do not carry sanitary napkins or wet wipes since these are not biodegradable. If you do happen to use wet wipes to clean up after a trek, make sure you bring them back with you.
‘The Kayakers’ is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
Drinking and smoking:
Smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited. Buying drugs or any illegal material is strictly prohibited, the participant will be detained and handed over to government authority.
Other Conditions & Indemnity:
I am aware that participating in adventure sports like kayaking, cycling, trekking, climbing and rappelling has some inherent risks of illness, injury or death. This may be a result of the negligence of others, myself, forces of nature or other agencies known or unknown. Rescue and medical services may not be able to reach me in time.
I hereby fully assume all risk of illness, injury or death, and The Kayakers, its owners, employees, consultants, agents and associates from all actions, claims or demands from any damages resulting out of my participation in this sporting event. This obligation is binding upon me personally as well as on my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns and all members of my family.
I hereby authorize any medical treatment deemed necessary in the event of any emergency, injury or mishap. I agree to bear all costs of rescue and/or medical services that may be incurred on my behalf.
I recognize that as the provider of services, The Kayakers will operate under a covenant of good faith and fair dealing, but that it may be necessary to terminate any event or adventure excursion due to forces of nature, medical necessities or other reasons. I accept their right to take such actions for the safety of all participants including me.
I understand that though precautions will be taken to provide a safe and enjoyable experience, there can be no guarantee of absolute safety against illness, injury and/or accident and that there are grave and unpredictable elements of risk in any adventure, sport or activity associated with the outdoors.
I agree that any film or photographs of me as a participant becomes the property of The Kayakers and may be used for promotional and commercial purposes.
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