Solo Kedarkanth trek Jan 2018

#1 Oct 7th, 2018, 17:02
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Hi guys, I would like attempt my first solo winter/snow trek and think Kedarkantha would be the best way to go. I had a few questions regarding the same.

1. What are the travel options available for Dehradun to Sankri and what is the estimated travel time.

2. I would carry my own tent and cook system but might end up needing to rent a sleeping bag and sleeping pad, will they be available for hire at Sankri or before.

3. What kind of temperature lows should I expect and would I require any permits for the trek?

4. Please do let me know any details that would be helpful for this trek.

Thanks for reading and hoping for guidance.

Abir
#2 Oct 8th, 2018, 15:40
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Originally Posted by abir choudhury View Post Hi guys, I would like attempt my first solo winter/snow trek and think Kedarkantha would be the best way to go. I had a few questions regarding the same.

1. What are the travel options available for Dehradun to Sankri and what is the estimated travel time.

2. I would carry my own tent and cook system but might end up needing to rent a sleeping bag and sleeping pad, will they be available for hire at Sankri or before.

3. What kind of temperature lows should I expect and would I require any permits for the trek?

4. Please do let me know any details that would be helpful for this trek.

Thanks for reading and hoping for guidance.

Abir
For a first winter trek, you might want to go for a tea-hut style trek: Har Ki Dun or Dodital or Pindari Glacier.

If you'd anyway like to go for Kedarkantha:

1. 2 early morning buses, leaving between 5-6.30 AM. Not sure of exact time. If can't take, then note down major towns en-route and use shared jeeps to keep moving towards Sankri. Like you might get Purola to Sankri jeep even in late afternoon, if you can manage to reach Purola with breaks from Dehradun, after missing the bus.

2. Yes, usually available, but sometimes, they may go out of stock (HKD and Kedarkantha and most frequented winter treks these years), or the people involved might try hard to sell you full package with guide etc, discouraging solo. Upto you, if you'd like to take that risk of leaving it on the spot, or want to buy beforehand. Can call and check http://www.harkidun.org/

3. No permits, only park entry fees to be paid. Officials will find you and collect it on the bus to Sankri, you just need to keep cash. A few hundreds.
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#3 Oct 9th, 2018, 00:02
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Originally Posted by the_blue_bharal View Post For a first winter trek, you might want to go for a tea-hut style trek: Har Ki Dun or Dodital or Pindari Glacier.

If you'd anyway like to go for Kedarkantha:

1. 2 early morning buses, leaving between 5-6.30 AM. Not sure of exact time. If can't take, then note down major towns en-route and use shared jeeps to keep moving towards Sankri. Like you might get Purola to Sankri jeep even in late afternoon, if you can manage to reach Purola with breaks from Dehradun, after missing the bus.

2. Yes, usually available, but sometimes, they may go out of stock (HKD and Kedarkantha and most frequented winter treks these years), or the people involved might try hard to sell you full package with guide etc, discouraging solo. Upto you, if you'd like to take that risk of leaving it on the spot, or want to buy beforehand. Can call and check http://www.harkidun.org/

3. No permits, only park entry fees to be paid. Officials will find you and collect it on the bus to Sankri, you just need to keep cash. A few hundreds.
Thanks so much for the info.
#4 Dec 19th, 2018, 17:19
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How difficult is to locate the trek my path ?

I am also planning to do kedarkanth trek with my wife in January 2018 (without any porter or guide).
My concern is, is it easy to locate the trek path?
#5 Dec 20th, 2018, 12:08
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Originally Posted by Frevr Aln View Post I am also planning to do kedarkanth trek with my wife in January 2018 (without any porter or guide).
My concern is, is it easy to locate the trek path?
Yes. Locating path can't get easier than Tungnath.
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Thanks

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