Package- (Stay and Food)7325
Sharing Transport thru and fro Mussoorie- Sankri Base Camp1300
•Fares to and Fro Mussoorie as applicable**
In this article, I’ll try to take you through my trek days, which would also give you a snap of the things you need to take care of during the trek.
The Kedarkantha trek is considered to be one among the hard Himalayan treks, and it’s best visited in the month of Dec and Jan.
Basically the trek Baggins from the Base Camp Sankri and reporting may vary depending upon the group you travel with, I took YHAI (Youth Hostel association of India) and my reporting location was Mussoorie it was a 7 nights and 8 days Package, where most of the groups would offer the Trek in 4 to 5 days, I was not in Hurry and I wanted some Big players taking care of me, for those who don’t know YHAI is a NGO and older than the independence, and budget adventure event’s organizer across India. (A Joint venture of Government of India and Govt. of Uttarakhand) that is what was written on YHAI property in Mussoorie.
Things to carry.
1.Shoes – Make sure it’s water prof and preferably high ankle if not Mid Ankle, Decathlon is preferred store if you want to invest for long Life should cost 5 to 6 K, or you like JUGAD then you have a option post arrival at Sankri you can hire a good shoe for the trek or you can just buy a local Rubber shoe which has very good grip and of course waterproof and will cost just Rs. 300/-.
2.Trekking Pole- Well same goes as above, you always have Decathlon to buy a good quality Pole else can check online, or you can just hire or buy one at the range of Rs-600 to buy and Rs-200 to rent. Or you can just get a good shape stick for Rs- 20 or Free the decision is up to you.
3.Rucksack- Well if you’re with YHAI they’ll provide basic Rucksack and if you want to you can always invest in a good Rucksack well mine was Wildcraft Gangotri 65 which costed me around 6 K. Or ask your package provider if they have anything to offer.
4.Jacket- Well nevertheless to say that the temp in the area is quite low and you need a good quality jacket, you can choose from the available range at decathlon which according to me is the cheap and best at an average cost of 4k.
5.Gaters- We this one another must I should say, as this will aid you in keeping the snow from getting in to your shoe, as the name rightly suggests and a smart option is to just rent it out in the Sankri region which should cost you Rs. 150/- for the entire trek.
6.Other Accessories. - A Head Lamp and a Small bag and other wear and tear as may be needed.
Let’s Begin the Journey-
Day 1- Report, The 1st day entirely is for reporting and you can arrive at any time, I suggest to plan the reporting in the Morning as you can settle down in the Youth Hostel accommodation and lose your extra weight and have a view of Mussoorie, That’s what I did though mostly it’s a one day destination.