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The Kedarkantha Expedition

high, higher, highest Dates

  • eligibility 14-17 year olds
  • location Tons Campus, uttarakhand
  • duration 10 days

an experience that lasts forever

Test your endurance and will power on this high altitude trek up the Garhwal Himalayas. Kick off this adventure with some exciting rafting on the Tons. Then trek from rocky terrains, through pine and oak forests and lush green meadows on your way to the summit. If you’re lucky, there might even be snow! End the days setting up campsites above the clouds.

high difficulty / IAYP gold
  • kedarkantha peaksummit at 12,500ft
  • trek and set up2 campsites above clouds
  • at the top360º views
  • feel the rushgrade 3 rapids

lead and take ownership

Start with an intensive session to plan out everything needed for the coming days. From menus, ration and utensils to contingency food plans. Divide and share the load of supplies (‘khachchars’ help with the big stuff). As the days progress, instructors take a step back as the group takes initiative. Learn to work as a team—look out for each other, learn to be considerate and share the responsibilities of cooking, cleaning, firewood collection and resource management.

  • 52 [ trips so far ]
  • 1479 [ happy inme campers ]

“Thank you team Inme, for the consistent level of safety, care, inculcating the joy of discovery and spirit of adventure in Jai over the past four years. Each one brings with him memories of great times, wonderful activities and super instructors who lead with care and concern. The Kedarkantha Expedition has been truly special.”

–Nutan Loia, Jai's mother

program itinerary

DAY 2 Arrive at camp by breakfast and settle in.  Learn tent pitching and basic camping skills. DAY 3 Acclimatization trek. Plan, prepare and pack for the expedition. DAY 4 Trek through rocky terrain and meadows to reach Juda ka talab. Pitch tents, set up camp. First night under the stars! DAY 5 Trek to the base camp. The Kedarkantha peak is visible from this point. Pitch tents. DAY 6 Summit Kedarkantha, Conquer the peak!! Start the descent. DAY 7 Return to Tons campus by lunch. Celebratory dinner! Day 8 Helter Skelter! Leave campus post lunch Day 9 Arrive in Delhi.

camping on the go

The expedition starts and ends at our Tons campus where accommodation is in tents. During the trek, campsites are set up at different locations everyday. The group pitches the tents and sleep in sleeping bags provided by us. They’re small tents that comfortably fit two to three people. A pop-up toilet tent is also taken along.

a ticket to discover your true potential

program

The Kedarkantha Expedition

Tons Campus, uttarakhand

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  • instructor to child ratio1:6
  • on each programfemale instructors
  • instructors trained inwilderness medicine

care and safety

Being well fed and hydrated is crucial to staying energised for the demanding days. There is wholesome and nutritious food for every meal, on campus and in the course of the expedition. Water, soup or juice provided during hydration breaks through the day. Our instructors take care of the rest. They’re all certified outdoor experts who go through extensive training and assessment before working with us. For the comfort and special needs of girls, there is a female instructor assigned to each activity group. A doctor is also present on campus at all times to attend to medical needs.

travel details

Groups depart from Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 2 at 8:00pm by AC buses till Paonta Sahib. The next leg of the journey takes you to our campus in non-AC buses, just in time for breakfast. The road can get a bit bumpy over some uneven stretches, so be prepared! On the way back, we reach Indira Gandhi International Airport at 5:30am. Outstation participants fly into Delhi on the departure date. Inme provides airport pick-up-and-drop service and meals at an added cost. Contact us for details.

fitness requirements

This program might be more demanding than the usual physical activities you’re used to. We recommend a little jogging, stretching and exercise a few weeks before the departure to gain the flexibility and agility needed to truly enjoy the experience. Do this wearing the shoes you want to carry for the program—it’ll help break into them.

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