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Kedarkantha Trek | Uttarakhand’s top destination

About Kedarkantha

The prominent location in Uttarakhand is Kedarkantha Trek. It’s the trekkers’ first choice. It’s a simple walk to Kedarkantha. Some trekkers are easy to modify their opinion hike. It’s lovely full of nature’s splendour. I have done that so often. I steadily increase my affection for Kedar Kantha.

How to reach :

The excentric splendour of the Garhwal Himalayas is a year-round hiking trail.

In order to reach Kedarkantha;

  • By air – Book your flight from Delhi to Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport. You are ready for your trek, after hiring a cab or going to a bus to the Sankri village.
  • Book a train to Dehradun Rail Station by train. You will arrive at the Himalayan Garhwal once at Dehradun station by hiring a taxi to the settlement of Sankri.
  • On the way to the Garhwal Range is Delhi, but the other northern areas of India also can be accessed by the Kedarkantha Walk.

Things to carry :

For your journey, you should bring these things with you.

Three or three pairs of pants and warm clothing are required.
A walk-through shoe for snow.

A flexible stick, a battery torch, a portable mobile phone charger and an umbrella.

Bring your energy on your journey to two 1- litre water bottles and dry snacks.

You should take the right medicines before you go trekking on the Kedarkantha trip as suggested by a doctor.

Best time to visit :

The Kedarkantha Trek can be visited from July to October, but damp and gloomy in July and August. It is best to visit greenery everywhere if you are going in summers from May to June.

Level of difficulty :

The semi-moderate trekking place is the most popular summer tourist resort. Although at high altitudes you may be facing harmful situations in your body. Everybody can walk on a Kedarkantha journey from beginners to advanced hikers.

Reasons to do :

You can walk on the snowy highways by night (2 a.m. to 3 a.m.). In the alpine region of the Kedarkantha trip, the sunrise is an always glorifying sight. The Kedarkantha journey offers photos of the stunning natural marvels.

Places to visit :

These wonderful places are sure to amaze you –

  • Taluka Village
  • Osla Village
  • Jakhol Village
  • Saru Tal Trek
  • Ruinsara Tal Trek
  • Mori
  • Bali Pass
  • Rupin Pass

About the locals :

The Kedarkantha Trek locals are kind folks and they will surprise you with their way to exhibit its cultural air. The Sankri families are very accommodating and have a particular way of wearing. Your meal will last a long time on your palates.

Some facts :

After all Kedarkantha is dedicated to Lord Shiva, you can feel the heavenly presence of the omnipresent. The Govind Wildlife Shrine in Uttarkashi will delight you. In no time will nature enchant you.

Also See: About Sandakphu Trek and Jaisalmer Desert Safari

The Complete Guide To Kedarkantha Trek

The Kedarkantha Trek provides you with an overview of the mountain peaks covered with snow and of the oak and pine trees which swings heads over to the wonderful rhythm of the mountain breeze. Kedarkantha trekking is a 4-5-day trip through steep and snow-covered mountain trails, in total. You will be stunned by the peacefulness and holiness of Kedarkantha while you journey across the snowy roads. It is preferable to visit Kedarkantha around December to April, however it is an entire year-round excursion from December to April.

On the Day Basis:

On the first day you will begin your trip from the entrance to the trek Kedarkantha; to Dehradun in the village of Sankri. The next day you will start your trek to Sankri Basic camp after reaching the village of Sankri for the day.

On the second day, you will remain in the base camp of Sankri in the evening and also be part of the bright sunset behind the peaks of the mountains. You’re going to rest on the camp base on your first day. You will look at the brilliant stars that cover the night sky.

On the third day, your destination begins at Sankri towards Juda Ka Talab, a 5 km walk via the lovely green wetlands and densely wooded roads. When you get to Juda Ka Talab the frozen lake which titles the name Juda Ka Talab is fascinating after all, after it’s merged to be two lakes.

The fourth day is the day you must wanders from Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha for a distance of four kilometres. The picturesque splendour of the Kedarkantha environment rewards your inner soul with extreme calm. Together with the splendid Kedarkantha peak, you may see the gracious snow-capped tops of Bandarpoonch, Swargrohini, Kalnag and Ranglana.

Summit Day:

You will trek from  base camp to the Kedarkantha peak and then Hargaon on the fifth day of your trekking expedition. The best way to walk via the rocky snowy roads is around 3 a.m. until the Kedarkantha summit. The sacred place of Kedarkantha peak will fill you with grace, as the Trishul (trident) of Lord Shiva commemorates your trip on the trek in the pure essence of the environment. From the summit of the Cedarkantha, the Chansil Pass and the Kailash Summits you may also overlook the Holy Sites of Gangotri, Yamunotri. Then you go down to Hargaon to make your trip to Kedarkantha a stopover.

Kedarkantha trekking is a reminder of the storey of Lord Shiva as a torch to test the Pandavas. He was then captured by Bhima and escaped in Nepal from Kedarnath to Pashupatinath.

Is Kedarkantha Difficult For Beginners?

It’s not easy for beginners to trek in the highlands. In every journey you make, you will face hurdles and hardships. It is obligatory to prepare for the hike. It’s a tough and glamorous Kedarkantha hike. It’s not like relatively easy Triund or NagTibba Treks. Here is a briefing on the Kedarkantha journey, which will explain the complete trek.

Introduction

Kedarkantha is a 3,800m high mountain peak and is a renowned hiking destination in Uttarakhand. A popular winter hiking tour is Kedarkantha Trek.

The Hindu Mythology shows that the Kedarkantha mountain is devoted to Lord Shiva and this is demonstrated by a temple at the top of the summit. On the summit of the top of the peak sits an antique Shiva temple. The walk begins with the charming village of Sankri and will lead you through lush pastures, difficult routes, snow-capped mountain lands, dense pine woods, oaks and rhododendrons and you can see Himalayan birds, like monal, if you are fortunate enough. Kedarkantha mountain offers a beautiful view of the Swargarohini, Bandarpooch and Black Peaks.

Walking through the deep ankle of fresh and uncluttered snow, you’ll feel like in a snowy country. The overall distance of the journey is 23 kilometres and is 7-8 days. This walk adds charm and beauty to its camping in the most picturesque campgrounds. The Juda ka Talab, with two freshwater lakes and full greenery, is the first camping. Hargaon is the second campground and it will be fantastic to enjoy snow and greenery at once by snorkelling your campers between snowy meadows. The third camp is the Kedarkantha, in the deep snow of which you will camp around the trees of the towering rhododendrons.

In the winter season from December to April, the greatest time to perform this trek is when we have significant snowfall, with negative dips.

Fitness

The Kedarkantha walk is simple to medium walk. You should take this adventure physically and mentally. You will need to cross the tough paths, rugged mountains, wilderness and dense forests to reach the peak. The main factor is physical fitness. Make sure that you don’t take extremely often breaks. Start your workout before your trek and enhance muscle strength and endurance. Yoga is also necessary with your activity, since the level of oxygen falls when you go up. It is highly suggested that people do not undergo this challenge if they suffer from any form of disease like asthma, diabetes, low blood pressure etc.

For every expedition, mental fitness is as crucial. You ought to be prepared for the walk. The level of trust should be strong. And be motivated by yourself.

Difficulty Level

The Kedarkantha Trek’s difficulty level is low to mild. For people who are not doing this experience without a trekking manager, it is highly suggested. It is mandatory to take suitable precautions of safety and hiking equipment during the walk for beginners and expert hikers. The summit of Kedarkantha is 12,500 metres high and is readily reached by beginners. Due to heavy rainfall, the trail becomes slow and sluggish in monsoons. In the snowy season, you will also have trouble. Sometimes, because of significant snowfalls, the walk needs to be interrupted in the central part, as the trail is covered with deep snow and difficult to go up.

Things to carry.

  • Since it’s a winter trek, you need to take the stuff you need to.
  • A list of things you must bring
  • Woolly waistcoat (top& bottom)
  • Inside thermal clothing (top & bottom)
  • Routes for trekking
  • Hiking or gumbo shoes
  • Additional sock pairs
  • Gloves of wool
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap of wool
  • Jacket or jacket fleece
  • Kit for first aid
  • Essential sanitary products
  • Walking stick or pole
  • Hydrating and lipbalm
  • Rain cover backpack
  • Additional clothing
  • Flask of water
  • Eatable products such as chocolate, cookies, power bars, etc.
  • Torches and flashlights
  • Batteries additional
  • A photo (if you want to carry)
    Tents or equipment camping (if not available at the location)

All these things are compulsory and necessary for the journey. Some things can be deducted in the summer when you walk.I have everything to say about the adventure of a hike in Kedarkantha. Plan your next journey to the Dev Bhoomi and enjoy the Himalayan dreamlike peace and beauty.

 

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